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  1. Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks!!
  2. Props to you...... "shooting at them under canopy" .....very funny. Very well done.... obelixtim!!
  3. A bit off topic (by me), but what you just posted obelixtim are Great life living skills not just for skydiving. Well stated!
  4. Stritar, I won't bore you with all sorts of activities that scared the shit out of me more the second time. Fear can take over but don't let it. Control your breathing and you will control your fear. We all fall short (in our own eyes) from time to time. However, it's how we pick ourselves up and move on that really counts. As an FYI (although you weren't injured ), there was a thread on the woman's forum "RE: [Marrsy] Getting back on the horse (or plane) after an accident". I think perhaps you might relate to some of the expressed feeling and advice. Apologies, I don't know how to get that link attached to this post.
  5. Well, do you have a death wish? You are in a tough spot. Like was already pointed out, you gave away any negotiating leverage you may have had by closing the deal first. So you are starting a brand new negotiation, what can you put on the table? Membership at a golf or tennis club, a yearly dream va-cay that she choses, or as one skydiver mentioned awhile back a Brit....I believe, his wife had her own horse and was into an equestrian discipline...maybe jumping. Having owned horses myself, you could probably make a thousand jumps a year and own four new rigs and she would still have a higher debt service. You are the only one that knows her "wants". So start putting them on the table. You said "she's a smart cookie"......forget the emotional angle. She will spot it from 10,000 yards away. Whatever you come to agree on, make sure it's signed, sealed, and delivered (so to speak). Because going to the DZ is for FUN.......not unsettled emotional baggage. You can do it.
  6. Yeah, although I knew I wasn't as quick as I was in my 40's, I had the experience in my 50's to see things before they happened. Lot to be said for experience. "Experience is something you don't get until after you need it"........Oliver's Law. Have this placard on my shop office wall.
  7. Hey John, I don't believe there should be a mandatory retirement age for anything if the physical and mental components are working.
  8. You have exhibited two very important qualities, persistence and discipline. Not going all "Yoda"... but as a small business person, it's nice to see that. It will serve you well.
  9. Thank you for that information Steve.
  10. Very sad indeed! Could you give any details? I googled and found nothing? Bob was a great friend! I last talked to him when he was doing his thing in the NW. Bob had everything to do with making me feel welcome when I moved to AZ about 71 and walked on to a DZ with less than 50 jumps and zero students (knowing no one), but the hottest skydivers in the world, doing the best RW in the world IMO! Total fandango....I loved it! I shared many an occasion partying with Bob, and eventually his bro Jeff would join in (RIP), at his place listening to the latest rock and roll album over and over discussing it. We went to many, many rock concerts, and always tried to bring as many other divers along as could fit in his van. Bob was one of the very best flyers I have EVER seen! Very, very FAST and SMOOTH!!! Innovative and always would stand up for what he believed even if it was an unpopular opinion! He also had the ability to let go almost instantly and not hold a grudge or be pissed-off for long after some of the skydiving "debriefs". He was an incredible "natural athlete". A good friend of mine and I took Bob up the back way from AZ to Aspen CO in a blizzard. Bob was an "original AZ boy" an had NEVER been in snow, ha, ha......true that. What a trip! When we got to Aspen and got Bob on the "boards" and showed him how to was unbelievable! There was Bob in jeans, open jean jacket, long hair flying, right there skiing the steeps (Highlands) with us. We skied till dark. Zemp, who could have been an Olympic skier lead the way. We did this four about 5 days in a row morning till dark. No one could believe this was Bob's first ski trip, let alone his first trip into snow. I could go on and on, but Bob was what a true friend and skydiving mentor was about ....back in the day. We lost "John Boy" (Willsey) about a year ago, and now Bob. A little watery eyed here..... "Taylor Death"...... love ya, and see you on the other side.
  11. Hey Bob, Catching up on a little reading/listening over holidays and came across a name I recognized
  12. Talk to anyone in the medical field. When/if you fuck up, better physical shape.....generally quicker recovery.
  13. As a point of reference, a HD Ultra Classic weighs in at about 850 lb.'s. Throw in the usual saddle bag stuff- tools, x-tra oil, chaps, rain gear, electric vest, x-tra gloves, water, camera, and you're close.
  14. garyhugo......An idea that may/may not be applicable to you, is encourage her pursuit of active sports that she likes, whether "bombing" the downhill's on a mountain bike, skiing out abounds in back bowls, martial arts, climbing, water skiing, etc. I don't wish an injury on your wife, but very few active people are able to go through life with a horse shoe up their ass, and if by some remote chance they do, they are likely to get run over by a "blue hair" as they innocently cross the street or some other such catastrophe. Such are life's unpredictability's. The difference is that not all of the above listed activities will kill you. However, if she is active, you both can help each other through your injury time outs, with understanding and tolerance of the extra work load that may be needed till rehabbed. I wish you both well going forward.