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Title: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 20, 2013, 08:03:59 PM
I just came in for the night. Got bug bites on me! Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!  (#!
I'll be glad when this HOT heat and Bugs leave.
So, what's everyone else doing so far?
Spill the Beans Boys and Girls!!!!!  [-=
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 20, 2013, 08:33:53 PM
Up Date here...I think I just made Kimmy mad!  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 20, 2013, 09:50:17 PM
Kimmy is now sleeping!  ;)

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on July 20, 2013, 11:53:48 PM
Sam, did she kick you out of the Big Girl's Bed?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Captainkirk on July 21, 2013, 12:14:09 AM
Hmm...today;
*Took my 2 granddaughters to the movies along with my wife and son and his wife. First time for the two year old in the Big Theater. She sat in my lap and ate popcorn.....too cool!
*Helped my kid work on his Pietta Colt brasser
*Drove with my brother and his son to watch flat track races tonight. Three crashes, one injury, and some intense competition!
And I call that a Good Saturday!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 21, 2013, 11:00:18 AM
Sam, did she kick you out of the Big Girl's Bed?
Nay, I was sleeping under the bed!  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on July 21, 2013, 02:33:58 PM
Hmm...today;
*Took my 2 granddaughters to the movies along with my wife and son and his wife. First time for the two year old in the Big Theater. She sat in my lap and ate popcorn.....too cool!
*Helped my kid work on his Pietta Colt brasser
*Drove with my brother and his son to watch flat track races tonight. Three crashes, one injury, and some intense competition!
And I call that a Good Saturday!

I'm hoping to have a week of those coming up with my grandkids.  Just think, no Classanr to kick around until August.  Make everybody happy?  _l {?| (T^ (k} _LL (+L (*K (*K (*K _k*

Yep, gonna be a party in my absence, except for this one  (o&

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on July 21, 2013, 03:04:03 PM
Evertytime Classanr goes away, 100 emoticons die.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on July 21, 2013, 03:55:50 PM
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Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on July 21, 2013, 04:07:15 PM
Sam always in trouble (?^ way to go Sammy. Keep up the good work Sam {?| (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 22, 2013, 06:58:30 AM
 (?^   (T^

It's raining today here in Portageville, MO.
Might go shopping when Kimmy gets home.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 22, 2013, 07:48:19 AM
Cheyenne Frontier days here. Rented my camper out as a sleeping room only.
Has lights but not water sewer hookups. Maybe next year.
Working on mounting 4x6 timbers to west end of house to build the new bay wall.
Got me 3  36 x 74 inch  double pane glass windows basically free.
So building a floor to ceiling bay window looking towards the mountains.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BeBop268170 on July 22, 2013, 11:57:02 AM
     When my wife wakes up (She never sleeps well so when she's sleeping, I let her sleep) we are planning to visit a local gun shop a couple towns over just because we've driven by it so many times and finally want to check it out. I know it's nothing I could afford but it looks so nice on their website.

Puglisi Gun Emporium
http://www.pugsguns.com
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 22, 2013, 12:32:06 PM
After looking at the web site, I can see what you mean! Let us know if anything us peons can afford.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on July 22, 2013, 12:35:29 PM
     When my wife wakes up (She never sleeps well so when she's sleeping, I let her sleep) we are planning to visit a local gun shop a couple towns over just because we've driven by it so many times and finally want to check it out. I know it's nothing I could afford but it looks so nice on their website.

Puglisi Gun Emporium
http://www.pugsguns.com

We're gonna be in Eden Prairie this week, probably "close enough" to Duluth.  My daughter's passion is elephants (ever since age 4 when she rode one and refused to get down).  She'd love to see this
(http://www.pugsguns.com/content/pictures/eleph.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 27, 2013, 08:57:16 AM
Well, got some deep sockets in the mail...going to head out to the shop and make around 5 or 6 nipple socket wrenches to get mailed off Monday to Classanr and HAGEN.  ;)

BTW, my Purple PT Car is messed up again!  .))
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on July 27, 2013, 12:02:45 PM
That's a Chrysler for ya. M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on July 27, 2013, 02:34:33 PM
I went to the gun show & bought Russian primers for my British rifle in America. Whoda thunk it! there were no U.S. Made primers to be had. }),
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: HAGEN on July 27, 2013, 07:54:51 PM
Shot a SASS Wild Bunch Match
No White Smoke In This Stuff, but a Bunch of Fun .

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Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2013, 01:31:44 AM
That's a Chrysler for ya. M__
:P to Hawg!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2013, 01:36:25 AM
I'll tell ya...I sweat my behind out today! That shop was HOT. Darn bugs was eating me up!
I'm ready for the cold weather now!!!!  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2013, 10:45:13 AM
Blacky dug out under the fence...again! Grrrrrrr!!!!!  He was laying down in the front yard.  ::)

I was looking at the Purple PT car...Well, what do ya know...got a stinking flat!  .))
You can guess what I will be doing tomorrow.  *m)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on July 28, 2013, 12:05:10 PM
Chainsaw whipped my butt today. 1#(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 28, 2013, 05:09:02 PM
about 17 year ago was forced to run my own business, a mobile parts store. Gave it up when I got a real job.
Anyway month ago a acquaintenance needed the 1 ton extended frame Ford van for a 5th wheel toter.
So traded for a stripped out camper.
Today I am roughing in some shelves for left over auto parts, etc. Don't care for neatness, just functionality as it is only temporary till the garage is built hopefully next year.
As you can see I'm bending my elbow more than working. Then the rain came .
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2013, 07:15:44 PM
DD4, how long is that camper?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 28, 2013, 08:47:00 PM
DD4, how long is that camper?
18 or 29 ft. It is a temporary store shed until I get the garage up
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 02, 2013, 10:06:57 AM
Hi Gang! Getting ready to go here to get the rest of Max's School clothes and School supplys. It's tax free on his School stuff(most of it...I think?  (^h).
I'm going to try, to get all the stuff that I need! Heh!  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 03, 2013, 07:32:43 AM
It's raining here in Portageville, MO. right now. Crap!!!!  ^y%

Found out last night that I have to buy a new tire for the Purple PT car.  ::) There goes about $100 or more for a tire.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on August 03, 2013, 08:39:21 AM
I'm going to the local libray to pick up the book they are saving for me on "PyroGraphics" (fancy term for painting pictures with a soldering iron).  Might be a few yard sales out there too.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 05, 2013, 09:04:34 AM
Looks like another rainy day for me here in Portageville, MO.  ::)
Got a new blade for my push mower. I ran over a tree stump and bent the heck out of the old blade. First time I ever done that. i knew there was a tree stump somewhere there...just was too lazy to check for it.  [-=
I might melt some of that big slabs of lead with my new propane torch down into smaller pieces to fit in my bottom pour pot.
Got to go out and find some bugs or worms for Snapper(our newest member to the family).
Drinking some Energy Juice(Ten High Whiskey on the Rocks)here to get going!

What's everyone else doing today?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on August 05, 2013, 09:10:11 AM
Chaos, Utter Chaos here.
Carpet being laid tomorrow, so we have to move every bit of furniture, then the painter comes Wednesday.

Carpet guy is Indian & no "speeka da Engrish", painter is Hispanic & "no habla Urdu or English"!

Why they insist on laying carpets before painting walls utterly baffles me. Youda thunk the other way round made more sense?
 (^h }), ???
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 05, 2013, 09:24:40 AM
Should be Paint then lay carpet. That's how I would do it. No chance of any paint stains being on the carpet.
Hope those guys are laying plastic down on your carpet before painting.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on August 05, 2013, 10:08:53 AM
Just did two of our rooms paint first carpet second.
BTW painter from here spoke english, carpet layer from Honduras spoke perfect english.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on August 05, 2013, 10:41:30 AM
Chaos, Utter Chaos here.
...
Why they insist on laying carpets before painting walls utterly baffles me. Youda thunk the other way round made more sense?
 (^h }), ???

'Cause the paint guys are scared poopless that the carpet layers will bang (read that pun carefully for the meaning between the lines) the heck out of the paint job when they whack their tools  M__ along the edge to stick the carpet to the edging grips.

As Conway Twitty so aptly put it:

"You want a man with a slow hand,
  You want a layer with an easy touch
 You want somebody who will spend some time
  Not come and go in a heated rush
 Painter, believe me, I understand, when it comes to rugs
You want a slow hand"

 )L$
Classanr

PS, anybody want to see the lyrics for my version "Slow Van", let me know.  Part of an album I wrote years ago about the 60's muscle cars era and music.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on August 05, 2013, 12:36:31 PM
Quote
painter from here spoke english, carpet layer from Honduras spoke perfect english.
Not gonna happen here! In the last 12 years I've learned bits of Romansch (from Romania where they think of Vlad Kleppish ("Vlad the impaler", aka Dracula) as a heroic liberator), Russian (to add to my previous store of insults, mostly) & various Spanish Portugese dialects. (u^ ^y% (u^ ^y% (?L
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 05, 2013, 12:48:53 PM
Heh! Hey Sheriff Langston, I just told Kimmy about this...she read your post here and stated that I am about like Vlad! Heh!  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on August 05, 2013, 02:48:04 PM
Heh! Hey Sheriff Langston, I just told Kimmy about this...she read your post here and stated that I am about like Vlad! Heh!  (?^

Hey Sam! If you are like Vlad, why do you spill so much of your OWN blood  M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on August 05, 2013, 03:28:03 PM
Kebabs? M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 06, 2013, 08:39:34 AM
I didn't spill it...I put it all in a bottle to save for when I build my Army of Vamps.
I'm going to go down the member list on here, come and sneak into your houses, put a few drops in your mouth when ya are sleeping, making you all part of the 58 Remmy Vamps!  9']
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 07, 2013, 08:40:18 AM
Another rainy day here in Portageville, MO.  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 07, 2013, 08:59:22 AM
It's dark over here. I just felt a big thunder here! Whooooo!!!!  {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on August 07, 2013, 11:16:15 AM
Carpet guy finally showed up here "early" (at the crack of noon) & a full day late. .)) .)) .)) .)) .))
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on August 07, 2013, 01:03:14 PM
Four guests and picture-postcard day.  Carol and Anne at the beach, Anne's kids at the lake kayaking, the dog dozing in the hallway and I'm fielding phone calls from clients in between short bouts of "gun stuff."  This is the only time in 24 that I get to walk around the house and find a place to sit down with my computer.  It's 2 beds, living, hall and kitchen.  A cabin, litterally.  Air mattresses everywhere.  Fortunately 2 euphamisms, so I don't have to run out to the woods when Nature calls.  But at any one time during periods of Group Assembly there can be as many as 5 people on separate phone calls at the same time, and four computers going with everybody also conversing with everybody, plus walking around.  It's a slightly less-complicated arrangement than a frat party in Animal House.

The dog has it figured out.  Park himself in the hall, get in the way of traffic, and make passersby pet and feed him.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 09, 2013, 11:55:39 AM
Not much going on today. Just sitting here. Might put that new blade on the push mower here in a little bit.
What say you?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 09, 2013, 12:09:09 PM

  Going through the house checking phone connections.  We're on rural dial-up (remember land line?)  and my wife's computer is going 20k on a 56k modem.  Going to have to re-beer soon.  Raining outside so, sadly, I cannot again mow the lawn.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on August 09, 2013, 12:41:39 PM
Raining.  Getting what's left over from Saranac Sam.
Guests gone.  Washing a pile of sheets and ex-guest stuff.  Rolling up air mattresses.
But I've got 80% increase in room to swing the cat, and a fridge of beer they left behind. {?|

Got word the 10yr old granddaughter (Miss. Belcher, USA )L$) purchased her new compound bow and some nifty arrows, then put three in a row side-by-each in the bullseye, all tips touching (T^.  This bow, by the way, does not have the whisker biscuit nor the glowing aim points.

NOT LIKE THIS:

(http://www.bowhunting.com/content/modules/rhino.publisher/files/uploads/bowhunting/arrow-rests/whisker-biscuit.jpg)


Nosir!  She has to do it the old-fashion way:  Balance the arrow on a rest, and aim with the arrow tip.

We have a world-class coach lined up for her, and the #3-in-world shooter in her bow class willing to mentor.  And only an 8 mile drive to that support and range!

She's also a competition swimmer & diver, and a crack shot with her Daisy Red Ryder.  But the bow thing is clearly her passion.  Takes it to bed with her.

Her younger brother (6) was willing to switch to lefty when it was determined he's right-handed but left-eye dominant.  He's sticking with left now that he sees how well his shooting is improving.  Begging for his own bow, of course.

Oldest grandson (11th nationwide in age group, 100 Butterfly), and both parents now (suddenly) also interested in bow shooting, already talking about going hunting.   I'm not quite sure what we've unleashed, but I expect we're about to see four more bows show up on our NRA credit card.  The family that shoots together, and all that.

Here's their new home-away-from-home:

http://cabinfevermn.com/

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 09, 2013, 12:48:11 PM
I have 3 compound bows here. Thinking about listing one compound bow up for sale or trade on here soon.  ;)
The reason is Kimmy doesn't like bows. Max and I like ours...just Kimmy doesn't like them.  :'(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on August 09, 2013, 12:54:25 PM
I have 3 compound bows here. Thinking about listing one compound bow up for sale or trade on here soon.  ;)
The reason is Kimmy doesn't like bows. Max and I like ours...just Kimmy doesn't like them.  :'(

Do it quick before I see 4 more bows on the card!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 09, 2013, 01:03:07 PM
 ;)   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 14, 2013, 04:25:43 PM

  Fixed a leaky kitchen faucet today (my life is full).  This had been driving my wife nuts for about a month.  I like to stretch it out.

  For the technically curious, it was that little 3/8 O-ring at the bottom of the stem.

 ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 15, 2013, 08:04:27 AM
I just got up here. I don't know what I'm going to do today.  (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on August 15, 2013, 10:33:43 AM
Have a kitchen sink here too, the faucet part keeps loosening at the base.

Also have a roommate's shit to box up, and turn his room into the "boy(s) room". I have a 14 year old that is moving in (Allegedly) from L.A. tonight. Time to start undoing what his libtard lesbo mother has instilled in him for the last 14 years.

Also intend to go out with the Remmie and no kids, and drop some lead in the Silver Valley.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 15, 2013, 10:52:24 AM
Nice day to shoot here in Portageville, MO. too.
I think I might melt some lead slabs down with my new torch here today.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 15, 2013, 12:29:46 PM


  Running new phone line through the house for my wife's computer, drilling new holes in the walls (she's worth it  (T^)  Did I mention I'm one of the last ten people on earth still dealing with rural dial-up?  There's a long story there with curses on Charter, but that's for another day.

 (k-
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on August 15, 2013, 12:31:41 PM
Got the two plumbing honey ddo's done, now to deal with the roomies bedroom.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on August 15, 2013, 12:49:01 PM


  Running new phone line through the house for my wife's computer, drilling new holes in the walls (she's worth it  (T^)  Did I mention I'm one of the last ten people on earth still dealing with rural dial-up?  There's a long story there with curses on Charter, but that's for another day.

 (k-

Well that explains the slow responses  {:( )L$ (?^ ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 15, 2013, 01:51:49 PM


  Running new phone line through the house for my wife's computer, drilling new holes in the walls (she's worth it  (T^)  Did I mention I'm one of the last ten people on earth still dealing with rural dial-up?  There's a long story there with curses on Charter, but that's for another day.

 (k-

Well that explains the slow responses  {:( )L$ (?^ ->i

Not fair!   (?^

Remember the old table top telephones with a real dial?  A kid today wouldn't know how to approach it or what to do with it.  :)

Here's the rest of the story:  Charter came through my town about 12 years ago getting people to sign waivers so they could lay fiber optic cable along the road in front of our houses.  Promises of digital hookups soon to come, fine with me, I signed.  They dug a ditch and layed the cable across the front of my house and on down the road.
   Waiting.  Still waiting.
   I talked to the town supervisor about this, he said they've gone round and round, Charter won't connect anybody unless everybody along the line signs up.
   This is cow country and people are conservative and independent as hell.  Some have satellite dishes, some don't give a crap about being online.  Some live under the radar and some off the grid.
   So that's what Charter did for us.  They still haven't used that line as far as I can tell.  They invested a lot of on-the-ground employment to get that job done, and I don't see how they're getting anything back.
   So what occurs to me, they got some kind of federal rural improvement grant, they did the shovel work and got paid good money.  And now they don't give a crap.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 15, 2013, 02:28:35 PM
Grandkids are coming over, so I had to check their mud bikes. The Italian Lem never causes any problems, always starts on the first kick. It's worse with the Chinese Loncin, carburetor overflowing now and then, and it's tricky on the spark plug and craves a high rev on the starter motor. Installed a new bigger battery, dismantled the carburator, installed new coil and CDI-box. Then I had some fun testing it.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on August 17, 2013, 01:29:20 AM


Also have a roommate's shit to box up, and turn his room into the "boy(s) room". I have a 14 year old that is moving in (Allegedly) from L.A. tonight. Time to start undoing what his libtard lesbo mother has instilled in him for the last 14 years.


Kidlet showed tonight.... Interesting to say the least
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 17, 2013, 01:39:47 PM

  Last month I took my Ruger New Vaquero back to the small mom-and-pop dealer I bought it from.  I thought the timing was a bit off, also drag marks on the cylinder, wanted them to send it back to Ruger for a tune up.  I got it back today, the timing does seem tighter...they replaced the cylinder latch/bolt...they test fired it.  The drag marks are gone.  I guess I can't expect much more than that for after-sales customer service from Ruger.  My total cost, $20 USPS shipping.

  In their product booklet, Ruger says they issue No Warranty as per the Magnusson-Moss Act.  In actual fact,  they back up their products.  My hat is off to Ruger for fine follow-up customer service.   (T^

Today, I'm a happy camper.  I have a half box left of .357 which I must go out and shoot in the next day or so.

  Sam, the empties will be coming your way for reloading.

 ])M                                    )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on August 17, 2013, 01:45:35 PM
Wandered over to the range (modern) to trash an internet myth, sucessfully I might add.

It was a good day, now starts the ranting & screaming where practical experience & book learnin' (second hand) meet head to head. (k- ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 17, 2013, 01:49:17 PM
Wandered over to the range (modern) to trash an internet myth, sucessfully I might add.

It was a good day, now starts the ranting & screaming where practical experience & book learnin' (second hand) meet head to head. (k- ^y%

Tell us about that internet myth!   ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on August 17, 2013, 03:37:23 PM
I'm not sure if this is the right place as it’s about modern smokeless rifle cases, but here goes. M__

If you shoot the old .303 British round in Lee-Enfield rifles there’s a good chance you've come across this at some time. For literally the MilSurp Mk7 or VII ball ammo was the standard, it was "sealed" (Britspeak for cast in stone) way back in 1910. It was a rimmed case firing a 174 Gr .311" bullet at 2450 FPS. Not too shabby, but not a hotrod either. The ammo was powered by cordite & was all corrosive primed & considered non-reloadable.

The real trick was the bullet! It was a full metal jacket with a flat base but the first 1/3 of the "core" wasnt lead, but aluminum, or later sterilized wood pulp. What this did was allow for an over-length bullet that complied with international rules of warfare, but at the same time was way more destructive than standard FMJ bullets. On striking something the lead rear tried to overtake the light front & the bullet flipped wildly. This made them way more destructive than the "spec" looked like, my buddy who I got into Enfields calls them "post hole diggers" as they'll make a hole in the dirt at 200 yds that you can make a fist & insert up to your shoulder!
More details & a test here:
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot37.htm

What’s not so well known is that there was a different, specialty long range round for the big water-cooled machine guns of the day. It was called the Mk8 (z).

“Common knowledge” on the Internet was that this was dangerous for use in rifles because it was “loaded hotter to go further”, but that wasn’t true It just had a far more efficient bullet. (a boat tail) that was way better at long range than the flat base Mk 7 was. I stumbled on some Mk8 (Z) rounds  & pulled one down to see what exactly the difference was. The bullet was indeed a boat tail, but a 190 grain one & it was a “normal boat tail” as opposed to the “stepped boat tail” that was “known” to be the only type that works in Enfields because of the rifling.

Well I fired several MkVII rounds& chronographed them, then I fired several of the Mk8 (Z) rounds under identical conditions & chrono’d them as well.

Guess what (surprise) the 190 Gr Mk8 (Z) bullets were 150 FPS SLOWER than the regular MKVII ones  just what you’d expect when you introduce a longer heavier bullet.

I posted the weights, measures, pull down information & chronograph data & I’m just waiting for the explosion when the people who’ve been quoting “the Bible” of shooting the .303with its “hotter, faster mo’ long range information” see the results.
 (?L ^y% (?L ^y% {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 17, 2013, 04:19:11 PM


  Well. Too much information.   (T^  I have a 303, but thanks!    (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on August 17, 2013, 06:17:52 PM
Been puttin a fresh coat of oil on a buncha guns haven't seen the light of day in a while.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on August 19, 2013, 02:02:21 PM
Cleaned the deck (cedar) Friday, put sealer/preservative on it Sunday. Looks pretty good, if I say so myself!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 26, 2013, 07:47:52 AM
What are you fine people doing today?

Me? Stopped at the parts store and picked up a new spark plug for my Poulan Wood Shark "14 chainsaw. Going to put that in here soon.

I traded a 12ga, single, break-action shot gun for this Poulan Chain saw and a Handy Man Jack.
I'll post some pictures up soon.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 26, 2013, 09:00:37 AM
working on putting up the underlayment to the bay window deck.
Trying to use up scrap I've had laying around, to some pieces aren't
exactly square. But they are there just to seal it and keep the insulation
from falling through.
And unless you lay down on the ground you won't see them any way,
plus trim will cover most if not all.
slow going measure, rough cut, trim to fit, then paint both sides, then nail up!
Off to the store to open in a couple hours!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on August 26, 2013, 05:24:07 PM
working on putting up the underlayment to the bay window deck.
Trying to use up scrap ... then paint both sides ...!

So many people skip the "paint both sides" part.  Then they bemoan  ??? the paint being pushed off by the vapor driven down from within.  I note you did not say "...and the vapor barrier..."  Not a good place to have a vapor barrier.  That would trap the moisture in the insulation, make it a huge ice pack, actually weight down the insulation, which gravity then rips off. ^y%

I'm really enjoying "watching" you do this place up right. {?|

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 28, 2013, 07:01:59 AM
DD4, me too...I like watching you fix up your place. You do give me ideas there. Keep up the great work and pictures!  ;)

So far, I don't know WHAT I'm doing today.  (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 01, 2013, 01:00:09 PM


  Hot and humid, thinking about yard work, probably not, laying low inside with the AC, going to a party tonight.  I'd like to go outside and shoot at something for a few minutes, or maybe fish off a boat.

 ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 01, 2013, 04:31:56 PM
Well, been laying around and being lazy so far. Was thinking about going over to my Mom & Dad's house but, Max and Kimmy are not feeling well right now.
I might make myself a little 7 and 7 drink.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 01, 2013, 08:49:19 PM
Poured rain this afternoon. Backyard flooded. Now I'm back at the work apartment for four days.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 01, 2013, 09:01:07 PM
I thought it was going to rain here in Portageville, MO. today...it's what the Portageville newspaper stated. So far, no rain.
I was going to go out in the shed and cast some .457 round balls here but, them blood sucking bugs are out there. Grrrrrrrr!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 09, 2013, 05:31:16 AM
Getting ready to take Max to school. Got to trim a tree that is hitting our house. Throw a load of dishes in the dishwasher.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 09, 2013, 10:02:33 AM
S O S around here.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 09, 2013, 10:11:21 AM
Being that I just woke up there's really not much going on yet, I had a coffee and a dip and read some scripture but that's about it.
Yesterday was a mix of good and bad.
I went and lobbed about 250+ 12 gauge slugs and 75 .410 slug loads. I also shot some .22's from my Remington boltgun. In the evening I got some terrible news regarding the woman I love that undid all those pounds of stress relief lead I slung.

I think today I need to go out and punish my steel targets even more with deer slugs. I'm also going to make sure I fire at least 100 rounds minimum from my New Model Army, that's my standard treatment whenever I feel like shit and it usually helps blow off some steam.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on September 09, 2013, 11:08:24 PM
... In the evening I got some terrible news regarding the woman I love that undid all those pounds of stress relief lead I slung...
Isn't that just the way it happens?  Never a good time for bad news.  Bummer, man.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on September 10, 2013, 09:16:34 AM
 Going to be to hot and humid here today to do much outside.Air gets heavy and I have a hard time getting my air, been fighting asthma and allergies all this summer.
 Will be trying to find a place to move to as this place cost way to much for what we get.Been here 2 1/2 years and that is way to long.Hard to find a decent place with 3 bedrooms that is in a good neighborhood.

 Busy,we will keep the prayers going for ya and your lady.

 Capt.,You go to Springfield for the races ?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 10, 2013, 09:26:40 AM
It's still too early to know what's going on around here. I'm watching Glenn Beck on The Blaze, then Rush Limbaugh comes on and after him comes Sean Hannity, so that's what is going on for now. Once they're done, then I'll go outside and do something destructive.  {:(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 10, 2013, 12:50:16 PM
It's still too early to know what's going on around here. I'm watching Glenn Beck on The Blaze, then Rush Limbaugh comes on and after him comes Sean Hannity, so that's what is going on for now. Once they're done, then I'll go outside and do something destructive.  {:(

I watched the news a few nights ago, I got a handfull of plastic disposable lighters and some flint tipped pellets and shot them at the lighters. Making big 5' fireballs is quite therapeutic.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 10, 2013, 12:54:23 PM
Did you make a video of it? That would be cool to see.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 10, 2013, 01:00:34 PM
Next time I have a bad day and need to blow things to smithereens I will get some video of that. :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 10, 2013, 03:18:21 PM
 _l
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BartSr on September 10, 2013, 04:46:59 PM
I'm back in AZ after going to my Mon's funeral in Portland, OR. She's fine, I know where she is, (looking up).
Paul
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on September 10, 2013, 05:21:05 PM
Hanging drywall on the ceiling to finish off the downstairs family room... Taping and mudding sucks, but hey it'll be worth it when it's done!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 10, 2013, 05:56:33 PM
Packing my crap in the truck to go back to work for 5 days.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 11, 2013, 07:52:47 AM
Took Max to school today. Then about 10 min. later the school called Kimmy. Max was puking.
He's laying in bed right now. He doesn't look too good.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on September 11, 2013, 08:20:39 AM
 Walked Samantha to school and I received a phone call asking if I could watch one of my Godchildren for a couple hours. So ,she will be coming in a little while . Alyssa is 2 and a sweetheart with attitude.lol Love her like my own.
 Will call to find out how my Mom is doing in a minute or two.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on September 11, 2013, 11:16:10 AM
Flying the flag at half mast today (September 11th).
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 17, 2013, 03:46:07 PM

  Still recuperating from a three day weekend...a re-enactment commemoration for the Battle of Plattsburgh, NY, War of 1812.  Look it up, it was bigger than the Battle of New Orleans, though not as well known.  History is coming out.

  We had several line tactical battles, batteau (boat) race and on water tacticals.
   Here's me talking to a spectator about the Brown Bess musket:

(http://i43.tinypic.com/abl3k2.jpg)

  Yeah, I'm an old geezer  :)  Proud to be one  (T^             (?^

 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 17, 2013, 04:32:22 PM
Making Welsh pastys for dinner. Struck out on local black powder today, but did leave with a nice Pedersoli Leigi Derringer.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 17, 2013, 06:21:32 PM
I did a little backyard range time today. ])M I got some CCI CB Longs and shot some empty .410 cases from a good 25 yards away. I discharged ten rounds and didn't waste a single bullet! {?|

Of course I was shooting my Remington 512, that's got a peep sight. That gun is extremely accurate. Remington can make a mighty fine rifle. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 17, 2013, 06:50:12 PM
And my daughter, the future mortician, was participating in her first embalming this afternoon.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 17, 2013, 07:33:23 PM
Electric Miner, sounds like she hit a milestone today, I wish her the best in her new career. ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 17, 2013, 07:42:33 PM


  A challenging occupation, to be sure.  Somebody has to care for the dead, it's part of what we call community.  Best of luck to her and God bless   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on September 17, 2013, 09:18:53 PM
And my daughter, the future mortician, was participating in her first embalming this afternoon.
I practice that about 3 times a week. 
Trying to save on the cost when that day comes.........
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 17, 2013, 10:21:24 PM
Paid my American Legion dues...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 17, 2013, 10:35:27 PM
I told wifey that if she outlives me to cremate me then load my ashes into shotgun shells or rifle cartridges, and kill as many critters as possible.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on September 17, 2013, 10:40:15 PM
I told wifey that if she outlives me to cremate me then load my ashes into shotgun shells or rifle cartridges, and kill as many critters as possible.

I have a friend barely this side of the door to meet our Maker.  Part of the ceremony (as requested by him and already approved by his wife and family) is to load him up in the 12-gauge and take him one more time to the range.  Now I'm thinking he'd prefer to go in the old Remington side-by-side 10ga over a BP charge.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 18, 2013, 10:34:31 AM

  I have friends with a BP cannon, told them I want them to blast my ashes out the door.  Warned them to stay upwind...

                                     (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 18, 2013, 10:37:01 AM
Now that sounds like a good plan, he'll be one with the BP smoke. {?|

I'm an avid shotgunner, and I don't JUST shoot 12 and 20 gauge. I know the woman I love will load me into my beloved .410's, 16 gauge and 28 gauge cartridges. She said she'll take me shotgun fishing one last time. I agreed that I'd do the same for her if I outlive her. (http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/busyhands94/fb_zps5d677942.gif) (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/busyhands94/media/fb_zps5d677942.gif.html)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 18, 2013, 01:20:49 PM
My father said "When I die, just throw me out int he wash out back. Buzzards and coyotes have to eat, too..."
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on September 19, 2013, 03:47:13 AM

  I have friends with a BP cannon, told them I want them to blast my ashes out the door.  Warned them to stay upwind...

                                     (?^

BOOM!
  (Neighbors)  "What the heck was THAT?"
  (Family) "Just Sam, passing his last wind."
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 19, 2013, 05:25:40 AM
My Dad(Sam) has to go to the VA Doctor today in Poplar Bluff, MO. Something is wrong with his belly. Hope it's not bad.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 19, 2013, 06:08:25 AM

  Today, bass fishing on Lake Champlain  (T^

Edit:  I got skunked, my buddy got two 2-1/2 lb largemouths, the other guy 3 perch. Enough for dinner.   :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 19, 2013, 08:58:15 AM
Range trip today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on September 19, 2013, 09:56:39 AM
stacked 30 bags of wood pellets   need 250 more for winter.
Working on the new bay window area.
Going Motorcycle riding this afternoon if it don't rain yet again.
Shop for a new or used pellet stove.
Mine is acting up AGAIN.
Do NOT buy and Englander. Have had mine 6 years now.
1st one burned up inside. They replaced.  Damn near burnt the house down.
This one 6 augur motors
2 exhaust motors.
Now the mother board is failing,  won't turn off
The convection fan (room blower) has failed
Motors are $140 each plus shipping  and MB is $220 plus shipping.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on September 19, 2013, 11:32:40 AM
stacked 30 bags of wood pellets   need 250 more for winter.
Working on the new bay window area.
Going Motorcycle riding this afternoon if it don't rain yet again.
Shop for a new or used pellet stove.
Mine is acting up AGAIN.
Do NOT buy and Englander. Have had mine 6 years now.
1st one burned up inside. They replaced.  Damn near burnt the house down.
This one 6 augur motors
2 exhaust motors.
Now the mother board is failing,  won't turn off
The convection fan (room blower) has failed
Motors are $140 each plus shipping  and MB is $220 plus shipping.

Friend of mine in Maine, back in the 70's when wood pellets were not very common in stoves, about passed out when he saw the price for a whole-house heater.  So he desiged his own, using sawdust as the feed.  Stove in the cellar, the dust bin out side, a chute (gravity fed) to the stove.
Sawdust was fed into the top of the burner, making a fluid bed fire.  Of course, the augers were the most important point of "clogging" or "failure".  Power outage would stop 'em, and then the dust would sort of pack in, making a restart difficult.

So he made two backup systems.  One was a hand crank to over-ride the auger motors.  The other was a scissors device that likewise would turn the auger (once they were in motion), but the scissors were powered by the flex in the floor in the kids' playroom.  With 4 kids, one on the way, and another agreed on, all he had to do in power outages was tell his kids to jump around in their play room.

He'd use the hand crank to get the auger moving, then the kids' stomping around would flex the floor and keep it going.

He admitted that when power went out on school days, or late at night, he'd have to keep on crankin'.  Eventually he switched to 12vt DC, ran the auger off the battery, and used the AC to keep the battery bank charged.

But his success was in the fact that gravity did the feeding work.  The augers were there just to keep the feed from clumping up and stopping.

He controlled the fire's temperature through water injection, making the sawdust wetter or drier as needs be, and by spraying a mist on the fluid base.  He could douse his fire completely out in about 5 seconds.  Thermally-controlled water injection system, moderated in range by the household thermostat.

His father ran a sawmill, so the sawdust was free for the taking.

He had one runaway fire when "somebody" forgot to turn the water back on.  After that, he put in a 100gal pressurized tank for the temp control system.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 22, 2013, 08:16:41 AM
What's you Peeps doing today?

Me? I'm hand washing the dishes...my dishwasher went on the Frizz!  (u^
So, I don't know if I'm going to be able to buy a gun this year!  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 22, 2013, 09:17:27 AM
What's you Peeps doing today?

Me? I'm hand washing the dishes...my dishwasher went on the Frizz!  (u^
So, I don't know if I'm going to be able to buy a gun this year!  :-[

  Dude!  God gave you two hands to wash dishes with, like your Mama taught you.  He also gave you two hands to hold a gun with.  A dishwasher is a devil's device to get in the middle and disrupt the natural order of things.  You don't need a dishwasher, but you do need another gun.   :)


   (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 22, 2013, 09:29:15 AM
Heh! I know. I don't mind washing dishes by hand. It's Kimmy that hates it. Kimmy works at McDonald's here in Portageville, MO. She hates washing the dishes and stuff there. It breaks her hands out. I think we are going to Lowe's the 3rd of next month to get a new dishwasher. I see some online about $400.  :'( That Kimmy wants!  :'(
There goes my GUN money!  :'(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 22, 2013, 10:57:09 AM
Sam, do you have a dog?

 M__

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p4bCK-0JWcs/T3xc6YWcv8I/AAAAAAAAALM/-roy-xn3xpo/s1600/dog+washes+dishes.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 22, 2013, 11:05:46 AM
Pustic, that picture...that is what Kimmy lets those two little mutts do(Spike and Chester).
One time, Kimmy let Spike or Chester lick a plate. It was pretty clean. I made Kimmy some food on THAT plate. After Kimmy got done with the plate, I asked her, was it good? Kimmy said yeah. Heh! Heh! Shhhhhhh! Don't tell Kimmy I did this. Heh! I can get EVEN with Kimmy some days!  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 22, 2013, 12:35:21 PM
Can you block her from seeing your post?  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 22, 2013, 01:18:46 PM


  You guys are sick   (?^   Pustic, put the plate on the floor for the poor dog!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 22, 2013, 01:36:32 PM


  My fishing buddy Frank runs a small auto repair and inspection shop.  He's semi-retired, pretty much works whatever day he wants to, including today.  Here's his picture from today:

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2ex3tas.jpg)

His description:  "The first job of the day usually dictates how the rest of the day will go.  This was a NYS Inspection.  As we stare at each other, he says,
'I’m not getting a sticker am I?'  I locked the shop door and went home."

I told him, "Ya gotta get that ton of jacked deer meat outta the back of that truck before you put the lifts to her."

Must be a Toyota, I can tell by the rust and the racing stripes.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 22, 2013, 07:42:13 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5683102111_b6785f6bd1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 22, 2013, 08:01:27 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5683102111_b6785f6bd1.jpg)

That is a great picture!   (T^

I love to see a dog who has his priorities right!   {?|

   (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 23, 2013, 09:20:16 AM
http://youtu.be/6Xv6Xq9N1HE
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 23, 2013, 10:53:24 AM


  That's funny!  Smart dog, he's not taking any administration handouts.  I couldn't watch the whole thing, because I'm on a rural dial-up and my downloads are ssslllooooooowwww.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 23, 2013, 11:02:44 AM
I've never had dial up, so I don't know those problems.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 23, 2013, 12:10:50 PM
I've never had dial up, so I don't know those problems.

Well it's a telephone line with a 56k modem.  Slow.  It's all we can get here. But I've never had anything better so I don't know what I'm missing  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on September 23, 2013, 12:50:20 PM
Sam, we were on dial-up until a couple of years ago. The Town secretary was having a lot of problems, had a Town meeting with a rep from the phone company. He basically said that yeah, the phone co. COULD put DSL here but that it would cost $$. He suggested that we get as many people as possible in the Township to sign a petition that they wanted the same coverage as everybody else paying the same money. Hey, we got DSL shortly after that!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 23, 2013, 01:18:30 PM
I've never had dial up, so I don't know those problems.

Well it's a telephone line with a 56k modem.  Slow.  It's all we can get here. But I've never had anything better so I don't know what I'm missing  :)
Do you have cable TV?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 23, 2013, 01:47:37 PM
Sam, we were on dial-up until a couple of years ago. The Town secretary was having a lot of problems, had a Town meeting with a rep from the phone company. He basically said that yeah, the phone co. COULD put DSL here but that it would cost $$. He suggested that we get as many people as possible in the Township to sign a petition that they wanted the same coverage as everybody else paying the same money. Hey, we got DSL shortly after that!

That's kind of the state of limbo we're in, Charter won't hook us up unless everybody does it, and not everybody wants it.  No cable tv, we get our signal off-air with a roof antenna.  It's not bad, we get all the major networks fine and that's about as much tv as I want to watch.  We have netflix for movies.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 23, 2013, 02:53:16 PM
Have you ever thought of going with Dish Networks?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 23, 2013, 04:13:17 PM
Have you ever thought of going with Dish Networks?

  Yes, but I'm surrounded by big trees, and the weather here is too iffy; like snowstorms and rain storms. My satellite shot would be very low angle. If I was living on a mesa in New Mexico, it would be more practical.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mike116 on September 23, 2013, 05:35:33 PM
Sam,  I think you and I are the only people in the lower 48 who get their TV through over the air attena.  I refuse to pay for cable with 10 channels I want and 240 channels I don't watch.  Canceled cable a couple years ago.  Direct TV and Dish Net work don't work some of the time.  I'm lucky enough to get 15 channels over the air with the old antenna in my attic.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 23, 2013, 06:05:48 PM
Sam,  I think you and I are the only people in the lower 48 who get their TV through over the air attena.  I refuse to pay for cable with 10 channels I want and 240 channels I don't watch.  Canceled cable a couple years ago.  Direct TV and Dish Net work don't work some of the time.  I'm lucky enough to get 15 channels over the air with the old antenna in my attic.

LOL, I got one of those old Yagi-style antennas strapped to my brick chimney.  A few other folks around here do too.  We're on high ground, have a fairly clear view over to Mt. Mansfield, VT, 30 miles away, which is where the transmitter farm is.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on September 23, 2013, 06:23:57 PM
Sam,  I think you and I are the only people in the lower 48 who get their TV through over the air attena.  I refuse to pay for cable with 10 channels I want and 240 channels I don't watch.  Canceled cable a couple years ago.  Direct TV and Dish Net work don't work some of the time.  I'm lucky enough to get 15 channels over the air with the old antenna in my attic.

Carol and I don't have a TV - at all.  No screen.  No wires to the pseudo-log house.
Her business does, however.  Cable is essential for the business' internet connection (which I let "leak" out the building and "coincidentally" dribble into our house).

When you pay business rates, TV is thrown in "free".
So I purchased a cable-ready wall-mount large screen LED, mounted it on the wall for her customers to watch, plugged in the cable.  Got 12 "basic" channels over the wire, 10 of which are a total waste that even the customers don't want to watch.

The TV has an internal antenna, so it picked up 17 additional channels Over The Air.  About 5 channels OTA were ones the customers expressed an interest in.  Total 29 viewable channels, some very entertaining.  The OTA signal *always* came in when the digital signal droped out.  Granted, the OTA signal might be degraded, but at least *something* including the sound came through.  Unlike cable digital which is supurb *or* dark screen of death, nothing in between.
Oh, pardon me, "We apologize for the disruption.  Please stand by..."

Two weeks ago, the cable-stations' signals all changed to a message that said, in order to continue getting "reception", the cable box provided by Comcast would have to be rented.

Option A, pull the Comcast coax out, and go with free OTA only - except that dropped the one sports channel and the one soap opera that the customers insist on watching.

Option B, put in the Comcast box so the Mass Pablum Of Choice could be spoon-fed to Carol's waiting customers.
Customers Are Always Right, so in went the box.

The cable company has found a way to knock out the 17 OTA channels by *forcing* all the Cable channels to TV receiver channel #3, and thus blocking all OTA reception.

Les voleurs sournois!

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 23, 2013, 06:43:49 PM


  I liked it better when we had analog transmissions.  Even if the weather was bad we got some kind of video and usually good audio, so we could continue to follow the plot line of Gunsmoke or Leave It To Beaver.  The new digital transmission sucks, it tiles, it fractures, audio drops out, it gets stuck on stupid and then the screen goes black...and this is if they're having a rain shower at the transmitter.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on September 24, 2013, 06:24:08 PM
Colonoscopy tomorrow... Self inflicted diarrhea tonight... liquids only and I'm starving...  :'(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on September 25, 2013, 07:07:52 AM
stacked 30 bags of wood pellets   need 250 more for winter.
Working on the new bay window area.
Going Motorcycle riding this afternoon if it don't rain yet again.
Shop for a new or used pellet stove.
Mine is acting up AGAIN.
Do NOT buy and Englander. Have had mine 6 years now.
1st one burned up inside. They replaced.  Damn near burnt the house down.
This one 6 augur motors
2 exhaust motors.
Now the mother board is failing,  won't turn off
The convection fan (room blower) has failed
Motors are $140 each plus shipping  and MB is $220 plus shipping.

Friend of mine in Maine, back in the 70's when wood pellets were not very common in stoves, about passed out when he saw the price for a whole-house heater.  So he desiged his own, using sawdust as the feed.  Stove in the cellar, the dust bin out side, a chute (gravity fed) to the stove.
Sawdust was fed into the top of the burner, making a fluid bed fire.  Of course, the augers were the most important point of "clogging" or "failure".  Power outage would stop 'em, and then the dust would sort of pack in, making a restart difficult.

So he made two backup systems.  One was a hand crank to over-ride the auger motors.  The other was a scissors device that likewise would turn the auger (once they were in motion), but the scissors were powered by the flex in the floor in the kids' playroom.  With 4 kids, one on the way, and another agreed on, all he had to do in power outages was tell his kids to jump around in their play room.

He'd use the hand crank to get the auger moving, then the kids' stomping around would flex the floor and keep it going.

He admitted that when power went out on school days, or late at night, he'd have to keep on crankin'.  Eventually he switched to 12vt DC, ran the auger off the battery, and used the AC to keep the battery bank charged.

But his success was in the fact that gravity did the feeding work.  The augers were there just to keep the feed from clumping up and stopping.

He controlled the fire's temperature through water injection, making the sawdust wetter or drier as needs be, and by spraying a mist on the fluid base.  He could douse his fire completely out in about 5 seconds.  Thermally-controlled water injection system, moderated in range by the household thermostat.

His father ran a sawmill, so the sawdust was free for the taking.

He had one runaway fire when "somebody" forgot to turn the water back on.  After that, he put in a 100gal pressurized tank for the temp control system.

Classanr
Interesting.  I have found a couple designs of stoves you can build yourself that will use regular wood or pellets.
Only issue is  automatic pellet feed. One guy in Idaho (I think) markets one for back country hunters.
But for now I got too many projects.
Maybe next year I can play arounf
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on September 25, 2013, 07:09:38 AM
What's you Peeps doing today?

Me? I'm hand washing the dishes...my dishwasher went on the Frizz!  (u^
So, I don't know if I'm going to be able to buy a gun this year!  :-[
so you're saying Kimmi went on strike and told you to get busy!! (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on September 25, 2013, 07:31:55 AM
I'm 15 miles out of town to the west, about 500 ft higher up than town, but behind a ridge,
When we had analog I got three stations 2 soso and 1 reasonable.
Then fox changed the angle of broadcast and so did pbs.
That left  cbs.
Then they went to digital  I knew I would be screwed. Yep I was still down to 1 station.
was in Colorado Springs working one winter. Wind tore antenna off roof. Got the same style replacement.
Played hell getting any stations.  After three days finally got cbs to come in.
Got a new room mate last spring. He disconnected the splitter ( I had it set for 2 antennas and 1 tv he turned it for 1 ant and 2 tv)and reversed it.
The antenna over air hasn't worked since.
So he put in a dish extension.
His wife and kids are in Calif  while he's stationed here. So he's paying the extra $10 a month for the extension.
But no network shows, only movies, syndicated 1970- 1990 tv shows and movies.
Lot of days nothing worth watching.
And you're right Dish and other satellites have too many useless channels.
If I could just have  3 networks and 1 movie I'd be more than satisfied.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on September 25, 2013, 08:58:42 AM
 Going to my parents place and pick some plums and trim the tree. So many plums this year and nobody seems to want more than a hand full. Will be making some jam and sauce from the plums in the next couple days.yumyum
 If I am lucky, I'll have time to do some shooting.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 25, 2013, 10:28:41 AM
Running around today. Have to visit the doctor's office to argue over a bill. Have to stop at the store.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 25, 2013, 12:09:20 PM
Be vary care as to how you answer their questions.  :9)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on September 25, 2013, 01:39:57 PM
Colonoscopy was late today... Doctor was running behind!!!

Whew! Glad that's over! All clear, not even a polyp!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 25, 2013, 02:06:36 PM
Colonoscopy was late today... Doctor was running behind!!!

Whew! Glad that's over! All clear, not even a polyp!

Congrats, I had one last year at the age of 70.  I was scared shitless, envisioning a life without a colon. .  Not a single thing wrong, the doctor congratulated me, said I was a perfect asshole!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 25, 2013, 02:11:38 PM
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said I was a perfect asshole!

No doubt...




It took forty minutes to get the billing person to admit they had forgotten to apply a copay to the bill. Then the computer wanted to charge me a copay for coming into the office to pay my bill.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on September 25, 2013, 02:34:05 PM
Thanks Saranac Sam, I too was very worried... My uncle (Mom's brother) died of colon cancer (not a good way to go) and my grandma (Mom's mother) died at 35 from what was called "colon disease" back on those days... scary history, thankfully all is well in my end!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 25, 2013, 03:18:20 PM
Quote
said I was a perfect asshole!

No doubt...


You really didn't have to agree so quickly!

 (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 25, 2013, 04:58:50 PM
I like to get to the butt of the situation before I end up behind...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 25, 2013, 05:42:06 PM
You guys! (?^ ->i )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 25, 2013, 06:50:21 PM
In the cause of not ending up in arrears, I try not to assume too much. Eventually, one gets to the bottom of things and takes their seat among the wise.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 28, 2013, 07:44:31 AM
Hi Guys, what's going on today?

Me? Just sitting here. No plans yet. Too broke to buy anything.  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on September 28, 2013, 09:56:38 AM
Hi Guys, what's going on today?

Me? Just sitting here. No plans yet. Too broke to buy anything.  :-[

  You're a craftsman, go make something cool that we have never seen before  :)

I'm indoors working on a club newsletter, a beautiful day, I would rather be outside at the range shooting my new conicals   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on September 28, 2013, 12:29:08 PM
Nothing. What I wanted to do I can't, so I won't be doing anything but nothing.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on September 28, 2013, 09:20:09 PM
Sitting at work, waiting for the last custoemr of the day to go down the road. Not even my deal, but the guy (a friend of mine) that sold them wanted to go home, and he buys my time with ca$h or bourbon.

I'm good with a $50 for sitting here for an hour- hour and a half more. Plus it gave the chance to get ahead of tomorrow... Yeee!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: bigblue on September 28, 2013, 10:33:11 PM
went coonhunting tonite and treed one then went to the next holler but didn't turn loose due to a bunch of fresh bear sign. we didn't feel like spending the whole night chasing a bear. as we were leaving a truck crossed the creek and some fellars from up the holler had seen our lights and weren't too happy. they were sitting on a gut pile waiting for the bear and we disturbed their plans. they were nice about it but I could tell they weren't happy. btw for any game wardens who may happen to read this those fellars had a depredation permit. seems that bear has been hanging out in their corn field showing deer how to really eat a man's corn.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on September 29, 2013, 04:30:10 PM
I have a rifle on law-away. I'll pick it up next payday.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on September 29, 2013, 05:48:05 PM
did the up periscope about 3 years ago. Clean as a whistle they claim. Well NO SH*T after the crap you have to drink.
Ought to be clear!
I drink a lot of fibre. Hey beer is made from grains should have fibre in it shouldn't it?
Actually I eat a pretty well balanced diet. Lots of veggies, whole grains, fish chicken etc.
But today the dang wind was blowing again and couldn't work on the new bay window. Hopefully tomorrow.
So I stapled some plastic wood pellet bags down on front porch to protect the wood a little, when it rains and soaks the carpet
on the entrance.
Then I nailed some cedar siding to the inside of the porch roof. Ran out of boards.
so decided it was time for movie "man called Horse"  and some more liquid fibre.
OH!!
Also stitched together a new slim Jim.  Getting better with the stitcher. Top side is good, bottom side some minor issues.
Will post picture later.   This one is long enough for a dragoon, but can be cut back for an 8".
Got some trimming to do.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on September 29, 2013, 06:53:37 PM
It rained all day today. Just stayed in and watch "Haven" on Netflix. Pretty good shows.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on September 29, 2013, 07:58:38 PM
I've been playing around with some light .32 S&W Long loads in a rifle barrel I built for my .410 shotty. I've only got four pieces of brass and about 24 primers, left though. :(

I also ordered a rear sight for this gun, and made a dovetail front sight from some scrap aluminum I had laying about. After firing a good number of rounds I'm really liking the idea of a .32 Long rifle to replace .22's. It shoots a bigger and heavier bullet, more energy than a .22 but much quieter. Basically I'm building a rook rifle. {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on September 29, 2013, 08:22:27 PM
Rain here all day too, so I cleaned a gun.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 03, 2013, 01:51:52 PM
Grrrrrr!!!! Another rainy day here in Portageville, MO.  .))

I think I'm going to shave my head later on today!  |::
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 03, 2013, 02:33:59 PM
 {:( (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 03, 2013, 10:00:39 PM
I started my first day of work at the crack.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on October 03, 2013, 10:42:56 PM
I just spent the day sitting on my hospital bed trying not to be bored inbetween the jolts of pain when my pain meds wear off.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 04, 2013, 07:30:54 AM
I just spent the day sitting on my hospital bed trying not to be bored inbetween the jolts of pain when my pain meds wear off.
Darn Kaeto, I had no idea that you were sick.  :-[
You rest up Bud. I'm praying for ya to have no more pains! Keep us in the loop about how you are feeling!  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on October 04, 2013, 09:07:13 AM
Kaeto, Prayers for ya bud. Hope you can get your health back and out of the Hospital.

 Raining here today and will have a good chance for storms later and all day Sat.

 Kids have a half day of school today,teacher in service day. I'll go walk over to the school at 11:30 and get Samantha. Hope it ain't raining to hard or we will be drenched before getting back to the house.

 Sam, I try to shave my face and head at least twice a week. I like the fresh shave,but hate shaving.I get a little scruffy sometimes and Samantha says "Dad You Need To Shave Your To Pricky ".
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on October 04, 2013, 03:14:04 PM
Just got home from work and I have the weekend off. My wife and I are ditching the kids to spend the weekend celebrating our 25th anniversary  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 04, 2013, 03:52:48 PM
Today I saw a comment on a post on the Handloaders Bench forum about leaving brass case bullets in a leather cartridge belt. The guy said that due to the acids used in leather tanning, it will turn brass cartridges green.  (^h So....,  ;D today I got the Brasso and a couple of rags out and cleaned 36, .45 Colt cartridges.  ^y%  )L$  Now I have 36 nice, bright, shinny bullets, that are now in a plastic bullet box.  ])M


That was my excitement for the day.  _l _l (?^

Happy 25'th Anniversary Aardvark, hope you have 25 more.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 04, 2013, 05:07:33 PM
I started my first day of work at the crack.

That means you have a stock to fix, or something, right?  Not a cooking event, right?  I mean, you haven't move away from shine...

The Crack is not a place of employment - oh, but wait, it could be.

Or are you talking about making social in-roads under the covers?

Don't mind me.  Today I finally finished doing my 2012 taxes.  It is the punishment we get every year for foolishly joining the working class, and trying ever since to pay our own way.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 04, 2013, 06:22:57 PM
Hell no I haven't moved away from party likker', there's no way I'd move to that city slicker mess to make some money. That stuff messed up my uncle, he's 43 and acts like he's 14. It's saddern' hell to see him like that.

My daddy calls Jack in the box "Jack in the crack" and I just call it "the crack" for short. That's where I'm working, hehe! :P
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on October 04, 2013, 07:20:31 PM
Am still in hospital. With my leg problems.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 04, 2013, 07:46:51 PM
Prayers sent Kaeto, hope you feel better bud. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on October 04, 2013, 09:01:10 PM
Thank you. I may (Emphasis on the may) be going home tomorrow with IV antibiotics self administered for a week.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 04, 2013, 11:23:09 PM
Kaeto, hang in there bud! It gets tough sometimes, but trust in God to heal you. He's worked wonders for my girlfriend and he can for you.

By the way, I got to Skype with her two night ago. She's still in pain but doing a lot better. Yesterday she had another chemo session, she's young and has a pretty darn good chance. With God's help she'll recover. The only thing that has me down is that she's in Georgia right now and I can't come bring her food and help.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on October 05, 2013, 01:30:27 AM
TaKE A paycheck, cash it. Relocate.

Yer yung, live on the edge, and move where love, lust and the Lord sends ya.

One day you'll be 42, have 5 kids, and $1ok a year in child support, and feel trapped.

Live Life!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on October 05, 2013, 07:44:00 AM
Happy 25'th Anniversary Aardvark, hope you have 25 more.  :) 

Thanks Pustic!
Last night was a movie date. We saw "Gravity" with Sandra Bulluck and George Clooney, it very good and visually stunning. Although there were a couple of things borrowed from the movie "Mission to Mars" I'll still give it a thumbs up.  (T^

Today we're going down to see ArtPrize http://www.artprize.org (http://www.artprize.org). Hopefully the rain tays away!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 05, 2013, 08:06:29 AM
Shooting trip this morning...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 05, 2013, 10:23:56 AM
Shooting that new Hawken?   :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on October 05, 2013, 10:58:46 AM
Took my dog for a hike in the deeper forrest. Found a couple of pounds of "Craterellus cornucopioides" mushroms (aka Black trumpet chanterel). It makes wonders in an elk stew.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 05, 2013, 12:42:14 PM
Hell no I haven't moved away from party likker', there's no way I'd move to that city slicker mess to make some money. That stuff messed up my uncle, he's 43 and acts like he's 14. It's saddern' hell to see him like that.

My daddy calls Jack in the box "Jack in the crack" and I just call it "the crack" for short. That's where I'm working, hehe! :P

OK, here's a true story for ya.
1963, La Canada, CA, what was probably one of (if not the) first JITB stores.  A friend of mine is holding down the store by his lonesome on the 10-midnight shift.  Totally illegal, he's not yet 17 and school is still in session, but what the heck, it was the best paying job he could find.  At midnight he has to close.  So he locks the lobby doors and makes everybody go talk to Jack.  This gives him time to clean the customers' mess up in the lobby and counter in between late arrival cars.

Bzzzzz, here comes one now.

"Hi, This is Jack.  What do you want?"
"I'd like a cheese burger and fries please."
"Do you want onions on that cheese burger, Sir?
(answer not important)
"Do you want mayonaise on that cheese burger, Sir?"
(answer not important)
"Do you want catsup on that cheese burger, Sir?"
(answer not important)
"Do you want pickles on that cheese burger, Sir?"
(answer not important)
"Do you want mustard on that cheese burger, Sir?"
(answer not important)
"Do you want relish on that cheese burger, Sir?"
(answer not important)
"Do you want bbq sauce on that cheese burger, Sir?"
(answer not important)
"Do you want catsup on that cheese burger, Sir?"  (yes, he'd repeat some "just to be sure", or maybe say "I forgot, did you want ....")
   by now, the guy is getting frustrated with Jack, maybe even pounding on the speaker...
(answer not important)
"Do you want fries on that cheese burger, Sir?"
50% would say "NO!"
"Do you want cheese on that cheese burger, Sir?"
99% would say "H*** NO!"
"Do you want buns on that cheese burger, Sir?"
At this point the customer would be out of the car, yelling at Jack!  You know, back in the car line, not at the window?  Several got into fisticuffs with Jack.

My friend said it was amazing how many people would pay several dollars for a single, half-cooked patty of meat.  That was when a hamburger was 25cents.

And never complain to the store owner.

And come back the next night for the same treatment.

After a while, my friend quit.

He said it was too strange working at night and serving only wierdos.  He was worried that maybe one of them would realize the guy in the building was actually Jack.  You know, figure it all out?

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 05, 2013, 04:11:31 PM
Classanar, good story! (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 05, 2013, 05:47:00 PM
Quote
Shooting that new Hawken?


Haven't picked up round ball for it yet.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 05, 2013, 08:40:39 PM
Made a ragout of black beans and bratwurst for dinner, along with Raven Mad, which is a barrel-aged porter/stout, and quite nice.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 06, 2013, 08:54:53 AM
Today...I have to find that darn leak in my roof. It rained pretty good last night. Kimmy is working right now. She wants me to wait until she comes home(around noon) before I crawl up on this roof. Pretty high roof here. I'm scared of height too.  :-[
I hope I don't go rolling off this roof! Pretty long ways down if I hit the ground. Hmmmmm, I wonder HOW many more bones I can break on me?  (^h
Report(maybe)will come later on this.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 06, 2013, 09:08:27 AM
Waffles, bacon and coffee!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 06, 2013, 08:23:27 PM


  Baked beans and pulled pork!  Tried to go lake fishing today, 2-3 foot waves, got pounded good, retreated to the dock and parking lot.  Cheese and crackers and liquid soul-savers.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 06, 2013, 08:33:28 PM
Stir-fried pork with green beans in a red wine/garlic sauce. Wife is making hot cocoa, and we're watching Jeff Dunham
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 06, 2013, 08:39:46 PM
Took my wife to dinner for her birthday celebration.  She likes "smoked" so off we went to The Smoke House restaurant two towns over.  She watched more of the football game than I did.  She said "Did you like the cheerleaders?"  She described their (little) uniforms.  Honestly said I didn't even see 'em.  Paying too much attention to her.  99 points scored, summing both sides.  Apparently, I scored more points than that.  My first home run in a football game.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 07, 2013, 10:42:36 AM
Fried possum and mashed tators.

(http://farrenbutcherincorporated.com/12/what-do-huhu-grubs-eat-15.JPG)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 07, 2013, 12:19:10 PM
Hey, that's the possum we hit on the way back home!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 07, 2013, 12:26:07 PM
You should of picked it up before I did.  ;D  I just hope you're not going hungry because I got to it first.  :P
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: bigblue on October 07, 2013, 05:30:42 PM
i'm workin' on squirrel dumplings. killed 22 this weekend so i'm going to make a pot full big enough to feed me the whole week.  ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on October 07, 2013, 06:08:31 PM
Got home from the hospital yesterday and when I slept in my bed I accidentally pulled out the home IV line and had to go back in to get it replaced. Just now got home from that.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 08, 2013, 02:35:52 PM
These days come, we all know they do, but we still try to postpone them as long as possible.

My wife and I just returned from the crematorium.  This morning our 12.6 yr old 125lb golden decided that it just wasn't fun any more.  Everything quit on him last night.  Legs, bowels, bladder, tummy and tail.  Saturday he was enjoying the lawn concert.  Sunday he enjoyed sleeping in the warm rain, didn't want to come in.  No sweat, he's a bone fide water dog.  Wet = happy times!

Monday morning, he couldn't stand.  We had to carry him into the house.  He flopped on his bed at 5p, didn't stir until 5am.  And that was all he could do today.  Stir his neck a bit in the mess he found himself in.

We bathed him, made the requisite appointments, hoisted him into the van, and the three of us took our final trip together.

First time ever Hans wasn't afraid to go to the vet.  It was as if he were counting on it, looking forward to his next home.  Laid his head down on the table, looked at us, sighed, and left.

They know, I swear they do, that their time has come.

We've decided to wait until 2015.  We have to get through several probable personal SHTF scenarios between now and then that would preclude there being more than two family members.  We're not about to get another, then have to give it up.  That's no way to treat a family member who trusts us implicitly.

Third golden we lost in 20 years.  The good ones don't stay around long enough, do they?

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 08, 2013, 03:00:26 PM


  I know what you mean Classnr.  About a year ago I had to put down a Black Lab/Springer mix; a beautiful girl I adopted, we bonded immediately, smartest dog I've ever owned.  Eventually after 12 years her back legs gave out, hip dysplasia I think they call it.  We kept her going on steroids for about another year, but eventually it was too much for her.  The vet, a personal friend, came to our house and we had a quiet farewell and passing on. 
  So, my condolences to you today.  The good ones don't last as long as they should and they're all good ones.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 09, 2013, 11:04:20 PM


  I know what you mean Classnr.  About a year ago I had to put down a Black Lab/Springer mix; a beautiful girl I adopted, we bonded immediately, smartest dog I've ever owned.  Eventually after 12 years her back legs gave out, hip dysplasia I think they call it.  We kept her going on steroids for about another year, but eventually it was too much for her.  The vet, a personal friend, came to our house and we had a quiet farewell and passing on. 
  So, my condolences to you today.  The good ones don't last as long as they should and they're all good ones.

Thanks, SS.  I think everybody on the forum has, or will have, the experience, even if be a cat, horse, bird, or bunny.  I speak from experience on those four as well.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 10, 2013, 08:34:41 AM
Me? Today I'm hoping I win that Yamaha Blaster Engine. It's a rebuilt one. Wish me GOOD LUCK Guys!!!!!  (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 10, 2013, 11:16:45 AM
(http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4521781417150749&pid=1.7)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vkE6clryLFo/TS5ZCEuEUSI/AAAAAAAAAOA/a77kdsTRWDk/s1600/genuine-lucky-rabbits-foot-keychain-white-13-p.jpg)
(http://www.blog.mamasturnnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/good-luck.jpg)

Good luck Sam.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 12, 2013, 05:38:43 AM
Thanks Pustic! And your Good Luck did me good! I won the Yamaha Blaster Engine! Yippy!!!!
It's a rebuilt engine. $525 free shipping. Should be in next week.
I also won a new LP gas Turkey Fryer at $70.
The engine is a early X-mas present from Kimmy and Max to me!  {?|
Pictures to come.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 12, 2013, 10:41:09 AM
 {?| {?| (T^  That's great, and I'm happy for you winning it. _l _l

Post some pictures of them when you get them.   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 12, 2013, 10:42:38 AM
I was thinking of mowing my yard today, but it looks like rain is on the way, unless Sam can stop it at the Mississippi.   M__  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 12, 2013, 11:27:28 AM
Congrats Sam, good deal!   {?|

Me working my way through a cold bug that's been going around.  My wife had it first, I blame her  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on October 12, 2013, 02:35:23 PM
My back quit working last night, so I took the second half of the day off, for a "cripple" day.

 }),
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on October 12, 2013, 02:40:19 PM
Today- Day one of our annual Ski Patrol refresher weekend to re-certify our skills for the up coming ski season!
Won't be long and we'll be hitting the slopes!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on October 12, 2013, 03:08:19 PM
My back quit working last night, so I took the second half of the day off, for a "cripple" day.

 }),


So you went up Cripple Creek at a run?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 12, 2013, 07:42:35 PM
Tomorrow is Friday....for me...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 12, 2013, 09:08:58 PM
We had our annual toy run today.
We "bikers" all buy one or more new toys.
Meet at the Harley shop. follow the antique fire engine through town
and end up at a end of run place (changes each year).
Then load all the toys in a big box truck.
This year all the toys went to support the Marines Toys for Tots in the area.
I live 15 miles out of town, It was 38 degrees when I fired up the bike.
Rode in, did the ride, opened the store and it was back to 38 degrees when
I came home after dark!
' Course I did have a little antifreeze in me on the way home!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 12, 2013, 09:36:39 PM
Today was alright I guess, I went to work and caught my buddy's escaped chicken that done escaped. I've started getting used to a broken heart again as of a few days ago. I'm getting drunk, going fishing, and sleeping in the woods tonight.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 12, 2013, 09:53:14 PM
My back quit working last night, so I took the second half of the day off, for a "cripple" day.

 }),


So you went up Cripple Creek at a run?

Hey, I used to be able to play that on the 5-string banjo.  That's waaaay back in the days when I was a member of "The Atomic Steam Ratchet Philharmonic Society and Glee Club."  When Ellen sang with us, we tacked on "With Women's Auxillary."
The announcer at the mic would usually stumble over our name, then say "Oh hell, it's those guys again."

Great licks on that song.  Thanks for bringing back the memories.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on October 13, 2013, 01:20:16 PM
Dismantled an 18th century flintlock pistol that I fetch at an auction yesterday. British, .620, barrel length 7 1/2". Stamps all over it. The lock is stamped GRIFFIN and shows no significant wear after 250 yrs! Shall do some more measuring, get some flint stone, make a mould, before the shooting fun starts.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 13, 2013, 06:49:42 PM


 Still nursing a wicked cold, doing the couch potato thing watching a 12-part movie set called Babes, Bombs and Bullets (my wife actually bought this for me at a yard sale) and it is as cheap and tawdry and entertaining as you can imagine  :)

Yee haw! ])M

Trivia question:  What's the difference between a movie and a film?  Answer: A movie has babes, bombs and helicopters. A film has subtitles...and long conversations...and walks on the beach.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 14, 2013, 08:37:25 AM
Today I have to take my van to the repair shop to get a length of fuel line replaced. There's a small hole in the fuel line and gas is leaking out of it.  :9)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 14, 2013, 08:56:14 AM
I don't know yet what I doing today.  (^h
I guess I will wait untill Kimmy gets home(around noon today) and whatever she screams at me that needs to be done...I'll try to do it.  ;)

BTW, did I tell ya I'm lazy today?  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 14, 2013, 09:11:31 AM
Here you go Sam, start your day off right.

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Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 14, 2013, 09:29:31 AM
Pustic, I'm drinking Ten High on the Rocks right now. I'll be drinking beer later on.  ;)
I just drink enough to FEEL good and not fall down!  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Axter Klak on October 14, 2013, 03:25:20 PM
From The Tap, by Axter Klak

I'm lookin' fer a woman
A good one's hard to find.
So I think I'll take the first
One that reads my mind.

Barkeep, fill my stein up.
Here's my money.  There, I've paid.
Beer... Five Thousand Years,
Of helpin' guys get laid.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 14, 2013, 05:31:19 PM
Well let's start with yesterday.
Almost finished weather tighting my new floor to ceiling bay window.
Got to trim one board, insert two temporary inner window blocks, cut hole in original wall to crawl through.
Siding will come in spring.
Needed about 2 hours more daylight and the last big window would of been in.
Today, I stitched up 2 leatherman type knife holsters for customers. Got one more to do tomorrow.
Covered the swamp cooler, cleaned litter box, did laundry, goofed around on here and started forming the
leather for a new holster. You know those real short barely there holsters for automatics and snubbies?
I'm making similar for the 5.5 inch revolver.  Kinda doing it as I go to see what works, what doesn't.
This one is high up on hip.  Next will be lowered.
Also want to do a horizontal middle of back as a hide out.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 14, 2013, 08:29:23 PM
Bought a 30 pound ham for .49 a pound.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 14, 2013, 08:38:30 PM
Bought a 30 pound ham for .49 a pound.

Wow!  Aged 30 years, then sold with the original price sticker?  "New, old stock"?  Yard sale?
Nowadays, most bottle water cost more than that.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 17, 2013, 07:25:17 PM
Well I got the bay window all sealed in.
The big windows  have temporary trims holding them in.
Come summer. will cut and fit permanent when I do the siding.
Tonight I insulated the ceiling and tomorrow now that it's inside work
insulate the walls and caulk joints on the inside.
I want to get the log burner hooked up this weekend.
But I need to tear out a pantry and move a water heater out of the way.
Will upload pics tomorrow
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on October 18, 2013, 06:38:44 AM
Shooting session, Remy 58 and Smith, with son and grandson.
Great fun. Bright sunshine and crispy 32F.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 18, 2013, 09:05:56 AM
couple pictures from inside the kitchen looking out the new roughed in Bay window area. Still a lot of work,
But will be nice for morning coffee!
Had fresh snow yesterday afternoon and evening. Maybe two inches.
Thinking maybe a couple rifle ports for those pesky varmits.......you know revenooers... ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 18, 2013, 09:07:02 AM
one more pic
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on October 18, 2013, 10:15:33 AM
Nice pix DD,
your area must be far north. Over here we had the first light snow this morning. It won't look like that here till next month.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 18, 2013, 06:23:23 PM


  Woof!  Where do you guys live, talking about snow?  I'm way up northern New York, next to the Canadian border, it was 65 here today
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on October 18, 2013, 08:42:17 PM
Had a good day at work, now I get to dick with the exhaust on my Suburban
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 19, 2013, 03:01:32 AM
Got my rebuilt Yamaha Blaster engine in. I'm going to be working on this for the next few days.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 19, 2013, 03:24:13 PM


  Messing around with a Johnson 9.9 outboard on my boat.  Ran good here at home.  I get it up to Chateauguay Lake, ran good at dockside for 2 minutes, I put it into reverse and backed off the dock, got 15 feet, and it stalled.  Would not start again.
  They shoot horses don't they, with 1858's?  How about outboard motors?

 ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 20, 2013, 06:58:41 AM
Saranac Sam, I feel your pain Bud! That would be a stinky day for me.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 20, 2013, 08:08:48 AM
Nice pix DD,
your area must be far north. Over here we had the first light snow this morning. It won't look like that here till next month.
Well I'm in South East Wyoming. But we has an earlier snow fall already.
Been cold lately.
Where's over here?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 20, 2013, 08:10:17 AM


  Woof!  Where do you guys live, talking about snow?  I'm way up northern New York, next to the Canadian border, it was 65 here today
I'm in South east Wyoming my house is at about 6700 ft above sea level
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 20, 2013, 08:12:36 AM


  Messing around with a Johnson 9.9 outboard on my boat.  Ran good here at home.  I get it up to Chateauguay Lake, ran good at dockside for 2 minutes, I put it into reverse and backed off the dock, got 15 feet, and it stalled.  Would not start again.
  They shoot horses don't they, with 1858's?  How about outboard motors?

 ^y%
Friend of mine had that problem with his boat labor day.  Pulled the float bowl screw, no fuel. Pulled line and cranked.
No fuel. Suspect bad pump.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 20, 2013, 09:37:24 AM


  Messing around with a Johnson 9.9 outboard on my boat.  Ran good here at home.  I get it up to Chateauguay Lake, ran good at dockside for 2 minutes, I put it into reverse and backed off the dock, got 15 feet, and it stalled.  Would not start again.
  They shoot horses don't they, with 1858's?  How about outboard motors?

 ^y%
Friend of mine had that problem with his boat labor day.  Pulled the float bowl screw, no fuel. Pulled line and cranked.
No fuel. Suspect bad pump.

That's what I'm thinking, something in the fuel delivery system.  Considering the late season, I'll probably just burn the gas out of the carb and put it away for the winter, tackle it next spring.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on October 20, 2013, 10:43:25 AM
Hi DD, "over here" is Scandinavia, same latitude as Nome, Alaska. It's far away from Remy country, but we sure lik'em.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on October 20, 2013, 12:26:55 PM
Quiet day at home with my sweetly on her birthday. She didn't want to go out to dinner so will just spend quality time and watch the Packers play this afternoon.
 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 20, 2013, 02:25:39 PM
Cabela's credited my charge card with the price of two backordered C&B 44 ss cylinders.
Nice that they gave the money back, considering they have not shipped for Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, and Oct.  But I am a bit concerned.  No parts coming out of Pietta.  Cabela's still lists these as "backorderable", but nobody seems to be getting any.
Likewise, the 12" ss barrel.
Likewise, the shoulder stock.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 20, 2013, 03:22:34 PM
Cabela's credited my charge card with the price of two backordered C&B 44 ss cylinders.
Nice that they gave the money back, considering they have not shipped for Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, and Oct.  But I am a bit concerned.  No parts coming out of Pietta.  Cabela's still lists these as "backorderable", but nobody seems to be getting any.
Likewise, the 12" ss barrel.
Likewise, the shoulder stock.

Classanr

Yeah, I ordered parts kits for the 58 and 60 back in the spring.  Not seeing them yet.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 20, 2013, 04:46:31 PM
this past month I been giving this woman I met online some minor hell.
To see if she would just up and runaway, or have some sand in her boots.
Agreed to meet couple times but missed each other.
Yesterday I made her wait 45 minutes. She knew I was there saw my truck.
But she was being stubborn too, refused to come in the store.
Anyway we finally met. Seems to be ok.
Anyway back to today.
Not even close to what I want to do.......sit vegetate in front of TV
It has snowed off and on all day. Haven't even stepped outside.
Insulated part of the bay window area.
Have to quit until I re arrange the water heaters on joining wall and run the electrical
Water heater closet was also part of the old pantry area.
So I had to re arrange the new pantry area.  I definitely need more room.
These shelves are mostly the seasonings.
When bay area is done, and new roof on the breezeway next year (where the new pantry is) will add more shelves and more canned veggies, soups and canned fruit.
Hopefully the coming revolution will hold off that long!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 20, 2013, 04:48:01 PM


  Messing around with a Johnson 9.9 outboard on my boat.  Ran good here at home.  I get it up to Chateauguay Lake, ran good at dockside for 2 minutes, I put it into reverse and backed off the dock, got 15 feet, and it stalled.  Would not start again.
  They shoot horses don't they, with 1858's?  How about outboard motors?

 ^y%
Friend of mine had that problem with his boat labor day.  Pulled the float bowl screw, no fuel. Pulled line and cranked.
No fuel. Suspect bad pump.

That's what I'm thinking, something in the fuel delivery system.  Considering the late season, I'll probably just burn the gas out of the carb and put it away for the winter, tackle it next spring.
Don't let it set. It will only be 10x worse come spring. If it is clogged, get it out now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 20, 2013, 04:50:56 PM
Cabela's credited my charge card with the price of two backordered C&B 44 ss cylinders.
Nice that they gave the money back, considering they have not shipped for Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, and Oct.  But I am a bit concerned.  No parts coming out of Pietta.  Cabela's still lists these as "backorderable", but nobody seems to be getting any.
Likewise, the 12" ss barrel.
Likewise, the shoulder stock.

Classanr
I ordered some pietta colt parts from my supplier early this month got them no problem, but maybe they had them in stock.
Guess i better check the catalog and get a few more items, just in case.....

Yeah, I ordered parts kits for the 58 and 60 back in the spring.  Not seeing them yet.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 22, 2013, 03:02:39 PM


  Messing around with a Johnson 9.9 outboard on my boat.  Ran good here at home.  I get it up to Chateauguay Lake, ran good at dockside for 2 minutes, I put it into reverse and backed off the dock, got 15 feet, and it stalled.  Would not start again.
  They shoot horses don't they, with 1858's?  How about outboard motors?

 ^y%
Friend of mine had that problem with his boat labor day.  Pulled the float bowl screw, no fuel. Pulled line and cranked.
No fuel. Suspect bad pump.

That's what I'm thinking, something in the fuel delivery system.  Considering the late season, I'll probably just burn the gas out of the carb and put it away for the winter, tackle it next spring.
Don't let it set. It will only be 10x worse come spring. If it is clogged, get it out now.

   That's what I was afraid somebody would say.  I don't have a warm shop to work in and it's getting cold fast.  I use SeaFoam, use it in all my motors, seems to work good.  I think I blew out most of the gas today, disconnected the fuel line and plan to replace it next year, drained the tank.
  I really did not want to become an outboard motor mechanic.   ^y%

  I'd rather learn to work on Colts, Smith & Wessons, fishing reels  and watches.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 23, 2013, 09:15:46 AM
Going camping. Back sometime Sunday.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on October 23, 2013, 02:57:55 PM
Cleared the leaves off the lawn... Then rewarded my hard work by shooting the Walker  {?|

BTW, here's the view of our backyard through our living room windows!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 23, 2013, 03:15:40 PM


  Beautiful view, beautiful house!  Do you get any wildlife sightings?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on October 23, 2013, 04:00:56 PM


  Beautiful view, beautiful house!  Do you get any wildlife sightings?

Depending on the time of year we get Deer, Turkeys, Pheasant. We have lots of birds, squirrels and chipmunks. There's a ground hog living under our shed and occasionally we smell skunk but have never actually seen them  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 27, 2013, 08:29:21 AM
Nothing really going on today with me here......
Looks like some rain is coming to me here in Portageville, MO.  :-[
What's up with you Guys?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 27, 2013, 08:42:22 AM
don't want to do nothing, but need to
dash lights in bike, tail light lense in one truck, bulb in the other
drain and remove old water heater.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on October 27, 2013, 12:13:27 PM
adding another layer of insulation in the attic, doing half today and finishing another day... I estimate 26-30 rolls of R30 will be needed for the whole thing... The blow-in just isn't enough, and the original owner never took care of it... We've been here 11 years so I guess it's about time eh!!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 27, 2013, 03:42:00 PM
Back from camping. Photos eventually.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 28, 2013, 02:04:24 PM
Today I cancelled a credit card.

Here's the best we can figure:
Person gets the credit card info from a scan, makes a fake-but-working card.
Person makes a fake id with my name on it, person's photo.
Person goes to a movie in OK, tests out the card.  It works.  $18 on the card.  First clue - I was at a movie theater 1,500 miles away using the same card the exact same night, cost exactly the same, watching the same movie.  Guess which charge showed up on the cc statement?  Let's bet the scan was made at the MA movie theater, but processed through the OK movie theater, eh?  As in "OK, we got a live one for you, Mr. Person.  Here it is, and have fun on your travels!"

Person drives to Wichita to a strip joint.  Puts on $330, $250, $166, and $75 in the same night, same strip club.  Club is listed by the cc company as "a family restaurant."  But listed in KS corporate records as "A Gentlemen's Nightclub".
As Carol says, "That's a lot of lap-dancing!"

Person gets up next morning, eats $98 of IHOP breakfast.  That's a lot of pancakes.

As Carol says, "Maybe there's more than one Person enjoying the fun."

Person moseys out of town, tanks up at an automated gas station.  $20, which is guaranteed proof that person is using a physical card, one that was not stolen, but re-engineered.  Oh, and that Person is driving a very small car or a motorcycle.  We're voting motorcycle.  Maybe two.  With riding partners.  Just about covers a large IHOP breakfast bill.  Waiting for the hotel charge to show up...

As of a few hours ago, Person is travelling with a card that no longer works.  New card being shipped to me.

Credit card company said "Well, we figured it wasn't you, 'cause of the local charges you've been making at the same time, but we wanted to give you a call, just in case."

Another person said "They make me so angry!  If they'd put that brainpower to better things, we'd solve world hunger."

I'm thinking...naw, that's a bit more complicated than forging credit cards.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on October 28, 2013, 02:32:34 PM
Did you cancel and have a new card issued with a new number or just drop the card all together?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 28, 2013, 03:14:50 PM
New card issued.  No charges are my responsibility.  On-line banking was switched over in under 10 minutes.  I had to call a few companies (coincidentally, those with Pietta backorders) to tell them the new card number for the backorders.  I gave 'em my NRA card number.  Still have to change the PrayPall and AmazingZone accounts, but I have the NRA card there, too.  Funny how PP will take money from NRA banking system, eh?  Racking my brain for any other company that depends on "most-recent-charge-on-file."  Fortunately, one magazine that refuses to cancel the subscription will finally stop bugging me with renewed monthly charges it refuses to stop making.  Silver linings and all that.

Sure beats a death in the family, that's for sure.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 28, 2013, 03:39:08 PM
I got laid off work today. Hell, working at Jack in the crack is for the foreigner, pizza face teens that never had any damn sex, or white trash. Working there is hell. It's a hot greasy kitchen where everyone speaks Spanish. I don't speak any damn Spanish.

I'm thinking of either going into the Navy or starting my own business. I'm considering making an online store and selling cast bullets, either that or repurposed wine barrel staves or hoops. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 28, 2013, 06:26:46 PM
...Sure beats a death in the family, that's for sure.

Not to upstage ya, Busy, but we just were informed of a death in the family. She snuck out of the house, sweet-talked the clerk, got a clean BGcheck, drove to a motel.  Messy.

... thinking of either going into the Navy or starting my own business.....

Both are honorable.  You'd make a heck of a lot more money in the Navy, get a kickstart in your education, maybe become a language expert, learn to chew in 20 different languages.  Plenty of time to go broke casting bullets in your old age.  Don't throw away your YT followers.  They tend to spend money.  Keep 'em entertained.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 28, 2013, 06:51:35 PM
Classanar, First of all I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of someone in your family. My prayers go out to you.

I like the idea of starting a business. Both my parents have made due with the second great depression and built a business. I want to follow in their foot steps.

Now I must say I enjoy casting bullets. Watching a pile of wheel weights become some nice looking .358 SWC bullets is satisfying as hell. Not as satisfying as shooting them from my .38 but still a good feeling! :-* I'm thinking I could take advantage of the ammo and component shortages. While everything is on back order I can ride that bullet train and crank em' out.

Now I've got friends that were in the Navy, some are still in there and some are retired. They all say it's funnern' hell at times. Lots of pretty women and likker'. (T^ Not only that, but if I join I'll be serving the country I love. And that's something I can be proud of till the day they lay me down.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 28, 2013, 07:32:51 PM


  Busy, join the Navy!

  Classnr, they take credit cards at strip clubs in Wichita?  Up here you carry a wad of singles, maybe a couple of chickens and bags of rice in the car if you want a lap dance.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 28, 2013, 07:45:51 PM
Well busy if you can't get into the best. I guess Navy being second best will have to do!! )K&

About 3 months ago I had the card issue too. They were using my card in France (the country)
and I was right here the whole time.
New card and number issued.  The charges were a little over $1500
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 28, 2013, 08:48:45 PM


  Uncle Sam's Misguided Children are okay, I guess.  The Army has Rangers and Special Forces, the Navy has SEALs, even the Brits have Special Air Service.
  My best friend is an "ex" Marine.  I would never call him a jarhead, but I call him a knucklehead, and then he calls me something and we laugh and have another beer.

 ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on October 28, 2013, 09:17:42 PM
The Navy handles combat perfectly well. We send in our Marines and have another cup of coffee...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 28, 2013, 09:39:08 PM
For a while I had my heart set on being a Marine. However I found someone special, got engaged, she was having health problems and cheated on me not two weeks after she was out of the hospital.

So now I'm single again. I figure this would be a good time to think about joining the Navy, and hopefully follow through with it. It seems like a better choice for me than the Marines, and I'd still be a badass warrior man at the end of the day. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 29, 2013, 06:08:40 AM
Today? Well, I'm going to try to build Blacky a big dog house.  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 07:50:13 AM


  Uncle Sam's Misguided Children are okay, I guess.  The Army has Rangers and Special Forces, the Navy has SEALs, even the Brits have Special Air Service.
  My best friend is an "ex" Marine.  I would never call him a jarhead, but I call him a knucklehead, and then he calls me something and we laugh and have another beer.

 ])M
See we have to be the best. We're the only ones with so many nicknames given by the other branches.
Indicating they are envious, really admire us and try to imitate us!
And there are no "ex" Marines.
Once a Marine you will always be one. You EARNED the title, it is never given.
Even the Commandant signed an official order as such about 3 yr ago.
But all this is a sidetrack from the subject of the message.
Got to go to Dr today find out the results of all the tests done couple weeks ago.
Play with a sewing machine, I hope.  Maybe work on a new custom styled holster.
Different than our common slim jims When I do I'll let you all see pics.
Enjoy your day!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on October 29, 2013, 07:56:37 AM
The only way to lose the title is to be thrown out of the Corps in disgrace.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 08:02:52 AM
For a while I had my heart set on being a Marine. However I found someone special, got engaged, she was having health problems and cheated on me not two weeks after she was out of the hospital.

So now I'm single again. I figure this would be a good time to think about joining the Navy, and hopefully follow through with it. It seems like a better choice for me than the Marines, and I'd still be a badass warrior man at the end of the day. ;)
Well I have seen some hardcore Ice cream salesmen.... refuse to give a break to a crying 5 yr old.
And then there are the sea going bell hops.............
But unfortunately we don't belong to the navy,
We belong to the President (we are called the Presidents own for a reason) regardless of who holds the office.
We are a department of the navy.........................................
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THE MEN'S DEPARTMENT )L$ (?^ ->i )K&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IesNv7TS4ls
those are WW II Marine Corps Stripes
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 08:03:37 AM
Today? Well, I'm going to try to build Blacky a big dog house.  {?|
OH NO Sam's at it again! ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on October 29, 2013, 08:21:47 AM
Today? Well, I'm going to try to build Blacky a big dog house.  {?|
OH NO Sam's at it again! ::)

Hast to build it bigger so there's room for him to fit in. ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 08:46:01 AM
The only way to lose the title is to be thrown out of the Corps in disgrace.
Yes and unfortunately while I was in we had a drum out ceremony.
Was at El toro, Cal back in early 70's (1970's that is).
He had been court martialled, we were all lined up on main street to the rear gate.
Front gate was never to be used for this. Read off the court charges, and the final verdict.
The C.O. ripped off his stripes, all his buttons, removed shoe laces, stripped his belt,
cut the bill off his cover, cut up his I.D. card, ripped the rear pockets down off his trousers.
Shoved his dishonorable discharge papers in his waist band.
We were ordered to attention, and an about face. He was pushed down through the ranks and out
the gate. Gate was shut and locked behind him.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 29, 2013, 08:50:19 AM
Today? Well, I'm going to try to build Blacky a big dog house.  {?|
OH NO Sam's at it again! ::)

Hast to build it bigger so there's room for him to fit in. ->i
Well, Heck! If this is the case...I'm going to build this sucker BIG! Heh!
I got idea's running in my head right now! Heh!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on October 29, 2013, 08:57:54 AM
Today? Well, I'm going to try to build Blacky a big dog house.  {?|
OH NO Sam's at it again! ::)

Hast to build it bigger so there's room for him to fit in. ->i
Well, Heck! If this is the case...I'm going to build this sucker BIG! Heh!
I got idea's running in my head right now! Heh!

Might as well put in enough room for happy hour. (?^ Just don't let Kim know who put you up to it. {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on October 29, 2013, 09:04:30 AM
Dang DD " thrown out of the Corps in disgrace" If this guy is still alive he remember that for life. People need to learn some things you just don't do. }),
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on October 29, 2013, 09:24:17 AM
Today? Well, I'm going to try to build Blacky a big dog house.  {?|
OH NO Sam's at it again! ::)

Call Squad 51!!!!

It takes the Navy to make the beach safe enough for the Marines to land on,

It takes the Marines to make the inland safe enough for the Army to bring their wind-up toys.

It takes the Army to make it safe enough so that the Chair Force don't soil their panties.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 29, 2013, 09:26:22 AM
It takes the Army to keep the Marines from being over run by the enemy.

The Marines are taught to wash their hands after they piss, the Army is taught not to piss on their hands.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 09:43:18 AM
Today? Well, I'm going to try to build Blacky a big dog house.  {?|
OH NO Sam's at it again! ::)

Call Squad 51!!!!

It takes the Navy to make the beach safe enough for the Marines to land on,

It takes the Marines to make the inland safe enough for the Army to bring their wind-up toys.

It takes the Army to make it safe enough so that the Chair Force don't soil their panties.
Guess you ought to do a little more reading about the Pacific area of operations in WW II
They provided the transportation, and even after hours of shelling, they did little damage to the defending forces.
Especially on Iwo Jima.
It took mostly Marines to take it hand to hand.
There were a few Army troops in the Pacific, mostly because there just were not enough Marines available for that huge area, and by then the European theater was starting to wind down (late 44 into 45).
Some Navy personnel waded ashore to help with beach parties.
Corpsmen went inland in all battles with the Marines.

But in the end, it all came down to team work. Including the civilians at home, that kept us supplied with the things we needed.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on October 29, 2013, 09:49:05 AM
Pustic jump ship while you can. (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 29, 2013, 10:25:59 AM
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Vietnam was a perfect example of the Army coming to the rescue of the Marines, more than once, especially around the DMZ when the Marines were being pounced upon, and almost over run by hard core NVA. The Army had to rescue them.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 29, 2013, 11:23:14 AM


But in the end, it all came down to team work. Including the civilians at home, that kept us supplied with the things we needed.

And that's the truth.  We joke about inter-service rivalry, but they all deserve our respect, even the forgotten Coast Guard who have served overseas in all wars.
  I had a grandfather (Marine), father (Army) and uncles who were Army and Navy.  The Marine bought it at Corregidor.  Father and uncle wounded and captured at the Battle of the Bulge.  Grandmother joined the WACs, mother and aunts worked at the Northrop/Grumman Aircraft factory.  There was no Chair Force, there were aviators from the Navy, Marines and Army Air Corps.  The air war was just as deadly.
  We all have friends and relatives who served in one way or another since then.  They all deserve respect...and a few jokes.   :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 06:05:45 PM
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t100/WetFingers/others/smileys/SnickeringDog.gif)

Vietnam was a perfect example of the Army coming to the rescue of the Marines, more than once, especially around the DMZ when the Marines were being pounced upon, and almost over run by hard core NVA. The Army had to rescue them.
yeah but the army was too chicken to go in there first. They wanted us to soften it up a little and read the room as it were!!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 06:14:30 PM


But in the end, it all came down to team work. Including the civilians at home, that kept us supplied with the things we needed.

And that's the truth.  We joke about inter-service rivalry, but they all deserve our respect, even the forgotten Coast Guard who have served overseas in all wars.
  I had a grandfather (Marine), father (Army) and uncles who were Army and Navy.  The Marine bought it at Corregidor.  Father and uncle wounded and captured at the Battle of the Bulge.  Grandmother joined the WACs, mother and aunts worked at the Northrop/Grumman Aircraft factory.  There was no Chair Force, there were aviators from the Navy, Marines and Army Air Corps.  The air war was just as deadly.
  We all have friends and relatives who served in one way or another since then.  They all deserve respect...and a few jokes.   :)

I was in the same boat so to speak
Grandpa (dad's side) was in every major battle / campaign in France / Germany  WW I
Dad both brothers Navy  Atlantic and Pacific  WW II
Mom had 1 brother  Army Korea   4 sisters, their husbands  Navy and Air Force.

so watch this and you will see the errors of my ways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8zwXu2SeCk

But it was the best error of my life. I will never regret the decision.
BTW  I requested orders to DaNang  and when that squadron stood down, Stayed on at Marble Mountain.

forgot one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFELrx6oQ8Q



Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 06:34:54 PM
Yo, Back to the original intent of what's going on.
I go to the VA for all medical. Being 70% disabled, it's free ( for now).
Been getting severe dizzy spells even when sitting doing nothing.
Sometimes scrolling a web page will start it.
Anyway had a bunch of tests done.
Had a new nurse today, had to break her in right, being my ornery self and hittting on her (cute you know).
My doctor is of Indian (the country) descent. And she is HOT!!!sssssssssss.!
I've hit on her since day one even though she was pregnant at the time.
Today she said I need to quit drinking.  Told her that wasn't ever going to happen. ok I'd give up water!!
So then we got down to how much I drink. In the end she decided that little bit would likely be ok.
At least for now.
Got some neurological test coming.
Anyway my knees was still bothering me, so pulled the pants down so she could see.
She remarked, "well I got YOUR pants down today", dang she caught me off guard....
Noticed wedding ring was not on the typical 3rd finger, she hmmmed and hawed trying to come up with an explanation.
Moved the gold band from middle to 3rd and tried to rationalize.
Said that was good, but where is the nice diamond one she normally wears.  Could of heard a pin drop!
Got up to leave, she came to me and gave big hug....... )%R
Aw right!! Damn to bad I am old enough to be daddy and a little more......
Still not sure of why the dizzies, think maybe  getting water on the brain. Builds up causes the dizzy and then the body
reabsorbs it. Hell alcohol ought to dilute, doncha think?????
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: stuntmanMike on October 29, 2013, 07:03:49 PM
hope your dizzy spells get better DD. i stacked some firewood today then decided it was relax time so i watched joe kidd and support your local gunfighter. pretty easy day
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on October 29, 2013, 07:26:51 PM
Could be blood sugar causin the dizzy spells DD.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on October 29, 2013, 07:46:47 PM
I still watch that show Pustic.  ;) I was only 5 yrs old in 1964. Still young enough to get in on what seemed like normal living. All this stuff that has come to life since the 1990 Gulf War and then I believe 1991 was Desert Storm. The world as we knew it changed from then till now. I do have respect for all our military people, (men & women) but this stuff that's going on today make's me feel like the people in Washington, DC. are just peeing and spitting on and in the face of everyone of them dead or alive. My Grand dad served in the Army in WWI,  and my dad served 9 yrs in WWII. Dad never got completely over it. Never knew my grand dad, he died in 48. Most every brother and sister of my mom and dad came up in the WWII. era and all had or did their part. I can tell from other people that have been in real wars their still having to live with it. Some better than others.  )K&
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 07:47:45 PM
hope your dizzy spells get better DD. i stacked some firewood today then decided it was relax time so i watched joe kidd and support your local gunfighter. pretty easy day
clint and james!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on October 29, 2013, 08:24:46 PM
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t100/WetFingers/others/smileys/SnickeringDog.gif)

Vietnam was a perfect example of the Army coming to the rescue of the Marines, more than once, especially around the DMZ when the Marines were being pounced upon, and almost over run by hard core NVA. The Army had to rescue them.
yeah but the army was too chicken to go in there first. They wanted us to soften it up a little and read the room as it were!!!!

No, the Army was smart, they knew what was there, and so did the Marines, but they weren't quite as smart, they thought they could handle the situation, but soon found themselves calling the Army for help to get the thousands of NVA off their butts. If it wasn't for the Army, there would be no Marines.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on October 29, 2013, 09:19:25 PM
What gets me is they send troops in to get rid of the problem, but the big giant BUTT back here in the States is telling the troops they sent in they can go here, here, here, and here, but not there. So your man or woman over there tells the big giant BUTT back here that if we can go in there we can end this stop this, or win that, but the big giant BUTT over here want listen to his people he sent in there in the first place. Don't ja see.  .))  ???  }),
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 29, 2013, 10:24:36 PM
What gets me is they send troops in to get rid of the problem, but the big giant BUTT back here in the States is telling the troops they sent in they can go here, here, here, and here, but not there. So your man or woman over there tells the big giant BUTT back here that if we can go in there we can end this stop this, or win that, but the big giant BUTT over here want listen to his people he sent in there in the first place. Don't ja see.  .))  ???  }),
Especially since Vietnam, the politicians have been in charge, not the generals.
They want to save face, and bend over backward to not hurt somebodies feelings,
or insult or offend them.
I'm afraid things will get worse in future conflicts.
We will become pussified, and then that may be the end. We will have to start all over.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 30, 2013, 12:20:31 AM

We will become pussified, and then that may be the end. We will have to start all over.
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We've already become pussified as Americans. My generation at least. Most these little snots don't know the plege of allegiance, the value of hard work, the feeling of being turned down, how to hold their own in a fight, how to clean a fish, how to fire a gun, or how to look presentable.

I don't spend much time with people of my generation for the most part. I hang out with older people. I was depussified long ago and I'm damn proud of what my father and grandfather taught me. Because texting, rapping, hooking up for sex in a bar, or flying the commie flag never got anyone anywhere worthwhile.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ofitg on October 30, 2013, 11:33:59 AM
Levi, what type of business(es) did your family operate? Are they still doing it? Having immediate access to all that expertise is a great advantage.

Regarding the military, bear in mind that you're not exactly "serving your country"..... you'd be serving your government. There's a difference. It used to be a subtle difference, but as the years go by, the difference is becoming more obvious.


Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 30, 2013, 12:13:00 PM
Ofitg, my dad owns a classic car business and my mom owns a business buying and selling antiques. They are both good capitalists, and very self made. :)

And I'll think about that. I do know that it will get me places. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on October 30, 2013, 12:41:17 PM

  That's true, that's a big advantage.  The successful businessmen I know came from families that ran successful businesses.  You already have the mindset and know more about it than you realize.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on October 30, 2013, 01:16:59 PM
Hope things work out for you BH.  (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on October 30, 2013, 05:14:50 PM
Thanks guys. :) I know that God has a good plan for all of us. I'm not sure of a lot of things, but I know it'll turn out good with enough hard work and prayers.

And, a lot of bullets. ;) I did the math today. My trigger finger sends a little over twice my weight (I'm 140) in lead downrange every year, and that's just size #8 birdshot. I'm not even counting rifle, rimfire or handgun bullets. I buy around 100 pounds of soft lead per year, and the undocumented amounts of range scrap I gather.

It doesn't promote a high stress level. That will get you places easier and more effectively. ])M

Lessons to pass on: shooting a lot of ammo keeps you sane. Pour, charge load, shoot. You'll be glad you did.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on October 31, 2013, 08:09:55 AM
As of right now, it is bad here. Raining and thunder storms for me.  {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on October 31, 2013, 09:21:50 AM
cold wind blowing hard.
Got a lot of air leaks still, in the new bay window area.
Got plastic hanging, but blowing through.
So caulking and weather stripping a little at time.

Cleaning up computer system
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on October 31, 2013, 11:10:39 AM
cold wind blowing hard.
Got a lot of air leaks still, in the new bay window area.
Got plastic hanging, but blowing through.
So caulking and weather stripping a little at time.

Cleaning up computer system

Hold it in front of the leaks, let the Canadian Air Pressure blow out the dust  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 02, 2013, 07:22:49 AM
Today? I'm hoping to get my Yamaha Blaster rideable today.  {?|
Report to come later!  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on November 02, 2013, 07:40:10 AM
Yeah a report of your demise when it explodes.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 02, 2013, 07:57:10 AM
Well, in that case...Kimmy can give a report for me. SMILE!  ;)
If this engine does not run...I'm going to be very upset(I paid $525 for this engine that the seller stated was "Rebuilt").
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 02, 2013, 08:00:46 AM
Clean the yard today. Ribeye steaks brined in kosher salt, garlic and Hatch chiles this evening.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 02, 2013, 08:04:57 AM
Darn Miner! You just made me hungry here!  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 02, 2013, 10:51:53 AM
Today is a green chile day. Made omelettes with sharp cheddar cheese and Hatch chiles for breakfast.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 02, 2013, 11:18:20 AM
Today is a green chile day. Made omelettes with sharp cheddar cheese and Hatch chiles for breakfast.

We going to haft to feed Sam. He's going all food on us. Lord only knows where that'll lead to.  (^h  :P  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on November 02, 2013, 11:51:03 AM
He'll start gnawing his limbs off.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on November 02, 2013, 12:23:52 PM
Give him some liquid foods. It's got all the vitamins and minerals that a healthy Sam needs, but it DON'T promote tooth decay. And, it won't promote a solid movement. Remember what happened to Elvis? Think about it. ;)

Should Sam die on the toilet like Elvis? I certainly wouldn't want him too. He'd come back as a skeleton zombie Mexican vaquero holding two pistols like his profile.

Think about if Sam became a zombie...  {_K {_K {_K

All of this would be easily preventable with a liquid diet.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 03, 2013, 11:58:24 AM


  If Sam became a zombie he would have to dress better...eat better (brains)...drink embalming fluids....what else?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 03, 2013, 12:45:32 PM
Black beans and rice to go with today's Fajitas.



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Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 03, 2013, 03:47:36 PM
Miner, Yummy!  =R#
Kimmy won't eat rice.  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 03, 2013, 04:23:14 PM

That looks good Miner, I could live on beans and rice, with Mexican additives, if my wife would let me.  She insists on a side garden salad.   

 (T^     ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on November 03, 2013, 05:28:24 PM
Black beans are some kinda nasty. I don't see how anybody eats them.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 03, 2013, 08:55:35 PM
Pork steaks grailled and ready for slicing...


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Sliced...


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Zucchini and Bell pepper...


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Raw Cabbage...


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Fajitas...


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Black beans are some kinda nasty. I don't see how anybody eats them.


To each their own. We eat them all the time. They're great.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 03, 2013, 09:35:21 PM

  Black beans, yes indeed, I vary them all the time with red beans and black-eyed peas.  By the way, I can see the face of Kim Jong-un in that platter of pork.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 04, 2013, 05:29:28 AM
Yummy!  ;)
Kimmy doesn't like me eating any beans...I get the gas.  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on November 04, 2013, 05:53:42 AM
All she's gotta do then is feed ya a huge amount of beans and crazy glue corks in both ends. Then wait for the explosion.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 04, 2013, 06:00:40 AM
 (?^   
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 04, 2013, 07:54:47 AM
All she's gotta do then is feed ya a huge amount of beans and crazy glue corks in both ends. Then wait for the explosion.

(?^   

 (?^ I wait to see if I can fill the ground shake.  )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 04, 2013, 08:37:24 AM
Dellbert! heh!  (?^
I got to go mail off the Leather Pants(Kimmy sold these on e-bay)here. Got to stop at the store to get Kimmy a gallon of Choc. Milk(she loves it). Then I'm going to get my Yamaha Blaster running.
That's my goul to do today.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 04, 2013, 08:44:14 AM


  Were those Kimmy's leather pants or yours?

  Inquiring minds want to know.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 04, 2013, 08:53:02 AM
These were some leather pants, good ones. Kimmy and I went to a yard sale last month. I saw these pants and told Kimmy that we should get them. They were $15. I think we sold them for doulbe the price. They look NEW. Anyway, just making some money here.
I would have kept them but, I tried them on and they were too small for me.
I like to go to yard sales and resale stuff...no harm in that.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on November 04, 2013, 09:41:50 AM
I tried them on and they were too small for me.


We don't know that without pictures! We want pictures Sam, we want pictures!!  _l (?^ ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 04, 2013, 10:46:26 AM
got both water heaters drained. One was  settlement tank for 15 yr before I put filter in 2 yr ago.
Got the heater hooked up, but a plastic adapter cracked
So now either an new adapter or just buy the new electric instant on I want for the kitchem.
decisions decisions......
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Sheriff Langston on November 04, 2013, 02:06:44 PM
Still trying to get Verizon to sort out the 3 month old messed up installation & credit that is so long in being credited we're being referred to collections because even though they can find the credit they can't get it posted to our a/c. Id10Ts.
 (u^ (u^ ^y% (?L (?L
 .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .))
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on November 04, 2013, 02:37:16 PM
Still trying to get Verizon to sort out the 3 month old messed up installation & credit that is so long in being credited we're being referred to collections because even though they can find the credit they can't get it posted to our a/c. Id10Ts.
 (u^ (u^ ^y% (?L (?L
 .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .))

Verizon Copper (big boos, 100% union, dying the death of a thousand cord-cutters) and Verizon Cellular (little boos, non-union and growing like the plant in LSOH to the music of "Feed Me").  Previously Verizon.  Previously NYNEX.  Previously NYNETell.  Previously AT&T.  Previously Ma Bell.  Their billing department is run by zombies, and their apocalypse started about 30 years ago and hasn't stopped yet.

Where are those Rednecks when we need 'em, eh? ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on November 04, 2013, 03:06:42 PM
Not much is going on today. I went and helped someone remove some cobblestone to get to the irrigation pipe that lied underneath it, I got to work for a 1/2 hour this morning and got paid $20 for it. It was easy and there was free beer. So I worked and drank beer in the morning, went out to the woods and fired off my .38 at some logs floating down the creek. ])M

Life is good!! (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 04, 2013, 03:35:54 PM


  21 degrees here this morning and it only got up to 30 this afternoon.  That's February weather.  Not happy about it.  No snow yet, clear skies for the next few days, warmer temps.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 09, 2013, 07:22:37 AM
I tried them on and they were too small for me.


We don't know that without pictures! We want pictures Sam, we want pictures!!  _l (?^ ])M
I was going to take some pictures but, Kimmy said that no one wants to see that!  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 09, 2013, 07:25:48 AM
Well, today I got to do what Kimmy said to do...which was mow the grass one last time.  ;)
Maybe more crap do do when she comes home here.  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 09, 2013, 07:47:52 AM
got to stamp out a holster for a member here.  Finish hand stitching a suede leather jacket for a customer.
Was worn in the rain too much (motorcycles). Has a big tear in one sleeve and shoulder.
Afraid if I opened it up might make worse. So pig skin backing sewn in and hand stitch shut.  tedious.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on November 09, 2013, 09:16:27 AM
 Was planning to do some shooting till about 10 minutes ago.Wife called and had to come home from work not feeling to well. Headache,backache and some other things. She is diabetic and has had a few problems the last couple days again,blood sugar 480. So,have to stick around home.
 Wish she would take better care of herself. Doesn't do a thing for exercise,not even a walk. Could eat a lot better too.

 Nuff rambling
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 09, 2013, 09:32:15 AM
Darn BGR! Sorry to hear about that, Take care of your girl!  ;)
Kimmy don't exercise either...I should have not said that...I don't do it either!  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on November 09, 2013, 10:13:06 AM
Today.... is opening day of deer season for modern guns.  {?| _l _l  (y^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 09, 2013, 07:16:53 PM
Spent the day installing a ups for the computers in the control cabinet of a 69kv mobile substation. Required fabricating custom brackets and running conduit/wiring.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 09, 2013, 09:37:32 PM

  Went to a club dinner, won a bottle of wine and a bottle of vodka in the raffle, weekend looking good so far  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on November 09, 2013, 10:17:44 PM
Ca 't beeat alcohol! Ir'll put som hair on your testes!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 10, 2013, 04:54:11 AM

  First snow overnight, about 1-1/2", it will probably disappear, mostly, as the day warms up.  It will make good tracking for deer hunters and dampen down the leaves for silent stalking. 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BartSr on November 10, 2013, 03:39:13 PM
A female |chef| party here, I'm going next door to watch football.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on November 10, 2013, 05:07:57 PM
Changed the plugs in my truck.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on November 10, 2013, 08:32:39 PM
I went to the woods looking for Bambi.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on November 10, 2013, 09:13:57 PM
worked on some college papers.

Managed to fake my way through a third year business program (1 semester) maintaining an A average, never having cracked a book. Just a little bit of googling here and there.

Lost a bet, did a buddies semester for him. Either I am smarter than I think, or college is easier than made out to be.....

Looked at replacement parts for my Remmie. the pin for the Ram Rod Cylinder stuffer thing broke. Torn between $4 on a new pin, $11on a new pin and stuffer tip (welded on the other for conicals), or $27-38 for the whole shooting match

Curious whenter my Navy Arms imported 1969 gun, will need the cheaper or the most expensive done from Dixie Gun Works.

Excited to be done with this damned semester so I can get back to enjoying myself. Truck hasn't run in 6 weeks (needs two hours worth of exhaust work), Remmie hasn't been shot since September, etc. etc etc.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 11, 2013, 08:00:48 AM
Have to go spend the rest of my tool allowance for work later. Probably going to the Vet's day parade later.
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Post by: Pustic on November 11, 2013, 09:45:42 AM
I may go back into the woods looking for Bambi, then go to the VFW.  (^h
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Post by: Electric Miner on November 11, 2013, 04:43:53 PM
Went to Vet's Day parade today. Photos later.
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 11, 2013, 08:29:06 PM
Don't have a parade here.
I go to Henderson elementary school and help set up for a pageant.
The kids  kindergarten thru 6th grade all put on a pageant.
They read poems, and statements they wrote honoring veterans
They sing patriotic songs, and use sign language with them.
Then the veterans are called down front.
from there most go to Beth-El cemetary for laying of the wreaths.
And we have to listen to a LONGGGGGG winded politician, that doesn't know when to shut up.
Then had lunch and went to VFW for a few mild drinks.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Veterans day!
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Post by: Busyhands94 on November 11, 2013, 08:46:12 PM
I cast and loaded me some .38 Special for my old Smith and Wesson. ])M
I've been using my new Lee 140 grain .358 SWC mold, and 2.0 grains of Hodgedon Clays. #500 CCI primers, and some Mil-surp brass I got.
The ol' girl likes it and will happily shoot the nuts off a squirrel at 25 paces. {?|
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/busyhands94/IMG_0449_zpsd644478d.jpg) (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/busyhands94/media/IMG_0449_zpsd644478d.jpg.html)

Here's a pic that wasn't from today, but I estimate I've got around 1000+ bullets! (T^
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/busyhands94/IMG_0428_zpse1722332.jpg) (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/busyhands94/media/IMG_0428_zpse1722332.jpg.html)

Happy veterans day and a big thanks to all who served.
Levi
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 11, 2013, 09:10:36 PM
Quote
And we have to listen to a LONGGGGGG winded politician, that doesn't know when to shut up.


We had to listen to John McCain.
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Post by: Classanr on November 12, 2013, 12:04:39 AM
Got to spend the entire day with a 94-yr old WWII vet from Oregon.  He's the last surviving member of his ship's crew.  He remarked that the typhoon in Philipines landed where his did.  During the entire war, he lost not a single crew member from his ship.  100% made it to the 50th reunion.  But age finally caught up with the others.  Ironic, since he was the oldest ("the old man", as his crew called him).  He's passing through MA on his way to see the Normandy Cemetary for his second, and probably last time, plus visit his wife's son and family, a Major stationed in Germany.

My Dad.
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Post by: Len on November 12, 2013, 07:52:22 AM
Wet formed a customised cross draw holster for my 58
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Post by: Len on November 12, 2013, 03:56:54 PM
Also TIG welded a crack in the hammer of an 18th century English flintlock pistol that I got cheap at an auction a while back. Tricky business, not knowing about the steel used. Turned out acceptable. Knocked out some flintstone and fired two blanks. Seems to function all right. Will try some RBs tomorrow. It's a .60
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 16, 2013, 08:21:50 AM
Well, today...I went to the post office. Dropped off the Boy Scout's food(I put it out in front of my door, they forgot it)at the church. Then, I planted my rear end here.  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on November 16, 2013, 03:52:44 PM
First day of primitive weapons season and its been warm and raining all day. I don't mind the rain much but its been too wet to get my truck into my hunting grounds and a lot warmer than I like it to be. So I got up for a few hours this morning, then went back to bed til one. Been parked here cruising forums and watching movies on you tube. (k-
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Post by: Dellbert on November 17, 2013, 11:08:54 AM
Well, today...I went to the post office. Dropped off the Boy Scout's food(I put it out in front of my door, they forgot it)at the church. Then, I planted my rear end here.  (?^

Boy you just want do Sam. "planted my rear end here" anything growing, or layed any eggs yet? (?^
First day of primitive weapons season and its been warm and raining all day. I don't mind the rain much but its been too wet to get my truck into my hunting grounds and a lot warmer than I like it to be. So I got up for a few hours this morning, then went back to bed til one. Been parked here cruising forums and watching movies on you tube. (k-

Hawg it'll get better. Hang in there man.  :-*


I had a lot of fun Friday. Had the last 15 teeth pulled now I have none.  .)) Got some real good pain meds from the Doc. OK till they start rearing off. {_K  Today the wife want shut up, and wants to disagree with just about everything I say.  >:(  Thinking about going out in the woods and find a nice quit place to sit under a tree to watch the animals play. Sometime I wonder what was I thinking when I said I DO. :( Don't feel like shooting anything right now. Lord willing it'll get better for long. I think these pills are making me type, or talk to much so I'll stop while I'm ahead. Hope you fellas have a good rest of the day.  (k-
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 17, 2013, 11:35:23 AM
one room mate moved out. Left the room a mess.
So I am in there cleaning shampooing and vacuuming.
He put a hole in wall and broke shelf so got to fix that.
New possible room mate is supposed to be here late afternoon.
So LOTS to do to clean!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 17, 2013, 12:29:49 PM
Man DD I only been married 26 yrs. If anything was to happen to where I wasn't married no more I be batching it up like nobodies business. I'm not leaving the wife but just saying if. Don't know it's still kind of early in the day yet. ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 17, 2013, 06:29:35 PM
Man DD I only been married 26 yrs. If anything was to happen to where I wasn't married no more I be batching it up like nobodies business. I'm not leaving the wife but just saying if. Don't know it's still kind of early in the day yet. ->i
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Well I don't really need to rent the room out financially but the $275 does help. Especially this year.
$12k into the new business, $3,500 into some sewing machines, then my bike broke and pellet stove went out.
So on hand funds have been stretched.
This new room mate (maybe) talked to her about a month ago of maybe being friends. She dropped the play hard to get card.
So I played my Assh*** card. No woman plays that with me. Either we do or we don't but don't play games.
I put the room on C.L. she answered the ad (didn't know it was me). I told her I doubt it would work, because of the prior month and told her who I was.
Wanted to see it anyway. She popped in early, before done cleaning. We had a late lunch watched a movie.
She dropped the hard to get and just visited.
But don't know about the room yet.
I'm 15 miles out of town.  Have 3 so called friends, that never visit.  So a room mate would be good. If I woke up dead
at least someone could call the coroner.
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Post by: Busyhands94 on November 17, 2013, 11:10:49 PM
Today was great, I shot, cut, and gut my own damn jackrabbit for the first time in a long time. ;) He's in the crockpot right now, I tasted some of the backstrap and it's PERFECT. Not gamey at all, super tender, moist and delicious! I'm gonna let it stew some more and get all stringy and good.
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/busyhands94/Levi-2013_zps18790118.jpg) (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/busyhands94/media/Levi-2013_zps18790118.jpg.html)
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/busyhands94/IMG_0485_zpsafc4d06d.jpg) (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/busyhands94/media/IMG_0485_zpsafc4d06d.jpg.html)


This guy was big, I had to cut his butt and legs off to get him to fit in the crockpot! Can't wait for tomorrow... MMMMM!!! (k*

I used some old 20 gauge 3" #3 buckshot out of my old S&W pump shotgun by the way. They were Remington Peters and were NOT in a yellow hull, but a green hull instead. I'm so pleased with how well the #3 dropped him that I'm gonna cast up a ton of #4 buck (only slightly larger) for my old 16 gauge shotgun tomorrow. ;)
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 18, 2013, 08:33:10 AM
Looking good there Busy!  ;)
I see rabbits out here but, there are not big like yours.
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Post by: Busyhands94 on November 18, 2013, 09:08:47 AM
Thanks Sam! :)
 you should try and bag one! {?| I want to shoot another big jack like this one, maybe make myself a pair of rabbit skin underwear to keep my butt warm this winter! I'm sure as hell glad I ran out of .38 Special SWC loads out there and grabbed my ol' trusty 20 gauge from my truck, I don't think my .38 would have been easy to hit him with when he's in a run. Let alone place one of those light loads in the vital organs.
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Post by: Busyhands94 on November 18, 2013, 09:28:43 AM
Guys, I'll try and get a picture up in 6 hours when my rabbit is all stewed and ready. {?|
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 18, 2013, 01:17:01 PM
Well, I made another goof last night...I slipped and fell in the bath tub. Hit my chest on the side of the tub. Man, that hurts bad. I'm having a little trouble breathing here. I'm okay though.  (&N
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Post by: Sheriff Langston on November 18, 2013, 03:16:23 PM
Git yer ribs X-rayed. }), }), }), }),
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 18, 2013, 04:57:18 PM
I'll live.  ;)
Kimmy's going to get some of those sticky things for the tub.
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Post by: Busyhands94 on November 18, 2013, 06:24:10 PM
He doesn't mean the smoked ribs Sam. ;)
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Post by: Saranac Sam on November 18, 2013, 07:20:10 PM
I'll live.  ;)
Kimmy's going to get some of those sticky things for the tub.

You also want one or two or three of those grab bars.. They're cheap, you can probably install them yourself... {_K

Seriously, I don't care how young or old you think you are, having a solid hold on something will stop you from busting your ribs...accidents happen in a split second.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 19, 2013, 04:57:10 AM
Friday for me. Off for the next five days. Got to go out and spend my third quarter bonus, but not likely on guns. Have another hundred and something bucks to spend on my 2013 tool allowance. Am going to buy a propane soldering iron with part of the money. My boss has been off for the last four days, playing with his rock crawler (maiden voyage after he did @ $20,000 worth of work on it). Hope it went well, or he'll be in a rotten mood all day. He likely will, anyway, thanks to one of our employees backing a company truck into a concrete divider, then trying to skate on it, instead of reporting it.
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 19, 2013, 08:02:04 AM
Was going to submit this photo a few days ago. Got busy lost the phone.
Today I plan to make the final shelf for the bedroom I intend to rent out next month.
Anything else I do is extra.

Sunrise on the hill top looking out the new bay window.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 19, 2013, 08:06:19 AM
I'll live.  ;)
Kimmy's going to get some of those sticky things for the tub.

You also want one or two or three of those grab bars.. They're cheap, you can probably install them yourself... {_K

Seriously, I don't care how young or old you think you are, having a solid hold on something will stop you from busting your ribs...accidents happen in a split second.
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Don't be suggesting Sam can install them himself. We all know he's accident prone. To suggest he could install them himself is inviting another accident.
Let Kimmie do it!! }), )L$ (?^ ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 19, 2013, 08:29:49 AM
Hi Guys, Kimmy was just reading this...she said to tell you Guys that our bathroom is ready for a makeover!
Darn it! There goes my gun funds right there!  ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 19, 2013, 02:16:03 PM
Sam what are you doing over there son. }), My wife just thinks she's spending my funds. Don't get me wrong, I do haft to do my part with the bills around here, but she's the one that want's to keep doing this and that to the house. I put funds in other places Sam, You might want to buy another one of them there bp guns you wont gona buy.  ->I  I'm always looking for another one. Timing, it's all in the timing. I better hush. I'm going to get you hurt.  (?^  Kim is going to hurt you, and cuss me out if you show up with another pistol.   (&N
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Post by: BGRooster1 on November 20, 2013, 11:19:36 AM
 Just the thought of Sam in the shower %FF   Hope you didn't break any ribs or anything. Careful Sam,careful now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on November 20, 2013, 12:44:19 PM
Going on?
Not much. Seven elks, eight deers and a magnificent fox on the pastures close by. Bit surprised, as it is hunting season and the same bunch of game is still there after nearly 2 months.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 21, 2013, 08:40:10 AM
Going on?
Not much. Seven elks, eight deers and a magnificent fox on the pastures close by. Bit surprised, as it is hunting season and the same bunch of game is still there after nearly 2 months.
Where's that Len?
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 21, 2013, 08:41:37 AM
Light misty snow here.
Watching a movie netflix.
When done got LOT"S to do here  folks are coming in for Thankdgiving!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 21, 2013, 09:09:32 AM
Nasty cold wet day here, and supposed to be that way through the weekend. Naturally going to the gunshop later.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 21, 2013, 09:47:21 AM
Cold and windy here today. Would like to do a little shooting, but when that air starts hitting makes you want to dance around.  {_K   DD had to bring up Thanksgiving I am thankful, but the whole family will be showing up here.  .))  want to run for the hills when that bunch gets here. Then all that food and not a tooth in my mouth.  ^y%  Ever had turkey from a blinder?  :'( 
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Post by: Kaboom on November 21, 2013, 03:45:36 PM
Spent the day down in Gettysburg (in uniform) assisting with a little talk to some members of Maryland DOT.  Surprised how little they know about the Civil War. But ANY excuse to be in Gettysburg esp in uniform is good nuff reason fer me.   {?|   :9)   (T^
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Post by: Electric Miner on November 21, 2013, 04:02:37 PM
No seriously good deals at the gun shop, so didn't buy anything. I did notice that they got in a huge shipment of Bear Creek bullets, including the .452-205 gr., and the .454-255 gr. so I'll go back tomorrow and pick up a few boxes.

A big pot of chili is simmering on the stove right now.
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 24, 2013, 09:28:07 AM
trying to get interested in hanging wall covering and trim in back bedroom.
Pretty much got my spare laptop and tv hooked up where I don't need cable or satellite or an antenna
to watch tv for entertainment.  One less bill.
Making some homemade bread letting dough rise.
Took couple pictures of the 2" snow we got out the bay window. These windows will be nice when they are done.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 24, 2013, 09:32:57 AM
Ever seen a windsock?  You know those hollow cloth / nylon tubes like a funnel. The wind blows through them.
Depending on how hard the wind blows depends on how much they stick straight out. And they point in the direction the wind is blowing towards?
Well they ain't nothing.
Here is a Wyoming windsock.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on November 24, 2013, 11:15:38 AM
We've been having some seriously possessed winds here too. But they're keeping me busy, yesterday I fired off my .38 and .22 revolver, and cleaned up some of the storm damaged trees at the gun club. The breeze was so bad when I was working at my dad's car storage barn I was worried that there would be Rolls Royces blowing around like tumbleweeds! {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 24, 2013, 12:56:11 PM


  Morning started out at 14 degrees, this afternoon it is 19 degrees.  Light snow.  Things are looking up! Might be below Zero tonight.
  Winds from 25 to 50 mph for the next 12 hours.  About to rip the tarp off my boat, had to batten down the hatches with furring strips and a screw gun.
  Inside, dealing with a drain problem.  Typical North Country winter.
  The water runs, the toilet flushes, I'm a happy camper.

 ])M

 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 24, 2013, 07:56:39 PM
Cold and windy. Went out the back door had a smoke then headed straight to the coffee pot. Could always be worse.  (^h
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Post by: Classanr on November 24, 2013, 08:08:37 PM
29degf all day long.  Heavy winds from NY blowing in.  Ice on all standing water.  Went to range, paid my annual dues, shot in heavy cross wind.  Nobody hung around more than three shots, just zeroing in for hunting.  Found a buyer for 1200 rounds in battle packs, threw in the ammo can just so he could lug the packs back to his truck.  Was going to pick up the 8 huge trash bags alongside the road on my way back home.  Somebody beat me to it {?|.  Went winter-berry picking with the women in my life (64, 52, 8yrs), picked the fewest berries, but picked up a tick!  Caught the little sucker looking for a home on my chest. {:(  Seated 49 209's in my cut-down shells for the BP 10guage.  Posted another segment of the book in Member's Book Shelf.  Time to catch some shut-eye.
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Post by: Busyhands94 on November 24, 2013, 08:38:44 PM
It was nice out for being late November. I got a 922 cylinder for my H&R 622, so I'll get three extra shots. Turns out they're made on the same frame, I think I'll be able to make it work with my gun! {?| I also got 2 boxes of .22LR from a friend and a over a dozen boxes of dozen 12 gauge field loads. I went out to the sloughs and made a shooting video of my 622 revolver, came back into town and had an early thanksgiving dinner with my friends, got party likker', came home, cleaned guns, watched Nascar.

Good day!! {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on November 24, 2013, 09:06:37 PM
Down in my reloadin' area this evenin'.  Make a 'kake kutter' outen a 45-70 case.  Ma bee's wax comes termorrer and then ah ken make ma wax lube.  Juss gotta get me a double berler. Haint seen one 'o them (cheap - like me  ;D ) in a long time.  Been lookin in the Good Will place, but they don't got nun.   :'(   Sos when I ken fin wun, I'll be maken that thar lube. Then it's BANG BANG BANG   _l
Gotta take a pitchur o' ma hammer on the RNA ta shows ya'll.  After chust 200 shots outa the convert I got a good peen job on the hammer face.  That thar spring is chust too durn strong, so now she's wearin' a light weight spring.  Haint shot'er yet wit dat spring  ^y% , but shore will dis week.  Letcha know how she works out.   later........  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 25, 2013, 07:52:51 AM
Still cold the wind died down now you can go out without feeling like someone hit you in the face and neck with a big ice pack. Not so bad if the weather will stay one way or the other. May try to make up some .380 rd balls everybody round here has .375 rd balls. I watched a man on UTub load his pistol. He was putting the powder in then a patched rd ball in. It looked like it was working for him. He made it look easy, but not sure if it would be more trouble than it's worth unless you just couldn't get the right size balls. Has any of you tried it that way before? I never have.  (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 25, 2013, 10:22:58 AM
Well the morning dawned grey clouds, turned to shunshine.
How do I know?
Dang dog and cat woke me at 4:45A.M.  Couldn't get back to sleep.
So cleaned all the kitchen, pots pans, shelves cupboard doors etc.
Think will lock cat in breezeway tonight and even though dog only has 3 legs.
run her behind the truck home from town.
hey it's only 4 miles per leg!!
Mayb get some sleep tonight!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 27, 2013, 08:57:04 AM
Kimmy is going to cook the Turkey today because she will be too tired tomorrow.
I'm fixxing the Turkey neck and other scraps for Blacky.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 27, 2013, 09:31:45 AM
Still cold rainy and snow along with ice.  >:(  be glad to get through thanksgiving so all the folks can return home. &j(  Don't really know what to do. Guess I could go over to pogo and pop some bubbles.   ???
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on November 27, 2013, 10:52:20 AM
Sam, I didn't know Blacky came back! {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 27, 2013, 01:48:47 PM
Sam, I didn't know Blacky came back! {?|
Yeah, Blacky came back a long time ago. I guess he could smell my stinky behind miles away! Heh!  (?^   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 27, 2013, 02:05:56 PM
Here in Wyoming it is cool mostly calm and sunny.
My cat chewed a hole in a temporary hot water line. Got mouth full.
Now he sneaks over to his litter box. But I had to repair the temporary line. Had enough work to do!!
Folks should be here from Omaha in a couple hours.
House is a mess trying to clean!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 28, 2013, 11:17:16 AM
Right now, just sitting here and sipping some Ten High on the rocks.  ;)
Kimmy is going to fix up a plate of food to take to her Mom. Her Mom didn't feel good this year to fix up a Turkey Dinner.
I'm still laying around here from my "Falling in the bathtub". I'm still hurting here.  :-[  Whiskey is helping me here.  ;)
That's it so far................................................
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on November 28, 2013, 01:56:58 PM


  Turkey.  In fact just had about half dozen wild turkeys pecking around the yard, strolling up the road, like "In your face Pilgrim!"

 ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on November 28, 2013, 03:23:44 PM
Turkey Dinner from Boston Market.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 28, 2013, 03:43:35 PM
Heh! Kaeto, when I was single and running around crazy like...I ordered the Turkey Dinner from Boston Market in Olathe, KS. It was GOOD!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on November 28, 2013, 04:29:34 PM
We had our "Thanksgiving lunch" over here, and my aunt and cousins came over. My brother got corrupted by my cousin and now he says he's a liberal and an atheist... they're now in the living room talking about their politics. I'm recovering from that big meal and enjoying some rockabilly while sipping a little tonic and a touch of white heat. ;) I figure they'll be done soon, and then I can have me some pecan pie. (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on November 28, 2013, 04:31:59 PM
I'm going to have a Banquet, turkey pot pie, Bob Evans mashed taters, Amish macaroni salad, and I'll splurge by making some Kraft macaroni and cheese in the microwave.

  It may be Thanksgiving, but to me, it's just another day.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on November 28, 2013, 05:37:47 PM
man, pecan pie...wouldn't I love some of that. Haven't had pecan pie in years. Not since my mom died. Oh the memories that brings back. That and her cranberry relish. What am I doin' to myself. I'm thankful for all the wonderful memories I have of mom's cookin'. Oh well, had our dinner at a resturant (and it sure didn't compair to what mom put on the table. But she's been gone now some 12-13 years. Have a great Thanksgiving and remember what you have as well as what you had. Have a wonderful one, my friends. :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on November 29, 2013, 09:09:15 AM
Off for the next five days. Good thing, too. The last two days at work were the days from hell.  A P&H 2800 XPB shovel went down, blowing silicon-controlled rectifier packs. We had it running when I came home last night, but after two days of tearing the shovel down and putting it back together, we still had nothing we could point to and say "That's what's causing the problem."

Oh, well, it's the other crew's problem now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 29, 2013, 12:53:29 PM
I don't know what happen to the food after our grand folks died off, and our moms and dads die off not to many people left that can cook like they did Kaboom. I remember when you could be running up and down the street after school everyday at about 5:30 or 6 you could smell the food cooking all over the neighborhood. Didn't take long before the streets would become empty. I think folks in the county had it going on longer than the city folks did. Now everything is fast food or pick up.  ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on November 29, 2013, 02:10:17 PM
I put this on another line, but think it really should go here.  Was over at the range this morning, shooting inside.  Had the GP100 shooting 38 spl and the NMA with the convert cylinder.  There were 3 other couples there shooting and every one of them had to come over and see just what I had and what I was doing with that "funny" gun. :-*  Nobody had ever seen or even heard of such a thing as I had. Two of them even asked if they could shoot it.  You should have seen the smiles. {:(  And when I reloaded it....... (?^ ->i they couldn't believe their eyes.  {:(  What a sweet morning it was.  Now I've got 300 brass to stuff.  Love doing that, too.   {_)  The only thing that would have been better is if it were warmer and I could have packed it all on the bike to run over the the club.   _;(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on November 30, 2013, 08:11:54 AM
It's turning out to be a pretty good morning cold but no wind. might be able to get outside and get some things done. I hear a lot of shooting going on out in the woods. I think folks are hunting now that the weather has gotten better. Kaboom a lot of people are scared of these guns till they shoot them. I sold one to a friend he hung it on the wall. When I ask if he had shot it he said no he was just going to use it as a wall hanger. If I'd known that I wouldn't have sold it to him. Finely after a little time went by I ask if he wanted to sale it back to me he said yes I got it back and been using it ever since. Went to the rang with him one day and loaded it up and got ready to fire it he went over to another table away from me so I started shooting it he said that gun dose look like it's fun and kept right on shooting like I didn't hear him. I thought he might want to buy it off me again. I still have it and it has never given me any trouble. Most folks around here will buy and shoot the rifles but there's not many that buy and shoot the pistols.  ??? Hope everybody has a good day.  (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BartSr on November 30, 2013, 08:59:06 AM
Took my New Jersey brother to the local range. Let him shoot a 10-22 and a black powder Hawken both for the first time. He hits everything he it points it at. Then all of went shopping in Scottsdale's Old Town area. Weather is 70F+. He leaves today back to crummy weather.

Paul
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on November 30, 2013, 09:15:03 AM
Well, Monday is the last leaf pick-up day, so I must gotta get outside and gather the last of the leaves out of the yard.  {_K {_K  Not too many left, so it shouldn't take all that long  )L$  Then I can put the blower/vac away for another year!   (T^ (?^ ->i  {?| Wish I could go to the range today, but they have competition today so all the range is closed (bummer)  ^y% And the deer hunters will have it crowded tomorrow   ^y%, so looks like Monday will be MY day at the range.  {?| &j(  (k- {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on November 30, 2013, 09:25:19 AM
Cold and Windy here in Portageville, MO. Brrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
So far, I don't know what I'm doing today.
I have been puting Icy Hot on my hurting chest...helping a little.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on November 30, 2013, 02:37:14 PM
Well, I got all the leaves out along the side of the road for the township to pick up on Monday.  Glad that's done, but since it's only about 29 degrees, MY HANDS ARE FROZE!!!!!! _U^ but at least there's no  NN*. Now let the hands warm up, and maybe tomorrow    _l^ _l^ _l^ _l^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 30, 2013, 04:27:29 PM
Cold and Windy here in Portageville, MO. Brrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
So far, I don't know what I'm doing today.
I have been puting Icy Hot on my hurting chest...helping a little.
You might have Kimmi  go to the store and get the hot wax treatment women use on their legs.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 30, 2013, 04:43:11 PM
wellll....
mom dad were here for thanksgiving. told them currently I get all my TV via the internet.
But something was wrong with the windows 7 computer last couple weeks.
Picture would pixelize, freeze, video and audio would stutter.
Dad kept insisting it was not the computer.
Well i ran a bunch of scans and nothing.
But decided I would run the restore disk.
I wouldn't run, came up with a hard disk error. disk was completely full.
WRONG only thing on the computer is windows. over 150 gig of empty space.
So yep. I picked up a virus that filled the hard drive with 1010101's so there was no page swapping
buffer room left when playing videos.
So now the recovery disk has failed and it wiped the bootmgr file so windows won't boot up.
Are you starting to see why I just don't like windows.????
Anyway I got a few tricks up my sleeve.  I might be able to use a standalone linux disk to access the drive and wipe it.
Then use the windows disk.
I would put Linux on it, but there are times you just need a standalone windows machine.
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Got the primary case and rear wheel off bike today. Pull swing arm pivot loose in A.M. insert the new belt and install the wheel.
Then on hold till the new seal get here.  In town $25 -------- on ebay same HD seals $14  free shipping.
People in town need to learn, they are competing against the internet shoppers.  Lower price or at least give some discounts!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on November 30, 2013, 05:05:55 PM
DD4LIFEUSMC what bike do you have.  I assume it's a Harley.  I ride a 2012 Yammie V Star.

(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af148/kc3ak/vinnie-3-b-4x6_zps4c3aaf31.jpg) (http://s1002.photobucket.com/user/kc3ak/media/vinnie-3-b-4x6_zps4c3aaf31.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on November 30, 2013, 07:37:07 PM
DD4LIFEUSMC what bike do you have.  I assume it's a Harley.  I ride a 2012 Yammie V Star.

(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af148/kc3ak/vinnie-3-b-4x6_zps4c3aaf31.jpg) (http://s1002.photobucket.com/user/kc3ak/media/vinnie-3-b-4x6_zps4c3aaf31.jpg.html)
Damn that fairing looks an awful lot like Harleys.
Yap it's a harley.  No jap stuff for me if I can help it.  doesn't have a thing to do with quality.
It's kind of like NOT using the self checkout. They eliminate 3 jobs a day. I don't get a discount or a paycheck for doing the work myself.
But did get it completely stripped this afternoon. will put belt and rear wheel back in tomorrow. Have to wait for two seals to come in for the case.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on November 30, 2013, 09:15:55 PM
I wish I could find (and afford) one of the old Harley Trikes.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on November 30, 2013, 09:40:18 PM
Dmn that fairing looks an awful lot like Harleys.
Yap it's a harley.  No jap stuff for me if I can help it.  doesn't have a thing to do with quality.
It's kind of like NOT using the self checkout. They eliminate 3 jobs a day. I don't get a discount or a paycheck for doing the work myself.
But did get it completely stripped this afternoon. will put belt and rear wheel back in tomorrow. Have to wait for two seals to come in for the case.
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That's one purdy bike ya got.  The fairing is Memphis Shades fairing painted to match the bike. I'd love to have a Harley, but the check book doesn't agree. So I got a real good deal on the 2012 left over in Feb. And the financial officer says it's my last bike. And at 66 I guess it'll last. (but I already have 7000 mile on it) {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on December 01, 2013, 09:22:58 AM
Storm going on. Been without electricity for hours. Started up the old diesel power generator to get the well pump and freezer/fridge to keep functioning. Feeding the kitchen cast iron stow for warmth. There's a very thin survival line when the modern life stuff stops functioning. 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on December 01, 2013, 11:08:36 AM
I wish I could find (and afford) one of the old Harley Trikes.

I like them to Kaeto. The older models are harder to fine now. There are a small group of people that do restore or will build one for you out of a two wheeler. My father in law has one but he want let go of it. He looks like grizzly adams setin on it.  )L$ He had his son's bike that you had to lay over the gas tank to get to the handle bars. Now that was a sight to behold.  )L$ It's turned out to be a pretty day. The weather has turned back to filling like spring again. That cold to hot seems to keep a lot of folks sick.  ??? Hope everybody has a good rest of the day.  (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 01, 2013, 01:18:01 PM
Dmn that fairing looks an awful lot like Harleys.
Yap it's a harley.  No jap stuff for me if I can help it.  doesn't have a thing to do with quality.
It's kind of like NOT using the self checkout. They eliminate 3 jobs a day. I don't get a discount or a paycheck for doing the work myself.
But did get it completely stripped this afternoon. will put belt and rear wheel back in tomorrow. Have to wait for two seals to come in for the case.

That's one purdy bike ya got.  The fairing is Memphis Shades fairing painted to match the bike. I'd love to have a Harley, but the check book doesn't agree. So I got a real good deal on the 2012 left over in Feb. And the financial officer says it's my last bike. And at 66 I guess it'll last. (but I already have 7000 mile on it) {?|
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yeah I'd like a new one too, but not likely. Maybe in a year or so, I will spring for a 2010. Spend a few bucks to have it reconfigured.
I'd like one of the newer V-rods converted to electraglide with a kit.  So just might save my pennies.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 01, 2013, 01:23:11 PM
Storm going on. Been without electricity for hours. Started up the old diesel power generator to get the well pump and freezer/fridge to keep functioning. Feeding the kitchen cast iron stow for warmth. There's a very thin survival line when the modern life stuff stops functioning.
see what I mean in another topic post of needing to be prepared to survive?
How would most people today (city or urban) survive in the event of a castastrophe. Nature or man made?
Really you should think on it.  Could you maintain a household without outside help for 6 months, 1 month, a week.
No water, sewer, electricity.
No food on the shelf at the store?
Let's not even consider the vermin that would try to break in and rob you.
Anyway, if you'd like some guidelines / ideas to fit your situation give me a pm  I can probably point you in the right direction.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 01, 2013, 01:30:51 PM
Well way too cold and windy to work on bike.
Finally got an old Gateway windows vista restore disk to load up AFTER I used Linux to access the system.
But it can't access the internet as windows vista too stupid to use a generic network driver.
SO I tried loading my acer win 7 restore disk.
I now have win7 on the computer, but none of the original HP drivers.
Once again Windows is too stupid to load a generic driver.
So now I am searching for a free online HP recovery program. download it to USB stick or DVD and try it.
All else fails I will have to buy the HP recovery disk, that I THOUGHT I created a couple years ago.
But I am making progress.....
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 02, 2013, 06:48:20 AM
Well way too cold and windy to work on bike.
Finally got an old Gateway windows vista restore disk to load up AFTER I used Linux to access the system.
But it can't access the internet as windows vista too stupid to use a generic network driver.
SO I tried loading my acer win 7 restore disk.
I now have win7 on the computer, but none of the original HP drivers.
Once again Windows is too stupid to load a generic driver.
So now I am searching for a free online HP recovery program. download it to USB stick or DVD and try it.
All else fails I will have to buy the HP recovery disk, that I THOUGHT I created a couple years ago.
But I am making progress.....

Not trying to be condesending here, but have you tried getting the drivers directly from the HP site?  In the past few months they've posted some rather nice "does it all" driver packages for all their old printers.  Free.  For instance, the 1160/1320 series used to require the CD, but now can be installed by downloading HP's package and running the package (instead of AddNewPrinter).  Uninstall any old drivers for the printer, don't plug in the printer until the software tells you to.  It does require connection to the internet during install, but that's it.  Doesn't require internet once installed.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 02, 2013, 08:52:25 AM
Well way too cold and windy to work on bike.
Finally got an old Gateway windows vista restore disk to load up AFTER I used Linux to access the system.
But it can't access the internet as windows vista too stupid to use a generic network driver.
SO I tried loading my acer win 7 restore disk.
I now have win7 on the computer, but none of the original HP drivers.
Once again Windows is too stupid to load a generic driver.
So now I am searching for a free online HP recovery program. download it to USB stick or DVD and try it.
All else fails I will have to buy the HP recovery disk, that I THOUGHT I created a couple years ago.
But I am making progress.....

Not trying to be condesending here, but have you tried getting the drivers directly from the HP site?  In the past few months they've posted some rather nice "does it all" driver packages for all their old printers.  Free.  For instance, the 1160/1320 series used to require the CD, but now can be installed by downloading HP's package and running the package (instead of AddNewPrinter).  Uninstall any old drivers for the printer, don't plug in the printer until the software tells you to.  It does require connection to the internet during install, but that's it.  Doesn't require internet once installed.
Yes they have the drivers. But since I was left with no option but to use an ACER restore set I had on hand, the drivers won't be of any use. Could of sworn I made a set of HP restore disks.  Ever since the computer company quit providing them with the computer, I have made them. Plus keep all data that is important to me (not much any more) on a portable hard drive/ USB stick.
I am going to just have to purchase the restore disks from HP about $15.
I only use the windows computer for a internet connection to the TV and for when friends / family visit. Don't want them on my personal one.
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another note. My 2 month old pellet stove quit last night. Been acting up all of November.  Augur won't turn with motor, but isn't jammed.
Plus a new tankless electric heater that should provide plenty of hot water for a shower or shaving isn't, so got to call them too.
Just one thing after another lately.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 02, 2013, 10:12:24 AM
Have to go gas my truck  and pick up dry-cleaning. Other than that - dead day.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 02, 2013, 10:23:21 AM
It's a pretty nice day here in Portageville, MO. today.
I need to check the tire presure in all 3 vehicles. Check the oil and stuff too. Just easy things for me today. My chest/ribs are still hurting but, not as much. The Ben-Gay is really helping me.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 02, 2013, 10:30:35 AM
Hey, got mah Christmas present today!!!!!!! _l _l )L$ (?^ ->i {?| {?|  Got a brandy new Gun Safe!!!!!  {L* {L* {L* My lovely little lady told me to run over to Cabela's and get a Liberty 12 gun Gun  Safe.  {:( {:( ->i  Can ya believe how lucky ah am??  Musta been a purdy good boy this year.  )%R )%R (^h (^h )%R )%R    No, it won't really hold 12 long guns, but it will hold all I have, and that's what's important.  Now mah buddy is coming over tomorrow ta go shootin' and he's gonna hep me take it down stairs.  If ya kant tell, ahm one happy dude!! )L$ ->i :) :) :) (T^ (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 02, 2013, 10:36:44 AM
Way to go Kaboom!  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 02, 2013, 11:57:27 AM
His wife just wants a place she can hide his body that no one will be able to find him in for a while.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 02, 2013, 12:02:58 PM
Heh!  (?^     (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 02, 2013, 03:02:16 PM
Just got done cleaning out Bugs Bunny and Penny's cage. Boy, they poop a lot!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on December 02, 2013, 03:20:45 PM
After reading the last few post on this thread I had a pretty good day. The weather is warming up, nobody home but me all by myself, not all the noise like the last few days.  {?|  I anit had to clean up no poop like Sam did.  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 02, 2013, 03:21:57 PM
His wife just wants a place she can hide his body that no one will be able to find him in for a while.

Kaeto, you just might be right.  We are Geocachers, and the saying goes, beware, Geocachers know all the good places to hide the bodies.  Soooooooooo ^y% {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 02, 2013, 04:52:39 PM
Nice. My wife wants us to get a gun safe, but something more crucial has always sucked up the money dedicated to the safe.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 02, 2013, 05:40:07 PM


  I would probably get a hernia and a slipped disc trying to get a gun safe into my home. And then, where to put it?  Instead, I have a reinforced door with dead bolts on my 10 x 16 computer room/man cave.  No windows, that is my gun safe.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: JAX71224 on December 02, 2013, 07:15:03 PM
WOOHOO! Got my 12in buffalo steel frame '58remmy from old south today! Now waiting on conv cyl ' got on sale at 199.00 and will really be ready. {L*
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 02, 2013, 07:53:10 PM


  I would probably get a hernia and a slipped disc trying to get a gun safe into my home. And then, where to put it?  Instead, I have a reinforced door with dead bolts on my 10 x 16 computer room/man cave.  No windows, that is my gun safe.

Are the walls reinforced?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 02, 2013, 08:30:25 PM


  I would probably get a hernia and a slipped disc trying to get a gun safe into my home. And then, where to put it?  Instead, I have a reinforced door with dead bolts on my 10 x 16 computer room/man cave.  No windows, that is my gun safe.

Are the walls reinforced?

mid-70's, central Maine, it took only 45 minutes to remove the *working and filled and burning* wood stoves from 20 camps along the lake.  Tractor trailer pulled in, men with chain saws stepped out, and sawed right through the walls out of which the stove pipes were run.  Didn't matter those stoves were hot.  Thieves were ready.  The metal-clad buildings got the rescue-saw treatment:

(http://stores.toolsdirectusa.com/catalog/k750-rescue.jpg)

Everybody had gone to work, it being a Monday.

Disaster, of course, with gaping holes.  Many camps also suffered burst pipes from the resulting freeze.

Point is, the well-practiced thief is hard to deter.  As my old man says "Locks keep the honest people out."

As for hernias, the big safes come in pieces.  You assemble the safe inside.  Bolt the base to the concrete pad.  Works, until the thieves come with one of these:

(http://twentywheels.com/imgs/a/a/w/p/i/fiat___allis_fr10_articulated_wheel_loader_bucket_front_end_diesel_fr9_fr12_cat_nr_1_lgw.jpg)

Free-standing ATMs get carted away frequently with bucket loaders.  Best to put that safe downcellah.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=atm+front+end+loader&sm=3 (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=atm+front+end+loader&sm=3)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 02, 2013, 08:45:11 PM


  I would probably get a hernia and a slipped disc trying to get a gun safe into my home. And then, where to put it?  Instead, I have a reinforced door with dead bolts on my 10 x 16 computer room/man cave.  No windows, that is my gun safe.

Are the walls reinforced?

No, no more than standard studs and sheet rock on two inside walls, heavy siding on two outside walls.   :)

You have to assess what your level of threat is.  Sure, somebody could tear in here with a sledge hammer, given opportunity,  motivation and time.  My wife and I are both retired, other than being away for a few hours for lunch or dinner...or a rare overnite...one of us, or both of us, are always at home.

We also live in a semi-rural neighborhood, highly visible from our neighbors.  We are not an easy mark.  Urban and suburban folk may not understand that, but believe me I am thinking more about my perimeter security than just about where my guns are locked up.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 04, 2013, 07:50:09 AM
snowed most of yesterday and last night. About 8 inches here at the house (7000 ft) west of Cheyenne.
 Augur motor brand new pellet stove burned out.  New motor under warranty expected in 2 weeks.
 Got spare in back bedroom on high and a couple fans
blowing the heat down hall towards front room.
Furnace is fired up too.
was -1 during night, right now +1    not supposed to get above 10 or 15 rest of week
hill west of house.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 04, 2013, 08:09:51 AM
DD4, I could use some of that snow over here in MO.!!!!  ;)
It's pretty warm here in Portageville, MO. today.

I went to wal-mart last night. Got a few things we needed. I buy the last box of Remington .22mags they had. They really need to train these people better. I mean, Heck...the lady by the ammo department said they didn't have any .22 ammo. I said, Yes you do, I see it right there!  ::)
Anyway, those were $18.87 , 50rd box.
Also, bought a 20rd box of CCI .22LR shotshells, they were $8.87 a box.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 04, 2013, 10:04:10 AM
Don't you just hate the price gouging?  I remember 25 cents a box of 50
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on December 04, 2013, 11:55:50 AM
I remember I could buy Federal 50 grain LRN for $1.75 per 50 rounds, even in Commiefornia. Daddy and I would buy a bunch of .22 ammo and we'd take a bunch of targets out to the edge of town and spend all day shooting. He'd shoot his Remington 512 Sportmaster with peep sights and a 14 round tube mag, I'd be shooting my old Sears J.C. Higgins Model 103.18, I've got both those rifles and when I've got youngerns of my own I'll make sure my kid gets my first rifle as his first rifle! {?|

MAN... those were the days. I've still got that old Remington, Daddy gave it to me for my 17th birthday IIRC. :) So many memories!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on December 05, 2013, 02:35:11 PM
Lenn, we have an automatic stand-by generator too. I installed it myself and it sure comes in handy for heat, refrig, well, etc.  {?|
Kaboom, I got a medium safe a couple of years ago, put it in the basement via the outside stairs. I have a Kubota with an end loader and got it up the hill to the house. Then laid it down and slid it down the steps. I have an angle iron bolted to two ceiling joists and used a chain hoist to get the safe back upright.  No hernia, at least from that!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 05, 2013, 02:55:33 PM
Would have been great IF I had an outside entrance to the basement, but that doesn't exist.  Nope, through the garage, turn  a sharp corner at the cinder block wall that keeps the car out of the stair well, and then down the concrete steps to the basement.  Fortunately, I have a hand truck and a good friend who came over to lend a hand.  _k* yes and he is one of my   _;( buddies.  Well, it's in place and bolted down.  NOBODY gonna move that one where she sits.   <P} 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 05, 2013, 03:15:38 PM
hey, ah been promoted!!!! {?| _l  ahm not a newbie anymore!    {:( )L$ )L$ )L$ (?^ (?^ (?^ ->i ->i ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 05, 2013, 07:45:38 PM
hey, ah been promoted!!!! {?| _l  ahm not a newbie anymore!    {:( )L$ )L$ )L$ (?^ (?^ (?^ ->i ->i ->i
Hey Kaboom, when you get a 100 posts...then ya get to see many other threads on here!  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 05, 2013, 08:36:38 PM
workin' on, workin' on it.....kain't wait. :9)  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 05, 2013, 10:33:09 PM
*Plants lots of Sam land mines in Kabooms path* (Sam land mines are like doggy land mines but worse.)   {:(   )L$ (?^ ->i ('Y {N^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 05, 2013, 11:17:17 PM
There chust might be a few of those "threads" of Sam's that I might not WANT to see. Ifn ya chatch ma drift.   {:(    ^y%   B))
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 06, 2013, 05:25:34 AM
It's bad today! Windy and Icey here in Portageville, MO. School is closed. Max is HAPPY.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 06, 2013, 07:44:59 AM
It's bad today! Windy and Icey here in Portageville, MO. School is closed. Max is HAPPY.  ;)
Hey! Don't blam me you asked dome of my snow to come your way!!
It's -5 right now.  Cheyenne
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on December 06, 2013, 07:53:56 AM
Snow storm. Have bunkered diesel for the generator and gas for the snow thrower.
No worries.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BartSr on December 06, 2013, 10:29:17 AM
Scottsdale, AZ: Frost on the car this AM. Amazing  ^y%
It's supposed to be "Warm and Sunny" isn't it ... here?

Paul
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 06, 2013, 01:16:24 PM


  You guys down south get all the bad weather.  Up here in the cool blue north it's 38, no wind, no precipitation, just overcast.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 06, 2013, 01:27:59 PM
East coast gettin' a little rain.  42 degrees here in central PA, but they (who ever THEY are) say it's going down this weekend.   {_K  Guess I won't be puttin' enny miles on the bike till next week sometime.   {_K .)) >:( ^y% (u^  Just my point of view.  )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on December 06, 2013, 02:11:55 PM
Watching (baby sitting) our great granddaughter for a couple of hours while mom & dad work.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 06, 2013, 02:31:57 PM
Trying to find my bone saw. And a stick to bite down on while I saw.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 06, 2013, 02:37:02 PM
Trying to find my bone saw. And a stick to bite down on while I saw.

  You cutting off a leg?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 06, 2013, 04:02:51 PM
It's gotta hurt less than my leg does now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 06, 2013, 06:43:29 PM
Posted the final installment of Classanr Rides in Members' Book Shelf.  Book is now complete.  Probably less painful to read than sawing off one's leg.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 06, 2013, 06:51:19 PM
Well I'm taking both Vicodin and Morphine Sulfate for the pain and it still hurts.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 06, 2013, 07:01:29 PM
Well I'm taking both Vicodin and Morphine Sulfate for the pain and it still hurts.

Bummer, man.  That pain really wants to speak to you.  My condolances.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 06, 2013, 08:39:27 PM
Sorry 'bout the pain. I know just a little of that. Have had 3 back surgeries. :'( But at least I'm not in a wheelchair.  Speakin' bout pain, the little lady said I could either save for a Colts type, OR she would help me save for a new ham radio xcever.  Hummm, choices choices. I'm thinkin the radio chust might get the nod. Been a ham since 1980, and ta be without any radio at all  {:(. Well, at least ah gots my 58 ta play with (along with a number of other one hand and 2 handed toys). Guess mebby the radio could be used in the rain, snow, dark, cold, and even when ah kaint get round too good.  Soooooo.  :'( ^y% (u^ {L* {L*  Pick yer battles, boys.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 06, 2013, 09:34:09 PM
You don't need a radio to be a Ham.  Just an audience. :P
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 06, 2013, 09:51:32 PM
You don't need a radio to be a Ham.  Just an audience. :P

As a retired "preacher", I had a built-in audience every week! And I guess most of them thought I was a ham, as well. C$$ But I do like my radio. I have confirmed contact with over 180 different countries around the world. {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on December 06, 2013, 11:33:36 PM
This morning I had my wisdom teeth pulled. I thought this was going to be really painful, but it wasn't. They got my on percocet, antibiotics, and something else that I can't remember the name of. I think it's acetaminophen but then again percocet contains acetaminophen and oxycodone, the acetaminophen makes the oxy more potent.

Bottom line is I don't feel s**t. My blood feels like cotton candy and everything feels really soft and sounds cool. I appearantly had the medical people in stitches, and told a cute (I think) nurse how she was attractive and smelled nice. (?^

I'm doing great actually. I can't have coffee and cigarettes or dip, so I'm having coffee flavored ice cream and an electronic cigarette. ;) I'm happy about that.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on December 07, 2013, 01:55:19 PM
Still feeling great. I'm feeling no pain whatsoever. (http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/busyhands94/valium-kitty3_zps606e661f.gif) (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/busyhands94/media/valium-kitty3_zps606e661f.gif.html)

Appearance I woke up halfway through my surgery and started testifying Jesus to the nurses while they took my wisdom teeth out. My pastor will get a kick out of that!! (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 07, 2013, 08:54:26 PM
freezing my ying yang off
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 08, 2013, 05:04:26 AM
Packing my stuff at the work apartment. Then headed to work for twelve hours. Then headed home for five days.


Have to do some planned maintenance on one of these today...

(http://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6505&d=1183076325)



Should be photos of the my Ruger Redhawk tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 08, 2013, 08:22:55 AM
Where do you hide the key to wind up the spring?   )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 08, 2013, 08:50:58 AM
Last night, Kimmy got stuck in the snow with the Black Dodge Caliber car. A couple of friends come over to help push the car out.
Today I sit here sick....blowing my nose every 5 minutes. Somebody come over and shoot me!
I thought I was ready for cold weather...guess not.  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on December 08, 2013, 09:44:36 AM
Looks like the weather can't make up it's mine around here. You could run around Friday with shorts and a T- shirt By Saturday night we had to pull out the long johns.  ^y%  This morning it's 34 out side and raining and the temps are going down by the hour. We'll have ice by morning. If the weather would stay one way or the other you could get use to it. This kind of weather has folks running around sick and blowing noses here like old Sam is doing. As far as pain go's BH I feel for you. I had eighteen teeth pulled three weeks ago an just starting to get use to it. Now they want me to wait eight weeks before I can get my false teeth put in. Sure have been putting a lot of different kind's of soups down the hatch, by the time they get around to my new teeth I may not need them.  )L$  I've been on those oxycodone 5/325s for about five years they work pretty good for pain. When I got my teeth pulled the Doc just gave me more. I have a back and spine injury from back in 1978 it got better for a while even went back to work for almost 20 years, but now I guess getting older made the pain start up to the point that they just put me on these things after all the other pills didn't help with the pain so much. One thing I miss the most is getting up and going to work everyday. I can't get use to not having a job. :(  You guys keep warm and out ah trouble.  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 08, 2013, 10:30:45 AM
... One thing I miss the most is getting up and going to work everyday. I can't get use to not having a job. :(  You guys keep warm and out ah trouble.  ;D

I had a friend who solved that problem.  Each morning he did his usual "go to the office" routine (dress, eat, kiss family goodby, get in car, back out, drive down the street) and went around the block, parked on the street, and walked "to work" in the back door.  Even had a lunch packed so he could stay in his man-cave without going out to the kitchen and breaking the spell.  Sometimes he'd call his wife to meet her for lunch somewhere.  Sounds extreme, but it allowed him to stay focused on his tasks.  It was all about his routine.

His wife liked it "Keeps him out from under my feet."

The deal was his honeydo list was never expected to be filled during his "work" day.  But he'd danged well better not forget the milk and eggs on his way back home "from work"! (?L
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 08, 2013, 10:54:53 AM
Almost feel sorry for ya Delbert.
Bought new $1300 pellet stove 10/13/13. Augur motor burned up last week   they can't get here till 12/13/13.
We had a cold snap settle in last Tuesday. Not your piddling wimpy 34 degrees either.
It has been -15 at night and a high of 8 all week.
My furnace works, but the house is double size from original and it can't keep up.
My pellet stove in front room was primary heat.
Can't turn off propane now to finish the water lines and water heater in kitchen, so I can't get my log burner in place to use it either.
So spending time in the bedroom and the now vacant back bedroom where the warmth is.
Got a small USED St.Croix pellet stove in the back bedroom. It is 15 years old now and going strong.
So sitting here in the rocker looking out the East sliding door at the snow covered hills, bored to hell.
Learning my new Lenovo tablet, which will become the main TV once the wireless dongle gets here so I can project the 9" screen onto the 48" big screen and go back to watching TV once again.
Picture if you will in your minds eye.  (like the twilight zone)
an older man, sitting in the rocker by the fireplace as he dreams of old hunts long ago.
His faithful but old and worn out hunting fog curled at his feet. ready to go afield once more, anticipating the sound of the shotgun and another bird down to flush out and retrieve.
Ok you got the picture of me sitting here.
except one thing. My year old cat is curled (strike that) now stretched out on the floor beside me. Just awaiting
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 08, 2013, 12:40:10 PM
Bucky's beautiful.  Our little Abby is just under 2 and loves to curl up to sleep beside my chair.  She's a little SPCA rescue kitty.   {?|  And we're just on the edge of the snow coming through here.  10 miles south of us, the roads are closed.  We are getting maybe a half inch. )L$  Keep warm till they get the new motor in.  }-J
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 08, 2013, 01:18:46 PM
got a farm kitten in 2010. Last year he disappeared. Likely the Eagle that had been circling.
He was same color.
This one a lady in town had. Just over a year old now. My 3 legged skipperke curls up behind me in bed and bucky right at my chest.
Cat knows it's name but then just looks at me like "Whaaaatttt"
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rather than a new topic all together:

175 degrees!!!
I built some solar convection windows nin the hallway a few years ago. Made mine permanent. But you can make them removable too.
Anyway now that the sun has finally come out this afternoon. And is reflecting of the 8"  of snow.
The thermometer in the outlet is registering 175 degrees!!  Yippeee.
My hallway is nice and warm. Got a fan blowing the heat into the front room I can actually take my long sleeve shirt off.
1st time in about a week.
Furnace has not come on in the least 2 hours. Turned the pellet stove in back bedroom down to two.!!
Nothing like FREE solar heat!!
If you got south facing windows you can do it too. Probably less than $30 per window
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on December 08, 2013, 01:44:33 PM
Weather has been terrible here the last few days rain and cold down to 55 and to top it off I'm seeing dandelions in the front lawn.  )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 08, 2013, 02:29:15 PM
Weather has been terrible here the last few days rain and cold down to 55 and to top it off I'm seeing dandelions in the front lawn.  )%R

  You will get yours, winter's just starting.   (?^

  32 here today, couple inches expected tomorrow, but nothing like what they're getting down south.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 08, 2013, 03:15:29 PM
Our weather:
(http://content-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1458519_10201223968382934_1697911074_n.jpg)

What I am trying to wrap my head around:

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/what-is-economic-value-added.html

Adding insult to injury, the wife is headed off to the Well Armed Women of The Silver Valley meet, and she will be the one that gets to run the Remmie through its paces to ready for shipping.... .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) ???
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 08, 2013, 04:41:09 PM
Well finished the wall covering and moulding in the back bedroom. When I can turn the stove off, will finish tiling and bricking the pedestal and wall, maybe by June.....
got bunch of plastic storage bins in hallway in the way.  Ao making some skeleton shelves, 4 uprights, 2 attached to wall.
then using 1 x2 an 1x4 to make the shelve brackets. Just slide the bins onto those.  Only temporary just get stuff off the floor and out of the way.
Now time to have supper, a beer and jack errrrrrrr I mean goof off.! Watch some TV and go to bed!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 08, 2013, 09:26:24 PM
[quote author=SourMashII link=topic=6369.msg112516#msg112516

What I am trying to wrap my head around:

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/what-is-economic-value-added.html

[/quote]

EVA is difficult to wrap around most heads.

Back in the early '70s my group (of three young turks) in an aerospace firm started computer modeling the copper futures.  I was the Fortran programmer.  Another was a statistical PhD, and the third held an MBA.  We were Hot Stuff, for sure.

Why copper in aerospace?  One of the aerospace firm's subsidiaries was a wire-making company in NJ.  They had long-term copper contracts from the mines at fixed prices, thus a regular supply of copper at a guaranteed price (which now-a-days is a very rare thing).  One day we called up the subsidiary's president and said "Stop making wire, sell everything you have in inventory on the Spot market."  Made $10million, which was 10 times the company's annual profit the previous year.  Six months later, we called again.  Said "Sell everythin..." and the president yelled back "If I buy and sell whenever you guys want to make some money, I'll soon be out of a job.  You can take my copper and shove it!"

Shareholders got a whole lot upset that there was not a windfall profit that year, like last.  On paper, had the president done what we told him to do, he would have made $20mil, and probably not had so many industrial accidents in his wire making program.

EVA in copper wire:  97% of the value in wire is the copper.  The plastic, the printing, the spooling, the shipping, the labor only adds 3% value.  Wire making is a dirty, difficult, labor-intensive job.

I said "Hey, bring in the copper.  Let everybody keep their jobs, but give 'em books to read instead.  Let them do some badly-needed repairs to the mill.  Here's and idea, they could sweep the place for the first time in 20 years!  Sell the copper on the Spot market once or twice a year.  We'll cut out the factory's air pollution, the tonnage of physical waste products, the job injuries, and come out $9mil-to-$19mil ahead, plus not have the governments or labor force or environmentalists down our backs."

Not many years thereafter, the government shut down the factory as being unsafe and filthy.  Candidly, they had my private approval.  Horrible place to work.  As a teen I worked a sweat shop East LA plastics factory that was heaven compared to the NJ wire company.

But here is the kicker:  because wire was no longer being made at that company, the aerospace firm cancelled the copper contracts...

I was only 23 at the time, so clearly I didn't know whereof I spoke.

EVA is very much a political animal.  Difficult to wrap around most heads.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 09, 2013, 08:13:38 AM
Quote
Where do you hide the key to wind up the spring?


Actually, they are electric and drag a huge extension cord behind them (no, I am not kidding.)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 09, 2013, 08:37:57 AM
 :P :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 09, 2013, 08:58:15 AM
:P :P :P :P :P :P
I used to have to drag that 1000 volt+ baloney around the mine I worked at.
I was the driller and shooter.  All the big drills were electric.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BartSr on December 09, 2013, 09:22:18 AM
...
rather than a new topic all together:

175 degrees!!!
I built some solar convection windows in the hallway a few years ago. Made mine permanent. But you can make them removable too.

Now this is really neato!  _l Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 09, 2013, 09:40:04 AM
...
rather than a new topic all together:

175 degrees!!!
I built some solar convection windows in the hallway a few years ago. Made mine permanent. But you can make them removable too.

Now this is really neato!  _l Thanks for the heads up!
right now it is 100 degree, but still early.
You can find the plans on Mother earth and do it yourself solar.  Just adapt dimensions to your window size.


I have or should say hd a glide rocker.
Sat back in it a few minutes ago. It kept going backwards.
Dowels pulled out of base and one snapped.
So now another project to repair.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 09, 2013, 12:41:54 PM
Quote
I used to have to drag that 1000 volt+ baloney around the mine I worked at.


Shovel cable for a 4100A carries 7200 VAC.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 09, 2013, 06:16:59 PM
Quote
I used to have to drag that 1000 volt+ baloney around the mine I worked at.


Shovel cable for a 4100A carries 7200 VAC.
Yeah somewhere in that range. Been 30 years since I worked there.I was thinking 4 to6K  but been a loooonnnggggg time.

Not saying it's cold.
Got home. Wind is about 40mph
Front room and kitchen are about 45 degrees.
Not having that pellet stove in there is a b*tch.
This storm is supposed to break tomorrow  get up to 20 degrees.
Repair shop is dupposed to be here wednesday.
Wanna bet they don't have the right part??
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 09, 2013, 08:06:07 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3/bufferboy/9A0C87E2-90C9-4AE8-8F95-3A33536E86DA_zpswnzcrpgk.jpg)

40-50 paces, I have synthesized Christmas music.

How many shots with the Remmie do you think it will take before A: I hit the music box?; B: they get a clue and unplug it?; C: The townsfolk decides I need to quit drinking?

I have to listen the p.c. Godless version all day at work on XM.. The last thing I need to interrupt the sanctity of my evening smoke and pull on the ol' Mash is the cheap Chinese made synthesized Christmas music... Hell, not even one of them is a true carol....
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on December 09, 2013, 08:29:25 PM
If they had the Godless "X-mas" music playing from speaker box in my neighborhood, I'd probably climb up on the roof with my rifle and put a .22 slug right through the speaker, maybe challenge myself and do it form a distance! (?^ Let em' know how I really feel!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 09, 2013, 09:30:05 PM


  No No No, you start shooting s..t, you give us all a bad reputation.  Think subtle, like wirecutters...short circuits...water...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on December 09, 2013, 09:57:02 PM
slingshots, high powered air rifle
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 09, 2013, 10:23:26 PM
slingshots, high powered air rifle

Heh  :)  A "Davy" sling as we used to call them when I was a kid...or hand sling...with a 500gr musketball...would tear through a speaker like s..t through a goose.  Silently from out of nowhere...

"Whh..what...wwh..where...whhh...wwh..dude!...turn the sound up...it sounds like toilet paper..."
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 09, 2013, 10:35:36 PM
I like the slingshot idea.

On a similar note, according to the city fathers, and the wording of the laws... A slingshot fired in town carries the same penalty by the letter of the law as a .44 Magnum.

Sling Shot
Airsoft
B.B. Gun
Pellet Gun
BlackPowder
Smokeless Powder

Essentially anything a felon (in Idaho) is NOT allowed to shoot, isn't allowed to be fired within the city limits.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on December 09, 2013, 10:44:01 PM
Well in that case I'd probably get drunk, walk up to it at night, and start beating the living hell out of it until it shuts up. Maybe treat it like a fire hydrant if you know what I mean. ;) I don't do well with noisy stuff when I'm trying to sleep.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 10, 2013, 12:28:17 AM
Hope you two would enjoy your stays in the pokey being Bubba's girlfriend.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 10, 2013, 12:31:05 AM
Lol.

Fortunately they kill the thing at a reasonable hour. And as much as I like to tease about it, or bitch about the annoyance, for better or worse, it is his right to run the damned things.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 10, 2013, 01:41:30 AM
Lol.

Fortunately they kill the thing at a reasonable hour. And as much as I like to tease about it, or bitch about the annoyance, for better or worse, it is his right to run the damned things.

Yeah, but...
if his "muslim" next door neighbor started playing this www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNJuUz7d-ds‎ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNJuUz7d-ds‎)

or his "capitalist" next door neighbor started playing this http://www.last.fm/music/Stan+Freberg/_/Green+Christmas (http://www.last.fm/music/Stan+Freberg/_/Green+Christmas)

 would *he* say the same thing?

Some times a little friendly horse-trading over the fence can solve the problem.

Christmas has become a national tailgate party.  Keep it at the mall as cheerleading music.

Better yet, keep it optional, as is done here:
http://www.vastint.com/vastnews/broadcasting_your_Christmas_music.html (http://www.vastint.com/vastnews/broadcasting_your_Christmas_music.html)

I mean, people have a right to smoke.  In fact, they can burst into flames for all I care.
Just don't blow it in my face to "share" the experience.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 10, 2013, 06:58:25 AM
All the above would be vandalism and if the dollar amount is high enough it's a felony, there goes your run rights
Now if you want to shoot the thing, go around to the other side, bullet trajectory analysis you know.
Most cities have nuisance laws in residential neighborhoods. Loud music is one of them.
I would check into that first
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 10, 2013, 08:28:45 AM
As many of you are aware. I am about 15 miles west of Cheyenne, up on the open plains / rolling hills at about 7000 ft above sea level. And with past pictures you can see no trees!
My new pellet stove burned up last week just before the below zero cold snap hit. It was primary heat source as the main furnace has never been able to keep this house warm Originally was a 14 x70 mobile home. Built on all around so about double in size.
But the pellets were / are more efficient.
Anyway the wind came up yesterday---about 40 mph sustained. REALLLY cold in the kitchen front room without my pellets.
The wind has about gotten all the snow off the fields and drifted it . My one driveway outlet is pretty much blocked again. About 4ft deep and 20 ft wide and looks about 40 ft long. I might be staying home all day!
couple pic  one looking north east.  was 8 inches of snow out there yesterday morning
other a bad angle of my drive.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 10, 2013, 08:32:05 AM
Looks really cold...


It's currently 12 degrees here.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 10, 2013, 08:40:27 AM
26 and hasn't stopped snowing for over 24 hours. Only have accumulated 2" since yesterday morning, 1" or so was over night.

I take the snow and the 2 in front of the 6, versus the no snow and just the 6 I had last week.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 10, 2013, 09:33:46 AM
Snowing.  Again.  This time it won't rain immediately after and melt, as it has so far.

Delivering Russian Boar and some elk meat to shooting friends today.  Surprised that they ask how to cook it.  They never have problems with pork loin or beef steaks.  Is the name of the animal enough to change time and temp?  Or even method?  Best I can tell 'em is to not over-cook "just to be sure."

Got a call from my daughter blaming me for WIN7 auto-restart after auto-update.  Claimed that because I told her it would happen at 3am (the time she said she would be sleeping), it was my fault auto-restart wiped the document she was working on, now that she's decided to work over 3am.
Sigh.
Talked her through changing settings.  Talked to her about un-checking updates she didn't want.  Sure enough, Windows started another update and sure enough IE10 and IE11 were waiting for her.
At least it made me look like I hadn't lost my touch.
But then...
She got out the hair drier, unstuck one of her new van's sliding side doors.  Minus 17degF in her area, blamed me for "recommending a car with doors that stick."
Sigh.
I told her to not wash the van just before an upcoming freeze.  Maybe park the danged thing in the garage???
She proudly announced she had lubricated the gaskets.  I had recommended a dry lube, such as silicon.  She annouced she had used what she had.  Pam.  I pointed out that below zero, Pam starts to act like glue.  So I offered "Use olive oil if you cannot find a dry lube."  She said "But it was olive-oil Pam!"

Oh, maybe that will actually work.  I will report back in March.  She might have accidentally stumbled on to something, although by spring I'm sure she'll be wiping the gunk off with hot water and detergent after she finds it streaking clothes as the kids climb in and out.

Well, at least she calls to talk about getting herself out of the pickle jars she hops into.

So I'm spending a few moments being grateful I'm not in pain as some others on the forum are.  Wishing I could send some feel-good out to you guys. )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on December 10, 2013, 09:44:51 AM
No snow here just cold wind, rain, and ice. ^y%  Id take the snow anytime, but ice means stay off the road.  :(  So that I did. Never had a problem staying home till you can't go. Kind of like not wanting to drink water till you can't get none.  (^h Oh BH please don't shoot the speakers out. I like the wire cutter idea better. Oh and wear something on your feet that can't be traced back to you, and if there's snow on the ground you'll have to think like a fox and not lead them back to your house.  :9) Just don't end up on the 6 O'clock News.  &j(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 10, 2013, 09:50:02 AM
Snowing.  Again.  This time it won't rain immediately after and melt, as it has so far.

Delivering Russian Boar and some elk meat to shooting friends today.  Surprised that they ask how to cook it.  They never have problems with pork loin or beef steaks.  Is the name of the animal enough to change time and temp?  Or even method?  Best I can tell 'em is to not over-cook "just to be sure."

Got a call from my daughter blaming me for WIN7 auto-restart after auto-update.  Claimed that because I told her it would happen at 3am (the time she said she would be sleeping), it was my fault auto-restart wiped the document she was working on, now that she's decided to work over 3am.
Sigh.
Talked her through changing settings.  Talked to her about un-checking updates she didn't want.  Sure enough, Windows started another update and sure enough IE10 and IE11 were waiting for her.
At least it made me look like I hadn't lost my touch.
But then...
She got out the hair drier, unstuck one of her new van's sliding side doors.  Minus 17degF in her area, blamed me for "recommending a car with doors that stick."
Sigh.
I told her to not wash the van just before an upcoming freeze.  Maybe park the danged thing in the garage???
She proudly announced she had lubricated the gaskets.  I had recommended a dry lube, such as silicon.  She annouced she had used what she had.  Pam.  I pointed out that below zero, Pam starts to act like glue.  So I offered "Use olive oil if you cannot find a dry lube."  She said "But it was olive-oil Pam!"

Oh, maybe that will actually work.  I will report back in March.  She might have accidentally stumbled on to something, although by spring I'm sure she'll be wiping the gunk off with hot water and detergent after she finds it streaking clothes as the kids climb in and out.

Well, at least she calls to talk about getting herself out of the pickle jars she hops into.

So I'm spending a few moments being grateful I'm not in pain as some others on the forum are.  Wishing I could send some feel-good out to you guys. )%R
If others are like me, got a short memory. You know Al came to visit and never left? .............  So where you at again?
One reason I don't like Windows. It does this auto update and sometimes it really screws things up while doing it.
My Linux always waits for me to say yes or no.
Another thing, Windows normally does not delete it's older update or the update file it downloaded.
Linux does.
It's the carrier in the Pam that get's sticky. O.O. will work, but only as a temporary solution. The silicone is best. Doesn't even have to be washed first. Normal condensation and frost will do it.
Yeah at least she calls.
Wind is still blowing here, might quit this evening. Don't know the wind chill but likely around 30 below  old wind chill chart says -40 new chart -18
Stupid cat. Just jumped 7 feet straight up the closet wall to get to the shelf on top.
Now wandering around in the rafters.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 10, 2013, 09:57:49 AM
Gotta go do some running around, including trading out dry-cleaning, and looking for a temporary holster for the Redhawk, until I get a nice leather bandoleer rig. Currently looking at a holster/belt combo from Pistol Packaging.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 10, 2013, 09:58:12 AM
Well 10:00 A.M. here time to brave the wind and cold see if truck will start and if I can get to the road.
I have over a 100 feet to the gravel road.
Then a mile to the highway, then 14 miles to town, any or all could be drifted shut!
Judt finished filling an order for some boolits from a guy on another forum.
Got beer money anyway.
Ya all have fun!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 10, 2013, 10:23:27 AM


  Dusting of snow, 34, sunny mostly, mild day.  Checking connections on the back of my PC, knocked over a beer bottle all over my computer desk.  It was my last beer.  Had to go buy more beer.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 10, 2013, 11:32:34 AM


  Dusting of snow, 34, sunny mostly, mild day.  Checking connections on the back of my PC, knocked over a beer bottle all over my computer desk.  It was my last beer.  Had to go buy more beer.

Reminds me of a friend who used to run a hunting camp in Monson, Maine.  One cabin was rented for a week, filled Sunday night by 6 guys who emptied two pickup truck beds of boxes of supplies on that Sunday night.  Tom didn't hear a peep from the 6 in the cabin Mon, Tues, Wed, so figured they were out 0-dark-thirty and back well after sunset.  Thursday at noon a fella stumbles out of the cabin and Tom hears him yelling "EMERGENCY!  EMERGENCY!"

Tom figures nasty injury or death, rushes over.
Guy is shaking, stumbling, in *tears*!

Hands Tom a hundred dollar bill.

"We ran out of beer.  Get whatever you can, and hurry back.  This is an EMERGENCY!"

They had never even brought rifles - just beer. (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 10, 2013, 11:46:33 AM
Well, we got a dusting of snow. Covered the grass, but nothing on the roads, so, I went to Lowes and bought me a nice tiny 3/16 deep well socket and guess what!  Somehow, magically it turned into a nipple wrench!  Will wonders never cease?  Thanks guys for the good instructions for my little project.  Works perfectly. (T^  (k}
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 10, 2013, 12:05:57 PM


  My buddy went deer camping this year, sitting around the picnic table somebody knocked over an open bottle of Black Velvet, they went diving around like linebackers trying to catch it before it hit the ground.

  Another one tried tuning up the camp fire with a can of gas/oil mix from the outboard, it back flashed and he flung it, landing in the middle of the deer boat.

  Good times.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on December 10, 2013, 12:49:01 PM
I'm getting all wound up here. Can't quite follow your temperatures. Some of you seems to give centigrades, some Fahrenhait.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 10, 2013, 01:38:33 PM
I'm getting all wound up here. Can't quite follow your temperatures. Some of you seems to give centigrades, some Fahrenhait.

Americans tend to use Fahrenheit, Canadians do Centigrade.  We don't know what Mexicans do.  Americans still use the English system of inch, foot, yard, mile, acre, pounds, ton, etc.  We're comfortable with it, don't try to change us, we have too much on our plate already.   :)

That's common usage, in science we use the Centigrade system.  Conversions are easy.

But, today it was 34 F in Saranac, NY,  44 40' North, 73 44' West
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 10, 2013, 01:49:59 PM
Quote
We don't know what Mexicans do.


Tequila!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on December 10, 2013, 02:02:50 PM
Very confusing. The English (and Canadians) went metric years ago, inch by inch. An old English acquaintance of mine went to the lumber yard to get some 2X4, but was told they'd gone metric, so he ordered 50x100, which was OK. When asked how much he needed he said 40 meters, but was told that it came in yards.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 10, 2013, 02:32:44 PM
Very confusing. The English (and Canadians) went metric years ago, inch by inch. An old English acquaintance of mine went to the lumber yard to get some 2X4, but was told they'd gone metric, so he ordered 50x100, which was OK. When asked how much he needed he said 40 meters, but was told that it came in yards.

That's funny.  God save us Americans for preserving the English system of measurements and the Magna Carta.

   
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on December 10, 2013, 03:07:36 PM
Yes, but you missed the pence, shillings, pounds and guinesses somewhere along the way. Those where really challenging.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 10, 2013, 04:33:06 PM
Yes, but you missed the pence, shillings, pounds and guinesses somewhere along the way. Those where really challenging.

Easy:

Pence - twice a halfpenny
Shilling - a bob, worthy of a cow or goat
Pound - a chunk of human flesh
Guinesses - a pint of Irish beer

  Being more civilized, Americans gave up dealing in cows, goats, human flesh and beers, and settled on dead presidents.  And Franklin wannabees.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on December 10, 2013, 06:42:04 PM
I'm familiar with a guiness. It's a measurement for fish caught. ;)

I love using the metric system to screw with people. It is so funny to go up to the gun store counter and ask for something common like .22 LR, .30-30, or .38 Special in metric designation. Then when they say "I have never heard of that caliber, I don't think we have it." call them out on it and say "How can you not have 5.6×15R?!? (metric for .22LR) That's like... the most common caliber out there! (?^ )L$ ->i

The people at the local gun shop are used to my shenanigans and mischief. ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 15, 2013, 02:17:52 PM
I feel like such a liberal now.

For 42 years, of being a kid, and having kids, siblings and those I've birthed in my house, the firearms have never had need to be locked up.

Due to the advent in my life, of a mentally and emotionally unstable teenager that I sired in a drunken period in 1999 with a Lesbian, who was raised by bleeding heart liberal lesbians....

I now own this:
http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Stack-On-10-Gun-Security-Safe-with-Combination-Lock&i=444168&r=view&cvsfa=2586&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=343434313638

(http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/9086/10h/origin-d4.scene7.com/is/image/GanderMountainOvertons/444168_L1?$product$)

Seemed like a deal at WalMart for $197.99 and the wife was insistent we have it, for she doesn't trust the lad....

Throwing rocks at windows when he's angry, brandishing a knife towards his Brother's....

I am trying hard to love this teenager, that I have not known deeper than Facebook prior to August of this year... But in all honesty, I regret not running screaming after the menage a trois.. After all it was the Jessica Rabbit look alike I wanted to pursue multiple trysts with, not his Mother.. It was convenient, easy, and I was working two jobs.

Plus... Enough likker, I could convince myself she was a good time......

I now have joined the 21st Century...... .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .)) .))

(Maybe, I can get him turned around... His counselors are in agreement with me he doesn't need his crazy check, and we are on the same team to getting him selfsufficient, accountable for his own actions, and pronounced "Normal")

I can't take away the Aspergers diagnosis, But I can (hopefully) stop the liberal type mindset, where everything good or bad is met with a 30 minute diatribe of diverting and disarming. Common sense isn't prevalent, and simple tasks are a 30 minute discourse on 800 different ways to approach them, until someone else just flat fucking does it.

Like I said, he is my flesh, and I am learning to love him.... Not yet after 4 months liking living with him, although I try daily. This safe just re-enforces how unstable our house is. Shit my 3.8 year old has muzzle, trigger, and self control enough to treat the firearms with respect, and only with invitation.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 15, 2013, 02:52:14 PM
Calmer now.

Not that a safe is a bad thing, I've enjoyed the freedom of not HAVING to have one, is all.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 15, 2013, 05:12:14 PM
In all seriousness, make sure his B-vitiamin levels are high.  Also, repeated chiropractic adjustments.  The kid acts like he's in pain, and he might well be, but thinks that what he has is "normal".

I have helped turnarounds in my family (sibling, child, niece).  Two took a decade each.  My dispair was great, but the effort was worth it.  We also had one failure, but only because of ultimate body failure, and thus death, although the last three years were nothing short of amazing, making up for the previous 40.

Sometimes you don't fight it; you join it, go for the ride, out-crazy the kid.  You do what you have to so the kid concludes you are on his side.

Remember your Red Cross rescue training?  The drowning person will try to climb onto the rescuer.  Always stay in water where you can stand.

Never bend the lines unless you are willing to cross them yourself.

But start with the nutrition and the physique.  Both will be caddywhumpus, for sure.
Prayer never hurts, either.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 15, 2013, 05:55:18 PM
I'll try the B vitamin thing, as the child of a brace of Palmer graduates, I am a wholehearted advocate of chiropractic.

Logic, reasoning, and patience seem to be our "go-to" therapy.

He is NOT a shooter, nor does he have desire to be, the way he handled the firearms the once we tried, was scary, like I said my 2 and 4 year olds handle (always unloaded unless the 4 year old is firing with adult supervision), the guns with more respect.

But...................

He has expressed interest in Archery, and has an excellent "rain man" type deductive process, so the Archery, and setting him out into the world of wilderness we have here with a survival 101 type book may/will do him good.

I'll succeed, he has a genuine love and desire to emulate me. But the tattling (as I type and am subjected to it, it is painfully clear) and social skills of a 7 year old going on 30. Equal parts clueless sibling, and surrogate parent.

He has had to be husband, father, dietician, and son to his Mother, while they were living in a  Windstar (Yes, the Ford kind) for the last year in The City of Angels.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 15, 2013, 06:34:07 PM
Your work is cut out for you, but you have laid out an excellent plan.
Archery turned around one granddaughter.  She now sleeps with her bow, and is a joy to be with.  Archery was the first thing in her life she could do better than her brothers, and it turns out that was her underlying need.

I am sure, with your dedication, you and he will find what he needs.
I applaud your family.  Most would prefer a foundling to a wild half-sibling suddenly thrust into the fold.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 16, 2013, 06:40:21 AM
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We don't know what Mexicans do.


Tequila!
(?^    (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 16, 2013, 06:49:38 AM
Hey Guys! I'm still sick here. Grrrrrrr!!!!
Max is sick(or acting like it  ::)). So, he is staying home today.
It seems like I been sick for a month now..... :-[
My ribs/chest still hurt a little here.

P.S. I still have NOT been in that "TUB" yet.........................my bottle of POLO is almost used up. :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 16, 2013, 07:04:44 AM
Off work for the next seven days. Have a whole list of things to get done, including shooting the new Redhawk, and getting some photography done.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 16, 2013, 08:18:43 AM
Hummm, off work, hummmmmm, I think I've been off work for several years now.  Errr, wait a minute, I think thay call that being retired or sumpin'. M__ Enny way, I don't GO to work, my wife just tells me what to do. :9)  She gave me a nice LONG list of things she wanted woven on the loom for Christmas presents. (o& and I guess I'm mebby half through it.   {:(  and my shoulders are aching sumpin fierce ( problems with BOTH rotator cuffs) but I'll git'er done somehow (if I know what's good for me, sides, she told me to order that brandy new 1860 army fer Christmas, gotta keep her happy now).  )L$ (?^ ->i {?| {?| {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 16, 2013, 09:00:00 AM
I'm familiar with a guiness. It's a measurement for fish caught. ;)

I love using the metric system to screw with people. It is so funny to go up to the gun store counter and ask for something common like .22 LR, .30-30, or .38 Special in metric designation. Then when they say "I have never heard of that caliber, I don't think we have it." call them out on it and say "How can you not have 5.6×15R?!? (metric for .22LR) That's like... the most common caliber out there! (?^ )L$ ->i

The people at the local gun shop are used to my shenanigans and mischief. ::)
yep the more guiness the bigger the fish that got away! (?^ )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 16, 2013, 09:05:58 AM
Hey Guys! I'm still sick here. Grrrrrrr!!!!
Max is sick(or acting like it  ::)). So, he is staying home today.
It seems like I been sick for a month now..... :-[
My ribs/chest still hurt a little here.

P.S. I still have NOT been in that "TUB" yet.........................my bottle of POLO is almost used up. :-[
the bruising from the fall could of caused an internal infection.
I'm not a doctor, but this seems to help with bruises and such.
Get some cabbage from the store. peel 3 or 4 outer layers of leaves.
Mush these to a juicy pulp.  Lay them on the bruised area. Take a couple more leaves and lay over these. Then lightly wrap with cloth bandage( torn sheets etc).
Something about the juice that helps absorb the soreness and helps the tissue heal. Try it for three or four days. Won't hurt and a cabbage is only about $2.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 16, 2013, 09:11:36 AM
got a bunch of projects 1/2 finished here and there. Wind been blowing hard and cold outside.
This has prevented me from turning off propane, and replumbing the water heater to new location.
So.... tired of working on different projects little here and there.
Decided to start in back bedroom and hallway and work my way forward, doing everything I can.
Had a good start yesterday, and the nail gun broke.  By then it was too dark to continue.
So today I price out new nail gun. I know it will be a $100. But got to have it.
I want to brick the stove padestal and wall in back bedroom, but right now too cold to shut stove down
so will have to come back to that in a few days or so when the cold snap breaks.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 16, 2013, 11:56:26 AM
Wishing I didn't hurt so much so I could shovel out my car and get to the store. That's what's up today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 16, 2013, 02:44:07 PM
Hey Guys! I'm still sick here. Grrrrrrr!!!!
Max is sick(or acting like it  ::)). So, he is staying home today.
It seems like I been sick for a month now..... :-[
My ribs/chest still hurt a little here.

P.S. I still have NOT been in that "TUB" yet.........................my bottle of POLO is almost used up. :-[
the bruising from the fall could of caused an internal infection.
I'm not a doctor, but this seems to help with bruises and such.
Get some cabbage from the store. peel 3 or 4 outer layers of leaves.
Mush these to a juicy pulp.  Lay them on the bruised area. Take a couple more leaves and lay over these. Then lightly wrap with cloth bandage( torn sheets etc).
Something about the juice that helps absorb the soreness and helps the tissue heal. Try it for three or four days. Won't hurt and a cabbage is only about $2.

  Lordy!  When I was a kid coming down with something like bronchitis, my mother, God bless her, used to give me a mustard plaster.  This involved several sheets of wet newspaper coated with mustard which went right over my chest...in bed...then covered over with lots of blankets.  This was followed by a "hot toddy" of tea, lemon juice and whiskey (thank God!)
  This burned and fevered the demons right out of me through the course of a night.  It worked, got me up singing and dancing the next day because I did not want a repeat performance.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 16, 2013, 02:53:12 PM
Nowadays, a cattle prod might do the same job.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 16, 2013, 03:02:46 PM


  Oh thanks, that's pretty harsh!  I was referring to old time poultices administered by well-meaning friends and relatives...good or bad as they might be...not modern electro-torture.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 16, 2013, 03:09:19 PM


  Oh thanks, that's pretty harsh!  I was referring to old time poultices administered by well-meaning friends and relatives...good or bad as they might be...not modern electro-torture.

Oh.  Maybe you didn't have a younger brother with a keen sense of sibling rivalry.  I was in the upper bunk, and my brother could eject me all the way out of the bed.  Or grab the sheet and pull me onto the floor.

But I see your point.  Mom's tend to mother you into getting up and outside.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 16, 2013, 03:27:59 PM


  That's good, we used to do that in the Army too but a fight would usually follow.

  So what ancient health treatments did your mother use on you?

  Although you you probably grew up in the age of Modern Science. 

  Post-witchcraft.   :)

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 16, 2013, 03:45:35 PM
Vicks Vapo-Rub on the chest.  Chicken Soup 'til I nearly drowned.  Corociden when the nose wouldn't stop flowing like a faucet.  When I had the measles at 5, (1951) the illness went into Rheumatic Fever (or what ever) and the room was kept pitch dark even during the day (something about otherwise I'd go blind).  It was a week in solitary confinement, and if I hadn't been delireous from the high temperatures, I would have hated it.  The week went by in about 4 hours, or so my memory says.  I do remember that one day I could suddenly get up and eat/pee/function as normal, so I did.

I was fortunate to grow up in the mountains above LA, enjoy the benefit of little smog, lots of sun, and a vast outdoors.  I didn't get sick very often, so faked it when a cold set in.  My biggest problem was sunburn, but Ol' Sol did keep my hair white.  Too many Viking genes from both sides of the family to ever be able to tan.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 16, 2013, 03:52:37 PM
Vicks Vapo-Rub on the chest.  Chicken Soup 'til I nearly drowned.  Corociden when the nose wouldn't stop flowing like a faucet.  When I had the measles at 5, (1951) the illness went into Rheumatic Fever (or what ever) and the room was kept pitch dark even during the day (something about otherwise I'd go blind).  It was a week in solitary confinement, and if I hadn't been delireous from the high temperatures, I would have hated it.  The week went by in about 4 hours, or so my memory says.  I do remember that one day I could suddenly get up and eat/pee/function as normal, so I did.

I was fortunate to grow up in the mountains above LA, enjoy the benefit of little smog, lots of sun, and a vast outdoors.  I didn't get sick very often, so faked it when a cold set in.  My biggest problem was sunburn, but Ol' Sol did keep my hair white.  Too many Viking genes from both sides of the family to ever be able to tan.

I spent my early years in Hawthorne, LA County.  On a good day, we didn't see the sun until it burned through the smog around 11 a.m.


By the way, congrats on becoming a Forum Legend, I see you just crossed the Magic Number   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 21, 2013, 08:46:45 AM
hey guys stop and think a minute. Where did modern medicine get its start?
From the old folks that had found out by trial and error of what plants, and herbs and such worked and what didn't.
Modern science tries to emulate the potion, by trying to distill the main chemical they think does the work.
Like the yew tree in south America and Cancer.
What they miss is the overall culture.  the tribes have an entirely different culture and genetic makeup. They don't eat what we do, or use the chemicals we do nor live in smog filled cities.  It all interrelates.
Also they use the WHOLE tree.
Many times a crucial part is no longer there and while the result works, just not as well.
I'm sure everybody here at one time or another has had an upset stomach and you reached for the alkaseltzer or pepto bismo.
Well most kitchens have the same stuff or a good replacement.
Alka seltzer is basically  bicarbonate of soda===Baking Soda (arm and hammer) just some stuff added to make it fizz and be smooth on the tummy.
But   1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dissolved in a 6 to 8 oz glass warm tap water, usually is just as good.
Besides a paste of Baking soda and finely ground salt, makes a basic tooth paste.
You can also chew a small piece of ginger for upset stomach. I keep a bag of dried ginger slices (candy) here just for that.
Migraines. they prescribe darkened room, cool compress and caffergot (among others). Caffergot is basically caffeine.
So try some no doz pills or other over counter high caffeine pills, and or very strong coffee / tea. Go lay down in a darkened quiet room. Soak a rag in rubbing alcohol and wrap some crushed ice in it.  Basically all natural, but it does help.
Eczema etc. wash good with the rubbing alcohol and apply pure honey.. No won't cure it, but will provide temporary relief from the itching. There's other stuff too.  Bee or mosquito sting, poison ivy. Honey is sticky but it helps relieve the itch.
Of course most of us have used the oil of clove on a tooth ache. hey it helps.
Don't discount these old time remedies. Many times they help relieve the problem, at least until you can get to a doctor.
One thing about the internet, it has a wealth of information at your fingertips on most any subject.
And there are health forum just like this of what REAL people have tried and used and worked for them.
Got bad deep cut and a long ways from the doctor?  Got a can of plain old black pepper? pour some on. It won't sting (least not much) and it will help the blood clot (cayenne works too). Out hunting got a radiator leak? add black pepper it will help slow it down.
So Sam did you try the cabbage?  I've used it on tendonitis here and sprained ankles. It seems to help a little.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 21, 2013, 09:05:45 AM
whats going on here? well a long spell of bad luck
2012 bought a used 98 expedition. Stripped out all the added in wiring for big radio amps speakers and such.
New battery and cables. It still drains battery after two days
3 weeks ago during cold snap. glove box switch on daily explorer broke. ran battery down. disconnect the light
Worked great for about 10 days. Battery was dead couple days ago. cleaned terminals real good and charged.
Nope kept going dead.So yesterday $111 for new battery, hope that's all it is.
Was going to drive the expedition. I always leave the key on dresser unless I an going to drive it. It's the only key and they are a $100. Well it's not there, can't find it no where. No can go to ford it is over 10 years old. Ford will not give the codes to the aftermarket lock makers. So if I don't find key, locker maker has to make 2, plus program system. $200+. Ok. This year I will find a truck that has the old style key, rebuild it an go back to old school where the supermarket could make you a key. Mean time I got a 2 ton 98 expedition good running boat anchor for sale!
Then my small nail gun broke down. Well I did manage to fix it with a new O-ring and some 105 grease.
Then the small air compressor went hay wire. Tore it down, blew it out with another compressor. Sprayed the pressure release valves with carb clean, sanded the contacts and the brushes. Appears to be working now.
Snow blower quit propelling itself last spring. Put in a new shear pin. Propelled 10 feet then quit. Opened up yesterday new pin is good. pull lever and the drive locks in.  But now the dang thing won't start. Of course it is a Honda motor and you can't get to the plug or air cleaner without disassembling 1/2 the motor.
So you all think you got it bad bunky.......  I quit I'm going fishing!! {+* (:@ :'( {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on December 21, 2013, 09:44:01 AM
Think I'd go in the house and shut the door.  {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 21, 2013, 10:07:03 AM
Cooking today. Wife is baking blueberry pound cake. I'm baking scalloped potatoes, and ham, and grilling a turkey breast, plus steamed broccoli and various snackage.

People start arriving at 1PM.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 21, 2013, 10:12:43 AM
Cooking today. Wife is baking blueberry pound cake. I'm baking scalloped potatoes, and ham, and grilling a turkey breast, plus steamed broccoli and various snackage.

People start arriving at 1PM.

and you address is.......??   M__   )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 21, 2013, 10:39:15 AM
cooking  You all like chicken soup?
Try this it is pretty easy and has a very different flavor.
3 or 4 cubes of chicken bouliion, or the powder or a can of chicken stock
2 diced up cloves garlic
 about 1/2 a medium onion diced.
couple carrots and celery   sliced up
one green bell pepper sliced up.
1/2  Package or so of frozen peas
Put all in a slow cooker
Add pepper to your tate.
Let start cooking to soften the veggies
Now slice up into bite size pieces of skinless chicken parts (thighs, breast whatever)
Place in a bowl and add about 1/2 cup of Teriyaki sauce, cover and let set about an hour.
Add the whole thing to the pot, except the bowl.
Let cook till chicken is done. Add more Teriyaki sauce as needed, to keep plenty of liquid in.
About 15 minutes before ready to serve, add however many egg noodles (or other pasta in a pinch) that you need.
Let soften and stir around
Only add enough water to keep liquid as the noodles will absorb a lot.
I don't add salt as the buillion has enough for me.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 21, 2013, 11:30:56 AM
 

DD4, you are having too much fun  (T^  I agree with what you say about medicine, natural remedies.  Here's one more, aspirin; probably a real wonder drug of our age.  Acetosalycilic acid; it occurs naturally as salicin in willow bark, identified by Hippocrates and a few thousand other native sources.

  What's happening today?  Snow followed by freezing rain, we're in lockdown mode.  Spilled half a bowl of hot breakfast chili on my crotch, don't ask; ventured outside, took a flyer off the icy steps; survived that, my old bones are still tough, but I'm now retiring to the safety of my computer.

  Where's Sam Stafford?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 21, 2013, 12:48:53 PM
 

DD4, you are having too much fun  (T^  I agree with what you say about medicine, natural remedies.  Here's one more, aspirin; probably a real wonder drug of our age.  Acetosalycilic acid; it occurs naturally as salicin in willow bark, identified by Hippocrates and a few thousand other native sources.

  What's happening today?  Snow followed by freezing rain, we're in lockdown mode.  Spilled half a bowl of hot breakfast chili on my crotch, don't ask; ventured outside, took a flyer off the icy steps; survived that, my old bones are still tough, but I'm now retiring to the safety of my computer.

  Where's Sam Stafford?
And you all thought the Indians (Native Americans) chewed bark and plants and such because they were ignorant backwards savages?   So did Custer and look what it got him! :-*
I just finished rolling up all my pennies, nickel, dimes, quarters saved from the last couple years.
I ran out of rollers. still have at least $10 in pennies, $30 in dimes and probably $10 in nickels.
I I grab the meter coins in the truck bet there is $20 there.
I definitely got enough for another '58 style gun.
But what I am going to do, is order in some one dollar coins at the bank.
Stash them for a rainy day. They don't rot, mildew or just blow away.
Now I am relaxing most of the day.
-----
And if Sam is smart he's using the cabbage leaves.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 21, 2013, 12:57:57 PM
 

DD4, you are having too much fun  (T^  I agree with what you say about medicine, natural remedies.  Here's one more, aspirin; probably a real wonder drug of our age.  Acetosalycilic acid; it occurs naturally as salicin in willow bark, identified by Hippocrates and a few thousand other native sources.

  What's happening today?  Snow followed by freezing rain, we're in lockdown mode.  Spilled half a bowl of hot breakfast chili on my crotch, don't ask; ventured outside, took a flyer off the icy steps; survived that, my old bones are still tough, but I'm now retiring to the safety of my computer.

  Where's Sam Stafford?
And you all thought the Indians (Native Americans) chewed bark and plants and such because they were ignorant backwards savages?   So did Custer and look what it got him! :-*
  No I never thought that about Indians, I've casually studied herbalism all my life.  I don't think Custer did either, he just made a few too many stupid moves.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 21, 2013, 03:16:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe0q8Lq3L2Q
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 21, 2013, 05:05:55 PM
I spent the day manning the Michigan Gun Owners table at the Novi Gun Show.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 21, 2013, 05:20:48 PM
 

DD4, you are having too much fun  (T^  I agree with what you say about medicine, natural remedies.  Here's one more, aspirin; probably a real wonder drug of our age.  Acetosalycilic acid; it occurs naturally as salicin in willow bark, identified by Hippocrates and a few thousand other native sources.

  What's happening today?  Snow followed by freezing rain, we're in lockdown mode.  Spilled half a bowl of hot breakfast chili on my crotch, don't ask; ventured outside, took a flyer off the icy steps; survived that, my old bones are still tough, but I'm now retiring to the safety of my computer.

  Where's Sam Stafford?
And you all thought the Indians (Native Americans) chewed bark and plants and such because they were ignorant backwards savages?   So did Custer and look what it got him! :-*
  No I never thought that about Indians, I've casually studied herbalism all my life.  I don't think Custer did either, he just made a few too many stupid moves.
Naw he just made one.................His last one {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 21, 2013, 07:05:32 PM
I spent the day manning the Michigan Gun Owners table at the Novi Gun Show.

Rewarding, but boring.  I hear in MI you don't get to shoot anybody to demonstrate self defense.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 21, 2013, 10:59:00 PM
I spent the day manning the Michigan Gun Owners table at the Novi Gun Show.

Rewarding, but boring.  I hear in MI you don't get to shoot anybody to demonstrate self defense.

There were a few I would have liked to have shot though. They were looking at rifles and deliberately aiming them at me. And in spite of the show promoter's rules I had a loaded revolver on my hip. So it was a major act of self control not to shoot them.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 22, 2013, 12:36:14 AM
I spent the day manning the Michigan Gun Owners table at the Novi Gun Show.

Rewarding, but boring.  I hear in MI you don't get to shoot anybody to demonstrate self defense.

There were a few I would have liked to have shot though. They were looking at rifles and deliberately aiming them at me. And in spite of the show promoter's rules I had a loaded revolver on my hip. So it was a major act of self control not to shoot them.

I have met some people like that.  They are not friendly with the gun world, so "turn the guns" so to speak.  One major show I attended suddenly had a very large bang.  The person handling the rifle prior had slipped in a live round, then exited the show.  The  next fella forgot the first rule.  Fortunately, nobody was hit when he pulled the trigger.  Unfortunately, the show was closed down immediately.

Fingerprints tracked down the first guy for arrest, and the second guy was arrested for negligent discharge, but the damage was done.  Headlines in the next day's papers "Shooting at Gun Show."

So, three idiots.  The first guy, the second guy, and the gun seller (who did not keep the guns locked between customers, nor checked the action after each customer).  Shouldn't have to, but there are always the first and second guy out there.

One nice dealer in a more-recent show set up half his booth as a "practice aiming" range.  Backstop and everything.  His beautiful daughter was the monitor.  She carried a riding crop, and I watched her use it on a guy turning to aim elsewhere. Whack whack whack.  No sale, but nobody injured.

I'm telling you, the grabbers are coming in to mess with our guns.  In MA, now you have to produce a permit to touch one.  "Sir, may I see your permit before you pick up that gun?"  "Oh, I'm from Rhode Island".  "Well then, let me demonstrate it for you..."  "ButI want to see how it feels."  "Get a permit."

The only good thing about the permit is that it restricts the grabbers from touching at MA gun shows or at dealers.

Too bad you had that experience.  Bring a sweet young thing who is hell on horses, tell her to come armed with a quirt.  Problem solved.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 22, 2013, 10:06:55 AM
the local gun shows here, require autos to locked open with a gun lock cable down through the barrel or a plastic zip tie.
Revolvers have to have the hammer tied down, or the cylinder removed.
Bolt actions, bolt removed or lever tied down.
Muzzle loaders the hammer tied down.
I watch all customers at my table very carefully when they handle my guns for sale. Make sure they don't try to slip the tie down.
Had a couple point rifles in my general direction.
Got up walked to them and asked if they intended to shoot me, because they were pointing it at me, instead of the wall beside them.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 22, 2013, 11:04:38 AM
I just re-watched the video of Custer, and noticed in one pic abt 3/4 through, there was an Indian with a short barreled Remmy. Anyone else notice that, or did I miss the comment?  I had to back it up to take a closer look because I didn't really believe I saw it at first.   {?|   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 22, 2013, 12:42:19 PM
I just re-watched the video of Custer, and noticed in one pic abt 3/4 through, there was an Indian with a short barreled Remmy. Anyone else notice that, or did I miss the comment?  I had to back it up to take a closer look because I didn't really believe I saw it at first.   {?|   (T^

From a director's point of view, what probably happened went as follows:

"Classanr, we ran out of weapons for the stand-in Indians.  Got one fella pissin'-n-moanin' 'bout not having somethin' to carry.  What you want to do?"

"Give him a knife or spear."

"Outta them, too."

"Cripes.  Well, give him one of the prop pistols.  Nobody's gonna notice."

Now, how many years before somebody finally noticed? )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 24, 2013, 05:30:07 AM
Today we are passing out the X-mas presents. Go to food store before they close up. Get stinking drunk(that part is for me.  [-=).

More to come later!  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on December 24, 2013, 01:13:23 PM
Sounds like a plan Sammy! ])M I'll be getting some party likker' for Christmas and New Years tonight. ;)

Y'all have a redneck Christmas and a hillbilly New year. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 24, 2013, 01:44:40 PM
Today we are passing out the X-mas presents. Go to food store before they close up. Get stinking drunk(that part is for me.  [-=).

More to come later!  (?^
You mean to try to tell us there is a point in time when you aren't...... stinking that is.. ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 24, 2013, 01:47:45 PM
trying to get the gumption up and actually do something.
Been putting some cedar wood up in hallway and the new bay window area.
But I only have 2 strips left. Can't buy any more now till thursday.
So think I'll take a hint from Sam. Open up a few!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 24, 2013, 02:59:54 PM


  'tis the reason for the season.  Cheers and Merry Christmas, Ye Olde Gentlemen.

   ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on December 24, 2013, 03:28:11 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/11534529545_c1d0597792_k.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/11534677754_904e86bb7c_k.jpg)

Opened presents today, inspiration brought to you by my M.I.L.'s step kid and Dog.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 25, 2013, 04:41:06 AM
12 hours at work. Nothing much to do. but it pays double time and a half.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 26, 2013, 06:24:04 AM
Playing with my new 1851 steel frame Colt!  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 26, 2013, 06:38:02 AM
Well, I WAS going to go to the range today to play with my brandy new 1860, how-some-ever, I gets up and it's snowing again.  About 2" by 7:00 am and not supposed to stop until sometime this afternoon.  I hate driving in the snow, soooooo guess I'll just reload some 38s and read some.   ^y% (u^ ^y% (u^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 26, 2013, 07:00:37 AM
Playing with my new 1851 steel frame Colt!  {?|

(http://i42.tinypic.com/ayrg2x.jpg)

This guy is more fun than Santa Claus... (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on December 26, 2013, 07:20:46 AM
Trying to sand these deep a$$ed tool marks out of this ()!#&&#!#&*&^*# stock! .))
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 26, 2013, 08:39:11 AM
Trying to sand these deep a$$ed tool marks out of this ()!#&&#!#&*&^*# stock! .))
why not do a little gouge here and there, and light hammer taps. make it look old and battered.
Everyone always goes for the smoothest finest finish.
Be different!
Then when you show at a range with a gun that looks like it has seen it's better days, you can do the sucker bets!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 26, 2013, 02:36:02 PM
Trying to sand these deep a$$ed tool marks out of this ()!#&&#!#&*&^*# stock! .))


I used to refinish antique wooden furniture, and I've done a few gunstocks, let me make a suggestion or two:
  First of all, stop with the sandpaper.
   On nice wood like that stock of yours, I recommend slow and gentle scraping.  There are cabinet scrapers designed for this.  You can also use the back edge of a hacksaw blade; or a knife blade.
  Stroke the scraper with the direction of the grain of the wood.  Easy does it, don't dig into the wood. The lighter your touch is, the better.  Take your time.  When you get tired of this, stop.  Wipe the wood with a wet rag and set it aside for the night.
  Next day it's going to feel hairy, start scraping it again gently.  Do this several days.  You will get the feel for it, it's just practice.

   You have a beautiful piece of wood there...it took a long time to grow that way... you're not running a race.

   Take your time, you'll get into it.

   When you get it smooth the way you want it, you can start applying finish.

  That's a whole other ball of wax, everybody has their favorite recipe.  :)

 Take your time and enjoy the process.   ])M
 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 26, 2013, 03:22:42 PM
Trying to sand these deep a$$ed tool marks out of this ()!#&&#!#&*&^*# stock! .))
why not do a little gouge here and there, and light hammer taps. make it look old and battered.
Everyone always goes for the smoothest finest finish.
Be different!
Then when you show at a range with a gun that looks like it has seen it's better days, you can do the sucker bets!

Didn't we have our fill of distressed stocks 2007-2008?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on December 26, 2013, 04:19:42 PM
Had a great day. Shot flintlock pistol, Remy 58 and Smith carbine with son, grandsons and some friends.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 26, 2013, 05:09:59 PM
Love that flame from the Remmy.  Standing behind the gun ya never SEE that flame.  Great shot!!!   (T^ {?| (T^ {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 26, 2013, 06:04:56 PM
I'm beating my self on the head with a blacksmith's cross peen hammer. Firstly because it feels sooo good when I stop, and secondly to punish myself fer turning 55 today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 26, 2013, 06:15:53 PM
I'm beating my self on the head with a blacksmith's cross peen hammer. Firstly because it feels sooo good when I stop, and secondly to punish myself fer turning 55 today.

Chust remember, thar be only ONE alternative ta gittin' older, an that be pushin' up daisies.  {_K {_K {_K :9)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on December 26, 2013, 06:25:48 PM
 Should be giving yourself a "high-five" for making it 55. I congratulate myself on every birthday,hell every day. (T^ _l
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 26, 2013, 06:48:29 PM
Trying to sand these deep a$$ed tool marks out of this ()!#&&#!#&*&^*# stock! .))
why not do a little gouge here and there, and light hammer taps. make it look old and battered.
Everyone always goes for the smoothest finest finish.
Be different!
Then when you show at a range with a gun that looks like it has seen it's better days, you can do the sucker bets!

Didn't we have our fill of distressed stocks 2007-2008?

Don't want to do that to the beautiful stock that Hawg's got. 

That ain't no Mosin-Nagant beater.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 26, 2013, 07:23:26 PM
I'm beating my self on the head with a blacksmith's cross peen hammer. Firstly because it feels sooo good when I stop, and secondly to punish myself fer turning 55 today.
55 is that all?  come back when you ain't wet behind the ears?

happy birthday
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 26, 2013, 07:43:02 PM
I'm beating my self on the head with a blacksmith's cross peen hammer. Firstly because it feels sooo good when I stop, and secondly to punish myself fer turning 55 today.

So, that's where your pain comes from.  And here they've been trying to get you hooked on drugs, when you had the right tool in the shed all along.

The first minute of the following is the most painful, because nothing at all happens.  Movie maker back in 1990's made this as a statement of how drugs can change your priorities.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWlzKRsbl7g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWlzKRsbl7g)

"55 and still alive!"
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 26, 2013, 08:19:43 PM
I'm beating my self on the head with a blacksmith's cross peen hammer. Firstly because it feels sooo good when I stop, and secondly to punish myself fer turning 55 today.

  55?  I fart in your general direction.  I turned 71 three days ago.

Another Christmas baby.

 (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 26, 2013, 09:04:56 PM
...
Another Christmas baby.
...

I always wondered just why people keep saying "Beware the Ides of March". ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on December 26, 2013, 09:06:00 PM
*Turns a fan on to blow Saranac's fart back at him*     =X$ (=?   

 (?^ (?^ (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 26, 2013, 09:32:35 PM
*Turns a fan on to blow Saranac's fart back at him*     =X$ (=?   

 (?^ (?^ (?^

Then I demand a shrubbery!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on December 26, 2013, 09:48:25 PM
Trying to sand these deep a$$ed tool marks out of this ()!#&&#!#&*&^*# stock! .))


I used to refinish antique wooden furniture, and I've done a few gunstocks, let me make a suggestion or two:
  First of all, stop with the sandpaper.
   On nice wood like that stock of yours, I recommend slow and gentle scraping.  There are cabinet scrapers designed for this.  You can also use the back edge of a hacksaw blade; or a knife blade.
  Stroke the scraper with the direction of the grain of the wood.  Easy does it, don't dig into the wood. The lighter your touch is, the better.  Take your time.  When you get tired of this, stop.  Wipe the wood with a wet rag and set it aside for the night.
  Next day it's going to feel hairy, start scraping it again gently.  Do this several days.  You will get the feel for it, it's just practice.

   You have a beautiful piece of wood there...it took a long time to grow that way... you're not running a race.

   Take your time, you'll get into it.

   When you get it smooth the way you want it, you can start applying finish.

  That's a whole other ball of wax, everybody has their favorite recipe.  :)

 Take your time and enjoy the process.   ])M
 

I tried scraping a stock once, didn't turn out so well and that one was a simple Hawken stock. This one has a rollover cheek piece to make matters worse. I don't enjoy wood working, probably because I suck at it. I found some 60 grit and its slowly taking the tool marks out. This is some dang hard wood. I was hoping to get it all done in a week plus the barrel channel but that's not going to happen. This is going to take me a long time to finish. As for beaters, I have enough of those already and this action is smoooth and unlike most 98's I've dealt with has very little bolt wiggle with the bolt open. It has less wiggle and is smoother than my F.N. action and that is one smooth action not to mention this is one fine looking chunk of wood.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 27, 2013, 07:22:42 AM
Trying to sand these deep a$$ed tool marks out of this ()!#&&#!#&*&^*# stock! .))


I used to refinish antique wooden furniture, and I've done a few gunstocks, let me make a suggestion or two:
  First of all, stop with the sandpaper.
   On nice wood like that stock of yours, I recommend slow and gentle scraping.  There are cabinet scrapers designed for this.  You can also use the back edge of a hacksaw blade; or a knife blade.
  Stroke the scraper with the direction of the grain of the wood.  Easy does it, don't dig into the wood. The lighter your touch is, the better.  Take your time.  When you get tired of this, stop.  Wipe the wood with a wet rag and set it aside for the night.
  Next day it's going to feel hairy, start scraping it again gently.  Do this several days.  You will get the feel for it, it's just practice.

   You have a beautiful piece of wood there...it took a long time to grow that way... you're not running a race.

   Take your time, you'll get into it.

   When you get it smooth the way you want it, you can start applying finish.

  That's a whole other ball of wax, everybody has their favorite recipe.  :)

 Take your time and enjoy the process.   ])M
 

I tried scraping a stock once, didn't turn out so well and that one was a simple Hawken stock. This one has a rollover cheek piece to make matters worse. I don't enjoy wood working, probably because I suck at it. I found some 60 grit and its slowly taking the tool marks out. This is some dang hard wood. I was hoping to get it all done in a week plus the barrel channel but that's not going to happen. This is going to take me a long time to finish. As for beaters, I have enough of those already and this action is smoooth and unlike most 98's I've dealt with has very little bolt wiggle with the bolt open. It has less wiggle and is smoother than my F.N. action and that is one smooth action not to mention this is one fine looking chunk of wood.
 

I hear you, wood work is tedious and gunstocks are more tedious.  Sandpaper tends to leave it's own marks in the wood that you may not notice until you apply the finish.  60 grit is pretty coarse, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
That is a great looking piece of wood to wrap around a Mauser action, and I've always liked the Monte Carlo stock.  Have fun   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on December 27, 2013, 08:00:24 AM

I hear you, wood work is tedious and gunstocks are more tedious.  Sandpaper tends to leave it's own marks in the wood that you may not notice until you apply the finish.  60 grit is pretty coarse, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
That is a great looking piece of wood to wrap around a Mauser action, and I've always liked the Monte Carlo stock.  Have fun   (T^

Yeah I've refinished enough stocks to know that but sandpaper scratches would be better than this.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/Mauser/0102_zpsfa5f133f.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/rebel727/media/Mauser/0102_zpsfa5f133f.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/Mauser/0092_zpsf4f57bd5.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/rebel727/media/Mauser/0092_zpsf4f57bd5.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/Mauser/0043_zps38ffa348.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/rebel727/media/Mauser/0043_zps38ffa348.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/Mauser/0082_zps921abb5f.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/rebel727/media/Mauser/0082_zps921abb5f.jpg.html)

If the oil finish shows scratches I can always put a clear coat of polyurethane on it. If they're not too bad that will hide them. I'd rather not do that but this stock would look good either way.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 27, 2013, 08:23:06 AM

I hear you, wood work is tedious and gunstocks are more tedious.  Sandpaper tends to leave it's own marks in the wood that you may not notice until you apply the finish.  60 grit is pretty coarse, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
That is a great looking piece of wood to wrap around a Mauser action, and I've always liked the Monte Carlo stock.  Have fun   (T^

Yeah I've refinished enough stocks to know that but sandpaper scratches would be better than this.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/Mauser/0102_zpsfa5f133f.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/rebel727/media/Mauser/0102_zpsfa5f133f.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/Mauser/0092_zpsf4f57bd5.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/rebel727/media/Mauser/0092_zpsf4f57bd5.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/Mauser/0043_zps38ffa348.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/rebel727/media/Mauser/0043_zps38ffa348.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/Mauser/0082_zps921abb5f.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/rebel727/media/Mauser/0082_zps921abb5f.jpg.html)

If the oil finish shows scratches I can always put a clear coat of polyurethane on it. If they're not too bad that will hide them. I'd rather not do that but this stock would look good either way.

   Wow, that is rough!  I might be inspired to take a belt sander to it  (NO!)  :)

  By the way, be mindful of the dust, I'm sure you are.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on December 27, 2013, 09:06:21 AM
Still that'll be a nice looking stock when you finish it Hawg. Got some pretty lines in it. Do you glass bed them to? Just about everybody go's for the fake stuff now days. I still like real wood.  Cold and frosty around here this morning. Makes some of the joints hurt. Family is starting to go home now.  {?|  Had enough food to feed a army. I let them enjoy stuffing themselves and swap lies. I might start wearing ear plugs for these family get together's. They don't seem to know how loud they talk. Hopefully my ears will stop ringing in a few days.  :-[  Someone came up with the bright idea to draw names next Christmas, if it would have been up to me it would have been that way years ago. I don't know how to shop for other people so don't even try. It's much easier to give some of the closest one's to you a card and a few dollars in it, and they can buy what they want. At least it helped folks get their mine's off the worldly news for a couple days. You guys have a good rest of the day.  (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 27, 2013, 09:56:15 AM
I'm beating my self on the head with a blacksmith's cross peen hammer. Firstly because it feels sooo good when I stop, and secondly to punish myself fer turning 55 today.
Well, Happy LATE B-Day Kaeto!  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 27, 2013, 11:20:42 AM
Sitting on my butt at home, surfing the web and cleaning guns. Have to go pick up my wife from work this afternoon, as her car is in the shop/
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on December 27, 2013, 11:56:34 AM
Still that'll be a nice looking stock when you finish it Hawg. Got some pretty lines in it. Do you glass bed them to?

I may bed the action later on.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on December 27, 2013, 01:47:32 PM
Spent the afternoon casting. 105s for the 38, and 200s for the 45ACP and 45 Colt. 600 or 700 each.  They're cooling now, and I'll size and lube them this evening. Now I can go burn some powder inside and re-stuff'm. Makes for a productive day.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 27, 2013, 04:57:20 PM
Found out the female half of a couple we are friends with got laid off today. Her husband got laid off last week. But the economy is getting better...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 27, 2013, 05:15:42 PM
Found out the female half of a couple we are friends with got laid off today. Her husband got laid off last week. But the economy is getting better...

But, but, but ... think of all the extra shopping days they have on their hands now.  {L*  They also shift the center of economic mass just a tad bit lower in the "Income Equalization" effort.  (^h  They must have listened to the Pope and took immediate action.  :9)  They are now Comrads of the Revolution, and are to be praised for their selfless sacrifices. {?|

I read that somewhere.  I don't claim ownership.  Knowledge is a bad thing. (&N
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on December 27, 2013, 05:23:02 PM
Found out the female half of a couple we are friends with got laid off today. Her husband got laid off last week. But the economy is getting better...

  Yup, the husband of my wife's BF, a union electrician got laid off from his company a couple of weeks ago.  He was THE major income earner...very depressed...they rent...don't know how they're going to cope.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 27, 2013, 05:28:18 PM
She got laid off today, this morning, and as of a half hour ago, she had already submitted a dozen new job apps. She won't be out of work long.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on December 27, 2013, 05:47:04 PM
Well I am so backed up with projects right now it's like two monkey's trying to hump the same baseball!
just finished moving everything home from the store.  Now I got to sort and organize every thing so when somebody here or another forum wants or needs something I can say yes I have it and how much.
My mail will still go to store address. I'm friends with the buildings owner and he said let the mail and packages keep coming there.
This helps with wholesalers that want a downtown store front address. I'm on good terms with three of my wholesalers so should be no problem there.
I am still going to stock and sell all the different accessories I can, both here on the forums,  word of mouth with the few reliable repeat customers I had and at guns and craft shows.
I have so much reorganizing to do, it will likely be a month before I go to any of the shows.
I have three different holster designs planned and some belts and knife sheaths. My hold up is a zig zag sewing machine that can handle 6 oz tooling leather single layer. Got three machines, one does zz but only in cloth, the others no zz but heavier leather.
Might be turning into  wino though. A loose friend of mine's wife is head of banquets at a facility here.
got 4 bottles of wine back in August.  I am now down to the last one.
Yep the economy is improving. 1.3 million people will lose their unemployment benefits next week and no jobs on the horizon.
And now that an employer with 50+ employees is MANDATED to provide access to health insurance, they won't be hiring number 51.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 27, 2013, 08:05:12 PM
...And now that an employer with 50+ employees is MANDATED to provide access to health insurance, they won't be hiring number 51.

Worse than that.  Many have already cut current employees down to 29.5 hours.  Twice as many employees on the payroll, but NONE now have any company-paid insurance.  Everybody is working half-time.

I was in the lobby of a major employer around here, the sign said (and I'm not making this up):

"NOW HIRING!  HOURS FROM 0 TO 29 PER WEEK!"

I wonder how many employees they can hire at zero hours per week, and get anything done???
I know, I know, they mean that some weeks you won't even work half-time.

On the other hand, I've noted a few employers who are dangerously close to that magic 50, and are putting all their employees into mandatory overtime.

Going even farther, FedEx made a disasterous mistake this Christmas.  They didn't ramp up for the season.  I had the unfortunate experience of calling their claims office 4 times in two weeks.  The entire claims staff is working mandatory 12 hour days, mandatory 6 days a week.  The drivers are not getting extra help.  The number of packages shipped is at an all-time high, and the system simply broke down from the staggering load.  Two packages out for delivery from me to different states, not delivered and the report was "nobody home" when actually the driver never stopped.

Can't really blame 'em for lying.  The drivers start work at 6am, and are expected to continue to 8:30pm (screw OSHA or DOT, we're FedEx).  14.5hr days?  Come on, FedEx, they do have home responsibilities.

The FedEx claims personnel admitted it was the worst year they've ever had (consider that it is so bad that they are willing to discuss it with a customer), and even the FedEx claims division phone system crashed from the volume of calls.  Email?  Hah!  No response in a week, except for the 24-hour later "we got your email, here is the ticket number" autoreply.  Fax?  Their system shows their fax as being sent to me, but our machine shows it never arrived.  We auto-log all incoming calls.  None from FedEx.

I think FedEx would have hired seasonal temps, except they saw ObamaCare flying Preditors overhead, and ducked.  Not a wise move for customer service, but probably saved them millions of dollars.  Cheaper to pay out the claims than to pay the bizare health coverage.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on December 28, 2013, 08:37:45 AM
I believe if ya just stop watching the news for a week you might feel better. That includes "Talk Radio" It worked out good for me. Leads to less stress.  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 28, 2013, 09:07:19 AM
Still trying to get some pictures on here. My cord might be bad.?.? I don't have another cord on hand.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on December 28, 2013, 09:36:29 AM
I believe if ya just stop watching the news for a week you might feel better. That includes "Talk Radio" It worked out good for me. Leads to less stress.  {?|

No TV in this house.  Radio?  I might get 30 minutes a day, for the few days I drive off-island, of radio.  My buddy in MO sends me internet news.  I gave him the Annual Rile Award.  He loves to rile me up.  But FedEx?  They done that themselves to me.  Hard to ignore.  My daughter sent me photos of the package that went to OR instead of MN.  FedEx had put a label over the original one, changing the recipient and address.  Then a label over that changing the address back, but keeping the wrong recipient name.  To top it off, they switched from NO SIGNATURE to SIGNATURE REQUIRED, which made delivery impossible, because my daughter "foolishly" went to work instead of waiting around all day in case the package showed up.  Saturday, she cancelled all family plans, waited 6am to 9pm for the package that was on the truck, but the driver decided to not deliver, electing to lie instead.  History: package was sent Dec 9th.  Result: she finally got it  Dec 27th.  I regularly get stuff from China faster than that, and not a one has been mis-delivered.

Don't need no TV or radio talk show to be told FedEx is in a world of hurt internally.  Yesterday, Jeff's daily rile-em-up message is the internaet news says UPS screwed up just as badly, and members of Congress are trying to make them reimburse everybody's money.

I'm going to NH for a few days.  Annual "fix the Y2K bug" tour to a computer client.  Those who said Y2K was a hoax didn't work their butts off for 18 months straight, fixing 2-digit-year systems.  I still have this one left that, each year at midnight, needs to be turned off, wait 'till the celebration dies down, tell it the real year, then start it up again.  It's a major legacy phone system  Oh, sure, the source code was "fixed" for 2000, but that's the problem.  Now it thinks every year is 2000!  So, each year I go up and change 16 critical programs to say "No it is not, it is now 2014".

So I get to relive the Millenium Bug each year, listening to the jokes about how "nothing was wrong, it was all a hoax."  Little do these people know how damned close we came to all those predictions.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is doomed to celebrate the New Year in a computer room. .))

My tombstone will say "I'm going to heaven.  Y2K can go to hell." ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on December 30, 2013, 09:32:15 AM
It was great fun, watching the kid and his girlfriend drag their bleary-eyed selves out of bed before dawn this morning to go to their new full-time jobs. Especially as I am off until Wednesday ( which is a double time and a half day for me.)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 30, 2013, 09:34:46 AM
 (?^   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 01, 2014, 11:06:09 PM
Back from NH and the Y2K reinactment.  Mostly had a really nice time, 4 days with my wife out going shopping at small town gun shops.  Y2K was defeated again, but the trouble this year was the only computer still running DOS and VOS and LanTastic (a 28yr old Everex 286 w/4mb of RAM) decided to quit 15 minutes before Midnight.  Oh, swell.  Open up the case, remove and reseat the 4 memory sticks (remember when one stick had "a full megabyte!"?) then give it a shot again.

Magic.  Speaking of which...

Almost fell asleep during "Smaug" which basically is a cowboy shoot-em-up with more gold than all the grain in the USA.  Ridley Scott getting to do "Alien" all over again.  Or maybe Jackie Chan as Elf.  Suspend your disbelief, disregard the Escher Physics of going down and finishing above where you started, just let the entertainment flow.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on January 02, 2014, 02:00:34 PM


   Frigid temperatures here, never got much above ZERO, now it's going back down again.  Cooking up a pot of beans with a hambone.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on January 02, 2014, 02:02:35 PM
Went down to spend some time with my girl last night, we fished off the levy. :) Fishing got slow, so we drove to the middle of an open field and turned on some Tammy Wynette and ol' Hank Sr. and I taught her how to waltz, then we shot my Ithaca 12 gauge and Remington .44 in the dark. Those fireballs were impressive with a full chamber of Pyrodex! {?| {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 02, 2014, 05:02:28 PM
I'm still fighting this darn cold /flu that I have.  {)_
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on January 02, 2014, 07:49:27 PM
I'm still fighting this darn cold /flu that I have.  {)_

You don't drink enough.  You want to pound down some beers and whiskey with lemon juice and aspirin, wrap yourself up in a heating blanket and sweat it out.  I do it every night and my wife swears by it.  I haven't had a cold in 30 years.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 02, 2014, 08:03:14 PM
I'm still fighting this darn cold /flu that I have.  {)_

You don't drink enough.  You want to pound down some beers and whiskey with lemon juice and aspirin, wrap yourself up in a heating blanket and sweat it out.  I do it every night and my wife swears by it.  I haven't had a cold in 30 years.

Lately, all I've had to do is crawl under the covers and snuggle up to Miss Global Warming, 2014.  Brings the sweat out in about 90 seconds, and I'm throwing off the covers gasping for cool air.

Carol has a theory that any climate change not the result of the Earth's core temp rising/cooling could be the result of the first time in Earth's history of a billion women going through menopause at the same time. )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 03, 2014, 10:59:18 AM
I tried to drink some beer but, I threw up. I can't keep the beer down.

Maybe I'm getting to that age where my body is telling me to stop drinking.  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on January 03, 2014, 11:18:42 AM
Sam, I got a cold from my girlfriend. She was sick and said I'd get sick from kissing her. Well... the woman was right and I did get sick. It was worth it!! (T^ I took a couple shots of white light, got in bed and turned on my electric blanket to the highest setting. I passed out right then and there, and woke up sweating bullets. I now feel 100% better! (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on January 03, 2014, 11:35:35 AM
Sam, I think you just have to much blood in your alcohol system. (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on January 03, 2014, 03:23:18 PM
I tried to drink some beer but, I threw up. I can't keep the beer down.

Maybe I'm getting to that age where my body is telling me to stop drinking.  :-[

   Suck it up kid.  This will pass, alcohol poisoning is something that grows on you like old tree bark.  Drink a lot of water, don't get dehydrated.  You'll get your groove back.

   (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on January 03, 2014, 07:23:04 PM
Have half a glass of water with every shot, that's what I do and I've never had a hangover.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 05, 2014, 03:20:08 AM
Still sick here.  :'(
Bought some RS Pry. powder (Pound Bottle) $20 and a box of the cheapest 12ga shells $5.97 at Wal-mart yesterday in Kennet, MO.
No .22 ammo anywhere.  >:(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 05, 2014, 04:17:20 AM
Friday for me. I go to work in about an hour. The wife came down for the weekend, and is still asleep. She'll go home sometime this morning, and I'll head home this evening after work. Then I'm off for four days. I'm hoping to get some range time in this week.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 05, 2014, 11:01:17 AM
Have half a glass of water with every shot, that's what I do and I've never had a hangover.
WHAT???   And dilute that expensive whiskey I paid good money for!!! Not on your life!
Enough alcohol and tobasco in your system the cold / flu germs can't survive!
Haven't had an actual cold or the flu in over 25 yrs. Oh yeah get the little I'm not feeling quite right
now and then, but actually sick, nope!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 05, 2014, 11:06:03 AM
Woke up thi morning, swore it was Monday. Started work on the window, saw neighbors truck still home. SO called her to check up (she's 70). She's a teacher and I new school started today. Wrong she politely informed me it is only sunday. Ok I lost a day somewhere!

Another issue maybe somebody can help.
My windowa 7 HP crashed. Bought the original factory restore disks from HP. Tried installing 5 times. Gets all the way through and says windows can't be installed.
Anybody know of a solution.
besides using it for target practice and such!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 05, 2014, 04:10:36 PM
Hi DD4, no clue here about your computer.

Whenever we have a computer that won't work...we just go out and buy another one.
And we have computers adding up!  .))
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 06, 2014, 08:49:08 AM
Lots of running around to do to day. May get to the range tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 06, 2014, 01:09:38 PM
Laying in bed and watching Dexter on Netflix.

BTW, Pretty good shows!  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 06, 2014, 01:54:23 PM
I'm not sure there is anything much more surreal than walking into the house with a brand new tool box full of steaks...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 06, 2014, 03:35:42 PM
Woke up thi morning, swore it was Monday. Started work on the window, saw neighbors truck still home. SO called her to check up (she's 70). She's a teacher and I new school started today. Wrong she politely informed me it is only sunday. Ok I lost a day somewhere!

Another issue maybe somebody can help.
My windowa 7 HP crashed. Bought the original factory restore disks from HP. Tried installing 5 times. Gets all the way through and says windows can't be installed.
Anybody know of a solution.
besides using it for target practice and such!!

Presuming you mean a "desktop", not a laptop, and the CD/DVD is/are not defective...

Several HARDWARE possibilities, in order of frequency observed in real world situations:

1.  Not enough memory for version of WIN7 being installed.  Minimum 2gbs ram for Home/Office (only windows "starter" will run in 1gb).  4gb for Home/Office is better (windows Starter will only use 2gb).  4gb min for Pro, 8gb is better.  See #2, #3 below if you *know* you have 4gb installed.

2.  Trying to install 64bit version on a 32bit computer.  Check BIOS, make sure box has not been reset to run as a 32bit machine.  While you are in the BIOS area, check RAM count as seen by the CMOS.  How could CMOS settings change?  Weak LiOn battery - CMOS might be *barely* alive.  Won't hurt to install new battery (2032, most likely).  Leave old battery in until you have known new battery in hand.

3.  Extended memory is flaky.  Pull power plug from wall.  Flip switch at power module as if to turn on computer.  Hold down the front power button for 30 seconds.  This will drain all capacitance.  Pull all memory modules (keep yourself grounded), reseat all memory modules.  Don't move them around, just reseat in the same location.  HP and Compaq are notorious for losing conductivity between Mobo and RAM (especially in dusty gritty machine shops world-wide and piece-built homes in Wyoming).  It is OK to try this first, but once inside the box, you might consider changing the battery as well.  Have you thoroughly blown out all the dust?  I have seen memory "shorting" because of a "felt layer" of dust across Mobos.  Also, I have seen CPUs running at 5% because the fan is off or clogged.

4.  Faulty hard drive (boot sector, or system-reserved section has bad sectors).  Pull drive, put onto another computer as a drive D:, low-level reformat, then do a deep test.  Or buy a new drive for C: and use old one for D without formatting (until you get all your data off).  Could even put old drive into an external case, plug in as USB external.

5.  Video "card" (probably technically some circuitry on the Mobo) faulty, somehow (this one is a mystery to me, but I've seen it happen as far back as 1979) using memory out of range and is stepping on the opsystem.  Install a VGA card into a slot (which should automatically over-ride the Mobo video function and memory).  These danged mobo things will seem to "work", but they use shared memory and are impossible to otherwise detect as being the culprit until you take them out of service.  Oh, wait, maybe you already have a separate Video Card?  In which case, pull that card, use the Mobo-provided version.

One SOFTWARE possibility:

Your hard drive has a smart virus hiding in the boot sector.  I have seen this happen only twice, but both happened in 2013.  Pull hard drive, contact hung.tran@ctscomputer.com, arrange to ship it to CTS Computer so they can clean it up.  Use my real name, the skids will get greased.  Typically, these guys can save the remaining data while hosing out the virus.  Alternatively, low-level format the sucker as an external DATA drive, then re-low-level format as a bootable drive.  You want to wipe all sectors, then re-establish a boot sector.  Low-level format directly to a bootable drive will leave the boot sectors untouched.  Viri count on people being in a rush, skipping a step.

It is a sucky problem, and a bucket load of time gets thrown at it until some tiny obscure reason is ferreted out. ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 06, 2014, 04:19:49 PM
Having major problems with rotator cuff on right shoulder (of course, I'm right handed), called doctor and first appointment is Tuesday, NEXT WEEK!  On going problem. Not a tear, but a hole worn through the rotator. Surgery is out (won't help) but sometimes cortazone shots help. Looks like shooting is going on hold for quite a while. {_K {_K {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 06, 2014, 04:22:26 PM
Solved my tool box/steak problem. Grilling the steaks, turned the tool box into a new range box.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 06, 2014, 08:28:05 PM
Having major problems with rotator cuff on right shoulder (of course, I'm right handed), called doctor and first appointment is Tuesday, NEXT WEEK!  On going problem. Not a tear, but a hole worn through the rotator. Surgery is out (won't help) but sometimes cortazone shots help. Looks like shooting is going on hold for quite a while. {_K {_K {_K
Oh Man! Sorry to learn about this. I hope you get through this with LESS pain.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 06, 2014, 09:07:03 PM
Thanks, Mad Dog. I've been fighting this for just under a year now, but it seems to be getting worse. Had MRIs done, that's how we know it is not tears, but rather a hole worn through. Right now can only lift right arm about 6-8 inches. Can use lower part of arm, just can't lift my elbow. Hope Doc can figure a way to fix it. I hope, I hope, I hope.  ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 06, 2014, 09:21:11 PM
Thanks, Mad Dog. I've been fighting this for just under a year now, but it seems to be getting worse. Had MRIs done, that's how we know it is not tears, but rather a hole worn through. Right now can only lift right arm about 6-8 inches. Can use lower part of arm, just can't lift my elbow. Hope Doc can figure a way to fix it. I hope, I hope, I hope.  ^y%

Bummer man.  Tore my right one in 2005.  No hope for surgery.  Just now getting back to where I can finally throw a rock again.  5 months ago, the left one went.  No surgery there either.  Working from personal experience of how I "healed" the right (probably never be the same, but it finally works again), I started working on the left.  Now I can move the left to scratch my back, but verrry carefully.  Doncha just hate it when you're on your face on the bed and neither arm will let you turn over, or even get up?  And boy, do you ever have to get up in a hurry?

I found I could shoot the rifle left-handed, pistols both hands on a rest.  Archery is pretty much still out of the question.

A hole?  I don't know what to say, except I ache for you.  Any sudden move, or just the slightest off-angle, and there's a knife going in your shoulder, and another jab of failure into your mind.

Prayers.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 06, 2014, 09:27:29 PM
Woke up thi morning, swore it was Monday. Started work on the window, saw neighbors truck still home. SO called her to check up (she's 70). She's a teacher and I new school started today. Wrong she politely informed me it is only sunday. Ok I lost a day somewhere!

Another issue maybe somebody can help.
My windowa 7 HP crashed. Bought the original factory restore disks from HP. Tried installing 5 times. Gets all the way through and says windows can't be installed.
Anybody know of a solution.
besides using it for target practice and such!!

Presuming you mean a "desktop", not a laptop, and the CD/DVD is/are not defective...

Several HARDWARE possibilities, in order of frequency observed in real world situations:

1.  Not enough memory for version of WIN7 being installed.  Minimum 2gbs ram for Home/Office (only windows "starter" will run in 1gb).  4gb for Home/Office is better (windows Starter will only use 2gb).  4gb min for Pro, 8gb is better.  See #2, #3 below if you *know* you have 4gb installed.

2.  Trying to install 64bit version on a 32bit computer.  Check BIOS, make sure box has not been reset to run as a 32bit machine.  While you are in the BIOS area, check RAM count as seen by the CMOS.  How could CMOS settings change?  Weak LiOn battery - CMOS might be *barely* alive.  Won't hurt to install new battery (2032, most likely).  Leave old battery in until you have known new battery in hand.

3.  Extended memory is flaky.  Pull power plug from wall.  Flip switch at power module as if to turn on computer.  Hold down the front power button for 30 seconds.  This will drain all capacitance.  Pull all memory modules (keep yourself grounded), reseat all memory modules.  Don't move them around, just reseat in the same location.  HP and Compaq are notorious for losing conductivity between Mobo and RAM (especially in dusty gritty machine shops world-wide and piece-built homes in Wyoming).  It is OK to try this first, but once inside the box, you might consider changing the battery as well.  Have you thoroughly blown out all the dust?  I have seen memory "shorting" because of a "felt layer" of dust across Mobos.  Also, I have seen CPUs running at 5% because the fan is off or clogged.

4.  Faulty hard drive (boot sector, or system-reserved section has bad sectors).  Pull drive, put onto another computer as a drive D:, low-level reformat, then do a deep test.  Or buy a new drive for C: and use old one for D without formatting (until you get all your data off).  Could even put old drive into an external case, plug in as USB external.

5.  Video "card" (probably technically some circuitry on the Mobo) faulty, somehow (this one is a mystery to me, but I've seen it happen as far back as 1979) using memory out of range and is stepping on the opsystem.  Install a VGA card into a slot (which should automatically over-ride the Mobo video function and memory).  These danged mobo things will seem to "work", but they use shared memory and are impossible to otherwise detect as being the culprit until you take them out of service.  Oh, wait, maybe you already have a separate Video Card?  In which case, pull that card, use the Mobo-provided version.

One SOFTWARE possibility:

Your hard drive has a smart virus hiding in the boot sector.  I have seen this happen only twice, but both happened in 2013.  Pull hard drive, contact hung.tran@ctscomputer.com, arrange to ship it to CTS Computer so they can clean it up.  Use my real name, the skids will get greased.  Typically, these guys can save the remaining data while hosing out the virus.  Alternatively, low-level format the sucker as an external DATA drive, then re-low-level format as a bootable drive.  You want to wipe all sectors, then re-establish a boot sector.  Low-level format directly to a bootable drive will leave the boot sectors untouched.  Viri count on people being in a rush, skipping a step.

It is a sucky problem, and a bucket load of time gets thrown at it until some tiny obscure reason is ferreted out. ^y%
This computer (laptop) had win 7 it crashed. Bought the factory install disks. But see my post prior to this one. Problem finally solved.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 06, 2014, 09:37:08 PM
Actually I have a hole in the left one, too. But it is no where near as bad. Both came on at the same time for some reason. The only time both arms feel GOOD is when I'm on the bike (Yammie 950). The arms just seem to hang just right, otherwise some pain all the time. And do I feel useless when it snows or something like that and Linda has to shovel the drive 'cause I can't bear to lift or push the shovel. But you know what I mean. Anyway, thanks for the kind words and thoughts and prayers. We'll make one way or another. M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 06, 2014, 09:48:27 PM
...This computer (laptop) had win 7 it crashed. Bought the factory install disks. But see my post prior to this one. Problem finally solved.

I think you got hit with the vanishing post.  I just scrolled through your posts in sequence.  Nothing about how the problem was solved.  I'd like to put your solution into my bag of tricks.  Oh, wait, you didn't suddenly have a new target {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on January 06, 2014, 09:51:50 PM
Woke up thi morning, swore it was Monday. Started work on the window, saw neighbors truck still home. SO called her to check up (she's 70). She's a teacher and I new school started today. Wrong she politely informed me it is only sunday. Ok I lost a day somewhere!

Another issue maybe somebody can help.
My windowa 7 HP crashed. Bought the original factory restore disks from HP. Tried installing 5 times. Gets all the way through and says windows can't be installed.
Anybody know of a solution.
besides using it for target practice and such!!

Presuming you mean a "desktop", not a laptop, and the CD/DVD is/are not defective...

Several HARDWARE possibilities, in order of frequency observed in real world situations:

1.  Not enough memory for version of WIN7 being installed.  Minimum 2gbs ram for Home/Office (only windows "starter" will run in 1gb).  4gb for Home/Office is better (windows Starter will only use 2gb).  4gb min for Pro, 8gb is better.  See #2, #3 below if you *know* you have 4gb installed.

2.  Trying to install 64bit version on a 32bit computer.  Check BIOS, make sure box has not been reset to run as a 32bit machine.  While you are in the BIOS area, check RAM count as seen by the CMOS.  How could CMOS settings change?  Weak LiOn battery - CMOS might be *barely* alive.  Won't hurt to install new battery (2032, most likely).  Leave old battery in until you have known new battery in hand.

3.  Extended memory is flaky.  Pull power plug from wall.  Flip switch at power module as if to turn on computer.  Hold down the front power button for 30 seconds.  This will drain all capacitance.  Pull all memory modules (keep yourself grounded), reseat all memory modules.  Don't move them around, just reseat in the same location.  HP and Compaq are notorious for losing conductivity between Mobo and RAM (especially in dusty gritty machine shops world-wide and piece-built homes in Wyoming).  It is OK to try this first, but once inside the box, you might consider changing the battery as well.  Have you thoroughly blown out all the dust?  I have seen memory "shorting" because of a "felt layer" of dust across Mobos.  Also, I have seen CPUs running at 5% because the fan is off or clogged.

4.  Faulty hard drive (boot sector, or system-reserved section has bad sectors).  Pull drive, put onto another computer as a drive D:, low-level reformat, then do a deep test.  Or buy a new drive for C: and use old one for D without formatting (until you get all your data off).  Could even put old drive into an external case, plug in as USB external.

5.  Video "card" (probably technically some circuitry on the Mobo) faulty, somehow (this one is a mystery to me, but I've seen it happen as far back as 1979) using memory out of range and is stepping on the opsystem.  Install a VGA card into a slot (which should automatically over-ride the Mobo video function and memory).  These danged mobo things will seem to "work", but they use shared memory and are impossible to otherwise detect as being the culprit until you take them out of service.  Oh, wait, maybe you already have a separate Video Card?  In which case, pull that card, use the Mobo-provided version.

One SOFTWARE possibility:

Your hard drive has a smart virus hiding in the boot sector.  I have seen this happen only twice, but both happened in 2013.  Pull hard drive, contact hung.tran@ctscomputer.com, arrange to ship it to CTS Computer so they can clean it up.  Use my real name, the skids will get greased.  Typically, these guys can save the remaining data while hosing out the virus.  Alternatively, low-level format the sucker as an external DATA drive, then re-low-level format as a bootable drive.  You want to wipe all sectors, then re-establish a boot sector.  Low-level format directly to a bootable drive will leave the boot sectors untouched.  Viri count on people being in a rush, skipping a step.

It is a sucky problem, and a bucket load of time gets thrown at it until some tiny obscure reason is ferreted out. ^y%
This computer (laptop) had win 7 it crashed. Bought the factory install disks. But see my post prior to this one. Problem finally solved.

Yup, something like 32/64 bit flies by everybody.  I'm still working with a 15-year-old tower PC that's been overhauled and rebuilt about 10 times (my computer guy loves it, he can actually get his hands inside it) running Windows 7, purrs like a 57 Chevy.  But the silliest shit can mess you up.  Right now mine is moaning about Java upgrades.  Fine, but I'm on a rural dial-up and that upgrade will tie me up for most of a day.  I'm sidestepping it for the moment.  Stay tuned.    :) 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 06, 2014, 10:10:23 PM
DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!two posts in a row vanished. You guys know why?  I do.
the forum software deletes a post if two are being made at same time.
Classanar I thought of all those things you listed. But my last HD diagnostic disk was on floppy.
No more floppy drive. Yes this is a laptop.
Ok.
I used a usb stick with ubuntu on it. I used it to format the hard drive several times in different configurations.
Then formatted it in fat. The install disks will reformat into ntfs.
This laptop came with win 7 and the factory disks are win 7. Had to buy them as I could not find the ones I made.
Has 3 disks #3 is extra drivers etc. Did not use it this time.
When #2 was done and removed (almost 3 hr) about an hr later system appeared frozen. Key board and mouse were dead.
Went to bed and just left it. got up this morning and windows was up.  Took over 14 hr for the system to install,
In 5 hr on another computer I upgraded ubuntu  from 10.10 to 11.04, 11.10,12.04 to 12.10. FOUR upgrades in less than 1/2 time for windows to reinstall.
Anyway today
I tweaked windows. You really are not the admin. You have to tweak that to be the real admin. Did that. Blocked other users
from writing and deleting files. Locked the hard drive to only me the admin
Installed  registry monitor  a cleaner, and two anti virus. Trend Micro is the best I think.
I get all my TV via internet.
MY OTA antenna not working right. Cable does not come this far out, wouldn't pay for it if it did. Nor Dish.
Netflix and hulu do not natively work in Linux (not linux fault it's netflix and hulu) Hulu has spacial software that may or may not work, but it is a PITA.
So I still need a windoes computer for TV.
But my problem appears fixed.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 06, 2014, 11:37:18 PM
DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!two posts in a row vanished. You guys know why?  I do.
the forum software deletes a post if two are being made at same time.
Classanar I thought of all those things you listed. But my last HD diagnostic disk was on floppy.
No more floppy drive. Yes this is a laptop.
Ok.
I used a usb stick with ubuntu on it. I used it to format the hard drive several times in different configurations.
Then formatted it in fat. The install disks will reformat into ntfs.
This laptop came with win 7 and the factory disks are win 7. Had to buy them as I could not find the ones I made.
Has 3 disks #3 is extra drivers etc. Did not use it this time.
When #2 was done and removed (almost 3 hr) about an hr later system appeared frozen. Key board and mouse were dead.
Went to bed and just left it. got up this morning and windows was up.  Took over 14 hr for the system to install,
In 5 hr on another computer I upgraded ubuntu  from 10.10 to 11.04, 11.10,12.04 to 12.10. FOUR upgrades in less than 1/2 time for windows to reinstall.
Anyway today
I tweaked windows. You really are not the admin. You have to tweak that to be the real admin. Did that. Blocked other users
from writing and deleting files. Locked the hard drive to only me the admin
Installed  registry monitor  a cleaner, and two anti virus. Trend Micro is the best I think.
I get all my TV via internet.
MY OTA antenna not working right. Cable does not come this far out, wouldn't pay for it if it did. Nor Dish.
Netflix and hulu do not natively work in Linux (not linux fault it's netflix and hulu) Hulu has spacial software that may or may not work, but it is a PITA.
So I still need a windoes computer for TV.
But my problem appears fixed.

Got it.  Thanks.  In short, there's a driver on the 3rd disk that does not play fair with your laptop.  The rest was WinDoze schlepping along doing its Fetch-n-Setpit install.  I know what you mean about it seems like it's frozen.  I have one of those to do tomorrow.  Takes about 48 hours of constant paying attention to see if the next step has (finally) completed.  Once done, I try to make a disk image so I can swap 'em the next time.  Hard drives are failing more now than in the past 5 years.  Drive makers are admitting their drives are eating data.  I think they burst the envelope this time around, stuff is leaking all over.  Remember back when it was Isel Intide?  Math co-processor making a known error that they just hoped nobody would notice because it only happened once in 500,000 calculations?  That's what's currently going on in the hard drive world.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on January 07, 2014, 08:51:49 AM
Sam how do you enjoy drinking beer when it's as cold outside as it is? I don't drink anymore but when I did I'd at least go for something that would heat me up. )L$ I'm normal up between 5:30 & 6 every morning for some me time and a pot of coffee and a couple 2 or 3 smokes. The wind was up about all night here the temp 25 mph wind together made it a nice -12  :( If I went out to try and shoot in this I'd haft to call what ever I hit the target. (^h Come to think about it, there wasn't any critters running around. Sometime I think they got more since than people do.  {:( Oh well, We feel for the folks that live to the north and west of us. I see on the weather some of you guys are worse off than we are for the time being. Haft to keep an eye on the older folks and try to stay out of it till it passes. Remember when we were kids, we wouldn't think twice about this weather. Oh, and if it was a school day we had to be there. >:(  Now they just say it (might) do whatever and close the school down. ???  What are we doing to our kids?  .)) I guess we could all go over to Sam's house and watch him drink beer and throw up.  ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on January 07, 2014, 10:40:15 AM
  14 degrees here and about 30mph outside, I'm not going nowhere nohow.

  I've had the vanishing post happen.  lately I've noticed a red warning at the top of the page, if I'm trying to post while someone else is.  So I just sit back, check my spelling, and try it again, usually works.  It's not like I have anything that important to say anyway.   :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 07, 2014, 11:09:09 AM
  14 degrees here and about 30mph outside, I'm not going nowhere nohow.

  I've had the vanishing post happen.  lately I've noticed a red warning at the top of the page, if I'm trying to post while someone else is.  So I just sit back, check my spelling, and try it again, usually works.  It's not like I have anything that important to say anyway.   :)

No, this event is when you don't even get the red warning.  Everything looks like it went hunky-dory.  Only, it just ain't there.  I now, 100% of the time, CTRL/A CTRL/C before I click POST (or even SEND when editing after POST), then 100% check the list below after POST.  5% of the time, the POST is not on that list!  Half of that time, I can recover the way Hawg suggests, with a click on the Back button, but the other half, the back button goes to an *empty* edit page.  That's when I CTRL/V and try the POST again.  It is definitely a flaw in the SQL engine, or at least SM's call code to the save function (which is technically an INSERT function to the DB).  Smokey must be going nuts, knowing the flaw is there, but not able to do anything about it.  What I think is happening is the POST occurs, but the INSERT to the thread linkage fails - a collision with another POST simultaneously being INSERTED.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 07, 2014, 12:10:13 PM
What I do now. is highlight and copy the post. Click post. If it posted fine if not, just restart and paste what I already wroted.
Well Got netflix on. It refused to play any movie until I upgraded to the newest silverlight.
Did that now movie is playing.
Seen it before but worth watching again: Jack Preacher
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 07, 2014, 12:51:58 PM
Clouds have moved out. Bright and sunny now. Temp up to 45 degrees. Time to head for the range...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on January 07, 2014, 02:07:28 PM
What I do now. is highlight and copy the post. Click post. If it posted fine if not, just restart and paste what I already wroted.
Well Got netflix on. It refused to play any movie until I upgraded to the newest silverlight.
Did that now movie is playing.
Seen it before but worth watching again: Jack Preacher

 I wish I could do that.  On a dial-up, it takes me a half hour to download a Youtube.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 07, 2014, 02:19:09 PM
What I do now. is highlight and copy the post. Click post. If it posted fine if not, just restart and paste what I already wroted.
Well Got netflix on. It refused to play any movie until I upgraded to the newest silverlight.
Did that now movie is playing.
Seen it before but worth watching again: Jack Preacher

 I wish I could do that.  On a dial-up, it takes me a half hour to download a Youtube.

Are you aware that if you have two phone lines (that is, one phone number rings on red/green pair, the other on the black/yellow pair) that you can tandem those modems you have and double your speed?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 07, 2014, 04:13:17 PM
How the heck did it get to be after four? My wife will be home in less than an hour, and I haven't had my afternoon nap yet!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 07, 2014, 05:15:04 PM
A win for our side!
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/07/chicago-gun-sale-ban-unconstitutional-judge-rules/
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 07, 2014, 05:26:01 PM
What I do now. is highlight and copy the post. Click post. If it posted fine if not, just restart and paste what I already wroted.
Well Got netflix on. It refused to play any movie until I upgraded to the newest silverlight.
Did that now movie is playing.
Seen it before but worth watching again: Jack Preacher

 I wish I could do that.  On a dial-up, it takes me a half hour to download a Youtube.
I live in the sticks too. But a local company has a wireless tower on the bluff about 3 miles away. They charge $45 a month for internet. But without it I would be up the creek. Local phone service is so crappy out here I wouldn't be able to download anything either.
But for $45 I get unlimited internet and the ability to watch tv through my extra windows computer's HDMI port.
Broadcast tv----sitcoms and such are available on line a day after they are broadcast. But they are still new to me.
I think in a year or two we may see a change. Tv will be streamed live at same time it is broadcast on cable etc.
Saw a report that there are approximately 14% few households with cable  / dish now than 2 yr ago.
People are getting fed up paying higher prices for channel they don't want. And are beginning to see they can watch alomost anything they want when they want on line for less money.
Also the verizon, etc, new limited plans may go away. People are going to Walmart etc, for phone service at 1/2 the price and getting unlimited minutes and data. Verizon and such are losing money. So it's a wait and see what happens.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on January 07, 2014, 08:38:45 PM


I get broadcast TV off-air, via one of those old fashioned TV antennas mounted on my chimney...which actually work pretty good.  I'm at a high elevation with direct line of sight to Mt. Mansfield, VT, where everything is broadcast from locally ...NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, PBS and their secondary channels.  About as much television that I can stomach.  Netflix supplies the good movies.

  When I was a kid, there was no television.  I had to read books (imagine that!)  If I wanted to watch television, I had to walk barefoot through the snow to the TV store in the city, 20 miles away, and stare at it through the store window.  It was easier to stay home and listen to the radio or read a book.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 08, 2014, 08:07:16 AM


I get broadcast TV off-air, via one of those old fashioned TV antennas mounted on my chimney...which actually work pretty good.  I'm at a high elevation with direct line of sight to Mt. Mansfield, VT, where everything is broadcast from locally ...NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, PBS and their secondary channels.  About as much television that I can stomach.  Netflix supplies the good movies.

  When I was a kid, there was no television.  I had to read books (imagine that!)  If I wanted to watch television, I had to walk barefoot through the snow to the TV store in the city, 20 miles away, and stare at it through the store window.  It was easier to stay home and listen to the radio or read a book.
I sit behind a ridge line, so my antenna needs to be 30 ft up. But then the wind out here just destroys it.  I have a saucer shape antenna from Radio shack that did pretty good 1 channel (never got more than two out here anyway). But my ex roommate messed with the splitter and now get nothing. Maybe come spring an warm weather I will go out and try it again.
But actually the internet works fine.  Satellite internet is $75 a month, no better than what I have for $45/ Landline would be useless today. So for $45 I get all my internet browsing (emails, forums, general) and for an extra $8 per month all the movies i can watch. Plus news, world wide and new and classic tv.
Every morning at 6 on cbs they have played Andy Griffith over and over and over for the last 10 years.
For news I like RT.com. Was watching it on dish, but room mate moved so no more dish.
They are based in Russia, an they tell us a lot of things cbs, nbc, abc, cnn, fox don't tell us. Yea some of it is hype, but from a different viewpoint. Our news don't really practice news any more. they don't hold the governments nose to the grind stone and hold them accountable for their actions.
Barefoot 20 miles?  wait a minute let me get my ladder, hip waders aren't going to be enough! ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on January 08, 2014, 09:55:07 AM
TV isn't much fun anymore, not for me anyways. All the stuff is a remake of the old movies we've seen over and over tell you go what's the point. I can't stand the girly men and manly women junk. I can't believe we've gone down hill so fast. You would think we could at least come up with something that was new. They do the same here with the Andy Griffith show. For the last couple months tv land has put it on from 9am till 12 noon, then again from 5pm till 9. We talked it over just last week about how our monthly bill was going up, up, up, and the new comers was getting the same thing for almost 45 to 50 dollars less, we just called up and took off half the channels. Then the person on the end of the line wants to make a deal with you. No thinks we don't need all them anyways. You really not missing anything. Trust me, when the end of the world comes, and some of us may still be around I don't think Hollywood has got a clue what it will be like. Wow, a day when a billon dollars can't save your hide. If the U.S. would have played their cards right we could have been building real space stations by now people would have jobs in space, or putting places on the moon where folks could live and work. Nope we want to pussyfoot around and let any other country get the idea and bang we end up becoming a third world country. If you think I way out there with ideas, I look at it this way in the sixties we thought it was funny when someone told us they had a telephone on their arm. Now look around. A computer back then took up a hole room now they fit in our pockets. That happen all because someone came up with the idea of doing away with pin through hole components and going with SMT. I worked in a computer factory for a number of years and was able to see some of the changes being made at first from year to year than month to month on to what seemed like weekly. So the CEOs had done made all this wealth off the simple folks that worked like dogs to get products out the door and sold us all out to other countries manly China where they could get the work done for almost nothen per hour. I hate to say this, but my hope is everyone of them CEO's get a good fat hunk of that money stuck right in the  {:(  BTW, SMT stands for (Suffice Mount Technology). This makes big made things become small made things. )L$ It's really cool stuff once you get to messing with it. Other than that it's turned out to be a pretty good day so far. Still cold, but sunny.  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 08, 2014, 10:43:43 AM
how can the generalpublic of idiots keep putting up with the cr*p from redmond, washington is beyond me!
Thought I had win 7 up and running.
was watching netflix last night, tired went to bed. turned tv off, left computer running, figured it would go into standby mode. it did.
decided to picup where I left off in movie.
win 7 refused to make hdmi connect.
Fine shut win7 down by clicking shut down. window pops up the NEW AND IMPROVED silverlight has crashed, the one Netflix won't run unless you have it on a pc (can't speak for apple). so I'm waiting for win7 to shut down. 10 minutes later it still has the spinning donut (ZERO). So finally hit power off button (the physical one) give it 5 minutes, finally shuts down.
turn back on, windows is doing an up date leave it alone. 5 minutes, ok log in. turn on browser, go to net flix. Comes up on laptop but the tv is only showing the windows home page screen, the blue green prisms. turn off tv n back on still same, unplug the hdmi still same same. ok shut down windows again. it's doing updates again. 10 minutes later it finally shuts down.
Piece of crap windows.
Linux:  click shut down, maybe one minute.   Start up maybe two minutes at longest.  Updates, window pops up and asks you.
say no it's gone until the delay you picked comes around.  Say yes. Maybe 5 minutes and all updates are done. And NO REBOOTING REQUIRED!
Damn I hope Netflix starts supporting Liniux pretty soon. this windows crap is old. No wonder new g/f's say they don't do windows.
Hell I thought they meant the ones in the wall of a building so you could look out or in. (u^ ^y% (?^ ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 08, 2014, 01:59:30 PM
Time for my story.  Go back to 1979, and there I am on the phone for 20 minutes talking to a guy across the country who has fewer employees than I do (at that time).  President to President, me asking for "integer" math in the operating system under which we were designing leading edge commercial accounting packages, the other guy insisting on supplying only floating point math.  The issue was that the disk operating system did not carry zero as true zero, nor ones as true ones.  They were very close approximations, which, when you add up enough pennies in a balance sheet, will cause the balance sheet to not balance.

I asked how much to buy code to get integer math.
Reply:  "We don't touch any project under $50k"
No problem, when can we start?
Reply:  "Look, I'm going to cut this conversation off.  Zero will mean whatever I say it means."

Bill Gates, 1979, discussing his TRS-DOS (which is affectionately still known as trash-dos).

Bill then purchased Q-Dos for $1million, did a one-month re-write (Q-Dos only worked on floppies), and contracted to be the sole provider to IBM for PC-DOS.  IBM only went with Bill because the author of DRDos was convinced IBM would screw him over and, out of shear fright, turned down IBM's offer.

Here is the history behind the name "Q-Dos".  Original author wrote it over a few weekends, called it "Quick and Dirty Operating System."  He was only too happy to "rip off Bill" for a million bucks with his weekend project (although 20 years later he sued Microsoft for "cheating" him out of a share of the royalties he happily signed away.  He lost to the bigger crook.)

Silverlight is just a virus with excellent marketing.  My guess it that it has code to intentionally make it fail under Unix-like operating systems, and that Netflix is contractually obligated to use Silverlight.  That has been Microsoft's modus operandi since my phone call to Bill in 1979.

Sucks.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 11, 2014, 04:14:45 PM
Well win 7 refused to display hdmi the other day. worked fine right after I finished the new 48 hr install.
Then hdmi crashed.
Well I finally got it working again for now. Not sure what fixed it.
wind is blowing 50+mph. ripped 3-4 shingles off the new bay window. Wind slowed down to 20 for a bit. Got up on the ladder made temp repair. Now gluing and screwing a glide rocker back together.Hope it works.
Watching the newest Ron White on the hdmi netflix!!
And more importantly.... I'm sitting here drinking beer!

BTW where the hell Sam been the last week or so??
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on January 11, 2014, 06:03:21 PM


  Yeah, I worry about him too.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Prospector on January 11, 2014, 06:33:58 PM
That is a great story Classanr.  I remember those days.  I also remember the rounding / approximation errors you talk about.  Are you an accountant, by any chance?  An engineer would probably say, "close enough" if the calculation was accurate out to the number of significant digits he was interested in.

I also remember that you could buy an FPU (Floating Point Unit) chip to install into your IBM or clone Intel 8088 based PC, in order to get faster floating point calculations.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 12, 2014, 04:52:17 AM
Another day of working getting ready to start. I think I have some work to do on an Atlas-Copco Pit Viper blasting drill today. Spent the evening sorting brass from the tumbler and loading 100 rounds of .44 Special (new Winchester brass, Winchester primer, 240-grain Bear Creek round-nose flat-point over 5.0 grains Trail Boss). Three more days to work, then I'm off for five, and if the weather holds, I can get in some range time.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 12, 2014, 08:13:01 AM
Well the wind is still blowing here. Never really quits. Supposed to be 35 to 40 mph all day.
Not supposed to drop to 20 mph and lower till thursday which makes for some cool windchills.
Too nippy stay in bay window till afternoon when sun gets there. But plenty of other chore.
About 3 year ago, a girl I thought was friend, and pretty good looking too, was having yard sale.
Had one of them glide rockers for sale.
Wanted $40 for it. I offered her $25 plus she had to kiss me. But what a kiss it was!!!!!!
To bad in the end she turned out to be kinda spaced out and flaky. She likes her pot.
Anyway, last summer it started popping. Figured bad bushing . Last month sat in it, leaned back to relax, and just kept on
going over backwards, The bottom frame has 3 vertical wood dowel on each side  forming the frame. one broke and others pulled up out of sockets. Yesterday, turned it over stripped it down (PITA). re glued all the vertical dowels and cut a new one, put them in clamps for the night. This A.M. (where today comes in). glued the horizontal dowels, drilled and counter sinked end plates and put screws in.
Turned right side up sat in it, and unlike Mel Gibson in the Patriot, it actually held together!!!
1 down and about 50 more to go!!
Oh I also cut another 100   44 felt wads today! And it is only 8:12A.M. Wyoming time.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on January 18, 2014, 05:01:19 PM
Just got back after a 4 day trip to ski at Mount Bohemia with the Bohemia Ski Patrol! One 10 hour drive up day, 2 days of the most awesome powder skiing available anywhere, and a 10 hour drive day back home.
Bohemia is Michigans answer to 'out west'! un-groomed, no beginners allowed, black diamond and above  {?|
http://www.mtbohemia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=55 :9) (http://www.mtbohemia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=55 :9))
(scroll down to see trail maps)

Here's a couple of pics! I'll post a couple of videos once I get them up on Youtube!!!
"Base Camp" Yurts, The frontside of the mountain (BTW the woods and ridges on either side of the cleared runs is skiable Glades and extreme terrain), and a view of Lac La Belle from the Chair
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on January 18, 2014, 05:11:40 PM
Nice pix! I've crossed the Atlantic a couple of times to go to MI. Same countryside as ours, but we have higher stuff up north.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on January 19, 2014, 11:00:00 PM
Got tired of paying on the rig I 4by, so I "traded" it in (heh, buying it back for $51) and bought this.

(http://content-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1530512_10201477079390551_294060700_n.jpg)

(http://content-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1013730_10201477105631207_74449802_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on January 20, 2014, 05:54:25 PM
Right now I'm getting over a bad case of tonsilitis in my right tonsil. Not fun! I got it on tuesday while deer hunting with a fellow Navy recruit, I had to go the Dr's yesterday to get a throat culture done, luckily I don't have strep throat. The past three nights I woke up in pain right before sunrise, and I've had enough of that. I also got two jars of lemon vodka today so I'm definitely gonna get drunk tonight, that should keep me from waking up at some ungodly hour with a sore throat. Who knows, the lemon might even help some!

Other than that I scored 100 pieces of .30-30 brass that I've been de-capping, sizing and priming today. :) I've got a Lee lube and size kit coming in the mail so I'll be ready to make some hotter .30-30 loads when that gets there. I did knock down a nice whitetail doe with one of my light 1400 FPS .30-30 loads, she didn't walk more than 20 yards before she fell down! {?| When I cleaned that deer I noticed that I'd gotten a pretty clean heart shot, and I found that 170 grain Lee flat point resting right under the hide on the other side of the deer! (T^ When my throat gets better I'm gonna be eating a lot of venison jerky!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 20, 2014, 05:58:41 PM
.. hunting with a fellow Navy recruit...

So you signed up for sure?
Good for you.
Think of us as your support team, Levi.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 20, 2014, 06:20:45 PM
Well, not exactly today, but yesterday I was inducted into the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. My great, great great grandfather fought in the 87th Illinois Vol Inf Co B, and died at New Orleans either on Sept 30 or Oct 1 1863 (the government has both dates). After his death, his son enlisted, was transferred to the 87th Co B, and served out the war in his father's Regt. and Co.  Interesting history, I think.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on January 20, 2014, 07:43:19 PM
Thanks Classanar. ;) I've already gone to MEPS (that's where I get my full physical, blood, and urine test) and I'm in the delayed entry program. I ship off to basic training in August. On Wednesday I was at our bi-monthly meeting and one of the recruits and I hit it off, turns out he's a fellow hunter and definitely a redneck too. So we went hunting the next day for small game but got ourselves a deer! (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 20, 2014, 07:57:16 PM
Congrats, Busyhands. I respect you for your willingness to serve. Keep us posted as things progress. As Class said, we stand behind, and with you. I salute you!   )K&
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mike116 on January 20, 2014, 09:07:28 PM
Good for you Levi,  Have a little fun in the meantime.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 20, 2014, 09:58:13 PM
... I did knock down a nice whitetail doe with one of my light 1400 FPS .30-30 loads, she didn't walk more than 20 yards before she fell down! {?| When I cleaned that deer I noticed that I'd gotten a pretty clean heart shot, and I found that 170 grain Lee flat point resting right under the hide on the other side of the deer! (T^ When my throat gets better I'm gonna be eating a lot of venison jerky!

Ok, basic training story for you, Levi.  I bet I'm not the only guy with a story like this, so let more of them emerge. {?|  And when you can, we want to hear your tales too.

Rifle range, the newish (it was 1969 guys) M16's are just being issued to replace the M14's.
We're going to war with a plastic 22 (^h
'Twas New Jersey in the fall, and the arms guy was getting peeved at us for laughing at the thing.  I mean, come on.  It even *looked* like a toy.

Somebody in the group was not paying attention, looking waaaay down range, and the arms guy pivots to look.  Small doe had wandered out onto the range, almost to the 200yd berm.  Happens, you know?

Up came the weapon BANGBANGBANG (oops, was not set to single shot) and that doe flopped right over.

First, the arms guy turns back and says "Won't kill anythin', eh?"
OK, we were impressed then (but not later as the damned things jam-o-maticed because of the awful ammo they were using back then).

Second, he says "Oh expletive.  Now what do I do?"
A fella from WV or thereabouts said "We field dress and have venison tonight!"

Which is exactly what those in the know did.

I am sure that others have simiar experiences.
But keep in mind the penalty for being caught is stockade time, so you didn't hear it from me, OK?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on January 21, 2014, 05:07:14 AM
Good for you Levi! Glad to hear you found something to do. I believe you'll be good at it. Hay man just because you'll be going away, don't forget about us.  (T^

I've been a little under the weather last couple days. The weathers not helping much 20 to 35 one day 50 to near 60 the next day. Your body can't get use to it. Wouldn't be so bad if it would stay one way or the other what are you gonna do? Hanging around the house isn't much fun. Oh well! Still a good day, and thankful to be alive. Hope all you fellas have a good rest of the day. (k-
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on January 21, 2014, 05:54:58 AM
Congrats Levi  _l
What branch?
When I was in Basic we all had to have a 'battle buddy' , 30 years later and I'm still friends with Greg and even was his best man in his wedding.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 21, 2014, 03:46:11 PM
Me? I just got out of the hospital this morning. I was in since 1-7-14.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ofitg on January 21, 2014, 04:08:19 PM
Hey Sam! Everybody's been worried about you.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 21, 2014, 04:25:07 PM
Me? I just got out of the hospital this morning. I was in since 1-7-14.

Glad you're home. I pray everything is hunky dory now.  Yes, we missed you!  _l
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on January 21, 2014, 05:27:37 PM
Me? I just got out of the hospital this morning. I was in since 1-7-14.

Why were you in the horsespital?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 21, 2014, 06:34:15 PM
I have Bronchitis. Some other things wrong too. I pestered my Doctor to let me out. The breathing treatments really help me. Whenever I cough, it feels like someone stabbed me.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mike116 on January 21, 2014, 07:18:40 PM
Glad your're home Sam.  A lot of us were worried.  Get yourself well and get back to making wrenches and bullets.  Take care of yourself in the meantime.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on January 21, 2014, 09:13:29 PM
Sam! I've been worried about you bud!

And thanks for the support guys. (T^ I bet I'm gonna really enjoy the Navy. I already got my job and signed my contract, I'm going to be an Equipment Operator.  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on January 22, 2014, 10:58:05 AM
An Equipment Operator? You'll do anything to stay away from guns, huh.  ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 22, 2014, 01:41:06 PM
I have Bronchitis. Some other things wrong too. I pestered my Doctor to let me out. The breathing treatments really help me. Whenever I cough, it feels like someone stabbed me.
Well if you'd quit getting Kimmie P.O.ed at you, she's stop hitting you and those stabbing pains would likely go away.
Anyway welcome back
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 22, 2014, 02:41:46 PM
Not much going today, EXCEPT, my brandy new chronograph was just delivered. Now, can we PLEASE get rid of this dadgum snow so I can go the the range and PLAY??  I've tried it in the house with rubber bands and it works, but what's the fun of chronographing the flight of some dumb rubber bands when I could be timing some 45 colts outa my convert cylinder?   {:( (u^ ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Baron Von Kesselwalker on January 22, 2014, 02:48:57 PM
were you using  those  triple power dark purple bands ...?  M__

  next  thing  to try is  a  peashooter and  plot a power curve ..... )L$

then  a  B B   gun , capturing those  deadly  bbs with cardbox and newspaper ...  {:(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 22, 2014, 02:58:52 PM
Actually I was going to try my pellet pistol in the basement. I have an RWS M10 competition pistol, but Linda said, "Not in the house, you're not". So, since it is about 7 degrees, I don't think I'll go in the back yard just yet. So, mebby tomorrow I take that LONG drive over to the range (one whole mile) and set up inside.  (I got the LED screens for it so I can use it inside).  _l
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on January 22, 2014, 03:26:27 PM
Sam! I've been worried about you bud!

And thanks for the support guys. (T^ I bet I'm gonna really enjoy the Navy. I already got my job and signed my contract, I'm going to be an Equipment Operator.  {?|

Then you had best learn the motto's of the section of the Navy you will be in. The unofficial one is:  'The difficult we do immediately, the impossible just takes a little longer.' . And the official one is : 'Can Do!'
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 22, 2014, 06:20:27 PM
Way to go, Kaboom!  IR screens and all.  People laugh, but I've chronographed my pea shooters.  First three shots of CO2 put out about 150fps.  The fourth one jumps to 475fps and stays there for the next 20 shots.  Then it tapers back off to about 150fps at 36th shot.  Good to know, I now let somebody else shoot the first three shots  )L$ and anything after 24. )%R
I also know to not bother shooting seriously on the same cartridge after 25 shots.  Just change the sucker, let the gas hiss.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 22, 2014, 08:07:44 PM
Sam! I've been worried about you bud!

And thanks for the support guys. (T^ I bet I'm gonna really enjoy the Navy. I already got my job and signed my contract, I'm going to be an Equipment Operator.  {?|

Then you had best learn the motto's of the section of the Navy you will be in. The unofficial one is:  'The difficult we do immediately, the impossible just takes a little longer.' . And the official one is : 'Can Do!'

-------------
And when you still fail; you call the  Marines! _l

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on January 22, 2014, 10:47:22 PM
Semper Fi DD$, Semper Fi!!!! (yes I do know that it is actually "Fidelis")
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on January 23, 2014, 12:06:48 AM
I almost joined the marines when I was engaged the first time, but they seemed full of B.S. and such. The reason I wanted to join was because my graddaddy was a Marine and loved the Corps. My father suggested I look into the Navy about a week before I walked into the recruiting office, I thought nothing of it. ::) Well, a week later I got fired from my job at Jack in the crack, I figured I'd do something with my life instead of being stuck at some crappy job. :)

I have done a lot of thinking since then and the more I think, the more I am glad I made this decision. Hell, say I don't like it I'll still get military benefits. I got problems with my dental work, my gums constantly bleed and get infected. They'll take care of that so I don't have to, and I can use that money I saved to buy more guns. Perfect. ;)

That and we've got Obama as president. With the way things are headed there's gonna be another war, I might as well join the branch I want to join instead of getting drafted. If I join and get a career going, then I'm not gonna be white trash for the rest of my life, I can move up to being able to afford property and such. That's good. :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 23, 2014, 06:12:40 AM
Busy, you seem to have thought of all the angles. Good for you. Most young people seem to just sit around and complain and wait for someone to do something FOR them. You give me hope in the youth of America again. Blessings, and again sir, I salute you. )K&
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 23, 2014, 07:50:39 AM
... my gums constantly bleed ....

Definitely ready for the Navy.  Levi has scurvy already )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on January 23, 2014, 12:47:08 PM
Busy,  (T^. Don't forget about us.      Sam  (T^. Glad you are doing better.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 23, 2014, 01:28:12 PM
Well, I made it over to the club with my new chronograph. And you won't believe it. I think I've got the world's most powerful 1858. Using my convert cylinder, I several shots at OVER 5000 fps!   {:(   Man, I've never been able to do that good even with a rifle! Just think, 5000 fps from an 8" barrel.   {:(  Yes, I know, inside, concussion, blast, some florescent lights and starting off just a little too close. You should have seen my eyes when THAT speed appeared. So, I moved the screens out an extra 6-7 feet, and still got some screwy results. Next comes a shield over the screens, and moving to the center of the firing line and away from the walls.  Hey, I'll learn what it takes. But, boy, am I having fun.  )L$  (T^   {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 23, 2014, 02:04:20 PM
Well, I made it over to the club with my new chronograph. And you won't believe it. I think I've got the world's most powerful 1858. Using my convert cylinder, I several shots at OVER 5000 fps!   {:(   Man, I've never been able to do that good even with a rifle! Just think, 5000 fps from an 8" barrel.   {:(  Yes, I know, inside, concussion, blast, some florescent lights and starting off just a little too close. You should have seen my eyes when THAT speed appeared. So, I moved the screens out an extra 6-7 feet, and still got some screwy results. Next comes a shield over the screens, and moving to the center of the firing line and away from the walls.  Hey, I'll learn what it takes. But, boy, am I having fun.  )L$  (T^   {?|

Sounds like you missed the golden opportunity for photos!
Kaboom! standing next to the 5000fps readout with his Rem proudly displayed, and one or two witnesses to boot.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on January 23, 2014, 08:25:30 PM
Thanks Kaboom! ])M I'm really glad I'm gonna serve. If anything it'll give me some good life experience and some benefits. I'm doing exactly what I've been wanting to do here. I'm serving my country, I'm gonna be able to take care of my wife and kids, and I'm gonna be able to retire if I go in for 20 years. That means when I'm 40 I can spend the rest of my days shooting, and that's exactly what I want. ;)

... my gums constantly bleed ....

Definitely ready for the Navy.  Levi has scurvy already )L$

I blame my ex. She brought me this big box of Sees suckers, the ones with the gold wrappers that really get stuck in your teeth. Well, that box of suckers gave me like, 3 cavities and I'm not even exaggerating! (?^

When I got together with my current girlfriend Rose, I told her EXPLICITLY that I do NOT want chocolate or caramel anything come valentines day, my birthday, or Christmas. I said I'll buy her all the sweets she wants, but I'm not going near it with a ten foot pole. She asked if she should just get me ammo instead! )L$ I friggin' love this girl. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on January 23, 2014, 08:54:30 PM
Sounds like you got a real keeper!  (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 23, 2014, 08:58:16 PM
Quote
I already got my job and signed my contract, I'm going to be an Equipment Operator. 



So, you're gonna be a pickle.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 23, 2014, 09:06:10 PM
I almost joined the marines when I was engaged the first time, but they seemed full of B.S. and such. The reason I wanted to join was because my graddaddy was a Marine and loved the Corps. My father suggested I look into the Navy about a week before I walked into the recruiting office, I thought nothing of it. ::) Well, a week later I got fired from my job at Jack in the crack, I figured I'd do something with my life instead of being stuck at some crappy job. :)

I have done a lot of thinking since then and the more I think, the more I am glad I made this decision. Hell, say I don't like it I'll still get military benefits. I got problems with my dental work, my gums constantly bleed and get infected. They'll take care of that so I don't have to, and I can use that money I saved to buy more guns. Perfect. ;)

That and we've got Obama as president. With the way things are headed there's gonna be another war, I might as well join the branch I want to join instead of getting drafted. If I join and get a career going, then I'm not gonna be white trash for the rest of my life, I can move up to being able to afford property and such. That's good. :)
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Ok ok I know it's semantics more or less. But you can join the Army, Navy, Air Force. You can NOT join the Marines.
You can enlist in the Armed Forces and select Marines as your choice.
But that alone does not make you one.
You become a Marine only after you have successfully completed recruit training. We're kinda picky that way.
Here's one thing to consider for future enlistees. If you enlist in the Marines and successfully complete recruit training.
And you decide to make a career of the military, but no longer want to be in the Marines. You can normally transfer to another branch no questions asked normally retain your rank and sometime go up one step. And NEVER do their boot camp.
Doesn't work in reverse though.
As a civvie I have worked with a lot of senior enlisted and many officers of other branches. Off and on during their deployments they served with Marines. They all confessed, they could never handle it (for various reasons).
Well as we like to say, "If anybody could fet in the Marines, it wouldn't be the Marines" !!
Ok I'll get off the soap box now!!!!
But I still respect all the other branches. It's a team effort.
(whistle whistle) Here doggie doggie here doggie. well I be danged look what came, an Airedale!! )L$ (?^ (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 24, 2014, 06:11:07 AM
Quote
Well as we like to say, "If anybody could fet in the Marines, it wouldn't be the Marines" !!



And when you care enough to send the very best - you send the SEALS...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 24, 2014, 06:54:04 AM
Quote
Well as we like to say, "If anybody could get in the Marines, it wouldn't be the Marines" !!



And when you care enough to send the very best - you send the SEALS...
Well fortunately many seal teams are made up of members of various branches, depending on the mission at hand
and as needed.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 24, 2014, 06:58:51 AM
But as too what's going on today.
It's 6:55 a.m here.
I stitched some holes in a pair of jeans. Yes, Virginia I really can sew!
Had breakfast, read my email, read various R&R on Craigs list.
Did a load of laundry. Shovelled snow from porch.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on January 24, 2014, 10:25:47 AM
Did my inhaler and now watching you guys on here.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 24, 2014, 03:45:07 PM
Changed the factory sights on my Redhawk for a set of gold dot sights from Gary Reeder custom guns. Came with a deep v rear sight blade to replace the square notch factory blade.


(http://www.reedercustomguns.com/information/images/DSC00228.JPG)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on January 24, 2014, 04:00:57 PM
I finished my short movie I made from my Helmet cam videos from my trip to Mount Bohemia!!! Check it out!!! I may be mistaken but I do believe an Oscar NOT in my future  BTW, the cras... err.. outakes are at the end!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7INY7i6qrg
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 24, 2014, 08:02:36 PM
I asked to be laid off so another staff person would not be laid off.
Being as to how I am married to the owner, that gives my request some clout.
Make that 9,00,009 jobs lost since 2009 and the Brave New Economy.
Time to get that second book into readable draft format, move on with the lives of Jhesephat City.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 24, 2014, 08:15:12 PM
Good luck.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 24, 2014, 09:02:30 PM
Good luck.

Thanks.  I've been down that road many times, so I know Carol and I will find ways to make it.  I only posted to help pile on the misery to keep y'all company. )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 25, 2014, 06:51:31 AM
I know about misery. Have spent years wondering if I'd have a home tomorrow, or even dinner. Funny thing is, though, right now my wife and I are doing pretty well. Better than most of our friends. Allows us to return some of the help we got in the past.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 25, 2014, 02:54:33 PM
I know about misery. Have spent years wondering if I'd have a home tomorrow, or even dinner. Funny thing is, though, right now my wife and I are doing pretty well. Better than most of our friends. Allows us to return some of the help we got in the past.

Yep, whenever we can, we pay it forward or pay it back.
Funny thing, today we got an invite to house-sit in NH for friends going to Kenya in Feb.
All things considered, right now we'd much rather be sitting by the fire on a lake house in NH than be shopping in a mall in Kenya.  Suddenly, we have the time to bug out for a week, do job searches on the internet.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 25, 2014, 03:16:24 PM
the feds killed my job on base two years ago. So now they pay me to sit at home. Not as much but enough for now.
Got up this A.M.  fed critter and self and made coffee. Cleaned pellet stove, worked in Bay window, did dishes, made lunch, made a new sawhorse for my Tippmann stitcher as the old one was not sturdy enough.
Now watching "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'hara
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on January 25, 2014, 05:02:19 PM
Was updating the gun list for my gun insurance and figured out I have in excess of 20 firearms, roughly split between BP and cartridge guns.

I have more muzzleloading rifles than cartridge rifles

I have nine revolvers, two semi-auto pistols, and four single shot pistols.

Of those fifteen, eight are BP weapons, and over half the revolvers are BP weapons.


Sounds almost like one of those goofy word problems...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on January 25, 2014, 08:21:49 PM
Now we know where all the primers and caps are going.
EM's "ignition vortex". )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: JAX71224 on January 25, 2014, 09:43:18 PM
 ;) Got my Ted Cash nipple sockets in today-- one for revolver and one for rifles. Didn't know they were in Wisconsin, and Waunakee, at that! I must have ridden through Waunakee about a jillion times when I lived in Sun Prairie and a few more when living in DeForest Wi. Some times I really miss America's Dairyland--- The people there are very welcoming to a southerner, or at least they were in the early 80's when I moved up there! On Sundays it was a good bike ride up to the Dells or Devil's Lake park and all backroads. Coming back going through a little town called Dane, I think, well right after Dane, going south there is a long down hill to a 90 degree right hander and a little hill and then another hill that really drops out from under you as you crest it. Just loved pinning the throttle coming out of the hard right turn over the first little hill and really getting a launch off that second one! Many a time I showed one or two of those local riders that road--- I thought they knew all those roads-- It was their home turf-- The conversations at the next stop always showed some of them had never gotten air with a street bike before! That second hill drop-off would give about a second and a half of 80 or 90 mph air time and the feeling of your stomach in your throat that ya  {:(just never forget!! Not that kind of rider anymore but glad to have done it and gotten away with it then. Just too damn old for that kind of stuff now and wouldn't want to do it on a touring bike like
I ride now! {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on January 27, 2014, 10:45:53 AM
Well we got more snow here in Cheyenne. About 4" here on the hill. But wind isn't blowing. so nice and cosy inside.
Working bay window, making good progress today.
Had SOS for breakfast about 4 hr ago.
Got beans and sausage cooking for lunch. Think ham and beans. All I had was sausage so in it went. Made cornbread yesterday so got a meal ready. Ya'll can have some, you just got to get here!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on February 02, 2014, 02:07:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG5gWk-1m10

I like it but I got a quandry. It be Sunday I be 20 miles (give or take a few) from town and the nearest seller.
Dang any body want to bring me one or two!
On top of that between chores, I'm watching The Untouchables"  teetotalers durin prohibition!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on February 02, 2014, 09:56:53 PM
What's your 20 there?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on February 02, 2014, 09:57:33 PM
I am slowly getting/feeling a little better. I'm going to try one of those "Salt Pipes" and see if I feel any better.
Kimmy let me order(I don't smoke and I have not brought any beer)a Green Zombie pistol grip and forearm for my Mossy 12ga. It came in the other day. Got it all on and I love it! Pictures to come some day.  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on February 03, 2014, 07:11:21 AM
It's raining here today and suppose to rain for the next couple days. Not to complain least it's not snow and ice. Sam it's good to see you posting again. We got a few of those shotguns around here. I took one and put a pistol grip on it and a 18.5" barrel then took and put a round black forearm on it. That thing will almost fit up my shirt sleeve. All dressed in black just your favorite color.  )L$ Now I want an 12 ga. auto dressed in camo just because they make um.  )L$ although a over and under would be kind of net if ya didn't need a wheel barrel full of cash to buy a good one made in the U.S.  (^h  ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on February 03, 2014, 07:42:32 AM
What's your 20 there?
Wyoming
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on February 03, 2014, 07:48:47 AM
yep Sam nice to see yea.
Sun has been out last couple days. But has stayed cold , mid 20's here at house.

No wind which has been nice, but about 6 inch of snow on ground.
re-installed windows again. Will see if the hdmi problem is cured.
if not no biggie. hooked my tablet to TV via  hdmi. watched a lot of movies that way yesterday.
But with tablet and apps haven't found a way to show westerns specifically yet.Every other genre but.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on February 03, 2014, 07:50:26 AM
I know about misery. Have spent years wondering if I'd have a home tomorrow, or even dinner. Funny thing is, though, right now my wife and I are doing pretty well. Better than most of our friends. Allows us to return some of the help we got in the past.

Yep, whenever we can, we pay it forward or pay it back.
Funny thing, today we got an invite to house-sit in NH for friends going to Kenya in Feb.
All things considered, right now we'd much rather be sitting by the fire on a lake house in NH than be shopping in a mall in Kenya.  Suddenly, we have the time to bug out for a week, do job searches on the internet.

UUUHHHHHH!  I thought the White House was in Washington, D.C.? ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on February 04, 2014, 02:03:37 PM
I know about misery. Have spent years wondering if I'd have a home tomorrow, or even dinner. Funny thing is, though, right now my wife and I are doing pretty well. Better than most of our friends. Allows us to return some of the help we got in the past.

Yep, whenever we can, we pay it forward or pay it back.
Funny thing, today we got an invite to house-sit in NH for friends going to Kenya in Feb.
All things considered, right now we'd much rather be sitting by the fire on a lake house in NH than be shopping in a mall in Kenya.  Suddenly, we have the time to bug out for a week, do job searches on the internet.

UUUHHHHHH!  I thought the White House was in Washington, D.C.? ->i

Oh, no, neither one of us would house sit for THAT couple!  For one thing, our CCW permits are not reciprocated in D.C. )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on February 13, 2014, 08:41:25 AM
As of 10 am this morning we have 9" of the white stuff in the drive way. (Why do they call it a 'drive way' when we PARK on it?). More to come this afternoon and evening, up to a possible 15" before it's over. I think I'll put off blowing it off the "PARK way" until tomorrow morning when it is all down, so I don't have to do it twice. Least wise makes sense to me.   )%R   Stay in, stay warm, be safe!   :9)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on February 13, 2014, 10:56:50 AM
As of 10 am this morning we have 9" of the white stuff in the drive way. (Why do they call it a 'drive way' when we PARK on it?). More to come this afternoon and evening, up to a possible 15" before it's over. I think I'll put off blowing it off the "PARK way" until tomorrow morning when it is all down, so I don't have to do it twice. Least wise makes sense to me.   )%R   Stay in, stay warm, be safe!   :9)
OK! Where's here. Yep most members have put their city state area in their profile, but to save the rest of us time (which at our age is a good thing as we may not have much left to waste), please include your area in the post!  Thanks.
Well Here in Cheyenne;   ......Wyoming that is, it's clear. We have an inch or two on ground left over from a while back. The wind as normal is blowing like hell.
I'm in the bay window. Drained the old waterheater and moved it another 10" out of my way. Have to keep it until I get rest of the bay done, and money for a new smaller one, that will fit under the new casting bench. So tearing up the rotted floor getting prepped for a new one. Ny propane extension pipe might be 3 inches too long. So may be Sunday before this section is done!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on February 13, 2014, 11:52:14 AM
Sorry, here is Palmyra PA just east of Hershey and about 10 miles east of Harrisburg, and 100 miles west of Philly. There, that should locate me fairly well.  Oh yes, about 40 miles north of the Maryland line.   )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on February 21, 2014, 07:35:52 AM
Hi Gang, weather is pretty nice here in Portageville, MO.
I'm having a good day so far.
I can breathe a little easyer today.  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mike116 on February 21, 2014, 11:14:34 AM
Here on the North side of Denver it's sunny and 45 degrees.  I am building a set of cabinets in the shop and have the doors closed due to the wind.  Some people say the wind never blows around here,  it's just that Nebraska Sucks so bad.
Maybe DD agrees with that.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on February 21, 2014, 12:32:41 PM
I used to live in Beatrice, Nebraska and about this time of the year it was windy. it was a small town.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on February 21, 2014, 02:11:51 PM
We had a couple of inches snow last night, so I spent an hour shoveling (= today's free of charge gym). Then in the afternoon, a heatwave passed and melted most of it. A totall waist of time.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on February 21, 2014, 05:02:39 PM
Good to hear you are feeling better today Sam.

Today me and the wife and daughter Samantha will be looking at a car or two. We bought my Taurus wagon  for $750 5 or so years ago and have only had to do regular work to it brakes,exhaust and things like that. It has 238,181 miles on it and it is starting to need a few more costly repairs. It does run good and the overall shape is ok. Getting to the point where you ask yourself,"Self, How much do you want to put into this thing?". This is the first winter we have not had the battery go dead for no reason other than a computer glitch.
I like a Taurus wagon for the room to carry things.

Well we looked and ran away. The one we went to look at says 84000 on the odometer. Lie.
Found two others at a different dealer and ran out of time to discuss a deal. Will go back tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on February 22, 2014, 01:15:29 AM
Hi BGR, I used to have a 1995 Ford Taurus Station Wagon. It was green. I loved that car. We had it for about 7 years. The day we sold it, the Mom totaled it out(she hit some one in a truck, head on). They say she was on drugs. This happened about 2 blocks from me and about 1 hour after she handed me the cash!!! She also had to young kids in the back.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on February 22, 2014, 06:54:23 AM
Here on the North side of Denver it's sunny and 45 degrees.  I am building a set of cabinets in the shop and have the doors closed due to the wind.  Some people say the wind never blows around here,  it's just that Nebraska Sucks so bad.
Maybe DD agrees with that.
Well I would except I grew up in Nebraska, and have lived in every state surrounding it and Wyoming.
However, during the night, here in Wyoming the cold Artic blast finally let up.
Might be able to get outside burn trash, put primary case on ans use table saw to cut trim wood for the bay window??
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on February 22, 2014, 08:34:46 AM
Waiting for the CPA to show up so we can do taxes. Then headed for Phoenix to go to the Desert Botanical Garden.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on February 22, 2014, 08:41:13 AM
Last week we had about a half inch of ice with a half foot of snow on top the ice with around half inch of ice on top the snow before it finally let up with people either stuck in the house without power or stuck on the side of the roads if you were stupid enough to try and drive in it. We all stayed at home thankfully. After flipping my truck over on a patch of ice last year  .)) I wasn't about to go driving anywhere till the roads got clear. Now this week the weather has turned into spring like weather with temps in the upper 60s (^h all ice and snow is gone for now. Since it's still to early to tell I want say that's the end of winter yet cause we have gotten some of the biggest snow storms in the month of March.  ^y% I need a new place to live in the winter months cause I can't stand being stuck inside for very long and don't like snow and ice all that much anymore. Sure hope it killed some of them bugs that's been running around the house. :-[ Other than that it's turned out to be a nice couple days. We did have a heck of a thunder storm yesterday and again last night. The kind that rattled the house and windows. ??? Then somebody said that means we might get another snow storm in 9 days from that. :(  Can I pack this person up and send them to Sam's house till spring gets here? :P  Welp!!! that how my last couple weeks have been.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on February 22, 2014, 02:13:46 PM
Lost my glasses for a day.  Two adults searching for 24 hours, could not find.  Finally Carol found them on top of a cupboard when she got into a house-cleaning fit. {?|  Lost 'em again today. ^y%  Not sure if I even came home with them, but I know they were with me when I was at the bank, and they don't seem to be anywhere in the jeep.  Or on the ground between jeep and house.  Yep, I checked my forehead.  Not there either.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on February 22, 2014, 04:10:57 PM
Lost my glasses for a day.  Two adults searching for 24 hours, could not find.  Finally Carol found them on top of a cupboard when she got into a house-cleaning fit. {?|  Lost 'em again today. ^y%  Not sure if I even came home with them, but I know they were with me when I was at the bank, and they don't seem to be anywhere in the jeep.  Or on the ground between jeep and house.  Yep, I checked my forehead.  Not there either.

   This is Geezer Syndrome.  It also often happens with car keys, forks and toilet paper.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on February 22, 2014, 05:54:45 PM
[...  This is Geezer Syndrome.  It also often happens with car keys, forks and toilet paper.

Gack!  I do hope I never lose the TP and wander around needing it, pants down while looking for it when it is stuck to my forehead  (?^  "They're coming to take me away..."
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on February 23, 2014, 07:23:41 AM
A truly nice day with sun and and fairly mild wind, unusual for February. Wheel barrowed a substantial amount of fire wood into the boiler room. Then cleared the range backing of round balls and Minies and cast some new balls.  Hosed down the dog who had been running down in I don't know what shit.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on February 24, 2014, 01:16:22 AM
I cussed work. Had a great sale, unsure of the commish, that's not my metric for great. Happy peep's, 7 time repeat Dave Smiths buyers...

We changed the computer system that handles the money end, storing the car deal, the typing of the contracts, the finance stuff, all of it.

Used to be, from when we left the bosses office, having agreed on the numbers, a LONG delivery was 90 minutes to get the deal typed and you down the road.

5 freaking hours later, THANK you, A.D.P. system... they got down the road. Here's the fun part.... the system which reads what the rig is by the VIN, (in this case an American built "1" was the first digit 2014 GMC Acadia), was pronounced an Audi Acadia buy the system, and the whole deal was typed wrong.

The gal typing missed it. The other Acadia that sold today, was pronounced a Pontiac buy the same system.


I pray to goddess this thing gets smoother, I have had more 12 and 14 hour days at work than I care to count since the system came to play.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on February 24, 2014, 01:33:48 AM
and adding insult to injury, we had 8" + of the snow drop today.

Shit weather, went to work with a hangover, what should have been a 4 hour deal at the most today was 8 or so, and my only answer to the customer for the reason of the wait, was "it's a new system that is supposed to be better".

His counter was the vehicle he bought 10 months ago from us, took less time than the drive here (4 hrs). why should I have to deal with twice the wait this time?


I am beyond over working for this organization. The weather, the politics..... But every time I think of somewhere warm, I look back to my pleasure in the mountains around here, and the thousands of miles of dirt roads I haven't explored.

It's a frustrating catch 22.

Do i move to a warmer climate, and a retail store where I get paid more than a '58 on sale day per transaction?
Or do I suck it up and deal with it..... because the cost of living is so low, the mountains kick ass, and the wife-let loves it here.?

I never used to drink this much, and I used to be fun to be around.

Might be time for a change.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on February 24, 2014, 05:21:48 AM
On here today.  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on February 25, 2014, 12:37:36 AM
Right now I'm working on putting a fence up for an elderly woman who's got a problem with her 9 dogs jumping over her fence and getting into the sheep pasture across the way. There's lots of blackberrys to cut back, but I do get free whiskey or beer! It pays pretty good, I'm getting $10 per hour to be a professional Mexican. :)

The crackheads next door have been cutting holes in the fence so they can get through, so she's having me sit out there to guard her stuff. I get a bottle of whiskey, a $50 dollar bill, and some hot dogs to wait there all night at her place with my ol' .38 Special. :-* I've got 4 half gallon bottles of Evan Williams and I'm drunk as hell right now, I am NOT complaining about my job. (T^ I got to talk to my girlfriend tonight as well, and that just about made my night. ])M The whiskey's simply an enhancer.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on February 25, 2014, 12:38:13 AM
Pardon my drunk ramblings, haha!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on February 25, 2014, 01:05:27 PM
Sunday night an 87 yrs old neighbour, old farmer Martin, (2 km over the forrest, was robbed in his home. He is partly paralyzed, sitting in a wheel chair, and could do nothing but watch the hoodlums searching his house. He managed to send an emergency call, but when the cops arrived the guy(s?) were gone. Martin didn't suffer any physical harm, but I'm sure the psychicall wounds will never heal. This kind of thing has never been heard of before in this neighbourhood.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on February 25, 2014, 02:41:09 PM

Just read through a bunch of the TODAY postings here, and besides getting depressed, decided you guys are having way too much more fun with errant neighbors, crazy wives and granny panties.  last time I had to draw a gun was on a feral cat that was riding my dog around the back yard about eight years ago.  Otherwise, all quiet on the northeastern front.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on February 28, 2014, 12:47:32 AM
Came to a decision that Arizona and selling Dodge (my passion) made more sense than going to work in the oil patch. Rents in AZ are a fraction of what they are in ND.

Then... the wifelet vetoed the heat.

was "walk off the job" miserable all day, then it picked up and started to shift. The cursed computer system, is starting to work, I am passionate about the product, and I get off on being 1.2% of the sales staff of the Largest Dodge Store in the World.

Wondering more if it's the weather that has me blue, and less the job?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on February 28, 2014, 01:11:34 AM
...Wondering more if it's the weather that has me blue, and less the job?

Not enough sunlight to make Vit D.  Drink lots more milk, lots less of the volatile liquid.  You can make up for it when bar-b-que time rolls around again and the women start to shed outer garments.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on February 28, 2014, 05:39:56 AM
Sitting here. Just too weak to do anything.  (M%

Oh, my new neon green Zombie AR-15 80% Lower should come in today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BGRooster1 on February 28, 2014, 11:20:16 AM
Wow.Time flies when your having fun.
Picked up a 2004 Taurus wagon on Monday. Only problem with it so far is that it needs to have the heater core flushed. I don't have a place to do it and it is to cold to be doing it outside anyway. So ,monday will be taking it back to the dealer to have them do it. Now I know why he had the thing running for about 20 minutes before we got there, and the fact that it spits and sputters for a minute or two when started. Don't expect it to be like new ,just tell me what problems it has and be honest.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on February 28, 2014, 12:18:25 PM
BGR, sad to say not that many honest dealers out there.
I hope you didn't get a lemon.
Did you get any warranty of any kind?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on February 28, 2014, 03:02:18 PM
[...  This is Geezer Syndrome.  It also often happens with car keys, forks and toilet paper.

Gack!  I do hope I never lose the TP and wander around needing it, pants down while looking for it when it is stuck to my forehead  (?^  "They're coming to take me away..."
Well since you brought it up>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on February 28, 2014, 03:13:59 PM
Bad case of the lazies again today.
Got temporary trim on the remaining window in the bay. Can't do permanent til I put the permanent window in. But needed some temporary up, while finishing laying a 3/4" OSB on floor to tie the original house floor to the bay floor for more strength to support the pellet stove going there.
Had to order some Z brick from factory. almost 1/2 the price as from the store, even with paying freight, I save $3 over store price.
Plus gets here a week earlier.
Talking snow tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on March 02, 2014, 03:37:22 PM
Spitting snow all day.

Spent the day looking for work, Albuquerque seems to be the weather compromise, but she is in tears over moving away from her friends. So I may go find work locally, or do the oil patch thing.

Boss made it pretty clear, that either Tuesday will be my last day, as he is re-structuring, and doesn't value me as a productive member of his vision of the future, or I'm being traded. Followed that up with "no one wants you".

Ouch.

(Got to wonder if that wasn't his sales pitch of me to them)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 02, 2014, 05:28:14 PM
that's unfortunate news sourmash.
Back in the day 70's through 2000. everytime I got laid off or let go for one reason or another. I looked for jobs in my normal trade.
But I also looked for entry level jobs in anything else I could do, and learned new trades. Thus over the years I had enough I could find work almost anytime anywhere. Don't forget to check into vocational training. Old dogs aren't too old to learn new tricks.

As for me still fighting the  Merit system protection board and their corrupt ways of siding with each other.
Finished the repairs from the cat today. Unless he goes out the front door he can no longer get under the floor and then out.
Now got to buy me some live catch traps and trap the two feral cats that have made their home under the house.
Got more done in the Bay window. When my Z brick gets here later this week It should be done by weekend. finally!!
Then I got to start the tear off and replace of the roof in the breezeway. Got to have good weather for that though.

Well time for some home made Mac and cheese. for supper!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on March 03, 2014, 12:56:46 PM
I woke up to this today.  :)

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on March 03, 2014, 02:34:26 PM
Well, we finally got lucky, I guess. That 8-10" of snow we were supposed to get turned into about 1/16" of snow. It looked more like a little frost on the little grass that's showing. Sorry for all those that got dumped on, but I'm sure glad we didn't. (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on March 03, 2014, 03:20:56 PM
A little fog out front this morning...


(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p573/birdwatcheraz/MA3V0582-small.jpg)


(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p573/birdwatcheraz/MA3V0584-small.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: JAX71224 on March 03, 2014, 10:29:54 PM
 :( More snow, this time on top of freezing rain overnight and up to mid-morning when it finally blew east and away..... I hear that all govt. offices in DC are closed today. So maybe no new govt. bs today at least. ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on March 04, 2014, 07:51:55 AM
Heck got up yesterday to 55 degrease by 12 noon it had dropped down into the 30s and the rain turned into sleet then into snow. This morning woke up to about another 1and a half inch of more snow. .)) This is just about to get old. ^y%  I wish it would go away so we could get outside. I'm ready for some spring time weather.  ??? 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on March 04, 2014, 02:57:08 PM
Found out the dry cleaners I have been using for the last two years cleans and presses at least a dozen kilts a month. Showed me one they had one on the rack waiting to be picked up. Nice work. I know where I'm taking my kilts now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 04, 2014, 04:27:06 PM
Last two days been pretty nice. But now muddy as al get out.
Trying to snow now. Weather man says 1-3 over night.
Can't see see anything Mountains all socked in
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on March 04, 2014, 06:10:14 PM
Looks like you're on the edge of a planet peering out into space.   ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 04, 2014, 06:18:20 PM
Looks like you're on the edge of a planet peering out into space.   ])M
you ought to see it at night. look straight up nice dark black sky with stars.
Every now and then on a really cold night and sun had been producing a lot of Solar flares.
I can see the Aurora up north.  Which is eerie......
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on March 04, 2014, 07:44:49 PM
:( More snow, this time on top of freezing rain overnight and up to mid-morning when it finally blew east and away..... I hear that all govt. offices in DC are closed today. So maybe no new govt. bs today at least. ::)

I wouldn't mind continuing to pay what I do if we regularly got 1/3rd the government we are paying for.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 05, 2014, 07:29:38 AM
Cheyenne, Wy   south east corner kinda.   100 miles north of Denver
Only got a skiff of snow last night, seen frost deeper than what we got.
Here's part of the brick veneer I am putting up. The window is a temporary window
till I buy the new one, Can't finish the rough opening till I see how big the new one will actually be.
Waiting on more veneer.  Maybe UPS today or tomorrow

Also I think camera problem was I was too close to window and the sensor got confused.
So hearth area cellphone pic.
Outside today  Nikon camera

PS:  those closest houses are about 1/2 mile away
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on March 05, 2014, 07:40:40 AM
Looks like you're on the edge of a planet peering out into space.   ])M
you ought to see it at night. look straight up nice dark black sky with stars.
Every now and then on a really cold night and sun had been producing a lot of Solar flares.
I can see the Aurora up north.  Which is eerie......

Sounds awesome. Is there any way you can post a night picture?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 05, 2014, 08:47:42 AM
Looks like you're on the edge of a planet peering out into space.   ])M
you ought to see it at night. look straight up nice dark black sky with stars.
Every now and then on a really cold night and sun had been producing a lot of Solar flares.
I can see the Aurora up north.  Which is eerie......

Sounds awesome. Is there any way you can post a night picture?

I can try.  I'm not a photographer. So will see what I can do with the cell phone and the nikon.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on March 05, 2014, 11:06:13 AM
Awesome!  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 06, 2014, 03:19:38 PM
Not a bad day today. It's warming up and most of the snow/ice is melting. Max has been off from school since Monday. I'm not sure if the school is open Friday or not.
Got me a early B-Day present from my Mom & Dad...it's a Ruger 22/45. Blued one. Pictures to come soon.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Baron Von Kesselwalker on March 06, 2014, 03:40:51 PM
nice ====   ice  age   ending    an   ruger ..
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on March 06, 2014, 07:16:39 PM
...Got me a early B-Day present from my Mom & Dad...it's a Ruger 22/45. Blued one. Pictures to come soon.

All the ones I've shot, owned, or talked about were jamomatics until you found the precise ammo that worked.  Of course, that usually meant the most expensive in your area.  So I gave mine to my grandkids to learn how to clear self-reloading pistols.  Everybody else I know used them for tradeins on something that worked with all ammo.  The message is, don't get discouraged, just keep buying different ammo until you find the *one* that works  )L$  Then it will be sweet (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 06, 2014, 07:19:41 PM
Key word here is "AMMO"......for me, finding any .22 ammo stinks.  ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on March 06, 2014, 07:27:54 PM
Well, you could always put in a plastic snap-cap, pull the trigger, and go "pew-pew-pew"


(http://static.fjcdn.com/gifs/Pew+Pew+Bama_28d561_4421253.gif)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on March 06, 2014, 07:28:27 PM
I've got a Ruger Mk II and I have no problem with any .22 LR ammo in it.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on March 06, 2014, 07:41:39 PM
I've got a Ruger Mk II and I have no problem with any .22 LR ammo in it.

Very specifically, the 22/45.  AFAIK, that's the only Ruger 22 that came with factory-installed digestion problems.  Mine was 12 years ago.  My brother-in-law's was 2 years ago.  Several other people in between also said "Yeah, I had that problem too."  If yours works well, don't get rid of it.  Primarily, but not only, mine will (even after two trips to the factory) stovepipe on the next-to-last round.  Secondarily, it will double-feed on the second round.  As an instructional tool, it nicely offers Malfunction Types 1 (FTFeed), 2 (FTEject - stovepipe), & 3 (Double-feed) on a per-mag basis.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on March 06, 2014, 07:48:58 PM
Say, I just noticed, Obummer isn't cocking his single actions. He must have special ones made just for Dems. Never need to cock, and will shoot a hunert times!  Typical. {:(  )L$  (?^  ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Baron Von Kesselwalker on March 06, 2014, 10:37:00 PM
I've got  several  Ruger Mk II  and I have no problem with any .22 LR ammo in it.Had them all for  20 years +..... &j(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on March 07, 2014, 05:47:05 AM
Just for the record, I am not trying to badmouth Rugers, nor try to disuade Sam.
See
http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php?topic=7493.msg118422#msg118422
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on March 08, 2014, 10:12:31 PM
I the "un-trAdable" found a welcome home on the sales team I've wanted to be on for 18~ months now.

Yesss!!!!!!

I keep my job. She keeps this blasted Silver Valley. And the snow is waning. Spring wheeling is just around the corner.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 09, 2014, 08:25:31 AM
Congratulations SM-II
Here wind is blowing hard, but temps reasonable. Will likely dry out the mud.
Almost done with the bay window. will post pictures when I am.

Tried night pics with camera. the shutter won't release even though I followed directions. so back to reading

Going to town this afternoon look at a Motorhome. If I like will buy it. Will hurt the checkbook, but I would rather drive
a MotorHome in our wind that pull a trailer. Will be living in it all summer. 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on March 09, 2014, 05:54:49 PM
Still can't get out to my backyard range to shoot... Haven't shot all winter and staring to get withdrawals.
The snow still up to my mid thigh, so I went skiing instead...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 10, 2014, 06:29:10 AM
Weak, sick, flu, the sh!ts and cold! That's how the days have been for me.  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 10, 2014, 10:54:42 AM
loafing and doing email all morning.
Daylight savings caught me off guard. Live in the sticks, no regular TV no visitors, don't listen to radio, and Yahoo and google didn't say a thing about it that I saw.
Today got dentists appointment.
Plus meet people to give them money for the RV I bought yesterday. Pictures coming.
77 Chevy class c  65,000 miles  offered 1500 settled 1700 better than the 2500 and 3000 they are going for.
dead standstill bottom of hill, pulled right up, no stutter or miss.
Enough room for me and cat and dog for summer, plus room for the rendezvous leather,guns, blankets, powder, balls and everything. and the sewing machine and the stitcher.
Modify the table into a fold down work top.

they had camera sideways so pics might be sideways
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on March 10, 2014, 11:42:28 AM
Congrats DD. Looks just fine!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 10, 2014, 02:15:31 PM
Here's a good one for you guys....Kimmy got off work. Then we went to Fred's store. They had a wheelchair so, I grabbed it. Kimmy looked at me like I was crazy. I'll tell ya, sitting in that wheelchair felt great!
Then we got done shopping in Fred's, I rolled myself over to the carts to put the wheelchair back. I got up, I coughed and crapped my underwear/pants!!! :-[
Kimmy threw my underwear and pants in the trash!  :-[
I'm all cleaned up now, I'm going to sleep!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mike116 on March 10, 2014, 02:38:04 PM
loafing and doing email all morning.
Daylight savings caught me off guard. Live in the sticks, no regular TV no visitors, don't listen to radio, and Yahoo and google didn't say a thing about it that I saw.
Today got dentists appointment.
Plus meet people to give them money for the RV I bought yesterday. Pictures coming.
77 Chevy class c  65,000 miles  offered 1500 settled 1700 better than the 2500 and 3000 they are going for.
dead standstill bottom of hill, pulled right up, no stutter or miss.
Enough room for me and cat and dog for summer, plus room for the rendezvous leather,guns, blankets, powder, balls and everything. and the sewing machine and the stitcher.
Modify the table into a fold down work top.

they had camera sideways so pics might be sideways

Glad you found one DD.  I sold one a few years ago very similar to it.   Looks to be in pretty fair shape inside for being nearly 40 years old.  Does it have a 350 or 454?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on March 10, 2014, 03:10:10 PM
Finally enough of the snow melted out of the back yard for me to get the bike out of the shed and around to the driveway. THEN a 76 mile ride ensued! Man, did that feel good. It had been just a little over 2 months since I was on the bike. I now expect to be on the little sweetheart almost every week. Am I all smiles, or what?   (T^ (T^ )L$ )L$ (?^ (?^ ->i ->i {?| {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on March 10, 2014, 04:44:35 PM
...RV I bought yesterday. ..77 Chevy class c  65,000 miles  ...
Enough room for me and cat and dog for summer, plus room for the rendezvous leather,guns, blankets, powder, balls and everything. and the sewing machine and the stitcher.
Modify the table into a fold down work top...

Head's in back w/shower?  Rear door for house entrance?  This looks very much the layout and approximate size of ours.  You did better than we on price, but then our truck is about 15 years nd 25k miles younger.  Ours is a nominal 22ft length.  Just about right for 2 adults or 1 Adult and 2 each 4-leggers with room to use it as office, workbench, or laybout.

Looks to be a great score there!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on March 10, 2014, 04:48:18 PM
Here's a good one for you guys.... I got up, I coughed and crapped my underwear/pants!!! :-[
...!

Donchajusthateit when stuff is coming out everywhere at the same time? Sure does not give you the sense of being in control.  My sympathies to you.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on March 10, 2014, 07:34:07 PM
We been out of power since Friday morning. The little snow we were suppose to get turned into a ice storm. :( Trees down all over the place, power lines down. Have had generator going to keep the food from going bad. I didn't know I could get on the internet till this morning.  ??? Sorry to hear you sick again Sam. Hope you get to felling better soon.  (T^ Glad to see you got you a RV to run around on DD, wish I had one I may have went some where worm for a few days. :'( Ya'll have a good rest of the night.  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on March 13, 2014, 01:30:06 AM
Another great day at work.. amazing how much your outlook can change when you feel wanted. I can't re-iterate enough how this is the first time in 30 months I have job security from one day to the next.

Got S.M.II down to the exhaust shop. Been thawing ans Sun/Rain all week.

We're f***ing going wheeling this Sunday. With the exception of one snow run, it's been October since I've been in the hills.

That "hills" thing is better than Prozac, and ALMOST as calming as Valium.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on March 13, 2014, 09:01:52 AM
a.m: Shot the Smith carbine at 50 meters. Working on sight adjustment.
Snow all gone. Clear sky. Sun warming. No wind. 53*F. Perfect (though the gurus have promised new snow for next week). The only discomfortable thing was, that the recently awakened ants had got a highway started at my 50 meter's line. Had to brush ants off my legs in between shots.
p.m: Cleaning gun and brass cartridges. Loaded new rounds. Cast some Minniés.
evening: Testing some Czech beer.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 13, 2014, 11:46:02 AM
I wish I could drink some beer.  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on March 13, 2014, 12:00:32 PM
Here Sam.  :)
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/27/3f/34/273f34dd49386b743a3d594610fc5a2a.jpg)

And if you can't have beer, then have some of this instead.  M__

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GeuhD_1lpHI/T1evduqOmQI/AAAAAAAAB5E/gGRtdVeRofE/s1600/DSC_4192_t630.jpg)


 ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 13, 2014, 12:02:47 PM
I can't keep the beer down...I will throw up.  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on March 13, 2014, 12:03:27 PM
I wish I could drink some beer.  :-[
Hi Sam, I'll swing a tankard for you tonite. Get well!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 13, 2014, 12:04:44 PM
Len,  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on March 13, 2014, 12:06:01 PM
Len,  ;)
You bet!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on March 13, 2014, 12:08:16 PM
Maybe your body is telling you it's time to become a Teetotaler Sam. Instead of an alcoholic.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on March 13, 2014, 12:13:26 PM
 (?^ (?^ )L$ )L$ ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 13, 2014, 05:09:50 PM
What does teetotaler mean?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on March 13, 2014, 05:35:13 PM
What does teetotaler mean?
I think that is what the native tribe of Teetot drinks
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on March 13, 2014, 05:56:04 PM
Teetotaler doesn't drink anything stronger than tea.

I broke off a tooth about a month ago. Finally got the rest of it out today. Man, talk about hurting.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 14, 2014, 12:30:01 PM
Oh, Tea.  ;)

Hawg, hang in there on that tooth pain.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 14, 2014, 04:42:47 PM
What does teetotaler mean?
Something you obviously ain't!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 14, 2014, 04:46:38 PM
Well loafed watched TV (did a week of prime time in one morning) and a couple movies.
Prepping floor in Bay window for carpet. Need about 4 strips of carpet tack.

Made a batch of what I think will be some killer Green Chili.
Only 2 hr old and already has a bite!


edit:  Well so many people I know are wusses, so since I was going to share it at a potluck tomorrow, I had to tame it down
          by adding more broth to it and a little dab of cornstarch to thicken and mellow it.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 15, 2014, 12:00:46 PM
What does teetotaler mean?
Something you obviously ain't!
I drink tea once in while.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on March 15, 2014, 01:10:24 PM
What does teetotaler mean?
Something you obviously ain't!
I drink tea once in while.  ;)
Is that Irish tea???
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 15, 2014, 05:08:19 PM
Len, nay...just tea with sugar and lemon.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on March 15, 2014, 06:35:35 PM
I like sweet ice tea! :)

Lately I've been working on patching up a pretty long fence, almost 200 feet of 8' tall no climb fencing for the owner of a bed and breakfast, I'm living there and working for room and board now. ;) See, there's crackheads next door that try and steal the owner's stuff to buy more drugs. Daniel Smith, Horace Wesson and me have been keeping them on the right side of the fence and they're too scared to come over to steal anything. They hear shots coming from the woods regularly, they not only know I've got a gun but they know I practice with it regularly.

There's some woods I can shoot in right next to the place. There's a creek to fish in 5 minutes away full of some beautiful trout. I get free party likker', good food and there's 8 really big service dogs that like me there too. I don't have a whole lot of money but I damn sure got it made! {?| (T^ {?(

Yesterday I went to Dick's and spent my $200 gift card on a Mossberg Plinkster .22 semi auto rifle, I gotta wait 10 days before I can take possession of the firearm that I paid for. .)) And I have to find .22 ammo for it as well...
I suspect that if I lived in a free state I'd have most likely paid the same price, and I would have gotten two bricks of ammo and my gun the same day.

This evening is beautiful so I'm gonna be going on an evening hike with some friends. I'll try and get some pictures of the view for y'all.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on March 15, 2014, 06:39:00 PM
Doubtful that you would have gotten the ammo as it's in very short supply everywhere.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on March 15, 2014, 06:52:33 PM
All I want is to go back to the way things were when I could buy 550 rounds of .22 from Wallmart for $20. :(
To even get .22's you need to know the right people and you need some connections. Luckily there's a place that's 45 minutes away and they can get .22 for me. The really great part is that they are in the same town as Dick's sporting goods. $28 a brick is pretty good considering most people in CA pay $50+ per brick.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on March 16, 2014, 09:36:51 AM
Wed-Thurs 1858Rem not available via Comcast in SE MA.

Fri in FL for Daytona Beach Bike Week.
Sun 1858Rem available.
Tues flying home - death in family.

Very unusual week for me, but at least I was not on a plane to China.

Classanr
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on March 16, 2014, 12:27:39 PM
Last day at home before going back to the mine. Wife decided to empty the bedroom and spring clean. A friend called to ask me to look at his computer. We have to go shopping. I have to pack clothes and crap to take to the apartment.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on March 16, 2014, 03:54:03 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss, Class. I'll keep the family in my prayers. Take care my friend. Travel safe.  ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on March 18, 2014, 09:07:34 PM
Pretty good day.

The promotion they've been promising me since last August finally came through - with a 20% raise.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on March 19, 2014, 04:08:07 PM
Moms sister passed away a few weeks ago. She was the last of three sisters and three brothers. All but one has died from cancer. Cancer has spread over to us kids and we lost another cousin to it. So now I've had to bring my mom here to our house cause she has gone and got pretty bad off and not able to care for herself so please keep us in your prayers. I understand these things happen but I feel like I'm at my wits end cause all this stuff with my mom is coming at me all at the same time so it's like over whelming. For now one day at a time.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on March 19, 2014, 04:29:00 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry to learn about this Dellbert. Prayer sent. You hang in there.

Yeah, it's "One Day At A Time" for me here too.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on March 19, 2014, 06:34:55 PM
Sorry Dellbert. I understand what you mean. I've lost both my father and brother to cancer (I'm a cancer survivor myself) and lost my mom to a massive stroke. It can get rough at times, but with the Lord's help, you will get through it. My prayers are with you my friend. Keep the faith, and hang in there.  ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 22, 2014, 08:07:47 AM
Condolences Classanr
I'm down to my dad and stepmom.
My mom was killed in Denver while i was in DaNang / MarbleMountain.
It can be a bitch.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on March 22, 2014, 09:13:09 PM
Today I finally finished the fence I've been working on, got the rest of the day off. So I spent it hiking around the woods and pistol hunting some turkeys with my ol' .38 Special. I hiked up some pretty rugged terrain all the way to the top, spent the afternoon in a holler' tossing some .410 pumpkin ball slugs. Hell, I didn't get any turkeys today but I did come out of those woods with some knowledge. Next time, I'm taking my 16 gauge with some large shot. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on March 23, 2014, 05:45:19 PM

   Late March and it's only 25 degrees here today.  Supposed to go below zero teens tonight, and in the 15's tomorrow.  Maybe in the 40's by the end of the week.  We're 20-30 degrees below normal for this time of year.  Global warming can go bite me!

(http://i61.tinypic.com/4q4ppy.jpg)

 ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on March 23, 2014, 06:47:52 PM
Spent the afternoon casting bullets, in the garage, it's just too dang cold to do it outside, and I've got 250 .357 mags and 300 38 spl to load and nuttin to plug the case with. So I cast up about 600-650 158 gr flat point bullets. How-some-ever, they came out closer to 163, but that's ok. They'll work fine once I get them sized up and lubed.Took a while to break-in the new mold. Mebby 40 to 50 casts before I could count on both cavities coming out just right. But now it works and tomorrow I think I cast up a few more then switch to 45s (200 gr and 250 gr) almost out of them after loading and shooting all winter.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 24, 2014, 09:31:07 AM
today will lay the last five boards on the floor as a transition form kitchen parquet to the bay window carpet. Doing this as no more parquet on hand.  Maybe late summer will buy more.
reading last two magazines in stack and caught up.
cast 100 of my newest custom bullets for out BP revolvers. Will likely send some samples out later in the week.
It's snowing out so no working outside

 couple pictures of the bay window done except for a couple trim boards and shelves that are drying.
box on stove is the wall thimble for pipe. but snowing outside.
first 5 boards from left, had to custom blend stain to come close to the rest.
Bare spot needs parquet laid, got to go buy some
Probably should of used the flash
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on March 24, 2014, 04:12:46 PM

  DD4, pictures or it didn't happen.   You've been working on this window for what, like a year?  There better be a babe on the other side   (?^

 ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on March 24, 2014, 05:33:35 PM

  DD4, pictures or it didn't happen.   You've been working on this window for what, like a year?  There better be a babe on the other side   (?^

 ])M
babes just get in the way and are a PITA.  ok ok nice to look at.... but....
I did post 3 pics a little while ago.
I work differently than most of ye. here at home middle of winter, I work 1 hr (maybe)  then a day off to recuperate and drink beer!
Today inside down to hang the blinds and mount three shelves when they are dry
Weather improves the stove pipe through wall and a permanent window behind the stove.
And no, only since about august or september.
But now I got another major project.
Motorhome. Needs suspension / drive train tlc  and I only have a month before I have to report up north.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 01, 2014, 01:47:37 PM
Just got a call from the people delivering the new stove. The fun/disaster begins within a half an hour.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 01, 2014, 05:15:50 PM
April Fool's day struck. The landlady accidentally had the stove delivered to her own house. Now it won't be installed until Thursday.

In addition, our local cable provider got in a fight with Viacom over Viacom's huge license fee hike. Unable to come to an agreement, they dropped all the Viacom stations, which includes BET, Centric, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, MTV Hits, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nick Teen, Nick Toons, Spike, TV Land, VH-1 and VH-1 Classic.

I can't think when I last watched any of those channels. Excepting I think Cops was on one of those stations.

In return the cable provider is giving us National Geographic and maybe BBC America, plus some other channels. I count this as a win.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on April 02, 2014, 03:14:10 PM
"they dropped all the Viacom stations, which includes BET, Centric, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, MTV Hits, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nick Teen, Nick Toons, Spike, TV Land, VH-1 and VH-1 Classic".

Man! they need to get into more fights. Maybe the bill will go down some. )L$


Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 02, 2014, 07:49:49 PM
Yeah, dream on. Bills never go down.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 03, 2014, 01:11:58 PM
They just finished installing the new gas range! Time to bake cookies!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on April 03, 2014, 02:27:02 PM
Or your head.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 03, 2014, 02:39:41 PM
Ummmm...no...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 03, 2014, 06:16:37 PM
Hmmm I question the validity of a couple those stations.
When I moved to my property in 1994, I has a nice old style antenna about 25 ft up. Got 3 channels.
wind tore it up. went to the bar antenna mounted in attic on a swivel. reached up with broom stick to swivel to
draw in stations. Then everybody went digital. I did too. Got only 1 station from 2009 till last year. Room mate screwed something up got no stations.
Now I watch CBS night programming on the internet. + netflix and one or two shows from the CW Don't miss the pay for TV scenario one iota.

But what's happening today waiting for the cold snap to end, go out change shocks and u-joints and carrier bearing on the RV. Thinking maybe do the muffler bearings too.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Prospector on April 03, 2014, 09:43:05 PM
Yep, those muffler bearings need to be changed every month or so.  )L$   (?^ ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on April 04, 2014, 02:04:19 AM
That reminds me, I need to change my truck's blinker fluid. (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 04, 2014, 12:03:28 PM
Went out to put the shock on one side of the RV and a helper spring, so I could put wheels on.
Got the shock done.
Open box of springs the mounting plates are gone. Samn IT!! Now another two days behind! And have to rejack it up again. Hate doing the work twice!!
Ok, beer time
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on April 04, 2014, 11:44:09 PM
Had a decent delivery. Learned the NAV in these vehicles I love, is lacking. And moved my desk, yet again....
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on April 05, 2014, 11:29:35 AM

Spring has sprung!  Into the 40-50's, water flowing in the ditches, we can smell the mud!   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 05, 2014, 04:10:55 PM
I just have too many projects to do and everytime I turn around another pops up or something stops me from completing the current one.
Got the new springs, but this has a heavier axle and the U-bolts were too small. So Monday back to the store bigger bolts.
tomorrow, the other shock (got knocker loose soaking) and pull the drive line do the joints.
And happy days the propane tank is 3/4 full!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on April 06, 2014, 09:58:30 AM
Went to the Militaria Fair. Great fun. Bought some books and a mould for .60 RBs for my antique flintlock pistol. And caps for the Remy. Good day.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 06, 2014, 03:05:39 PM
Well I just KNOW it's got to be 5:00 somewhere!
beer time! {?|
got both helper springs in place. new u bolts tomorrow to hold
Both rear shocks are on.
Driveline is down. carrier bearing has penetrating oil soaking, to hopefully make  easier to hammer off.
If not out comes the torch.
Cool and breezey all day. Clouds kept covering sun so never did really warm up.
I really really want to do some shooting. but priorities!
Cast about 400 of the new bullets. Kicked about 50 out. Probably would of loaded and shot fine. But.....
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on April 06, 2014, 07:56:47 PM
Well I just KNOW it's got to be 5:00 somewhere!
beer time! {?|
got both helper springs in place. new u bolts tomorrow to hold
Both rear shocks are on.
Driveline is down. carrier bearing has penetrating oil soaking, to hopefully make  easier to hammer off.
If not out comes the torch.
Cool and breezey all day. Clouds kept covering sun so never did really warm up.
I really really want to do some shooting. but priorities!
Cast about 400 of the new bullets. Kicked about 50 out. Probably would of loaded and shot fine. But.....
 

  What the hell are you driving?  Or you're a car hobbyist who enjoys doing this kind of thing   (T^

  Yup, the sun is over the yardarm someplace, time for a brew   

])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 06, 2014, 08:22:05 PM
Today was summy and got up to 64*!  {?| went to the shed and the Simplicity cranked right over and started right up on the first try! Only problem was the right front tire was flat. ^y% got the little portable air tank out and it pumped right up. Next was the Kubota.... Started right up too!  Must have been holding my mouth just right!!  Snowblower is stored in the shed now, gas tank drained and carb run dry by running the engine until everything was dry. Should be all set until next November.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on April 06, 2014, 08:31:26 PM
Today was summy and got up to 64*!  {?| went to the shed and the Simplicity cranked right over and started right up on the first try! Only problem was the right front tire was flat. ^y% got the little portable air tank out and it pumped right up. Next was the Kubota.... Started right up too!  Must have been holding my mouth just right!!  Snowblower is stored in the shed now, gas tank drained and carb run dry by running the engine until everything was dry. Should be all set until next November.

I put SeaFoam in my tanks and they're good to go whenever.  But I do understand the point of running the carb dry.
  I have snowblower, generator, riding lawn mower, push lawn mower, small outboard, something else....?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 06, 2014, 08:42:50 PM
Sometimes if I will be using the particular tool a little later, I will put some Extend in the tank. My generator is an automatic stand-by one, runs on LP so don't need to drain that! Also does a self-test every Monday afternoon to keep everything up to snuff.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 07, 2014, 06:13:48 AM
Getting ready to leave for work. We're taking down a P&H 4100A for maintenance this morning.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 07, 2014, 11:48:31 AM
Well I just KNOW it's got to be 5:00 somewhere!
beer time! {?|
got both helper springs in place. new u bolts tomorrow to hold
Both rear shocks are on.
Driveline is down. carrier bearing has penetrating oil soaking, to hopefully make  easier to hammer off.
If not out comes the torch.
Cool and breezey all day. Clouds kept covering sun so never did really warm up.
I really really want to do some shooting. but priorities!
Cast about 400 of the new bullets. Kicked about 50 out. Probably would of loaded and shot fine. But.....
 

  What the hell are you driving?  Or you're a car hobbyist who enjoys doing this kind of thing   (T^

  Yup, the sun is over the yardarm someplace, time for a brew   

])M
I took an offer of a summer job from a national historic park for the summer 100 miles north
So i bought a used motor home. I was a mechanic lot of years so have all the tools.
As in any used vehicle you know it will need some TLC.
Driving it home, notices bad vibration (unlike the song good vibrations) and it wanted to wander.
Well first things 1st.
Check the tires, out of round, slipped belts and balance.
Check u -joints   no grease zerks so they are coming out period. Got the new ones back in, but too cold and windy
  to go outside today.
This M/H has a carrier bearing in middle of drive shaft, it was shot. Got to get a new one today.
It has radials on the rear and old bias ply on front. That will make it wander all over the road.
Once the chassis and suspension is done so it is reliable, then I start on the amenities, holding tanks make sure no leaks.  Fresh water pump for sinks and toilets etc.
Then make sure the water heater, furnace and refrigerator work.
Hopefully I will earn enough this summer to have a little newer and better next year.
Too new they hit you hard with insurance and taxes.
And as I just new I would have to do. Had to use the torch on the carrier bearing.
I don't normally run the carb dry. I use some stabil / extend in the tank.  I usually start everything once a month or so anyway.
MY john deere riding mower went kaput kinda the other day. Used it to blade snow on driveway back in early FEB.
Ran great. Went to start it last week, blowing smoke real bad. Pulled plug, completely covered in oil.
So now among all my other projects, got to open it up see what broke and see if fixable!! PITA!!



Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 08, 2014, 04:42:41 PM
You are fortunate in that you are able to do that work yourself! Man! The Dealerships all charge so much for repairs. Parking brake cable rotted off and also a rear brake line started to leak bad on our pick-up truck. Cost over $800.00 to do those repairs.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 08, 2014, 04:44:42 PM
Oh, and that expensive parking brake cable....made in China, truck is a Silverado, repaired in the Chevy dealership!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 08, 2014, 08:24:14 PM
Oh, and that expensive parking brake cable....made in China, truck is a Silverado, repaired in the Chevy dealership!
Most community colleges have a non credit automotive course.
Sometimes it's worth it to go just to learn basic nuts and bolts repairs.
After that it is just a little experience and having the right tools.
Sears and harbor freight are reasonable.
But remember the axiom: 1 tool for 50 jobs, not 50 for 1
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 08, 2014, 08:44:14 PM
Yeah, I had forgotten about the Technical Colleges. If you can afford to leave your vehicle/engine/whatever at the school, they (the students) will do the work and the only charge is for parts used. Years ago I had a couple of engines rebuilt for very little cost.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 09, 2014, 07:32:08 AM
Today, I get to go sit through mandatory training, including electrical safety, which is being taught to electricians by a heavy equipment operator.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 09, 2014, 10:06:55 AM
Well wind is still blowing so won't do much outside.
Got dentist at 1400. Plus shopping, so my day will likely be shot!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on April 09, 2014, 08:19:57 PM
Oh, and that expensive parking brake cable....made in China, truck is a Silverado, repaired in the Chevy dealership!


Let us remember that China is GM's #1 market, and where most of their emphasis is put.

Also, sadly, everything is outsourced....

The parts content and manufacturing origin of the new buick (can't/won't bring myself to capitalize "buick" in that context, or the next word) encore, is 81% Asian, Mostly Korean, with a heavier concentration fo Chinese content than American............


 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( .)) .)) .)) .)) ^y%

 }),
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 10, 2014, 06:25:17 AM
Oh, and that expensive parking brake cable....made in China, truck is a Silverado, repaired in the Chevy dealership!


Let us remember that China is GM's #1 market, and where most of their emphasis is put.

Also, sadly, everything is outsourced....

The parts content and manufacturing origin of the new buick (can't/won't bring myself to capitalize "buick" in that context, or the next word) encore, is 81% Asian, Mostly Korean, with a heavier concentration fo Chinese content than American............


 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( .)) .)) .)) .)) ^y%

 }),

Yep and what is the root cause of all those foreign parts in an American made vehicle?
Consumer greed for the lowest price?
Corporate greed for a better profit margin
government intervention in all phases
Union contracts.    but with out unions many corporations would have us still in slums.

But I will never buy a out an out foreign car, It will still be one of the USA big three.

as today. finish drive line on motor home. Put the primary case cover back on the bike.Weather permitting.
Otherwise indoor work
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 10, 2014, 04:02:42 PM
Chipping up a big bunch of pruned branches in the orchard today. Probably a 2-3 day job; my back won't let me keep at it for long. Car is in the driveway being washed by my wife as we speak. Beautiful Spring day! _l {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BartSr on April 10, 2014, 05:35:15 PM
Got our car title (from Oregon) in the mail yesterday, so we went to the AZ DEQ then off to the AZ DVM for title change and license and tag. They only give out one auto license and it goes on the back, none on the front.

Today the termite killers showed up.  They drilled various holes (cinder block house) and sprayed stuff all around the place. Luckily these were the slow type of termites.

Now I can put the garage back together. I do need to space the gun cabinets away from the walls to keep the bugs out of gunstocks, etc.

Whew!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: JAX71224 on April 11, 2014, 05:33:31 PM
 ])M Just got back from taking 3 grandkids to Disney in Florida! Saw the MAGIC KINGDOM AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. Both are awesome. The hall of presidents is just as grand as I had remembered it but didn't seem to have the same effect on the rest of the family as it did for me...... Oh well, old fart gets emotional over patriotic stuff etc. Long days in van and long days at the parks but well worth it. The little ones are 8,9, and 11. I think they are old enought to remember this trip and surely hope so because I can't pay for another one like that! They behaved very for the most part and papaw was very proud of them all!! :9)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 12, 2014, 08:47:50 AM
])M Just got back from taking 3 grandkids to Disney in Florida! Saw the MAGIC KINGDOM AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. Both are awesome. The hall of presidents is just as grand as I had remembered it but didn't seem to have the same effect on the rest of the family as it did for me...... Oh well, old fart gets emotional over patriotic stuff etc. Long days in van and long days at the parks but well worth it. The little ones are 8,9, and 11. I think they are old enought to remember this trip and surely hope so because I can't pay for another one like that! They behaved very for the most part and papaw was very proud of them all!! :9)
Patriotism has to be taught at a young age. And it has to be done in a fun way, something the newer generations can relate to. Like the license plate game while driving. Not just name the plate, but ask or state or answer a trivia question about the state.
Like New York first capital of the USA  when moved to DC why.
Or pennsylvania   the liberty bell, what it signifies
Illinois  what president was from there. his first home (log cabin)
As you do these and other games (remove the gameboy / x-box) bring up the declaration and the Constitution.
Some famous quotes about patriotism  Give me liberty or give me death
Why did John Hancock sign so flamboyantly? (reason people say put your John Hancock on this paper)
Schools don't spend as much time on our history as they did when we were in school.
Question When was our 2nd war for freedom fought with England?
Or How many nuclear bombs did we have in 1945?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on April 14, 2014, 02:00:16 AM
Today I've been working on fixing up the yard to look nice for a poor lady I'm helping and staying with. I've been looking after 7 big service dogs, one of them was in heat and I got the f*ck bitten out of me by a huge black male boarbal who wanted to get outside to the dog that was in heat. I should have given him a roundhouse kick to the face, but I held my temper and exercised great self control. After that mess I went home, spent the rest of the day cleaning my wounds and drinking pirate rum. I've also been agitating liberals too and giving them a hard time. They want me to take down my rebel flag, I say no! {?( {L*

Yesterday was fun as hell though. I went up into the Forrest with my new Mossberg 702 semi auto rifle and shot dinner. ;) I got a nice plump quail, it was about 25 yards away and I bagged him with a neck shot. I skinned and cleaned him out and realized I only had a few ounces of meat. I asked Jesus for some more meat for me and the dogs, about 5 minutes later I walked into a holler' and saw a turkey, a whitetail, and a couple Jakes hanging out under a big ol' oak tree a little over 100 yards away.

That bird musta' weighed at least 40 pounds with all the feathers, head, feet and guts on it. (T^ As soon as I shot em' he collapsed instantly!
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/busyhands94/IMG_1302_zpse8ab122b.jpg) (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/busyhands94/media/IMG_1302_zpse8ab122b.jpg.html)

I'll take back my bitchin'. These new fangled plastic semi-autos aren't half bad. This thing carries like a feather and stings like a pissed off hornet!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on April 14, 2014, 05:27:35 AM
Yummy!!!! {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 14, 2014, 07:51:07 AM
We got snow over the weekend. Last night temps down to 5 degrees.
So I topped off with more antifreeze.
Got to make an appointment with sheriff to be fingerprinted for a job.
Told the HR lady, damn they got my fingerprints on file at a 1/2 dozen federal agencies.
Can't you just call one and have them faxed?
Nope we want our own!
Hell I'll never be able to hide or deny anything!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on April 14, 2014, 09:30:59 AM
...That bird musta' weighed at least 40 pounds with all the feathers, head, feet and guts on it. (T^ As soon as I shot em' he collapsed instantly!...

Nice shooting, Levi!  I saw you're missing something there.
So I went to the store with my .22 and bagged you this:

(http://trac-r.com/c&b/ShotSomeGravy.jpg)

You should have seen the ruffled feathers in the aisles. )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 15, 2014, 06:47:54 AM
expect a high of 53 today and 43 rest of week looks like.
Still got about 2" of white stuff.
Need to get my butt motivated.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on April 15, 2014, 04:34:31 PM
Haha, nice!

I love helping others with my marksmanship and gun ownership. Whether it be standing up for a friend against two thugs trying to break in (they haven't come back ever since I pointed that .38 at them) or feeding someone who can't afford meat with my rifle, guns are for helping people out. People need to get it though their thick heads that a firearm is a great tool for doing good things. (T^ {?(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on April 15, 2014, 07:44:18 PM
Finally back in the good ole USA been gone a month, was glad to visit South America now I don't have to go back, super humid down there.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 15, 2014, 08:12:36 PM
Finally back in the good ole USA been gone a month, was glad to visit South America now I don't have to go back, super humid down there.
You didn't by chance have anything to do with the big fires down there! ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on April 15, 2014, 08:28:08 PM
No only the earthquake, my oldest went nuts knowing we were in Lima Peru when that happened.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on April 16, 2014, 08:20:27 AM
Re-cap of the last 5 days: rolled the Suburban, de-activated my Facebook, and now am in a battle with the insurance.
I'm fine, it may never take a windshield again, and the engine is acting seized.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 16, 2014, 10:44:09 AM
saw online big fires were burning down there.
today  cold windy out threatening rain / snow.
Too cold to re-seal the M/H differential with silicone. Won't set well.
So another day or two behind
Making jerking, cutting some leather patterns, and melted some fresh lead for casting maybe later or tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on April 19, 2014, 03:00:41 PM

Water in the basement. Got two sump pumps working in creative ways to move it outside.  Happens every year.  Can't wait for global warming to dry this up.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on April 19, 2014, 05:09:16 PM
Put my truck in the shop last week for blown intake gaskets. Got it back and the next day the water pump went out so its back in the shop. I miss the days I could do my own work.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 19, 2014, 07:16:32 PM
Dinner is grilled bacon-wrapped pork loin chops, roast potatoes with Herbs de Provence, green salad, and cheesecake with Espresso Balsamic reduction sauce.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 19, 2014, 08:05:45 PM
Spotted this guy down on the square this afternoon...


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V2116-small_zpsea9b5377.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on April 19, 2014, 08:23:54 PM

  He's too pretty and clean to be a gunfighter, or whatever he's trying to be.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 19, 2014, 08:55:14 PM
got a new project almost done.
Hopefully tomorrow. It was a prototype, found two changes I needed to make.
When done will post some pictures, some of you all might like it.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on April 19, 2014, 09:42:58 PM
 Fired theburb, made an offer on its replacement.
Got an offer on it.
Lame day
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on April 19, 2014, 11:32:50 PM
Today I had to guard the boss's house and her dogs, she got pelted with rocks by the asshole crackheads next door and had to go the emergency room. The one who did it got taken to jail, so there's one less miscreant up there. I sat out there on the back deck with my Remmy all day drinking sweet tea, oddly enough nobody felt brave enough to hop the fence. ;)

I also fixed some holes in the fence, went to the hardware store and got some natural reed fencing and put that up over the wire fence out front to keep the dogs from looking through it. It looks a hell of a lot better!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 21, 2014, 06:13:16 AM
Re-cap of the last 5 days: rolled the Suburban, de-activated my Facebook, and now am in a battle with the insurance.
I'm fine, it may never take a windshield again, and the engine is acting seized.
If it was sideways or upside down for very long, oil has likely seeped in to the cylinders. Now right side up one or two have oil on top of the piston. You can not compress a liquid, so the piston can't come up when the other(s) are going down. Could be antifreeze too.
Pull all the plugs then try turning it over by hand with a wrench on the harmonic dampener.
If it turns fairly easy then use the starter. I've seen connecting rods and valve push rods bent when trying to turn over with the starter when liquid is on top of the piston.
Ok  yeah I know I'm late but could help some one in the future. Course it don't have to be a rollover/ Could come from a cracked head, blown head gaskets, a porous or cracked cylinder (primarily antifreeze here)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 21, 2014, 02:55:13 PM
Yesterday was our first 70+ degree day since last Oct.11! Had family and friends over for Easter dinner, then sat out on the deck and enjoyed the day. Today not quite as warm but still nice although a bit damp at times. We'll take it!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on April 26, 2014, 08:04:00 AM
Gun show today at the National Guard Armory in Murray, Kentucky.  _l

Wonder what will come home with me this time?  (^h


 ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 26, 2014, 09:07:55 AM
Pictures are mandatory of course, if something followed you home! I took the deck off the Simplicity rider, cleaned all the accumulated grass out, sharpened the 3 blades. Lubed everything up and put her back together. All set to mow the lawn when it quits raining. Have to do the same to the Kubota next!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Dellbert on April 26, 2014, 12:03:28 PM
Moms sister passed away a few weeks ago. She was the last of three sisters and three brothers. All but one has died from cancer. Cancer has spread over to us kids and we lost another cousin to it. So now I've had to bring my mom here to our house cause she has gone and got pretty bad off and not able to care for herself so please keep us in your prayers. I understand these things happen but I feel like I'm at my wits end cause all this stuff with my mom is coming at me all at the same time so it's like over whelming. For now one day at a time.

Had to take some time off to take care of mom. She has been in and out of to hospitals since the first post. The first hospital did all they could do and mom was getting worse off here at the house so had to send her to the same one again so they sent her to Duke for another five days of meds and test. Finely got her well enough to leave there so we had to get them to send her to a rehab center to get her back to being able to do for herself as much as possible. They're sending her home to our house at the end of next week. So please keep us in your prayers. I don't care if I never see another hospital for a long, long time.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on April 26, 2014, 08:49:04 PM
Today I went to the range and met with a friend, he sold my father a starter for a Jaguar and I picked it up. I also unraveled 100 rounds of .38 Special, and tested my new (sort of) .32-20 rifle. I built an 18" barrel for my .410 shotgun that fires .32 S&W Longs, but I wanted something that would kill from further away. That's why I chose .32-20, it's more than my hot .32 S&W Long loads but less than a light .30-30. I was shooting some vintage Remington UMC soft point rounds, they were exploding when they hit the berm. All I found was empty jackets and lead fragments! (T^

I'm beginning to really like this old cartridge a lot. {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on April 26, 2014, 09:21:58 PM
@DD4, yeah it was oil on the pistons.
I damn near finished a monster build 3 years ago, hence the Clydesdale4x4 I joined the forum with.
Traded the rolled burb for a 90 bronc that I have pre sold to pay for the finishing of the build on the monster, that I am repurchasing.
Title: Pictures of the gun from the gun show
Post by: Pustic on April 27, 2014, 02:19:19 AM
Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

This came home with me today.   _l {?| ])M
Title: And yet, another gun!!
Post by: Pustic on April 27, 2014, 01:49:05 PM
Well...  ;D  I went back to the gun show today, bought 6 tins of CCI #10 caps, a brick of .22's, 100 rounds of .45 ACP, and this. A Llama .380 Especial.  _l

 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 27, 2014, 03:31:51 PM
Well I get a kick out people that claim to be natives here in Wyoming and the long timers and the newbies.
We had a couple weeks of relatively good weather.
so a lot started to planting the gardens.
Can't blame the newbies but the others???
Well I'm think, winter isn't quite done yet.
Sure enough most of this morning the snow was a coming down at  about an 80 degree angle the wind was a blowing.
No accumulation as ground too warm and not enough snow (at least not yet).
Glad I took the scoot out for a ride yesterday!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 27, 2014, 04:48:39 PM
Perfectly NASTY day today; high winds, cold and rainy!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on April 27, 2014, 07:24:31 PM

   Digging out my old 35mm cameras.  After 10 years of shooting digital, I'm rediscovering the romance of film.  Seems it ain't dead yet.  Anybody else doing that?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on April 27, 2014, 07:37:14 PM
Perfectly NASTY day today; high winds, cold and rainy!

And you love it!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on April 28, 2014, 11:55:04 AM

   Digging out my old 35mm cameras.  After 10 years of shooting digital, I'm rediscovering the romance of film.  Seems it ain't dead yet.  Anybody else doing that?

Was cleaning out cupboards yesterday. Found a bag full of unexposed 35 mm film canisters. Still have a Nikon system camera with 4 or 5 objectives. Must have a go. But don't know where to go for developing.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on April 28, 2014, 12:10:29 PM
Unused film does have a shelf life after which it is unusable.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on April 28, 2014, 01:05:18 PM

   Digging out my old 35mm cameras.  After 10 years of shooting digital, I'm rediscovering the romance of film.  Seems it ain't dead yet.  Anybody else doing that?

Was cleaning out cupboards yesterday. Found a bag full of unexposed 35 mm film canisters. Still have a Nikon system camera with 4 or 5 objectives. Must have a go. But don't know where to go for developing.

Walmart still sells some film.  They no longer develop in house, they send it out, but they do not return your negatives with your prints.  I've found a few  places on line:  Dwayne's Photo, Mpix, The Darkroom, Swab Photo.  Pretty reasonable, some will scan your negatives to CDs, which I plan to do.  Mail shipping is cheaper than me driving two round trips back and forth to town.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on April 28, 2014, 01:18:56 PM
Unused film does have a shelf life after which it is unusable.

     If it's kept cool and dry, refrigerated or frozen, it can be usable for decades.  Heat is the enemy. A lot of surplus is being sold on ebay now because the big producers, Kodak and Fuji, have cut production way back.  Because most people have gone digital for the convenience, they can't make the billions of bucks they used to on film.
     The shelf life date was a ploy to get us to buy new film.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 28, 2014, 01:57:59 PM
Well very windy and cool today.
Tentative start date  up north on the 7th.
need title, plates and insurance on the M/H yet. but waiting confirmation, hopefully Wednesday.
spent all morning stripping the pietta down and comparing parts with old (35 yr) navy Arms and the new Pietta stuff.
Ordered more parts.
Now eating licorice and goofing off.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on April 28, 2014, 02:49:57 PM
No gun buys this payday. My wife's old Dell laptop died, so I bought her a new Toshiba Satellite laptop.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 28, 2014, 05:27:49 PM

   Digging out my old 35mm cameras.  After 10 years of shooting digital, I'm rediscovering the romance of film.  Seems it ain't dead yet.  Anybody else doing that?
I have several old 35mm cameras. Pentax 35 mm and 110 SLRs, Voightlander with LOTS of lenses that I bought 50+ years ago when I was stationed in Germany, and a very nice Nikon SE with lots of lenses and Auto-winder. Now that I know film is still available along with processing, I may just give it a go again!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on April 28, 2014, 05:29:53 PM
Perfectly NASTY day today; high winds, cold and rainy!
And you love it!
Well....it does give me a good excuse to play around in the basement, reloading, gun tinkering, etc. M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on April 28, 2014, 09:07:20 PM
Coughing my head off...but, still alive here.  (M%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 29, 2014, 07:26:55 AM
Got Dr appointment today.
Then some general shopping
price out parts for the John Deere riding mower.
Dumping oil on the plug.
So likely rings, cylinder, and valve seals, gaskets.
Haven't opened it yet, so just an estimate
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on April 29, 2014, 11:56:17 PM
Coughing my head off...but, still alive here.  (M%

Commisseration on the coughing.  Danged glad to hear you are still alive!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 30, 2014, 08:38:28 AM
well the parts aren't too bad, but boy it is a hassle if need rings. Have to strip the entire motor down.
the cylinder and 1/2 crankcase are one piece!
A complete motor is only $700 and may be the way to go. It would be warranted.
But if it is just a valve seal, then it's pretty easy.
----------
cold and very windy still. So will force myself to get organized here and get projects done!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on April 30, 2014, 10:14:43 AM
Warm it up and down a compression check if you can. do a base line then squirt oil into the cylinder and see if the pressure comes up if it does usually points to rings. Oh throttle wide open during check.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on April 30, 2014, 09:12:52 PM
Warm it up and down a compression check if you can. do a base line then squirt oil into the cylinder and see if the pressure comes up if it does usually points to rings. Oh throttle wide open during check.
  No need to do a compression check at the moment.
It seems to start ok. But it is dumping oil on the plug
it ran great in Feb  pushing snow.
But last week when started (started easy), it started blowing smoke put in gear would die, rev it would die.
The thing is a horizontal cylinder.
So either I got  collapsed ring or a broken ring, or a severely defective valve seal.
Head definitely has to come off.
But if ring is broke, I'm better off buying a complete motor only $200 more than all the parts, plus less labor involved and I will be pushed for time all summer.
Yes I would so the rebuild myself, But I got to figure the value of my time.
Been an mechanic most my life. Got the skills and tools, just pressed for time.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 01, 2014, 07:36:22 AM
Back at work a day early for mandatory training on a computer system we are not allowed to work on. And after the training, we will still not be allowed to work on the system.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 01, 2014, 08:53:31 AM
Back at work a day early for mandatory training on a computer system we are not allowed to work on. And after the training, we will still not be allowed to work on the system.
typical.

Well the dang wind is blowing like mad again. No work outside and I am pressed for time!!
I need two days minimum 45 to 60 degrees and little or no wind!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on May 01, 2014, 10:54:31 AM
It is good to have training like you have. I have always been mechanically inclined, but never have done an engine tear-down, just replaced external parts like fuel pump, starter solenoid, etc.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on May 01, 2014, 01:53:46 PM
  Back when I had a 57 Ford, I did stuff like that, replace external parts.  Not no more, too complicated.  I admire good mechanics, I have a couple on tap, would rather pay them, easier on my peace of mind.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/mlukz.jpg)

Looked like this.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on May 01, 2014, 02:16:10 PM
12 years ago this was my retirement project, 1969 Dart GT, I converted it to disk brakes up front, bought a 1985 Dodge 360 engine and rebuilt it just mild about 325 HP, 727 Torqueflight trans rebuilt it with a B&M kit, converted the rear end from a 7 1/4 inch to a 8 3/4 inch  with sure grip. Did the body work and painted it. Bout the old set of Ansen wheels polished them. Then a couple of years ago on a cruise night somebody made me a offer I couldn't refuse. Kind of miss it was fun and kept me busy for a couple of years.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL174/1021972/11919469/173817442.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on May 01, 2014, 09:48:42 PM
What I bought in 7/2012:

(http://content-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/551151_3614800010303_870082167_n.jpg)

what I rolled 4/2014

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what I bought 9/09:

(http://content-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/479921_2886315838654_1961522276_n.jpg)

What I spent 2+ years building... (matching axles, was 460/at, now 6.9IDI/4spd):

(http://content-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/150895_1504050002872_7464710_n.jpg)

(http://content-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/154330_1504048842843_3486804_n.jpg)

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what I sold 4/12

(http://content-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1.0-9/395947_2480649137240_2105426119_n.jpg) (^ moving us to Kellogg, ID from Namapa, ID there)

Also what I'm re-purchasing in 4 days.

'Bourbon goes away.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on May 02, 2014, 05:00:46 AM
How did you get Charlton Heston into that photo?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on May 02, 2014, 08:06:05 AM
It was the O.B.A.M.A. bumper sticker......
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 02, 2014, 02:07:13 PM
Five night shifts starting tonight. Then I go on vacation for two weeks. Going to visit parents in Texas and Virginia.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 06, 2014, 07:32:22 AM
Grew up on farm and stables we did for ourself as much as possible. In the Corps I did Aircraft electronics and mechanics (was plane captain and crewchief so did all phases of repair).
Since then been too cheap (poor) to pay someone to do something I could do or learn to do.
Then getting laid off here and there over the years, I just expanded my abilities.
----------
Right now on the M/H down to getting a corroded tubing nut out of the water heater. Tucked way in hard to get at.
Can't afford to make a mistake and damage it.  It may take a week or two to fix if possible, and I may not have that time before we finally get a confirmed report date. Was last week, then it was tomorrow, but now it's on hold again.
This nut is part of a tube assembly for the drain. Keeps dripping. Can't have a muddy mess when in a campground with a fresh water supply, and can't have it leaking when using the fresh water supply tank.
This drip needs fixed.

------------------
Cloudy and hazy today.  Still got about a 100 projects that need doing!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on May 06, 2014, 09:49:21 AM
Sunday 32*F and a hail storm. Monday 60*F and bright sunshine. This morning 15*F.
Got a new load of timber in today. Cutting and cleaving firewood for next season.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 06, 2014, 04:38:19 PM
One more twelve hour night shift before I start vacation for two weeks.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on May 07, 2014, 11:56:00 PM
Bought a Land Rover.
Sent my 14 year old to jail.
Having a good month on the sales floor.

Emotionally all over the board.
Highs, lows, and anger and frustration.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 08, 2014, 05:57:25 AM
emotions:  relaxed, laid back, stressed out

Late last night this morning :   SNOW
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on May 08, 2014, 01:02:08 PM
... Sent my 14 year old to jail...

Aw, bummer, man!  You've been trying so hard for the kid.
Some just seem like they are bent on hurting themselves.

All I can offer for support is evidence that long-term effort can pay off.  A niece slid into "bad, really bad".  Had to put her into one of those "learn or die" programs.  Didn't die, but didn't seem to make a grain of difference at the time.  She simply move out to live on the streets.  20 years later, she's on her way to a PhD in medicine, and her head's finally screwed on straight.  Mostly, she did it herself after her parents and the rest of the family threw hands in the air and gave up.

I hope it works out for you.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 08, 2014, 07:38:23 PM
Sour Mash, I had my phase of getting into trouble when I was his age. I'd do drugs, drink, smoke, sneak out, do stupid things. I grew out of it, all it took was my parents being hard on me, giving me the belt when necessary, and now I'm on the right path. Yeah, I still drink. But I'm an adult now. ;)

Today marks two weeks, cigarette free for me. (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on May 08, 2014, 11:05:57 PM
ya know....

I want to feel for the kid, but my 7 yr old son he violated (fucksakes, I'm not even the 7 yr olds bio, although I am all he knows, and we are $375 away from him having my name, might as well be bio), well, I feel a little more strongly for him.

All I'm gonna divulge.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 09, 2014, 07:37:19 AM
ya know....

I want to feel for the kid, but my 7 yr old son he violated (fucksakes, I'm not even the 7 yr olds bio, although I am all he knows, and we are $375 away from him having my name, might as well be bio), well, I feel a little more strongly for him.

All I'm gonna divulge.
AWWW come on man this be like those newstands rags...... Curious minds want to know.......
Naw we know how it is.
I have never been convinced my youngest son was really mine. But I raised him  (as a single dad) as my own.
My oldest was with his mom and Boys Town in Omaha.
He wanted to reconnect about 8 yr ago (he was 32). But all he did was steal from me. He's 40 now and still hasn't manned up.
Some will just never learn. You can only do so much.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 09, 2014, 12:19:34 PM
Sourmash, I'll pray for your situation over there.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on May 11, 2014, 05:01:19 PM
Got the teen's stuff out of their room they used to share. Re arranged the front room, and starting a painting party after I go on a bike ride with the kids.

Happy Momma's day. We've all had one, known one, heck some of us have helped to  create one..... ;)
Title: Q
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 11, 2014, 10:06:32 PM
Happy mothers day to everyone here. :)

Today I made breakfast for my mom, french toast, bacon, eggs, and grits! (T^ This'll be the last mothers day I'll have here before I ship off to the Navy so I figured I'd make it a good one.

Other than that I went on down to the woods with a couple friends and shot bows, came home and had a BBQ. I'm becoming quite the BBQ grillmaster over here! ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 12, 2014, 07:17:57 AM
Well let's see what the camera says about what's happening to day.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on May 12, 2014, 07:30:49 AM
Hang in there partner summer a.k.a. Frontier Days will be there soon!  (T^ )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on May 12, 2014, 08:07:16 AM
Well let's see what the camera says about what's happening to day.

Hi DD, the snow is all gone here in Western New York, 80 degrees today. However, the black flies are now in full bloom. I don't know what is more inhibiting to shooting, snow or black flies.  :'( :'(

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 12, 2014, 08:52:13 AM
Hang in there partner summer a.k.a. Frontier Days will be there soon!  (T^ )%R
Yep our monsoon season!
I was riding the Harley all day Saturday and now back to this!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mike116 on May 12, 2014, 10:25:16 AM
Well let's see what the camera says about what's happening to day.

Looks the same at my house DD.  About 11 inches, quite a bit melted as it fell. 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on May 12, 2014, 03:34:58 PM
 )%R  M__ (T^

(http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/weathersticker/cgi-bin/banner/ban/wxBanner?bannertype=wu_blueglass&airportcode=KSAN&ForcedCity=San%20Diego&ForcedState=CA&zip=92101&language=EN)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 12, 2014, 03:37:48 PM
Well let's see what the camera says about what's happening to day.

Looks the same at my house DD.  About 11 inches, quite a bit melted as it fell.
yeah including what melted before accumulation and the accumulation on the flats about 10
the drifts were 3-4 feet deep last night and this A.M.
Now the flats are mostly melted off, maybe 2 to 4 inches in areas.
Stayed home inside and goofed off when I should of been doing things.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 12, 2014, 03:38:32 PM
)%R  M__ (T^

(http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/weathersticker/cgi-bin/banner/ban/wxBanner?bannertype=wu_blueglass&airportcode=KSAN&ForcedCity=San%20Diego&ForcedState=CA&zip=92101&language=EN)
I sympathize for you )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on May 12, 2014, 05:09:45 PM
)%R  M__ (T^

(http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/weathersticker/cgi-bin/banner/ban/wxBanner?bannertype=wu_blueglass&airportcode=KSAN&ForcedCity=San%20Diego&ForcedState=CA&zip=92101&language=EN)
I sympathize for you )L$

Thanks I'm seriously thinking of turning the A/C on!! (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 12, 2014, 05:27:22 PM
Sitting in Austin, waiting for a flight to Virginia in the morning. Going down to Joe's Crab Shack for dinner.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 13, 2014, 02:06:29 PM
I just got out and back home today from the hospitol. The Doctor did a lot of tests on me. I'm waiting on the tests right now. One Doctor said that he thinks I might have cancer in my left lung.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mike116 on May 13, 2014, 02:16:00 PM
I'm praying that the doc is wrong Sam.  Hope you get feeling better.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on May 13, 2014, 02:46:17 PM
Hi Sam,
make the docs give you the best and toughest treatment if needed.
We're all with you.
All the best!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 13, 2014, 03:49:19 PM
Sam, I'm praying for you buddy. I really hope that doctor is wrong.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on May 13, 2014, 03:56:00 PM
Sam, I'm with the others praying the test show something else and all is well.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 15, 2014, 02:13:31 PM
was looking at cat harnesses a while back. $18 for the cheapest one.
I'm really cheap. Figur mayb $6 at most.
Well I had some scrap pieces leather.
cut into strips for collar and around the waist and one to connect the two.
Had two cheapy buckles ($1.49 each) so made the harness.
Had him tied outside. He snapped the metal rivet on the leash!!
Now I got to catch him again. And put the hook back on the leash.
Damn cheap commercial stuff!!
Now another project to do!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 15, 2014, 08:09:45 PM
I sat outside for a little bit in the front yard. I couldn't do much. Still weak here. I'm breathing a little better though.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 15, 2014, 08:17:45 PM
glad you starting to feel better
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 15, 2014, 10:36:32 PM
I sat outside for a little bit in the front yard. I couldn't do much. Still weak here. I'm breathing a little better though.

Sam, I'm glad you're feeling a little better. I'll keep you and yours in my prayers.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 16, 2014, 12:35:41 AM
Today I cut back a blackberry patch for my dad, he's gonna have the area bulldozed flat so we can store cars there. ])M

Lately I've been writing country and western songs against liberalism. I think I finally found my niche, because I feel like the words and rhythm just come to me. Like a gift from God himself. Yesterday I finished "Move them commies out!"Tonight I wrote "Keep them liberals out of NASCAR." It's inspired by all the liberals I hope to keep out of NASCAR. ;) {?(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 16, 2014, 08:06:54 AM
Today I cut back a blackberry patch for my dad, he's gonna have the area bulldozed flat so we can store cars there. ])M

Lately I've been writing country and western songs against liberalism. I think I finally found my niche, because I feel like the words and rhythm just come to me. Like a gift from God himself. Yesterday I finished "Move them commies out!"Tonight I wrote "Keep them liberals out of NASCAR." It's inspired by all the liberals I hope to keep out of NASCAR. ;) {?(
how about some lyrics or maybe a youtube link to the video with audio????

Raining here. Do some indoor projects.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 16, 2014, 12:55:40 PM
DD, here's the lyrics to "Move them commies out." The tune is inspired by "Move em' North" by Johnny Rebel. As a matter of fact, it's played with the same chords. I figure, why not take a racist song and re-write it so that it's about liberals instead? My thinking is that not too many people hold that ideology nowadays, but there's tons upon tons of conservatives that are fed up with the liberals and commies messing with their country and causing trouble by stirring everyone up. So here's the lyrics.

Move them commies out
Move them commies out
If they don't like our country's ways then
Move them commies out

Our country's been invaded by an
awful smellin' crew
They'll change our ways and take our guns
Away from me and you
It's time for us to make a stand
To keep our country safe
We've got to get back our homeland
It's vigilance that pays

Move them commies out
Move them commies out
If they don't like America then
Move them commies out

They're trying to start trouble
By calling us the racists
They'd be a whole lot better off
By staying in their places
I like our country how it was
I'm sure that you did too
Barack Obama thinks it's his
I know he's wrong, don't you?

Move them commies out
Move them commies out
If they don't like America then
Move them commies out

It's time for us to make a stand
To keep our country's ways
We've got to get back our homeland 
It's liberty that pays

Move them commies out
Move them commies out
If they don't like America then
Move them commies out

(Move them commies out)
(Move them commies out)
(Move them commies out)

This is a fun one to play. I'm thinking I need a drummer and someone that plays lap steel to do this with me, there's some good potential here. {?| I've yet to find an artist that mostly does songs against liberalism/socialism and I think I found my niche. I'd like to give credit to David Allen Coe, Johnny Horton, Johnny Rebel, and Jim Beam for putting me into a country western song writing mood lately. (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 16, 2014, 04:43:03 PM
Great song there Levi!!!!  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 16, 2014, 08:00:44 PM
Thanks Sam! I'm looking to record it soon. :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 16, 2014, 08:08:07 PM
nice lyrics.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 16, 2014, 09:23:31 PM
Thanks! ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on May 16, 2014, 11:25:08 PM
Hey Levi,
You need a bridge to make this song really memorable.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_(music)


I know he's wrong, don't you?

...
Bridge here, complete with different set of chord changes - or a drum solo with spoken voice
...

Move them commies out

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 16, 2014, 11:32:47 PM
Hey Levi,
You need a bridge to make this song really memorable.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_(music)


I know he's wrong, don't you?

...
Bridge here, complete with different set of chord changes - or a drum solo with spoken voice
...

Move them commies out



I like that idea. (T^ The whiskey bottle is getting lower and guitar strings are buzzing. I'm thinking I could put a badass lap steel riff/bass riff between said lines. I'm not the best bass player, but my shooting buddy plays a 5 string bass and he's damn good.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 18, 2014, 07:15:26 AM
Good to hear it.


First day home from vacation. Many pics later. Lots of crap to catch up on today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 19, 2014, 03:57:03 PM
Breaking in a new smoker today. Just mopped the brisket with green chilies and juice from same. There is a thin trickle of smoke coming from the smoker. Should be somewhere in the neighborhood of three or four hours to go.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 21, 2014, 11:55:06 AM
About 6 month ago, installed an instant on point of use water heater for bathroom
Was supposed to be large enough for shower.  NOT quite. Dang salesmen anyway.
plus water would only dribble out .
So just finished installing a brand new faucett for shower. Got my flow back.
But what a Beetch. Should of taken an hr took 3.
Had to make new lines to feed it. Plus it mounted way different.
Most go into wall or counter top from front to back with a large flange nut to hold tight. Not this one.
enters from rear with nothing to hold it tight. Had to make a thicker mounting plate and fabricate
some U shaped brackets across the back to hold it tight to mounting plate.
But it works.
Now I got to spend about $600 again to upgrade to a bigger instant on.
You'd think I was the Fed govt the way I got to keep spending...... )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on May 21, 2014, 02:24:57 PM
Showering is a much over rated pass time. A garden hose serves most purposes.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 22, 2014, 07:11:40 PM
I sat outside in front and watched the Peach Tree for awhile.  :)

BTW....I see one little peach on the tree.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on May 22, 2014, 08:08:03 PM
Sam I've asked a Priest I play chess with to add you to his daily prayers. He does things like this for me since I'm not the religious sort. He already prays for my Dr's. husband who had a stroke so he was happy to add you.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on May 22, 2014, 10:27:20 PM
Played with the Rover today.

The more I drive this thing, the more I regret not taking this plunge years ago.

Everything just feels more stable, and in control, from straddling ruts, to pulling it into the yard for a rinse.
(takes low range for that, curbs, berms, and grassy surfaces I try to avoid doing a "lawn job" on.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 23, 2014, 07:27:51 AM
Two night shifts down, three more to go.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 23, 2014, 08:27:38 AM
cool and overcast predicting rain.
Tired, tossed and turned all night.
Little bored, want to get outside.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 23, 2014, 10:01:39 AM
Sam I've asked a Priest I play chess with to add you to his daily prayers. He does things like this for me since I'm not the religious sort. He already prays for my Dr's. husband who had a stroke so he was happy to add you.
Thanks Kaeto.
If I do have cancer...I do have everything in order. I have talked to my Doctor about it, I want ALL the drugs that I can take to not feel any pain.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on May 23, 2014, 11:09:59 AM
Lost Dad to cancer.
Prayers sent
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 24, 2014, 03:42:31 PM
Today was a HOT one! Just sitting in the shade out front. The Doctor has me on this new pills, I can't be outside in the sun. Anybody ever heard of this?

Anyway, today I was feeling better(one of my GOOD days)today.  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on May 24, 2014, 04:02:29 PM
Yeah Sam, too much sun is not good for anyone. You just hang on there!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 24, 2014, 11:10:00 PM
Today was a HOT one! Just sitting in the shade out front. The Doctor has me on this new pills, I can't be outside in the sun. Anybody ever heard of this?

Anyway, today I was feeling better(one of my GOOD days)today.  {?|
The pills likely are made from Vampire blood!! {_K ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 25, 2014, 09:57:48 AM
DD4, I wish the pills were! I would be healed real fast!!!  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 25, 2014, 10:37:50 AM
Well hope you be feeling better
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on May 25, 2014, 11:20:25 AM
DD4, I wish the pills were! I would be healed real fast!!!  (?^

But then Sam you would be nothing more than a mosquito. And liable to get swatted, or have this happen to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R62Vzp4bXmA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R62Vzp4bXmA)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 25, 2014, 06:31:21 PM
there's Sam's problem Not been using enough tobasco and eating healthy!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on May 25, 2014, 10:08:11 PM
I haven't been reading all the post for a little while and this is the first I read about this Sam.   {_K   I will definitely add you to my prayer list. I am a cancer survivor myself but I lost my dad and my brother to cancer. Hang in there, Sam. We will all be pulling for you! 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 26, 2014, 07:31:33 AM
Todays Memorial day guys. take a moment to reflect on the past.
originally was called Decoration day to remember the fallen from the Civil War. BOTH sides.
But then we just had to have more WW-1   WW-2   Korea   Vietnam  desert storm OIF OEF war on terror
So now we need to pay our respects to all that paid the price in them too.
Today we have commemoration at the cemetery, from there I go to Old Glory Nursing home at our local VAMC.
Visit with some vets there.
Then a beer or two at the VFW
Then home.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 27, 2014, 04:17:35 PM
13 pounds of pork cushion meat rubbed and resting in the fridge. 10 pounds of chunk mesquite wood soaking in water. First thing tomorrow the smoker goes into action again.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 28, 2014, 08:08:22 AM
Due to stage 2 fire restrictions, there is only one range in the area that is open for shooting, and shooting is forbidden other than at that range, so time to get some smoke going


Ready for pork

(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4093-small_zps2ec1c99f.jpg)


Layer one

(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4094-small_zpsef18cc87.jpg)


Layer two

(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4095-small_zps827c59d8.jpg)


Smoking in progress

(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4096-small_zpsdab8df67.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 28, 2014, 08:50:11 AM
Miner, you making enough for everybody?
I'll offer my place and range for the meat!!

Here, going to start siding the bay window.
Test drive the Motorhome to see if i have driveline timed right.
It is either right or 180 out.

sorting through ALL my mechanics tools. Resetting my BIG box with only brand name tools (no china etc).
Eliminating triplicates. Eliminating my heavy equipment special tools (too old now to go back to heavy equipment mechanicing).
Going to gather all them up  get pricing then offer for sale locally.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 28, 2014, 10:04:59 AM
Only making 13 pounds of pulled pork.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on May 28, 2014, 12:54:19 PM
Can smell your cooker here in MA.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 28, 2014, 02:34:36 PM
my bay window has 3 sides floor to ceiling high.
Put house wrap on one side and about 1/2 the siding before the sun was shining on it.
Too hot when you working for free
Pulled hood off my old  4x4 3/4 chevy. Need to pull motor.
But now it's riding time to town, and a cold one at the watering hole!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 28, 2014, 10:02:50 PM
After feeding 6 adults, we had about 6 pounds of meat left for the freezer, packed in sammich sized portions.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4104-small_zps124c4cba.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 29, 2014, 10:20:22 AM
Yum! (k*
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 29, 2014, 06:34:57 PM
Some people should just not shoot a gun.
(wanna bet one of these is mad Dog?) )%R (^h

http://biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=46190
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on May 29, 2014, 06:43:22 PM
Daughter graduated with a mortuary science degree. She started work for the local funeral home on Tuesday, and participated in her first funeral today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 30, 2014, 08:59:02 AM
Some people should just not shoot a gun.
(wanna bet one of these is mad Dog?) )%R (^h

http://biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=46190
Heh! No, I'm not like them people. I know what to do and not to do.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on May 30, 2014, 09:19:22 AM
But you go ahead and do it anyway don't ya?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 30, 2014, 09:30:05 AM
 (?^   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on May 30, 2014, 11:00:58 AM
Hey you guys!
In an earlier post I asked if this Forum celebrated a "Be nice to Sam day".
I never got an answer. So the question still stands.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on May 30, 2014, 11:27:11 AM
Hey you guys!
In an earlier post I asked if this Forum celebrated a "Be nice to Sam day".
I never got an answer. So the question still stands.

Hi Len, I think we should. I still chuckle every time I think of Sammy in black face singing Mammy. There has to be a special day for that!  )L$ (?^ ->i

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on May 30, 2014, 03:00:15 PM
So, what date in the calendar would you suggest? Or should we start voting?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 30, 2014, 07:01:48 PM
why should we?
If we do it once, he'll think he's entitled to it all the time.
And you know what we think of entitlements......earned never given! }),
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 30, 2014, 07:22:21 PM
 B^^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 30, 2014, 07:45:06 PM
B^^
Careful with that club MD  Kimmie might take it away from you!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 30, 2014, 09:48:28 PM
 (?^ )L$ ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on May 31, 2014, 08:53:50 AM
Looks like it's going to be a HOT day today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on May 31, 2014, 09:10:37 AM
Hey you guys!
In an earlier post I asked if this Forum celebrated a "Be nice to Sam day".
I never got an answer. So the question still stands.

I'm nice to Sam all most some part ahh hell just fergit it. )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on May 31, 2014, 09:34:53 AM
Sam just needs taken out fer a drag race. ( that's where we tie one end of a rope to the back of a car and the other end to Sam and drive off at top speed dragging Sam along. )
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on May 31, 2014, 09:53:42 AM
once again I made a reply as someone else was and the damn software deleted mine.
POI wasn't important anyway
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 31, 2014, 12:14:45 PM
Today is gonna be hot, I'm glad I don't have much of anything planned for today. I've still got to clean out my pickup, I broke the rear window the other day and there's broken glass all behind the seat. Luckily I know where I can get one free, a friend has some old Chevy trucks he's having hauled off to the junkyard, he told me if I can get the window out it's mine. (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on May 31, 2014, 01:24:59 PM
BH, reminds me of this woman who was driving around with a busted window, water coming in from the rain, ruining her seats and clothes.  Her BF said "Let me put a window in for you.  It will pay for itself before summer's out."

She let him.

End of summer, he mentions the price of the window, not much from the junkyard, but it was a bit of effort on his part and he was looking maybe for the price of a six pack or something from her for his outlay.

"What?!?" she yells.  "I ain't paying you a dime.  You told me that by the end of the summer that window would have paid for itself!"
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on May 31, 2014, 11:21:56 PM
 Classanr! (?^ )L$ ->i

Today I went to the range. I found out that concrete blocks make awesome targets for high power rifles, you shoot em' once or twice with some hot .30-30 or steel core 7.62x54r and they split apart. A .308 or thirty-aught' would do as well. The pieces make awesome targets because when you hit them they puff into a cloud of white dust and little bits fly everywhere. Make sure you're far enough away though, because those pieces of cement are like little grenades. I was a good 75 yards away, and while it challenged my marksmanship I was clear out of range for the pieces of rock that fly everywhere.

Oh yeah, lots of fun! It really brings out that destructive 6 year old we all have within us. )%R  It's like poor man's tannerite. I was grinning ear to ear!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 01, 2014, 07:11:10 AM
I was going to reload some .223s for the first time but, after taking my meds...I'm going back to bed!  (M%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 01, 2014, 03:18:00 PM
We had blessing of the bikes at 7:00AM
Had all you can eat breakfast at the church then service.
But a tad too windy and cool for long ride.
Came home and took 2hr nap
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 01, 2014, 07:08:46 PM
Busyhands, I hope you cleaned up after making all those pieces of cement block! The range we go to won't allow anything breakable. Last time we were there someone had put a bunch of veggies, fruit, etc all along the bottom rail of the target holder (just newly made!) and proceeded to shoot it all apart and wrecked it. At least the veggies were bio-degradable.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on June 02, 2014, 01:27:33 PM
I cleaned up my mess and got most of the pieces I could find, I also picked up all the brass and garbage I could find in the general area. People who own ranges notice things like that and appreciate it when you do a little extra cleanup to please them. Bring them a jar or bottle of some good swill every once and a while too, that keeps them happy. :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on June 02, 2014, 02:58:04 PM


  My club range is small, hidden in the woods,  and pretty much based on an honor system.  Range officers show up occasionally, but mostly we are expected to behave ourselves.  The local law enforcement agencies use it for training periodically through the year, so we are kind of grandfathered.
  We are asked to make donations in a cash box, and you can keep your brass or donate it to the club (most officers are reloaders).
  We can bring out fuel pumps, microwaves and watermelons to shoot up, but we are expected to pick up that crap and haul it out.
   Food products attract bears, racoons and coyotes.
   There is closed circuit TV here to monitor this nonsense.  There's a video of me taking a piss when I thought nobody was around.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on June 02, 2014, 03:53:51 PM

...  There's a video of me taking a piss when I thought nobody was around.

Yeah, well, did you clean it up?

One of the clubs allows up to shoot 24/7/365 (except when they are cycling through new members, or the Youth Shooting League is on the firing line).  Indoors, so it's heated or a/c'd and alarmed.  Excellent air cleaning.  They gave me a fob.  Last time I was in, my guest was a local cop who'd never shot in an indoor range before.  Treat them to some free range time without their superior officers glowering over them, and show up with weapons they only hear of BGs shooting, it puts a positive bloom onto the budding relationship.

Two other ranges I belong to have the cops segregated to their own side.  SWAT teams show up and shoot the hell out of the place, but you watch them peer over to the "mere civilian" side and see that we're (a) better armed with (b) better equipment and (c) apparently have no ammo limits.  Also, we don't have to dress in all that stifling hot uniform just to practice pulling a trigger.
  ->i

I try to talk with one or two of 'em when I can to simply shoot the breeze.  They really do feel isolated from the "regular community."  Which is a shame, because the bulk of the guys on the civilian side have as much or more weapons training, and easily as much discipline, meaning that except for what's printed on the T-Shirts, we have a whole lot in common.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on June 02, 2014, 11:07:31 PM

...  There's a video of me taking a piss when I thought nobody was around.

Yeah, well, did you clean it up?
  [b] Yes, I had a sponge in the back of my truck...what did you think?
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 Which is a shame, because the bulk of the guys on the civilian side have as much or more weapons training, and easily as much discipline, meaning that except for what's printed on the T-Shirts, we have a whole lot in common.
 
  Regular community.  So true.  My range is just a few miles from Clinton Correctional Facility (Dannemora) a serious maximum security prison.  A lot of the guys I see at the range are active COs or retired; also NY State Police; county sheriff deputies; city police; Homeland Security and Border Patrol, because we're on the Canadian border; and others who just show up, shut up and shoot.
   But this is very rural and they have to live among us regular people, so there isn't much hiding.  We talk, and like you said, we are often better equipped than they are.  I probably spend more range time in a year with rifle and pistol  (of all kinds) than they can hope to do officially.  But a lot of them are also avid shootists and hunters with their own weapons and ammo.
   Different from urban areas.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 03, 2014, 06:31:12 AM
Don't have those issues at my range. I can pee on it all I want.
I don't shoot bottles as glass is hard on my feet when barefoot. And it flies everywhere.
But cans, paper, wood, etc just fine.


John Deere called on my mower. Said he bore scoped cylinder said it was full of oil. I go DUHHH!!
I told you it was.  I knew at the least we lost the rings. So we vacuumed the excess oil out, scoped again.
Sure enough a bad scratch in the wall too.
So $1200 to R&R the motor.   But a new mower is $2500
So back to my other 100+ nickel and dime projects!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on June 03, 2014, 10:15:04 AM

My range is just a few miles from Clinton Correctional Facility (Dannemora) a serious maximum security prison.
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I startled at the name Dannemora. Must be from some 19th century Swedish settlers. The original Dannemora is an hours drive north of my place. It's an old iron ore mine with exceptional low phosphorous iron.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on June 03, 2014, 12:03:07 PM
Hi, today was a day of frustration. I bought a 50 caliber Thompson Center Hawken barrel from eBay. It has some rust pitting in the barrel that I am trying to clean up. When I inserted a new 50 caliber bronze bore brush in the barrel, it broke free from the cleaning rod when I tried to withdraw it. On another message board Hawg suggested that I try to shoot it out. A few attempts to shoot the brush out proved fruitless, the brush only moved a couple of inches. I have on order a 7/16" thin walled brass tube that I should be able to force over the brush to allow removal. That experiment is yet to be done.

Have you ever had a brush stuck in a muzzleloading barrel and what did you do to remove it?

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 03, 2014, 01:05:58 PM
I cleaned up my mess and got most of the pieces I could find, I also picked up all the brass and garbage I could find in the general area. People who own ranges notice things like that and appreciate it when you do a little extra cleanup to please them. Bring them a jar or bottle of some good swill every once and a while too, that keeps them happy. :)
I should have known you would clean up after yourself. Now let's get those other slobs to do some clean-up!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 03, 2014, 01:10:26 PM
Richard, I can't remember having a brush come loose in the bore, but did have some that were a bear to get out. Your trick of the thin walled brass tube should do the job! Another trick I learned is to twist the cleaning rod/brush at the bottom of the stroke.  This allows the bristles to fold back for  withdrawing easier.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on June 03, 2014, 01:19:28 PM
The last place I could shoot at got closed because the Mexican would go out there, shoot up washers or refrigerators with their dinky lil' nine-mils and Uzi's and they'd leave the trash there. One of them shot the passing freight trains and dragged the landowner's toolbox out there and shot it up, now nobody can shoot out there anymore because of what those shitsticks did.

I'm making an effort to keep this range open by not only picking up my mess, but picking up other people's garbage and brass as well. As a result I've got tons of .223 and .40 brass I can sell or give to friends as well as a happy landowner who'll let me shoot on his land.

Bring a fifth of brandy or Jack or some shine by every once and a while for the landowner, it really does keep them happy and if you're good enough to them they'll even let you hunt there.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on June 03, 2014, 02:16:38 PM

My range is just a few miles from Clinton Correctional Facility (Dannemora) a serious maximum security prison.
I startled at the name Dannemora. Must be from some 19th century Swedish settlers. The original Dannemora is an hours drive north of my place. It's an old iron ore mine with exceptional low phosphorous iron.
[/quote]

   That's very interesting, I always thought Dannemora was an Irish or Celtic name, I stand corrected.  And this immediate area has about 150 year history of iron mining and smelting.  Lyon Mountain, NY,  is just ten miles from Dannemora and Republic Steel operated a mine there until about 1967.  It too was low phosphorous and for a long time was considered among the best iron ore in the world...it still is, the hills are full of it, but deep hole iron mining just became too labor intensive to be profitable.  This local ore was made into steel for the Brooklyn Bridge, the George Washington Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
   I'm a local history buff, thanks for the info Len   (T^
   As I recall, early colonial Swedish settlers got into New Jersey for the iron ore resources.
   And just to keep us on track, I'll bet Remington and Colt were using this iron/steel  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on June 03, 2014, 02:52:52 PM
... bronze bore brush in the barrel, it broke free from the cleaning rod when I tried to withdraw it. On another message board Hawg suggested that I try to shoot it out. A few attempts to shoot the brush out proved fruitless, the brush only moved a couple of inches. I have on order a 7/16" thin walled brass tube that I should be able to force over the brush to allow removal. That experiment is yet to be done.

Have you ever had a brush stuck in a muzzleloading barrel and what did you do to remove it?

Regards,
Richard
Not in a muzzleloader per-se, but in a sealed tube.  I re-formed the last inch of a flat spring wire with a J-hook (not just a fold, but a circular bend).  That took a hefty vice and a sledge.  The very tip I ground and polished so it would not score the tube walls.  When I got the tip down to the obstruction, I rotated the spring wire while pushing until it worked its way past the obstruction.  Took over 30 minutes to get the wired hooked behind, and another 15 mins of struggle and wiggle to retrieve the obstruction.  I don't, anymore, use brushes, only mops, on holes with only one opening.

Another possibility is to dissolve the brush bristles.  Copper foul-out chemicals come to mind.

I commisserate.  Obstructions like that truly suck.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on June 03, 2014, 03:56:47 PM
Hi, today was a day of frustration. I bought a 50 caliber Thompson Center Hawken barrel from eBay. It has some rust pitting in the barrel that I am trying to clean up. When I inserted a new 50 caliber bronze bore brush in the barrel, it broke free from the cleaning rod when I tried to withdraw it. On another message board Hawg suggested that I try to shoot it out. A few attempts to shoot the brush out proved fruitless, the brush only moved a couple of inches. I have on order a 7/16" thin walled brass tube that I should be able to force over the brush to allow removal. That experiment is yet to be done.

Have you ever had a brush stuck in a muzzleloading barrel and what did you do to remove it?

Regards,
Richard

   You don't have a hard projectile stuck in the bore, it is a cleaning brush with air around it. It went in, it will come out.  I would continue with what Hawg suggested, but use more powder.  And stand behind a tree.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on June 03, 2014, 04:19:46 PM

My range is just a few miles from Clinton Correctional Facility (Dannemora) a serious maximum security prison.
I startled at the name Dannemora. Must be from some 19th century Swedish settlers. The original Dannemora is an hours drive north of my place. It's an old iron ore mine with exceptional low phosphorous iron.

   That's very interesting, I always thought Dannemora was an Irish or Celtic name, I stand corrected.  And this immediate area has about 150 year history of iron mining and smelting.  Lyon Mountain, NY,  is just ten miles from Dannemora and Republic Steel operated a mine there until about 1967.  It too was low phosphorous and for a long time was considered among the best iron ore in the world...it still is, the hills are full of it, but deep hole iron mining just became too labor intensive to be profitable.  This local ore was made into steel for the Brooklyn Bridge, the George Washington Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
   I'm a local history buff, thanks for the info Len   (T^
   As I recall, early colonial Swedish settlers got into New Jersey for the iron ore resources.
   And just to keep us on track, I'll bet Remington and Colt were using this iron/steel  :)
[/quote]

Yeah, I'd like to think that the old settlers brought some Swedish cook meatballs and a mining skill that promoted the Remy material. It's a small world.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 03, 2014, 05:40:25 PM
Hi, today was a day of frustration. I bought a 50 caliber Thompson Center Hawken barrel from eBay. It has some rust pitting in the barrel that I am trying to clean up. When I inserted a new 50 caliber bronze bore brush in the barrel, it broke free from the cleaning rod when I tried to withdraw it. On another message board Hawg suggested that I try to shoot it out. A few attempts to shoot the brush out proved fruitless, the brush only moved a couple of inches. I have on order a 7/16" thin walled brass tube that I should be able to force over the brush to allow removal. That experiment is yet to be done.

Have you ever had a brush stuck in a muzzleloading barrel and what did you do to remove it?

Regards,
Richard

Many times you can not use a 50 cal bronze brush in a 50. sometimes they are a little too tight.
When pushing down the bristles fold up. Then they act like a wedge as you try to pull out.
Mostly this happens at or near the breach where the powder chamber is slightly smaller than rest of the bore.
DO you know if the threads stripped off the brush side or the ramrod tip? Or were you using a separate cleaning rod?
If ram rod I have replacement tips.  or you can fill hole with epoxy, get it screwed back on let set overnight till hard.
Screw it clockwise (tightening the threads) as you gently pull up, sometimes this will help get it out.
----
Some ramrods with the tip, will not enter into the chamber bore. check this. If so with yours, mark the depth.
then you'll know when to stop next time (minus the length of the brush too).
I also have breech scrapers and breech brushes.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 03, 2014, 05:51:44 PM
Well my day wasn't as bad as SS's
Went to put helper coil springs on the expedition. No can do.
Either buy heavier coils or do the coil over the shock. So on hold
Last winter the driver door glass broke loose from the up down track.
Some body already had the door panel off. the little plastic" christmas tree" rivets are moulded to the door panel
and stripped out so will need screws.
Anyway called Ford for the glue. Nope no can do.
Ford replaces the WHOLE window.  Trying to stick it to you again!! getting to be as bad as Harley.
Called NAPA they got glue that will work.
So used the dremel to clean the old glue out of the channel.  get glue in the morning
Well the beer went down right!
I be done for today!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on June 03, 2014, 06:36:17 PM
Quote from: Saranac Sam link=topic=6369.msg121965#msg121965  settlers brought some Swedish cook meatballs and a mining skill that promoted the Remy material. It's a small world.
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  It would be cool to think that Swedish meatballs changed the face of America
 (?^
  I'd love to have some made the real way  ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on June 04, 2014, 04:27:24 AM
Richard, I can't remember having a brush come loose in the bore, but did have some that were a bear to get out. Your trick of the thin walled brass tube should do the job! Another trick I learned is to twist the cleaning rod/brush at the bottom of the stroke.  This allows the bristles to fold back for  withdrawing easier.

Hi mazo, it was when I did the twist at the bottom of the stroke when the brush broke loose. This was simply Murphy's Law, if something can go wrong it will. What frosts me is that the brush that failed are new premium brushes that I purchased just to ensure that a brush fitting failure wouldn't occur in a muzzleloading barrel.

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on June 04, 2014, 12:45:34 PM
Hi, today was a day of frustration. I bought a 50 caliber Thompson Center Hawken barrel from eBay. It has some rust pitting in the barrel that I am trying to clean up. When I inserted a new 50 caliber bronze bore brush in the barrel, it broke free from the cleaning rod when I tried to withdraw it. On another message board Hawg suggested that I try to shoot it out. A few attempts to shoot the brush out proved fruitless, the brush only moved a couple of inches. I have on order a 7/16" thin walled brass tube that I should be able to force over the brush to allow removal. That experiment is yet to be done.

Have you ever had a brush stuck in a muzzleloading barrel and what did you do to remove it?

Regards,
Richard

Hi, the 7/16" OD thin walled brass tube just arrived. It easily slipped over the bronze 50 caliber brush stuck in the bottom of the Thompson Center Hawken barrel and the brush is now out.

Maybe I should patent this tool?  ->i ->i

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on June 04, 2014, 02:06:07 PM
Glad to hear that the brush is out.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 04, 2014, 09:40:02 PM
Chicken rubbed and ready for the smoker tomorrow. Spathcocked the bird, tucked the dry rub under the skin along with dried, diced apricots. Tomorrow, just before going in the smoker, I'll tuck raw bacon under the skin to promote moist chicken. It'll get smoked with a mix of mesquite and hickory.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 05, 2014, 09:02:29 AM
Bacon-stuffed chicken starting its journey to smokeville...


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4139-small_zpsddad2879.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on June 05, 2014, 09:32:48 AM
Yum!

Just made my first order ever from Brownells. Ordered an extended magazine release for my Ruger Mk II.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 05, 2014, 10:13:31 AM
I need to order some parts for my wife's 1849 Colt from VTI.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on June 05, 2014, 10:58:32 AM
I need a couple parts for my Cobray .45/.410 derringer, nobody carries them so I've had to search. No luck so far. I'm considering machining a couple pins to complete it, I've got to make the whole barrel catch assembly as well as the pin for the trigger and the spring for the trigger/barrel catch.

If you can't find parts, sometimes you have to get creative.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on June 05, 2014, 01:02:43 PM
Hi, this morning I shot my eBay parts Thompson Center Hawken 50 caliber rifle today. It shot as accurately as any modern rifle.

I purchased a 5.5" Pietta 1858 revolver with starter kit from Cabelas just before Christmas for <$170 with shipping. I gave that revolver to my Son-in-Law (SIL)for Christmas. Sunday he is coming out to my property and range to learn to shoot that revolver. Today I loaded up 4 Pietta 1858 cylinders with 30gr Black MZ, barrier wad, lubed wad, and 0.454 hand cast balls. Those cylinders are capped and ready to go. However, before I turn over those preloaded cylinders to my SIL, I want him to know now to load the revolver using the loading lever. His first cylinder shot will be loaded by him using Black MZ and over ball lube of 50/50% beeswax/olive oil. I think it is important for him to learn how to load his revolver with the "tools" on the revolver just like our great great grandfathers did. I want his first experience shooting BP to be successful and fun by letting him shoot steel from 7yds. Maybe I can convert him to become seriously interested in shooting BP revolvers?  {?| {?| {?|

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on June 05, 2014, 02:31:33 PM
TOMORROW IS D-DAY EUROUPE
6th of June, 70 years ago.
We all should send a thought and some sincere thanks to the guys who went in. Some got through and some payed the ultimate prize.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on June 05, 2014, 03:21:22 PM
TOMORROW IS D-DAY EUROUPE
6th of June, 70 years ago.
We all should send a thought and some sincere thanks to the guys who went in. Some got through and some payed the ultimate prize.

My Dad was there, came home  (T^

Thanks Len for remembering that for us.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on June 05, 2014, 03:50:10 PM
Yeah Saranac
it should not be forgotten. It made all the difference. Just had an email from a military blogger who stated that there are about 9,000 (nine thousand!) American graves in the war cemeteries of Normandy. It makes you feel kind of humble. I suppose most of them are from the Utah Beech.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pat/Rick on June 05, 2014, 09:45:27 PM
Mom lost an Uncle on June 6th, he and several other's never got out of the landing craft. As soon as the ramp dropped a German MG hosed the space.

Dad served in the African campaign (Operation Torch, Anzio, etc) and stopped in Northern Italy, he drove front line ambulance and truck for a field hospital. After a battle area was secure, he and other's would have to pick up ''stiff's'' (bodies).

Alot of Uncle's served during WWII, both European and Pacific theatre's. Met some old paratrooper's while I was a young trooper, I will always hold a spot for my "big brother's", and never forget their sacrifices. To all veterans and allied veterans, thankyou and welcome home!

I had the honor of jumping near Eindhoven,Holland for the 30th anniversery celebration of Operation Market Garden. I was with the 1st Bn, C co of the 509th INF (ABN). Until they came back to the states in the 80's, they were the longest deployed Airborne unit in US Army history. prior to that I served with the 101st ABN DIV. My deepest admiration for all my brother's and sister's.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 06, 2014, 07:02:31 AM
A 93-yr old man who dropped into Normandy on D-day jumped again today with the US service personnel who jumped.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 06, 2014, 07:03:10 AM
And on the weight loss front, I'm down a total of 59 pounds this morning.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 06, 2014, 07:45:20 AM
TOMORROW IS D-DAY EUROUPE
6th of June, 70 years ago.
We all should send a thought and some sincere thanks to the guys who went in. Some got through and some payed the ultimate prize.
I think you better recalculate   2014 - 1945   is only 69 ( the TV news had it wrong)
My dad was in the Navy off shore then.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on June 06, 2014, 08:02:26 AM
TOMORROW IS D-DAY EUROUPE
6th of June, 70 years ago.
We all should send a thought and some sincere thanks to the guys who went in. Some got through and some payed the ultimate prize.
I think you better recalculate   2014 - 1945   is only 69 ( the TV news had it wrong)
My dad was in the Navy off shore then.

Hi DD, D-day was June 6, 1944.

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 06, 2014, 09:45:07 AM
Not only D-Day, but our 22nd wedding anniversary today! Several years ago an old friend who landed at Normandy was there for a reunion; he had a heart attack while visiting and spent several days in a French hospital. Guess the memories were just too stressful.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on June 06, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
My grandsons other grandfather was at Normandy as a young PFC in the Army we lost him two years ago, PVT Lauro Vega, great guy a real hero to me.

http://www.10news.com/news/chula-vista-wwii-veteran-describes-d-day-experience
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 06, 2014, 12:19:10 PM
TOMORROW IS D-DAY EUROUPE
6th of June, 70 years ago.
We all should send a thought and some sincere thanks to the guys who went in. Some got through and some payed the ultimate prize.
I think you better recalculate   2014 - 1945   is only 69 ( the TV news had it wrong)
My dad was in the Navy off shore then.
yep you be right! Why was I thinking 1945??? Must of been something else important then or I thought it was.
Had to go and google my history again. Oh well at my age I have a bad case of CRSD.

Hi DD, D-day was June 6, 1944.

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on June 06, 2014, 03:30:08 PM
Hi DD,
you were probably thinking VE-day, which was in early May 1945.
There are too many acronyms these days.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 06, 2014, 03:32:54 PM
No range time this week. I wanted to take the new Remington conversion pistol to the range, but I have way too much to do. Having a cookout tomorrow, and lots of yard work on Sunday. Back to work on Monday for for days.
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 06, 2014, 07:45:13 PM
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 06, 2014, 07:46:05 PM
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 06, 2014, 07:47:16 PM
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 06, 2014, 07:48:16 PM
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 06, 2014, 07:49:02 PM
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 06, 2014, 07:50:20 PM
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Post by: Busyhands94 on June 06, 2014, 11:46:47 PM
My hat goes off to all those who fought in D-day and every other war before or after that. )K&
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 07, 2014, 08:36:33 AM
Drizzling rain and foggy here. but the grass sure is green for a change.
Not feeling up to snuff again, so taking it easy.
Feel like been on a three day drunk, but worse. Bad thing is I wasn't!
Got projects need doing, but table saw is outside!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 07, 2014, 08:40:49 AM
Another beautiful day here, dammit!
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Post by: Kaeto on June 07, 2014, 09:15:35 AM
Beautiful day her and I'm stuck trying to put a new motor on a mower.
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Post by: Electric Miner on June 07, 2014, 11:14:19 AM
We're cleaning the house in preparation for company coming over for a smoked sausage feed later.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 07, 2014, 03:44:43 PM
I feel like crap today. These new pills that my Doctor has me on are making me not feel good.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 07, 2014, 06:29:29 PM
I sympathize with ye MD.
I haven't felt good all day either. Has nothing to do with pills and such though.
Had MRI brains scans done in january. Scanned from the lowest part of brainstem to top of head.
I wouldn't know what I was looking for or at, so have to rely on doc to tell truth.
Nothing unusual to account for the dizziness etc.
But there are days i feel like I am on the merry go round.
Today was one of those days along with a nagging headache.
Sucks to get old!!

Drizzled all day. Supposed to expect same tomorrow.
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Post by: SourMashII on June 08, 2014, 01:50:25 AM
Planning a break in the Land Rover run tomorrow, still no tlifted on itty bitty tires... Grrrh.

Pics will ensue.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 08, 2014, 07:45:26 AM
LR's have always had a good reputation for being dependable.
I've always had jeeps for off roading.
Never fif get the need to do crazy high lifts some people do.
I did a set of 4" over arc springs once and that was enough.
No matter how much you lift the thing you will always have the same
ground clearance
ZERO  unless it sprouts wings!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on June 08, 2014, 01:44:56 PM
Lord have mercy, I miss my pop's old Land Rover! We used to take that thing down muddy dirt roads with it when I was much younger. I still rag on him from time to time for selling it and getting a Jaguar instead. (?^ I must say, he's let me drive some badass cars.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on June 08, 2014, 02:11:00 PM
Well, not really today, but tomorrow I probably won't feel like typing anything. Tomorrow about noon I'll be going into surgery for a torn tendon that connects the rotator cuff to my right upper arm. The tendon is torn over half way through, so the surgeon is going to finish separating it, put in some pins then reattach the tendon. Wish me luck, guys. He says I'll be down a couple of month for full healing.  Gulp, NO SHOOTING FOR 2 MONTHS!!!!! How can I stand that?   ^y%
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Post by: mazo kid on June 08, 2014, 02:19:16 PM
Shoot from the weak hand side?! Good luck with your surgery and recovery! Tues. I go in for a Nuclear Stress Test, always something I really look forward to!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 08, 2014, 04:32:05 PM
put the beer down and shoot with other hand or do a roost cogburn.
empty it toss in air draw and shoot!

good luck with the surgery!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on June 08, 2014, 05:15:50 PM
Well, not really today, but tomorrow I probably won't feel like typing anything. Tomorrow about noon I'll be going into surgery for a torn tendon that connects the rotator cuff to my right upper arm. The tendon is torn over half way through, so the surgeon is going to finish separating it, put in some pins then reattach the tendon. Wish me luck, guys. He says I'll be down a couple of month for full healing.  Gulp, NO SHOOTING FOR 2 MONTHS!!!!! How can I stand that?   ^y%

I am not trying to get you down, but your doc is wildly optimistic about time to repair.  Until it is fully healed, you can tear the sucker again.  I am speaking from experience.

Two years it took to where I could toss even so much as a pebble without throwing like a girl.  Both shoulders, in my case.  During physical therapy, I worked they way I always did in the past, which was up to the point of "feeling it."  Carp, took one of the danged cuffs back out, and had to start the healing process all over again.  Ten frikin' pounds was all it took.  Carp carp carp that was a disaster.

I could shoot prone rifle, or benched, during those years.  Couldn't hardly work on the computer, though.  Working that mouse about killed the shoulders.

'Tis the time to learn the off-hand how to shoot regular-like.
I would love it if you heal faster than I did.  I even had to change the manner in which I drove, slept, did housework.  Couldn't operate the reloading press, couldn't even put a suit coat on without assistance.  Swimming was up the creek without a paddle - just about anything that required shoulder work ....  well, I wish you much better healing than I experienced.

I'm just bringing up the downside of trying to "hurry up the healing."
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on June 09, 2014, 02:31:30 AM
If I couldn't shoot for two months or more I'd be in bad shape. I can hardly go more than a few days without unraveling a few cartridges.

I wish you best of luck with your surgery, may you heal quickly and fully!
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Post by: ssb73q on June 09, 2014, 08:28:26 AM
Hi, this morning I shot my eBay parts Thompson Center Hawken 50 caliber rifle today. It shot as accurately as any modern rifle.

I purchased a 5.5" Pietta 1858 revolver with starter kit from Cabelas just before Christmas for <$170 with shipping. I gave that revolver to my Son-in-Law (SIL)for Christmas. Sunday he is coming out to my property and range to learn to shoot that revolver. Today I loaded up 4 Pietta 1858 cylinders with 30gr Black MZ, barrier wad, lubed wad, and 0.454 hand cast balls. Those cylinders are capped and ready to go. However, before I turn over those preloaded cylinders to my SIL, I want him to know now to load the revolver using the loading lever. His first cylinder shot will be loaded by him using Black MZ and over ball lube of 50/50% beeswax/olive oil. I think it is important for him to learn how to load his revolver with the "tools" on the revolver just like our great great grandfathers did. I want his first experience shooting BP to be successful and fun by letting him shoot steel from 7yds. Maybe I can convert him to become seriously interested in shooting BP revolvers?  {?| {?| {?|

Regards,
Richard

Hi, yesterday my son-in-law shot his new 5.5" Pietta 1858 Remington. He quickly learned to load the revolver and shot 29 rounds before the rain started. He just loved shooting his new revolver and appreciated the smoke. At one point I thought the top of his head would fall off with the smiles that went from ear to ear. He then learned how to disassemble his revolver and clean it. As the revolver was drying in the the oven we both sang "nothing says loving like a revolver in the oven, and Remington does it best".

I think I now have a new member of our BP shooting community hooked.  {?| {?| {?|

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on June 09, 2014, 09:48:02 AM
Good on you ssb73q
we have to make sure of a good transition of the BP virus to our younger
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Post by: Electric Miner on June 09, 2014, 04:48:23 PM
Went to see A Million Ways To Die In The West

A buncha nice guns, some funny moments. A couple of belly laughs. Movie mainly tried to be funny in a Howard Stern kind of way with explosive diarrhea, and people yelling "Hey, let's go f***!"  Blazing Saddles it is not. Even Liam Neeson playing a really evil bad guy isn't enough to make it a good movie. Not one I will add to my movie collection.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 11, 2014, 10:57:27 PM
Miner, I have to wait untill that movie comes out on DVD. I really want to see it!  {?|
Well, I have a Doctor's appointment at 1:30pm tommorrow. I hope I'm getting better. They are going to take some more X-Rays of me. I am breathing better here. I'm still weak.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: SourMashII on June 11, 2014, 11:41:50 PM
Went after work wheeling. Had a good time. Discovered a new level of trust and love in my wife, and learned to adore my children that much more.

Oh, and the Predator, admitted guilt (he was poised 3 weeks ago, his state provided legal aid shut that down; after reviewing the case and realizing the depravity level... he encouraged a "admit" plea....)

My 8 yr old DOES NOT have to testify to 20+ adults now how his 14 year old brother mouth raped him in his sleep.

Life is good.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 12, 2014, 08:20:57 PM
Hi Guys, I had 8 X-rays taken today. The Doctor can't tell what is wrong with me. He's going to send the X-rays off to another place. I still have fluid in my left lung. The Doctor saw some kind of spots on my lungs. It could be cancer........? Kim is really worried about me.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 12, 2014, 08:35:32 PM
Well MD  we hope for the best for you.

Got my mower back today. instead of $1240 for the new engine installed. was only $1180.
But now I need a belt for it so there goes about $40.
Mowed about 1 1/2 acres this afternoon. Hopefully 2 more tomorrow.
Started on a belt for my stepmom's birthday. Hopefully be done Saturday and in the mail Monday.
Be there before the 18th.
Watching some old Jesse Stone movies
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 12, 2014, 08:46:15 PM
Jesse Stone are good movies. I have one saved on Netflix.  (T^
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Post by: Kaboom on June 12, 2014, 09:15:16 PM
Well, Mad Dog, you're back in our prayers. I'll  keep praying for the best for ya.   {?|
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Post by: Electric Miner on June 14, 2014, 03:37:33 PM
Added heat-resistant blanket to handle the local wind, and a variable speed controller to give me temp control. Adding the blanket shot the temp up to over 300. Adding the controller allows me to drop it back down to 180+


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Smoking a batch of salmon later.
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Post by: mazo kid on June 14, 2014, 04:23:20 PM
E.M., great idea!
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Post by: Electric Miner on June 14, 2014, 11:04:40 PM
Having people over for Father's day cookout. Country Style Ribs are rubbed and in the fridge. Mesquite wood is soaking.


Rub was:

Brown sugar
mustard powder
sweet paprika
onion powder
garlic powder
sea salt

No idea how much of each. just sprinkled it onto the meat and rubbed it in.


I'll be making some mustard based sauce tomorrow, but not sure what will go into it, yet.
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Post by: Electric Miner on June 15, 2014, 12:52:32 PM
Ribs went in the smoker


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Post by: ssb73q on June 15, 2014, 01:22:04 PM
Hi Electric, that looks yummy. What is the make and model of your smoker? Would you recommend it?

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on June 15, 2014, 01:27:46 PM
Hi Guys, I had 8 X-rays taken today. The Doctor can't tell what is wrong with me. He's going to send the X-rays off to another place. I still have fluid in my left lung. The Doctor saw some kind of spots on my lungs. It could be cancer........? Kim is really worried about me.

That doesn't make it so. I have spots on mine and have been biopsied three times in the last nine years and they still don't know what it is. All they know is it isn't cancer.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 15, 2014, 01:39:39 PM
I have a Brinkmann Gourmet electric smoker. I've been pretty happy with it so far. It's a pretty good smoker in the under $100 range.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on June 15, 2014, 02:08:28 PM
Richard also take a look at Treager pellet smokers I love mine.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 15, 2014, 05:45:51 PM
Pork country style ribs, rubbed with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, mustard powder, and sea salt, then glazed with Maker's Mark and honey.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/Smoker%20pics/MA3V4300-small_zpse489f311.jpg)




Also, some Hatch chilies I smoked at the same time.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 16, 2014, 09:17:55 AM
Hi Guys, I had 8 X-rays taken today. The Doctor can't tell what is wrong with me. He's going to send the X-rays off to another place. I still have fluid in my left lung. The Doctor saw some kind of spots on my lungs. It could be cancer........? Kim is really worried about me.

That doesn't make it so. I have spots on mine and have been biopsied three times in the last nine years and they still don't know what it is. All they know is it isn't cancer.
Hi Hawg, I wish I knew. I get the feeling that I'm being passed around with the Doctors that I have been with.  :-[
My next appointment is July 2. So, maybe I'll know something.
I do feel better here. Some days are not so good.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 16, 2014, 10:21:17 AM
Hi Guys, I had 8 X-rays taken today. The Doctor can't tell what is wrong with me. He's going to send the X-rays off to another place. I still have fluid in my left lung. The Doctor saw some kind of spots on my lungs. It could be cancer........? Kim is really worried about me.

That doesn't make it so. I have spots on mine and have been biopsied three times in the last nine years and they still don't know what it is. All they know is it isn't cancer.
Hi Hawg, I wish I knew. I get the feeling that I'm being passed around with the Doctors that I have been with.  :-[
My next appointment is July 2. So, maybe I'll know something.
I do feel better here. Some days are not so good.

Welcome to Obama care!!!
Yeah spots aren't necessarily Cancer.
But you do likely have an infection thus the fluid.
Try drinking more alcohol. hey it works in gas tanks!  displaces the water......
Smoking can cause spots. So can working in a dusty environment........ohh wait you actually got to work first.......
Well take care and hope you heal soon.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on June 16, 2014, 11:42:25 PM
I don't know about y'all but when I'm sick I get drunk and I feel better quicker. (T^ I don't know why it works, but I have my theories. I have a high tolerance for alcohol, I can out drink most people. That virus is tiny and it's somewhere in my blood stream. Well if I elevate my blood alcohol content then I have alcohol flowing around inside my blood, the virus gets pissed because I'm putting stress on it. When I wake up, I feel completely fine. No hangover, no symptoms of being sick. Works every time.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on June 17, 2014, 03:03:07 AM
Better get yourself weaned off drinking Busy. The Navy is rapidly turning to zero tolerance for that.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 17, 2014, 06:54:29 AM
Better get yourself weaned off drinking Busy. The Navy is rapidly turning to zero tolerance for that.

You got to remember he is in the Navy. So the volume isn't so much. ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on June 17, 2014, 07:13:20 AM
I'm talking about how the Navy is treating sailors who drink.  From the articles I've been reading from Stars and Stripes and other sources on the new regs. The Navy is punishing  those who drink a lot more than they used to.  Just like the Marines and their new regs on tattoos.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 17, 2014, 11:03:26 AM
Years ago, when I was in the Army, you could have tattoos.....you just better not go to sick bay after getting one!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on June 17, 2014, 11:11:10 AM
The regs now are no tattoos that are visible when wearing your uniform. And since the Marines now roll their utility uniform sleeves up to the bicep that means no tats below the mid bicep. Marines who currently have tats there can keep them but they are finding their chances at promotion severely curtailed.
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Post by: Aardvark-mi on June 17, 2014, 11:26:20 AM
The war on moles continues... Today it's a two-fer... #9 and #10 for this season!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on June 17, 2014, 11:28:14 AM
I have moles in under my yard too, but I think the hawks take care of them. :)

Do you harvest the meat and fur? ??? 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on June 17, 2014, 11:44:20 AM
Do you harvest the meat and fur? ???

Maybe if I catch a couple thousand I could make a Moleskin coat  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 17, 2014, 12:08:18 PM
The war on moles continues... Today it's a two-fer... #9 and #10 for this season!!!
Are those "Black Hole" traps? I have one that I have never used, also 2 of the spears type.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on June 17, 2014, 01:15:23 PM
They're Nash Choker Loop traps. They work great! I have 4 and whenever a run appears I place them at each end and anywhere there's a T and voila! I also never touch the trap without gloves because moles a have a strong sense of smell and will avoid human scent.
My problem is we live in a wooded area and there's no shortage of "illegals" crossing my border.
I have tried the spear type but haven't been successful with that type
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on June 17, 2014, 07:43:36 PM
I have three rules for alcohol consumption. 1: Don't drive drunk. 2: Stay at home. 3: Don't drive in the morning if you got ripped the night before. I know a few Sailors who had their enlistment delayed because they drove drunk. In a nutshell, don't do anything stupid.

I've got a great way of dealing with gophers. I use a .410 or .22LR and pop them when they surface. It's a lot of fun. Maybe give your kid a .410 and a box of #8 shotshells and let him have at it. Kids love popping gophers.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on June 17, 2014, 09:19:58 PM
Got the stitches out of my shoulder today. Dr is pleased so far, but said it was much worse that he thought at first. He first thought I had a 50-55% tear in the tendon. Turned out to be 90-95% torn.   {:(   Just lucky we got it when we did. He did say I must wear the immobilizer for at least another 4-5 weeks before starting therapy.   ^y%   I was hoping to get rid of that thing next week (the original paperwork I got before surgery said to wear it for about 2 weeks). Well, as DOT says, "Temporary inconvenience, permanent improvement".   :-X
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 17, 2014, 09:26:49 PM
And the government says "Temporary inconvenience - until we can distract them - then permanent inconvenience."
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 18, 2014, 10:03:33 AM
Well take care of the shoulder there Kaboom.

had my left elbow repaired in 1986. Works better the the other original
Had appendectomy  healed good. But there I stayed active again 5 days after surgery, just use some common sense.
10 days had staples and stitches remove. Doc thought it had been almost a month till he looked at chart.
He said it had knitted quick.  Told him I kept busy rather than lay on couch ate good and back then it was Blue Ribbon beer.
Guess it was carry over from the corps when I had shrapnel removed from back of shoulder. Local to numb, cut the piece out, stitch and sent back to unit, no rest.  And of course the ASA cure all pill.
--------------
Today way to windy to work outside. Internet was down until 15 minutes ago.
Going to do some inside chores and play with sewing machines.
Maybe cut some patterns out.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 18, 2014, 02:54:01 PM
Stopped in at the local reloading/ammo store today; got a brick of 22s yesterday. Nope...they were sold out today. Did get a pound of TiteGroup so not a wasted trip!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 18, 2014, 04:25:19 PM
Back to work tonight. On the other hand, I should be able to get some reloading done this evening. I want to load up a bunch of those 165 gr bullets for my 1858 conversion pistol.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 22, 2014, 05:03:38 PM
Last night of work for the week starts in about two hours. Then I drive home tomorrow morning. Then I only have one more week of nights and I'm back on days.

Tomorrow I start the process for turning a pair of corned beef briskets into pastrami.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 22, 2014, 06:07:24 PM
Nothing going on here...slept mostly. I'm just weak and sleepy today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 22, 2014, 08:29:14 PM
Took my one Med today as usual and as usual got a headache.
Got the water heater plumbing finished with all the new stuff I had pack ratted.
One Tee leaked. Pulled it out used another old one. It leaks too.
so go to shop tomorrow get a new one.
then finish the wiring!
Other than that kicked back an watching Popeye movie. Can you believ it's 34 years old?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on June 23, 2014, 07:33:29 AM
Headaches can mess your days up!  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on June 23, 2014, 01:52:35 PM
I went through the weekend with no A/C. Got that fixed today. The bearings in the squirrel cage fan motor seized up and he replaced the motor.  _l
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on June 23, 2014, 02:10:43 PM
I went through the weekend with no A/C. Got that fixed today. The bearings in the squirrel cage fan motor seized up and he replaced the motor.  _l

None of our squirrels are that smart.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on June 23, 2014, 02:29:27 PM
Got a squirrel here that started building a nest and decided the newest leaves on our persimmon tree would be best.  Chews off a whole branch with green fruit to get at those new leaves.  Repeat.

If it wasn't in the front yard inside city limits that limb rat would be dinner.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 23, 2014, 03:16:51 PM
got all the plumbing done. Went nd got a new Tee thought was cracked. Dtill drips.
Got the mirror out. The drip is starting from the fitting nut on top of the Tee on back side.
Well at least only one nut to remove and find out why.
But it has been a PITA.
Id didn't already know almost ever cuss word in the English language, this project would be a reason to start!!!

Ok it's now about 15 min later.
I don't think it was the Tee to begin with.
I kinda forced to use screw together plastic tubing and fittings.
Inside the nuts and couplers id a semi round plastic ball, that acts as a seal.
One the coupler nut to the Tee (just like a metal pipe coupler female both ends) one of the 1/2 round balls was missing.
Where's it go???? who knows. So swapped put another coupler and it works. Now I can finish the conduit and wire it up.
Maybe Pustic or jdurands  squirrels were over here............

Well all wired in and heating up. now if no leaks under hot water pressure I'm good to go.  Beer time!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 23, 2014, 07:40:32 PM
To go with t-bone steaks and salad...

A bottle of rum, and a bottle of bourbon from the new local distillery, Thumb Butte Distillery. Haven't had it before, so we'll see how it is.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4330-small_zps0adc23be.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 24, 2014, 08:41:44 AM
Today's project - corned beef training to be pastrami...


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/Smoker%20pics/MA3V4333-small_zpsf4083b0c.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on June 24, 2014, 09:36:44 AM
To go with t-bone steaks and salad...

A bottle of rum, and a bottle of bourbon from the new local distillery, Thumb Butte Distillery. Haven't had it before, so we'll see how it is.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4330-small_zps0adc23be.jpg)

Now that's neat who would have thought it, I see they make a single malt scotch, have you tried it yet? How are they priced?
Maybe a mini review is in order!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 24, 2014, 09:41:58 AM
They must have just listed the scotch. They didn't have it listed the other day. I'll have to try it. It makes sense they'd do their own scotch. They do bourbon, and they can only use the barrels to age bourbon once. Then the barrels can be used to age scotch. In fact, most of the used bourbon barrels from other bourbon distillers get sold to scotch distillers now. Laphroaig buys all of Maker's Mark's barrels to age their scotch in.

Review:


The bourbon was pretty young, but not harsh. It didn't have the mellowness of long aging, though. It was very oaky, and a little sweet, though not nearly as sweet as, say, Maker's 46. All in all a nice bourbon, but not spectacular. I'd drink it with soda, but not neat.

The rum, on the other hand, was as good as any rum I've ever had, and I like rum. It is a very nice sipping rum.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 24, 2014, 01:53:33 PM
How is the Scotch labeled? I thought that only Scotch made in Scotland could use that name? There is a new distillery in Madison, Wi, I haven't seen or tasted any of their products. A friend got to take a photo tour of the place a while back.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 24, 2014, 03:01:06 PM
It's labeled as single malt, which is what anyone does when they don't want to call it scotch.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on June 24, 2014, 03:05:29 PM
(http://thumbbuttedistillery.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PfolioMAIN-WhiskeySingleMaltComp1B.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 24, 2014, 03:17:26 PM
I'll buy a bottle on Thursday.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 24, 2014, 05:42:54 PM
Finished pastrami.



(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/Smoker%20pics/MA3V4337-small_zpsd63663eb.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on June 24, 2014, 05:55:48 PM
Send some my way.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 24, 2014, 06:03:03 PM
Can I email pastrami as an attachment?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on June 24, 2014, 06:10:43 PM
People seem to be awfully good at e-mailing spam, so I don't see why you can't send pastrami.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on June 24, 2014, 08:19:40 PM
I'll be right over....errr oh yeh, I can't drive fer another month and a half. Heck, forget it. Now I've got to go get a couple of napkins to wipe my chin.    ^y%
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 25, 2014, 09:12:23 AM
girl  I know (yeah I know some of them) works at Sutherlands lumber.
Her son and daughter in law were both in Marines and one son was Army.
So made this for her today.
Can also do all branches and soldier kneeling at a cross.

ohh! It's a simple wrist bracelet.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 25, 2014, 04:56:04 PM
Found a like new Bianchi holster for my Redhawk in the used holster bin today.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4338-small_zps156be369.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pat/Rick on June 25, 2014, 09:19:04 PM
Mowed the backyard and hoe'd the garden. Neighbor said he's got a black bear on his place, so I gotta start checking fence everyday. Don't want ursus americanus making a hole so my goat's can get out. Raining now. Too much to do, would rather be burning powder. Got a new to me Marlin 925 bolty .22 that need's to be shot some more.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on June 25, 2014, 11:06:59 PM
Found a like new Bianchi holster for my Redhawk in the used holster bin today.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V4338-small_zps156be369.jpg)

You scarfed up on a really good holster there Electric.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 26, 2014, 07:14:12 AM
nice looking holster.
Just finished putting together an order for 2,000 round balls for one of our members.
Had 1400 done,  had to go get more lead.
Might be nice day today been raining every afternoon evening. Only drizzled a little last night.
Got to go to Old Glory nursing home today (at the VA) get a Marine Corps body count. For gifts.
Then to recruiters to get them to donate.
Then mow and do siding.
Way too much.........
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 26, 2014, 10:21:21 AM
Ordered some .44 Mag brass and some 255 gr. semi-wadcutters to load on .45 Colt brass from Acme Bullets.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on June 26, 2014, 06:30:29 PM
EM any word on Thumb Butte scotch yet?
BTW good find on the holster.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 26, 2014, 07:53:50 PM
Probably won't be able to pick any up till next week, when I get back from work.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on June 26, 2014, 08:19:42 PM
Looking forward to it, need a excuse to visit our friends in Surprise then a little side trip to Prescott I assume you can buy it there?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 27, 2014, 08:39:52 AM
The distillery's tasting room is open Thursday to Sunday.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 28, 2014, 08:51:26 AM
We have been having cloudbursts every after noon, that would make noah start building again.
Now with all that moisture the wind coming down off the mountain is COLD.

Trying to side the bay window area, but need an anchor so don't get blown off the ladder.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on June 28, 2014, 09:12:18 AM
Hi, our local Boy Scout Troop is having a campout on my property. In an hour I will have the boys shooting .22 single shot rifles for fun and especially for teaching the three basic gun handling rules. I cut up a number of small wood blocks to hang as action targets.

Later today they will shoot pneumatic spud launchers in the backyard. Salt potatoes are used for ammunition. A potato shot from the launcher at ~70psi will penetrate 1/2" plywood. The potato explodes on impact. The boys shooting them will have grins that will have the top of their heads fall off.

After the spudguns, the boys will be allowed to shoot my Traditions Old Ironside .70 cannon, using blanks. This will provide an introduction to loading a black powder firearm.

Days like today when bringing boys into the shooting sports don't get any better?  {?| {?| {?|

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 28, 2014, 03:12:03 PM
ssb73q
enjoy it while you can.
BTW presuming those are your ham radio call signs  you ever connect with k0rje (that is a zero)?

I have so many project going that by the time I work a few hours on one, no gumption to so another.
Bad thing is they are all each as important.
About 1/2 way with the bay window siding, but the wind is ridiculous! Have up for afternoon.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 28, 2014, 05:26:30 PM
Pulled the mid mower deck off the Kubota so I could sharpen the blades, HOT in the sun. My wife came out and rescued me, told me I was beet red.  I feel so inadequate....there was a guy on YouTube who says he can pull the deck on his Kubota in a minute! I know he doesn't rotate the anti-scalp wheels and stuff like that. Took me an hour and a half; 'course I have to fight everything it seems like. I couldn't move one anti-scalp wheel, think I must have bent the upright rod by bumping something. Also, that guy was about 45 years younger than I am, I don't get up and down very fast!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on June 28, 2014, 05:42:17 PM
Made a brass "cork" for a friend's measuring flask after he saw the one I made.  This lets you throw two different loads depending on if you install the cork.  So, target load you throw the light load.  See some tasty wildlife wandering by, don't use the cork.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 28, 2014, 05:50:07 PM
Pulled the mid mower deck off the Kubota so I could sharpen the blades, HOT in the sun. My wife came out and rescued me, told me I was beet red.  I feel so inadequate....there was a guy on YouTube who says he can pull the deck on his Kubota in a minute! I know he doesn't rotate the anti-scalp wheels and stuff like that. Took me an hour and a half; 'course I have to fight everything it seems like. I couldn't move one anti-scalp wheel, think I must have bent the upright rod by bumping something. Also, that guy was about 45 years younger than I am, I don't get up and down very fast!
not sure which kubota you got. We had the 4x4 models with hydromatic.
We would disconnect the linkage stabilizing it in place while mowing. lift the deck as high as it would go.
Then back up. this would normally lift the front up. Sometimes we needed a another person to help lift it.
Undoing the linkage took the longest. Another way is disconnect linkage, lift deck. a come along to the front back to roll cage.
Make sure you keep a lot of grease in the blade hubs.
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Now you are done, come do my John Deere! blades need sharpened.
But mine are easier. roll part way up a auto ramp.  Lay down, unbolt, sharpen, bolt up.
Course sometimes I forget why I got down there (crs disease) so i just take a nap!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 28, 2014, 06:17:20 PM
Fouy more night shifts, then I'm back to days for almost a year.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on June 29, 2014, 06:34:58 AM
Hi, our local Boy Scout Troop is having a campout on my property. In an hour I will have the boys shooting .22 single shot rifles for fun and especially for teaching the three basic gun handling rules. I cut up a number of small wood blocks to hang as action targets.

Later today they will shoot pneumatic spud launchers in the backyard. Salt potatoes are used for ammunition. A potato shot from the launcher at ~70psi will penetrate 1/2" plywood. The potato explodes on impact. The boys shooting them will have grins that will have the top of their heads fall off.

After the spudguns, the boys will be allowed to shoot my Traditions Old Ironside .70 cannon, using blanks. This will provide an introduction to loading a black powder firearm.

Days like today when bringing boys into the shooting sports don't get any better?  {?| {?| {?|

Regards,
Richard

Hi, the boys had a great time shooting yesterday. They now know the three basic rules for safe gun handling a well as they know their own names. One boy that never even shot a BB-gun was a natural shooter, hit everything he aimed at.

The boys went through a 5gal bucket of salt potatoes using the pneumatic spud launchers. I was not disappointed seeing the monster grins from each boy.

I think they had the best time shooting the BP cannon. One boy would be the cannoneer, one the powder man, one the dry wad man, one the lube wad man, one the fuze man, and one the match man. They would then rotate their jobs. 90gr of Black MZ and 4 wads make a huge report and lots of smoke. They couldn't have had more fun.

Want to have a fun day? Take a youth out shooting.  {?| {?| {?|

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on June 29, 2014, 08:55:27 AM
Richard, I agree! My grandson would come for a visit here and I would let him shoot some of my guns. Started with my single shot 22 and then progressed up to a '58 cap and ball and a 45 Colt. He was about 10 then, now he is 15 and has my Winchester semi-auto 22, a Browning A-bolt in 330 Win Mag, and an 870 shotgun! And to think it all started when he was just a wee lad and I would shoot my black powder cannon when they came. That was always the first thing he asked for.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Aardvark-mi on June 29, 2014, 02:34:53 PM
Let's see
Breakfast
House picked up (coerce daughter to vacuum)
Laze around and curse at TV (politicians suck)
Lunch
Mow Lawn
    Playtime! Go shoot Colt Navy and NMA  :-*
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on June 29, 2014, 03:07:58 PM
Poke around on forums, cut some wood for fence and bang into place (pneumatic nail gun, not as fun as black powder but much more legal in town limits).

Pause for cool drink, then dry some silica gel blocks to put back in the gun cases.  After that the Mrs will put a chicken in the oven for dinner.

Oh, and have to clean the pond filter today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 29, 2014, 06:08:31 PM
Well started out ok. Woke up with headache from the meds.
Started cutting wood for the siding. 2yr old skil tablesaw motor sized up.
Never breaks down when you only one or two cuts to make.
so off to town
Spent $360 on a Dewalt  Couldn't afford it.
But I doubt skil will do a damn thing and I can't afford to wait anyways.
Got home too hot and wind blowing. Will start again tomorrow,

Still got the headache too. Got to see the doc about a change.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on June 30, 2014, 03:33:41 PM
Two more night shifts this week. When I come back next week, I'm back on days.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on June 30, 2014, 03:36:23 PM
Wife is cutting/pitting apricots and I'm putting them in dehydrator trays.  Looks like I have to go shake the tree and get a bunch more, there's still room in the dehydrator for more.

These make great pies mixed with some other fruit.  Hardly have to add any sugar to them.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on June 30, 2014, 03:45:29 PM
Apricots also makes for some good wine.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 30, 2014, 05:49:21 PM
guess reason I am broke all the time I do things backwards, or free anyways.
Woman I have known for years (just friends) every she thought were friends back in her
druggie days left her when she got straight.
But we remained friends.
she called needed ride to doctor. did that, my errands, took her to lunch
then cleaned the rust out of the pipe coming up through floor to toilet (was taking an hr to refill)
and changed out a bad wall receptacle
And  ........ohhh yeah ,ailed out Roadhuse's balls (round lead ones that is.454 dia)
Post office wasn't thrilled.. 43 # in a flat rate box $12.35
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on June 30, 2014, 06:00:11 PM
...
Post office wasn't thrilled.. 43 # in a flat rate box $12.35

Retort:  "PostalPerson, consider yerself lucky I din't press the 70lb limit."
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on June 30, 2014, 08:21:16 PM
I've been spending the day with my girlfriend, yesterday we went shooting. She's blind in her right eye so I had to guide her and help aim the gun. She did great though. (T^ I'm thinking about adapting a .22 rifle for her to use that will allow her to shoot right handed and see the sights with her left eye.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on June 30, 2014, 08:27:54 PM
I saw that on Facebook. You going to let her shoot your Remmy?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on June 30, 2014, 09:11:02 PM
...
Post office wasn't thrilled.. 43 # in a flat rate box $12.35

Retort:  "PostalPerson, consider yerself lucky I din't press the 70lb limit."
According to USPS advertising on the flat rate priority box there is no weight limit. If it fits it ships.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on July 02, 2014, 10:22:12 PM
...
Post office wasn't thrilled.. 43 # in a flat rate box $12.35

Retort:  "PostalPerson, consider yerself lucky I din't press the 70lb limit."
According to USPS advertising on the flat rate priority box there is no weight limit. If it fits it ships.

Yep, that's what the box says, but the clerk will simply refuse.  Actually there is a 70lb limit on foreign boxes.  However, UPS and FEDEX use 70lb as a reasonable max for their personnel to safely handle any box.  Over that weight they charge an "extra surcharge".  So the postal clerks play the game that way.  And if you get a clerk who will accept over the counter, there will be a package sorter elsewhere who will "test-drop" the thing several times.

It is their way of saying "We don't care what's printed on the box.  Don't do that again."

That is why insurance is important on heavy boxes.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on July 03, 2014, 06:02:17 PM
I saw that on Facebook. You going to let her shoot your Remmy?

Steve, I'm gonna let her use it next time we shoot. I did teach her how to load the Remington yesterday. She seems fascinated by it and loves how it looks! (T^ Today she and I went to Big 5 sporting goods and bought some 12 gauge and .410 shotgun shells, we looked at a few guns. I think she needs a Keystone Arms cricket or a Savage Rascal .22 because it's small and light. She held a Ruger Mini-14, a Savage Rascal .22 and a Stoeger 12 gauge coach gun. She likes both.

Funny thing is that she stepped up from a .22LR semi automatic to a .30-30 her first day of shooting. The next trip she was able to not only pick up but operate and fire my Mosin Nagant 91/30!! {?|

Before she met me she didn't like guns and thought they were bad, and now she's addicted, thinks they are sexy, and can't get enough of them.

I couldn't be happier. ])M :-* I converted another one!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Classanr on July 03, 2014, 07:02:13 PM
Two attaboys and one way2go!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 04, 2014, 08:58:10 AM
Way to go Levi!!!  (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Busyhands94 on July 04, 2014, 08:26:47 PM
I'm feeling good about how well this is going! She shot my .410 today and she enjoyed it a lot. Said it would make a good bedside gun. :) I chose simple targets for her, just soda cans and water bottles. Today she rode her horse for the last time, her family can't afford to keep it and she was in tears on the way home. I had the .410 with me and a few boxes of shells, so we stopped at my buddy's ranch. She felt 100% better after that and she'll continue enjoying her 4th of July.

I'm glad that I helped her find a good coping tool. {?| She can't get enough now!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on July 04, 2014, 09:11:56 PM
Just don't let her shoot all your ammo up.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 05, 2014, 01:52:50 AM
Just back from shoot'n stuff up into the sky.  Fire chief says we're the most organized group he's ever seen do fireworks.  Time for a shower and a LONG nap.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 05, 2014, 06:32:02 AM
Had a pretty good free show last night. Neighbors all around have kids they were shooting off until about 1:00 am this morning.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 05, 2014, 03:29:07 PM
Had a pretty good free show last night. Neighbors all around have kids they were shooting off until about 1:00 am this morning.


UPDATE  Well my luck is the same as always  CRAPPY.
Drove expedition to town today. A spark plug blew out of the hole.
Ford says fairly common during the 1990's  early 2000's.
$150  just for parts. Luckily I can do the repairs myself. I just don't have time.
But I'll have to make time.
Only good thing. It is either #2 or 3  right in the middle front to back, easier to get at than the back one.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 06, 2014, 07:24:12 AM
As  many of you know, I don't use Windows.  But Ubuntu a version of Linux.
Last several months during reboot been warning me of a potential hard drive issue.
Windows does the same and gives you an option to run an app to try and fix.
I've been ignoring it.
I think I have everything backed up (can't remember if I actually did it last month).
Anyway I have a portable USB hard drive that is basically new, but windows and Linux both say it is failing too.
So I thought I would wipe it clean and see if it was just a error.
Well I wiped it.  But I also accidentally wiped the data on my main drive.
Main drive in my laptop is divided up into two parts. 1 has the operating system   the other just data (pictures etc)
Well some how I managed to wipe it.   Just the data part.
Also Last week or so my browser has been hanging up. Momentary freeze and then works great.
last three months or so, my Operating system has been telling me I need to up grade as my current version is no longer supported.  Been delaying as it works good ( if not broken don't fix).
But because of these other issues (partly my doing), I have decided to do the upgrade.
Hopefully it cures the Hard drive warning, and the upgrade will also update the browser fix that too.
So......
I will be on the tablet for a while and I'll be gone next three days to funeral in mid east nebraska.
All else fails I may have to buy a new laptop.  It could be failing It's six years old now and I bought it as a factory reconditioned unit.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 06, 2014, 08:10:25 AM
I've had weeks like that. I may be buying a new laptop soon. Mine is a refurbished laptop that I've had for about the same amount of time, and it's having problems. It may be cheaper to replace this laptop than to have it repaired.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 06, 2014, 09:25:09 AM
I've had weeks like that. I may be buying a new laptop soon. Mine is a refurbished laptop that I've had for about the same amount of time, and it's having problems. It may be cheaper to replace this laptop than to have it repaired.
I got way oo many. Got a Winows laptop that says the drive is failing. Think I will get an extra USB stick zCopy all my programs to it (free ones). Wipe the drive and have a guy in town put in a new drive. It's only a back up for when I absolutely need a Windows machine.
Have another older Linux machine,  but iit's so old it won't properly run the updated O.S.es
Then I have three tablets.
Nexus 7 I put Linux on, but it is not powerful enough to run it. But Linux is finishing a new O.S> that should work on it. It is my play toy if it gets screwed up  no biggie.
Gt an 11 inch tablet connect to TV. I get TV via internet.
Then i have the  same tablet  in 9 inch, which is what I am using now.
I have a mini keyboard plugged in. Types geat.
Problem is, the track pad don't work, so have to use finger on screen to  move around the sceen and to go back a page.
But it does work.
My other machine (the daily one )is updating right now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 06, 2014, 12:11:19 PM
I actually wound up on TV in a good way, setting up fireworks.  I'm one of the dudes on the grass, not the pavement.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/fire-inspectors-make-site-visits-local-fireworks-s/ngZFn/
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 06, 2014, 01:31:51 PM
I actually wound up on TV in a good way, setting up fireworks.  I'm one of the dudes on the grass, not the pavement.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/fire-inspectors-make-site-visits-local-fireworks-s/ngZFn/

Well I may have missed you but saw the female reporter and then the worker in short shorts and a leather tool apron.
Then I just forgot about you!

But you can bet homeland security won't forget you {_K {:(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 06, 2014, 08:20:31 PM
Well.  My last permanent Bay window is in. Still needs trimmed but it is in.
And my system is done updating.
Still don't have my data back. Will look into another try at retrieval when I get back from funeral.
All else fails will restore from the last backup I did do.

Truck is back together too. Wonder how long before another blows out.  Thinking maybe buy two repair kits.
Do the two hardest cylinders before they blow. Save the price of a coil and then later when I have time do the rest.

Well early to bed got a 400 mile ride in the morning
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 06, 2014, 09:15:46 PM
Melted down a bunch of wheel weights...well, the ones that weren't zinc or steel.  My wife was watching part of the time and commented how nice it was that the zinc ones pull out as clean as they went in. 

I got about 2-1/2 soda cans full of lead (I don't have a mold, I DO have aluminum cans).

I also cast about 140 balls but had to shut down for dinner and the chickens were bugging us to be locked in.  "Hey HUMANS!  You're supposed to lock us in for the night!"
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 08, 2014, 12:49:16 PM
Had my yearly cardiology appt. this AM. I was a little concerned because when the nurse called a week or so ago, she said there was an "abnormality" in my stress test. The Dr. said it has been there since the heart attack 7 years ago. My cholesterol numbers were great (he said probably the best in the hospital today!) so didn't change anything. Oh, he did say that losing some weight would be a good thing. So, I am feeling a lot more relaxed now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 08, 2014, 12:59:04 PM
Were your pockets full of balls?

You could tell the doctor you have a case of lead balls.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 10, 2014, 05:30:21 AM
It's Friday today, for me. I have some maintenance to do on a P&H 2800 XPA, and a lunch meeting to finalize some SOPs. Sometime after that I'll head home from the work apartment.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 10, 2014, 06:51:06 AM
Well I'm back home from the funeral. What a ride. 900 miles round trip. No wind no rain and moderate temps.
That was a first. Now I'm waiting for something to go wrong.

mowed 2  1/2 acres yesterday   mowing in done

today get busy on the last of the siding on the bay window area.
Then get sarted on tearing off the old roof over breezeway and rebuild it.   That will be a long project.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 10, 2014, 10:03:42 AM
I found out my friend won't be able to go shoot'n this weekend, so my wife and I decided to go up the the ranch ourselves this weekend and then, if he's got his act together, again next week.  Turn a problem into a bonus shoot'n day.

We've gotten tired of waiting for people.  "Hey, got something good for you."  "Great!  Hold it for me!"  "Going...going...gone!"

Also, heard some noise at oh-dark-hundred and checked the camera this morning.  Visitors interested in our chickens, that's fowl!  If/when they come back they may experience a tragic accident. 
 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on July 10, 2014, 11:00:11 AM
My oldest son is on his way to my place for a visit.  :) He should be here in a few minutes unless he gets lost.   ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 10, 2014, 11:41:20 AM
I found out my friend won't be able to go shoot'n this weekend, so my wife and I decided to go up the the ranch ourselves this weekend and then, if he's got his act together, again next week.  Turn a problem into a bonus shoot'n day.

We've gotten tired of waiting for people.  "Hey, got something good for you."  "Great!  Hold it for me!"  "Going...going...gone!"

Also, heard some noise at oh-dark-hundred and checked the camera this morning.  Visitors interested in our chickens, that's fowl!  If/when they come back they may experience a tragic accident.


Yep got that way about people myself.
I have absolutely no friends on FB because they really aren't friends.  In all probability we would never meet.
Actually my facebook account is only so I can keep up with some goings on at a Marine Corps paraphanalia vendor other than the website.
Locally. I have 5 contacts in my personal email address book.
And around town 1 maybe 2 people I loosely call friends.
I live 15 miles out and the highway goes both ways. they sometimes drive by to go fishing, but never take 5 minutes to stop.
1 has an excuse kinda. he's legally blind and his wife drives.  Told me the other day his wife does not like me.
   Got news. Next time they call and she had computer problems, Help will not be forthcoming.
other I use him in subtle ways. So it's ok if he doesn't stop by.  So I guess it evens out.

Son::: Ripped me off big time a few years ago. Still refuses to make amends, or to show up in person and make it right.  So I don't see him either. Maybe someday. But he's a big boy 40 yr old. If he hasn't grown up to face it by now he likely never will.
Save it for you?  Sure. Give me a down payment, I'll give you 24hr  unless somebody walks in after you leave with cash in hand. Then it's gone
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 10, 2014, 11:51:41 AM
Just got a call from an old associate in Israel.  Several months ago I got an e-mail that he'd be calling me in a few days.  A couple of weeks ago I got a message he'd be calling me in a few days.  Today he called.

Starting to talk about old times (like him doing the software for a new product and me doing the hardware 10,000 miles away and it worked perfectly the first time the software was loaded).

But then he had to cut the call short, a missile just blew up a house.  He'll call me back in a few days.

One last thing before hanging up, I might get a call from his government as part of a security check.  < click >
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 11, 2014, 01:41:09 PM
Today I gave the friend the balls I cast for him and got paid.  Not a lot but I certainly won't turn it down.

He said his son-in-law is thinking of joining us for our shoot'n party at our ranch.  As this family is known for things coming up, I'll believe it when I see it.

My wife and I are going to our ranch tomorrow for some shoot'n and if they actually get their act together, we'll go again in a week (or whenever they're ready).
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 11, 2014, 09:09:29 PM
Nine pounds of beef brisket waiting to be introduced to smoke tomorrow.


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Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 11, 2014, 09:21:53 PM
My wife pulled some 'coon out of the freezer and cooked it up with pasta...yum.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 12, 2014, 12:45:07 PM
When I was a kid growing up in a rural area, all the taverns had a weekly coon boil. I have never cooked any myself.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 12, 2014, 12:54:49 PM
Good stuff!  And it looks like a family of them have moved into our area.  This guy found some dog food we left in a pipe* and tripped the camera.  Also have a picture of mama and pups.

* only a 'coon can reach down into a pipe to get the food.  We leave a bit out with a foil cap as a 'coon detector (food gone = coon).
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 12, 2014, 02:58:21 PM
Picked up a 9-pound brisket yesterday. Rubbed it with 1 part each of sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, sweet paprika, and white pepper, with 2 parts brown sugar. Smoking it with apple wood, and mopping it with equal parts olive oil, natural lemonade, and a lemon metheglin (mead flavored with lemon zest).


Before smoking...


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Almost ready to pull and foil.


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Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BartSr on July 12, 2014, 05:39:12 PM
We were going out of the house to get some kind of different scenery. Started the car and read the overhead thermometer, 114F. Why am we going out, I says to myself?

Paul
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 12, 2014, 05:47:11 PM
We're going down to courthouse square to listen to a good band a little later.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Captainkirk on July 12, 2014, 10:46:04 PM
I am in Grapevine, TX attending Dassault Falcon 2000 maintenance initial training.
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Post by: Electric Miner on July 12, 2014, 10:48:42 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 12, 2014, 10:52:19 PM
Tomorrow taking a small armory out to the ranch tomorrow for target practice.  Not taking the kitchen sink or Xena's Chakrum.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 13, 2014, 07:32:03 AM
Lightning struck a main internet radio relay tower here Thursday. Was down until late last night.

Made up a bunch of leather snap together wrist bands for the Marine recruiters here.  Going to swap for some
Marine trinkets to take to Old Glory, the local VA hospital's nursing home.

When I was growing up in a small farm town (360 people) we owned a bar & grill. Every week we had either a fish fry or a turkey fry.   That was good eating!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 13, 2014, 08:12:31 AM
Been working in the garage, found the top of the work bench after almost two hours of sorting and cleaning. Modified the electric panel area to accommodate a 240 volt outlet for my welder and a couple of 120 volt receptacles. Going to use a solid core door I got from work many years ago.... 4 feet X 9 feet, will cut it down in width to fit the area. Then will work on the tools on the peg board above the bench. Wonder how long it will stay neat and organized? M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on July 13, 2014, 10:13:40 AM
Emptied the pool, washed it and are now refilling. No big fancy thing, just a truck tarpaulin in a natural recess. The grandkids love it. Kind of pear shape with a shallow end and a deeper end. 6 x 4.5 meters and about 5 feet at the deep side. The cost is the tarpaulin and it is going on 9 years.
And yes, the grandkids have been shooting BP pistols and Remy 58 under close supervision.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 13, 2014, 10:16:03 AM
A couple of years ago, my kid threw a tarp in the back of his friend's pick-up and filled it with water.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 13, 2014, 10:19:14 AM
EM, great way to cool off! ->i
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 13, 2014, 11:03:47 AM
Sometimes I miss living in the South.  Of course my old hunt'n grounds are now condos or something and I'd probably be fined for trying to make a pool without a permit.  :(

I do remember the fun of people who moved to lake front property and put in big pools (you need a pool when you have a lake?).  The first time they'd drain them for cleaning the high water table would float the pool up out of the ground.   $$$ for repair.  Fun to watch.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on July 13, 2014, 12:41:33 PM
Sittin on my butt doing nothing and enjoying the Hell out of it. (k-
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on July 13, 2014, 01:44:18 PM
Well, took care of the second of three groundhogs in our back yard.  One to go, and I don't think that one will last long, just need to get another apple.  Have-a-hart traps work great, then a .22 to the brain and no more groundhog rooting in our garden.  (T^   _l
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 13, 2014, 03:22:50 PM
Home made buns for the brisket


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Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 13, 2014, 04:31:11 PM
Well, took care of the second of three groundhogs in our back yard.  One to go, and I don't think that one will last long, just need to get another apple.  Have-a-hart traps work great, then a .22 to the brain and no more groundhog rooting in our garden.  (T^   _l
Guess I'll have to try the apple-in-the-live-trap trick. Darn things are so wary, it's hard to put the sneak on them. I got a left hand Savage bolt action in 17HRM with a scope just 'cause they were staying out of range for open sighted 22s. Got 4 of them so far over 3 years, not too good an average, but haven't seen one for a while. The problem we are having with them is they are creating havoc in our sheds.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on July 13, 2014, 06:09:23 PM
I cut the apple in quarters and place 3 in the back and one just in front of the trip, Usually only takes 2 evenings to catch one.  Usually get any where from 2 to 4 a summer. We live in a small development but still have a corn field next door, and .22s are ok as long as the neighbors don't complain TOO loudly.  And since my neighbor right behind us calls me the "great white hunter" (cause I shoot all her 'hogs and skunks) I don't think there will be any complaints. Besides the range is less than a mile away and you can hear shooting almost every day over there, so they wouldn't know if it was me or the club!  Neat.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 13, 2014, 10:07:38 PM
Went up to our ranch* today for some shoot'n.  Determined I do NOT do well at 108F in the shade.

For simplicity we set up a target about 50 feet from a sheltered area and I wound up doing most of my shooting from a chair next to a table with my loading supplies.

My first shot was close to dead on but as I wilted my aim suffered a bit.  I also tried shooting at a big rock way up a hillside on the other side of the road** and the people there said they heard it hit with a long delay for the sound to arrive.

I shot about 6 cylinders worth and then switched to some air guns to show the other guys.

Notes:

* We are part owners of the ranch, a few other people live there along with a lot of geese (but not so many geese since there's very little water available.

** The road only goes to other ranches in the area, so no problem sitting in the "front yard" blasting away and even across the road.

1)  Don't go up there when it's that hot!  I'm not acclimated to that sort of temperature.  The guys that live on the ranch said it was hot, that should be an indication.

2) My lube pills WORK!  They didn't melt in the sun even though I was about to fall out of my chair.  The gun did not need to be cleaned for the entire shoot.  I did a quick wipe with a rag before packing it for the return trip, took the pictures at home.

3) My cast balls work! 

4) really do need to add corn meal when shooting 20 or even 25 grains of powder.

5) Need to watch compression, got quite a bit of variance between shots, especially when I was getting tired.  Anything from a POP to a POW!  At least I assume it's compression.  I was using a brass measuring flask and assume that should not vary that much from shot to shot.  Or...am I missing something?

6) Pyrodex smells worse than black powder.  Actually my wife and I don't mind BP, Pyrodex isn't so great.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 13, 2014, 10:18:49 PM
Oh yes, on the road to/from the ranch we avoided hitting all the spandex bicycle riders (I question the sanity of riding a bicycle on a long, narrow mountain road.  Especially when it's HOT out.  I heard one of the riders talking at the bathroom stop at the top of the hill, takes them 2 hours to make it up there.

Also avoided the coyote, deer, and a zillion squirrels.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on July 13, 2014, 10:50:04 PM
I lost my best friend 2 years ago to a massive heart attack when bicycling in 90 degree weather.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on July 14, 2014, 04:13:41 AM
Broke a tooth last week. Getting the rest of it out today.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on July 14, 2014, 06:42:26 AM
Third and last (I hope) groundhog went bye-bye this morning. Set the trap at 6 am, and took the .22 pistol out at 6:30. One shot and done. Now to wait and see if any more move back in.  If they do, they will follow in the other's footsteps.   M__ M__ M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 14, 2014, 07:15:59 AM
Raining here.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 14, 2014, 08:30:50 AM
Jdurand   where's this ranch at that it's so hot.?

Here in Cheyenne, sun is shining, little hazy.   about 65 degrees now at 8:30 am.
Pulling down dry wall from ceiling in breezeway. How did I get that stuff up there by myself?
ohhh yeah 20 yr ago it wasn't as heavy, must of gained weight...........
The entire roof needs to come off and redone  got a major leak.

Planning a BBQ for my birthday (few days early) on 7/27/2014  if you all in the area, stop on by.
Burgers, dogs, chicken, salad, drinks.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 14, 2014, 09:52:44 AM
Wife's working today. I'm supposed to be taking lunch down later to eat with her in the park. Looks like more rain, though. Gotta go clean the parrot's cage now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 14, 2014, 09:56:43 AM
Jdurand   where's this ranch at that it's so hot.?



N. California in the hills near Patterson.  We have half a section.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 15, 2014, 07:16:33 AM
Down by 60 pounds as of this morning.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on July 15, 2014, 07:59:01 AM
This afternoon I find out when I start my physical, therapy for my shoulder. I can move it some, but not all that much, so the PT is going to be necessary (and painful I think). How-some-ever, can't wait to get back on my bike. All this great weather and no riding for the last 6 weeks!   (u^   ^y% 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 15, 2014, 08:42:05 AM
Cheyenne   I'm up in the hills west of it about 7000 ft
was completely gray overcast at 6:00am   threatening to rain.
Was quite cool at 55 degrees.   Been very cool everynight so far this summer.

finished the Bay window siding.  have to trim in where bay window meets house, but going to reside the house next year so do the trim in then.
today,  finish  (I hope) removing the dry wall in breezeway (ceiling & upper wall).  Need to completely rebuild the roof, rafters and all. I figure a two week job.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 15, 2014, 11:34:49 AM
This afternoon I find out when I start my physical, therapy for my shoulder. I can move it some, but not all that much, so the PT is going to be necessary (and painful I think). How-some-ever, can't wait to get back on my bike. All this great weather and no riding for the last 6 weeks!   (u^   ^y%

I've been able to work out some injuries that the Medical Doctor said would need surgery.  Nope, just patience and carefully working the joint while healing.

We've got a friend who's been in a wheelchair for 50 years, finally stopped listening to the normal doctors and with PT has been able to stand and move around some.  And she's still improving.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on July 15, 2014, 04:11:43 PM
Well, the immobilizer is off for good, and I can drive. PT starts this Friday, and I can attend our Civil War Re-enactments (just no field action, yet), as long as the boys put up my tent (I are an officer). BUT no motorcycle for another 4-6 weeks!  How can I wait for 4-6 weeks to get back on my iron pony?   (u^   ^y% 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 15, 2014, 04:26:20 PM
I got married, pretty much did in my iron pony long ago.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on July 15, 2014, 05:28:09 PM
I could set it on fire for you.

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Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 15, 2014, 08:13:45 PM
Kaeto, I like that Bike!  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 16, 2014, 09:20:19 AM
borrow my wife----sure
my dog........maybe
get rid of my iron pony..................NEVER

there are priorities!
Same with my guns.

My former wife wanted me to take her some place she had never seen before. cheapest vacation ever.
showed her the kitchen!!

Rained all night. Kept waking me up.  Still raining off and on here.
Was 60 degrees all morning.. Weather channel say a super storm in phillipines has caused a shift in jet stream causing cold north pole / canadian air to drop south.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 16, 2014, 10:45:16 AM
Yeah, cool, breezy, and rainy here yesterday. High of 63*; today is gonna be in the 70s and sunny..... Perfect, but not typical July weather!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 16, 2014, 10:48:37 AM
"Down by 60 pounds as of this morning."  EM, great job! Do you have a goal?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on July 16, 2014, 11:03:43 AM
Hi of 72* today  _l. Gonna hit the range and sling some lead  &j(. Maybe a little bit of copper also  (T^.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on July 16, 2014, 01:23:13 PM
To go with t-bone steaks and salad...

A bottle of rum, and a bottle of bourbon from the new local distillery, Thumb Butte Distillery. Haven't had it before, so we'll see how it is.


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EM you ever get a chance to try the scotch out?
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 17, 2014, 12:13:10 PM
went to a local auction last night and got a baggie of OEM parts.
Supposedly Pietta   all colt   1851-1861 series. Not sure of models
3 main springs 2 hand and springs 1 hammer  3 bolt and trigger springs plus screws
4 triggers plus 2 screws  and a couple other screws not identified yet.

Will do my best to get these identified  and photos. maybe ya all will be able to help id them then.
They will be up for sale as good used parts.
Couple screws have screw driver marks, but they are internal screws.

Anybody interested let me know.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 17, 2014, 08:01:22 PM
Had my friend confirm today that he and his son-in-law want to head up to our ranch to try out his new 1858 Remington so I guess I'll have to haul myself up there and force myself to blow off a a few dozen rounds.

 &j(

Since I'm being forced to, you understand.

 ;)

Then I found out someone from another forum is going to be in the area in a couple of weeks and wants to stop in.  He's a retired NSA spook.  Hmmm, what do I have to hide besides EVERYTHING?
 {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on July 18, 2014, 04:26:06 AM
This morning I start my physical therapy on the right shoulder. I just know THAT'S gona hurt!  {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 18, 2014, 07:45:41 AM
Had my friend confirm today that he and his son-in-law want to head up to our ranch to try out his new 1858 Remington so I guess I'll have to haul myself up there and force myself to blow off a a few dozen rounds.

 &j(

Since I'm being forced to, you understand.

 ;)

Then I found out someone from another forum is going to be in the area in a couple of weeks and wants to stop in.  He's a retired NSA spook.  Hmmm, what do I have to hide besides EVERYTHING?
 {_K

I'm guessing some of those guys could be good guys.
But me, I no longer have much faith or trust in the government, just too many bad things happening, and no one seems to get prosecuted for it, and they spin doctor (what does " stand down" mean), that no I wouldn't personally trust them. Especially from cia, fbi, nsa etc. and definitely not the irs.
there' the old saying "Hello I'm here from the government, I'm here to help you, trust me!"
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on July 18, 2014, 12:46:04 PM
Well, I had my first physical therapy session. My shoulder doesn't really HURT, but it sure is sore. 3 times a week for the next ? weeks. Sure hope I get full range of motion back.    (o&
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 18, 2014, 02:38:25 PM
I'd say walk it off, but wrong limb.  :)  The important thing is to be persistent in working on it and also seeing if you're doing anything to injure it.

A friend who's an artist started having trouble with her wrist.  Instead of changing how she worked, she wound up having to have wear a brace and have medical treatment.

When my arm was healing, I noticed using the computer mouse bothered it.  I changed to a track ball and it started healing faster. 

So, keep your senses open for anything you can do to aid the healing and keep it up.  You'll be shoot'n two handed in no time!
 &j(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on July 19, 2014, 11:49:57 AM
Special day here the great granddaughter that lives in the area turned 1 year old today! Next month the one that lives in MS will turn a year old.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 19, 2014, 09:14:24 PM
today after my chores were done.
Went and celebrated a friend of mine life.   Alone.              Lost one of two friends.

Don't know why we say lost. I know exactly where  she is and will be.
she was so looking forward to her daughter and grand kids being here this week, after not being able to see them
when they were stationed a  long ways away.
She died two days before they were due to arrive.
She had just turned 50!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mike116 on July 19, 2014, 09:23:08 PM
Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend DD.   It's hard to lose someone so young. 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on July 19, 2014, 10:12:49 PM
DD sorry for the loss of your friend. Way to young.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 20, 2014, 07:46:45 AM
Thanks guys.
We're having a group session this afternoon.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 20, 2014, 08:50:20 AM
Well, so far...just sitting here. Threw a load of clothes in the dishwasher. Having a beer here.  :P
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: JAX71224 on July 20, 2014, 07:21:31 PM
 ??? DISHWASHER? (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on July 20, 2014, 09:51:45 PM
We need to throw Sam into the dishwasher.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 21, 2014, 07:15:50 AM
OOPs....I meant dirty dishes into the dishwasher.  :-[
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on July 21, 2014, 07:43:24 AM
That's more like it Sam.  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on July 21, 2014, 09:09:32 AM
That's too ordinary. I was getting excited there for a minute. Sounded like fun.   (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 21, 2014, 09:20:50 AM
Cleaning house!!   Getting ready for the BBQ  Sunday.
Yeah I'm a sloppy pig, but figured I might put on a good appearance at any rate.

Got hot early today and not much of a breeze.   so kinda staying in side.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 21, 2014, 03:48:19 PM
My aged laptop died last Tuesday evening. Couldn't do anything about it till today, since I was at work. Setting up the new computer now.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on July 21, 2014, 09:14:40 PM
Well, your new computer looks like it's working pretty good on this end.  ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 22, 2014, 07:59:44 AM
Core i5 processor, 8 GB ram, and a 1 TB hard drive.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on July 22, 2014, 09:28:13 AM
 "Core i5 processor, 8 GB ram, and a 1 TB hard drive."
That should get the job done! I don't know a lot about what you are saying, but it sure sounds impressive! (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 22, 2014, 11:13:50 AM
My first computer had a 4 GB hard drive. A TB is 1,000 GB.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 22, 2014, 11:39:18 AM
my first was a radio shack color computer, no drive at all used TV for monitor
Second was another Radio Shack computer, had 2 disk drives and again the TV
My third was an xt  had a 100 meg hard drive and you could do TV or a regular 12 inch black white or amber white monitor.

We've come a long ways since 82 or 83!


cutting corrugated sheeting to small pieces for scrap yard.
Cleaning front yard /  driveway for the BBQ Sunday
Cutting wood trim for hall and back bath.   Nailing up while waiting for air compressor to build back up for the die grinder for cutting the old roofing metal.
Plus general cleaning!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 22, 2014, 02:19:26 PM
My first computer was a Motorola MEK-1 kit.  The first computer I worked on before that was a Wang 720B but didn't own that.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on July 22, 2014, 04:23:02 PM
My first computer was a Timex/Sinclair with 2K of ram and a 14K add on pack that had a battery to hold storage.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 23, 2014, 12:02:01 PM
It's raining pretty bad here in Portageville, MO. right now.     {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on July 23, 2014, 12:23:44 PM
Not much more than a drizzle here.  _l
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: ssb73q on July 23, 2014, 02:05:25 PM
My first computer had a 4 GB hard drive. A TB is 1,000 GB.

Hi Electric, you will still fill it up.  )L$ (?^ ->i

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 23, 2014, 02:34:31 PM
I still have my old HP-35 with the box it was shipped in.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 23, 2014, 07:45:35 PM
Well, I just got stun by a Bee the other day. My hand is all puffed up. Darn Bee!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 23, 2014, 09:01:03 PM
Ouch!



Eight pounds of smoked pork shoulder waiting to be pulled.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/Smoker%20pics/MA3V5549-small_zps9e93a1d0.jpg)
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 23, 2014, 09:03:23 PM
Darn Miner! You are making me hungry!!!  ;)
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Post by: Kaeto on July 23, 2014, 09:33:06 PM
I used to keep bees and I could go into my hives to get the honey bare handed.
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Post by: Electric Miner on July 23, 2014, 09:35:27 PM
I worked in a honey house, processing and bottling honey and bee pollen for about a year. Some days we'd have bees crawling up and down our arms and through our hair. Never got stung.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 24, 2014, 08:47:30 AM
A number of new laws go into effect here today. Two are of note to gun owners.

1. The counties may no longer prohibit shooting on private property.
2. Military members may get a concealed carry permit at 19 (versus 21 for everyone else.)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 24, 2014, 10:57:44 AM
Where is "here?"
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Post by: Electric Miner on July 24, 2014, 11:06:56 AM
Arizona, NRA's most gun friendly state.
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Post by: jdurand on July 24, 2014, 11:16:19 AM
Is there a size limit on private property?  It seems if you owned a condo, that might be a bit small for shooting most guns.

Here (Northern California) I was looking up laws on air guns a while back.  Our local town law is a bit odd.  You can only fire a "pellet gun" (which, by definition, would include spit wads through a straw) at approved indoor ranges unless you own 5 acres or more of property.  It doesn't say you have to make sure the pellet stays on your property, it doesn't even say you have to be ON your property when you fire.  I don't think it even said the 5 acres had to be within the town limits, so we own property in another county.  Wonder if that counts?

Also, the Boy Scouts have air gun matches in our park all the time.  I guess being a Boy Scout exempts you from the INDOOR requirement, or maybe they own 5 acres of land.
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 24, 2014, 11:43:43 AM
I used to keep bees and I could go into my hives to get the honey bare handed.

Yeah but you're not MD  where just his mere presence aggravates them! )L$
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 24, 2014, 11:51:30 AM
Haven't read the full law on BB / pellet guns as it applies to the City of Cheyenne. I do know you can not just shoot them even in your own back yard.
While I understand there are those mischievous  individuals (all ages) that would shoot at people, cars, pets, windows, street lights  still think it should be legal in your own back yard at a target that would trap the projectile.
But me, I'm a long ways out of town.

Trying to finish some dry wall Can only go about 18" have to stop tape mud let dry, then paint that section.
Don't want to move the stuff on floor 3 or 4 times. I'm up in the top of a narrow hallway.
Hopefully in another hour will be where I can move the stuff back behind me just one time and then just carry on.
Hate working in small confined areas like this. Takes 3 times longer!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on July 24, 2014, 11:53:32 AM
Well, I just got stun by a Bee the other day. My hand is all puffed up. Darn Bee!!!!  >:(

Did you tax him for some wax?
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Post by: Kaeto on July 24, 2014, 01:19:27 PM
I used to keep bees and I could go into my hives to get the honey bare handed.

Yeah but you're not MD  where just his mere presence aggravates them! )L$

True. I always made sure my bees had plenty to eat. And only the best sources of pollen.
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Post by: jdurand on July 24, 2014, 03:25:30 PM
Since we're getting so much fruit coming ripe at the same time (and quite early this year for some of it), we bought a second dehydrator and are starting to fill it with peaches.

I thought our old one was big, this is the big Sportsman's Guide stainless steel one.  Had to add plastic mesh to the trays since the holes are huge but that was simple.  From what I gather, this is also faster drying than our old one which itself was pretty fast.

Old one 600 Watt, new one 1000 Watt.

Mmmm, future peach pies.  Yum!
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Post by: jdurand on July 24, 2014, 04:58:14 PM
I've been told my pictures are food porn.  Here's a partly loaded dehydrator.

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Post by: Kaboom on July 24, 2014, 05:20:05 PM
Well, I've had my 3rd therapy (physical that is) session. I can actually touch the top of my head with my right hand now. And to think a week ago I could hardly touch my cheek! I do believe this is going to work, but boy is it a work-out. One time the therapist actually brought tears to my eyes (not to mention down my cheeks). But that's a different story....  Still 4 more weeks before I'm allowed back on the bike ( and that is difficult enough to take).   ])M
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Post by: Electric Miner on July 24, 2014, 08:35:02 PM
Hang in there. (T^
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Post by: BartSr on July 24, 2014, 11:13:26 PM
116F today at Scottsdale, AZ, July 24, 2014.  {_K
It's now 10PM Arizona time (think mountain without daylight savings) and still 105F.  (o&
A good day to stay inside.  :'(

Paul
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Post by: Electric Miner on July 25, 2014, 06:09:02 AM
Rained like cats and dogs in Prescott yesterday. Flooding was present.
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Post by: Kaboom on July 25, 2014, 08:52:19 PM
Bought some nice lead from our plumber today. Got about 10 lb, but he wanted $200 a pound for it. I bought it, and he was so happy that he put in a new line from the house to the septic system for us, then threw in a new double sink laundry tub for in the basement. He sure was one happy plumber. And I got some very nice lead.   )L$   (?^   ->i              ])M
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 26, 2014, 06:27:42 AM
As some as you know, I got stun by some Bees. I'm much better now.  ;)
I traded my 1988 Honda NX650 to my cousin for another atv. It's a bigger atv for my son Max. I also got a .22lr rifle. It's a tube fed one. I also am getting some rims for my new atv. I want to put street tires one these rims. I have my new atv legal for riding on the streets. The tires that are on the new atv are not made for street driving(they are dirt tires).
Anyway, might go and pick up the atv(at my Aunt's House) today. That's what I have on today's menu!!!  ;)
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 26, 2014, 06:50:31 AM
need to finish sanding some drywall joints, these are way up high in a narrow hallway. They are going to be a little rough no matter what I do.  But you can't really see them, unless you intentionally get in a position to look up at them
Can't completely finish the section till we get a good sustained rain.  Had two leaks, One appears fixed, not sure about the other yet.

Finish cleaning house, then tomorrow a BBQ out here. Maybe some shooting.

New lady friend treated me to birthday dinner last night.
I say new, as a long time lady friend died two weeks ago, and this one just came back to Cheyenne.
She used to date a friend of mine, but he died 3 yr ago.
I'm hell on friends it appears...........................
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Post by: jdurand on July 26, 2014, 09:42:09 AM
Back from the morning food bank job, time to remotely log into several computers and do weekly maintenance while browsing the web.  I LIKE remote log in.  :)

Got to work on the chicken coop today, the downstairs part is going to be for the ducks.

Also have to reload the dehydrator.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 26, 2014, 09:53:24 AM
I'm still sitting here waiting for Kimmy to get home.
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Post by: Pustic on July 26, 2014, 11:34:50 AM
I'm sitting here watching Sam sitting there waiting on Kimmy to get home.  M__


Then what Sam?   (^h
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Post by: Len on July 26, 2014, 11:35:33 AM
We're having a heat wave here on latitude 60*, temps into the 90*F, something I never experienced before.
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Post by: mazo kid on July 26, 2014, 12:03:53 PM
Len, we have only had ONE 90* day this year! In 2012 we had 30 days over 90* for the summer.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on July 26, 2014, 01:00:37 PM
Read somewhere that the situation over the Azores in mid Atlantic, governs the weather in the US/Canada and the Scandinavian peninsular. If you get a harsh winter we get a mild winter and so on, reciprocal.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 26, 2014, 07:47:13 PM
I'm sitting here watching Sam sitting there waiting on Kimmy to get home.  M__


Then what Sam?   (^h
Well, I'm back to sitting here now.  (?^
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Post by: Kaeto on July 26, 2014, 08:55:01 PM
I just got elected to a 2 year position on the Election Committee of the Michigan Gun Owners group I'm a member of
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 28, 2014, 07:44:12 AM
I just got elected to a 2 year position on the Election Committee of the Michigan Gun Owners group I'm a member of

Careful there, that's a step up into politics and politicking. Might ruin your reputation... )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2014, 07:49:07 AM
Kimmy's at work right now but, when she gets home around noon...she plans to take the black Dodge Caliber car into a shop to have the oil changed. I can't change the oil right now, still a little sore in my ribs/chest area.
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Post by: Kaboom on July 28, 2014, 12:24:27 PM
Great news on the PT. They are reducing my stretching exercising and starting my strengthening exercising. They are very pleased with my progress.  Maybe the bike is getting closer!  (T^ (T^   )L$ )L$  (?^ (?^
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Post by: jdurand on July 28, 2014, 01:15:05 PM
At some point you'll realize you don't hurt anymore.  Just be sure to don't re-do anything that injures it.
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Post by: Aardvark-mi on July 28, 2014, 01:26:22 PM
Kimmy's at work right now but, when she gets home around noon...she plans to take the black Dodge Caliber car into a shop to have the oil changed. I can't change the oil right now, still a little sore in my ribs/chest area.

Are you sore from the bees? Do tell, you have the best injury stories M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 28, 2014, 01:34:02 PM
That's where Kimmy hit him after he said he'd rather go shoot BP instead of going to the dog show with her.

BTW, NEVER mention a sore chest when you're in an emergency room.  They completely forget why you're there and list you as having "CHEST PAINS!" and you'll spend the next day having every heart test they can think of.  It really confuses them when an overweight old(ish) guy has nothing wrong with his heart.

I eventually got over what I went in for partly on my own and partly by sweet talking the nurses into getting stuff to help me.
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Post by: Aardvark-mi on July 28, 2014, 07:44:57 PM
BTW, NEVER mention a sore chest when you're in an emergency room.  They completely forget why you're there and list you as having "CHEST PAINS!" and you'll spend the next day having every heart test they can think of.  It really confuses them when an overweight old(ish) guy has nothing wrong with his heart.
Made that mistake once at the med center...Had been heavy lifting and knew it was not a heart issue, nevertheless it became a 14 hour ordeal for every heart attack test you could think of... Diagnosis- hyperextended muscle...
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 28, 2014, 08:01:27 PM
The only diagnosis I received was "you didn't have a heart attack".  They don't understand "I KNEW that!"
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 29, 2014, 02:32:12 PM
Nay, I'm just still a little sore because of when(1-7-14)I slipped and fell in my tub. I did crack 2 ribs...that's what my X-rays showed. Plus my left lung was filled up(more than half ways)with fluid. I still have a little fluid in my left lung. I have a Doctor's appointment coming up soon. They will do some more X-rays.
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Post by: Pustic on July 29, 2014, 02:38:29 PM
Sam, you're just a walking catastrophe.  {_K
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Post by: Len on July 29, 2014, 02:55:22 PM
Sam, don't take baths
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 29, 2014, 05:59:02 PM
Kimmy's at work right now but, when she gets home around noon...she plans to take the black Dodge Caliber car into a shop to have the oil changed. I can't change the oil right now, still a little sore in my ribs/chest area.
You missed an opportunity to teach her or Sam how to do it
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 29, 2014, 06:08:42 PM
Nay, I'm just still a little sore because of when(1-7-14)I slipped and fell in my tub. I did crack 2 ribs...that's what my X-rays showed. Plus my left lung was filled up(more than half ways)with fluid. I still have a little fluid in my left lung. I have a Doctor's appointment coming up soon. They will do some more X-rays.
You know MD  I got a portable drill with an 18" long bit (to reach deep) and I got some good silicone caulk and some
1/2 abs  tubing.
I can install a drain in the lung for you.  Hey just pay for the beer I'll be drinking during surgery and the material!!


Other than that, been raining off and on since late yesterday afternoon.
found the leak in the breezeway and as I suspected the only fix it is remove the whole roof a redo it. Lot of rot up high that was hidden till got it all opened.
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Post by: mike116 on July 29, 2014, 08:07:24 PM
Hey DD,  looked for you at the Rendezvous in Encampment this past weekend.   It was a nice gathering.   Bought a knife from Tim at Toads Trading Post and some moccasins for the grandbaby due in August.    Hoped you would be there selling some of your stuff.   
Also attended the Ranch Rodeo my son competed in.  They won some money in a couple events.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 30, 2014, 08:24:20 AM
Hey DD,  looked for you at the Rendezvous in Encampment this past weekend.   It was a nice gathering.   Bought a knife from Tim at Toads Trading Post and some moccasins for the grandbaby due in August.    Hoped you would be there selling some of your stuff.   
Also attended the Ranch Rodeo my son competed in.  They won some money in a couple events.

I didn't make it.  I had all these other things come up that demanded my attention.  I will try for next year.  I really wanted to go though.
I will try to make plans early this year and maybe get up there early and just relax!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 30, 2014, 08:38:08 AM
I know, I have so much to do here........... :-[
Oh, the guy that I bought my Green Ford Truck from...he wants to buy the truck back.  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 30, 2014, 08:42:39 AM
Today? Well, I'm trying to build up some enrgey to go out side and mow the front yard.

P.S. I seem to be lazy today.  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on July 30, 2014, 09:48:23 AM
Sam you are lazy every day.
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Post by: Pustic on July 30, 2014, 09:49:37 AM
I see a disaster looming here.  :9) {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 30, 2014, 10:10:42 AM
Uh-Oh...maybe I should just stay in the house and not mow the front yard???
I'll run to Kimmy and tell her you Guys said NOT to mow the grass.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on July 30, 2014, 10:25:18 AM
We didn't say to not mow the yard. We said to not use the lawn mower. So get out there on your hands and knees and start chewing.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on July 30, 2014, 10:26:38 AM
There you go Sam!
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Post by: Busyhands94 on July 30, 2014, 12:47:37 PM
Sam, I've got some tweezers I could lend you for doing your front lawn. Just don't use the mower.
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Post by: Kaboom on July 30, 2014, 01:31:25 PM
This morning the PT girl (gee, she's younger than my youngest daughter) said I have full range of motion back. NOW we start working on strength training. Oh man, this is worse than the motion exercises.  But, like they say, No pain, No gain! I AM gonna get back what I lost. No if's and's or but's!   ])M
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Post by: mazo kid on July 31, 2014, 09:10:16 AM
It sounds like you are making great progress! Keep up the good work.
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 31, 2014, 09:20:21 AM
fitting some new rafters in the breezeway. Figured I'd leave the old roof on as long as I can.
Slip the new ones in under it. Get them completely ready for underlayment. Then remove the old roof.
Nail the new under layment on.  Then paper and shingle.
Because we are to expect more rain in a couple days.

Bad thing is, the breezeway and front room share a common wall. Found the rot had reached over to the first rafter in frontroom. So will have to remove 18" wide section of ceiling and replace the drywall.
Don't want mould the hidden killer getting in there.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on July 31, 2014, 10:36:53 AM

  Thunderstorms in the area, predicting 1" hail.  And I was gonna mow the lawn.  Gee, guess that won't happen.   :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 31, 2014, 11:01:52 AM
We got a little rain this morning here in Portageville, MO.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on July 31, 2014, 11:19:54 AM
Love paranoid people. Someone on another website says I shouldn't type my list of guns on a computer connected to the internet because someone else might be able to get it off my computer.

I couldn't live my life that paranoid.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on July 31, 2014, 11:55:15 AM

  Thunderstorms in the area, predicting 1" hail.  And I was gonna mow the lawn.  Gee, guess that won't happen.   :)

Why not? 
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Post by: jdurand on July 31, 2014, 12:03:44 PM
For the pare of noids out there...

I'm filling out some patent paperwork and ran across this line:

"Petitioner/applicant is cautioned to avoid submitting personal information in documents filed in a patent application that may contribute to identity theft."

So, how do I fill out the form without person information like my name, address, employer, signature, ...  ???
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 31, 2014, 12:52:06 PM
Note to self:  Take aspirin BEFORE reading patent paperwork and pad desk where head will be pounding.

(http://media1.teenormous.com/items/feeds2.yourstorewizards.com/3175-images-200x200-650-icon.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vRfuHN52y50/TSMSy-1w_ZI/AAAAAAAAANc/W3cOI2lImZw/s1600/banging_head_on_keyboard.jpg)
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Post by: Saranac Sam on July 31, 2014, 06:05:59 PM

  Thunderstorms in the area, predicting 1" hail.  And I was gonna mow the lawn.  Gee, guess that won't happen.   :)

Why not?

Because the hail stones might jam up in the mower blades and endanger the lives of small children and animals standing around watching.  Duh!

Just kidding, I no longer have any small children   :)
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Post by: Saranac Sam on July 31, 2014, 06:12:49 PM


  Otherwise, took a 12 foot wooden boat, that I had built, to the dump today.  Hurricane Sandy in 2012 blew it against a concrete block and stove it in.  It was a sad moment but what was sadder was looking at it in the back yard waiting for me to fix it.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on July 31, 2014, 06:14:11 PM
Patent paperwork sent off to lawyer.

Doing a test print just to check feasibility of a project, here it is part way done.  I'm just using a roll of gray ABS that happened to be in the printer.  The real product will be printed with snazzy blue translucent plastic and will have a lot more parts to it.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 01, 2014, 12:07:52 AM
Patent paperwork sent off to lawyer.

Doing a test print just to check feasibility of a project, here it is part way done.  I'm just using a roll of gray ABS that happened to be in the printer.  The real product will be printed with snazzy blue translucent plastic and will have a lot more parts to it.

what is it?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Prospector on August 01, 2014, 12:41:55 AM
It looks to me like something from the set of the original Star Trek series.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 01, 2014, 10:09:43 AM
I need to make a part that has a lot of internal curved parts and I was testing what I could print.  The bottoms of those balls came out rougher than I'd like but I CAN make them hollow.  Need to do some more work on how to get it to come out right.

as for what this particular item is, not sure.  Looks somewhere between futuristic and organic.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 01, 2014, 10:13:55 AM


  Got it!  A ball device!  Sign me up!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 01, 2014, 10:26:33 AM
I'm lost in space here......
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 01, 2014, 10:28:10 AM
"You bubble headed booby!"  "Oh the pain, the pain."
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 01, 2014, 10:32:26 AM
 (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 01, 2014, 10:38:39 AM
I'm lost in space here......

Ok, small words...

the foto is a 3D printer working.

it is making a test thing.

test thing is to see if fancy thing can be made.

Fancy thing will take a long time to make.

Good plastic for fancy thing costs $$$.

3D printers are kewl.

3D printers are not cheap to run.

Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 01, 2014, 10:53:11 AM
Okay, I see......I think.  :)  Don't hate me!!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 01, 2014, 12:07:20 PM
Been measuring up Swiss into tubes/phials. Kids and grandchildren shot up my whole stored quantity in one month time. Which is a good thing.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 01, 2014, 02:28:16 PM
Been pondering which mold to buy for the Rem. It's my first BULLET mold (have cast lad fishing weights) Shi I'm looking at Lee.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 01, 2014, 02:52:14 PM
I've just been making the 140 grain balls, they seem to work fine so far.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 01, 2014, 03:00:00 PM
I use Lee molds exclusively.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 01, 2014, 03:06:16 PM
Been pondering which mold to buy for the Rem. It's my first BULLET mold (have cast lad fishing weights) Shi I'm looking at Lee.

Lee is a good inexpensive aluminum mould, have a few.
But I do prefer the heavier duty steel from Lyman, Accurate and Moose.   But they are triple the cost +.
For starting out I would use the .454 round ball  quick and easy to get the hang of.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 01, 2014, 04:23:42 PM
Lee is a good inexpensive aluminum mould, have a few.
But I do prefer the heavier duty steel from Lyman, Accurate and Moose.   But they are triple the cost +.
For starting out I would use the .454 round ball  quick and easy to get the hang of.

I'm planning to get a RB mold for sure. The 1860 brasser would maybe like those better than bullets. Unless, of course, I get the 160gr...hmmmm  (^h

My real dilemma is whether a .452 bullet mold would work with the Rem. I like the idea of a flat point, and Lee's BP conical is round point only.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 01, 2014, 04:48:58 PM
I use a .451 RB mold, fired a couple of hundred rounds through two guns so far with no problem.  Haven't molded other shapes, but the .451 definitely shaves lead off when loading for me.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 01, 2014, 05:33:10 PM
Interestingly, mine barely shaves (maybe 1-2 thousands) on .454 balls. I'm planning to have the chambers bored to groove diameter (probably not deepened) and chamfered.

Any who, enough styling the B.S. thread. I've got a thread going in the projectiles thread about this issue.

Carry on, boys!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 01, 2014, 06:19:02 PM
I want to get your guys opinion on this. Should I pull the trigger or no?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=432814633
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on August 01, 2014, 06:38:56 PM
I want to get your guys opinion on this. Should I pull the trigger or no?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=432814633

Oh, absolutely!  Then send it to me. It is just too old and untrustworthy for you to shoot. Wouldn't want you to risk yourself with it, so I will volunteer myself to take the risk for you.    )%R )%R
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 01, 2014, 07:17:14 PM
luckily it's able to use modern ammo of which I have a box and the reloading dies.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Saranac Sam on August 01, 2014, 07:19:29 PM
  At that price, get it, you've been wanting one, the cylinder even spins in the correct direction.  It don't get no better. :)

Remember, that's .38 S&W, little guys, don't try to reload it hot.  I know you know that, just sayin..

I've got .32 and .38 S&W, it's still available from any major suppliers,  probably loaded a little soft because it is going into antique revolvers.  I've shot it a few times.  They're interesting, I don't plan to shoot them a lot.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on August 01, 2014, 07:31:58 PM
I see that you did get the gun; good price! I got one a year or so ago, but paid a lot more for mine.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 01, 2014, 07:36:04 PM
Yep.  After I get it I'll need to see how much refinishing it'll need.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 01, 2014, 09:00:04 PM
I guess the fact that you got it means this is a very trust worthy group!

Some other circles, someone would have swiped that up as soon as you posted.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 02, 2014, 03:28:06 AM
  At that price, get it, you've been wanting one, the cylinder even spins in the correct direction.  It don't get no better. :)

Remember, that's .38 S&W, little guys, don't try to reload it hot.  I know you know that, just sayin..

I've got .32 and .38 S&W, it's still available from any major suppliers,  probably loaded a little soft because it is going into antique revolvers.  I've shot it a few times.  They're interesting, I don't plan to shoot them a lot.

Was thinking of reloading it with Trail Boss.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 02, 2014, 02:02:35 PM
Interestingly, mine barely shaves (maybe 1-2 thousands) on .454 balls. I'm planning to have the chambers bored to groove diameter (probably not deepened) and chamfered.

Any who, enough styling the B.S. thread. I've got a thread going in the projectiles thread about this issue.

Carry on, boys!
If your standard chambers only shave 1-2 thousandths now, opening the chamber up will make it worse.
What is you actual bore diameter.  By bore I don't mean including the grooves.
When you have that add the depth of one groove only.  then you have the max I.D. of the barrel.
Your projectile only needs to be big enough to fill that diameter. Perhaps only  1/2 to .001 larger.
Any more the barrel lanfs and grooves have to peel the excess backwards as the slug exits the muzzle.

(because we have an odd number of L &G's we never have two grooves exactly perfectly opposite each other the length of the barrel)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 02, 2014, 03:05:10 PM
Interestingly, mine barely shaves (maybe 1-2 thousands) on .454 balls. I'm planning to have the chambers bored to groove diameter (probably not deepened) and chamfered.

Any who, enough styling the B.S. thread. I've got a thread going in the projectiles thread about this issue.

Carry on, boys!
If your standard chambers only shave 1-2 thousandths now, opening the chamber up will make it worse.
What is you actual bore diameter.  By bore I don't mean including the grooves.
When you have that add the depth of one groove only.  then you have the max I.D. of the barrel.
Your projectile only needs to be big enough to fill that diameter. Perhaps only  1/2 to .001 larger.
Any more the barrel lanfs and grooves have to peel the excess backwards as the slug exits the muzzle.

(because we have an odd number of L &G's we never have two grooves exactly perfectly opposite each other the length of the barrel)

I'm not doing anything until, I take it to a gunsmith. They will be the ones to actually do the work. I went ahead and rammed a ball through the barrel so I can take it along with the pistol when I go to the shop. I'm more leaning toward running bullets rather than RBs after that. Also, I have a 1860 that I won't modify (no sense in it, it's a brasser) so I'll still need the .454 ball mold.

I do see what you're saying with figuring I.D. Thanks for the tip. So, if my bore I.D. is .450, I would only want to reem the chambers to .451. Correct?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 02, 2014, 06:23:09 PM
Interestingly, mine barely shaves (maybe 1-2 thousands) on .454 balls. I'm planning to have the chambers bored to groove diameter (probably not deepened) and chamfered.

Any who, enough styling the B.S. thread. I've got a thread going in the projectiles thread about this issue.

Carry on, boys!
If your standard chambers only shave 1-2 thousandths now, opening the chamber up will make it worse.
What is you actual bore diameter.  By bore I don't mean including the grooves.
When you have that add the depth of one groove only.  then you have the max I.D. of the barrel.
Your projectile only needs to be big enough to fill that diameter. Perhaps only  1/2 to .001 larger.
Any more the barrel lanfs and grooves have to peel the excess backwards as the slug exits the muzzle.

(because we have an odd number of L &G's we never have two grooves exactly perfectly opposite each other the length of the barrel)

I'm not doing anything until, I take it to a gunsmith. They will be the ones to actually do the work. I went ahead and rammed a ball through the barrel so I can take it along with the pistol when I go to the shop. I'm more leaning toward running bullets rather than RBs after that. Also, I have a 1860 that I won't modify (no sense in it, it's a brasser) so I'll still need the .454 ball mold.

I do see what you're saying with figuring I.D. Thanks for the tip. So, if my bore I.D. is .450, I would only want to reem the chambers to .451. Correct?
yes and no.
If your max bore diameter (including the one groove) is .450 which is highly doubtful it will be that big, and your
chamber  is .451  you will have in effect  a ball that is only .001 oversize.
Which is what you read above. But the above is theoretical in the minimum of what you need not what is optimal.

If you are only shaving  1-2 thousandths off the ball you may not get enough of a swaged pressure fit in the chamber
not allowing the pressure of ignition to build to maximum or near maximum pressure before dislodging the ball.
when every thing is as it is supposed to be:
the forcing cone will act like a funnel. It will force the excess diameter of the ball on the leading edge to be peeled and rolled backward.  the forward edge of this cone (against the barrel) is normally equal to maximum bore diameter.
the beginning of the barrel itself will further peel / roll back excess leading edge material.
Thus the center of the bore (land to land) will cause material the be rolled backwards as the ball enters it.
If the ball is too small in diameter, there is not enough metal to fill the grooves  then no spin less accuracy.

it's messy but a small piece of slightly frozen water melon forced into the cone part way will demonstrate this.

All things being equal and perfect machining  the land to land of your barrel bore diameter will be .440 ( thus why we call them 44's not 45). the groove will be .003 to .005  deep.  giving us a theoretical maximum diameter of  .447 to .449  the common diameter of our chambers.

So technically to maintain the proper fit to the barrel even if you ream the chamber, if the other dimensions are correct, it won't change anything, except.
Make the ball a looser fit in the chamber, which as above may cause less pressures to build and possible crossfires.
However you could go to a .457 ball to get the increased friction fit.
But why do it at all.
If your barrel ID min and max  is as above  then there is no benefit.
However if your barrel ID min and max is substantially bigger   and the forcing cone is also, then yes ream to .451
if that is enough to get back to the proper tolerances.
Some here have claimed their barrels are bigger in diameter from the factory.
My apologies for long winded.

I've attached a picture of a forcing cone. this one is chipped and cracked but illustrates my point.
you can see the lands and grooves.............the grooves are darker.
You can clearly see the "ramp" up to the land.  thus illustrating  any metal bigger in diameter has to be rolled backwards, whereas it is basically a straight smooth transition for the grooves.
you may want to save the photo and look at it in a viewer where you can enlarge it some what.

----------------------- now conicals are a slightly different matter.
Ones that have a .450 flat base as the earlier Lee's did, they are harder to start and start and keep straight.
some times they would shave lead all around. Some times not. If crooked going in maybe only along one "edge"  maybe 1/2 to 3/4 around.
Some would not shave the lead, but would roll the excess forward into the grease grooves. It varies, from gun to gun.
On the conicals with the rebated base, theoretically they will start a little easier and stay straight as they are pressed into the chamber.
I offer two versions of these  on in 195r which is .448 base and .455 sides
the other is 190s which is .446 base  first ring is .451 /.452  and the upper ring is .455  The tapered sides should help it stay centered better
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 02, 2014, 07:39:11 PM
Again, I'm not doing anything until we get exact measurements of everything. If things need to be changed then, we'll do it. Chamfering the chamber mouths is probably definitely on the books though. Not much. Just enough to make loading any conical a bit easier. I will be moving to mostly conicals as soon as my order comes in that I mailed off today. Just have to try several different styles and decide which works best with my pistols.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 03, 2014, 07:58:49 AM
I'm thinking on changing my oil and filter in my Green Ford Truck today.  (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 03, 2014, 09:42:36 AM
Drove off to see an original JM Cooper DA .36 that a guy had on sale. Looked rather OK in the photograph, but turned out to be a real wreck. No deal. But the ride was nice.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 03, 2014, 10:32:02 AM
Drove off to see an original JM Cooper DA .36 that a guy had on sale. Looked rather OK in the photograph, but turned out to be a real wreck. No deal. But the ride was nice.

You mean you don't feel like paying nearly full price for a wrecked iron then having to do a complete rebuild on it that will cost nearly as much if not more?

I've been cruising bunbroker a lot lately and there are some terrible looking guns being posted in all categories for the same price you can buy one in good working order. Oh well. Don't have to buy them if we don't want to.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 03, 2014, 11:13:53 AM
That's right! If he'd let it go for 10% of the asked price, I might have taken it, and had my winter nights in the workshop settled.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 03, 2014, 01:15:25 PM
That's right! If he'd let it go for 10% of the asked price, I might have taken it, and had my winter nights in the workshop settled.

I'm keeping my eyes out for a good project pistol. Currently though, I'm going to try hand carving a set of grips for my '58. Nothing fancy. Just see if I can do it, then get some wood with nice markings and carve a purty set.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on August 03, 2014, 02:09:11 PM
I put a sporterized 03A3, 30-06 rifle with thumbhole stock and Realist Camputer 3-9 scope on layaway at the lgs, bought my wife a 2 TB external hard drive, and am now brining some beef to  be made into pastrami next week. I also have to make cheesecake in a little while. It's pouring down rain here at the moment.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 03, 2014, 02:20:14 PM
It's sunny, 92, and 12-15 breeze here! Might take the motorscooter for when it gets back below 90.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 03, 2014, 08:36:56 PM
I'm thinking on changing my oil and filter in my Green Ford Truck today.  (^h
Ohhh Nooooooo.  Sam is going to have another story to tell of something that went wrong!!! )L$
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Prospector on August 03, 2014, 09:23:02 PM
It's pouring down rain here at the moment.

I am glad you are finally getting some rain out there.  You have had such an extreme drought for such a long time.  Even the cacti have been suffering!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 03, 2014, 09:26:57 PM
Dinner turned out REALLY good tonight.  Out of the crock pot came leg of raccoon (deboned and cut up), pasta, good quality veg., all cooked in home-made squirrel-lamb stock.

Home made sourdough bread to top it off.

"May I have more, please?"
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 03, 2014, 10:14:40 PM
I'm thinking on changing my oil and filter in my Green Ford Truck today.  (^h
Ohhh Nooooooo.  Sam is going to have another story to tell of something that went wrong!!! )L$

Sam will end up wearing the used oil and chewing on the old oil filter.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 04, 2014, 02:40:53 AM
I did change the oil in the green ford truck but, I got the wrong oil filter.  :-[
So, I left the old oil filter on. Put new oil in. I'll just have to go to the car parts store and get the right oil filter.
The oil was BLACK!!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on August 04, 2014, 04:29:49 AM
I did change the oil in the green ford truck but, I got the wrong oil filter.  :-[
So, I left the old oil filter on. Put new oil in. I'll just have to go to the car parts store and get the right oil filter.
The oil was BLACK!!!!

It does get that way after a year or two.  Should try to change it at least every 18 months.   {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 04, 2014, 06:51:52 AM
Actually oil will start turning black as soon as you put it in.
Black oil doesn't mean it's bad.
Other factors do.
Amount of combustion gases that it has absorbed and length of time.

It was bad in the 1930's through 1950's  when machining and various other parts didn't fit as tight as todays models.
back then they used road draft tubes, that bled the gases and fumes into the open air. but the engines ran quite rich in the fuel to air ratio and had quite a bit of by pass gases. And the oils weren't as good then either.

In the 1960's they started using PVC valves consistently.  these run the gases back into the crankcase.
So even thought fit and finish of parts and quality is better, the oil still gets dark.

When changing your oil, it is best to get the oil in the engine warm, start and let idle a few minutes.  Shut off and then drain.  Let it drain a 1/2 hr or longer.  More of the "sludge" etc will drip down into the pan from the cylinder walls and such.

That's why I don't use Jiffy Lube and such.  Don't let it drain long enough.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 04, 2014, 07:47:40 AM
Just saw on a foreign broadcast.
Singapore as I understand it, just passed a new law.
All new advertised jobs are reserved for legal citizens first.
After it has been listed for two weeks, then it can be offered to foreigners.
Hey it's a step in the right direction. Take care of your own first!

And I see Governor Perry
it going to use state  national guard, troopers, texas rangers, armed park rangers as needed to close the border.
At least that is what he said on the news. 
He even hinted at other outside help may show up!
And he kept it low key, but you could tell he doesn't have much use for Obama's lack of securing the border policy.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 04, 2014, 09:21:37 AM
DD4, good tip on the black oil...I never knew that.
When I used to live in KS, there was renew oil that you could buy cheaper. That oil was black.
I don't see this oil any more.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 04, 2014, 09:29:18 AM
As soon as Kimmy gets home from work(around noon)today, we are going out to my Mom & Dad's house. I'm going to take a few guns over. I'm going to show my Dad how to shoot his 1858 Remmy .44cal pistol. He has never shot it before.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 04, 2014, 10:24:15 AM
As soon as Kimmy gets home from work(around noon)today, we are going out to my Mom & Dad's house. I'm going to take a few guns over. I'm going to show my Dad how to shoot his 1858 Remmy .44cal pistol. He has never shot it before.

Let's hope your dad isn't as accident prone as you are.   Don't want to hear where he shot you big toe off, or spme other appendage!! )L$

bad luck today.  Got tangled up stepping over a trailer house frame I am cutting up.
let go of the torch when I fell.
It hit just right so the cutting tip assembly broke where it screws to the mixing body.
Just another dang thing I got to fix now to get back to my projects.
Heading to town to check pawn shop first. We got five but I will only shop the locally owned one.
He is a really nice guy!   
Rest are nationally owned.
I might have to go to Ft Collins which will ruin rest of day.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 04, 2014, 10:56:08 AM
Heh! My Dad might be worse than me!  (?^

Report to come.................... :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on August 04, 2014, 11:03:19 AM
Pictures, we need pictures!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on August 04, 2014, 01:34:07 PM
Starline brass had a promotion going on for the last month or so on their FaceBook page. Log your name and email daily for a chance to win a Dillon RL550B reloading press.  Now, guess who won...... drum roll please......M E ! ! !  Gee, wonder when they are gonna ship it. I never had no progress press before.    {:(  )L$  (?^  ->i  (T^   {?| {?| {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 04, 2014, 01:59:32 PM

Let's hope your dad isn't as accident prone as you are. 

bad luck today.  Got tangled up stepping over a trailer house frame I am cutting up.
let go of the torch when I fell.....
.....

"bad luck today.  Got tangled up stepping over a trailer house frame I am cutting up.
let go of the torch when I fell."

You're starting to sound like MD. Take care!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 04, 2014, 02:17:26 PM
Just ordered some Khaki Campbell ducks to keep our chickens amused.  We pick them up from the hatchery next Monday, they'll only be hours old.

I'd better prepare for CUTE!  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 04, 2014, 02:47:53 PM
DD4, good tip on the black oil...I never knew that.
When I used to live in KS, there was renew oil that you could buy cheaper. That oil was black.
I don't see this oil any more.

What part of KS you from?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 04, 2014, 02:57:57 PM
Just saw on a foreign broadcast.
Singapore as I understand it, just passed a new law.
All new advertised jobs are reserved for legal citizens first.
After it has been listed for two weeks, then it can be offered to foreigners.
Hey it's a step in the right direction. Take care of your own first!

And I see Governor Perry
it going to use state  national guard, troopers, Texas rangers, armed park rangers as needed to close the border.
At least that is what he said on the news. 
He even hinted at other outside help may show up!
And he kept it low key, but you could tell he doesn't have much use for Obama's lack of securing the border policy.

It's about time a government gets the job scene at least half way right. Too bad it's in another country. Some of these countries that most US citizens consider 2ND or 3RD world look out for their citizens better than the past 25 years worth of American Political regimes!

Glad Governor Perry at least appears to be doing something. Get NM, AZ, and CA (never gonna happen) on board and we might make a small dent in it.

In other news, KS is making great strides in 2ND Amendment confirmation legislation. Now, any firearm can be produced in KS in any form by anyone as long as it doesn't leave the state.

Open carry is legit across the state and no city or county can pass an ordinance or a resolution stating otherwise.

According to KS law, if the fed gov attempts to infringe on a KS resident's 2ND Amendment, the fed agent is to be charged criminally with doing so.

...Among many others...

OH, and, mandatory drug screening for welfare recipients (passed in 2013).
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 04, 2014, 03:04:17 PM
DD4, good tip on the black oil...I never knew that.
When I used to live in KS, there was renew oil that you could buy cheaper. That oil was black.
I don't see this oil any more.

What part of KS you from?

MD is in Portageville in that south eastern appendix to Missouri.
What KS part are you from?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 04, 2014, 07:24:22 PM
MD said in a prior post he used to live in KS. So...what part?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 04, 2014, 08:23:02 PM
Well, my Dad wasn't feeling too good today so, we didn't shoot any guns. Plus, it was HOT out here in Point Pleasent, MO.(where my Mom and Dad lives).

I have lived all over KS. Last place I lived was Olathe, KS. Pretty good size city.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 04, 2014, 09:54:20 PM
So, you a yuppy trying to scratch a life in the trees and hills?  )L$

This darn apartment we're surviving in is killing me.  .)) Dealing with the fallout of transfers is for the birds.  (u^

I just got transferred to Newton. Bet you don't know where that is.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on August 05, 2014, 09:31:59 AM
"Starline brass had a promotion going on for the last month or so on their FaceBook page. Log your name and email daily for a chance to win a Dillon RL550B reloading press.  Now, guess who won...... drum roll please......M E ! ! !  Gee, wonder when they are gonna ship it. I never had no progress press before." Kaboom, congratulations on your win! I use a single stage press a lot for smaller quantity reloads. For lots of ammo, 380, 38/357, 45ACP, etc., the 550 progressive is really great. You can really go through lots of primers, powder and bullets in a short time! {?|             
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 05, 2014, 09:47:43 AM
Way to go Mazo!  {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 05, 2014, 11:18:17 AM
Starline brass had a promotion going on for the last month or so on their FaceBook page. Log your name and email daily for a chance to win a Dillon RL550B reloading press.  Now, guess who won...... drum roll please......M E ! ! !  Gee, wonder when they are gonna ship it. I never had no progress press before.    {:(  )L$  (?^  ->i  (T^   {?| {?| {?|


Congrats, kaboom!

I started handloading last year with a Lee Precision single stage. Paid for all of my hardware and brass with the first 200 rnds. Of course, I'm not loading standard 9mm or 45ACP though. Take a bit more of the smaller rounds to pay it off. BUT, you don't have to worry about that!!!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on August 05, 2014, 12:55:28 PM
I started reloading in the early 70's. I've had a number of different single stage presses and once had a Lee turret press, but never a progressive press. I will have to buy the caliber conversion kits for the different cases I want to reload on it. Those are about $49 each, and I'll need a couple more of their "powder dies" at about $19 a pop. So my outlay won't be too bad. It was to be shipped either yesterday or today, so it should be here middle of next week. Man I'm excited. Never won anything before. Mebby my luck, she's achangin'.

 {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Tom-ADC on August 05, 2014, 07:53:38 PM
Wife bought me a Dillon 550B in the early 90's for Christmas yeah I picked it out and ordered it but she put her name on the gift tag.
Have to say I really like it I load everything from .380 to 45-70 on it, a best buy for sure, after 1000's of rounds it's been trouble free.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on August 05, 2014, 08:02:33 PM
after 1000's of rounds it's been trouble free.

That sure is good to know. It is going to replace my RCBS Rockchucker (new model). I'll have some caliber conversion kits to get and a few extra powder dies, but I can't wait for it to come (should be middle of next week--I hope).  I down loaded the manual for it and I think I've read it 3-4 times already...am I anxious, or what?
 _l _l _l _l _l _l _l
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on August 05, 2014, 08:14:11 PM
 Couple of other handy things to have are some extra primer tubes, large and small. That way, you can just replace the loaded tube and not have to take the time to load primers when the tube runs dry.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on August 05, 2014, 09:49:31 PM
Spent a couple of hours filing, sanding, polishing, buffing the brass parts for my Pedersoli Bounty Hunter kit. The kit is missing a couple of screws so will see about ordering those out soon.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 05, 2014, 10:32:02 PM
Spent a couple of hours filing, sanding, polishing, buffing the brass parts for my Pedersoli Bounty Hunter kit. The kit is missing a couple of screws so will see about ordering those out soon.

Those kit guns look pretty sharp. Of course you'll be posting some pictures.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 05, 2014, 11:28:58 PM
What I'd like to get is a Lee Turret press.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 06, 2014, 08:56:42 AM
I don't know what I'm doing today.... (^h
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 06, 2014, 10:48:46 AM
Doing a big 3D print and cleaning house because a retired NSA guy is coming by tomorrow to chat. 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on August 06, 2014, 11:03:31 AM
I don't know what I'm doing today.... (^h

I do!  M__
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 06, 2014, 11:17:58 AM
Doing a big 3D print and cleaning house because a retired NSA guy is coming by tomorrow to chat.

How "big" we talking? I'm sure there's limitations to the printers but curious what they are.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 06, 2014, 11:19:28 AM
I'm thinking about hopping on the motorscooter and heading to pick up my new specs.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaboom on August 06, 2014, 11:52:28 AM
Just got email....my new Dillon RL550B will be delivered tomorrow!  Was only notified on Monday it was to be shipped. Verra quick service for a freeby.  Man, I'm lovin' it.   (T^ (T^   {?| {?|
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 06, 2014, 01:02:51 PM
Doing a big 3D print and cleaning house because a retired NSA guy is coming by tomorrow to chat.

How "big" we talking? I'm sure there's limitations to the printers but curious what they are.

Definitely limitations.  We have a small office printer so in theory we can print stuff up to 5" x 5" x 5" but haven't tried it.  This is about 3" wide and 4" tall, all curvy (hardly a straight line anywhere on it). 
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 06, 2014, 03:20:56 PM
Getting ready for ducks to join our chickens.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 06, 2014, 03:23:17 PM
I'm thinking about hopping on the motorscooter and heading to pick up my new specs.

Hot, hot, hot.

But, a good ride with the daughter.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 06, 2014, 03:31:09 PM
Massive forest fire north west of here. Casualties, and farms burnt to the ground. The smoke is laying like a blanket even down her. We keep the windows closed. We don't go outside.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 06, 2014, 03:39:18 PM
Massive forest fire north west of here. Casualties, and farms burnt to the ground. The smoke is laying like a blanket even down her. We keep the windows closed. We don't go outside.

Dang. Hate to hear that. Cali or Colo? Seems to be where most of the big ones are.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 06, 2014, 03:55:16 PM
Sweden, Scandinavia, northern Europe. We are new to this.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 06, 2014, 04:03:53 PM
That revolver arrived today. And the seller lied about the condition.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 06, 2014, 07:15:42 PM
Sweden, Scandinavia, northern Europe. We are new to this.

Hopefully the society catches onto fire prevention quickly. We've been dealing with it in the US for quite some time. However, you'll always have morons who don't care to take caution.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: jdurand on August 06, 2014, 11:48:25 PM
Doing a big 3D print and cleaning house because a retired NSA guy is coming by tomorrow to chat.

How "big" we talking? I'm sure there's limitations to the printers but curious what they are.

Definitely limitations.  We have a small office printer so in theory we can print stuff up to 5" x 5" x 5" but haven't tried it.  This is about 3" wide and 4" tall, all curvy (hardly a straight line anywhere on it).

After about 9 hours of printing today, the printer screwed up for the second time in two days.  But, I saw it do it.  The table wobbled.  WTF???  Checked and found a screw on the bottom about to fall out.  Only when the model was about 3" tall and the table made a fast move in a certain direction, the table would tilt and momentarily jam the nozzle against the model and cause the motor to loose track of where it was.  After that the model has a split personality.

At least I can fix that without too much trouble, I was about to take the thing apart and that's not the easiest to do (precision ball bearing slides).
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 07, 2014, 07:52:35 AM
That revolver arrived today. And the seller lied about the condition.
Kaeto, what's wrong with it?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 07, 2014, 10:21:28 AM
They said it was 100% functional. But I get it and the trigger return spring is broken.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Len on August 07, 2014, 10:30:18 AM
Sweden, Scandinavia, northern Europe. We are new to this.

Hopefully the society catches onto fire prevention quickly. We've been dealing with it in the US for quite some time. However, you'll always have morons who don't care to take caution.

Our wize morons scrapped our 30 Chinook choppers in 2004 and didn't replace them with anything of that caliber, so we can't water bomb. Had to turn to Italy and France for help, but that meant 4 more days of uncontrolled fire.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 07, 2014, 12:27:23 PM
Wow, Len, good luck with that.
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 07, 2014, 12:43:19 PM
Just saw on a foreign broadcast.
Singapore as I understand it, just passed a new law.
All new advertised jobs are reserved for legal citizens first.
After it has been listed for two weeks, then it can be offered to foreigners.
Hey it's a step in the right direction. Take care of your own first!

And I see Governor Perry
it going to use state  national guard, troopers, Texas rangers, armed park rangers as needed to close the border.
At least that is what he said on the news. 
He even hinted at other outside help may show up!
And he kept it low key, but you could tell he doesn't have much use for Obama's lack of securing the border policy.

It's about time a government gets the job scene at least half way right. Too bad it's in another country. Some of these countries that most US citizens consider 2ND or 3RD world look out for their citizens better than the past 25 years worth of American Political regimes!

Glad Governor Perry at least appears to be doing something. Get NM, AZ, and CA (never gonna happen) on board and we might make a small dent in it.

In other news, KS is making great strides in 2ND Amendment confirmation legislation. Now, any firearm can be produced in KS in any form by anyone as long as it doesn't leave the state.

Open carry is legit across the state and no city or county can pass an ordinance or a resolution stating otherwise.

According to KS law, if the fed gov attempts to infringe on a KS resident's 2ND Amendment, the fed agent is to be charged criminally with doing so.

...Among many others...

OH, and, mandatory drug screening for welfare recipients (passed in 2013).
But the feds are already planning to fight it under the Supremacy clause
Which I don't feel applies.MO!
I feel the government has way overstepped it's bounds years and years ago.
I think the government should control Military, war, treaties, health hazards to protect all citizens (like the FDA)
regulate communications etc, so we get quality and quantity at a fair price, labor standards so we get a fair wage and fair hours, schooling and infrastructure.
But to me the 2nd is quite clear, Congress (which to me is the government) is not to make any laws restricting guns.
NONE NADA ZILCH    not even for type, make, brand, who can and who can not have one.
That belongs to the people alone. Along with the rest of the bill of rights.
If there were someplace to go, to get rid of an overbearing government I'd go, but since there isn't............
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 07, 2014, 01:09:04 PM
It's stinking raining here!!! Grrrrrr!!!!!  .))

Kaeto, get ahold of the seller and tell him about that broken spring. Maybe he will help you out.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on August 07, 2014, 01:16:21 PM
   Today I was working on part of my bucket list.  ])M One of the goals on my bucket list is to own at least 50 guns before I kick my bucket. Today I came two guns closer to that goal.  M__  I went from 40 to 42 guns, only 8 more to go.  {?| If I count my air guns, then I would be much closer, but I'm not counting those.  ;D

   This morning the LGS called me and let me know that the background check came back and I can come and pick up my guns.  _l I bought a Chinese made Mosin-Nagant M-44 in 7.62X54r, and a new in the box Henry pump action .22 magnum.  {?| _l _l _l

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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 07, 2014, 01:31:41 PM
Way to go Pustic!  {?|
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Post by: Pustic on August 07, 2014, 02:03:55 PM
Thanks Sam!   _LL
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 07, 2014, 03:08:29 PM


Kaeto, get ahold of the seller and tell him about that broken spring. Maybe he will help you out.

I did. He claimed it was fine when he shipped it.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: the_law_man01 on August 07, 2014, 03:32:09 PM


Kaeto, get ahold of the seller and tell him about that broken spring. Maybe he will help you out.

I did. He claimed it was fine when he shipped it.

WOW...SOME PEOPLE'S KIDS!!!  >:(

I don't know if it's the same make/model of pistol you got, Kaeto, but I saw a very similar one on GB last night that was $700
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 07, 2014, 05:33:00 PM
The gun shop that did the transfer has one in better condition for $50.00
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Hawg on August 07, 2014, 05:36:19 PM
   Today I was working on part of my bucket list.  ])M One of the goals on my bucket list is to own at least 50 guns before I kick my bucket.

Only 50? {:( {_K
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: mazo kid on August 07, 2014, 07:01:51 PM
Pustic, you need to get yourself a C&R FFL, only $30.00 for three years. Then you can buy, and have shipped to your door, any gun over 50 years old (mostly, doesn't count full auto, etc.). I have had mine for many years now and the license pays for itself in money saved by not having to pay an 01 FFL to receive and transfer the guns.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 07, 2014, 08:42:15 PM
scattered thunder clouds here when I left for town 1300.
They consolidated and really dumped out here at the house.
Standing water and mud holes all over the 1 1/2 mile road to house.
Standing water all around the house and I am almost at the top of the hill!

Lot more rain this summer than most in recent years!
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on August 07, 2014, 09:49:39 PM
Quote
What I'd like to get is a Lee Turret press.


Have one. Love it.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on August 08, 2014, 08:17:21 AM
   Today I was working on part of my bucket list.  ])M One of the goals on my bucket list is to own at least 50 guns before I kick my bucket.

Only 50? {:( {_K

Yeah...., to start.  ])M
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Pustic on August 08, 2014, 08:18:30 AM
Pustic, you need to get yourself a C&R FFL, only $30.00 for three years. Then you can buy, and have shipped to your door, any gun over 50 years old (mostly, doesn't count full auto, etc.). I have had mine for many years now and the license pays for itself in money saved by not having to pay an 01 FFL to receive and transfer the guns.

I have been thinking about that, but I like seeing the guns first before I buy it.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 08, 2014, 08:44:23 AM
Another rainy day here in Portageville, MO.  {)_
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Post by: Pustic on August 08, 2014, 10:25:35 AM
Sam, you need to learn how to sing and dance in the rain.  _l

(http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/files/2008/09/610_kelly_intro.jpg)
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Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 08, 2014, 11:11:00 AM
Sam, you need to learn how to sing and dance in the rain.  _l

(http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/files/2008/09/610_kelly_intro.jpg)
You are forgetting MD is accident prone and currently sickly   better he just stay on the sofa!!

it poured here last night, a gulley washer. standing water and I am at top of a hill.

Working on new rafters in the breezeway. Looks like another 2 weeks yet at this rate.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Kaeto on August 08, 2014, 12:25:18 PM
That aint rain. They are having a long distance spitting contest on the roof of the building.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 08, 2014, 12:41:47 PM
That aint rain. They are having a long distance spitting contest on the roof of the building.

Well their accuracy sucks!

How'd you like to be in Hawaii right now?
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: BartSr on August 08, 2014, 01:39:42 PM
My Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant) died today, Battery is OK, it just won't turn on (battery in, or out with USB power).  .))
Picked up an unlocked Verizon Galaxy S5 that I use on T-Mobile. Works fine, whew.  _l  (T^
Luckily I had most of my info/#'s in the SD card that I transferred.  :9)

Paul
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Electric Miner on August 08, 2014, 02:24:22 PM
Stopped at the local Ace to buy wild bird food. Some complete nimrod was raising hell, and threatening to sue because the portable work bench he bought didn't say the built-in power strip had to be plugged into a wall outlet before it had power.
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 08, 2014, 05:33:58 PM
That aint rain. They are having a long distance spitting contest on the roof of the building.
(?^   (T^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 09, 2014, 09:35:38 AM
Kimmy ordered me a Lee Loader in .223. It's the one that you use a hammer on. It came in the other day. Got it on e-bay, $32.58 for it.

Wish me Good Luck on using this with the hammer!!!  (?^
Title: Re: What's going on today?
Post by: DD4lifeusmc on August 09, 2014, 10:05:08 AM
Kimmy ordered me a Lee Loader in .223. It's the one that you use a hammer on. It came