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Old 01-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #2776
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There is beauty and sadness in that.
An over whelming amount of each!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #2777
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The daughters demanded home made under $25 Christmas. Three daughters, three tables.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #2778
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The daughters demanded home made under $25 Christmas. Three daughters, three tables.
Sounds like great daughters, and the tables are pretty nice too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #2779
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There is beauty and sadness in that.



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No kidding, thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:09 PM   #2780
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In case it was not legible, N is for noble.

That touched me the most.

I didn't know he knew how stoic and proud and NEVER complaining she has been these last few years.


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Old 01-11-2013, 05:48 AM   #2781
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Sounds like great daughters, and the tables are pretty nice too.
I made them for the patio, they all put them in the house. They were fun to make.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:50 AM   #2782
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In case it was not legible, N is for noble.

That touched me the most.

I didn't know he knew how stoic and proud and NEVER complaining she has been these last few years.


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I think maybe the autistic are more in touch with things than the kids who arent burdened with it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #2783
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nothing much compared to the things on these pages, but I needed a dock for my son's xmas present and my phone.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #2784
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In case it was not legible, N is for noble.

That touched me the most.

I didn't know he knew how stoic and proud and NEVER complaining she has been these last few years.


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That and kindred spirit got me. I've been reading a lot more about autistic and downs syndrom people lately. Not on purpose but I've been running across articles. It seems the comunication is the barrier for a lot of them. There's a lot they understand and know about but can't express. But once that barrier is crossed, the river runs deep.

Sorry about Rachel.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:06 AM   #2785
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I'll show you something my 27 year old son made.



Just before Christmas my son woke up crying. Not just weeping but racked sobbing. He dreamed his cousin Rachael (25) had died. She was in fact in ICU with bilateral chest tubes on 100% NRB with O2 sats in the 50's. Her cancer has nearly run it's course and I didn't think she was going to make it home one more time.

She did but time is what time is and never enough of it.

Today my Autistic son said kind of matter of factly, "Her battery is running down, isn't?"



To some who don't understand that an Autistic mind thinks heavily in pictures, this would have sounded odd at best.

But aren't all our batteries running down?




He made this bracelet for her in Social Group. I thought, 'why didn't he spell her name?' and thought he had just stuck a bunch of things on a string that were shiny.

Today I found him writing something while flipping through the baubles.

I was wrong, very wrong and even I was caught off guard with the depth of what he meant by stringing those random letters together.




There is beauty and sadness in that.



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I do a lot of charity work for a local autism foundation, and this is powerful stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #2786
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I'll show you something my 27 year old son made.


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Truly great! Your son is powerful.


Here is tonights dinner, 16oz. Rib eye and some grilled onions. Cooked on a rocket stove I made last week. made out of 1/4" plate 12"x18" with a 4"x6" feed. gets up to 600* real fast and hardly uses any wood.


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Old 01-12-2013, 11:17 PM   #2787
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Lightbar. Not that great looking, because I plastidipped it, but it is solid.

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:34 PM   #2788
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...rocket stove I made last week...
I'd like to make something like that for my Dad. He's been reverse-searing steaks, cooking on a Traeger and then finishing under the broiler, but I'd love to give him something that would allow him to really sear the shit outta those steaks - outside. Can you share any info? Know there's a lot more to it than you see at first glance.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:24 AM   #2789
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #2790
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How big is that? That is really cool. I'd love to have something like that sitting on my desk
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