Hey Trish. Sorry it's been a while. Been a hectic few week's at the job. Driving to and from auctions in Mass. and Conn. for almost a week straight. Not a bad way to spend your day. lol Now we have a detailer who's going to be out for a couple of week's due to surgery. Was asked if I wanted to help fill in. Yes, I could have said no with no repercussion's. Told him I never did it. Show me how and by someone who can show and tell me, I'd give it a try. After my 3rd car. they said I was good to go it alone. New cars are easy. Used cars are a snot. lol Today me and my coworker knocked out 12 cars in 8 hrs. AND had time for our lunch. Isn't like that everyday. Just alot of sales today. lol
Raced on the ice a few week's ago. The modified class. Basically a Sprint Car set up for the ice. 500 hp. Started 18th out of 24. Finished 4th. Not bad for being the 1st time in 2 year's. lol Had alot fun but man was it cold. Which has been brutal this year. hit 29 degree's today. Felt like summer it really did. week's of below zero and the windchill was brutal.
Only problem with the job. Being I volunteered to fill in, I'm doing 6 day work week's for the next 2 - 3 weeks. It's a drain until I think of all the o/t I'm getting. This week is around 12 hrs of O/T. I'll be smiling come thursday. lol
Hope all is well with you and things are going well with your job.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-02-28
I wish you a good and amusing Sunday my dear friend .
They have a ranch north of here that has rodeo's on the weekends during the summer. never been to 1. was thinking of checking it out this year.
The cold has been brutal with windchills hitting -25. Cold I can handle. but the wind actually hurts in that cold. I just layer up and deal with it. lol Mass. and other coastal areas have gottem slammed with snow. 6 ft of snow in 2 day's. Thats alot of snow.
Gotta work this weekend. will spend tomorrow prepping the showroom, the spent the rest of the day gassing up the GMC's in preparation for snow removal of the lot on monday. That part I'm tired of. lol Clean off all the cars, move em all, plow the lot, move all the cars back in a row. We all do it, not just me. Still takes a good 5 hrs. It's going good tho. really happy with it.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-02-13
Hey Trish, Hope all is well with you. The cold here is just unbearable. Especially when you have to work in it.
Long day today. Had to help drive a car to the auction ... in Conn. lol There's a day in itself. Not a bad way to make a buck. lol
Had to pick up a car from a local auction the other day. It was made quite clear that I was to drive the BMW and no one else. I'm low man on the pole too. That kind of made some waves but I must be doing something right. omg what a georgious ride that was.
Hope all's going well with you myfriend.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-02-13
Here ya go Trish. I wasn't kidding when I said we'd race ANYTHING here in the Northeast. lol Next race is is in Tupper Lake, 2 day event. Cant make it this week, gotta work Saturday and it's quite a haul there anyway.
Storm fizzled to a lot less than expected. Got about 6 inches this afternoon. Got a little slick. Just had to take it easy.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-01-27
Finally got the 1st ice race of the season in. Started out well. 1st in the first race, 2nd in the second race. 3rd race, not so good. Not sure if we ran over something on the track or if we just blew it off the rim, but the rear tire didn't want to play. Just had to be on a corner too, Sooooo, over we went. lol I'm fine, Car's fine, top wing's a goner. lmao Owner of the car wasn't pleased. lol After a brief "discussion" I recommended him finding a boyscout and sticking to soap box derbys. lmao Apparently I was suppose to know the tire wasnt go to last. lmao oh, well...
Got a major storm brewing. Suppose to start heavy around midnight and snow thru tomorrow into Wed. 2 - 4 ft. possible in spots. Hurricane force winds could hit areas as well. This could b interesting. lol
Hope all is well with you my friend.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-01-26
Cold I can handle and dress for. But this Artic blast and wind is just horrible. - 20 - -30 for days on end. When out working in it, doesn't take long for ur face to go numb. Mustache is trimmed short and it still froze to my lip. lol Truth is, it's a typical N.Y. winter. lol this season will soon pass. lol
Work is going great here as well. Some day's I'm going non-stop. Driving car's. cleaning, fixin stuff. lol Running errands for the owner and his wife. ie. (no lie) Go get 2 large coffee's from the coffee shop. Take my car. ... go to the bakery, buy a b'day cake. Never any pressure or tension. really relaxed place. I have fallen in love with the Subaru BRZ. dollar for dollar it'd be a fun little car. Then reality sets in. Ice racers are having theyre 1st race Sunday. Weather permitting I might cruise up to watch, shoot pics and maybe some video
Overall I'm doing pretty good. Glad to hear your job's working out. Kind of nice to enjoy the job for a change.
Take care my friend.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-01-16
woo hoo. 17 degree's. Feel's like a heat wave. lol
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-01-10
OMG is it cold. lol windchill's -30. I'd rather have the snow. lol Thing's are going well here. Job's working out extremely well. Now if Spring would arrive soon, life would b perfect. lol
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-01-07
very same to you my friend best of luck for 2015
Posted by: bemer2six 2015-01-02
Happy New Year.
Sorry it's been a while. New job has kept me busy and I'm lovin' it. lol Alot of O/T at times if I want it, hard to say no actually. I mean 4 hr's of O/T for driving to Boston to pick up a car. Not a hard way to make a dollar. lol. Still do janitorial and Maint. work as well, which is minimal compared to last job. 90% is running errands for the owner and his wife. Both treat me great. As does everyone else there as well. No drama, no static and hardly any pressure. Very relaxed place to work. I mean who worries while driving a $150,000 Corvette? YES, I was loving that. lol
Hoping thing's continue to go like this in the new year.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2015-01-01
I wish you a very happy New Year
Posted by: achillesvda 2015-01-01
wow long long time and I see your still here... just a few of us left here any more...
Posted by: bemer2six 2014-12-02
That's great new's Trish. I'm so happy for you.
Next Friday I'm officially giving my 2 week's notice. going on vacation the week after that. Getting together with "Team" I served with. We do it not only for ourselves, but to honor our brother "Jake". The only 1 we lost. Then I'll go back for a week and that'll be it for this job.
Interviewing tomorrow for a possible job working in the "Clean room" at a chip manafacturing plant. Relatively new co. here but doing well. Have more interviews at other places as well. Nothing solid at this point, but I'm confident I'll land something good either way.
Secretary announced she might be quitting too. I tell ya, for a pastor, our boss is a royal b---h. She doesnt have a clue about me resigning, so this should be interesting.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2014-10-30
Doing my best to get in with a new chip manafacturing co. here. Cleaning the "Clean" room. Pays is awesome. Workload is deceent. Not solid, but I'm workin on em. lol
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2014-10-26
Cool. you got dispatcher exp. so you shoulddo great.
My job gave me a raise (choke) $0.20, for the 3rd year running. BUT they got $700,000 (not a typo) to have an elevator installed. I do Janitorial, maint., grounds keeping, snow removal .... and this is all I'm worth? Ain't happening. Has me scheduled for 13 hrs for T-day AT straight pay and O/T. BUT being they'res no one to let the carpet cleaners in the next day, she's willing to pay me dbl time and an extra day off the very next day. Trust me just 1 small example of the crap I'm dealing with. Stuffing em for T-day. Nov. 21, last day. T-day at the church is a huge Equinox event. Great event but me and the volunteers do all the work so the friggin church can take all the credit. NO MORE.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2014-10-26
Well, Had enough of this job. Resignation's going in at the end of the week. Too many detail's to type here. Nothing solid set right now, but I gotta do or I'll spend another year regretting it.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2014-10-26
There was a knock on the door this morning
I opened it to find a young man standing there who said:
"Hello sir, I’m a Jehovah’s Witness”
"Come in sit down”
I offered him coffee and asked:
“What do you want to talk about?”
“F**ked if I know, I’ve never got this far before"
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2014-09-14
definately will have to check it out. thanks a bunch
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2014-08-23
Trish, that's awesome new's. I'm sure the training and such will go well for ya.
Weather here has been very bizarre. We've had 5 verfified tornadoes this year. N.Y. normally N.Y. has 1 in 15 - 20 years.
1 of them came within a 1/4 mi. of my place. Luckily no death's but alot of damage. The rain we've had has been something else too. Storm's dont last long, but dumps a ton of water in the process. Drains cant handle it all. by the job there was alot of apartments that had water damage. The basement of the church had 4 - 5 inches of water, twice., on 2 different occasion's in 1 month. What a time cleaning that up by myself. .. but it got done.
Well I've got good news as well on my end. Had 2 credit cards I've been trying to get caught up on. and it hasnt been easy at all. Been a very rough year. long story short, treasurer found a discrepancie in my pay, in my favor. Somehow I'm 2 week's off of cycle from everyone elses payroll. SO, I got cut a extra check to bring up to snuff. With that check I will be able to pay off the balance of 1 of the cards. Not living high on the hog yet, but it sure will b a little easier.
NOW the bad news. Bike is done for the year. Just had the motor rebuilt in April. Went on a run for Diabetes. hafway there the tranny started gringing between 2nd and 3 rd. By the time I got home it was doing it thru all the gears. Took it apart the next day, nothing but metal shaving's. Can't afford to get a new tranny and cant afford the parts to rebuild this one. So my riding is done for this year. Well on my bike anyway. A friend of mine always lets me ride one of his, so might get 1 or 2 more runs in before they get put away for the winter.
Other than that I'm hanging in there, just like everyone else.
Keep me posted on the new job. I'm really happy for you.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2014-08-21
You know it's slippery ...
When you get your weiner stuck in the snow. lmao
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-12-11
Thought this was hysterical and had to share it with you.
Equinox thanksgiving went great. Served 500 meals that day and had alot of happy people.
Turkey Trot race was a snot. Alot of good competition. Got into the B-main and finished 6th. 1 spot out of getting into the A-main. No biggy, I'm in it for the fun annyway and met alot of cool people.
Hope you had a great holiday and all is well on your end.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-12-02
Hey Trish. Sorry it's been a while, thing's have been busy here.
Well Fall has left us. 50's and 60's last week. Currently 11 degrees and light snow. Rain/sleet/freezing rain predicted for tonight. oh the joy. lol Read where parts of Texas got clipped w/snow.
Equinoz Thanksgiving dinner being served at the job on thurs. Easy for me, the volunteer's do all the work. I just make myself avail. for advice on what they can and cant do.
Racing's going great. All top 10 finishes so far. Big Turkey trot race on Fri. 100 lap's, plus qualifying. Gonna be a long day.
Hope all is well on your end and you have a safe and Hapy Thanksgiving.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-11-25
I stopped by the Chevrolet Dealership yesterday, for a look at the new Silverado 1500 pickup. Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new "feel" before they become extinct.
The salesman (a black man wearing an Obama "change" lapel pin) sat in the passenger seat describing the truck and all its "wonderful" options. The seats were of particular interest. He explained that the seats directed warm air to your butt in the winter and directed cool air to your butt in the summer heat. Feeling like messing with him, I mentioned that this must be a Republican truck.
Looking a bit angry, he asked why I thought it was a Republican truck. I explained that if it were an Obama truck, the seats would blow smoke up your ass year-round.
I had to walk back to the dealership. Damn guy had no sense of humor
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-09-21
I got a video of Beckmans explosion. you wont believe it.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-09-02
Hey Trish. Just stoppin by to say hey. Not a whole lot happening here. Hope all's well with you. Love this picture and had to share it with ya.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-08-26
Glad you enjoyed. I really wanted to get the butterfly, it was awesome watching him. Just got mobbed by people the minute I started and that took care of that. lol (really did piss me off). Not a whole lot happening here. Job's driving me nut's, just not easy finding another without taking a cut. To be dealt with. Hope all is well on your end.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-08-20
Hey Trish. Hope all's going well for you. Weather here has been beautiful, 80's & 90's. I love it. Went fishing last Fri. 2 Bass, 12 & 14 in. and 4 Herring 8 - 12 in. nothing huge but fun just the same.
Job's still being a pain. They want me to do some restoration work but dont want to match the pay that should go with it. I'm standing firm on this 1. Pay already stink's for what they expect, not taking on anymore until they start to give a little as well.
Other than that, doing pretty good. Racing's going real well. Result's have been great with no major damage at this point. Went to the Harley rendzvous, omg, 90,000 bikes showed up this year. Sounded like thunder all week while they were arriving. lol. Had a good time there, always do. lol
Stay safe my friend. we'll be in touch soon.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-06-24
The Stable. lol
I'm so lucky to be working with a team like this.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-05-31
Hey Trish, It's been a while. Hope all's going good for you. Weather here has finally warmed up. Still cool night's, but it's a start. Racing's going great. Working with 3 team's this year. Garage work only. occasional pit crew/chief but not spending all spring/summer at the track's.going to concentrate more on Fishing, photography, and more fishing. It's just not fun when it start's to feel like work. lol
Take care my Friend.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-05-18
Well, We had our 1 day of Spring on Sun. lol Winter's back. Windy, cold, Rain, snow. ggggrrrrr.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-04-02
Happy Easter to you too Trish.
Had to work this morning but have tomorrow off, so it's all good.
Getting warmer during the day's but the night's are still cool. it's ok, see alot of Geese coming back north. Alway's a good sign.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-03-31
Weather's finally getting decent here. Still cold at night but the day's are gettin warmer. Car's r ready to race and fish are waiting to b caught. Not sure about videoing the truck pull's this year. Kind of gearing towards the dirt track this year.
Hope thing's are going well with you.
Posted by: coldheartgraphix 2013-03-28