Talked to Pat (Ole Three Bottom) this afternoon
Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:10 PM
Pat has not been home since he left the first of the year. The company he is working for has a branch in Indianapolis, the forman on the job said he would put in a recomendation for Pat, with that branch, when he returns home.
Pat seems to be in good spirits, he is going to a Florida fly wheeler's event this Thursday, taking a day off.
Sounds like he has made enough money on this stretch of work to pay for his out of town living expenses and catch up quite a bit on the home front, too.
I told him he had to be a heck of a man to stay away from home for that long of a period without at least a short visit, and he relayed the fact to me that he was ready to get home and stay.
Hopefully work will be busy again when he returns home and he doesn't have to leave town for employment again.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:05 PM
Pat is indeed a swell guy. Gotta be hard to be away from home that long.
Probably not easy on Diana having to deal with some of the weather we have had here since Pat left for work.
Diana and I attended the same church when we were children, my wife was in the same class as Diana, I first met Pat at their high school reunion several years ago. Needless to say we hit it off well.
"Yet people are considered to be "educated" after they have spent so many years in ivy-covered buildings, absorbing the preconceptions that prevail there."
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:13 PM
About two years in the Caribbean........
Bloke needs to be sent to the home for the mentally impaired
you will have to excuse my internet interlect....it is around the IQ of an ice age vegetarian
Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:33 PM
Pat took a minor fall and slightly injured his leg but said it was just a day or two of moving rather stiffly and then it was pretty much all over.
He has been in 70 and 80 degree temps while we in the mid west have been freezing so it hasn't been all bad down there.
We must have talked for an hour, and as I think of more things he had to say I will post them.
Posted 21 February 2005 - 12:05 AM
Allis-Chalmers Products: 8050 MFD, 701 running gear
Kubota M9000, the other orange.....
White 8100 planter
Great Plains 1500 NT drill
Hardi Ranger sprayer
In the conversion stages to all no-till.