On Friday, Betsy I got back from her conference in LasVegas. We sort of took a red-eye back, but it had a layover in Cleveland. The first leg was from 11pm to 5am and unfortunately there was a crying baby right behind us 😦 Now I am not anti child at all, but hey…who takes an infant to LasVegas and takes the red-eye home? The final leg to Boston was good and we got a little sleep. We arrived around 9am and was home by 11am. We had a minor set back, because I accidentally took someone’s suitcase! Luckily we got a frantic call from the airport, right as we were in the taxi and were able to turn around.
We took a little nap and then got our lives started again. We had a nice time, but we were happy to be home. I managed to get into the shop and do a few things, emails, phone calls, order materials, pay some bills etc…I brought the mail in and found a very unexpected package.
I open it up and thought this must be some sort of mistake? A big new box from Phil Wood. Inside were a pair of the Phil/Blue Lug Tsunami fund raising hubs…absolutely beautiful.
At first I did not see the note, but then found it underneath the shipping label and to my surprise these hubs were sent as a gift to me from someone I do not know? I was flabbergasted! I felt so undeserving, but delighted at the same time.
Phil Wood ran this limited edition run of fixed hubs to raise funds for Japanese tsunami victims. Originally thought I had a bike idea to build around the hubs. Since changed my mind so have no use for them-other than helping out which I have done, of course.
I follow your blog and like your approach to your work and the people you go out of your way to help. I figure if any builder can put these to good use it will be you.
Hope you like them
I will put them to good use. Thank you very much!