Hey, everyone! Believe it or not, I just got back from the Blade Show last night - almost 10 days after the show ended. On Saturday night, I started getting ill and I almost didn't make it back home on the plane. By the time I landed at the airport, my wife took one look at me and drove me straight to the Emergency Room. Turns out I had pancreatitis and some particularly nasty gall stones. One surgery and lots of painkillers later, I finally arrived back home yesterday - sore and exhausted.
Waiting for me at home was an unexpected package. When I opened it, there was a grey Spyderco box, a little lanyard, and a note from one of our esteemed Forumites. The box contained a brand new TMag! The note from the Forumite said that he saw a recent thread where I mused about missing this model when it came out. He said he originally purchased two and one was sitting on a shelf - he thought I would be able to put it to good use! I can't tell you how much this act of kindness lifted my spirits. Thank you, K.!
I don't want to get all sentimental, but after this ordeal I have a few things on my mind that I'm thankful for (above and beyond the health stuff):
1. I am thankful that the community of Spyderco Fanatics on this board is so vibrant and caring. You guys rock.
2. I am thankful that Sal, Gail, Eric, and the rest of the Spyderco Crew spend time hanging out with us
3. I am thankful that Kristi and her Webmaster maintain this cool little hangout for us
Again, thanks, K., for your generosity. It is deeply appreciated. I'll post some pictures and my thoughts on the TMag once I'm feeling better.
(on the mend, but not there yet)