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We are closing on the sale of our extra home on Thurs.  

As part of the sale negotiation the buyers requested a number of minor repairs. In lieu of those repairs we offered them a $500 repair allowance that they will receive at closing and they can do whatever repairs they choose.  They accepted with the exception of wanting us to have a sprinkler head on irrigation zone 1.  We agreed to have that repaired.  

Never in a million years......

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Never in a million years would I have ever thought this was even possible from that group of toothless morons.  But... they surprised me,

We headed to SpermLand  a week ago this past Saturday to visit with my ILs.  Our kid was in the States for a week following his TDY to Colorado Springs and took a week of leave to hang with his mom and I.  

Just picked up the Skid

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Just picked up the Skid.  He was sent on a TDY from Germany to Colorado and just finished his symposium.  We get a relatively short notice visit with the Spawn.  My bride is one happy mom.

I am happy to have him home as well.  This kid is a beast!  He moved from a big house in a small village about 40mins drive from the base to a townhouse 5mins from the base. He has used his better commute on Gym time.  It shows.

Where is he now?  At the Gym.

Busted! "What the hell have you been doing?"

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I am in a work transition.  The company I joined a year ago is going through a huge overhead cost reduction effort, has released several executives and senior managers and demoted several more.  As the "new guy" hired to help transform the company I was not deemed critical to operations and my role was eliminated.

I have been doing some remote consulting work and networking to find a new role.

Family dynamics... How people raised by the same parents can be so different?

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Lots of interesting stuff going on in Rags' world.   My company just went through an overhead slashing re-organization and my role was eliminated.  So... I am knee deep in a new job search.  The company eliminated several vice presidencies, demoted several executives and abandoned the strategic direction that I was hired to lead.

It's alive!!!!

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Got a call from the kid on Friday and then again today.

The good news.  SS-26 has finally completed his ASCS and has applied for a university to complete his BSCS.   As it stands it looks like he is on his dad's 11yr undergrad schedule.  Hey, no one said I was the best example of focus in the accademia

He tests for E-6 either April 1 or May 1. I can't remember which. It was quick conversaton and focused on the summary of his life for the past 6wks.

I appologize tog redux.

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tog redux,

I appologize for the ungentlemanly wording I have used in some of our discussions.

That was not fair of me.

I looked at your profile to get some perspective on your blended family situation/history.  There is not much info on your profile. None actually. Only that you have been a member for less than a year.

Please share some of your blended family history so that I and others can gain a better understanding of where you are coming from.

I will make an effort to learn more regarding where you are coming from with your comments.