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Roger

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08-06-2017 12:00 PM

Hey guys n gals. Wanted to chime in while I finally got a minute. Haven’t been around for the past month or so. I went back on the clock after 11 years of retirement. I’m delivering auto parts for Bumper to Bumper, full time…lol…........am I crazy? Yep!!!! But, I do like the job, like getting around to all the repair shops, and chatting with all sorts of folks. Shop time??

Well, I was slow before, now, and until I get used to this 8am-6pm gig, there won’t be much production coming from me. Hope to get situated in a month or two… hahaha
Ya’ll have fun. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust, and friends…
I’ll try to pop in and out here n there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-06-2017 12:05 PM

You’ll be their best employee. Stay safe out there.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Porchfish

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#2 posted 08-06-2017 01:25 PM

Stay safe Roger, there are a lot of nincompoops with drivers licenses out there ! goodon’ya !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 08-06-2017 01:27 PM

The GOOD thing is that you are able do it ! The bad thing is that this site gonna be missing your supurb craftsmanship.
While you’re on the road, watch out for the ones that aren’t watching out

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Danette Smith

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#4 posted 08-06-2017 01:55 PM

I’m happy for you Roger, but also sad, as we will be missing all your beautiful work here. Good luck and stay safe.

-- Danette Smiths Pyrography and Easels - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com

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lew

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#5 posted 08-06-2017 02:19 PM

Good luck with the new adventure, Roger! Hope you find time to sneak back into to the shop to play.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 08-06-2017 02:59 PM

Keeps the juices flowing, Roger. I have known many people who went back to work just for the social contact and a more structured life. And the money doesn’t hurt any either, I bet.

Have a good one…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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CFrye

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#7 posted 08-06-2017 03:39 PM

Well, it’s good to hear you’re still kicking, Roger! Have fun. Be safe. Find inspiration where you are!

-- God bless, Candy

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 08-06-2017 06:13 PM

Well, Roger… I guess you just couldn’t take the old fashioned Job to keep yourself busy.

Now, you have to go to work to get re-tired… Come home and retire again for the night!

Sounds like you’re having fun doing it though…

Good LUCK… and work too hard, especially when you’re already tired! LOL

Thanks for the update…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Lenny

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#9 posted 08-06-2017 09:10 PM

Nice to hear from you Roger. Best wishes in your new venture which sounds like a great fit for you.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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andy_P

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#10 posted 08-06-2017 10:43 PM

So that’s why we haven’t seen anything new from you!!!!! You did what????? Well, more power to you, buddy. I worked for a while at my “dream Job” (hardware sales at a major chain) and even did the Security Guard thing for a while. Both of those did not require me getting up to an alarm clock. Nowadays the only thing I want to HAVE TO BE AT is…......................hmmmmm, actually nothing…..LOL. Good luck, Roger. They have one heck of an employee.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 08-06-2017 11:24 PM

As long as you enjoy doing what you like, it’s not work. Go out and enjoy the world again, we will be here when it’s time to come home. Best of luck.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 08-06-2017 11:33 PM

Don’t take too long Roger, you will be missed buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Boxguy

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#13 posted 08-07-2017 08:15 AM

Roger, I wish you well. Glad your health and vitality will let you do the job. I am sure you will be their most reliable employee, and that they are lucky to have you.

Confucius says: “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” It is nice to have options in life.

-- Big Al in IN

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 08-09-2017 04:41 PM

Have a great time with you new job. Now you will get to retire twice!!
i was just talking about the guy who started Bumper to Bumper and I don’t remember who they told me it was, but it is a great business!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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steliart

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#15 posted 08-10-2017 11:51 AM

Make the best out of it Roger stay safe… will miss you man :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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