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Allen Worsham

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  • Birthday 08/04/1962

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    Allen
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    Corona, Ca
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    "Graze in every man's field, but always give your own milk." J. Vernon McGee

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  1. Hanging out with John Moody

    Tami and are both doing better today now that the meds are kicking in. Actually got a good nights sleep which was needed. After breakfast at the hotel we stopped by a Realtor's office and sat down with a nice guy who pulled us homes in the city of Smyrna TN. on the MLS and printed them out for us to explore. Just punch the addresses into the GPS and away we go. Found a couple of neighborhoods that we put in the "Good Pile" and put some others in to the "Bad Pile". The whole process is not about looking at specific houses, but looking at the communities and how good they are and location to the local amenities. So we stopped at Arby's and got something to keep up our strength to look at more neighborhoods.
  2. Hanging out with John Moody

    While we did not shoot, I have to say that I was really impressed with the shooting range that John works at. I have been to a number of indoor shooting ranges over the years, but I have never seen one as nice and as functional and well thought out as this one. Tami and I really enjoyed riding around Florence in John's truck as he and Beth gave us a running narrative. We really loved that restaurant we ate at. Florence Alabama is such a nice and friendly town and we always enjoy being there. If you ever find yourself down that way be sure to hook up with John Moody. He and Beth will stuff you full of food, and show you around Florence and share the great history of their home town that they are so proud of. The down-side to it was that yesterday Tami and I both got sick. This morning we went to a local Urgent Care facility just a few blocks from our hotel. Tami was coughing all night and lost most of her voice. I got her all the various meds over the counter at Wal-Mart and it didn't do a whole lot. The Urgent Care doctor checked us both out and found out that Tami had contracted the Flu. As a Teacher working with her kids makes her like a walking human tissue. So she very rarely gets more than a cold. But this flu kicked her butt. The last time she had the flu was about 9-10 years ago. I did not have the flu (I get the flu shot every year due to my lung issues), but my lungs started getting all gunked up so I got a steroid injection in my rump and then got the "Z-Pak" which is a 5 day treatment of Azithromycin which is basically like dropping nuclear bombs on the lung infection. Being that I am a life-long asthmatic, this is about the only thing that works for me. So now Tami and I are in our hotel in La Vergne, TN which is about 10 miles or so south east of Nashville. Tomorrow we will take an easy day and go see a local Realtor in Smyrna, TN which is about 10 minutes south from our hotel and get some information from the MLS on the different neighborhoods in Smyrna for us to check out and get the lay of the land. Depending on how we are feeling we will see about going to Franklin, TN and walk around a bit in the town square there. We drove through it but have not got out to walk around and enjoy the ambiance and the various little shops. I know my wife wants to get a few gifts for classroom aides and other teachers. On Saturday afternoon Tami and I will be boarding a play in Nashville to fly back home to Corona, California. We have had a great and relaxing (apart from getting sick with flu and bronchitis) time exploring retirement places and seeing some good friends.
  3. Hanging out with John Moody

    Tami and I made it to Florence, Alabama to visit with John and Beth Moody. We have had a good time catching up with them.
  4. Christmas in Nashville, TN

    Today we drove up to Elizabethtown, KY which is about 45 miles south of Louisville, KY. Being that it is December 30th and a Saturday we could not find any Realtors who were in their offices. So we drove around for awhile and then stopped into the local Chick-Fil-A for lunch and tracked down a real estate site for the local area and had listed a number of communities on the cell phone. So we drove around to a number of places and eyeballed communities. Tami and I both agreed that Elizabethtown was a nice place, but was not a good fit for us. So we then headed up to Bardstown, KY where we had a friend and his family that lived there for a couple of years. It was a neat older town established in the late 1700's. We drove around for awhile and looked at all the cool old houses. The Town Square was a neat place with a lot of old building dating to the 1800's. They have done a good job keeping the historical buildings in good shape with a lot of stores and eating places. We picked up a few things from an art gallery that had about 30 local artists showing their various wares. We picked up a couple of smaller things that will pack in our luggage and won't get damaged when we fly home. Tomorrow Tami and I will be heading down to Florence, AL to spend a few days visiting with John Moody and his wife Beth. Tami and I are looking forward to getting to see them and enjoy their "Southern Hospitality". I gotta start practicing the local lingo. I talked with Ron Dudelston yesterday and he reminded me that I need to remember that "Y'all" is singular and "All Y'all" is plural. Heaven forbid that I would have a Southern Verbal Faux-Pas.
  5. Christmas in Nashville, TN

    Today Tami and I met with a Realtor husband and wife team who are in their early 60's that have lived in Bowling Green all their lives. We came in to ask about a specific community that we were having trouble finding from the MLS that was represented from their office as it was listed incorrectly. We ended up talking and laughing with them in their office for about 30 minutes and then they said they would drive us around and show us Bowling Green. So we hopped in their car and for the next 90 minutes they showed us around a lot of different neighborhoods as well as telling us about a lot of local history and showed us where they lived and where the used to live and drove us all around showing us the town square and the Western Kentucky University. The wife was a retired school teacher and my wife has been a special educator for 30+ years so we all got along great. Bowling Green is a really nice community and has been at the top of our list. Even more so since we got to have a private tour of the area. Tomorrow morning we will be heading north to Elizabethtown, KY which is about 45 miles south of Louisville, KY to look around. Our son Matthew lives about 20 minutes north of Indianapolis and he will be driving down to Elizabethtown to hang out with us for a few hours. Tami and I are looking forward to seeing him.
  6. Christmas in Nashville, TN

    Tami and I have been checking out a number of cities about 20-40 miles outside of the perimeter of Nashville. The 2 places in Tennessee that we both liked were Smyrna which is south-east of Nashville and Clarksville which is north-west of Nashville. We spent some time in Franklin which is south of Nashville but it is a much higher demographic (meaning way too pricey for us) but it is a nice place to hang out for a day. We made an overnight trip to Memphis to kick around and go to Graceland and walk around on Beale Street. We also got to have dinner with my wife's old Youth Pastor when she was in High School. Spent a couple of hours eating BBQ and chatting with him and his wife. Today we left Memphis and got into Bowling Green KY and hooked up with a Realtor who printed out a number of listing for homes in the areas and some of the areas where there are new construction. So tomorrow we will be driving around in Bowling Green looking at a number of different communities. So we have been having a great time and very much relaxed. Pics of the Mississippi River from the observation area on tope of the Bass Pro Shop in Memphis. Also a few pics of Beale Street this morning and some from Graceland.
  7. Tami and I flew into Nashville on December 24th and we have been enjoying our time looking at different communities around the perimeter of Nashville about 20-40 miles. Today we drove to Memphis and went to Graceland which was a lot of fun but cold in the 20's. We will be having dinner tonight with an old friend of Tami's in about half an hour at a BBQ place. Tomorrow we will head to Bowling Green Kentucky. Glad I got some thermal undies with this cold weather.
  8. Christmas in Nashville, TN

    In June my wife Tami and I found out that Tami's Mom had terminal pancreatic cancer. So we brought her to our home in Corona, CA to do hospice care as Tami's brother and his family live a few minutes away. Her Mom passed on July 27th and we finally got the entire estate closed out and all the funds to the family have been delivered. So Tami and I are pooped out so we decided to basically "Cancel Christmas" this year as we have been burning the candle at both ends for the past 6 months non-stop and we are in some desperate need of "R&R". So tomorrow morning we will be flying out to Nashville TN to spend 2 weeks exploring future retirement locations for us. Tami will most likely take a medical retirement in 2018 as she was born with cerebral palsy and she had her right hip replaced in 2016 and in 2018 will have to have her left knee replaced. So after talking with our money guy and looking at all the options, we are looking to get out of California and move the midwest. We will be bouncing around south of Nashville looking into Smyrna, Murfreesboro and Franklin TN as they have some good school districts in that area. Tami has been a "Special Educator" for over 30 years working primarily with children with autism so she wants to become a part time "Substitute Teacher" for Children with Special Needs". We will also be looking around north west of Nashville in the Clarksville area. We will then head into Kentucky and spend some time in Bowling Green and Elizabethtown. So hopefully we will have no issues on our trip. Us "California Kids" will have to get used to some colder weather as we travel. :-)
  9. I have had a knife in my pocket since I was 8 years old. My first knife belonged to my Great Grandfather which was a Case 2 bladed folder. I spent many hours whittling sticks and carving stuff on a tree in our front yard. Over the years I got into collecting knives. I had some nice custom made knives and built a display case for them. But as the kids came along my disposable income for the knives disappeared. So I sold off all of my custom knives and kept the ones that meant to most to me which were pocket knives carried by my Great Grandfather, Grandfather and Father. I have carried exclusively Spyderco knives since the the later 1980's. I really love the combination of straight and serrated edges to cut just about anything necessary. I also really love the composite handle with the aggressive texture so it won't slip in my hand. The photo is the Spyderco Endura with a 3.75" blade
  10. daughters knee surgery

    I had my right knee replaced a few years ago and it was really good experience. In the hospital for a day and a half before going home. Had me up the next day having me learn to go up and down stairs using the walker. The best thing was that when I was in bed they had a machine attached to my knee that bent and then straightened my knee out. It kept my knee from swelling and freezing up. Zero pain today in my knee and no problems walking at all.
  11. Happy Thanksgiving (November 23 - 2017)

    This Thanksgiving is the first time in our 33 years of marriage that we will celebrate Thanksgiving without my wife Tami's parents. Her Dad passed 2 years ago and her Mom passed the end of July this year. We will have Tami's brother and his family over in a few minutes so it will be tough. But we are all healthy and have food on our table and have our family together though we will have an empty seat this year. This coming New Year will be a time to turn the page into our new "Normal" as we move forward. God has greatly blessed us and our family and we are truly thankful.
  12. Daylight Savings Time Change

    So as usual my wife and I woke up at our normal body/brain clock time of 545am. Which means with the time changing back it was 445am. So our Miniature Schnauzer named Sylar (our kids named him after a bad guy in a comic book) was scratching on the door letting me know that he wants his breakfast. So I fed Sylar and then changed all the clocks in the house and went back to bed. Sylar finished his food and wants to play while I am online checking the news. Oh well...gotta love that time change.
  13. Daylight Savings Time Change

    This has always messed me up. Especially after my wife's parents moved to Yuma Arizona 21 years ago where they do not have Daylight Savings Time. We would always get calls from my wife's mom to us in California either too early in the morning or too late at night waking us up.
  14. Clamp cart

    Looks very handy for storage of all those clamps. A number of years ago I got the New Yankee Workshop plans from PBS TV that Norm Abrams made on his show. They sent me 3 jpeg images that sure made my life easier in my garage shop to store all my clamps on the rolling rack. Evidently there were a number of the New Yankee Workshop plans that got lost or destroyed and they couldn't find the plans. So they dug around and finally found the the 3 paper copies and scanned them for me. If you are interested in the plans let me know and I can email them.
  15. Searching for the perfect router

    I would suggest that you avoid the Triton router. A number of years ago I needed a new router for working on Christmas stuff and my old router (Freud) that I had for many years fried the motor and I needed a new one ASAP to meet the Christmas rush. I had to get a router immediately so I went to Rockler and looked for a new one in stock. I got a really good deal on the Triton and it had a great warranty so I gave it a shot since. The Triton worked really well in the table with easy adjustments and plenty of power. But down the road the motor fried and I contacted Triton Service to see what they could do. They emailed me a pre-paid UPS label and had me box it up and send it to their service center in Tennessee. They sent me a brand new one which I appreciated. The new router worked really well for awhile but then the lift mechanism broke, so I did the return dance again. They sent me another new router. About 2 months ago the 3rd Triton broke and is still hanging in the router table waiting for me to pull it out and replace it again. The Triton works slicker than any other router in the table that I have had before as it is easy to adjust. When it works it is smooth and the motor has plenty of power to plow through the whatever wood you throw at it. But the parts are not as stellar in the longevity department. So now I am going to have to get another router for the table.

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