My First Rocking Horse #4: Delivery

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Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 04-19-2007 04:07 PM 1349 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When my nephew was asked if he wanted to sit on the horse, he promptly sat down on the deck below the horse. He was reluctant to be all the way up high on it. Eventually, my sweety coaxed him up on the back. It’ll be too big for him for a few years, though.

So we had a good drive up the coast, a good drive back down, some cool adventures along the way, got home, and then life got interesting.

I don’t know how much woodworking time I’ll have over the next year, I just had a part-time gig land in my lap that would be really nice for our financial situation if I can pull it off, but it’ll cut into my hobby time. So I’m struggling with trying to weigh the trade-offs of a good chunk of savings versus my sanity.

And the world goes on.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#1 posted 04-19-2007 04:19 PM

all good things comes to he who waits.. or something like that :) (I’ll just leave that thought with you).

Awwwwwwwwwwww so cute and I have to chuckle picturing him playing it safe by sitting on the deck part. hehehe

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 04-19-2007 04:27 PM

savings or sanity…it’s not safe to get to sane in this world.

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Dan Lyke

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#3 posted 04-19-2007 10:10 PM

Debbie, yep, I’m not much of a kid person, or at least am a kid person in moderation, and I thought it was pretty darned cute. It’s amazing how much he understand.

Dennis, thanks for that reminder, the perspective helps a lot. A year of long hours and 6+ days a week will be tough, but it’s not like others haven’t managed to pull through that before. Heck, I’ve managed to pull through that before.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#4 posted 04-20-2007 02:48 AM

Dan, I pray that our Father in heaven will guide you in your decision. You’ve made one little boy very happy! ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 07-25-2007 08:55 PM

Nice work!

Have a look at these gorgeous hardwood rocking horses. I know the artist, his stuff is simply amazing:

I emailed him today to ask if he’d ever consider selling the plans online… :)

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Dan Lyke

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#6 posted 07-25-2007 09:51 PM

Oooh, nice link! I think plans for those would only be the beginning… There’s a serious amount of skill in sculpting like that.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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