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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 11-13-2007 05:53 AM 1343 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

You’ve been missed.

A long string of circumstances has kept me away for awhile. It started with a nasty computer virus ( a new one spreading through PDF’s) that hosed both my home and work computers. Coincidentally I started a rigorous balance training/therapy regimen in an attempt to get myself back to normal (or as close to it as possible). It seems to be working and that has allowed me to get back to doing many of the things that had previously been difficult. I have a extremely long list of things that have added up over the last few years and I’ve been able to finally start getting them done. It’s also resulted in a rekindling of an old love for the water. Part of my therapy is using my standup paddleboard as frequently as possible. 8 hours plus of paddling/week, another 6 of workouts, and all the other things (damn that work thing gets in the way) doesn’t leave much time. The end result is that I’ll be spending less time on LJ.

I’ll still be here when I have time and hopefully once I get caught up I can start to be a frequent contributor again. LJ has become one of the premier woodworking sites on the web and I’ll always consider many of you my friends. I’‘ll see you around.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 11-13-2007 05:57 AM

Bob You are missed also. Take care of yourself. We will be here when you come back.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 11-13-2007 06:10 AM

Take care and come back when you can. We’re pulling for you.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 11-13-2007 06:23 AM

Take care of yourself, sounds like things are going well.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 11-13-2007 06:38 AM

Bob, Hurry up and get all OK. We miss your smileing face and cheerful comments not to forget your wisdom and experience. So, hurry up and get over it!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-13-2007 06:53 AM

Glad to hear things are looking up for you Bob. You are missed but takin’ care of yourself is job one.

Happy paddling!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 11-13-2007 08:13 AM

See you around here and Take care, Bob.

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

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#7 posted 11-13-2007 09:57 AM

Glad that you checked in with us – been wondering about you…

Sounds like you’re doing exactly what you need to do!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 11-13-2007 01:25 PM

I wondered where you were – especially with the grand opening of the GardenTenders site!

I’m glad to hear that you got rid of the virus (PDF?? didn’t think that was possible.. silly me)..

And the balancing strategies. I’m so very glad to hear that they are making a difference! How wonderful.

Take care of yourself. We’ll be waiting for your return.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 11-13-2007 02:40 PM

Hey Bob…..........been wondering where you’ve been. Paddling…working out…......sounds like we’ll be calling you Arnold soon!!!!

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#10 posted 11-13-2007 03:06 PM

Thanks for the update Bob.
I was starting to wonder if you had moved away to Hawaii or something equally pleasant.
Good news on the balance thing. Hope it works for you.
Come back soon.

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

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#11 posted 11-13-2007 03:57 PM

You’ll just have to get a water proof computer and take us paddling with ya.

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