07-27-2016, 05:46 AM
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Good mornin' from the magnificent western North Carolina mountains. On a clear day (whenever that rarity occurs) I can see from our back deck north to Mount Pisgah and Cold Mountain. I'm a relatively young 68, semi-retired from a myriad of things although still an active partner in 3 restaraunt ventures in my home state of Florida, and will be back to being a nutty golfer whenever my hand finishes healing up. 

I got involved in wet shaving in 2010, after using electrics for years and years. I had been a blade shaver from my twenties until around 1990 and went over to the dark side for a long while before regaining my senses. After 3 years into wet shaving, mostly DE, I had a life altering heart attack and triple bypass in late 2012. As a little present from the surgery I had a micro clot (not rare) lodge in my visual cortex. Since I didn'fully wake up from the anesthesia for 3 1/2 or 4 days the damage was irreversible. I lost a small identical reverse "L" in the same lower left quadrant in both eyes. This made it seem unwise to continue sliding very sharp pieces of steel around my face, so I went back to the dark side.

To make a long story short, my brain has engineered enough of a workaround to feel safe with a DE or SE razor in my hand. I had kept all my old gear, a lot of it bought from members at the BST on B&B. Since starting up again, I've discovered The Shave Nook, which I don't think had existed or been up for a very short time before my surgery. So Ive joined here as well as going back online at B&B. Both fora are loaded with members who exhibit lots of knowledge and consideration for others. I'm stoked to be hanging around with y'all.

As well as wet shaving, some of my interests are photography, fishing, firearms (I'm a former dealer as well as a Life member of NRA, NSSA, and ATA), and sitting on a warm beach with a vodka & tonic, a good book, and a fine cigar. I'm mildly addicted to cooking and consuming great barbecue. Thank the lord that most of the GAS in the world of Q are controllable. This is unlike the GAS I suffer from around here - I'm trying to fight it off at this very moment over a nice brush.

Ford

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 07-27-2016, 05:48 AM
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Welcome to TSN! Smile

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 07-27-2016, 05:54 AM
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Welcome to TSN  Ford.  Thanks for sharing your interesting life story.  We look forward to your participation.

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 07-27-2016, 06:54 AM
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Welcome aboard Ford and enjoy the forum.

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 07-27-2016, 06:57 AM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 07-27-2016, 06:58 AM
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Welcome aboard, and enjoy the ride Smile

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 07-27-2016, 07:16 AM
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  • Snuff
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  • Belgium
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Nice that you returned to the light, welcome!

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 07-27-2016, 08:38 AM
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Welcome. Hello

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 07-27-2016, 10:02 AM
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Hello, welcome to: " The Shave Nook "  Relax & Enjoy.


Charles  U.K

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 07-27-2016, 10:18 AM
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Ford, 

Welcome to the Nook.  You certainly have an interesting wet shaving journey.  I'm sure that there was a lot of work on your part, but it's amazing that you're able to rewire the connections in your brain so that you can enjoy wet shaving.

W

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 07-27-2016, 03:49 PM
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Welcome!

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 07-27-2016, 04:46 PM
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Welcome to TSN!

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 07-27-2016, 05:02 PM
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Welcome to TSN.  Hope you enjoy!   Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

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 07-28-2016, 05:27 PM
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  • racebmx
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  • Charleston, South Carolina
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Welcome aboard!

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 07-29-2016, 04:07 AM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Welcome to TSN, Ford!

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 08-06-2016, 09:31 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Welcome to the Nook Ford..

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 08-07-2016, 04:56 AM
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(08-06-2016, 09:31 PM)ben74 Wrote: Welcome to the Nook Ford..

Thanks, Ben. On the tracking link you sent me on the Simpson 59, it's interesting. Australia Post's own tracking facility won't recognize the originating location of the shipment in International tracking mode. This even though the originating facility's identification comes from Australia Post's own tracking facility. So according to them, the shipment must not exist! But you and I know that it does, and it'll get here whenever it arrives. Ah, bureaucrats.

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