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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:21 PM

Good evening all,

Nice day weather wise.  Grandson's team lost 17-2 as he was the only one to drive in any runs.  Foyt team was 15th and 17th today.  Worked on the honeysuckle bush again.  Tried to take axe to the base, but it bounced right off.  I trimmed back as much as I could with limb saw.  Will have Lucas take a chain saw to it next time he is here.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:54 PM

Evening gang,

Nice warm one today but the humidity came up fast. 95

Spent the entire day working on presentation to property tax appraisal board. Hearing is tomorrow at 11:30. Raised my structure value by 25% and used comps where extensive renovations/upgrades have been done. My house is just the same as in 1977. Maintained but not upgraded. Wish me luck!

 Mike C - you did not say the diameter of the trunk - if not too bad tie a chain around it and rip it out of the ground with a come-along or a pickup truck (Or a come-along tied to my pickup). I have done this extensively and it gets most of the roots out also. If you have or can borrow a small tractor even better.

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Posted by V8Vega on Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:23 PM

I zillowed the rental house I sold in 2012 for 240,000. It was a complete dump. I’m not unhappy, I got a good price for it. A development company must have bought it like they do often here on depressed houses and really fixed it up

It was a very small house and they didn’t add to it any, it looks nice now.

 

It sold for 440,000 and is now worth 457, 332.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, July 17, 2017 6:04 AM

Mornin' boys.  Pheewwww...made it through the weekend.  It was a labor of love, that's all that can be said for our Christmas in July event.  Had a short blurb on the local news as well.  Came home, ate some meatloaf, and pretty much collapsed onto the big comfy couch.

Roy - Here's 1 for you 19 for me....

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, July 17, 2017 10:21 AM

Good Morning Boyz & Gurlz !

As had been said earlier summer is here ! Now the monsoonal humidity is coming this week, gonna hate to see the electric bill for this. Oh well, it beats sitting and stewing in your own sweat.

Dennis, You see those ambulance chasing shysters on TV  all the time who are only concerned with one thing, MONEY MONEY MONEY ! Theirs not for you.

Hoping to hear from the surgeon today so we can set-up the pre-op meeting. After last Nov's nephrectomy and the reaction I had to the anesthesia that will be the #1 item on my agenda.

Fife, You may have been pooped when you got home but it is still something I'd bet you truly enjoyed and will cherish the memories.

Time to get a move on, PT exercise time. Grumpy   

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, July 17, 2017 10:32 AM

 

Good Afternoon from sticky 85°F Southern Ohio,

 

Hope all had a good weekend.  It was busy around here.  The youngest had a great time at church camp.  As proof she has a count down on the white board in the kitchen for when sign-ups for next year open, as it fills up fast.

 

I made some progress on the Honey Dos; I made the chicken feeder and gave the “new design” to the layer hens and gave the Eating Machines (broiler chicks) the old feeder.  Yard work took up a lot of the rest of the weekend.  I’m recovering parts of the yard that had been let go for some time and it is looking nice.  We’re looking into building a fire pit.  There is plenty of firewood here and we enjoy sitting around a fire in the evenings when the weather cools.

 

Got to go

 

May God bless

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, July 17, 2017 11:04 AM

I got a anthrogram and stent May 11. My reaction to the I guess anesthesia was I was so sick I didn't need to get out of bed but I was so sick I coulden't have. I threw up a half dozen times, of coarse I haden't eaten anything.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, July 17, 2017 11:38 AM

Hi there,
Back from the North Woods, had a good time and we managed to set and plumb two 500-gallon LP tanks for Mark and Mark’s places. Also cut a 100’+ dead oak and showed a younger how to fall a tree and live to tell about it. The whole state of Wi was wet as can be.
Got grass to cut and do some chores around here since I was gone.
 Roy, good luck with the Tax man.
 My neighbors do all they can to help keep our taxes down!  Laugh
 
 
 

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, July 17, 2017 12:36 PM

Hey all.

Got an e-mail from a friend who was a pilot in the Air Force for well over 20 years. Attached was a link that brought back a lot of memories of days, nights and weekends working on aircraft on the flightline and/or hangars  making sure they were ready for the next days sorties.

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/avibaozona5

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, July 17, 2017 1:36 PM

Afternoon all!

83 at noon and huuuuumiiiiiid. ugh. Bring da dry heat!

Success at the tax appraiser. Got the market value lowered 35K where many are seeing 35-50K increases. The foundation and "no updates" since 1977 convinced them to actually lower It. I turn 65 in Oct so several of the 5 taxing entities will freeze my tax rate at the now reduced 2017 level. Now I know the process I will go back to keep the market value down unless we decide to fix this place.

Fife - loved the "beard"!

Dougnotta - good luck for the next step on the surgery Angel

 

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Posted by Banks on Monday, July 17, 2017 6:27 PM

fifedog

Mornin' boys.  Pheewwww...made it through the weekend.  It was a labor of love, that's all that can be said for our Christmas in July event.  Had a short blurb on the local news as well.  Came home, ate some meatloaf, and pretty much collapsed onto the big comfy couch.

Roy - Here's 1 for you 19 for me....

 

FIfe ....what happened to the link. Saw it earlier but didn't take the time to watch

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:09 PM

Good evening all,

Quiet day at work.  Not feeling well all day.  Did some errands tonight and picked up granddaughter after practice.  I hoped everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:59 PM

Framers got here today.   Two windows above will be gone for roof peak.  One moved to close to the bathroom window.  Walls tomorrow.

Goodnight.

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 4:25 AM

Found Fife in SPF

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:35 AM

Mornin' boys.  Hazy & 70 along the Patterson Creek cut-off; calling for Lightning later.  Wifey and I took a pretty drive through Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County yesterday.  Stopped off at Christmas Challet, and picked up a Dept56 curved creek beds, which mate up nicely with my canal set.  Wifey picked up some black bear decorations for the basement "bear den".  Oakland has the best Lowe's, and we picked up 2 more shelves for the bar area.  Yeungs and wings at Patrick's in Cumberland.

Good day, for sure.

Roy - the beard often feels like I walked through a spider web, yuck.

Banks - the kids were all great, and in a relaxed atmosphere, they really opened up with Santa. 

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:13 AM

 

Good Morning from a humid 85°F Southern Ohio,

 

Last night we signed a contract with a Contractor to frame up another garage on the property we just moved into.  The place has a 24 x 24 garage but my truck (a crew cab dually) just barely fits in it and I’ve still have not moved my tools from the former home to here yet.  We’re going to build a 24 x 28 next to the existing garage.  They anticipate starting in mid-August.

 

My Bride is directing the girls and their 4-H projects and the competition is this Thursday.  There is nothing quite like taking it right to the wire.  The oldest girl’s quilt just needs the binding attached and the youngest is finishing up her project book and all will be done.

 

The Broiler chicks are growing like crazy and since the rabbit litters did not work out the animal part of the fair will be scaled back this year which is good.  We’ll see what next year brings.  We do want to get a breeding buck New Zealand rabbit after the fair just for meat production.

 

Roy – Congrats on the meeting with the appraisers.

 

Chief – It is exciting to be building.

 

Mike – Hope you’re feeling better

 

Break is over, may God bless

 

Jim

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:32 AM

Morning all!

Will hit 97 today. After the warm winter our summer so far has been normal or below normal temps. Temps will hit 100 Sat/Sun and humid. Ugh. 17 is the avg for 100+ degree days. Just 2 so far.

Phish - nice about the new garage. Wish I had room to build a shop.

Chief - so that is going to be Pam's she-cave, closet? Doubles the size of the house!

Mike C - feel better soon!

Fife - sounds like a nice drive! 

Had a nice call with Don B last night until the wife told me time to grill the salmon! Came out perfect!

Regards, Roy

           

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:34 AM

Unusual forecast on TV 92/66 92/66 92/66 the next 7 days.

Krm your neighbor looks like a abandoned house.

I have a trashy neighbor but right across the street. A likely illegal alien whos main occupation seems to be yard and industrial cleanup so I have beat up old trucks and trailers full of junk parked in front and nearby all the time.

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:18 PM

Dennis, It is abandoned now but it was the same when they still lived there two years ago. White trash.  Ick!

I told the wife the first time we saw the place back in 2004 that we would not have to worry about keeping up with the neighbors.

The heat is back on for us the rest of the week with 90s and plenty of humidity.

Don't have 300 miles on the new Colorado yet but I do like it so far.

 

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:52 PM

Humid and I missed the lawn cutting guys. Gonna wait till just before sundown then cut it. 90 tomorrow so it will be today. We are city folk so property must be maintained or if a letter from the city doesn't do it, they will have the violation done and add it to your tax bill.

S.J.

To clarify...example. your lawn is full of weeds, some things need painting, a gutter is loose,ect.

You get a letter with 30 days to fix or if you need more time they will work with you providing progress will be made. I hope that helps clear up my statment.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:43 PM

Good evening all,

Did just enough to get through day.  Did nothing but sleep when I got home.  Did not walk today.  Hot hot hot!   Thank you all for the "get better" wishes.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:48 AM

Morning all. Have DR. appointment today at 1. Took truck to dealership so they could instal the new media center. Mine was the buttons were sticking. They were just going to take it out and have the old one cleaned but it was so expensive by time they paid to have that done and shipping both ways, that they just replaced it.

I got a bunch of Super O track in that needs some serious cleaning. Got 9 switches in, none worked. So there fine if you want them as manual switches ( well except two which want to go one direction once you add power to the track. ) not sure how hard it would be to repair them. I believe unless you had some special tools it would not be worth it, and even if you did not sure it would be worth it once you bought the parts.

Other than that not much going on.

Talk to you all later

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Posted by dougdagrump on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:37 AM

Howwwdeee !

If I might channel the spirit of Minnie Pearl. Moon

Had planned on being at the museum this Friday but it don't look like that's gonna happen. Sure be glad when we can get some of this "stuff" squared away.

Getting so bored here that I even started to clean up the train room. Sigh

Spent some time looking thru the J. Seacrest offerings on the Stout Auction website. So far the bids seem to be awful low but everything is 2 rail so even if you won with a low ball bid it could cost a bundle to convert to 3 rail.

Gonna be a somewhat crazy few days around  Sandy Eggo. The racing season opens at Del Mar today and Comi-Con previews tonight and officially opens tomorrow. Lots of strange folks walking around town.

Gotta run, later all.

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:11 AM

I'm at that age, going to a memorial today.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:07 PM

Evening all!

97 today. 96 is normal. Next 5 days or so bring 97-99. Sunny 

Spent last week and this week of my part time work finishing up two projects. These will be my final projects and then they will cut me loose. These are US Govmt filings so there will be a review period and possibly some minor follow up that will require a few additional hours. Kinda sad - 22 years at this place but time to move on! And all my time will be my own - right youz retired guys! - hmmm - can't hear you jumping in on that??

Dennis - it's tough - I have lost 3 good friends this past year.

 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:20 PM

Good evening all,

Spent the day at home and rested.  Went over for playoff game tonight.  Only had 11 show up.  We lost 3-0.  Left leg popped again so I was pretty ineffective.  Unless the "sidekick" plays again next summer, I am done.  Weather is hot.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:18 AM

Roy - Some horses aren't made for pasture...  Retirement was overrated in my case.  Find something to do that makes you happy.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:56 AM

 

Good Morning from sunny 77°F & 83.5% humidity Southern Ohio,

 

I was really busy at work yesterday.  By the end of the day I was covering for 3 supervisors.  We did get a lot done and one of the tasks was a job we did for the first time and had been planning for about 4 months and it went off without any issues.

 

The girls had their 4-H judging yesterday.  They feel pretty good about how they presented their project and interviews.  They will get their results this evening. 

 

Try and stay cool and hydrated today!

 

May God bless

 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:03 AM

Roy as said in my other post at the other forum, I'm enjoying retirement, But Fife is correct, Find something to do that you enjoy. Don't become a couch/chair potato. I started to then got myself moving and feel better now than I have in years. ( Physically ) Mentally still messed uped Laugh

Morning all. Not a lot going on. Already did my Meds, breakfast, and bike ride. 

No real train news today. Need to get into my garage as thats where my dremal is, but the door is a pain in the tail to get open most times, once in a while it's fine. But that is rare. need to either get doorway cut into it from the storage room side ( which I want to do ) or replace the door. Not sure thou if I want to replace the door or close it in. leaning towards closing it in, but need to get the walk way between the storage room and the garage side cut open first. 

Hope all have a good day, Prayers for all in need.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:29 AM

Good morning, been raining hard for about two hours and we needed it. The bad side is that it will get to 95 later with heat index of 107. I can do without that. A large section of a dead Ash fell last night and smashed the bird bath so that will be today’s work.
Roy, you will be fine with the retirement. It was a bittersweet day walking out of where I had spent 36 years of my life but before you know it you will be fine and wonder how you had time for anything when you were working full time. Out here in the sticks there is not much in the way of part time work so I just do what I want when I want. I tried the part time thing and it just felt like a job and that was not for me. No more people telling me when to be where. Our place is job enough for me and I enjoy the daughter’s kids and being able to be there with them in their early years. As long as your health is good do something you want and enjoy the ride. Can't believe it has been over eight years of retirement already.

 

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