Learning a New Skill On TThe Prairie
Today will be mainly sunny but there will be Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. The cool morning air has brought some fog patches that will be dissipating this morning. The wind will become southeerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. Todays high will be 9C(48F).
Tonight will start cloudy with a 30% chance of showers but there will be clearing before morning. The south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) will become light late this evening. Tonight's overnight low will be -3C(26F).
It was a quiet day yesterday on the prairie but I did get Abbey out on her hunt along the gopher trails. I also added a 4gig ready booster to the Queen's laptop and hardwired her into the network. The hard-wire should judt about double her internet access over the wireless connection she had. The wireless adapter is still availible if she wants to take the laptop to the local library, hich has wireless access availible, to gather genealogy information for her ongoing projet of searching for peoples roots. I've told her she should become a licensed genealogist and charge people for her research. She's getting really good at finding information on the web and documents to authenticate her work. She says that without the documentation her work can be questioned.
I think my next project will be learning to do wood carving with my Dremel tools. I ad an uncle ho did wood caring. He'd cut out the basic shape with a jig saw then finish the details with a pocket knife and sandpaper. The powered rotary tool will speed up the process. I wish he was still alive to give me advice but with my unlimited time and great patience I hope to master the art! My first work will be a horse to pull the covered wagon I inherited from another uncle who ws a great woodworker and built it from scrap lumber.
I'll practice with some 2x6s left over from the washroom project and when I think I'm getting good enough use up some maple I have in the garage from an old headboard. Hopefully with a few carvings the Queen will quit calling me a pack-rat and hoarder. :) I sure love retirment and can't remember where I found the the time to work.
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