Well, actually I am already home again but Capt. Jack and I did go off on another short trip over to northern Georgia. He had really been wanting to go over to the Helen/ Rabun Gap area so we took off early Thursday morning and spend our time just wandering around here and there. In his much younger days, Jack used to kayak these waters of the Chatooga river. The water level was a little low when we were there so we did not see any kayakers. The area is beautiful though. I have been to Helen several times but had never been up towards Dillard etc.
In a lot of the 'touristy' areas you could see lots of big trout. Couldn't catch them however. We also explored several craft shops and found this one gallery that supported several potters. Most of the work was of really beautiful quality.
And yes, I do occasionally purchase the work of other potters. I really need to get back to throwing myself. And build a wood-burning kiln. Maybe I can get Jack to help me split the wood for it. lol! I think he might be inclined to look for a mechanical splitter if I suggest that!
We also hiked up to Anna Ruby Falls, which is a very lovely area. The trees were more in color over in Georgia than they are here and the weather was gorgeous!
So, I have actually been working on the house and have made some decent progress on the siding. I just need to run two more small pieces on the last side of the clerestory and put the final coat of paint on and then done, done!! Well, I do have one other really neat project I want to make for the clerestory, which I will show ya'll soon. I think it will add a sweet little touch to the house.
I have discovered that I have mice in the basement also. Now, this is one instance that it is nice to have a man around. Well, there are several good reasons to have a man around but you know what I mean.... anyway, I mentioned this problem to Jack and of course, he is now commandeering the effort to rid the basement of mice. He is taking this situation very seriously as I think he views this as an opportunity to prove his worth to me. You know, Man the Victorious Protector and all. However, the mice have him beat 2-0 so far. I see it may have the potential to turn into a situation not too far removed from Caddy Shack and the gopher. I did make him swear he would not blow the house up though. We'll see.