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Allen Worsham

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  1. Allen Worsham

    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    We will see about making it out to the big shin dig. Our escrow on our house here in Corona, CA is slated to close on August 10th. We will be flying back to Bowling Green KY on Wednesday July 24th to hook up with our Realtors and will fly back to California on Sunday July 29th. We hope to be able to finagle getting a new construction home quickly as we will be paying cash and maybe get things squared away to make it to the gathering. We will see how things go.
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    Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworkers! July 16, 2018

    I have been busy trying to get things wrapped up for our move to Bowling Green KY. as Tami and I will be flying back there on July 25th to meet up with our realtors for a few days to find a new home. I have done all of the repairs on the wood patio cover/balcony and am in the process of putting on some paint. I picked up a 5 gallon bucket of paint at Home Depot and some various painting supplies. I decided to try out one of the Wagoner electric paint sprayers to see if it would make things go faster than rolling it. I have used one before in the past with good results so I gave it a shot. Long story short, it was not a good thing. Not enough power and it kept clogging even with fresh paint. I sprayed for about 10 minutes and got terrible results. So I decide to take it back to Home Depot and I started to take it apart and then something went "POP" and it pooped out about a cup full of paint and went all over the place including on the air hose. Fortunately I did this all on a plastic tarp so no paint on the patio. I then spent an hour trying to clean off the paint from the hose and sprayer and put it all back in the box to see if Home Depot will refund my $$. I will be rolling the paint today.
  3. This sure beats all the crap in California. I am so looking forward to a much different pace of life.
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    the Pitfall of Retirement

    If it wasn't for my 7-day pill box or my cell phone or my wife I would never remember what day it is. "Hey Tami! Where's my cell phone and pill box? I need to know what day it is!"
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    Hanging Out With Harry Brink of TPW

    This morning my wife Tami and I got to get together with Harry Brink for breakfast at Chick-fil-a. Harry's sister lives just a few miles from us and she takes care of their 92 year old Mom. Harry came down from Montana to spend time with his Mom and give his sister a break. So here is proof of what Santa Claus looks like incognito.
  6. Today while my wife and I were having breakfast at our local Chick-Fil-A we got a text from our realtor that our counter offer was accepted by the buyer. So our realtor sent the docs electronically to my email and I signed them digitally on my computer and then forward it to my wife's email and she signed them digitally. So today we will enter a 30 day escrow. Hopefully everything goes through smoothly. I will be working on getting the last of the wood on my patio cover replaced and painted so we can get the home inspection done. Today I will be making a call to our realtors out in Bowling Green, KY to let them know where we are at. After I get the patio cover stuff done I will be flying out for a few days to start looking for our new home. Things are getting very real now.
  7. Here in Southern California yesterday a new heat record occurred!! On my patio yesterday afternoon the temperature gauge was 120 degrees. The AC has been running 24/7 with our typical setting at 79 degrees and it could not keep up. Being that we live in a 2 story the downstairs was nice and cool but upstairs was still showing 84 degrees. This morning when I got up the patio temperature gauge was at 83 degrees. On top of that, one of my smoke detectors started chirping and scared the dog. I had just replaced all the 9v batteries for all smoke detectors last week and the one chirping I had to unplug it and checked the date on it. It was from 2001 so it was more than overdue. I remembered that when I replaced about a year ago all of the smoke detectors in the house, but I ran out and left that one in the upstairs hallway as it was the easiest to get to it. Well, I forgot about it so off to Walmart to get a new one while our schnauzer was in bed with my wife shaking as he hates it when the smoke detectors chirp. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-record-heat-20180706-story.html
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    Looking Forward To Our Move To Kentucky

    Considering that I have lived in "Southern California" all of my life, my Southern Drawl" will be a bit different. But I eat at Chick-fil-a most mornings for breakfast and I have gotten my "My Pleasure" down pat.
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    Looking Forward To Our Move To Kentucky

    My understanding while visiting Kentucky is that I was told multiple times by a number of local Kentuckians that Kentucky is considered as a "Southern" state as opposed to being a "Midwest" state. On the up-side I have been a "Southerner" for almost 56 years living in Southern California.
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    Looking Forward To Our Move To Kentucky

    One of the many reasons to leave California is the tax rate. I have to say that California is a wonderful and beautiful state. I have camped from San Diego and all the way to Oregon, Washington and into Canada. I have been in the deserts and High Sierra mountains. I have driven the Pacific Coast line from Canada to the Mexican border. I have driven the Central Valley of California through the extensive agriculture that grows 60-80% of most crops that feed our nation. It is a wondrous and beautiful state that I love. But it has been destroyed by the politics. There is no way for Tami and I to live here in California anymore. The cost of living is not sustainable for us so we have to go elsewhere where the cost of living is considerably less and taxes are less. That is the reason that California is no longer an option for us to live in.
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    Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Movie

    My wife and I saw "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Movie" today. It was such a great movie about his life and dedication to reach so many children through his TV show for many years. There was literally not a single dry eye in the theater. I did not see his TV show as a kid, but my kids did and I watched it with them. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-reviews/wont-you-be-my-neighbor-is-a-vital-doc-that-shares-mister-rogers-enduring-vision-627772/amp/
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    Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Movie

    This is a documentary that is being shown in the movie theaters. It has gotten some very good reviews. As for our move we are still going along. We have been on market for 2 weeks at the original listing price $589,000. We knew that this is a high price but that was intentional. The hopes were to get more specific traffic as there are limited homes on market where we are. But now are coming down to a more typical price of $560,000. When everything is done we should land between $540,000 and $560,000. I am working on doing repairs and maintenance on our wood patio cover/balcony as I have to replace all the top wood rails and the stair rails and repaint all of it. But we will be hitting temps this weekend at 110-115 degrees so I will pace myself.
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    Looking Forward To Our Move To Kentucky

    We had 2 open houses last Saturday and Sunday. We also had a couple of other agents that called and wanted to bring their clients in to see the house during the week. We will have another open house on Sunday as on Saturday we will be moving our daughter and her stuff to her new apartment.
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    Today Is Our First Open House

    My wife Tami and I signed the docs on Thursday to get our house under contract. Today is the first "Open House"! Our Realtor is a very good friend that we have known for close to 35 years and our kids grew up together. So it has been a crazy and hectic time over the past few weeks getting the house ready and doing a couple of yard sales to get rid of as much as possible. We got the 16' Pod loaded with the non-essential stuff and it is in storage locally. When we get out to Kentucky and nail down a new or newer house we will have them ship it to us. So today my wife and I will have to be out of the house by 11:00am so we will be going out to see some old friends that we have not seen for a long time. Here is a link below to the photos that were shot by our Realtor's photographer guy and they are now on the MLS for people to see. The house was all staged using our furniture and personal items as well as a couple of pieces from our Realtor's stash (pillows, blankets, other pieces to match to our stuff and some fake flowers/plants). I hardly recognize my own home. http://tours.tourfactory.com/tours/tour.asp?t=2006035
  15. Yesterday we got our 16' pod picked up to go to storage for our upcoming move to Kentucky. The rest of the day we were getting things packed up and had some people come by and pick up some pieces of furniture as our daughter posted a number of things online to a local website for our local community garage sale site. We had a number of people come by to buy and pick up pieces of furniture and stuff. I will have a guy come by today or tomorrow to pick up my Grizzly drill press and my Delta scroll saw. I had a guy come by and get my rolling wood scrap cart and another lady came by and bought one of my other rolling work benches that I used for my scroll saw. So I could not complain. When I got done with everything I headed upstairs to shower after all the work. I pulled off my t-shirt and pants and had bruises all over from all the beating & banging from carrying, stacking and wheeling stuff around. I am getting too old for all this moving crap!
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    Our Pod Container Just Left.

    Wrapping up getting our 16' container filled and ready for pick up today. I was all jazzed with getting the last stuff in and then meeting up with a missionary friend who is on furlough for breakfast. Then I got the call from the driver that he was 20 minutes out. So things got frantic. I had to drive home and cut a plywood bulkhead so the last stuff would not slide around. I literally got the plywood cut and the driver was coming up the street. I had hoped to get all my clamps on my clamp rack in the Pod but it was too tall to get it through the door and it would have put it overweight (6,000 lb.) So I will have to get bigger U-haul for when we we drive back to Kentucky.
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    Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworkers! June 11, 2018

    We got the "Pack Rat" container dropped off to my house on Friday. It is 16'x8'x'8 and it sure makes my life easier. It took me about 90 minutes to transfer all the boxes that we have been packing and taping and storing in our family room as well as the stuff stored in our shed. The one good thing working for Coca Cola as a delivery driver for a number of years is that the 2 wheeled hand truck skills came right back to me. I will finish up the loading over the next few days and should have it ready for them to pick it up and move it to their local indoor air conditioned storage facility. Once we get things squared away in Kentucky we will contact them to have it transported to our new home for me to unload. Cost for the container and transport is $3,550 which is much better than than any other company I looked at. If it takes more than a month then they will charge me $250 per month for storage fees which is not too bad. The only down side is that I have to stay within a 5,000 lb. cargo weight limit and I do have to pack my up my tools and my rolling tool chest. When we do head out from California we will be renting U-Haul trailer to take our personal stuff that we will need to set up in our new home. So if the weight is too much with my tools in the container I will have to get a bigger U-Haul. I pulled all the stuff down that was on top of the kitchen cabinets yesterday and some of the stuff in the cabinets that were too high for Tami to reach. Our daughter will be taking a lot of our dishes when she moves out the end of the month. We have been working on getting all of the blinds down and cleaned up as well as taking off all the screens and cleaning them as well as the windows. Since we have a 2 story I got an extendable pole and squeegee from Home Depot so I can get those windows that I cannot reach. Today I will be working on hosing down the house to get all of the cobwebs out of the stucco. So busy, busy, busy.
  18. I drove a number of years for Coca Cola. So packing is not a problem. The 16' container unit will be picked up next week. We will be getting a U-haul trailer to take the personal items. The U-haul trailer that we will pull to Kentucky with my Ford F150 will be a breeze.
  19. Tami and I have been plugging away at getting all of our stuff ready for our move to Bowling Green, KY. It has been slower than we planned as Tami's left knee replacement surgery has been more difficult than planned. Tami was born with Cerebral Palsy which causes issues in her coordination. Her left leg is the weak side so it will take close to twice as long get full strength. So we are behind our original schedule by 2 weeks. Today we will get the storage unit dropped off to our driveway so I can start loading up all of the packed boxes of the family heirlooms, photographs, decor and other non-essential stuff that can be stored locally. When we get ready to go they will transport it back to their Nashville, TN storage facility until we get our new home squared away and then they will deliver it there. The company is https://www.1800packrat.com/containers . When we do head out of California we will get a Uhaul trailer one way to Kentucky to take our minimal day-to-day stuff that we will need. I have to do some exterior work on our patio cover to replace some boards and paint. 2 days ago I had 2 of the youth boys from church scrape off all the weeds from our slope and planters. I was very happy to have them do it instead of me and they were happy to get $100 each for their work. Money very well spent from my end. Yesterday was the last day of school for Tami's K-1 Moderate-Severe Autism class. Tami has been off since her knee replacement surgery and had not seen her kids since then. She still had to make up all of the lesson plans and do the IEP's for the kids, but I would have to drop them off to the Substitute Teacher as School District Policy says that she cannot go into the class while on disability. So since it was the last day when all the kids get to have a party and graduate up to the next level, I took Tami to her classroom and pushed her in with her wheelchair so the kids would not knock her over. Also to make sure that no one from School District would see her and complain. She was able to give gifts to all of her kids and then for lunch had a pizza party at the park next to the school for the kids and parents. Today she will go to her classroom and clear out the last of her personal stuff that she wants to keep and then leave everything else for whoever the new teacher will be for next year. So we are moving forward to Kentucky. We will meet up with our good friend Jill who we have known for 35 years and is a Realtor this next week to get a photographer to come in and shoot pics to go on the MLS and get the house officially on the market.
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    Silent One

    I grew up in a little Baptist Church that was built by my Great and Great Great Grandfathers. Those hard wooden pews were great sounding boards for flatulence during the service. As a kid it was pretty funny when one of the "Senior Grey Haired Saints" let out a so called "Silent Prayer" as we called them and had giggle fits until our Moms smacked us.
  21. Actual conversation: "My wife and I are moving to Kentucky." "Why would you leave? The weather is great and you got all the beaches and mountains and desert. You got Disneyland and Hollywood and you can wear flip-flops and short pants every day." "True. But we can sell our California home and by a new house in Kentucky and pay cash with zero debt. We will have much lower costs for taxes, gasoline, insurance and car registration. Our medical costs are way less than California. We will not have terrible traffic or deal with terrible smog." Then the Californians answer back:
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    Track Saw

    I have something very similar to yours that I bought about 8-10 years ago at a woodworking show. They had a killer deal on the set that included a short track suitable for cross cutting a 4'x8' sheet of plywood and a large track suitable for cutting the length of a 4'x8' sheet of plywood. It has a base that I attached to the base of of my circular saw. This changed my life dramatically. Spot on cuts every time. Years ago I made a large rolling workbench that I use for most of my work. I then got a large 4'x8' piece of styrofoam insulation from Home Depot and cut it in half making two 4'x4' pieces which makes it easier to store. I lay the styrofoam on top of the workbench and then lay the plywood on top of that. Then I can make the cuts with everything perfectly flat and not damage my workbench.
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    Rikon 10-325 14-Inch Deluxe Band Saw For Sale

    This bandsaw was sold on May 19th 2018.
  24. On August 07, 2012 I purchased this Rikon 10-325 14-Inch Deluxe Band Saw from Amazon. I had been wanting to get into making some furniture but it never happened. So over the last 5 years I have used the saw a total of 5 times. My wife and I are looking to be moving out of Corona, Ca 92881 and moving to Kentucky as my wife is retiring. Due to the move I cannot keep this so it needs to go. So if there are any woodworkers located in the Riverside/San Bernardino/Orange County California area that would be interested let me know. The original purchase price in 2012 was $960 plus $70 for a mobile base I will sell the saw with the base and a couple of new band saw blades for $400 to get it out of my garage.
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    When People In California Find Out We Are Moving To Kentucky.

    We have heard about the Hepatitis A shot for Kentucky. We will be checking with our family doctor about it before we head out.

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