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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:42 am
So having been absent for quite a while I figured I would update my introduction thread. I have missed this forum and look forward to gleaning wisdom from it once again.

My life has been a bit crazy lately due to one little issue which came up last spring:

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Preparing for our little blessing has kept us mighty busy. And now that Stella Lynn has arrived my life will only get more complicated. :D

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:20 am
welcome back and congrats on the newborn! i'm sure she'll keep you busy. :mrgreen:

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:15 pm
Welcome back. :)

My wife and I met in Baltimore, while we were in school. :)

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:06 pm
Matt:

I checked - nearly a year since you joined up!

(And you're still in Baltimore - WEST - GO WEST! :D)

(My BIL started in West Palm Beach FL, moved to Atlanta, Baltimore, Rochester NY, and is now back in West Palm. Damn fool kept taking his wife and daughter with him.... Daughter now wants a car, and is almost old enough to sign the papers.)

My baby is now 26 and working as an RN in El Paso. I still worry. Mom, who's 96, has just started to figure out that I'm over 12, just because I'm 31 years younger than she is. Said baby gave us Sammy about seven years ago, and the Attack Cats when "move in with my boyfriend" plans exploded. He went to Cleveland, she hung around here, and then moved to El Paso. Cats stayed here.... Only the one kid, too, so I can't even pass the cats down the line :D.

Anyway, it's going to be a hell of a ride! (I once had to sell a car because Becka didn't want to be seen in it. WTH, it was only ten years old, and all four of the fenders were still solidly in place. Not much else, though....)

The crazy part (which you're probably used to by now) was coming home from work and being handed the little bundle of dirty diapers, along with "I'll see you in a couple hours".... First thing to do was change her.... I should have started drinking again.... I came home from a week on the road once, and the same thing happened. "But, Sherri, I've been gone for a week! Can't you at least talk to me?" "Change the kid!".... Becka was about 7 months, and didn't recognize me right away. Downhill from there :D....

Enjoy Stella, and the BFA too!

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:05 pm
Stu,

The arrival of my bundle of joy has kinda pushed back the moving back to Ohio plans. Although, I think I have two sets of Grandparents pulling out every stop to get us back!

I know having a daughter is going to be a very wild ride... I'm thinking my next firearm is going to be something shiny and big. In the flavor of a S&W 686 Plus or 627. I'll polish it for 12-14 years til that first boy comes a callin'. Then I'll shoot him in the kneecaps. ...Um, I mean, wear it on my hip to remind him of his manners.

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:49 pm
Matt:

I was tempted to clean shotguns while interviewing my daughter's dates, but the first "official" one's dad was on the City PD's bomb squad.

I swear that they don't "date" anymore.... Just "hook up" (which means what you think it means), or "hang out", as in "meet at the bowling alley".... She's too busy to date right now - new job, and all that, as well as a new city (about six months, actually). The one that she split with was her first really steady boyfriend, although she had a few male friends who'd turn up with her (or go visit her) with some regularity. One of them shoots with us once in a while, and babysits the cats when we go away. Nothing serious there, unfortunately - I like the kid :D.... (I liked the last one, too, until that exploded.)

Kids are funny, and sometimes "with it" in strange ways. I was at a local drug store quite a few years ago (before 2000) and pulled around back after leaving the drive-through. Couple kids standing around back there, just "hanging out", and one of them says: "Isn't that Becka's dad?" Uh-oh....

(Can't fault the kids - I used to be the taxi service for Becka and her friends. When the former day job poofed, I had a lot of free time, being self-employed, so if she needed a ride someplace, I could usually help out. Between the hi-band radio and the built-in car phone, the car was a little bit "different", and the kids remembered. It also was a Sheriff's Brown color, courtesy of my wife, who thought it was a sort of "driftwood" color from a 2"x2" color chip :D. No way you could miss that.... Then, one fine day, she turned 16, and got a car that one of her cousins didn't need. About the last day of her Temporary License, we hit the examination station, she passed, and then we went to the Registrar's to do the paperwork. Then she dropped me off at home and I never saw her again :mrgreen:.... Well, almost....)

(Still want to keep the kid? :D)

'Course, there was the afternoon I was sitting in the recliner watching TV when she turned up with "can you help me carry my TV to the car?" "Huh?" "I'm moving to Columbus today...." I knew she was going to school there in a couple months, but NOW? Turns out she'd decided to settle in down there (she lived with my little sister for most of the six years or so she was in school) early, but hadn't bothered to tell anybody.

(I presume she told my sister :)....)

Like I said, it's going to be a ride....

I think they sit around planning this stuff....

I never did that.... 'Course, mom still isn't right over a "road trip" that a buddy of mine and I took. Fourteen days between here and Los Angeles, via San Francisco.... Becka's done something of that nature twice, including getting towed in off an Interstate in Dallas. (Fortunately, my other sister was living there at the time.)

The good part, if you can get the kids to answer the dumb thing, is that everybody has a cellphone. At least you can find out where she is, or she can call and ask for money :D....

Quite a few years ago, we decided that she and a girlfriend could go out for Halloween without a parental escort. Very nice neighborhood at the time, and lots of other parents out, most of which knew her, and I gave her my pocket phone. Next thing I know, she's sitting on the front porch calling her girlfriend to tell her that she had the phone. At $0.35/minute in those days.... They plan this stuff....

Enjoy!

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:56 pm
^ That's some awesome stuff. :lol:

My wife is a pediatrician - specialty is Adolescent Medicine.

As soon as my daughter wants nothing to do with me, she'll belong completely to the wifey. :) Until then, she's my baby-girl, and I'll spoil her rotten. :P

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:31 pm
Stu, thank you for all that... Seriously! I am always open to wisdom stemming from experience.

I'm not gonna lie, part of me is excited for what lies ahead, but part of me is scared ****less. They don't call it life because its easy, I guess.

Something which someone else with wisdom told me concerning daughters:

You are the man she will judge all others by. Set the bar high.

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:08 pm
Matt:

Happy to help :D....

Guess the important thing is to not panic. Modern medicine is pretty decent :D, and it helps to have a lawyer on speed-dial.... Knowing the ER people helps, too....

(In my case, the Security Chief was a friend, too....)

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:29 pm
ThawMyTongue wrote:
Something which someone else with wisdom told me concerning daughters:

You are the man she will judge all others by. Set the bar high.


^ In all seriousness, I also think that those are very wise words. I live by them, too. :)

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:45 am
But the Tupper-where is how you keep your guns and ammo fresh. :lol:
Whoops! wasent supposed to say that. Any-who's, Welcome back to the oddly shaped state of Ohio.

I still wonder how my dog can be conciderd a dog, afraid of rain and loud noises. Weighs 5.5 pounds and when he gets his nerves all worked up, sheds so much ya gotta wonder how he has any hair left.

And your not supposed to keep your dog fresh in tupperwear eather. :oops:
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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:07 pm
So once again I have been a stranger... I have got to stop doing this. :lol:

Life never gets any slower does it?? This past year has been a very interesting ride. My wife lost her job last fall and last winter my son was born. He is now a healthy 8 months old and is already a bull in a china shop.

The plan had been for the wife to take 10 weeks off and head back to work after that the same as the first two years before (same job). Her losing the job kinda threw us for a loop and shot all plans to pieces. Loosing our place with a great affordable daycare made it difficult for my wife to look for a new job with available daycare for two kids being expensive to the point of nearly negating the income any job would bring and affordable daycare having long waits.

After months and much talking and praying we decided it was just time to pull the trigger and initiate the move to Ohio. If my wife was going to look for a job, she might as well get a job in Ohio instead of getting a job in Maryland which would probably be rather temporary and any time she invested would likely be lost. So in May we moved my wife and kids to Ohio. I'm staying behind to sell the house and likely finish out the year with my current job.

I'm in Ohio so often now I feel like I already live there! :D I figured I would get back on here as I'm gonna live in the Buckeye state again! And this time I'm here to stay.

I also have not stopped acquiring fun 2A toys I can show off. :mrgreen:

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:13 am
Matt:

So, an early Welcome Back!

Not much has changed, except that Rich is a little quieter.

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Post subject: Re: Former Buckeye, movin' back!
Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:44 am
Welcome back, I too left this great state, once. Brought an out of state trophy (wife) back with me too. LOL

What part are you moving to?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:36 pm
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Welcome back, I too left this great state, once. Brought an out of state trophy (wife) back with me too. LOL

What part are you moving to?


I moved out of the state chasing the buckeye lass to whom I am now married. :D We would like to end up in the Columbus area, but not in the city. 15 - 20 minutes outside the beltway would be ideal.

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