Hello from Iowa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thumper40, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Thumper40

    Thumper40 Monkey

    Hey folks. New old guy here from SE Iowa.

    Ive been into this survival thing for a very long time but dont pretend to know everything about everything.

    Im happily married with children and grandchildren. I earn a living as a millwright but also dabble in some investing, own a few rental properties and am a bit of an entrepreneur. Im currently developing a couple components which I hope will eventually be picked up by companies like the one I currently work for.

    Anyway. Thanks for having me. I hope we can all enjoy eachothers company.
  2. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome to the Monkey tree!
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  3. Thumper40

    Thumper40 Monkey

    Thanks John. It seems like a nice low drama place.
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Let me tell you.....Mwuahahaha.....there's no shortage of snowflakes and drama queens in this place ;)
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  5. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Someone is a court jester^^^^^ Welcome @Thumper40 .. There is an education waiting you here. All ya got to do is dig into those threads.. Oh, and there a couple little nooks with a goodie or two..
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  6. Thumper40

    Thumper40 Monkey

    Thanks guys.

    Chellovek. I can deal with just about anyone. Havent seen much drama in my lurking here yet. But I'm still on day one.

    I live life by a pretty simple philosophy. Treat people the way they need to be treated. How they need to be treated is largely determined by how they treat me.

    This said, my mouth filter is barely functional most of the time.
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  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Agreed. (court jester 'n' all).

    If you have been lurking here for a while, then you'll probably know where the gold is.

    I too was a lurker for quite a while, before becoming an active member. I look forward to your contributions and questions.

    Some folks have their peculiarities (self not excepted),but the capacity for helpfulness and generosity here is considerable...you have made a sound decision to make this patch one of your stomping grounds. :)
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  8. Thumper40

    Thumper40 Monkey

    I didnt lurk for too terribly long. But long enough.

    Anyway. Thanks again for the warm welcome.
  9. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Lurkers such as yourself are welcome.
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator

    Hello @Thumper40 welcome to the monkey. Very nice that you joined us.
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  11. Welcome to the monkey tree OM.. How did you fetch up in Iowa. Kind curious 'cause I was born (and live) here where the river runs west, by choice...I worked 23 years in a far eastern suburb, Aurora Ill. couldn't wait to retire and move home. More in my rants about Illinois elsewhere
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  12. Thumper40

    Thumper40 Monkey

    Thanks again.

    Marvin. I was born here. Left when I joined the Corps. But came back a few years after I got out.
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to our Monkey Tree.... Don't mind Chelly .... He is our resident Contrarian.... Every group has at least One....
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  14. GOG

    GOG Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
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  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  16. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Welcome aboard, glad to have you!
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  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Grab a branch and hold on tight.....gets a bit breezy around here from time to time!!
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  18. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey++

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  19. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the Monkey... I presume you are a M-79 kinda guy.....
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  20. Thumper40

    Thumper40 Monkey

    Not really Witch. I'm belt-fed. My screen name is a nickname the guys I ride with gave me.
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