Sunday, December 21, 2008

Neither rain, nor sleet nor snow...

Shall keep us from building boats. It may delay us slightly, but we'll still be building boats. Yesterday was supposed to be a "double session" for my canoe building class in which we work all day with a break for lunch and a bit of socializing. This is usually a good thing as we get to have a very productive day as we get to skip one session of moving things in and out of the shop. Unfortunately, as you can see from the picture of the back yard, it snowed rather significantly (about 10" or so) and we decided to just do a single session in the afternoon to allow people to clear driveways and for the roads to be plowed.

(Note the snowy view out the shop window! ) As we were working on the boats one of my students asked why we build them at this time of year. The answer is really simple - would you rather be building canoes when you should be paddling them or when you can't?

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