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    This year sucks.

    This has not started as a banner year for me. In the past month, 2 officers that I work with have died, and another that recently retired passed away. There was a crash in the village where I work that involved 9 teenage girls. 3 of them died. Luckily, I wasn't working, but I know the parents, and the grief they have is beyond comprehension. My youngest daughter broke off her engagement and has moved back home. My wife and I went on vacation to Cancun, and the second day there, I slipped and landed on my hard framed backpack and broke a couple of ribs. There's nothing like spending a day in a Mexican Hospital. If the rest of the year keeps pace, I'll be lucky to make it to 2013!
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    I'm sorry it's been such a rough road for you lately, Keith. Hopefully the worst is behind you.




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    Holy Mackerel! You need to reset the clock and go back to New Years Day and redo the last 6 weeks. You've been thru a lot. Stay focused. Take care of yourself.

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    Holy hell Keith! I didn't know Sasquatch use backpacks!






    Sorry, had to. But yeah, that all freaking sucks. Who peed on your aura?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    This has not started as a banner year for me. In the past month, 2 officers that I work with have died, and another that recently retired passed away. There was a crash in the village where I work that involved 9 teenage girls. 3 of them died. Luckily, I wasn't working, but I know the parents, and the grief they have is beyond comprehension. My youngest daughter broke off her engagement and has moved back home. My wife and I went on vacation to Cancun, and the second day there, I slipped and landed on my hard framed backpack and broke a couple of ribs. There's nothing like spending a day in a Mexican Hospital. If the rest of the year keeps pace, I'll be lucky to make it to 2013!*
    Sorry to hear of the tsunami of bad news. I know you will be strong for all that are close to you.


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    It's only February dude. Slow down.
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    I'm sorry to hear this year has been awful. I hope the best for you and your family.
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    Sorry so much bad stuff has happened to you! Hope your broken ribs heal quickly.

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    Apparently you didn't read the travel warning about going to Mexico
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    Hey Keith, i have been following that crash on the new, saw the photos of the wreck, i hope you didnt have to work that one, looked horrible. That suv looked bad i am surprised anyone made it out of it

    hang in there man, it goesin streeks, it will lighten up
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    Things gotta start getting better for you soon brother! Or at least they should get better before the world ends later this year. hehehe Hang in there!
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    Hope you mend fast. I pray that the rest of the year is better for you and the family.
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    Sorry to hear that, bro. Take care of those ribs and things will be looking up.
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    Can only go up from here, right?
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    Sorry to hear about your continuing bad luck.

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