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08-21-2011 04:27 PM

this is by way of saying THANK YOU
to all of you that helped me
(prayers and financial)
in my recent adventures
traveling to far and distant places
and having my truck die in the process
from the start with retrofitting
arlin eastmans tools and shop

and the truck stranded in indianapolis
on my way to rivergirls shop redo

i was touched by the outreach from you all
starting with ralph (ampeater)
who drove 2 hours to take me and my tools to dayton ohio
where i waited for my brother star and others to send moneys to my account
so i could continue my journey

i got to meet with larry (toolz)

and have breakfast
and later stay at his home for a night
while waiting for a rental car from charles (helavawreck)

so i could get to rivergirls place in penn and fix her shop and tools
then on to virginia where i did some work at brother star’s home
(just big box stuff) and with help like this
(my nephew alex) how could i go wrong lol

at which point i was going to come home
but for the kind offer from maryanne
in north carolina to finish her hot tub room

well after 2 months away
i finally got home and have been reacquiring my altitude lungs
and catching up on some needed rest

while i was gone
there have been the largest fire 30 miles from my home
in new mexicos history
and one 1 1/2 miles from home
that was fortunately dowsed by the airplanes

it has been the driest year in many here in the southwest
and many are hurting from it

but just this morning as i was drinking coffee
i heard some rain falling outside YAY!

the truck with it’s lumber rack

has been replaced with the car i had bought for my sister judy
when she came back from mexico
with lung problems
she could not drive it for the last 5 years
and is now in hospice care in colorado

i will go and see her tomorrow
and God willing she is getting better help than being alone at home
i will be able to do things for her
her children from a distance can’t do

so yesterday i made a lumber rack for it
from some scrap 2×6 i had laying around

and of course here is buddy

he got to stay home this trip
and take care of 3 women neighbors
and his girlfriend osa
he and i both spent a week sleeping from our ordeal
but he jumped up and left for 4 days
when osa came back from sants fe this week
some things never change lol

because of the sciatica problems i had last winter
not much got done here but i did manage to start the new shop

and just ordered the TGI’s for it and the T&G osb flooring
and some waterproof pool paint
as i won’t be able to finish the walls and roof this year

the lumber rack will allow me to go and get some materials to finish skirting the house
as last year my pipes froze down there in -22 deg cold
so i shall fix that too
and this tuesday
i am having a road grader come and crown my drive
and cut ditches on both sides so it doesn’t turn into a mess with snow and slush
like the previous 11 years

so now i can get down to the business of finding a way to make
my tables from home

and get out of the contracting side
(well except for that occasional ‘big one’)

well again THANK YOU ALL
together we can

may God bless you all and your loved ones

-- 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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#1 posted 08-21-2011 04:44 PM

David your welcome,and if things like that ever happend again il be glad to help you.

Nice work you have made there :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 04:54 PM

Welcome Back, David!

Thank you for the very nice Update…

You are very Welcome!

Hope your back gets better so you can work on your New Shop without any problems.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 04:57 PM

Glad to see you safely back home, David. That was a mammoth trip.

Good to see so many others pulling together for you.

You deserve it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 05:00 PM

It certainly has been an adventurous summer for you, my friend! I am happy to see you home safe and sound. ( I bet Buddy is, too!) Think of all the lives you touched in your journey! Life can be amazing, can’t it? Thank you for sharing your experiences with us all. They are most uplifting!

You are very welcome! You have a lot of support around the world.

Take care,

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 05:06 PM

There’s no place like home.

What a long strange trip it’s been.

I’m sure many others apply. I’m glad it all worked out.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#6 posted 08-21-2011 05:15 PM

David: Glad to have you back with us.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 08-21-2011 05:39 PM

All’s well that ends well David.
Glad you and Buddy are back.
Thank you for updating us.
Now, time to make some sawdust!

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#8 posted 08-21-2011 05:40 PM

I’m sure you are happy to be home and in familiar surroundings.
You met many fine LJs on your trip… not surprising.
You have helped many over the years and I’m sure we are all pleased to be able to help you.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 08-21-2011 05:41 PM



as you know many of you posted blogs and projects
while i was out and about

i did get the notices
but many i just read
and had to move on

something i have learned
while meeting you in your homes


it is not polite

so i apologize for not responding to the hundreds of posts
that came in

i am proud to have you all as friends

-- 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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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 08-21-2011 05:55 PM

i am proud to have you all as friends

same here!

-- 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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#11 posted 08-21-2011 06:04 PM

On to new and different.
Here’s to you, my friend.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 08-21-2011 06:13 PM

Glad you made it back home after your cross country adventure.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 08-21-2011 06:54 PM

glad you were able to help so many and that you got the help to get back to home…i know those who you helped are very thankful, and now i see your new ride…lumber rack and all…..and of coarse the table…i dont see how you cant find customers who will buy those, its so beautiful…rest up and then get to work…..

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

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#14 posted 08-21-2011 07:36 PM

David, I’m so glad your home from your ordeal. However, knowing you I’ll bet you enjoyed the trip from start to finish in spite of your troubles and hardships because I know how much you love to help people. This is why no matter where you are there will always be people who are nearby or far away who are always pulling for you, not to mention the Lord who loves you too. You love people and it’s only natural that people are gonna love you back. I hope you don’t work yourself to death getting caught up on all of your chores that got neglected while you were away helping other people with their needs. God bless, my friend.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 08-21-2011 09:08 PM

Good to see you home David and since it didn’t kill you you must now be stronger. We’re all glad for that.

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

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