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Good afternoon/evening all,
It's been drizzling all day here but seems very petty to complain after seeing the news and all the terrible devastation and loss of life the tornado has caused in Illinois . I hope all forum members and their families in that area are OK.
I hope everyone is having a good Saturday - mine is nearly over.
Kentucky also got hit pretty bad.
 

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Hey @Maro2Bear how's the hip healing?
Hope all is well with you.

Hahah. It’s kicking & doing well, thanks. A bit of a pesky dull headache the last two days, but apparently it’s expected with spinal block injections. Today things are much better. No redness or swelling on the hip, I’m easily walking about, up & down stairs (all with a walker of course). Surprisingly, no pain at all where they put new h8p in. Thigh muscles getting stronger. ?
 

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Hahah. It’s kicking & doing well, thanks. A bit of a pesky dull headache the last two days, but apparently it’s expected with spinal block injections. Today things are much better. No redness or swelling on the hip, I’m easily walking about, up & down stairs (all with a walker of course). Surprisingly, no pain at all where they put new h8p in. Thigh muscles getting stronger. ?
Great news - onwards and upwards!
 

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Good afternoon/evening all,
I've had a great afternoon meeting up with my 3 sisters and their hubbys, 2 nephews 1 niece, 5 dogs (and a partridge in a pear tree! :)) for a walk along a canal then coffee and cake in a dog friendly tearoom. Lovely to all get together, we haven't done that since my brother's funeral 18 months ago - he was very much in our thoughts and would have enjoyed it too. The way the new covid Omicron variant is taking off in the UK goodness knows when we can do it again.:(
I hope you're all having a good Sunday too.
 

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A good day for the final update on “Project Pine Bowl”. Given this was my first attempt at a totally glued up bowl, it turned out pretty well. I was going to stain it Cherry or Walnut, but just went with the natural look, especially since the grain patterns looked so interesting.

Soon time for updates on my newest, still not-finished project, with a Christmas theme. Surgery slowed progress on this one. ?

One Final Pix on the Lathe
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A Collage of the Steps
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I was trying but it was cloudy windy stormy and I pretty much knew I wouldn't be able to. But tomorrow is supposed to be the best day anyway and it's supposed to clear up. I'm not sure if you are considered in the southern hemisphere or not. But your getting close to it so maybe all the days of seeing these beautiful things are on a sliding scale until... I think it's the 20th. You probably have a better chance than me being in Florida with it's beautiful blue skies most days.
Florida is about 2000 miles north of the equator. Since 80% of the time. I am up at 2AM or there on. If I feel good enough to transfer to my wheelchair. I will continue to look.
 

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Florida is about 2000 miles north of the equator. Since 80% of the time. I am up at 2AM or there on. If I feel good enough to transfer to my wheelchair. I will continue to look.
I'm going to also. I was up looking several times last night. I could see stars but no tail. It depends on which version of the events you read that tells the best time to see it. My son found one that said that January 3 will be the best or brightest because it's closest to the sun but sadly probably the last chance ever. But there's also the meteor shower so it's something special to watch also. It's a pretty good month evidently to be watching.
 

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A good day for the final update on “Project Pine Bowl”. Given this was my first attempt at a totally glued up bowl, it turned out pretty well. I was going to stain it Cherry or Walnut, but just went with the natural look, especially since the grain patterns looked so interesting.

Soon time for updates on my newest, still not-finished project, with a Christmas theme. Surgery slowed progress on this one. ?

One Final Pix on the Lathe
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A Collage of the Steps
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Beautiful!
 

Cathie G

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A good day for the final update on “Project Pine Bowl”. Given this was my first attempt at a totally glued up bowl, it turned out pretty well. I was going to stain it Cherry or Walnut, but just went with the natural look, especially since the grain patterns looked so interesting.

Soon time for updates on my newest, still not-finished project, with a Christmas theme. Surgery slowed progress on this one. ?

One Final Pix on the Lathe
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A Collage of the Steps
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Is that picture the final color of the bowl. If it is, it's perfect for a nut bowl. It looks like a nut shell ?
 

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Hahah. It’s kicking & doing well, thanks. A bit of a pesky dull headache the last two days, but apparently it’s expected with spinal block injections. Today things are much better. No redness or swelling on the hip, I’m easily walking about, up & down stairs (all with a walker of course). Surprisingly, no pain at all where they put new h8p in. Thigh muscles getting stronger. ?
One of my nephews is in Lithuania at the moment having a hip replacement. It seems he would have to wait years for an NHS op and to pay for private treatment in the UK would cost £25k +, but in Lithuania it is only £9k. He has to stay there for 10 days. I hope it all works out for him but it's not without its risks.
 

Cathie G

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Hahah. It’s kicking & doing well, thanks. A bit of a pesky dull headache the last two days, but apparently it’s expected with spinal block injections. Today things are much better. No redness or swelling on the hip, I’m easily walking about, up & down stairs (all with a walker of course). Surprisingly, no pain at all where they put new h8p in. Thigh muscles getting stronger. ?
Yeah!!! and yes a spinal block is not nice with headaches. I've had one and I'd rather they just knock me out. You'll be up for good immediately but please try to behave yourself anyway. That's probably going to be the hardest part for a person like you.?
 

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I wanted to share yesterday that one of my brothers lives in Kentucky but didn't want everyone to worry. Even though he is in the state probably hit the hardest with loss of life he wasn't hit. But Kentucky is a state I really love and the people are very kind. My prayers go out to them and all the other also.
 

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One of my nephews is in Lithuania at the moment having a hip replacement. It seems he would have to wait years for an NHS op and to pay for private treatment in the UK would cost £25k +, but in Lithuania it is only £9k. He has to stay there for 10 days. I hope it all works out for him but it's not without its risks.
? For him.?
 

Lyn W

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I wanted to share yesterday that one of my brothers lives in Kentucky but didn't want everyone to worry. Even though he is in the state probably hit the hardest with loss of life he wasn't hit. But Kentucky is a state I really love and the people are very kind. My prayers go out to them and all the other also.
Mine too, the trail of devastation is unbelievable, 200 miles across 6 states I think they said!?
The pictures and films they've shown of all the wrecked homes are heart breaking.
I'm so pleased your brother is OK.
 

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