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  1. May 2, 2021 at 4:28 AM
    Devious6

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    I try to avoid gun shows - was a regular at the Allentown show for years. Now, I'm waiting for my random generated sequence number to come up at CMP to buy a 1911A1.
     
  2. May 2, 2021 at 5:04 AM
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    Some years back, my neighbor would go garage sale hunting. He had seen my E6B (flight slide rule) and that it was nifty, but not much need for one. He's at a garage sale and spots one. He got it for me. The lady selling stuff said it was Dad's, and she had stuff from his Flying Days in 1940, does he like that stuff? Yes Ma'am. She pulls out a box for him to rummage through, saying old airplane parts Dad had stored. Oilcloth. Two pristine disassembled Colts. He was a Detective and just asked, "how much?". He gave me the E6B and figured it was fate those Colts didn't end up in the wrong hands. He still has his Dad's M1.

    Funny story about my neighbor. He remained in the AF Reserves and was out at Bergstrom AirBase. He was out there to work out and notice recent recruits getting ready for a March. He asked the commander if he could fall in? Commander looked at him, said we don't take civilians! So he whipped out his ID and said full gear in his vehicle. Full pack. So he dressed, got his gear, and joined a 20-mile march! He was working on a murder case and said that was the best way to focus. Just march and think. The Drill Sergeant kept yelling at his recruits, "if the Old Man can keep up, so can you. Move it!" He was deployed three times. Once in Bosnia and twice in Desert Storm. He did solve his case!
     
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  3. May 2, 2021 at 5:25 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Thank your Neighbor for His Service. He probably has a lot of stories from his career as an AF reservist and a LEO. :oldglory:
     
  4. May 2, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    Wishing you a quick sale to someone that needs a dependable daily driver. That person will be lucky to own a well cared for Tacoma. I have over 137K on my 09 with only 2 parts failing. Both rear hubs had to be replaced. One at 80K and the other at 120K. I see no need to purchase a new Tacoma. I do need to replace the shocks this summer and purchase a new set of all season tires in the fall. I run two wheel set up's now. The stock 15in for winter and a 17in for summer. One more season on the summer tires then I will replace them will all season's. I like the rims too much to only have them on the Tacoma in the summer.

    I thought we had a trailer to take the riding mower to the shop if it needs repairs we cannot handle our selves.

    Supposed to be calm and warm today. Firepit burn day I also have about 4 pallets that need to be burned or I might try to give them away. Have a great Sunday and remember only 1 more day till we can go shopping for items we need.
     
  5. May 2, 2021 at 6:32 AM
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    We back to the mound and drive it on the truck.
    We all have trucks.
     
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  6. May 2, 2021 at 6:39 AM
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    He had some great stories; most were mundane but he had some of those. "I know who he killed when he did it, but we can not find the body to prove it". He was like an elephant that never forgot and a bit of a rottweiler that wouldn't let go. He gained the respect of everyone he worked with and joined him in the march. He had searched a wooded, grassy area down near the river. Cadaver dogs alert to the whole area, challenged is some species of plants and runner roots. Those roots can carry the scent, so you know the area, but it could be acres. No signs of the grave. Was someone buried and moved or what? He would get into the heads of his suspects and all sorts of details—just friendly conversations with old friends.

    Every summer, he would search that area by the river while keeping tabs on his suspect. He learned as a kid he was a fantastic swimmer, and friends recalled he could hold his breath for minutes. Longer than anyone else and seemed to disappear when at the river, showing up an hour later. Limestock rock along the river banks, small little pockets, and caves from into the rock. Once he understood why, with the commander's blessing, he had the reservist spend their weekend camped by the river while conducting searches in the water. AF practices water rescue, not too many in rivers, but for downed planes to incorporate that into weekend training. Searching for caves, ledges, and pockets along with the limestone. So many false pockets, but one went in and up into a nice small cave. They found the remains of the 14-year-old girl who had gone missing so many years early. Just as he suspected a single bullet in the head, it took my neighbor 20 years to get the cuffs on him. Never forget, never lose hope.

    Sometimes it is the most mundane things that come to light. A College friend worked out in California. We still talk weekly, a close friend, but she wasn't the one for me! She would make a great detective, and she picks up on things. She had spotted a couple walking down the street and noticed the guy glancing into a panel van. She had that sixth sense of "something isn't right" but couldn't put her finger on it. She noticed the lady had a very odd way of dressing: Walmart clothing but high-end accessories (She managed a department store and noticed little things). Well, a month later, a van two blocks away had been stolen, and a young college woman was found murdered. I talked to my neighbor, told him this crazy story about her sixth sense. His ears perked up. She got in touch with the Homicide Detective. Her description, height, clothing, and details on the unique belt. There was an unconnected murder of an older wealthy woman who was killed during a burglary. The family didn't even realize clothing or accessories had been taken at the time, but the belt was unique, and they had a photo of Mom wearing it, but it wasn't in the house. No leads in the case, but those two went on a killing spree after that. Four random unsolved cases with no lead until someone remembered seeing that unique belt. You think it is DNA and forensics, but it's little things like that really solve the cases. Deep Thought. He just loved those 20-mile hikes to have time to think.
     
  7. May 2, 2021 at 6:49 AM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    Happy final Saturday Porch!:pccoffee:

    1.86" to add yesterday, with 4.07" overall the two days mean not a lot done outside. Stuff to do today though! Did get a peek of sun yesterday morning, grabbed couple pix and went to Lowe's between storms. Our very first oranges! Flowers will lead to lemons. And the lime still isn't saying anything. Oh, the first Roma tomatoes of the season.20210501_161242.jpg
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    I appreciate the encouragement. Thanks

    48 degrees here and my main squeeze and I sat outside to drink our coffee and watch the hummingbirds. It never fails to amaze me how those little suckers migrate so far over the Gulf of Mexico. Last night we saw the first bats and felt the bite of the first mosquito. Mosquitos and bats go together, and I hope the bats get really busy gaining weight on mosquito flesh.

    Somebody coming to look at one of the trucks we have for sale so the drive to Cathedral Valley will have to wait. Maybe tomorrow. I love having no schedule and no rules. Yay retirement!!!
     
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  9. May 2, 2021 at 3:48 PM
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    Evening all:
    :rolleyes: Should have listened to my own advice!
    Jim got the 600 .35 Remington and a 600 6.5 Rem Mag. for fair prices, I picked up another 660 6.5 Rem. Mag that I don't need! :facepalm:
    Thought the prices would be outrageous, but for the most part they were within reason.
    I also bid on the new TC Hawken FL, but stopped at $350, it sold for $450. It was the newer one with the better frizzen and improved lock, last price I saw on them after they stopped making them was $850, so someone who really wanted one got a pretty good deal.

    OH! Jim and his BIL went out last night for walleyes and put 11 in the boat in about 4 hrs., looks like it might be game on for awhile!
     
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    AttaCoolOldDude! Congrats and happy fishing. :)

    Respect :oldglory: GBA
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    Thanks for the warm welcome! It seems like a fun group of seasoned gents. I spend most of my days working on this old farmhouse or whatever is falling apart at the time. We have a few acres where we have 4 cows, 4 mini donkeys.1 pot belly pig, 1 cat, & 2 dogs. one of the dogs is a Boxer puppy and she is a hand full.IMG_1935.jpg
     
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    Anniversary, round 2. (we like to stretch things out...)
    I should have brought the meat in from twilight..

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    No burger pix from last night!
     
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    A couple of months ago I heard that all the Las Vegas casinos were stocking up on lobster because Covid had killed the market and they were going for $5 a pound. I tried to get my local grocer to check on it and order me a hundred pounds, but he was unable to get any. Maybe what I heard was bullshit, but at $5 a pound I would have bought a hundred pounds of lobster and ate it until I was sick...LOL
     
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    A little something every chance we get.
    Our local grocery chain (we only have one) just put in a fish monger last year, so when I looked up a saw I could grill some crab with the tenderloins, I had to try! Lobsters still better (and easier). But it was fun.
     
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    Nice rifles. I can buy guns here but finding ammo is the hard part. Here in Northern California the ammo shelves are almost bare. In 2 weeks we are taking a road trip through Nevada and up into Idaho and hope to restock my ammo supply’s in Nv or Id. How’s ammo supply in your area?

    foush56, welcome to the porch. Nice pic. Looks like some place in either Utah, Nevada or Arizona???
     
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  16. May 3, 2021 at 1:16 AM
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    Good morning, everyone!!

    I was able to get both the front and rear porches stained - two coats on the back and one on the front. The composite decking we have on the front is super easy to maintain and one coat had it looking brand new.

    Not sure what I'll do today. Rain forecast for the afternoon and showers for the next week pretty much.

    Be safe out there!!
     
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Good Morning Folks. Another week has come and as Mark said it's going to be a rainy one.

    I have the same problem Carl. I call it "my kid in the candy store" time. I can't walk into a tool store or gun shop without making a purchase. Do I need it...NO ...do I want it ...YES. :D

    Hope you hit the river with a good catch. Enjoy.

    Lovely dinner Kurt. How did the crab turn out cooking it on the grill? Never done that. We always steamed ours. Glad you and your wife had a great anniversary.

    Down in my area, we are in the same situation with ammo. Some rifle calibers are available in limited quantities but pistol calibers are either non-existent or really expensive. Fire arms are plentiful (although even the prices on them has gone up. I guess what ever the people are willing to pay.) Hope you can stock up on your trip. I discovered that in North Carolina if you are an out of state person you cannot purchase ammo. I don't know if or how many other states require residency to purchase ammo.

    Have a great day and be safe folks.

    :oldglory: GBA
     
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    Morning all:
    All ammo is hard to come by around here also, and pistol ammo is as Ken stated. Yesterday that sale had a lot of stuff that people are looking except powder, there were bricks of 100 and 500 .22's, both large and small rifle primers, large and small pistol primers, and shot gun primers, some of the primers were in bricks of 1000, boxes of loaded rifle shells and brass for loading in some hard to find calibers, and some boxes of shotgun shells including 10 Ga., one guy bought a lot of the primers, the 1000 bricks were going for around $140.
     
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    Nice looking Tacoma. I do not frequent the rest of the forum too often but when I first purchased my Tacoma and was modding it to suit my needs the youngers guys would call your Tacoma a Storm Trooper. You did a marvelous job with modding your Tacoma. Well done indeed.

    Monday and more rain in the forecast. Need to do a quick grocery store run this morning. An old friend is dropping by to drop off a worn out American flag. She knows I can dispose of the flag properly.

    Going to Spatchcock a chicken and cook it on the Smokefire for dinner. There is a feature on the grill called Smoke boost. When the feature is activated the grill cools down to 200 degrees and pumps a few extra pellets into the grill for added smoke. Did some ribeye's like that last night and they were delicious.

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  20. May 3, 2021 at 5:55 AM
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    Good morning all,

    Ammo for sure is hard to get around here but guns - not so much just pricey.

    Yesterday started out warm so once our family Zoom was over headed to ACE to get grass seed for the septic area. Spread it out then put straw over it (light layer) then after dinner it started to rain, by the time I went to bed it was changing to snow. Woke to 4" of heavy (midwest) wet snow, supposed to end sometime tonight - temp is at the perfect range for this - 32 now then maybe up to 35 so snow all day - it snows in the low 40's due to altitude here sometimes. Best I could ask for with the new grass seed, the ground is warm and very wet - good stuff. Inside work today.

    Have a great day and be safe
     
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