Wherein I bare my soul

So I know I haven't posted in quite a while. This is a record, being almost four weeks. The truth is that I haven't been doing much of anything. Well, I did clean my house for a visit with relatives, and I built a second version of a book scanner:

The platen is attached to that big PVC pipe as an axle. I can then add a long rod to raise and lower the platen. This one is more compact than my first one, and also attracts cats.

And for the Rodulator project, when last we left it, I had a CNC file that I was going to test on my CNC machine. And here is the baring of the soul: I'm afraid!

The reason is, I spent a lot of time, money and effort on the CNC machine, and if it fails then either I will have more time, money, and effort ahead (i.e. it's a black hole) or it will never work (i.e. it is and always was a waste). So, in a stunning display of perverse logic, I procrastinate and delay and do nothing so that I will not fail! So I remain in this limbo between success and failure.

One of these days I'm going to get over it, slap a piece of wood into the CNC, and run the program, damn the consequences. But not now.

I completed Latin II, and will be starting Latin III on Monday, so that, at least, is progressing well. I'm hoping that by this time next year I will be somewhat locutional in Latin, and will be able to attend next year's Rusticatio, a week-long Latin immersion.

That's all for this week. Perhaps next week I will get back to regular reporting.