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  1. coubob

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    Went and put this together for my moms cat, Ugh. it ended up in the corner behind a chair
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  2. The shadow

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    Halloween, booze and a 16 year old girl. it makes for a combo that ended poorly for my older daughter. She was on a good run. Ny wife may write of it.
    But she was with friends at at Halloween party. she arrived home drunk. I will spare you the details of last night.
    this morning she learned her fate
    we took her cell phone 7 days
    we locked her FB 7 days
    grounded for 7 days.
    we will allow her to go to practice.
    Between what happened last night and her punishment Lesson learned.
     
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  3. The shadow

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    I just found out with budget cutbacks I may not have a job starting Nov 8th..
    I find out one way or another then..
     
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  4. The shadow

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    Debbie leads a hand in a double pyramid!
     
  5. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Damn, good luck, hope you don't lose the job, but if you do there seems to be an abundance of job openings these days...

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  6. nivek

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    I'm still traveling but will be settled at home in a couple days...

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  7. michael59

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    What do you do with your dog when you travel? Does he go with you?
     
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  8. nivek

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    It depends on where I go and how I travel, I try to take him everywhere I go but sometimes its just not possible...My mother or my uncle watches over him if I cannot take him with me...

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  9. The shadow

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    while I worry about my job. At least one thing got resolved. The investigation on the venue where my daughter was served alcohol. The venue failed to properly comply with wristbands and minor ID. secondly a bar was not designed minors only.
    So when she and other minors asked for drinks such as a "Halloween Horror" she was not served a N/A version. As such Kate became drunk.
    We kept her punishment in place. Action is being made in the venue.
    The school is taking no action on this matter on the kids involved.
     
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  10. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Gotta keep the excess cat hair, slobber & toenails somewhere!I give the boys cardboard boxes with crinkly paper and change them frequently. They love it. upload_2018-11-6_6-23-47.jpeg
     
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  11. The shadow

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    I still have a JOB! informed a few moments ago!
     
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  12. nivek

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    The last two days I've worked over 14 hours each, finished at 9 pm last night and started working at 4 am this morning, probably again until 9 pm tonight making a very long day...The reason, 650 maple legs that need stained and finished for custom designed vanities going to a hotel chain in Texas...I'm the only person at work who has any experience spraying water based stain and clear coat finish...I'm tired...

    Here's a pic of the finished product...

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  13. nivek

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    In progress, another batch almost ready...

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  14. The shadow

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    Last night I took a bit to watch Kate prep for her first game on the 16th.
    she is displaying teamwork as she is quickly bonding with a gal who can make 3 point shots. she passes to her a lot. in a shootaround she hit 8 of 10 shots.
    and 4 three point shots.
    her skills are getting better.
     
  15. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Winter is coming Jon Snow.
    Serviced and cleaned the lawn tractor, mower, trimmer and put all that stuff away for the winter. 28 degrees this morning. If winter just went away in mid-January I would mind it a whole lot less.
    Time to drag the snow thrower up into the garage.
    Cue the sad piano .....
     
  16. The shadow

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    As I prepare for work , I prepare for changes. I will keep you guys updated
    From every single indication little will change. I will keep you all in the loop.
     
  17. The shadow

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    Today a 14 year job left me. I was assured I would have a job but no.
    it is not to be. I face a future darker. o will be ok
     
  18. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Well shit. More shit while we're at it. That sucks. If misery loves company here's some.

    FWIW - I got laid off from a 32 year job about a year and a half ago. I knew it was coming and had 5.5 years to prepare for it, which my wife and I did like doomsday preppers. Even at that the day the call came it caught me off guard and hit like a ton of bricks. Fortunately my brother had just arrived and immediately applied some drunk therapy.

    I got exactly the job I had been preparing for right away - and was f*****g miserable. Much longer story but I think sometimes it's a curse to get exactly what you think you want. I quit at the 3 week mark and said goodbye to my professional career. Otherwise I would have said hello to an ulcer, a heart attack, traffic accident or worse.

    After much consideration I set out after a very different job that had excellent benefits - and got it. And then failed the physical. Why? Because the EKG showed a heart problem. After much $$ and testing it turns out that I am healthy as a horse and that the 'problem' is that my normal resting heart rate is very low - about 38 bpm. Used to be a distance cyclist and the Main Pump has benefited from that. Looks like a problem when they hook me up to an EKG though and it takes a cardiologist and further testing to interpret it correctly. Took 5 days longer than I had to get the medical waiver so I missed out on that job. And now the state is not hiring so, well, crap again.

    Thought I'd go back to my profession and had to face up to the fact that the industry is changing quite a bit and age discrimination is a real factor. In the end all I got out of it was a few more shovels full of rejection. Wondered if I had a 'kick me' sign on my back. Felt kind of like I was running back to a girlfriend who had dumped me.

    Fast forward to about a month ago. I took a part time job at a big box retailer because it's very local, familiar and I know people there. In reality I was mortified. But, even without the benefit of a Total Perspective Vortex I came to realize that it is giving me the peace of mind I have needed and I am no longer embarrassed by it. In fact, now that I'm in I see opportunities that exist that I may pursue. Admittedly, the money sucks but it'll do for the moment.

    So I suppose what I'm saying is the job doesn't define you and that it will turn out OK no matter how bleak it may seem right now. Believe me, I understand all too well about money, health benefits and the like so I'm not trying to make light of it. It's just that I read your posts and figured you were surprised and are in shock, and I feel your pain. Again, sorry - but in the end it'll work out.
     
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  19. nivek

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    Well I have another 180 legs left to complete so I am working through the weekend to stain and finish these myself...Since I'm the Plant manager and have no one else to do this work it is up to me to get it all done, but if we continue to get this type of work I will be training someone to do this besides myself...Since I get paid salary I get no overtime but I think I'm going to take a couple extra days off during the Thanksgiving weekend to make it a five day weekend lol...

    I'm at work now about to get started...

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  20. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Siphoned the fuel out of the pigiron & refilled it with SeaFoam laced high octane. Bright sunny 40 degree day and I took a little ten mile spin to get the juices going before winter storage. Fully leathered up but hooooooooh baby, that was brisk .....

    My testicles have receded up into my armpits. I need to crawl into a tank of regenerative goo like the one they put Luke Skywalker in after being rescued from Hoth. Could be some hot mulled cider & applejack will have to suffice.
     
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