A weekend without the boys. They went over to their mother’s house on Saturday morning. What to do? Maybe a weekend full of parties, drinking, and other adult entertainments? Or a night out dancing? So, to make full use of the free weekend, Susanna went to NYC to volunteer at the Swedish Church, and I took a saw sharpening class (taught by none other than Matt Cianci of the Saw Blog). Yes, I am a dork (hey, someone had to be on the math team in high school).
I spent Saturday morning putting an iPod adapter into the new (to me) car. Then drove to Rhode Island for 5 1/2 hours of saw sharpening. There were four of us in the class, and we got through sharpening a single rip saw- it was a lot more work than I had expected. I’m still working on a crosscut saw I started on Sunday. It would help to have a better saw vice. But at least I have one sharp rip saw. Not that I really want to rip lumber by hand (that is why I have a table saw).
I don’t exactly remember, but I’m sure that we decided to go out and be crazy on Saturday night after Susanna made it back from the city. Oh, no, wait, I must be thinking of someone else. We hung out and watched some TV and went to bed early. I had to get up early to clean up the workshop so Mark could come over and make some sawdust and construct a cribbage board/box. On a bright note (pun intended) – I did get one of my 400 watt low-bay lights installed on the second floor of the barn. It is brighter than the sun. I have a second light. I’m afraid to hook it up. Not sure the circuit breaker can handle it. I also don’t need to wear sunglasses in the workshop at night
Susanna and I finally did take some time to ourselves that afternoon. We took a nice drive down to Niantic, had lunch at Skippers Seafood. We enjoyed the unseasonably mild weather by walking at the beach, followed by a nice drive up to Middletown and back – exploring a couple of the smaller stores on the way.