Belated Third Anniversary

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Blog entry by jbschutz posted 02-10-2014 04:54 PM 1196 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just noticed that I have been a LJ’er for 1124 days… Minnesota math tells me that I let my third anniversary slip by without any fanfare. I think it is the mind-numbing, spit-freezing, cold winter we have been experiencing. The weather station on the deck said -18 this morning as I sipped my first cup of coffee at 5:30.
My woodworking output has suffered with the cold….an unheated garage/shop will do that to a guy. My projects have been mostly of the variety that can be accomplished with short visits to the tools, followed by longer visits to the warmth of the kitchen and coffee pot. My bride makes little comments about the sawdust I drag in, but she is pretty understanding and encouraging. She prefers to have me in the garage/shop than underfoot all day.
My two grandsons, Kaler and Kristoff are growing like the proverbial weeds…I did manage to make Kaler, 4, a little stool for teeth brushing and hand washing, and a gate to keep Kristoff, 1, from diving down the foyer stairs. I am looking forward to some woodworking projects that involve Kaler this summer…between fishing outings.
Another trip to Hawaii is coming up…..our 10th….first, we’ll head to the Big Island and then to my favorite, Kauai. I am determined to bring back some koa, if I can find some at a reasonable price. I have a woodworking buddy on Kauai, and maybe he can point me in the right direction. I always come back from Hawaii with some new project ideas.
Thanks to all you Lumberjocks for the comments, inspiration, and friendship.

Thought for the day: Some of us are meant to serve as an example to others…..and some as a warning.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 02:13 AM

Congratulations from one Minnesota woodworker to another!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 02:41 AM


-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 04:48 AM

Congratulations on your anniversary from a former Minnesotan (I lived in Rochester until I went to UW in 1966) and I remember those cold winters there and in Wisconsin. I now live in the land of lackawater as we are having a drought in San Jose California.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 05:12 AM

Hi John
Congrats on your anniversary and it’s funny that we both missed it if only by days, oh well no big deal and I still enjoyed the web site .
You think it’s cold we have had -30C for a week or so .

Have fun in Hawaii and get some heat in that shop .

-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 11:16 AM

Time goes by in a blink. Congrats. Wish you many more

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

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