Everyone needs an escape. Something, anything, to take your mind off your current situation and recharge. Mine is carpentry. While I am no professional or craftsman, I've restored a 70-year-old dining table and built desks as well as a bench so I can enjoy my lemon trees inside. I’ve even fixed a pre-World War 2 dresser, which contained a fabulous surprise, but more on that later. Restoration is my passion. It's a great feeling bringing something back by stripping away the layers of paint, reconstructing lost parts, and rediscovering the beauty of the design. You learn a lot in this process.