Yep, I've been carving pretty much every day. The jewelry making has taken a back seat for now. I'm selling just enough of it to keep on, and I'm spending most of that money on new chisels and the seldom exotic wood block. Luckily my dad had gotten a bunch of scrap wood when he was at the sawmill a while back. I have an abundance of free wood, I mean there are trees everywhere, but the good wood is worth the wear (and my time) on my equipment, plus it looks much better and brings a higher price.
I'm looking into getting a portable building/shed for a workshop so I can do this indoors (oh hell yes it will have an ac unit) along with my lapidary work, and if there's enough room, my darkroom equipment may fit(I'd just have to do film print work at night or find a way to block the light out).
The mosquitoes LOVE my blood. Seriously, I can bathe in mosquito spray and they'll find a spot. No area is off limits. I get bit on my ears, forehead neck, checks, fingers, and even my 'crack' when I don't put spray back there too. Everywhere. Anywhere.