Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Reflection in the mirror

Good morning, it has been exactly one year since I retired from being a firefighter. For those that know me know that it was not just a career, but a major part of who I have become over the years. Growing up I ate, breathed, and slept fire department, just talk to my family. Many family events were missed as a result of my choosen way of life, which sometimes were not always understood but always accepted.
   As I looked in the mirror this morning I though about the reasons, some of which out weighed continueing my career. As I watch the roll reversal between my father and I, deep down I know that being there for both of my parents at this time is by far the right choice.
  In my heart I will forever be the the fireman, a man that considered himself very lucky to have the chance to not only be a part of something amazing, but a man that learned how important life itself truely is. I am very greatful to those that I not only taught me, but kept me safe. I hope that I was able to return the favor.
   As i bring this to a close for today I know that even though one of my passions in life has changed, it will be ok, for I know that my creative passions will fill that space and will help me to become the long awaited craftsman that I have deep down inside.

                                                                                                                          Michael McIntyre

A great man once said always stay low and stay safe!!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Good morning, Monday has arrived and hopefully the sun with it. Another very busy week ahead and still trying to get things on a smoother path. Progression is a very slow process but, I know that thinking things out and good planning will win out in the end.
   Well since the day is going to be a long and busy one I shall say goodbye until the next time.........

Be safe and have a great day!!


Friday, September 23, 2011

The feat

Well friday has arrived and so has more rain. A good day to work on finishing estimates and get more time on the unfinished projects. Going to try the new design program which for those that know me it will be a feat in it's self. Never been very good with the computer thing but I know that I need to keep progress going if I want to reach my goal.
  Time to get moving a lot to accomplish in a short time, doctor's appointment today. I believe that they are going to saw me in half and count my rings today. As long as they do not throw away the two pieces everything should be good. Well enough chatter, have a great weekend!!


If you are lucky enough to be irish you are luck enough!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Be advised

Good morning, it has been over a month since I last posted.Very sorry to those that follow, life has been very busy and time has definitely been a factor. Still in catch up mode which I will probably be in for a long, long time. I was able to complete a project that was sitting for awhile, I create a giant picture frame out of some douglas fir for a flag of heroes. It was for station #10 my final station that I worked out of.
   Well, onto other items still trying to raise the money for my timber shop, very slow process. It will HAPPEN!! The very stubborn individual that I am is not going to let money stop creativity from taking place.With that said it is time to be working on business so hopefully I can be back to keep you informed in the very near future, so until then be waiting because there is some great things on the horizon!!!!

   Have a great day!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The process

Good morning, it has been almost three and a half weeks since I last posted. So many things have been going on that there just have not been enough hours in a day. Some of the activities were good, mixed however with a few that were not. It just reaffirms just how important that life should be looked upon as a gift, no matter who you are or what you do!
  I am off my soapbox now, back to where things are going. Still working very hard at trying to get caught up on all of the many things that need attention. It is a very slow process but as they say slow and steady wins the race and I know that I can!!
Well it is another crazy busy day ahead, and it is time to get to my list. Until the next time.....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Timber Frame Tuesday: Striving for perfection

   Good morning, it has been a few weeks since I last posted. Today if you follow is Timber Frame tuesday. My topic is about striving for perfection. An area which I try very hard to succeed at. The Timber frame world is one of passion, drive, and creative imagination. All of which brings you back to striving for perfection.
  As I slowly enter this new world I hope that I can bring out the drive, the creative imagination and passion that the world of timber framing has to offer. Hopefully some day someone will look at my work and say WOW and then say I know who did that!
  When that moment arrives I know that striving for perfection will be worth it!!!

Have a great day, stay safe!!!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Just saying

Good morning, Here we are with another full week of things to do. Lots of work going to take place but also a little fun. D.C is in the mix and a little time will be dedicated to enjoying a food show. It is a unique event that I have gotten the pleasure of enjoying in the past.
  Just keep a watchful ear out though, in addition to the fun my saws will be talking up a storm, kind of like the owner. Just saying!!
  Well it is time to stop writing and start the day's activities. So until the next time.......

Have a great day!!