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This time of Year #563255 12/20/10 01:08 AM
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Hey there fellow Dawgs,
It's been awhile since I've done a post on here. Life has been very busy for
myself and my family, so this is sort of an update post for me.

This time last year, I was considering taking a nursing program, and was
waiting for confirmation of my funding. Well, then the bubble burst here, and
all available funding got cut.

This left me with a bit of a dilemma. No funding source left my plan high and
dry. What to do?

After a lot of thought, I decided to go for my Class 1 drivers license.
For those who don't know, here in British Columbia, that is a commercial
drivers license.
Well, I went ahead and got it, then started applying everywhere for jobs.
As luck would have it, I was able to find work as a spare board city transit
driver, and I've been doing that since September.

It's fun work, although the hours aren't great yet, and it will be at least a
couple of years before I can crack the full time board, but every driver has to
go through that process.

At least, I've gotten my foot in the door to what promises to be a very good
job down the line.
Like I said the work is fun as I like to drive, I get to meet a lot of
different sorts of people, most good hehe...

The best part of things is that I'm getting the bank account built back up a
bit, although we are still struggling a bit. There's a light at the end of the
tunnel now!!!

On another happy note, we are getting ready to welcome our 6th grandchild into
our family around February.

I would like to extend my best wishes to all Dawgs for a safe and happy Holiday
season. As well, may your New Year be peaceful and prosperous.

Cheers Everyone.

DotD (Dave) and family


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Re: This time of Year [Re: DotD] #563256 12/20/10 01:20 AM
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Cool news Dave!!

I drove in and around Chicagoland "50 mile radius" daily for 30 years.

Driving gives a unique freedom to your day. Bad weather bad day,great weather great day. And like you say to meet all kinds of people.

Regular stops become welcome friends and faces as time goes by. Great to hear you have started on track to a great career.

Here's to best wishes in 2011!!!!

Peace.

Dave


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Re: This time of Year [Re: Prince of Peace] #563257 12/20/10 01:28 AM
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Grate news Dog!!!!
Glad to hear that things are good!!!
Hope to see you around a little more.
Merry Christmas!!!


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Re: This time of Year [Re: stjones] #563258 12/20/10 02:24 AM
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Awesome!!!

There's nothing like the light at the end of the tunnel!


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Re: This time of Year [Re: kuanomar] #563259 12/20/10 02:45 AM
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DoD, great to hear from you. Congrats on the 6th little one, and I hope all works out on the job front.


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Re: This time of Year [Re: sumoj275] #563260 12/20/10 04:31 AM
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Great news D0D. Good things happen to good people.


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Re: This time of Year [Re: sumoj275] #563261 12/20/10 04:35 AM
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Excellent news,it's allways good to hear a dog's getting back on their feet.
Congrats on the 6th grandchild too,
through all the ups & downs,life goes on.
Merry Christmas & have a good new year. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Re: This time of Year [Re: myketheknife] #563262 12/20/10 04:44 AM
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Nice to hear from another old-timer. Glad things are working out for you, congrats on the new job! Merry Christmas!



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Re: This time of Year [Re: rth548] #563263 12/20/10 05:09 AM
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Great to hear you are doing well Dave <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" />. I think up you and your wife often. Happy Holidays <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Re: This time of Year [Re: DotD] #563264 12/20/10 10:56 AM
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Great to hear from you again Dave, and good news is always good to hear! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" />


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Re: This time of Year [Re: Private Klink] #563265 12/20/10 03:51 PM
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Dave, thanks for posting, we have been wondering how life has been treating you. I know what you say about seeing the "Regulars" all the time. I meet many folks on their way to work every morning as I am headed home. We wave but have never met. When I don't see them I wonder if they are ok. Glad you found something that you LIKE to do, hang in there specially through the bad times. Some things in life carry their own rewards, a happy face, a sincere hello....
Best of luck in getting the "light" at the end of the tunnel turned on brighter every day!


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Re: This time of Year [Re: SkunkHunter] #563266 12/20/10 04:59 PM
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WOW-Randy passed Tom on post count while I was gone <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />!! Way to go <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" />


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