Digital Chum - Virtual fish guts and other nonsense

Scholastic cat is scholastic

Milo on a notebook

Evidently, I need another one

I filled up the cutoff bin and I still have more to store. Ha!

Full Cutoff Bin

Mobile Cutoff Bin

In an effort to tame all the piles and buckets of "scrap" wood that I have after each project, I made this mobile cutoff bin using a Woodsmith plan that I saw online. It used a sheet and a half of plywood and I happened to have some construction grade plywood on hand.

The front bins allow me to store long and short scraps that are good enough for future use, while the back section can hold plywood cutoffs and related sheet goods.

I figured it was a good use of my time off, especially since it will help declutter my garage shop, which will then allow me to do more fun projects… or at least continue the ones I’m working on without having to navigate through woodworking chaos.

Mobile Cutoff Bin - Woodcraft Plan

Mobile Cutoff Bin - Woodcraft Plan

Post Apocalyptic

Megan and I took a walk this past Friday and I took this shot of her by some abandoned farm stuff.

Post Apocalyptic

Perched

Milo in the catio

Aerial shots of the big catio

I got an inexpensive little drone a couple months ago (Holy Stone HS165) just for fun and this weekend was my first chance to fly it, so I figured I’d try to get a few aerial shots of the big catio. It was a success, though the photo quality is mediocre (only 1920×1080 resolution and the lens is questionable). It’s super fun to fly, at any rate!

I got fairly close while Melody was in the catio and she was unfazed. She was curious about the weird, buzzing thing, but wasn’t hesitant at all until I got too close, and even then she just backed off a little bit. She’s kind of fearless!

Melody in the catio

Big CatioBig Catio

Big CatioBig Catio

In response to a post about how words and meanings matter…

"Grammatical pedantry is the righteous passion of royalty."

– me

Really… Our cats are not spoiled… Part 4

Back in 2014, we moved and did a huge renovation on the new house (You can see portions in previous posts). Since we were doing some additions, we had the option to install a dedicated cat door into an exterior wall so that I could eventually add a big catio instead of the small, window units that I had made at the old house.

Fast forward 5 years and ta-dah! We have a big catio!

I sort of skipped to the end with that picture, so here’s a summary of the process, along with some tips and strategies that I used while building it.

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Dear Politicians…

Fuck you and your thoughts and prayers.

Mickey

I don’t know what’s going on here.

Mickey Mouse

h/t: My friend Andrew