This has been — and I say this without the least bit of reservation — the most miserable, drawn-out, bone-chilling, mind-numbing and just plain icky winter I have experienced in my 57 years on this planet. Every time it looked like we were done with the snow and ice, we were sucker punched to the tune of 8 inches of wet, heavy snow. Spring could just not beat the winter back.
Until this week …
The sun has returned and, with it, warm temperatures, which meant that I could open the overhead door of my shop and work in comfort. What a relief. My woodworking energy has increased as has my time in the shop. This may be as close to heaven as I’ll get here on earth.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal