I wasn't going to read through this thread, but then realised I had
something relevant (in my mind) and positive to contribute.
My grandma (age 91), went into the hospital for emergency surgery on
the 9th of this month. Although she's essentially wheelchair-bound,
she still gets around and her mind is nearly as sharp as ever. However,
it looked like her time was up, and she wouldn't make the next week, let
alone making it tuo Christmas.
Three days later, my wife and I adopted a baby boy, almost completely
out of the blue. Grandma was told about it and proceeded to pull
through two major operations in order to see her newest great-grandchild.
We went up with the baby to visit her just after Christmas. She's resting
well now (out of ICU), and has told us that she's going to get out of
there before long. Having both Grandma and a new baby with us for
Christmas made a wonderful season out of what was threatening to be a
On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 13:43:02 -0800 (PST), Charlie Self
I can take a guess.
It's the same reason Norm probably doesn't get tools. You make your
living in and around tools.
My wife explained years ago that she equated buying me tools with me
buying her a vacuum or a mop, because I use the tools to make things
for sale, to fix the house, etc.... After a long talk about the
differences, and how much I enjoy making wooden items, regardless if
it's kept or sold, I now get plenty of gift cards.
After the discussion, to her:
BORG gift cards = mop
Lee Valley, Woodcraft, Lie-Neilsen, etc... = joy
You can take that as a drive-by.
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