back in the saddle #1: back in the groove

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Blog entry by Chris Cook posted 08-14-2013 05:49 PM 1064 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s finally time to make my way back in to the fold here. Last year my wife was diagnosed with throat cancer and of course, I focused all my attention on getting her better. I am very happy to report that we’re on the road to recovery after a very dark time. I have been following projects here quite often and I have been working in the shop as well.

In a strange way, I had plenty of shop time over the last year taking care of her. Likely because the days I was home with her, I would lose myself in the wood shop while she was resting. Good way to keep my mind busy and good therapy I am sure.

While I am sure I would get plenty of good sentiment from the great folks here, I am going to move beyond this topic quickly as Lumberjocks is not the place to dwell into this story.

I have several interesting (to me anyway) projects that I have worked on and want to share them. I also want to get some input from the masters here as I am sure this collaboration will help me.

Anyway, glad to be back into things here.


-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#1 posted 08-14-2013 10:22 PM

glad things are working out for the two of you
and you are on the sunnier side of the street

bring on the projects

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-14-2013 11:40 PM

great to hear your wife is doing better.

can’t wait to see your projects!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 12:30 AM

I’ve been worried about your absence but relieved to hear things are looking up for y’all. Good to have you back. Now show us some stuff!

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

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#4 posted 08-15-2013 01:42 AM

Good for you guys.
Keep on keeping on.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 08-15-2013 02:51 PM

Glad your wife is getting better and that you are back.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 01:36 AM

CHRIS, Glad to hear from you and must say I’ve been wondering about your absence here. I’ll be reading your posts with interest. ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#7 posted 08-16-2013 02:53 AM

I know it’s a woodworking site, but I love to hear that you and your wife are recovering. I’d love to see some projects too!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#8 posted 08-16-2013 04:38 AM

I second all the above.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 08-17-2013 12:49 PM

I do want to say, I wish the best for the future. 2ndly, welcome back

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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