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    I had a brief email exchange with Greg and he suggesting that I post on the forum.......understand that I've been a member off and on for over 10 years. It's been nearly 3 years since the last wife decided to bag it and run off with her first ex-husband (BTW, the dating service I had used has been pestering me to re-activate since I quit it over a year ago and out of curiosity, I finally opened their email and voila!! There was my ex as a match!!!) I texted her and told her and let her know that her picture was "edgy". I guess her various boyfriends didn't work out.

    In the interim, I broke a heart, had my heart broken, and just said to myself, "This is stupid", and enrolled in a wine making and vineyard management program that I'm nearly done with.

    My band of 8 years blew up and I wound making two albums and I'm working on a third and this spurt of creativity has gotten me into numerous festivals and as an opener for touring "A" listers. I've done several West coast mini tours also but I just can't see doing that thing that I might have done in my 20's. I like my dog too much.

    My investments have paid off and two retirements have kicked in. A third will begin in two years so money ain't a problem.

    So in all of this excitement, I decided to buy a vineyard. Not a big one, but a vineyard that specializes in Grenache and Mourvedre grapes that are bought by a half dozen boutique wineries. I suppose I could planted marijuana but we still have bad guys with guns and the Federal government to worry about. So a vineyard, it is. It's a lot of work and you have to worry a lot about disease but it's certainly easier than owning a contracting company.

    I've already bottled my first two vintages. A Sauvignon Blanc and a Tempranillo, Syrah, Pinot blend, but these came from somebody elses grapes. I want my own. The Sauv was rated a 92 (humble brag), but the red blend was a little weaker. Needs another year to fill out.

    The funny thing is that I don't drink that much. I really don't and I prefer a really good single malt scotch over anything else.

    So, there ya go and Greg, I certainly do still like women but something flipped in my head and they're just not that important anymore.
    Last edited by Lawnguy; 08-12-2017, 08:32 AM.

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    Sounds like you are doing very well. Congratulations!