I had a strong urge to get something accomplished on Sunday, the wife took the boy to do church things so I had the house all to myself. I was so excited about it that I was up late on Saturday trying to map out a strategy for what to work on. For those keeping score at home I have a never ending project list, but the current list goes a little something like this.
- Finish the Mantis Micro CNC machine
- Finish cutting the bottom of the keg off to make a false bottom for my mash tun
- Finish Ripping Seasons of Shows for wife
- Design, and machine or order a commemorative plaque (see finish CNC above)
- Lacquer a painting I did on a piece of oak mount said plaque and hang somewhere in the house
Well I finished none of that. In the process of pulling out the box that has the CNC machine in it, I came to the grim realization that I needed to clean the basement before I could even consider working on anything. There where no surfaces to even begin working on. In cleaning up the living room most of the mess had found it's way down to the basement, so it was time to face facts and start sorting for discard and recycle. I have more than a passing fancy for electronics, but for some reason just keep never getting started working on it. This doesn't stop me from reading electronic's magazines, and accumulating said magazines. I have 3 years worth of Servo Magazine and have subscribed to Makezine since it launched. I recycled the servo magazines without a second thought because I over my fleeting interest in robotics, but I wasn't quite ready to just bin the Make magazines. I spent a little while trying to figure out if my local library would be interested in receiving them as a donation, and was somewhat thwarted in that they only accepted substantial donations (10 years or more ect) based on their website. I reached out to a local hackerspace to see if they wanted them, and they agreed to put them in their library so I'm feeling pretty good about that.
Basically all I accomplished was to toss out some magazines, do some laundry and wipe down a large section counter top.