Man, the weather has been weird this month - in other words, normal for Alaska during breakup (spring, for you southerners).
All that snow we got earlier in the week has mostly melted off, thanks to a couple of days of warmer weather.
However, today it's rainy and damp.
Which does me no good at all, really. My bad shoulder bothered me all day yesterday, and this morning it's killing me - hopefully the pill will kick in sooner rather than later. My bones ache and I'm a little muzzy headed, didn't sleep well for some reason. In addition to coffee, a lot of coffee, I need something to get me going.
This is an issue, since I have a lot to do in the shop and, as usual, I'm a bit behind today. I was right on schedule until I had a bandsaw blade snap yesterday afternoon. Usually that's not a big deal, it happens, but in this case I was cutting tight curves into thick birch pieces for contract work - which requires a special, very thin blade. Which broke in the middle of a cut. Now, see I try to avoid single points of failure and I thought I had another one, but as it turns out - after repeated perusal of the blade storage rack accompanied by increasingly foul Navy cursing - that I didn't. Well, hell. Normally I can simply braze (kind of a cross between welding and soldering) the blade back together, but in this case the blade jammed and twisted, which means I can't fix it and I've got to go buy a new one. Of course this happened with about 90% of the job done. The uncut pieces are now sitting on the work cart, mocking me. Argh!
So, anyway - motivation, I need to shake off the funk and get moving. I've got to run into Wasilla and pick up a new blade, and a couple of other things, then I've got to reset the bandsaw and make up lost time.
Fortunately, I've got just the thing to get me moving, and I'm going to share it with you. You'll want to play it loud, like you were a teenager again:
And if that isn't enough, try this one. Talk about your dream line up, Mark Knopfler, Phil Collins, Sting, and Eric Clapton doing Money For Nothing at the Royal Albert Hall. This was the Music For Montserrat benefit concert following Hurricane Hugo. I would have literally killed to be at this concert. This is one of my all time favorite videos: