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My Furniture Repair Specialist & Favorite Guy

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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putting a table together from reclaimed parts

That would be my husband who goes by the title of “Junktion Technical Specialist” or “The JTS”….for short.

I bestowed the title on him because he’s the guru behind the furniture repairs at the Owen Workshop.

{I thought calling him “The JTS” much more fitting than Mr. Petticoat Junktion} Winking smile

He can drill, cut, weld, glue, putty, clamp, nail, and whatever else that needs doing.

He’s also my favorite guy.

His triple bypass surgery went well and his doctors are very happy with his progress.

I have to admit that when I saw him about an hour after the surgery……I was more than a little worried…..and upset.

I don’t even want to try to describe how he looked, and it was obvious that he was in severe pain.

When I returned to the SICU a couple of hours later he looked much better and the doctors had changed his pain medication….definite improvement..

And yesterday was soooooo much better.

The degree of improvement from one day to the next was hard to believe.

Before the end of day two, he did two laps around the nurses station while pushing a wheelchair for support….and a nurse on each side.

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removing veneer and glue

adding shelves to a vintage chest petticoat junktion

putting shelves in a vintage chest


putting a table together and replacing the metal feet

prepping game board for table top Petticoat Junktion

cutting screws down on a game board

Projects, Petticoat Junktion

preparing the table base for a top

How to Paint Shutters, Petticoat Junktion

painting shutters

Projects, Petticoat Junktion

adding casters to furniture

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gluing a cedar chest top together


hubby and granddaughter doing rehab on a table

Just wanted to give you guys an update on The JTS and thank you again for your comments, support, and most of all…your prayers.


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20 Responses

  1. Shelley says:

    good news, thank you for the update….it’s a scary thing….2 other men I know just had bypass also….both are going to have long and much happier and healthy lives!!

  2. Patty says:

    So glad your husband is doing well. Will continue prayers for a speedy recovery, so he can get back to his wonderful creative work.

  3. Donna Kay from One of a Kind Finds-Vintage Fare says:

    So happy to hear that prayers were answered! I know how you feel about seeing the person you love so feeble,so helpless….it is scary and heart wrenching…..
    Keep your chin up, the road ahead will have good days and not so good days. Just give thanks each day for improvement.

  4. Sue. says:

    Lovely news. Continued prayers for both of you!

  5. Linda says:

    Here’s hoping you and JTS have many more of life’s blessings as you continue to share your lives with us!

  6. chris aka monkey says:

    i am doing the happy dance for you,so glad he is doing so well, and i hope you are getting some rest also… he will be looking for things to fix around the hospital soon lol xx

  7. Mary Ellen B. says:

    Very happy for both of you that your husband is recovering well. The power of prayer is incredible! It is always awesome to witness two people taking such loving care of each other. I recently had a total knee replaced and my husbands love and support played such an important part in my healing.

  8. Pamela says:

    Bless you both!

  9. Ruth says:

    So glad He’s doing well!!!

  10. Laura Strack says:

    Yay, Kathy!! You can’t keep a good man down. So glad to hear he is improving and obviously not in as much pain. Thank you for the update and keeping us posted. I don’t know what I’d do if the Junktion malfunktioned!

  11. Sonnie says:

    The best to you and your husband…scary stuff indeed. So happy to hear he is improving! Take care – Sonnie

  12. Rose L. says:

    Wish I could find a winner like him!!!!

  13. kathy says:

    I know EXCTLY how you felt when you went in to see your hubby because that is what happened to me! I hoped my remarks kinda prepared you for this but of course they get better sooooo fast! We now take long walks and really watch what we eat. It’s a small thing to be able to keep my hubby healthy!
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  14. Shelly B says:

    I’m so glad the JTS came through okay and is improving! My Hubby went through a valve repair and even though I knew he’d be fine, and thought I was being strong, I broke down in tears when I saw him after surgery. I was quite a mess. The Nurse even said something to my Hubby later when he woke up!
    I wish your JTS a speedy recovery.

    • Kathy Owen says:

      I can see why you would break down. I probably would have too but our 30 year old son was standing beside me and I didn’t want to break down and upset him….I think he was just as upset as I was.

  15. Krista says:

    Your post is inspirational to many and for that all are thankful. When you, and your husband, lay your heads down each evening know you have made an impact on many in our ‘age’ group take note to be thankful EACH and EVERY day for what we know, can share, and experience. We used to call that; “Be thankful for what we have” but having is just not complete enough. It is sharing. Remember kindergarten? It’s all about sharing. Life’s lessons!

  16. regina says:

    Happy to read the good news! He’ll be back at it with all those cool tools in no time! Hmmm… He’s a cutie so you better keep an eye on those nurses!!

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