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Nope, Not dead

Discussion in 'Kenbo's Chat Room' started by Schroedc, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Schroedc

    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    So the last few months have been trying for me. Between the full time job, some health issues, and a few personal things I kinda dropped off the face of the earth. Figured I'd give folks an update.

    After a million tests, umpteen different things tried, they just figure I'm wearing out. Take more supplements, be kind to my beck and neck and come back in a year.

    I still haven't lost the shop building which is a good thing with what happened yesterday. With some issues at work I won't go into, a decision was made to part ways with my employer. Short term is going to suck, long term I hope it'll be better for me or at least I'll sleep at night again.

    Which brings me to where I am at now. I was in the shop building today, cleaning, seeing what is still on hand and determining what I can do and I'm going to reopen the business, go back to trying to woodwork or artist or whatever full time.

    I'll be on here more as I can have the laptop open while I'm doing things so I get to be annoying to everyone again.

    My wife still loves me and told me she has yet to meet a guy that is good looking and can cook and sew so I'm safe at home for awhile.

    @Herb G. - I owe you and it'll go out in the next 10 days. It shouldn't have taken this long and I make no excuses

    @Don Ratcliff - 60 days is going to see everything milled and sold, I've been told she wants the garage back and I managed to not sell the mill. It's all still safe, stored indoors, I haven't used any of it for anything.

    Hopefully I can get to the point I can complete some tool restorations, work up some new furniture for the house and get revenue streams developed for ongoing income.
     
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  2. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    Oh boy! Curly Eucalyptus for me !!!
     
  3. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    I've been following on fb. I know the woes there. That sucks dude.
    I wish you good luck in the adventure to follow....
     
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    Koa!!!!!!
    Glad to hear the positivity.
     
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  5. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Hope it all works out Colin, this should be the busy time of year for your Shop! Tony
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Sounds like life is giving you lemons... lemons suck!
     
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  7. Schroedc

    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    If only live would give me vodka to go with the lemons.
     
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  8. Schroedc

    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    We'll see, too late to book many shows but I've got some product ideas I think I can make money with.
     
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  9. Schroedc

    Schroedc Trying to kick a nasy sawdust habbit.... Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    I have to be positive. I'm going to take a moment for a public service message

    If you get to that point, please find someone to talk to. This last few months were probably the lowest I've ever been emotionally. If I hadn't reached out and found people to talk to I don't know how this would have ended. I was cutting everything out and just staring at the walls at times.

    People, please try to reach out if you're ever that low.
     
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    Its better than sour milk :sarcastic:

    @Schroedc glad to hear you came out on the positive...I can relate. One more back surgery next week and I hope that it will be the answer :praise:
     
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    Colin,

    Hope you get back on your feet, and get some revenue coming in soon.

    By the way, I'm reminded of these tips that Kevin left for you:

    Worry is not constructive in any way. Ever.

    Enjoy yourself and remember you don't *need* to worry...
    Not always the easiest advice to follow since I tend to worry myself sick between jobs. I just have to remind myself that things have always worked out better for me on the other side.
     
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    Best of luck to you in the days ahead! Your WB family is here to help! Chuck
     
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    Good luck man. It is amazing how a job or even one person at it can make it go from great to miserable. Your body will do much better when your mind is calm.
     
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    Good to see you back Colin and your contribution is greatly missed as well as appreciated. I was wondering that one of the :old: is MIA:sarcastic:. But, glad you are getting things back to normal......as normal can be.
     
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    I know where you were and can relate to reaching out. It took me a long time to admit I needed help and I spent many days on the edge. Since asking for help my life is better than I can ever remember. I am just lucky that my wife stayed with me for 40 years considering my drinking, mood swings, and my a##hole attitude. If there is anything I can help you with let me know. I like your positive attitude, which is a great place to start.
     
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    Glad to see you back on your two feet and good luck

    On another note @Don Ratcliff hasn't been on here much either so I'm taking his place with you. Send all cutoffs and scraps to me

    I've even flagged him so he can approved this message if you have any concerns. Which I'm sure you don't
     
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    Sorry to hear about the challenges, but glad you're here, Colin!
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    Colin, good to see you're still alive. Very sorry to hear what you're going through. Hopefully it gets better from here!
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    How's things doing now? Still mobile I see....
     
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    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member

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    Glad to see yer better. Wondered why hadn’t seen ya lately.
     
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