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#402697 - Sun Dec 30 2007 03:57 AM This week's theme is 'Work'
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'Work' is a suggestion from romeomikegolf. So, a photo representing what everyone does for a living. (Now ...how can I represent idleness? )
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#402698 - Sun Dec 30 2007 04:29 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Well, that's why I haven't been able to get much posting done here lately! Work -- but I love my seasonal job. I'd do it year round if I could. So, hopefully I'll get a picture in here of something wickedly tasty... Yum!
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#402699 - Sun Dec 30 2007 06:34 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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(Now ...how can I represent idleness? )




Somehow I don't equate being a fulltime carer as being idle.
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#402700 - Sun Dec 30 2007 06:39 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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I agree, Sue. No way is that idleness.
Now I shall go first as I happen to have by me a photo of my Saturday English Group.

They are very sweet , and they work hard.
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#402701 - Sun Dec 30 2007 08:56 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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They are beautiful kids, Ren! By the smiles on their faces, I am guessing you have finally informed them that you are the Queen of Funtrivia and as such, revered all over the world. Especially the one in the orange USA T-shirt! Sandy
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#402702 - Sun Dec 30 2007 06:15 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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This is one of the two classrooms where I teach - well, half of it anyway!. One classroom has computers, the other doesn't. This is the one which doesn't have computers and it is my favourite room because it is the more spacious of the two and has more cupboard space.


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#402703 - Sun Dec 30 2007 06:39 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Looks a bit tidy, that! Mine is usually a complete tip!
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#402704 - Sun Dec 30 2007 07:50 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Yes, we have to keep the rooms tidy for several reasons. One is that my boss is a "neat freak" (but then, I am a bit that way inclined as well). I had to fight to be allowed to put some posters on the walls. Another reason is that we share our space with the federal president of the Australian Medical Association so my rooms are often used for media conferences - we have television news crews coming in and filming on a fairly regular basis.
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#402705 - Sun Dec 30 2007 08:23 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Well, now what do I do. I'm retired. Does what I used to do, count?
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#402706 - Mon Dec 31 2007 01:28 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Well, now what do I do. I'm retired. Does what I used to do, count?



I reckon it does argus .
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#402707 - Mon Dec 31 2007 08:09 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Well, as I suggested it I suppose I'd better contribute. So, step into my office.


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#402708 - Mon Dec 31 2007 08:17 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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I'd first thought 'work' simply meant anyone and any kind of work, but now see it's supposed to be related to your own occupation. I'm now semi-retired, and virtually all the work I do involves reading, attending meetings, interviewing, and of course sitting in front of a pc - not very interesting for photography.
Here's an image from a few years ago, when I was the operations engineer for overhead line work in South East England. These linesmen are working on a 400,000 volt line tower, and the image was taken during a routine helicopter inspection - best job I've ever had

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#402709 - Mon Dec 31 2007 03:18 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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I had trouble with this one as you can't have yourself in the photo and every photo I had from work had me in it. But here is something that represents 31 yrs of work.



I've kept a few of these around from my old work shirts, as people like to collect them. I don't myself, but I give them away when I'm traveling.
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#402710 - Mon Dec 31 2007 04:18 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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This is mine and hubby's office. We own our rig (truck and trailer) and haul 'sensitive' items for the military from base to base around the country. This is set up like a mini RV (with shower & toilet) so we're quite comfortable while we're on the road. In fact, we have just about all the comforts of home with the exception of a washer/dryer for clothes. Interior Photo #1 and Interior #2. This is a custom built truck and (note to non-U.S. FTer's) it is not typical of trucks on the road.

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#402711 - Mon Dec 31 2007 10:29 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Just beautiful, ClaraSue! Nicer than a lot of Motor Homes.
Very interesting line of work.
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#402712 - Mon Dec 31 2007 11:18 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Wow! Lisa, that is very posh!! Super!
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#402713 - Tue Jan 01 2008 03:18 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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That is an amazing truck!

I am retired from teaching and I look after dogs for other people now as well as owning 9 myself. It was 8 but then the little dog at the front of the picture arrived because his owners were old and ill. He stayed!

Visiting dog in this picture is the golden retriever, Jago. Also black blur at edge of picture is Billie (G).

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#402714 - Tue Jan 01 2008 05:49 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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As I no longer work I have used old photos of my old office from when I worked.



My office was small, very small, I took three photos, notice the position of the printer on my desk then look at this photo which shows the other end of the desk. Notice also the position of the door, you will then see the server and wall. You couldn't swing the proverbial cat.
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#402715 - Tue Jan 01 2008 02:47 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Very nice door, sue!
I'm afraid I can't handle tight spaces, so the door could never be closed...
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#402716 - Tue Jan 01 2008 04:34 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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I think the room was about eight feet by five feet. The door literally just cleared the desk. It wasn't originally a room, it was the hallway to the building which used to be a school many years ago, back in the days of having a separate entrance for boys and girls. My office was the boys' entrance and had Boys written across the door which had been sealed so as to convert it into an office. The windows are five feet from the ground so they couldn't look out.
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#402717 - Tue Jan 01 2008 05:15 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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A small secluded office room, with me the only inhabitant, is my oldest dream . I would have loved to work in yours Sue.

Here is my working 'corner' - in a spacious room shared with four other persons...



And to make my work a bit clearer , THIS is what I usually do with that computer.
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#402718 - Tue Jan 01 2008 07:35 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Yes Denni, clear as MUD! Whatever is that -- an architectural drawing of some sort?

And ClaraSue, that quilt hanging in the truck is beautiful. I will presume you are the maker. Do you have a sewing machine on board?
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#402719 - Tue Jan 01 2008 07:50 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Jar, sorry. Didn't mean to confuse you .
You are correct, it is a part of a technical drawing, structural more than architectural - deals with reinforced concrete and stuff .
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#402720 - Tue Jan 01 2008 08:03 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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Thanks Veronica, Sara, Lyn, and Jar. Lyn, my next job will be like yours. I already have plans to own lots of property and be the local "crazy dog lady" . I want to own as many as possible.

Jar, I didn't make the quilt. It is actually three pillow shams that I sewed together (by hand) to cover the top part of the wall since I don't have room for a full quilt hanging. I bought the shams at an Amish store in northern Indiana. I really don't do much sewing anymore, just a little cross-stitching every now and then.
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#402721 - Wed Jan 02 2008 01:08 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Work'
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<<<Lyn, my next job will be like yours. I already have plans to own lots of property and be the local "crazy dog lady" . I want to own as many as possible.>>>

Be careful what you wish for ClaraSue (G)! I have a pup here at the moment and she has just had me up early and now she is playing with one of the others and I am yawning! I'll post a picture of her on photo of the day.

lynn

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