I’m a morning person.
Mornings are my favorite time to write.
It dawned on me this morning as I was sauteing onions after my walk that I am living the dream….
Part time writer, part time wood worker…
I am a blessed man.
I have over 500 blog posts, 2 magazine articles, and 2 self published books in print, and yet there is still a nay-saying voice in my head that mocks me on occasion for wanting to write.
I decided last year I would set aside the first three months of this year to write and build harvest tables. The wood I use comes from old barns that are being torn down.
The book is a combination local history and personal journal.
After spending anywhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours writing, I take a brisk walk. The goal is to get some cardio exercise in without overdoing it. Currently I am walking one mile, the last 1/2 of my route is up hill, regardless of what’s going on with the weather. There were a few days the last two weeks when it was downright brutal. (windchill was pushing -20)
After writing, walking, and making a hearty breakfast, I will either head to the wood shop or do end of year paperwork for the construction business.
Today, I have an appointment with another wood worker to get a quote on some 5 inch turned table legs.
I got an order yesterday for a harvest table that will look like this when it is finished:
Harvest table with antique finish.
On a related note….
I’m already completely booked for the 2015 building season (which is a first). We do everything from new additions, concrete work, roofing, siding, replacement windows, etc.
If you know anyone who is looking for a job, here is what I am looking for in a new employee:
Prefer someone with no experience. (Yes you read that right) 🙂
Must be able to read tape measure, have own transportation, not afraid to climb. Will on occasion need to lift a bundle of shingles (they weigh right @ 80 pounds). And most importantly…. great attitude and teachable.
If I am going to spend 8 hours of my day with someone, the last thing I want is a negative energy sucker.
Spring is right around the corner.
I need to start thinking about pruning our apple trees.
There are only about 100 of them to do…
Want to help? 🙂
PS. My favorite all time book on learning how to write is: If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland. Here’s a link: http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Want-Write-Independence/dp/9650060286