Song: “Cover Of The Rolling Stone” by Dr Hook (RIP Ray Sawyer)
Just a short post this evening as it’s already quite late.
I didn’t sleep too badly last night. I still woke up worrying about things but it didn’t seem as urgent last night so it was easier to get back to sleep.
Today I spent a lot of time working on that phrenology bust. I am happy to report that the two halves fit together pretty much perfectly! A little bit of latex caulking to minimize the seam, a spray of white paint, tracing the lines and numbers with a magic marker, and then a light coat of clear paint. I finished putting the clear paint on at around 7:10PM and I’d been working on it off and on since 9:30AM. I’m pretty pleased with how it looks – I will try to remember to take a picture before I give it to Dr C. Some of my lines and numbers aren’t quite how I wanted them but I’m a little shakier now than I used to be so I can’t really help it.
No printing today, since the room is closed because I used spray paint in it and it stinks, and I need to give the printer a good cleaning before I use it again. I printed up a dustpan last night and I think it will see some use tomorrow. I want to take as good care of the printer as possible. I know I can get spare parts for everything but the less I have to take together and rebuild, the better.
Oh, and I had a superglue incident today. I was using a tube of glue from my local dollar store, and it was a little reluctant to flow (I was gluing the two halves of the phrenology bust together). I squeezed it a little harder and it burped out blobs of superglue all over – on the printer, on the computer… everywhere. I thought I’d found and cleaned them all up but I didn’t realize that when I was holding the pieces together while they set, I put my forearm down in a glob of fresh superglue. I discovered what was going on when I had counted to two minutes and tried to move my arm. I didn’t have any phones or smartphones within reach but fortunately I had a scraper on the bench. I very, very carefully worked the scraper through until I was free. The redness is almost gone!
WG called this evening! I haven’t heard from him in almost a year! It was great to chat with him – I’ve been trying to get ahold of him for a little while now but he is very busy and doesn’t own a mobile phone (that’s not a typo) so it can be tricky sometimes. We are going to get together sometime soon, but not for a bit because work tends to get crazy right after the holidays. It was great to talk with him about stuff like records and cars and all kinds of things. I miss him a lot.
Tomorrow I have an appointment with Dr C. It’s my first one in a couple of weeks so it may be a little more difficult than usual. Fingers crossed it goes well.