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    Where do i start, i know the beginning's a good place. Woke up this morning after the first full night's sleep for month's and i could'nt believe that i had "no pain", it was something i've never experienced for over 30 years, i still can't get over it. Anway after that i was given my birthday cards etc. and lots of hugs and kisses from my grandson Callum, then phone calls from other family members etc. when i received a call from a lady who i first met about 3 months ago, i had advertised on our local "freecycle" website for any old woodworking tools or timber and this lady "moira" had replied to my ad. When i went to see her she told me her husband had recently passed away after a long illness (cancer) and she wanted to give me some things when she got around to sorting everything out, anyway i came home and forgot about it. Today she rang me and asked me to go down to see her, so off i went and what a surprise i got, there are lot's of tools (chisels,handsaws,planes etc.) some m.d.f. sheets, and plywood sheets too plus trestles and a...............................solid beech woodworkers bench!!!!!
    What a birthday present i'm still pinching myself, i told her i thought it was too good/expensive to give away but she insisted it go to a good home, so i now have to redesign my workshop to fit it in (so still no scrolling at the moment) lol. However i did find out her favourite charity and i will be making a generous donation very soon.So all in all this has been a birthday to beat all birthdays and i still have a few beers to look forward to as well.

  • #2
    Sounds like someone likes you today, Kevin. Pleased you had such a great birthday ..

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788


    • #3
      Marvelous! Let's hope your health holds up and you get a chance to exploit your windfall .

      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


      • #4
        I knew it. Any excuse to put off scrolling for a few more days...
        "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg."

        Saws: AWSF18, Meccano Mk II


        • #5
          hahaha nice one Chris,and thanks Ian and Gill, by the way Gill i've been taking Devil's Claw for a few day's now so it could be my "miracle cure", along with the physio and new exercises. TOUCH WOOD! lol


          • #6
            pleased to hear your good fortune kevin, now get outside and sort that shed out..

            ps, whats the devils claw for??


            • #7
              Great to hear that you are feeling good and it's nice to have such a beautiful birthday gift.
              Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
              Owner of a Dewalt 788
              PuffityDragon on AFSP


              • #8

                Life can be good

                Good for you,
                DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


                • #9
                  Thanks for the good wishes friends. Woke this morning to find just a little pain but it's an acceptable level i can live with Steve, Devils Claw is something Gill told me about, it's a natural remedy for arthritis etc. Gill's husband uses it and it helped him so i got myself some.


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