June 19th, 2010

Let's Split


I'm leaving for California later today, and I'm rushing around this morning trying to get small things done here that didn't get done during the past three weeks and trying to pack up all of the equipment I brought up here with me plus the stuff I need to carry back from Oregon for eventual transport to Pasadena for Match Game SF and the Tonopah in 2012 Westercon bid. But I do have time to take stock of what I did accomplish in the wood-splitting department.

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Too bad that all of the troublesome trees (including that redwood that continues to pose a threat on the other side of the property but which will cost at least $5000 to remove) are mainly good for wood-working wood rather than firewood. We'll just have to make the best of things.

In the meantime, if any of my friends think they could make use of one of the log rounds for something productive, let me know and we can make arrangements for you to have it. There's still lots of unsplit wood here, and probably will be for a year or more, as I seem to be the only one with both the time and inclination to work on it, and I'm not here that much.
Kuma Bear

Bear's Birthday Present

Although I was late getting away from Mehama, I arrived early at Yreka compared to my original schedule, because I did not stop for lunch on account of eating before leaving Mehama. I almost didn't get online at the hotel because of what I thought was a bad Ethernet cable; however, after fishing another cable out of the box of cables I took with me to Oregon — an advantage of having been traveling heavy — I decided that the problem must be with the port in the room. Fortunately, the wireless connection eventually worked after some fussing with it.

Logging on to check the mail, I found that Kuma Bear had finally received his birthday present from Lisa and me. Little Bear is very happy with his new scarf.