Being a new parent, I have found that I have little time for pipes and smoking them. Also, I don’t exactly look forward to standing out in the cold to smoke a pipe during winter. So, this chosen hobby of mine has gone wayward for awhile with hopes of rekindling my interest with warmer weather. I also have to find a way to smoothly accomplish my projects and tasks at work. With a lot of added pressure, I’ve been working sixty plus hours for the past three weeks.
My lovely wife is a blessing when it comes to my hobby sometimes, though. At first, I thought she was just trying to get me to get rid of my pipes, but then I realized she’s promoting the idea, by peaking my interest with a work area in the garage. If it happens, it’ll be my birthday present, which is a week away. My garage is a mess, so there is a lot of clean up and organization that must take place. However, if things keep going the way they are, I’ll have a proper work bench and a place to work on restoring pipes and hopefully in the near future, start making pipes of my own.
There’s a lot of equipment associated that I don’t have, but getting a place where it all could happen would be something that I am finding more desirable the longer I think on it. If things go the way I hope them to, then someday, I’ll be able to share my love of the briar with my son. If he’s interested, of course, lol. Both of my children like looking at my pipe cabinet and ask what they are and what they are used for. My daughter will say over and over how she thinks they are pretty. My son will say he wants a pipe. Maybe there’s more interest there already than I had realized.
As far as this blog goes, I need to do some serious cleaning of dead site links and stores that I’ve found and done nothing with them. We’ll soon see, but I do plan on making more entries soon. Hopefully with some great pictures of my new work area in the garage. :-)