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Still Working and working and working and working. Seems there is no time for my build. :(   I will just keep following along with the little time I have and someday will get back to my Triton :)

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9 hours ago, Pete38 said:

Still Working and working and working and working. Seems there is no time for my build. :(   I will just keep following along with the little time I have and someday will get back to my Triton :)

Pete, I feel your pain!! We have been on overtime since October with days off few and far between. I just keep telling myself I have a good job and I am putting money in my retirement account. It eases the pain somewhat, at least for me.

Sam

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After moving house 6 weeks ago and still unpacking boxes, still no end in sight.

Why you may ask why is it taking so long.

 

Well when the wife says put it in that room and 30 seconds later she said no I want it in that room.

After 6 weeks of this, I have had it up to my eyes.

So I sat down in my office and had 1 or 5 beers and looked out of the window and repeated why me, why me  :(.

 

Denis.

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Denis,

We recently moved too, and I feel for you.

I went through the same thing.

However, majority of her personal boxes are still packed, while all mine are unpacked and items put away.

I made a beautiful guestroom which is now packed with boxes.

I did go through some beer.:cheers:

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I've had military wives tell me that one of the best remedies for the moving blues is to get everything unpacked and set up as quickly as possible and back to normal. Having said that I still have stuff in boxes left from my move 15 years ago.   

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1 hour ago, philo426 said:

Tell us you guys moved your built ship models without damaging them.

I have.  Loaded them in the back of a PT Cruiser with the rear seats taken out.  Put rolled up bath towels, bedding, and a couple throw rugs around them so they wouldn't tip over.  

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4 hours ago, Julie Mo said:

To alcohol!  The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems. :D

I drink little - no alcohol, but life definitely has other ways of bringing problems. Just remember, whatever don't kill 'ya can only make 'ya stronger. Or so they say. :cheers:  

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Bought 100 feet of 1/4" cotton rope, tied a 8 turn Monkey Fist on the end, 'took 8 turns to cover the dog chew ball in the core', Drying now from washing and bleaching, be stretching it later. Plan on making it up and hanging on the wall for a decoration. Everyone needs to have a Heaving Line hanging on the wall. No squeaker in the ball, it's a stealth Heaving Line.

jud  :pirate41:

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Brother just purchased Mainship 40 footer unbeknownst to me and called and said John I can't run this boat need your help. So took the Boss and met him at a local marina and spent the day showing him how to leave and return to the dock and operate a boat with twin engines. Like a student had to use a yardstick and slap his hands every time he tried to use the wheel finally after 3 hours he could back it into a narrow slip in a stiff breeze without touching the wheel and scaring neighbor boat owners standing by with brooms to push him off. Kudos. Went to a restaurant on the river nice meal he paid for very enjoyable day!

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Finally cleaned out the spare bedroom so it's not a warehouse anymore.   Also, assisted the admiral in re-working the linen closet.   Finally made a dump run for all the cardboard boxes collected over the last several months.   And now...  back to Licorne.

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7 hours ago, mtaylor said:

Finally cleaned out the spare bedroom so it's not a warehouse anymore.   Also, assisted the admiral in re-working the linen closet.   Finally made a dump run for all the cardboard boxes collected over the last several months.   And now...  back to Licorne.

Well done, Mark  

 

Tis a good feeling whenever one clears the crap away.

 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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17 hours ago, mtaylor said:

Congrats, Dr. Per.   Where's the new job if you don't mind me asking?

It'seems in the Tri-cities area. Since I am living in an area where farming is huge, the job is as spare parts Specialist for all the big machines and tractors.

There will be a lot of training on the machines.

My knowledge with Trimble products for farming is helpful.

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On 3/10/2017 at 7:16 PM, badams_ios said:

We call ours, "The room we don't talk about."

My father's basement is such an area "he don't talk about"

But there are a lot of goodies there. 

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On 3/11/2017 at 5:45 PM, John Allen said:

Brother just purchased Mainship 40 footer unbeknownst to me and called and said John I can't run this boat need your help. So took the Boss and met him at a local marina and spent the day showing him how to leave and return to the dock and operate a boat with twin engines. Like a student had to use a yardstick and slap his hands every time he tried to use the wheel finally after 3 hours he could back it into a narrow slip in a stiff breeze without touching the wheel and scaring neighbor boat owners standing by with brooms to push him off. Kudos. Went to a restaurant on the river nice meal he paid for very enjoyable day!

That's quite an accomplishment, John.  Only three hours to teach your bro to back into a narrow slip in a stiff breeze without causing any heart attacks?  You must be quite the teacher and your brother quite the student.  I've been on the instructor end and I can count on one hand the number of students who could learn so quickly.  Some just never got it.

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Went to a piano recital (if that's the right description) in a private home to watch a master tickle, and sometimes pound, the 88s.  I always used the excuse my hands were too small to stretch across the keys to hit certain cords.  So I had to compare hands and his weren't much bigger than mine.  Another lame excuse debunked.  But it was fascinating to see those hands flying across the keys.  And we met a lot of new people, too.  It was a nice break from the remodeling grind. 

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