Monday, December 10, 2012—Honey, It’s Cold Outside

121210_E03The wind howled all night, but it remained warm until early morning; at 7:00 AM, it was 70° at 7:00 AM, but steadily dropped to the high 50s by noon—cold by RGV standards!

Kay began a woodturning bowl-making class this morning.  She began the process of gluing various pieces walnut and maple together, and when the resulting block is finished drying, she will use a woodturning lathe and sharp turning gouges and chisels to shape the wood into bowl.  121210_E04Her teacher is Paul Holmes, our next door neighbor and retired farmer from Ontario, Canada, near Detroit.  Another of our neighbors, Van Holmes, a retired veterinarian from Ontario, was making one of two wooden “rabbit” puzzles for his grandkids.

Kay must have worked up an appetite because she wanted to go to Cracker Barrel for lunch.  Filled with home-style cooked vegetables, we shopped at Hobby Lobby for more craft supplies—for Kay’s Swedish weaving, and for my raised relief sign.

With temperatures in the 50s and winds gusting at 35 miles per hour, we had a quiet afternoon, and the crowd at the palapa was thin.  With no television to our liking, we viewed 3 episodes of Season 2 Downton Abbey, a great PBS series.

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