Thanks brother.So much inspiration in this thread nice work
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Each of us gains inspiration here too.
So..... I find myself in a similar situation to 5 years ago.
Nowhere near as extreme and Desperate.
The partner I had moved to Oregon with.
Quit 3 full careers for.
Given up everything to depend on one single person.
In theory that’s great.
In reality I see how it was a mistake.
Because she ended up cheating with someone she worked with.
After being able to accept that.
she leads me on until she decides she no longer feels that way...
So because I am on a lease for the house until May of next year, I try to make the best of living with my ex.
In the next year I am planning on going and joining a certain amazing rabbit ranch near Shasta....
but it is best to make the best of my situation before I cut ties.
I basically worked for 5 years to get us here and get her debt down to zero.
I can’t complain because I used the garage here fo rescue my truck as the driver floor AND strut tower was falling through.
Got my topper leaking under control, got my turbo kicking ass and so much more.
It has evolved to what I always dreamed of could be. A time tested transportation machine.
So I got a job at a marijuana farm about 45min from my home.
This has always been a dream of mine.
I just showed up with a resume and got a job working as a garden tech.
Boy oh BOY had I chosen the wrong career. ..
So. Fingers crossed the old truck holds out another winter commute duty.
The farm is out in BLM land.
Such a peaceful amazing job.
The best most unique and amazing coworkers I have ever had.
And I have worked MY SHARE of many shops in 5 states.
All my mods have been rock solid.
Because I changed a lot.
Although I believe my compression issue may be getting ever so slightly worse.
My engine block has significant scoring from being run so hard it cracked multiple pistons.
I only ever did replace 2 pistons. With used alh pistons.
Oh my if I could go back and put 4 new pistons in.
What an cheapskate I was and how much vibrations has it caused me.
Oh well, still hauls like a train burns less than a quart or so every oil change.
Trading trucks with mokoosh I followed in his gem and could see a tint of blue from my exhauzg as he got on it, before it turned black, then hazy as the boost came in.
Ok, so maybe it smokes more than I thought.
I still don’t think it’s terminal at this point.
All she has gotta do is make it through the winter and a few trips hauling my junk around.
Commute is 65 miles so right around 1 gallon of fuel.
When I get to the end of the rainbow I will have time to rehabilitate her heart, I know it can run smoother and it’s maddening.
And after working and saving, hopefully the means to make it happen.
Just gotta keep my nose to the grindstone.
Opening the farm at 7am means getting there by 6:45am
Which means leaving at 6am.
But I feel oh so lucky.
This is a beautiful job, even if only for awhile.
I also feel lucky as to have met mokoosh and have someone to look forwards to.
Honestly without this forum and the people it connected me with,my life would be utterly dark and depressing, it’s not far to say that the people on this forum have saved my life