We've had a very nice holiday week here; hope that you have as well. I worked 3 days last week and will again this week and it would be so nice if it were the New Norm. Already very comfortable with the longer weekends, they could continue as far as I'm concerned.
It was very cold in Fargo last Wednesday morning at 6:30 AM when I got to our customer's location. After 2 days, it was nice to return to (then) balmy southern Minnesota.
Not much family traveling for us this time, lots of home time which is always a preference. Eating was conducted with vigor and our traditional Christmas Eve marinated chicken wings quite possibly the best ever. Both grandmothers were expected though neither made it, both of them hoping for warmer and healthier weather. Two of our daughters made it and it was wonderful to meet Katlyn's new friend James.
My favorite Christmas present was from daughter Lauren, her rendition of me on a gentle slope....
Between sorting and cleaning out mom's house, the holidays and what seems like almost any and everything else, there has been NO garage time so far this cold season. I vowed a change on that front this week and only during the very last couple of days in '17 did it happen.
Cam chain tightener parts where they don't belong....
Carburetor parts getting some ultrasound waves, first rinse.
I just today finished up my annual holiday read's, Roughneck Grace was this year's last of the three. I read it in small bites, a couple of columns at a time to savor it, taking most of December to do so.