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This link takes you to the Cabin Fever 2004 pages of the New England Model Engineering Society's web site.
http://newenglandmodelengineeringsociety.org/Cabin%20Fever%202004/1.htm
The past few weeks have been very interesting for my wife and I. I had an extremely stressful 10 day cycle with a not very nice group of freshmen, my mother in law passed away on Jamuary 9th and on the 11th I landed in the cardiac ICU with a galloping heatbeat. I managed to miss the wake and funeral. My wife says there are no lengths I will not go to to avoid putting on a suit!
There was a ton of things I wanted to get done before departing for Cabin Fever and to waste TWO whole days in the ICU was very frustrating! Hmmm, maybe I do have a small stress problem. Finally, Tuesday at 5:30 PM they decided that they had no idea what caused the problem, othere than stress probably, and let me go.
That left Wednesday and Thursday to finish up before heading to York. I wanted to take as many whistles to hand out to the kids at the show as I could and for two days I had about six of my sophomore students working like beavers on them. Managed to get forty finished and ready to go. The plan for the Steve Lovely designed whistle is now available on the main page of the NEMES site.
http://newenglandmodelengineeringsociety.org/index.htm
My "Ernie's Tubing Roller" made it's first bend on Wednesday the 14th and was loaded into the car for the trip. It was quite a hit at the show and I gave the web address for the plans to quite a number of fellows. Pictures of this project are in the dropbox.
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/Tubing%20Roller%201.JPG
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/Tubing%20Roller%202.JPG
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/Tubing%20Roller%203.JPG
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/Tubing%20Roller.txt
One of the great things about this year's show was the number of r.c.m. folks who introduced themselves to me. On Saturday as I circulated about the show the combination of meeting these fellows, my recent dodge with the grim reaper, and life in general made it one of the very nicest days that I can think of in a very long time.
A great big thank you goes out to all my friends in NEMES and everyone here on the r.c.m. group for making the trip such a pleasure.
Errol Groff Instructor, Machine Tool Department H.H. Ellis Tech 613 Upper Maple Street Danielson, CT 06239
860 774 8511 x1811
http://pages.cthome.net/errol.groff /
http://newenglandmodelengineeringsociety.org /
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    Sorry about your mother-in-law.
    I'll have to remember that about the suit for the next one. :-)
    Do the freshmen normally come around with time?
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    Nice photos -- though I would have preferred that you not use spaces in the filenames.

    Aha! This explains why I never found you at the NEMES area. I tried several times, until finally my wife tugged me out to head home befor the snow arrived. :-)

    I wish that I had been able to catch up with you.
    Maybe next time (Iron Fever, perhaps?)

    And thank *you* for your presence here, too.
    Health,         DoN.
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On 24 Jan 2004 20:29:59 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@d-and-d.com (DoN. Nichols) wrote:

     She was a few months short of 90 and in poor health for a long time. A nice lady who helped me out following the Great dMotor Bike Wreck of 1980.

I am sure that most do. I hope, however, that most of them do their coming around in shop with someone else! There were a couple of nice young folks in the bunch that I would be glad to see come through the door after shop selection time. Monday starts the next group. We will se how it goes. Ahh, hope springs eternal!

I do try to remember to put underscores in the file names but do not always remember. I will try harder. Maybe a note on the monitor, something along the lines of "Hey Stupid....Remember the Underscores!!!"

Actually I was at the next table section. My stuff didn't need air line and I didn't want to take space away from someone who did need it.

Same here. Iron Fever depends on dates. I am usually coming back from the EAA convention in Oshkosh about then and will have to see how things work out. If not there we could try again at Mystic Seaport if you come up this summer.

Best regards,
Errol
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    I guess that I don't know how the clasess are made up. But I wish you luck in the collection of students which you get.
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    I know the solution. I'll set you up with a linux system, and *that* will remind you aobut the names. :-)
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    Hmm ... I asked several people at the table, and they said that you weren't there at the moment. The first that I asked was skyscraper Henry. :-)
    We were there from about 9:30 AM until about 2:30 PM -- but in various places looking at and for things.
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    I'm afraid that we're out of that, now. Dolores doesn't do well with long car trips these days (and with the recording equipment, airline travel is totally out). It was uncertain until the week of Cabin Fever whether we would really be able to make it.
    Enjoy,         DoN.
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