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Author Topic: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!  (Read 5385 times)

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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2003, 08:55:54 pm »
Congratulations! great decal  nice truck                    

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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2003, 02:13:44 pm »
Hey guys, I couldn't respond because we were on an island. It was Our annual weekend as volunteers to paint and fix up on Lime Island. No T.V. no phones no way home until they decide to let you go. ;D

The truck is not new but it sure looks new with the decals. EVERYTIME we stopped somewhere, we had someone come up and ask about what the Forestry Forum was. I gotta get some cards printed up. I'm all out. We stopped at a grocery store and someone saw my hat who had saw the pickup in the parking lot and so all of the sudden, there we were, talking trees for the next 20 minutes by the pork and beans. :D.

Kevin, I got on the Deere gator and crossed Lime and took a couple pictures acrossed the ditch towards your place.
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2003, 06:17:00 pm »
I forgot to say thanks for the congrats guys. I think I got Tammy poison Ivy for our anniversary. :o
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2003, 07:01:07 pm »
Jeff;
After taking the pictures did you radio in the co-ordinates to Camp Grayling?   :D

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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2003, 07:43:58 pm »
Nah, it looked pretty peaceful over there.
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2017, 06:16:44 am »
The end of an era. I sold the old forestry forum truck yesterday to a young man in need. The truck had 14,000 miles on it when we got it and over 378,000 when it left yesterday. We had the truck 17 years. This topic was about when it became the Forestry Forum truck.
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2017, 06:28:46 am »
378,000 miles  smiley_clapping Wow, good truck! Hope your next treats you that well.

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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2017, 07:05:32 am »
The 84 blazer Tammy got last month is the recipient of the funds gained by selling the truck. It gets dropped off Friday for new rockers and paint.
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2017, 09:47:50 am »
This is what happens when you try to do something good. I had no reason to get rid of my forestry forum truck. It was a running driving dependable spare.
But something came up where it could help a young man get past some rough patches. This young man had helped me with some things around here so I thought it was an opportunity to return. I sold the truck to him with a payment he chose. He even chose the purchase price, and then asked me to increase the price by 500 for the 3 day old tires I was going g to swap out on my other truck. That way he had new tires. So I had to spend another 500 for tires for my truck.

There was no down payment. We would keep the title, and even the plates and insurance on it for the 6 months it would take to make the truck his.
The first payment was a week late. He explained and apologized. Okay. The second payment was two more weeks late. Explanation accepted.
Then he disappeared 6 weeks late and no contact.  He was working for one of the local cement contractors, so we would see the truck. Tammy left a note on the truck to get a hold of us. Then he really disappeared. He was a friend of my son's, so Jeremy told us where he thought he was staying. After watching for two weeks the truck showed up there. We spent two more weeks trying to get a hold of him. His mom finally helped us get a set of the keys, and Jeremy and Tammy went and got it. It had been wrecked. The whole driver side wiped out. Granted it had some issues before, but not like this. Window busted out, frame bent, brake lines ruptured, the new tires on the back burnt off of it.
I think I'm done. This is far from the first time I've been disappointed trying to be a decent person and help others.
Lot of this is starting to come together. His first late payment was the excuse that his boss had not been paying him on time, and that th truck had broke a yoke on the driveshaft, he said it had just fallen on the road. Being the understanding fool that I am, ok, it is an old truck, and although I never had sensed a problem with it, it could happen. Now, seeing what is let of those rear tires, I know exactly what happened to it. He started beating on that truck on day one. I'd about guarantee is was doing reverse pullouts to burn the tires, and that is how he busted the driveshaft yoke.
After further inspection, I find the frame is completely busted under the drivers side of the cab. The truck will never drive again. This by far was the best most dependable truck I had ever had. We had it for 16 years.  I feel now like I betrayed an old friend by turning it over to an abuser.

  

 


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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2017, 09:59:25 am »
It really makes you wonder.

Good on ya for trying to help somebody.  Sorry it had to turn out this way.
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2017, 10:48:14 am »
Jeff,

Sorry to hear that it did not turn out well.

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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2017, 11:47:18 am »
That is a very sad turn of events but people are not always what they seem to be. Maybe the kid is an accomplished con artist, maybe has mental health issues but he won't get far in life playing this game. Still, I give everyone the benefit of the doubt until they give me reason not to. As a wise old lady once said to us "You fool me once you pretty smart. You fool me twice I pretty stupid".
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2017, 12:26:34 pm »
Its so unfortunate that these kind of things happen and even more that it is happening more often. I have really scaled back on offering a helping hand, I feel bad but have gotten burned one too many times.

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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2017, 01:44:07 pm »
Jeff,

Your attempt is commendable and his failure doesn't diminish that.

Glad you got that truck back before he could cause you severe and lasting trouble. I might've given him a $500 barely roadworthy clunker, but it would be in his name before he turned the key!

I've seen much worse damage repaired. Maybe get a few estimates and compare to the price of a replacement.
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2017, 02:53:31 pm »
Jeff, that's a good warning for everyone. Sorry it turned out like that. I just got out of a similar situation, I let someone take a vehicle and make payments. But, I told him I was dropping the insurance and he couldn't drive it until he got the title in his name. Well, after about 2 months he still wasn't able to come up with the $50 or so to transfer the title, so I went and repo'd it (he hadn't paid me anything yet). Thankfully it wasn't damaged. I was nervous the whole time- what if he went and got in an accident or something, and it's in my name? Or, I transfer it into his name and never get paid? I was ready to pay the title transfer myself, just to get it off of my mind, but my wife put her foot down👍 For the $500 the rig was worth, it wasn't worth the liability. I hope life isn't making me too hard or cynical, but I've found that usually when people are in these "situations" it's because of bad decisions, irresponsibility, etc. I know when I've been in those spots (many years ago, thankfully) it was because of my own stupidity. I knew it and was ashamed to ask anyone to put themselves out for me. It makes me skeptical right off the bat when people aren't ashamed to come at you with their hand out. Please don't get me wrong, I love to help people in tough situations- I'm talking about the people that dig their own holes and want to pull you down in with them. On the flip side, I have a friend whose mom passed away last week (cancer), and his wife was also diagnosed with cancer, last week. In fact, he ran out of the Mayo clinic where his wife was, to get on a plane and fly out to Seattle to be with his mom as she passed. We and our churchwill be getting something together to help out with all the travel expenses and such that occur in these horrible times (he's the pastor of our church, actually). Really sorry you got burned on this.
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2017, 05:19:37 pm »
It is sad to know that there are people that have absolutely no respect for others, or even for themselves.   :-X
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2017, 06:15:15 pm »
You did your part of the agreement , sad he made some very bad choices.
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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2017, 06:48:17 pm »
As Grouch said "Your attempt is commendable and his failure doesn't diminish that. "  I believe that as well

It does bring to mind "No good deed goes unpunished" 
 I bet your son feels pretty bad too,

most unfortunate,

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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2017, 06:58:08 pm »
Jeff, I remember you getting that truck and how happy you were. This is a very sad conclusion to a long ownership.

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Re: Congratulations Jeff and Tammy!
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2017, 08:59:43 pm »
Good on you for trying to help someone. Shame on him for treating you this way.

My dad says''no good deed goes unpunished''.

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