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Old 01-18-2009, 11:54 PM
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I actually spent 3 straight years up there working on that project. I was the only employee, so the owner and I did everything. All the underground, all the access roads throughout the 500 acre property, equestrian trails (about 5 miles), 2 model log homes constructed, cutting timber and clearing homesites, bridges, a 5 acre park with ponds and 2 large timber pavilion structures, all the common area irrigation and landscaping, welding, maintaining all of the trucks and heavy equipment, plus all the little incidentals inbetween. This was such a fun project and the owner became like a father to me. It was such a great experience. I worked for him for 7 years but I was married and had a new baby and needed to make more than 10.50 an hour. That has been about 9 years since I left that company.
That sounds a lot like what I did years ago. I had a lot of fun. I met a girl and got married and ended up moving away.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:08 AM
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That sounds a lot like what I did years ago. I had a lot of fun. I met a girl and got married and ended up moving away.
It always amazes me what we give up for our wives and families, but it is totally worth it.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:17 AM
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It always amazes me what we give up for our wives and families, but it is totally worth it.
That is true. And it doesn't feel like I gave up anything. Rather gained much much more. And I still get to do the work I like. The only gripe I have is the location. But even then its not so bad.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:18 AM
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I have never been to South Dakota, but it must be beautiful around the black hills area. I have a friend that moved his family to North Dakota a few years ago. He is a pastor in a church in Fargo or just outside of it. He says it gets insanely cold there, which I can imagine. I grew up in Bozeman Montana. I remember it always being 20 to 40 below zero there in the winter. I think my blood is too thin for those temps now though.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:52 AM
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WOW that scenery is beautiful..that bridge is very sharp looking after the stain was applied. Very unique, wish I had scenery like that around me.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:29 AM
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WOW that scenery is beautiful..that bridge is very sharp looking after the stain was applied. Very unique, wish I had scenery like that around me.
Thank you, I am very fortunate to live in the west. It is very beautiful.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:50 PM
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I have never been to South Dakota, but it must be beautiful around the black hills area. I have a friend that moved his family to North Dakota a few years ago. He is a pastor in a church in Fargo or just outside of it. He says it gets insanely cold there, which I can imagine. I grew up in Bozeman Montana. I remember it always being 20 to 40 below zero there in the winter. I think my blood is too thin for those temps now though.
Around the hills it is beautiful. I say the same about Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. We also have badlands, however the Badlands of North Dakota are prettier, if you will.

Even the prairie has beauty, but I like the hills and mountains. I miss that sort of thing dearly.
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