Aestivation or æstivation (from Latin: aestas, summer, but also spelled “estivation” in American English) is a state of animal dormancy, similar tohibernation, characterized by inactivity and a lowered metabolic rate, that is entered in response to high temperatures and arid conditions. It takes place during times of heat and dryness, the hot dry season, which are often the summer months. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aestivation)
Things picked up with work, and with the temperature and activities. As a result, the shop has been very quiet. I’ve been relaxing a bit, catching up on podcasts and reading – as I’ve been working on some jobs at remote sites. I’m slowly working my way back into the shop now – refinishing a beach umbrella table that we use when we go to the beach – and there are some new project kits at woodcraft that I’m assembling (pump action pepper grinder and a paddle shaped ice cream scoop).
I hope everyone is enjoying there summer as well!
Brazil, huh. Hope you had a good time. You missed the SAPFM meeting at poplar Forest.
yeah – I wish I had more time there, I would like to have seen some of the woodworking options available there. How was the SAPFM meeting?