back on the island

The lovely bride and I left for the mainland yesterday to attend a conference in Augusta. The conference was focused on community economic development and historical preservation, and definitely had some good information put forth.

When I got back to the island today, I visited the post office box and found a package waiting. The Syroco Indian mentioned the other day arrived, and he is pretty fabulous. There is some finish loss on his back, and on his base, but overall pretty darn nice.

And, of course there was a great Curley patent that ended today on eBay. And, as has become tradition, I was the underbidder. Yes, Fotodeal struck again, and another American patent is heading to Romania.

Back to the Syroco Indian. This guy is a double for me, so if any of you corkscrew collectors out there are interested in trading for him, let me know.