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#1 jdslednut OFFLINE  



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Posted June 15, 2015 - 01:27 AM

With a heavy heart it looks as though I will be taking a new teaching job near my parents.  With my wife's Dad in rough shape and the kids young enough to not have a huge impact, we're relocating to the home area.  I still have to sign the papers but it looks pretty much like a done deal.


I'll still be teaching my favorites, small engines, welding, and electricity but will have a limited role in the local FFA program.  I'm saddened about that but honestly I could use a little break from the demands of a FFA advisor.  I'll be happy to help out their advisor when needed.  I'll be somewhat replacing my retiring ag. teacher who I have to thank for both opening my eyes to this opportunity and for supporting me ever since I was a freshman in his classroom.


Fate might have played a role here.  When touring the school's small engine shop there was a '64 JD 110 just sitting in the middle of the shop floor.  Either this is meant to be or someone caught wind of my GT addiction and planted it there like a worm on a hook.


I'll be able to relocate my tractors and general mechanical "stuff" to my parents' farm which should open up some opportunities to get a few more things done.  Hopefully my folks will realize that they should not be moving out of assisted living and will decide that it's ok for me to raise our kids on the home farm.  That's a fight that's yet to come.



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Posted June 15, 2015 - 03:44 AM

Jeff, Good luck with everything!   Tom

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Posted June 15, 2015 - 03:51 AM

Good luck, Jeff!

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Posted June 15, 2015 - 06:31 AM

Good luck with the life changes.
Stuff Like this can be very emotional and stressful. Take care of yourselves.
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Posted June 15, 2015 - 07:29 AM

Taking on a new job and relocating is always a stressful situation.  You always wonder if your doing the right thing.  Just have to let your conscience be your guide.  I went through the same situation when I suddenly moved 35 miles and took over a police department that only had one officer and he was leaving.  Talk about starting from scratch.  It worked for the best and am sure your move will too.  At least you will have the good country life.  Best of luck to you and your family.

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Posted June 15, 2015 - 07:35 AM

The paths of life usually take us where we let them. Every problem is an opportunity and every change a refresh. Good luck!

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Posted June 15, 2015 - 08:49 AM

Best of luck on the new page of your life story.  May there be a happy outcome for you and your parents.

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Posted June 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Good luck Jeff.  I hope it works out well for all of you.

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Posted June 15, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Good luck in your new direction in life.  I think it is kind of neat you will be taking your teachers position.  I bet when you were a freshmen neither of you realized that he was training his replacement.

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Posted June 15, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Jeff---- life's a fabulous adventure, jump in with both feet and deal with things as they come up, one at a time. All my best wishes on your decision.
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