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Author:  Bob Hodges [ Wed May 08, 2019 6:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Christmas is here and I can't open the presents

To all,

My Ultra Tec has arrived and still negotiating with the customer on the six (6) months working in Canada. Hoping we're going to get to an agreement to only come up once a month and work remotely for the rest of the time.

So, I have a brand new toy still sitting in boxes and my left and right brains are fighting each other. I feel like that old TV trope with a devil and an angel on my shoulders with one going "Open it!! Don't worry about letting it gather dust" and the other going "You know it will just gather dust and you won't be able resist the urge to dop up a stone and try a cut".

While it's a good place to be, boy I'm one conflicted person right now :)

Author:  wilsonintexas [ Thu May 09, 2019 11:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Christmas is here and I can't open the presents

Does it matter if it gathers dust?

Is ther harm in dopping one up and giving it a whirl?

Repacking it will only take 10 minutes?

:twisted:

I hope that the work arrangement can get resolved.

I hope you can find time to enjoy the new toy.

Author:  AlBalmer [ Thu May 09, 2019 2:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Christmas is here and I can't open the presents

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I feel like that old TV trope with a devil and an angel on my shoulders

TV? You must be pretty young :)
That has been around since at least 150 AD.

Author:  1bwana1 [ Thu May 09, 2019 3:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Christmas is here and I can't open the presents

When conflicted, I say do the thing that you would do if tomorrow would be your last day.

Author:  Bob Hodges [ Fri May 10, 2019 12:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Christmas is here and I can't open the presents

AlBalmer, All

I'll admit, I wasn't around in 150 AD :) To all of you, I think you gave me just the push I need. The old desk is getting cleaned off this weekend and this baby is coming out of the box and I'm going to get at least one stone done before the decision is made on Canada.

Dag nabbit, you only live once and I have one heck of a cover to protect it if I do wind up gone all that time (I'm a nerd with keeping my tools clean).

Hopefully, sometime next week you'll see a brand new "off the dop" entry. This is why I love this place, I get advice and also talked into doing what I wanted to do anyway :)

Thanks all :)

Author:  DT gems [ Sun May 19, 2019 11:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Christmas is here and I can't open the presents

Did someone mention a devil and angel? :D
I whipped these earrings up to sell at a local craft show some time ago.

Bob, stop by the art center. I own 3 ultra tecs from 1970 to the latest digital. I'm happy to help you with any questions concerning your new toy. Plus you can always put a plastic bag over your toys when not in use.

DT

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