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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5780 on: March 02, 2021, 07:08:30 pm »
I guess a silo is a good(best) place to hide?

Yes a sement grain elevator, especially the new ones with the massive underground boot pits  :thumleft:

Fok Tom, I wouldn't have thought it was Tornado Season? :sip:

Like Big Oils suggests, from Oklahoma up through Eastern Kansas and into Nebraska is known as 'Tornado alley!
On my road trip back from Lincoln to Marysville we passed by a small town that was completely flattened a few years back (recently) and all the houses and buildings are brand new. It almost looks a bit upmarket and out of place because all these towns carry the signature of the Midwest and 'Wild west' which also makes it rather popular in history.
Places like the Santafe cattle herding route and some of the oldest railway lines comes to mind.
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5781 on: March 02, 2021, 07:20:41 pm »
I guess a silo is a good(best) place to hide?

Yes a sement grain elevator, especially the new ones with the massive underground boot pits  :thumleft:

Fok Tom, I wouldn't have thought it was Tornado Season? :sip:

Like Big Oils suggests, from Oklahoma up through Eastern Kansas and into Nebraska is known as 'Tornado alley!
On my road trip back from Lincoln to Marysville we passed by a small town that was completely flattened a few years back (recently) and all the houses and buildings are brand new. It almost looks a bit upmarket and out of place because all these towns carry the signature of the Midwest and 'Wild west' which also makes it rather popular in history.
Places like the Santafe cattle herding route and some of the oldest railway lines comes to mind.
My error, I thought it was more a summer storm effect.  :thumleft:
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5782 on: March 02, 2021, 07:45:06 pm »
Nice thread. Has anyone heard from @Malibu ?
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5783 on: March 04, 2021, 04:20:35 am »
https://youtu.be/8lEYaTvvq4g

In the United States some truckers take it to new levels!!

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5784 on: March 04, 2021, 04:25:54 am »
Finally quarantine is behind me and today I have done my induction in Nebraska and worked till 22H00 pm moving grain.
A good start, now I feel like a real man once again!  :lol8:  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5785 on: March 04, 2021, 06:13:18 am »
Shovel maar lekker :laughing4:

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5786 on: March 04, 2021, 07:24:23 am »
Shovel maar lekker :laughing4:

Baas Kobus I have got 14hrs in the bank today, I did get tired towards the end but it is just so rewarding to work and to earn a living.
It is now half past 11pm and I'm ready for bed.
Tomorrow we hope to be successful in renewing our drivers licences, and then ill just work the rest of the day at Hanover like today.
Next week we have a milo train as well as a corn train scheduled, and soon it feel like I've never left :lol8:

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5787 on: March 04, 2021, 07:55:23 am »
https://youtu.be/8lEYaTvvq4g

In the United States some truckers take it to new levels!!

Unfortunately did not learn yet how to embed a video

I'm glad to hear that you are safe and working again, wishing you all of the best  :thumleft:



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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5788 on: March 04, 2021, 08:34:20 am »
Hi Graaf Tom

How is your back? Are you doing your exercises?

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5789 on: March 04, 2021, 09:28:10 am »
Hi Graaf Tom

How is your back? Are you doing your exercises?
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5790 on: March 04, 2021, 02:18:08 pm »
Thanks Black_Hawk, appreciated  :thumleft:

Hi Graaf Tom

How is your back? Are you doing your exercises?



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I can feel my back, but it's manageable for a start without a need for pain tablets.

Yes I am doing my exercises, and is in dire need of a yoga. At because it's less fun on the plank floors of the house.
Will get one soon from Wallmart  :thumleft:

Right,  like they say another day another dollar - let me get on with this!!
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5791 on: March 05, 2021, 02:15:57 am »
Day 2

I went with Brendon to Hanover to work today. Brendon lives with me in the house in Marysville and he and Paul will be working together at Hanover.
I was supposed to work with Gregory at Frankfort but he has withdrawal (jumped ship)
So we are not sure if the company will go through the tons of paperwork to get him replaced and I may end up being the only H2A agriculture worker this year I Frankfort KS.
This has got an impact on especially train loading days since the 4 of us load together either at Hanover and Frankfort.
However; these things happens and live goes on.
What I have learned a long time ago already is that nobody is not replaceable,  there is always someone standing next in line.

I have dumped a significant amount of milo trucks so by 2pm I was red and all itchy. Blow myself clean with compressed air and we left with the manager to Concordia to renew our CDL's class A licences. That is commercial drivers licences.
All went well, cost me usd 27 and I'm good for another seaon.

We had so much fun and laughter on the way back, the 3 of us were just in a great mood because now we are 'current' and can continue as normal.

So the one big manager phoned to hear if we came right and was immediately on this, said their is high demand currently for CDL drivers and it seems I'll soon be back behind a wheel of an big old 18 wheeler!!  :laughing4:

Anyway, all good and although my body tells me that I had a physical 2 days behind I'm once again in the best of moods. I like this version of myself  :biggrin:

You have a good day!!  8)
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5792 on: March 05, 2021, 02:48:58 am »
PS: We have also got the good news today that all H2A agriculture workers salaries from Kansas and North have been raised by 86 cents to the hour which brought our income to usd 15.85 a hour.
That will sure help.  :3some:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5793 on: March 05, 2021, 04:03:17 am »
Wonderful to see all the good news and that you are happy, Tom!  Good luck and keep on impressing your American co-workers!
 
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« Reply #5794 on: March 05, 2021, 06:47:20 am »
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5795 on: March 05, 2021, 07:03:10 am »
Wel gedaan Graaf Mc Sherry. Ek hou van jou met die mood :laughing4:

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5796 on: March 05, 2021, 07:18:38 am »
Wel gedaan Graaf Mc Sherry. Ek hou van jou met die mood :laughing4:

I propose that you change the topic to A Strong Back: The Adventures of Graaf Tom Mc Sherry
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5797 on: March 05, 2021, 02:22:09 pm »
Wel gedaan Graaf Mc Sherry. Ek hou van jou met die mood :laughing4:

I propose that you change the topic to A Strong Back: The Adventures of Graaf Tom Mc Sherry

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5798 on: March 06, 2021, 03:55:09 am »
Guys driving my big old V8 GMC to work this morning whilst listening to KNDY 95.5 going past all these landmarks and then that first glimpse of Frankfort grain shuttle made overly happy.
Seeing the friendly office girls, sharing stories and laughter, working in the grain pit and greeting all the farmers and truckers...yes it's all real and good  :laughing4: :thumleft:
Tonight I stopped at Wallmart, my back is not lekker and I need to get on with my excercises so I got a yoga mat and some more groceries.
Ofcourse I always have to walk past the book shelves and my eye caught a book which I did hear off but thought to order at some point in time.
Well I got lucky, there were only 4 copies left and it was a huge shelve space allocation.

Tomorrow I will ride dry fertilizer tender truck, and I was told it would be a long day which suits me just fine because the end of our 2 week pay period is coming Sunday and I only started work on Wednesday.
So I may get 38 hours for 4 days which is a fair start  :)

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« Reply #5799 on: March 06, 2021, 10:19:10 am »
Nice to hear you are all sorted and positive. :thumleft:
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