Back in Big Sky Country!
I have been home about three weeks now and I have been quite busy settling back in. I am so happy to be back with my wife, Rita, and my two dogs.
The geography here is so good to see again. Here is the view out my backyard towards the Yellowstone River.
The first thing I had to do was unpack and start settling back into my life at home and in my shop. I have been working for most of the last 4 1/2 years just north of Columbus, OH on some great projects. But I am determined to stay home now and ship or deliver any future projects.
Next I had to start making contacts all over town to let the people of Billings know that I am back and offering my services in my own home town. I have made more contacts than ever before. I know that there will be a delay before calls start coming in so I had to do this immediately.
I have been looking at a few remodel jobs and working on some bids, but I realized that I need to increase efficiency in my shop before I get too much going.
I ran some more circuits and started closing the walls up with sheetrock. I am very excited to see the shop getting brighter already. It will make it easier to heat with the walls properly closed up too.
Things are a bit cramped since I had to pull everything away from the wall to work. I will do this section and even paint it. Then I can move everything back and pull the stuff away from the wall and execute the next section. I will add more circuits and close the walls up with sheetrock and paint. I can’t wait!
I really haven’t had much time to get online and share with the great LJ brothers or to check out the projects and read the blogs.
I just realized that I have not even added my closet into the projects section yet. I blogged it so heavily but I need to add it to the brag board.
Gotta get back out and add another coat of mud. I am so happy to be back in my own shop!
Peace, Love, and Woodworking
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com