Thursday, April 19, 2012

LuV Me SomE BourBoN!!!

Just finished up these 2 cuffs for a customer paying respect to the brown booze!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

PAySoN, AZ....New SHOP!!!

So, I've been out of the game for what feels like a very long time. It's been close to a month, but in that time I have driven across the country with Turk, literally smuggling her in to many a motel and moving my ass to a little town called Payson in AZ. Made it in pretty good time considering stops for the dog and the hotels. In the last leg I beat the black skies to my back missing the storms and tornadoes in Oklahoma City. CLear skies ahead, I hammered on and saw a full sky double rainbow before calling it a night. Felt so good to get to my final destination, Long Jon and Pinky's place that I now call home. I can not give enough thanks to them for offering up their space and support and to the many people calling to check in on me during my trip. It's nice to know people really are there for you when you need them!
The contents of my shop arrived a week late, so my work is really backed up, but I settled in and have things pretty much in order and am operational. Fuck National Moving COmpany!!!!

I bought a display case for my merch for $10 at a local thrift store.... Check it out!
And as a shop warming gift, the guy that owns the store gave me the tiny fish tank with 2 gold fish. Great people in this town. Haven't met a single disgruntled soul. The grocery store has 'take out service' if you need help getting stuff out to your vehicle. A cute old man bagging my one bag of a bottle of wine and some bread offered his assistance with a big smile on his face....
Another experience that blew my mind was a visit to the DMV. Not a single person in line, I walked in, filled out minimal paper work, had my photo taken, handed over $25 and received my AZ license good until I am 65! A little bit different from CT.
I am settling in to the slower pace and new shop. All I need is a drill press, so if anyone out here has one up for grabs give me a shout.

Welding curtains house sander and buffer.