Here's what I do for a living...what do you do?

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  1. DigginDoc

    DigginDoc Well-Known Member

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    Everytime my Grandson and I get together, I whip out a box of "Fishies" and we have fun! :) He loves em!
    Cheers
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    Guess I have to update this, almost a month late.
    I am now retired.
     
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    Looking at post #579 this makes more sense. I could really get into that. I like food and I like to fish. :LOL:
     
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    You know digs, this retirement thing doesn't mean that you just sit around and do nothing, but you already knew that.
    Our first priority is to enjoy ourselves. That means doing more of what we love to do. For TQ members, I would imagine all forms of treasure hunting comes into PLAY. You have your incredible wood working skills that I'm sure you will be dedicating more time to.
    I think what happens is we take on new projects. For me, it will be purchasing a home in Pennsylvania. Then of course, there will be the move, and making sure the house is freshly painted and move-in ready. Busy, busy, busy.
    Yep, that's our new occupation.
    Busy, busy, busy.
     
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    Make sure when you buy that home you purchase the little known "stuff birth control". If you don't your stuff will multiply like craze. I didn't ask about it and mine has. I KNOW I didn't bring all this stuff in. It gets happy and next thing you know there is more and more stuff.
     
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    Make sure when you buy that home you purchase the little known "stuff birth control". If you don't your stuff will multiply like craze. I didn't ask about it and mine has. I KNOW I didn't bring all this stuff in. It gets happy and next thing you know there is more and more stuff.
     
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    That is for sure and I don't mind one little bit. The thing I notice is that with no deadlines or time restraints I seem to get more done and it gets done better. I am spending time in the shop. Just finished a birthday present and today I am starting on tearing out and making brand new pull out shelves in the kitchen. Old ones are getting sticky and I want to build them different. Busy, busy, busy. When the rain ever quits here I do want to get out detecting.
     
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    That's Funny!!
    True, but Funny:D:D:LOL:
     
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    ........and that is a Great place to be. It just feels nice to say the R' word don't it?
     
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    I know exactly what you mean Andi. After awhile it's like trying to pour a gallon of milk into a pint container.
     
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    CONGRATS Digs! Enjoy your well earned retirement.(y)
     
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    union laborer, this is a lock and dam. Lock chamber dewatered for wall, valves and gate rehab several years ago. 100_0159.jpg
     
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    That looks like it was quite the project.
     
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    Organized Chaos Fantastic pic.
     
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    very similar to a dry dock. Nice photo. Love all the machinery. Would I be correct in assuming that photo was not taken in Iowa?
     
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    I don't do anything anymore. :)
     
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    I work on machinery like that in the photo. Heavy equipment and big trucks.
     
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    Thanks, it was in Dubuque Iowa on a early Sunday morning,temp was like 5, 10 below. I was checking on pumps and generators. O.K. LONG RAMBLE ALERT! Looking upstream the towboat and the crane, which is on a barge are on the water above the lock chamber. The latticed horizontal beams are a stacked temporary dam. It was put in first then water pumped out. Same for down stream side except a poiree dam was used. Wish i could find a pic of that, weird. Basically huge angled frames set in by divers then covered with steel plates. when you are at that end of the floor you're (under) the river. When the water is pumped out pressure actual force's it against a big sill at the bottom and the slope forces it down. These are probably the same frames. https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.mo1078.photos/?sp=19 Before we could work we had to clean all the debris. 2 tandem axle loads of steamboat ratchets and cable plus some goodie's. 2 big brass props, lots of tools, old flare pistol, i remember a few newer silver coins were found.
     
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    I have seen some truly big brass props in my time in the shipyards of Savannah. Wish I would have had a camera.
     
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    These were only about 18"-2' except the 12" in my garage:whistle: I'd like to see those pic's Artie fact. Any diesel ship engine pic's? I saw some NG compressors that were supposed to be comparable, piston and connecting rod was around 7 ft tall.
     
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