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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5800 on: March 06, 2021, 10:24:25 pm »
Nice to hear you are all sorted and positive. :thumleft:
Look after your back!

Thanks Hennie

Today I'm just spoiled, moving 40 000 pounds of fertilizer from the facility to the field acting as nurse tender truck for the spreader.
Whilst waiting on him to blow off some fertilizer before I can transfer product I might as well to some maintenance.
Not required but it is wat makes me proud and happy on me job!!
Hope y'all have a nice weekend  :thumleft:

 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5801 on: March 07, 2021, 10:14:13 am »
Jy raak sag Graaf Tom, handskoentjies om met ghries te werk  ;) :peepwall: :lol8:pffffff!!!
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5802 on: March 07, 2021, 03:19:59 pm »
Jy raak sag Graaf Tom, handskoentjies om met ghries te werk  ;) :peepwall: :lol8:pffffff!!!

Health and safety sir, although there are no witness's out in the field I still make it a habit to do the PPE thing correctly because I cant afford a warning of sort  :lol8:

Chris you can relate, there is just a feeling of accomplishment everytime you back a semi (18 wheeler) into a tight space like when you perform a 90 degree reverse docking. Then the floating of gears, to some it may sound stupid but there is a certain level of skill to perform just that.

We get paid every 2 weeks, and this 2 week cycle (my first) was a concern for not many hours worked for myself having to dig into my savings a bit longer to get by. Well no need for that; I have started Wednesday morning and worked 43 hours over a 4 day period. Enough to make it through to the next pay period where I may start saving back the plane ticket and travel insurance and other expenses to get here. Normally the first 2 months of a contract is to get everything stabilized and back to normal.

What I currently appreciate so much is that there is not 1 positive case of Covid in my County (Marshall county) and we only wear masks at Walmart when doing grocery shopping.
Nowhere else, I just love that and hope it remains like this.

Apparently a new strain discovered now in Oregon, hope they get it under control quickly.
Cheers  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5803 on: March 07, 2021, 07:47:53 pm »
Lazy windy Sunday. Not cold but the windchill factor calls for a indoors activity day which means a couple of things:
Baking bread
Planting seeds to get tomato plants in the ground soon
Reading book
Take an afternoon nap :lol8:

Last year I was shocked to see the price of seedlings to grow your own tomatoes.
I think most people just do it like me for the fun of it because you can get it at a fair price from Wallmart.
One of the most satisfying things in life is to plant seeds and be able to harvest a good healthy product.

You can buy tomato plants in a pot here like a typical pot plant for 15 to 20 usd!!
So I bought a packet of seeds for 2usd and planted seedlings in an egg tray.
I still got enough seed for another tray which I'll plan a week from now
That will be a huge saving.
I just dont have space here at the house for a proper vegetable garden unfortunately and plant my veggies in empty cattle leak tubs.
I may plant some of them at the Coop at some space the boss said I may plant some sweetcorn this year.
Sweetcorn is a huge treat and favorite here in late summer time.
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5804 on: March 08, 2021, 03:45:24 am »
Not that fancy sour Doug bread yet, I'll get there but this ain't bad either 😅
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5805 on: March 09, 2021, 03:58:18 am »
Got me a Leatherman today, the so called 'Supertool'
Always thought that was the most unrefined leatherman in the range and always favored the 'Wave plus' which I have 2 examples of back home (South Africa)
Well I have not used this one yet and can only comment on how it feels in the hand, and it feels proper with usable size blades, saw, file and screw drivers.
I use my leatherman and pliers (additional farm pliers also carried on my belt) almost daily.
So this is not a special showpiece of any kind, it will work like all the others before it and will get dirty and scratchy.

One of our clients asked me late afternoon today how I keep up doing the physical work, he is a regular client bringing a lot of grain to our facility. He asked me if I gym or what I do to keep going?
I just smiled and said; 'I take that a a compliment sir (I do) and no I am not exercising of any kind but I love what I do and I need this, so I suppose that's it  :)
There are the most amazing people delivering grain, farmers as well as contracted truckers moving grain and of course our own company truckers.
It's weird but it is like I experience them a bit friendlier this year, maybe because they appreciate loyalty for me coming back.
I really love this job, if only I can convince my aching back to feel the same  :lol8:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5806 on: March 09, 2021, 03:47:41 pm »
I love my coffee so much that I have bought one of these machines for the work as well at the grain pit.
Pricey at usd 60 but worth every cent.
A cup will cost you roughly usd 2 at the garage, so eventually this will make up in savings.
I will appreciate it even more when we getting trains to load throughout the nights! 😅
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5807 on: March 09, 2021, 03:50:56 pm »
Hoeveel treŽ op n kop koffie gee jou lyf :laughing4:

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


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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5808 on: March 09, 2021, 03:54:26 pm »
 :)
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5809 on: March 09, 2021, 03:54:58 pm »
Hoeveel treŽ op n kop koffie gee jou lyf :laughing4:

Min :imaposer:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5810 on: March 09, 2021, 09:20:10 pm »
Lekker  :drif: :)
 

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« Reply #5811 on: March 09, 2021, 09:26:55 pm »
Ek se niks :3some:

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5812 on: March 09, 2021, 09:43:02 pm »
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5813 on: March 09, 2021, 10:59:17 pm »
Lekker  :drif: :)

The note on the cookies appears to be the penmanship of a female.  :deal:

What are you not telling us, Tom?
 

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« Reply #5814 on: March 10, 2021, 03:02:11 am »
Lekker  :drif: :)

The note on the cookies appears to be the penmanship of a female.  :deal:

What are you not telling us, Tom?

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Young enough to know I can, old enough to know I shouldn't, stupid enough to do it anyway.
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5815 on: March 10, 2021, 04:06:13 am »
It's a co worker's wife, he is working grain with me and has got the same job title; 'operations specialist ' but considering that he is a citizen and permanent employee he has got some seniority.
Very good young man and a beutiful family.
I am working with great people, and most of their wives I have already briefly met so this is just an act of kindness and friendship.
I love it  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #5816 on: March 10, 2021, 04:08:52 am »
It's a co worker's wife, he is working grain with me and has got the same job title; 'operations specialist ' but considering that he is a citizen and permanent employee he has got some seniority.
Very good young man and a beutiful family.
I am working with great people, and most of their wives I have already briefly met so this is just an act of kindness and friendship.
I love it  :thumleft:

Is haar mama single?  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Young enough to know I can, old enough to know I shouldn't, stupid enough to do it anyway.
 
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« Reply #5817 on: March 10, 2021, 06:52:10 am »
 :3some:
Being single for so long we have to coach Tom to look at all the angles and opportunities :laughing4:

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« Reply #5818 on: March 10, 2021, 08:09:36 am »
Lekker  :drif: :)

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5819 on: March 10, 2021, 12:15:41 pm »
Lekker  :drif: :)

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