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 Gregolas Maximus 4GC

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46 year old / Male
central Illinois
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About Me:

I'm Greg Wallace. Screen names I've used other than my current one include:
iClaudius (long story)
Original G.R.E.G.
My friend Ben Paul added the Maximus to my name once in live conversation, so I decided to append it. :)

Find me on Facebook at:

I joined HSA over 3 years ago, and have been greatly blessed by the people I've met here, both on the website and in person. (Feel free to add me, as I use my friend's list for blog-reading, not having time for more blogs than that. )

After my 4000th forum post I joined the elite Four Grand Club, aka 4GC. Other members include Heather, Raquelle, Kit and our fearless leader Christi (with over 5000!).
I am MMB #1, Ret., a proud co-founding member of WNU, and a digruntled member in denial of the OFC.

My work for most of the last 13 years has been 3D modeling, drawing, and some design work for Caterpillar, the earthmoving equipment company. The Decatur plant designs and manufactures Wheel Tractor Scrapers, Motor Graders and Mining Trucks. I've also had a one year stint with Grain Systems, Inc, manufacturers of grain storage, handling, and drying systems, and livestock feeding systems. GSI website. Other skills I've gained include painting cars, most mechanical aspects of vehicles, construction (from foundation to roof including electrical), and I'm the resident computer expert in the family (but I confess I'm starting to fall behind the technology and many younger friends are ahead of me now).

Sibling Finder:
Doug (not on HSA) - about 2 yrs younger than me
Jill - almost 4 yrs younger than me

Girlfriend Finder: :)

I was on the HSA National Reunion Committee for 2009. Colorado was awesome!

There is not going to be a 2010 Reunion, but there are a host of great local events. Check the Events forum!

Favorite Books: 

I'll go with authors:
JRR Tolkien
CS Lewis
Mark Twain
Dashiell Hammett
Arthur Conan Doyle
Randy Alcorn

Favorite Music: 

My music list is long enough to make most people's eyes glaze over, so here's the truncated version. (You can find most of the Christian rock/metal/rap portion of my collection at the Firestream music vault)

some currently active rock/metal bands I like:
heavy (metal, industrial, goth, grunge, hard rock): Becoming the Archetype, Project86, Stavesacre, The Showdown, Demon Hunter, Narnia, Day of Fire, Chevelle, P.O.D., Tourniquet, King's X, Mortification, Bride, Thrice
rock and roll (classic, alternative, indie): Starflyer59, the Brothers Martin, Anberlin, Eisley, Fair, House of Heroes, Weezer, Aaron Sprinkle, Sanctus Real, Phil Keaggy, The Choir, Lost Dogs, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, Loquat, Audioslave, December Radio, Neon Horse
blues: Jonny Lang, Glenn Kaiser & Darrell Mansfield

hip-hop, rap: TobyMac, DC Talk, Dynamic Twins, GRITS
bluegrass: Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, Flatt & Scruggs, the Dillards
Celtic: William Coulter, Battlefield Band, Fiddlers Five, Feast of Fiddles
soundtracks: Master & Commander, LOTR, Grim Fandango, Fiddler on the Roof, Last of the Mohicans
other: Jay Ungar, Julian Bream, Henry Mancini, Tommy Dorsey, Roy Rogers

...basically anything but pop and modern country

Marital Status:  Committed
Want (more) Children:  Yes
Homeschool your children?:  Yes, I plan to homeschool.
Homeschool Legacy:  Homeschool Alum

Highschool Career:  Homeschooled all the way
Education:  Associate degree
Employment:  Part-time
Siblings:  2
Occupation:  Technical / Science / Engineering
Interests: Melody Hemmer, music, StL Cardinals baseball, Illini basketball, old movies, cars & restoring them (less so now) exactly that order :)

Status:  Member
Profile Views:  64213
Profile Updated:  12 Mar 2011
Joined:  26 Apr 2007
Total posts:  4523 (search topics created)

Recent Blog Entries

- 2 months post-surgery
- in the hospital again
- post-op follow-up, week of 12/6/10
- In everything, give thanks.
- Going home soon
- Recovery, Day 6
- Surgery recovery, day 4 - 11/13/2010
- Recovering, day two
- My surgery is tomorrow
- Headed home, with surgery upcoming

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Friends Notes:

Will never stop missing this genuine soul! I know you are in such a happy place, but never ever forgotten!
- Ms. Minni Rose
Tue Apr 11, 17 2:28 pm
Still miss you, Greg! Smile
- Joel for Governor
Sun Mar 12, 17 1:28 pm
I miss you, Greg! As time goes by you feel a tug to talk to an old friend-- but they are not there! This is hardest part about missing someone!
- Ms. Minni Rose
Mon Feb 01, 16 7:16 pm
Greg, you are missed... :'(
- Joel for Governor
Sat Apr 18, 15 3:23 pm
I had not logged onto HSA in forever. When I did, you were one of the first memories to come back. I miss your always encouraging blog comments and the good chats we had! Still strange to see your profile picture and know you're not there anymore.
- Anonymous (Kim)
Tue Oct 07, 14 8:29 pm
We miss you. Sad
- Marlana
Thu Mar 27, 14 12:20 am
I come on to HSA once in awhile, Greg. I often randomly check the email that we used to chat on... hoping your status is green. So much has gone in my life, and sometimes I want to tell an old friend about it. You will always be one of those friends that listened and had great answers. I bet you have all the answers in the world now. Smile
- Ms. Minni Rose
Sat Feb 08, 14 12:20 pm
I miss you, friend.
- Sara
Sat Jul 27, 13 7:01 pm
Miss ya, pal!
- Raquelle 6GC
Sun Jun 02, 13 1:01 pm
Sure miss you, Bro!
- Israel Wayne (OFC)
Thu Mar 28, 13 12:35 am

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