1. Merlirin
    August 1, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    I don’t think I had ever seen the grapefruits. Interesting hearing it from your side of the table! Love, Mom 🙂

  2. KevinL
    August 5, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    Sorry you still had to pay for your apprenticeship. Traditionally, it’s time served at the shop doing “Grunt” work that pays for your education.
    But, glad you sought out instruction instead of the other route.

  3. KevinL
    August 5, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    Oh, and congrats on the 20 years Inl

  4. BigEyedMisha
    August 5, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    I am not sorry I had to pay for it. It was an education, I would pay a college to teach me, why not a mentor who is teaching me one on one.. And some grunt work is usually part of it pay or not.. but by paying the focus was on my education and not me doing stuff for my teacher.
    I have seen people who will take on an apprentice for “grunt work”. there is usually more grunt than actually teaching. and in some cases the apprentice quits because of the abuse.