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Life of Riley...
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mojo    Posted 10-21-2004 at 04:54:44       [Reply]  [No Email] about over. (don't know where that term originated)
I start back to making an honest living monday after 3 years and 4 months off. They must not hold me responsible for the company practically going bankrupt back then! There were 26 in the Engineering dept at one point, I was 3rd from the last to be let go (finally!), and now I'm the 7th to be hired back. Actually only 2 are of the old bunch, the rest were college kids that have scattered all over the country and some that WERE responsible for the companys demise.

Got alot done; moved a barn, built a 3 car garage, built a 30' pool, doubled my stable of old tractors, and, oh yes, had a boy! Even squeezed in a stint of 5 anna 1/2 months in a wheelchair and resulting therapy.

Wife isn't too thrill about it because it is handy having someone free to do the neccesary things during the day, but engineering jobs don't grow on trees around here and you gotta take what you can when you can. At least the additional income will be nice, banker will be pleased!8^)

As an added bonus you folks probably won't be hearing as much from me!


Farmall    Posted 10-21-2004 at 19:04:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]

The Life of Riley was a TV show in the mid late 50s, staring William Bendix. He always ended the show getting in trouble and saying (What a revolting devedlopment this is)

EngineerJoyce    Posted 10-21-2004 at 13:37:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Congratulations! on the job - if you want one.
I was unaware that you are of the Injun-nerd persuasion.

My hubby did the Mr. Mom thing for nearly 2 years but is back at his public job now. I had gotten so accustomed to him being home, that it is killing me now for us both to be working. And it ain't treating him none too kindly either!

I hope it works out well for you. You will desperately miss your son. Best of luck.

Grove r    Posted 10-21-2004 at 08:49:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good news, bad news, Mojo...good that you are able and willing to go back to work.....bad news that you won't be around, posting...I, for wone will miss your timely notes and have a gooder at the job site....R.E.L.

mojo    Posted 10-21-2004 at 10:42:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, I'll still be around, just not my usual times and popping in during the day.
Probably become a evening poster.

Willy-N    Posted 10-21-2004 at 07:01:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad you got a job back in your feild! My wife and I work mostly at home so we see each other about 24 hours a day unless we are sleeping. Takes a special couple to be together that much time during the day and still be married. Mark H.

mud    Posted 10-21-2004 at 06:52:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
work is the cure-all i think. sounds like you worked your tail off while you was out of work. shoot, sounds like you need to go back to work to get some sort of break!

well, anyway, good luck to you on this next venture. glad to read you aint wheelin a chair no more.

New-Gen    Posted 10-21-2004 at 06:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Didn't that used to be a TV show way back when? Maybe starring Gale Gordon but I could be wrong.

Rickstir    Posted 10-21-2004 at 07:44:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
It starred William Bendix. I think, but do not know, that the show was named after the saying.

George in TX    Posted 10-21-2004 at 14:55:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup it was William Bendix as Chester A. Riley, Rosemary DeCamp as his wife Peggy, Gloria Winters as Babs, and Lanny Rees as Junior.

You know what's really funny? The show made its debut with a different actor as Chester Riley. He was in only three or four episodes but the first star was a very young, very slender, and very black headed ... Jackie Gleason. I have at least one episode with Jackie Gleason on VHS somewhere.

Ron/PA    Posted 10-21-2004 at 09:39:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Started as a radio show in the 30's or 40's.
William Bendix as Chester Riley, and was called the Life of Riley.

New-Gen    Posted 10-21-2004 at 08:39:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I stand corrected.

Les    Posted 10-21-2004 at 04:58:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I was in that situation, my wife would be thrilled. She's not looking forward to me retiring and being around underfoot. She wants me to build a pout house real soon so as to be sure I have something to do when I don't have anything to do.

Donna from Mo    Posted 10-21-2004 at 05:38:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les, do like Cliff, and spend 90% of your time in the shop. Unless his health fails him badly, he'll never be underfoot, I'm sure. Sometimes I actually get tired of having to page him out there when I want to tell him something, and wish he'd show his face in the house more. Even when the budget won't allow tractor projects, he always has something to work on or create.

mojo    Posted 10-21-2004 at 05:01:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
If she doesn't want you underfoot, tell HER to get a job! It's your turn now.

Les    Posted 10-21-2004 at 05:03:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've already put her on notice. Maybe if I just try a little harder, she'll think it's a wonderful ideer.

mojo    Posted 10-21-2004 at 05:16:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Way to get a woman to do what you want is to act like its the LAST thing you want her to do.

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