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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2020 at 2:58 AM
    06Tacooo

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    Good morning! SW OH is cooling down, feels good out, I like it in the 40-50 degree range. This summer was hotter than usual, couldn't do anything out, without wringing out my T after.. hard on an old man. Heat pump auto-switching to heat mode early morning, then back to A/C in the afternoon, good sign winter's coming. Hmmm.. better get busy splitting up some wood, so it will be dry by Chistmas. Only have maybe 1/2 cord left from last winter. Annual flu cleaning done, new topper this year, the new poly chimney brushes are great, and made in the USA! :thumbsup:

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  2. Sep 23, 2020 at 7:28 AM
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    I miss the cooler fall days - but not so much the wood cutting, toting, stacking part. Lived in wood heated spaces much of my life - cleaning chimneys, shoveling ash, and all of those necessary activities are now left to my son and grandsons! Builds character right?
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2020 at 8:43 PM
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    Great News - Yuengling beer is coming to the west coast. I saw the news that Yuengling is creating a partnership with Molson Coors to brew and distribute Yuengling throughout the West. I love Yuengling beer since my father in law introduced me to it 20 plus years ago. The only time I get to drink my favorite beer in when my wife and I travel back to Pennsylvania once a year or so. My wife is from the Lancaster Pa. area and her family still lives there. It’ll be like a little piece of Pennsylvania right here in California. Now she’ll have to find another reason to drag me back to Pennsylvania (just kidding I like Pennsylvania). I’m thirsty just thinking about it.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2020 at 8:45 PM
    Tacoma1997White4x4

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    Yall having Bingo night thru Zoom?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2020 at 8:50 PM
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    I first tried Yuengling while working in SC years ago, but it wasn’t in my home state NC until a few years after that. My favorite “regular” beer, great flavor and not too heavy. I enjoy a heavier IPA on occassion as well.
    Update: when I used to travel to PA, I would come home with a case of Jenny Cream Ale (spelled Genesee), a novelty for me and we couldn’t get it here back then.
     
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  6. Sep 24, 2020 at 2:00 AM
    Devious6

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    Good morning everyone!! Hoping for another mid-70s day here today. Got the second coat of paint on the back porch raining, now I need to stain some floorboards I sanded smooth. Just trying to get some coverage for winter and will give it all fresh coats in the spring. Oh, and I need to cut some grass today, too. I thought retirement was supposed to be restful?
     
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  7. Sep 24, 2020 at 3:53 AM
    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    I do the same thing when we visit my wifes family in Detroit except I purchase a couple six packs of Moose Drool.

    No Bingo night but we do play Checkers with Friends. LOL :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Sep 24, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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    Morning all:
    Hey Tom, Checkers can be an interesting game, years ago when I worked for IR during a layoff from BS I learned how to play checkers strategically from a guy that worked there. Not as complicated as chess, but there are certain calculated moves in advance that will allow you to beat any novice you are playing against and that I now have forgotten! :rolleyes:
    What ever happened to Canasta!!!! :laughing:
     
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  9. Sep 24, 2020 at 7:06 AM
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    Morning all! Beautiful day here today. 52 going to 77.
    Decided to take the day off today and tomorrow. Just washed and dried the truck and now I think I will take my car in for state inspection. After that who knows? Enjoy all!
     
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  10. Sep 24, 2020 at 8:49 AM
    johneman

    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Morning folks. Cool but humid morning(rain on the way). Took the dog for a long walk and tuckered him out (and me too) so he is taking a nap.

    Used to play canasta a lot with friends Carl. Now it's domino's (not the pizza). Not as easy as it looks. Haven't played checkers in ages. Quick question Carl, when you worked at IR did you happen to know a fellow Bob Grantz. He was from New York and him and I joined the USN together. He went in right away and I opted to go in after the summer. Lost touch with him but found his obit. He worked at IR and lived north of Allentown. Small world as it is I wish we had stayed in touch.

    Have a great day all.
     
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  11. Sep 24, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    Don't recall that name Ken, I worked at Phillipsburg NJ in the iron foundry, there were other shops on the site and he may have worked in one of them.
     
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  12. Sep 24, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Thanks Carl. I believe he worked there as well but where in the plant I don't know. Just a shot in the dark that you might have known him. I was surprised to read he moved to PA after he got out of the service as I did the same thing. Best move i ever made:D. Have a good one sir.
     
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  13. Sep 24, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    My Dad worked in the Phillipsburg plant, as well. He was an electrical engineer and worked on their electric turbine projects.
     
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  14. Sep 24, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    Interesting that 2 other members on the thread knew people that worked there.
    I only worked there for 7mo. during a layoff from BS, they hired me because I already had some foundry experience and they figured that I knew what I was getting into and not quit in a day or two. It was a steel foundry and WAY cleaner than an iron foundry, but still involved doing bull work! :(
     
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  15. Sep 25, 2020 at 1:43 AM
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    Good morning, everyone!!!

    I had an aunt and an uncle who worked at BS, too. They were both up in the admin offices, though.
     
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    Good morning all. No yard work today. Just going to relax.
     
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  17. Sep 25, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    Good morning all, went elk scouting as the area I hunt has been burning for months. Wanted to see what I will have to deal with and what migration issues the fires have caused. Lots of abnormal movement - headed back up there in a week after the archery season concludes.

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    Have a great weekend - headed to the hearing doctor to adjust my bionic hearing..
     
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  18. Sep 26, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    Good morning all, lots of winterizing to do today. The mornings are getting cooler and the snow is just around the corner - fingers crossed we get some sooner than later to help with all the fires. Containment is getting better but there is nothing better than a good snow dump to shut down the hot spots.

    Have a great day everyone
     
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  19. Sep 26, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    Afternoon all:
    Same here Mike, fuel oil is coming next week and waiting on a call for a coal delivery, it's that time of the year!
    Started getting archery gear together today, can't believe the amount of gear that I take with me, if I hunt by the house all I need is the bow and a couple of cigars! :laughing:
     
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  20. Sep 26, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    Carl, you still burn coal? Interesting. We had a gas regulator leek this past week so we now have a new regulator and meter. Then yesterday the electric company came by and replaced the electric meter (upgrade) I can now monitor usage from my phone. I live in no-where ville why here? Oh well, it took me over two hours to get home from the Springs yesterday due to all the traffic - WTH. Idaho is looking better all the time, getting crowded up here.
     
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