First things first. I cleaned my pine scrap bin out this weekend. Should finish up with 10 more “cart-o-blocks” this week. Now to find ten children to give them to.
I’ve been wondering if I’m the only one around, or are there more like me? On Friday and Saturday, I had the urge to go to the shop for no apparent reason. I didn’t have any particular purpose in mind, just wanted to sit and be with “my stuff,” kinda like being around family.
The shop is a double garage, so I mostly just sit and look out into the back yard, then back to the tools. An occasional bird stops in the grass to find a quick snack. Hmmm, the yard looks good freshly cut.
There’s something peaceful about being in the shop, even when it’s blistering hot. I sit in front of the fan and eat those flavored “ice-pops.” Every few minutes, I’ll spot something that takes about 10 seconds to do – pick up a scrap on the floor, put the hammer back in its’ place. But mostly, just sit and think of nothing at all. In understand that men have an easy time doing this – thinking of nothing.
Even before going to work during the week, I have to visit the shop, if only for a minute or two.
Is it strange or is it normal for guys to do this?
-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.