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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by R. Stratenstein, Aug 11, 2016.
Brilliant. Cant wait for the video with Gary getting the guitar
Rick, you should be very proud of yourself, I'm very proud of you that's for sure !
Over 2000 pounds, just awesome... What's the celebratory drink of choice Rick?
I think I might do a shot or 2 of Boston Cream (local distillery concoction of Rum, Maple Syrup and Sweet Cream) when I get home!
I'll be raising one to your health and one in Andy's memory! cheers gents!
Thats a good idea. I will be raising a glass of cola . Well done, Rick. Here is to Andy. Cheers.
Nice to finally get to "meet" Sara via video, loved the very obviously heart-felt talk and set up for the actual drawing. Thanks for doing the video, Sara, it looked like it was a bit difficult, but I know everyone appreciated it.
Congrats, Gary. Hope you enjoy the guitar.
I'm going to break out some special home brew a friend made for me and drink a toast.
I'm sitting in my car waiting to go home, having a cry. It's done now. And she's going to a man that has a very, very, very special place in my heart and it feels a bit overwhelming that I'm lucky enough to have it go somewhere I can visit.
I can't rewatch the video. I hate myself on camera, but I did rewatch the one part where I drew the name to make sure t didn't look like I cheated.
Rick. Rick you've done Andy proud. I miss him so much sometimes it feels like I can't breathe, thank you so much for your part in giving me some breath again.
Three Cheers for Rick and Sara!
Hip Hip ...............
I'm having severe cognitive dissonance now.
Thanks for taking the rest of us along on this ride. This is the kinda thing we do that gives me a glimmer of hope for humanity.
Awesome! I feel good to have been a tiny part of this.
Little at a loss for words just about now. Truly bittersweet. No guessing about the bitter, but so much sweet, positive going on.
Again, this was not a solo build. I had a great deal of help of all kinds--advice, some actual physical materials, offers for more than I could really use, and wonderful, supportive input and comments of all kinds from, well, 60 pages of you. I like to think of this as kind of a joint TDPRI ode to Andy, and also, importantly, to support his charities, and try to comfort Sara, if not ourselves as much as possible. It has been a blessing to me on many, many levels, and I thank Sara, all my friends here, and TDPRI for the opportunity to do this.
You're a wonderful man Rick. I have goosebumps right now. Good on ya!
Now where does that Gary live?
Although I joined the forum too late to know Andy, I've read through all of this thread (and others) and come to realise what a special person he must've been. Congratulations to you all on such wonderful work.
And is he a member here on TDPRI??
Congrats Gary and Sarah
Let's not be sad that we others didn't win. We'll just make googly eyes and look at Rick till he s guilted into building a second one to be auctioned off... I mean aren't there already the pickups somewhere
I just had time to read through this thread. Beautiful guitar Rick! What a meaningful piece and what an awesome thing to do with it. You win on so many levels here man! Great job. Big heart.
Hey Mark! Glad to see you poking around these parts
An absolutely beautiful, healing, joy. x
In the UK, and close enough that I may deliver it to him personally, he's not a member of TDPRI no but he did know Andy and Andy knew him - which is one of the reasons why I couldn't sort of believe he was the winner. It felt a bit too perfect.
That's how perfect feels isn't it?
Sounds like a 'meant to be' story ...all sad and Happy at once.