so, i saw louise tonight, and even though the broken pipe is still broken, louise (and her mom!) appeared. the reason this is so cool is that we are in the middle of a rural myth: black panthers. yep, my neighbor thought he saw a black panther on my land probably going after a deer. now this myth has many permutations, the oddest being that the story of a black panther siting (actually photographed) originally occurred in western n.y. and has migrated east. so the hunting community here has embraced it. this story is a repeat from one from about 30 years ago, the photo that time was in the newspaper and i saw it. i will only say that there is no clear documentation. but what a myth!
i am weaving a little shifu today, natural lokta, rust dyed lokta on cotton, for a friend.
oh, and the pipe, it will wait till my daughter's car is fixed. alternators come before paper mill plumbing. priorities.