Well, here’s a big howdy to all my old friends here at Lumber Jocks. It seems we have survived another year and the holidays are upon us.
The summer at Snake River Ranch went pretty well except I got bucked off another horse and this time tore the rotater cuff in my left shoulder. It didn’t hurt too bad so I kept working until the end of the season. July and August, Carleen cooked and I took out horse back rides and hosted tours and played a lot of shows with my guitar. May and June I worked on the ranch getting ready for cattle and then receiving cattle. The month of September I helped ship cattle and hosted tours. The 4th of October I had surgery on my left shoulder. On the 6th of October I drove home to Jordan Valley. That might not have been too bright but there was 4 inches of show on the ground at the ranch. We spent the next 6 weeks in JV looking out the window at the shop and taking a few trips. The doctor released me by phone on the 15th of November and we headed for sunny California.
I’m now working on my second wood working project of the year; a sound booth to record in. My son-in-law and I are setting up a recording studio in the garage . They bought a bigger house and it has a three car garage. It also has enough bedrooms for Grandpa and Grandma. The twin grand sons have grown and are now walking and running and climbing and generally being a pain in the butt.
Keith(son-in-law) and I are set to start recording my first album. It will be all original cowboy songs and a couple of my poems. The guys in the band(Doo Wah Riders) are all helping with it. It will be a fun project and maybe we will even sell a few. We will start on that when we all get back from Las Vegas. The National Finals Rodeo is coming up and the Band will be at The Orleans. Carleen and I are going up for a few days to have some fun and visit old friends.
I miss the comraderie here with all my old friends and wish I could spend more time. I got my Medicare card a couple weeks ago and think it would be real good to spend some time in the wood shop. Maybe one of these days. Until then I keep track of all of you and wish you the very best. I’ll throw in a few photos of my spring project.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon