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Old 05-05-2020, 11:22 AM   #1921
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The one exercise I'm doing is like reverse cowgirl. The man's part, I mean. That actually works. Loosens me up. Today I feel much better.
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:18 PM   #1922
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Spencer is coming tomorrow. Possibly to stay. Maybe probably.

I can't even tell you how ecstatic I am.
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:18 PM   #1923
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Oh excellent
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Old 05-09-2020, 09:27 PM   #1924
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Very cool
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:01 PM   #1925
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So fucking cool
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:52 PM   #1926
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Ah, someone to mow the lawn.
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:40 AM   #1927
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That had occurred to me. I'm just so happy to get him out of that house and neighborhood.

Now he can go take a walk or get a job or go build something. He can get transit to several schools from here.

He didn't want to come live here before because he'd be leaving his mom alone. But after a year, he's feeling crowded and realized he was getting depressed with the situation there. Now I can help him keep his chin up and his back straight. We'll find something that makes him want to get up in the morning.

10 years this July since I moved out. Maybe I'll get another 2 or 3 with him before life sweeps him up. Today is a big day.
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Old 05-10-2020, 07:17 AM   #1928
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Hope it goes well, Jim.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:44 AM   #1929
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You know something about the best laid plans of mice and men.
But some things that didn't work out for me I'm still glad I did because the coulda/shoulda/woulda haunting me would have been worse. Go for it.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:49 AM   #1930
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That's great news! I'm glad to see the young man taking action. Good things are going to happen.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:59 PM   #1931
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I know you've wanted this for quite a while, Jim. Happy for ya.
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:22 PM   #1932
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He's already happier. He's got into carving soap stone, and is spending a lot of time covering my shop in a light white powder from sanding it. Lots of tutorials on using power equipment and work holding and making jigs or vise settings to accomplish what he's trying to do to the stone.

And I've got all this shit like glow in the dark mica powder and odd bits of exotic wood and finishing oils. And so many tools. He's engaged and amiable. He even mower the lawn for me today. Weeding, edging and mulching the last flower beds in the next couple days....

Yeah, long time I wanted this. I feel almost vindicated for working so hard that I'm in a position to be able to provide a better environment.... and for being likeable enough that he decided to come live here. I've had this kind of weird guilt thing going on in the background, knowing that he was is such a jam, and i was doing well. Hopefully, his mom will do better now that she has less expense and more freedom. Not that she didn't do her best before... Just... I hope she isn't lonely. But I hope my son has his best chance to thrive a lot more.

There will be adjustments. Like I need to get him to be better about cleaning up the kitchen after he cooks. He's a vegetarian, and I'm the opposite. Amanda is normal. So far we're all kind of fending for ourselves with meals. And this will change again when I go back to work.

As always, the only thing you can really count on is change. I'm bullish right now as my back is getting better, the weather is improving, and Spencer deciding to get out of stasis all coalesced at once. All this virus scary shit and masks and economy blah blah can suck it. I'm good.
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Old 05-13-2020, 06:18 AM   #1933
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It'll take adjustment but you guys will pull it off. Side by side in the workshop sounds pretty damn good just let him know when your wood finish is wet!
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:25 AM   #1934
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Like I need to get him to be better about cleaning up the kitchen after he cooks.
I feel this. big time. Or at least make less mess in the process.... Hector cooked last night -for all of us. So I'm OK with cleaning up after, but it was just a sausage sauce with rice and green beans from the freezer and it looked like the Swedish Chef held a month-long orgy in there


I'm really happy for you
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:35 AM   #1935
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This thread is making me happy. I'm glad for you and Spencer, Jim.
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