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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tommy McSherry
« Reply #5740 on: February 27, 2021, 11:38:08 am »
 I took the liberty to give you a lekker heading.  I like the Tommy McSherry....sounds like a character out of Twain’s  Huckleberry Finn.  Hope you like it Tom :thumleft:
 
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tommy McSherry
« Reply #5741 on: February 27, 2021, 01:44:19 pm »
Jy moet net n SHOVEL en n HONEY in die heading inwerk :laughing4:

I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tommy McSherry
« Reply #5742 on: February 27, 2021, 07:44:46 pm »
I took the liberty to give you a lekker heading.  I like the Tommy McSherry....sounds like a character out of Twain’s  Huckleberry Finn.  Hope you like it Tom :thumleft:

Perfect,  thanks Hein!

My name has always evolved to 'Tommy' wherever I worked except for here in the States where Tom is sort of (almost) a common name.
Many men in this are are called: Jeff, Taylor, Gary, Chuck (from Charles) and Sean (different spellings like Shawn etc)

This people know how to have fun in so many ways like earlier this week the local school had a 'come to school in a tractor ' day.
One thing I like is all the vintage Tractors and then the most recent groundbreaking technology.

The hunting season is nearing the end now and soon the fishing season will start and I will make sure I got my licence in hand.
Already got all my tackle at hand!  :)

Pok I am fortunate only to quarantine for 6 day but pok that is not lekker  :-[ sitting here knowing there is a train to be loaded today. Looking so much fw to commence working  :3some:
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tommy McSherry
« Reply #5743 on: February 27, 2021, 08:02:28 pm »
Tommy klink net so verfynd. Ons ken jou almal as Tom.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tommy McSherry
« Reply #5744 on: February 27, 2021, 08:12:10 pm »
Tommy klink net so verfynd. Ons ken jou almal as Tom.

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5745 on: February 27, 2021, 08:14:56 pm »
Tommy just doesn't sound right, does not suit you. Bring back Tom.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5746 on: February 27, 2021, 08:17:51 pm »
Weirdly all of Amerika was covered in snow from Chicago to the outskirts of Nebraska but as we entered Kansas there is nothing.
A week ago it was still 12 inches deep but then they say we had a 70 degree day and it melted away.
The farmers spreading fertilizer was happy because the soil freeze and then you can run the tractor and heavy machinery without getting stuck. 😅
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5747 on: February 27, 2021, 08:18:46 pm »
Tommy just doesn't sound right, does not suit you. Bring back Tom.  :thumleft:

He's back  :lol8: :thumleft:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5748 on: February 27, 2021, 08:21:46 pm »
 :thumleft:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5749 on: February 27, 2021, 08:49:12 pm »
En Mc Sherry is reg gespel :laughing4:
Wou nog iets inwerk van n Shovel en n Honey :pot: :laughing4:

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5750 on: February 27, 2021, 11:38:02 pm »
The Adventures of Tom "Shovel" McSherry   ;D
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5751 on: February 27, 2021, 11:46:05 pm »
The Adventures of Tom "Shovel" McSherry   ;D
Nope I think Tommy McShovel it should be from now onwards!! ;) :lol8:
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5752 on: February 28, 2021, 01:26:24 am »
The Adventures of Tom "Shovel" McSherry   ;D
Nope I think Tommy McShovel it should be from now onwards!! ;) :lol8:

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You guys and girls are really funny.  :lol8:

Pok, I am trying to be a bit more productive. Raked and cleaned up all around the house, swept the walkways and cleaned the house. Done quite a bit of work but can't think of anything else to do during this quarantine period other than reading and surfing the net.
Tomorrow I'll start doing proper research on becoming a proper Baker. Need to go back in posts and see what Xpat suggested and do my homework.
This year I need to make count not only in my career here but in more ways to better equip myself.  :)
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5753 on: February 28, 2021, 04:18:55 pm »
People often ask me if it is expensive to live in America, especially food wise.
Well in my experience clothes and by that I mean quality is cheap compared to SA where I can buy Levi's or Warngler (I  wear Wrangler for the cut) Jean's for usd 22 a pair.
When I got back I needed 2 fleece lined cargo pants (1 jean and 1 camo of sort and both Wrangler) and they were on closeout because of season change (soon) for usd 15 a piece. R450 for 2 x high quality robust working man long trousers.

On the contrary I swpen 370 usd for all my groceries to be at a comfy level for a couple of weeks. From now on I'll maintain this at a cost of about usd 100 to 120 a week.

There are however bargains to be had, but you got to be wakeup and know where to find it. I often buy a packet of pork at less than 2usd a pound (huge bargain because the cheapest beef steaks are starting off at 9usd a pound, roughly R280 per kilogram.
This pork I always make some nice stew with and it lasts 3 days.

However, the secret is to learn not to compare (we are only human  :-[ ) and know that you earn in dollar and buy in dollar.
Therefore I have this 'per hour income' thing and I will look at something or at my weekly groceries and say; well this is only 6 hours income and yes I can afford that because I earned 9 hours overtime while loading a train...just an example.
I believe at some stage one will think of this less often as you get familiar with the asking price and will turn away less often from something on offer in the stores if that makes sense at all  :lol8:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5754 on: February 28, 2021, 04:19:44 pm »
Forgot to attach the picture;
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5755 on: February 28, 2021, 04:43:01 pm »
Lekker werk Tom
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5757 on: February 28, 2021, 05:32:32 pm »
I enjoy buying a large chunk of pork, then tossing it in a Crock Pot, fat side up, then pour in some Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce, cooked on low for about 6-8 hours based on size.

Then I can have a huge amount of leftovers for pulled pork sandwiches.  I just microwave enough for a couple of sandwiches, hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm, delicious.
 
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5758 on: February 28, 2021, 05:53:22 pm »
Bly alles het vir jou uitgewerk Tom!
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5759 on: February 28, 2021, 06:26:24 pm »

However, the secret is to learn not to compare (we are only human  :-[ ) and know that you earn in dollar and buy in dollar.


Yep, do not compare as they say. I know you're frugal but you also need to look after No. 1.

Kids and family are unlikely to look after you in your twilight years.
 
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