Life

So, life continues and we are doing the social distancing thing. Recently we have only been venturing out for groceries and other essentials. And we make some trips to do a little sight seeing (off-road mostly) and doing some things outdoors. Trying to stay as safe as possible.

Haven’t used much in the way of gasoline and our insurance company keeps crediting us with $25 here and there due to the reduced driving. I am definitely not complaining about that.

Been working in the shop making rings, turning pens, and turning wine bottle stoppers. It has been so hot here in the area recently that I only spend a few hours out there. The AC drops the temperature about 10-12 degrees, but when it is 115 outside, it is still pretty warm to work. I am still happy with the insulation and drywall in the shop. It is much more comfortable even with the excessive heat outside.

I have been experimenting with a Raspberry Pi V4 now that I have so much free time. Also trying to learn to play the piano. That is a long-term project, but I am progressing with some on-line lessons and YouTube videos to back them up.

Got a new metal detector I want to start using on some of the outings we do. Gold prospecting is the main interest here, but I want to try to find some meteorites too. Plan is for some travel and overnights to areas where searching might be successful. Need to cooler temperatures to make this a bit more pleasant. I joined a couple prospecting clubs so I can get some help when needed, and so I can search on some of the claims the clubs have.