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I Guess This is Goodbye.

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by RecklessTaco, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    RecklessTaco

    RecklessTaco [OP] Livin the Dream

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    Well, guys the inevitable has happened. I'm being laid off this Friday after 20 years doing the same job. It is not an easy thing to go through. But I'm saying goodbye as Chelsie has gotten a job offer at the Casino 10 mins from her dads house. So we are moving up to northern Nevada 30 mins south of Lake Tahoe to a small town near Wellington NV. called Topaz Ranch Estates. We will stay with her dad till we can find a place to buy. I just wanted to say bye to everyone and thank you all for friendship and all the help you ever lender me with my truck or anyone else's. I'm gonna miss all you especially the close nit little offroad family we have become. It has been a pleasure knowing you all. Hopefully we will see you all here and there when we come to visit family. Once again thank you all for everything you have ever done for me or my family. It's been awesome being a part of this SOCAL Tacoma Crew. You guys are the best. :(
     
  2. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    LilManny

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    Noo say it ain't soo! Matt our fearless leader is leaving.. Well you know we will definitely miss you! We must do a final goodbye camping trip or trail run before u go!
     
  3. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    RecklessTaco

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    @Manny- wish I could brutha. But we leave the morning of the 4th so its rush rush for us.
    @- Christian. Thanks brutha. Was great knowing you as well brutha.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    FixedTRD

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    Matt it had been a blast to hang out with you guys.
    I am sorry to hear what happened but seems like a good thing happened right after.
    We need to have a last get together before you leave.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    RJALLDAY702

    RJALLDAY702 U MAD? OH U MAD

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    NOOOOOOOO! :/ :/ :/ :/

    Its always been a good time Matt. Sorry to hear about the job situation. But you gotta do what you gotta do! I remember around this time last year I went on my first trip ever with you guys in the mojavi.. Had a freaking blast. Thank you for the hospitiality you and your family has showed me through-out all these years. Even though we will still be in touch. :D

    And hit up Jberry. I think he is somewhere around that area..
     
  6. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    tostidos

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    Matt :( sorry to hear man. But like RJ said you gotta do what you gotta do. Atleast you arent too far away scout out some areas up there and maybe we can make a weekend trip up there for some 'froadin. Hope everything works out and good luck to you and your family.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    VolcomTacoma

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    Matt, that sucks, hopefully everything works out for you guys! On the plus side for me, I'm probably going to be moving up to Sacramento next month for a job, so i'll be alot closer to you than the rest of these guys! :D
     
  8. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    NoSoup4You

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    all the best to you and Chelsie, Matt. thanks for getting me to my first couple runs and for all the hospitality you showed to a newbie. we'll miss ya :(
     
  9. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  10. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    Gregero

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    This sucks, man... It's getting harder and harder to deal with as it gets closer to that date, Mat... Wish I had the gas money to help you move. I wanna see this "Nevada" you speak of.
     
  11. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    take care matt best of luck to you both!
     
  12. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    So it finally happened. Is was something talked about. Not something that was actually gonna happen. I wish you luck and you all of us will miss the reckless crazy fuck that beats the shit out of his truck in the name of froadin. Better mosey your way back for superstition. Your already on that list. No going back.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    x2 mutherucker
     
  14. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    You say that like you're moving real far away, Vegas is just around the corner! I was just there a couple of weeks ago checkin out family member's new house and chillin at Lake Mead. Cost $83K there where something similar would probably cost $250K here, it's ridiculous. Good luck with the move.
     
  15. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    Matt, you will be missed down here. We have had some great times. No doubt we'll get together for some of the high desert runs before long. Glad that you have got work lined up in Nevada, its getting hard tovcome by these days. Best wishes to you, Chelsie and the clan
     
  16. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    Good luck in NV dude!
     
  17. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    Sorry to hear Matt! Good luck with your move and all the best to you and your family.
     
  18. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    Matt I know we didn't get too many runs in but ur an awesome guy. Sad I didn't chance to see u mob with the lt cause u rocked the shit out of ur mt set up! But ya like rj said hit up jberry he is in those neck of the woods now
     
  19. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    OMG!!!! I'M SORRY!!!! But least you now will have money coming in and a place to stay. It sucks your leaving we will all miss you and your family!!!!!!
     
  20. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    Wish you the best.

    Socal is Over Rated anyways and I'm sure in NV. You'll be saving much more in cash.

    You have each other and still have your truck.

    If you miss Socal enough, you can always come back.

    I hate companies that do that to long term employees. I've seen my company downsize people that way or better yet, fire them for anything. Watched a long term 33 year employee get fired for nothing and what happens to her Retirement? Sigh.

    I wish you the best.
     
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