Most weekends, as of late, it seems I'm having to spend time in the shop.  Maybe not the entire weekend, or even an entire day, but certainly a few hours here and there.  It's just the way it is for us, my family.  We have to do certain things, and at times, it just sucks.  There are so many times that I'm down at the shop working, thinking about what I'm missing at home, or how hard my work schedule can sometimes make things for everyone.  But, like I said, it's just the way it goes sometimes.  So, of course, I had to go into work for a few hours this weekend.  I'm just now finally getting caught up with residual projects from 2017, and have had to put most of my builds on hold until I could get this stuff done.  A Martin restoration, the Kevin Ryan project, a Thompson re-neck, a Guild rebuild...it's been a lot!  However, it seems as if I am about to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I'm wrapping most of these projects up, and ready to get back to building.  Including getting back to my Frank Lloyd Wright inspired build for 2018 shows, and several customer orders.  This weekend was no different.  I had to go down to the shop for at least a few hours.  But, this time, my son Brooks says..."I want to go and watch!".  What this usually means is I'll watch for 5 minutes before I start getting really bored and the whining to go get something to eat begins.  But, he was really into it this time.  He was asking questions constantly, wanted to know more about what I was doing, and watched everything I did the entire time.  It lasted about an hour before the "I'm hungry" started.  But, I was blown away, and proud.  We even took a few pictures of him "helping".  It was the best weekend work I'd done in a long time.

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