Friday, September 21, 2012


Sadly, another prolonged absence from one of the things that helps keep me sane and grounded. The Weary Angler has been just that lately...weary. Crazy amounts of work travel, coaching soccer and countless projects around the house and yard are keeping me from the water. I guess the low flows haven't made me feel to bad as I have only been out once in the last 3 weeks.

What's new you may or may not ask...

getting there...
almost done...
Yep, I broke my own rule of, no more than one large project per year. I don't like owing anyone anything, especially money. In this case, the fellow that finished our basement gave me such a great price to do a master bathroom / walk in closet addition that I would have been crazy to walk away from the project. My only contribution, aside from writing the checks, has been to paint the exterior of the new space. Not sure what I was thinking. I should have just spent the little bit more to have someone paint the damn thing but no, frugality got the best of me. The outside of the project is now complete and we are beginning to tackle the interior...fun fun fun.

Fishing, what fishing? When you have piles of cut tree trunks stacked in various spots of your back yard, from a storm that occurred about a year ago, you need to find the time to split that would.

but a small sampling of what has been split.
This pile is over 6ft high and, easily 10 feet wide and will double in size before I'm done. Fishing you say...maybe soon. Last year's surprise storm left me with what will likely be in the neighborhood of 8-10 cords of wood once it's all split. With oil over $4 per gallon, I wish I had split more of this wood sooner to allow it to dry out so I could burn this year...oh well.

Some much needed rain recently has stirred up the bug that might get me to the river one of these early mornings. I've been living vicariously through the blogs of others who have been fortunate to fish and share some great stories and images. Until the next fish porn post...Tight lines.


  1. Of course I understand the wood splitting thing. I'm 1/4 of the way through the pile my 6 trees made once I cut them up and have stacked 3 cords from that 1/4 of the pile. In our case, the 3 cords and the rest will be next years fires.

  2. I hope you have a splitter Mark...it's a ton of work with the machine, must have been alot of fun for people before that help existed.

    1. I would be more dead than I am without one. Yes, I have a 25 ton splitter.