' Mother Nature Comes A-Callin! '
I don’t know about you BUT I never seem to have enuff room for cars, parts and tools! As a result it’s NOT unusual to see more than 1 project car in the driveway, 2 in the garage as well as 1 in a portable garage behind the house. Good thing I don’t have many neighbours, right?
Every year I promise myself I’m going to be better organized. I determine that I need to get started earlier. After all, this is Canada, eh? My Mom used to say ” Life is what happens, when you had other plans! ” Ya know, she was right. One year my plans got delayed due to surgery, another year due to health problems and this past year due to an unexpected need to relocate my shop. Yep, that’s definitely the real world!
I envy those folks who just close up their shops and head to a warmer climate for the winter. Did you ever notice that: ’ The colder the steel gets; the stiffer the fingers become ’ ? In addition, I have this frustrating problem…..I can get down on the floor to work without any problem. The problem is….without something to grab onto…getting back up to my feet is a monstrous task! In an unheated shop…..Forget it!
I keep promising my wife that I’ll get rid of some cars. This past year I did…........ 4 actually! OMG…that leaves some room to consider something NEW…..she’ll kill me! BUT you know, thinking about a new project and getting excited is what keeps me going. Without it, I think I’d just vegetate!
GOOD NEWS! In spite of…. or because of getting my new pacemaker ( # 2 after having the 1st one for 10 years ); in spite of having to relocate my shop….......Surprise! Surprise! This year everything got stuffed away.
Last year Mother Nature dropped 3’ of snow in 1 night on us and that was a disaster! This year I can honestly say ” Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! ” I’ll just sit by the fire and wait for Spring to arrive. I’ll put the sign on the door – ‘Gone ‘til Spring! ‘
Let’s just hope it’s April or May this year, eh?