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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Thank you. It’s been exhausting.
    You're welcome and no doubt. Dealing with anything of this nature is always a PITA.

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    Jeff. I only do Facebook on a super limited basis but I posted it on my page for ya, brother. I was also a bit stalkerish and read up on you and yours. Love the story of you guys!

    Have you tried to reach out to the local media to get your story out? One of our stations here does an "On Your Side" campaign (the locals call it "On Your Ass" if you're on the receiving end) where they investigate and get things like this out to the public. Of course they get the standard; such and such couldn't be reached for comment.

    Again, best of luck to you and yours. You're one of the great ones here and I hate that you and yours are having to go through all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    God Bless you man, what total insane BS. You need to find a shark of a lawyer for sure. Sadly, I think this is the state of business in America, Buyer be the F*** aware and armed. You made many, many great points during your therapeutic rant, I will share where I can.
    I really appreciate the kind words and the promise of a future share. Unfortunately our lawyer has the teeth of a chicken. Every step of the way he has recommended retreat.My social media campaign netted us the only gains we've seen after 8 months of abuse. The only comfort I've had is in comments like yours. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Jeff. I only do Facebook on a super limited basis but I posted it on my page for ya, brother. I was also a bit stalkerish and read up on you and yours. Love the story of you guys!

    Have you tried to reach out to the local media to get your story out? One of our stations here does an "On Your Side" campaign (the locals call it "On Your Ass" if you're on the receiving end) where they investigate and get things like this out to the public. Of course they get the standard; such and such couldn't be reached for comment.

    Again, best of luck to you and yours. You're one of the great ones here and I hate that you and yours are having to go through all this.
    Again, thank you! And yeah, I contacted the local media but no response. I was so hoping that someone would stick a microphone in Fred Becker's face and ask him why he stole our identity. But ServPro doesn't seem to care that their employee steals info from their customers and AAA doesn't seem to care that one of their adjusters is a gun waving maniac. It's the Wild West out there people. But thanks to you! And anyone else who reads and sympathizes. You guys are my sanctuary!

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    And let me just say that itís been the incredible people in this book collecting community that gave me the few bright spots in a nightmare year. Those great people who have texted with me, exchanged books with me, and even gifted me a Suntup edition. Without those great and amazing people, life would have been so much more unbearable. You are truly the best people. Just know that it is deeply appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    And let me just say that it’s been the incredible people in this book collecting community that gave me the few bright spots in a nightmare year. Those great people who have texted with me, exchanged books with me, and even gifted me a Suntup edition. Without those great and amazing people, life would have been so much more unbearable. You are truly the best people. Just know that it is deeply appreciated.
    +1

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    I read through parts I & II after working this morning and this statement had me rolling!: I watched in awe as Derek achieved a state of Pure Purple Nirvana. He communed with the spirits of Prince, Grimace, and countless squashed concord grapes. For a moment, I thought he’d erupt in a fountain of lavender lava and we’d get a new, perhaps even less competent, crew boss.

    Not to make light of your situation at all but that's best selling New York Times list shit there, brother! I also found your write-up on unschooling extremely interesting. I absolutely dreaded and hated school. So much so that I never made an attempt to attend anything school like after high school. Unschooling would have been a great fit for me I feel looking back. Are you still doing this for the kids?

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    @Jeff. I am truly sorry for the struggle and hardships you have gone through. It is not fair or right. I wish you the best.

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    As I mentioned on Twitter, Jeff, I sure hope you can put this behind you quickly. Although if it’s now gone to a lawsuit, that’s probably not in the cards…hope it wraps up as soon as it possibly can, and good luck!

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    Normally, I probably wouldn't post about this topic in a message board forum. I knew I'd lost some weight, I did not realize I'd lost 13-14 lbs. Now I'm too darn skinny. I was at my ideal weight or maybe 2 lbs over and than..... I don't know much about the weight loss yet beyond the fact I lost weight. A separate issue -- I have been told I need a minor surgery. I suspected what the problem was before being told by a surgeon and I was correct. So, I AM okay. I'm also trying to shed (sell ) books as everyone knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    Normally, I probably wouldn't post about this topic in a message board forum. I knew I'd lost some weight, I did not realize I'd lost 13-14 lbs. Now I'm too darn skinny. I was at my ideal weight or maybe 2 lbs over and than..... I don't know much about the weight loss yet beyond the fact I lost weight. A separate issue -- I have been told I need a minor surgery. I suspected what the problem was before being told by a surgeon and I was correct. So, I AM okay. I'm also trying to shed (sell ) books as everyone knows.

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    Glad you're ok, Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    Normally, I probably wouldn't post about this topic in a message board forum. I knew I'd lost some weight, I did not realize I'd lost 13-14 lbs. Now I'm too darn skinny. I was at my ideal weight or maybe 2 lbs over and than..... I don't know much about the weight loss yet beyond the fact I lost weight. A separate issue -- I have been told I need a minor surgery. I suspected what the problem was before being told by a surgeon and I was correct. So, I AM okay. I'm also trying to shed (sell ) books as everyone knows.

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    I hope everything is taken care of without too much disruption to your life. Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Hey all, Iím in a legal battle with my homeowners insurance and the service provider who committed outright fraud against me. Iíve detailed the whole sorry saga on my dormant blog and I might have to remove these posts when I reach a deal. But until then Iíd love if anyone felt moved to share this post anywhere on social media. Any platform. As long as it draws the views and awareness to the insane stuff these people can get away with.
    http://jeffandjillwentupthehill.com/...he-wreckoning/

    If you donít want to share, thatís ok. I still love you.
    Dang, Jeff. That story is brutal. Sorry that all of that happened. I hope things get better. You deserve some good luck to go your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    Normally, I probably wouldn't post about this topic in a message board forum. I knew I'd lost some weight, I did not realize I'd lost 13-14 lbs. Now I'm too darn skinny. I was at my ideal weight or maybe 2 lbs over and than..... I don't know much about the weight loss yet beyond the fact I lost weight. A separate issue -- I have been told I need a minor surgery. I suspected what the problem was before being told by a surgeon and I was correct. So, I AM okay. I'm also trying to shed (sell ) books as everyone knows.

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    Hope everything goes okay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    Normally, I probably wouldn't post about this topic in a message board forum. I knew I'd lost some weight, I did not realize I'd lost 13-14 lbs. Now I'm too darn skinny. I was at my ideal weight or maybe 2 lbs over and than..... I don't know much about the weight loss yet beyond the fact I lost weight. A separate issue -- I have been told I need a minor surgery. I suspected what the problem was before being told by a surgeon and I was correct. So, I AM okay. I'm also trying to shed (sell ) books as everyone knows.

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    I'm glad you're ok. Unexpected weight loss must have been scary. The mind goes to dark places immediately.

    I always check your auctions because I know you take care of your books and you ship securely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I read through parts I & II after working this morning and this statement had me rolling!: I watched in awe as Derek achieved a state of Pure Purple Nirvana. He communed with the spirits of Prince, Grimace, and countless squashed concord grapes. For a moment, I thought he’d erupt in a fountain of lavender lava and we’d get a new, perhaps even less competent, crew boss.

    Not to make light of your situation at all but that's best selling New York Times list shit there, brother! I also found your write-up on unschooling extremely interesting. I absolutely dreaded and hated school. So much so that I never made an attempt to attend anything school like after high school. Unschooling would have been a great fit for me I feel looking back. Are you still doing this for the kids?
    Hahaha thanks for reading and enjoying. I tried to make it as entertaining as possible which was tough when I'm as pissed as I am and trying to document the insanity as succinctly as possible.

    As far as unschooling goes, yeah we're still on that path. The kids still love to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    As I mentioned on Twitter, Jeff, I sure hope you can put this behind you quickly. Although if it’s now gone to a lawsuit, that’s probably not in the cards…hope it wraps up as soon as it possibly can, and good luck!

    Thanks again. And it hasn't gone to a lawsuit. I should be done in my dealings with ServPro shortly. Hopefully this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    @Jeff. I am truly sorry for the struggle and hardships you have gone through. It is not fair or right. I wish you the best.

    Thank you! It's been hard but I know it's only for a short time longer and there are people dealing with much harder shit and they're doing it with more grace than me. I try to maintain perspective and stay grateful for the good things in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Dang, Jeff. That story is brutal. Sorry that all of that happened. I hope things get better. You deserve some good luck to go your way.

    Well, I have had some spots of good luck and all of them have been within the book collecting community. And this shit show should be heading out of town shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Hahaha thanks for reading and enjoying. I tried to make it as entertaining as possible which was tough when I'm as pissed as I am and trying to document the insanity as succinctly as possible.

    As far as unschooling goes, yeah we're still on that path. The kids still love to learn.
    Awesome!

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