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Default Tommy Mac - rough exit from 'Rough Cut'?

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:32:34 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
On 7/14/2020 10:10 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:32:28 AM UTC-4, Leon wrote:

...Snip...


1209 is the "This Old House" channel. 24 hours of TOH and ATOH. Mostly
old stuff, but all after Kevin took over. "Modern" up until just after Roger
got sick. So you have episodes with a healthy Roger, a slowing Roger with
Jenn, and sometimes just Jenn.

Looks like Rodger is showing up more recently.


Not sure what you've been seeing, but I haven't been watching any live TOH or
ATOH recently.


On TOH I have seen him more just before the new stuff a couple of months
stopped. It just seemed that he had not been on for several months.



The latest I heard was that on June 7, 2020, the TOH crew announced Roger's
Retirement on the Jimmy Fallon show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhlr...youtu.be&t=175


Wow that guy is rich! :~)


I learned a few years ago that money isn't all that important. I was always
always envious of one of the other guys that raced Soap Box Derby with us.
(my kids/his kids, obviously) We hung out a lot. He had a big house, lots
of land, cars, a bus he converted to a motor home, motorcycles, etc. He was
a crane operator for many years, then became a safety rep for a well-known
automotive parts manufacturer. The money was good, he was always throwing
parties and had all the cool tools and toys.

Then the driver crossed the center line while texting and hit him head-on.
Was he driving his big ole, jacked up truck? Nope, he was driving a one
of his little beater cars.

https://i.imgur.com/8RDXhy5.jpg

As they were trying to free his busted up left leg from under the crushed
dash board, he said to the paramedic (who he knew) "Wait, let me push with my
right foot and get some leverage." The paramedic said "Steve, take a look at
your right foot." That's when he realized that his right foot was pointing
backwards.

He was hospitalized/laid up for over a year and when he finally emerged he was
a shadow of his former self. No more tough guy act, no more climbing ladders
for work and projects, no more helping build the log cabin on the family land.
He has resigned himself to the fact the he'll lose the foot in a few years.

Sure, he still has his money, but he doesn't get to play with his toys quite
as much as he used to. That's when I realized that I wasted a lot of time
and brain power being envious of him. I'll never have the material possessions
that he has, but at least for now I'm healthy, active and pretty darn happy.

I feel the same way about Roger's $11MM. It probably won't help him get
healthy. He also lost his first wife to cancer some time back. I've still
got mine and I'm thankful for that.


So have you heard what his illness is? I
would have to guess back issues as he seemed to not be as flexible as in
the past.


I have been unable to find any info on his illness. The rumors range from
Parkinsons to a stroke to a heart attack.

I think it's more than just a bad back/flexibility thing. His hands are
stiff, his gait is off, but there doesn't seemed to be any indication of
pain. You can see it as he walks across the lawn in this video - and this
was uploaded 2 years ago. It's only gotten worse since then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94msufYZzaQ




Are you saying that he's back, barely a month later?


NO! I was talking about this past Spring.



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Default Tommy Mac - rough exit from 'Rough Cut'?

On 7/14/2020 2:25 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:32:34 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
On 7/14/2020 10:10 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:32:28 AM UTC-4, Leon wrote:

...Snip...


1209 is the "This Old House" channel. 24 hours of TOH and ATOH. Mostly
old stuff, but all after Kevin took over. "Modern" up until just after Roger
got sick. So you have episodes with a healthy Roger, a slowing Roger with
Jenn, and sometimes just Jenn.

Looks like Rodger is showing up more recently.


Not sure what you've been seeing, but I haven't been watching any live TOH or
ATOH recently.


On TOH I have seen him more just before the new stuff a couple of months
stopped. It just seemed that he had not been on for several months.



The latest I heard was that on June 7, 2020, the TOH crew announced Roger's
Retirement on the Jimmy Fallon show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhlr...youtu.be&t=175


Wow that guy is rich! :~)


I learned a few years ago that money isn't all that important. I was always
always envious of one of the other guys that raced Soap Box Derby with us.
(my kids/his kids, obviously) We hung out a lot. He had a big house, lots
of land, cars, a bus he converted to a motor home, motorcycles, etc. He was
a crane operator for many years, then became a safety rep for a well-known
automotive parts manufacturer. The money was good, he was always throwing
parties and had all the cool tools and toys.

Then the driver crossed the center line while texting and hit him head-on.
Was he driving his big ole, jacked up truck? Nope, he was driving a one
of his little beater cars.

https://i.imgur.com/8RDXhy5.jpg

As they were trying to free his busted up left leg from under the crushed
dash board, he said to the paramedic (who he knew) "Wait, let me push with my
right foot and get some leverage." The paramedic said "Steve, take a look at
your right foot." That's when he realized that his right foot was pointing
backwards.

He was hospitalized/laid up for over a year and when he finally emerged he was
a shadow of his former self. No more tough guy act, no more climbing ladders
for work and projects, no more helping build the log cabin on the family land.
He has resigned himself to the fact the he'll lose the foot in a few years.

Sure, he still has his money, but he doesn't get to play with his toys quite
as much as he used to. That's when I realized that I wasted a lot of time
and brain power being envious of him. I'll never have the material possessions
that he has, but at least for now I'm healthy, active and pretty darn happy.

I feel the same way about Roger's $11MM. It probably won't help him get
healthy. He also lost his first wife to cancer some time back. I've still
got mine and I'm thankful for that.


Yes money is not everything and my wife and I are pretty much set. BUT
I would be willing to bet your buddy is happy he has the money rather
than not. Further, him having money had nothing to do with the
accident. It is always better to no have to worry about money, healthy
or not.






So have you heard what his illness is? I
would have to guess back issues as he seemed to not be as flexible as in
the past.


I have been unable to find any info on his illness. The rumors range from
Parkinsons to a stroke to a heart attack.

I think it's more than just a bad back/flexibility thing. His hands are
stiff, his gait is off, but there doesn't seemed to be any indication of
pain. You can see it as he walks across the lawn in this video - and this
was uploaded 2 years ago. It's only gotten worse since then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94msufYZzaQ




Are you saying that he's back, barely a month later?


NO! I was talking about this past Spring.





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