A gift and a thought from a LJ friend
Yes I am so lucky that I have to pinch my arm once in a while.
I have come to know a handful of people who really brings me light, people I feel sure will stay a part of my life, and look what can happen on top of this.
This is what the postman brought to me, and yes I was fast to run into the shop to open it.
And this was what was inside, an 8 mm push button quick nut – I never even heard of this in my life.
But when I posted my updated drill press stop Jim offered me one, and send it all the way to Denmark.
It came to Copenhagen the day after I drilled through my finger with a push drill… (Sorry to be slow here).
But as you can see it works really fine, I push the nut and it can be moved in a second, before I had two screws that had to be turned all the way and then tightened.
So this is really a wonderful upgrade to my drill press, and I am really grateful.
Jim did not ‘only’ send me a nut, he also send me a wonderful letter and a picture of a Saint Jude, In the Roman Catholic Church he is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes and after Jim heard my story he referred to me about Saint Jude and he has become my guardian since then, even I have never been very religious (I never heard of Jude before, even I was baptized in a protestant church and went to school in a catholic school, but it was probably me and not the school…).
I want to thank you, not only for the gift, but also for our friendship and the token of hope you have given me and that are a part of my life now – thank you!
These days I actually have St Jude not only on the wall of my workshop but also on my night table I have my book of songs and prayers, and on this a little cross and a amulet of St. Jude, I bought this little amulet to give me smiles and hope and I hold it in my hand when I have a bad day with pain from my neck.
Thank you for that light you gave my life.
Best thoughts my friend,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.