October 17th, 2011

Macbeth the Usurper

Weekend Update

Weekend started with dim sum. Good stuff that. Great soup, too. That was followed by pancakes on Saturday morning.

I did some log sawing with a power saw. My idea of making blanks out of it with the power saw worked OK, but not terrific. I cut slits on the log, then used an axe to split off the board from the log. Many worked. A few splintered. My cuts were uneven. Fortunately, the failures become firewood. 

On Saturday, we hiked out to RenFair. Or should I saw, we crawled in traffic to it? We took Mark and Izzy along. Hers Truly was truly captivated by the glassblower. She loved watching glass blowing on her Christmas videos, and she loved seeing the real thing. We also played at the playground. We also saw Moira's aerial show. 

Only bumped into Acroyear and wife and their Wiggle, who was fast asleep. 

Sunday we went to church, then up to AU for the Independent school fair. Some schools looked great for Hers Truly. The $$,$$$, however, left us with means by no means. Taxes for public school suddenly seem like a bargain.

Jen left her keys in her jacket, at the church, so getting home wound up a bit more challenging than usual. God bless the C4 bus line.

I picked up a job to refinish a hand-made, early 20th century table. It should be fun. I think I've figured out what to do. I don't want to fully refinish it, as refinishing will be all-or-nothing, but I should be able to make it look less weather beaten.

Wrapped up the weekend with the new season of Dr. Who. Finally. Steve Moffat is a sick MF. What a beginning.