Over the weekend I had one of those potentially life altering experinces. My neighbor had a heart attack and his wife and I were the only ones around to give cpr. It was a pretty awful scene. We revived him a couple of times and the paramedics finally arrived and got him to the hospital but he died as they were working on him. It got me you thinking about the “life” thing and whether I’m spending my days the way I want to or if I’m stuck in the “trap” of just trying to make more money in order to spend more money? Whether I should be spending so much of my time remodeling my house instead of hanging with the family? You know, anyway, the reason I bring this up is because I am really getting bored doing my present job (I’m 43 and am a creative director at an advertising agency, average age for this job is probably 30) and have been thinking about what I would do for a living when I’m washed up here. Remodeling and furniture making is of course great fun for me (although I have only done it for myself which is way different then doing it for a job) and was wondering , well, you guys know what I was wondering, what is it REALLY like to do it for a living? How hard is it to get started? Am I too old to get started now? What can a moderitally capable carpenter expect to make? Should I just buck it up, ride this out as long as I can and then get a job at HD?
A Maine architect speaks about Pretty Good House and biophilic design principles that adapt to all climates.
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