hello again #10: I hope I can stay on this time

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Blog entry by Jim Earl posted 11-19-2009 11:47 PM 1279 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: spending to much time in the house Part 10 of hello again series Part 11: new e-mail address »

Well hello everyone. We have moved into our new home, and living alone at last. I have my own garage, where I have made me a desk where I can wood burn more pictures, I have done a few more and will postthem in a few days. I have not started back smoking yet, and it is still hard. The last one I had was on May 6, 2009, and still going. ok I’ll let you all go and will keep in touch more often. Your LJ friend, Jim

-- Jim Earl

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#1 posted 11-19-2009 11:54 PM

Hi Jim, glad to hear you’re still smoke free, hang in there, it does get easier. Will be 3 years for me in Feb. and what I miss most is my Pepsis since being diagnost with Diabetes. LOL

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#2 posted 11-20-2009 06:50 AM

Hello Jim;
—-glad to see your hanging around here, and a new home, plus your own garage and looking forward to more of those wood burnings.

Smoke free yes, I got out of that habit some 20 years ago….walked away from it one day. It does get to a point where the smell of wood burning is much better.


-- --frank, NH,

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#3 posted 11-20-2009 06:52 AM

Jim Welcome back. I’m glad that you are finally getting a stable place to live.

Be safe burning. Let that be the only smoke to hit your lungs and them use an air mask also.

-- 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 11-20-2009 05:05 PM

Welcome back Jim!

And don’t even think about smoking!

If people were meant to smoke, they’d have a built in chimney.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 11-20-2009 05:46 PM

Congratulations on staying smokefree! My last was over 13 years ago, and the good news is that somewhere along the line, it just becomes “something I used to do” and the date becomes unimportant.

It’s tough, but the benefits are worth it!

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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#6 posted 11-21-2009 07:34 AM

Good to see you again Jim. Looking forward to seeing some more projects.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 12-19-2009 03:52 PM

Also glad your back Jim – and as all other have stated – make smoke through your wood burning – but do not inhale it. Keep working on those projects – the more you do the better you get at it…

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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