We were delivering a huge TV cabinet that was standing up in the back of my pickup truck. Everything was well tied down but the cabinet was tall and heavy so the center of gravity made the truck not so easy to handle.
How often have we been in the position of having to do something, knowing that there is a tool or a piece of equipment that could get it done easily, quickly and efficiently? Personally, I have been in this position many times.
The devastating fires that recently raged through the Santa Rosa (Calif.) area destroyed many homes and businesses. The Oakland Hills’ fire consumed over 1,500 homes, and the Inverness/Point Reys’ blaze also took a toll.
My agreements with clients always call for staged payments. There is a small deposit on signing. Then a larger deposit to total 50 percent once the design is finalized and drawings are completed. Then next payment is upon completion of all casework.
For the better part of my life, I have unconsciously been looking for wood. Everywhere I go, I’m always looking, checking out trees for burls or trying to spot that potential chunk of tree lying by the side of the road.