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Old 09-13-2021, 08:19 PM   #2261
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Welcome to the “Estimator”. I suck at it. Frankly, I don’t want to hear it about the painting. You did a great job on the exterior !!!

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Old 09-14-2021, 07:43 AM   #2262
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I know what you mean about mixing fillers etc... It had been awhile since I used fiberglass resin and hardener and body filler... so I usually mixed hotter than I need to and worked fast... Which means I always made a mess!! Lol
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:19 PM   #2263
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For the doors and drawer fronts I'm using these 6" foam rollers meant for painting cabinets. They roll on pretty smooth to being with and both the primer/sealer and the porch paint I'm using smooth out as they dry, so the final coat should be acceptable. I will most likely use the same size rollers to do the interior; it will take a little longer than full-size rollers but I don't really have all that much open surface area to cover, compared with all the smaller bits.

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Old 09-15-2021, 10:35 AM   #2264
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I can't believe this actually happened, but today on my early-morning bike ride I got slapped in the leg by the crossing arm of a school bus. I was peddling up a hill, saw some kids on the right and heard a diesel engine coming up behind me. I was assuming it was one of the many construction trucks that use this road, but I suddenly saw a flash of yellow out of the corner of my eye and then the crossing arm smacked my leg.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:54 AM   #2265
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I can't believe this actually happened, but today on my early-morning bike ride I got slapped in the leg by the crossing arm of a school bus. I was peddling up a hill, saw some kids on the right and heard a diesel engine coming up behind me. I was assuming it was one of the many construction trucks that use this road, but I suddenly saw a flash of yellow out of the corner of my eye and then the crossing arm smacked my leg.
Hazing by the school bus driver? Did you say anything?
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:02 PM   #2266
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Hazing by the school bus driver? Did you say anything?
Ha ha, not hazing. This was a different school system than the one I'm going to be working for. I think the driver just didn't think about where the crossing arm was going to be; they closed the doors again right after it hit me. Still, I'm being drilled right now in the dropoff/pickup procedure, and the driver really screwed up by not making sure I was well out of their danger zone before opening the doors. He was also less than 4' away from a bike which is another big no-no.

My trainer said a driver would definitely be disciplined for it, so they're lucky I'm not a vengeful sort.
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Old 09-16-2021, 06:42 PM   #2267
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You have a heart of gold, Musigenius.


Vengefulness aside, some people NEED to be ratted on, because they are going to KILL someone some day.


What if dueshebag had knocked you off your bike, and you rolled under the rear tires?


I was riding yesterday, something caught my attention, I hit a rut (on the left side), and next thing I knew I was face-planted in the soft dirt (lucky)(on the right side). I'm pretty spry, flexible, and stable-footed, and I've lost it on bikes before and always landed on my feet.


But smacked by a bus? Come on! No excuse!



I always "joke" that "I guarantee I will be there (or do that, or whatever) unless I get hit by a bus". Now I own the bus. Last week I was crossing a road on my bike, and for some reason forgot to look both ways after staring down one way for a minute. Rode right out in front of a bus, who had to stop short.....so did I, and then sheepishly backed up.
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:29 PM   #2268
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I can't believe this actually happened, but today on my early-morning bike ride I got slapped in the leg by the crossing arm of a school bus. I was peddling up a hill, saw some kids on the right and heard a diesel engine coming up behind me. I was assuming it was one of the many construction trucks that use this road, but I suddenly saw a flash of yellow out of the corner of my eye and then the crossing arm smacked my leg.



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Old 09-16-2021, 11:25 PM   #2269
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Reminds me of my 65 year old brother. A few months back, while riding his bicycle on Bainbridge Island, Seattle, was cruising down the bike lane when an Uber driver pulled up and the passenger opened her door right into the bike lane, perfect timing like in the movies. Broken tail bone, massive rotator cuff tear, 3 broken ribs. He's a surgeon at the hospital in Seattle. Uber, can you say KA CHING.
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Old 09-18-2021, 04:51 PM   #2270
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Ugh, just finished up a school bus driver class that was 6 hours last night and 10 hours today. A couple of sections (dealing with disabled students and dealing with emergencies) were useful but the rest was grueling.

The instructor said I definitely should have reported the bus driver that smacked me in the leg with the crossing arm.

We did the pretrip inspection on a brand-new propane-powered Blue Bird. These buses are pretty weird - you turn the ignition on and then wait a couple of minutes for the bus to start. When not running the fuel is kept completely in the back tank, so it takes a couple of minutes to pump the fuel forward before the engine is started. After shutdown the back end makes all kinds of weird noises as all the loose propane is pumped back into the tank.
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Old 09-19-2021, 02:35 PM   #2271
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:19 PM   #2272
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:28 PM   #2273
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I learned an interesting thing about PA law regarding weight limits on bridges. My trainer told me that a school bus driver can't take his bus over bridges if his GVWR (the max weight rather than the actual weight) exceeds the posted weight limit. But if the bridge is in his own school district, then he can cross any bridge at all regardless of the posted limit.

I mentioned this to the guy teaching the class I sat through last weekend, and he said my trainer was nuts and absolutely wrong, that you always had to obey posted weight limits no matter what the situation. I looked it up and it turns out that my trainer was right. A school bus driving in its own school district is considered a "local vehicle" and can cross any bridge regardless of its posted limit.

Now I'm wondering what else the class teacher was wrong about. Although it was a little off-topic, he also taught us how to drink without getting a hangover and he taught us that the best way to kill a man with a knife was to bear-hug him and stab him in the armpit. I asked him if those were going to be on the CDL test and he said no.
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Old 09-20-2021, 12:52 PM   #2274
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I learned an interesting thing about PA law regarding weight limits on bridges. My trainer told me that a school bus driver can't take his bus over bridges if his GVWR (the max weight rather than the actual weight) exceeds the posted weight limit. But if the bridge is in his own school district, then he can cross any bridge at all regardless of the posted limit.

I mentioned this to the guy teaching the class I sat through last weekend, and he said my trainer was nuts and absolutely wrong, that you always had to obey posted weight limits no matter what the situation. I looked it up and it turns out that my trainer was right. A school bus driving in its own school district is considered a "local vehicle" and can cross any bridge regardless of its posted limit.

Now I'm wondering what else the class teacher was wrong about. Although it was a little off-topic, he also taught us how to drink without getting a hangover and he taught us that the best way to kill a man with a knife was to bear-hug him and stab him in the armpit. I asked him if those were going to be on the CDL test and he said no.

Are you going to school bus driving class or party bus class? How old are the kids? College age?
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Are you going to school bus driving class or party bus class?
There's a difference?
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:07 PM   #2276
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There's a difference?

LOL
Hopefully you won't have to "bear hug" any of your students.
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Old 09-23-2021, 04:13 PM   #2277
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Passed my CDL driving test today. I will now be joining the ranks of the CDL snobs who regularly express amazement that these amateurs are actually allowed to drive 10-ton school buses just because they're registered as RVs.
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Passed my CDL driving test today. I will now be joining the ranks of the CDL snobs who regularly express amazement that these amateurs are actually allowed to drive 10-ton school buses just because they're registered as RVs.
Then I won't be coming to your graduation party.
Or your bus' christening party.


Unless of course they are keggers. Just don't expect me to talk to you.
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Old 09-23-2021, 04:24 PM   #2279
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Then I won't be coming to your graduation party.
Or your bus' christening party.


Unless of course they are keggers. Just don't expect me to talk to you.
Of course not ... can't talk and drink at the same time, usually.
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Old 09-23-2021, 06:05 PM   #2280
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That is an endorsement that many RV'ers would like to have & some skoolies ought to have.
Might there be a side hustle in the brewing?

Also, well done.
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