We are well into 2021 and it is time for an update.
TL;DR : I am tired. I lost my car. My workshop cabin needs repairs. I’m selling stock materials soon. Finishing bespoke orders, not taking any new ones right now.
After a week of snow and frost, Spring seems to be taking over. This is nice. I’m not a winter loving person and the warmer days are welcome. And I’m so very tired.
Most of my followers know I have Fibromialgia. It’s the reason I started this company in the first place (make my own hours when I can, divide my own pressure etc.). I can manage the pain, the fatigue and the vague moments I have. I did quite alright when the pandemic started (it helps if you’re already working mostly online) until the end of the year. Usually I work on bespoke orders in the Spring/Summer and make stock in Autumn/Winter. Bespoke orders came late because of Corona, and I thought ‘what the hell, if I take my time, it will be alright’. I forgot how much energy winter-times takes from me. And then 2021 came. I’m ticking off my bespoke orders one by one and I’m not taking any new ones until I see I really have time for them. Right now it helps a lot if you’d buy stock items from the shop (I need space!).
My beloved car (Starlet 1996) had to go. Repairs were too much. We are looking at a new car, but this could take a while to be final. I haven’t used her a lot the last year, but after driving her for 15 years, I feel like I lost an old friend and some freedom of movement. Bright side is that I can look for a car with airco.
The freezing weather broke the water pipes in my workshop. We had a little river on the floor. No mentionable other damage, luckily, but I’ll need to fix it to have water in the workshop again (and pee, can’t pee there right now). Things are in motion, but all the energy that goes into this, is not going into creating.
Another thing is that my workshop is so full, I can’t properly play plumber right now. I have decided to go through my materials again and sell all the things I won’t use for any of my projects soon. I will keep you posted on this one.
The cabin (workshop) needs some work too. The roof needs to be patched in some places and it needs a sanding and painting. There are some other repairs. I wanted to focus on that this year, since there won’t be many festivals or events. We are going to need help with this and selling the material stock should help a bit with that. Every improvement makes my work there a lot easier.
That’s it for now. Taking it easy the next few days.