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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 6:21 AM
    medic2230

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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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    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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  3. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:23 AM
    medic2230

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    Where are you in Alabama?
     
  4. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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  5. 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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  6. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:31 AM
    drjenkins

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    We just picked one up to encourage the feeding frenzy.
     
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  7. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    Bats are awesome. Almost as awesome as hummingbirds. Almost.
     
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  8. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:48 AM
    RearViewMirror

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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.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    Why did I think you were in Missouri? :confused:
     
  10. 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.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:04 AM
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  14. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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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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    Its still odd for a home. You have now piqued my interest as to why they would do that. I've poured a few hundred PT slabs in my day, one of those projects being every slab on a 19 story building. I understand the engineering behind that and every other one that I have done. I just for the life of me can not understand why you would PT a house slab. Maybe @OZ-T would know? :notsure:
     
  16. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    Not being a contractor I really couldn't tell ya. I need to go through all my pictures that I took while the neighborhood was being built. I've got pictures of slabs while being poured you'd probably be interested in.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    You dont need to go through that. I know what a pre poured slab looks like. I'm thinking it is an earthquake thing. You said you live in a quake zoned areea and so does @sandjunkie, you both more than likely have different soil types as Cali soil is way different than that in Missouri. Your houses are about the same size, so the only common denominator is the quake zone. I'll wait off OZ to chime in. He'll know, I have never built a house and thats what he does.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    You are correct. I was confused, miss read that.
     
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    I’m a bit north east of Britt in Illinois - just east of St. Louis - and we are in both tornado and quake zones. One issue that you see builders also accommodate for is mining subsidence as this area is full of property that has been previously mined. My 12 acre lot hasn’t been mined and I still own the rights which increases its value in the local market.

    As to what they do to make that accommodation I have no idea as I’m not in the industry.
     
  20. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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    I was thinking I need to go through my pictures anyway. I've got them stored on a bunch of different external HD's and really need to get them organized. For the longest time I would keep them organized by year documenting my daughter as she grew up. But as she's gotten older I've noticed the pictures aren't as many as they used to be for some reason. I suppose when they are young you're constantly taking pictures but as they grow up they get a little bit fewer and far between.
     

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