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

  1. May 2, 2021 at 3:11 AM
    Devious6

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    Lots of stain on the back porch - this will be the 5th or 6th time I've re-done it over the years. The front is composite so it really doesn't absorb moisture.
     
  2. May 2, 2021 at 3:14 AM
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    Ahhhh
    Then forget everything I’ve said this morning. Lol.
    Morning sir
    Hope you have a good stain day
     
  3. May 2, 2021 at 3:20 AM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    I always enjoy your wisdom. I wish I had 1/10 your mechanical ability.
     
  4. May 2, 2021 at 3:26 AM
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    Me too.
     
  5. May 2, 2021 at 3:28 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Good Morning Folks :hattip:. Happy Sunday.

    Hope you get your staining/painting done Mark. In our last house I used an electric paint sprayer to apply the clear sealer to the deck (too lazy to brush or roll) and it worked great. Hope Mother nature gives you a break and holds off on any bad weather:thumbsup:.

    Have a good day folks and be safe.

    :oldglory: GBA
     
  6. May 2, 2021 at 3:36 AM
    johneman

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

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    :wave: Rob. Another day of grand dog sitting. Grand mom is their favorite though.
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    Looking at Deb, you would think it is the winter. She is always cold.

    Have a great day my friend and be safe

    :oldglory: GBS
     
  7. May 2, 2021 at 3:44 AM
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    That means a lot coming from you sir.
    It is appreciated more than you can imagine..
     
  8. May 2, 2021 at 4:22 AM
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    Morning all:
    Ditto that on having 1/10 of Mikes mechanical ability!
    Waiting for Jim to come and pick me up shortly, locked and loaded just in case I decide I decide I "NEED" one more of those guns, hope I can resist the urge! :facepalm::laughing:
     
  9. May 2, 2021 at 4:28 AM
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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.
     
  10. 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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  11. 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:
     
  12. May 2, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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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.
     
  13. 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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    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.
     
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    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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    :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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