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Offline nomad

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Things can happen in strange ways
« on: July 30, 2017, 09:04:48 pm »
     Little over a week ago, my truck was hit at an intersection.  No obvious major damage, but the rear axle was shifted a bit and was it safe to take on a long drive?  Consensus was "NO."  Couldn't get it fixed in time so last Thursday I cancelled my reservations and the trip to the Pig Roast.  Was pretty upset about that.
    Same day I met my best friend for a beer.  He wasn't feeling good and left after one. He didn't show up Friday; not really unusual.  Didn't show up Saturday.  And didn't show up today either.
     Something's wrong.
     Called the police, broke in to his house, and I found him in the bathroom where he passed away 3 days ago.
     If I'd gone on this trip, who knows how long it would've been? Probably not until I got back.  I'm fully convinced things happen for a reason.
       
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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 09:10:48 pm »
You're right. It's not a coincidence.
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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 09:26:58 pm »
I am sorry you lost your friend. 

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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 09:35:06 pm »
Nomad,
Sorry for your loss.

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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 10:07:19 pm »
Nomad,

   Sorry to hear about you losing your friend. Property issues can be replaced - friends cannot. My best regards and condolences to all involved.
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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 10:19:22 pm »
Sorry for your loss. Our lives take corners that we don't fully understand but GOD knows and is always with us. Our prayers are with you and your friends family

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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 10:53:55 pm »
Hard losing good friends.  My condolences.

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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 10:58:21 pm »
Oh My, the strange twists that life takes and you are most probably the last friend that he saw before he died. 

This instantly carried my mind to Woodhauler and how quickly and suddenly we can be here....and then gone.  I offer my condolences.
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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 06:36:11 am »
Sorry about the loss of your friend.
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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 06:55:22 am »
Sad to hear of your friend. But I am glad you was there for him when he needed you.
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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 07:10:16 am »
sorry to read this :(
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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 07:20:30 am »
I am also sorry to read this, Bill. 
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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 07:37:06 am »
I have always been a believer of things happen for a reason.  It's hard losing a friend, they are people we choose to include in our daily lives.  Sorry for your loss.

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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2017, 09:34:21 am »
You have our thoughts and prayers as well nomad, very sorry to read this as well.

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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 10:00:28 am »
I believe things happen for a reason as well. Sorry for the loss of your friend. :(

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Re: Things can happen in strange ways
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2017, 11:29:03 am »
 sorry for your loss