Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Gorgeous day here today with a moderate offshore Santa Ana condition that keeps the smog back in LA where it belongs and gives us warm temps, low humidity, clear skies, and some stunning views.
The Sabbath also marks a turned page for moi as well. Manual Labor. For you East Coasters, that's not a guy I picked up for the day from the Home Depot parking lot. It is the first time in several weeks that TWC has summoned the energy to perform any sort of manual labor lasting more than a few minutes.
Not sure I am completely out of the woods yet. But we're moving the right direction and a little physical exertion in the hot sun feels right. The Boy lent a hand, which is always appreciated.
Who knows. Maybe a walk out to the ridge is coming next week. The dogs miss that.
I picked up that Ryobi chainsaw in the clearance bin for fifty bucks (marked down from a buck and a quarter). It takes the same batteries as my mini Ryobi skillsaw (using the term generically in violation of trademark law) and the Ryobi 18v drill. The chainsaw isn't quite as sweet as the saw and the drill, but it works very well for light jobs where the loppers won't cut it and a real chainsaw is overkill. It's light, easy to handle, fairly safe as chainsaws go, and The Boy can manage it without me freaking out that he might cut his hand off. Sure, this baby chainsaw could do some damage, but not the kind a gas powered saw could inflict in a heartbeat.