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Old 05-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #871
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Well I googled your book and it is a new wave fantasy. If you recommend it I will pass it on to my friends for our list. We pick 2 books in advance and stop for a break in the summer, so it will have to be next fall.
At our last meeting I insisted on a happy or funny book. I'm getting sick of dark and depressing books
Some of our reads this year include

Ken Follet.. World without end.. and Fall of the Giants. Both historical fiction and huge books. Disappointing
The Slap...disturbing...insulting, pathetic and not very likely
The Virgin Cure...not what you think...sad
The house of sand and fog...dark, downtrodden
Water for elephants...interesting, a good ending
Sarah's Key...upsetting...another holocaust book, Still makes me sad

There is more, but you get the idea. This summer I will choose just for me something light and laugh out loud funny

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I've got to get ready for work again tonight. I'm in the middle of a very difficult deal. There will be some hard negotiating tonight. We are so close..only 8k apart on a high end home. You know which one, I sent it to you. Buyer and Seller are both digging their heels in.
Wish me luck
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Well I googled your book and it is a new wave fantasy. If you recommend it I will pass it on to my friends for our list. We pick 2 books in advance and stop for a break in the summer, so it will have to be next fall.
At our last meeting I insisted on a happy or funny book. I'm getting sick of dark and depressing books
Some of our reads this year include

Ken Follet.. World without end.. and Fall of the Giants. Both historical fiction and huge books. Disappointing
The Slap...disturbing...insulting, pathetic and not very likely
The Virgin Cure...not what you think...sad
The house of sand and fog...dark, downtrodden
Water for elephants...interesting, a good ending
Sarah's Key...upsetting...another holocaust book, Still makes me sad

There is more, but you get the idea. This summer I will choose just for me something light and laugh out loud funny
Nope
Not "New wave fantasy" -
It's been around for years.
Might make your heart "sing"!!
It's not depressing!
Read it for yourself!
It starts slow -
just give it some time!
It's more than one book.
It's in paper-back.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #874
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I've got to get ready for work again tonight. I'm in the middle of a very difficult deal. There will be some hard negotiating tonight. We are so close..only 8k apart on a high end home. You know which one, I sent it to you. Buyer and Seller are both digging their heels in.
Wish me luck
Good luck on that!
"Negotiate"!
Get them to the table and "disarm" everyone!
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #875
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Jan, tell them that if they don't get it worked out in less than 5 minutes, you won't make them any popcorn. It works for 6 year olds....
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #876
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Good idea !! Sometimes clients are just as stubborn as 6 yr olds. Anyway, I'm back already. the Mrs. is out late so I presented the sign back to the Mr.
Truthfully My client is wrong but I have to walk very carefully. I said my thing and the good news is he didn't throw me out. He needs to sleep on it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:48 AM   #877
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Volunteered with the school yesterday. Grade three class needed drivers to a local museum. After a while I got bored and slipped away, leaving the teacher holding the bag. Managed to sneak off to the office for bit. Talk about multi tasking whew. Came back with popcicles, so I'm still the cool mom in a least someones eyes.

Anyway, snapped a pic for you Mike. How would you like to make your fancy things in this shop?
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I love the old tools---Jim knows the sweet sound of a brace and bit singing as it bores a perfect hole--

And the smell of fresh pine shavings curling up from a sharp plane---

Power tools get the job done--but the hand tools are like dancing with a smiling lady---
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Well isn't that quite the analogy
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Man, that dude has some neat tools in there. My dad left me all of his tools when he passed away and some dope head cleaned them out before I could go get them. He had many neat old tools like that and a bunch of mine also. He had many of the old planes, and that I do hate to see gone for some idiots high. Sorry bout that.

You think that shop is bad, you should see mine, it is 12X18, I went from a 50X100 to our carport but I am happy, not as much to clean now. Judy and I built a bunch of cabinets, full sets of stair parts and other things out there. We even built this 18 foot curved cherry rail and parts out there.
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Sorry to hear your loss Jim, on both counts. What a violation.

Jim this little shop is part of a collection of buildings, some of which are coming close to 200 years old. Its a site called Scugog Shores Heritage Museum. Its set up kind of like a mini town on a couple of acres. Blacksmiths, post office, log cabin, church, beef ring and a few others.

My friends and I go there once a year for murder mystery night. Tons of fun. Sort of an interactive who dunnit with actors. We roam the grounds in the dark trying to solve the mystery. My friend Doc Puckrin is a regular actor every year.
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Jim that is one beautiful rail you and Judy built! I can't even imagine having the skills to do such high quality work. If you two ever move to Michigan, I know someone who needs to have a stairway and rail replaced... .

Jan, the place you're talking about sounds similar to Greenfield Village, over in Dearborn where the Ford Motor Company got its' start. I remember going through there as a kid. It was pretty neat seeing how people lived years ago.
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My stars Jim that there is some fine craftmanship. It's beautiful
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Awww shucks y'all, we appreciate that. We loved to build stairs probably more than anything else.

Jan I would love to see that museum, I really like old craftsman tools and the way they did things back then. It was always an honor to work on the old antique homes, I always wondered what their life was like living in the old houses.
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