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 Post subject: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:49 pm 
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Without getting into too much detail I just wanted to let the board know that Mrs. IA Pirate and I are getting a divorce. There was no cheating, abuse, or anything that would cause bitterness or hate towards each other. Although we've only been married for 3 1/2 years (together for 8) it was a slow decline. We just lost "it". We met in Sioux City, IA (my hometown) and her job took us to Omaha and finally to Kansas City.

It's my time now...

The transition will be fast and furious. During the past few weeks I've had job offers in Tulsa and Chicago. It was a no-brainer, I took the Chicago job. My office is on the 13th floor of the e-Trade building, directly across the street from the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower). I'm excited, thrilled, terrified, pumped, nervous, and every other word to describe this move. Above anything else I'm doing what I want to do and excited am for the unknown!

I'll be able to see our beloved Pirates quite a few times each year and I'm thrilled about this! Changes aren't always good but this will be very refreshing. I don't need condolences, just thought I'd let you guys know.

Cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Best wishes in the windy city... 8-) 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:14 pm 
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Sorry to hear that IA and also very sorry for bringing it up on the board. I know that's a personal issue for you and I had no idea. :oops:

Anyway, good luck in your new venture. At least you can go to Wrigley and make fun of the Cubs fans. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:51 pm 
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IA, I join everyone else in wishing you success in Chicago. OTOH, I am sorry to hear about the other side of the equation.

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 Post subject: Re: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:48 pm 
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Been there, done that. Sometimes the worst part of divorce is just dealing with friends and family, and I don't have much of either. >_<
Good luck in the future.. enjoy the Bucs there at the friendly confines!!


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 Post subject: Re: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:09 am 
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Good luck, IA. I'm sure you'll do fine in the big city.


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 Post subject: Re: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:25 am 
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I appreciate the kind words from everyone. This is the only place I've mentioned any of this. It isn't something I am going to splatter all over Facebook out of respect to Kerri and our families.

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 Post subject: Re: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:36 am 
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Best of luck IA. You have to do what makes YOU happy in life!

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 Post subject: Re: Changes for IA Pirate
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:46 pm 
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I've got the deer in headlights look right now. Holy smokes, Chicago is one different (big) animal...

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