Vapor Life

Vapor life... My life as it is, as it should be. *********************************************************************************************************** Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )

Monday, May 11, 2020

The distancing.

More shop time and other tales from the distancing

 I have been busier then ever during this time of  this unexpected times, but I do have less of a commute.  I have had some shop time so I had an idea to make a nice soap holder as we are all washing our hands more than ever.

I this one with removable inserts will fit the bill nicely, it fits on the “bar” between the two sinks. It’s pretty awesome.

Now off to finish/waterproof but for now I am happy with this little project,

Friday, April 03, 2020

So much has happened in the world in the last weeks... I thought I would talk a moment and reflect. I have been working from home due to Corvid-19, time to think and play in the wood shop. Here is how my brain starts with an idea then I let the project find its own way to completion.

Here was an idea I had, it changed as it progressed and ended up with the beautiful result below. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Walk in the park

Today I had to park away, and walk in to the south office.  The inconvenience of the entire affair faded away as I was suddenly and without warning struck by the beauty of the morning.  #countyourblessings #stopandsmelltheroses.

Sunday, June 02, 2019


Its been a rainy spring. It's been a emotional spring.
And yet it's still spring.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


Friday, May 03, 2019

The river Rouge above flood level. #monroe

Saturday, March 30, 2019


Sunday, March 03, 2019

Wood shop projects.#woodworking.

A couple of small wood projects for the kids... wands and dice tray.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Today I was in the field...

 Today would have been my father's birthday. This year seems more melancholy than most as this is the year I will outlive his age and I dont know why but this just does not sit well with me.
I was able to meet up with a friend and walked with him and his 9 mo old dog to flush some pheasants out of the brush.

It brought back some memories of hunting with my father when I was very young and just for a few fleeting moments, I felt like he would have approved.

It was a bittersweet day capping a bittersweet year and despite the company I felt more alone than normal.

I was on target, the weather was perfect for this time of year and he declared the day a success as anyone would have. In fact I agreed with him.

Still I left uneasy setting the rest of the day up on an awkward foot.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ran into this proud lady today...

Chatted for a bit but she had to run suddenly when her Uber showed up early. Still it was nice to see things from her perspective if only for a short while.

Sunday, December 31, 2017


 Woodworking projects for the end of year. New coat trees for the new office and the new year.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Writing Desk... #woodworking

 Writing desk project almost complete.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Meanwhile 8 years later.... Traverse City

 A quick unexpected trip to TC.

Salvaged Door #woodworking

 This 4th of July, I turned this salvaged door into a beautiful portal from the shop into the Kitchen.  Cost of door $0 , hardware $30.00, sweat equity???

Results... Priceless.

Monday, March 13, 2017

On point in the wood shop.

Monday, February 06, 2017


 In the woodshop this weekend making a faux "barrel" for wedding cards for the upcoming family Wedding.

Since it is at a winery, wine themed decorations seem are called for and we found something similar on-line. I just did what I do and viola!

One wine barrel wedding card receptacle.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

#woodworking Murphy Bed

The Murphy bed project is finally coming together. Its not like I had a lot of other things going on or anything but we needed another bed in the small bedroom and this seemed to do the trick. I was going to buy one but building one seamed much more fulfilling. Honestly, it was. More photos later when it is all finished.

Sunday, December 04, 2016


It may be cold but at least its pretty. *sigh* where did the year go.
It is going to be a busy week, I have a lot to do before the end of the year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

More #woodworking projects

 Lately I have found some time to get into the wood shop.
The new CNC machine has proven to be ALOT of fun.

My new currency is time. I wish I had more of it and every bit of it I have is precious.

Here you see some recent projects.

Snowflake ornament. Fancy small box. Blocks set for Freddie.

Very fun indeed.