Karen and I went to Twin to see Ty, Melissa and Josie. We hauled their Christmas gift up because they were not able to carry it at Christmas. I wanted to practice my hand cut dovetails so I built another step stool. I built this one for Josie. I inlaid the word "heiwa" (hay wha) in black ebony. The word means "peace, tranquility, etc." I felt that this word best fit this sweet little girls temperament.
My common name is McKay Sleight. Moku means wood, saku means to make, and sensei is teacher. I taught woodworking for 31 years. I retired in May of 2010. Before teaching, I worked as a mortician, insulation installer and coca cola delivery. I lived in Japan for 2 years and still speak a little after 40 years. I received my masters of education degree in 1984. I have six children, the oldest of which is a Doctor of Nurse practitioner. The second is an amazing young mom that works with handicapped adults. # 3 graduated in radiation technology and has an amazing wife that will put up with him. #4 has one little girl and a cute little boy. #5 is working at two jobs and is going to school for EMT and firefighting. #6 is married, and graduated in 2011 as a med. assistant. She loves her job.