With all the Covid-19 stuff going on thinking about the future can be a bit, not fun.
In this episode I want to talk about the hard times we are going into, and discuss if you are prepared for it. I also want to discuss how can you be ready for one.
Most of all how we can all be ready to pop out of the other side ready to go to take on the world.
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Hello and welcome to the 13th episode of the BudDIY Podcast. I’m your host Buddy Lindsey, and today we’re going to talk about life and getting through hard times. This isn’t necessarily going to be a skills-based episode. I just, I want to be able to provide some thoughts and opinions and where my life is and help translate that over. Maybe help other people get through what we’re going through in the world right now. And see if I can offer some inspiration and positive thoughts. So with that, if you’re watching on YouTube, please feel free to subscribe by hitting that subscribe button and that notification bell, so you know when you episodes are going to be released. If you’re watching on the website, we are available on most podcasting platforms and all you’ve got to do a search for B-U-D-D-I-Y and hit subscribe on there.
If you are listening from a podcast application, visit the website BudDIY.net and subscribed to the email newsletter so that you know when new content is released, not just new podcast episodes. So with that, let’s move on into our first segment and that is what’s going on around here. So really, with the coronavirus and everything else going on in the world, it’s been preparing for the future in a sense. I don’t know what’s going to happen with a New Jersey about to go on lockdown or getting a stay in place order. New York, getting army to move in to help alleviate some of the stresses. California is doing a lockdown thing, who knows what’s going on. Austin, Texas is doing stuff as well, so it’s getting a little closer to Oklahoma.
I don’t know what’s going on in the world. So I kind of did a little a pre planning in a sense to figure out what the next few woodworking projects I’m going to be working on. And how I can improve my skills over the course of the next few weeks to a month while everything is in chaos. So with that, I went to Lowe’s and bought some lumber for the next three or four projects, I think. And then bought a tiny bit extra to see how that goes. And then my wife also wanted a table in the house, so I planned a new table that I’m going to make. I’m going to share that on Instagram. You can follow me at instagram.com/buddyLindseyjr and I’m going to share me doing that project over the next couple of weeks. Probably actually next week, because all my evening stuff has been canceled at this point. So I have a lot of time to actually get out in the shop and do learning at woodwork.
Which is another thing that’s going on. I had a little more time this week to get some stuff done and I’ve really upped my game a little bit on woodworking and I’d really like to do an episode on some of the stuff that I’ve learned this week. And at the end of the day I’m going to hit kind of some of the failures that I had this week as well. But yeah, out in the shop has been good this week. Lots of learning, working on the Weekend Woodworker course doing the paper tray, and that’s gone reasonably well. The first one wasn’t so well, the second one went okay. And so I think I’m ready to move on to the actual Oak hardwood to be able to make the final product. And I learned a lot along the way.
The first one was basically me ending up tuning my table saw and I got that kind of tuned and in place. So the second one went reasonably well. I still need to do a little more dialing in of things over time, but I think it’s good enough for the next project. After that, my wife needed a table in the house so that she could do some seed starting stuff for our garden that we’re doing. And so that’s what I designed is I designed a table last night to be able to build for her.
So that we have a reasonably looking table that might stay in the house for the next year until we build the one that we want, so that’ll be cool. And then finally I have two more woodworking projects that I’m going to do on the Weekend Woodworker. One is a coffee table and the other is a bookshelf. However, I’m going to modify those designs. We’re going to turn the coffee table into a play table for the girls so that they can use those in their room or they can bring it out and be a dining room table for when family comes over, they have a place to sit.
That is, there’s the kids’ table. So that’ll be fun. And then, I’m going to modify the plans of the bookshelf. So we have a six foot bookshelf that we can put in the house for the girls, because we’re going to attempt homeschooling and we’re going to need a place to put books. All of our other bookshelves are full with my wife and my books and even the back of my office here is full of boxes of books. So I need one for out here as well. We really love books and love reading and want to pass that on. And so we need a place to put all those books so our kids can just grab them when they get older and start reading.
So anyway, that’s an update of what’s going on around here. It’s been a lot of fun. I’m ready to get out there and get started on some of these next projects and document how they’re going. I’m super excited from a personal development perspective for the things that are going on over the next few weeks. I think I’m going to learn a lot and it’s going to be great.
Let’s go ahead and jump into the main topic of the day. And if you’ve seen the title of this episode it is, “Hard times make strong men and women.” I actually got this from a poem saying, I don’t know what it is, what you would call it, that I’ve heard of recently. It’s, “Hard times.Create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men and weak men create hard times.” So what does that mean? If you take it from a literal perspective, probably from a global perspective, it’s probably not that accurate, because while some people are having a bad time, other people are having good time.
Let’s take a recent example. We’re in March of 2020, right now. If you go back to the beginning of January, the Chinese economy was not doing all that great. They were on the verge of a recession, whereas in the United States, I mean we were kicking butt, we were doing great. Everything was going great, we’ve had good growth for the last 12 years and crazy growth in the last few. The economy was doing great, and then boom. So yeah, from that perspective that saying it doesn’t work, because one set of people was having a hard time and the other set of people are having a good time.
So from a global perspective, it doesn’t necessarily work. From a generational perspective, you might say it works a little bit. So let’s say during the Great Depression, that was a hard time and the hard time created strong men. Strong men, they went and fought in World War II. And strong men were created because of the hard time. And then, through the 50s and 60s it was a great time.
Good economic prosperity and then moving into the 80s and 90s, everything was good and we started, over the last little while creating weak men, because everything was great. There was no need to be a hard driving person. And then now we’re potentially getting into hard times again. Now does that necessarily work? It’s arguable because different groups of people had different problems and different successes and all varieties of things. Who knows if it’s true from even a national level perspective. I don’t know now. Now, but if you bring it down to a personal perspective, your circle of influence, yourself, your family, it could definitely be true in there. Because if you look at the individual, if you look at the family perspective, some of the most successful people have started in poverty, they had a really hard time.
They worked their butt off and they became millionaires and billionaires and they created this great life for themselves and their family. And In some cases they didn’t instill those same virtues, those same things in their children. And their children became weak, squandered off all of the money and now they’re back to poverty again in the family and they’ve created a new cycle. It’s anecdotal because, it’s happened a few times but it’s still anecdotal and not necessarily the larger trend. I don’t want to get into socioeconomic things in this perspective. I want to hit on, this is generally true for the person themselves. So that leads me to being a strong man, personally have to ask is, “Am I a strong man?” I don’t know. I don’t know how to answer that question necessarily.
Because, maybe I’m not, maybe I am. We’ll see as we go through. This coronavirus thing could have caused a three to four year economic recession, depression, hard time, if all of the bad stuff happens that’s possible, that’s predicted. We could see loss of several million jobs over the next couple of months with no soon prospect of getting them back. Because if we could do this threeway thing that people are talking about. Everyone can get back to work over the summer because summer heat and humidity is staving off coronavirus and then hit November next year and boom, we’re spiking back up again. We’re having an issue. And then we work through that and by February, March of the next year, and things start to die down. And then again November the next year, boom, right back up there and a spike. And then hopefully by that time everyone has had the herd immunity and we’ve got a vaccine, because they’re saying it might take 12 to 18 months to get a vaccine.
If that’s the case, there’s not going to be any economic stability, longterm except for huge mega corporations. But all the smaller businesses, they’re going to have a tough time. And so economic stability is going to be low and it’s going to change the aspect of how we live daily life for the next three to four years. And that changes a lot about, what’s going on in everyone else’s life. Now that can be super duper depressing. Are things usually is bad as all indicators mention? Not usually, I think things are never really as bad as somebody can make it. These are just the worst case scenarios that happen. However, we are in for some bad times. I truly think this is an economic black swan event that is going to send us into the recession that I feel like we’ve been headed to for the last few years.
I actually expected a recession in the next two years, about halfway through, around mid terms of the next presidential election. And that’s when I was predicting around the time that we we’re going to hit a recession. I don’t know, I’m not an economist. I just pay attention to everything in the world and I know bout every decade we go through a recession, either minor or major and we’re due for one. But with everything pumped up, all the hiring that had been going on, I was thinking in 2022 is about when we would have another recession. However, again, the black swan defines it and I think we’re about to hit an economic recession that is going to change our economy quite a bit for a long time. And that can be frightening.
It’s going to create a hard time and am I strong enough of a person? Am I strong enough of a father? Am I strong enough of a husband? Am I strong enough of a leader in my community in the different things that I do to help keep everyone going? To help provide direction and understanding and guidance as we move through these things? To offer wisdom that I have and to seek out counsel that I need? Am I a strong enough person to do that? And I do not know. But I’m going to find out over the next little while if that’s the case. I like to think I am, but one of my failings, one of the things that I see about me personally is I feel I’m a lazy person. I procrastinate too much.
I don’t do enough stuff that I need to get done. I look at people that are older than me and have more experience and you’re obviously not supposed to compare yourself to other people, but it’s like they always have their game on. They’re always getting the stuff done that I let slide. A stupid, stupid example is I need to make a new key for my house. We didn’t necessarily need it per se, but it was just on that long to-do list that of non-priority priorities. And I just have never gotten to it. Now we’ve actually switched and we don’t need keys as much anymore. But my father in law was like, “Oh, you need a key to our house? Okay.” Next time I see him, he has a key for the house. It’s like, “What?” Maybe that’s a difference because he’s doing it for someone else. And when we do it for us personally, we’re not as quick to do things as we are for other people. I don’t know. So that’s just a small little example of something that I feel maybe I’m a little bit lazy.
Other people tell me that I’m not. That I work too much and I work too hard. I so I don’t know. But I personally feel lazy. And so when I see that personal flaw in myself, I’m wondering, “Am I a strong enough person to help my family and those in my community, those in my circle of influence get through to the next step?” I don’t know. And that’s a question for you. Now, having said that and my insecurities in that, I have been doing things and knowing or assuming that a recession is coming to prepare us to get through it. So maybe this is the counterbalance to, “Am I a strong person?” Is that a few years ago I started learning more about a homesteading, it’s something that’s always interested me. But I was like, “You know what, we need to make sure that we have a plan so that if I lose a job and I can’t get a job for nine months, that we can do stuff and we don’t have to necessarily rely on government handouts. We don’t have to rely on family to move stuff in.”
I don’t want us to lose our house as well. I want us to make sure we have a place to live. So I’ve been doing a lot of preparation. Me and my wife been doing a lot of prep. So I learned how to do chickens and we now have a flock of chickens that provide us eggs every day. I learned how to process chickens. So now once a year we’re getting a batch of chickens and so we can put them in the freezer. My father in law raises cattle and so we butcher and process a cow every year and store that in our freezer as well. So we’ve done different things. We’re learning gardening, we really suck at gardening, but we’re learning gardening to get better at that so that we can have a source of vegetables in our diet.
Not only does that doing one thing, is it’s preparing us for the future. It reduces our costs from a grocery perspective. And it gives us a little bit of resilience in our life. But it also will make us healthier as well because that’s something else that I’ve been trying to do. Is I’m trying to lose weight and eat healthier so that from an economic perspective, we don’t have as many expenses on say, junk food or on diet Coke. One of my major failures as a consumption item is I really like diet Coke and unfortunately, I’m up to four to five cans of diet Coke a day. Totally bad for me, I know. But I’m working on it. And so not only from that, but we’ve paid off all of our debt and we’re working on paying the house off and we have an emergency fund so we are set for several months, should the absolute worst happen.
And so I’ve spent the last several years with my wife and we’ve been working this plan so that when a recession does hit, it doesn’t hit us as hard. So with that in mind, I’d like to think that I’m a stronger person for it and the strong times I’m meeting as a strong person. And so that we have good times during a recession and then right after we have good times. The biggest thing though is I don’t want to come out the other end and create weak children. I don’t want my children to be weak, or have them grow up and raise kids that will be weak as well because they’ve had good times all their life.
I’m not saying I going to give them bad times, but I am thinking ahead and I’m like, “What can I do now to instill a sense of survival.” Not survival, survival’s a bad term, a sense of. So I want to be able to give my kids a sense of self reliance and skills that they can grow so that if they meet hard times in the future, and they will, everyone meets hard times, they can meet it as a strong person as so they have an easier time during that chunk of their life. And so that really gets me thinking on how can I become a stronger person? How can I become a stronger man? How can my daughter become a stronger daughter? Can my wife become a stronger wife? How can we become better people and stronger so that when we meet hard times we can have an easier time of it. And then when times are great we can just hit it full force and take full advantage of it. Not only from a family interpersonal perspective but financially as well.
Because at the end of the day we all need to make some money so that we can all survive, and it’s always nice to have a little bit extra. So what a couple of the things is A, preparation. We spent the last couple of years preparing, we are not anywhere near as prepared as we need to be. Obviously, we’re two years early from the timeframe that I was assuming. And so I had a little bit more time to figure out how to do gardening and get some of the property set up for more gardening to be able to scale that up in case it was needed. Another is, our house isn’t paid off yet and our goal was actually the next couple of years to have it paid off, and we didn’t quite reach that. And so preparation is key. The good thing is we have chickens, we have animals, we have a process in place that we can still get food outside of normal channels in case it needs to happen so that we can continue to eat and we can eat okay.
But we also don’t have any debt either, we don’t have any consumer debt as well. And so that actually limits the amount of exposure that we have to creditors and other situations that would cause us a lot of stress during these times, if I lose my job where we don’t have a lot of people hounding us for money. Now, if we had our house paid off, that would be great, I could just sit in my house for the next six months and we could just turn off everything and live on five, 600 bucks a month of expenses and read a lot of books. So that’s kind of the ultimate where I would like to be. But we aren’t there and I actually don’t really want to do that. But that’s the sense of preparation that I would like to get us to.
But I don’t want to live that life. So a few other things that I want to do to get through this is… Because you have to be mentally tough as well. Not only do you have to be mentally tough from an education perspective, so reading books is something that I’ve made an effort to do and I want to continue to do, I should probably read more nonfiction books than I do. I try to get about one a month, one every two months. To be able to get new ideas and new thoughts in my brain and exercise how to solve problems of that nature, and then learning how other people are doing things. That builds up the mental strength to get educationally through a hard time. The other way is emotional stability and emotional strength from your family. Spending time with your family, building the bonds not only with your family but your extended family and your community as well.
Your community is the strongest link that you have. And it is one thing that I don’t have a lot of strength in. I am an introvert for the most part. I don’t necessarily like to go out and interact with people. I can do it and I can do it well. But to me I have to, in a sense recover. So I go to conferences every now and then, tech conferences and I spend the next couple of days when I get home recovering in isolation, just because of dealing with so many people. It’s just really mentally taxing for me. And so that’s something that in a sense, I dread and is a weakness of mine. And so I don’t necessarily have a good strong community around me of people that I know and interact with, other than my immediate family and my inlaws. Which is great, but if things get really, really, really bad, that’s when you need to rely on neighbors and other people in your community as well.
And that is something that I had planned to help develop over the next couple of years before leading up to the coming recession that I thought we were going to have. I’m here now and so that is a weakness, but that is something that other people have and can develop, is just getting out there and to know your neighbors and building a community of self sufficiency and support among each other so that you’re not as reliant on just yourself. You can do things for your neighbors and your neighbors can do things for you. You can compliment each other’s skills. And I also know that when working with community and doing that stuff with other people, you have much better emotional fitness. And so, that’s something else that can be done to prepare and become a better person. And you can even do that right now. I should take my own advice here and walk next door and talk to my neighbors in the next week and get to know them better.
They literally live next door on the property behind us and I see them all the time, we probably talked four times. So there’s that. So outside of an educational, outside of community, outside of emotional fitness, there is, what are we going to do after this hard time? And part of this is, strong men create good times. So we need to figure out what we’re going to do now during the hard times so that afterwards we create a good time and we’re successful in that. And to me, that’s either A, doubling down in what you’re doing currently. Trying to learn something new, be pro being productive in that skill that you’ve been trying to develop. Or learn a new skill that you’ve never learned before. I mean some of us are going to be locked up for the next a month, maybe a little bit longer. And if you’ve always wanted to learn to program, now is a good time to do it.
If you’re not working from home, take some of that time you’d normally be working and spend two or three hours every day learning how to program. Maybe you can start a new career out of this. Or if you’re programming, you know how to program and you’ve always wanted to start a side business, now is the time to start working on that. You have a lot of extra free time, potentially right now that you can go ahead and start on that. Me, woodworking, I’ve wanted to get better at woodworking. So that’s what I’m must have been my next few weeks doing after I get off of work during the day as I’m going to go out my shop and woodworking, build up my skill level on that. So that way I have a useful skillset when I’m done.
Not only for if things get crazier, I can be able to fix stuff for other people and build my own furniture that we might need. But when I get out on the other side, I’ll have skillset to be able to sell my skills to other people in the form of products. And if you’ve always wanted to invent something, if you’ve always had that idea, “If only this thing existed.” And you have an idea how to do… Or even if you don’t have an idea how to do it, you can do that now. Work on that invention that you’ve always wanted to do. Later, I’m going to get into a tiny little segment on amazing inventions and things that people have done in times of depression and recession that have, if not changed the world, had a lasting impact on everyone’s life. And some stuff, in ways that you wouldn’t even expect.
So now as an opportunity to take advantage of the time that you have to build up your community, to build up your education, to build up your skillset and learning a new skill, building something new. Because sometimes fortunes are made right now, not in the good times. Because unfortunately, there’s a lot of people in the influencer network right now online that are in this little recession that we’re going to go through, it’s going to wipe an entire chunk of them out from that being their full time job. Because, unfortunately they didn’t prepare. They weren’t ready for a recession to come. They didn’t recession proof their business. A few of them I think are going to still be here in five years, because they recession-proofed their business and others have not. And so now it’s an opportunity to start working on something new, because not only influencers are going to get wiped out, a ton of other businesses are about to get wiped out as well, and they’re just going to disappear.
And this is an opportunity for you to jump in and use your skillset to jump back into the market when things start swinging back up. And you can ride out the good times building up a business, but also be aware that you need to recession proof your business. And that can look like a lot of different things to a lot of different people. So it’s just something to throw out there. The final part to what the future looks like is, if you have children, this is a children’s segment, or aunt, nieces, nephews. People around you, people in your influence network. How is this going to affect them and how can you use it to positively affect them in the future? If this is only going to be a three month thing, I doubt it’s going to be a blip on many people’s radar of other than, “Hey, you remember that time that that thing happened?”
Who knows. If it’s going to be a three year thing, this is literally going to potentially change an entire generation and how they view the rest of their life and what they do. And it’s up to you to shape that and help shape that in a positive way. For me and my family, we’re going to help teach our children to be more self-reliant. We’re going to teach skillsets, farming, things on that, so they always have a base of something to fall back on. They always know that they can fall back on a specific set of skills so that they can feed themselves and they can feed other people. We’re also going to teach them community, I want them to be more extroverted than I am. My wife is more extroverted than I am and she loves people and loves talking to people. And I want my kids to be that, and so I’m going to try to help teach them to be that for the future as well.
You know what I mean? There’s all kinds of things. But to me this is either going to make people more dependent on others or you’re going to help make people more self-reliant and more charitable as well. This is an opportunity to help teach kids charity to other people and to be able to empathize and be able to give to other people of what they have of what they can share. So that everyone has an opportunity to be lifted up in times of need and help your neighbors when they need help as well. So that’s another thing that I’m going to work on with my children and others can work on. Because this potentially can change an entire generation or two in how the world works, reacts and how you do your thing as well, because you kids catch more than they’re taught.
And that’s something that I try to be super cognizant of around my kid. So on that I’m going to get off some of the more higher level things that I’ve been talking about. And I want to jump into some innovations that have happened during recessions and the Great Depression that are interesting. I mean, some of them started from nothing and built something interesting and some of them are a large company built something new that has become the new standard. Because of a recession they did the thing, not necessarily because they were trying to do something.
The first one is monopoly, the game. This one, I heard the history a long time ago about it. And then I started reading up about it again for this episode. And it’s really long and convoluted. So I’m going to give a small little chunk of the history of monopoly during the Great Depression. A guy tried to sell the game monopoly to Parks Brothers. And Parks Brothers said, “No, this is too complicated. It’ll never work, and we don’t want to have anything to do with it.” The guy then turned around and took monopoly and started making it himself. He eventually got a little bit of a printing company to start printing stuff and he got FAO Shores in New York to be able to sell the game and it did reasonably well. In I think 1934 area during Christmas and Parks Brothers was like, “Oh wait a minute, this looks like it could be something.” And so they called the guy in for another interview and they talked to him and they decided to go ahead and buy it from him and get the licensing.
Again, there’s a lot more to the beginning and a lot more to the end of monopoly, but it was a thing where a guy who was out of work and it didn’t really know what to do, found something he could do and tried to sell it to someone. They said no, so he’s like, “You know what? I’m going to do it anyway.” Went and did it anyway. He worked hard. He put in the time, he got his family involved and then sold it and made a bunch of money. It was kind of cool. He took the time during the Great Depression to create a product and get it out there to be sold, and he came out of the Great Depression a lot better than he went into it. And anyway, so there’s that.
The next thing is, I think this was pretty cool and that’s Schick razors. So this guy Schick, he started Alaska and was shaving every day and he hated that he had to wash his face in cold water every morning and was like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if you have an electric razor just do it?” And he spent a lot of time thinking about it and finally came up with the idea, figured out how we wanted to do it, sent the idea for an electric razor off to a manufacturer and they were like, “This is too bulky. No one will buy it.” And so World War One came around and Schick put the idea on the shelf and ignored it. Then he went to World War One, went through that and he saw how repeating rifles, repeating artillery. And was like, “You know what, that’s a great idea.” And from there, he got out of the war and created the Schick Razor Company that had replaceable cartridges, replaceable cartridges and razors actually came, the idea came from military equipment, from guns.
It’s kind of crazy, but we use it today and so it’s kind of neat. Anyway, so he did that and he grew pretty successful on that, but he still hadn’t created that electric razor. And so he sold off a chunk of his personal assets in the Schick company and spent that time and invented the first electric razor over the Great Depression. Came out, and today it’s one of the main forms of shaving for a lot of men. And so I think that’s really cool. I mean he already had some money, but he took the time during the Great Depression to come up with something new, came out the other side and made something even better.
I’ve got two more examples. The first one here is going to be really, really quick, Twinkies. Twinkies came out in 1930 and you could probably still eat some of those 1930 ones today. Actually, probably really not. Anyway, the guy that created it was like, “I can’t sit on my equipment that makes shortcake for strawberry shortcakes year round and only be in production part of the year.” So he started creating Twinkies with his equipment so he could keep everything productive and be able to pay for his equipment in the off season. And there he came up with another revenue stream and the rest, as they say, is history on that.
I thought that was interesting. He had equipment that he needed to do something. He needed revenue, he needed income, and so he found an alternative way to use what he already had and to make a product and make a lot of money off of it. The final one that I want to talk about is fluorescent light bulbs that you use. I know we’re switching everything to LED. Interestingly enough, GE invented the fluorescent replaceable light bulb that you put in a lamp. And they also created LEDs. Interestingly, they sat on both for a long time. They sat on a fluorescent light bulbs and LEDs for a long time, until in both instances, the ideas on how they work got out to other companies and they started producing them first. Crazy.
It’s like, “Do you not know what you’re sitting on?” And in reality with hindsight you do, but at the time they didn’t. But going back to the fluorescent light bulb. In the 70s we had the energy crisis and the oil crisis. And so GE was like, “Hey, we need to find an alternate way to be able to make light bulbs and make them more energy efficient.” So they created the compact disposable fluorescent light bulb that we use today in a lot of light bulbs. So I thought that was really interesting. They took a hard time and took an existing idea of big fluorescent light bulbs and turn it into a smaller fluorescent light bulb to be able to solve energy crisis. To be able to solve an energy consumption price.
So yeah, I mean it’s just again, another example of taking a hard time in making it better. All right, so with that, let’s go ahead and jump to the last segment and that is my failure of the week. And at that would be my table saw. Spent so much time on this table saw and it is still causing problems, but I’m getting over them, getting through them. Actually, I was having a lot of problems with getting precision right on a few of my cuts in the different projects that I was doing. And after a lot of tedious trial and error and effort, I finally figured out that my blade is about a 64th of an inch cockeyed against the table of the table saw. Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you’re trying to get really close cuts, it was causing really frustrating issues for me.
And so the failure is I didn’t measure well enough on the table saw so I’m going to have to go back in there. Plus if you get to the other problems that that was causing, I built the first paper tray thing and everything was out of whack. I was like, “I don’t even know what’s going on.” Nothing lined up well, there were gaps in areas there shouldn’t have been gaps and and stuff was closed where they wouldn’t necessarily should’ve been that closed and I was crazy. I finally figured out how to adjust for that with the second one that I built. So things have gotten better on it, but I do need to make an adjustment. So just make sure your stuff is aligned properly and figure out how to do it well, because it can really bite.
I thought I had it on, but like it’s still a little too opened up. It could be a 32nd that it’s off, maybe. But I’m thinking maybe it’s a 64th. So I need to work on that. So with all that, I thank you for your time. I thank you for the opportunity of you listening to me. This isn’t really a necessarily a normal episode per se. I like to do a little more technical and skill set thing. But sometimes I like to talk about broader topics, broader ideas, inspirational things. Because at the end of the day, not everything is a technical thing. Sometimes we need to get our brain going in the right direction so that when we get to the technical things we can get it done and we can get it done well. And then and going on with all this covid-19 stuff, who knows what the future holds.
But I do want to say the future is uncertain and we can make for sure that we’re going to have a better future. All we have to do is try and all we have to do is find a way to move forward and to do the best thing that we can do at the time that we know to do it. Might not work, but at least we have the satisfaction that we’ve given it a shot. So I thank you again for your time. I hope that you have a great day and please feel free to visit the website budDIY.net and sign up for that email news letter so that you can be notified of new episodes. Thank you. Have a good day. Bye.