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Blog entry by RichGreer2r posted 02-29-2016 04:19 PM 1460 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few of you will remember me from when I was active on LJ before my stroke. A lot has happened since my stroke. Here is a brief overview.

We sold our large house in the country and moved to a condo in town. I sold many of my bigger tools (table saw, lathe, jointer, large band saw. large drill press and drum sander). I retained enough stuff to do woodworking on a smaller scale. I will rely on my Shopsmith for many functions. I also kept my planner, tabletop drill press, miter saw, router table and most hand tools.

On the personal side, I reacquired the ability to drive legally and safely. I spend a lot of warm weather time riding a customized bike. It is a recumbent e-trike. I sold most of my farming toys but kept one tractor and plow. I have not driven my tractor since my stroke but hope to this spring.

Most importantly – I am still enjoying life and I am incredibly grateful for a loving, supportive and understanding wife.

-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 05:00 PM

Glad you’re doing better!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 05:23 PM

It’s good to hear from you again, Rich….You’re right…it has been a long time since we’ve heard from you….You’ve been busy, too…..I hope you are much improved since your stroke, and are now able to drive and get around….Something like that takes a long time to mend, but sounds like you’re getting it done….

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 02-29-2016 08:16 PM

Glad to have you back around, Rich! Looking forward to those new project posts.


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 02-29-2016 08:30 PM

Glad to hear from you and that you’re doing better. Let’s face it, this business of getting old is not for sissies. Hang in there and best wishes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 02-29-2016 09:28 PM

Good to hear from you! Glad you’re feeling better and able to drive and Make sawdust with that Shopsmith.
Be careful and take care of yourself.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 08-12-2016 01:44 PM

Rich, glad to see you back in here!! I your post on Lew’s mallet, and came looking.

Happy you can get back to doing some woodwork. After a disabling illness, getting the perspective and drive to get back doing things is not easy.

I’ll put you back as a buddy of mine…........always enjoyed talking with you, and your projects as well.

I have finally retired as of the end of last year. Right now I am at my northern Washington vacation home in La Conner. Nice weather here, and enjoying every minute, especially since it is the rainy season back up in Anchorage.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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