i responded to all who posted in my last post. it was long and took most of my "blog-time"
anyway, my hand is getting better. i'm still not splitting wood yet though.
it is really cold here. the house is at sauna temperatures. the kids are stripped down playing thomas the tank engine. the island of sodor is grown to massive proportions (inside joke for those privy to thomas and friends).
the o'melay butcher shop is now open for business so i must get to work.