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Not going to renew my license

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Larry, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    Larry

    Larry [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After a lifetime of home building (40+ years, 32 as a licensed professional...22 in Florida)...I'm done.

    My State Certified license is due for renewal next month, and I will not renew. It is bittersweet, as obtaining the license is no easy task. And it's been my passion. But at some point I knew I had hit a brick wall (no pun intended) and needed to get out.

    My newest home is nearing completion...and we plan on staying in this one longer than a year or two for a change (I'll probably die in this one, serious). Wife and I have lived in 12 new homes over the past 25 years...time to quit dropping buoys and drop anchor.

    I will still do small jobs that do not require permitting, mostly out of the new shop I am currently building. Basically, I'm quiting home building...and I'm going to build bird houses and book shelves :D

    ...slower pace...no stress...time to put her on auto pilot and ride the tide.

    I don't believe any here know me personally...and some probably could care less. But I have enjoyed the past 2 years here on this forum...and I enjoy many of the members posts/thread here. So...I thought I'd share another perspective from an old guy.
    :cheers:
    pic of the new home for your visual enjoyment:

    [​IMG]

    Part of this ambitious project...
    my own little compound with 1900 sq ft 3br-2ba 2car gar main house...26'X36' wood shop and 800 sq ft 1br-1ba guest cottage (for M-I-L), all on a wooded 1/2 acre double lot:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    very cool. congrats to you.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    You know when it's time. You'll be alot happier! You'll be able to spend more time [​IMG] here... Good luck. P.S. We're all coming down for a party!
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Good on you for making the decision!

    I'm totally Jelly of that workshop! :jellydance:

    Best of luck with your new path! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It's got LSD man.....
    Good luck Larry! Should give you more time to be on TW at least :D ....from another July '10 joiner
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    coffeesnob

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  7. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It's got LSD man.....
    lol I don't think it was a question:)
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    detnight

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    Bed cover, Borla exhaust,20in wheels The TEXAS edition
    good luck and enjoy life
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    brny67

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    That is awesome...congrats
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    PkTaco

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    Awesome! Congrats.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Understand the burn out, I have been working at the same job for 33 years this Oct. I love the job and the company I work for; McMaster-Carr Supply, I'm just tired. Married for 35 years, lived in the same house for 33 years and raised two boys 30 and 28, life wears you out. Looking forward to putting my feet up and having a cold one in the next 8-10 years or so.

    Good luck with the life change, you earned it. :proposetoast:
     
  12. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    11TRD

    11TRD Soon to be west coast

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    Congrats! :cheers:
     
  13. Jul 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Congrats, Enjoy it! Wonderful design you have. I recall seeing pictures of it in another thread; very nice!
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Larry congrats...Here in San Miguel Allende, central Mexico...you dont need no stinkin licence. You can drive unlicenced a.t.v., dune buggies, anything on the streets. You dont even need auto insurance. Run stop signs when safe, police look the other way. Nice casas dirt cheap as they overbuilt here. But....I am heading for the Keys, I miss the boats, water.....bikinis.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    Lots of luck man and enjoy life.
     
  16. Jul 12, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    medic2230

    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    Good luck!!! You've earned it!
     
  17. Jul 12, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    Aw9d

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    Congrats sir! The plans for the new place look awesome.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    wileyC

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    congrats! :cheers:

    must be exciting building your own place!
     
  19. Jul 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Beat you to it, Been off the books for 18 Mo., Still take small CASH jobs but thats it. Can truly say do not Miss the rat race.. Best of Luck to you, Jim
     
  20. Jul 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    speedydave

    speedydave A-TRAC Equipped

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    can you go inactive instead of forfeiting your license? Just in case?
     
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