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Old 02-16-2021, 02:29 PM
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:21 PM
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I build security fences and have been busy in the DC area but my project down south has been put on hold. Not really Im just an old __rt retired and playing with a metal detector.
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Old 02-16-2021, 06:20 PM
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:54 PM
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:39 PM
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Mostly a butcher for over 30 years now. Even longer than that in the food business (first job was in an Italian restaurant). For about 7 years I worked for a number of civil engineering firms as a soil tester, survey assistant and construction site inspector. When I moved to P.A. in '07 I went back into meat cutting and have stayed there ever since. This area is too urban for me really. I wouldn't want to do surveying/engineering stuff in the big city. Most of my work back when took me to fairly rural settings, often alone. Once was about a mile down the road from the original Woodstock concert site in Bethel, NY. It was the site of an old farm formerly owned by...uhhh...George III of England, I think? I'll double check that. I always wanted to go detecting there but never got around to it. Unfortunately there's now a bunch of hoity-toity mansions where that old farm used to be....and it's all my fault! There was some really old infrastructure poking out of the dirt up there. My work in civil engineering/surveying introduced me to some really nice places in upstate NY. I've been exposed to some forgotten little corners of colonial history during my time there.

In spite of my "two professions", my college degree is in Microbiology and Chemistry and has little to do with either!

I am married to an RN from Peru, 13 years now, and we have a 12 year old son.

Oh, yeah...I've always been kind of a musician..started playing keyboard back in the early 80's. I played in a few bands in the 90's and 00's. Continued playing in my own studio since I moved here, occasionally collaborating with someone I meet. I'd always give playing in a band another try....

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Old 03-03-2021, 09:17 PM
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Did you say HOT DOGS yum! I hope you are using those fabulous Hofmann hot dogs from central NY. only dogs I'll eat and have to stock up on when I visit home!
One of the worst hot dogs is Nathan's.

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Old 03-03-2021, 10:38 PM
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Growing up, my parents taught me to respect our law enforcement. I can remember how my dad would explain that police officers "are here to help you." Now that I'm a little older, I carry something in my purse (just a first-aid item promoting the local police force) which reminds me to pray to my Lord for our unsung heroes - the officers who daily put their lives on the line to protect citizens like me, and who do their part to make our cities & towns safe places to live, work, & play. Thank you for being one of those sacrificial people!

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Work,, nope,, I build muscle cars, rods, bikes ect. It's been real cool way 2 earn $$ been heavy into mopars for over 2 decades, but have worked with a bunch of different makers,,, anyhow I feel very lucky to be in this line of "work" happy hunting
My son is loving that life, too. He's 'Steve' on the automotive show 'Fantomworks'.
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Old 03-10-2021, 04:41 PM
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I am a steel worker, not many of us left anymore.
Soon as I saw 'steel worker', I figured you being from Pittsburgh. Washington PA is even closer to my growing up home. I was raised in Eighty Four, when to Ringgold HS, spent all my summers in Mingo Park.
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with a resume at least 5 pages long... I have been there and done that. construction, printing, musician, LEO, gunsmith, basically everything except cook.. I cannot cook... it is my kryptonite.

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Old 06-21-2021, 10:38 PM
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First off thank you to so many in this thread for your service!

I support my hobby collection as as manufacturing engineer. Been through a couple industries, seem to have landed in circuit card assemblies as my home for the foreseeable future.
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I do hardware in the Loop (HIL) testing of software for inverters that go into hybrid and electric vehicles. I am new to metal detecting and plan to retire in 5 years and spend a lot of time dirt fishing.
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Old 06-22-2021, 11:14 AM
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I do hardware in the Loop (HIL) testing of software for inverters that go into hybrid and electric vehicles. I am new to metal detecting and plan to retire in 5 years and spend a lot of time dirt fishing.
You guys must do some very good work (Thanks !), we have a plug-in hybrid, a 2020 Prius Prime XLE, and it has been working great, it's especially neat how it automatically goes from EV mode to Hybrid mode while driving when the allotted amount of battery energy for "electric only" driving is used up before getting a chance to plug-in and recharge like on longer trips.

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Old 06-22-2021, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GKL View post
You guys must do some very good work (Thanks !), we have a plug-in hybrid, a 2020 Prius Prime XLE, and it has been working great, it's especially neat how it automatically goes from EV mode to Hybrid mode while driving when the allotted amount of battery energy for "electric only" driving is used up before getting a chance to plug-in and recharge like on longer trips.
We don't do anything for Toyota at the moment but they have been building hybrids a long time and have everything figured out. In 10 to 15 years you won't be able to buy a new gas powered vehicle.
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Old 06-22-2021, 02:18 PM
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We don't do anything for Toyota at the moment but they have been building hybrids a long time and have everything figured out. In 10 to 15 years you won't be able to buy a new gas powered vehicle.
It all started when my wife's college teacher mentioned having a Toyota (gas) that was still running great at about 400,000 miles, my wife said she wanted us to get a Toyota after hearing that, so I said fine but let me research to see which model might be best to get, when I saw how good the plug-in Prius Prime was doing (I think the first year it came out was 2012) I said if we are getting a Toyota let's get this and be protected from any future gas price increases.

Here is a link to a post of when we first brought it home:

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showt...74#post3231274

(we now have a 10x20 canopy over where we park it there)

When driving locally in our small town we can do it all on EV only and usually only need to use the hybrid mode a couple times a week when we travel outside our local town.

Here is a fairly recent pic of the dash showing our average MPG
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Old 06-28-2021, 08:37 PM
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I am a teacher's assistant (paraprofessional, to get technical) in the school district I went through as a kid, and I work with special education kiddos. They're seriously the sweetest little things ever. I've probably got about 4 or 5 pages to add on to my resume, but I've worked since I was 16 years old. I have a wide variety of experiences, as I like to say.

I saw mention of one or a few of you working/doing work for Toyota... my brother is a master technician at the local Toyota dealership here in our hometown. I can't even begin to think of what all goes into a car, let alone fixing it. So major props to all of you who are mechanically inclined.
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Commercial aircraft mechanic for Delta Airlines. I work the line. Meaning that I work on the thru flight aircraft and some of the over nighters. location: Las Vegas. Started in San Diego where I got into beach water detecting. In Vegas, huntings SUCKS HARD! Vegas heat is not fun but the cost of living, housing market, and no state income tax is a wonderful blessing.
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