I’ve got a cold – yuck

OK, I’m sitting here in my living room, reading the same woodworking magazines over and over again and watching a few taped episodes of the New Yankee Workshop while I suffer through a bad cold.

I'm so sick...I’m sure you are not the least bit interested in hearing about my health. However, this does remind me of a woodworking experience.

Back in 1999, I had promised my sister-in-law that I would finish a little train table for my nephew. He was huge into Thomas the Tank Engine, and she wanted a place to set up his tracks.

As I was getting to the end of the project, I got nailed by a bad bug. I was running a low-grade fever, my head was clogged and I could barely get out of bed.

But, there I was in the shop, trying to concentrate on getting the final coat of finish on the project in time for the tyke’s birthday party.

If you have a similar story, send it my way at tom@tomsworkbench.com, and I’ll post some of the more interesting entries. I can’t promise you any fabulous prizes, a new Unisaw or a whole catalog’s worth of Lie Nielson planes, but, can I interest you in a few dirty tissues and cough drop wrappers?

4 thoughts on “I’ve got a cold – yuck”

  1. Tom, I am so sorry that you are not feeling well!!! It must be the cold gloomy new england air that is getting to you… oh wait, that’s right, you live in FL – what is it there, 70? 80? ok…ok…65? yeah, whatever… up here in New England, where it is really cold we use 100 grit sandpaper for tissues….. I will put some triple ply tissues in the mail for…

    Hope you feel better soon!!


  2. Oh, sure Gail, yuk it up. I’ve been parked here in bed all day, and every neighbor has stopped by to give Rhonda fresh-picked oranges ’cause they hear I was ‘under the weather.’

    I’m just ready to get better and get back to the shop.

  3. My has been sick with the flu. I am lucky and do nopt normarlly get it. Maybe that is part of being a wee bit strange. Hopefully you get better soon.

  4. Oh, Al, if only I could shake this right now…

    Hey, this is the first cold I’ve had in three years… so, I guess I’m doing better than most…

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