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Old 03-02-2017, 04:07 AM   #286
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I had just moved to Sacramemto CA and my best friend, a union cement truck driver got me a referral to the Roofer's Union and I was accepted into the 3-year apprentice progam and was summarily dispatched to one of the WORST summer jobs ever; tearing off the OLD COAL TAR roof on one of the local High Schools..... I will NEVER forget that misery!
Interesting. I also had an outdoor summer job in Sacramento! In 1959 before starting my Jr. year in high school, I worked in the plumbing yard at Cut Rate Plumbing on North 12th Street, which was located right next to an iron foundry. Late in the afternoon they would pour the molten metal from a huge vessel, raising the surrounding air temperature. Besides the already normal hot days of 100-110 degrees, and the heat coming off the black and galvanized bundles of pipe in the plumbing yard, the foundry raised the air temp to something in excess of 120-130 degrees! It was good to be young and able to take it. I would end my work day by driving over to that little beach at Discovery Park and diving into the American River. Man that was refreshing! It would probably kill me today...

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Old 04-16-2017, 10:42 PM   #287
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In 1997 I had just finished my first year back in college after having dropped out 3 years earlier. I had moved across the state and started going to one of the colleges that are a part of the big 12.

I started learning about computer hardware.

I didn't even know Sub Simulation games existed. In fact, the last sub game I had played was Sub Hunt on the Intellivision.

Since then I've built more desktop computers than I can remember. I've played a lot of different Simulation Games. Including Silent Hunter 3,4, and 5. IL-2 1946 and various versions since then. I've gotten married and had a successful career.

A lot's happened in 20 years.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:06 AM   #288
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:11 AM   #289
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A long time a go...
Well back to the 1990 i was serving as a volunteer in the Portuguese Armada (Portuguese Navy) and when i came back to the civil life in 1994 i start to work in my old job in a Navigation Agency and Sea freight and cargo transports. (unfortunately I never play Ace of the Deep because at that time I didn't have pc) Meanwhile i buy my fist pc. Later surfing the net looking about W.W..II topics and submarines I discover the first Silent Hunter, wolfpack league and subsim forum. Very good memories from that time, guys...Thank you for everything.
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