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cabinetmaster

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03-14-2010 06:41 PM

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I know I have been gone from here for quite sometime and I am sorry and I have missed you all. But a lot has been happening in my life.

First off, my leg is healed and doing fine. I do have a little limp but that is to be expected.

I went back to work for a couple of weeks but things at work got totally out of hand and I went in last Monday and picked up my tools and quit for good with that company. I hate when companies start taking advantage of the employees in times like this. But what you sow is what you reap. I don’t think they will make it through these times.

I did land a new job this week and hopefully start sometime this week. 2 man shop, me and the owner. I think we have a lot to offer each other. He will be doing most of the sales and I will do the builiding of cabinets.

Lastly, my wife, who is a diabetic, has a very deformed foot from a fracture and charcots disease. She has been fighting a blister on this foot for almost a year and it is not healing. Also had an infection in it 3 times in 4 months. So hopefully tomorrow they are going to amputate the foot. She will then get a prosthetic foot and hopefully be walking again by the end of May.

As you can see I have had some pretty rough months. I hope that after I get her back home and situated and get a good start on this new job, I can get back and see more of your posts and projects. I do miss you all and hope to be back on a regular basis as soon as I can.

Keep my wife in your prayers please and wish us both a better year after this is all over with. Thanks Guys and Gals

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps


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mhein68

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 06:56 PM

Man that is some rough months.. My thought and prayers go out to you and your wife… I know what diabetes can do. I am 42 and type 2 diabetic.. I have had my “lazy” stages where I didnt take care of myself and almost landed in a coma and losing my vision.. Hang in there in there hopefully it will all come to pass.. then you can have it smooth …

-- Mike, Southern IL

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Allison

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 06:58 PM

My prayers will definitely be with you! I am glad however that you are doing so much better. We will all be looking forward to seeing you around more!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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NBeener

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 07:26 PM

Oh, my God … Jerry....

I’m so sorry. That’s a HEAP of stuff to be dealing with.

My mother is a former Vice President of the American Diabetes Association.

Like many, I had NO idea how serious a disease diabetes could be. Clearly, it can ravage the body.

I wish you and your wife health, strength, prosperity, peace, and … better luck in the coming months and years.

You’ll both be in my thoughts, Buddy.

Most sincerely.

All the best at the new job.

-- -- Neil

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SgtSnafu

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 07:38 PM

Hey Jerry,

Glad to hear you up and about, and good going on the new job. I believe you will be much happier there.. Sorry to hear about your wife, You and your wife will be in our thoughts and prayers..

Later – Scotty

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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Abbott

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 07:38 PM

Good morning Jerry congratulations on the new job it sound like it will be a peaceful place to work. I am sorry to hear about your wife’s problem with her foot and I hope that goes well for both of you.

Welcome back to Lumberjocks.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 07:43 PM

Hi Jerry;

Well, no wonder you haven’t been very active!

I wish both you and you wife the very best outcomes. These are very difficult times for you but as a friend of mine always advises… keep the faith.

God bless.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Karson

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#7 posted 03-14-2010 07:52 PM

Jerry: In some ways you asre getting control of you life and in others it seems like you are being bounced from post to post.

My prayers are with you and your wife.

Good luck in your new job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Tony_S

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#8 posted 03-14-2010 08:01 PM

I have a Diabetic Aunt who suffered the same problem. She fought a serious infection in her lower calf area, on and off for just over a year. She suffered BIG time….finally, they amputated just below her knee. She’s a brand new woman!! MUCH happier, and MUCH better off!

Best of luck!

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 03-14-2010 08:05 PM

Sounds like times have been trying lately. Good luck with everything, Jerry. It will all work out. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Padre

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#10 posted 03-14-2010 09:42 PM

Jerry, know that I will pray for a complete recovery for you and your wife and success in your new venture!

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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grizzman

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#11 posted 03-14-2010 10:01 PM

hey jerry…ive been thinking of you and wondering why you were gone…im sure sorry for your trails in life…i know in our phone conversation it sounded like the business you were working for was a trying situation…i hope your new job will work out…but most important is that your wife becomes well and feels good again…..i to am diabetic and so far have been blessed to do ok so far…but we never know what is around the corner….but my prayers are for you both….so many lumber jocks that i know of have had some major trails in there life…and ive seen so many of the jocks come together and pull for one another..and if i can help you in any way..let me know…grizzman.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 03-14-2010 10:22 PM

glad to hear you are coming together and nearly fit for fight
congrat´s with your new work hope it will be good for you to work there
sorry to heare abaut your wife I do wish you and her the best luck in the future

Dennis

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JAGWAH

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#13 posted 03-14-2010 10:30 PM

Good luck with the new job and I’ll keep good positive thoughts for your sweety.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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woodnut

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#14 posted 03-14-2010 10:34 PM

Jerry, hope the wife is fine and everything goes well with her. Glad you found another job, sometimes places like you described brings on more stress than they are worth. Good for you for being able to move on. Again hope everything turns out well with your wife. We will keep her and you in our prayers.

-- F.Little

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gjd

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#15 posted 03-15-2010 12:59 AM

Jerry:
You and your family are in my prayers and I look forward to your return to LJ.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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