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Title: Welcome Back!
Post by: Jessie on March 13, 2016, 01:33:54 PM
Welcome Back DP Dad's! If you have been away for a while, this is a great place to let everyone know you are back and to tell us what's new!
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Jessie on March 13, 2016, 01:40:20 PM
As for me.. I have been staying busy with work and the National Guard. Nothing new there but a major adjustment for our family was when my wife returned to the work force. With that, I've had to adjust my work schedule, help out considerably more with house chores, pick Landen up from school every day, etc.. The pleasent surprise was how much I'm enjoying it all! I feel like, by stepping up in the home front, my wife and son appreciate me more and in a way, I appreciate them more as well..
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on March 13, 2016, 02:25:54 PM
Great post Jessie!


As for me.   I have been working constant overtime for almost the last 3 years.   I just recently got a job promotion to Tool Maker (It's a very old profession, look it up and you'll learn more about me.  :) ).    I have been learning new technology at work like Wire EDM.   It uses and electrified wire under water to "burn" out parts.   


I think most of you know that I have 4 children now.   My youngest, Kambria, just turned 3.  I got a vasectomy last August and my balls still ache alittle to this day.   :)    I still live in debt, but things are looking better with a lot of the bills paying off early next year.   I'm still here, still around and I never had the heart to let Daddyplace go.     You see some posts from me that talk about various things and seem like spam, but those posts are what allow DP to still be here.   Please excuse them..   


Can't wait to hear from you all...
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: BigCöx on March 13, 2016, 08:49:41 PM
I can't even remember when my last post here was, but in all honesty not much has changed! My daughter is now 8 years old, and I hit the big 4-0 this Friday. I spent the last 4 years working at home in a virtual school program but this year I'm back in the classroom, teaching 8th grade US History. Still on XBL, but not very often. Will definitely try to be around here more as well!
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Frobozz on March 13, 2016, 09:13:21 PM
Frobozz here and reporting for duty.
Just hit the big 5-0 last month, so Matt seems like a kid to me.
Keith, I'm see your vasectomy and raise you a prostate removal. Guys make sure you get your PSA checked yearly when you're 40 or more. Know that number and look for a number that rises too much year over year.
Job is killing me.  Daily start time is 6am. An hour or few of meetings over the phone and then drive in, which is a 1+ hour commute. Tired all the time. But then again, I'm 50!
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on March 13, 2016, 11:09:33 PM

Keith, I'm see your vasectomy and raise you a prostate removal. Guys make sure you get your PSA checked yearly when you're 40 or more.


My doctor told me that they don't start checking that till your 50.   When I turned 40 I told him that I was ready for it.  His reply was he starts that at 50.   Guess he wasn't ready for me.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Frobozz on March 13, 2016, 11:44:48 PM
They caught mine in the blood work at 47, but in retrospect, if my doctor knew what he was looking at, he would have seen it when I was 45.  Based on the size it was when I was 47, they said it started at least 10 years prior. If I had waited until I was 50 for a PSA blood test (and it's just another test run on the tubes of blood they are already taking from you), it probably would have gotten out of the prostate and started affecting other areas and organs. That would have a much more difficult treatment and worse prognosis.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Fleury on March 14, 2016, 09:48:10 AM
Gentlemen. It's been a while. How is everyone?
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on March 14, 2016, 10:35:14 AM
I don't know if they checked my blood or not..

Welcome back Brad.  How have you been doing?
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: WVOz1970 on March 14, 2016, 10:39:09 AM
Good morning gents!

Still here, and life is just more hectic.  Oldest is now 14, youngest is 10.  Just finished up coaching both of their basketball leagues and getting ready for soccer season to start for the 10yo.

Puberty is in full swing at the house and the teenage attitude sucks... I just have to keep reminding myself that I was there once and it sucked then too!  LOL!
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on March 14, 2016, 10:43:57 AM
Good morning gents!

Still here, and life is just more hectic.  Oldest is now 14, youngest is 10.  Just finished up coaching both of their basketball leagues and getting ready for soccer season to start for the 10yo.

Puberty is in full swing at the house and the teenage attitude sucks... I just have to keep reminding myself that I was there once and it sucked then too!  LOL!


Great to see you back.    Ah yes, the teenage attitudes.   We have them here too.   My oldest is cocky and knows it all..  Well, at least he thinks he does, then I have to prove him wrong.   It's a game now.   LOL
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Jessie on March 14, 2016, 04:58:01 PM
Gentlemen. It's been a while. How is everyone?

As for me, I've been great! I mean life is just as (if not more) hectic than ever but we're all getting along so well that it's often hard to notice..  :up:

 ~o)
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Ramblin' Dad on March 14, 2016, 07:15:02 PM
Ramblin, reporting as ordered!

Jeremy is 17 now, has a steady girl that is a sweetheart, though typical of the species she has her swings. I just tell him hold on it gets much worse.  ~o) He is a Junior and has figured out that, "Hey I need to apply myself more in school or my ass isn't getting out of jail in another year!" So much better grades.

We are not doing scouts anymore, but are hard core in Naval Sea Cadets. He is a Petty Officer Third Class, and I am the Executive Officer of his division. He digs the Navy shit, and I climbed right back in the saddle, though as an Orificer. I am the only Navy vet of the adults, so I am educating them as well as the youth in the program, though, in different things.

I am taking the plunge in 11 days and getting WLS (Weight Loss Surgery) done. I am tired of being on the high end of three hundred pounds and am working at getting to the low end of two hundred. For those interested I am having a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy  done. Big words for smaller stomach and better metabolism. This is not an off the cuff thing, I have been working toward this for the last six months.

Welcome back everyone, and welcome to the newbies.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Jessie on March 14, 2016, 08:18:36 PM
Wow! So much awesomeness John! Condolences..err..Congrats to your boy for getting a steady girl! LOL. Naval Sea Cadets sounds cool, is it similar to JROTC? Also, Good luck on your surgery!
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Big daddy Eis on March 14, 2016, 08:49:06 PM
Reporting for duty.

Been a long time since i posted.  Lets see if we can get this site back up.  Since my last post...

My oldest child, Quinn, is now 9 years old.  Hard to believe she was a baby when i first posted on here while being deployed to Iraq the first time.  As you all know i had either 1 or 2 more kids by my last post.  Well, God is graciously blessed us with a total of four kids now.  Quinn (9), William (soon to be 7), Greta (2), Lucy (14 months).  I have moved quite a few times since the last post also.  We are now back in North Carolina, where i was when DP started for me.

I am still in the Army (19 years now), and I have also been selected to be promoted to Major.  The promotion would hopefully happen in May.  I am currently away from my family at Fort Gordon, GA going through the retired training for the promotion.  I have also changed my job in the Army from being an Armor Officer (tanks) to being a Simulation Officer (responsible for planning training that deals with simulated exercises).  William is in Cub Scouts, and as such i was his Tiger Den leader and will assume the Wolf Den leader next school year.

Lots of random thoughts trying to sum everything up.  Great to be back, now lets all catch up and get this thing going again.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on March 14, 2016, 08:55:39 PM
John and Keith!    Great to hear from you guys!   Glad to hear everything is still going well..      John, good luck on the surgery.  Please let us know how it goes.

Keith, I guess we are neighbors again.   North Carolina or Georgia for that matter.  :)     Can't you retire from the army at 20 years with full privileges?
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Big daddy Eis on March 14, 2016, 09:00:15 PM
Yes, full benefits at 20 years.  My retirement pay is 50% of my highest pay for three years, averaged together, and every year past 20 is another 2.5%.  I will pin Major at about 19, which means if i want to maximize my pay, i would retire at 22 years for 55% of Major Pay for three years.  Whereas, if i retire at 20 years, it would be 50% of my pay for two years as a Captain and one year as a Major.  It is a big pay bump from Captain to Major, and the difference in pay would be a car payment.  I am planning on staying to 22 unless they upset me, then who knows what.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: z_randy on March 14, 2016, 09:57:52 PM
Whaddup daddy bro's!  Not as old as Mitch but pretty close!
Got myself a new job working for an aftermarket auto parts manufacturer as a Product Manager.  I'm in charge of exhaust manifolds, exhaust hardware, timing covers, valve covers and EGR tubes.  Great job and people.
Also now the Cubmaster of my sons cub scout pack.  He has one more year after this one then n to boy scouts
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Frobozz on March 14, 2016, 10:50:26 PM
Ramblin, reporting as ordered!

Jeremy is 17 now...

I'm having a real problem processing that. We've all been together (aside from the last few quiet years) a long time now.

Good luck with the surgery.  I wish you a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Frobozz on March 14, 2016, 10:53:25 PM
Whaddup daddy bro's!  Not as old as Mitch but pretty close!

 :thefinger:
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Ramblin' Dad on March 15, 2016, 01:45:31 AM
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Wow! So much awesomeness John! Condolences..err..Congrats to your boy for getting a steady girl! LOL. Naval Sea Cadets sounds cool, is it similar to JROTC? Also, Good luck on your surgery!

Naval Sea Cadets is somewhat like JROTC, but MUCH better! We drill one weekend a month and then have advanced training two weeks a year at least. JROTC discipline has become a joke and their training is lacking in comparison. For instance last summer Jeremy spent two week at NAS Lemoore working with the Navy on FA-18's, where he worked with the various maintenance shops. He helped install a landing gear switch, started and brought an FA-18 to test throttle, and learned about the plane hands on. We have had cadets helm super carriers and do at sea replenishment. Jeremy got CERT certified at a training the year before last. JROTC is a decent program, but the schools have dumbed it down, and made it a more sensitive program.

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William is in Cub Scouts, and as such i was his Tiger Den leader and will assume the Wolf Den leader next school year.

As Randy can attest as well, being a Den leader is extremely rewarding and a whole lotta fun!

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Also now the Cubmaster of my sons cub scout pack.  He has one more year after this one then n to boy scouts

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt! Some of the best times I have had with my boy were in scouts. Boy Scouts is different and you're not as involved directly with the boys or your son, but you do get to watch the circus as they learn and grow. The goal as an adult leader is to keep them from killing themselves as they fumble around in the woods. Watch as they burn themselves, but stopping them before reaching third degree burns.  ~o)

The post quote feature is not working for me for some reason, so I had to do it cut and paste.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on March 15, 2016, 09:32:13 PM
Yes, full benefits at 20 years.  My retirement pay is 50% of my highest pay for three years, averaged together, and every year past 20 is another 2.5%.  I will pin Major at about 19, which means if i want to maximize my pay, i would retire at 22 years for 55% of Major Pay for three years.  Whereas, if i retire at 20 years, it would be 50% of my pay for two years as a Captain and one year as a Major.  It is a big pay bump from Captain to Major, and the difference in pay would be a car payment.  I am planning on staying to 22 unless they upset me, then who knows what.


That's great Keith!   I wish I would've known all this when I was in high school.     Congrats to you and just like you, I would wait and retire at 22 as well.



Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on March 15, 2016, 09:34:12 PM
Whaddup daddy bro's!  Not as old as Mitch but pretty close!
Got myself a new job working for an aftermarket auto parts manufacturer as a Product Manager.  I'm in charge of exhaust manifolds, exhaust hardware, timing covers, valve covers and EGR tubes.  Great job and people.
Also now the Cubmaster of my sons cub scout pack.  He has one more year after this one then n to boy scouts


Hey Randy.  Long time no see..     Glad everything is going good for you.    I have been an Assistance Scout Master for over 3 years now.  My oldest is 17 and it's gonna be close if he can hurry his ass up to rank up to Eagle Scout.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Shaolin on March 16, 2016, 01:48:09 AM
....wow, that profile pic is a LONG time ago LOL.

Since then, upgraded to three daughters, current ages 9, 7 and 5.

Bought a house. Used to really care about national politics, now I pay attention to local stuff, like school issues, etc.

Kinda gotten used to the lack of sleep....
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Jessie on March 16, 2016, 06:37:04 AM
Congratulations Shaolin! That's awesome. Totally understand the whole lack of sleep thing! HAHA
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Post by: Frobozz on March 16, 2016, 01:43:36 PM
Good to hear from you Aaron. Congrats on the 3rd addition to the family. 

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Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: ONEBIGDADDY on March 16, 2016, 09:27:18 PM
Hello all and I'm back. Thanks for sending out the email to let me know you folks are still around. :excited:
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Jessie on March 17, 2016, 09:14:55 AM
Welcome back Big Daddy! Thanks for posting. How have you been? What's new?
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Post by: Keith on March 17, 2016, 09:30:37 PM
Great to see you guys back.   Thanks for coming back and saying hello!!
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Post by: Baz on June 15, 2016, 04:56:07 AM
Hi everyone

Great post thanks for sharing this.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: mrsilent42o on November 01, 2016, 01:29:55 PM
hey there guys been a while since I have posted and thought id check in see how it all is going...a lot has changed an been crazy. now just tryin to pick up the damn pieces of my life back... hope all is good...
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on November 11, 2016, 06:15:17 PM
Great to see you back!    Hope all is going well for you.
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: MindBender on July 29, 2017, 11:03:41 AM
here goes a 120 day + epic thread bump..  dont want to make a new thread just to say hello to everyone..  Been a long long time since I visited the community, hope everyone is doing well.. Things are great here..  Hoping to pop in and catch some online so ill check back semi regularly. 


so until then...  :KissMyAss:


 
Title: Re: Welcome Back!
Post by: Keith on September 11, 2017, 07:53:09 PM
Glad to see your doing ok.