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Old 02-12-2017, 04:22 AM
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What's up?

I moved to Red Deer in November, but I still spend every 3rd week in Chestermere for now. I'll be back Thursday to Sunday if anyone wants to get a coffee or beer.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:50 AM
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I think i can make sometime haha
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:45 AM
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If I don't have hockey I'm down
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SylverSS/SC View Post
No prep is as close to street racing as one can get without being on the street
You say that as though street racing is the end-all of racing...

I'll take safe closed track racing any day...
And my prior post on wheel hop is legit...
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:30 PM
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Jeeze Jordan - why do you keep moving?

I guess Ded Reer is better than Edson... or was it Hinton?
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by soundjunky View Post
You say that as though street racing is the end-all of racing...

I'll take safe closed track racing any day...
And my prior post on wheel hop is legit...
It is sir. No longer about tons of prep
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by soundjunky View Post
Jeeze Jordan - why do you keep moving?

I guess Ded Reer is better than Edson... or was it Hinton?
Edson was just a summer thing in 2013, I finished school in 2014 and I went to Grande Prairie for the last two and a half years.

Work shut my segment down due to the oil prices so I asked for a transfer to red deer so I could be closer to home. I like it way better here. New job, new city, more money, better schedule, and way closer to home.
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:33 PM
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cool...
more money?
So are you putting some away... to maybe get a "toy" at some point?
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:49 PM
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I need to pay my truck off, then I want to save for a house.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:59 PM
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fair enough.
if looking to get a place solo, I'd suggest baby steps;
Start off in a condo or side by side - generally you can get into them cheaper - but be wise like my names-sake, who looked at the area he was buying into - location is of paramount importance when buying into smaller property...
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:34 PM
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I'd be buying for me and the GF. Nothing too big, 3 bed 2 bath, garage, yard, and finished basement.
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabeticKripple View Post
I'd be buying for me and the GF. Nothing too big, 3 bed 2 bath, garage, yard, and finished basement.
This is not a knock;
I have heard that one of the biggest problems with our generation is that we need to have it all now...
I like the anti-materialism movement where people are intentional about having less/smaller;
I find I am somewhere inbetween both extremes;
I don't yearn for a larger house/yard/garage ect - I am content.

I hear friends, and even some family who say, "oh you need a bigger X", and just shake my head...

Most of us grew up in 900 square foot houses, got lugged around in midsized/compact cars, and we all fared well...

I was lucky, when I got into the housing market I went in with family - getting approved for a mortgage on two incomes is alot easier than on one.
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:39 PM
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I'm looking at buying in another 2-3 years. I want to put 20% down so I can avoid CMHC insurance fees.

I'd like a smaller house as it would just be the two of us and some pets for a few years. We don't plan on kids anytime soon, at least 6-7 years for that.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabeticKripple View Post
Edson was just a summer thing in 2013, I finished school in 2014 and I went to Grande Prairie for the last two and a half years.

Work shut my segment down due to the oil prices so I asked for a transfer to red deer so I could be closer to home. I like it way better here. New job, new city, more money, better schedule, and way closer to home.
Is the amount of work picking up again around there?
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:00 PM
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/\ nope
We're stuck in a quagmire of left-leaning governments who see natural resource production as evil - as can be seen by the anti-oil-lobbyist that the current administration hired to oversee natural resources...

and no, I am not making this up.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:25 PM
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Well we have a pro industry government and nothing has picked up here either due to prices. Uranium, potash, oil, all still in the toilet.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:15 AM
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Oil patch is flat out right now. Not enough guys to fill the spots.

Canyon was looking for 70 guys with class 1 licenses in red deer this weekend.

I started my new job in November and haven't spent a single day in the shop. It's go go go go for now, but will slow down for breakup in a few months.

Even though oil is low, all my work is in natural gas and that's been going relatively steady for the last year and is getting busy again.

Last April when breakup came I went to Texas for 4 weeks and trained some Americans. Might get to go again this year, I'm hoping for overseas this time. A bunch of guys went to Saudi and Australia last year.
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looks like i might be joining the cobalt crew..

looking at a 09 LNF.. needs new bearings and crank though, so gotta price those out before pulling the trigger.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:24 PM
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:46 PM
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Yupp, thats the guys name! HA
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