Friday’s blog a private peak, right?
2016. Has it been good to you?
Or has it been one of those years
you would just rather put behind you and move forward?
Me? I don’t know really. I have been too busy to take stock.
Nothing earth-shattering has happened in my little world.
Actually, when I stop to think about it,
I guess 2016 has been a very good year.
The positives far outweigh the negatives
– I suppose that’s the truth of it.
When I peep out over the parapets at the rest of the world,
it sickens me, angers me, frightens me.
And 2017 looks pretty bleak in that regard.
I am sitting in front of my window ledge,
full of stark reminders…
But in Grayland, all is well.
So in Grayland I shall stay.
I can’t convince Trump and Putin to back off,
or terrorists to stop the atrocities, any more than you can.
But I can do the best that I can do with what I have to work with.
We have built a little craft company and a superb creative community is growing up around it.
We help and support each other,
and we endeavour to be kind to each other.
The new year is full of promise and I am excited to share some new plans and ideas with you. It’s not all about the money either,
but I think you know that.
Of course we have to turn it over to keep going,
but money never was my driver, nor will it ever be.
So now I’m off to spend the afternoon with my folks.
Mark wants to hook up with his cousins
and introduce his girlfriend to his grandparents.
You see, that’s what I call a day well spent,
in the company of people I love and who love me.
Well he and my brother Steve have been working flat out
at Clarity while the cogs have stopped turning in between Christmas and New Year, building a new machine room.
I have to tell you, what Dave has managed to build inside our old barn over time is unbelievable! He has quietly been going at it in the period leading up to Christmas and this week, getting up at 5 every morning and coming home late every evening.
I’m not allowed to look till it’s finished,
but I already know it will be brilliant.
I’ll take some photos to show you next week.