|Project by AlanJ44||posted 03-12-2017 03:42 AM||526 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I’d always told my wife my tool purchases were really an investment in case I became disabled.
So little over a year ago via LJ found a deal on a Eureka package with the intent to make some pieces for my deck and maybe family members. Fast forward to this January, I’m laid off from a national telecom company and with no job offers coming close to that salary I find I had a major life decision to make.
With a medical history of Crohn’s and now kidney failure resulting in dialysis and the urging of family and medical support I went the disability route. Appears some lawmaker had kidney failure, either himself or a family member because my approval “at the dismay of the television lawyer advertisers” came in less than six weeks! So with that check and and my legal $1170 a month I’m close to where I need to be.
Looks like my little fib to the wife has now worked into something real as I have the next four chairs sold and interest in several more. Living in Hoover, yes that Hoover you high school football fans, I’m in the middle of and near several upper bracket suburbs where I can feature a high quality hand crafted product.
This is from Eastern red cedar planned to a pass just greater than an inch thick makes a finished product with some heft. Found a family run sawmill on Craigslist in Greene County with some really usable boards at less than $2 a foot. Used my “fishing” truck a chevy 2500 with 8 foot bed to transport. I mention that, as my favorite past time is watching SUV and car owner loading their purchases at the big box stores! I enjoy loading 8 foot stuff, slamming the tailgate and driving off without nary a rope or web clamp needed!
Thanks for looking and feedback welcomed, I’m 58 and been married for 38 years, one time not cumulative, so my feelings are hardened.
-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!