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Nomad62

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09-03-2010 05:41 PM

Hi LJ’ers, I have been reading the posts about the hopelessness of apparent addictions to this website, and couldn’t help but agree that it is indeed a troublesome situation. I haven’t been around all that long, and here I sit at my puter typing things to complete strangers ( I’m strange myself, no offense intended). Again. And this is when I realized that there is a reason for it, a psychological purpose! You see, sometimes things in life creep up on us and we don’t recognize it because the change is gradual enough to make it somewhat “invisable”. The change I refer to here is that of being successful; if we were not successful, we would be working at being so, not typing some lunatic rant while pretending that someone else might read it and appreciate the intended humor. No, we would be working our tools and our backs in an effort to make the almighty dollar, the symbol of which we use to judge our success. Since you are still reading this rediculousness, you obviously have way too much money and therefore no need to make any more today. I would be happy to hear that this important and valuable public service announcement has helped you see just how successful you never knew you have been. Have a great day!

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys


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jusfine

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 06:04 PM

I’m self unemployed and independently wealthy, so doesn’t make any difference to me… :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 09-03-2010 06:16 PM

I get paid whether I’m reading this or working. :-)

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

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 09-03-2010 08:27 PM

Greetings Nomad62, Well…. I guess I have all the time in the world to do anything I want to….I have no set hours, no clock, no concept of time (unless I look at the clock), can sit here all day long if I want to pounding on these letters in front of me….. Have plenty of time and money ( I’m spending my wifes, as we own a beauty shop…she’s the labor…I’m the hidden partner) lol. No worries, no cares…. I kicked all my kids out when they turned 18, just me and my bride of 33 years….I’m part house-husband…part slacker (I like that part), drink coffee till I run the pot dry, and by then it’s time to take my afternoon siesta about 2:00p.m…...Work in my shop anytime I want to, as long as I want to, and answer to no one…..How can I do all of this….Cause I’m retired from the U.S Army, and have been for 38 years, and I’m only 63….figure that one out!!!!! So… that leaves me time to read
(how did you put it…”this rediculouseness” ), and a whole lot more nonsense on here….who needs money?

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 09-03-2010 09:00 PM

Damn, Rick… you really do have it made. :-)

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

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 09-03-2010 09:04 PM

Charlie….you got that right, brother…I’ve been telling ya’ll that all along…I don’t think noone believed me..

Oh crap, Charlie…...I’m 5 minutes past my naptime…..... lol…:’)

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 09-03-2010 09:16 PM

:-)
Ha ha ha no no no you are so wrong my freind
I´m here becourse I like to be here and learning both woodworking and english
on one of the best sites in the wold
I use some of my sparetime and all those long hours durring nightshifts
when there is no costummers

have a niice weekend every one
Dennis

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TheDane

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#7 posted 09-03-2010 09:52 PM

Dennis—Your English is better than my Danish! I have always wished my grandfather would have taught us more about the old country. I’m planning to visit a distant cousin who lives near Copenhagen, so maybe I should be working more on my Dansk and less on my dovetails!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 09-03-2010 11:24 PM

The Dane
maybee or maybee not …lol
most Danes are fairly skilled in english just look at Flemming and Mafe´s writing
If you come , then visit Mafe (Mads) he lieves in KBH :-) and pass a note to Flemming and me
maybee there is possibility to work something out for meeting each other :-)
I´ll look forward to see if its possiple

Dennis

Edit : not to forget all the others in Scandinavia…like rdlaurance he lieves just a cross the water in Skåne

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TheDane

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#9 posted 09-03-2010 11:49 PM

Dennis—Good thought … my grandmother was born in Sundbyberg so we are thinking about visiting there, too.!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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William

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#10 posted 09-05-2010 01:38 AM

No, I definately don’t have money to lose. I’m in a different situation. I have major back issues and can’t get to the shop at times. Therefore, I do have plenty of time when I’m down to waste at the computer, and it seems lately all my “wasteful” time has been spent on Lumberjocks.
I was the one who started the thread the other day about my Lumberjock addiction called “My Problem With Lumberjocks”. I’ve been confined to my wheelchair for the past week.
As for the woodwork, when I’m able to do it, I do it for the love of the woodwork, not for money. As a matter of fact, if money was my only motivation for doing woodwork, I would have sold all my woodworking tools LOOOOOONG time ago, because I’m so deep in the red on woodwork that it aint even funny.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Gregn

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#11 posted 09-05-2010 03:36 PM

I wish I had more money my new shop would be up and running by now. Life situations have a way of throwing you a curve sometimes. Being disabled have to have something to do. Nothing on TV to watch so the only other solution is to spend time with others who have the same interest as myself. So its time to grab another cup of coffee and spend time with other LJ’s.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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richgreer

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#12 posted 09-05-2010 05:40 PM

I’m retired and living on a pension and retirement savings. I enjoy a lot of time in the shop and 30 – 60 minutes a day on LJ. Since my workshop is very close to my den, with the computer, often I am on the computer while I’m waiting for glue to bond or a finish to dry.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Gene Howe

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#13 posted 09-06-2010 01:40 AM

The last 15 years before I retired I was self employed. Although, it was great being my own boss, I still had the most important people to satisfy, the customers.
Now, I only need to satisfy me…..well….SWMBO too, I guess.
Shop time or puter time or nap time. It’s all good.
No remorse at all when one time runs into another.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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randi

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#14 posted 09-06-2010 01:51 AM

Nomad, another thing you must realize, is that many people, including myself, are able to visit this site any time, from nearly anywhere. Example I could be on a lunch break, in my car sittign waiting in a parking lot, and surfing this forum.
The addiction for many I hope is a healthy one.
I am new here, and in just a few hours over a few days I have learned more from reading these pages, than I ever could have by word of mouth, or surfing random sites, or reading books at the library…

Oh and gene…SWMBO…havent heard that used in a while…one of my favorites…especially for the EX Wife… haha!

-- "A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila." ~Mitch Ratcliffe

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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 09-06-2010 02:21 AM

Randi
EXes do NOT need to be obeyed. Actually, present wives don’t either. Just makes life simpler.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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