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Got a call today from a teacher at the junior high where my wife used to work. He is ready to rebuild his kitchen. It's been three months since Hurricane Harvey flooded the area. He got 3 1/2 feet of water, so his house was a total gut.

As much as I hated to do it, I turned him down. At least for now. We have decided to work on smaller projects. Age is creeping up on us, and my installer/finisher has threatened to quit on me!

Now I feel bad for turning the work down.
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Mike , some times you have to turn these big jobs down. Your not 65 anymore

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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I know how you feel Mike, at a certain point we need to just say the job is too big or will take too long. We need to stop talking ourselves into do these jobs because the customer can't find anyone else that will consider doing the job. It's not our fault no one else wants the headaches. This project I am working on now will be the last one I take on completely. I might do a design but just don't have the room and time for larger jobs in my shop.
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If your "installer" says nope, that's pretty much the end of big jobs. The ladies seem to know when to quit.
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Don't blame you a bit Mike. I too have cut way back on the projects I will take on. I have more than enough right here at
home to keep me busy. My assistant doesn't even come out to the shop any more.
Could be that big rat snake I caught out there.
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Can't say as I blame ya, Mike. Nor, can I blame your assistant, either. There comes a time when when we should have no timetables and, no one to satisfy but ourselves...and our assistants.
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As Harry Callahan said, "A man's gotta know his limitations." Seems like my limitations increase directly with my age.
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Mike it reminds me of my electronics hobby. Used to fix all kinds of stuff that is just too hard now. My vision is poor and I'm shakier now. Friends still bring me stuff and I'm telling them this is the last time. I just soldered 13 connections inside a MiniMac, took me over 4 hours!

When it comes to woodworking, it's not a business just a hobby, typically home projects.
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