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wirekat

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OK Folks - It's Committment Time!

Please reply to this thread (or PM me) and let us know

who and how many.

Mark is emailing you too so pony up and let's go!

See you there!

Kevin & Mark

(April 24th, in case you forgot)

Edited by wirekat

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I just had something come up so I won't be able to make it. I'm very bummed :( I had earlier signed up for the soldering class, so I hope my solder kit can be used by somebody else.

Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best for the 2010 decorating year.

Best Regards

-Darin

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I plan on being there...

are you still doing pizza on Friday night?

Could use some details and directions...

Edited by jimswinder

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The last 2 years I got in the night before the mini, still not sure if I'll make this one.I sure hope so.... If I don't make it, thanks to Mark, Kevin, Bill and Nancy for all the work you put into this.

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I plan on being there...

are you still doing pizza on Friday night?

Could use some details and directions...

Jim,

The Pizza feast is a tradition for those that can make it. Details will be forthcoming.

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Darin,

I can't believe this. I thought you had your priorities right.

I won't continue into a public thrashing but I'm very bummed too.

:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

(very bummed)

I just had something come up so I won't be able to make it. I'm very bummed :( I had earlier signed up for the soldering class, so I hope my solder kit can be used by somebody else.

Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best for the 2010 decorating year.

Best Regards

-Darin

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Darin,

I can't believe this. I thought you had your priorities right.

I won't continue into a public thrashing but I'm very bummed too.

:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

(very bummed)

Kevin,

I just hope we can still be friends!

-Darin

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It looks like we will be in the general vicinity visiting friends in Tacoma. We would only be able to drop in for a couple of hours though, is that OK.

Cheers

Daryl B.

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It looks like we will be in the general vicinity visiting friends in Tacoma. We would only be able to drop in for a couple of hours though, is that OK.

Cheers

Daryl B.

Daryl, We'll be glad to have you for whatever time you can spend.

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Put me down +1.

Also, I am reallllly behind here, thanks to Tax Season (which is almost over, thank you Lord!), but is it too late to sign us both up for the Soldering class deal? If not, please do :)

Thanks!

Edited by kedogn

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Consider yourself +1 signed up to solder.

See you then,

Kevin

Put me down +1.

Also, I am reallllly behind here, thanks to Tax Season (which is almost over, thank you Lord!), but is it too late to sign us both up for the Soldering class deal? If not, please do :)

Thanks!

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