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Old 08-14-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
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that is if God likes the hot, muggy August weather we have here in the Birmingham, Alabama area. I retired in 2013 with 25 years as a firefighter/paramedic and now work (most weeks) painting full-time. For the most part I'm a one man show, but often work with other small painting firms when they need a hand.

Most all firefighters had "side jobs" back when I started. Many were painters (some were actually good), but I was an electrician early on. I truly enjoyed painting (still do) and slowly drifted into the trade in the early 90's--have been doing it ever since. Residential repaints are what I tend to concentrate on, but do a lot of power washing here in the moldy Deep South as well.

Long time lurker--1st time poster... I enjoy reading this forum most every evening. It's a great resource for those of us who strive to do the best job possible for our clients. Also enjoy (most) of the "characters" here on the forum. It's been a long week, but thankfully, a short day. If someone could direct me to the OPPU, I would appreciate the chance to whine about my sore, blue collar muscles.


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Old 08-14-2015, 06:03 PM   #2
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that is if God likes the hot, muggy August weather we have here in the Birmingham, Alabama area. I retired in 2013 with 25 years as a firefighter/paramedic and now work (most weeks) painting full-time. For the most part I'm a one man show, but often work with other small painting firms when they need a hand.

Most all firefighters had "side jobs" back when I started. Many were painters (some were actually good), but I was an electrician early on. I truly enjoyed painting (still do) and slowly drifted into the trade in the early 90's--have been doing it ever since. Residential repaints are what I tend to concentrate on, but do a lot of power washing here in the moldy Deep South as well.

Long time lurker--1st time poster... I enjoy reading this forum most every evening. It's a great resource for those of us who strive to do the best job possible for our clients. Also enjoy (most) of the "characters" here on the forum. It's been a long week, but thankfully, a short day. If someone could direct me to the OPPU, I would appreciate the chance to whine about my sore, blue collar muscles.


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Welcome from another former firefighter/paramedic. Painting is so much less stressful. I do miss having traffic get the h-ll out of the way though.
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Great title.

A friend of mine's favorite saying, "If God wasn't a Tarheel fan, then why'd he make the sky Carolina blue?"
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Welcome from another former firefighter/paramedic. Painting is so much less stressful. I do miss having traffic get the h-ll out of the way though.

So true my friend. A Federal siren (or even an air horn) on my Toyota Tundra would be great for rush hour.


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Welcome radio. Fellow Tundra owner here as well - great rigs!

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