New Member from Crook County, IL.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GOOFA, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. GOOFA

    GOOFA New Member

    Aug 25, 2011
    My wife says I have an addiction for guns, so I guess I'm an addict. This addiction started after I had to take an early retirement at the age of 45 due to being injured at work. I was given a disability retirement. I was bored to death and after a year or two being off work was eating away at me so I got a dog just so I had someone to talk to. photography and fishing were my only hobbies at that time, so not being able to move around as I once did, outdoor photography and fishing pretty much tapered off. The dog was a great addition to the family except he was a bit destructive to my house, you know, the normal breaking of the picture window from going after the mailman, the FEDEX and UPS drivers. Then came the holes in the drywall next to the doors trying to get at the other dogs in the neighborhood because they were encroaching on his territory, mind you his breed was from Ireland and I was warned that he would be like a leprechaun pretty much his entire life until he dies. They were right, but to his defense he is very smart, a good listener and an extremely loving pet to me and my family, so I guess he's about even between the destruction and him loving us so he still has a home. I found myself needing more and since I was around firearms a good part of my life I decided to start collecting them. All I can say is Thank God I have a wife that works so I can continue to buy more guns.
  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011

  3. Gunshine

    Gunshine New Member

    Aug 29, 2011
  4. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    Aug 23, 2011
    Enjoy your stay. Regards, Will G.

    Btw, what kind or Irish dog do you have? In the past I had a very beloved Irish Setter named Caine. What a smart, beautiful animal..
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  5. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
  6. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict! Supporting Addict

    Sep 4, 2011
    Welcome from another Illinois chap. Sorry to here of your addiction, LOL I too have it.

  7. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Hey GOOFA. Glad to see you made it over. Looking forward to your pics (as usual). Welcome aboard my friend. :thumb:
  8. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome :wave:
  9. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Welcome to the board!
  10. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2011
    Welcome aboard GOOFA
  11. GOOFA

    GOOFA New Member

    Aug 25, 2011
    I have a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

  12. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Welcome aboard! :thumb:

  13. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    Glad you made it here, my friend.

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