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Old 06-21-2019, 06:02 PM   #1
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Tango and Cash (sale)

I've heard that, "No news is good news," and, "Bad news waits for no man." Given those disparate current events axioms, I'm leaning towards the former.
I'll eventually be wanting a generator boondocking back-up, but right now, it's a low priority item for me. What with a 30A site, and still having more than enough infrastructure awaiting construction.
But, for the gorilla my dreams at a deep discount, I'll be getting the genny I've had my sights on for some time.
After a brisk PM exchange, I didn't hear back after my last to him, several days ago. A coupla days ago, I texted.
Nada. So y'day, I called with the questions I had for him... And left a voicemail.
Figger if anybody here knew anything, well... see the latter axiom.
My intent is to hand-deliver a Get Well card from as many as can be had of the countless folx here that Tango has helped, joked with, inspired.
The plan was slated for cruising down there on Sunday, due to my allergic reaction to urban areas on weekdays. Not cast in stone, I'll head down when's convenient for him...
So long's it's before Friday; which is when he gets to enjoy all of the VA's amenities, not least of which is intravenous toxins. Again.
I really hate pimping myself out, but due to the nature of the cause, I reckon I can be a little shameless this time.
If any of all y'all reading this care to add your prayers, well wishes, reminiscences, respects, appreciation, happy thoughts... whateva- the thread to do so upon may be found at:

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Thank you
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:01 PM   #2
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No word, so no Houston trekking today.
Still hope to deliver the aforementioned Get Well card to Don, so there's an extention for anybody who'd care to chime in on it...
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Old 06-23-2019, 03:14 PM   #3
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Still here Matt. No voice mail I could find and my flip phone does not do text. Last PM I saw indicated the 24th or 25th, either of which I am fine with. Try my cell again to make sure the number is correct.


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Old 06-23-2019, 10:04 PM   #4
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How do, Don.
Very cool, and thanx for reaching out. Last PM was timestamped the 19th. Looks like 25th or sixth will do for me. Will try your # again in the AM, within your stated time frame.
And, no worries- I'm well known to confuse easily...
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:08 AM   #5
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Heading to HOU tomorrow AM (26 June) to meet up with Tango, so there's still time to add condolences to the Get Well card.
I have to say that I'm very disappointed that so few of all y'all have taken the time to step up to the plate.
How is this endeavor any less worthy than the regular outpouring I see, citing chapter and verse on Skoolie lore to a total noob..?
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:29 AM   #6
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Well, I for one, didn't see any of this until today. I hope you haven't sealed the envelope. He's a great guy that's super knowledgeable.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:41 AM   #7
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Nope, it ain't a done deal yet! I'd hoped bringing it up off of the back burner would bring it to folx' attention.
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Well, I for one, didn't see any of this until today. I hope you haven't sealed the envelope. He's a great guy that's super knowledgeable.
For Tango, I say thankya for contributing!
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I have no idea how to sign the "card". I do give my sincere wishes and prayers for Don. I feel for him in all ways and wish I could be there to help out in any way I can.

If you have a way to put that in for me it would be much appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:41 AM   #9
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Just leave leave your comment as you did here. The link to the "card" is at the bottom of this thread's original post.
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I have no idea how to sign the "card". I do give my sincere wishes and prayers for Don. I feel for him in all ways and wish I could be there to help out in any way I can.

If you have a way to put that in for me it would be much appreciated.
I'm confident any and all well-wishes will be appreciated by Don, and hopefully have some therapeutic value for him as well! 🤞
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Ok did that, did not realize it was in the forum, thought it was something out in cyberspace.
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:12 AM   #11
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Yessir, I realised that might be the case, so I edited my reply to direct you, and hopefully others, to where the link might be easily found.

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Ok did that, did not realize it was in the forum, thought it was something out in cyberspace.
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get well TANGO.
my wifes flying out to corpus/robstown next week to live with and help her grandma that was just diagnosed with terminal last month and going down hill fast.
wish you better health and hope you can recover from the pain and nightmare.
wishing you well.
hope it aint something in the water going on around there HAZMAT TEAM #1
THANK YOU. I wish i was going with my wife to Robstown but still trying to get teenagers out of the house. We cant lose both jobs,sell home base without a start there but that was our true purpose for a bus? so momma goes first and then i follow? eventually.
TANGO hang in there man dont let go of your dreams,passions and family yet YOU have many more years ahead of you keep on keepin on and let your artistry and passion drive you through this there will be some tough,weak and slow times but you got this.
dont you have a concrete sculpture that needs to be finished?
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get well TANGO.
my wifes flying out to corpus/robstown next week to live with and help her grandma that was just diagnosed with terminal last month and going down hill fast.
wish you better health and hope you can recover from the pain and nightmare.
wishing you well.
hope it aint something in the water going on around there HAZMAT TEAM #1
THANK YOU. I wish i was going with my wife to Robstown but still trying to get teenagers out of the house. We cant lose both jobs,sell home base without a start there but that was our true purpose for a bus? so momma goes first and then i follow? eventually.
TANGO hang in there man dont let go of your dreams,passions and family yet YOU have many more years ahead of you keep on keepin on and let your artistry and passion drive you through this there will be some tough,weak and slow times but you got this.
dont you have a concrete sculpture that needs to be finished?
from your old NAVY days OOHRAH SQID
Hope you got my PM to copy your comment here and paste it over to the Get Well thread- location link in 1st post here, towards the bottom.
Sorry to hear about your Grammy-in-law.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:00 AM   #15
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Thank you HazMatt, for going out of your way.
Heck, it isn't outta my way a'tall, since I'll be seeing the man at 10!
I'm glad you had the chance to contribute to the card. Thanx.
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Tango - It's always darkest before the dawn. I still think you beat this.
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Don;

Miss ya from up here in Kansas! We're praying for a healthy recovery. The people you've influenced (including me BIG TIME), I'm sure are thinking about you. Who else would show up at your favorite watering hole in a chauffer's uniform (I still have the outfit) to spend time with you?

Keep strong!

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Hellish drive back. Will update when waiting fills...
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:47 AM   #19
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Today is Tango's chemo day. Leave us all have Happy Thoughts for him that it will do a better job than is prognosticked.
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Aside from getting lost once en route, not screwing my bad back up much worse loading the genset onto my VDub's shotgun seat, and typical midday traffic in an uber-metro area, it went well.
Given Don's schedule and lassitude, it had to pretty much be a TCB visit, sadly. I wish that he had had more time... literally.
His daughter, a lovely woman, is there to help him along. Having a moment to sidebar with her, I asked for the appraisal of his condition.
Terminal.
Having seen what chemo-therapy does to the human body, I had to ask why would he subject himself to that procedure again, wrecking his remaining quality of life?
To gain a little more time to spend with her and the grandkids.
Sweet guy.
Not having been recipient to those blessings, I'd sooner fellate an automatic...
It was heartbreaking, seeing how such an inspired, energetic, and creative man could be brought so low; frail and emaciated.
I would have loved spending more time talking with him; sharing stories, picking his brains for insight and inspiration.., but obviously, this wasn't about me.
His attitude and spirits seemed excellent, particularly amazingly so, given his condition.
I opened the Get Well thread on my fon for him to read during the loading process. (Gotta love those old coots! Don still uses a Star Trek flip fon!)
After reading it thru, he handed it back to me, and added, in typically iconic laconic Tango fashion:
"I think these people must not have enough to do."
God bless, Don.
Thank you for contributing and sharing so much with us bunch of internet strangers, who don't have anything better to do with our time.
Peace, Brother
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Donít know what happened but get well soon. Tango. Your build is a big inspiration to me . Gots lots of Creative juices flowing . .
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