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Thread: Lifes ups and massive lows that try us.

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    Lifes ups and massive lows that try us.


    Hi folks, to quote a line from Simon and Garfunkel, " Gee it's great to be home " I just have to let you all know that due to my personal circumstances over the last month or so, I have lacked a internet connection so have been MIA so to speak. And, well needless to say, I've missed the family here so much and the daily reports.
    Now, I won't bore you all with the details as yet as I'm still 2 months away from a resolution that I will be able to agree too so I shall leave it at that at the moment.
    I've had minor surgery today and am staying at friends to (1) recover and (2) house sit and doggie care for the same friends while they travel down country to visit family. So have spend a good part of the afternoon clearing the rubbish emails etc. dating back to the start of September. Now you all may be wondering why I haven't been using my " smart " phone to keep in touch but due to having no WiFi, I have discovered that my near new phone has a fault and due to that I've been chewing through the Mobile data just to keep in touch with emails and family via faceache and messenger which I find more important at the moment. The problem been is I have had to purchase more and more data each month just to keep the lines of communication open so have sadly made the call to not use any data looking up my favourite sites.
    So, I'm back until Sunday afternoon to catch up with the reading etc..
    I also promise to explain the what and where for's that has turned my little world upside down over the last year and half to you all when I'm able too hopefully by the end of December.
    Thank you friends for your understanding and patience.

    All the best, Mark.
    I maybe a little crazy but it stops me going insane.

    Isaiah 48: 17,18.


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    Take care of those things you need to, and we'll look forward to seeing you back here,

    My thoughts are with you.

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    Yep - what Mike said. Do take care and know that we're here for you.

    Not meaning to hijack your post, I hope you don't mind my sharing this story - an urban legend to be sure - but one I think of when I find myself in the midst of a situation that I think unbearable I'm glad I am not the bricklayer.

    A bricklayer working on a three-story-tall chimney had set up a pulley system so that his helper could raise the bricks up to where he needed them. As he was working, his helper complained about how difficult it would be to get the last of the bricks up to the flat roof of the building. Just then another contractor had some material delivered and it was placed on the roof by a fork lift brought to unload it. The bricklayer asked if the driver would load the rest of the bricks up there as well and the driver agreed. The bricklayer realized that he would not need his helper anymore and sent him home.

    When the bricklayer completed the chimney he noticed that he had quite a few bricks left over and that the fork lift was no longer at the job site. Now he had to figure out how to get the leftover bricks back down by himself. If he dropped them, they would surely break. So he decided to use the pulley he had set up earlier to lower them down.

    First, he went down to the ground and raised a large metal bucket up to the roof level using the rope and pulley. Next, he tied the rope off onto a railing and climbed back up to the roof and loaded the bricks into the bucket. Then he went back down to the ground. He knew that the bricks would be heavy, so he wrapped the rope around his hand a couple of times and then untied the end of the rope with his other hand. Well, the bricks were heavier than he imagined and with physics being as it is, he was immediately launched upwards at a high rate of speed.

    As he was racing up towards the roof he encountered the bucket full of bricks coming down at an equally fast rate. He collided with the bucket and broke his nose and his shoulder. The bucket passed him by as he sped upwards. He reached the pulley just before the bucket hit the ground and broke a few of his fingers as they were pulled into the pulley. When the bucket hit the ground, its bottom fell out and all of the bricks spilled onto the ground. Now the fun reversed. As the now light bucket sped upwards, the mason took a shot to the groin when one of his legs slipped into the empty bucket.

    He then tilted enough to fall out of the bucket and continued with his gravity experiment. Eventually, he landed on top of the pile of bricks and broke both feet. He collapsed in pain there on the bricks but was glad to be alive. He let go off the rope and cried out for help.

    It was then that the bucket hit him in the head and fractured his skull.

    We're kinda like a big family here at CHR - Hang in there Mark!

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    Sorry to hear you are having a rough patch. I hope everything works out for you. We'll miss you around here until you get it worked out.
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    Glad to hear from you again. I was wondering why you were so quiet. My world has been pretty turbulent as well. Being able to share a burden with freinds always seems to lighten the load.
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    That's an old one I haven't heard in a long time Glenn. But it's still a great analogy of how things can go terribly wrong terribly quickly!
    Mountain man.
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    hang tough and don't despair, life throws us a path that must be followed as best we can
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    Nice to hear from you again! I hope you get well/recover fast and can get things in order as you need them. Good luck with it!
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    hi Mark - nice too hear from you. I've been on a photobucket inspired absence while I work out how to post photos again !! good luck on all that's going on in your life
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