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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #66: Happy Christmas

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 12-24-2015 04:56 PM 996 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wish all followers of Lumberjocks, a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year, and stay safe!

Whatever happens in 2016, it looks as if I am going to be kept out of the workshop for a while yet! Having been diagnosed with as malignant melanoma, I had my operation just over a week ago, however that has meant I am grounded until the stitches come out in the New Year, and my Wife has become the Specialist’s spy, so there is no getting around it, she is just a traitor!!! :)

The good news is that the second biopsy came back clear, he had cut out enough, the bad news, is that he has found others, and I am going to have to back under the knife again, sometime in the New year.

That aside, if my health permits, we have a problem, in as much as a neighbours finca/house is falling down, they have no money to rebuild it, therefore they are selling, and the prospective owner wants to build a second floor, which if permitted will block out our view of the valley, which is one of the reasons why we bought the place. I have two options, one to spend my remaining cash on Solicitors, the second to spend that money redesigning the garden, so we have a view up the mountain, instead of down into the valley, not quite as nice, but better than a brick wall. Photos and more detail Here . Suggestions on a Postcard :D

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright



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#1 posted 12-24-2015 05:30 PM

Phil,

No suggestions. my wife just had parathyroid surgery at Mayo in Rochester. She’s doing well but her insurance is poor. We will be paying forever.

Sorry for your current situation. Hope it has a positive resolution.

We say “Merry Christmas!,” but yours is not Merry? Take care!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 12-24-2015 06:05 PM

Hi Tom, thanks for the good wishes, I feel fine in myself, and won’t be letting this spoil the festive season!
I hope your Wife continues on her road to recovery, and you can both have a good Christmas.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 12-24-2015 06:15 PM

Phil,

Now you can play those board games. LOL!

weather permitting I’m going to try out my new chainsaw. We’ll see.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-24-2015 06:57 PM

Phil,
Wishing you a healthier new year, you are in are thoughts. Hoping the spy will let you get back to woodworking soon.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 12-24-2015 08:19 PM

Thanks Bob, wishing you all the best for the Festive period as well!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#6 posted 12-25-2015 01:24 AM

Sorry to hear you are having medical issues. Keep your attitude up and we’ll be seeing you back in the shop soon. Prayers headed your way.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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