I shouldn't complain too much. I have a job with great benefits, a woman who loves me, and a passion I enjoy. That's more that what most people have in this day and age.
By the way, one very special piece of good news I have for everyone is that Vern is currently training an apprentice. His name is Marcus. Quite the nice young fella. It gives me joy to know that the art is being passed on to another generation. He seemed eager to take a look at two other machines of mine that need work.