After taking my small car one day and drive the whole coast of oregon, I found some Myrtle burl and logs that I guy was willing to sell. So the next day I took my truck and trailer. Myrlte is getting harder and harder to get because there isn’t much loging going on. So the price is high. Most if the logs that are out there have been setting in mills that dont want to get ride of them. All of my logs are sold on the trainer however I have 3000 lbs of Myrtle burl that I will be cutti...
Yesterday was one of those days that just got away from me. I was busy all day and I did accomplish a great deal, but before I knew it, it was over and time to turn in. I was able to finish doing the pattern packets, which was a major thing. I still need to do a final proof reading on them because there were just so many interruptions that it was a little difficult for me to concentrate. I need to be absolutely sure that they are OK before I send them ahead to the wholesaler for distrib...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #436: Glimmers of Hope - Even in This Economy
It is very gratifying when you work hard for something and you begin to see some return on the investment of time and effort that you put in. Waiting takes a lot of patience, and I honestly believe that the reason that many people are unable to be successful in their own businesses is that they either don’t want to wait for things to happen, or they can’t afford to because of other circumstances. Having a successful home business has the illusion of producing maximum returns w...
My goodness yesterday was a busy and productive day! (By the way – it feels really good to be able to start an entry like that!) I was really able to stay focused and I accomplished a LOT of things and got some loose ends tied up in the process. It always seems to go that way, doesn’t it? You accomplish one thing and it dominoes into getting several other things done. First of all, I really, REALLY cleaned out my mailbox. This has been something that was bothering me quite ...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #434: If the Bird Gets Up Early Enough, Does It Catch Two (or even Three) Worms?
I woke up early today and was debating whether or not to try to get back to sleep. It would have been easy to do so, but there were too many things on my mind and after a couple of minutes of trying to feel sleepy again, I just gave up and got my day started. I really don’t mind though, as I could use the extra couple of hours to get a handle on things for the day. I still have emails to catch up on from the weekend. The combination of slacking off and going to a couple of dinners ...
I want to begin today by thanking everyone for the kind and thoughtful wishes that were sent to me yesterday on my birthday. I was (and still am) greatly overwhelmed by the many people here who I consider my friends. I usually don’t think much about my birthday if I can help it. After all, it is just part of life. We have all had ‘birthdays’ or we wouldn’t be here. Usually the day comes and goes for me without a whole lot of thought. For the past several years I ...
I am happy to announce that I was actually able to leave things behind yesterday and take a break from things. Even as I write that, I find it odd that I am rather proud of the fact that I didn’t accomplish something work-related yesterday. Like most people, we are creatures of habits and sometimes good habits are as difficult to deviate from as bad habits. In the past couple of years, I have really programmed myself to think that taking time off of work (or slacking as some may ca...
I had a good and productive day yesterday. I feel as if I accomplished a great deal. I have been working on a small job for my friend Bernie and I was able to complete it, as well as tie up several loose ends. I also did a little bit of cutting for my partner. I had mentioned last week that his aunt was here in town and she picked through many of the prototypes that we have of our projects here and choose some nice things for herself and did some early Christmas shopping. One thing she...
Good evening, LJ’s I apologize for not posting recently due to going on the sabbatical with woodworking . After posting my fish board project I went to the Heartville flea market expecting to do good taking two Adirondack chairs, a swing, and a few fish boards. Going on two hours of sleep, no help, and my friend having car trouble so she couldn’t come and help out :( So how did I do? It sucked plain and simple weather was rainy/sunny and holding back the crowd in the morning. t...
Well, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but I am fairly sure that it isn’t over yet. I do find that in situations such as this, the best thing for me to do is to do my homework and not do anything in haste. I think that gathering as much information as possible and making an intelligent decision is the best way to go. That is the plan anyway. As soon as they were opened yesterday I placed a call to the bank. They did have a phone number listed on the notice and i...
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