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Sunday April 27, 2014


It was a long cold winter so I mostly wimped out. It was too cold to do much in the shop and I did not want to burn any more expensive Propane than I had to. What used to cost me less than $25 cost over $75 the last time I filled. I partially filled the big tank once. I called in the morning and got a price but at the time he delivered I was told the price had jumped $.20 but they did sell me at the morning's price.

We had several heavy snows over the winter.

We also used up most of the firewood over the winter.

The cat found the warmest place in the house.


I did manage to get in a little shop time but mostly piddling around. I finished the shelves for the pantry, doors for the island cabinet, and window seats for the upstairs dormers.

Window seat in the dormer.

Window seat makes a great place for a cat nap.

Good weather

Now that good weather has returned I can get back to work. I have plowed the front yard getting it ready for seeding and started on the garden.

My current stack of books
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My reading has slowed plus I am getting more books from the library so the list is not changing much.

My son's books
How to Rebuild and Modify Your Manual Transmission (Motorbooks Workshop)
by Robert Bowen

How to Build Max-Performance Mitsubishi 4G63t Engines (S-A Design) (Performance How-To)
by Robert Bowen

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