Vette(s): Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79
As I have mentioned in a few previous posts, and as some of you may have noticed over the past month, I have been mostly absent from C3VR.
My new full-time job has become very demanding and time consuming. At this job I actually have work to do (unlike my last job), so I don't really have time to check in on C3VR during the day. Plus, I have more responsibility than my last job, and I am on a project that the company is counting on for major financial improvement. I have been working 50-60 hour weeks, including working on the weekends.
Outside of that, I have a need to spend time with my family, as I'm sure many of you know how that goes.
So what is left is time to sleep.
So, my apologies to any of you that are awaiting their membership packets or lifetime member items. They will get out, but it is taking longer than usual.
DNV (Dennis) has been kind enough to take on the responsibility of editing and producing Shark Bytes for me. Thanks to Dennis for that! He can use help with articles (they don't write themselves) so please contact him to offer some assistance with that.
The other big thing is the 2009 gathering. As mentioned in my post about this, I really do not think I have the time available to plan the 2009 gathering, and I'm fearful that if someone else (or others) do not take on the task, it will not happen. I believe dwright and ebo have taken on some of the planning, but I'm sure they could use help, especially from folks that live in the New England area. So if you can help out, please contact either of them.
Finally, because of my absenteeism, I let C3VR's 7th anniversary go by without acknowledging it. It occurred on November 1st, 2008. I would like to thank each and every one of you for being a member and supporting this club. I do believe that we have a very special group here and make use the finest all C3 club in the world! Without your financial support and physical involvement with the site, we simply would not exist.
So, thank you to all for your support, understanding and contributions to C3VR!
Vette(s): 71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe
Torch Red with black interior
originally L48 built to push around 360hp
Hey Boss. I do know you have been overwhelmed at work, and appreciate your need to be with your family when you have time. We will be fine with your situation I'm sure, but we need to know what we can do to help you here when needed.
I am not really in a position to help plan the gathering, however I am here to help you any way I can.
I am sure I speak for all here that we appreciate all you do to keep this family together. Thanks Boss. "T"
Vette(s): 1979, 350sb, as my kids affectionately call it "shit brown" Corvette purchased in 1996. 84,000+ miles. Not a show car, but I love her just the same.
Work puts food on the table and heat in the living quarters. Your dedication and inspiration in the founding and development of C3VR is appreciated more than you could know! The core group of people you rely on here have your back...I can tell. I'm just glad to be a small part of a great community, although I have little to offer, but I CAN offer great accolades to those who offer more.
Keep up the great work...EVERYONE!
Mark 1979 Dark Brown Metallic L-48
Lifetime Member #44
Vette(s): 1975 T-Tops,Lite Custom work,Many engine mod. 700R4 trans. body is shaved,17" wheels bf goodrich g-force tires,heavy sway bars front&rear rack&pinion steering,550 slolom springs with gas shocks.
Your OK Adam, you have your priorities with family,job and thats a good thing. We have all been there. Just tell us how we can help. I know there are people standing in line to give what ever they can. Thanks for everything you have given.
Vette(s): 1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.
Adam, You do what you have to do. Mom and the kids are #1 and should stay that way. The gathering will go on, we will work as a team. I am willing to do what I can. I have contacted some of the closer members and will assist them.
no need to apologize, you've done a great job the two years i've been a member. take care of yourself and your family. if none of us worked we couldn't even afford our hobby/passion. i'm sure people will step up to the plate as needed(more hands=less work) and the registry and its events will go on in the tradition you set the ground work for.
Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
As has been said, no need for apologies here, Adam. We're all grown-ups(well....most of us, anyway...). We can all understand the difficulties of trying to juggle too much at one time, and expecting not to drop something.
We'll be fine until you can get caught up, and we're willing to help any way we can, if needed. Adams' Apple2008-11-17 07:55:47
____________________________________ Joel Adams C3VR Lifetime Member #56 My Link
Vette(s): 1977 #s matching Orange L48 4-speed and a
2000 Black FRC 6-speed
BOTH SOLD :(
Adam - What has been mentioned above is absolutely true. Take care of your family and work responsibilities first. I am sure among all of us, we could get done what needs to get done. If there is a list of non-Gathering duties you can post, please do. I would be willing to help out.
As a long time member, I know what a special place this is. There is no doubt this family will come together as it has in the past.
____________________________________ Lifetime Member #55
Vette(s): 1968 convertible, small block, auto, pw, pb, ps, air, 3rd owner CA black plate
Adam, I reiterate what has already been said, and add my thanks to you for your resolve in putting C3VR where it is today! You have managed to organize a great group of people who enjoy a similar passion, and are willing to help anyone who also share the love of these automobiles. I believe that the help needed to continue the community will materialize, as the need is known, and the passions remain. Your focus is correct, and your request for aid in keeping the site and community viable and strong only raises my admiration for you.
Adam: I sympathize with you entirely and appreciate all you have done. I really appreciate the time and effort you expended on the C3 gathering I attended and gave the seminar on detailing. I appreciate the attention you gave to me and mine at the muesum (sp?).
Now, it is time for all of us to give back to the C3VR in any way we can. Rest assured I will try to assist in any way that I can. Just let me know what needs to be done and if I am able I will certainly assist.
Vette(s): 2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe
----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS
Adam, I think all the family here understands your situation and supports you fully. As everyone has said, family first, job second and we can take care of most of the rest. Just check in when you can and let us know how things are going. We're all pulling for you and are here for support if and when you need us. God Bless.
Vette(s): 73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.
Ditto here Adam... C3VR marches on... not the hardest challenge any of us has had...anyone here that owns a Vette and knows the challenges that come with it... so this obstacle will too pass!.
Take care of family and hang in there with us "Brother" !
Lifetime Member #86
USN 1966-1970 WestPac 67-68 Tet I&II
Featured in Corvette Enthusiast Aug 2007 "Shark Attack" Blue Green *** 454,4 Spd, Dark Saddle Leather, A/C, AM-FM St. (orig), PW, Tilt -Tele Wheel"
Adam, as you can plainly see....the C3VR group is truly one family that can be proud. Everyone stands united to help each other. I really can't understand how such a great group like us, exists. Remember, your blood family does count first. The C3VR is actually bigger than any one person, you started it and we all thank you for your Vision. Take care of yourself and family, Larry
We all do what we need to do, and in order of priorities such as you are doing. This group is too big and responsible to let anything happen to C3VR. I can tell by all the different formats and all those responses to them, along with all the chat rooms. I myself don't always have the time to participate in many of those but I can see what kind of bond there is here. So ease your mind about the affairs of C3VR and take care of your personal affairs. Not to worry, C3VR will be here for a loooong time.
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