Bill & June, Wildfowl Artists

It’s 21 degrees outside!  Still too cold to be  puttering around in my garage or outside.  Symptoms of “Cabin Fever” are starting to emerge around here.  June’s adapting better than I had originally expected to her “new life” as a retiree.  She goes from one project to the next around here.  Translated, that means that I’m also kept more involved than before.  I even had some “surprise pancakes” for breakfast yesterday.  She’s  ready to apply a second coat of paint today to our dining room’s library table.  It will be moved tomorrow to our great room as serve as a temporary stand for our new 50″ Panasonic 1080p Plazma TV  to be delivered Friday  by Best Buy.  It will hopefully be replaced this Fall with a new TV Stand  and the library table goes back to the dining room.  We will shop the Sauder Furniture Outlet Store in Archbold, OH when we attend the Woodcarving Show there later this year.  We’ve  been impressed with their selection and prices.   Over the years, I’ve steadily evolved into a “Prime-time TV Addict” and am excited about the new flat-screen we’re getting in a few days.  By the way, the anticipated TV was part of our decision to NOT do our previously-annual-trip to Florida this year.  My current carving-efforts have been to finish the six-Shore-bird Stick Decoys for 2010. All that I have remaining to be done, is to insert the bills, sand, apply the sealer and sand again.  Then, they go to June’s paint table to be painted.  As some are aware, for the last five years, we  have donated one of these at each Carving Show Carver’s Banquet that we attend .  One of them goes to a carver at each banquet as a door-prize.  We get to keep one each year for our own collection.  This year it’s the Black-necked Stilt.  In a few weeks, I’ll send-out our e-mail announcing our Spring Class which starts in March.  We will have a great time for ten weeks carving the Red-headed Woodpecker.  Can’t wait to get started!

Happy birding and carving,  Bill
Bald Eagle #3