Today is my 30th birthday, and I must say, I’m pretty excited about it.
I celebrated by working all day. My mother came to visit me, so she took my son out for most of the day, and left me to work. Everyone had fun, and I worked on some new trucks.
I guess that’s a sign that I’m in love with my job. When given the choice of doing anything I want (in town) for my birthday, I chose making toys.
My vocation is one reason why THIRTY doesn’t scare me. I’m very happy where I am, doing what I’m doing. And it seems like a marvelous thing to have lived 30 years.
If you think about aging as one day closer to death, you will be miserable that you are a decade older. But I was just thinking how lucky we humans are to live so long. Thirty isn’t even scratching the surface. Most mammals get less than 20 years.
Yes, there is a tinge of regret that I may never have another child, but I feel that I lucked out getting one to begin with, so any more would be icing on the cake anyway.
Last month, as I was trying to get back in shape (still trying), my knees were bothering me, and I felt OLD all of the sudden. But with some more work, I’m feeling good again, and I have determined to never sacrifice my physical fitness for my job again. I’d much rather be a little bit poorer with a strong healthy body, than a little richer with weak joints and muscles and a weak heart.
In my twenties, I learned a lot about what was really important, and I’m definitely a happier, more whole person going out of them than I was coming into them.
Anyway, the finished models aren’t quite done yet, but the test model was made a few weeks ago. Caleb has enough trucks, so I’m giving this one away to you!
Big Lumber Truck
This truck is for serious hauling. It can carry enough blocks or lincoln logs for a small house! And of course, I had to make it with holes for people to drive the truck, because trucks are just more fun with people.
The Big Lumber Truck is 4.5 inches wide and 12 inches long. It fits people that are 7/8th’s of an inch in diameter.
I’ll post more pictures later of the version that I will be selling, but for now, post a comment below about why you like wooden toys, and you’ll be entered to win this truck.