Hey, I may be new here but I’ve been around a long time. I’ve been doing wood working for about 39 years. I build furniture, boats, birdhouses, tables, and anything else that catches my fancy. Love working with wood. My wife is always wanting me to “fix” her “antiques” that she buys. I also make knives, do woodcarving and paint and draw. Good thing I’m retired right?
Yes it is. My shop provides me a way to stay out of LOML’s hair, we both need a little space at times. That said, when I retired several of my colleagues said they didn’t want to retire because “I wouldn’t have anything to do” (!). For me, I don’t know how I had time to work…….
"I long for the day when coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be" Merle Haggartd
Thanks for the replies. Thorreain, I am a partially disabled vet myself. I used to fly fish years ago with a Bamboo Fly rod that belonged to my grandfather. I also have 6 grandchildren who range in ages from 13 to 3 weeks.
Tony, you are correct. I remember working 8 -3:05, believe me, retirement is better.
Fred, I know what you mean. I can go to my workshop and stay out of my wife’s hair. And like you, I don’t know how I had time for working.
Mike, I understand. The days seem too short don’t they?
Smitty, thank you. I am blessed by having a few tools, a decent workshop and a family that uses the things I make.