It has been … well … the worst 2.5yrs of my life.
Moved into our dream house, only to find out that … the way it sits on the lot … the master bedroom is IN our neighbors’ yard.
And their dogs barked and barked and barked and barked.
And …. the constant sleep disruption … took this medically disabled guy’s health apart, bolt by bolt.
And they wouldn’t stop the barking, no matter how civilly I asked, or how clearly I explained the harm it was causing me.
#1 US woman’s cycling champion, and her regionally-ranked cycle-racing husband.
Heartless souls. And their equally heartless comrades.
Turns out … as I suspected and told them … one of the dogs WAS sick. Died at age two, from an autoimmune disease. These people killed their dog, out of stubbornness, and tried their hardest to kill me.
VERY quickly, I was too sick, and having too many med reactions, to even CONSIDER moving—ignoring, for the moment, the loss of value in our house.
So I took up woodworking, since I couldn’t be outside very much—where I’m supposed to be.
Which led me here :-)
Eventually, it all turned into a lawsuit [God help me if I EVER have to be in one of THOSE again]—which is going badly … but not for the lawyers.
We’re still working on my health issues, which—2.5yrs into it—are NOT resolving, and we’re finally working on getting out of here, and into another house.
Most days, it’s in question whether or not woodworking will be in my future, but … I’m grasping tightly to hope … because … woodworking makes me happy :-)
And I decided that—finances be darned—I needed a little retail therapy.
No. Make that a LOT of retail therapy.
So … I just ordered ….
SawStop 5HP 230V 1ph ICS w/52” rails
Extension wing table
T-glide fence + rails
Overarm dust collection
Industrial mobile base
8” dado brake cartridge (will work with my DadoKing stack)
Dado Throat plate
Extra brake cartridge
Debt is the 21st century’s form of slavery—right, Topa ?? ;-)
Well …. I’m going to be shackled for a bit.
Should be here in about 3wks. Will HAVE to sit in THIS garage, until we get the new house together, and I figure out how to get a 700lb saw into a basement (getting pricing on an exterior stairway/entrance).
But I’ve joined the club …. buy once … cry once.
-- -- Neil