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After a day of wondering and anticipation, we were fortunate to not be highly affected by the hurricane. We did get some rain, and it was quite windy throughout the night, but overall we did fine. We never lost power and this morning the sun is shining in a cloudless sky and even though it is a bit breezy, it finally cooled down to a comfortable level. Yesterday was quite sticky and warm – something we are not well equip to deal with here in Nova Scotia. Few people have air condit...
I am going to make this a bit short today, because I am on a roll. Hopefully by tomorrow, I will have some pictures to post here. It feels great to be back in the production mode again. Even though it always seems like I am doing something, there is a nice difference to see actual results at the end of the day. We all know that there are different types of work and even though the unseen work is necessary, every once in a while it is good to see some actual results of a busy day. I s...
I must start by saying that yesterday was a very productive day. I actually made a great deal of progress in my drawings and I am happy with the results so far. As usual, I am not as far as I anticipated, but I think that I will deal with only thing at a time for now. The important thing is that the designs look nice and that people are able to cut them. I am working on a set of songbird ornaments that are really quite cool. I suppose that they could be used for Christmas, but they cou...
After what seems like a very long time, it is good to be back to doing some drawing again. It hasn’t been that I haven’t had ideas, but more because there just seems like so many other things get in the way. I look back on my own productivity and wonder if I should be more disciplined in what I am doing. Sometimes I think that is the answer, but then there are other times when I know that the other stuff that I do is necessary also to keep things running smoothly and everyone h...
Sometimes the unexpected things in life are the best. The other day we were taking our morning walk. It was one of the first times we walked in the wood behind us in a couple of months because it has been quite muddy and rainy here. However, on Tuesday the sun was bright and warm and it was really a nice hike. Like most days when we walk, we talk about our upcoming projects and deadlines. With all the directions that my partner and I are on, there always seems to be something due. It ...
Well what a great day yesterday turned out to be! I spent most of the day working on drawing up the pattern for the commission job that I am doing. It was one of those days where once I got rolling, I really enjoyed what I was doing and the day just seemed to fly by. Once I was clear on what was expected, doing the actual drawing was a pleasure and by dinner time I was able to send my client some sample drawings for his approval before I added the final touches. I was happy to receive ...
So I’ve decided to head back to school. It’s hard to believe that it was two kids ago since I last stepped foot into a class room. My major is Building Construction/Construction Management and I will be taking all the courses that make up the Cabinet Making Certificate as well since most of them fit into my electives. I had the privilege of attending the Furniture Making course at Salt Lake Community College for two days right before I dropped out for a few years. The course ju...
Doing commission work can have its issues. I don’t really mind doing it – in fact I like it, but I certainly wouldn’t want to have it as a main source of my income. Lately it seems that I have had several people ask me to do special orders for them. Since I am all over the place these days and not pressed hard under many deadlines, I made an offer on these jobs and took them on. I think it is a nice change of pace for me and good practice to do some things that I don...
I woke up this morning to the darkness of the crisp and cool air. Could it be that the heat of summer is already weaning? It seemed like just yesterday that I was preparing to travel to the show in New York and hoping that we wouldn’t encounter snow. I remember standing in the parking lot at the border check on my way into the United States and the sky was grey and large snowflakes were blowing through the air. I realize that I have experienced nearly two full seasons between when th...
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