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      96 854 manual NA. Looks like it's still got a fair amount of life left, but desperately needs skywolf spa treatment.
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      That Alfa is so "kit car-ish" it's kinda cool. I remember when they designed it and it was on the show circuit. Alfa always brings out the most controversial concept cars.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      96 854 manual NA. Looks like it's still got a fair amount of life left, but desperately needs skywolf spa treatment.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      I'll take the opposite lol
      I thought the world was coming to an end or I had woke up in some strange parallel universe.
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      Oh. my. gawd. I take a couple days off and you guys go all "old man rants" on me? LOL.

      Yes, I agree that the current crop of youth entering the workforce have some f*cked up ideas about productivity and professionalism. (And don't even get me going on having to use names like Hannah and Zoe in a professional setting. Seriously, those are names you expect to hear a mom yell out at dance or swim classes, not be in charge of a business account.) However, in my experience spelling out clear expectations about job performance (and enforcing it consistently) goes a long way in development. Just my $0.02.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Caspian3.2 View Post
      This bad ass Alfa gets an honorable mention for such a unique design.
      I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. $65k and reserve not met.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      96 854 manual NA. Looks like it's still got a fair amount of life left, but desperately needs skywolf spa treatment.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      wait I misread that.....I need to change that to agreement lol. That Alfa is really bad.
      I was just going to leave that alone, glad you came to your senses.

      One of the reasons I like Volvo is that their older designs are simple and practical. The Alfa design just activates my OCD and makes me twitch.
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      HAHAHAHA!
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      The Alfa design just activates my OCD and makes me twitch.
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      Quote Originally Posted by skywolf View Post
      Sometimes I get to the office and wonder why I’m there.
      I didn't go into the office at all last week. I'll probably go in two days this week. I had a "busy" prior week when I found myself in the office three days. WHEW! lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      I didn't go into the office at all last week. I'll probably go in two days this week. I had a "busy" prior week when I found myself in the office three days. WHEW! lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by 855RI View Post
      Why do the carpets always look pink?
      Just faded - these are pretty old cars at this point and they all get like that over time, especially ones that aren't garaged much.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      Oh. my. gawd. I take a couple days off and you guys go all "old man rants" on me? LOL.

      Yes, I agree that the current crop of youth entering the workforce have some f*cked up ideas about productivity and professionalism. (And don't even get me going on having to use names like Hannah and Zoe in a professional setting. Seriously, those are names you expect to hear a mom yell out at dance or swim classes, not be in charge of a business account.) However, in my experience spelling out clear expectations about job performance (and enforcing it consistently) goes a long way in development. Just my $0.02.

      (this is not a rant, just an observation)

      have no fear. dem yutes eventually grow up. imagine the grownups bemoaning the flappers of the '20s, the hep cats and jazz hipsters (yeah the original hipsters) of the '40s and '50s along with the greasers, hot rodders, and rock and rollers (my god! what is all that shaking going on), only to be replaced by the long hairs, the hippies, counter-culture, antiestablishmentarianism, drugs, communes, panthers, protests, women's lib, "tune in turn on drop out" can it get any worse grandma said. to that Johnny Rotten says "I am an anti-christ, I am an anarchist,....I wanna destroy passersby". glam rock, disco, punk rock, heavy metal, men in makeup, the blurring of the sexes, and more drugs, cocaine, crack cocaine, ah the '70s. grunge, more metal, rap, gansta rap, raves, mosh pits, (wherefore art thou? Karen Carpenter) are you guys ever growing up? no! more drugs ecstasy. death metal, goths, I forgot, what decade is it? never mind, more drugs, PROZAC et al, meth, medical/recreational marijuana, prescription pain killers, the return of heroine (did it ever really go away) VIAGRA, blood sugar down, heart rate up, who needs vaccines anyway, who needs drugs either when you have x-box, ps?, gimme, gimme, gimme that screen time! AMAZON! "your future dream is a shopping scheme" (the Sex Pistols). pierce everything, ink everything, shave that mangy beard and get a job ya fithy pig.! LOMGMAOTFMHO!

      give yourself a few more decades and from U2 to 'me too' it will all blend together. the yutes of today; they know it all and haven't got a clue and before you know it they'll be taking care of you while complaining about the next generation. picture CW, wheelchair bound in the nursing home while Zoe kindly wipes the slobber from his chin. yes! the future is looking bright my friends.
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      Quote Originally Posted by skywolf View Post
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      I wish. Busy splitting wood. A month or so ago I had someone take down 19 huge trees around the house/property. I have 3-ft long logs stacked or lying all around the entire perimeter of the yard. Now I get the joy of spending the next few years slowly but surely splitting and stacking the wood from all of these logs. It's what I'm doing with most of my daylight free time.

      Quote Originally Posted by nnn4865 View Post
      (this is not a rant, just an observation)

      have no fear. dem utes (my cousin vinny) eventually grow up. imagine the grownups bemoaning the flappers of the '20s, the hep cats and jazz hipsters (yeah the original hipsters) of the '40s and '50s along with the greasers, hot rodders, and rock and rollers (my god! what is all that shaking going on), only to be replaced by the long hairs, the hippies, counter-culture, antiestablishmentarianism, drugs, communes, panthers, protests, women's lib, "tune in turn on drop out" can it get any worse grandma said. to that Johnny Rotten says "I am an anti-christ, I am an anarchist,....I wanna destroy passersby". glam rock, disco, punk rock, heavy metal, men in makeup, the blurring of the sexes, and more drugs, cocaine, crack cocaine, ah the '70s. grunge, more metal, rap, gansta rap, raves, mosh pits, (wherefore art thou? Karen Carpenter) are you guys ever growing up? no! more drugs ecstasy. death metal, goths, I forgot, what decade is it? never mind, more drugs, PROZAC et al, meth, medical/recreational marijuana, prescription pain killers, the return of heroine (did it ever really go away) VIAGRA, blood sugar down, heart rate up, who needs vaccines anyway, who needs drugs either when you have x-box, ps?, gimme, gimme, gimme that screen time! AMAZON! "your future dream is a shopping scheme" (the Sex Pistols). pierce everything, ink everything, shave that mangy beard and get a job ya fithy pig.! LOMGMAOTFMHO!

      give yourself a few more decades and from U2 to 'me too' it will all blend together. the utes of today; they know it all and haven't got a clue and before you know it they'll be taking care of you while complaining about the next generation. picture CW, wheelchair bound in the nursing home while Zoe kindly wipes the slobber from his chin. yes! the future is looking bright my friends.
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      I wish. Busy splitting wood. A month or so ago I had someone take down 19 huge trees around the house/property. I have 3-ft long logs stacked or lying all around the entire perimeter of the yard. Now I get the joy of spending the next few years slowly but surely splitting and stacking the wood from all of these logs. It's what I'm doing with most of my daylight free time.
      burn, baby, burn!
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      I wish. Busy splitting wood. A month or so ago I had someone take down 19 huge trees around the house/property. I have 3-ft long logs stacked or lying all around the entire perimeter of the yard. Now I get the joy of spending the next few years slowly but surely splitting and stacking the wood from all of these logs. It's what I'm doing with most of my daylight free time.
      Do you have a woodstove or one of those external wood boilers?

      My dad has a woodstove and when I go visit I always help with the wood - cutting, splitting, stacking.

      19 trees is a lot - hopefully you have a woodshed or can keep it out of the elements otherwise it'll rot before you can use it all.
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      Quote Originally Posted by nnn4865 View Post
      (this is not a rant, just an observation)
      Wait is this Caspian's Finsta SS account?

      It seems, in addition to the engineers, we have writers among us!
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      Busy splitting wood.
      Hope you have one of these...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      Wait is this Caspian's Finsta SS account?

      It seems, in addition to the engineers, we have writers among us!
      no. just a washed up wood worker. or could it be I am an engineer of cambium?
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      I happen to drive by this dealership the other day and stopped to look at this SR, but didn't bother asking for keys. Cosmetically, it's worse than the photos. No major dents, but plenty of scratches. The Gobi is pretty rough too. Even if it's mechanically sound, the price is too high, IMHO.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nnn4865 View Post
      no. just a washed up wood worker. or could it be I am an engineer of cambium?
      I respect wood.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      Hope you have one of these...
      Yep. That's what I'm using. It's miserable on your back (bending down to move all the wood around), even in the vertical position, but it's better than swinging a maul.

      I don't have a woodshed, but I'm stacking it all up and then I'll tarp it over to (hopefully) keep it viable for many years to come.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 855RI View Post
      2000 V70 XC - high miles but 1 owner and in good shape
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      Weird that it has a MY98 grill on a MY00. Anyone recognize that exhaust tip?


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      Last photo definitely shows Amethyst. Someone should save that one. Jared?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      Weird that it has a MY98 grill on a MY00. Anyone recognize that exhaust tip?
      I didn't notice the black emblem in the grille. Having 5 cars, I am sure this car got the Sh*t end of the stick, especially since there is another XC70 in the driveway.

      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      Last photo definitely shows Amethyst. Someone should save that one. Jared?
      And I quote: "Prefer to sell it to a volvo enthusiast."
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      Quote Originally Posted by nnn4865 View Post

      (this is not a rant, just an observation)

      have no fear. dem yutes eventually grow up. imagine the grownups bemoaning the flappers of the '20s, the hep cats and jazz hipsters (yeah the original hipsters) of the '40s and '50s along with the greasers, hot rodders, and rock and rollers (my god! what is all that shaking going on), only to be replaced by the long hairs, the hippies, counter-culture, antiestablishmentarianism, drugs, communes, panthers, protests, women's lib, "tune in turn on drop out" can it get any worse grandma said. to that Johnny Rotten says "I am an anti-christ, I am an anarchist,....I wanna destroy passersby". glam rock, disco, punk rock, heavy metal, men in makeup, the blurring of the sexes, and more drugs, cocaine, crack cocaine, ah the '70s. grunge, more metal, rap, gansta rap, raves, mosh pits, (wherefore art thou? Karen Carpenter) are you guys ever growing up? no! more drugs ecstasy. death metal, goths, I forgot, what decade is it? never mind, more drugs, PROZAC et al, meth, medical/recreational marijuana, prescription pain killers, the return of heroine (did it ever really go away) VIAGRA, blood sugar down, heart rate up, who needs vaccines anyway, who needs drugs either when you have x-box, ps?, gimme, gimme, gimme that screen time! AMAZON! "your future dream is a shopping scheme" (the Sex Pistols). pierce everything, ink everything, shave that mangy beard and get a job ya fithy pig.! LOMGMAOTFMHO!

      give yourself a few more decades and from U2 to 'me too' it will all blend together. the yutes of today; they know it all and haven't got a clue and before you know it they'll be taking care of you while complaining about the next generation. picture CW, wheelchair bound in the nursing home while Zoe kindly wipes the slobber from his chin. yes! the future is looking bright my friends.
      Lol. That's a good quick rant but I am compelled to respond by adding that cannabis (marijuana) belongs no where near the actual drugs listed as it's not a destroyer in any sense like the others are.

      But you're right, every generation will trash talk the incoming generation, however, there are still remnants of the good old world remaining, hanging on for dear life.

      PlayStation and Xbox though are great for the driving simulators, gran Turismo, and Forza motorsports. But maybe we should back to horse and carriage.

      Imagine a wooden built Alfa

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      My signature has been updated to signal the official departure of the BMW 440. As of 2:37 PM I am no longer the lessee of a BMW.
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      I didn't go into the office at all last week. I'll probably go in two days this week. I had a "busy" prior week when I found myself in the office three days. WHEW! lol
      How do you guys get these jobs where you still have time to live life?! I wish I had time to cut down trees! I get half way through figuring out how to mod a P2 shifter into a P80 and discover the next day I forgot part of it and still think it was a good day.



      Quote Originally Posted by nnn4865 View Post
      (this is not a rant, just an observation)

      have no fear. dem yutes eventually grow up. imagine the grownups bemoaning the flappers of the '20s, the hep cats and jazz hipsters (yeah the original hipsters) of the '40s and '50s along with the greasers, hot rodders, and rock and rollers (my god! what is all that shaking going on), only to be replaced by the long hairs, the hippies, counter-culture, antiestablishmentarianism, drugs, communes, panthers, protests, women's lib, "tune in turn on drop out" can it get any worse grandma said. to that Johnny Rotten says "I am an anti-christ, I am an anarchist,....I wanna destroy passersby". glam rock, disco, punk rock, heavy metal, men in makeup, the blurring of the sexes, and more drugs, cocaine, crack cocaine, ah the '70s. grunge, more metal, rap, gansta rap, raves, mosh pits, (wherefore art thou? Karen Carpenter) are you guys ever growing up? no! more drugs ecstasy. death metal, goths, I forgot, what decade is it? never mind, more drugs, PROZAC et al, meth, medical/recreational marijuana, prescription pain killers, the return of heroine (did it ever really go away) VIAGRA, blood sugar down, heart rate up, who needs vaccines anyway, who needs drugs either when you have x-box, ps?, gimme, gimme, gimme that screen time! AMAZON! "your future dream is a shopping scheme" (the Sex Pistols). pierce everything, ink everything, shave that mangy beard and get a job ya fithy pig.! LOMGMAOTFMHO!

      give yourself a few more decades and from U2 to 'me too' it will all blend together. the yutes of today; they know it all and haven't got a clue and before you know it they'll be taking care of you while complaining about the next generation. picture CW, wheelchair bound in the nursing home while Zoe kindly wipes the slobber from his chin. yes! the future is looking bright my friends.

      LOL! This is amazing.

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      no. just a washed up wood worker. or could it be I am an engineer of cambium?

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      I respect wood.



      I love wood.






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      My signature has been updated to signal the official departure of the BMW 440. As of 2:37 PM I am no longer the lessee of a BMW.

      Congrats!!
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      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
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      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 101k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. Sold to markj

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      Quote Originally Posted by skywolf View Post
      My signature has been updated to signal the official departure of the BMW 440. As of 2:37 PM I am no longer the lessee of a BMW.
      Congratulations! I hope that it's a liberating feeling, not to mention better for your ledger!
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      Look at you, all hip to the trip with your terminology.
      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      Wait is this Caspian's Finsta SS account?

      It seems, in addition to the engineers, we have writers among us!



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      Well done none the less!
      Quote Originally Posted by nnn4865 View Post
      no. just a washed up wood worker. or could it be I am an engineer of cambium?



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      Time to buy something new!
      Quote Originally Posted by skywolf View Post
      My signature has been updated to signal the official departure of the BMW 440. As of 2:37 PM I am no longer the lessee of a BMW.



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      Past: 1999 Tropic Blue/Green/Oak leather V70 (NAa); Mom traded 1975 Maroon/Maroon leather 164E

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Time to buy something new!
      I see a pristine Atacama VR just got posted for sale......
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      How do you guys get these jobs where you still have time to live life?! I wish I had time to cut down trees! I get half way through figuring out how to mod a P2 shifter into a P80 and discover the next day I forgot part of it and still think it was a good day.
      Well, I didn't get one with this kind of flexibility until after I turned 33 and after I'd finished my MBA. The job I worked for 5 years prior to this had some flexibility (my boss had full reign over the flexibility of the job, so he gave me a lot of leeway since my work was always getting done). The job I'm doing now is typically reserved for semi-retired retirement-aged individuals, or at least that's usually the only type of person who would take a job like this one. It started as a one year contract to oversee the installation of a 345kV substation, which got extended into a second year to support/oversee the installation of a 1000MW power plant, but then it will be over and I'll be on the hunt again. The job is in no way guaranteed and they can basically end the contract at any time (w/30 days notice). All the people working contracts like I am are at least in their late-50's, with most in their 60's, and one in his 70's. I don't require a steady income or health benefits, so I'm able to capture a premium for taking this kind of temporary work. I have no idea if I'll be able to find this kind of lax job environment again, so I'm enjoying it for all it's worth right now.
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      Quote Originally Posted by skywolf View Post
      I see a pristine Atacama VR just got posted for sale......
      Can I interest you in a T5M
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
      1997 850R Estate. B5234T9/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 280k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 141k.
      Instagram: Jared's Volvo Page

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 101k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. Sold to markj

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