Day 355 – Thankful for Working Alone (Almost) in My Workshop

As I’ve been working on insulating my workshop there’s been a lot of help and it’s been great.  Usually Becky of Dominic are up there helping me out, providing an extra set of hands, or working on a detailed project.  I’m super thankful for their help, it makes life a lot easier.

Today was a little different.  Everyone else was busy, so outside of about 15 minutes of perfectly timed help from Dominic, I was pretty much on my own.  Normally when I work alone I fire up some music, but today I worked the majority of the time in the quiet…  At least it was almost quiet…  There were a handful of times I caught myself talking with Dad as I was working.

It was funny, there were a couple of times that I made a comment to him as I was working when I either did something right or made a mistake.  When I had a question on how to do something I asked.  There was something that felt right about all of it, it was the way I would have been talking with him if was still around – in person, over the phone, or at least via text.

As I kept working I would occasionally hear hime give me advice, answers, or a hard time.  It would be in terms of advice on whether or not I had to make something perfect or not.  Once it was “dude, it’s a workshop…  It’s not supposed to be perfect.”  Shortly after it was followed up with a “really screwed the pooch on that one Bud, didn’t you?” on a spot that I rushed and did a shoddy job on.  After chuckling aloud I spent 15+ minutes fixing my mistake.  There were times when I asked him what he would have suggested, and sure enough, after a minute or two the right answer popped into my head.  It was pretty awesome.

There was one moment in particular that I felt closer to him than I have in a while.  As my head was imagining him telling me “good job dude” I swear I heard his voice in my head… “No, I would’ve said ‘Good job stud’ after you did great work like that.”  I paused, smiled, laughed, and went back to work.

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The first wall is fully insulated, progress was made today.  That said, I’m most thankful to have had time working alone in my workshop today…  almost alone anyways…

Thanks!!!

 

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