burn out

Why is it not yet 6pm and I am home instead of working dilligently in the studio until 9 or 10 as I was planning? Because it's the last full week I have to finish my project, so of course, something has gone terribly wrong. As I was welding away, suddenly the hum and buzz of my welder was replaced by an icky spitting sound, and the lovely pool of molten metal froze up. My torch went on the blink. It's nothing permanent, and in fact, something I should have been adequately prepared for (and thought I was). The pieces inside the torch, which wear out eventually, did just that. I always have that stuff backed up in my studio, but when I went to find the little parts, I realized I was out of them. This would be fine if I could run down to the local hardware/home improvement center and pick up a bunch of new little doohickies. Unfortunately, that's not the case. That stuff has to be ordered, and the soonest it looks like I'll get it is Wednesday. Assuming that they really do fulfill orders the following business day and assuming that the next day air really gets delivered next day. That's a lot of assumptions.

So, instead of working for the rest of the evening, I'm home. I suppose I could vacuum or dust or some other domestic chore that didn't get done over the weekend because I was being lazy. But regardless of what productive way I choose to spend this time, I will still feel like I'm spinning my wheels because the thing that should be getting done is not. Frustrating.

Any entrepreneurial people out there want to know a good business idea? Find a community where lots of artists work and open a serious kick ass art supply and hardware store. The hardware part of the store would be used by the community as a whole, and the artists' needs would provide a whole slew of unusual essentials, which would set that store apart from the crappiness of places like Home Desperate. The bonus is that these areas are usually cheap cheap cheap to open a business in, as artists tend to find the cheapest commercial spaces available in which to work. They also tend to look for warehouse-type buildings. Warehouse buildings are generally not new structures and have whole teams of people who maintain them. Those people need a constant supply of hardware stuff to keep things running smoothly. You get the idea. I think it's a no-brainer. If I had a couple hundred thousand burning a hole in my pocket, I'd do it myself.

For anyone who takes that idea and gets rich off of it, I expect only a lifetime supply of goods and services in return.