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Old 07-21-2017, 08:42 AM   #1
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Just wanted to say...

I'm glad to be alive!

I'm not exactly where I want to be in my life, it's been touch and go for many years, but I beat the odds. And I'm about 3 years into my 5 year plan.

Today would have been my 33rd. Anniversary to the ex wife, so a great big FU to you! You didn't break me like you said you would!

Anyway, I'm thankful for what I have
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:12 PM   #2
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I'm glad to be alive!

I'm not exactly where I want to be in my life, it's been touch and go for many years, but I beat the odds. And I'm about 3 years into my 5 year plan.

Today would have been my 33rd. Anniversary to the ex wife, so a great big FU to you! You didn't break me like you said you would!

Anyway, I'm thankful for what I have
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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I'm lucky to have the greatest woman on the face of the planet.
But I had 7 years with a horrible ex wife and several horrible women after that till a good one came along.
You're an awesome person, Brian.

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Old 07-21-2017, 08:40 PM   #4
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I bet that pup you have is glad you're alive! How is he doing?
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:08 PM   #5
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Freaking amazing!!!
I could never have raised a better dog! I didn't have time to train a pup, so I couldn't have done it justice.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:25 PM   #6
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He does extremely well at the shop and behaves to all commands
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:42 AM   #7
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:40 AM   #8
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He does extremely well at the shop and behaves to all commands
These photos make me happy. He seems like he's been with you his whole life! Definitely a perfect match!

p.s. looks like my car across the street in this picture!

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Old 07-23-2017, 02:23 PM   #9
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It sounds like there's a rough story there, but I'm glad you've come through it and can enjoy the life you have. You seem like a great person.

Also, what a cute puppy dog!!!

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Old 07-23-2017, 02:34 PM   #10
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It sounds like there's a rough story there, but I'm glad you've come through it and can enjoy the life you have. You seem like a great person.

Also, what a cute puppy dog!!!

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I'll keep it short... Just imagine a 5 year divorce in Supreme Court

Buddy is truly my buddy. If he doesn't go in, I don't need to go in!

Only place he doesn't go is Dr. visits, grocery store, or restaurants(drop him with my son)...
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:05 PM   #11
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I'll keep it short... Just imagine a 5 year divorce in Supreme Court



Buddy is truly my buddy. If he doesn't go in, I don't need to go in!



Only place he doesn't go is Dr. visits, grocery store, or restaurants(drop him with my son)...


I hope to meet you and Buddy while on my travels.


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Old 07-24-2017, 08:16 AM   #12
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I'm glad you're alive too and I've never even met you in person! You and Buddy are quite the pair...a perfect match...you need each other. And I'm happy life is good for you now oh yeah, ex's really s**k!

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Old 07-25-2017, 10:41 PM   #13
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I'm on my 3rd wife. Its gets easier every time. Keep your chin up and keep your Richard up.
I have a saying that has served me well
"Woman is to man as crops to the land"
Meaning , new ones need to be rotated in every few years because the old ones become unproductive & lazy.
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I dont try relationships any more.. my family betrayed and slammed me for being Gay and not going to college.. in romantic relationships I only ever got used, abused, taken for money, and left in the cold... ive deemed myself forever Un-dateable and un-marriable..

many of my friends have alienated me because I work so much..

I travel too much to have a dog.. im not a take a dog everywhere i go kinda guy..

so I just work all the time and build stuff.. first it was cadillacs.. classic and older daily drivers.. fix them up, drive them, sell them... for awhile it was crazy HVAC systems people told me could never work (but do)..home automation way before it was cool.. then it was hotrods and race cars.. built some neat go fast stuff.. now its school busses.. learn to hack the electronics, build my own control systems, swap drivetrains, alter the interiors and climate controls.. and drive them everywhere.. as busses..

its always been computers.. ive built them since I was a kid in 1982 and my first PC clone came in Pieces..

I suppose thats why my work is in technology.. not sales.. nor HR.. nor CSR.. I can ,visualize, design, program and build.. its all I know really
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:44 AM   #15
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I have a saying that has served me well
"Woman is to man as crops to the land"
Meaning , new ones need to be rotated in every few years because the old ones become unproductive & lazy.
Dad always told me they were like shoes-
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:56 PM   #16
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I dont try relationships any more.. my family betrayed and slammed me for being Gay and not going to college.. in romantic relationships I only ever got used, abused, taken for money, and left in the cold... ive deemed myself forever Un-dateable and un-marriable..
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Wow

That's heartbreaking. I hope that your family will figure out what they're missing, and get over themselves. There is no reason to be ashamed of who you are or whether or not you went to college.

Romantic relationships are tricky. Both people have to want it, and have to continually work on keeping the relationship strong. Both people have to willingly put aside selfishness and actively choose to love the other (even when they are unlovable). It's really no surprise that so many marriages end in divorce.

On the other hand, love catches you by surprise. I seem to only fall for someone when I'm really not trying to, and then all that sense and knowledge just falls to the wayside.

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A classic quote I passed on to my daughter a few years back when she was trying to"think through" a relationship...

"People who are sensible about love are incapable of it". ~Douglas Yates
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I like that quote. Sorta in that phase myself...
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I'm lucky to have the greatest woman on the face of the planet.
But I had 7 years with a horrible ex wife and several horrible women after that till a good one came along.
You're an awesome person, Brian.

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I respectfully disagree... I have the greatest woman on the face of the planet.
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I dont try relationships any more.. my family betrayed and slammed me for being Gay and not going to college.. in romantic relationships I only ever got used, abused, taken for money, and left in the cold... ive deemed myself forever Un-dateable and un-marriable..

many of my friends have alienated me because I work so much..

I travel too much to have a dog.. im not a take a dog everywhere i go kinda guy..

so I just work all the time and build stuff.. first it was cadillacs.. classic and older daily drivers.. fix them up, drive them, sell them... for awhile it was crazy HVAC systems people told me could never work (but do)..home automation way before it was cool.. then it was hotrods and race cars.. built some neat go fast stuff.. now its school busses.. learn to hack the electronics, build my own control systems, swap drivetrains, alter the interiors and climate controls.. and drive them everywhere.. as busses..

its always been computers.. ive built them since I was a kid in 1982 and my first PC clone came in Pieces..

I suppose thats why my work is in technology.. not sales.. nor HR.. nor CSR.. I can ,visualize, design, program and build.. its all I know really
-Christopher


Well I'm glad you came to the get together in February!!! And I'm a love all people kind of gal, so I'm glad you're part of my Skoolie family!
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