Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-15-2014, 02:00 PM   #15
Senior Member
Lincolnboy2's Avatar

Texas Boomers Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Grand Prairie, TX (DFW)
Posts: 3,518
Originally Posted by Gordon Dewald View Post
Sorry for any offense. I managed the building of roads, bridges and airports for 30 years. Been there - done that. It was always good to have a laught at oneself otherwise the pressure and the time committments would drive you crazy. Not to mention the late arrival from the suppliers.
Hey Gordon, I was trying to find that thing years ago it had a saying on it that "There comes a time in the history of every construction project when it becomes necessary to shoot the engineers and begin construction" It was another funny joke but I can't find it anywhere.

Another one had each job description, like laborer, foreman, supt, project manager, etc. and a description of each one and it talked about the Project manager could leap tall buildings and talks to God....do you remember that one?

I remember them because growing up my Uncles were all in the concrete business back in the 60's on the west coast in Hermosa, Redondo, Beach, subt parking garages for condos and Lomita, San Pedro did some tilt ups, etc beaches ...Bless Brothers, Inc. Uncle Del, Uncle Larry, and Uncle Ralph.....

Then I wound up working for Uncle Del, he had Gray Gold Concrete and Carolease, Inc. as well as he built several of those tilt up retail up front and warehouse/storage in back concrete buildings in San Pedro/Lomita then moved up to Visalia and built several there too. Who knew it would wind me up working for a bridge heavy highway contractor in Dallas TX. !

Kent - '03 Fleetwood Storm Ford F-53 V-10
With Susie (Lhasa); Angie (Shorkie) Ferbie (ShihTzu)
In Memoriam: Katie, Spencer and Zoey
Lincolnboy2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-16-2014, 01:30 PM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 456
I find that mostly the folks you see leaning on the shovels are the contractors' employees.

Dick Noble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 11:18 AM   #17
Senior Member
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 7,915
Construction was always fun. I love being around large equipment. Nowadays I am limited to my JD garden tractor and the RV's. DW laughs as we go through construction zones as I am busy rubber necking and trying to help them build the project (in my mind).

Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cycling and DP Road Grime macnkat Class A Motorhome Discussions 17 07-07-2014 09:21 PM
Hwy 16 road construction between Custer, SD and Cody, WY? wallyyoung Navigation, Routes & Roads 4 07-02-2014 09:56 PM
Federal Road PA, Rt. 209 capearc Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 4 03-16-2014 06:24 AM
Guide to Road Characterisitcs RussOnTheRoad MH-General Discussions & Problems 1 03-15-2014 08:03 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.