Drivel Starved Nation!
It’s been a couple of months since my last post, and if I had anything meaningful to say, I would have said something…
But now I do!
Briefly, as the world reopens from the shutdowns, I became aware of an incredible deal to visit Botswana. So, for a fraction of what it normally costs to fly 11,000 miles away, my wife and I made the short-notice, 10 day trip. More on that later.
Upon my return, I received a package which contained the three boxes below;
Please meet the 2021 versions of the CS-6v2 and CS-12v2 Combination Squares and the DS-6 v2 Double Square. I have to share, the craftsmanship is just incredible. (I chose to eliminate the saddle square on the double square, the cost/benefit is tough to justify.) And it appears the stainless steel bodies are PVD coated which means they should look new as in… forever. I don’t have any other information to share as of this writing, but if you are on the BCTW website mailing list, you will be the first to know. These are three of my favorite designs, and they are such a joy to use.
PET PASSING NEWS…
Sad to report that about a month ago we had to put down our lovely pooch of 13 years, Jitter Bug. This dog was something else, and as all of you pet owners know, the couple of days before and those that follow the passing of pet are brutal. Her cousin, Bella is still with us, but she is not the same dog, which I find fascinating. Her behavior can best be described as “depressed”. They were quite the buddies so I think I understand how she might be feeling. In an effort to deal with my grief, I came across an incredible quote that sums up the significance of pets;
“What would we do if dogs lived 50 years?”
I can’t wait for the perverted comments to begin… Oh, there are now three new little ones scampering around in the yard.
BACKYARD BIRD PHOTOTRAPHY DEPT.
For those of you who follow this Totally Awesome and Worthless Blog, I spend much of my free time taking pictures of birds. All I can say it is challenging and so much fun! In my next post, I will share how I used my woodworking skills to take images like this little ball of energy in my backyard, all while enjoying a glass of wine or two…:
Lastly, Botswana is an incredible place, just packed with wildlife. I took over 15,000 images and maybe, just maybe, I will end up with 50 keepers. Below are a couple of beautiful birds…
— Still Your Favorite Tool Potentate