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Post by dillon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:55 am

I’ve been away a while. Is it alright if I check back in?

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Re: Hey guys

Post by Freedomforall » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:47 am

Welcome back! Where have you been?

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Post by crfriend » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:20 am

Absolutely all right, Dillon! It's good to read you again. Hopefully the intervening time has been kind to you.
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Post by Sinned » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:17 pm

Dillon, I've missed some of your comments which have been food for thought. Welcome back and a Happy New Year ( belated ).
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Post by skirtyscot » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:15 pm

Of course it is, Dillon! Good to see you here again!
Keep on skirting,

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Re: Hey guys

Post by dillon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:14 am

I’ll be a little more restrained and diplomatic this time around. Besides, I think you-know-who is well on his way down the you-know-what. ‘Nuff said.
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Re: Hey guys

Post by dillon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:55 am

I will offer an update for my personal life. I retired from a 36 year career about 16 months ago, intending to continue in the private sector. Unfortunately I got a wake-up call as to just how worthless an older worker is in this country, despite the will and experience to add value in a business. But I am okay, having already reached the apex of disillusionment from our politics. We are financially stable and I will hopefully close on some new property to develop as a long term ag project. My kids are great and the youngest is headed toward college graduation coming up in May and already has a job waiting. My oldest will return from her PCV tour around the same time and head off to grad school.

Anyway I am trying to fully recover my health after falling off a ladder while cleaning up after Hurricane Florence. I managed to break all the bones in my right wrist and pull a tendon in my left leg. The wrist required a significant surgery and the installation of a steel plate and nine screws. Things are improving slowly but I suffered carpal tunnel nerve damage in my right hand and am left with a measure of numbness and tingling in my fingers. My leg has recovered aside from some persistent swelling at the ankle joint.

I’ve managed to preserve my marriage despite never fully getting my wife to see me in skirts in the same natural sense that they feel to me when I wear them. But I don’t go out nearly as much since the accident so my wardrobe has not had a lot of public exposure in the last few months. And I have so many skirts now that I have stopped shopping for anything new.
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Re: Hey guys

Post by Freedomforall » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:21 am

Dillon you lucky to be alive. Waiting around to heal is very frustrating, as if trying to gain support from a non-supportive spouse. I know as I had one. I did figure out after the fact, the issues were not so much about me as they were her own issues. Mainly these were insecurities and self esteem views. I imagine the fall you took has made contemplate deeply on her lack of encouragement for wearing skirts. Be well Dillon and remain steadfast.

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Post by JennC03 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:36 am

You’re always welcomed at the Cafe Dillion! So glad to see you’re back.Sorry to read on another post about your fall. You’re in my prayers for good healing and health. Welcome Back! :thewave:
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Re: Hey guys

Post by STEVIE » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:49 am

Hi Dillon
From one old dude, welcome back.
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Re: Hey guys

Post by moonshadow » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:16 am

Good ti hear from you again! Welcome back man!
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Re: Hey guys

Post by denimini » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:32 am

Good to see you're back (with the important apostrophe)
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Re: Hey guys

Post by dillon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:52 am

Thank you all for welcoming my return. I have found this moving, and consider you all as dear old friends!
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Re: Hey guys

Post by Sinned » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:52 pm

Of course, I feel that way too. We have our occasional tiffs but since we're all in the sane category we manage to get along.
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Re: Hey guys

Post by Uncle Al » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:23 pm

Hi Dillon :!:

Welcome back :!:

I've been AWOL for awhile myself(Medical).

It's crappy getting old :rofl:

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