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Blog entry by Trev_Batstone posted 02-18-2012 06:38 AM 3549 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess I’ll have to start taking some coffee breaks away from the shop, as I just won a $150 Starbuck’s gift card this evening. Darn.. so much I want to do, so little time!

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.



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Martyroc

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 07:22 AM

Time is the enemy, you spend you whole life saving time and when you get old there is no time left, where did all that time go that you saved? I take working breaks, manual work i take a thinking break, and vica versa. My father used to say I will sleep when I’m dead, I guess i’m following in his footsteps, since I just came out of my workshop and it’s 2:20 am. Whatever you want to do, do it, life is too short for regrets. Ok maybe I need some sleep, I’m rambling again,LOL :-)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 12:57 PM

Trev, I know what you mean. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in” HDT. But when you get older it can seem like a great enemy. I am one who built my shop late in life. I was around 55 I suppose. I’ve been a hobby woodworker for 40 years but most of it was done in stolen moments. Now I really regret that I didn’t steal more time than I did when I was younger. So I guess we just better get to work and make the best of what time we have left.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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saddletramp

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 01:05 PM

Trev, congrats on winning the gift card but don’t worry too much about the loss of shop time, $150.00 won’t last long at Starbucks. LOL

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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grizzman

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 02:06 PM

alright trev, your going to have to confess, all these wood gloats and now the 150 bucks in gift card….is it the water…just what is it…....did you help a little old lady across the street…....maybe you were a boy scout when you were young, and all your god deeds are coming back to you….lol…....so congrats on your new gift card…ill be waiting to see what is next…....probably some kind of new tool….....have a great day …i would get some kind of pastry with the hot mug of joe…..yep…a big one….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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JJohnston

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 03:05 PM

Congrats! That’s good for about, what? 3 coffees?

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 05:48 PM

That should provide some caffeine to go out and do some more work in the shop. Perhaps an insulated mug so it doesn’t get cold too fast. congratulations. You must be living right!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 01:58 AM

Congrats Trev, You may have less shop time but with $150 worth of Starbucks in you I’ll bet you work FAST!

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

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 02-19-2012 03:09 AM

now if one could only get delivery coffee … good clean livin i tell ya Trev

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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