|Forum topic by Beeguy||posted 11-01-2014 02:38 PM||627 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
11-01-2014 02:38 PM
What is a Lumberjocks yo yo? ME!
I discovered LJ a few years back and found it to be a wonderful place to get information, ask and answer questions, and just feel good while reading and following. I discovered it whle recovering from a knee replacemet and was an avid follower a year later during foot/ankle healing. During that time I also came across Charles Neil, from whom I have learned a lot and feel very indebted to.
Since then the 8-5 job got a lot more demanding (no longer 8-5 with the economy as it is) and we added two grandchildren to the mix and one more daughter’s wedding. With all that, any free time I did have I tried to spend in the shop but still only managed to eek out a few projects. It did not leave a lot of time for internet woodworking and after staring at a PC for 9 hours a day there is little desire to fire it up again at home. Unfortunately, LJs got pushed to the back burner and although it was a favorite on my Google toolbar I just did not get to visit often.
I am sort of back, hence the yo yo reference. The reason is I had the other knee replaced and have a little time on my hands. Problem is I am running out of joints that need to be replaced. Hopefully this time I will be able to hang in there after the recovery; and since there is a major reorg going on at work, who knows, maybe I will have a lot more free time down the road. I don’t even know who my boss is at this point. A friend told me don’t worry they won’t get rid of you while you are on sick leave because it looks bad.
So I am back and will try and stay current because I truly benefit from the site and hope that sometimes I have something to offer, but since it has grown so much it is a bit overwhelming. I hope I can keep up although the daughter that was recently married is building a house and just like the first daughter will want their basement finished so there goes a lot of evenings in a few months.
I do also want to mention another of my discoveries this time around: Stumpy Nubs. I remember his posts from a while back but never really followed along. His videos have given me a lot of enjoyment the past 8 days and I am hooked. It’s too bad that I have to be on the physical mend to find time to discover all the great woodworking stuff out there but that’s life.
So I am happy to say I am back to one of the good ones. I know “big deal”.
Thanks for listing to my confession. :-)
-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."