Saying been there done that is a bit of an understatement. 8 years as a dairy farmer until I turned 18 and could get out of there, 4 navy fixing binoculars and periscopes, a couple mostly stoned going to college, 1 working the bookstore in a strip club, 2 recycling used tires, 5 as an over the road truck driver (57 court appearances 1 loss never hired a lawyer the one I lost I couldn't have done but I figured all the ones that I did do and beat I was due), 3 army national guard driving a truck, 2 making chain-mail bondage gear, a couple unemployed, 1 homeless doing odd jobs here and there to couch surf. The last 10 years have mostly been as a floor tech stripping and waxing with an occasional odd bit thrown in here and there. I spent a summer landscaping and another teaching gardening and an odd construction gig or three. The BASIS for the ability to do pretty much anything came from the farming background I think everyone should spend a couple years at it. I've been to 47 states(need Washington, Alaska and Hawaii for all 50) and 27 countries. I hunt and I fish and have an occasional bad day where some of the BAD things I've seen won't get out of my head or worse days where the things I can't remember doing haunt me. (Blacking out near the beginning of a fight and coming around at the end with bruised elbows and knees and broken opponents is disconcerting to say the least although I suppose it tops getting beaten.)
I've got a wonderful son who actually listens on occasion from my first marriage.
A wife I love as frustrating as she can be. She has the ability to drain my rage just by holding my hand. That might not sound like much but for me it's a pretty big deal.
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