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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, some of you know me, many don't. I check in here now and then, but since I'm from downstate IL there isn't a whole lot for me to participate in. That's about to change, as I just got a job at the CNH tractor test facility in Burr Ridge! We'll be moving up to temporary housing in about a month, and have started looking for cheap houses. We'll probably end up in Joliet or Lockport unless a miracle occurs, but that's still close enough to start going to the cruise in's and other meetings. I've even got my wife looking for houses with 4 car garages, you'd be surpised how many there are! ::

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 06:57 PM
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Great!

There are a few of us from the south west side that try to get to some of the events. Let us know when you land!

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 08:11 PM
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Looking forward to having another new member in the group. Let us know if you need help with anything as far as getting settled in.

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Brian,

Welcome and look forward to meeting you at some of the events. As Paul said if you need any help with anything let us know.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 05:47 PM
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Go for a large lot, build the garage!

OK, who am I kidding. Garages can take forever. Good luck!

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Did you by any chance work for raterpillar?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! The idea of building a garage has crossed my mind...but why stop there. If I did that it would end up being a mini version of a farm machine shed! :: Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Our plans will continue to evolve as we try to figure things out, but we probably won't be buying a house right away. Just too much to decide, and not something we want to jump into without being in the area for a bit. I've gotten some good advise from people in the area already and will probably be leaning on all of you over time to see what else I can glean.

machsvo428, I don't work for raterpillar, as you put it. Never heard that before, kind of funny. I work for CNH, so I am staying with my same company. It's the joint venture of Case Corp. and New Holland. Where I work now we make almost all of the farm tillage eq. for both brands as well as the DMI fertilizer product line.

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'71 Mustang Convertible w/ 351C, 3-speed "Rita"
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1997 Mark VIII LSC "Layla"
2003 Triumph Speed Four "Xenia"
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