Can You Smell It?

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks' Curtis Turner and the LN No. 51.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks’ Curtis Turner and the LN No. 51.

For the last couple days, there’s been an odd and slightly offputting scent lingering in the air wherever I go (and yes, I’ve showered). I’m pretty sure it’s the ripe smell of panic.

It just hit me that Woodworking in America is less than three weeks away (Sept. 12-14 in Winston-Salem, N.C.). In my brain, the conference is still months from now. In reality, it is fast upon us. I need to gather materials for my session and prepare for the others at which I’m speaking. Plus, it’s time for a last-minute check-ins with all our speakers to make sure we have a complete list of equipment needs.

I also need to change my WIA wardrobe…none of my usual fleece vest-T-shirt combo this year (lest an off-putting scent indeed be of my own making…). If only I had time to go shopping.

I heard from these two – Scott Meek and Chris Adkins – today; they'll be there!

I heard from these two – Scott Meek and Chris Adkins – today; they’ll be there!

I’m most excited about our new speakers this year…particularly those I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting (among them, Will Neptune and Drew Langser). I’ve scheduled myself off during a couple of their sessions, in the vain hope that I might actually get to sit in. We’ll see…and soon…far too soon.

Hope to see you there!

— Megan Fitzpatrick

p.s. Full conference and one-day passes are still available.

One thought on “Can You Smell It?

  1. hmerkle

    Megan – I can’t wait – I am looking so forward to WIA and participating – We (NCWW) just had a prep meeting last night and (like you) realized all the things that have to happen in a VERY short time!

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