[mmr] Re: [Non-DoD Source] Change is in the air...
- From: "LaGrua, Jeffrey Allen (Jeff) CIV USN NAVSURFWARCEN SLB CA (USA)" <jeffrey.lagrua@xxxxxxxx>
- To: "'mmr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <mmr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 17:27:20 +0000
Congrats on the new gig, and best wishes for the long-term-plan!!
I too am seeing retirement looming large on the forward view screen - and by
'looming' I mean in the next 10-odd years. I'm an over-planner with OCD and ASD
- so "snap decision" isn't generally in my lexicon... It took me nearly 6
months to pick my last new car - databases and logic tables take time to
construct, populate, implement, and sift.
I wish I was kidding about that. But such is the neurological hand I was dealt.
So, anyhoo, I am also looking for a place in the PNW to slap down a home and
shop, something with up-to double-digit acreage, high ground, sprawling vistas,
low-to-no taxes, favorable gun laws, and clear fields of fire. :-D And by "PNW"
I mean, generally within the 'box' bounded, meridianally/lattitudinally, by
Waatch, Oroville, Bozeman and Great Falls, respectively - but possibly as far
south as Twin Falls and/or as north as Edmonton, with price, "It-ness," and
availability-at-the-time, prevailing. OH! - AND comfortable distance from
Neo-Nazis/White Supremacists is always a plus. But if they can't be avoided,
entirely, please refer back to 'Open Fields of Fire'. ;-)
It sure would be swell if Google Maps had a Neo-Nazi overlay. Would save a lot
of time. X-D
I am reading your 'process' and you may have done a lot of the calculus for me
[looks like a pretty tidy little tract of land IMHO] - I will definitely
leverage that. Of course the CFO has the final say. And she's leaning much more
towards the North-Eastern Okanagan/Colville NF area (she has family/friends in
Penticton, BC). However, *anywhere* up there is closer than we are now...
Time will tell...
"Never argue with a pedant over nomenclature. It wastes your time and annoys
―Lois McMaster Bujold
From: mmr-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mmr-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Russ
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:08 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [mmr] Change is in the air...
Good evening all!
After eleven years doing the same job at the phone company, namely being a
Central Office Journeyman (the guy who installs, configures and maintains the
equipment in the offices), I've been accepted into the position of Transmission
Engineer (the guy who plans, designs, tests and orders the equipment the CO
guys install). In the telephone Journeyman world typically you start as a
Construction guy (hanging on poles and working from bucket trucks), move up to
residential installation and repairs, then PBX and Data work for businesses,
and then the Central Office. So I'd basically topped out in my job track and
Transmission Engineer is the next logical step. I feel like I'm going back to
On a separate front I'm stepping into another completely different world.
For my entire life I've always been a renter but I've been looking at
retirement in a few years and knew that had to change. I've spent almost a year
looking for property to buy on which to build a home and a shop. Due to a
fortuitous spur-of-the moment decision I'm closing on 5.7 acres this Friday.
It's about 15 miles north of Hoquiam, WA off Highway 101 and I'm planning on
building it myself over the next few years. When it's all done, y'all are more
than welcome to come visit.
Yes Chuck, less than 24 hours notice will be ok. ;)
Hope all is well with everyone...
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