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Old 05-22-2013, 02:51 AM   #41
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Amazing story, and very pleased to hear that it worked out so well. Thanks for posting your story, I'm not sure I would have the same dedication to post the story for others to gain inspiration from.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:01 AM   #42
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you have an unbeleivable attitude to life. tip my hat off to you mate.
here's to a beautiful x more years shared with your loved ones on his earth.
there's plenty of time to party on later in the after life
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:13 AM   #43
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Hey Clifp - what am I going to do - wood chopping is out for a while and another friend snagged our pool pump for repairs - I'd just done new impeller & seals & backing plate and there was still a high pitched squeal. Motor was replaced last summer while we were up north. My plan had been to drain the pool before we left (no high water table to worry about floating the pool out of the dirt here). I was then going to build a framework and use 60% shade cloth to keep the pool plaster from spot heating and cracking or spalling any further. We bought this house as a repo and I know the pool was dry at least through one summer before we bought it.. Figure I would have saved enough on pool cleaning and electricity over the summer to buy an entirely new pump and motor combo when we get back in the fall - and no concerns about setting myself up for having someone else deal with a failure while we were gone.

While not present for a vote it was decided I was an idjit and that the pump should be repaired. So and so stole my pump and motor to do so. Not like he has nothing to do before bugging out of here in a week or two.

After corresponding with Arebelspy we visited Pahrump before touching on Vegas and doing the Hoover dam tour (highly recommend the extended version). Stayed in Boulder City, which felt real good to us, but we had already decided that there was insufficient compelling reason to buy in Nevada. We would have saved on some taxes, but at the cost of being away from friends here and in Oregon. Latest thought involves us selling the Oregon place and maybe moving permanent residence to the Camas Washington area. That would address the state tax issue and put us close to a more urbane area. while still being within a reasonable distance of Oregon friends.

I did appreciate the realtor recommendation, but saw no reason to waste her time on a couple lookie-loos who weren't real buyers.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #44
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Your wife is amazing. I was there my dad's heart attack when I was 15 -- he wasn't as lucky as you, and my mom and I weren't as lucky as your wife. Glad your story had a better ending, at least this chapter.

Hope the fish in those tacos was grilled, not fried!
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:27 AM   #45
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Staggering story, and recalled as if you were a brave casual observer. Enjoy life, friends.
Is this type of heart event (i.e. loss of proper electrical signal) "easier" on the heart compared to when a coronary artery is blocked?
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Man O Man!
You are so lucky to have a multi tasking fast thinking woman - she saved your bacon....forget the bacon tho

Glad you are back, I enjoy your posts - are you going to need any stints or any other work done?
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #47
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Your wife is amazing. I was there my dad's heart attack when I was 15 -- he wasn't as lucky as you, and my mom and I weren't as lucky as your wife. Glad your story had a better ending, at least this chapter.

Hope the fish in those tacos was grilled, not fried!
Sorry about you and your Dad - a rough age to have that experience. My gal's sister had the same event and it was very hard on her.

Deepfried. My weight has dropped from 172 to 162 over the last couple months - and that's even with making my own (awesome tasting) bread.
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Well after visiting the other side, and claiming amnesia. You could change your screen name to calm. Glad you made it through with a little help and are around to tell.
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