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Old 12-07-2010, 10:05 AM   #4126
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I used to be good at remembering all these things tool and trade wise but sadly my head is full so that when something new comes in something has to be ejected and apparently I don't get to choose what goes oh well
What has happened tp, is that your hard drive is full. Trade that old Windoze clunker in for a new Mac and you'll be fine.

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If you guys don't mind I'm going to jump in here with one of those "feel good" stories.

About two weeks ago my son-in-law arrived from Iraq for two weeks R&R at home. We met him at the airport on Sunday evening about 11 pm and about four and a half hours later he called to let us know he was taking his wife (our daughter) to the hospital to have their second child. The timing was obviously perfect. That Monday they had a brand new daughter but that isn't the whole story.

This morning we took him to the airport for his flight back to Iraq - all twelve of us.

About twenty minutes before scheduled departure they announced the flight was ready for immediate boarding. He checked-in, went through security and then the gate agent told him he was good to go. She then told him "now, return to your family and we'll come and get you at the last minute." Everyone else was boarded at that time.

It is a small regional airport of course where people are still real and compassionate.

Sure enough...about two minutes away from departure the agent came to get him and off he went.

God bless our soldiers.

Just had to share that.

Carry on.
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Gotta appreciate it. It's a small thing to help out a service member that goes a long way.
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This is the best "feel good" story I've heard in a long time. What a blessing it was for him to be home in time.

And what a sweetheart that airport employee is.

Thanks for telling us Bud.
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If you guys don't mind I'm going to jump in here with one of those "feel good" stories.

About two weeks ago my son-in-law arrived from Iraq for two weeks R&R at home. We met him at the airport on Sunday evening about 11 pm and about four and a half hours later he called to let us know he was taking his wife (our daughter) to the hospital to have their second child. The timing was obviously perfect. That Monday they had a brand new daughter but that isn't the whole story.

This morning we took him to the airport for his flight back to Iraq - all twelve of us.

About twenty minutes before scheduled departure they announced the flight was ready for immediate boarding. He checked-in, went through security and then the gate agent told him he was good to go. She then told him "now, return to your family and we'll come and get you at the last minute." Everyone else was boarded at that time.

It is a small regional airport of course where people are still real and compassionate.

Sure enough...about two minutes away from departure the agent came to get him and off he went.

God bless our soldiers.

Just had to share that.

Carry on.
Such a small thing to do for someone...but with such a big impact.

I can't even imagine anyone thinking about doing that up here, never mind actually doing it.

Now what we need is for you to let us know when he returns for good. That will be a day that I will be really glad to celebrate with you.

Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone.

What are you calling your brand new grand daughter?

And a huge CONGRATULATIONS!
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He only has about three months remaining. He delayed his mid-term R&R in hopes of timing the birth correctly. And he certainly did.

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Chloe Jade.

I'll add a little foot note.
Seems it was announced months ago by O'bama (our mamma) that all of the American combat forces have been removed from Iraq.

Well guess what. He is and has been a member of a combat brigade in southern Iraq.
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If you guys don't mind I'm going to jump in here with one of those "feel good" stories.

About two weeks ago my son-in-law arrived from Iraq for two weeks R&R at home. We met him at the airport on Sunday evening about 11 pm and about four and a half hours later he called to let us know he was taking his wife (our daughter) to the hospital to have their second child. The timing was obviously perfect. That Monday they had a brand new daughter but that isn't the whole story.

This morning we took him to the airport for his flight back to Iraq - all twelve of us.

About twenty minutes before scheduled departure they announced the flight was ready for immediate boarding. He checked-in, went through security and then the gate agent told him he was good to go. She then told him "now, return to your family and we'll come and get you at the last minute." Everyone else was boarded at that time.

It is a small regional airport of course where people are still real and compassionate.

Sure enough...about two minutes away from departure the agent came to get him and off he went.

God bless our soldiers.

Just had to share that.

Carry on.
Bud, that was perfect timing and how wonderful it was your son-in-law was able to be there when his and your daughter's little one was born. The time you all spent together will stay with him for a long time while he is away, remember how it use to be when we were away from home like that.

Thanks for sharing with us Bud.
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He only has about three months remaining. He delayed his mid-term R&R in hopes of timing the birth correctly. And he certainly did.


Chloe Jade.

I'll add a little foot note.
Seems it was announced months ago by O'bama (our mamma) that all of the American combat forces have been removed from Iraq.

Well guess what. He is and has been a member of a combat brigade in southern Iraq.
I bet that three months can't go fast enough for you.

Gee...a high ranking government official not telling the truth???? Gosh, that's hard to believe...NOT!!!

Chloe Jade...beautiful name. Please pass along our congratulations to your daughter as well, thanks.

Do we take it that Mum and daughter are doing well?
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like the feel good story and good morning everyone! :D hope all is well in DIY land !
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I do believe that all the curved cedarstrips are now finished on the walls of the house. It just kind of snuck up on me while I wasn't looking. The last section was at the top of the stairs, done as of yesterday. Halleluyah!

And this morning - after the rain quit and the wind died down, I got out to the sailboat and yarded the carb off the outboard.

The throttle shaft needed to be gripped with a pair of pliers in order to move it. Man, but it was stiff. It took awhile, but I finally managed to take it out and fix it. I guess it was no surprise as to why the throttle cable kinked up!

Anyway, the carb should be OK now and I'll try to get it installed tomorrow morning after we get back from town. The missus seems to think that the weather is going to be good enough to go over in the skiff. I don't think she has seen the forecast...
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I do believe that all the curved cedarstrips are now finished on the walls of the house. It just kind of snuck up on me while I wasn't looking. The last section was at the top of the stairs, done as of yesterday. Halleluyah!

And this morning - after the rain quit and the wind died down, I got out to the sailboat and yarded the carb off the outboard.

The throttle shaft needed to be gripped with a pair of pliers in order to move it. Man, but it was stiff. It took awhile, but I finally managed to take it out and fix it. I guess it was no surprise as to why the throttle cable kinked up!

Anyway, the carb should be OK now and I'll try to get it installed tomorrow morning after we get back from town. The missus seems to think that the weather is going to be good enough to go over in the skiff. I don't think she has seen the forecast...
Awwwwright, that is great, I know that don't hurt your feelings to have that behind you, all the curved walls, that don't leave many walls left if any, congratulations buddy, we are happy for you.

If what I am seeing about your weather for tomorrow is right, someone is going to get wet and cooooold, 39F and showers.

I know that has got to make you happy that you got your big boat fixed, I know I would have been very happy to have the big boat fixed to go across in.

What is on your list to do next on your home Keith?

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