Tool thoughts #48: Busy Busy Busy...

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Blog entry by NedB posted 06-08-2013 05:41 PM 1345 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 47: Stop the Bus I want to get off! Part 48 of Tool thoughts series Part 49: Greetings from beyond the edge of the world »

Hi gang! I’m alive and well, just really busy with my new job.

I’m a manager for a small courier service, and I do both deliveries still (I was a driver, took a mgt position for more $), as well as manage the ‘fleet’ of independent contractor drivers, as well as coordinate with our three main customers etc…

I just picked up a new car for work. My aged and rapidly aging Buick Rendezvous was showing her age; I may still fix her up, but most likely she’ll just sit in the yard until we trade her in on a ‘new’ family SUV.

That’s my new Aveo5… econobucket, yet fairly well ‘loaded’ features wise. Cruise, air, power windows etc…

even a small car can still be a lumber hauler though… buddy of mine is moving and didn’t want to haul about 45bf of cherry ‘shorts’ to the new house. SO I went over and helped him out (at $3/bf!)

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 06-08-2013 06:45 PM


Sure nice to see that it passed the acid test… nice haul of wood! LOL

Sounds like you got a COOL, efficient car… perfect for the job!

Be safe…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 06-08-2013 11:53 PM

Nice car, Ned.

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#3 posted 06-09-2013 11:51 AM

Glad to hear from ya ned…I know about working those kinda hours….


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#4 posted 06-09-2013 12:41 PM

My first tank of gas I got just a hair under 28mpg with somewhat ‘aggressive’ driving at a couple of points (I was late to get back to make a run, had to rush)... so there are better vehicles out there mpg wise, but this is a used car, one that I could ‘afford’, and I’m not buying a New car to run on this job.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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