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sylvain wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 1:49 pm
Sparky wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 1:14 pm I don't think there is a lot of pinball to play in PEI.
If you have a bit of time, you really should visit Seven's Pinballorama in Cornwall, just steps from Charlottetown, worth a visit!
https://pinballorama.com/
I will try to make it. I am usually stuck working 14hr days when out training.

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Sparky wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 1:14 pmSo, I am actually looking to exit the rat race. I am working on becoming a teacher. I find myself having a better sense of fulfillment working wih kids, teens and young adults, than dealing with " adults" always wanting more every day. Lol. I am sure many can relate.

I ain't dead yet, far from it. But, I do realize that this rollercoaster ride has peaked and is now going down the hill a bit. I rather enjoy the ride on the way, instead of realizing I should have enjoyed the ride more as it begins to come to a stop. Lol
Very relatable, and I hope you can make that transition and enjoy it!
also, happy that Sylvain did mention PEI's pinball joint. :)
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Hell of a week. I just dis à few kms. Lol
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I dis à quick round trip to P.E.I. in order to train people in my day job. Not sure I should describe how to diagnose heavy machinery electronics, or diesel engines. If interested, come meet me one day and I will bore you with the intricacies of a high-pressure common rail fuel system. Lol

On the way back Thursday afternoon, I stopped at an old friend's place. For those who know the Toronto pinball scene, Chris Yuill was a staple at Bluffs. Smack dab in the middle of covid, he and his family had enough of Toronto. Sold the house, and moved to Fredericton NB. I visit whenever I can. Always a treat to see him!!

Friday, headed back home. Woke up to pee at 3am, and decided that I was up. Packed up and drove. Got home at 1pm, took a shower, did some meetings for work and headed to the Montreal Pinball Arcade for rest and relaxation. Played a lot of Baby Pacman. Still chasing my 820000pt high score.

Saturday? Did jack shit. Lol.

Today? Picked up an empty Tron cab. I will try to save this one. Needs kind of everything., and cab was slightly cut on sides (dunno why) but otherwise very clean and solid.

After getting it in Gatineau, headed to Alfred at the Pinball Museum. Rob helps me out a lot, so I was paying it back. He is renovating the place and it needed work on the sump pumps. So, I installed a basin, instead of pumps laying in the mud and gravel.
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2 more to go. Yeah... not really hobby related, but felt good to help out a nice guy, and contribute to help save a nice place to play games soon.

All in all, a satisfying week.

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Well, I am now faced with a proverbial fork in the road. As much as I am well paid, I have cone to realize that I cannot maintain the pace I have in my career long term.

So... a job offer came in today. To become a teacher. Considering it very seriously. Heck of a change...

More on that move soon, if I go for it.

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Well, the schoolboard called! Filling up the paperwork and meeting with them on Friday. Looking forward to see their offer.

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Sparky wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:24 pm Well, the schoolboard called! Filling up the paperwork and meeting with them on Friday. Looking forward to see their offer.

If you show up to school with something like this,

https://www.cat.com/en_US/products/new/ ... 93014.html

you'll be the most popular teacher at the school !

;-)
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Steph wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 6:03 am
Sparky wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:24 pm Well, the schoolboard called! Filling up the paperwork and meeting with them on Friday. Looking forward to see their offer.

If you show up to school with something like this,

https://www.cat.com/en_US/products/new/ ... 93014.html

you'll be the most popular teacher at the school !

;-)
Lol not quite. Bought this instead.
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Think about how many more pinballs you could move with that yellow munster truck...
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