Ok, the secret is out. Christmas is over, the jewelry case is finished, and I can reveal that my “customer” was one of my closest friends, Gelan. He ordered the jewelry case as a Christmas present for his wife, Caroline. The whole thing was supposed to be a surprise, and I was highly skeptical that we guys could pull this off without her finding out. Well, either she is really good at faking it, OR we did it!
Gelan and I are different in many ways. He’s relaxed, easy goin’, social. I’m a bit more driven, uptight, live-by-the-clock. Sometimes I envy hermits. One trait that Gelan and DO share is our lack of romance! When it comes to planning thoughtful gifts for our wives in advance, we just stink! I think that is the primary reason while Caroline never figured this out. Good job Gelan!