It’s very unusual to get any heavy rain this early in the year, but last weekend we had a downpour. It was like January weather. I was staying warm and dry indoors when we suddenly had a power outage. It always takes a power outage to remind me how dependent I am on electricity. Typically, I spend the first few minutes wandering around the house wondering, “Now what am I going to do?”
I find myself performing absentminded things like flipping the light switch as I enter the bathroom. After a while, I begin to wonder how long the outage will last. Do I need to find candles? What about the food in the fridge? What about my cold beer!
I went out to my shop and puttered around when an novel idea struck me: why not try some woodworking? I’ve heard it said that there was once a time when guys made stuff without electricity. Madness.
So I made this simple little picture easel. The strangest part? I enjoyed it. Here’s my video confession.