The Big Think

January 25, 2005

Another Commission?

Filed under: Woodworking — jasony @ 10:54 pm

When it rains it pours.

Not that I’m exactly busting with free time, what with Sing in a few weeks. I’ve been slaving away at the desk for weeks writing charts. I think I posted a few weeks ago that my commission for a table/mirror combination was on. I’m also trying desperately to finish a commission promised to a friend several months ago. I’d like to get it done in the next three weeks. Now comes another (possible) one! I’ll post the details if it comes together, but it would involve a few display cabinets for a local store, to be possibly followed up by several larger pieces. It would need to be done in the next month.

We recently did our 2005 budget and I estimated the income from the woodworking business for the year. I kept it modest because, at the time, I didn’t have a lot of prospects and am still building the business. Heck, I don’t even have business cards yet. As of the third week of January, I’ve already booked work that fulfills my estimate for the year! Guess I shouldn’t have been that conservative.

It’s like this every year work-wise. Either I have very little to do, or more work than time. Feast or famine (when the feast feels like being force-fed a thirteen course dinner). The wonderful perils of the self-employed.

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