Whats your occupation - Page 6 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:45 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
Joe MacDonald's Avatar
 
Trailer: Trillium
Ontario
Posts: 753
No, wait, it's our new boss?

No I guess it's just another lonely visitor In our shop

Joe

tomorrows pic will be me at work
__________________

__________________
Joe MacDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 08:58 PM   #72
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Scamp
Posts: 120
I work as a Network Systems Administrator for a defense contractor to remain nameless. Like some of you out there I too started with FORTRAN then C++ and that OO stuff. Thats when I moved to Sysadmin and Computer networking. Now I work on Linux and Sun systems and I love it.
__________________

__________________
dsheets70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 09:21 PM   #73
Senior Member
 
David & Leslie's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft Side Bath
Posts: 706
This is a truly interesting thread - thanx, Frederick, for bringing it back. It is amazing to read about the varied paths lives have taken over the years. For those who care to read on, here's how the Geezer's arrived at this point in their respective former lives & current WONDERFUL life:

Dave - USN during the Korean "conflict"; apprentice at San Diego Gas & Electric Co, worked in/owned auto machine shops; Service Mgr. for Bay Area Kenworth; Insurance Adjuster & Heavy Equipment Damage Appraiser (retired from Crawford & Company after establishing & running the Elko office). Sorry, no available pics of these endeavors.

Leslie - Day Care during stay-at-home-Mom years; President & Chief Mop of my commercial cleaning service; Insurance Adjuster Trainee/Office Administrator/General Go-fer in Dave's Elko office ; Loss Control Tech, then Security & Fire Prevention Tech at the 2nd largest gold mine in North America (seeing all those U/G miner photos made me nostalgic). Wish we had pics with us that show me holding a bar of gold worth over $100 grand, and another shot covered with powder after a goof while servicing a fire extinguisher ... comic relief!

All-in-all, we feel we've had quite a ride and the adventure continues! So, now that everyone's bored to tears, we'll sign off - take care, L 'n D
__________________
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” A. Einstein
David & Leslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 10:07 PM   #74
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 509
I received an Honorable Discharge after 4 years, 4 months, and 20 days in the US Air Force as an Instrument Flight Simulator Operator and veteran of the Korean War, I earned a BSEE at University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl in 1963.

I was an Integration Engineer at Grumman Aircraft on Long Island, NY working the A-6, F-111, and TC-4C aircraft. Moved on to Vought Aircraft in Dallas, TX and worked the A-7 Aircraft, AirTrans People Mover, and many missile programs. After sequentially becoming several different companies Vought Missiles ended up as Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Systems.

I retired from there in 1999 as the Section Manager of Electronics Systems, Integration, Simulation, and Laboratories.

In retirement I am a member of the First United Methodist Church Grand Prairie’s PC Systems help desk and manage the church’s Ethernet (wired and wireless) communication network.
__________________
CD and Joyce Smith - Lily, Violet, and Rose
1999 Casita 17' SD - "The Little Egg"
2007 Escalade - 6.2L V8 - 6L80E Trans - 3.42 Diff
CD Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 12:00 AM   #75
Senior Member
 
Name: Per
Trailer: 2000 Burro 17 ft Widebody towed by Touareg TDI
Oregon
Posts: 863
Registry
Returned from Vietnam 1968 - taught until 1980 - harpsichord maker, then supposedly retired until the present.
Attached Thumbnails
French_Double__resized.jpg  
__________________
Per Walthinsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 07:27 AM   #76
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
Oh Mannnn! That's really nice.
I'd love to sit in your workshop for a while.
Bet it could tell some stories.
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 08:51 AM   #77
Senior Member
 
Joe MacDonald's Avatar
 
Trailer: Trillium
Ontario
Posts: 753
here's me at work, working on a skip hoist panel (brings ore up from underground)
I'm wearing the white hardhat, and a beard
Joe
Attached Thumbnails
skip_small.jpg  
__________________
Joe MacDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 01:56 PM   #78
Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 72
I've worked a lot of different jobs over the years, probably easier to say what I haven't done than what I have. Right now I am a Hollywood Teamster, many years away from retirement. What does a Teamster do in The Industry? As little as possible.

As far as pictures, I think all I have on my computer of me is the business card my buddy designed for me. It's as good a likeness as any, and shows one facet of my humor.
Attached Thumbnails
KFM_Front_Forum.jpg   KFM_Back.jpg  

__________________
MillerK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 04:34 PM   #79
Senior Member
 
Doug Mager's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1975 13 ft Trillium
Posts: 2,536
Registry
Exclamation

I am an (about to be ) retired rail transportation specialist for Canadian sPacific Railway. Thats one of 'our' terms for a Conductor/Yard Foreman .

One of my tasks is to try and move railcar (or cars) back n forth (or vice versa) over some rather unruely rail conditions (as illusterated) WITH having them fall OFF of the rails and ONTO the ground.

This appended photo is evidance of an occurance called a Sun Kink and is the result of the suns heat warming (and expanding) the heavy metal rails (which are spiked/nailed) and forcing the expanded/heated metal to warp because it cannot expand lengthwise due to the fact that is bolted to the next rail length in either direction!
Attached Thumbnails
Sun_Kink_W.E._C_yard.jpg  
__________________
Doug Mager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 04:43 PM   #80
Member
 
andy s's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2008 Casita 17 ft Sirit Deluxe
Posts: 40
I owned and operated several Pizza shops and a couple of nite clubs for just about 20 years. Man am I glad those days are past! Now I build 1 or 2 custom homes a year. Laura is an RN working in ICU and Emergency.
__________________
andy s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 04:44 PM   #81
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 16 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 5
I enjoyed reading what others do for a living Interesting. I was reminded of story a few years ago when my daughter kindergarden teacher called and asked what I did for a living. I asked why did she want to know. She stated each kid in class stood up and told the class what there dads and moms did. My daughter stated " My dad argues for living"!

I explained to the teacher I work from home and the road as Multi line adjuster claim and my daughter probably overhead me negioting a claim. I enjoy the challenge but I am looking forward to a career change when my daughter turns 16. I do this type of work because I set my own schedule and work anywhere.
__________________
kevin5465 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 07:32 AM   #82
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,776
I thought I had posted in here but I can't find it so....

I design/install custom Audio/Video systems. This is really why I got interested in the Wonderful Worl of Fiberglass in the first place.
I travel around the country doing jobs and often am out for weeks at a time. After 9/11 it became difficult to ship tools and supplies and staying in hotels gets old fast so I researched thinking I would get an Airstream when I found this site and my first Trillium. We all know the rest of the story.....so far!

Anyway this one is one of my favorites.
It is a Poolside/Poolhouse system where the customer actually said "I don't care what it costs,blow me away".

In the long shot you can see that the poolhouse is an Octogon.In the small angles soffits facing the pool(three sides only) I have 54 speakers fabricated into the soffit and covered with Bronze mesh (by others).

You can see the speakers in the close-up.
Attached Thumbnails
WalpertLongShot.jpg   WalpertCloseup.jpg  

__________________
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 07:34 AM   #83
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,776
The Racks of gear are in the basement of the poolhouse and the gear shown is for the poolhouse system only.

To say it performs unbeleivabley is an understatement and as they say,if you have to ask how much it costs.........
Attached Thumbnails
WalpertGear.jpg  
__________________
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 07:38 AM   #84
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,776
These are the Racks for the main house.
The closet is really too small to get a good shot of them.
There is of course more gear on the other side of the racks but no room to get in there with a camera,at least not my camera!
Attached Thumbnails
WalpertMainRacks.jpg  
__________________

__________________
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whats it worth Douglas Knudson General Chat 3 11-24-2009 10:44 AM
Whats there to do in Visalia? Gina D. General Chat 14 02-19-2006 12:18 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.