Workshop Do Over #4: Life interrupts

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Blog entry by Ken Fitzpatrick posted 05-22-2011 06:25 AM 6176 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well my workshop partner (Tyler) is busy in school as usual, my life partner, Jackie and I have decided on a break from the workshop re-do to celebrate another milestone. Today is our fourtieth wedding anniversary. We are waking up in Dublin…..Ireland that is. Arrived yesterday and a sort of peace came over us both on our first trip to our ancestoral homeland.

So it’s relaxation, sight seeing and good Irish food and drink for the next week. Will check in when we get back. Until then, happy woodworking.


P.S. Anyone have any must see woodworking stops here in Ireland?

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 07:35 AM

Congratulations on 40 years!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 05-22-2011 09:15 AM

Hi. Big welcome to the Emerald Isle, now officially broke and owned by a bank in Germany but who gives an
ess haitch eye tee!!
Hope the weather stays good and you and the Mrs have a great time. Lots to see and do in Dublin incl
Guinness, Croke park, Christchurch, The zoo. Mind the junkies on O’Connell St. though (clinic near-by).
Try to get to Galway if you can. We love it down there. Buzzing town. Great for the aul trad session. Any where along the west coast is gorgeous. Doolin in Co. Clare or out to Paudi o Shea’s pub on the Dingle penn
in Kerry. The wind down there will knock the cobwebs off ya!
Nothing much wood related there, I know, but hey, relax your on holiday.
Let me know how your getting on.

Best regards,

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 05-22-2011 11:41 AM

Congratulations to you both Ken! I hope you have a wonderful week. Enjoy your adventure! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 02:12 PM

congrat´s with the fourty years , enjoy ,enjoy ,enjoy and get silly as a young cuopple :-)


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#5 posted 05-22-2011 04:09 PM

Thanks for all the well wishes. Jackie and I have made it to Tramore a beautiful sea side village. We are doing the B&B thing for the rest of our trip and think we have chosen well.

Murch, you have a beautiful country. Jackie and I like to stay off the beaten path so we see many places that most people don’t. We are headed to Kerry then Dingle then up to Cong to spend a night in a castle. Will spend most of the time looking around the countryside rather then in the actual larger cities.

Can’t believe BO followed us here. I told him i would seemhim AFTER we got back. Lol…. Though I doubt if he will be in any of the places we go.

We will keep you updated.


-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 04:29 PM

Congratulations on 40 years! Hope you have many many more! Enjoy Dublin and have a pint for me!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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