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Why I Didn’t Call the Man

And you know that you’re over the hill When your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill “Old Folks Boogie” by Little Feet * * * * * Later this week, I’ll turn 55 years old. I tell people that there is no positive spin on turning 50. When I turned 30, that was cool; even turning 40 was OK. When you turn 50, you begin to feel older (not really old, but definately older). And then there is the realization that I am now half way through my 50’s. Dang! One thing that I find myself desiring at this age is to let someone else do the tough projects around our house. My wife has said several times that “we have let our house go.” There are a number of home improvement projects which need to be completed, most of which are man’s work. When she says we have let our house go, what she really means is I have let our house go. She is right in some respects. I have …

Something Odd Has Happened

For the past few weeks, I have almost lost all interest in woodworking – almost. I realized after focusing a lot of attention on my new job, I need to snap out of this situation. I am getting plenty of satisfaction from my new job. There has been a mountain of work to do, but I am really liking the work. I am enjoying the job so much, that woodworking has slowed to a snail’s pace. But, you can see in the photo above I have several of the components for the sides of the bookcase completed. So I have the legs formed and am working on the sides. I’ll have a more detailed update next weekend.

Currently, I am Unemployed

My woodworking project has taken a back seat to some pretty significant events for our family. I mentioned in my last blog post that a major family wedding was about to take place. Now that the wedding has come and gone, I think the word “major” is not the best word to describe the wedding. Better: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I have been to some big weddings in my time here on Earth. This one ranks as the best. My wife, daughter and I had to fly to Baltimore, Maryland, rent a car and drive to Kent Island, Maryland which is just across Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis. We arrived a day early to do some sight-seeing. The wedding was held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Click the link and let the image slider do its thing. It was a great venue for a wedding; food and beverages were non-stop and I even danced some. And… When we returned home, only a few days passed before I decided to quit my job of 16 years …