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Old 01-13-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Just my thanks to all of you!

When Radio and I decided to open (he did not have to twist my arm) this site I knew we would get the best of the best!

I have been very busy with the family care. and the Honey do's but working behind the scenes of this site as well as some others I have part in have given me my personal time to forget the problems fof 07.

For those that dont know 2007 was the worst year of my life

May 07 Mother in law of 22 years got bad sick and in ICU

June 07 Mother in law and Father In Law diagnosed with Lung Cancer

July 07 Father diagnosed with Lung Cancer.

July 11th Father in Law had surgery and never cam back home for over three days straight. We had him here at our home when not in the hospital

August 9th 07 Dad had surgery and is Now doing GREAT and fully released. CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH.

August 25th XYL Glennette breaks right foot and now I am careing for two in the hospital and wife at home and mother in law living with us.

October 3rd we lost Father in Law. RIP Glen Sheley You will always be my best friend.

Mother in Law and I call her mom still calls us her home and is half way complete with her chemo and doing well.

During all of the above I was and still trying to hold down the job. Should have took FMLA but NEVER expected it to all hit at once.

So I guess this is my post to tell all about my past problems and THANK all of you from the bottom of my heart for coming here and helping to grow this wonderful site. This web stuff keeps my mind on the right path and not the problems.

If you send a "contact us" it comes to me and sometimes it may take a few days but I promise to get to it and help where needed.

Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!


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Old 01-13-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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Oh and Not forget during this time

Uncle Loyce Passed

Aunt Sue Passed

Aunt Bonnie diagnosed with colon cancer and is now in bad shape.


Ok I am done clearing my mind
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
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Wow Mike you have had a really bad year something one would should have to go through. I really hate cancer, lost many friends to it my Mom had it (lung never smoked a cigarette in her life) my Aunt died from it and her daughter, my cousin died from it 2 weeks later. Right now a friend I work with who is the girlfriend of a guy in our shop was just diagnosed with terminal cancer and she is only 24 years old. I have been praying for her and I will add your family to my prayer list and I will pray that you and your family have a much better year in 2008.

Hang in there Mike prayers are on the way.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:35 AM   #4
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Mike,
Our prayers are with you and your family. My Mom and Dad both passed with cancer, so I know what you're going through to an extent. Good wishes from all of us and thanks for doing such a great job with the site!
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:41 AM   #5
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Mike and Radio,
Thank you for the site. It is really run well. I try and read it at least once a day if not more. Been an Rver for a couple of decades and a ham for going on a year. It is a good site for both hobbies.

Mike,
Our prayers are with you and your familly. Cancer is a tough row to hoe. My parents passed that way about 20 years ago.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:41 AM   #6
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Mike,

You are one of my hero’s. And I am proud to call you my friend.

My thoughts and prayers have and always be with you brother.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:56 AM   #7
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Thanks to all for the support and Greg THANK YOU for all the help on our sites and being there when you are.


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Old 01-14-2008, 03:52 PM   #8
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Thanks for the site Mike, I hope 2008 is better than 2007. I too look back and will not miss 2007 at all. Right now we are taking care of mother in law and father in law, lost my mom and dad in the last 2 years. It leaves a hole in your heart. They say it goes away, but it sure hurts. Your site, RV'ing and my radio also keep me sane. God keep you and yours as we make this trip through these times. We all need to lean on each other once in a while...73 my friend..
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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I lost my Dad 30 years ago...but I still have my Mom. She's 84 and does whatever she pleases. Sweet Wifes parents have passed on, her Mom spent her last few months in our dining room before the pulmanary fibrosis finally took her.

My Dad had a stroke and was gone within the hour. Both of Kathy's folks lingered on for months. At least everyone knew the end was near and if you had something to do, or say then you knew it was time to get it done. Mammy (Kathy's Mom) had a bunch of stories bottled up inside and shared them, and she had some recipes she wanted archived so that future generations could enjoy them.

The pain does go away, especially if you part on good terms as we did.

But you never cease to miss them. My Dad would have been so proud of my son graduating GA Tech this year.

But life goes on. I just might go ahead and get that 5th wheel, and be a little in debt for a while, to enjoy one or two more seasons with Sweet Wife, as we are never promised tomorrow.

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PS...and it's turning out to be a mighty fine forum after all, isn't it? Mike is the one that does all the work and I'm the one that come up with all the goofy ideas that makes more work for Mike to do!
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:20 PM   #10
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I really appreciate this net being here and all the work that goes into it. I continue to have major chronic health problems, so I can certainly relate to yur bad year. Hopefully 2008 will be better.
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