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02-14-2014, 05:56 PM   #5476
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QuoteOriginally posted by Colbyt Quote
They might emulate fish hooks and wire gauges. 1/0, 2/0 etc. Or maybe RK this or that.
Or 500 MCM cable. After manhandling a full spool of that stuff, there is no way anyone would want a K3.
They`d be ready for a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich and a beer.

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Maybe people were afraid it would put the Captain and Tennille song in everyone's head.
Captain & Tennille MUSKRAT LOVE - YouTube
Go ahead. Just try to get it out of your mind now!
Thank you for that. It was very relaxing to listen to. Completely took my mind off the K3.
What a great community service you just performed

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Or 500 MCM cable.
Not a lot of people who know what MCM means. After 30 years at an electric utility I do.

And now that I am retired I get to actually haul the stuff.

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This truly continues to be the most bizarre thread ever. Dig.
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This truly continues to be the most bizarre thread ever. Dig.
Welcome to the bar!

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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
Welcome to the bar!
Pull up a stool, order a beer and a cheese sandwich, and join in.

...but somewhere along the way you have to figure out why you wouldn't buy a K3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pioneer Quote
Pull up a stool, order a beer and a cheese sandwich, and join in.

...but somewhere along the way you have to figure out why you wouldn't buy a K3.
or why you would, and later lie about it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by j2photos Quote
or why you would, and later lie about it!
You can have a hundred reasons TO buy one. You only need ONE reason not to. And it has to be a frivolous reason, completely unrelated to the actual camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
I think a shower head is a GREAT Valentine's Day gift!

My husband knows me well. One Christmas, I got bubble wrap. THREE different kinds! One birthday, I got a crock pot with three different sizes of crocks.
Does a radial arm saw count?

(but since I'm not ordering a K3 I can't use it to open the carton...)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
now that I am retired I get to actually haul the stuff.
I think someone needs to explain to you what "retired" means--or is hauling cable your idea of a hobby?
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OMG! Just had one of the longest nights I've had in a long time! I floated out again, but to post partum. 8 new mommas. It was nearly 1am before I got everybody settled.
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You definitely need a beer or four and a cheese and double bacon sandwich after that!
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It wasn't my turn, since I went Thursday night, but when the staffing office called to tell us that one of us needed to go because OB was critically understaffed, the lady whose turn it would be just about flipped. She's not very comfortable with OB. I'm trained for well baby nursery, post partum, peds & routine adult med surg. As long as it's not your heart or chemo, I'll pretty much have a go! So, I went instead.

So, I won't buy a k-3 because I'm top exhausted!

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I think someone needs to explain to you what "retired" means--or is hauling cable your idea of a hobby?
When I retired from the electric company Mrs. Racer made it clear that I would not be sitting around the house everyday while she still had to go to work. I'm still young(ish), so I get it.

So I put my CDL to work.

I still sit around all day, but the recliner covers about 700 miles!

And wire is a small part of what I move.

Raw steel, titanium and aluminum. Various bits and pieces of commercial and military airplanes. Ground support equipment for commercial and military airplanes. "Tooling" for the commercial and military airplane parts (read empty crates and shipping fixtures). New and used construction equipment. High end horse barn kits (essentially a few truckloads of lumber). Wood or coal fired commercial pizza ovens. Oilfield stuff, like drill casing, drills, tanks and pumps. Rock crusher components, and other quarry stuff. Swimming pool bulkheads. And just about anything that can be loaded onto a flatbed, stepdeck or double drop trailer.

The company branched out a year or two back and is trying to get a piece of the dry van freight for the aerospace industry too.

More than 60% of the freight they move is aerospace related.

And high dollar.

Price raw titanium or aluminum sometime and multiply that by 45,000lbs, which is about what we can carry legally on a tractor trailer.

And a year ago last November I moved 2 connex boxes loaded with 3 UAV's, launch and recovery equipment, and support gear. I took it from the manufacturer to Sea Tac airport near Seattle to be loaded on a cargo plane bound for London. The customs declaration bill showed the value at over $3,200,000 US.

Cargo doors for a 747 are $1,000,000 each. I can get 6 of them on my wagon.

Yes, I'm "retired", but the driving keeps me active, I get to go places many people will never see, and the extra income helps round out things at home.

Life is good.

But I still will not have a K3 in my kit.
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OH NO! No post since 9:53 AM!
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I know! Where is everybody? To be fair, I've been sleeping. At least until 1740 anyway. I took Motrin PM when I got home, so I slept like a rock!
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