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My year was good, how was yours?

by Monte Pittman
posted 12-16-2013 11:50 PM

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 11:55 PM

With such a POSITIVE attitude as yours, how can anyone say it was a bad year for you Monte?

Congrats and good fortune to you in the coming new year!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 11:57 PM

Good luck ,my man Wish you the very best.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 12:00 AM

I agree with “joein10asee” You are entering a new door of life and it sounds good! Have a very merry Christmas and a healthy happy new year!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 12:04 AM

All the best Monte, it’s no picnic being ill. You have plans, the best medicine!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#5 posted 12-17-2013 12:08 AM

Wow I was starting to rehearse how sucky my year was but as I read further I’m totally embarased to think my year was bad in comparison to yours .I’m very happy to hear there was an up side to you story. God Bless and may 2014 be very prosperous and full of joy for you and yours and us all.

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#6 posted 12-17-2013 12:19 AM

Whoa! I think you took a bunch of lemons and made lemonade! I always appreciate your encouraging posts and hope you have a great 2014!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#7 posted 12-17-2013 12:26 AM

Monte.. I am so very happy that Life is on the upswing for you. Life is crazy…Bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people…and in your case good things are happening to a good person.
2014 and forward will be a wonderful and fantastic time for you and the negative past will be a distant memory…

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#8 posted 12-17-2013 12:40 AM

I absolutely believe that if you can trust your faith and be true to your beliefs that things will work out.
Maybe not the way you plan, but correctly for the bigger picture.
Best of luck with your plans going forward.

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#9 posted 12-17-2013 12:57 AM

All I can say is the year ain’t over yet :) Seriously, glad everything worked out for the best!

-- Interested in Oregon property? Visit me at

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#10 posted 12-17-2013 01:06 AM

Monte, You are welcome back any time! We really enjoyed your brief visit. We should have taken pics to share with our LJ friends. Now, GET SOME SLEEP!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 12-17-2013 01:21 AM

Monte, you are a inspiration to all of us. We are lucky to have a LJ like you for a buddy. If you can turn all of which has happened to you into a positive figure, imagine what you do for us. Take care and best of luck in your future plans. Dave

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 12-17-2013 01:28 AM

Monte, you are proof that a positive attitude is the key to being happy. Congrats on the future new life buddy. Glad you and Andy got to meet. I hope to do the same at some point. Will keep you in my prayers buddy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 12-17-2013 02:04 AM

best wishes for the new year, sound like things are starting to go your way.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#14 posted 12-17-2013 02:16 AM

gee monte, i didnt know about some of the things you listed, but i sure am glad to hear that it is all manageable, and wow you got to meet andy, that must have been way cool, i really like andy, and wish i had the pleasure of meeting him glad you got to meet him and his family, that is a great way to end the year..i hope all of your good things keep going good, and as for yer partner for life, i wish you the best and hope all goes wonderful there…grizz

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

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#15 posted 12-17-2013 02:57 AM


business losses can go forward against future profits. Sounds like a great beginning of hope and cheer. Good health to you this new year!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#16 posted 12-17-2013 03:12 AM

It’s great that things managed to sort themselves out for you. Wish you the best for the upcoming year, hopefully the tidings will continue to get better.
My year was fairly eventful, in the last part anyway. I rolled a Ranger UTV (or side-by-side) in the beginning of October. My injuries were mild considering what could have happened; broke my left clavicle and got a pretty good concussion. The accident may have been a blessing though. While in the hospital, they diagnosed a heart condition that I’ve had for a few years now. I have WPW syndrome, causing heartbeats of 200+bpm. The first attempt to ablate the issue failed, and I’m due for a second try on Thursday. After that, if it’s a success, I’ll be in the clear for everything health-wise.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#17 posted 12-17-2013 03:59 AM

Hope you’ve rounded the bend. Good luck to you for next year.


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#18 posted 12-17-2013 12:48 PM

Keep the faith good luck in 2014

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#19 posted 12-17-2013 12:59 PM

Monte, I wish well in 2014, good luck with the health, woodworking, and love. You always bring a cheerful note to your postings here on lumber jocks, thanks.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#20 posted 12-17-2013 01:22 PM

With your outlook on things Monte, further success and happiness are already unfolding for you! All the best to you and yours in the new year. Also, I thank you for your inspiring work and I look forward to being inspired more. Take care and be well!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#21 posted 12-17-2013 01:57 PM

Wow, what a great attitude! And it all comes out in the wash. God never lets us suffer more then we can stand, and when one door closes, He always opens another. Best wishes for an outstanding 2014!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#22 posted 12-17-2013 03:08 PM

Monte: with a chin up attitude like yours, in light of your current issues; I feel bad about feeling sorry for myself for all the piddly assed problems that I think I have. Here’s hoping for a brighter 2014 and beyond. Stuff is replaceable, as are wives; but you need to concentrate on your own well being. You can and will be victorious in your battle for your health. We’re thinking about you out here!

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#23 posted 12-17-2013 03:41 PM

Every day I wake up on this side of the grass, with my better half of over 35 years at my side – all is good. THrow in wood and life is grand.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#24 posted 12-17-2013 03:52 PM

Doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that your business will end having the largest group of orders. Your work is phenomenal !
Women come and go, so no need to elaborate there. Terribly sorry to hear of your and stepson’s health issues. Best of luck in 2014

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#25 posted 12-22-2013 01:42 AM

Nice to see you on the up-side o things Monte. Keep on truckin. Good luck in 2014.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#26 posted 12-22-2013 01:57 AM

Best of luck, fortune, and health in the new year!

Apparently you like the bad news good news format!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#27 posted 12-22-2013 02:01 AM

I find your outlook inspirational Monte. best of luck to you.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#28 posted 12-22-2013 02:25 AM

Sounds like you have a lot more ups than downs. All the best in 2014! Merry Christmas ;-)

-- 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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#29 posted 12-22-2013 06:23 AM

Other than my usual RA fare ups and the reoccurance of eczema it has been a fair year. Have not been “shop active” this year as before because we are now doing day care for three grand children and, believe or not, it is actually a lot of work as you cannot leave them alone for very long and you don’t know when you have a minor “emergency” on your hands.

One bad bit of news hit this week in that my oldest son will need dialysis very shortly. We knew it was coming eventually but we were hoping it would be a few more years from now.

Hope to be getting back in the shop soon as it is the best form of therapy both mental and physical!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#30 posted 12-22-2013 11:29 PM

Monte- I have been a member of LJs for 4 days now and I have already found that you are one of the most inspirational and good hearted people on here. I can use all the inspiration I can get! I’m sure the coming year will work out great for you, and keep us informed about your new shop!

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#31 posted 12-23-2013 12:16 AM

I hope you find as much grace in 2014 as you did in 2013

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#32 posted 12-23-2013 12:21 AM

Doors close, windows open, lemon aid. Great attitude, Monte!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#33 posted 12-23-2013 01:26 AM

Merry Christmas, Monte, and good luck in the new year as well.


-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#34 posted 12-23-2013 01:50 AM

Carpe Diem my Friend…
Congratulations for getting past the flood of troubles you’ve faced, and Best Wishes and Blessings to You and Yours moving forward Monte!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#35 posted 12-25-2013 03:54 PM

A very nice story Monte, glad that things came out as they did also glad you and Andy had the chance to meet. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#36 posted 01-19-2014 05:06 AM

My paryers are with you and your family Monte.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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