Today it began snowing around 10:30AM and continued on and off.
And, it’s the time of year where it gets dark at 5:30. For a night owl like me, that makes the nights seem endless and the days fleeting – which is especially a consideration if I have things I want to do during the daylit hours.
Today, I had a pallet-load of plastic butcher block delivered from e.plastics (I am going to make the shop doors run in a floor-track made from polypropylene) and a visitor at the shop, so I ran around a bit like a grumpy badger preparing for winter. I have a pair of blades I’ve been working on, which are about ready to mount handles on, and I’ve finally gotten stuck into making the shed doors. I’d include some pictures except, today, I didn’t take any. Also, one pile of random plywood sticks looks pretty much like another, and I have 6 such piles in my hallway. My hope is, now that I have gotten started, the mechanics of “one step after another” will drag me forward. On December 1, the propane company is going to come and take away the tank at the school, and move it to the new building. After that, if I want anything done involving heat, it’s going to have to happen at the new building.
The early dark and the snow made me feel a lot colder than I am; when I got home I made an emergency warmer-upper:
- 2 cups apple juice/cider
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 pinch cinammon
- 2 shots Fireball cinammon whiskey (or Jack Daniels “Kentucky fire”)
Heat the cider with the cloves and cinammon until it’s warm and just starting to steam. Don’t boil it; that’ll ruin the cider. Add the fireball and take out the cloves (or drink around them)
What do you do to warm up a cool night?
I feel like I want to say something about politics but all that comes out is enraged thrashing at my keyboard. The news is so depressing; at least half of my fellow Americans are revealed to be either stupid, hateful, or both. Collectively, we are screwing the pooch bigly on the coronavirus. Yet, the news is “Kanye West sheds bitter tears that he was only able to get his fans to waste 60,000 votes.” and Lindsey Graham makes a mockery of pretending to believe in anything.” I actually read a journalist dryly quoting some proud boy asswipe saying that they had a rope ready for any antifa who want to get violent with them. You don’t get to complain about someone threatening you when you just said you have a rope ready for them. Really, how stupid is everyone? I know, I know, at least 50%. I’m sick of trying to pretend that maybe it’s all a misunderstanding; I know it’s not. None of this stuff is funny in the slightest bit. There ought to be serious consequences for the sort of behavior we’re seeing, but there won’t be any of that, either. The retaliation we’ll be seeing is the mainstream democratic party knocking the crap out of their left wing because someone has to be blamed for the fact that Biden is about as exciting as a tall cool glass of Milk of Magnesia on a cool evening.