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#8101 SupplySergeant OFFLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 07:37 PM

I've been there for friendly mortars, never been THAT close to the other guys!


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 06:01 AM

Our steel mill is part of Burns Harbor In. and the harbor security is controlled by Homeland security. As far as the BOOMs everyone is referring to its when we charge hot metal on winter scrap we get some mighty fine explosions lol sometime they blow windows out of my crane

Edited by Craig., July 03, 2016 - 06:04 AM.

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 06:24 AM

Now, back to our regularly scheduled updates!


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 07:48 AM

No, Craig runs a molten metal pot crain in a steel mill. But things do go boom there at times. Isn't it toomanytoys that works mines?
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Posted July 03, 2016 - 08:38 AM

I work in the mines but no explosives for us.
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Posted July 04, 2016 - 09:02 AM

Saturday's tractor show was very disappointing....a shadow of it's former glory.  Just a few tractors and nothing tractor related for sale.  Just the 2nd year since it's revival after the park it used to be in closed, so hoping it grows.  

 

But we went on to Nashville, IN where we had a good time.  Teresa loved all the small shops, and I enjoyed the BBQ supper.  Was a nice break from the usual.  Came home yesterday in lots of rain, but was dry at home, so I mowed a few hours.  LOTS of rain at home yesterday evening and during the night.  Parts of our area were dry, but no more!  Today I have no idea what I'll do.  Maybe nothing! LOL  


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 09:23 AM

Good to hear your getting some rain. Also nice to see y'all getting away for a bit. Take it easy today and make yourself some peach ice cream!
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Posted July 04, 2016 - 09:25 AM

  Today I have no idea what I'll do.  Maybe nothing! LOL  

Sounds like a plan!


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 09:41 AM

I grew up in Madison TN a suburb of Nashville. We moved to Springfield when I was 15 and I didn't miss it one bit. 

 

 

 

 

Take a day and be lazy.


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 11:57 AM

I grew up in Madison TN a suburb of Nashville. We moved to Springfield when I was 15 and I didn't miss it one bit. 

 

 

 

 

Take a day and be lazy.

This was Nashville, INDIANA, not TN.  Been to Nashville, TN and while it was ok, it was too busy for me, so I'm not likely to go back anytime soon.

  Today I have gone out the door.  Went down to the shop & cleared the stacked used roofing on sawhorses and the lift table that had become work benches of sorts.  Lots better!  Back at the house now & it's pouring rain again.  Let it rain!  I may go back to the shop later.  I really oughta get the rest of the high section of ceiling insulated so I can put the rest of the tin up there.  Not sure if I'm that motivated today though.

  Yesterday late in the day, I had to get a large heifer up that hasn't  been putting any weight on her left rear leg for the last few days.  Swollen some, so gave her penicillin and watching her.  Likely an injury, as one boss heifer has been knocking others around.  May have to sell the "boss" early.  


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 12:37 PM

Glad you guys had some fun away from the house. Rain is good if you don't have to work in it.


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Posted July 07, 2016 - 06:20 PM

Monday we got 6" of rain.  Last night we got a bit over 1" additional rain, then today we got another heavy rain but it didn't last long, so just another 1/2".  Lots of scattered tree damage from winds today.  

  At work 3 of us bagged 240 fifty pound bags of shelled corn this morning before it got as hot & humid.  Afternoon was working on trucks.  It was DOT inspection time, so we have lots to do for a while.  Nothing major, but several things needing attention.  Got wiring and an air line leak repaired on one today.

  Today 3 of the other guys asked me if I was gonna be staying on now that rush season is over.  I told them I have no idea, as I've quit asking.  But they all feel like I'd already been laid off if the bosses weren't intending to keep me on.  I sure hope so, as I'd be devastated if I had to leave now.  I like it far better than I ever imagined I would.   I just have to stay busy & show I'm as asset to them.  So far, so good. 


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Posted July 07, 2016 - 07:02 PM

A little damp up that way? Glad you are still working!


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Posted July 09, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Had to leave work in a rush yesterday.  Dad called very upset as he had a lot of blood in his urostomy bag.  Not knowing whether it was a superficial bleed from the ostomy site or from his kidneys I just told my boss & tore out.  Dad was calm when I got there & got him into the ER around 5.  3hrs later they finally got him into a room.  2 1/2 hours later they had him ready to go home.  Luckily it was a superficial bleed, so they cauterized it and it stopped immediately.  Took 2 more hours for release paperwork.  Dad, myself, and my brother David & his wife were all starving by this time, so we went to White Castle (almost only sit-down open) and filled up.  Got to sleep around 2:30am and it sure was hard to wake up to get to work this morning.  Closed at noon and came home.  "Might" do some mowing later, but feel like a nap is in my near future.  


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Posted July 09, 2016 - 01:39 PM

Glad dad is OK. take a nap. 


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