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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #810 on: July 24, 2018, 01:07:41 AM »
Hey Bud!  He had a interesting request recently....a girl calls, asks if he can go with her and her 2 friends to the movies.....Sure!   I'll drive ya over....so 3 girls....and William.....He's well spoken, and very witty...and fairly good looking...all unlike his father...    :lolb:... I think he'll do just fine.     

A new interest. The beginning of the end of car and plane racing. Or rather...a long pause. The old interests will come back.  ;D

He'll do fine. Has a great dad.

He will....so will my daughter....great kids...good heads on their shoulders....good looking …….they'll do fine         I'm not quite ready to retire...though some days I feel far closer than others.   In any case...William knows about it.   The transition will take some time, but it will happens....Been 5 years.


As to being a great Dad?    Well   I try to fill those shoes...I always feel like I could do better....but I do know I try....and perhaps more importantly....my kids know I try.

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #811 on: July 24, 2018, 01:13:06 AM »
Wow, 5 years, where does the time go? I remember when you purchased the first car/truck; seems like yesterday.

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #812 on: July 24, 2018, 01:26:14 AM »
The Kids taller than me now too!   About 5 11....amazing

We go to a race, and he orders Domino's to deliver....I get my 12" sandwich....he gets 2 12" sandwiches and a 12" dipping bread thing....he eats all that as fast as I eat my one!!!....and the kis about 12" in diameter....I think his legs hollow or something

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #813 on: July 24, 2018, 01:36:24 AM »
[quote author=steamer link=topic=237.msg178892#msg178892 date=1532390861
As to being a great Dad?    Well   I try to fill those shoes...I always feel like I could do better....but I do know I try....and perhaps more importantly....my kids know I try.
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That's the drive. It's needed. Anyone who thinks they're a great dad...isn't. When it comes to your kids...you always want to be better.  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #814 on: July 24, 2018, 01:40:44 AM »
[quote author=steamer link=topic=237.msg178892#msg178892 date=1532390861
As to being a great Dad?    Well   I try to fill those shoes...I always feel like I could do better....but I do know I try....and perhaps more importantly....my kids know I try.

That's the drive. It's needed. Anyone who thinks they're a great dad...isn't. When it comes to your kids...you always want to be better.  :ThumbsUp:
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Let me walk that back a bit. I think I'm a pretty good Dad. And according to my kids...maybe one of the greatest.
I just don't want to cross the finish line and be the greatest. I know I can always do more/better. That's a dad.
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #815 on: July 24, 2018, 01:40:59 AM »
[quote author=steamer link=topic=237.msg178892#msg178892 date=1532390861
As to being a great Dad?    Well   I try to fill those shoes...I always feel like I could do better....but I do know I try....and perhaps more importantly....my kids know I try.

That's the drive. It's needed. Anyone who thinks they're a great dad...isn't. When it comes to your kids...you always want to be better.  :ThumbsUp:
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Got to Zee....they're my kids!   
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #816 on: July 24, 2018, 01:42:10 AM »
[quote author=steamer link=topic=237.msg178892#msg178892 date=1532390861
As to being a great Dad?    Well   I try to fill those shoes...I always feel like I could do better....but I do know I try....and perhaps more importantly....my kids know I try.

That's the drive. It's needed. Anyone who thinks they're a great dad...isn't. When it comes to your kids...you always want to be better.  :ThumbsUp:

Let me walk that back a bit. I think I'm a pretty good Dad. And according to my kids...maybe one of the greatest.
I just don't want to cross the finish line and be the greatest. I know I can always do more/better. That's a dad.
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Are ya ever really...I mean REALLY finished?     I doubt it.
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #817 on: July 29, 2018, 03:49:24 PM »
Just scrapped another rod.....1 step forward.....2 back..

Dave
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #818 on: July 29, 2018, 04:04:31 PM »
Blame it on the new mats Dave.  ;) Its the extra height that did it  :lolb:

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #819 on: July 29, 2018, 05:18:18 PM »
Blame it on the new mats Dave.  ;) Its the extra height that did it  :lolb:

Bill

Nope....zero'd the wrong side of the edge finder.....My dro is positive in the opposite directions from work...and well...I didn't catch it.

Regroup....put in my daughters closet unit, and go make a new conrod blank.....

Dave
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #820 on: July 29, 2018, 11:46:05 PM »
Well as long as you are stepping forward and back, you’re still dancing. Probably will use the stock from the scrapped rod on something else anyway.

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #821 on: November 25, 2018, 09:04:02 PM »
Getting back at it.    Its feeling right again.    Lets see how the leg feels.   Need to mod my chair a touch.
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #822 on: November 25, 2018, 10:38:43 PM »
Great to see you back in the shop Dave. Hope the leg will hold up and keep getting stronger.

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #823 on: November 26, 2018, 02:03:52 AM »
Great to see you back in the shop Dave. Hope the leg will hold up and keep getting stronger.

Bill
Yup   Today I can get up out of a chair, and it doesn't hurt....that's a first in nearly a year.     
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #824 on: November 26, 2018, 03:09:43 AM »
Awesome to see you back at Dave.

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