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  1. #22205
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    I just finished watching the 4th of July celebration in Washington. The fireworks were impressive. So where is the EPA?

    Happy Independence Day. I hope freedom survives for my grandchildren.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
    Mark Twain
    More at: http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/education/

  2. #22206
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn comstock View Post
    I just finished watching the 4th of July celebration in Washington. The fireworks were impressive. So where is the EPA?

    Happy Independence Day. I hope freedom survives for my grandchildren.
    I'll be happy to make it to next year without being taken over.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


  3. #22207
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

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  4. #22208
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    Today.
    "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
    Brett, I see in your joy with Andy a love that gives you reason and strength to go on.
    As much as you love Andy, even more does God love you and me.
    In Job 13.15 "Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him" Job reaches past his understanding to embrace the mystery of life and the love of God.
    Our minds may or may not be restless, but God's love for us in Christ is the foundation for peace that is beyond understanding.
    Faithfulness is worship. The beauty of holiness is worship.
    Today.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
    Mark Twain
    More at: http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/education/

  5. #22209
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Need to vent a little, here.....

    Just heard yesterday that a good, old friend from high school passed away suddenly. He had a heart attack. He was my age..... 36 years old!

    He leaves behind 2 girls and a wife and a lot of people standing around with their mouths hanging wide open asking WTF???????????

    My wife read about it on Facebook, and told me just as I was pulling into my last job yesterday, not knowing how close we had been, and I was just in shock. My hands were shaking.

    In still shaking my head in disbelief.
    I was there at the beginning of June JP. It was 7am saturday and my phone went off. I thought it was the shop calling to try and talk me into a Saturday job (usually just install or replace an outdoor unit and coil-one of the simple jobs that would cost too much to sub out that never got done during the week). I answered anyways and it was my grandmother. She opened up with "Bad news. Your Uncle had a heart attack last night and passed away." I couldn't say anything but no... I couldn't let it sink in. I just couldn't accept that. It was like he will be back and things will be fine....but I knew it wasn't true. Why the hell is this going on? So I called my dad right after to see if he was okay. He couldn't believe it either. Apparently my phone call woke him up after he worked an evening shift Friday. Later that day I went over to his place and called some family just to check on everyone. My grandmother has taken this the worst. She tried to be strong through it all thinking she would lead by example but it bugged me that she was bottling it up. Now she's starting to have issues with sleep and depression.

    I think in my Uncles last moments when Jesus called for him he didn't go because of his heart, he went because he wanted to see some of the stupid fighting in the family stop....which it did. My mom and dad have been split up for 20 years and only made amends on the day of his memorial. I couldn't even speak at his memorial. I tried choking back tears the whole time. I finally broke down on my aunts shoulder talking about the time he got me my first car-a hand me down 85 Ford LTD and how one day he almost got into it with my then step dad cause he was a total @$$.

    He too did enjoy his foods. Especially burgers. He had diabetes, smoked, and was overweight. He had already had one heart attack. Even though he never asked of it me, in his honour I'm trying to change my ways. No more frozen or fast food (okay....maybe a pizza once a month or a sub). Start eating better. Stop smoking. It was a rough week because I started slowing down last week, but my journey has been really understanding and keeps encouraging me to stop. Now I'm past 24 hours of completely quitting. The body feels great but it doesn't. I see someone with a smoke and have to refocus on something else. I've been coughing up a few years worth of crap my bodies finally been given the chance to get rid of. On the plus side I don't get winded heck the little 13 SEER units weigh nothing now.

    Sorry I didn't mean to write a novel here. Brett, I'm glad to hear you're finally getting the Pro you deserve. Those other guys sounded like incompetent unorganized dumb@$$es.

    JP, I know how you're feeling man. It's a lot to take in at once when it just instantly happens. But only the good die young. And it's only goodbye, not farewell. We all meet up eventually in the end.
    Get money, get paid.

  6. #22210
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    Good for you, Ray. I quit in '93 and I've never looked back.

    I used a three-step nicotine patch to help me through the rough spots. Otherwise, I would have killed someone.
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
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  7. #22211
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Good for you, Ray. I quit in '93 and I've never looked back.

    I used a three-step nicotine patch to help me through the rough spots. Otherwise, I would have killed someone.
    I quit at 24 after having started smoking at age 9. I quit on 3 packs a day...cold turkey. The first month was a breeze. Then it got tough, but I stuck to it. About three months after quiting, the urge hit me so hard I could think of nothing but having a cigarette. I dusted off the open pack of 3 month old Marlboro's from the top of the fridge, fired one up and sucked it down to the filter without pausing to breath fresh air. All the time, I was cursing myself and the cigarette. Then it hit me; sat down before I fell down, succeeded in keeping from puking but felt sick for hours. Haven't had a cigarette since.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


  8. #22212
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    eVEN ALL, wipe out
    If you help others then you are a Success

  9. #22213
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    Great news DMV gave driving privallegs back.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  10. #22214
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Great news DMV gave driving privallegs back.
    that is awesome news, Bret
    \m/
    original member of the racoon brotherhood

  11. #22215
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    Sounds like the DMV thinks you are cured. Tell your doctors!
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


  12. #22216
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Take a drive today, with a frined, Bret.
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

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  13. #22217
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Take a drive today, with a frined, Bret.

    I did .

    Andy and I did got a few things today and grabed a Hot from the Hot guys out front of Lowes and ate it on a Falt cart in the Lumber section. It was great.


    I beat time for a nap
    If you help others then you are a Success

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