Saturday, August 25, 2007

pleasant problem solved (maybe)

the thing about inventing is that you always have to have disclaimers..I got all excited listening to NPR the other day when they were interviewing the scientists involved in the fission project in France. Yes, I know that you would generate some nuclear waste, but not near the quantity that they are proposing we deal with hear in Tennessee..Sure, come on, bring us your nuclear waste, there's money in it? right?
Anyway, I was going somewhere with this...oh yea! So, this morning I sat straight up in bed and think I have solved the balance problem with the latest prototype of the pleasant spindle! Course it is to hot in the workshop to do the drilling required, but I am doing some sketching on it.
meantime, while I let the ideas incubate, I have been searching for the lost baggie of soy silk. Contrary to popular net opinion...I LOVE soysilk. I don't think it feels weird at all (no weirder than silk can feel)
I want to get the dust off my big wheel and see if I can generate a breeze, and soysilk seems like a cool choice to work on.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I have an office!!! (sort of)

Yea, so I haven't posted in a while as the weather has made it hard just to make it through each day (see meanwhile back in the holler blog for details) But to try and maintain a cheerful outlook, I can announce that my life has become easier with my NEW"office" (yay!)
One of the boys moved out of our little cabin, and it opened up the little 8 x 9 room (that is part of the original closed in shed porch of the cabin (added after the civil war)
Into this grand room, I have moved my printer, invoice materials, shipping boxes, tape and that sort of thing....I left the futon in case I am overwhelmed with the need for a nap while packing spindolyns
This room is very cold in the winter, the wood stove heat does not reach it, and the floor slopes 6 inches where the floor joists are gone on the north east side, but it is a "separate space", and that makes it wonderful! No more will family food crumbs end up ruining spindolyn instructions, etc.
An interesting bonus of this room is the way the morning light comes in and is filtered by the porch roof, it is an elegant, charming light, and that added with the fact that the former resident left me his vintage stereo with wonderful sound and great radio reception, I can now conduct business, in a more gracious and happy state of mind!