Ah, Spring Break. What a glorious thing you are.
Normally I run far, far away for the entire break. I did flee the state for a few days to visit the aforementioned Rainbow Jesus with Fara. But we returned to Colorado on Monday and I had almost a week of unplanned days stretched out in front of me.
As you may suspect, the “unplanned” part only lasted a few minutes.
Happily, as a fellow teacher, Lisa was also freed from most responsibilities that week. We immediately made plans to play virtually every day. Top on the agenda: a craft.
Lisa offered to teach me how to solder. We picked up lunch from Tommy’s Subs, pulled out all of her supplies from her soldered past, and started melting metal.
Lisa’s tutoring came in handy when I tackled my next craft project for the week. My parents kindly brought me back a set of lamp covers from Morocco (since my own attempts at bargaining for such things were thwarted). I went to a few hardware stores looking for the necessary wiring to hang them but couldn’t find any that fit the lamps or that were long enough to run down the wall and across the floor. An employee at Home Depot suggested I make my own lamp wires. Done and done!
I bought plugs, 60′ of white lamp wire, and three sockets; then set out to find and purchase my own set of soldering equipment. Soon I was stripping wires and soldering them into place: