It's Gut Check Time!
Issue: Issue 289
Posted Date: 11/29/2011
As I emerged from my tryptophan-induced
coma -- approximately last Saturday (yes, Turkey Day was an epic
gastronomic success at the Johnstone home) -- my woodworking
energies were suddenly supercharged by a glance at the calendar. Did
you know that Thanksgiving is only a month away from Christmas?
Whoa! My holiday gift making efforts (based loosely on the “Think
System” made famous by Meredith Willson’s super-salesman, Harold
Hill) had produced exactly zero gifts thus far; hence a change in
tactics was obviously required.
So I charged out to my workshop and
promptly built a sorting cabinet for my laundry room and a hanging
rack system to help me overcome my laundry ineptitude.
And while I understand that,
technically, this effort did not result in a gift being completed, I
do think that a dam of sorts has been broken, and I feel in my gut
(much diminished from its expansive holiday state) that this is the
week that the race has begun in earnest.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal