September 20th, 2012

speed limit

Busy weekend

I'm leaving in a bit to wander over to Wilderstead, then on to Ohio. I have a wedding rehearsal to attend on the far side of Milford. Then it's back to the holler for the night.

Friday, I'll dig some more. Also, I need to get in some more block to start the second retaining wall. Deanne arrives at the cabin late in the evening.

Saturday, we attend the wedding, then return to E-ville. Sunday's comin', with all that entails.

Meanwhile, there is a very nice pump organ over in Columbus I was going to go look at, but I think I'll punt until Sunday evening or Monday morning on that. Just can't squeeze everything in and stay sane.

Congratulations to Zach R. and Rachel S., the happy couple. One cast-iron mandolin is on its way to you!

A hymn for campaign season

O God of earth and altar,
bow down and hear our cry,
our earthly rulers falter,
our people drift and die;
the walls of gold entomb us,
the swords of scorn divide,
take not thy thunder from us,
but take away our pride.

From all that terror teaches,
from lies of tongue and pen,
from all the easy speeches
that comfort cruel men,
from sale and profanation
of honor, and the sword,
from sleep and from damnation,
deliver us, good Lord!

Tie in a living tether
the prince and priest and thrall,
bind all our lives together,
smite us and save us all;
in ire and exultation
aflame with faith, and free,
lift up a living nation,
a single sword to thee.
-- G.K. Chesterton