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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9150 on: March 16, 2018, 06:31:55 pm »
My favorite bullying line was: Your father is to ugly to find a younger woman!  :D
Ouch.  That hits a little too close to home for me...

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9151 on: March 16, 2018, 07:07:50 pm »
Something that just gets me completely wound up is when I hear "have went."  If anyone is reading this, it's "have gone."

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9152 on: March 16, 2018, 09:38:14 pm »
i'm curious to know what you guys would do as parents.

my son started kindy this year and not being from a 'perfect family' (where mom and dad are still together) sometimes i feel he might get bullied by the other kids who of course do not know better.

That makes me think of a comedy strip that was in the local radio a while ago. It was about kids getting bullied in school because their parents where still together and not divorced, like the majority. :)

My favorite bullying line was: Your father is to ugly to find a younger woman!  :D

My tip as a father of two. Relax and see what's going to happen. No need to panic now for no apparent reason. With divorce rates as high as they are, your boy will most likely be just one of many kids with such a background.
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@cole has nailed it @louisbosco, and this is exactly my tip as a father of two as well.  I'm in your same situation as their mother and I have been separated for 7 1/2 years now. 

Don't overthink it.  I think that's a common problem with a lot of younger parents today is overthinking things.  You're worrying about a problem that doesn't exist yet and IMO will never be a huge issue.  The reality is it's a far too common scenario like Cole stated.   Just chill  8) ;)

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9153 on: March 16, 2018, 10:39:49 pm »
@gaseousclay good on you for giving a sh1t and seeking out information

check this out for no other reason than its interesting and kind of related to your concerns in a round about way

https://www.thecut.com/2018/03/teaching-our-sons-to-be-good-men.html
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9154 on: March 18, 2018, 01:59:27 pm »

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9155 on: March 18, 2018, 02:58:29 pm »
Means more time to wear heavy IH gear 8).

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9156 on: March 19, 2018, 12:49:58 pm »

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9157 on: March 19, 2018, 02:58:35 pm »
Last wednesday, I started up my truck and it immediately made a terrible sound... Thought I had diagnosed it to either an Exhaust Manifold Crack (Common in my car) or Intake manifold gasket deterioration (common, but less common.)

on Friday: Took it to the shop, turns out it was a failed bearing in the cooling fan bracket. Left it overnight, picked it up the next day

Saturday: I hadn't made it 12 meters from the driveway of the shop, some idiot rear ended me. Wouldn't normally be a big deal, but considering that my Land Cruiser is almost 20 years old with an accident free auto history, it's a pretty rare gem... so I was pissed. This was Saturday.

Sunday: Wife took the truck to the grocery and managed to completely destroy the KeyFob. Stuck with the spare now.

Today: Woke up and a mouse (can't find it, probably got in at the shop) managed to chew up my speaker housings.

Tomorrow: FOR SALE: 2002 Land Cruiser - alot of recent service work, needs new speaker housings.

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9158 on: March 19, 2018, 03:10:33 pm »
That sucks!  Hope your luck improves this week!  It always seems to be a series of events like that...

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9159 on: March 19, 2018, 04:01:12 pm »
Damn, what a bitch (the series of circumstances, not your wife).....
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9160 on: March 19, 2018, 04:20:04 pm »
Thanks gentlemen @Clint_D @Giles - to be fair, the key was cracking already. I'm sure I can fix it with super glue, but after having to fix the fan bearing, my wife has placed a freeze on anything "unnecessary" for the Cruiser (Which is fair).

To make matters worse, I just tried to find the culprit (Mouse) and it seems he managed to chew both of our car seats nearly apart (straps, rockers, etc.) My biggest fear is that he is hiding under the floorboards, only to die and stink up the place - which Clint knows, I worked hard refreshing the interior after the Marlboro Man owned it previously haha.

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9161 on: March 19, 2018, 04:22:40 pm »
Also - if you are going to get rear ended, make sure you have a pretending tailor hitch

The LC after impact:


The VW that hit me (my hitch and exhaust tip pretty much went straight through his bumper lol)



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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9162 on: March 19, 2018, 04:40:00 pm »
@Cole @manufc10 cheers for the advice lads. greatly appreciated!  :-*
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #9163 on: March 20, 2018, 02:59:41 pm »
THE MOUSE SAGA CONTINUES:

Yesterday, after taking the car apart and noticing it has pretty much entirely chewed apart out car seats ($800 worth of damage), I set additional traps to catch the mouse that has taken refuge in my truck. I knew it wouldn't come out in the daylight, but luckily, I coached late last night, so I was hoping he would take some bait once the sun goes down.

Take the bait he did, and he also managed to drag the trap away, and I can't find the damn thing.

Not only did he manage to move the sticky trap (a small one because I thought it was a field mouse) and "hide" it from me somewhere in the bellows under the front passneger seat, but he also managed to break free.

While he was free last night, he decided to begin to tear apart my rear bench seat - effectively chewing apart a seat belt (the clip part, not the belt part) as asll we tearing a HUGE hole in the leather and removing a ton of the padding ($700 for the leather to re-upholster the seats + $300-500 to install them).

So now, my total damage from this mouse in my truck in nearly $2000.

WTF did I do in this world to deserve this?

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