In the past couple of months, I’ve been asked to take on a few small projects. Sometimes as simple as gluing a chair back together, sometimes a little more involved.
Yesterday I received an amazing “Thank You” card from a lady who had come into my workshop with a small tricycle planter that was missing the planter portion. At the time I felt bad about charging her for repairing it, so I said whatever you have on hand is fine, and I would call her when it was finished. She explained that it was for an up coming family reunion.
Well I started the project, and as with everything we take on, one thing leads to another and before you knew it I had replaced all the wood on the little tricycle and applied a new coat of varnish.
Come to find out this family always has an auction at their reunions to help fund a “rainy day” fund for whenever and whoever needs it for health reasons. I thought is was a pretty good idea. The little project brought in $100 for the fund and put a smile on the little lady’s face.
She has Parkinson’s and she can no longer do the handicrafts that she once enjoyed, and that’s what brought her into my workshop. She ends her thank you note, ”Thanks so much, God blessed me when he sent me to you”
You can’t ask for any better payment! I feel the very same about this wonderful Lady, and I am writing her back this evening to let her know.
I’m sorry I didn’t snap a photo, but it didn’t stay in my workshop long enough for me to take one.