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You don’t. If the talk is having more kids, do it. When you get older, you will likely wish you had. It’s a lot easier to do when your younger.
I firmly agree with Uncle Bobby. You guys know where Sharon and I are coming from. You both are such great parents and have the where-with-all to give a child a wonderful life, up-bringing, and education. It's a no brainer for us, and you guys having another child would be a gift to you, Cooper, your families, and the world. You have our blessings! LOL!
 

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If your wife wants another child, do it now while you are young. I dragged my feet on my last child almost too long, had my daughter when I was 45. That put me in my 50s trying to get setup to retire and having a child in college at the same time. It is one of the reasons I am still working right now at 64! But I am very happy I did have her as we are very close!
"When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now!.....
 

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Appreciate all the opinions gentleman.



Don't have to tell me twice! In all honesty, if we "have" more kids, she won't be having them. Part of our issue is I don't quite have the heart for adoption like she does at the moment. One, in general of the whole situation and two, have you seen/heard adoption costs? Ouch.
Our oldest son and his wife have 2 beautiful adopted daughters. Yes, the dollar cost is high, but the LOVE value is PRICELESS!
Landry is 9 months old and Big Sis, Addy is 7 years old.
 

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Appreciate all the opinions gentleman.



Don't have to tell me twice! In all honesty, if we "have" more kids, she won't be having them. Part of our issue is I don't quite have the heart for adoption like she does at the moment. One, in general of the whole situation and two, have you seen/heard adoption costs? Ouch.
Go where your hearts take you Nick. I know adoption would throw a wrench in your life’s financial plans, but if you both can accept a shift in your future finances, then ponder the decision without looking at finances to see how that feels in your heart. Some of us really like to plan our future with great discipline, but sometimes life (God) has other plans for us. Life is full of tests and challenges my friend.

In the end, you two can adopt me! My adoption costs are low, I’m potty trained, and I like tractors, cars, and guns! 😊
 

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Wrote my biggest check to date for $113,984. This is for the CFTP less the deposit check for the ADM I wrote earlier this year. This includes tax/title/license. I am sending the check early since the dealership sent me the paperwork to complete plus a prepaid UPS overnight envelope. I took the 95 out to drop the envelope... it still has old gas in it from when I bought it. I need to burn through it and give it some fresh stuff.

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Wow....congrats on getting your car on the way. That's pretty exciting other then having to write that big a check and then hand it to someone....
 

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Just left Shelby American and heading to the airport to fly home today. We had an impromptu escape to Vegas for a couple of nights. My wife was supposed to join me in Boston last weekend during a 3 day layover. I missed the trip due to weather and she lost her fun! I made it up to her by taking her to Vegas. The flights are cheap, the hotels are cheap and we had a damn good time! The shows are still shut down and not all of the casinos and restaurants are back up and running, but a good chunk of the city is open for business. We ate some great food, including my favorite all-you-can-eat sushi place and had some fun seeing the sites and doing a little gambling. We stayed at the Paris... rooms. The rooms are $35/night plus resort fees. We did upgrade to a pool view though. We drove out to Lake Mead and enjoyed the views, but the dam was closed.

Masks are required when inside and in some outdoor areas like Fremont St. No masks required when walking the strip.

That Shelby GT350 has been in the casino for a LONG time!

Ironically, the Shelby museum was the only place I DIDN’T wear a Shelby shirt. I have to fly in “business casual” when riding for free.
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Wife and I went for the first time almost a year to the day today....and I damn near took the same pic you did when we were there and hit Freemont street.

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We stayed at the Bellagio and had a great time. Next trip we are thinking about staying at the Venetian, and if and when we do, I"ll likely pick your brain about I any opinions on other good places to eat since I'm sure we hit maybe 2 or 3 of the 1000 awesome options.
 
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Wife and I went for the first time almost a year to the day today....and I damn near took the same pic you did when we were there and hit Freemont street.

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We stayed at the Bellagio and had a great time. Next trip we are thinking about staying at the Venetian, and if and when we do, I"ll likely pick your brain about I any opinions on other good places to eat since I'm sure we hit maybe 2 or 3 of the 1000 awesome options.
By the time someone actually wins that 2013 GT350, it will qualify for antique plates!

We spent some time in the Venetian... stunning place! My wife wanted to go on a gondola ride, which was neat.

If you like sushi, Sushi Kaya is a must. It’s a couple miles west of the strip, but it’s an awesome all-you-can eat sushi place. We took an Uber there/back so we could have some drinks with dinner (versus driving our rental).
 

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Wife and I went for the first time almost a year to the day today....and I damn near took the same pic you did when we were there and hit Freemont street.

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We stayed at the Bellagio and had a great time. Next trip we are thinking about staying at the Venetian, and if and when we do, I"ll likely pick your brain about I any opinions on other good places to eat since I'm sure we hit maybe 2 or 3 of the 1000 awesome options.
Bryan, Sharon and I stayed at the Venetian last year and it's a beautiful, clean, and well run hotel. It is directly connected to the Palazzo hotel and casino and an easy walk. If you go, be sure you go upstairs to the second floor (between the two hotels) and dine at the Italian restaurants. You enter a huge area that has a big painted sky dome that looks like you're outside. We ate there twice! Food was great!
 

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Another thing I just did today... I gave a private lesson to one of my little karate students. We used my big garage since it has good floor space. He and his dad showed up in a cool ass Viper!
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Wrote my biggest check to date for $113,984. This is for the CFTP less the deposit check for the ADM I wrote earlier this year. This includes tax/title/license. I am sending the check early since the dealership sent me the paperwork to complete plus a prepaid UPS overnight envelope. I took the 95 out to drop the envelope... it still has old gas in it from when I bought it. I need to burn through it and give it some fresh stuff.

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Yeah .... but you probably eat TOO MANY PopTarts !!! 😄
Nah, I bet Cooper would put a hurting on me!

I forgot to add that I've already completed my bachelors degree too. So I'll save you a bunch of money there too Nick!
 

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Today, I got the wife involved doing a little repair on her Tahoe. She and another lady backed into each other in a parking lot. Her plastic bumper cover was pushed in quite a bit. I tried pushing it out in place, but was unable. So, today we raised the Tahoe a bit and removed the bumper cover. She raised her truck and removed all of the bolts. I then experimented, having never worked on bumper dents... I stepped on the inside and was able to push 75% of the dents out. I then used my heat gun on the inside and massaged the plastic mostly back into place. I used a wet rag to assist in cooling while holding the pushed out parts in place. I finished with a little touch up paint and then the wife secured the cover with fasteners. In the end, we had a good time together on the project and the results were free and decent from 5 feet.

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Well, the wife is working and I'm bored, so I'm starting this tread. There's always, "What did you do to your XXXXX today?" threads, so I thought this would be something different.

As I said above, the wife is working today, so I made it into a work day for myself. Spent 5-6 hours at our 7 acre property where we are going to build next spring. There's a spot that was set up perfect for a campground type area, so I've been working on cleaning it up.




I really thought the point of buying a tractor was to limit the amount of physical labor that was exerted, but I think I'm wrong. So, I needed some muscle relaxer for a night of watching football...


I may have started a little early though...

Build a fire pit with some limestone blocks. We live on 8 acres too so I know the “fun.”
 

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Finally got the passenger side, downstream O2 sensor replaced on my truck. CEL has been on for a couple months, but between never driving it and waiting for Tasca, I didn't have the need/ability to do it until now.

PS, I believe Tasca used to be a staple and go to for many. However, my lead time was atrocious, as I ordered on July 6th, and I didn't receive until July 20th. The costs savings didn't really justify waiting that long when there were several online options close in price, and my local dealer had pickup for $56 vs $40 at Tasca. Sometimes cheaper isn't always better...
 
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