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The Millrats made it! We are starting week 4 in FL. 2 weeks after putting out calls for a job, I found a new one, and needed to be here within three weeks. Have you ever packed everything you own in three weeks? It isn't easy or fun.

But we are here, in a hotel short term. I made this decision on a whim, and every obstacle that showed up was easily overcome. Prior to logging on to make this post, I e-signed a document that will provide funds (not a loan), that will give us more than enough to buy a house here with cash.

On our way out of NY, I hit a ditch, breaking a shock on the van, and somehow punching a small hole in my oil filter. I couldn't drive above 60 mph, because the rear passenger tire would start bouncing, and it took 12 quarts of oil during the 26 hour drive to get here.

I showed for work 2 hours late. No worries there though, in my first week, I cleared up a 1-1/2 year backlog of projects that needed done. (they work at a pace I am not used to here, it's like I'm on steroids).

All is good for the millrats, I no longer have any responsibility for anyone but me. I answer to the ops manager, and I see him every few days. I am once again a true Millrat, and loving every minute.

I just wanted you all to know I didn't forget you.

Millrat

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