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    Recently I've received a few private messages by several members offering words of encouragement, I guess they picked up that I'm a bit down at times. I just wanted to say thanks for the effort and thought. I have done the same and it's nice to go beyond our comfort zone and reach out.

    Today as I was pulling out of a driveway, my car seat back just snapped all the way back. I didn't know what happened until I got home and took it all apart, the frame of the seat back broke clean across. Took me about two hours to fabricate plate of metal to join the pieces back together. My neck and back are a little sore, but it's all good now.

    Life has it's ups and downs, if we can weather the down times chances are the ups are right around the corner. Thanks again my Forum friends.

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    Re: The Good Men Do

    Had a customer almost cry in front of me yesterday 'cause he and his wife had separated....

    I told him it could have been worse. The b!tch could have stayed.

    Left him smiling.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Azui-cs9DQ

    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: The Good Men Do

      Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
      Recently I've received a few private messages by several members offering words of encouragement, I guess they picked up that I'm a bit down at times. I just wanted to say thanks for the effort and thought. I have done the same and it's nice to go beyond our comfort zone and reach out.

      Today as I was pulling out of a driveway, my car seat back just snapped all the way back. I didn't know what happened until I got home and took it all apart, the frame of the seat back broke clean across. Took me about two hours to fabricate plate of metal to join the pieces back together. My neck and back are a little sore, but it's all good now.

      Life has it's ups and downs, if we can weather the down times chances are the ups are right around the corner. Thanks again my Forum friends.
      Should have been around me Saturday night. Now mind you, it isn't often I get a chance to go out, yet, everywhere I went, destruction followed in my wake. During the day, I did some serious yardwork to rip up alot of the dead grass, and otherwise prep to rototill my front yeard. Come nightime, I start off at pub/pizzaria that's a minute up the road from me at around 10:00. It all went ok for a little while when a couple right next to me break out into an aurgument at the bar. So I pay my tab, then leave to head off to another pub. I stop at my house for a little bit before moving on to flip laundry, then head out again. Well, a few minutes drive, and I come accross a downed utility pole and a few ambulances. This pole was struck so hard, that the bottom end was in the neighbor's yard, and the top still suspended a little in the air by the conductors. Not good, but I was able to worm my car around to continue on.

      I finally arrive at the pub nearing midnight, and it's a bit busy with a decent crowd, (good mix of women in there as wel)l which made parking rather difficult, but that's ok. Well, within five minutes (Without exaggeration) of finally sitting down with a drink, a rather violent fist-fight breaks out, where a large crowd gets involved to break these two up. I guess they all knew one or the other, when the whole mass spills outside. After the sudden excitement was over, the pub was left vacent save for a few rather imbibed regulars, leaving little reason for me to stay.

      Now I'm irritated, here I am, TRYING to at least socialise for once, and these events occur to prohibit this endeavor. Anyrate, I head on home the same road with the downed pole, when a padmount transformer goes up in flames as I pass, so, the fire truck near the pole rolls out to race off to the smoke thats billowing the area like a dense fog. keep in mind the police now blocked off the road ahead of me, and now an electrical fire erupted behind, forcing me to be stuck in the middle until one of the officers finally comes to the conclusion that's it's safe for me to proceed, something that took awhile.

      I roll into my house around one in the morning, irritated, buzzed from the earlier drinks, and then down a few of my own in an attempt to take the edge off (Rather unsuccessful if my posts around that time indicate). I turn in around one fifteen, when a half hour later my phone rings. It's a cousin of mine asking for ride home from whatever bar he was at because he realised he had a few too many and didn't feel safe to drive. (God-friggen-dammit!) Ok, almost two in a sunday morning, get back dressed, still under the influence with a headache now, back to my car, back through that damn roadblock, pick up my cousin, and the following gets to be interesting as well.

      Instead of going through what looks like a native smoke signal, I decide to go through an adjacent industrial park to get around the disaster. Well, I have only been through this section a couple of times, and during the day. Bottom line, I end up getting lost, and roads that were normally open in the day, where gated shut. So here I am, a few beers working their magic, with a drunk cousin, at two in the morning in a darkened industrial park, half expecting zombies to race out to attack, and I just want to go home and deal with what was a headache is now a migrane. But, I plowed through.

      Alright, I finally crawl out of my house to hit the mall, where a clothing store was having a nice clearance sale. I needed to replace all the clothes I thrown out months ago, and this I believed was perfect. So I get the stuff,a nd my cellphone rings. My mother's heating element in her dryer goes out, and needs to use mine for her clothes. I'm thinging to myself, I could use her minivan to get the roto-tiller I need to finish my front yard (We had perfect weather this weekend and rain was predicted for much of the week after) I ask her to hit the rental for me while she was out. She tells me she knows this place has one, and will go get it for me. This was around 12:15. I get home around 12:45, with mother pulling in around one. Well, no roto-tiller in the van (Uh oh). "Sorry Nick I forgot they close at 12 on Sundays!" (****-****-***expletive*expletive*And more expletive**)

      Sigh. Sadly no one else has a tiller I could rent nor borrow, so my yard project was put on hold until next weekend. But, when the rain started monday night, and continued today, I could not help but keep think that if i had that tool, it all would have went perfect, tilled earth, fertilized, and seeded, mixed up a bit, and nature would water it, since it was mostly drizzle, not a downpour to wash things away. So the rain was a constant slap in the face knowing i'm going to have either wait forever for the ground to dry again, or I'm tilling in the mud next weekend.

      To summerise, in my presence, a couple breaks up at one bar, a pole is knocked out of the ground on the way to the next pub, two men beat the hell out of eachother the moment I walk in, a usually nice pub is then vacated, a transformer blows up, get caught in between roadblocks, drag a drunk cousin around at 2 in a Sunday morning, and get lost in an industrial park thats abandoned for the night in the process. All this inside a four hour period. OH! And don't forget, I now have a front yard that looks like the face of the moon, and will stay that way all week.


      So how was your weekend?
      Last edited by tailgunner; 03-23-2010, 07:25 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: The Good Men Do

        SOBER , Don't be driving and drinking. You need Your License. DAD
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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