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SHOP ALONG #5: moving on and up

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« Part 4: odyssey - some up some down Part 5 of SHOP ALONG series Part 6: just sheeting around the shop »

since my last post about the shop walls
i managed to get an end wall up +

then got a call we all don’t want to hear
my daughter saida had passed away

here she is as a young girl

and in high school

and what she became known for in portland oregon where she lived
one of the first real goth people
she loved to find old victorian clothes
and dress the part in her everyday life
with hats and full make-up
like a silent movie queen

she is the only girl i had
i will miss talking with and seeing her
TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER LORD, PLEASE

her friends there are having a memorial concert and event this october 10th
and are going to write her name on a goth/punk wall there
to remember her by

i would like to thank all my LJ buds
that have written me thru all this
and given me the time and support
i needed while dealing with this
all the paperwork and cremation has been taken care of
and i will be sent her ashes next week
and take them to the mountain she was born on
outside of taos new mexico in a teepee
delivered by my mother

BLESS YOU ALL !

on other events
the shop is now ‘walls up’ +

and just braced for now
but i have the weekend to tie them all together with top plates
and do the last of the blocking and headers
the material for that is on my rack on the car now
in the morning i will get to it (it is raining out this evening)
and attach the primary wall back to the existing house wall
with some lag bolts
and do a lower course of OSB paneling then
to secure them for the winter
as the diagonal bracing is not enough for the winds we get here
when the storms hit

after a long dry summer
we finally got some real rain here
and for the first time ever all my tanks are full – 4,750 gallons of water ! +
and i have three cords of firewood stacked on my covered porch +
just one to go next weekend

for once in 14 years i am ready for winter early
and plan to get on with some shop work again

thank you for looking
be safe
and enjoy

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 299 days ago

What a beautiful daughter! I am so sorry for your loss. It is unimaginable. I haven’t spent much time looking around here my friend and I didn’t know of any of this until now. I don’t know what to say except my heart goes out to you. What a lovely life.

Take care. Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Sandra

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#2 posted 299 days ago

So sorry to hear of your loss, it’s something no parent should have to go through.
Hugs from Canada.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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patron

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#3 posted 299 days ago

thank you sheila

i have been absent here to for the most part
so until now just answered any PM’s or mail
my buds wondering how i was fairing
then many support mails from them
as this unfolded

it saddens me greatly
but also gives me more resolve to keep going
and becoming the father and man
she loved and encouraged to me to be

-- 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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woodsmithshop

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#4 posted 299 days ago

I am very sorry for your loss David, please accept my condolences.

-- Smitty!!!

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patron

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#5 posted 299 days ago

thank you sandra
it really brings home
the time we all have here
it is precious
and not to be squandered

hence the title to this blog

‘moving on and up’

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 299 days ago

I would have felt very proud and privileged to have a father like you. You have shown kindness and caring to so many – friends and strangers. I am sure that Saida was proud as well. ((HUGS)))

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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patron

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#7 posted 299 days ago

thank you smitty

as a builder i am a realist
as an artist i am a dreamer

many of us here have this dual role
i believe we are very fortunate
to be able to know both sides of this life
and express it thru our works

-- 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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patron

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#8 posted 299 days ago

thanks again sheila

saida knew i need rain for my water needs
it started raining when she became an angel

-- 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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littlecope

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#9 posted 299 days ago

You know how I feel Brother…
It has been good for me
to see you keeping busy
during your time of loss
You even helped Saida’s Friends with their Grief,
while grappling with your own…
I never knew Saida of course,
but from what you and her Friends have said
She was a Very Special, Caring, and Beautiful Person,
One of a Kind, who marched to the beat of a Different Drummer…

A lot like her Dad…

May Peace be with you David.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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ShopTinker

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#10 posted 299 days ago

I am very sorry for your loss. No grief is greater than that of a parent who has lost a child. Please accept my heart felt condolences.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 299 days ago

David, As I told you before, my heart goes out to you and I’m hurting with you.

The shop is coming along slowly but surely and busy is always helpful (to me) in troubled times.

Good news re: your winter supply of water and firewood.

Stay safe my friend.

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

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patron

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#12 posted 299 days ago

thank you both
mike and dan

as they say

what doesn’t break you
makes you stronger

thats why i will keep going

-- 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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patron

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#13 posted 299 days ago

my good friend andy
thank you for being here for me thru this

your kindness gave me strength

supposed to be clear here tomorrow
so back to it for me

i sure liked that hickaposa wood
you made that last box out of
never seen it before

-- 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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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 299 days ago

David,
Words can’t express my sorrow.

I know this has been a tough year for you….
Here’s to the coming new year, new shop….
May they bring you nothing but happiness and serenity!!!

You sir, are an inspiration and shining example of what the human spirit is capable of.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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AandCstyle

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#15 posted 299 days ago

David, I am very sorry for your loss. For a parent to lose a child has to be grief beyond imaging. If you need anything, just ask.

-- Art

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