I haz rattan!
Not enough, mind you, but I've built one sword (as soon as I get a basket hilt to put on it). I bought a 9 foot shaft (Thank you, Sir Godwin), but after I gave one blank to my oldest son, and one to his best friend, I'm left with one 37 inch blank for myself. Guess I need to buy more! :-)
I continue in my conditioning -- I was at Stargate fighter practice Sunday. Two and a half hours in the Houston heat (even if I couldn't fight). And I'm up to two laps of the neighborhood with HeavyHands.
I had hoped to pick up some armor this weekend (and may yet), but I'm having to drop $1,300 on the family car to replace the A/C compressor, dryer and hoses. Oof! (But having reliable A/C again will be a good thing).
But, hey -- I still have my job and my health, so who's to complain?