There is one thing all this recent medical stuff has shown us, is that we need to shift ourselves to a place where all the main living is on one level.... and a much smaller yard. Right now our home is a two storey place with main floor up and we have 2.25 acres. Some is natural, and another section is meadow with an orchard and an organic garden area. Lots of mowing and yard work! The plus side is that the house is fully private and we have a delightful stream running through the property with all kinds of fish and crayfish, otters and even a muskrat.
So now that I'm more mobile and in the studio some afternoons again (with short periods of slow weaving!) I'm culling books and such and will be listing them for sale on the Sale Page which you can find at the top of the blog. I change the date as things are listed or sold so you can see the turn over. Perhaps book mark it and check often to see if there is something you might like to add to your library or stash? Vintage items (1996 and older) will be listed at my Etsy page too.
I also still have the big Woolhouse Tools CM loom for sale and I need for it to find a new home. There is a sale page at the top of the blog with full details. I have dropped the price to $4,500.00 which is half the price of a new one. Pick up is still here at Duncan as I'm not able to do the dismantle myself. The buyer will benefit from the educational dismantle as it will help putting it back together again! There is a full manual of course too.
I'm continuing to improve and have some days that are pain free.... and others not so much. I have to take it day by day. I'm weaving but slowly and for short intervals so that's not too shabby to have started again at 6 weeks post op. ( I'm now 7 weeks post op) Last surgery in 2001, I only could start at 12 weeks post surgery. The knee is a real issue though and while the 'cure' is in the works, it takes time. We hope to use the window in between to line up our ducks and take the next logical step.