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Never thought it would happen to me. (Off Topic)

Otis Kesten Forbes
Often wrong, never in doubt.


  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 313
  • FredFred Member Posts: 5,072
  • ratioratio Member Posts: 684
  • Stephen MinnichStephen Minnich Member Posts: 1,709
    Congrats Alan!
    It's all in the details.
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 2,625
    Congrats also.

    Is he named after the steam boiler company or elevators? :)
  • GrallertGrallert Member Posts: 74
    the best thing in the world
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,447
    Well done! So happy for you all!
    Retired Site Administrator
  • Alan (California Radiant) ForbesAlan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 1,221
    edited March 20
    Thanks, everyone! Seven of us spent 22 hours in the waiting room while she labored.

    A grandchild certainly makes me think about my future and the choices I make. Highly recommended!

    Jughne: Neither
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
  • IronmanIronman Member Posts: 3,174
    Congratulations, grandpa!
    Bob Boan

    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • GordyGordy Member Posts: 6,574
    Congrats my first one (grandson) is almost 9 months. A real joy!
  • Nice, guys. Keep them (grandchildren) coming!
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
  • BobCBobC Member Posts: 4,289
    edited March 20
    The best part will be getting to spoil him rotten!

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 6,198
    I warn you. Grandchildren are addictive...

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-McClain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • bob eckbob eck Member Posts: 510
    Congratulations grand children are great.
    I have two grandsons one 5 months and one 4 months
    Both daughters were pregnant at the same time. Little boys will grow up together and should be best friends forever.
    Enjoy your grand child.
  • GWGW Member Posts: 2,380

    My oldest is 16, focused on academics, it may be another 10 or 15 years for me
    Gary Wilson

    Wilson Services, Inc

    Northampton, MA
  • Stephen MinnichStephen Minnich Member Posts: 1,709
    My oldest daughter is 6 days past due with her first child, my first grandchild. The wait is killing me.
    It's all in the details.
  • GordyGordy Member Posts: 6,574
    I have two daughters. I never wished for a boy, or a girl of my own. Only that they would be healthy. However having a grandson......oh yeah.
  • They say you love your kids, but fall in love with your grandkids. I think I'm getting the feeling.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
  • JackJack Member Posts: 903
    He will help you sleep nights, because he will wear you out...and you get to send him home nights. All good! Congratulations! Some of the best days of your life coming up..
  • flat_twinflat_twin Member Posts: 28

    They say you love your kids, but fall in love with your grandkids. I think I'm getting the feeling.

    I agree, it is different somehow. My grandson and I have a special bond and I can't imagine life without him.

  • Steve EbelsSteve Ebels Member Posts: 1,287
    I have 13 of them Alan. And the first great grand daughter just a few weeks ago!
    My kids didn't mess around. ;)

    They are so much fun there should be a way to have the grandkids first!!!
  • Mark EathertonMark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,514

    Otis Kesten Forbes

    Congtratulations Gramps. Get ready for some of the best times of your life. As Steve said, and I've often seen quoted on bumper stickers, "If I'd have known having grand kids was this much fun, I'd have had them first!" To which my kids always groan "Yeah, right dad...." Seriously, they will wrap you around their finger in a heart beat. Enjoy!


    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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