home tonight." Any old timers like me out there who have never
stayed up all night?
You're a retailer now, so you should have trolls around to pull the
all-nighters but don't get any bright ideas about shucking that
off on your other family member-jeweler or you'll end up regretting
it when it's time to get shuffled off to some sort of "assisted
living" thing. My wife and I fight about my spoiling our daughter,
but I'm gonna have at least one visitor who will smuggle in the
snickers bars. I know you've "moved on" or is it "up" from trade
work? Yes, I'm 52 and still get to pull an all-nighter or close to
it, every 2 or 3 weeks. When I opened this shop 2.5 years ago, I was
pulling at least 2 a week, and working around 80 hours per week. Now
I'm down to around 60 hours per. The worst I ever had it was when I
had a day job working 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week, with a 1/2 hr.
lunch and a one hour drive on either end. When I'd get home, I'd have
dinner, put the kids to bed, then go out and work in my shop with my
sideline business for another 3-5 hours and a lot of Saturdays. I
got used to 5 hours of sleep a day, but I never got used to the
occasional hallucination on the drive home. Good thing I had back
roads I could travel. That went on for around 3 years. I'd make a
great employee if I weren't just plain nuts.
David L. Huffman, chief troll in these woods.