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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:05 AM
    Pchop

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    Glad to hear you r daughter got out of Mizzou. That school is just plane crazy.
     
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  2. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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  3. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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    Of course not.
     
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  4. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    VE7OSR 'interfering with Natural Selection since 1990'

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    Flying home today from DFW and I have a head cold. Looks like I’m ‘that Guy’ hopefully I can just sleep
    Edit: they gave me a row to myself. I was grateful, I’m sure those around me felt likewise. One more hop to go.
     
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  5. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:17 AM
    VE7OSR

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    Access to the gas powered chip saw? Or a halligan? C5?
     
  6. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    G.T. Official TW Burrito Inspector

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    Some stick on chrome from pep boys
    Remember, none of that red garbage.

    D480C183-903B-4276-957E-77B5DF5AEFD4.jpg
     
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  7. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Got a 15k lb waaahbulance to get in. Probably a better option than the metal building we’re in. Never understood why they put the rescuers in the cheapest building.
     
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  8. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Haven't seen any hummingbirds down here yet. Now bats, seen plenty of those lately. And I welcome our tiny fanged overlords as they seem to put a dent in the mosquito population.
     
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  9. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:23 AM
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    Where are you in Alabama?
     
  10. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    Just outside Millbrook.
     
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  11. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    I have a teak bat house on the side of my shop, they smash mosquitoes. Love those fuzzy little eating machines.
     
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  12. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    We just picked one up to encourage the feeding frenzy.
     
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  13. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    Bats are awesome. Almost as awesome as hummingbirds. Almost.
     
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  14. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:48 AM
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    That's where I was at. Then add my wife and her being sick just made it worse. I sat down and did a rough figure before I left and I had been on over 30k runs during my career on the FD. That's enough. I remember when I came on the job it was always "hit bell hit" but when I left I just wished it would never go off again.

    Ours was $5000 with no tax. I don't know if they still offer that plan anymore but since we live in a very high risk area for tornados we were tax exempt for the safe room. Then FEMA gave a $1000 rebate if you had one installed. I had it installed in April of that year and we had our FEMA check by June.

    Believe it or not we do live in an earthquake zone (New Madrid Fault). I even have an earthquake rider on my house which is very hard to get insurance companies to sell around here. Not many insurance carriers handle that around here. I don't think it's required that they put in pretensioned slabs but every house in our neighborhood is pretensioned. The soil is stable since it's was just a grazing field for cows before they turned into it a subdivision but they are pretensioned nonetheless.

    That's where I'm at right now. I didn't expect to leave the FD when I did. I was due to retire the same year my daughter graduated HS which was going to work out perfectly. But I was lucky and got to retire 4 1/2 years earlier than expected. Don't get me wrong... I would never trade my situation right now. I make more money off the job then I did when I was on the job due to my final average pay in my pension. But kind of like what you described, I'd like to just get out of here. I just want to point the car west and never look back to this god forsaken state.

    I will say that where you live is (to me) the nicest part of the state. I went to U of A and it's a great school and it's in a beautiful part of the state.

    I don't envy you. I had to fly back from Minneapolis with full blown pneumonia 6-7 years ago. I was hoping to have a window or aisle seat but nope.. had to sit in between 2 people in the middle seat. I felt so bad for them but there was nothing I could do at the time. Most miserable time I've ever spent on a plane.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    Why did I think you were in Missouri? :confused:
     
  16. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    I think you might be confused. The input voltage is AC...the output is DC
     
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    Dunno lol? If I were in Missouri I'd live around the KC area. I love KC for some reason?
     
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    Post tension :thumbsup:

    They stress the cables after the slab is poured. Just pointing that out.
     
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    Soil Condition related I believe. High expansion and contraction. Better to have the concrete in a compressed state to prevent cracking
     

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