01-03-2021, 11:56 PM
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First of; it's 2021 (and has been for a few days), and the annus horribilis that was 2020 is behind us. It is my sincere hope that this will be a better year than the last, and with that in mind let me wish you all "Til árs ok friðar!" - to a good year and peace! I hope your midwinter celebration - no matter what you call them - went well, and that each and everyone one of you is in good health.
Secondly.. as some of you may have noticed, I've been kind of quiet since, oh, November? I know my participation on social media - forums, reddit, twitter - dwindled a bit before my blog went quiet too. Short version as to why is... well... feeling under the weather is such a cliche. In this case it is pretty spot on though... I've been overworked and with the general darkness, damp, and Yuletime stress I just felt like meh. I had to prioritize family first, and I do feel bad about not letting y'all know that I was going to run silent for a while.
Things are, however, looking better. Snow is on the ground, so it's not so dark. I've found some time to play on the lathe, which is always good for my stress levels. And there is a chance this coming year will be less stressful at work.
I'll take the time to 'fill in' the blank dates on my blog, even if that will eat into my planned buffer. I'll cross post the more interesting bits here, off course. I hope you all stay safe, enjoys your shaves, and takes care of yourselves!

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 01-04-2021, 12:31 AM
  • Wolf
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Thanks, wish everything goes very well for you.

A greeting.

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 01-04-2021, 06:07 AM
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Yeah, let's hope 2021 is better than 2019 (the bar is set too low if I use 2020). Good to see you back, but you need to do what you need to do for you and your loved ones. 

We didn't get our first real and lasting snow until the other day. Very unusual for us, but if that continued through to April I'd have been OK with it. The warm weather we've been having meant rain, and I don't need to plow rain. Not spending time in the plow truck is good.

Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) is a real thing and many in the northern latitudes get it. I know I do, but not as bad as some folks. Hans, have you tried bright full spectrum light? It doesn't need to be a full day of it. If you haven't yet, you might want to look into it.

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 01-04-2021, 09:39 AM
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Take care of yourself!
I enjoy your posts.

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 01-04-2021, 03:11 PM
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Glad you’re hanging in there.
Happy New Year.

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 01-04-2021, 06:33 PM
  • chazt
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Hans, I’m glad you and your family are doing ok. Good for you to establish priorities. Participating in fora comes and goes over time. Looking forward to seeing your posts. Happy New Year!

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 01-04-2021, 09:49 PM
  • Shaun
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Family comes first, Hans! Take care, and HNY!

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 01-05-2021, 02:00 AM
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Thank you all Smile

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 01-05-2021, 04:46 AM
  • Sully
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Happy New Year Hans.  I'm glad your doing better.  I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, we don't have your harsh winters but we do have lots of rain.  The joke is we have two seasons, cold rain in winter, and hot rain in summer.  Depression is real, take care of yourself.

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 01-05-2021, 05:17 AM
  • NJDJ
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Happy New Year and welcome back!

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 01-05-2021, 05:26 AM
  • Bony
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Happy New Year Hans !

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 01-05-2021, 08:18 AM
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Happy new year, Hans.  Thumbsup

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 01-06-2021, 04:18 AM
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Happy New Year and snow does help, indeed!

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 01-06-2021, 07:54 PM
  • 2Chops
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I was wondering where you've been.  Glad you're back.

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 01-08-2021, 02:22 PM
  • Rufus
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