The 1791 Thinkshop and 87 Ideas Workshop

Front door for the second half of my life using my time while disabled to study theology, dabble in my shop, and advocate for Liberty and Veterans who suffer with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Severe Memory Impairment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumas, and those with Crohn's Disease and Seizure Disorder. Of course too I may muster the courage to begin my Scale Models again but fight tremor so bad that it maybe something best to just hang up and sell off. I've lost nearly every enjoyable skill and struggle with the idea of "doing it at all if I can't do so to the ability I once had". I'm most busy with doctors appointments and maintaining my 125 Year Old Home, but also pursue working in my shop and have unreasonable thoughts about once again building quality scale models. Basically its My Shop, Ranting, Retirement, and More… This blog was begun right before my health, career, and entire life's direction was wildly changed, so though the page is 6+ years old, it is bare boned.



The afternoon trip is complete……

Traffic to and from Manhattan wasn’t too bad.  There were costumed characters all over today taking tips for photo ops and Santa Claus was everywhere too.  Macy’s was crazy and it was far easier to take escalators than to wait on an elevator, so we took them all the way back down from the 8th floor after Allyson Rose mailed her letter to Santa.

Afterwards we headed over to Rockefeller to see the Christmas Tree….. The crowds were crazy there too, but what do you expect on a Sunday afternoon.  You would have thought we’d eat street food as we generally do, but Taylor insisted on having McDonalds.  The only other item of interest was that Taylor got a waiter at Planet Hollywood to walk her in and up to the display of the costumes of Bella and Edward from the Twilight movie (big deal I guess, cause she won’t stop talking about it.)  Wish I got to go to the city more, but it’s back to work again tomorrow.

Macys and Rockefeller Center

So even though I have a huge inspection tomorrow at work, we’re trekking into the city today because my mother-in-law is leaving town and wants to see the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller before heading south on Monday.  In fact as I work on this draft before we go, eveyone is bustling around the house getting dressed and Allyson Rose is super excited:

Step 1 – Write your letters to Santa

Step 2 – Charge your camera battery

Step 3 – Have a place to park in the city

Step 4 – Ensure you have a plan

We didn’t pick a warm day to go (33 f), but it’s not going to get any warmer here in NYC until April next year.  If it were just the adults, we’d take the train in from Garden City, but have found things are far easier with the 3 year old when we drive; besides I have a parking spot on 42nd St 1/2 block off Times Square : )  Looking forward to a great day and will post pics tonight on FB

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