Happy Wife/ Happy Life is the motivator. The Mission- Keep my skills sharp, make gifts from reuse materials and be a source for Ed's original art work.
Upon retiring, my wife was clear that my extra 50+ hours a week at home was not to disrupt her normal routine. "You can get in that workshop and do things- Not In My Way. OK!" "as you wish" he said.
My friend Ed Gedrose, provides mentoring & artwork. Sweet! My pricing is low by being frugal. I reuse lattice, and reclaim discard wood. I buy waste wood at the saw mill. I was gifted some fine wood by Pierce, owner of a huge Oregon company using reclaimed wood!