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Kreg Tools

Kreg Tools makes awesome tools for helping the woodworker, remodeler or homeowner for woodworking projects. They make tools for pocket holes (hidden holes for screws to go into so they are not seen), tools for hassle free cutting of crown moulding and many more items.

I recently sent Kreg Tools an email hoping for an evaluation kit for some of their product. I hope they send me some to help my livingroom renovation along. My entertainment center requires pocket hole joinery (who wants to see screw holes in a piece of furniture) and their crown moulding cutting jig and third hand helper will make installing crown on a 9 foot ceiling a breeze.

Check back later to see how it goes.

As far as my running... well, that is a non-existent story.  I have NOT run since the Lewis and Clark marathon (where I got schooled by The Running Doc) and just last week I lost another toenail. Not sure that was related to that race almost 2 months ago or not. But yes, I need to run. I need to get out of my non-running, couch-sitting, potatoe chip eating funk.

But I really despise cold weather. Ok, maybe not, but I don't like running into a cold, northerly wind. And where I live, the wind is blowing against you no matter which directions you turn.
So I started looking for another treadmill. I have one. A good one. And it probably only has about 20 miles on it. But I do not use it. I should. But I think I want a treadmill promoted by Jillian Michaels (America's toughest trainer). Me and Jillian go way back. I can remember watching her infomercials from years back. If anyone can get me back on track, it is Jillian. A treadmill savings machine I have become. I already got $1.49 saved up. I am on my way.

So, if anyone wants to buy my NordicTrack C2250, let me know. You can hook up your cable to it and watch tv at the same time.

Goats - I have sold some of my goat meat now. The stew mea is all gone but I still have chops, ground, patty, ribs, roast and a briscuit (whatever that is). Chops, ground and patty are all going for $7 a pound. That 2 bucks cheaper than the local grocer.

-the beginning of the end (Life is good)

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Per Encyclopedia Britannica - Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag Indians. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism.

For most people I know, it is a time to bring extended families back together, to re-connect with family and friends, to talk and come together as a whole.

This year I want to acknowledge things I am thankful for (in no particular order) -
Thankful for my mommy
Thankful for my dad who did his best to teach right from wrong
Thankful for my health
Thankful for Tori who may not want to be daddy's little girl anymore, but always will be
Thankful for my son who has decided to fight for me to have Thanksgiving every year
Thankful for friends
Thankful for my job and the learning opportunities there
Thankful for my Hookers who have stood by me in decsions gone bad
Thankful for my openmindedness to accept others as they are
Thankful for new friends made better over the year past
Thankful for being accepted as I am
Thankful for those of you who have not tried to change me
Thankful for being strong enough to withstand those that did
Thankful for my running friends and their trail counsel
Thankful for being a left-handed, color-blind, diabetic, Lithuanian
Thankful for not being right-handed
Thankful for the years I have lived
Thankful for the years I have left
Thankful for you those that read this humble, sparsely written blog
Thankful for friends not yet made
Thankful for the blanket on my bed

But most of all I am thankful to be here, with all of you. Some electronically, some in person. Some close, some far. But all of us, here, now and in the future. Remember 'Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow, Live Today'.

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