I know… I haven’t been blogging much as of late, but I am involved in a few construction projects, and corkscrewing around has been on the back burner.
We are in process of expanding the wine shop. Not a huge expansion…but it involves tearing out a bathroom, removing a closet, moving the electrical box, moving the water heater, removing multiple pipes from said bathroom and water heater, tearing down a wall, removing a ceiling fan, tearing down another wall, repairing various sheetrock from said wall removal, tearing out a tile floor and replacing that with reclaimed wood flooring, trimming out the new area, and a little paint. Oh, and moving the wine shelving, moving the shop counter, building new shelving, and adjusting the layout of the shop after that.
And, we are continuing the renovation of the mainland house. Last week, we sheetrocked the guest room, and this morning we are hopping on the boat, and it will be a day taping and mudding.
Then we are back on the island on Monday with a team of the plumbers, electricians, and myself to bang out the rest to the wine shop job. Hopefully by the end of next week, we will be back in business.
Well, technically, we are continuing business, as this is all being done while the shop is open.
Still, there is corkscrew news. It looks like Tommy has scored a bit at the JFO; wire frame corkscrew, a pile of Cloughs, very shiny Walker bar screw, a few flashes, and 6,304,307 Hall’s Red Devil Skull corkscrews, and more…
Okay, the 6,304,307 is a bit of an exaggeration, but he did get a bunch of them.
The JFO is always a good time, and there are always corkscrews amongst the myriad of beer openers. Hopefully, I will be there next year!
As for other corkscrew news, the first round of collector corkscrews auction ends today starting at 1 pm. There have been lots of bids thus far, but surely there are bids to come.
You can check out the auction here!
News of the auction to follow, and if any corkscrews turn up on our mainland adventure (or inside the walls of the wine shop), I will report back here.