Hello everyone, hope you all had a pretty good year in 2010, and that you all had a good christmas and l hope you all have a safe new years eve and a good successfull healthy year in 2011.
I myself had planed and hoped for a better year in 2010 than it was, but as it happens not always life gives what you hope for.
The past year as with many people, has been a financial struggle, which l hope 2011 is even 50% better would be happy.
I had hoped to take 3-4 woodworking 10 week courses like l took l guess now 5-6 years ago, so l can learn more than l know.
But the courses around her are only beginner course learn shop safety and learn to run power tools etc.
I wanted to take the remaining 3-4 courses they did offer 5-6 years ago each more advanced than prior one.
But not in my area, so have to decided since l can’t take courses l need to learn tenon joints and other joints and the router course they once offered threw our local collage.
Then starting in Jan/2011, l will from Rockler, Kreg and other web sites buy DVD’s to teach me what l need to and want to learn.
Then as l go practice on on the wood l have here, learn by trial and error.
I have pretty much given up doing small drywall jobs unless for a friend or family, my fingers from fingernails to middle knuckle have lost 90% of it’s feeling same nerve damage as in both feet.
This summer 2010, had a septic installed but since l refuse to pay the extra $ 2,800.00 to contractor he says l have no warrantty on septic system.
I am filing in Jan/2011 to take contractor to small claims court to l hope recover l hope the $ 1,800.00 plus my lawyer paid him on a false bill original price we agreed on was $ 12,285.00 tax included and billed my lawyer $ 15,130.00
to this date have not seen a bills shown to me.
And am hoping to get threw small claims warrantty on the $ 14,000 plus he has been paid to date threw another company, had to max my mortgage out for it over $ 18,000 legal fee’s cmhc etc.
Then this year my father inlaw the man who taught me drywall trade, got altimers and had to put him in a nursing home 1 week ago. His wife has been in same nursing home this march/2011 will be 3 years with same decease.
It has been a trying year for my wife really past 3 years with now both her mother and father in nursing home with memory decease.
Though my father inlaw asked to go where his wife was as he knew he had problems when he couldn’t remeber things his altimers got much worse after a mild hernia operation 2 1/2 months ago.
He gave us his home, am hoping once it is inspected for mildew or possible mold if ok then renovate it and my wife and l move there May/June/2011.
It has no mortgage, hoping not to put in more than $ 30,000 in material if l can do the most of it hoping to hire very little out.
This house here have lived in since 1986, my daughter lived in the front and my son will live in the back, just charging them both the $ 400 a month they pay now till tghey get better jobs.
If after 1 year they still can’t pay the basic cost of it then we will sell it buy smaller duplex in town for them to live in.
My father inlaws place has 3 acers of mostly hard wood nice straight big tree’s, cheery, oak, maple hoping to make a deal with local saw mill to cut me some nice wood from it and same time expanding yard.
Has a 24×24 garage attached to the house will make a nice workshop.
I have been cleaning it up hoping to start moving tools wood etc over in late Jan/2011.
That will depend on my health, l yhad 2 heart attacks 6 days apart about 4-6 weeks ago first was a fairly bad one the one 6 days latter lighter.
Test showed l now have 2 clogged arteries one on left side of my neck had since first heart attack in 2000 and now have clogged artery in lower part of my heart hoped my doctor would try to fix it but he said to risky.
So will have to see a day at a time how 2011 goes, my mother and brother both died at age 48 1/2 with heaert attacks and many on my mom’s side as well.
In summery l hope all of you have a successful year in 2011, sure enjoy coming to thias site rarely do l write anything l guess doing a lot of soul searching.
Have a good day and a good new year to come all my freinds here at LJ’s