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#1 niemandgeist

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:38 PM

Hey, everyone! Anyone remember me?

 

I took a long break from the whole cultivation thing. Over 1/2 a year now. I've been doing life stuff.

 

Life is going well. I'm heading in a great direction in life. I've got my eyes set on a good goal for my future.

 

It's also that time of year. Warmer weather means it may be time to consider cultivation again on a small scale. :wub:

 

I'll be hanging around here more often. Good to see that this place is still alive and kicking. Hoping some of the older faces are still doing well!

 

And yes, I will finally be updating my story thread with new anecdotes.

 

I leave you with a nice relaxing chill ambient rock song:

 

The History of Colour TV --- "Split blood"

 

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#2 Juthro

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:46 PM

Dude, of course we remember you!

Welcome home, and glad to hear life is treating you fair.

Edited by Juthro, 13 April 2017 - 05:25 PM.


#3 Alder Logs

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:48 PM

Excuse me...who is this again?


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#4 ChimX

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:52 PM

Welcome back Niemandgeist.

#5 wharfrat

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

I do not know you! i'll give ya a welcome back hug anyway  :hug:



#6 MLBjammer

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

Welcome back.  Good to see you around, man.



#7 Sidestreet

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:55 AM

Hey hey!



#8 prof_it_e

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:16 AM

Hey Niemand; kinda been away myself for a while; welcome back!


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:50 AM

Both of you cats; welcome back! 


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#10 CatsAndBats

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:34 AM

Both of you cats; welcome back! 

 

Somebody say "cats"?

 

@geist, You make me happy in a manic sort of way :)


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:46 AM

 Niem! :biggrin:



#12 niemandgeist

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:25 PM

Haha. It really has been a long time. Mycotopia has never left my mind the whole time.

 

I found out recently that you DO NOT have to go to and graduate trade school/technical college with a certificate to apply for apprenticeships, so I'm looking into applying for those.

 

These days, transferring to a state college with my associates degree won't guarantee me a decent paying job if I go to get my bachelors.

 

The money is in the trades, and this country (USA) desperately needs intelligent people going into the trades.

 

Most apprenticeships around here I've seen for various trades start pay at around $18 to $25 an hour TO START and the only requirements are pass a drug test, be a legal resident for at least a year, and be physically capable of doing the job.

 

For some reason, NOBODY wants to do these jobs these days. I guess the whole "Everyone must go to college and hard labor is beneath me" way of thinking has something to do with it.

 

My therapist is also about to refer me to a program that works only with people who have a mental illness. The program works with you to help you find a better job, go back to school/qualify for any grants, or go to learn a trade.

 

So I've got my eyes on getting into some sort of trade that's in demand where I live. I certainly don't mind hard work and I've still been doing a very physical job all this time and doing well in it. It just doesn't pay much like a trade/apprenticeship will.

 

Everything else has been great for a while for me. I've been healthy and really have no complaints.

 

But it is that time of year so maybe I'll be doing another small-time grow to enjoy the Summer a bit more and perhaps revisit the mushrooms to help give me a nudge in some guidance for the future.


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#13 Alder Logs

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:51 PM

I took a job as a brick mason's assistant (hod carrier) and saw enough to realize I could do some bricklaying my own self.  I built chimneys, fences, walkways, benches, and hearths for some years, until I hurt my back picking up a motorcycle.  I worked as day labor and did not officially bid jobs, as I was unlicensed.  But my work got me work.   I fixed cars for a while too, back before they had computers in them.  I did framing and finish carpentry. 

 

Heck, get a few bucks ahead and buy a car carrier trailer and build a tiny house.    There's plenty that can be done with an able strong body.


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#14 Arathu

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:01 PM

Welcome home man!

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:50 PM

Oh this is so true! I'm a printer and it's very difficult to find people to operate printing presses, folding machines, etc.... basically anything where you might get your hands dirty. But this kind of work is awesome as it combines intelligence and dexterity, skill and strength, etc. There's a ton of people who would fit well into the various trades - not just construction related, although there's many great jobs there, but also in fields such as automotive, machining, furniture (woodworking), and much more.


 

The money is in the trades, and this country (USA) desperately needs intelligent people going into the trades.

 

Most apprenticeships around here I've seen for various trades start pay at around $18 to $25 an hour TO START and the only requirements are pass a drug test, be a legal resident for at least a year, and be physically capable of doing the job.

 

For some reason, NOBODY wants to do these jobs these days. I guess the whole "Everyone must go to college and hard labor is beneath me" way of thinking has something to do with it.

 



#16 alounacara

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:05 AM

Welcome back 



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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:37 PM

I do not know you! i'll give ya a welcome back hug anyway  :hug:

 You must know know him. Your avatar is one of his drawings! :D



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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:55 PM

 

I do not know you! i'll give ya a welcome back hug anyway  :hug:

 You must know know him. Your avatar is one of his drawings! :D

 

good eye!



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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:28 PM

Welcome home amigo!  I've been gone awhile also, so it is good to see you back here again.  Many old friends that I have been missing keep drifting through, and as usual Zen keeps the welcome mat out and the porch light on for us all.  Mah has even started a spring 2017 BNL...



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

Im a solid plasterer by trade truthly i wouldnt want my kids to do it

Electrician is the trade i would recommend




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