A year gone By (what a interesting one)

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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 02-12-2011 06:38 AM 754 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well My fellow LJ’s I have been officially here a year today. Please forgive me if I get sentimental or drift from time to time :) During my year here I really seen some ups and downs and even been a little sideways, looking back I watched my buddy list grow, my favorites get larger, and posted 506 times !!!! This year has been rough on me with my job situation getting worse day to day, being told and sold down the river by banks, and the SBA as a non compete business ( he’s gonna fail anyway) Seen the passing of my aunt and two prominent friends and the possible passing of my co- worker Beverly in limbo. Although the year has tried to be bad for me I really can’t complain. Last night I got a text to call my buddy Diettra And I talked to her tonight and she brought great joy and encouragement to me. If you study business most businesses have a team as in lawyers, bankers, investors etc. But I realized my business team wasn’t made up of pros but of friends who try to keep me going. Annie, chuck, Diettra, Todd Clippinger, Nate, a1jim,. ND2elk and a host of other Lumber jocks. Some who had business experience and others who didn’t. I just notice they all have one thing in common they really want me to succeed:) And I think this is what any entrepreneur needs on his team if they are wanting to survive, As friends will tell you to keep pressing on regardless and will be there for you no matter what :) One of the most memorable times was my friend chuck helped me write a 47 page business plan, loan proposal, and go to get SBA backed financing Only to have a door shut in my face, Turned down and destined to hafta close up due to lack of lumber for my chairs. But God will make a way as I received my first batch of cedar today

240 Lin ft of 1×4 western red cedar!!!!!!!

As today draws to a close I really want to say thank you to all of you here on LJ’s who have encouraged me, Blessed me, prayed for me, give me advice, kept me going even when I wanted to give up. I am keeping faith that this year will be better than last year.

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 06:59 AM

Continuing to pray for you, my friend.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 08:19 AM

I wish your tomorrows always be better than your yesterdays.

You sound like a very honnest person; It will pay off.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 02-12-2011 08:34 AM

Congratulation on your first year at lumberjocks. Praying that many more blessing will come your way in the coming year.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 02-12-2011 09:07 AM

Stick it in there… and then stick it to em… nah… just kidding.. but show them they are wrong about you… seems you have a lot of folks on your side…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 02:21 PM

Keep “Building UP” and out buddy!
Sorry I have said hey for a while but we have hit a good little honey hole again and are on site and in shop quite a bit, but have been following you each week. Appreciate you attitude and faith.
Keep up the good work and persistence!

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#6 posted 02-12-2011 04:07 PM

first congrat´s with the first L J B-DAY :—))
second ceep shaking the tree and they will fall down from there
hope you will have so much progress and luck so you can turn them
down when they come and want to loan you money

take care

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#7 posted 02-12-2011 07:51 PM

congrats on being on here a year. And whenever you need advice or have a question just send a email my way. Always glad to help.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#8 posted 02-12-2011 11:40 PM

I wish you a wonderful year to come.
Not what happend yesterday, not what will happen tomorrow, but how you live your days.
I believe this is your strenghts, to live the day.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 02-13-2011 01:15 AM

We are supposed to pray for one another my friend and that is what I have been doing for all my LJ friends! Congratulations on being a LJ for one year. It is a great site (as you know)!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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