But, there have been some positive accomplishments along the way.
For one thing, I have finally found the motivation to mine through all my old junk piles and nearly forgotten storage boxes to dig out every daytimer I have every owned - going back to 1982. In the photo below you can see them lined up and organized, for the first time ever, all in the same place at the same time.
For most of the past week I have been busy going back through almost 3 decades of notes, appointments, and names of people and companies we have done business with over the years.
Memories have been jogged, and certain questions with historical reference have been surprisingly answered.
In a situation such as this I am thrilled to have been somewhat of a packrat, because these daytimers have become veritable diaries that have recorded my day-to-day movements and business activities for almost all of my years as a full time studio furniture maker.
In particular I have studied the years 1987 through 1992 to better understand why it took almost 5 years for the stock market crash to fully impact my business.
The unfolding events were rather fascinating, and those stories will be tackled next.