"twas the night before Christmas

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by huff posted 12-24-2012 04:55 PM 967 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View huff's profile


2828 posts in 3281 days

12-24-2012 04:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Twas the night before Christmas and all thru the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. But out in my shop it was a different story, I had presents to finish or there would be no glory!

While the rest of the family was all snuggled in bed, I had a shop full of saw dust floating around my head.

There’s presents to finish and I wonder why I try, I can’t even get this dang glue to dry!

I needed more clamps and a new saw blade or two, so what’s this poor woodworker suppose to do? I’ve made my list and cut everything square, but no matter how hard I try it still doesn’t seem fair.

I do this every year and I run out of time, so I think next year I’ll just order on-line.

I was about to give up and throw in the towel, when all of a sudden my dog commenced to howl! He usually only does this when he hears a fire truck, but running outside I realize it was the UPS truck.

The driver was dressed in a funny red suite; he might have been funny, but not very cute.

I was not very happy with my late night intrusion, he only added to all my confusion. He unloaded some packages with all kind of labels, brought them in my shop and put em on the table.

It was hard not to notice what was written on the boxes, sitting on the table; names like Bosch, Dewalt and even Porter Cable. I wasted no time unwrapping each delight; new sander, more blades, everything was just right.

Box after box I tore open with glee and began to realize I didn’t have to be a woodworking wannabe!

I’m sure the lacquer has affected my thinking; was I sleeping, dreaming or just wishful thinking? I’ll have to wake up soon, and finish the presents, but for now lets just say; “THAT’S MY STORY AND I’M STICKING TO IT!.


-- John @

4 replies so far

View Roger's profile


20928 posts in 2800 days

#1 posted 12-24-2012 05:17 PM

LOL… That was gr8. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Have a safe holiday season. I can understand about the lacquer thing.. hehehe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

29224 posts in 2334 days

#2 posted 12-24-2012 05:31 PM


-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Roger Clark aka Rex's profile

Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 3431 days

#3 posted 12-24-2012 05:48 PM

Loved it. A Merry Christmas to you and your family huff, and of course to ALL in our LJ family.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

View albachippie's profile


772 posts in 3031 days

#4 posted 12-24-2012 11:01 PM

Great Ode! Merry Christmas everyone,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics