Yet Another Blood Pressure Scare

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JoAnne EC's Comment
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Joanne

Like the new pic. Also how do you keep your BP under control with teenagers? LOL

Raptor

Hey Raptor - thanks!! =)

I am lucky (or have just done a great job lol) with my 15 year olds. They are sweet, helpful, funny guys! It's more my current line of work that has the BP high. SO burnt out! I know there will be a lot of challenges and some stressful days when I finally take the plunge into driving but I still CANNOT wait! Really enjoying following your journey - it will get much better!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I know when my son was 15, I wanted to see if he could be adopted by someone else. Lol. No he is always on the go as I was at his age. He settled down after graduation. My ex was always saying, " will you go talk to your son about....." He was just be a male teenager. Never got into trouble except at home. I don't know, I was too lenient on him and his mother more controlling. He never did drugs or alcohol, his grades were always good. But I could never talk him into going to college. He said he hated school (but excelled at it), and didn't want to go. I said it was your choice your an adult now. Though I always hope he change his mind. He has always been into mechanical stuff, I guess my love for it rubbed off on him.

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Once two of my kids graduated college; they suddenly realized my IQ was greater than the average dairy cow and actually began to not only seek my advice, but actually listen to what I was saying without interjecting their opinions. My youngest, he is a kindered spirit, God’s little joke on me. One of the few people I know who “gets” me...and obviously I “get” him.

If the planets align, he might be joining me on the truck after Christmas. We’ll see...hopeful. good-luck-2.gif

JoAnne EC's Comment
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I was kind of a horrible 15/16/17 year old. I have an older kid who is a hot mess so I think the Universe was making it up to me with 2 sweet / easy kiddos lol

Raptor, what does your son do now?

G-Town, that would be SO cool if went out on the road with you! I hope that, one day when I reach that point, my kids will want to ride with me at least once or twice. =)

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Once two of my kids graduated college; they suddenly realized my IQ was greater than the average dairy cow and actually began to not only seek my advice, but actually listen to what I was saying without interjecting their opinions. My youngest, he is a kindered spirit, God’s little joke on me. One of the few people I know who “gets” me...and obviously I “get” him.

If the planets align, he might be joining me on the truck after Christmas. We’ll see...hopeful. good-luck-2.gif

It’s great when your kids finally “get it” and realize you were just looking out for them.

My daughter actually thanked me for being so strict, because it made her better able to deal with life and work. As a result she is far ahead of her classmates.

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