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Offline Old Iron Logging

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Time for a change
« on: July 13, 2011, 08:35:38 pm »
The last 2 weeks have been interesting. 2 weeks ago I parked my logging gear and went to work for the local Stihl dealer. Sold the forwarder today.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 09:02:33 pm »
Is it a semi retirement or are you going to be working for them full time?

6 more years 2 months till I have a full retire at 66% after 30 years or buy 4 years of federal military time and get out in 2 years and about 4 months.   
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 09:20:59 pm »
Now comes the hard part Art..
making 40 K instead of a 100...


Just got a lead on some work a little north of me, they cant find any loggers and the timber companies are begging
for wood to be cut, no bidding..

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 12:06:55 pm »
I could boogie any time I want on a fairly good pension ,not as much as working though .

Now the choice would come down to either going to work or listening to "honey do  "stuff 24 and 7 . Can you imagine those people that have half a dozen wives .No body could take that . I have a hard enough time with one . ;D

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 09:07:07 pm »
Is it a semi retirement or are you going to be working for them full time?

6 more years 2 months till I have a full retire at 66% after 30 years or buy 4 years of federal military time and get out in 2 years and about 4 months.


Its full time. Only been 2 weeks but alot of pain is going away already. Shop is going to be for sale in 5 years. Going to learn the business in case I may want to buy it.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011, 12:38:25 pm »
I could boogie any time I want on a fairly good pension ,not as much as working though .

Now the choice would come down to either going to work or listening to "honey do  "stuff 24 and 7 . Can you imagine those people that have half a dozen wives .No body could take that . I have a hard enough time with one . ;D



At home I only have one non demanding wife, at work, I have planners and schedulers and they are like 12 needy ladies. At home I can leave, at work I'm forced to listen..

If I had any kind of pension I'd be cutting grass at a golf course... 14 years 4 months till its available...I'm sure it will go fast


Glad your healing Art, hand logging isn't an easy sport..
Is it lobster season yet?


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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011, 07:04:58 pm »
We have a winter lobster fishery. Season runs from the end of November to the end of May.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011, 09:54:01 am »
I didn't know that, is that all the Maritimes? I have a hankering and its got me thinking of them.

Imagine being on the Atlantic ocean during winter soaking wet all day, another good sport.

Is your shop in the rental biz also? that seems to be the local cottage industry here.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 04:31:10 pm »
That season is just for our area ( LFA 34 ). Check this link. http://thisfish.info/fishery/15/

We are not into rentals. The owner sold his sales/rental business to Cat Rentals in 2006. Cat wanted to part with the sales side this spring so he bought it back.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2011, 04:43:14 pm »
Darn your hide Jeff. Got me wanting some sweet sauteed bay scallops and lobster.  :'(
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