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Old 10-09-13, 11:03 AM   #1
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One of those weeks...

Where I'm convinced I should have skipped law school and just become a mechanic like my dad. Then I could do the things I love like writing, photography, and bicycling (of course) in my spare time instead of worrying about work. I'm sure my dad never woke up in the middle of the night worried about a carburetor. Sigh...
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Old 10-09-13, 11:17 AM   #2
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I had a week like that a couple of weeks ago. It was such a week, I thought of just quitting everything and just setting out on the bike. Just to see where I would end up.
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I'm sure my dad never woke up in the middle of the night worried about a carburetor.
I bet he did, if he was anything like you...
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That's why I live life as it comes, turns out simple is pretty nice.
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That's why I live life as it comes, turns out simple is pretty nice.
Yeah, simple is good. Of course if we didn't have to worry about money things would be much simpler. Unfortunately we still need money for things like a place call home and food to put in our bodies so we can continue to be alive.
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I bet he did, if he was anything like you...
Well he was a drunk, womanizer, who smoked a carton a day. I only have one of those issues.
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Well he was a drunk, womanizer, who smoked a carton a day. I only have one of those issues.
I'd be drunk all the time as well, if I was a lawyer.
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I'm just happy to be busy this week. It would be nice if this would continue. Anyone need a building designed?
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Design me a tiny house or two for my remote land in Texas. One need to be power chair friendly. Just kidding, I won't be doing anything with that land for some time to come.
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Yeah, simple is good. Of course if we didn't have to worry about money things would be much simpler. Unfortunately we still need money for things like a place call home and food to put in our bodies so we can continue to be alive.
We all need the basics, and would do well if we stuck with a good plan. Most people I know are about nothing but trying to keep up with the Joneses.
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Where I'm convinced I should have skipped law school and just become a mechanic like my dad. Then I could do the things I love like writing, photography, and bicycling (of course) in my spare time instead of worrying about work. I'm sure my dad never woke up in the middle of the night worried about a carburetor. Sigh...
Predictable spare time and being able to leave work at the office... I sometimes wonder what these things are worth.
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Can you build or only design?
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Building requires a contractors license. I don't have one, but am capable of doing some of the work... Not really licensed for anything in Colorado though.
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My pop was a mechanic for nearly 50 years, started in the army when he was 18 and continued till he was 65 and retired. At his retirement he stated to everyone "I'm never gonna work on another f**king car again in my life!", which really surprised me. It turns out he HATED being a mechanic but it's the only thing he could do, or at least THOUGHT he could do. He hated his job every minute of every day. I determined then and there I was NOT going to keep doing what I was doing and pursue another vocation. It took me nearly a decade but I finally got a job in the field I was interested in.

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AMEN! I am just killing time until I find the right opportunity doing something I like.
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I'm sure my dad never woke up in the middle of the night worried about a carburetor. Sigh...
Did he work on English or French cars? Fiats maybe? If so, I bet he did.
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It's not that I hate my work, in fact I often enjoy it. I just need to learn how to stop thinking about it at 5 pm.
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It's not that I hate my work, in fact I often enjoy it. I just need to learn how to stop thinking about it at 5 pm.
A good bottle of wine can help you forget about work.
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Yeah I've recently started following the doctors advice to have a bottle or two of wine before bed.
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