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    The final week of school for this term and I am flaring, have to much to do to prepare for the graduation and rodeo. I just want to stay home and rest, been that way all week. I'm whining. I do have a dr. appt today, I hope he does something to change my meds cause tapering off the pred. is not working. I guess chemo is next. Oh well. I must be off to work to make sure the students have a good graduation and rodeo tomorrow. I feel a little better now that I vented. Thanks. Jim.
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    Jim -

    I didn't realize you teach kids. Am I understanding correctly that you teach them to rodeo? That sounds pretty cool to me. I can imagine that work is hard on you in the sun and on your joints all day. I hope the doc is able to work out your meds issue with you.

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    It is always interesting to find out new things about the people here, I hope that you are feeling better soon. Bonita

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    I guess I should clarify what I do. I am a journeman lineman and have been in the trade for 30 years working on powerlines when along came my lupus friend and put an abrupt end to my career and by the grace of God I landed a job at Northwest Lineman College as a training specialist. We take people that want to get in the trade and teach them how to climb poles and towers and proper work techniques along with academic classes of basic electrical theory, osha, rigging, safety! and proper attitude. It is very rewarding. The rodeo is an opportunity for the students to show off their skills to their friends and family along with a BBQ, then we have a graduation ceramony in the late afternoon. Now we have a two week break to prepare for the next term and start all over. It does keep me busy, I get pretty tired by the weekend. I think this will help you guys understand what I do.
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort wich we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3

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    Jim,

    I was thinking that you were attending bull riding school and that the rodeo was your "final exam" of sorts!

    So you teach lineman courses, sounds like some really interesting stuff.

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    What an interesting job! I hope your flare settles down so you can enjoy the rodeo and the BBQ.
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    I used to work on the pole line for the railroad, scubagramplit, and I can attest to the rigors of the work. The strain on the feet and back are enormous, but it did keep a person in shape... I'm in an office environment now, and I do miss working in the great outdoors. I'll bet it's pretty rewarding being able to teach folks the trade, especially the safety aspects...

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    Rob, it's kinda funny you mention bullriding, when I was in junior high, a few years back LOL, I was wanting to be a cowboy so my brother and his friend took me out to his friends place, his friend lived on a ranch, this was in the middle of an Idaho winter were they had what I believe was probably just a cow in a round pen, I looked at the size of the "bull" and the frozen ground and decided right then and there that I had no desire to be a cowboy. :-}
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort wich we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3

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    jmail, it is very rewarding how ever it is hard sometimes with the physical and mental stresses created by flare ups, on the plus side my co-workers know that I have lupus and are sympathetic. I still love the work:-}
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    I used to work on the pole line for the railroad, scubagramplit, and I can attest to the rigors of the work. The strain on the feet and back are enormous, but it did keep a person in shape... I'm in an office environment now, and I do miss working in the great outdoors. I'll bet it's pretty rewarding being able to teach folks the trade, especially the safety aspects...
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort wich we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3

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    And as a follow up to the rodeo and graduation I did feel better and they both went without a hitch. If I wasn't so busy judging I would have taken pics to post but it keeps me busy.
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort wich we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3

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