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Junkyard's work thread.....maybe haha

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Junkyard, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Tags

    Tags Senior Member

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    You really can't make that sh!t up! All the room in the world and want to still be nice and close. It's like when you drop a trailer off so you can unload the material in the truck, no matter how many cones you put in front of the trailer or how far out of the way you park it, inevitably someone will park so it's next to impossible to hook back up to the trailer
     
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    Uffta! Took a moment looking at the picture to see the problem, how did you get out?
     
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    PITA Herders!!
     
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    Climbed over it fully expecting it to come unlatched and dump my a$$ out! Haha
     
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    Made it home about 7:30pm. From Santa Rosa to OKC I had a 35-40 mph north wind hitting me broadside. Made for a long day. 60-65 mph I could comfortably handle it. Any faster and a passing truck would really move me around. I’ll post pics of my acquisition in the morning, weather permitting.

    I am BEAT!
     
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    Junkyard !!
    Are you OK ??
     
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    Yeah. Shop foreman is in the hospital and down for the count the rest of the year so I’ve assumed some (most) of his duty along with mine. It’s been crazy trying to figure out how to get it all done this week. We are headed to Branson for the weekend and I already told mom not to expect me Thursday. She wasn’t very happy.

    Oh and one of our drivers quit....gotta love it! Haha
     
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    f311fr1 Senior Member

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    Hang in there. Get the boss to get you some help
     
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    We’re working on it but going into winter I doubt we get anybody else. Oh well. More OT for me!
     
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    TOY Money!!!
     
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    Not your' job to make other people happy, including females-wives!
     
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    Junkyard Senior Member

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    In reality that’s true. To them....not so much!
     
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    After that snack he was ready for his colonoscopy....
     
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    After flying as many as 180,000 miles a year for work, I no longer get in airplanes unless there is no other option. Normally at airports I always check to see if the rental car return has there own TSA entry point. Minneapolis has a great one with no lines ever. I use it whenever I fly, rental car or not. San Francisco has no options but long lines. I have at times flown from Oakland to SFO just to avoid the SFO TSA mess. A total of 8 miles as the crow flies. Short flight but still worth 500 frequent flyer miles. They used to have a $49.00 flight.
     
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    LAX to SFO round trip in early 60s was $49-ish. Pre-Arab oil embargo 'real dollars'. Used fly up and watch the baseball games at Candle Stick Park. After a couple of trips; learned to take along a warmer jacket, the on-shore weather flow was a bit cool!
     
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    He’s growing!

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    I took two of our 6 week old Pyrenees down to see the girls at the bank. In about 30 seconds they (girls) were all on the floor in the lobby in their dresses playing with the pups. You should have seen the look on the face of the guy that came in to make a deposit.
     
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    My pup is a great wingman. Between him and my 4 year old boy I can’t lose! Lol. He spent a couple days with the girls in the Topeka office this week. They spoiled him rotten!
     
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    He was ready to go trucking this morning! I was letting things warm up, doing my logs and he parked himself there. He’s either pushing me or afraid I’d leave him!

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    Separation anxiety.
     
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