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Unread 12-23-2006, 09:08 AM   #16
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Merry Christmas to everyone! Its my first day off today for the next two weeks (my other half demands it) and I'm already bored.......I might re-read every post on here to keep me from going crazy.......
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Unread 12-23-2006, 09:27 AM   #17
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Merry Christmas! We did Christmas a couple days early up here at the cabin so we could be with some of our family. Got some snow last night...perfect timing. Hope Santa is good to everyone...he was kind to us this year!
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Unread 12-23-2006, 09:36 AM   #18
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Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!!!
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Unread 12-23-2006, 09:53 AM   #19
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I'd like to wish all of you who make this forum what it is a very Merry Christmas

There are lots of reasons why DIY'ers do what we do ranging from our need to putter to inability to afford to hire out all of the things that need done coupled with a desire to do things well.

I was a machinist in my early work life and enjoyed it, but moved to technology and desk work many years ago. Mills and lathes are great tools, but it is the driver that puts quality and precision into the results. The love and respect for trade work never leaves. It is an awesome thing to watch a skilled, experienced trade person work with an air of skill and artistry. Mr Bridge has even made standing around an art

There are tons of books written on trades, but books can't convey the nuances of experience and technique that really make a professional. If I could afford it, I'd spend my days working with such people for nothing - just to learn and contribute.

Thanks to all of you, we walk into a place and see beautiful tile or stone work and now have some idea and appreciation of what it took to make it that way - right down to swollen knees and chapped hands. The pictures you post of your work are truly amazing and inspiring.

Anyway, this forum and those who contribute here give the rest of us a rare opportunity to watch you work in a virtual sense - with good advice, a friendly manner, and good humor. It would be a privilege to have many of you as neighbors and friends.

While we may not be able to have our results turn out as well as all of you, We thank you for the extraordinary time and effort you spend sharing your skills and giving us the opportunity to try.

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Unread 12-23-2006, 10:06 AM   #20
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Unread 12-23-2006, 10:25 AM   #21
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AMEN, Charlie.

You've expressed what many of us DYI'ers feel. These pros are a great group and are to be commended for what they do on this forum.

I'm kinda like you, done several different things in my life, but would love to at least be a fly on the wall and observe some of these pros at work. I've always been fascinated by all types of different trades and mechanical things.

Merry Christmas to all and a hearty Thank You to the pros.
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Unread 12-24-2006, 09:20 PM   #22
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Merry Christmas

Just wanted to say remember the gift of Gods son to us. What a night it must have been for Mary and Joseph. Can't help but thing about them on this night when they were unable to find a place that night to give birth to the Son of God.

I often think about the weight of emotions that must have been going through their minds as this great gift was being unwrapped in a stable. Then laying the Christ Child in a makeshift crib out of a manger.

I wonder if they felt as if they had let God down as this was unfolding before their very eyes.

But it was not, for He will take his place among cattle and such as He is the
“ Lamb of God.”

Merry Christmas!
Enjoy the time with family and friends, for this day will pass and all our monies cannot buy it back again.



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Unread 12-25-2006, 12:51 AM   #23
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I sincerely wish you all the best Christmas and New Year. You are all wonderful souls and deserve the love of your families and friends. Even CX.
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Unread 12-25-2006, 07:04 AM   #24
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Unread 12-25-2006, 06:54 PM   #25
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right on Lexx !! Merry Christmas all !
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Unread 12-25-2006, 09:44 PM   #26
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Lexx-- well said.
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Hope everyone had a great x/mas. Im off to pick out stone for the bathroom..
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Unread 12-26-2006, 06:44 AM   #28
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Mine's not over yet! My son's coming over this morning with his girlfriend.
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