Sunday, February 25, 2018

Idling Along

Temperatures are rising, snow is melting and I’m still resting soft tissue as I recover from shoulder surgery. PT, three times a week, is going well - but slowly. Therapist says it will be early May before I am close to recovered enough to think about “normal” activities.

Meanwhile, I have plenty of time to read and to think (about Gardens, woodworking, my shop, a pending boat project, travel and probable knee surgery). Curiosity about using aluminum tubing for spars lead to some on-line research. While tubing would, no doubt, be faster and more convenient than making wood spars, the prices I have found for the tubing is - to me - prohibitive. I'll keep an open mind but for now I will plan to make wood spars (for that pending project).

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Off-Topic Again

Weather has nothing to do with the complete absence of work on Gardens. Surgery to repair tears in my right shoulder rotator cuff has disrupted boat work for the next five weeks or so. While I cannot do much of anything physical, I can think about things (and thinking might be worse…).

So, I wrote up a mini-rant about the impracticality of someone else building a very light weight composite mast for their boat for an exorbitant amount of money…

and thought about it…

and decided that whatever anyone decides to build for themselves is their business and deleted the mini-rant.