KevinL

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  1. Court date tomorrow

    At this time tomorrow I will be in front of a magistrate. I am divorced, have 3 kids from my 1st marriage. I am remarried, my new wife has 3 also (think Brady Bunch). Plus we have a 5 month old baby together. My kids are 9, 8, and 5 and to say they mean the world to me would be an understatement. My ex wife lives about 10 minutes away and we have a great shared parenting plan. I get every other weekend plus 2 school nights per week. This has enabled me to be very involved with their lives, coach them in soccer and basketball, have their friends over for birthday parties and sleepovers, etc. My ex-wife works in the same town I live in. Now she is planning to move them about 45 minutes away, to a town where her (drug using) son from her 1st marriage and her (alcoholic) brother live, and where she grew up. She doesn't have a job there and will be driving back here to work. She doesn't have a home there (yet, closing in mid september) so the 1st step in the renewed custody battle is to prevent her from removing the kids from the school district they are currently in. (The one advantage she has is that the shared parenting plan lists her as the residential parent for school purposes). Anyhow there's lots more details that I don't have time to get into, but as you can imagine, just the thought of them moving is tearing me up. I know it's not far but I currently have them every 2 or 3 days, and she has stated she does not intend to allow me to have them weeknights during the school year after she moves. (That's a point for me, that she is openly intending to not comply with the court ordered visitation). Hopefully the magistrate / judge will look at this clearly because I feel the evidence is strongly on my side. I have had my time with the kids consistently over 5+ years and am very involved in their lives and activities. Anyhow, if you guys (and gals) could say a prayer for what's best for Luke, Brooke, and Rachel, I would appreciate it more than you could possibly imagine.
  2. Stock drop

    Company stock has fallen 15% in the past hour due to this verdict
  3. On-line Dating sites?

    I met my wife on Yahoo. We've been married for 3+ years so everything I have to say is from a few years ago. Yahoo was pretty active but also lots of fakes. Way more guys than girls. Girls rarely answer your ad but you have to have one so they can check you out. My best results was catching one online and IM'ing them directly. In 2 years I probably met (in person) close to a dozen girls this way. EHarmony was much better, as far as filtering out the fakes, but they only gave you 1-2 matches at a time. Can be frustrating if you're impatient. Very good site, biased towards Christians. I also goofed around on match.com and some others with not much luck.
  4. 29

    Brewer
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    Dutch Oven
  6. 29

    Dbaxx first time I ever got one!
  7. Greatest American Rock Band

    I would vote for Aerosmith if I could. Since they're not listed, I picked Puddy.
  8. *** Official Everwars Thread ***

    I play a little now and then.
  9. eBay Motors

    Sort of. I bought a car but it was local - I was able to test drive it first. And then someone else did buy it now and then that fell through so I bought it without bidding. So basically I bought a car locally that I found on ebay. Not exactly what you're looking for. Check out my blog for details. I have also sold a car on ebay.
  10. What would you do?

    I'd stop wondering how I was going to pay the lawyer for the next phase of my custody trial for my kids.
  11. WalMart Oil Change

    On Saturday I visited WalMart for an oil change. I usually go somewhere else and thought WalMart might be cheaper. Also, WalMart is a 5 minute walk from my home so it was convenient. I ordered the value-plus service which includes topping off of all fluids. I was surprised when I was quoted 1 1/2 hours but I got the phone number and walked home. This was around 2:30 PM. Around 4 PM I began calling to check on the status of my car. I was transferred to the Tire & Lube Express department where the phone rang and rang and rang. I ended up calling back 3 times before anyone finally answered. Someone told me that my car was indeed done. I walked over to pick it up. I got in line around 4:40 and there were 2 customers ahead of me, but no employees at the service counter. The phone was ringing again and not being answered. It was over 10 minutes before any employees arrived. It took him 15 minutes to deal with the 2 customers ahead of me. Meanwhile another employee came over and asked John how things were going. He said "Pretty good" and I laughed out loud. When it was finally my turn he said he was sorry and I said "You should be." He replied "That wasn't very nice." I didn't say another word, paid for my oil change, and went out to my car. I checked the fluids and the wiper fluid was NOT added to my car. In summary, my complaints are: 1) Had to call 3 times to get the status of my car. 2) Had to wait 25 minutes to pick up my car. 3) Promised service was not done. This took way longer than the place I usually go and the price was about the same. I will NEVER have WalMart service my car again. I will tell everyone I know about this. This service was ridiculously pathetic.
  12. WalMart Oil Change

    I made the mistake in going to the WalMart that is literally out my back window. I learned my lesson. From now on I'll drive the extra 10 minutes and go to the place I usually go.
  13. WalMart Oil Change

    I'm sure I could learn how, but I have 2 jobs, 7 kids, 3 cars, coach 2 soccer teams, and spend Sunday morning in church. At this point in my life it's a better use of my time to pay the guys at the garage $20 and have it done in 15 minutes.
  14. Pizza Delivery

    So they are delivering the pizza with naked pictures in the box, under the pizza. Interesting gimmick but I can't imagine that it lasts. And did you notice that, in the article, the owner himself was out taking deliveries?
  15. I need Huddler help

    Rhinocerous Success is an outstanding book about taking charge of your life and being proactive, very entreprenurial-oriented.
  16. Garbage disposals.

    That's exactly how I felt about 8 months ago.
  17. P'Zone

    I eat it myself. I'm 6'3, 180 lbs. I work out (mostly run) 3-5 days per week. When I'm done I usually feel like I need a napkin to wipe my face, they can be a little messy.
  18. P'Zone

    They are bringing in the business! I've had 2-3 per week for the past couple weeks. Tried one last night with buffalo chicken though ... not so good.
  19. Tipping at a restaurant question

    The pizza guy will remember. AND he is alone, unsupervised with your food. AND he knows where you live.
  20. Tipping at a restaurant question

    Yeah it seems like the only real difference is they're not refilling your drinks. But the packaging of the order could be a little more involved than just bringing it out to the table.
  21. *** Official Everwars Thread ***

    She is a prize!
  22. *** Official Everwars Thread ***

    Indeed, Luke is my kid. Princess Of Light is my wife and she says to lay off her too. I'm gonna have to fight you a couple more times for revenge, I guess.
  23. *** Official Everwars Thread ***

    55 KevinL attacks and achieves a CRITICAL hit using Tarnished Mithril Spear for 18 damage jujube attacks using Pristine Darkwood Quarter Staff but MISSES KevinL has 53 life and 30 stamina left jujube has 25 life and 42 stamina left 54 KevinL attacks using Water Blast 18 Spell for 11 damage jujube attacks using Fire Ball 13 Spell for 3 damage KevinL has 50 life and 27 stamina left jujube has 14 life and 41 stamina left 55 KevinL attacks using Polished Adamantine Spear for 10 damage jujube attacks and achieves a CRITICAL hit using Air Blast 14 Spell for 6 damage KevinL has 44 life and 26 stamina left jujube has 4 life and 40 stamina left 56 KevinL attacks using Iron Great Spear for 2 damage jujube attacks using Fire Blast 15 Spell for 10 damage KevinL has 34 life and 25 stamina left jujube has 2 life and 39 stamina left 57 KevinL attacks using Tarnished Adamantine Mace for 5 damage Revenge again ... not even very close.
  24. *** Official Everwars Thread ***

    51 jujube attacks using Mental Ball 15 Spell for 4 damage KevinL attacks using Polished Adamantine Long Sword but MISSES KevinL has 52 life and 30 stamina left jujube has 58 life and 44 stamina left 52 jujube attacks and achieves a CRITICAL hit using Pristine Adamantine Mace for 6 damage KevinL attacks using Pristine Darkwood Light Crossbow for 5 damage KevinL has 46 life and 29 stamina left jujube has 53 life and 43 stamina left 53 jujube attacks using Fire Ball 13 Spell for 8 damage KevinL attacks and achieves a CRITICAL hit using Mental Blast 14 Spell for 13 damage KevinL has 38 life and 28 stamina left jujube has 40 life and 42 stamina left 54 jujube attacks using Pristine Darkwood Quarter Staff for 6 damage KevinL attacks using Tarnished Mithril Spear for 9 damage KevinL has 32 life and 27 stamina left jujube has 31 life and 41 stamina left 55 jujube attacks using Ice Bolt 14 Spell for 8 damage KevinL attacks using Polished Mithril Mace for 8 damage KevinL has 24 life and 26 stamina left jujube has 23 life and 40 stamina left 56 jujube attacks using Air Blast 14 Spell for 9 damage KevinL attacks using Tarnished Adamantine Mace but MISSES KevinL has 15 life and 25 stamina left jujube has 23 life and 39 stamina left 57 jujube attacks using Fire Blast 15 Spell for 2 damage KevinL attacks using Iron Great Spear for 6 damage KevinL has 13 life and 24 stamina left jujube has 17 life and 38 stamina left 58 jujube attacks using Pristine Iron Bastard Sword for 9 damage KevinL attacks using Tarnished Adamantine Long Sword for 7 damage KevinL has 4 life and 23 stamina left jujube has 10 life and 38 stamina left 59 jujube attacks using Pristine Darkwood Heavy Crossbow but MISSES KevinL attacks using Polished Adamantine Long Sword for 11 damage Pick on someone your own size!
  25. *** Official Everwars Thread ***

    My sons love this game. My 10-year old is now #147. Here are his last 10 battles. He picks his own opponents. 2007-06-22 LukeAL 5 - 2 smithkt 2007-06-22 LukeAL 4 - 0 Taran 2007-06-22 LukeAL 4 - 0 bloodstalker 2007-06-22 LukeAL 5 - 13 NSab 2007-06-22 LukeAL 27 - 0 krunadha 2007-06-22 LukeAL 4 - 0 Neobloodsin 2007-06-22 LukeAL 11 - 1 Absolutezero 2007-06-22 LukeAL 7 - 0 trzon 2007-06-21 LukeAL 6 - 0 TimC 2007-06-21 LukeAL 4 - 0 I think I love you, but what am I so afraid of?sgrillpopper My 8 year old "befriended" the #1 player yesterday with the following message: "Beware, I have a treated oak club"