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    Not in a million years.

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    Nice little roadster pick-up with side curtains, utility box and a spotlight...
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    1928 Ford Model A

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    rollin on dubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Nice little roadster pick-up with side curtains, utility box and a spotlight...
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    He will make quite a dent in the roof when he falls…

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    Naaah...the arc of the ladder will extend out front and he'll hit pavement.

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    Well it's not like the ladder was in the bucket of his tractor.

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    That's a pretty fancy extension ladder.
    It looks like the diagonals slide on the rack as it is tilted up
    I'll bet it is pretty stable, like a pruning ladder

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    He just needs a long stick so he can poke the accelerator when he wants to move forward a bit

    1928- prolly not an automatic. Scrap that.

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    "Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking?"

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    I can see where he is and how how got there - but I have no idea why he's there or what he's doing.


    Competition curling is of course completely out of the question.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Any chance he is pruning the branches of those nearby trees ?

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    I always get a charge seeing these old photos of guys at work wearing suits. Looks like dress shoes, too. He's prolly got on a waistcoat and a tie, too, under his work bibs or apron. I think he's inspecting the lines, the splices, for maintenance. He's got the stick they use for staying grounded while grabbing the lines, and he's got a line hanging from near the end of the stick.

    OR, the stick is a pruning pole with a line in his hand to actuate the pruning hook lopper at the end, and it's a mere coincidence that the stick lines up near the electrical line during the photo. It's also maybe a similar coincidence that he appears to be working on the lines and he's actually not even near them, but the camera depth of field makes it look like it.

    And there's maybe another guy in the truck. Or he's not in the truck, but he's the one using his cell phone to take the photo.
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    A lot of jobs were, but are no longer. Remember getting on an elevator and the person operating it asked you what floor you wanted? Or picking up the phone and asking the operator to connect you to whomever you were calling?
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    "Hello, Mable, give me Flo down at the tavern, and tell her to put Johnny on the line, I got a beef with him, and if he wants to be smart about tell 'im to bring his gat and we'll settle this like... hello Mable? Mable?"

    Dammit.

    "Oh, Johnny! How're ya doin, sport I was just talking to Flo. Say you got that piece you was gonna show me..?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Any chance he is pruning the branches of those nearby trees ?
    that is what it looks like. Looks like he has a rope controlled pole lopper. Note that the tops of the tree on the left has already been trimmed.
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    looks like pruning trees...left to right. untrimmed trees to the right

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    We take a lot for granted, but men worked on the frame of the Empire State building, and on the towers of major bridges, which were pretty high.
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    I’ve always considered myself an acromaniac. But that man lift at SpaceX might test my limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    I’ve always considered myself an acromaniac. But that man lift at SpaceX might test my limits.
    I’ve grown quite comfortable with a trepidatious existence in my old age…

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    I used to have to do that to clean the gutters at our old house. Back the truck up next to the house, lift the ladder into the truck, set it up vertical at full extension, tie it off to preclude the arcing fall referred to above, climb up to the eaves and pull out the leaves and muck.
    The ladder was too short so erecting it in the bed of the truck gave it just enough extra height.

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    Remember these?
    “Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Remember these?
    Jim, I'd love to be able to find one in a wrecking yard someplace - always liked the way they looked, but most that I recall were based on mid-1950's Ford pickups


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