Those of you who know me can understand the funk I’ve been in for a while now. In the last year my wife was diagnosed with cancer, shortly after i lost my job, and just recently my wife has developed some other health issues that look like they will put her out of her profession to boot. I’ve spent the entire year trying to get steady work and there just isn’t any of it there to be had in my field. So i’ve taken all sorts of part time jobs here and there just to keep afloat. Needless to say I’ve had quite a bit of time to play in the shop but because of the funk i’ve been in I couldn’t get motivated. With both my hobbies “wood and glass” I have plenty of materials laying around and could have easily done some projects, again I just couldn’t get it together.
Finally a couple of weeks ago I took on a restore project for an old crib and it forced me out there. I finished it the day after thanksgiving and delivered it. This lady was a client of my wife’s and knew everything we have been going through. She bought us a turkey for our thanksgiving dinner and brought it over last week before the big day. Well thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday and I think that this gesture of good will is the reason for it. I’m so thankful for our friends and family this made me realize the funk I was in was selfish and I really need to look at the good that has happened during this hardship. I had a hard time believing it but there was a lot more then i’ve let myself pay attention too.
Anyway I guess what i’m trying to say is, I think I’m on my way out of the funk I’ve been in, and I would like to thank all my friends and family for helping us out along the way. Now i’m going to go play in my shop and glass studio and get to making stuff..
Happy holidays to all Doug
-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug