Day to day life #13: Wow where did my shop go

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Blog entry by T. D. Reid posted 01-10-2013 06:32 PM 1366 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello everyone!
I hope everyone is doing well; my family and I are all healthy and happy. I have been gone from the LJ since I built my father’s day gift for my dad. School ended the same time and being a stay at home dad spent a lot of time with my nine year old at the pool, camping and boating. In August we found a cabin and almost nine acres for sale close to a lake in Southeastern Ohio. I closed on it in late September and jumped into clearing brush and building an outhouse. Currently there are no utilities there so I build stuff like the outhouse here at the shop and then transport the part 40 miles to the cabin and assemble them there.

I’m sad to report that I lost my faithful shop assistant of twelve years on Thanksgiving day. She really liked being with me where ever I was not just in the shop and she enjoyed the she cabin more than anything. I miss you Big Dog (Sienna) RIP! Here is a picture of here not long before she died enjoying live at the cabin.

We have been blessed with good business this year at the Veterinary Clinic and as a reward we went to Yellowstone for Christmas this last year. Beautiful trip and my wife had a chance to recharge her battery and have some bonding time with our son. Here is a couple pictures.

Cabin furniture is the current push out of the shop. Solid, simple yet functional stuff to make livable and that will nice enough that my wife won’t mind spending the weekend there. Thanks for taking the time to check me out. Hope to see you here again Monday. Cheers!

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#1 posted 01-10-2013 07:18 PM

Always hard losing a loved one. We lost our big boy pit bull last September, we miss him tons. RIP Chancey boy!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 08:03 PM

Good to see you back. Sorry to hear about your buddy. Nice place you have there.

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#3 posted 01-11-2013 05:18 PM

I see you had to build a privy like I did 25 years ago. I prefab the six parts in the yard, take it apart and rebuild it over the hole. Hard work, but the bon fire that night of the old one was fun to watch.

I also love building Arts & Craft Finurture.

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 10:08 AM

Glad you found somewhere where you can all enjoy. Family time is very important, so enjoy it.

Good luck to you.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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