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Old 05-29-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
Ozz
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Pulling the Plug....

It has been 1048 days from the date of our first service call of the new company we started, when we came back from our first traveling adventures. Or, 2 years, 10 months, and 14 days.
That is 149 weeks of constant work, no days off, no vacation, on-call 24-7.
We hit it, and hit it hard to pay off our new truck, credit card bills, company expenses and almost paid off the Montana. We had the house paid off already.
Enough is enough. No more slugging my heavy tools, freon, reclaim tanks, compressors, condensing units, furnaces, no more going into homes that smell like raw sewage, dogs biting me, (oh, he won't bite, he never has until now????)
We hope Tuesday will be the departure date, but depends on the weather, maybe Wednesday. Headed through Kansas to Estes Park Colorado. Pine needles make such a pleasant sound when the wind blows through them. Smells nothing like raw sewage....
See you folks on the road.
Jim and Sue.... The Ozz family.

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Old 05-29-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Congratulations!! Enjoy the experience. Colorado is one of the neat places. No hurry lots of neat places in between. Happy RVing..........
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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Happy trails and safe travels!!
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:10 PM   #4
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Oh the joys of having your own business. I know because today is the first day I have had off in over a year except for Christmas day. I am also slowing down. I have hired some extra help and will soon start my semi retirement, you know only work 30 to 40 hours a week.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:26 PM   #5
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Ozz,
Congrats to ya'll. Something tells me doing nothing is going to be hard on you at first. I think its like quitting smoking, takes some getting used to.
See you out there.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Lynwood, good for you. Don't let life slip away from you. I know you love your work and take pride in it, but we never know what the future holds for us.
I recall how many of my neighbors and friends worked until they could not any more, then died a short time later. There should be more for us than that. If nothing else, we owe it to our spouses for putting up with the hard business life.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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Happy trails.

I hope our paths cross each other one day. (here on Earth)
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:10 PM   #8
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Happy trails.

I hope our paths cross each other one day. (here on Earth)
Me too. and me too
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:30 PM   #9
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That's great Jim, get out there and have a great time.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:30 PM   #10
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Safe travels Ozz. Colorado will be pretty this time of year.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:41 PM   #11
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Ozz we are rite behind you we leave memphis thurs am for bransom for a few days then headed to SD and west sure hope to catch up!!! Be safe my friend.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:45 PM   #12
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Hot dog!!!
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:55 PM   #13
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Always enjoy reading your posts...all those inspiring modifications. If you get bored you can always do some more. Enjoy your free time....away from all of that work with heavy tools and garbage smells. All that work paid off and now you can enjoy Life traveling with your Montana RV.

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quote:Originally posted by Ozz

It has been 1048 days from the date of our first service call of the new company we started, when we came back from our first traveling adventures. Or, 2 years, 10 months, and 14 days.
That is 149 weeks of constant work, no days off, no vacation, on-call 24-7.
We hit it, and hit it hard to pay off our new truck, credit card bills, company expenses and almost paid off the Montana. We had the house paid off already.
Enough is enough. No more slugging my heavy tools, freon, reclaim tanks, compressors, condensing units, furnaces, no more going into homes that smell like raw sewage, dogs biting me, (oh, he won't bite, he never has until now????)
We hope Tuesday will be the departure date, but depends on the weather, maybe Wednesday. Headed through Kansas to Estes Park Colorado. Pine needles make such a pleasant sound when the wind blows through them. Smells nothing like raw sewage....
See you folks on the road.
Jim and Sue.... The Ozz family.

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Old 05-29-2011, 05:17 PM   #14
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I was talking to my barber the other day about my upcoming retirement in September and he had some god advice. He told me that the two worst enemies of retirement are the TV and the chesterfield (couch). Then my brother said that if there was anything you wanted to do you need to get it done before retiring because after you retire you won't have time to finish those projects. Ozz I expect you to enjoy the time you have certainly earned.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:00 PM   #15
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Ozz my friend I am glad you are finally ready to hit the road again. See you out West this winter. As soon as we get the hay all baled we too are out of here August 1st with Kansas in our rear view mirror.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:10 PM   #16
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Have a wonderful time and if you get up around Grand Lake or the Arrapaho national forest think of us, Ohhh, such a beautiful place.
Some what like you Ozz, dragging chains, cables, snatch blocks. crawling in mud and yuck to recover someones property. Doctors made me retire, said I was terminal.....7 years ago....only God knows the answers to such things....I'm really enjoying playing in his beautiful yard....hope to see tou there someday.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:44 AM   #17
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Safe travels Ozz man, keep the tools handy for more mod's and remember "today is the first day of the rest of your life". Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:02 AM   #18
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Way to go.. Enjoy... You have earned it.

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Old 05-30-2011, 03:26 AM   #19
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Congrats on finally hitting the road....but noticed you are headed to Estes Park area. We are at the base of the Tetons in Moran Wyoming and I am currently looking out my window at 1" of new snow. The snow up here this year is incrediable. 242% of normal. It may be a while before those pine needles rustle in the wind. Safe travels.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:39 AM   #20
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Congrats on finally hitting the road....but noticed you are headed to Estes Park area. We are at the base of the Tetons in Moran Wyoming and I am currently looking out my window at 1" of new snow. The snow up here this year is incrediable. 242% of normal. It may be a while before those pine needles rustle in the wind. Safe travels.
Thanks for the info, we knew it was a little early, we thought we might kill some time around Boulder, but did not see any camping areas there we liked. We also thought about heading for Arizona gor a while, then coming North, but we have been so busy, planning is hard, we thought we would hit the road, then sort it out as we cross Kansas.
I'll check on weather up there.
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