Another day, another nickle #21: Back to the future

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Blog entry by Thos. Angle posted 1649 days ago 3742 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: Western Horseman Magazine article Part 21 of Another day, another nickle series Part 22: Snake River Ranch »

Well, we are again, home in Jordan Valley. As they say the job at the Padlock didn’t work out. An understatement to say the least. It is good to be back in the house with all the memories and wood and leather. I’m on my way to the shop to see if I can make heads or tails of the mess. Since all the machinery is gone, I suppose I’m now a galoot for sure. I still have all my hand tools and hand power so I just need a work bench.

On the brighter side, on Monday, a week ago, I got a phone call from an outfit in Jackson Hole. They’d heard I was available and had a job offer for me. We interviewed on Friday and we will be going to work as soon as the snow is gone. Carleen will be cooking and I will have a strange combination of job descriptions, from wrangler to PR and recreation income planning to working cattle and fixing fence. The best part is they called me. I also will have $500/month raise. One door closes and another opens. The Lord is good to us.

Tom and Carleen

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 1649 days ago

welcome home !

kick back ,
relax .

i saw a flock of geese moving your way ,

won’t be to long now !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1649 days ago

Great! Glad another door opened.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#3 posted 1649 days ago

Good to hear from you, Tom.

Good luck with the new job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 1649 days ago

Tom I am truly sorry for letting the cat out of the bag a couple weeks ago. I showed everyone that article, not very good by the way, and told them you were retireing. I’m glad that you are going back to what you love best. However, we are going to miss and you hear, you know that by now, please read what I wrote and all the wonderful things people wrote about you. God Bless and Hope no green horns are there to babysit.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 1649 days ago

Good to hear from you! Guess you’ll have a little while before the snow melts? Best of luck to you friend…hope you get some shop time in (if you want that, you might want to just kick back a spell!)

-- Jon

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#6 posted 1649 days ago

Tom: Glad to hear from you again.
I’m also glad that you are finding ways to keep busy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 1649 days ago

Tom, it is good to hear from you. And I am glad things are looking up. Just think of this as a sort of vacation until the new job starts.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 1649 days ago

Hey Tom

Glad to hear you and Carleen are doing well. I hope the new job turns out to be the best thing ever!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 1649 days ago

The best of luck to both of you.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#10 posted 1648 days ago

By the way Thos this is the article I posted< >Photobucket

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 1648 days ago

With your skill set, it sounds like that Jackson Hole outfit has found a good fit. As always, I’m wishing you and Carleen the best.
I’m sure you’re ready for spring — as am I.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 1648 days ago

Congrats on the new job outlook. One good thing for sure is that you have been very fortunate to have lived in some great areas. Jackson Hole is a beautiful place. Good Luck and wish you both the best on your next adventure.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#13 posted 1648 days ago

Mike, the guy I’m riding with in that photo was a really great guy from Ireland. he and his buddy had a great time. I was actually the head wrangler for the guest operation and also Ash Creek Camp manager with a herd of cattle to take care of. Glad it’s over. I will be dealing with the family at the new place but they are like a bunch of old friends. I worked there 6 years ago and had a great time. thanks for all the best wishes. I will still have the internet there and can keep in touch. I just came in from setting up the saddle shop and will pick up some things in town tomorrow to finish it out. It looks good.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 1648 days ago

Nice to hear you and carleen are doing well.
Good luck with you new job and it’s nice you always have “home” to return.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 1648 days ago

Sounds like you are movin on up. Good luck, I hope you both enjoy Jackson.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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