June 22, 2010
by: jovial_cynic

A parakeet on a branch.
np category: welding


austin said:
your welding sculptures seem to be getting better every time I check back! They're amazing. How are things coming along at the new place?
July 19, 2010

jovial_cynic said:
austin -

Thanks, man. I feel like they're getting better all the time, too. I'm looking to buy a few more tools so I can start making BIG things, which is exciting for me.

The new place is good. Hot, though. And different kinds of nuisances. Back home, we had dandelions. Here, we have puncture vines, and instead of mosquitoes, we have FIRE ants. wee! And a hot summer day back home is NOTHING compared to the common 106-degree days we have here. So everything irritating is turned up a few knotches.

But I don't mind it too much. Hotter weather means a better garden, and more time to work on projects. Although I think that welding in the rain (under a cover) is more fun than welding in the heat...

How are you doing these days?

July 20, 2010

austin said:
Keep it up, your projects are always a lot of fun to follow. I look forward to seeing the "BIG things" to come.

Glad to hear you're enjoying to new place alright. I went paintballing the other day and was eaten alive by mosquitos; it's been 5 days and I'm still itchin' away. Would I rather have fire ants or mosquitos? I don't know.

We're getting some fairly hot days here too - hot for Olympia/Seattle anyway (90F's). I moved back in with my Dad a couple days ago and now we're spending a week at Lake Chelan. I'm still looking for work; every interview has led to rejection so far, so I'm gonna focus my efforts out of seattle now and look in some other states. I don't have the slightest idea where God is leading me anymore, so whatever comes next will be a surprise! Who knows, I might even end up in Cali.

Has it been at all difficult integrating into the new life, finding and building a new community and all?

July 23, 2010

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