Local Flavor: Basement Blues

The cold snap means a lot of trips to the basement for everyone up here -- whether it's thawing pipes, servicing furnaces, or making sure things don't freeze. The hardware store is out of heat tape and space heaters -- go figure! -- though my Dad had some good ideas about keeping our well pump from freezing-up and so far, so good.

This patch of wall near the stairwell made me thankful to get topside after the morning thaw ritual of the last few days, though. Last night's -26F was pushing it down there.

I promise neat-o instrument features very soon. I did get to setup a 1914 Gibson F-2 today, though. That was a fun break!