If you have been reading this blog for long you may have picked up that there is quite the dichotomy to my life. I like so many different things, from medieval weapons, to the fur trade of the 1800’s and the mountain men, to sourdough cooking, to car repair, to fishing, to computers and web stuff.
For all of the things that the internet is, it is wonderful. I love technology, and the web, and my blog, and my laptop, and….well you get the idea. But the other day I was reminded how much I like grease.
I had to rebuild my tiller motor so that A. It will run, and B. So I could start it. There is something immensely satisfying in taking something that will not run very well and making it work. There is some of that satisfaction when you are playing with code, but code doesn’t smell like exhaust when it works right.
Maybe it was just spring fever. I love to be outside. Maybe it is because I need to get my garden in. Maybe the fishing bug has bit rather hard again and I need to get the garden in so I can go fishing. I am not too sure, but I do know that there is not much better than some manual labor in the spring. Outside, tearing down equipment with hand tools. I can feel the chest hair growing even now.
How about you all? What gets you out from in front of the computer and into the real world?
I’d love to hear it, comments are open below