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Gday,im Jim1964, aka the pollinater

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  1. jim1964

    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Being a very private person, this would be the last thread i would be involved in,but if this helps just one person,it has done its job.Obviously i am 51,derrrrrrr(1964) I 1st married in 1989,at that stage rates were 17%,new home, wife at home,they were really hard times.Plodded on untill 1999 then called it quits and seperated,i have 2 kids i love to bits from this union.Boozed around a few years then married my 2nd wife,this lasted 9 months and we went our seperate ways,i ended up living with my parents as a 39 year old as i had a nervous breakdown and tried to commit suicide,they locked me away for a month for my own safety,I gave up the bottle of scotch a day before it killed me.Forward 14 months,i re kindled the relationship with my 2nd now divorced wife, things were better and we re married,forward 4 years we decided once again to go our own ways,6 months later she died of a brain tumour,6 weeks after being diagnosed.At this point of life i had and owned not much.3 months later my best friend,mentor,my protector and my hero died,my dad,i still cry most days as i miss him so much.Around 2009 i met my current wife ,yes i have got it right now,we pooled our money,what little we had and started buying property,ppor at 1st,then catupulted from that.I gave up smoking nearly 3 years ago and havnt had one since................i say to people who say you cant create property portfolios,take a walk in my shoes and i will prove you wrong.
     
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  2. el caballo

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    Jim,

    Wow !!!

    As you say, "if this helps just one person" .... I'm sure it will.

    God bless you sir!!

    Cheers
    Greg
     
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  3. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Great post jim.
     
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    Jim,

    What an absolutely inspirational post..

    For all of us that say-it's to hard,I don't have time,blah blah take a look at this post,pin your ears back and move forward with your life..
     
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    I take my hat off to you. You've had a hard life but a true fighter. Well done.
     
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  6. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Wow Jim, incredibly brave and inspiring post.

    I think it will help more than one or two folks..

    Giving up the drink, and smoking...the two smartest decisions you have made in your life?
     
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    No,2nd and 3rd actually.Meeting and listening to my current wife Julie was my smartest decision.It wouldnt have happened with out her.
     
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    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    :)
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Good onya Jim :)
     
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    Well played for sharing Jim, takes some guts to share so much. Proof that life can be turned around and into a big positive, keep at it mate :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing, Jim. What an incredibly brave and kind gesture.

    Will think of your fighting spirit when I feel overwhelmed juggling my day-to-day commitments and learning about property investment.
     
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    He's got this dream about buying some land
    He's gonna give up the booze and the one-night stands
    And then he'll settle down
    In some quiet little town
    And forget about everything


     
  13. Depreciator

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    Good on you, Jim. What a life - so far.

    You work with bees? You need to start a thread on that sometime. I went to an evening recently run by a bee bloke in Sydney. I'm going to get a hive for the backyard when I get some time. I've had chickens for 20 years, but now that everybody in the inner west has chooks I need to get bees to stay ahead. I'm hoping those new hives that make harvesting easier will be available.
     
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    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Sorry,i get Honey from the supermarket.;)
     
  15. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    There would be a story behind that nickname of yours, then.

    I hope you're close to being able to do this:

    And then he'll settle down
    In some quiet little town
    And forget about everything
     
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    :) Im there now.
     
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    Great to hear.
     
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  18. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    Good on you for sharing Jim. I can't imagine that would have been easy but for people going through similar it's always reassuring knowing you're not alone.
     
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