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iceman3201

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PostSubject: about our self   Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:29 pm

im trying to get this forum going again. ok. heres me. retired from land o lakes in omaha ne. in 1999. after almost 21 years.born in portland maine. went to fryeburg academy. 1960-1964. drafted in 1965. enought said about that. moved back to maine in 2000. got sick of retirement went back to driving again. became a driver trainer for one of the largest carriers around. now ive been driving tractor trailer for over 42 -43 years. 18-22 wheels. have a class one x endorsement on my license. it hasnt been fun all the time with the roads in the mid west. but id do it all over again. and some one will ask.no ive never been in a accident. close. drivers will tell you. you have drivers and steerers. im a driver. and the best thing is not many people. the people. the people.now i dont really care if this interest you or not. im just trying to get the forum going again.
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PostSubject: Re: about our self   Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:56 pm

I always wanted to try driving trucks. I grew up around them on the fixing side. Too bad I don't trust myself with a manual trans, much less one connected to something so big.
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PostSubject: Re: about our self   Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:53 pm

I'm in, though my history is much shorter...Lived in southern VT and NH sine I was 3 years old, so it's all I know. Graduated high school in 2002, did a few odd jobs here and there, and now work for myself with a lawn care and mild carpentry company that keeps me pretty busy just trying to keep up with it, not so much in how much work I have...LOL.

I have been a gear head and car freak since my dad bought a 68 Camaro convertible in pieces when I was very young. by the time I was 10 years old the Impala was hitting Chevy dealers and I told myself that it was the coolest car ever and I never thought otherwise. 2 years ago I finally bought one, and although I am always wrenching on it, I do feel like it is a very reliable car and I am close to making it to the point where I don't HAVE to work on it anymore.

I have a girl I have been dating for 6 months, which is a record for a "Love 'em and leave 'em" type like myself (according to my mother anyway), and I think she might be the one, but she is moving to Kentucky in August for a one year intership, so I guess that will be the real test!

I'm in the process of building a garage with an apartment on my small property in Walpole, NH and plan to be in it by the fall (So I won't have to part these Impalas in my driveway and parents garage anymore). It has been a long slow build cause money is tight, but it is for everyone, so I can't complain.

So that is me,

Doug
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PostSubject: about our self   Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:37 am

thanks for that doug. id like to know the members better.now when your girl friend goes to kentucky. will she be gone for a whole year? and will you go down to see her? good to hear youll building your own place.
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PostSubject: about our self   Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:43 am

bammax wrote:
I always wanted to try driving trucks. I grew up around them on the fixing side. Too bad I don't trust myself with a manual trans, much less one connected to something so big.
believe it or not. theres a lot of companies switching over to automatics. you can make money. if you can get on with the right carrier. but its not a job you want if your married with children. unless you can be home every night. i was lucky when i got hired by land o lakes.
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PostSubject: Re: about our self   Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:19 pm

iceman3201 wrote:
thanks for that doug. id like to know the members better.now when your girl friend goes to kentucky. will she be gone for a whole year? and will you go down to see her? good to hear youll building your own place.

She'll be gone for a year, I might visit her once, but I have a very busy work schedule except March, so it's tough. She will likely make it back for Christmas, so that would be cool. It's gonna be tough, but I think she's worth it.

Thanks,

Doug
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