[Northkeep] From Gassion
gassion_de_beaumarchais at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 28 19:43:08 PST 2011
Sorry for being away so long. Many things have put a damper on our SCA attendance. The biggest being a few bulging disks in my neck that have caused nerve damage and muscle loss on my right arm and chest. My doctor says this is a typical injury for my age and career path. I'm likely to have C3 to C7 fused to correct the problem. This will likely result in me not fighting Armoured Combat anymore. I hope to be able to continue C&T and Rapier, with a lighter helm.
In the meantime, I've been brewing quite a bit. I'm in the process of upgrading to a 10 gal, three tiered, all-grain, gravity fed, plate chilled, brew system. In fact, I drew up plans for a brew station based on a nesting table design this evening. I'll christen it with a Pecan Porter. By next year, I'll have a stainless conical fermentor to complete the set.
If everything lines up right, we will attend WinterKingdom. I wish i had some beer to bring, but it didn't make it though the Halloween party. Events after the new year will depend on how soon I can have surgery done and the recovery period.
Life is what it is and I'm sure it is harsher on people other than us. All in all, we are doing good and hope all of you are as well. As always, if there is a way we can help out from our "Northern" outpost, please let us know.
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