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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RevMike, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. RevMike

    RevMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Haven’t been around in a while. Just got a new phone and downloaded the TDPRI so I figured I would stick my head in and say hello. Been a tough road in recent times. Job loss, relocation, changing careers, re-relocation, depression, turning 50. Hard financial times. Lots of guitars sold off. *sigh.

    Hoping this year will be better. Jamming with some new players so that’s good. Planned on making a post about getting a new guitar for the 50th, but that doesn’t appear to be in the cards money wise.
     
  2. viccortes285

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    Welcome back and hope this year will be better.
     
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    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Good to hear from you RevMike :) ... good luck with the new gig !
     
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    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

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    Sorry about the hard times. Glad you’re back in the fold
     
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    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Glad to hear from you. Sorry times are hard. We've all been there, though. Things will get better. They always do somehow. I don't know how, but they do.
     
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    Glad you're back!

    Yep, last couple years have been trying around here too, in some respects. Sorry to hear about yours. As a wise sage once said, "it'll get better"... And it usually does.

    Rock on!
     
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    Here's hoping that 2018 will be great for you! Welcome back.
     
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    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    Hoping for peace and stability for you !
     
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  9. Chud

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    Good to see you back. Sorry to hear about the tough times, but they will pass. They always do.
     
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    Welcome back. We're still here. Glad you are too!
     
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    Welcome back!
     
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  12. ladave

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    Welcome back. And glad that you reached out...hard to do when you are depressed. Sounds like some circumstances have arisen which have made life feel like a struggle. I've been there, and expect to be there again.

    I hope you can find some resources to give you some serenity during this time. As much as I tend to cringe at the thought of self help books, there are some good ones.

    Remember all growth comes out of difficult times.
     
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  13. bowman

    bowman Friend of Leo's

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    Here's to better days...
     
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    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Good to hear that you are still kicking, Mike.
    Keep the faith.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    RevMike,

    What sort of guitar are you jonesing for?

    Maybe I could do some looking around for you.
    I know some guys who know some guys.
    ;)
     
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    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Welcome back and hope you're settling in. One thing I wouldn't lump into the hard times is turning 50. Best years should be ahead.
     
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  17. RevMike

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    Normally I wouldn’t be phased by it. However, I had a great job with people I thought were practically family. Sadly I had them pegged wrong and I was forced out, due to some nasty office politics. I went from having a nice office, a job I was proud of and was well respected, to working in fast food with kids who’s parents are younger than me. I know honest work is honest work, it is just really hard to deal with.
     
  18. RevMike

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    Not sure. Torn between something with a whammy bar. Or another acoustic.
     
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    I can't help you with another acoustic, but I'm familiar with some local electrics with whammy bars.
    Traditional bridge, or Floyd Rose style?
     
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    Welcome back. Remember that things turn around eventually, so hang in there, it is just around the corner.
     
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