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90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 2016 in Non Cigar Related

Hello All,


Been a few moons since I was here and said hi to everyone. Hope y'all are doing well and I see that there are many changes since my time away. Not planning on getting back into the swing of things with the games or bombs or trades etc, just wanted to see what was going on and catch up with a few folks here and there.


Bit of an update on what the world is looking like at the Irish household... Cael my son is now 3.5 years old and is huge, already up to 3'5" and 41lbs if you can believe that! He started preschool in late February days after he turned 3 and just wrapped up his first semester and is absolutely thriving. Amanda my wife, just wrapped up her course to become a CNA and has her state test at the end of June so that she will start getting paid to be a full time caretaker for our son since he has some very unique and specific needs and requires full time care. I am coming up on 4 years with Apple and this last December was promoted to a Team Manager Apprentice, which is a fancy way of saying that I am being fast tracked into Management in the next 12-24 months. Another very big change in our lives was that we just wrapped up a move to a much nicer and better place. We moved to Loveland, CO into an actual home and not in a crappy apartment anymore. It is a duplex one story ranch with a huge fenced in backyard that Cael is absolutely in love with, huge front yard, a large open floorpan with open kitchen and dining room into a large family room. Best of all it has a garage, one car but it is more than 1.5 units deep so I can park the new car and the motorcycle in there as well as all of my toolboxes, workbenches and all of my “stuff” for working on motorcycles. Oh yeah, most probably hadn't heard but last August some idiot lady tried to kill us and totaled our car, luckily we were all a-ok and no major injuries. So because of that we had to get a new car so we picked up a 2015 Nissan Sentra SR and has turned out to be a perfect family ride for us. This past March when I turned 28, my wife bought me my motorcycle since last year I got my moto endorsement and started riding heavily. Picked up a 1985 Kawasaki GPz750 with 15K original miles and was a beautiful survivor! Been rebuilding and restoring it as well as doing some custom work on it as often as time allows. 


There is lots lots more that has happened but way to much to put in a short post, well short for me at least ;)


Keep the rubber side down,

Brett



"When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
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  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Once I can figure out how to post these god [email protected]$M pictures I will put some up... sheesh

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 8,335 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How's your grandfather clock/humi project going?
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IRISH!!!! Great to see you buddy!
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭





    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi Eric good to see you as well. Hi Peter, project stalled when the bike showed up as well as a lot of serious family issues so at the moment it is still just a really fun dream. Plus I don't have the money to sink into it right now to do it properly, would need a few hundred bucks of material as well as electric humidification and lighting etc.

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great seeing you Brett! Was wondering how you've been and how things were going with your son! Finn is 2.5 now and he's a runt :) 31 lbs and 30% height. Sorry little man, momma is only 5' 1" :)
    Team O'Donnell FTW!
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,592 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad to hear you are doing good.
    And good to see you posting. 
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    Glad to hear you are doing good.
    And good to see you posting. 
    Great to see you too Tony, thanks for the kind words too ;)

    How are things in your neck of the woods?

    brett 
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Edna20 said:
    Great seeing you Brett! Was wondering how you've been and how things were going with your son! Finn is 2.5 now and he's a runt :) 31 lbs and 30% height. Sorry little man, momma is only 5' 1" :)
    Good to hear from you too Kelly! Finn sounds like he is growing up fast and as a short guy myself I can assure him there is nothing wrong with that lol :)

    Cael is doing very well, he is thriving in the new house and in his special education classroom. He was diagnosed formally with moderate to severe Autism and his school has had to bring in a team of specialists three times in three months because none of the staff can keep up with him. Blows every IQ test out of the water and can't accurately measure it and in preschool is already teaching himself math and reading/writing, scary as hell but very exciting too ;)

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 9,542 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds like a great kid and that you are the perfect parents for him. I've walked his path, good luck; once he finds his way he'll do well.
  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds like your doing well and great bike
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    Congrats on the job, new place, and the new ride. 
  • Big''nBall''nBig''nBall''n Lincoln, NEPosts: 789 ✭✭✭✭
    thanks for the update! looking good on the bike! 
    The Names Ball'n.... Big'nBall'n! 
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks all good to see everyone too and appreciate the kind words ;)

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,524 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IRISH my man.  Great to see you back.  Hopefully you stick around.  Need to get you back on that vherf son.
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 6,274 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Welcome back Brett.
  • bert873bert873 Jackson, MOPosts: 2,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice to see you back on here! Glad to hear everything is going good with the family. Hope you'll have time to be more active on here!
  • Dark_RoastDark_Roast St. John IndianaPosts: 1,092 ✭✭✭
    Hi Brett,

    Nice to see you posting. Keep living life one foot in front of the other. Keep the front end of that bike squarely cemented on the pavement! Have fun! In 76' I had a Honda 400/4 and I managed to keep it down! 
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice to have you back. I like the bike!  too.
    WARNING:  The above post may contain thoughts or ideas known to the State of Caliphornia to cause seething rage, confusion, distemper, nausea, perspiration, sphincter release, or cranial implosion to persons who implicitly trust only one news source, or find themselves at either the left or right political extreme.  Proceed at your own risk.  

    "There is nothing so in need of reforming as someone else's bad habits."   Mark Twain
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    Hey Brett!! Just was thinking what happened to you. Glad all is good! And that life is moving forward at a good pace. Would always like to see you around here more and you say you have a new addy?!?!
    Money can't buy taste
  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hola Irish minky sounds like things are going good!! We need to see your ugly mug more often!
  • Puff_DougiePuff_Dougie Mr. Rogers NeighborhoodPosts: 4,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great to see you post, Brett! And good to hear that the family is doing well! 
    "When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,276 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think you posted in the wrong section brosesaurus rex. 

    <<<-------- The newbie welcoming thread is over that way.

    hahaha :D
    what up irishman? good to hear from ya

    * I have a new address as of 3/24/18 *

  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hahahaha man a lot of familiar and fond faces came out of the woodwork, it is great to see you all and appreciate the kind words! As you can see very busy and lots going on especially trying to keep up with Captain Chaos (my son), but all in all things are good here, just trying to get my health back in order but should finally be able to start recovering and healing over the next two months. Wont be playing any of the games or anything, but will stick around for a while to say hey and see what everyone is up to. 

    Would love to jump on Vherf sometime, been way too long and now I can head out to the garage and have a smoke while I work on the bike and Vherf with some of y'all... I am off work Fridays and Saturdays now.

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Hey Brett!! Just was thinking what happened to you. Glad all is good! And that life is moving forward at a good pace. Would always like to see you around here more and you say you have a new addy?!?!
    LOL yes new addy but no won't be sharing it, I haven't been around for a long time and haven't been in the mix sending anything either, no reason for anything to show up for me as I haven't been participating and that isn't kosher to get but not give, so not playing in the reindeer games as of now ;)

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • StubbleStubble T E X A SPosts: 4,653 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hello!
    Hey, you gonna eat the rest of that corndog?
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey Stubble, GREAT to see you!!!!

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭


    Hey Brett!! Just was thinking what happened to you. Glad all is good! And that life is moving forward at a good pace. Would always like to see you around here more and you say you have a new addy?!?!
    LOL yes new addy but no won't be sharing it, I haven't been around for a long time and haven't been in the mix sending anything either, no reason for anything to show up for me as I haven't been participating and that isn't kosher to get but not give, so not playing in the reindeer games as of now ;)

    Brett
    It's a congrats present! I got it and I can't use it so you need it
    Money can't buy taste
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,592 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I call foul!
    Addy up buckeroo. 
    Family slaps family around. 
    That is how it is and that is how it always shall be and you're the little brother in this family, so take your punishment and smile about it.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    I call foul!
    Addy up buckeroo. 
    Family slaps family around. 
    That is how it is and that is how it always shall be and you're the little brother in this family, so take your punishment and smile about it.
    Punishment eludes to me doing something wrong, would an apology suffice instead :D

    Something like, "I'm sorry I went away and I'm sorry you don't know my addy now"  :P


    Brett

    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
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