(Bonnie over at http://organicdiscourse.blogspot.com/ caught my mistake on the Truck Grill, Bonnie said, ‘That is an International Truck Grill’ she is right!)
I read a silly saying once: Of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.
A good chunk of my life was spent in the military. Once I was away from the camaraderie, I missed it for a few years. There is a tie there, that is hard to break. I still have a couple guys and their wives we see occasionally, and tell stories. But I don’t miss it quite as much as I did.
I entertained kids for many years. That was such a joy. Teaching and using several medium to accomplish the job. That I had to quit because of my hearing. I miss the kids and interacting. Not many things are sweeter than a kid seriously talking. I love to watch Stella talk, she still doesn’t realize completely that I cannot under stand her.
I caught one of her talking to Sherry. She was so seriously animated.
I had a few years as a Roach Coach driver, It was interesting but I did not miss it at all.
Now, I have been retired from General Contracting many years, but I still miss building. Playing with the Lean-to gives some outlet, but down the street houses are going up every day, some of those should be mine, at least one (I think! )
When I was building we guaranteed a home in 99 days. I smile when I see a house turned out now in 50-60 days, techniques have changed, AGAIN.
A few days ago Sherry and I walked thru the new development and I spotted some roofers who were using coiled nail roofing guns.
I had a case of them in my way. I asked if they wanted some nails. Of course they thought I was trying to sell, but I told them I had a case of coiled nails I had no use for and I would bring them back.
This particular case of nails sells for $40. I am not going back on a roof, and they were glad to get them. (truth known, I guess I just wanted to feel part of a new house. It did smell good, lol)
The nail gun is pneumatic and very fast. The nails are wielded to wires and coiled.
Anyway, yeah I miss it, I was a working contractor. I loved to drive nails along side my crew.
Who knows, maybe Sherry will let me build one more. huh babe?
I don’t know if I could just be the Boss and not work, but I could try!
1939 Pontiac, Plexiglas body
With steel body