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Forum topic by Betsy posted 02-20-2008 05:35 AM 1028 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2008 05:35 AM

Everyday is getting a little better. I have appreciated the words of encouragement that I’ve received from my friends on the forum. It is nice to know that total strangers are praying for you. I’ve managed a little shop time this weekend. It was easy stuff as I already had one of my chairs ready to assemble so I did get that done. (I’ve got a blog going on the whole production if you’d be interested.)

I’ve been cruising around the site a bit and my goodness, things have grown and the projects just keep getting better and better. I’ve missed a lot while I was out. Will take some time to get caught up on what has been added to the site.

I’m having a hard time getting over this stuff that I’m dealing with but I’m at about 50% and climbing – so hopefully another couple of weeks and I’ll feel like my old self. Hopefully that will mean I’ll be doing more in the shop.

Anyway, I wanted to take a minute to thank you guys for your encouragement and kind words. I hope to be on the site a little more as I continue to get better.

Thanks again.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 02-20-2008 05:44 AM

Glad to hear you’re on the mend! Be careful not to over-do it!

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 05:50 AM

Betsy, Hope to see you back here with new new shop projects soon. Get well.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 05:52 AM

You get better now, ya hear!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 05:55 AM

Thanks guys. I’m trying. Sometimes its one step forward and two steps back. But I’ll eventually get there.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 01:33 PM

Betsy, I’m not commenting on your age but mine.

I have had a few medical problems in the last 4 years. I find that it takes me about 5 times longer to recuperate than it did 20 years ago. And I’ve also learned that the body will heal at its rate, not at your wish of how fast it will heal.

What a bummer.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#6 posted 02-20-2008 02:53 PM

Hi Betsy,

Take care of yourself. That is your number 1 priority. You will be in my prayers.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 02-20-2008 05:00 PM

Hurry up and get better, Betsy. We miss your contributions here. Not to mention your smiling face.(Wait a minute, I’ve never seen your smiling face!)

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 02-21-2008 12:13 AM

one day at a time …... take it easy so you don’t go backwards!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 02-21-2008 12:56 AM

good to hear from you betsy , hopeing your at 100% soon .

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#10 posted 02-21-2008 07:44 PM

Feel better!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 02-23-2008 06:55 PM

Thanks for the good thoughts all. I’ve been puttering a little bit. But today it’s jigsaw puzzle day – nice and sedate. I’ve been lurking in the background watching all the projects and posts and I’m still amazed by the quality of work, the wealth of information shared, the civility, the lack of bad language (hardly even any &^&’s), but most of all still just amazed at the quality of people who make up LJ’s. It’s truly an amazing forum.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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