Even in town are awesome.
The morning and early afternoon was spent with IA guy at his shop, and I learned how to drill and tap a hole in metal. For when...um... the right screws for a given application.. um.. disappear*. Wonderful day for learning new things!
After that I went to visit with one of my blacksmith friends, asking about reparing a set of (original, far as I can tell) sewing shears I came into. They were a lot more buggered up that I was expecting - but given the damage has been done, we're not thinking it'd be much of a sin to get them back in working order. Fun!
Finally, on the way home from getting dinner fixings**, there was a backup on the exit back to home.
This is why:
Not pictured is the crowd all around and the Fish and Game guy standing there with a big ol' shotgun making sure we don't molest the critters, and vice versa. Poor guy seemed a little frazzled at the todo. So did Momma, actually. But the cubs were *adorable*.
... from a distance.
(Incidentally, remember that walk I took a few months back? Momma and baby were right on it. A little less than a mile from home, actually.)
Finally, home for the evening and a bit of sewing while listening to some King's Mountain stories. (Good Lord skirts take forever to hem!)
To add to my "did not know this morning" list -
1. Via a podcast - always cut down dead trees immediately. Something about living next door to tons of dried hardwood standing all up like a chimney being a bad idea or something.
2. My cauldron really doesn't like being used in the oven to bake beans. Sucked the seasoning right out in the food area it seems like. Might have to reseason it - bother. But at least it's a good excuse for a genuine Boston beanpot. If only I had a good excuse to visit and get one. :p
Well, it'll definitely have some highlights but I'm not expecting it to be quite so happy.
Ten years already. Woof.
* Don't worry Mr. FAA guy. It was a frickin' vacuum cleaner. Nothing airborne. :)
** Wild salmon, fresh spinach, and brie. Sometimes living well is on sale. :)