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Grumble handoff is planned for this Sun 2/16/2020

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Forum Founder
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Messages
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Mike will be in charge of theG by the evening of 2/16/2020. Please be kind, he will be in a steep learning curve.

I do want to thank you all for my retirement fund, it was a pleasant surprise. I promise I will spend it for something crazy fun...

I will stay in touch and hope everyone has a great year.

Thanks again for all your years of support.

Bill
 

tedh

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Joined
Nov 7, 2005
Messages
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And deep gratitude for your years and years of effort.

Best wishes for the future.
 

Hershel Wright

Grumbler
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May 4, 2013
Messages
19
Hope you enjoy your retirement and many many thanks for your hard work with the Grumble.It has given me a lot of information and a few good laughs as well. Best too you in the future! Hershel Wright
 

David Hewitt

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Joined
Feb 26, 2009
Messages
435
A BIG THANK YOU BILL!!!
Enjoy retirement, just joined that group myself.
 

Shayla

WOW Framer
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Apr 5, 2008
Messages
31,547
So happy that you accepted the gift! We truly appreciate all that you've done for the Grumble. :)
 
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Rick Granick

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Joined
Jun 30, 1999
Messages
18,951
Thank you again for all your efforts. You have really provided a great gathering and learning space for our framing family.
Please keep in touch.
:cool: Rick
 

MnSue

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Joined
Aug 18, 2005
Messages
1,732
As a "Frame Shop manager" new hire at JA nearly 20 yrs ago, I was obsessed with TG. without that early foundation of quality knowledge from so many, I would not be the framer I am today.
THANK you BIll...and enjoy your next chapter.
 

Mike Labbe

Administrator
Forum Support Team
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Jun 25, 2002
Messages
13,042
This is such a fantastic resource with decades of experience and generously shared information. This wealth of information is easily searched as a reference tool. I have learned SO much about the industry as a result of this forum, and it must continue.

This is all thanks to Bill's vision and hard work.

We have some REALLY big shoes to fill. :)

In the not so distant future, we will be migrating to a new server, but details will follow when testing/training is complete and a time schedule has been determined. Downtime should be minimal. When this happens, we will be switching from HTTP to HTTPS (encrypted) web connections, and it's likely that you may have to log in again with your username and password. If you have it saved in your browser, it's likely that it won't work with the new web address and you will have to manually provide the info again. It's a good time to locate the password and make a note of it, for that day. If you don't know, you'll be able to click a link to have the system reset it. There will also be a team of volunteers generously donating their time to answer emails, if anyone has trouble. More on all this later.

Mike
 
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SusanG

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Joined
Jul 1, 1999
Messages
2,263
Thank you Bill. I have been a Grumbler since I got my first Gateway computer in 1999. Through reading posts and asking questions I have learned so much to be a better framer. Thanks and wishing you the best. :beer:

Mike, I know that you will take good care of us too. Thanks in advance! :icon21:
 
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Frances M.

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Joined
Apr 10, 2006
Messages
357
Thank you, Bill, for all your hard work and dedication. I have used and recommended The Grumble since I first heard of it and still refer back to the archives on a regular basis. Enjoy retirement!
 

Greg Fremstad

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Joined
Sep 4, 2002
Messages
923
Bill, welcome to the retirement group. Thanks for all you time on the grumble. Do some fun stuff!
 

neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
Forum Donor
Joined
Jan 27, 2010
Messages
8,081
Thanks, Bill, for your great work and patience over the years.:thumbsup:
I've only been on the Grumble for 10 years and it's been as pleasure to get info and give info to others.
Please do stay in touch and check up on us from time to time.:beer:
 

Framar

WOW Framer
Joined
Jul 24, 2001
Messages
25,558
Thanks for all you have done for the framing industry, Bill. Enjoy your retirement. <3

Welcome, Mike. You have already been a steady presence in the industry and now you will be even more of a star in our firmament.

Allons-Y! <3
 
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Mike Labbe

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Thank YOU, Bill! The relocated secondary server worked like a champ at 4am this morning, and did it's thing.
 
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