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Hi everyone. I thought I’d post a quick note to explain the shortage of restorations so far in 2017. 

There are lots of pipes waiting in my box, and renovations to DadsPipes Central have almost finished; so far so good. I am not, however, at home. 

As I type this on my smartphone, I am marking Day 10 in hospital following some rather complicated emergency surgery to my heart and esophagus. Apparently these parts aren’t supposed to have holes in them!

I am hoping to be home by this coming weekend, but we are taking it one day at a time. Restorations will start back up as soon as I can manage the work; there are some interesting pipes in the box, so hopefully the wait will be worth it! 

Thanks as always for your continued support of the things I do at DadsPipes; this little blog has grown much more quickly than I had imagined possible, a success due in no small measure to the quality if its readership.

Until next time, Happy Piping!


22 thoughts on “Setbacks”

  1. Charles, here’s wishing you a speedy recovery. I’m thinking positive thoughts and hope your recovery goes smoothly. If you need anything, you know I’m just a short drive up the road. Take care.

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  2. The doctors won’t allow your pipe buffer and tools in your room ?!?!? 😛 Seriously though, wishing you a prompt recovery, Charles.


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  3. I am so sorry to hear of your set backs and I wish you the best of health and a speedy recovery. Wishing you all the best and I hope to see you soon my friend. Cheers, Adam.

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  4. Wishing you a speedy and strong recovery, Charles. I was wondering why there was so much silence from the Dad’s Pipes front. Now I know. Praying that you get back on your feet soon!

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  5. There are three things that make it possible to heal faster: soup, kisses and cards of “good recovery” …
    For my part, I offer you this last Monsieur Lemon !

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  6. I’m sorry to hear this news, but it sounds like you are on the road to recovery. Listen to the doc and your wife, heal fast & well.

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      1. Thanks Steve. This was an abrupt about-face for us here. We thought I was 3 weeks into recovering from a procedure on Dec 20, while we were really knee deep in what could have proved a lethal situation had it gone undetected much longer. Thankfully I have been blessed with suspicious doctors, gifted surgeons and some of the best nurses on the planet.

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