I dont usually do these introductions... But, for some strange reason you all are gonna get one. Usually I just jump right in.
Found the sight after being at a boat forum, after being at a fishing forum where I saw a wood boat. after being at a couple few motorsycle forums..
Anyway, I been around wood along time. Started in high school with a construction trades class and have never left. Oh, I've taken other jobs while const. work was scarce. like working in an Auto body shop banging metal, painting hotrods, streching/welding cars back together and such things. I've run a septic truck, driven a zamboni, was a service mechanic for farms and ranches, facilities manager for a creamery, In bettween building and learning all trades in commercial/residential construction. now I work for a very large Property manager, managing a very large Technology Companys, 9 Field Sales Offices in the Nor Cal region....
A Hands on Facilities manager if you will. driving 45-50,000 miles a year. putting my const/handyman knowlege to work. at leats that what they call it.
My wife and I live in Petaluma, Ca. renting an apartment that I built in a breezeway bettween the master bedroom and garage. After I remodeled the Main house kitchen for the landlords.
Living this close to them sometimes sucks. You get ambushed in the driveway to come look at something they need done, or a question they need advice on. the slaming of their back door that rattles the pictures on our walls. and the water temp change when taking a shower.
My stepdaughter lives in N.C. with her husband ( married a year now) and my son is with us every other weekend and some summer vacations and holidays.
I get use of "the shop",... well at least a small corner of it to work on things and projects. But I try and keep out of the way. They have a 34' motorhome and tractors parked in there too.
I've reworked my tool boxes since...
And when they are on the road, I make full use of the shop.
We had a TruckCamper and boat. Sold them to buy a house this year out in the valley.
Our plan is to be here another 10 years. And then move out east to be closer to the Keri.
We've been looking for months and have made a few offers... nothing biting yet.
Speaking of biting... I have a passion for fishing... the wife calls it an obsession..
It's just great way to shutdown for awhile.
I'll fish for anything, Sturgeon, Stripers, LG Bass, trout.. you name it.
Although they dont like it as much as me. They will come out sometimes.
Hoping with the move to a new house I'll have enough room of a full fledged shop. Atleast half a garage to tinker around in. Maybe enough room to build that boat I'm thinking about...
Not our dog...