Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hanging around in this cold place...

It's been a long winter here in Maine.  But we have been making the best of it.  Sometimes you just have to run with it, so I said, screw the cold and the snow!!!  I'm sleepin' outside at LEAST once every month!!  So THERE!!  And I have.  Got down to 16 degrees one night and was toasty warm.  Of course, getting up and going inside the house sucked, but it was worth it!

The other part of getting into hammock camping that is right up my alley is making our own gear!!  Fortunately my wife has a sewing machine and she taught me how to thread the darn thing.  Now that I am a pro at that, I can concentrate on sewing straight seams and such.  I have made three ridgeline organizers, a curly maple pack frame, a pack to strap to it, and today I made a gear hammock (a small hammock that can double as a chair!).  This DIY thing is fun and using gear  you made is so rewarding.

Been a while since I posted to this blog.  I became a chaplain since the last time I posted!  Who would have thunk??  I guess my desire to be a counselor way back and my faith in Jesus stirred up this calling later in life.  I do the chaplain thing through the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization.  I work with a great bunch of people locally in that area for sure.  Oh, I got back into playing the drums too.  Got to play a gig at a local party last summer even!  What fun!!

That's it for now.  Keep on rockin'!!