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Another day, another nickle #10: Movin' On

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Blog entry by Thos. Angle posted 2259 days ago 1305 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Summer Plans Part 10 of Another day, another nickle series Part 11: Oh, well......... »

Well, it seems there are no end to surprises. We were set to leave for Wyoming tomorrow. Then last week I got a phone call from a ranch owner. He needed a cow-boss. After 4 sessions of visiting we concluded last night. This morning I canceled the Wyoming job. It was only for three months and this job is full time. We had hoped that we would get some orders during the local rodeo. That didn’t happen. The price of fuel is too high and people just don’t have the money to spend. Other Lumber Jocks have told me that the same is happening to them. While I regret the demise of Owyhee Design, I had a lot of fun and built some nice things. The best part is that I got to meet a lot of great Lumber Jocks. I’m working on the last project for both shops now and will be finished today. I’ll photograph it and post it soon.
The new job is forty miles south of Jordan valley. The ranch is in Oregon and Idaho and covers somewhere between 60 and 100,000 acres of range land. There are lots of Juniper trees and several lakes in the area. We will live up there from March 15th to November 15th and be in our own house here for the winter. The ranch has it’s hay ground and feed lots just west of Jordan Valley. If you get on a topo map look for the Three Forks of the Owyhee river. The ranch runs south and east from that point. Some of the maps mark the headquarters, Circle Bar Ranch. Some might think this is a giant step backwards but to me it is more like going home. When the generator shuts down at night it is so quiet that you know you are alone and you can see a million stars. Juniper is a great smell both as trees and smoke from a wood stove. If you’re out our way, stop by. The latch string is out and the coffee is hot. Carleen sets a dandy table and you’re welcome to spend the night. I forgot to mention, there’s no computer up there. I’ll check in once in a while when I’m down here. Good luck, boys and have a great summer. I know I will.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon



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TomK

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#1 posted 2259 days ago

Have a great summer, Thomas! We’ll look forward to hearing all about it in the fall.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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Damian Penney

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#2 posted 2259 days ago

Good luck Thomas, sorry to hear we won’t be seeing any projects or posts from you this summer.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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DocK16

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#3 posted 2259 days ago

May God bless you both with good health and happy trails

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 2259 days ago

Nights under the big sky, and time in the saddle. Good for you, Tom. My best to Carleen. I assume your snail mail will catch up to you at the Circle Bar. Have a safe, serene and productive summer.

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

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#5 posted 2259 days ago

That sound like where we should have our picknik…Best of luck to you both!

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gbvinc

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#6 posted 2259 days ago

Sounds like a plan! Thos., snag me a couple of Juniper trees while you are there!

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FlWoodRat

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#7 posted 2259 days ago

best of luck with the new adventure..

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#8 posted 2259 days ago

Thomas,

Every job change I have ever had was met with some anxiety since largely we tend to be creatures of habit who prefer to maintain the status quo. But every change has always ulitimately benefited me both from a personal aspect, in that I was forced into a new situations and had to improve my flexibility, and from a growth standpoint. It sounds like your are eagerly looking forward to this change and this should be similar to a paid vacation.

You will be missed but we will look forward to seeing you in the fall.

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

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Zuki

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#9 posted 2259 days ago

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 2259 days ago

Good luck to you guys. You never know the contacts that will be made and what opportunities may arise out of those. You may end up doing an occasional creative project that you will get to enjoy.

The only sad part for me is that you won’t be closer to my neck of the woods. I am sure that we will get to hook up one day though.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Bob #2

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#11 posted 2259 days ago

Tread lightly partner and have a good season.
I’ll be your story writer come fall.
I wish I could go with you.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2259 days ago

Hi Thomas;

Well it sure sounds like fun. I guess this means you’ve gone full circle now huh?.

I’m glad to hear that you have found something full time, that you enjoy doing.

Have a great summer, and look forward to your reports on the return trip.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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clieb91

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#13 posted 2259 days ago

Thomas, That sounds like an awesome way to spend the summer and early fall. Enjoy ourselves out there and we’ll look forward to hearing from you now and again.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 2259 days ago

Hi Thomas

You and your wife have a great summer. Nothing wrong with a change. Sounds like you will be in a beautiful area doing what you like to do. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 2259 days ago

Hi Thomas

You and your wife have a great summer. Nothing wrong with a change. Sounds like you will be in a beautiful area doing what you like to do. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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