Mark K stopped by yesterday for a visit. In the midst of our chatting he mentioned that our friend Sean who introduced us way back when I was first building my shop lost 'all' of his tools due to the recent flooding that struck there. Naturally I'm quite concerned for Sean and his family, their modest house is in the section of town which was hardest hit. Mark showed me an aerial photo of his neighborhood, and it looked like the waters were up near the eaves of his garage shop. Thankfully he did have flood insurance, but evidently that's only a small comfort,getting the money etc... can't be an easy task I'm sure.
I recently bought a new planer, my old Dewalt still works, though it needs a tune up. I was considering selling it, but think I may have it tuned up and offer it to Sean instead. I'll try and get in touch with him and see what he 'needs' or wants to replace in his shop. Or even if he is going to replace his tools, come to think of it.