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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5060 on: October 22, 2020, 08:00:14 pm »
Working like a dog, most dogs are happy. Very happy you seem in a better space this last while.
Thanks for the continued updates and great pics.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5061 on: October 23, 2020, 03:22:39 am »
Working like a dog, most dogs are happy. Very happy you seem in a better space this last while.
Thanks for the continued updates and great pics.
I detect a better place you are in Tom.  :thumleft:

Yes you guys are right; physical pain leads to mental illness as well and one got to guard against it.
Not always easy, but one got to know when to go get some help!

I like this picture; taken with my new lens at a rediculous wide aperture just for a test - it could have been much sharper I believe @ something like f8 but I was just looking at what this lens can do and I think this lens will stay 'glued' om my camera body for a while.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5062 on: October 23, 2020, 03:24:41 am »
Here I am getting loaded in at the dry fertiliser plant
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5063 on: October 23, 2020, 03:27:01 am »
I have bought this Pepsi by accident at the vending machine, it's a bit weird but not bad at all.
In the background is the CASE dry fertiliser spreader.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5064 on: October 23, 2020, 07:01:13 am »
Love the wood in that storage place.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5065 on: October 23, 2020, 07:52:09 am »
Some Youtube
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5066 on: October 23, 2020, 09:46:56 am »
Agree love the Wood structure!
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5067 on: October 23, 2020, 10:15:43 am »
The wood is one off the things that I would love in the USA or Canada!
That is nice, the European timber boats are amazing!
My brother saved a small one the other day :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5068 on: October 23, 2020, 10:19:31 am »
Love the wood in that storage place.

Guess it would last longer than steel in a fertilizer building. Chances are 100% some Amish guys built that?
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5069 on: October 23, 2020, 01:31:58 pm »
Yes I have seen that buildi8going up earlier the year when we arrived.
It was however not built by the Amish, but rather a contractor doing these specialized fertilizer buildings.
They use the Amish from time to time on the smaller facilities like I showed recently in Burchard.
Amish is also most famous for the beutiful barn building and especially the completion speed.
What may count against them or most/some is that they only take payment in cash and then they do not bother with health and safety precautions when they built which is not allowed at this day. Injuries as you guys knows reflects bad on companies which strive to keep a good reputation.
The wet floor was only caused by humidity, and that's a pain in a dry shed like that.
We are having some interesting weather.
Amerika is a woodworkers paradise, you get all sorts of wood and real talented woodworkers.
Something that's always been close to heart. My first job ever was a apprentice furniture maker but the fire brigade won me over with the 'free accomodation' benefit and I thought it would be great to serve people in need, and I was right.
It came at a price but it's all good, it was a good life.  :3some: :thumleft:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5070 on: October 23, 2020, 01:33:26 pm »
Some Youtube


Never had a look on youtube, and maybe there is some good modern grain elevator and train loading grain shuttle vids as wel!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #5071 on: October 23, 2020, 05:30:22 pm »
PS: I love those Kenworth trucks, albeit to my surprise built in the Peterbilt factory.
Man those trucks are amazing!!  :thumleft:
I'm driving an old International currently with a Mercedes engine and Eaton fuller gearbox, basic but it gets the job done
I don't care what truck I'm driving, each experience is unique and its like every truck got it's own character, some moody and some pure joy to live with!  :)
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5072 on: October 24, 2020, 02:25:27 pm »
Funny World Tom, I check my old local weekly newspaper in Wales, I delivered as a kid!

A local Solicitor (Castle Caereinion, blink and you miss it, 4 miles away), has gone into Retirement after 50 years in the business.

His passionate "hobby" for many years has been to support and petition the British Government to reinstate full British Citizenship  to the residents of Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha.  :sip:
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5073 on: October 24, 2020, 06:53:24 pm »
Funny World Tom, I check my old local weekly newspaper in Wales, I delivered as a kid!

A local Solicitor (Castle Caereinion, blink and you miss it, 4 miles away), has gone into Retirement after 50 years in the business.

His passionate "hobby" for many years has been to support and petition the British Government to reinstate full British Citizenship  to the residents of Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha.  :sip:

I find this very interesting and have heard many sad testimonials of Tristan and St Helena where they accused the British Government as being ignored and not fairly treated. Even the former British colony in the Falklands and Cayman islands - basically most British overseas territories share this view.

My view; They dont know what they have, and since internet and Wifi was introduced to these little paradises the youngsters especially want to go out to the big cities and action,  they dont want to become fisherman and conservationists or tour guides.....not completely related but reminds of farming in America where the youngsters want the city life and the old people are farming till their health finally caves.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5074 on: October 24, 2020, 06:55:01 pm »
An inch of snow in the forecast for tonight and we will be loading train  :bueller: :lol8:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5075 on: October 24, 2020, 06:59:20 pm »
Be careful Tom.  :thumleft:
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5076 on: October 25, 2020, 01:18:10 am »
My phone made crazy weird noises and I thought it is the freeze warning but no:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5077 on: October 25, 2020, 01:20:00 am »
In the Midwest the people work closely together with the police and the rare and unfortunate events of crime it get solved rather quickly  :3some:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5078 on: October 25, 2020, 01:22:09 am »
Mrs Zogs curry recipe in the making :biggrin:

And Tom will look like this on that train tonight 2am!!  :lol8:
 
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #5079 on: October 25, 2020, 03:17:03 am »
Nice one Tom :biggrin:
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When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 
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