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Roy Estes
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    One nice and sunny day in Oklahoma, I awoke still sleepy from a few hours sleep as I scoped and wrote estimates for repairs from recent Tornados. Partial towns, and neighborhoods literal wiped off the maps. Pure Catastrophe.

    I had chance to meet & greet several adjusters, of the 6 or so I met 100% stated they had excess of 10 years Adjusting each. Impressive talk, so I decided to treat this as a study. I asked them all if they wanted more work on the daily side, and asked them to please send me their Resume, and experiences with normal licensing and such.

    After things settled down a bit I had opportunities to review these resume's all 6 of them. My Investigation confirmed my suspicions that our industry is suffering from in experienced and under qualified Adjusters.

    Of the 6 I reviewed One of them was a lady who was a failed Real estate sales person in Arkansas before she obtained her 'Texas All Lines License" from one of them Licensing mills, Pay them 200 - 400 bucks and I R A Juster! Yes she has had her license for 8 years, NO she has yet to work excess of a few hundred claims in her Vast Career with all these classes and all these Credentials, NFIP, CEA, Blah Blah.

    Another review and investigation revealed an Inside adjuster who worked inside for a carrier for 3 months, elevated to team lead, and from there never reviewed another claim only managed others for 7 years, until the carrier completed all of the supplemental and mediated claims from Katrina, He was out of a job, and went to work as an Independent, and HAD NEVER EVER WORKED A WIND CLAIM IN THE FIELD.

    You know, The carriers pay less and less, The IA Firms in their battle for business drop their fee schedules to the carrier, and take more from the Adjuster. This drops the level of the Adjuster because a real seasoned adjuster wont work for less, thus we have a crew of Adjusters who are not qualified to adjust a fart in the wind.

    Inside Adjusters LOL, Mostly what a Joke. You hire some chick in Atlanta who doesn't know Sheet from shinily, and then reviews claims from a seasoned adjuster and just because her life sucks and her husband is cheating on her she becomes the file review from beneath the earth.

    Oh And Please done let me forget the residential contractor who's brother in law owns an IA Firm, is now the Commercial Claims Director of an up and coming IA Firm, he has a bad case of "I'M THE BOSS" and you get a claim on friday night at 9 PM, and manage to scope it by Sunday Morning, and the"COMMERCIAL CLAIMS MANAGER" calls you and asks you why you werent on site on Saturday. By The time your finished scoping and writing the claim based on an agreed scope with the contractors and Mitigation company The "COMMERCIAL CLAIMS MANAGER" decides that your estimate includes damages that aren't there because he looked at the photos. So you go through HELL and change your estimate because HE WANTS YOU TO, and the estimate gets kicked back by the carrier; because what you ORIGINALLY ESTIMATED AND CHANGED BECAUSE OF THE 'COMMERCIAL CLAIMS MANAGER PHOTO ADJUSTED YOUR CLAIM" isn't included. So what you originally wrote you add back.

    In 2003 or 2004 or something like that I got together with a few people of whom I felt like could actually make a difference in our industry, and tried to form a professional Nationwide Association. We had momentum but the fact is things fell apart. I am considering forming a a professional organization geared towards a more professional Industry, with Better ethics, and a voice for the little people to make a difference in our industry.

    These License Mills are nothing but a profit center, and the Various DOI are allowing this to happen. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE QUALITY, Well go to your local "LICENSE MILL" and look around.

     You will see JEster tha JuSter cause he got his LiCsense at ThA tEXes LiCeSE Scool feR JuSTers cause NoW I R 1! I wEEl Werk fir 60% anD My BruTherr Is ThA MAnaGer Of A LiCENSed JuSter CUmPEny, WhO gOts A ScEwl FeR LiCenSes Fer $250 BUCkAROOs. YeW Cen Be a JusTer Teww!

     

    "Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters. One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out and help." RC ESTES
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    04/18/2012 12:03 AM
    Roy: Call me if you so choose before you post again. Actually, call me NOW. Lee Norwood 817 913 7313
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    04/18/2012 12:59 AM
    Roy, and Lee

    This is the bed we lay in and we might as well be comfortable. The industry has evolved into a different one than we started in, for sure. The field adjusters are mostly gone, the inside adjusters can't write a complete, well put together sentence, the supervisors seem to want more for less (that's what is being placed on their plate), and the insured doesn't have a clue as to the progress of his/her file.

    This is the new world of adjusting and we might as well get used to it and work within it's guidelines. If you can't, see ya later.

    Happy Trails
    Larry D Hardin
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    04/18/2012 2:35 AM

    Larry,

    It's not the message with which I have a problem; it's the presentation. I see deficiencies on both sides of the vendor/adjuster relationship, and as you know I have been quite attuned to the changes in the last ten years (or more, not counting my knowledge of the history of insurance in the US since 1752).

    Roy's message is full of observation and some truth, but lacks tact, and consequently does him and us a disfavor.

    Lee Norwood, aka "CATdawg"
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    04/18/2012 3:09 PM
    Roy:

    Very well done. Good job and pat yourself on the back.
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    04/19/2012 9:36 PM
    Great Post!
    Thanks Roy!
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    04/20/2012 1:38 PM
    This disturbs me, cause I did take one of those classes, I paid 1300 for a complete adjuster training class, including exactimate.. I am very serious about working as an adjuster, and am very excited at the chance to get out there.. I might be a newbie, but I have been a contractor for many years, and have dealt with adjusters on a daily basis, so I'm not coming into this with absolutely no knowledge of claims work.. I am frustrated with the fact that I have to spend thousands of dollars to get all these certifications and classes, and there is still no guarantee you will get work.. I do not have thousands of dollars to throw around.. It seems to me this is a who you know buisness, or your stuck just throwing money away.. I didn't go and obtain my license because of the get rich quick , like many of the training places make it seem, i did it because I want tobe am adjuster, I like working outside, I enjoy helping people, etc... I have to ask, is this a waste of time?? What does a newbie have to do without spending thousands of dollars?? I r inexperience juster..lol.. Thanks for allowing me to vent..
    Jud G.
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    04/21/2012 10:21 PM
    Consider another angle Roy. How about the carriers who track RCV amounts and Fee bills submitted by IA firms. Nothing wrong here, but consider how this information is used. It becomes the barometer for which firm gets cut.

    If an IA firm does an excellent job at addressing the claim by properly investigating the cause, considering all available coverages, and including all reasonable costs, the claim gets closed and stays closed. However, the estimates prepared this way are just too high for some carriers.

    Some unnamed IA Firms who are aware of this make it a practice of hiring 1-3 year field adjusters and 1-3 year file examiners for the sole purpose of keeping the estimates low and the incoming volume high.

    The trick here is that the carrier and IA partners know that most customers won't go through the hassle of filing supplemental claims. The extra sneaky trick here is that the people (1-3 year adjuster/examiners) directly assigned to the files did not knowingly underestimate/undervalue the claims.

    Those who carry out this corporate practice aren't directly involved with each file that gets shortchanged. When the claim hits the fan, they just say oops and send out one of their dwindling, experienced cadre to be the hero and smooth things over. No harm, no foul eh?

    The problem here for us experienced adjusters is we don't get enough volume because our estimates and ethical standards are too high. Even worse is the general public's disdain for the insurance industry that continues to spiral downward.

    I am just very thankful for the many good carriers and many good IA firms out there who realize that it's not their boss, client, or carrier that pays their bills, but the customers.  These firms/carriers are out there, you just have to look hard and have some good luck.

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    04/23/2012 11:25 AM
    It is unfortunate that this is what our profession has come to.  It has been going down this path for many years.  As long as there are non-qualified claims people running insurance claim departments, it will continue down the same path.  It is a symptom of our society in general.  We are in the I need it now generation and as long as the companies allow it, it will continue.  It is sad that you spoke the truth Roy. 
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    Posted By Jim_Douglas on 20 Apr 2012 01:38 PM
    This disturbs me, cause I did take one of those classes, I paid 1300 for a complete adjuster training class, including exactimate.. I am very serious about working as an adjuster, and am very excited at the chance to get out there.. I might be a newbie, but I have been a contractor for many years, and have dealt with adjusters on a daily basis, so I'm not coming into this with absolutely no knowledge of claims work.. I am frustrated with the fact that I have to spend thousands of dollars to get all these certifications and classes, and there is still no guarantee you will get work.. I do not have thousands of dollars to throw around.. It seems to me this is a who you know business, or your stuck just throwing money away.. I didn't go and obtain my license because of the get rich quick , like many of the training places make it seem, i did it because I want tobe am adjuster, I like working outside, I enjoy helping people, etc... I have to ask, is this a waste of time?? What does a newbie have to do without spending thousands of dollars?? I r inexperience juster..lol.. Thanks for allowing me to vent..

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    Jim,

    There is zero reason this should disturb you. Most importantly it seems that you have a good head on your shoulders. You should be well aware that the education necessary to receive your license is not the end of the learning process, it is only the beginning. The 3 to 5 day schools are not in the business of preparing you or to give you the training necessary to be able to work claims upon you receiving your license. Those that claim to have you ready to work claims upon licensure should be ashamed of themselves, PERIOD! All they are there to do is give you the rudimentary knowledge necessary to receive your license and in regards to combo classes (IE License/XM8/Adjuster101) to give you a basic foundation of understanding the fundamentals of your estimating software (In regards to CAT work, you are most likely working with XM8)

    That you have years of construction experience does indeed give you a leg up, but there is still a lot to learn before you are ready to competently handle someone's ability to move on with there lives after a severe weather or man made event. I say that because I too had multiple years in construction prior to coming into this industry. Much like when I was in boot camp in my Army days, upon graduation and then being assigned to an infantry unit, I realized that successfully getting through boot camp meant I now knew enough to realize I don't know S**T.

    Getting an adjuster's license should not entitle a new claims professional to handle claims, it should simply allow said adjuster to learn the ropes before being out there on their own. Florida has a fantastic rule in regard to rookie public adjusters. A rookie PA receives a provisional adjusters license and is only allowed to work claims under the direct supervision of an experienced adjuster or a independent PA firm for a period of one to two years. Only after that time and only when said PA has demonstrated competent claims handling skills will they then receive their PA license that allows them to work unsupervised. I believe that this is something that all states that license their adjusters should adopt on BOTH sides of the fence.

    In regard to your own words:

    I have been a contractor for many years, and have dealt with adjusters on a daily basis, so I'm not coming into this with absolutely no knowledge of claims work.. I am frustrated with the fact that I have to spend thousands of dollars to get all these certifications and classes, and there is still no guarantee you will get work.. I do not have thousands of dollars to throw around.. It seems to me this is a who you know business, or your stuck just throwing money away.. I didn't go and obtain my license because of the get rich quick , like many of the training places make it seem, i did it because I want to be an adjuster, I like working outside, I enjoy helping people, etc... I have to ask, is this a waste of time?? What does a newbie have to do without spending thousands of dollars

    I understand your frustration at having to spend thousands of dollars on this class and that certification and there is still no guarantee of work. Well get used to it because rookies and veteran claims adjusters alike both have to put forth the same money every year to stay up to date. Even a 20+ year veteran adjuster who is NFIP certified still has to take an annual course to maintain said NFIP certification, they still have to renew their Florida or Louisiana Citizen's certification, their TWIA certification.

    You are 100% right in that in this business ,It is about who you know! Just like many other industries, there is always some guy/gal working claims that has no business being out there ahead of somebody more qualified, but because they have friends or family in high places, well enough said on that.

    Your last question is, "what does a newbie (I hate the term newbie) rookie adjuster have to do without spending thousands of dollars?" That is easy,"stay out of the industry all together."  I say this because this is simply an expensive industry to work in period! We have to spend a lot to make a lot. Even after all the training expenses to get you up to speed, and let's say you get that oh so exciting first deployment. Now the real expenses begin, in most cases you have only a few days to get from your home to the storm site, then you got a couple weeks of lodging, fuel, food expenses not to mention whatever recurring monthly expenses at home. That alone is a few grand a month (conservatively) that you have to sustain operations until you start to get claims closed and start to see a return.

    The one thing for sure is that your first few years as an adjuster will be spotty income, simply due to our work being predicated upon:

    1) Severe weather events or a man made event

    2) said event must be significant for the insurance carrier's company/staff to become overwhelmed and hence justify bringing in IA's

    3) Said event must be even more significant due to a hierarchy within the IA industry. The first to go are teir one and veteran adjusters (in addition to their friends and family) then those with moderate experience and on down the line

    However, there is no reason that you can't become successful in this business because these last few years have spawned many a new adjuster's career. It just takes a lot of patience and yes a lot of money until that happens. You can start with spellcheck

    As most know I will help the new folks provided they are realistic in what it takes to become a working adjuster. There are no shortcuts, but for those willing to put in the time and effort, I will help them every step of the way. For those who commit to excellence, a whole new world awaits. 

     

    Robby Robinson



    "A good leader leads..... ..... but a great leader is followed !!" CatAdjusterX@gmail.com
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    04/24/2012 11:14 PM
    Jim Douglas,
    Do you want to be an Adjuster or a Cat Adjuster? The Cat Adjuster is a specialized group within the overall field of Insurance Adjuster. You are attempting to compete with folks who have been at this for quite a while, have a proven track record, and verifiable experience. If you are looking to be an Adjuster, then you should consider applying for a staff position with one of the carriers. Apply with several carriers and not just one. They will spend the thousands of dollars on your training and you will gain the valuable commodity that you lack and which cannot be taught – experience.
    Steve McGraw Professional Adjuster
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    04/24/2012 11:39 PM
    "What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?" – Plato

    "I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words... When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise [disrespectful] and impatient of restraint" - Hesiod, 8th century BC

    It is apparent that the pesky next generation problem has been around for a while. In fact, when I began in 1992 I was told that there was no future in this business as it was all changing and there would be no need for Adjusters. Everything would be handled by fax which was the big technology at the time. And now there is email, satellite photos of the risk, and every five years or so brings an exponential advance in technology.

    Industries change – technology advances – and businesses must either keep up or be left behind. Nothing in business or life is stationary or static. We either keep up or we are left behind. That is the way it has been since the beginning and that is the way it will continue.

    The good part of this is that the young Adjusters we denigrate now will be singing these same songs and these same verses in about ten years.
    Steve McGraw Professional Adjuster
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    04/26/2012 9:35 AM
    Excellent post Steve; contains much wisdom with the bottom line being that we must keep up or be left behind.  It reminds me of a tiny, but revolutionary book called "Who Moved My Cheese?".  


    The funny thing about it is that everyone who has posted here came to this website looking for their cheese.   I suggest you read the book to find out what to do about it.  If you've read it before and are tempted to become discouraged like me, read it again.


    Cheers!
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    04/29/2012 9:52 AM
    Thanks Steve Mc, and Jud. The last three posts are dead-on. My comment here is regarding your Plato and Hesiod quotes above:

    Thank goodness these guys didn't have the "football" of world destruction when they wrote their feelings of doom for mankind all those centuries ago. Each generation feels that they worked harder than the new one coming up. We live in a world where what we are taught this week is outmoded by next week. Technology evolves, but work ethic and self-discipline never go out of fashion. Just as cream rises to the top, the adjuster who choses to improve and develop will rise to the top of the industry. Experience cannot be taught or bought.

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of kids play football in their hometown schools, and only 1696 of them make it to the NFL. In our industry, every year, a few thousand attempt to enter our field, and by the end of the season, only a few hundred remain.

    Just my two cents worth...
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    04/29/2012 10:04 PM
    I have only been on the site for about a week and all I read is negative BS about new people . I have been in the construction field for 25 years and I have owned my own construction business for 8 years working wind & hail claims in the Chicago Land area. Now for the last two to three years adjuster have been telling me to become an adjuster because I am tired of dealing with home owners . For instance some of these people think they hit the lottery because they have a insurance claim and I get screw out of the job it does't happen all the time but when it does it sucks. I have my adjuster LIC and I am going into this business I not give a FU what you people have to say. I have always helped new people when I was a Union carpenter that is the kind of person that I am and if someone whats my help I will help them. I will continue with my roofing company and when I get deployed I will do this job with pride because that is the kind of person I am . I will be doing both when there is on adjuster jobs I will be doing roofing here in Chicago Land area.
    PS to all of you with the negative BS GO POUND SAULT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Posted By Eddie on 29 Apr 2012 10:04 PM
    I have only been on the site for about a week and all I read is negative BS about new people . I have been in the construction field for 25 years and I have owned my own construction business for 8 years working wind & hail claims in the Chicago Land area. Now for the last two to three years adjuster have been telling me to become an adjuster because I am tired of dealing with home owners . For instance some of these people think they hit the lottery because they have a insurance claim and I get screw out of the job it does't happen all the time but when it does it sucks. I have my adjuster LIC and I am going into this business I not give a FU what you people have to say. I have always helped new people when I was a Union carpenter that is the kind of person that I am and if someone whats my help I will help them. I will continue with my roofing company and when I get deployed I will do this job with pride because that is the kind of person I am . I will be doing both when there is on adjuster jobs I will be doing roofing here in Chicago Land area.
    PS to all of you with the negative BS GO POUND SAULT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Eddie,

    Let's get one thing straight, what I and most others post isn't negative, it is F-A-C-T. Further, I have and will continue to bend over backwards to help the next generation of claims adjusters as will most others on this site as well (provided that said rookies don't have a chip on their shoulders). I applaud you for saying you will help rookies as well, however one should have a clue as to what they are doing before they begin to teach others.

    Your words below:

    I have my adjuster LIC and I am going into this business I not give a FU what you people have to say. (first lesson is free, if a rookie adjuster so desires to make a BOLD statement to veteran adjusters, one should first learn proper sentence structure if said rookie adjuster wants to be taken seriously!!) 

    Your words below:

    I will be doing both when there is on adjuster jobs I will be doing roofing here in Chicago Land area. ( Second lesson is also free, if you honestly think that you can combine the two industries, well let's just say that you will lose your adjuster's license even faster than you received it (if that is even possible) (IE... conflict of interest). Once again, proper sentence structure is advised. If a rookie adjuster turns in a narrative with such atrocious deficiencies, it's going to get kicked back)

    In closing, if in fact you do NOT give a F**K what we have to say, then don't read what we have to say and ....keep your mouth shut!

     

    P.S. Spell check is in the upper left hand corner, you might want to use it, just sayin'!
     

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    05/01/2012 12:22 PM
    Further to Robbies comments and to quote you.
    "have been telling me to become an adjuster because I am tired of dealing with home owners "
    Am I missing something here? Are you serious or a troll?
    I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like his passengers.
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    05/01/2012 3:32 PM
    See you all in St. Louis.... keep arguing while I go make some money :)
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    05/01/2012 3:40 PM

    Don't you have any thing better to do? You have no idea what it is like to own your own construction company. When I invoice the insurance company, they will release the DEPRECIATED FUNDS to the home owner so my company can get paid for final repairs. Some home owners think they can pocket the final check. That's when I have to get my lawyer involved to collect the final payment. If they owe me $5000,it ends up costing me $2000. That's a headache and it's just not worth my time...MELON HEAD!! 

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    05/01/2012 3:51 PM

    As a matter of fact,my wife thinks I'm quite attractive and not at all Troll like.I appreciate your commenting on my looks.I take care to put on a sun shiny face for all to see and enjoy.You must have been looking into your own I Love Me Mirror when you came up with that wonderful comeback.


    To Robbie: I am quite aware of where the spell check is.I was just wondering if you had the I.Q. of a Field Mouse to notice. Now,on that note...Please feel free to go Sit & Spin


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    05/01/2012 11:07 PM
    Posted By Tex Walker on 01 May 2012 03:32 PM
    See you all in St. Louis.... keep arguing while I go make some money :)

    Long time no see Tex! Just because folks have a consistent presence here on CADO doesn't always mean we are sitting at home
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    05/02/2012 2:03 AM
    yes you are Robby !!!!!
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    05/02/2012 2:32 PM
    Thank you Robby for injecting a realistic look into this link.  I'm a new adjuster but got to work a set of claims after Irene. Got through them successfully and got paid.  But I had to have money in reserve as the first payment didn't come for about 30 days.  Fortunately, I went into it with eyes open and a realistic look and came out nicely in the end.  As you say, I knew I couldn't have a "chip on my shoulder" and asked my manager looks of questions to ensure I was doing the job per their standards.  Learned a lot and especially learned what I don't know so I can work on that during the off-season.  Bob Martin
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    05/07/2012 1:55 PM
    Here's a suggestion Robbie.. put down the computer and stop chatting so much in the chat rooms and come join all of us out here in St. Louis Metro.. tremendous amount of damage for miles and miles... Live up to that name CatadjusterX !!!
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    05/09/2012 12:41 AM
    Posted By Tex Walker on 07 May 2012 01:55 PM
    Here's a suggestion Robbie.. put down the computer and stop chatting so much in the chat rooms and come join all of us out here in St. Louis Metro.. tremendous amount of damage for miles and miles... Live up to that name CatadjusterX !!!

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    Hi Tex,

    I would love nothing more than to be able to go to St. louis and be able to close some claims with you fellas and even have a great spirited debate with you over a few beers (even though we butt heads on some things I have a great respect for you as a professional.) Even if I did go I would be unable to drop the computer and stop talking(just me I guess. I got kicked off my high school debate team because they said I talked too much!!!(this is a joke by the way)

    But alas' I am not quite ready for deployment. I just drove 12 hours down to Anaheim California for my NFIP workshop deal to keep my certification active for 2012. I gotta tell you that drive kicked my butt!! Even just sitting through the workshop was trying for me physically and the return 12 hours I had to let my bride drive the rest of the way home.

    So if that little mini road trip kicked my butt, there is no way I could be effective when it is really needed. I am still recovering from a stroke on Thanksgiving and a few setbacks on my road to recovery, I hope to be healthy for late summer peak hurricane season.

    So until then I shall keep the fires burning and the chatter to a maximum here on CADO/FOATA

     

     

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