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Old 06-22-2015, 04:32 PM
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One thing that's kind of neat about an older kid fading away from home, as mush as you hate to see him go, is the younger one(s) may have lived in their shadow a bit get to shine more. It was so nice to not have a kid 3 years older, and of course stronger, showing him up.
I'm listening to a book by the president of Pixar. In it, he quotes a line from Toy Story 2 that got my attention. Woody comments on the toys' dilemma about the children growing up and someday leaving their toys behind. "I can't stop Andy from growing up, but I wouldn't miss it for the world."
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:03 PM
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Yeah, good quote jeffus. Although I'm missing some of it at the moment, haven't seen our oldest for several days because he's working and then house/dog sitting in a town 45 minutes away. It's a good thing though, part of the process of becoming independent.

Yeah, Kwak, that's the way to go, with slightly smaller smoother tires. Traffic here is of course pretty light, so not too bad on the highway. But I prefer trails like what you ride too. Sure, if you get obsessed with # of miles or speed a road bike is good, but you get the same exercise on a shorter ride that's off pavement with a less efficient bike. Much calmer than being next to traffic.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:31 PM
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I figure it's probably more congested where I am than where you are, Riggs. Pittsburgh is a small enough city though that you can be in BFE ten minutes after you leave city limits. Still, the term "suburbs" is misleading. The area I live in is basically redeveloped farmland and the trails are actually abandoned rail lines that have been adopted by a volunteer outfit who is slowly scraping up funds to repair old tressels and build/rebuild them. There have been sections closed because that has taken time and several years ago I used to brave this section where I'd run the risk of getting flattened by trophy wives and soccer moms texting behind the wheel of their Yukons, Escalades or Hummers. This year it looks like their might have a good 40 miles of continuous trails finished though.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:44 AM
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Happy Birthday, C1dog!

I hope it's a good day leading to a great weekend.
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:39 PM
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A week and a half ago, we were at a garden party/BBQ at a friends some 20 miles away, and turns out we had a mutual friend also at the party, a girl that used to walk our dogs.
She was happy about going to Florida and visiting family.
She got down there and became ill. Doctors say leukemia! She goes for chemo., is resting, strokes out, goes on life support and today there is talk of pulling the plug!!!!
Seriously, week and a half ago we were having dinner, she was fine.
Lordy, life can come at ya fast!
The ladies In Our circle of friends are really taking this hard.
Who knew that was the last time we would see her?
Cherish what ya got, brethren. It can be taken away so quickly.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:51 PM
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She went to heaven. Darn.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:01 PM
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Oh that's horrible. So sorry.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:25 PM
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Only the good die young. RIP.
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:04 AM
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Holly cow.

My wife's brother has leukemia and it's now bad enough that they want him to chemo. He says no.

My favorite picture of him with his girl, couple days after his diagnosis a few years ago. Damn I'm glad he's still around.




When he was diagnosed in '09 they gave him maybe a year. I bought his moto so he could buy a new one he wanted and every Tthursday we'd sneak out of work early and go ridin together. For years, all year long, until I was unfit to ride anymore.


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Old 06-27-2015, 04:02 AM
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Holy cow, indeed. He's lived 6 years when he was given 1 - and that picture of the little girl's face is probably what has kept him going.

I've probably said it before and I'll say it again: you are blessed. Your entire family is tight knit and you live life to the fullest. It's almost like being handed that bad news gave everyone enough of a jolt to get their priorities straight.
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