Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Signs of Spring

I start coughing, our forsythia starts blooming, and the noisy heating system in my shop mercifully shuts off due to the brilliant sunshine heating up the South-facing wall of windows.

I'm sure most woodworkers look forward to Spring as much as I do, when we can open the windows in our shops and breathe fresh air, instead of sawdust and paint thinner, and share the noises emitting from our planers and table saws with our appreciative neighbors.

How do I know my neighbors appreciate the melodious tunes of my power tools? Because whenever they see me, they wave like crazy. The odd thing is, the neighbors on both sides of my house must have experienced a similar unfortunate accident that claimed all but the middle finger on their right hands. Despite this, they wave. God love 'em.

14 comments:

Shazza said...

Uh VC - they are waving their fingerless hands at you trying to tell you:

"Hey...I once had a table saw in my house too...see what happened?"

I will leave you with this beautiful poem my father taught me when I was a little girl:

Spring has sprung
the grass is riz
I wonder where the birdie is?
(brings a tear to your eye doesn't it?)

amish said...

I cannot wait for spring! 2 major snow storms and what a headache they were..

The Village Carpenter said...

Shazza, I think my humor was too subtle in this post. I was inferring that my neighbors were making a rude gesture with their "one finger". *wink* *wink*

I should leave the jokes to people who are truly funny...

On a brighter note, your dad's quite the poet! : )

Amish, I see you are in Canada. Yes, you all have gotten more than your share of snowfall this winter. Hang in there!

amish said...

haha fair share isn't the word! the city is struggling to remove all of it and there are worries of flooding come spring time!

Anonymous said...

In high school I knew a man whose nickname was "Stubbs". He was a pickle grinder.
FL

Shazza said...

VC - perhaps you should leave the humor to your Mom! LOL

The Village Carpenter said...

Amish, I saw photos online of Montreal and it's a crazy amount of snow. Where I live, we've had the least amount of snow I've ever seen. Only about 10" total.

Mom (FL), just...huh?

Vic said...

VC,

I thought the post was hilarious. Maybe it's just that I'm twisted enough to understand. I actually took the week off to wake up my property and it's been raining. It never rains here (only 7 inches/year). So I've had to work in the shop instead. Bummer!:D

The Village Carpenter said...

Hey Vic, nice to know I'm not alone in my twistedness! So sorry you were forced to work in your shop all week. And I bet you've been putting on your best "I'll make the best of a bad situation" smile, too. ; )

Wyldth1ng said...

cool

amish said...

Hope this isn't too off topic, but when i saw this i had to share...proof this snow is making Canadians go insane..http://youtube.com/watch?v=66RYQzBA8Gw&feature=related

The Village Carpenter said...

It's crazy enough that he built a snow monolith...but he built it wearing a ROBOT outfit????

I think I need to plan a trip to Canada!

amish said...

haha damn right, make your way to montreal and sample our Poutine aka heart attack in a bowl

Identity Mixed said...

I am ready for spring as well. Zyrtec has become part of my routine.

For me spring is the sound of basketballs dribbling on the driveways of neighbors. It's nice!