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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #160 on: August 19, 2019, 12:36:17 pm »
Well at lest you got a successful kid whose going to college, I only hope I can say the same some day.  My youngest is either going to be the CEO of a large company or doing 5-10 in Quentin.  :o

Lots of people do both.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #161 on: August 19, 2019, 04:31:18 pm »
Sounds like a good son.  Nice work Mike A.
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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #162 on: August 20, 2019, 02:05:51 pm »
I am also driving with my son to move him in to college this afternoon.

We have been packing and spending some time hanging out. He will be far enough away that I won't see him probably until Thanksgiving.

It is hitting me harder than I thought it would. We are really close, especially close after my wife died. We like a lot of the same books, music, and movies.

He plays drums, bass, piano, and synthesizer. It is going to be very odd not hearing electronic music one minute and classical piano the next, coming out of his room.

I am happy and proud that he is moving forward with his life, it is just sad for me right now. He is a smart kid and a good student. He could end up getting a job halfway across the country. I just have to adjust to my new reality.




Well at lest you got a successful kid whose going to college, I only hope I can say the same some day.  My youngest is either going to be the CEO of a large company or doing 5-10 in Quentin.  :o

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #163 on: August 20, 2019, 03:21:59 pm »
I am on my way back home. ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. That was hard.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #164 on: August 20, 2019, 05:01:42 pm »
My parents threw out all my ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- within 24 hours of me going to college.  Apparently that's one way to cope with it?

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #165 on: August 20, 2019, 05:39:59 pm »
I have a friend like that except it was the day he turned 18. They gave him a week to figure out where to live and move out his stuff.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #166 on: August 20, 2019, 05:42:58 pm »
Ouch


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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #167 on: August 21, 2019, 04:32:08 am »
He'll be back. You're not through yet!

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #168 on: August 21, 2019, 04:52:03 am »
My mum give me a ultimatum once I finished school.
Its was:
A) Go to college and stay here with me.
B) Go to get a job and find ya own place to live.

Being a Smart ass and wanting my own space I went with B of course.
I never regretted that decision but I do feel somewhat cheated as I got a apprenticeship and still spent the most part of 10 years in college lol

Either way absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that jazz Mike.

I am sure he will be missing you just as much and now when you do get to see each other it will be even more meaningfull.

Ime still close to my mum but probably only see her 3 or 4 times a year but chat on the phone once a week.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #169 on: August 21, 2019, 06:30:42 am »
Thanks guys. I will be fine. It will just take a little time to adjust.

I am more focused on hoping he makes the adjustment quickly and jumps into college life.





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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #170 on: August 21, 2019, 06:33:18 am »
Sure he will....

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #171 on: August 21, 2019, 06:41:32 am »
Whatever gets him through to graduation. He doesn't seem to be wired that way, but then again, I didn't enjoy my first alcoholic beverage until I was 20.

I also stopped drinking completely for 15 years when I had kids.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #172 on: August 21, 2019, 07:22:02 am »
Think kids would drive me to drink lol

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #173 on: August 21, 2019, 03:28:16 pm »
Think kids would drive me to drink lol

You would think so, but they make me too tired to even lift a damned can of beer!

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #174 on: September 08, 2019, 12:23:32 pm »
Well... I have the cab assembled. I have one side primed. I am trying to work in painting and priming with all of my other projects. I would post pics, but nobody will learn anything about painting from me. When it is painted I will post some pics. My next cab will be laminated or vinyl wrapped or stained. F**k painting.

This week I am busy with party prep. I have a lot of small arcade issues to work on.

There is also the minor matter of prepping to rewire about 80 percent of my house. I have been putting it off for a long time, but I have an electrician that is available to help me on a quid pro quo basis that doesn't involve butt stuff. I can do the job, but he has tools and experience that will make the job much less painful.

He will be helping me the week after my party.

Right after that will be prep for my Halloween party. Throwing a party every month is a lot of work, but it encourages me to keep my house clean.
I am not a dirty person, but I am messy by nature. I am bad at putting things away. My wife was a counter balance to that messiness.

My CNC machine is back in working order and my new laser tube is working great. If any of you locals ever bother to show up at one of my parties we could discuss ways I could help you out with projects.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #175 on: September 08, 2019, 12:39:14 pm »
If I was local.. I'd show up  ;)
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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #176 on: September 08, 2019, 12:42:30 pm »
Arroyo is coming from San Francisco.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #177 on: September 08, 2019, 12:45:54 pm »
Don't sell yourself short man, Lots of things to learn from watching your paint dry...most cabs had some orange peel to them, and that can be achieved with a foam roller and some appropriate thinner in your paint, so, primer to fix imperfections, sealer to cover any sand through, (400grit works well with most enamels/latex), topcoat (3 coats)...And possibly a welder in case you need to fix something (Giggle).

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #178 on: September 08, 2019, 12:59:33 pm »
Donít worry, Iíll report on that paint job in about a weeks time. ;-)

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #179 on: September 08, 2019, 01:01:06 pm »
I own 5 acres and a shovel. remember that.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #180 on: September 08, 2019, 01:22:28 pm »
Michael, youíre scaring the children.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #181 on: September 08, 2019, 02:00:50 pm »
I have no idea where you are.. But I'm guessing no where near the Boston area  :P
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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #182 on: September 08, 2019, 02:02:37 pm »
Wonder Lake, IL.

We are neighbors astronomically speaking.

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« Reply #183 on: September 08, 2019, 02:12:16 pm »
Arroyo wins..  He is further away :)

My prior company was located in Skokie - I had to fly out there a few times a year.
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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #184 on: September 08, 2019, 03:45:12 pm »
Donít worry, Mikeís only a little rapey. :D

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #185 on: September 09, 2019, 02:38:11 pm »
Mike - can't imagine what it feels like taking your kid to college.  My oldest started high school last week and it's already starting to hit me that we might have less than 4 years left in our little bubble.  Damn.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #186 on: September 09, 2019, 02:43:31 pm »
Yeah. He is doing great with the transition. He is kicking ass in his classes and he made new friends right away. I am very proud of him.

He decided to make the trip home for my birthday. This weekend is going to be one for the history books.


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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #187 on: September 10, 2019, 11:53:44 am »
This weekend is going to be one for the history books.

Not the arcade building history books it seems the way this build is going.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #188 on: September 10, 2019, 11:57:09 am »
I might be done painting by the end of the weekend. I know my cab will be done before you show your face at Zapcon.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #189 on: September 10, 2019, 02:45:45 pm »
And it might be done before Arroyo's. Definitely done before mine!

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #190 on: September 11, 2019, 08:42:15 am »
I might be done painting by the end of the weekend. I know my cab will be done before you show your face at Zapcon.
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