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12-30-2020 02:55 PM

Are you planning any changes for 2021?

-- Community Manager

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#1 posted 12-30-2020 03:20 PM

No, but I’m sure the government has some plans for us.

Seriously though, at my age, making it to 2022 is probably at the top of my list. After that, enjoying family, friends, staying busy in the shop are all on the docket.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 12-30-2020 03:33 PM

No not really, well I guess if you tel me too:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 12-30-2020 03:45 PM

I am planning to lose 10 lbs. I’ve only got 15 lbs to go.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 12-30-2020 03:49 PM

Gotta take it one day at a time… be thankful to wake up on the top side of the dirt and keep a good supply of wood because 2021 will start like the last one left off…... the place to be is in the shop away from everyone… telling how long they can keep this virus and the fear of it alive.

Happy New Year, Cricket….....................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-30-2020 04:10 PM

I’ll be asleep by 11:00 on New Year’s Eve, out of bed at 5:00 on New Year’s Day. We’ll have pork and sauerkraut tomorrow night, leftovers the next day.

Throughout both days, I suppose I’ll have a few Guinness, maybe a cigar. Doubt we will leave the house. Probably get stuck watching some TV series, and a question: what is everyone watching that can hold your attention through the next few days!

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#6 posted 12-30-2020 06:25 PM

I lost my mind and agreed to take on a second job this year, leaving little time for fun. My wood shop is neglected. 2nd job will be over at the end of February, so I am looking forward to having free time again, and to learn some good new skills. There are a number of beetle-killed pine trees on my place, and I want to see if I can get some usable blue pine boards from them. I used to let neighbors harvest them for firewood, now I wish I hadn’t.

My wife works in an assisted living facility, and the COVID restrictions have been hard on the residents. The restrictions have been effective, and they have the fewest numbers of positive tests and infections of any assisted living facility in the area, and no one has died, though a few residents and staff were very sick, and some are still sick months later. I started writing pretty cards to the residents that needed social contact the most, and that has been successful. Some write back. I try to get them to talk about their lives, tis amazing what stories people have to tell.

Next year we’re amping up the letter writing with students from a local college, and teaching residents how to do Zoom sessions. We’re also introducing Postcrossing,, a modern high-tech version of finding pen pals. You can define your interests and what countries you want to hear from. The service is free, you buy your own writing materials and postage.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#7 posted 12-30-2020 06:34 PM

no telling how long they can keep this virus and the fear of it alive.
- Jim Jakosh

Kinda disrespectful of the frontline healthcare workers risking their lives day in and day out.

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#8 posted 12-30-2020 07:03 PM

Being 65 and retired I spend a lot of time in my shop. After I finish the project I’m currently working I think I am going to build another model truck. So many here create beautiful models I thought I’d give it a try, and made one a few months ago and I’m hooked. Hope everyone has a great new year and stay safe!

-- Rich

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#9 posted 12-30-2020 07:43 PM

I can only hope that ‘21 will be better. We’ll see.

-- [email protected]

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#10 posted 12-30-2020 08:51 PM

Having 1st birthday party for grandson. He was born on Christmas but we decided he may lose out on gifts. LOL.

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

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#11 posted 12-30-2020 09:07 PM

Lets see…am now a Great-Grandpa….1st all around…..just traded off my old van for a newer SUV….other than that?

Happy New Year, Cricket! That goes for the rest of the twerps on this site…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 12-30-2020 09:41 PM

Usual, drink some nice whiskey and watch the Dick Clark new year special on TV

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#13 posted 12-30-2020 10:02 PM

I plan to spend more time with the kids and grandkids.

I plan on learning some Fusion360 and my 3D printer.

I am going to work harder at attracting Butterflies especially Monarchs.

Of course, I really want to see things start returning to pre-covid and spend more time out with friends.

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#14 posted 12-30-2020 10:03 PM

Quit smoking, again.

Eat more fish.

Buy a new recurve bow; and get my groupings tighter.

Be kinder and gentler to those I like, and maybe everyone else too.

Ignore the expanding widow´s peak of grey hair.

Happy New Year, to All.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#15 posted 12-30-2020 10:22 PM

I will stay home and probably be in bed by 10:00 New Years eve. Pretty pathetic because it’s my birthday too. I’ll get calls from five siblings and the kids and lay low. In past years I would get up new years day and do the “hair of the dog run”. It’s a 10K and they serve a glass of champagne at the 5K mark. I have slacked off running a bit and it will be raining anyway. I don’t do running in the rain.

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