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 Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:36 am 
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kitoba wrote:
Baconbots, it's really good to see you again. I'm really sorry for your loss. I always felt a special connection to the Baconatrix, given that I made up her forum name.


Heh, I forgot about that.

I'm not completely on my own, my only sister has come to live with us for, and I quote, "2 weeks to 18 years, whatever we need" so there's adult backup here but as much as she helps she's not their parent and doesn't carry the same responsibility level that I feel as their dad. It's my job to set the tone, the rules, and the good example to follow. As my one aunt put it, to be the "benevolent dictator" in our house.

I also became my own boss again suddenly not to long after all this came down the pipe, so I have the advantages and disadvantages that are attached to that. I never figured I'd end up owning a shop whose main work is removing mouse crap from inside cars and RVs, but it's a good business that is busy as all hell right now. My background as an auto mechanic is also super helpful when taking apart cars down to bare metal on the inside and then getting them to work properly afterwards. Better yet, the insurance companies pay the bill, not the owners, so I don't have big bill collection headaches.

Thankfully I have an excellent daycare for my little ones to go to during work hours and a night owl sister who doesn't mind taking the overnight infant wakeups so I can sleep before work. I couldn't do it without those factors.

All in all, I have to say I have as good a situation as can be expected for a single parent; good income, my own house, excellent childcare when I'm not available because of work, and another adult in the house who loves my kids as much as I do.

It's just not how we planned it to go, that's all.

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:11 pm 
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Whoa. I'm so sorry.

If I'd suspected that this thread would have something like this in it, I would have read it sooner.

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:01 am 
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Ditto what drachefly said, I don't poke into introductions very often... so sorry to hear . We are rooting for you, and the little Bacons.

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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:33 am 
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drachefly wrote:
Whoa. I'm so sorry.

If I'd suspected that this thread would have something like this in it, I would have read it sooner.

That's sort of why I didn't post this in its own thread... I didn't want to make a big deal out of it. I do appreciate the thoughts though.

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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:02 pm 
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Greetings from California, finally settled in. Found an apartment within my budget and have an amazing view of the ocean from here. I was a bit iffy on living here, but the sun, surf, and sand have warmed me up to the idea. So now I'm back, again!

Bit late to this, but I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, bacon. If there's anything you need, we're all here for you.

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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Hello again! Kitoba got me to come back to the old stomping grounds. I still live in Minnesota, still married to David L. Watkins, and we have three super duper cute kids (one almost-three-year-old with a language delay so I am learning sign language, and one-year-old twins). I still like capitalism very much but I've sworn off political arguments in person and out, so you'll never see me in POOP. :torg: I fell out of reading webcomics in general and now there's so much backlog to get caught up that I may never start again out of sheer archive paralysis. I am a part-time secretary, I drink too much caffeine, I watch a TON of television (and I love it), and I'm teaching myself to make NSFW cross-stitch samplers.

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