Alan B

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    Owensburg, Indiana
  • Occupation
    Welder, blacksmith

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  1. With respect to you all for your answers, I would like to offer a different perspective. Around the first part of June, my blacksmith shop burnt to the ground. The only things I recovered were my hammers, tongs, chisels and punches. Everything else was lost. This was my proceedure for shutting down the shop. I would tear down my fire and spread it across the top of the forge and sprinkle it with water. Next I would turn out the lights and do a visual inspection looking for any glowing embers anywhere. Then I went to the house. 3 Hours later, the shop was gone. My floor was gravel and the interior walls were concrete stucco. One small spark got into a wall and cost me all my equipment and building. I urge you all to not take this topic litely as my insurance did not cover it due to a clause in our policy. From now on, after I rebuild, all fires will be extinguished in a bucket of water and I will do a 30 minute fire watch prior to leaving the shop. Don't be in a hurry, it might save you a lot of heart ache.
  2. Jeff, you and your family are in my prayers and on my heart. My God grant you peace and send angels to comfort you.
  3. Will do and once again, Thanx
  4. Yes it did and I can't thank you enough.
  5. Thank you Dick. It will be well used and every time I see it I will think of you.
  6. Alan B

    My mother

    Keeping her in my prayers Dixie. God Bless
  7. Thank you Ed. The outpouring of kind words, well wishes, prayers and even money has greatly touched my heart. I'm trying to stay out of God's way and let him handle things and guide me. Some times that is difficult but if I get to rebuild and keep going it will be because God wanted it so. May God Bless you all. Alan Brazzel
  8. Will keep your friend and her family in my prayers.
  9. Once again I can't even begin to thank you all enough. God Bless you all. Alan Brazzel
  10. I just can't say thank you enough. This means so much to me and my wife and I'm sure the scouts and other kids I teach will appreciate it also.Thank you and God Bless you all.
  11. Here is a link to my page on facebook. I have set up a donation link through paypal. This is as easy as I can make it. Thank you all.
  12. Thank you all for the offers of help, donations, and kind words. This is a big part of what I love about this brotherhood. I have never been associated with a better group of people in my life.I do have a paypal account under the name Alan Brazzel . I don't expect any donations, just the fact that it was mentioned makes my heart soar. If you want to donate, all donations will be greatly appreciated. My wife figured replacing equipment that was lost would set us back more than we can afford. Once again, thank you all.
  13. This is trivial compared to some of the heart felt request I see here. Through my life I've tried to be a good husband, father, friend and christian to all I come in contact with. So I asking for prayers as to how God would want me to proceed. On Monday June 4, 2012, my blacksmith shop burned to the ground. After 3 days of sorting through the rubble I realize it was a total loss. At this stage in my life it would be very difficult to start from scratch, not because I don't want to, but I just don't know what to do. My request is simple. Please pray for the Lord to give me guidance and for me to listen and hear what he says. Thank you all.
  14. A young friend of mine, in the Navy, recently located in Guam. He is looking for a coal source. Any info would be helpful.
  15. Thanks Randy, and thank you to all who replied for your assistance.