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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,897
Posted By miket
Sorry for yalls loss. I cant imagine the feeling,...

Sorry for yalls loss. I cant imagine the feeling, and dont want to. I hope you an take some solace in the the fact that you had so many good years together.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 99,160
Posted By miket
On my side customers have been VERY cost...

On my side customers have been VERY cost conscious. One had a change up in management and has literally dropped every single machine shop that they previously used, except me.

Needless to say,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 99,160
Posted By miket
Small Machine shop. We are busier than ever....

Small Machine shop. We are busier than ever. Bought 2 more machines this summer, added on to shop, 6 full time guys now plus me. So far I have spent every dime on expanding to meet demand. Could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,754
Posted By miket
Didnt see this the first time. Glad she is doing...

Didnt see this the first time. Glad she is doing better, prayers sent to continue heading the right way
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 12,188
Posted By miket
I am sorry so to hear this! My most heartfelt...

I am sorry so to hear this! My most heartfelt condolences!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By miket
Both booked :mad:

Both booked :mad:
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By miket
Need flounder gigging guide Sept 25 or 26

Looking for a gigging guide. My daughters 21st birthday is in a couple of weeks and she wants to go fishing on the coast. Of course this is short notice so have had no luck. We have tried all the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,321
Posted By miket
Im in a different trade ( not construction) but...

Im in a different trade ( not construction) but IMO the key is to start young when you can live on less money as you build your skills. About 15yrs ago I looked into getting out of machining but soon...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,285
Posted By miket
Grandpa had one. It disappeared when he passed...

Grandpa had one. It disappeared when he passed away. Probably my worthless uncle
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By miket
What are you looking for specifically?

What are you looking for specifically?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,758
Posted By miket
Yep. I did a small slab for my shop around 2011,...

Yep. I did a small slab for my shop around 2011, 12" beams, 5 1/2" thick 18x30' , 3/8 rebar, vapor barrier. On top of worthless sandy soil. Did everything myself except the pour and finishing. A few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,099
Posted By miket
Just wanted to update: second claim was denied

Just wanted to update: second claim was denied
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,878
Posted By miket
Dang I hate to hear it! Sounds like you are...

Dang I hate to hear it! Sounds like you are getting on the right track, best of luck getting this behind you and back to good health
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,869
Posted By miket
This was me. Not extremely high but tested above...

This was me. Not extremely high but tested above average. School was complete misery. Would get home and go to my room ( grounded) and not do my homework, instead would study things that interested...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,869
Posted By miket
I was 14-15 and just flat said screw it with...

I was 14-15 and just flat said screw it with school work. Was grounded to my room along with other punishments for all but the first 3 weeks of 9th grade. I just didnt care. Burnout, depression, I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By miket
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/show...

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562041
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 470
Posted By miket
Haha, for a while if a deer came in range and I...

Haha, for a while if a deer came in range and I decided I was going to kill it, it was as good as dead. Then I screwed up on a buck in Harper and everything changed! Bad shots, lost deer, one arrow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 470
Posted By miket
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/show...

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83998
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,127
Posted By miket
Boss man said bump it.

Boss man said bump it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,687
Posted By miket
Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,054
Posted By miket
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,430
Posted By miket
Sorry for your loss!

Sorry for your loss!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By miket
Yep, it works when its right. Many years ago a...

Yep, it works when its right. Many years ago a friend and I were talking. He was wearing camo. We were done and he headed his way and I headed mine. After we were separated maybe 50yds he said...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By miket
How did it turn out? I have had 2 check valves go...

How did it turn out? I have had 2 check valves go bad on me but they leaked back to the gage rather than blocking flow, but can certainly see it happening
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By miket
If it is slowing down significantly due to...

If it is slowing down significantly due to friction etc in the pump, I would be surprised it didnt trip the breaker. I know it sounds redundant, but I would make extra sure the belt isnt slipping. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By miket
Not to hijack, ( btw, shes a chick ), I am...

Not to hijack, ( btw, shes a chick ), I am thinking about making ( or having made ) some more pallet carts for my shop.

PM your phone number or email if interested in quoting
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 5,127
Posted By miket
Prayers sent for you both

Prayers sent for you both
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,099
Posted By miket
Not sure what I have learned other than you just...

Not sure what I have learned other than you just never know who is a crook. I have laid off and fired before ( as an employee at another company ) and almost universally it has gone well and we have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,099
Posted By miket
This is the brother of one of my part time guys....

This is the brother of one of my part time guys. I talked to my part time guy a few weeks ago ( I dont call him much anymore, he works a lot at his full time job and I have hired more here full-time)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,099
Posted By miket
Im going to state that this is the second claim...

Im going to state that this is the second claim for same employee and different "reason". Then state previous worked week hours and weekly average over last 3 months. The only week he had less than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,099
Posted By miket
I thought I posted it but dont see it here so I...

I thought I posted it but dont see it here so I guess not. Previous claim was denied.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,099
Posted By miket
Bringing this back up. Got a notice that the...

Bringing this back up.

Got a notice that the same employee filed again, this time claiming reduced work hours.

Pure scam, fraudulent claim.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By miket
Quite likely this or clean ground, retighten...

Quite likely this or clean ground, retighten connections etc.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By miket
Well, they put a plate in yesterday. Hurt pretty...

Well, they put a plate in yesterday. Hurt pretty good for the 30-45 min after waking up before they did the nerve block. Feels like its wearing off now. Still had to work a few hours today and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By miket
Have had terrible luck with USPS. Empty boxes,...

Have had terrible luck with USPS. Empty boxes, lost, late etc. Fed Ex repeatedly is late or delivers to wrong address. Spectacularly incompetent.

Have always had good luck with UPS until this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,702
Posted By miket
;)b;)b

;)b;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 46,459
Posted By miket
I have a bad history.....I wont say NONE are, but...

I have a bad history.....I wont say NONE are, but very, very few. And good ones are becoming more rare by the day. I go back and forth between being glad its almost over and will be free, and sadness...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,091
Posted By miket
Geez that was pretty rough, they were clearly...

Geez that was pretty rough, they were clearly aholes but I still almost teared up. Freaking psycho
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,121
Posted By miket
Prayers sent

Prayers sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By miket
They have already griped at me about the...

They have already griped at me about the swelling. Said they cant do anything till it goes down. Said I have to have it elevated 24hrs a day. Told them flat out that I cant. No way. Have to work,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By miket
Irritating part is that I have done this before....

Irritating part is that I have done this before. Nothing new. Usually just pick it back up and go again. Getting old and fragile I guess.

The worst part is I had an offshore trip for my 2 largest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By miket
Doing wheelies on my dirt bike. Was having...

Doing wheelies on my dirt bike. Was having trouble keeping it up when shifting into second gear. Got a little too aggressive and it came over. I bailed when I knew it was too high, and hit the ground...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By miket
Thanks, will check out the ice machine. Never...

Thanks, will check out the ice machine. Never even heard of it. Knee scooter for sure.

The pain meds are an issue. So far I had nothing but the occasional ibuprofens. They wanted to give me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By miket
How much pain am I in for, ortho surgery

Broke my leg/ankle in 3 places a bit over a week ago. Apparently also tore the ligaments that connect the 2 leg bones at the ankle. Dr wants to basically drill holes in both leg bones and tie them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,232
Posted By miket
Well, my soon to be ex wife had a baby in March...

Well, my soon to be ex wife had a baby in March and just got DNA results back today. As Maury says, " Mike, you are NOT the father!". No CS for me. My youngest son lives with me, so assuming she...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By miket
Yes. Working nights, got home about 7am, went to...

Yes. Working nights, got home about 7am, went to bed. Phone rang around 8:15am and woke me up. ( I was summer ). I looked outside and freaked out thinking it was PM and had to be at work in 45min....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,009
Posted By miket
Don't recall ever seeing a horny toad in the wild...

Don't recall ever seeing a horny toad in the wild before, but came across 2 on our lease this weekend. Lease manager said he had seen one the day before. Sounds like they may be coming back. Sure...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,343
Posted By miket
The fact of the matter is, few people have any...

The fact of the matter is, few people have any clue the HUGE amounts of power they use every day just to stay comfortable. We have come to be absolutely spoiled by the massive amounts of energy in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,185
Posted By miket
I am against welfare of all kinds. But it didn't...

I am against welfare of all kinds. But it didn't take me long to see that my competition was taking it and I would be at a huge disadvantage if I didn't. My competition had their employee wages paid...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,584
Posted By miket
Prayers sent!

Prayers sent!
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