The Tool Supermodel


I want to apologise for my absence from the woodworking blogosphere over the past week. Unfortunately we’ve had a really horrible time, but learnt in the process that we are very blessed with wonderfully supportive friends and family. If you read this blog you will most definitely know the Tool Supermodel.


The Tool Supermodel decided to run through a glass sliding door last week. Being Africa it turns out that it was not furnished with the correct type of glass. She ended up with a massive cut on her upper inner arm that sliced through two arteries and several nerves. She very nearly died as a result of blood loss, but they were able to sort out the vascular side of things here in Windhoek. That took about four hours. The next morning Aoife and her mother were flown out to Cape Town to get the nerves sorted. She then had another 5 hour operation, in CT which went well.

I joined them in CT over the weekend and we all flew back to Windhoek on Monday. Now we have to wait 3-6 months to see whether the nerves will grow back. To top it all, they broke into my practice on the night of the initial surgery and stole almost all our PCs. That meant that I was not able to work the following day and we are still in the process of getting the practice up and running again.

So that is why I have been absent for a while. I trust that it is a valid excuse.