Archive | September 7, 2016

Weekend, with firewood and Fairy Doors

Of everything I am enjoying about my new job, long holiday weekends with no guilt may be at the top of the list.

For all that it was a holiday, I had a very productive weekend! Saturday saw a trip to the outlet mall – yay super-cheap sales – with T. and my Mom. (My mother lives 2 hours away; the outlet mall is halfway for both of us. Super-convenient!)

On the way home, we followed a big plywood sign: “Giant Yard Sale This Way!”

And it was pretty giant, I have to admit. Three tents, six non-tented tables, a display case – it was more like an antique store in someone’s yard.

We got a 1″ drill bit, a hatchet, and a bunch of Tupperware. 🙂

Then we found … an antique store in someone’s barn. And there I got… dun dun dunn… An Eastman (Kodak) photo cutter, cast iron, heavy as sin and still sharp. It’s LOVELY.

(also, 2 corner clamps for frame making for a whopping $2, win).

The rest of the weekend was pretty tame compared to that. We stacked wood, threw wood, stacked wood. We froze some tomatoes and baked some bread. We put up a fairy door and pickled some roasted red peppers. And then we stacked some wood.

I left the weekend happily achy and feeling virtuously productive. I’d call that a win.

My new paper cutter on Instagram:


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