Another day, another nickle #28: Bi-anual Check In

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Blog entry by Thos. Angle posted 11-27-2011 06:48 PM 2056 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 27: Home again, home again, sorta!!!! Part 28 of Another day, another nickle series Part 29: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! »

Well, here’s a big howdy to all my old friends here at Lumber Jocks. It seems we have survived another year and the holidays are upon us.

The summer at Snake River Ranch went pretty well except I got bucked off another horse and this time tore the rotater cuff in my left shoulder. It didn’t hurt too bad so I kept working until the end of the season. July and August, Carleen cooked and I took out horse back rides and hosted tours and played a lot of shows with my guitar. May and June I worked on the ranch getting ready for cattle and then receiving cattle. The month of September I helped ship cattle and hosted tours. The 4th of October I had surgery on my left shoulder. On the 6th of October I drove home to Jordan Valley. That might not have been too bright but there was 4 inches of show on the ground at the ranch. We spent the next 6 weeks in JV looking out the window at the shop and taking a few trips. The doctor released me by phone on the 15th of November and we headed for sunny California.

I’m now working on my second wood working project of the year; a sound booth to record in. My son-in-law and I are setting up a recording studio in the garage . They bought a bigger house and it has a three car garage. It also has enough bedrooms for Grandpa and Grandma. The twin grand sons have grown and are now walking and running and climbing and generally being a pain in the butt.

Keith(son-in-law) and I are set to start recording my first album. It will be all original cowboy songs and a couple of my poems. The guys in the band(Doo Wah Riders) are all helping with it. It will be a fun project and maybe we will even sell a few. We will start on that when we all get back from Las Vegas. The National Finals Rodeo is coming up and the Band will be at The Orleans. Carleen and I are going up for a few days to have some fun and visit old friends.

I miss the comraderie here with all my old friends and wish I could spend more time. I got my Medicare card a couple weeks ago and think it would be real good to spend some time in the wood shop. Maybe one of these days. Until then I keep track of all of you and wish you the very best. I’ll throw in a few photos of my spring project.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 07:23 PM

Hi Thomas,

Good to see you’re still kicking and screaming, my friend. That’s a nice job you did in the stable.

You’ve got to stop falling off of horses. That just can’t feel good.

I hope you and Carleen hav a great holiday season, and good luck with your album.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 07:30 PM

really god to hear from you, and see your ok after the injury, a tough guy like you just had to heal ok, the recording booth is great and cant wait for your album to come out, i love good ole cowboy music, grew up with it with my dad….., have a great winter, the barn looks great, new stall doors are up town..the shop will come when its time and then we expect something good…..grizzman, oh yea dont know if you saw it or not, but i won the last contest with a lodge style bird house, and its grand on the large size…just what you would see out in the cattle country…check it out…

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

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 08:00 PM

So glad your doing OK!!! Great looking barn and some solid looking gates. You have that real Cowboy look. Sometiime you’ll have to hear the story when I first went to Blondies Dad’s Farm in Up State New York to meet her family. Not good, lets just say I’m a city slicker but I tried.

Enjoy the Grand-children.

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

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#4 posted 11-27-2011 08:25 PM

Hey Old Buddy, gosh it’s good hearing from you. Sorry about your trouble staying on your horses. Maybe someone needs to do a better job of breaking them. Nice looking job on the barn and stalls. Now you’re recording an album huh? Wow, you’re a man of many talents. Let us know when it’s released, I won’t be a groupie, but I’ll sure be a fan. I’ve got a lot of questions but I’m sure you ain’t got that kind of time. Give Carleen a big hug and all them Grandbabies. I got two Grandsons so I know what you mean about them being a headache sometimes. LOL. Well happy trails and God Bless, miss your stories here on LJ’s. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 11-27-2011 09:46 PM

What beautiful stalls. I was a horsewoman for many years, many years ago, and I’d be Thrilled to stable a horse there. Very nice job.


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#6 posted 11-27-2011 09:54 PM

WOW!! 6 weeks recovery is awesome. Took me 5 months, but I couldn’t lift my arm up at all. Took 6 weeks before I could use my computer mouse!!

Glad to hear you are well and enjoying life!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 11-27-2011 10:30 PM

Sure is good to hear from all of you. thanks

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Peter Oxley

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#8 posted 11-28-2011 05:48 AM

Thomas! Good to hear from you! Glad to hear life is treating you alright. I bet you’re teaching those kids the best way to be a pain in the butt! Good luck with the studio and the recording. Keep us posted.

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#9 posted 11-28-2011 04:08 PM

Hey Thomas.
Nice to hear from you.

You are always on to something new. Recording, wow. They broke the mold when the made you guy.

Great to see you are doing fine, and keep in touch.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 11-28-2011 04:10 PM

Pam was just asking about you and Carleen the other day. Glad the year sees you still up and at ‘em.
Give her our best, and God Bless…
Douglas (farther and farther down that slippery slope).

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 11-28-2011 05:52 PM

It was sad news to hear about your injury, but it’s great hear about your rapid recovery.

We’ve watched that type of surgery on the internet,

because Barb was contemplating on having this done.

She had physical therapy first, & recovered without having to need surgery.

Welcome back, & GOOD LUCK! on your first album.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 11-28-2011 06:02 PM

Hi Thomas Good to hear from you ,I hope you recover quickly from your injury.

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#13 posted 11-28-2011 06:56 PM

hey there thomas, i wanted to know if you could or would be willing to maybe give us a link to either one song or part of one, as i would love to hear you sing and play, this is music i love, so im just asking if there is anyway to hear something from what your going to put out…let me know if this is possible….thanks so much…grizz

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

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#14 posted 11-29-2011 12:23 AM

Good to hear from you Tom. You certainly are a man of many talents. Take care with that shoulder.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Thos. Angle

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#15 posted 11-29-2011 12:41 AM

Grizz, at this point we have nothing on line. I do think we will be marketing through CD-Baby. The CD won’t be done until around March. I’ll post it here when it is available. Thanks for the inquiry.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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