This is how I spend my winters, and it's a perfectly good life, one that needs no additional complications.
I knew it before I knew it. Life was about to get complicated.
They say there is a silver lining in every cloud and in this case it was the imperative to truly clean my shop for the first time ever, to reduce the dozens of trips back and forth, walking in circles, and bending over all day long. While I'm not thrilled about the motivation, I am very pleased with the result and my workflows are cleaner than they've been in years.
Recovery is a slow process but as long as I do actually recover, I can deal with the pain for now, and try to not shed too many tears when I limp on the beach and look out at yet another perfect wave gone unridden, another mile of sand not flying past beneath my feet. For now I'll have to live vicariously through my students and friends and I ask you to really get out there and enjoy your mobility and never take it for granted. Until we meet, see ya around....
Some nice photos from the winter: