What a weekend...
Nearing completion on a cat-bowl resonator concert-scale ukulele. I'm not a huge fan of non-neck-through builds. They try my patience and I'm leery of the neck joints. This one should be fine - it's a uke after all. But still! Using one of those Ashton boxes with the label that wraps almost all the way around. Put the bowl on the bottom covering the part that isn't covered by the label. Looks neat. Neck is cut and shaped, box is almost ready, neck support is glued in. Just have to join the neck and make a bridge and she's out the door.
The down is I had to have my cat, Mean Mr. Mustard (Muzz), put to sleep. He was only 2 years only but had suffered two embolisms that caused seizures and left him unable to get around. He was one of those singular pets you run across once in a while that is different than the others. He always greeted me in the morning and wouldn't let me get on with my morning routine until he got his lovins first. Gonna miss him a hell of a lot. Today was super tough to get out the door knowing he wasn't there... But I was there for him and held him as we sent him onward.
I found an amazing portrait tattoo artist in the area and I'm going to get Muzz affixed to my body as permanently as he is in my mind.