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Old 01-19-2022, 08:45 PM   #361
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I've learned that I'm destined to be alone. I wasted my youth on a job that ####ed me over and a wife who fell out of love with me. Lost touch with all my former friends. Mid life crisis. Don't know what to do. 2 kids that I love but she keeps them from me. Mentally ill too so there's that. Living in poverty despite a good wage, crushing child support and debt from the marriage. Car engine went and used cars are literally non-existent and a new car is just more crushing debt. I make $32/hour and I'm walking and cabbing everywhere. So much bitter anger. Don't know why I'm posting this here. Just done. Finally sober after a two decade struggle. Not because of a heroic struggle but because even drinking provides no joy for me anymore.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:14 PM   #362
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I've learned that I'm destined to be alone. I wasted my youth on a job that ####ed me over and a wife who fell out of love with me. Lost touch with all my former friends. Mid life crisis. Don't know what to do. 2 kids that I love but she keeps them from me. Mentally ill too so there's that. Living in poverty despite a good wage, crushing child support and debt from the marriage. Car engine went and used cars are literally non-existent and a new car is just more crushing debt. I make $32/hour and I'm walking and cabbing everywhere. So much bitter anger. Don't know why I'm posting this here. Just done. Finally sober after a two decade struggle. Not because of a heroic struggle but because even drinking provides no joy for me anymore.
Maaaan… sounds like a real wringer so far… dude. Hard as it seems there has to be a “bottom”. Gotta stop the drain of money physical and mental resources. But it doesn’t happen over night. Sounds like you have already identified a few areas you can improve on… and that’s actually a good thing.

Somehow gotta figure out what you ARE in control of, what you can and must do positively. That could be small free things like looking at money management, notes to your kids and calls, finding some type of community or group (even if temporary or a support group), working on mental Health, getting and keeping a reasonable set of positive habits and daily schedule.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:38 PM   #363
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I've learned that I'm destined to be alone. I wasted my youth on a job that ####ed me over and a wife who fell out of love with me. Lost touch with all my former friends. Mid life crisis. Don't know what to do. 2 kids that I love but she keeps them from me. Mentally ill too so there's that. Living in poverty despite a good wage, crushing child support and debt from the marriage. Car engine went and used cars are literally non-existent and a new car is just more crushing debt. I make $32/hour and I'm walking and cabbing everywhere. So much bitter anger. Don't know why I'm posting this here. Just done. Finally sober after a two decade struggle. Not because of a heroic struggle but because even drinking provides no joy for me anymore.
TF - sounds like a lot of rough things going on for you. Please give 211 a call - they have resources that can help you through this.
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Old 01-22-2022, 12:30 PM   #364
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I learned recently that the runway markers at airports are actually degrees and the number on one end of a runway will be 180 degrees from the other. They're real world co-ordinates as well. The letter is basically if there's more than one runway like (L)Left or (R)Right.

It's the degrees minus the last digit, so 180 would be 18.

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Old 01-22-2022, 04:03 PM   #365
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I learned how to clean my dog’s ears today. Noticed immediate difference in how much he shakes his head.

Feel bad for not doing this more often instead of relying on vet.
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Old 01-22-2022, 04:32 PM   #366
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I've learned that I'm destined to be alone. I wasted my youth on a job that ####ed me over and a wife who fell out of love with me. Lost touch with all my former friends. Mid life crisis. Don't know what to do. 2 kids that I love but she keeps them from me. Mentally ill too so there's that. Living in poverty despite a good wage, crushing child support and debt from the marriage. Car engine went and used cars are literally non-existent and a new car is just more crushing debt. I make $32/hour and I'm walking and cabbing everywhere. So much bitter anger. Don't know why I'm posting this here. Just done. Finally sober after a two decade struggle. Not because of a heroic struggle but because even drinking provides no joy for me anymore.
You'll get past this and things will get better.
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I learned recently that the runway markers at airports are actually degrees and the number on one end of a runaway will be 180 degrees from the other. They're real world co-ordinates as well. The letter is basically if there's more than one runway like (L)Left or (R)Right.
And the heading corresponds to magnetic North, not geographic North. So, as the magnetic pole drifts over time, runways may need to be renumbered. This was done in Calgary a few years ago when Rwy 10/28 became 11/29 and 16/34 became 17/35.
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Old 01-23-2022, 12:36 AM   #368
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To TheoFleury, you're making a decent rate so that's a positive building block. Bad stuff happens to everyone really and the past is the past. If you aren't already I would recommend some books on money like Dave Ramsay and also self help books by people like Tony Robbins, they're great resources to help you get back on track. Just a suggestion.
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The other day I learned that the Juno awards were not named in relation to Juno Beach in Normandy. I had always assumed there was a connection between the two.

I also learned that Juno beach was originally code named Jelly Beach. Each of the three British/Canadian invasion beachheads in Normandy were named for fish - Swordfish, Goldfish, and Jellyfish which were shortened to remove 'fish'. Winston Churchill apparently felt Jelly was not a dignified name for a beach that was likely going to see a large loss of life and requested it's name be changed. Juno was the replacement name.
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The other day I learned that the Juno awards were not named in relation to Juno Beach in Normandy. I had always assumed there was a connection between the two.

I also learned that Juno beach was originally code named Jelly Beach. Each of the three British/Canadian invasion beachheads in Normandy were named for fish - Swordfish, Goldfish, and Jellyfish which were shortened to remove 'fish'. Winston Churchill apparently felt Jelly was not a dignified name for a beach that was likely going to see a large loss of life and requested it's name be changed. Juno was the replacement name.
I’m a big WW2 history buff, but I’d never heard this before! If you don’t mind me asking, where did you learn it?
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I’m a big WW2 history buff, but I’d never heard this before! If you don’t mind me asking, where did you learn it?
Wikipedia , but it does have a citation and a quick search of other websites seems to confirm it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_Beach

https://www.junobeach.org/dou-vient-...de-juno-beach/
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