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Colorado BS Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by T-Rex266, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    JC303

    JC303 Same same but different

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    I'm glad you kept it. I have been talking to the wife about getting one but she wants a camper instead.
     
  2. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:19 PM
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    smslavin On a plane...

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    there's absolutely nothing you need to be sorry for. i am, and have been, in desperate need of a change. i cannot continue staying stuck/trapped where i am. i know it. bec knows it. the kids know it. would this be easier if my father had left me something, totally. we're still going to figure out a way to make it work.

    for years, people have asked me why i'm in industrial automation as a job. the people that knew me as a scuba instructor and divemaster, always wanted to know why i wasn't a full time first responder. many years ago, before she died, my father's sister told me i should have been a paramedic.

    at some point, you've got to take stock and see how things are adding up. change is good. change is necessary.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Do what you need to do for you and your family to be happy. That's all you can do. I know it's cliche, but control what you can and F the rest.
     
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  4. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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    smslavin On a plane...

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    thanks but like i just said, it isn't bad news. does it suck? sure does. does it leave me completely baffled? you bet. the shittiest part is that the lawyer's cover letter implied that it was my fault i was disinherited. but, he's dead. i'm alive. my wife and daughters are alive. it's time to fix me. time to crawl out of this hole that he had pounded me into for 45 years.
     
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  5. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    Bailey

    Bailey Enjoy Every Sandwich

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    Couldn't agree more.

    You know how to reach me whenever you feel like escaping the chaos for a bit :D
     
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  6. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    You know none of us will ever hesitate to throw you a rope to help the climb. Just let us know.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Well that fucking sucks buddy, but I have no doubt you’ll figure it out.
     
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  8. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    smslavin

    smslavin On a plane...

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    aw. stop it.

    [​IMG]

    seriously though, i appreciate that more than i can tell you.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    T-Rex266 [OP] T-Rex Staff Member

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    x10000000000000000000000
     
  10. Apr 13, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    smslavin

    smslavin On a plane...

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    i don't know how to respond to that except, thank you.

    damnit. don't make me start blubbering again.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2018 at 10:29 PM
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    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Keep your head up @smslavin, you got this.
     
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  12. Apr 13, 2018 at 10:46 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    You have my cell...I’m here for you 24/7 buddy. <3
     
  13. Apr 14, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    Bailey Enjoy Every Sandwich

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    Anyone up to anything cool this weekend? I need to get away from the computer :pccoffee:
     
  14. Apr 14, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Wish. Soccer mom duties today and volunteer job tomorrow. Maybe next Sunday?
     
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  15. Apr 14, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    I need to go buy a laptop and some music stuff. After that, our old neighbor is having a bday party so we’ll probably head over there.

    Any recommendations on laptops? I’m too cheap to go Mac.
     
  16. Apr 14, 2018 at 7:50 AM
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    Bailey Enjoy Every Sandwich

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    I'm using a MacBook Air. I've had other laptops and they seem to pile out after a couple of years.
     
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  17. Apr 14, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    Yep. Looks like I’ll be going with Mac
     
  18. Apr 14, 2018 at 11:06 AM
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    RangerBP

    RangerBP SC Expat

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    Not familiar with RMI, but know of others like them. From the NPS side, a FR or EMT will help you get a job, but with the exceptions of the huge parks, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Teton, and a couple of others, it’s at most a collateral duty that you’d do in addition to whatever other duties you can land a position doing. Those huge parks will hire medics (typically paramedic or AEMT), but usually only seasonally - 6mo of work/year, limited benefits.

    Companies like Garmin and Spot communicate with local Fire/EMS/LE dispatches to use local resources for rescues (at least that’s how it works in western CO and in the lower 48, at least). Many times it’s county sar teams (typically under the sheriff’s dept), federal land management staff, or local EMS that is doing the work on those rescues.

    A great deal of experience and training can be gained by volunteering for local fire, SAR, or EMS agencies (or volunteering for NPS, even.) I know that doesn’t pay the bills, but it can expose someone looking to get i to the field to professionals working that field, provide a ton of [very expensive] training, give them experience beyond the classroom and scenarios, and help find a more specific path to reach the goal they have in mind.

    I’m hopeful this helps. Good luck.
     
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  19. Apr 14, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    Yeah, work . . . in front of a computer . . . so no . . . *sigh* . . . (whisper) "take me with you"

    :rofl:
     
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  20. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    To Colorado and it’s Tundra driving hosts,

    Thanks for hosting me for 6 years but it’s now time to depart :mudding:
     
  21. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:14 AM
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    smslavin On a plane...

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    safe travels. hope it's a positive direction and that all good things come your way.

    :cheers:
     
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  22. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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    Notachickmagnet I am official now

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    Yep, Ohio here on the Colorado thread !
    Good luck @Almaboy and safe travels!!
     
  23. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:23 AM
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    Hate to see you go Mark. Happy Trails ahead!!!!
     
  24. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:46 AM
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    Sad to see ya go buddy.
     
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  26. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:55 AM
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    Say hi to the fam for us. Good luck wherever you end up.
     
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  27. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    NCinCO Is it Friday yet?

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    Hate to see you go but you havw to do what you have to do. Be safe on the road buddy.
     
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  28. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I have no idea for long term but my parents need a dock and sea wall replaced so I’ll spend a few weeks there at least. I’ll post pics in a few days that’ll hopefully capture why I’m spending time there :rolleyes: :devil:
    Besides the fact my parents are there
     
  29. Apr 15, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    I’m right where I need to be
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    About to be in Texas.

    I hope I don’t see any of those ridiculous looking Tundras
     
  30. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    anyone have a recommendation for an orthopedic in the denver area? i need to get my hands checked. seems i'm developing a severe case of trigger finger on both hands and i want to make sure my previous carpal tunnel surgeries are not the cause.
     
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