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Michael Thompson always thought life was meant to be simple.
Do some time in the military. Get married. Go to work. Raise a family. Simple plans. Simple things.
But, sometimes, even the simplest of plans can go off track.
“I came up under the belief that if you do the right things, then the right things will happen to you,” Thompson, 65, said recently at his apartment in Oakley. “But I didn’t foresee any storms coming.”