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    8 Hours Ago
    Hey all right brother! USW 4-429 They've absorbed a ton of smaller unions in the last 20 years or so. We have absolutely nothing to do with steel working lol but there you have it.
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    8 Hours Ago
    Same deal as Justin I guess. Took a job with a local DuPont plant, steel workers union, high wage, benefits, retirement plan. 12 hour shifts 4 days on 4 days off. The 4 days off let's me pick up some overtime or go do tree work on a day off. I was really leary about taking the job, spent my first boot allowance on some logger boots just in case, but it's grown on me, and it's sometimes enjoyable even. I do miss trees full time, so the one day every week or two that I do climb I really have alot of fun. I enjoy the work too much to walk away, so it's kinda become a hobby that pays cash :)
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    9 Hours Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread Jobs for Family in Business Management
    You're a good man, Stephen. So many folks around here on a pretty fixed income own properties and didn't expect all the Ash to drop dead so quickly. Probably 2nd or 3rd most common hardwood in the area. The good news is they can often pay for drop and leave and get someone else to come collect the wood for heating. Some guys will cut the firewood out of 3" branches, I just lack the patience. Bad news is folks are letting them go too long to the point that they're too risky to climb. I'll help my friends and family all day long if it can be done safely. I guess if there's a bright side it's that it's not called the Emerald Willow Borer... that would suck trying to get rid of that crap. At least Ash wood is desirable.
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    3 Days Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread Jobs for Family in Business Management
    Some friends are free, some are at a very reduced cost. Family is free, but I got a couple uncles that insist on payment and don't take no for an answer. If I gotta bring a good rope man with me they'll pay his wage 25 or 30$ an hour cash. If that's all they pay for rigging over structures and wires, it's almost nothing. I like helping and doing favors, but I'm not gonna lose money. I've bartered work with friends too. Traded tree work for HVAC work, auto mechanic work, painting. Got a buddy that's a plumber who owes me one lol hopefully never gotta cash that favor in, it might not be a fair trade if he has to visit for more than 2 hours or so. I just flopped some dead ash for him to clean up. Drinks and chow are always appreciated, but unless it's scary hazardous trees, I'm probably having a good time anyways! After a 48+ hour week in the plant, trees are usually very enjoyable for me. It's fun, and therapeutic. My son is really taking a liking to it now too, I bought him a saw and some good quality PPE, nice saw pants and a Petzl helmet. He wants to climb now. Maybe next year if he keeps paying attention and learning. Didn't know you had a twin, Tommy, cool! Identical?
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    3 Days Ago
    Got to hang out with a British Bulldog last night. Very cool pooch!
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    4 Days Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    And cue the Bear Gryllis memes...
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    5 Days Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread O.C.G.D. Thread, part two in Gear Forum
    It would suck to get clobbered by you guys! Here's to hoping none of y'all ever need to use the sticks and tools and whatnot!
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    6 Days Ago
    I need to upgrade I think. I hit the mute button way to much now. Mine has great range I think, Cobra I think. It'll start beeping long before I can see the cop. How do you keep it dry on the bike?
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    6 Days Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread O.C.G.D. Thread, part two in Gear Forum
    Tire iron. For changing tires of course :D
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    6 Days Ago
    I've always owned a radar detector since I was 16. It's not a guarantee, but it's worked for me so far! Alot of things on the road set it off now. I think newer cars with the sensors that tell a driver that they're very close to an object is almost constant now. Cops checking speed makes a different noise, KA band I think for cops mostly.
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    1 Week Ago
    I was here 13-14 years ago, place was jumping pretty good then. I miss alot of the folks, I could probably name 20 guys or so that I was really hoping to reconnect with. Still alot of greats around. During my absence, I'd still think about the folks here alot. Found myself in a jam trying to fix the truck or something and always thought " I wonder what Al would do? "
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    1 Week Ago
    I still get a little star struck conversing with some of the guys here too. So awesome to be able to talk shop or just shoot the shit with some straight up legends! The TreeHouse frikkin rocks!!! 8)
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    1 Week Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread The Joke/Funny Pic/Video Thread in MBTV
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    1 Week Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Sounds like the good life to me!
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    1 Week Ago
    I haven't done the registration in order to download yet, but it sure looks like the whole book is on this page. https://www.scribd.com/document/359085293/215047427-Arborists-Certification-Study-Guide-pdf
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    1 Week Ago
    Idk what I'm eating after work, but I'm hungry like the wolf! Mighty Taco has BBQ pork burritos this time of year... thinking Memphis style w a bunch of cole slaw on it.
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    1 Week Ago
    Try the Reese's Klondike next!
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I'm all about family
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Buffalo, NY
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Chemical operator/ part time climber

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