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markct    Posted 03-04-2003 at 19:27:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have realized how wonderful this site is that anyone can post most anything they think and while it may stir up some fierce disscusion, atleast we can say it, another disscusion site i occasionaly go to, tractorbynet, recently deleted one of my post that didnt agree with there thinkings. it wasnt profane or anything that i wouldnt want a young child reading or anything of that manner, it just wasnt what they wanted to hear i suppose, all this got me to thinkin about the different crowds that hang out at different boards,i looked thru the profiles of a good portion of the members of, funny how a huge portion of them have jobs listed in there profiles such as,software specialist,financial advisor,CEO,doctors,surgeons,stockbrokers and all sorts of other jobs like that, and yes i did find a few machinists,carpenters,construction workers and equipment operators but they were few and far between. it definatly confirmed my thinking that tractorbynet is a yuppie site and i am so greatfull to have a board like yesterdays tractors and countryliving that is just a bunch of good down to earth country folks, cause i ceartainly wouldnt have much of a conversation with one of them doctor or ceo types in a coffee shop or anywheres else in real life, so why should i on the internet either. yet i can be sure that about 99 percent of the people on this board are the type that i would not only have a conversation with, but invite over to my own shop for an evening of tractor repair and beer drinking!! sorry to be so longwinded, just wanted to say how i am so happy that this board is here and most of all the people who post here and make this board what it is, cause its not the disscusion board that matters, its the people who use it

Cindi    Posted 03-05-2003 at 03:37:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the invite! Smile!

Good Lord    Posted 03-05-2003 at 00:12:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what you mean. I recently posted a polite question on a antique lighting site. Apparantly I yanked somebodys chain, because the "Secretary" of this group sent me the most vile e-mail you can imagine (in a very snooty, uppity tone)and deleted the inquiry. It amazes me how human behavior changes when we are hiding behind a screen. If this man would have said these things to my face, I'd be in jail right now! Oh well, I guess being a light expert makes you the cream of the human crop. Don't let them get to you.

Burrhead    Posted 03-04-2003 at 19:49:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
aw we got our share of yuppies around here too.

Les...fortunate    Posted 03-05-2003 at 03:01:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Every silver lining has a dark cloud.

Just wondering - and a ramble.    Posted 03-04-2003 at 22:04:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am a tradesman. I've been told that I work for yuppies, been told I work for dinks too (guess that means double income, no kids). Heck, I've even worked for wasps and sharks (lawyers) and snippies (mean old coots).
Then there is this group that I try my damnist to work for. They are called 'just plain folks'.

If any of you out here are yuppies, thats o.k. so long as you pay your bills on time and don't try to change the countryside you've moved into. It don't hurt to be a dink neither. So long as you can live and let live, and quit complaining about all these minivans. Those of you that are wasps don't sting the worker bees. You sharks got some bad karma laying wait, be nice to folks. You snippeys, well I figure you don't feel good most of the time.

Now 'just plain folks' that is the marrow of the nation. It takes all kinds of people to make this outfit work, but the run-of-the-mill types are the ones that will be there to fetch groceries for a sick neighbor, shovel a path to the old woman's mailbox, stop and change a tire for someone along the road, and deeds such as that.

So, if Burrhead is right about there being some yuppies here on this site... well try to evolve toward being just plain folks.

Have had that on my chest for some time now. Glad to get it off. I'm a part time stay at home dad,
part time contractor, part time farmer, and once in a great moon I get to hunt. I don't know what that makes me, but my elderly parents are just plain folks and I'd like to be just like them.


Maggie/TX....Well said, Just wondering !    Posted 03-05-2003 at 05:06:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very well said.

Randy    Posted 03-04-2003 at 19:40:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, interesting bunch of people and ideas here. Mark, you ready for our freezing rain?

markct    Posted 03-04-2003 at 19:46:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
yea i aint lookin forward to it,im hoping for good weather thursday afternoon,my girlfriend is coming home from college in pennsylvania for spring break so i hope that we dont get the snow they are saying is possible on thursday, but who knows, its been way too cold for way to long here

Randy    Posted 03-04-2003 at 19:50:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need to go to upstate NY Thursday, but not if it snows. And if I can't plow wish it would get rid of the snow so I can get some lawn work done. I have a mowing business.

fredo    Posted 03-05-2003 at 02:52:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
be that elmira or bingington noo yoke?

Randy    Posted 03-05-2003 at 04:17:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Fredo,Close, east of Binghampton a bit. Deposit, need to take some stuff to the ex. Then a quick trip to Sidney to make sure our 50 acres is still there. Family in Owego, born in Endicott.

markct    Posted 03-05-2003 at 05:21:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
yea i gota take a ride up to a place near binghampton in a few weeks to look at a new holland 55 hay rake that a guy has for sale, im sure its a nice area out there

Randy    Posted 03-05-2003 at 06:00:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, I'll retire out that way. Can't afford here!

markct    Posted 03-05-2003 at 09:05:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
yea i realy would like to find some land out that way too, in another 2 and a half years my girlfriend(who i plan to marry) will be done with college and i would like to find land out that way to build a house. she is going to school for agriculture education, and in connecticut here that is a pretty much dead field. plus with the rediculous cost of living here it just aint worth it to stick around. thats why right now i just been trying to save as much money up as i can since im still living with my parents so saving money is alot easier than if i had my own place and the expenses of that. i would like to farm some but i ceartainly dont plan to make a living on it, i would still work a regular job of course if i moved out there, right now i am a machinist but i doubt there would be much need for those out that way.but i am sure i could find something to do

Randy    Posted 03-05-2003 at 09:42:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, try this site out Real estate site upstate NY.

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