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    Good Morning All!

    After working our back ends off for 8 weeks, we finally submitted completed documentation sets for our second international job yesterday.

    It was really hard work as all our specifications had to be seriously reformatted into American templates, but taken it was done over lockdown, we can be truly thankful for this income.

    This week we will idle for a while, and then we have to tackle the next big jobs in line.


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    Morning.

    First 2 hours of work done, breakfast time.

    A Magic, warmer morning in Gauteng, setting the stage for a great day.

    I might even go to the bottle store to top up my OB's stock just in case it gets colder!

    Make it great, everyone.
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    03.06.2020

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning

    I woke up. It can only be a great day from here.

    The difference between a bad day, a good day and a great day, is often only outlook.

    Have an awesome one

    Cheers
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    Goooooood morning.
    Today will be a great day
    Choose life

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    Aaaaand a good morning to all.

    It will be the day you make it.

    Enjoy!
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    Morning all!

    Have a great day all.

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    04.06.2020

    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning

    Another Thursday. Where do the days go? I hope you are making them count.

    Have a great day.

    Cheers
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    Good morning Gents,

    Busy busy busy day today. Enjoy yours too.

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    Good Morning.

    Yup, the month is flying!

    Don't let it pass by without doing your bit to make it better for yourself and those around you, it is in your hands how you react to outside stimuli.
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    05.06.2020

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooood Morning

    Yippidy doo daaa, yippidy yay, my oh my, what a wonderful day

    Have an awesome day guys

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    Good Morning.

    The roads are busy again, lots of people going back to uncertain futures, as the economy struggles to survive.

    All each individual can do is their best, and have a positive attitude, as regurgitating negativity becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

    Be good to all around you, and be that person that strives to make things better.
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    06.06.2020

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oood Morning

    Today marks the 76th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy.

    You might ask, ''well why is he raising that here''?

    It was 20 years before my birth, in Liverpool, a Front Line city and subject to daily and nightly bombing runs. It was a port for the Atlantic convoys, my Grandfather was sunk 3 times, most of the men who I grew up around, were in their 20s, 40s, 60s..... on June the 6th, 1944. It had a profound affect on my worldview, it was a time when we didnt buy German and even more so, Japanese. There were buildings in my and other family members streets that were architecturally different than the rest, having been hit by bombs, and some of the others still had pockmarked walls from shrapnel and staffing.

    There were missing places at dining room tables and parlours and in hearts. England was still feeling the costs and effects. An estimated 3% of the world's population died over a 5 to 6 year period, about 19 to 28 million deaths from war related disease and famine, 50 to 55 million war related civilian deaths and 21 to 25 million military deaths (wiki)

    Can you imagine the effect on these people, swept up in a course of events for which they had absolutely no control over whatsoever. Lives altered forever. Lives extinguished forever. But love was never extinguished, these people meant something to someone and were remembered by them until they too, passed. So, let us also remember those who on this day, many years ago, would pay the ultimate price in an unprecedented endeavour that changed the course of history.

    Make today count, because you can, and spare a thought for those who could have also, but couldnt

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    Good morning Estee !!!
    Expecting a nice winter sunny and warm day here - can't all be bad.
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    Morning all!

    Yip what a well written piece St!

    Great Saturday!

    Tough week but great!

    Had to do some redesign of my life while falling off a cliff..

    All I can say is the cat is ready to land on its feet.

    Mandy and I had the house to ourselves last night and we had a great Friday night.

    Today I have to work at 12 so can't go for a morning drive but will jump In the Amarok for an afternoon leg stretch, I can't yet decide where to go for a short drive.

    Enjoy this beautiful Saturday!

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    Good morning. Need to share this. Woke up to the roar of lions. What a feeling. Going to look for them now. They staryed at 5.30 with their wake up call and is still going at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Good morning. Need to share this. Woke up to the roar of lions. What a feeling. Going to look for them now. They staryed at 5.30 with their wake up call and is still going at it.
    Where are u erwin?

    That is awesome!
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    Morning All,

    Sean, a timely reminder and valuable insight into something that is being forgotten as the survivors age and pass on.

    In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, the Allies soldiered on, and were ultimately victorious. The parallels to our current situation are obvious, and we need to rekindle that "never say die" spirit.

    I appreciate this thread, as it reminds us daily that all is not doom and gloom!

    We can make a difference.
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    We can make a difference.
    Indeed Errol. Even though circumstances and events are often outside of our control, what we do or have to do, often isnt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniek View Post
    A toast to celebrate life. Amongst all the bad things happening out there, I count myself very fortunate. After being retrenched, my last working day was 30 April. Was fortunate to be able to still do some wrapping up of projects at an hourly tariff. With a bit of careful planning, this will see me through June. 11 May an opportunity came knocking on my door, " by chance". Around the 13/14th I had an offer on the table. With a lot of thinking and praying I declined the offer on the 18th as the working conditions would not be in line with our way of life. On the financial and benefits side there was no problem. I was called after sending the email and some revised plans was discussed that resulted in a revised offer that I could not refuse.

    The result is that I am taking to the road on Saturday towards Heidelberg (Western Cape) to start with new employment on the 1st June with a package and work conditions that will match, if not better, what I had before. My head is still spinning.

    I will surely miss the Lowveld and the people, but are looking forward to a new chapter in my life.

    Just to put all into perspective. I am a white 56 year old male in the civil engineering industry. The last couple of years many of the big construction companies closed doors and many consulting firms had to lay off staff and/or also had to close their doors. if I had to plan all this, I would not have thought that this would be possible.

    So I a sure you would appreciate why a toast is in order.
    A followup that is worthy of another toast.

    Wanting to sell the house in Nelspruit, we saw the estate agent on 26 May. 28 May we mention by the way to the neighbours that we will be moving. They mentioned that they know of someone who might be interested in buying. That same day he contacts us and we refer him to the agent.

    The agent does his homework and 1 June we agree a selling price and the interested buyer is notified. He is still keen and a viewing is arranged for 3 June. He makes an offer that same evening. By 5 June we heard that his bond is approved. The words of the agent:

    "In my eyes this is not a human made transaction. Where do you sell a house that was not marketed. Where does a buyer get an approved bond without the contract. The buyer can move in 1 July. Where do you get a buyer in today's market"

    The agent makes his commission, the buyer buys at his price and we make some money after 3.5 years. The plan was that I will go and fetch the wife and furniture at the end of June.

    Getting another job and selling the house in a month during lockdown...... I would have never thought. For shore worthy of a BIG toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    Where are u erwin?

    That is awesome!
    Etosha. Did not see one lion but heard them.

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