737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3360 times:
I know that I don't post much in Non-av anymore, but I'm bored and thought that I'd start a topic in which people could talk about the things they are dealing with right now. It can be good things or bad. Maybe you are facing a crisis, maybe you are excited about something upcoming.
Me? Well my 15-year old son came to live with me after four years with his mother in Austin, because his grades were bad and they weren't getting along. He is now passing all of his classes, so that's a good thing.
But my 11-year old daughter is still living in Austin and I have been having trouble when it comes to visitation. I plan on flying her up on the weekends, but it seems that "something always comes up". And to top it off, I found out that my ex-wife's father showed up on their doorstep unannounced and is living there now. Which wouldn't be such a bad thing if he didn't have a felony warrant for his arrest in Florida (battery, aggravated assault and cocaine possession).
I called the local law enforcement to have him removed, but Florida won't extradite him. I called the fugitive hotline in Florida to ask why and they haven't got back with me. I suppose I could try to take legal action through the family courts, but my attorney doesn't think there is much there to go on. Besides I know how prevalent the gender bias is in the family court system especially here in Texas; I've already lived through it once and I'm not keen on the idea of spending thousands of dollars and rolling the dice again. Besides the last time through the courts, my attorney proved that my exwife used illegal drugs, attempted suicide twice and that she lied under oath about numerous things including her mental health...and she still got custody of the kids.
Other than that BS, I need to fertilize my lawn, fix my sprinkler system, and finish restoring the patio deck on my house.
And I can't wait for next weekend because I am going to the NASCAR races here at Texas Motor Speedway. Please keep your redneck jokes to yourself, I just like machinery and things that go fast.
OK, I have bored everyone long enough. Who would like to go next?
Vaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
737doctor, sounds like you've got your plate full! Good Luck!
Me, I'm working hard and love my job. I'm currently in Chicago doing some work for the company. Great city.....I love it here and have many long time fiends.
Tomorrow, my friend is flying from Oshawa, ON in his Beach A36 Bonanza to pick me up in Chicago and then we are flying to Washington so he can do some business. They he'll drop me off in Chicago and head home. I'm really looking forward to it....... amazing plane! I've flown with a number of times but this is a first from Chicago to Washington.
I'm planning on moving in the Spring........I'm looking for a good investor so I can reinvest some $$ into some "GOOD" stocks... and keep making money.
Overall, I can't wait till Spring/Summer........ and I'm very Happy!
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3291 times:
It's just that the non-av forum has become a Dear Abby/Queen For A DAY storyboard...
So what? Since when are you the arbiter of what can and cannot be discussed here? Why shouldn't I rant? It's not like the cops or the legal system will help me. Besides, getting it all out on an internet forum is a more socially acceptable method of expressing frustration than beating the sh*t out of a smart-assed attorney.
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3279 times:
It's cool, I'm not going to beat anyone. I might kick the cat when I get home though.
It's just frustrating; you try to be a good father, earn a decent living, pay your taxes. All I want is for the system to work for me one time, you know? I'm reading a book about fathers' rights and it makes my head swim with all the custody horror stories and miscarriages of justice contained within (my own personal experiences not withstanding).
Thanks for the offer, but I live in the DFW area. Though I think I will help myself to a beer after quitting time tonight...
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13818 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
Greg, I know family law isn't your specialty, but can you think of anything that might help 737doctor out in this case?
I feel for you on this, I really do. My girlfriend lives with me, and I'm in constant fear that her problematic extended family members (who have no jobs, drugr problems, etc) might show up one day looking for a new life with us.
I've been there already, to a point - my alcoholic uncle showed up at my parents' door in a drunken stupor 10 years ago (back when I lived there), and I knew he'd be with us forever.
My mom - his sister - was quite the enabler, and my father, with the patience of a saint, put up with it even though we all mumbled he'd be living on our couch until the day he died.
Which is exactly what happened.
But at least I wasn't an impressionable young pre-teen who had to be around him, unlike the undesirable situation your ex's father has created.
Ask your attorney to give it a go - maybe drafting a demand letter to your ex, asking your former father-in-law to live elsewhere or face a custody dispute.
Good luck, friend.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
Here is an edited update on things going on with me . . .
I am in month #13 of a career search. I have the resources to take more time - which I'm going to do in order to be CERTAIN about the next job I take. I work in a specialized field and there aren't many openings. Crossing over into new industries has been difficult too. I would love to get into an aviation/airline/airport job, but there are so many experience people out there that they don't need to consider a person from a different background.
This month is dental-health month for my three Italian Greyhounds. Each go through a week of preparation, then a day of sedation, etc. Believe it or not, one of my 3 IG's had braces a few years ago. Yes, there are dog orthodontists.
Cherry Blossom festival starts tomorrow in DC, and the 5 cherry trees in my yard are just starting to bloom. This is the time of year when we have friends visit from all over the U.S.
Yesterday, a person "bumped" my car while pulling out of an adjacent parking space. They managed to do $2,300 damage. I am hoping for a complete re-spray approval from the insurance company.
If this has proven to be boring or pathetic to anyone, I trust you will deal with that appropriately.
Roberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3251 times:
i am 19 started university in september. It has not lived up to the expectations, really miss my ex-girlfriend who i left to come here, ive got this damn java program to write in a week, i've given up cannabis and cigarettes for 3 months now.
My current projects include, cross-country running, learning the piano, playing my guitar, the study of the male multiple orgasm.
I am going to mainland europe in the summer with a friend, hoping to get lost in some remote place. i am taking the car and will be gone for 6 - 8 weeks. i will have a tent but may sleep in the car some nights. i am really looking foward to this, should hopefully visit south france italy the alps and possibly spain. i have £500 on food and petrol to spend so it will be economy eating all the way. but no problem, cheap booze in europe.
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3239 times:
I'm 17 and very happy at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Starting to get upset that I will be graduating soon.
I find out about college acceptances within the next week and I am quite nervous too. I'm heading to Florida for spring break in two weeks, so I will either be celebrating down there or getting away from New York, depending on the college decisions!
Good luck to everyone above who is going through a rough time.
Futterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3235 times:
Hey, Rjpieces: Where in the city do you live? I'm a Sophomore at Forest Hills High School in Queens...got three friends currently in the same grade at Stuyvesant.
As for me, I've been 16 for almost a month already (March 3 birthday), and on the lookout for a job. Currently recovering--both academically and physically--from a two week absence from school due to a case of Walking Pneumonia. Still got the cough thing going on, and still have a long road ahead of me...or so I hear.
Picked up the report card the other day, and average went down a bit--85. Not complaining, though, considering that's still damn well. And, I DID miss two weeks. Parent teacher conferences came back great, so life is good.
For some reason, though, I feel like I'm missing something. Hate that feeling. A little homework to make up this weekend, and unfortunately no spotting or DSLR is in the forseeable future.
737doctor: Interesting stuff going on, I must say. Don't hear of a whole state out to arrest a grandpa. Hope all is well with you in the long run. Get that patio finished...it's spring!
PJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3211 times:
I'm 16 and going to be getting my driver's license next month, so I'm excited about that. Monday I got back from a trip to Washington DC, which was great. If anyone ever gets the chance to go to Presidential Classroom do it, you get to do some cool stuff. Now I'm catching up from all the schoolwork I missed while I was gone. Tomorrow I have to go to work, but Sunday I get to go flying. Can't wait for spring break in two weeks. (Even though I'm doing nothing exciting.) Also I'm starting to think about what I want to do with my life and where I want to go to college, but I have no idea about either.
Lfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3366 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
Im 16... currently living somewhere in IL. experiencing computer problems.... thx to my sister. Damn IE6 dont display pics... report card came home and i made red honour roll... 3.5 GPA... Sp.Ed classes... Shut up ok? im slow...
Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
ArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3653 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3197 times:
My personal quote about the human is "every person lives their life in quiet desperation." I have no idea where I found it. I believe that is so true. You see Bill in the office or Sally walking down the street and you have no idea what is going on in that persons life.... They could be going to get groceries or to the hospital do identify their murdered child. I think everyone has an amazing story to tell. Just ask someone and trust me, they will. I do it all the time.
Jutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3190 times:
I'm currently awaiting the phone call to go to basic training for the Canadian Military. I'm applying into the regulars as a Avionics Technician, so I hope I can be around the aircraft and airport for the rest of my career. Frustratingly though, I applied in May and I'm still here at home, but no worries, got a job to keep me busy for a while. Damn Canadian recruiting, if I was in the US right now, and applied for the same trade, I'd be on an aircraft carrier somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Oh well, just gotta play the waiting game, have been for about two months now and hope to get into Aprils course.
ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3188 times:
I'm sort of at an interesting place. I absolutely love flying, it is all that I've ever wanted to do. Due to certain anxiety related issues, however, I'm considering giving up even though I'm on the verge of the PPL checkride.
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3172 times:
I'm 19 yoa currently working at a city Police Department as a Communications Officer (Dispatcher) that dispatches officers to calls, runs persons,vehicles, arcticles ect thru NCIC/FCIC (Nat'l/Florida Criminal Information Center) answers phones and 911 and a whole bunch of other stuff. I work the graveyard shift from Midnight-8:00 AM. I am also enrolled in the Police academy at SFCC in Avon Park and am going to become a Police Officer.
I am still living at home and sadly I am single About 5 months ago I got out of the longest relationship of my life which was 2 years.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3148 times:
A Dear Abby? I'll give you a Dear Abby.. LOL.
Right now, I'm trying to decide if I should dump this guy that I'm seeing or not. I like him, but things just don't add up- and that's not a good sign- I guess. In either case, I met a very attractive ORD based UA flight attendant while out clubbing last night.
Outside the love life: Refer to the occupation thread on my job status- I have a year left (part-time student) for my management degree. Also, been working on a house my family purchased in Milford, MI- very large home and we are over budget- probably going to put at least $50,000-$60,000 in renovations instead of the planned $30,000 (at least it's not coming out of my pocket!).
That's about all I'll get into.
: I'm 18 and live in Gothenburg, Sweden. Studying technique on upper secondary school, last term. Right now I am writing my special project, which is eq
: Working hard to finish my second year of university on a high note after a disasterous first year. New major, new courses, and hopefully back on track
: I'm 16, waiting until July so I can get my damn driver's license. Gotta wait until 16 1/2 to get it here (damn New York's law system). Stuck between a
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: - Trying to figure out my own health problems. - Dealing with bouts of manic depression. Thank goodness for medicine - Trying to loose weight (see pic
: OK, it's official. I am changing my username to "INVISIBLE".
: Well, there is definitely some interesting stories in this thread. You see Greg? I could have just bemoaned my current situation (and I did rant a lit
: Also a senior at Stuyvesant, along with RJPieces. I did find out where I'm going to college already, the University of North Dakota, where I'll hopefu
: Hey man, Ya I'm pretty young. I've been wanting to do this for a long time so I hope that it works out! I think this was a great idea to post this thr
: Lying there and staring at the ceiling, waiting for that sleepy feeling
: -Going out 3 times a week -Getting ready to move to Sweden at the end of June. -Women -Trying to keep my hopes up that a friend that has been missing
: Ive lost my dorm keys and the only reason Im here in my dorm now after spring break is my roomie agreed to leave the room door unlocked in a last minu
: preparing for the summer climbing season with loads of cardio units in the gym and mountainbikling
: preparing to move to another country to live, so that naturally has a lot of aspects that I could go into.... In fact that pretty much takes up my lif
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: Ah hell, why not. -Trying to figure out where I'm going to work this summer. I've applied for a few internships (shot down from Southwest's marketing
: Yeah Delta, this is a pretty cool post. It's neat to look into other people's worlds for a little bit. An update on me: I hurt my back working in the
: Where ya heading to climb this summer Zak? Greg
: Another quick note: Like NWA Man, I also got three out of four right in my NCAA bracket (Duke, UConn and Oklahoma State). Hopefully, I will win the po
: Hey 737Doctor, Who is your favorite Nascar driver? -Delta767300ER
: After three months forced absence (carpal tunnel syndrome, which now feels much better thanks to special wrist braces), I'm getting pretty serious in
: Delta, I was a Dale Sr. fan. After his death, I stayed true to RCR and chose Harvick as my number one driver. I know some people don't like his cockin
: Right now? - Count down to the LHR Meet on Saturday 3rd April 2004/Sunday 4th 2004! - Count down to my visit to Los Angeles with Chris Sharps Wednesda
: Aww heck. I've got a few stories to tell... -Finally graduating with a BS this semester. I'm 27. Yeah, it took me that long (that's a story by itself!
: What have I got going on? I'm trying to fly at least once a week to build hours, I'm trying to catch up in school after my lazy ass put me in a rut, a
: Well in good news I found my keys this morning so I dont have to pay the $65 fee for a mandatory lock change... Greg
: Well I'm back again. High on painkillers for my back and watching the Mavs vs. LeBron & Co. PROSA, good luck on your recovery/training. My injury will
: PROSA, good luck on your recovery/training. My injury will probably set me back a bit in the gym. Taking some time off from the gym may not be a bad i
: The only major crisis I have going on right now is that I lost my bong.....
: I am mulitasking. Eating Orange and Vanilla ice cream, drinking Hamm's beer and posting this. I am a busy fellow.
: I am mulitasking. Eating chocolate ice cream, drinking a lemonade and posting this. I am a busy fellow.
: I am multitasking. Watching "Friends", drinking Diet Pepsi and posting this. I am a busy fellow.
: Awesome! I was an Earnhardt fan to before he died I was seated in turn 4 about 50 yards from where he hit. It was very very sad. I like Harvick a lot
: ***UPDATE*** I called the officials in Florida again. Turns out that he has warrants in two different counties. The first county won't extradite, but
: "Normal, your love life sounds like Frasier Crane's..." Yeah, but without the erudition. 'Speed
: I am multitasking. Eating black forest cake (birthday cake), drinking tea and posting this. I am a busy fellow....err, girl.
: 737doctor...why go thru all the hassle??? Just call the local cops and say.... " There's a guy staying with my sister and her kids...as I understand i
: ...staying with my sister? Perhaps you should read more carefullly.
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: Just sent out a few resumes today to the airlines. Got my fingers crossed, but I think I am going to lose them to gangrene
: 737Doctor... I wish you the best in dealing with your ex wife and those issues... as for me... nothing really exciting going on. After work this morni
: I know it's your ex (and her dad)...but the cops won't bite, so I said sis. Hmmm..on 2nd thought..maybe they will! Just say you're a concerned neighbo
: Right now my life is a bit up in the air, although not due to a career in aviation! My company has become another "victim" of corporate takeovers, we
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: right now im at school bored as hell, all my english work is done, nothing to do
: Bagsmasher, Good luck on your job search. Cactus, It's nice you got to spend time with your family. I haven't been "home" to see my family in years. A
: Very interesting thread. Alot of you people are either stressed out from school work or just experiencing a slow lifestyle at this time of the year. I
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: I'm still trying to decide what to do with my car situation. Right now I've got a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4X4 with 45,000 miles on it. My lease on it
: Well in a nutshell.... * I just recently got some more hours at work, which is a great thing. More $$$ going into the bank account, less $$$ going tow
: Me? Nothing much. Oh yeah, my wife told me she wants a divorce yesterday, so I'm staying at my sister's. My temporary job has lasted 3 years coz I can
: All I have to say, after this week.... thank god it's Friday and I'm not driving tonight!
: Well, I became an aunt for the first time on the 23rd March to Chloe Jane who weighed in at 8lb 3oz and looks the double of our family, so Im dead chu
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: My condolences, 4holer. I hope things get better. RB
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: By the way, I pulled something from the Risky Business guide to life - sometimes you just have to say, "What the fuck!" So I bought the 4Runner.