Cherry Saturday: April 12, 2013

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April is National Welding Month. Just in case you were looking for a hobby. Or a new career.

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On April 12, 2014 at 9:15 am Kelly S said...

Good to know.

Morning Arghers, Betties, Cherries, & ReFabers. Hmm, makes me think the ReFabers need a food name starting with ‘D’. Donuts would be wrong but in such a delicious way. May cogitate on this.

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On April 12, 2014 at 11:23 am Jessie said...

I actually learned how to weld and braise metal many years ago when I was getting my degree in sculpture. In fact I asked for my own arc welding equipment and after my husband finally calmed down, he said our house insurance would go through the roof (one of the better excuses he came up with. Admittedly I can be absent minded, but never with power tools). Hummm. I wonder if I could find another class. It really is a lot fun for those of us interested in crafts. Sort of like a more permanent glue gun only with metal and a compressor.

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On April 12, 2014 at 11:33 am Deborah Blake said...

Years ago, a friend and I (she married, with her husband in the military and stationed in Alaska, me with a guy who was in Germany for the year) were taking college English classes together as we both worked on second degrees. We were both feeling a bit frustrated and annoyed with our lives and came up with a brilliant back-up plan. If things didn’t work out with our men, and our glamorous English teaching careers didn’t work out as planned (side note: they didn’t), we were going to move to New Mexico, found a women-only commune where men were only allowed to come visit to give us sex and then leave, and become spot-welders.

Sometimes we still talk about that plan… I think the Arghers, Betties, Cherries, and ReFabbers would fit right in at the commune.

In other news, I managed to make it through a winter where everyone was sick all the time, and never had so much as a sniffle. It has finally turned warmer–NOW I have cold. Bah.

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On April 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm Skye said...

The commune idea sounds good to me! And we can all get arc welders and Jessie can teach us to weld. :)

Get well soon!

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On April 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm Deborah Blake said...

Exactly! Although we might let the men lift heavy stuff, too… We’re reasonable women.

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On April 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm robena grant said...

Ha ha. I’m a bit bleary-eyed this morning (blame it on one of Krissie’s marvelous books) and I read that as wedding not welding. My first thought was make it a hobby? Become a serial wedder? What?
Oh, so welding, eh? I know more about wedding.

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On April 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm Gin said...

Me too, Robena. (WeDding instead of WeLding)

I’m attributing the mis-reading to my swollen eyes, which in turn I’m attributing to allergy season, because I refuse to believe I caught a cold on the first nice day of spring, after making it through the winter without one.

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On April 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm Deborah Blake said...

You and me both, kid. *passes the tissues*

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On April 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm Skye said...

I’ve thought of being a welder. I blame Flashdance for making it look appealing. I’m pretty sure it is still quite male-dominated and that women have to take a lot of crap if they are welders. However, as I remain unemployed, even taking crap seems acceptable for a stable job with good wages!

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On April 12, 2014 at 5:36 pm Cathy M said...

Speaking of heating things up, today is National Grilled Cheese Day. So if you aren’t inclined to get out the arc welder, try the grill instead.

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On April 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm Kelly S said...

I had mine yesterday. Very Yum!

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On April 12, 2014 at 7:50 pm Micki said...

Or if you need a really kickass weapon for your heroine! (Wait, I guess those are pretty immobile. Oh well. Back to the flamethrowers and power washers.)

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On April 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm Deborah Blake said...

Heya! Nothing to do with welding, but I had to share anyway–my most recent book from Llewellyn (nonfiction), The Witches Broom, hit #1 in Witchcraft and #2,345 overall. I’m actually speechless. (Yes, that IS rare.)

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On April 13, 2014 at 9:49 am Sure Thing said...

Huh. I’d love to learn to weld. And build. Definitely carpentry.

Sigh.

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On April 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm Katrina Bolton Duvalois said...

Living in a commune sounds appealing to me at that moment. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the “chores” of life. I wouldn’t trust myself with welding tools, but I have always wanted to try one of those woodburner kits where you make fancy stuff (like address plates, or last name signs) on wood. Someday I’ll buy one. I tried to talk DH into buying one for DS1 but it didn’t go over. (And he was right when he said I really wanted it, so why hasn’t he bought me one yet, I wonder–lol.)

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