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mafe

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267 days ago

Shop down III
good news.

Shop down II http://lumberjocks.com/topics/53609

The French say: ‘this will happen, the day it is raining frogs’.
Last time I was in France there were no rain, and it even seem love have left it as well for some of us…
This blog is dedicated to my French friend Thomas Sodabowski .
Kirkegaard (Danish philosopher) said: ‘Every love is the first love’.


So I came back to the shop after a month where nothing had happened when I passed.
The main room are the same, new concrete floor, now just with dirt and storage of the workers…


Mhhhh… Not better.


But wooohooo!
Here in the entrance my smile came back, the old floor was gone, boards for the concrete was put up, and all they need is to cut away the old metal beams now.


As you can see the bathroom in the back is untouched, this because they use it. LOL.


The kitchen…


More kitchen.


Back room.
A bit surreal to see the walls hanging in the air now.


And my sleeping nest all gone for now.


So all in all was really happy.
This makes it clear things are happening.
And as so often before I will focus on the parts of life that stays sweet.

Now a bigger smile, still with patience.

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.


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Schwieb

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#1 posted 267 days ago

Mads, just FYI. I have heard from Thomas, he suffers from a broken heart, poor guy and he said he needed to stay off of LJs for now so I don’t know that he will see this post.

Progress goes painfully slow but they seem to be making strides.

Do you hear anything from Dennis Grosen?

Best thoughts,

Ken

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 267 days ago

Mads,
Be glad that your apartment rehab was NOT in the USA. They would have torn it complete down and paved paradise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD20zkRIE7o

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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madts

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#3 posted 267 days ago

Not the place I saw this summer. Have patience Mads. It will get better.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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lew

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#4 posted 267 days ago

Surely once the floor is done, things will go faster..

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 267 days ago

It lives
It loves

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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WayneC

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#6 posted 267 days ago

Progress is progress. Looking forward to you getting settled back in and seeing what you create.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Tim Dahn

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#7 posted 267 days ago

LOOKING LIKE PROGRESS!

Now wondering what is in that omlet?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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mafe

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#8 posted 267 days ago

Smiles guys,
Yes it is in progress, so I am happy.
It’s just eggs and bacon on bread, yogurt with blackberries, maple syrup and homemade musli, bread with cheese and figue jam, café latte and a Frenet – how can i not smile with that breakfast?
Thomas is fine, was on the phone and wrote few words with him today, so I am all calm now.
I will like to be IT since that is what I do Jamie. ;-)
Dennis, I think he is busy, spoke to him a while back and he said life was too fast, but he seems fine.
Are you all aware we are lucky?
I feel lucky to have you in and out my life, thank you.
From my heart,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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littlecope

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#9 posted 267 days ago

Progress is like that
sometimes the tortoise
sometimes the hare…
but every step is still
a step closer
to the finish line!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 267 days ago

Hi Mads, eventually you will be back in there. Thank God you have your new place or you’d be living in your car!
How many guys are working on it? Is it a full time job for them?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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grizzman

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#11 posted 267 days ago

mads i really hope things will speed up just a bit, i know you sure want your wonderful shop back, i just loved it, , and i sure wish dennis would take the time to pop in once in awhile,,,tell him he is really missed by many…hang in there, it will be done before you know it, your wood stove will be buring bright and the warmth of that fire will warm you up , i think you should plan on a certain project, one that will celebrate the new shop….what shall it be…

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

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KOVA

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#12 posted 267 days ago

HAY QUE TENER PACIENCIA ANTE UNA FUERZA SUPERIOR Y TÚ
TIENES ESA PACIENCIA ;-)
EN CUANTO A SODABOWSKI PREFIERO QUE SE ENOJE CON LAS MUJERES FRANCESAS
Ó CON EL AMOR PERO NO CON LUMBERJOCKS ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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stefang

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#13 posted 266 days ago

The ‘full Danish breakfast”. Not bad Mads, it looks healthier than the full English breakfast. By the time you are finished with breakfast, your shop floors might be almost done. It’s always good to have something to look forward to!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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nobuckle

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#14 posted 266 days ago

Sometimes things in life never move as fast as we would like. Remodeling is one of those things. You have a positive attitude about the whole thing and that’s a plus. Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Roger

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#15 posted 266 days ago

Good things come to all who wait… You’ll be back at it, before you know it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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