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I remember being a teenager and thinking I will never have enough time to learn all that I should from my father. I have always had a great deal for respect for him. He got up everyday and worked. He would get up with me in the mornings before school because he always worked the swing shift and I would be asleep when he got home.

Truth be told, we never really saw all that much of each other. When we did it was on the weekend. He would always be working on some project or at work. My favorite memories with him are weekends tinkering in the garage. I would sit and watch him for hours. Older I see so much of him in myself.

He stopped by the house the other day to take a look at my car I’m working on this week. My Dad was a diesel fleet mechanic at Coca-Cola for over 35 years and there isn’t much he doesn’t know about cars. I wish he could still do the work with me but his body is worn out from years of hard labor.

He was asking me how to do something on his iPhone when he was over. The feeling of not ever having enough time to learn all that I need from him came rushing back. He was trying to use the keypad and I noticed how shakey his hands have gotten for the first time. My heart sank and it took everything in me to not show it. I wish I could give him his body back and take away all his pain. I know there is so much more he wants to do.

I have this vivid memory when I was 4. My father and I were hanging out in the garage and it was his 34th birthday. My Dad will be 64 this year. I can’t believe how much things have changed… I really miss that young man.

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I’m having one of those days when I just want to grab the next person I see being an idiot and beat the living hell out of them. In turn feeling this way makes me want to beat the living hell out of myself… The irony here is I have never and hopefully will never strike someone out of anger. Blah! Blah! Blah! Self, shut the fuck up! Thank you, drive-thru!

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Winnie Dog is well and in my bed sleeping. Turns out it was her teeth. They put her under and pulled 18 teeth total. I got to take her home the same day. The Dr said she will make a full recovery. I picked her up at 4pm and she was back to her normal self by 7pm. She got some pain killers and a antibiotic. Yay!

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Also I’m taking Winnie The Wiener Dog to the vet in the morning. It looks like she might have a bad tooth that has caused a gland infection…  I hope that’s all it is and I can afford it… She is an old girl, 12. I paid for her with the money I got form my first freelance design job I got years ago. I hope she’s ok ! : (

Filed under My Baby!

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PS - I’m not too proud to say I was flattered when the young dude clerk told me I have a nice beard earlier tonight. My first beard complement… and I have had this thing forever, it’s finally filling in!

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I saw these online the other day! I don’t know if you guys remember but I shared this design I did a while back. Customers rarely send me finished product photos so when I find them I like to share!

I saw these online the other day! I don’t know if you guys remember but I shared this design I did a while back. Customers rarely send me finished product photos so when I find them I like to share!

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Hello Everyone!
I would like to invite all you Reefers and Saltwater Aquarium enthusiast to my first online discussion forum. I could really use your help posting threads and adding content. Please come by and join for free today!  www.californiareefs.com 
California Reefs was created with So Cal Marine Aquarists in mind, however we would love to hear from all our fellow reefers from around the world with their wealth of knowledge. All are encouraged and welcome to join! California Reefs is your go-to family friendly discussion forum. Join today and discuss your saltwater aquarium questions, buy and sell livestock and hardware, share your reef keeping experiences, and display your reef building process.
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Hello Everyone!

I would like to invite all you Reefers and Saltwater Aquarium enthusiast to my first online discussion forum. I could really use your help posting threads and adding content. Please come by and join for free today!  www.californiareefs.com

California Reefs was created with So Cal Marine Aquarists in mind, however we would love to hear from all our fellow reefers from around the world with their wealth of knowledge. All are encouraged and welcome to join! California Reefs is your go-to family friendly discussion forum. Join today and discuss your saltwater aquarium questions, buy and sell livestock and hardware, share your reef keeping experiences, and display your reef building process.

Please Reblog.

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AAAAHHH! I’m so excited! I started a ‘marine reef aquarium’ forum last night. I have been part of one since 07 and it’s really gone sideways over the years taking a lot of the enjoyment out of the community and reef keeping for me. I’ll share the ULR as soon as I have something on there to see.

I was up all night tinkering with the forum software (XenForo). Lots of learning to do!