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Postby Craig » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:39 pm

After 280K miles we replaces the front struts on the daily driver, now the kids' car. Feela good to be able to knock this out with what life has taught me and a handful of standard issue hand tools.
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Postby Craig » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:22 pm

Toolbox wrote:Met Yamar at KDTW for food and drinks 2 weeks back, we were both flying out about the same time. Shits expensive at the airport!! Drinks that expensive should have sports or naked women in front of you...


No joke: those money-grubbing prices in the airport see you coming. Actually, I'm sure that they know that there's plenty of expense me he cost of his account guys passing thr ought and for them money is no object. seven bucks for Sam Adams? Meh. I feel bad for people on vacation, and by that I mean the regular guy who saves his money for a big outting only to discover that he's getting bent over and screwed really hard the minute that he drives into the airport deck. One of my memorable outings on the expense account came at one of LaGuardia's infamous summer thunder storms. For whatever reason that place is haunted with them and they shutperjurything down. I was transiting to Boston and one flight was delayed after another until it was seven hours later that I crawled onto a flight. Ten beers and a plate of chicken wings came to bill so large that there was a ton of perjury once the expense report was written. Meanwhile the shoes who work for a living had to suffer through that wait stone sober or feel like rape victims for paying what Applebee's could get. No, I don't feel good about this but I also didn't want to sit there with thumb in ass.

Say hey to Tamar.
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Postby Craig » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:31 am

Kind of a big day for my family: another kid is heading out of the nest today. This little guy, boy #2, is heading out to school for his second year on an athletic scholarship. What's different this year is that he's moved off campus with a group of teammates and they're into a 12 month lease which means he has no reason to return home next summer. He's a good boy and on the right track, still it's catching me a little in the throat to think about him good and gone. We'll have an early lunch and then push him off in my old war wagon. 70 miles feels like it will be as far away as the foothills of the Allegories must have seemed when oou r people originally came to Michigan.
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Postby middle aged female » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:23 pm

Craig wrote:Kind of a big day for my family: another kid is heading out of the nest today. This little guy, boy #2, is heading out to school for his second year on an athletic scholarship. What's different this year is that he's moved off campus with a group of teammates and they're into a 12 month lease which means he has no reason to return home next summer. He's a good boy and on the right track, still it's catching me a little in the throat to think about him good and gone. We'll have an early lunch and then push him off in my old war wagon. 70 miles feels like it will be as far away as the foothills of the Allegories must have seemed when oou r people originally came to Michigan.

Don't worry, he'll still come home to see his buddies, have his mom do his laundry and clean out your pantry. But it will get fewer and farther between and then one day he'll meet that special girl who knows how to cook and do laundry...
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Re: Hot Fudge Reporting Back

Postby Craig » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:09 pm

^ Ha, for sure. These will be seen as the good old days.

What a bitch it is to feel like a chunk of life has been hacked off. This one is easy, I know, because tthere are people dying of cancer or under cars. Still, there is an empty spot and my dang heart doesn't feel what my head knows.
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Postby middle aged female » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:55 am

Craig wrote:^ Ha, for sure. These will be seen as the good old days.

What a bitch it is to feel like a chunk of life has been hacked off. This one is easy, I know, because tthere are people dying of cancer or under cars. Still, there is an empty spot and my dang heart doesn't feel what my head knows.

Both of my daughters went of to college over 20 yrs ago and I went through the same process. It still feels like a chunk of life is gone because it is. It's called being a parent. But, eventually, you might get a grandkid or two and that helps.
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