Thank you all for sharing..
Now Rick,Adam,Mark,plumdog,duckbutter, let's go...
Wow, this is where you get to know people....
I didn't have a role model either, when I was growing up. I was too doped up to even think about a role model. Started real early in life, then the day my dad had to read me my rights was the day I woke up. Spent some time in jail, had a lot of thinking to do. So in my case not so much of a role model but a change in my life. Stopped taking drugs some 20 yrs ago after being on many stuff for about 12 yrs.
I think I can credit my father for my calmness and level headed these days. My brother in law taught me the working aspect of life, and I thank him for that.
My wife, who is just incredible, she has been there with me through thick and thin. Just like she is right now, with the smoking change.
I always wanted to have my own business, even though it is considered small, its all mine and it'll be 20 yrs pretty soon.
I made my own path, I would have to say but there were quite a few obstacles along the way.
Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....
A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!
Don't forget to remind POOKIE to put sunscreen on his pretty unprotected head today
Forget the song and dance about the parents,all I can say is it is a phenominon How for some people they can go from All about me parent to All About me adult-child overnight.So the good lord blesses some with challenge,and as I can tell those same some(sounds like a Neil Diamond song) have turned out alot stronger and here on the forum with us.
I can only say with all my heart that I am thankfull to the people that made an immpression on me to emulate the qualities that I admired in them.
And that goes for my fellow forum members.This forum has changed my outlook on my future in the industry.It has broadend my information network which words fail me to describe.It has strengthend my desire to hold integrity.Thank-you all
No need for much more,the rest is babble.But this is pretty much the core for me.
Who is/was your role model now or when you were growing up?
I don't really have a role model currently, but many who I look up too greatly and admire the time I spend talking/chatting with them, even if it is only a brief period of time.
Growing up, well lol I still am, but I'd have to say have my grandfather and my dad. My grandfather was a carpenter and worked countless years in a steel mill(Pittsburgh, PA) and my dad just has a mass amount of knowledge across the board for construction, and owned his own home inspection business.
Who do you look up too?
I look up to pretty much anyone who turns a wrench for a living, and anyone that gives respect to others and has class to them. Also EMTs and Fire Fighters hands down. They have to see people in the sometimes the worst possible situations and work their hardest and hopefully turn that situation around.
Who did you wanted to be like? **want**
Um I guess you could say my first boss. He was like me, dropped out young, and really made something of himself. He pushed me, at times to work 80 hours a week, then I hated it, now I can't thank him enough for it. He pushed me to further my education in plumbing, and I took his advice and now am going for my GED(waiting on test date currently) then applying for my local plumbers union.
Why is/are they your role model?
He is/was my role model due to like I just said, he dropped out young and really made something of himself, and showed me I can do the same.
Do you think you changed in some period in your life and become your role model?
I guess you could say so. He'd give me positive talks(sometimes it's the only thing that kept me going), and now I do the same to others.
Proud To Be Union!!
Engleski mi nije prvi jezik
English isn't my primary language[/QUOTE]
I think you're doing great. Much better than a large number of people who were born here.
"I've never let my schooling interfere with my education" -Mark Twain
O sorry if I offended you, I didn't mean it in a negative way.
Proud To Be Union!!
Had you asked me the question at 24-years old it would have been easy as my exposure to others was some what limited. However, now at 54-years old I think it is more about who has influenced my life then who was my role-model. My parents are probably a shoe-in as role models as they raised me. Brenda is the one I admire the most because of her motherly compassion and strength. Someday when we have more time I will tell you the story about her breaking up a fight she saw while driving down the street between a 50-year old man with a bat and a couple of High School kids.
Now getting into who has influenced me I would have to say everyone I have ever met (including you guys). I am just as thankful for those who I saw as positive influences as I am those I saw as a negative influence (sorry Rick)…..(just kidding). I believe we take a little piece of everyone we meet with us and that’s what makes us who we are. I also believe we should leave a little of who we are with everyone we meet.
Sometimes we have things happen which we may let go by if we are not paying attention. As some may know I ended up in a wheel chair for six months after a bad ladder accident. I had a broken leg and shoulder so even maneuvering the wheel chair was tough. One weekend I attended a rally for my motorcycle club which was held at the Airport Radisson in Santa Maria which just happened to be hosting a “War Birds” air show the same weekend. The place was full of excitement and a mix of leather clad bikers and WWII Veterans in their original uniforms.
When I left the party that night I needed to take the elevator upstairs to get to my room. Brenda was still visiting with our friends and their new baby so I braved it on my own. I sat there wondering how I was going to make it to my room while I waited for the elevator. When the doors to the elevators opened I was staring eye-to-eye with two of the original Tuskegee Airman. They exited the elevator and pushed me in then made sure I made it to my room. I was truly humbled at that fact that these men who suffered through such adversity to accomplish such greatness would take the time to help someone they did not know. I did not know these men but I knew enough about their story to know nothing I could ever have happen to me would match what they had to endure yet they achieved greatness to a magnitude most of us will never understand.
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"Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony
I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!
they say all publicity is good publicity
now that i see what is going on here and from last nights chat, i will have to rethink my response.
well there's still freddy and tieger to break the tie
josh, help me