I will post photos of "Carpe Didelphis" soon. I lost my camera memory card and only recently replaced it. I took pictures today, and on this post you can see the mandolin I have been working on and should finish before the end of April. The mandolin is of sassafras and walnut with persimmon accessory wood. "Carpe Didelphis" is a GREAT fiddle and if you're after something extraordinary, this is it.
The great American novel is going slow because of my other activities taking the time. I think I will try more writing after the mandolin is completed, as I still have a good inventory of instruments, and there is no speculative work I desire to engage in at the time.
Bus driving is picking up a little after all the snow-day cancellations and schedule changes due to winter. I enjoy driving mostly, and the trips can be lots of fun. I encourage anyone but especially the parents of school kids to go the games, plays, and concerts, because the kids sure have remarkable talents and skills.
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