Moving to Arizona tomorrow

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Friday morning I start my drive to Arizona. I was offered a position in the company I work for to head up the I.T. side of a $1.7 billion dollar mining project. It's an opportunity I can't pass up. Plus, the office I work out of in Dallas is slowly dying so it's pretty much a no brainer to keep my job.

    Now for the bad side. I have to leave my family in Dallas. Divorce decrees state we cannot move the kids farther than one county away from the ex. Make since and it keeps the custodial parent from moving to Egypt or somewhere. Even my wife is staying in Dallas. I do get to come home every 6 or 7 weeks so it won't be too bad, but still. My youngest is NOT HAPPY with dad right now and it breaks my heart the leave.

    Wish me luck guys, I'm going to need it.
     
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    Congrats - and give the separation time. :)

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    Thor, any decree is modify-able. Once you are settled your Ex might even allow you to fly the kids to your new home for a week or two, i.e. spring breaks, xmas break, summer vac. If she is agreeable you need not go back to court to have the decree modified. Father's rights are a pretty big issue nowadays. If she is not agreeable a court fight is your only option, you are entitled to time with them in your new home. Go for it.
    By the way, good luck in your new home, I could not me more pleased with my new location, should have done this years ago
     
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    Which city are you going to be in?
     
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    Good luck!!!
     
  6. Thorlifter

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    I'll be in Phoenix, Tucson, and then Morenci for the project.
     
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    That sucks about the kids Thor but a job is better than no job. Best of luck with the move, sure things will settle down again soon.
     
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    Great news on the job, sucks about the kids. I was in Tuscon in August at the Komatsu testing grounds learning to drive 830 haul trucks. Hot,hot,hot. Good luck.

    Geo
     
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    Good luck. I guess you will never make it to Wings Over Houston :). I hope everything goes well with the kids.

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    Good luck!!!
     
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    Good luck Thor, and I hope things work out well with the family.
     
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    Good luck Thor! Hopefully things will work out with the family issues.
     
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    Yep, with all. A man has to work, so it's a good choice.
    Best of luck with the new job, new home, and with the family.
     
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    Give me a holler while you're in Phoenix. I'm right on the Phoenix/Scottsdale border (i.e. the family could use Phoenix or Scottsdale Zip Code).
     
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    Best of luck with the move! Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
     
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    Now there is no excuse for you to go to the Chino airshow.

    Hope to see you there!
     
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    hey Roland, hope things work out for the best man...Good luck with everything!
     
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    Thanks everyone. And Syscom, you are exactly right. I already dropped that idea to the wife!!! 6 hour drive from Phoenix.
     
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    Not gonna comment on the family thing, been there, done that.

    But the last time I was in Phoenix I visited an old shipmate from the Navy on the 4th of July. Hed had an old 51 Ford pickenup truck he was restoring, no interior. We went to the flea maret in it, gord ahmighty was it hot. The asphalt was melting in the parking lot!!!!!

    Sometimes I can't believe I have moved to Austrlia!
     
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    I remember an anecdote about the temperatures in Phoenix a while back. It had something to do with Channel 3 New covering a story about an older woman cooking batches of brownies in her car by leaving it outside in the sun....
     
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