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2010 - Stick a fork in it, it's done

Posted By kblackav8or Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:17 AM
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 Posted Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:17 AM
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I started the year trying to keep from having a heart attack at the early retirement the Navy handed me without proper lead time and without even a resume to start a job search.  God is faithful though and provided me an extension and also a job worked itself out.  I didn't lose my house or any hair.  So I into my 3rd shift as a commercial helicopter pilot.  Went from super busy flying at first to now hardly any flying at all.  Thankfully my pay is not based on the amount of flying I am doing or I would be broke.  I am required to be here and be ready should a requirement emerge.  Work a little or work a lot, pay is the same.  I somewhat lost interest and motivation in my 81 Kenworth.  It had been a great starter truck.  Did a variety of small to medium projects and upgrades on it and didn't lose my shirt in the transition.  In it's place is a pretty interesting 59' Kenworth CC 925 - small cab wide tilt hood from the 60's.  Not original apparently but remains fairly unique.  First foray into 2 stick shifting.  More practice and I think I will get the hang of it. 
2011 - hope to get the 59 project off the ground, paint and interior are first.  With that done it doesn't need all that much.  I plan to tweak it as I go and may enjoy doing an engine or transmission swap in the future.  Plan to keep my current job unless something comes along that will keep me at home.  I have been nominated as the RVP for my area and being home more would surely help me better perform my duties.  I have a friend trying to lure me into being a real estate broker.  Not sure that is where I belong.  If I was to succeed at that I could be home and probably afford to continue my hobbies. 
I wish you all a prosperous new year and good health.  I hope to meet more of you in person this year and continue to make new friends here. 
Kevin



Daryl Gushee
 Posted Thursday, December 30, 2010 6:08 PM
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Its a long shot but If your ever in Maine look me up. I'll entertain you with antiques during the day and you never know what Maine has after dark. Glad to hear the pay is good with the air freight gig.
Ground freight is as bad as can be expected and I suspect it always will be.


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 Posted Friday, December 31, 2010 2:06 AM
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I hope and pray 2011 is better than 2010.2010 has sucked big time.Really only thing that has gone good was I got the General home and I didn't kill myself doing stupid stuff.Everything else has not been stellar.Had to file suit against my Genetic Material donor,got hours cut down from 48 minimum to 40 maximum plus found out we most likely will never go back to CNC department.Gave up getting restitution for 4 guns that were stolen and distroyed by a bunch of welfare babies after they burglerized me a couple years ago.DA told me pretty much your SOL and I paid $1800 outta pocket to fix the only gun I had recovered.The L1A1,Hakim,and 100% perfect Yugo mauser are gone forever.So.....2011 can only get better I hope!Bring it on!Gonna break out the train horns tonight come hell or heavy storms and give this year a shoving off like no other.Bring on the new years!And not going to make the same mistake that made 2010 the worst.....My new years resolution will NOT be no new projects.Found so many trucks cheap that I wanted. I think my new years resolution will be to pay off my debt and get myself deeper in debt.I need to buy a house or some land and build the garagemahal for all my crap and new crap I forsee buying on the horizon.I know where there is a 80s Shaker conventional day cab single screw ex CF tractor with a Splatterpillar for $2K OBO I want.Make a great step side pickup truck........

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 Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 3:35 AM
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Well in a week I can start my 2011 at home.  Shift almost over and I am near the end of my rope.  Would hardly call this work as I have flown less then 2 hours the entire shift.  This is not uncommon.  I have enjoyed spending a lot of time on the island of Crete and in Rota Spain over the holidays.  With my return home I have a lot to get done.  I have a car that I have been neglecting that may move the KW to the driveway for a while.  I am annoyed that I am missing yet another ATHS Chapter meeting today because of work.  That makes it a whole year now that I have missed due to work.  Only formal thing I got to do was Brooks which did make up for quite a bit of it.  I am going to try and visit the neighboring chapter in February so it isn't all lost.  I shouldn't complain too much, I do have work and a great family structure at home, but the situation does not match up to what I was planning for my retirement. 


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 Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 3:57 AM
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Kevin, you aint missed a whole lot , yet...lol  You also can come to our show in mid-may,, show you that parts lot while yur here..

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