Saturday, July 28, 2012

Back on the barstool again

Well, it’s not exactly a barstool, but a tall stool in my woodshop that I can sit on for brief spells to run the power tools to make the spindolyns. I have found that I can prop my broken foot in its ugly boot cast into the trash can to keep it kind of elevated. You still have to walk some, to move from this tool to that, and of course, back and forth to the woodshop out in the mule barn, so the amount of time is limited, when you are supposed to actually be staying off of it all-together.
But I told you that to tell you this; some progress is being made(!) and that cheers me up. I am about half way caught up, and I would estimate the turn around time on current spindolyn orders is going to run between 2-4 weeks, depending on how well the healing goes.
Funny thing about that stool. I picked it up at an estate sale for a couple of bucks, because it was taller than your average stool, and a lovely retro creamy yellow metal and I thought it would make a great fern stand on the front porch. But then when I was unloading it from the back of the truck, I realized that it was really very heavy duty and larger than I thought with a wide flat seat, and decided it would make a great stand in the shop for my belt sander. But then when I got it out to the shop, I never got around to putting the sander on it, because I started using it alternately as a table for setting my water bottle on, making notes or sketches, or for sitting up on when my feet got tired. Now I wouldn’t trade it for anything, wish I had three of the the same thing, because it is a perfect tall height and sturdy size.
I do have a cheapie wally world folding stool in the kitchen to sit on while doing dishes during my foot convalescence but it is really too short and awkward to reach the dish drainer, and dishwater runs back down to my elbows. This got me to wondering about just what is a “standard” stool height, and I discovered after googling bar stool sizes that there several heights, starting with dining height, then counter height, then bar height, then tall bar height, then spectator height, which is the tallest. The other thing I learned is that bar stools are expensive, very expensive. Something to watch out for at yard sales, in case I was to happen to get old, or break my foot again or something.
Meanwhile, back in the shop, there have always been wren’s who make nests in the mule side of the barn, but not generally on the shop side. But since I have been absent so much, one has moved in and made a nest up on a high shelf. She is not real happy with me for coming back to work.


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely hate it when anything runs down my arms to my elbows. My least favorite is sticky peach or pear juice- but right now I would be happy with a half a bushel of either just to put up for winter. You know the old saying "you dont appreciate it til it's gone" ? Well I figure I know that lesson about as well as you do and don't understand why we had such a klutzy summer. Imiss the use of my left shoulder, and the pain is well...a pain. Your determination in your spindolyn production is very commendable. The pain has got to be horrible. I KNOW the distance to the shop, and if you had any one to set one up- I would recommend a zip line- or a riding lawn mower- or something other than that long rough walk. One must get well you know. Too bad the car cant get through from the back porch to the shop. I want to see a photo of your foot- the EMT in me is curious.I think is kinda cute about the wren. Gone for 10 minutes- someone moves in. Is that a baby or a very wet mamma?


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