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    Smile Good day --things changed

    I took the day off and went to my dad's as he was having a cateract removed from his eye. After he got home my sis was there so I went out to cut a couple of trees. I cut down a mulberry that he said was dieing and cleaned it up. Later I went down to the timber and cut a dead red elm. I am going to make a jewerly box for LOML out of the red elm. I to make it out of a wood that you don't see much of. Things were going well until I started to load the logs. I was loading them with a tractor and loader. A swing log makes a good battering ram. Oh well better luck next time. The first 2 pics are the mulberry and the 3rd the red elm. The center log is a burr oak and the other 2 are the red elm. They are not real big but I think that they will work. There are also some crotches on top for the people down (turners) if they want them. I may have to fall and try it.
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    Well, That gives a new definition to the concept of 'Free' Wood!

    Sorry about the truck, but I'm sure interested to see what comes out of those logs!

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    oops
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    Ouch. Looking forward to seeing what you find inside those logs, though.
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    Ouch is right.

    How did your dad's surgery go? Mine is seeing his doc for the same thing, hasn't got it scheduled yet though.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    The surgery went real well. He lives 5 mile from town and we went in and back home in just over 2 hrs. He says that he can see better already. He said before that it was like looking thru a foggy windshied.

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    Good to hear it went well. Yeah, my dad said he went to get new glasses cause he was having the same kind of issue and they told him to go see a surgeon. Hopefully he'll get it done soon, said he was having issues seeing the street signs.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Bloem View Post
    Darren
    The surgery went real well. He lives 5 mile from town and we went in and back home in just over 2 hrs. He says that he can see better already. He said before that it was like looking thru a foggy windshied.
    My wife had both eyes done a couple years ago - cataract removal/lens replacement. Virtually no pain, or even discomfort, and was 20/20 when she went back for the three-day checkup. She'd been 20/400 before.

    I hope your dad's goes that well, too!
    Jim D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    My wife had both eyes done a couple years ago - cataract removal/lens replacement. Virtually no pain, or even discomfort, and was 20/20 when she went back for the three-day checkup. She'd been 20/400 before.

    I hope your dad's goes that well, too!
    I'va had it in right eye. The procedure is a non-issue. Can see like at 20 year old from that eye again.
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    My Mom had both done and when she was done she had 20/20 vision.
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