We seem to have moved into the busy season, as the weather has moved into real spring weather for the northern states. Trees are budding and blooming and people's thoughts must be turning to camping and being outdoors, finally! We have been on the move from our Florida location, up to Savannah for a 3 day stay, settled in Raleigh for a couple days and then on to Gettysburg, PA for about 9 days.
We are working to get a new revised sign holder to offer our customers that will be more sturdy and American made, for the Christmas season. So far we haven't found anyone willing to make it for us, but it's a never ending search. We will keep on keeping on until the task is accomplished.
One of the last tasks we accomplished for signs was a visit to IKEA the day before we left to purchase a wire basket system you might use in a laundry room or closet, to keep Gary's supplies, that he can bolt under his current work bench. It's about 4-6" too tall, so it will have to be reworked in order to fit, but that should be no problem for a mechanical genius like him.
Just making the time to be organized is a challenge, and having to look for everything for longer than it needs to be causes there to be less time to organize. After our visit to IKEA they told us on the Today Show that couples who visit IKEA together are very likely to come out of the building arguing. I'm happy to say that didn't happen to us!
This time of year we always have a few new design requests and our most recent was a heron oval that we hadn't done before. It's posted at:
I'm sure there will be more to follow. Our customers are always presenting us with new challenges.
In a few days we'll be back among the familiar, back in Ohio and making the transition from trailer workshop to sticks n brick workshop. I'm looking forward to the change, but there will always be another change down the road. It takes me about 3 months to get the itch again and onward we go!