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lgottler
February 21st, 2010, 09:58 AM
Sorry for the absence that past year? I think. Started with work dropping a bomb on me without notice (insurance payout doubling and then no overtime), here is your weekly paycheck and if your wondering why another $200 is missing.... I had to make a choice and it was clear that hobbies were the first to go.

Anyways, the 40 hours lasted about 1.5 weeks before my boss realized just how much he relies on me and when he asked me about certain "hot" jobs, I'd say they weren't done, and I've got to go home cuz I'm at 40! Just within the last month, he started to drop my weekly insurance payout, which was unexpected considering our insurance premium was expected to triple.

So, here I am with some light at the end of the tunnel and a few extra $$ in my pocket. I also told myself I would not rejoin at $50/year, and I'm not sure when it happened, but I checked randomly again and noticed it said $40/year!

So, I rejoined, maybe not a ton of time to help out, but the cash has been put in. I hope I left on good terms, I thought everything was taken care of that I was working on, I hope I didn't forget anything I had promised to do and didn't.

Whats new with me? I've got #3 kid due in May, wife is a year from finishing her Masters in Teaching (still stay at home mom), oldest girl is in 3yo preschool, youngest is starting to say a few words (wife claims far more than I can actually understand).

Computer crash back in early fall got rid of every email addy I used to have, plus software, old emails, etc... It will probably take a month to get back up to speed with whats going on here.

On the vehicle front, a '78 f150 was donated to me that needed a lot of work, but I had been wanting a plow truck and a truck I could put Jeep parts in and move from home to work. I need to finish the engine swap, I put in a 5psd trans (was auto), convert to 8 lug, and replace a ton of stuff that doesn't work anymore on it. Jeep hasn't seen much work, trying to collect parts, about it. Little Suzuki project, I had help pulling the donor engine/trans/t-case stuff and located the axles for it. Trailer has new fenders on it, painted and looks pretty sitting in front of my house.

Lucas

WhiteRhino
February 21st, 2010, 11:19 AM
Hey Lucas, good to see you around. Congrats on kid number 3 (a little busy aren't you?:rolleyes:) and still having a job.

I don't think you'll see much of anything different here.

timbercruiser
February 21st, 2010, 01:15 PM
Welcome back. You're a good guy to trail ride with.

phittie1100
February 21st, 2010, 02:04 PM
Glad to hear things are going a little bit better, looking forward to having you around again.

calvynandhobbs
February 21st, 2010, 02:56 PM
It's good to see you back. I think things are busy as ever for everyone so not much has changed.

oz97tj
February 21st, 2010, 03:56 PM
Woo Hoo!!!!

Glad to see you back Lucas!

phantomjeep
February 21st, 2010, 06:13 PM
GLAD TO HEAR THE BOSS CAN SEE THE LIGHT. HOPE GAS STAYS LOW SO WE CAN GET SOME MILEAGE IN( BOATING TOO) THIS YEAR.
BUY USA/ BUY IN YOUR HOME TOWN

T-way
February 21st, 2010, 09:24 PM
LUCAS!!!

Nice to see you back buddy, and nice to hear that things are going well for you!!

Congrats on #3 being on the way! Heck.....I've DOUBLED my kid count since the last time I saw you (I'm up to 8 now!)!!!

Hope to see you out in the dirt this summer! I've cut back a lot too with my trail riding, but I hope to get out more this year!

:thumb:

DDS4X4
February 21st, 2010, 11:01 PM
WELCOME back Lucas, glad ALL is going better for you, the job and the Family! Congratulations! (taking any wagers on #3, a boy or a girl?) :lmao:
Everyone healthy is what is important. :thumb:

joe_jeep
February 22nd, 2010, 02:31 AM
welcome back lucas! we missed ya!

congrats on number 3:thumb:

Jarhead
February 22nd, 2010, 06:53 AM
Lucas, we couldn't be happier to have you back as part of our family as your family continues to grow. The last few years has had it's devastating impact on many.

Sounds like you have a number of things to keep you busy, yet you still find the time to have another child...AWESOME!

Welcome Back!

T-way
February 22nd, 2010, 09:06 AM
WELCOME back Lucas, glad ALL is going better for you, the job and the Family! Congratulations! (taking any wagers on #3, a boy or a girl?) :lmao:




Given his track record, I'm putting my money on another little girl!!!

:lmao:

lgottler
February 22nd, 2010, 12:38 PM
Given his track record, I'm putting my money on another little girl!!!

:lmao:

Yeah, another girl. I told my wife I'm stopping with the kids if #4 is a girl too. :ahhh:

T-way
February 22nd, 2010, 02:00 PM
Yeah, another girl. I told my wife I'm stopping with the kids if #4 is a girl too. :ahhh:

Yeah...it's much harder to make little boys (you don't have the model in front of you when you're making them!!).

Don't sweat it Lucas.....little girls like to go wheeling too!!!

:ahhh:

Greenway
February 25th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Congratulations on the new one!

Of course we're glad to have you back.

Mr-S
June 9th, 2010, 03:30 AM
I know this is an old post but we visited the love canal this weekend and it made me think of you.

:wave:

Jarhead
June 9th, 2010, 07:21 AM
I know this is an old post but we visited the love canal this weekend and it made me think of you.

:wave:

TMI as my granddaughter would say...

lgottler
June 10th, 2010, 05:47 PM
lol! I remember that one...