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Old 01-04-2016, 13:00   #46
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Re: Gave my work notice now more committed

[QUOTE=Dsqr;2086933] They came back and will allow me to work part time from the boat and keep me on.

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"Allowed" that's funny when you don't really want to work. My company asked if I would be willing to work a day a week for a while to cover the larger more important customers. I told them I would consider it, but later when I asked what they planned to pay me for doing that it was less per day than I make now AND I would have to buy a car to do it. Somehow I think they are thinking I'm going to stick around for their good deal.
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How did I miss this thread?

I know you did this only because I got my boat in the water and you couldn't stand it if I went cruising before you.

I told you years ago to stop screwing around and gave you plenty of opportunity. The way you are going you are going to be sitting in your wheelchair in the waiting to die home telling stories of how you almost went cruising, but got too old.


I know these taunting dares aren't working on you, but at least I get a kick out of them.
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Re: Gave my work notice now more committed

Good. Everyone needs a change.

However, it's still on you to protect the knees.

  1. Get a good brace and wear it on the boat anytime things get physical and on bouncy days. The Braceshop.com is good. I like the "Playmaker."
  2. Think ergonomics. Add steps and handholds. Perhaps thinking as though your were fixing things for a disabled wife will get you focused. Remember that the next buyer of your boat will also have bad knees, don't we all.
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Congratulations. Your time is now your own.
I gave notice a while back, told them it would be November at the latest. I am pretty sure I will not be able to wait that long. My boss now asks me each week if I will be in the following week.

Sorry about your knees. I would say if the pain is tolerable, go now. You can always come back and do surgery later. Get a taste of the dream now.
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I told you years ago to stop screwing around and gave you plenty of opportunity. The way you are going you are going to be sitting in your wheelchair in the waiting to die home telling stories of how you almost went cruising, but got too old.


I know these taunting dares aren't working on you, but at least I get a kick out of them.
Careful now. I do have mast, rigging and my new roller furler installed. I may not be able to motor (yet) but after all, it is a sailboat.

I could just pretend I'm Larry Pardey (or maybe even pretend I'm Lynn Pardey ) and go without an engine.
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Careful now. I do have mast, rigging and my new roller furler installed. I may not be able to motor (yet) but after all, it is a sailboat.

I could just pretend I'm Larry Pardey (or maybe even pretend I'm Lynn Pardey ) and go without an engine.
Yeah yeah yeah, but I think you need to have a sail installed for those items to work out (except for the cross dressing). I'm probably going to be in you area for Christmas and maybe I'll take you for a sail.
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Yeah yeah yeah, but I think you need to have a sail installed for those items to work out (except for the cross dressing). I'm probably going to be in you area for Christmas and maybe I'll take you for a sail.
I might go, as long as you're sure the engine works. Go out for a day sail on your boat on Christmas we might not be back in time for New Years without some diesel assistance.
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I might go, as long as you're sure the engine works. Go out for a day sail on your boat on Christmas we might not be back in time for New Years without some diesel assistance.
I have a dinghy and oars, I ain't no fool!
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I have a dinghy and oars, I ain't no fool!
Good thing rowing doesn't use your knees or you would be in trouble.
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I'm a year and a half behind you, seems like I have been saying a year and a half, forever.

I too have bad knees, three operations (scopes). Last one Dr. told me he wanted to be the one to replace it. It apparently is not a matter of if, just when, he couldn't tell me how long I had, he said I determined that, based on pain tolerance.
Should I continue to deal with the pain and reduced movement, as in I have limits on how far I can walk, much over a mile causes issues.
Or should I go ahead and have it replaced? I have same Medical coverage either way, so that is not the issue.
Issue other than my fear is how long does a replacement last? An I better off waiting?
Id hate to get one now, then have it worn out with me in my late 60's, I assume you heal slower then, and surely it's more invasive replacing an artificial one with another?


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Spent the first day with the "new guy" today to transition my accounts
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Spent the first day with the "new guy" today to transition my accounts

Don't let him know where you are after you're gone.

Had a friend who sold a house to a mid-life first time homebuyer young lady. For years she'd call him and ask him to come and change lightbulbs.

True story.

His wife couldn't figure it out until he took off with her, but that's another story.
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I went by the office yesterday for the first time in over a year. Was a little surprised that after 3.5 months and with only 14 days to go that some there didn't know I was leaving.

But for the first time I got to use the phase "Or what?" in response to something I was told I "needed" to do before I "could" leave. And I got to do it a couple of times. I never knew going by the office could be so entertaining!
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