Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bits of News

Well, things are speeding up around here. DrummerDude leaves in 10 days to go to Lakeside, Montana for YWAM's Discipleship Training School (DTS)-- the same one LovelyDaughter went to a few years ago. He will have classes for twelve weeks and then go off for a two month outreach in Thailand, or Ukraine, or Nepal, or somewhere--he won't know till after he starts school.

So now that he's put in his last day of his job, he's got a few days to do things like shop for clothes and renew his drivers license and pack.

In the meantime, Hubby and I are looking forward to joining some new friends to play music at a local event called Old Trusty Days, sometimes fondly called Old Rusty Days, since it's mostly an antique tractor show. We have the stage for an hour on Sunday, and this will be new for us, playing without our kids. We had a practice session the other night so we could learn some of their songs, and I think the whole thing is going to be a blast.

Another interesting tidbit concerns Hubby and our friend Swede. I may have mentioned at some point that last winter Swede was able to buy his dream turning lathe for a ridiculously great price-- and he promptly brought it over here to set up next to Hubby's lathe, and the two of them have had "lathe parties" all winter and every rainy day this summer.

The upshot of all this is that they decided to enter a few of their pieces--mostly bowls-- in the State Fair. Yesterday they brought their stuff home, and found that Swede had won 1st and 2nd, while Hubby had won 3rd and 4th.

Which sounds really cool, except theirs were the only four entries!

And now they've discovered a woodturners club in nearby BigCity (and why didn't any of THEM enter projects in the Fair, hmmmm?) and the next meeting is next week. I hope they go and get to compare notes with other enthusiastic turners. And when I say enthusiastic, I'm thinking of Swede, who spends all his free time between farming chores over here working on his turning lathe, and he keeps saying, "When does it stop being fun?"

1 comment:

Ornery's Wife said...

He really does some beautiful work. Will you post some pix of the winners?