Year Book - Sras #6: Almost missed my update for Year 6 !

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Blog entry by sras posted 11-06-2015 03:02 AM 1394 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I mentioned last year, I use the time waiting for the doorbell to ring to do my yearbook entry. This year, we spent the evening with friends and it completely slipped my mind! 5 days late isn’t too bad though.

My activity here was still mostly watching what everyone else does and commenting here and there. I did manage to post 2 projects.

The cutting boards were a big hit. One of them (the largest) stayed here at home and still looks great.

The Something with an R box was one of those long-term gift projects I mentioned last year. I finally finished it and was able to post a blog on its creation. Another gift that was much appreciated…

I sound a little like a broken record (how many people know what that means now?) but I have several projects in the works. Pictures are in the camera – life is a bit busy these days. I’m looking forward to a retirement where I can spend more time on my woodworking.

I continue to enjoy spending time here every morning before I go to work and see the fine work of everyone here.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 03:07 AM

I can highly recommend retirement Steve.
We will all be richer for the great stuff you will post when you finally take the step.
Congrats on another year.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 03:21 AM

Thanks Paul. I have put together a list of projects I would like to do adn I I keep working it will take over 20 years to finish them! Even if I retire it will take than 5-10 years – and that doesn’t count any new projects that show up along the way!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 03:26 AM

Maybe I’m a bit of an anomaly, but I have little desire to retire. I’ve worked my entire life and it has become too much of who I am. I enjoy what I do, and view my hobbies as a diversion. Perhaps I fear that when my hobbies are no longer that diversion, they will no longer be that interesting. However, life doesn’t always work as one plans and health becomes an issue as one ages. I find that I can no longer work the hours I’d like and projects take longer. So I guess what I’m suggesting is that you try to enjoy your woodworking now and not place all your hopes on what may or may not be—something like “the best laid plans of mice and men . . .”. Enjoy each day to its fullest!

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

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#4 posted 11-06-2015 07:25 AM

Nice too hear that you enjoy looking at this LJ site. Youre welcome. Your’e looking forward to a retirement. I have known that feeling. And after reterement I don,t have had one boring day. But after reading your blog I also thought of my brother which said after reterement: Now I am retired, I’m so bussy I don,t have time for anything.


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#5 posted 11-06-2015 11:22 AM

We have enjoyed your projects and blogs a lot through the years Steve and even though you, like most other members are sometimes less active, it is great that you still are still participating.

Retirement can be a wonderful time for those lucky enough to have a passion for their pastimes like you have for Woodworking. It tends for the most part to be a solitary hobby, so it is wonderful to have a meeting place like LJ where we can share our experiences with others who have the same interests. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work after you retire.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 11-06-2015 12:52 PM

Hey Steve,
Happy Birthday!!

Time marches on and we all slow down a bit. I hope you stay healthy and enjoy life in what ever it throws at you.

Keep in touch,

ps I just noticed that I passed 8 years on LJs. Yikes!

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 11-06-2015 02:45 PM

Congrats Steve. I highly recommend retirement. I’ve been practicing retirement for almost 10 years now. You will find that you will wonder how you got anything at all done. As bad as this sounds, it seems like today becomes tomorrow, and tomorrow becomes next week, next week becomes next month, and, yep, another year has passed. Don’t get me wrong, retirement is awesome and is something we all work hard to achieve. I only wish I had 2 of myself…..........maybe I’d get more done. :)

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

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#8 posted 11-06-2015 03:02 PM

The years do fly by!

Thanks for the update, Steve, and I really enjoyed the projects you posted this year. Thanks for your kind comments on my stuff, too.

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

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