LobsterLvr Posted May 29, 2013 Share Posted May 29, 2013 I have a lot of reasons to be grateful tonight. You're one of them, and I wanted to take this opportunity to say 'thanks'. For the last few years I've been torn apart emotionally and financially. It all ended today. At 8:30 this morning I wrote a five-figure check to my ex-wife as part of an alimony settlement that, God willing, will begin to bring peace to everyone involved. ("Celebrate" by Three Dog Night just come on Pandora...I love that!!) Oh, and by the way, writing that check basically wiped me out...but I don't care! It's the beginning of the end of a long, painful journey that no family should ever go through. Which is why I'm grateful. Because for the first time in years the light at the end of the tunnel isn't an on-coming train. Also grateful for my two girls. Anna graduated from Rutgers last week. She interned with Howard Stern all winter and spring and with Cousin Brucie (DJ at 77WABC in the 60's and '70's, SiriusXM these days) last summer. She has landed a job in NYC with a film/video production house and starts June 3rd. Katie, my oldest, is a literary agent in NYC. She just landed two (!) six figure deals for an author she reps. They are two of the most beautiful, smart, and driven women on earth and I'm proud to be their father. Also grateful to be working. It's a freelance job, but it has been consistent for the last five months. I'm writing ads for Rolaids, Cortizone 10, Allegra, Campbell's Soup, and Trojan Condoms (!). After being out-of-work for 2 and half years, it's good to be working again...on so many levels. Also grateful for my wife Annie who has stood by my side, held me up, pushed me forward, and believed in me from the day we met 9 years ago. And as I mentioned earlier, I'm grateful for all of you. No matter how bad things got (and believe me, they got really bad) I knew you'd be there. Every day I'd stop by and see what you had posted. Our mutual love of all-things-Eric brought sunshine into even my most dreary days. Ok, enough of the melo-dramatics. Surfice to say, even though you didn't know it, the best part of my day was very often logging onto EC.com. Thanks for being there. Now, who wants a lobster roll?? Dave 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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