The Big Move #2: Still No Progress

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Blog entry by dq2 posted 12-10-2010 12:40 AM 1248 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: From Minneapolis to Phoenix Part 2 of The Big Move series Part 3: Cabinets Are Hanging »

I really thought that the workshop would begin taking shape in October. Well, nothing has changed. Just take a look at the shop after the “Move”.

Temperatures here in Phoenix have been a little too warm. I was a little under the weather (or is it “whether” I am in the mood to do it by myself?) The volunteers to help have never shown up. The free cabinets are still stacked high, and now beginning to take on their own personality.

My daughter-in-law and 2 of the grandkids have now moved in with us. They have volunteered to help since the temperature in Phoenix is now down to a reasonable 76 degrees, BUT we are now in the Holiday season. Would it be too much to ask for help during Christmas break? I would really like to at least get to my band saw.

-- - DQ in Phoenix -

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#1 posted 12-10-2010 01:48 AM

My grandkids are always looking to help me. They volunteered! Even if they didn’t, it is called earning their keep. I have no problem asking my kids to help me. After all I have done for them, it is called appreciation. Merry Christmas


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 02:17 AM

hang in there
my shop looks like yours too

and i’ve been waiting 11 years

after the holidays
maybe you can get something done

or you could tell everyone

no help
no presents

the best to you
it will happen

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 08:35 AM

Welcome to the modern family. “Dad needs what? No way man. I have to go drink beer with the guys.” How well I know the feeling. And God forbid if you actually beg for help. Now I do have my third son in the Marines, and he will arrange a crew if I need help. Like re-roofing the house two years ago. There are a lot of young men in the Corp raised in the trades and are excellent workers.
Know anyone out at Luke Air Base?
Good luck, and best wishes, Rand

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#4 posted 12-10-2010 08:40 AM

I was just thinking, if you know some one in the military, your might offer to make them a Shadow Box in return for their help. There are several Shadow Boxes on here to give you an idea to show them. Just a thought. Rand

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#5 posted 12-10-2010 08:47 PM

Heck That is not bad you ought to see my shop. I guess i loose all energy when it comes time to sweep the floor

-- wchips

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#6 posted 12-10-2010 09:04 PM

it takes a combination of TIME, MOTIVATION, and some magic in the air sometimes to get those things done… you are not alone

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 12-10-2010 09:11 PM

My shop looks like that sometimes as well. It seems that it kind of happens at night and when you get up, it looks like that. Thats when I start making the cabinets to put everything away, then they fill up and we do this again.

You can’t win.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#8 posted 12-11-2010 05:19 AM

I still like asking the kids to help me just to hear “why, what did I do”?.. LOl…
Cook food… they will come…

Happy Holidays,


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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