Waiting for the movers to arrive. Even though I’m excited, I am nervous. This apartment building has been my home for 11 of the past 12 years. It is the first place I lived without roommates, the only place I’ve lived with my wife. My best friend lives across the street, as does the friend I’ve known the longest in Pittsburgh. I’m leaving behind so much of how I’ve been living my life. I want to start new, better ways of living, and while I know the house will help with that, it’s hard to let go of the past. But it’s time to let go of the things that weren’t working, time to try something new.
Hand carved broom for our new house. I’m trying to make sure our tools will be functional and beautiful.
From Broomchick on Etsy
Looks like a yellow warbler hit a window at my office. I was tempted to take the feathers, but didn’t have a good container with me.
Surfing in Pittsburgh isn’t something I ever thought about. It’s fascinating that somebody came up with the idea and tried it.
Before and after shots of my basement. It still needs some work, but it’s quite a transformation. My step father did most of the work, I assisted.
My father’s antique tool box. His tools were sold off years ago, but the box was kept. Now it’s full of leather tools.
I had an unexpected windfall today. I essentially inherited a leather working workshop from a friend of my step father. There is plenty of leather and many tools. Soon I’ll be able to set it all up in my own work space.
Vintage LL Bean hunting jacket bought on eBay. After we are settled in the new house, I’m going to dye it with kakishibu.