I’m jonesing…

It’s been a long few weeks…

This week, I’m at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale, working the media room at this big hurricane season kick-off event.

Last weekend, I was getting my stitches out only to head outside to do all of the yard work I missed while getting them in the first place.

And, that’s just what I did the weekend before…

Basically, what I am getting at is that I miss my shop.


I know, May is always a crazy month in my line of work.  Hurricane season begins on June 1, so we’re busy getting the word out about disaster preparedness.  We also had a number of changes in forecasting that have come from the National Hurricane Center that will need to communicate to our residents.

The hurricane speaking circuit is as busy as ever.

Oh, and everyone’s asking about that little oil slick building in the Gulf of Mexico and how it will affect the upcoming season.

Basically, what that means is I am forgetting what my shop looks like.

When last I saw it, I was in the middle of building a pair of small boxes for two nephews who graduate the first week of June. I meant to have them done… yes, I did.  That’s why I left myself PLENTY of time to finish the job.  I remember veneering a panel with some sweet looking elm burl and cutting the sides out of some sapele… I have have even cut the sides to size.  Honestly.

This is driving me nuts.  Some nights, I wake up in a cold sweat wondering if my tools will still be there, and how rusty they will be when I do.

I’ll wonder if I will be able to remember what measurements I was working off.  Since these boxes were plans I was making up on the fly, I’m not sure I will be able to pick up where I was.

There is one cure for this affliction of mine…

I just need time in the shop!

One thought on “I’m jonesing…”

  1. Glad to hear the stitches are out Tom.
    You’ll be back in shop action before you know it.
    I retired recently and have the delightful task of moving my whole shop from Just out side Chicago to Kissimmee.
    Half my stuff is in each location and I keep saying “where the heck did I get all this stuff?”
    Thanks for spreading the word on Hurricane season.
    It helps people to get prepared.
    (So, if a big storm is looking, do you tie Iggy to the workbench & tell him to hold on?)

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