As much as our two cats annoy me at times, I have realized that I am becoming somewhat like them. How’s that you might be thinking? Here’s the typical situation: one of the cats is in my home office on the futon when I come in. If I shut the door, he wants out. If I come in and shut the door when he is not in here, he wants in. If one of the cats is inside the office, and the other cat is outside of the office, the out of office cat wants in. So if I let him in to join the other and close the door, then they both want out! (insert Yosemite Sam cursing here)
Here’s my version; when I was working on the bed, I was longing to work on the lathe. I would see that pile of logs the needed to be worked, and all I could think about was breaking out the chainsaw and making shavings on the lathe. Now that I am nearing the bottom of my pile, I am chomping at the bit to start working on a furniture project. Now the irony of this desire is that I don’t have enough wood in my lumber rack to make anything, and I don’t have enough cash to buy stock for the “I don’t know what I want to make” project! Oy gevalt!
Here’s the funny part, they say people look like their dogs, and this is somewhat true for me. My muzzle has turned grey and I am growing hair all over my head. So I look like an old dog and act like a cat!
So why is our Hero in this cash predicament?
I don’t know if this happens to you, but this happens to me ALL THE TIME! When I am working at a show, I constantly have people telling me they are going to contact me, buy things from me, give me things, interested in working for us… and the list goes on and on. And you know what? They never do. Meanwhile, yours truly, buys new tools blissfully believing that these folks are going to come through. I’m a man of my word, I do what I say, and I say what I do. Why haven’t I learned that maybe only five percent of people’s promises come through? Do you have the same problem?
Here’s some other posts you may enjoy!
The Longest Dark Night – Kate Shrewsday
Predictions – Me! Me! Me me me!
Mama Get Your Gun Redux – Andra Watkins
Frank Lloyd Wright and Fay Jones – The Lost Art Press