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Blog entry by T. D. Reid posted 12-28-2011 03:22 PM 1048 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Today’s blog is named councilor either because I need see mine or my day was spent being one.
At Tim Horton’s yesterday Tom embarrassed me by playing a DS game while an adult was talking to him. Then as we were leaving a good friend ask him if he got everything he wanted for Christmas and he said “no I wanted a BB gun and didn’t get it”. What, we never heard of this before and besides you have a pellet rifle. I know it sounds like a kid right? Well on Christmas he was very greedy and threw a fit over the gifts that he received at his grandparents and his mom set him straight after we left. Crack down time!
Later in the afternoon my oldest son Brendan stopped by the shop to talk to me about going active duty. He is in the Army Reserves now, unemployed living with my parents and has been talking for six months now about doing this. Action is all that’s left in his case, either go back to college, move away to a job or go down to the recruiter’s office and fill out the paper work to go active duty. See it takes up to a year to transfer over to active duty from the reserves and he has spent six months now talking about it. He could only have six months left to wait instead of a year. Knowing him the way that I do it would be best for him to go active duty because he would really enjoy it. We will see how it goes.
When I got the mail there was a letter for my 19 year old Hunter from his college telling me that he had been withdrawn because he had not attended class or had failing grades. This must be a mistake he told us he had Cs not failing? I call him to find out that he didn’t want us to worry about him so he didn’t tell us. WOW, I’m worried now. Hunter attends Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. for the deaf and hearing impaired. He really needs to make this work because he can’t get into the military and proclaims that manual labor is not for him. He has to reenroll now before 10 January to go back.
Last but not least the 17 year old has not retaken the ACT as we told him too or applied to any college yet. As we all know this is going to become an emergency in about three months. I sure can’t wait for that day to come.
On the brighter side of yesterday I was able to finish up the container storage area yesterday without too many problems using rabbited dados for the shelves. I know I said that I was going to use sliding dovetails. I will spend tomorrow practicing doing them as well as blind dovetails. The narrow side of the miter saw station is 19” and I should have made the shelf on that side 18.75” but didn’t. It took a block of wood and mallet to easy the shelf into place. Not very graceful but it worked for a pine shelf in the shop. I will post pictures later today.
I hope that the hot tube at Coco Keys indoor water park located in Granville Ohio will melt my troubles away. Pictures of the characters involved in Zane Trace Wood Working can be found at my Flickr page I hope it helps you visualize the drama I felt yesterday.
Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 06:06 AM

Hi Todd, it seems like I am reading about myself and family. I”ts reassuring to know we can go to the “shop” for a little peace and quiet.No one bothers me when I’am in the garage.It seems I find some chore for them to do.To much like work,ha,ha.take care -keep posting. Pancho

-- Pancho

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