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Thread: Thanks for the memories

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Butte Montana which is 1/2 way between Purgatory and Heaven

    Thanks for the memories

    I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for all the personal tips, encouragements and kudos I've received plus the enjoyment I've had in reading the posts over the last few years.

    This will be my last post, I'm leaving the Forum, I'm going to give up my woodworking.

    I made a post sometime time ago regarding my eyesight. I have wet macular degeneration in both eyes. My left eye is completely gone and my right is fading fast. I've had 46 injections, one every 6 weeks, trying to arrest it. There is no possibility of a reversal. At each injection the doctor just shakes his head and says he can't understand how I'm seeing anything at at all.

    Anyway it's gotten to the point that I'm having problems reading a tape measure. I'm having so many problems seeing that I can't seem to mentally focus on any projects. The scrap pile keeps getting larger, so I figure it's best to give it up before I do damage to another part of my body.

    Once I quit feeling sorry for myself I'll take an inventory of tools etc and have a big garage sale. I'll post it here first just in case I have something someone would want.

    Once again thank you all for everything.

    Oh, by the way last night Butte MT windchill hit 32 below zero

    Jiggs Elphison

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Jiggs, you will be missed. We wish you all the best as you face this life challenge.
    Our prayers and thoughts will be with you.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Yes Jiggs what Frank said. and if you don 't sign on tomarrow happy Birthday.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Wow. Always enjoyed your posts and projects Jiggs. We really will miss you around here.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Jiggs, I so sorry to hear this. I wish you the best and pray for you in your challenges ahead. Please let us know if you need anything.

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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    I''m truly sorry to hear this Jiggs. Maybe you will stop by occasionally and say hello. I somewhat understand your situation since my Dad and mother-in-law suffered with it. I wish you the best.


    "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
    Vince Lombardi

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Jiggs, I always enjoy your posts. Especially the patriotic ones
    I will sure miss you on the forum but I understand.
    Hope all works out for you.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Jiggs please take care of yourself, for certain you will be missed here by all of us. Understandably you need to de what is best for you. Take care and be safe

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    i too will miss yur post and the sig line as well purgatory my dad has what yu have and so far is doing well but may have caught it sooner than yu might have.. yu can still visit ,,yu dont need to leave just becasue the tools areleaving your knowledge and ideas are still there!!!! and like darren said if we can help let us know!!!
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Jiggs i am truly sorry to hear of your situation. I would urge you to consider this.

    You can still hang about in the clubhouse here. I know its not woodworking itself but you at least close to it and can share in the banter.

    I know it takes some sight to see on the monitor but depending on how much eyesight you have left you can use the maginfier in windows and bump up the font size to make it easier to read.

    Bottom right hand side of my screen allows me to take my screen up to 400%.

    I know that makes zero difference if you cannot see at all but it might help if you have some eyesight left.

    Keeping involved here will give you some contact with other woodworkers too even if you cannot contribute like you would like to.

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