I guess I am in between. If I am turning (I am a rank amateur) or building a workbench I am very high on the process part. If I am improving the shop wiring, moving the luminaires, skinning the studs, fixing the gate latch, I am very high on the finished product.
Several years ago when I first took over part of the 3 car garage I wanted the shop done and I wanted it done now. Glenn said something like, "Dad, it is a hobby. This is part of the hobby. Enjoy it!" Those few words had a great impact on my attitude. Now when I am doing something or making something for practical reasons I think of those words and my attitude stays adjusted. Even though I would rather do something other than move the DC ducting, or fix the gate latch, I can enjoy doing it.
IT IS A HOBBY. ENJOY ALL PARTS OF IT!
Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 04-06-2012 at 11:46 PM.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.