Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hey all, I haven't been around much for a few months so thought I'd do a quick catch up see if I can't find out what you all have been up to. We've been trying to keep busy. It wasn't a very cold winter but we had a hard time keeping it warm in the house, luckily..wood! We came to find out once the weather started heating up that our Air Pump has a broken compressor (has a few things wrong with it and it's probably why the heat was so hard this year too) and so we are working to replace the entire system soon. In the meantime, we've been trying to garden again beans and cucumbers (we think) Potatoes and tomatoes It's not much but it was hand dug...if that matters Rebecca did well at her last book signing/festival appearance This is the parade as it went passed her booth Been enjoying the Kentucky sky, of course Kids have been "learning to make armor" Rebecca has been crafting herself, this is a bench I put together from an old bed for a yard ornament last year, she's been decorating it because it's an inside bench now apparently She also decorated this wardrobe in old sowing patterns The kids made me a "knife box" I've been making more HK knives, and have even started an "instagram" account because it means I don't' lose the pictures as soon as I take them, the quality suffers a little using my phone though I updated the website for our JK subsidiary brand "HK" knives as well: hkhandlesknives.com and have been working on some different designs for the next batch, nothing certain yet. If I have a battered knife layign arodun i've probably put a new handle on it Taught Iris to make pancakes from scratch We keep exploring some local and not so local hiking sites, this is broke leg falls, about 2 hours away from us, still being cleaned up by locals after the series of tornadoes that went through our state a few years ago. JK Hiker was in attendance I've also been trying to "make it" as a writer, have my first book almost finished and had a few articles posted in various parts of the internet, so who knows. A few of them are about fantasy football, thanks to the ole JK Fantasy Football league (John is now in some way partly responsible for 2 of my hobbie/addictions ) Anyway, that's probably about as succinct a roundup as I can do with the pictures I took anyway...makes you wonder what kept me so busy don't it? So what have you all been up to?