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Old 06-04-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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I walked today

...in other words, I quit. No more auto sales for me. Nope. Done. Love Audis, love VWs, used to love Porsches, but they are plastic fantastic now. No love for Porsches.

Now I have time to work on my bikes. The Airhead Gathering of the Clans 20th is this coming weekend. With luck, Das Beast will make her debut.

Back to sorting out petcocks and cleaning old aluminum tank...

Happily free.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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Congrats, I guess. Any plan on how to make ends meet?

I put up with the ups-and-downs of career 'til I was able to graduate from work 5-6 years ago.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Where is the Gathering of the Clans?
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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I have a "conditional" hire at the local hospital for IT support. Post reference check and whizzing.

No worries with either, and it's 36 hours a week and 4 times what I was making.

So yes, the oars are near the water. I am just reeling in the ease now
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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Where is the Gathering of the Clans?
Same place it has been for 20 years. Formerly "Turkey Toms", now Bubba Brent's in Fergueson, NC (near Boone, but better)

Here's a link. Be there or be square

http://www.highcountrymotorcyclecamp.com

Keep in mind, there is no gas for 12 miles, the road is twisty, and the food is good.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
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& or buzzard brents
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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You going to be there Red Bud?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #8
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Congratulations!!

Best feeling in the world, taking control.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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It is the first time I have been without work since 15.

Oh, when I was working in Antarctica, I had 4-6 months off, but I knew I was going back.

Now I am waiting for HR in the hospital to do their thing.

Time to reel in the ease a bit, work on la motos and just get stuff done. Finished cleaning up the old Vermont Casting wood stove today. Ready for fire up in the fall now. I'll mow the grass tomorrow, ride to Greer, SC tomorrow to fix my sister's Mac. I can do it in 2 minutes, but it would take her hours.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #10
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So yes, the oars are near the water. I am just reeling in the ease now
Good. Sometimes if one get fed up, things can get a little freaky.

Enjoy life. Get those little prioritized things done.

I've been planning to do a Gathering of the Clans for decades now. Someday soon.

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fix my sister's Mac. I can do it in 2 minutes, but it would take her hours
Family's family, but charge her. Or at least get lunch...
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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It is the first time I have been without work since 15.

Oh, when I was working in Antarctica, I had 4-6 months off, but I knew I was going back.

Now I am waiting for HR in the hospital to do their thing.

Time to reel in the ease a bit, work on la motos and just get stuff done. Finished cleaning up the old Vermont Casting wood stove today. Ready for fire up in the fall now. I'll mow the grass tomorrow, ride to Greer, SC tomorrow to fix my sister's Mac. I can do it in 2 minutes, but it would take her hours.
Not that visiting your sister is a bad thing, why don't you just use a VNC viewer to fix her issue? Or will it not power up at all?
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:27 PM   #12
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It is the first time I have been without work since 15.

Oh, when I was working in Antarctica, I had 4-6 months off, but I knew I was going back.
Me either......did you work in Ant with Matt?

Congrats on the walk out , always wanted to do that....have fun at the clans. Nathan and Dean should be there....but look what just happened to Nathans' R80 G/S

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #13
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You going to be there Red Bud?

no, i havent made it sence duck & dean jumped the sidecar

i was sorta planning to but i got an arm in a sling right now

take pic's
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #14
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Me either......did you work in Ant with Matt?

Congrats on the walk out , always wanted to do that....have fun at the clans. Nathan and Dean should be there....but look what just happened to Nathans' R80 G/S



that'll slow ya down,


do ya think it got mad cause of the ktm
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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Wow... bad news with the GS... that blows.

As for my sister, she is my only living relative and all the kids are home. Kids... 6'7, 6'5 and 5'11 niece. Monster big children. Two good yellow labs for my mutt, Elroy, to play with too.

I gave them my iMac intel dual core 2.0 after work said it was "un-secure". As compared to a Windoze box?! Yeah, I could VNC into it, but it's more fun to sit down, fix it, and watch the menagerie unfold.

Just like The Gathering of the Clans. Kinda ;)
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