Like most folks I’m finding my way through this new landscape. I’m lucky to have had work through mid summer. A custom kitchen to build, a Fox canoe to finish and a few custom furniture projects for clients. I’m also lucky to work at home and mostly alone. I can still build each day and my suppliers are still able to get materials to me. And, I can still ship my boat kits! Building a boat is a great way to fill your day and once we are back out in the world paddling is even better then building!
There are some challenges of course, All 9 weeks of summer classes have been canceled. As they should be. Most have been rescheduled for 2021 and if it's safe, we have two classes planned at Lowells Boat Shop for the fall. One in September and one in November.
I'll miss teaching this summer. Of course the loss on income is a bitter blow but the bigger loss will be the experiences missed. The places, the traveling and camping and the people I’ll not cross paths with. The loss of these things has left a big hole in the summer. So, I’m digging deep as we all are too find what’s best and bright and hopeful. I’m finding new ways to connect with my community and I’m going to take the lessons learned forward into the world we discover on the other side of this.