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  1. John Long

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    I've spent a fair amount of time in Southern Arkansas this couple months doing site engineering and living out of a suitcase. Several aquaintances have asked me how I can stand living this way and I don't know WTF to say.

    Life couldn't be better and it all fits in the plastic tote you see here. No yard work, no cooking, no housework, and all my bills are paid. All I have to worry about when I get off work is what I'm going to stuff in my Pete.

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  2. Iain

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    NO YARD WORK! but, but what do you do whilst you're smoking?! :eek:
     
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  3. Arkie

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    Southern Arkansas? You poor sod. Even I won't stay there.
     
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  4. John Long

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    You must like your Cajun catfish diluted.
     
  5. Arkie

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    If you were to draw an imaginary line from the southwest corner of the state to the northeast corner it would be a sort of demarkation. Sad to say, the southeast part of the state has nothing but povery, mud and ignorance. The northwest is altogether different.
     
  6. Mike Pomery

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    Sounds perfect mate.
     
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  7. John Long

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    Rich or poor, everyone is friendly beyond what you normally see in the rest of our country. The Little Rock area does seem more modernized than the southeast which is where I'm working (Crosset). I stay in El Darado. Like night and day, One side of that town is run down, the other side, where I stay, is modernized.
     
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    I get it. I spend 6 months last year living out of a 10x12 DavisTent on 160-acres of timber land, with a generator, a few tools, my dog, and a guitar. Oh yeah, and some pipes.
     
  9. Arkie

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    What sort of engineering are you doing?
     
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    I've always wanted a job where I had to travel..
    P.S... nice Peterson!
     
  11. John Long

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    Construction support and field engineering for a tissue machine installation (Georgia Pacific). It's up and running now and I'm back home. I did a lot of in house engineering for it last winter. Next stop, Port Hudson for a similar machine.
     
  12. Stonewall

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    Sounds good to me, too! Peace~O~Mind!
     
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    No different being a sailor. Yer stuck, cant go home. Peace of mind is as big and as fast as a pinch. 12 years in the Navy & the secret to my laid back nature & not flipping out over stress was due to a few well carved chunks of wood made to carry smoke & air through a vaccuum. No matter how bad a day I had, once I grabbed my pipe, before I even packed it, it no longer mattered.
     
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