Where is everyone #5

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  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I love the entire The Better Life album from 3 Doors Down. I remember my Uncle bought me that CD for my 9th birthday. My first CD and I didn't even own a CD player lol. Had to dub it over to casette because my sister was mean and wouldn't let me borrow her CD boombox :(

    Edit: 9th not 6th. Album came out in 2000. For some reason I thought it came out in '96 or '97.
     
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  3. Hurricane69

    Hurricane69 Road Train Member

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    Mama has the habit of putting all the stuff I leave laying in the house in a box...when the box gets full she takes it to the shop.

    So I'm cleaning things up today and my right thumb starts feeling mushy and tingling and I'm thinking what's up with that.... My left one always does that when I use it cause I ran it through a tablesaw.

    Tonight I'm cooking supper and taking a smoke break at the bar I get to complaining to Mama about my thumb and come to find out I have a blister covering half the pad.

    Well last night I found one of her surprise boxes full of my stuff buried on my bench. Inside was the eight inch Cresent I use to fill lp tanks all rusted up. So I soaked it down to sit overnight and today it was still stuck....well I grabbed the propane torch and warmed it up and took a rag and started working it and beating it on the vise.

    Tada....I fixed it....cleaned it up....tossed it back in the toolbox.

    My question is can I blame this blister on mama or is Blair gonna put me on ignore for making a fluffy post????
     
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  4. Lilbow

    Lilbow Light Load Member

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  5. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    6FFE3531-23BF-4F41-8DC2-7FA54B92D226.jpeg @stwik here is why
    67DEC508-259A-465C-83DA-BA168FB24A56.jpeg 96CD0CCA-ECAE-4F78-A04E-9AC1E18FD4C4.jpeg 86C3101E-3EFC-423F-BB1D-E3A823222932.png All I wanted to be as a kid was a truck driver. I had my CDL at 18 and was driving strait trucks at 17. Made management by the time I was 20. Looking back it was a good thing I got away from being in the truck early. I still worked hard and traveled a lot throughout my life. At 45 I decided that I was going to do something for myself. Trucking was the only answer for me.

    Where else can I take off 8 to 10 weeks a year? I get to make my own decisions, right or wrong. I love wrenching on mechanical stuff but not as paying gig all the time.
    However if I had to drive someone else’s truck it would of been over before it started.

    whatever you do do it with passion!!! You will succeed in what ever you do.

    My wife’s friend just turned in his retirement papers from the post office at 58 years old. My father in law has been drawing a pension check for the last 27 years from his city job. Got another buddy that is retired union elevator man at 60 pulling in more than I’ve ever made working.
    Never meet anybody except my grandpa that retired with a (standard oil) pension from truck driving.
     
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  6. tramm01

    tramm01 Road Train Member

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    3 of them—330 digger, 320 w/compactor and 311 with bedding bucket
     
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  7. tramm01

    tramm01 Road Train Member

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    Take a smoke stick (maybe give me a call — old man has my number)
     
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  8. stwik

    stwik Road Train Member

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    @Tug Toy

    I got the road itch again

    we shall see

    only gonna be out for a few weeks.
     
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  9. tramm01

    tramm01 Road Train Member

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  10. Al. Roper

    Al. Roper Road Train Member

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    I started OTR in 96. Had always been drawn to the road. Came off the road a couple of times, for varying reasons. But I always come back to trucking. Never have been one to stay out weeks at a time. 2 weeks is about all I could ever take. Now I'm home every weekend and if the stars align maybe a night through the week. But I still have the drive and desire to do this job. Is it hard to leave the house? Yep. But as stated earlier, it's the life we chose, for better or worse. Having said that, for me personally, it's part of who i am. I have a traveling soul i suppose.
     
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  11. Kid wanted an elk or buffalo burger so off we go 2hrs to this place.
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    Med rare.....

    Can't fault him for a road trip for food.
     
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