I don’t want you guys to think the summer has been spent seeing doctors and dealing with cancer. It has been a great year despite the setbacks. In May we went to my niece Sarah and her husband Chad’s wedding in Louisville with Jan and Albert, Will and Jessa and Chaz it was a blast! The whole family had not been together in a long time and it was long overdue. Next up was a trip to the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) Symposium in Kansas City with our sweet friend and Sister Wife #3, Tina. We drove to Kansas City by way of Dover Tennessee to drop off her 12-year-old nephew Ben. I’d forgotten what 12 hours in a car
with a 12-year-old was like! I can tell you that I am now an expert on fidget spinners. From there another 10 hours to Kansas City and the wonderful world of woodturning. We shared a hotel room and had the best time. The symposium is a frantic, mind numbing experience. It starts on Thursday night and runs until Sunday afternoon. There are 4 1½ hour rotations each day that start at 8:oo am and run until 5:30pm. Each rotation has a choice of 14 demonstrations by 61 of the best turners in the world. Add panel discussions, auctions, dinners, vendors and the galleries and it is a whirlwind! Finally Kat, William her son and I took a day to lounge around DeLeon Springs near DeLand Florida. A nice lazy day with make your own pancakes, plenty of sun, ice cold spring water and a nap or 2.
The rest of the summer has been spent celebrating birthdays, working and playing in the shop, eating Kathy’s amazing weekend feasts, going to art shows, having fun with our friends and family and living day to day life. I am a lucky man living the dream! Here are a few pictures:
We had a great weekend this weekend, Kat got motivated and cleaned the screens on the back porch
Saturday morning then we went to a send off party for our nephew Evan at Mellow Mushroom. He leaves for the Marines in 2 weeks and we are very proud of him.
Today was a shop day, Kat worked on her top secret fair project and I worked on a table top while Sidney watched. I love spending Sunday in the shop with my girl. We can spend hours without talking to each other, but just being together making is amazing.
Tomorrow starts treatment, I see the radiation folks at 10:30 am and we are off to the races! I am excited, scared, grateful and curious. Thank you for being on this ride with me, I could do it without you, but the company is appreciated.
LESSON OF THE DAY – Make the best of every moment, even the bad ones