Hi all.  I’m in the middle of cycle #8.  When I finish this (tomorrow), I’ll be two thirds done.  Just two more months to go.  May 20th I’ll get unplugged one final time.  After that, there will be some tests and etc.. but I’ll be finished.  Yesterday was pretty long and uncomfortable, but I’m feeling ok today.  It really does tend to be the frirst day that’s hard.

Work in the shop has been slow lately.  Having trouble finishing things.   More interested in starting things.  I’ve been working a little on my TIG welding.  The guys who do it well are real artists..  wow.  Not easy.  I really enjoy it, though.  I’ve been using it to make some jigs recently.  Just little tools that will make certain processes quicker and more accurate.  I guess I should take some pictures..  the jigs themselves are really cool objects.

The whole expansion notion has been taking up a lot of mental space.  I think that’s part of my trouble working lately..  Hard to work in a space that you’ve already mentally left, and replaced with something above ground, with big windows, and big tools.  It has become quite clear, though, that doing so would mean ramping up production quite a lot.  Maybe even having an employee to take care of shipping, and cleaning up, and books, and etc..  We’ll see. (Not to mention, finding investors to get the whole thing off the ground).

It’s getting to be spring here in NYC.  Slowly but surely.  Average temps slowly rising, with the occasional truly beautiful day.  Gin and tonic weather before you know it.  I had a new roof put on the house in the fall..  doing so meant dismantling our roof deck.  That is a situation that will clearly need to be rectified soon.   I’ll need to borrow an extra set of hands and put it back together so we don’t miss any good grilling weather.

Time for a piece of toast.