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Old 02-13-2019, 07:46 PM
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are there any senior organizations in your area to come in for a few hours to help with her ?
I honestly don't know Mitch.The time will come when I have to look into some sort of home health care. I have no family in Chattanooga. She has a wonderful sister who would do anything for her but she is about 1 1/2 hours away.

i do have long term health care insurance. It won't be long before I have to see what the in home benefits are. I am now seeing changes almost daily. The truth is, even though I really miss fooling around in the shop, it doesn't seem very important right now. I kind of feel guilty about wanting to be down there.

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I'm sorry John, darn it. Prayers going hers and your way.

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Hey guys. I don''t want this to sound like poor pitiful me thread. There is lots for me to be thankful for. We still go to the Monday night cruise in every week, We eat with four other couples on Thursday nights and have church. We are fortunate to have good friends that are patient with Barb. This allows us to at least maintain a social life. For now, that is priceless.

None of us know what tomorrow will bring. I know one thing for sure. Nobody gets a free ride through this life. Each and everyone of us need to make today the best it can be in a way that pleases the Lord. We appreciate prayer for sure but I also don't want to loose sight of how blessed I am.

BTW, Being able to chat with like minded friends here is one of them. Thanks guys!

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I, for one, am glad you let us know whats going on.
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I have no idea how much research you have done for the role you are now engaged in, but maybe inquiring about advice/assistance can have benefits for both of you.

Not trying to find a way to get you back in the basement, but since you have LTHC insurance, you may as well use it as a resource...
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Hey guys. I don''t want this to sound like poor pitiful me thread. There is lots for me to be thankful for. We still go to the Monday night cruise in every week, We eat with four other couples on Thursday nights and have church. We are fortunate to have good friends that are patient with Barb. This allows us to at least maintain a social life. For now, that is priceless.

None of us know what tomorrow will bring. I know one thing for sure. Nobody gets a free ride through this life. Each and everyone of us need to make today the best it can be in a way that pleases the Lord. We appreciate prayer for sure but I also don't want to loose sight of how blessed I am.

BTW, Being able to chat with like minded friends here is one of them. Thanks guys!

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You have a great way to look at life. That is one of the biggest treasures is seeing things like you do. Every single we do from a cup of coffee in the morning to a parachute jump is a blessing and needs to be seen as one. Every day with Barb is a blessing, being able to be there for her is a blessing!

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I pray that your wife's condition improves and you get some help with this situation. You're a good man
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Got to play a while today and began to fit the inner fenders. Its a start but some modifications are going to be in order.

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Looks SWEEET!

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I hope you guys don't mind if I stray a bit from the convertible. A few days ago, a friend and I made a patch and I forgot to take any pictures. He sent me some today so I thought you all might think it was interesting what and how we did it.

Here is the patch for the rear wheel well area of a 51 Checy AD fender.



I started by making three templates of the curvature on the horrizontal plane and two of the verticle curve.



After wheeling the correct crown into the panel we tipped a 90 degree flange where the wheel well lip belonged.

Once that was complete, I used a pair of Vice Grips I had modified to form the lip of the wheel well. They are crude but actually work surprizingly well.

The female die is a nut with the threads ground out and the male die is, I think, a piece 7/16" bolt.





Anyway, it was fun and worked out I think quite well. The pictures don't show the area at the very bottom where the wheel well lip tapers out. It still needs a bit of work due to the sharpness of the angles but the challenging part is done.





LOL, The truth of the matter is, I am really excited to be able to show something. I feel like I just caught a 10 lb bass or hit a hole in one. It was a good day.

Hopefully it works out well for Paul.

John

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Great to see you back doing your Metal Magic,,mabe I will be able to start back in a couple weeks..Never thought I would miss Working,,

These still in boxes never opend along with about 10 other pieces of equipment,
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Awesome stuff John!

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Love the vice grip trick. That lines up pretty much exactly to the original lip.
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Thanks guys. The only reason I got to do that was Paul's wife came with him and kept Barb company. Barb was getting pretty antsie toward the end so we knocked off without fine tuning it.

I'm sure Paul can take it from here if he has to but I would like to be involved through the completion.

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Thanks guys. The only reason I got to do that was Paul's wife came with him and kept Barb company. Barb was getting pretty antsie toward the end so we knocked off without fine tuning it.

I'm sure Paul can take it from here if he has to but I would like to be involved through the completion.

John
I was beginning to wonder if that was really your work since there was a visible gap!!!!
We've come to expect just shy of perfection from you!


I just hope my work turns out as good as yours.
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