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  1. Georgia may still be crying from the SEC Championship. Geaux Tigers!!!
  2. I got the good news waiting in line for lunch at Chick-fil-a. That was the best tasting chicken sandwich I ever had. That night, my family and I went ate at a seafood restaurant and I had a beer with some oysters.
  3. That's a great feeling when you finally see that green "Pass". I passed on my 2nd attempt last April taking Transportation, but it took me 4 attempts to pass the FE.
  4. I've always lived in southern Louisiana. It's hot and humid, but we're used to it. I hope to have our house built by the end of the year.
  5. That's actually my neighbor's new house. We are in the process of building our on our land.
  6. Parents bought a new tractor and I got this old diesel from them with less than 1000 hours on it.
  7. I have a question about building a house pad for our "soon to be built" home. I'm trying to get quotes for the amount of fill (red clay) I'm going to need, and I didn't really agree with the amount my first quote said. Does anyone have a way to determine how many 24 cubic yard truck loads I will need adding for compaction? Our land is not too level, so I'm estimating about 3 feet of fill on average. The pad is going to be about 95 feet by 85 feet. Thank you for anyone's input.
  8. I received an e-mail today from AASHTO. It shows members can get a PE Civil Reference Bundle with 40% off. The bundle comes with the following: A collection of all six AASHTO publications that are currently required for the PE Exam: A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 6th Edition Roadside Design Guide, 4th Edition AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities, 1st Edition Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 2009 Edition Highway Safety Manual, 1st Edition Guide for Design of Pavement Structures and Supplement, and Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Interim Edition: A Manual of Practice. This collection provides a discount of 40% off the price of ordering each these titles individually. Member Price is $686. I thought I would just pass the info along. Good luck your exams.
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    Once my PE license number comes in, I'll be getting a 7% increase. (I work for a state agency)
  10. If you failed this time, don't give up. I failed the FE 3 times and passed the Civil - Transportation this cycle on my second attempt almost 8 years out of college with 3 kids at home. I only put in about 50 hours of study time my first attempt and failed with a 40/80 back in 2015. This time around, I put in about 100+ hours of studying. I do recommend taking Testmasters ( is usually offered in Baton Rouge before the April exam and the CERM was included) or at least borrowing notes if you know someone who has taken it. Also, there were way more look up questions than I expected, but I was lucky enough to have access to just about of all the recommended references from my workplace. Without those, I probably would have failed. Make sure you have HCM, Greenbook, MUTCD for sure. I also recommend having the Roadside Design Guide, Planning Design and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities, and some sort of pavement and geotech book. If you can get all of the recommended books, go for it. You never know if that one lookup question may be the deciding factor if you pass or fail. If you are retaking the exam in the fall, just take a little breather then jump back into studying and take a prep course if you can. I think anyone can pass this exam, since I did. Good luck to you all.
  11. I passed Civil: Transportation in Louisiana. My second attempt. Failed Oct. 2015 with a 40/80. I borrowed a co-worker's Testmaster's notes and studied at home when I could. It was difficult to find time to study due to 3 kids at home and a wife that works every weekend. I thought the AM was a little challenging but the PM was fairly easy this time around. For those who did not pass, just keep studying and you will pass.
  12. I'm in the same boat as you. This is my second attempt with 3 kids at home ( 11, 8, and 4) hopefully we have better results than our first time. Good luck.
  13. I took it in Louisiana and the proctor let us keep our pencil and gave me two that were left by other people.
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