Since I posted about possibly getting back in the shop, a great deal has happened around our homestead. Getting the shop ready to cut wood again is about 8 deep in the to-do list layer. Just a couple of things we had to do around our house.
- Cleared a fenceline around the back of our property. See the next two points. For this, I just HAD to buy a handy-dandy 40VMax DeWalt Chain saw. Nifty as hell. I'll see about posting a tool review soon.
- Install a fence around the entire back yard (see the next point for the reason why this HAD to happen now)
- Get a long-promised puppy for the boys
- Get the major leak fixed on the first floor bathroom sink (leaking into the workshop below)
- Get the major leak fixed on the second floor bathtub (leaking into the workshop below)
- Get the dehumidifier installed (see the above two points, and note that my underground shop has cinderblock walls)
- Figure out how to run a drain pipe from the dehumidifier so I don't have to empty 3 gallons of water from it three times a day
- Install a new garage door opener in the garage
That's all stuff that isn't strictly woodworking related, although you can probably see that several of them had largely detrimental effects on woodworking if I hadn't gotten them taken care of. Actually, to be brutally honest, if MY WIFE hadn't managed to take care of them by hiring people to handle it.
Still, I have managed a few things around the shop to get myself setup . . . at last.