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    In a cavern, in a canyon,
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    *whew!* That's it ~ I've done it ... I finally finished making arrangements to dump 2/3 of my clients. Off the cuff, it may not sound so great ~ but consider the reward ... My son

    Up to this past several months, I've managed to contain my working hours to the time my son was either in school or in bed ... As I got busier, I kept telling myself ~ 'well, it'll die down' ... 'it's only temporary', etc. ~ It was getting on to the point where I couldn't go to my son's school to help out like I used to ... he was having his friends over less and I gotta stop and think if I can afford the time to go to a hockey game ... As far as things go, this was a pretty easy decision to make. I don't ever want things to get to a point where I work from home so I can be home with my son, but never spend any time just having fun with him and I was very afraid that is exactly where it was going. It's just not worth it

    So ... FK will probably be seeing a little more of me I'll try to think of something of quality to post about

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    good decision if I ever saw/heard one

    I'm doing the same as you... as you already know. gotta get them to stop calling me though

    btw, when did you ever have quality posts

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    In a cavern, in a canyon,
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    Originally posted by gerbick
    good decision if I ever saw/heard one

    I'm doing the same as you... as you already know. gotta get them to stop calling me though

    btw, when did you ever have quality posts
    In the gun thread ... and ...

    Yeah - I know ... my reasons behind are a little different than yours (least ways you better not be dumpin' clients to parent my child), but it all amounts to the same ... It's just not worth it.

    <still thinking>

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    lol. naw, your child is safer with you

    especially after seeing that bigfoot 4x4 of a four wheeler... Grizzly Adams would be scared of that thing.

    hmmmm... that would be cool to make a ramp for that... and jump it! <cues dukes of hazzard theme song>


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    In a cavern, in a canyon,
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    Originally posted by gerbick
    especially after seeing that bigfoot 4x4 of a four wheeler... Grizzly Adams would be scared of that thing.

    hmmmm... that would be cool to make a ramp for that... and jump it! <cues dukes of hazzard theme song>

    I don't know ... I built him a ramp a few months out of yellow pine ... that'd probably handle it

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    two words for you:

    YEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAW!



    mommie is a daredevil? who'd thunk it!?

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    <img src="/graphics/junk/swirl.gif"><BR>Bodypaintin' Freak<BR>I ate my post count again
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    get your ass on AIM i gotta share somethin with ya.


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    In a cavern, in a canyon,
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    Originally posted by Dzine
    get your ass on AIM i gotta share somethin with ya.
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    It's not contagious, is it???

    <going>

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    Originally posted by LanSite


    So ... FK will probably be seeing a little more of me




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    Quality decision. I'm actually working on getting a nice client base so that my wife won't have to work when our baby is born this summer.

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    In a cavern, in a canyon,
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    Congrats on the upcoming tyke!

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    Good luck Lanny. At this point in my life the thought of little Napalms running around scares the hell outta me

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    gitty up!

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    congrats lannie! i'm so happy for you. i've had a few friends do the same thing over the last couple of years, and not a one of 'em regrets it

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    good luck Lan

    your son is a very lucky kid

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    Good decision man, and good luck =)

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    man?

    you're gonna get it from Lan

    just messing with you...

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    Does this also mean Lannie that you'll join your son and take up skateboarding ? We want pics

    we do need more women on boards if you ask me

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    Originally posted by Aria
    Does this also mean Lannie that you'll join your son and take up skateboarding ? We want pics

    we do need more women on boards if you ask me

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    that's a great idea - am i still supposed to build you that halfpipe lan?

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    So you're going to cut back on time you spend at your job....and increase the amount of time you spend on FK?

    Where does your son fit into this?


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