You deserve an update.
You may recall that two of my neighbours had projects and so did (do) I. R had a dock to build and he did a fine job. Fantastic, actually. You could tie up the Queen of Alberni to it and it would be secure. My other neighbor, J, built a ‘tiny’ houseboat. It is magnificent, cute as a bug’s ear and the delight of his grandchildren. (Mind you, they are not here all the time and he does seem to spend a great deal of time there…just sayin.)
So, two guys, all by themselves, dreamed up projects and, within the last year, knocked them off and are now looking for the next challenge to which they will direct their energies. And these guys are closing fast on 70!
That’s right, 70! And their work output is greater than mine has ever been even including my heyday (so far back I can’t remember if it was my 30’s or 40’s). These guys are truly an inspiration (for those so inclined to be inspired by that kind of thing) – though, not me. I admire them both no-end but I am not inspired. Expired, maybe. Just looking at them go at it exhausts me. I get inspired alright…to nap!
But, geez, I also sit and have tea. They don’t. I quit if I start to work up a sweat. They don’t. That’s when they get into their rhythm. They are like horses. Not happy unless they are running. I’m more like Jabba the Hutt, most happy when inclining.
Still, despite my tendency to lie down on the job, we got the workshop done. Sal and me. I have spent the last few days moving all my tools and fasteners from various places around the site to their new and proper space-on-a-shelf in a pretty, new workshop-cum-studio. It is a bit fancy for a workshop but my construction skills are not good enough to call it a studio so maybe we’ll call it the workio or the stud-hop. Sally suggested The Worst.
She has a way with words, that girl.
The Worst is 12 x 16 and too small in which to build much of anything but that is no problem. I prefer to work outside anyway. Have to, really, I make so much mess. The best part of the Worst ‘concept’ is that the deck attached to it is generous and absolutely perfect for putting crap together or – someday – getting creative in some silly kind of way. Maybe. We’ll see.
So that is the update. All three projects are done. All three guys are looking forward to the next thing. For me, that’s a nap. For them…well, it could be anything. I can hardly wait to see what lunacy they come up with next. I’ve asked Sal to wake me……..