Here I am cutting boards in the shop at camp. We are renovating our dorm and I've been helping cut the pieces for the new bunk beds. I enjoy this kind of work so am glad I can help.
Today I was thinking about the Amish -- started with a conversation last night over dinner. They would do by hand the hundreds of boards I've cut the past two weekends on the radial arm saw. Their ability to maintain a simple life in today's world amazes me. They accomplish a lot with little more than human energy. Think about a barn raising!
-- I'm thankful for electricity.