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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 04-04-2010 04:52 AM 789 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This week has been a blessing to me both emotionally and financially:) I’m trying to stay as humble as I can as I try to tell you about this week but WOW!!! WHAT A WEEK!!!!!
Monday started out as usual, this week finally saw the clear coating of my Adirondack chairs, and the matching footstool. I was off good Friday and saw the first profits from my chairs via one of my co-workers.
Now I know this may not seem like much to you, but let me tell my story about how I got here.
Two years ago I was in school to learn furniture and cabinetmaking to supplement my business venture trying to figure out what to build, when one of my other co- workers suggested outdoor furniture as a venture well on thing led to another and to do so I figured out I needed more space and started a year and a half ago building my shed with the hopes of having my first chair by July, WELL I WAS DEAD WRONG :( Friends who promised to help either vanished into thin air or told me I was crazy, making a mistake and they were not going to be part of it. October saw me finally getting the electric out to my shed that took me to the middle of July to finish Just the carpenter work!! Winter sat in and I figured it would be a good time to start building my arsenal of tools and jigs for these chairs. Still came the problem of getting lumber When a good friend from work said he would help me get the lumber To say I was pleased was a understatement. Finally got the lumber and the screws, didn’t know how my jigs would work out well turned out the assembly jig worked great and the others WELL?? they destroyed two chairs worth of materials before I realized they were a time & material killer, After clear coating the two chairs I was still a little depressed :( losing friends along the way, hard work with no reward in sight, and not reaping any of the seeds that I began to sow. Well Friday my attitude changed for the most part after I loaded my chairs and they went onto their new home I looked at what I was paid and realized all that I been through somethings I just can’t tell others I have, the road has been long and rough , but I think I can make it after all my good days are Starting to outweigh my bad ones thank you Lord I won’t complain. Now I know what it takes and While I know I still have a long road to go I have gained an attitude of gratitude for my labors, being a business owner,and a woodworker.
I hope you enjoyed my latest blog

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com



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#1 posted 04-04-2010 02:43 PM

Well way to go it’s great when hard work pays off

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