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Posted by fifedog on Friday, June 4, 2021 6:54 AM

Chief ---> Happy B-Day

....and many more. YesCool

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, June 4, 2021 9:04 AM

Same from me Chief!  Happy Birthday sir!

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, June 4, 2021 9:48 AM

What happened to it only takes two wires for command control?

I went to CoCo's last night with a friend, I hope I remember from now on when ordering to ask for no added salt and butter in any diner.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, June 4, 2021 10:44 AM

Happy Birthday, Chief !!! Happy B-Day Cake

Got off of work after another 12 hour shift - pot roast and then bed at 11.

Moving food and other things to my house and Mom's in preparation of the Engagement Party for the Princess and her Bethrothed - should be fun.

Cloudy cool and humid - I'll take it!!!  70s today, 80s tomorrow

 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Friday, June 4, 2021 11:09 AM

Howdy all!

Chief:

anjdevil2
Cloudy cool and humid - I'll take it!!! 70s today, 80s tomorrow

Right now Accuweather is saying 90-92 Saturday through Wednesday. Blech!

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, June 4, 2021 11:10 AM

Morning folks!

Below normal temps (5 - 10 below norms!) continue and more rain in forecast. Starts to dry out next week - finally.

Daughter's 30th B-Day will be celebrated at their new home Sunday. Looking forward to seeing the place now they are mostly moved in.

Chief - Cake Happy Birthday! Cake

Regards, Roy

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Posted by KRM on Friday, June 4, 2021 12:12 PM

Happy Birthday to Da Chief!!!!

Been nuts on The North Bluff last few days. Bang Head

We had an end-tail on the house that looked to be rotting. After looking closer I found it was full of THEM!!!!!!   What a mess, but it is put back together today. Price you pay to live in the woods.

So it has been tear it apart to fix it and kill the ants along the way. I found a pile of sawdust on the train layout under where they were having their house party. Looked like the layout had been invaded by monsters. Laugh Most had jumped to their death from the top of the basement wall and landed dead on the table. Ant killer is working.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, June 4, 2021 2:57 PM

Yikes 'K, that's a horror!

I remember when I was a kid my father used to treat the area around the house with an insecticide called "Chlordane."  Good stuff, Dad always followed the directions and we never had a bug problem of any kind.

The trouble was, some people didn't follow the directions (Bang Head) and wound up poisoning the areas around their houses!  So, then it was no more Chlordane, it was pulled off the market.  

The same thing happened to Diazinon, I used it around our house and never had a bug problem either.  Now I let Loyal Pest Control deal with it.

 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, June 4, 2021 10:28 PM

Hello there.

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  Chief and prayers.

Kev........that coulc be serious

Been quite a week. A laid back Memorial Day was capped with a family get together at daughters place. Picnic/Birthday Party for Grandaughters 14th.


Tuesday started with a bang. We had a steer penned ready to load for the butcher shop. While getting ready I was shocked to see him standing in the yard. How he squeezed out the window I'll never know. The chase was on. Son was afoot and I grabbed granddaughters 4 wheeler. It took almost an hour but with help from Mrs, daughter, SIL and one of SIL's employees we got him back on the right side of the fence. He was so wound up we didn't try to get him in the trailer after that. I had to manhandle the 4 wheeler out of ditches hidden in the weeds several times and a couple of places it wouldn't fit. Took a toll on this fat old guy, still recouping from that.

Then last evening about 7 I got a call from daughter, grandson had been hit by a car while bike riding. God was watching over him, the most serious injury was a broken wrist. It happened in a community park, the driver was purportedly going 5MPH.


Spent today trying to catch up on yard work. Drag tomorrow. I'm not sure but I think son is skipping it to get ready to plant corn. I'm doing yard work again.  There's a Hillclimb on Sunday, we won't miss that.

Bed is calling


Prayers for those in need

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, June 5, 2021 5:40 AM

Mornin' boys. Sunny & 62 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Wedding day for niece, so Fifey has to get all dolled up. 
Wifey and I went on our little shopping tour yesterday, with visits to CVS, Lowe's, and Tractor Supply. She picked out some cute outfits for the grandbabes, and almost bought a camo outfit for newborn, but thought better. When we dropped the outfit off to Middle Princess's castle, there was the youngest babe in camo, to celebrate National Bubba day...

Banks - I had a similar accident in middle school;totally my fault. Glad boy is ok. Glad you didn't get the bull by the horns.

If you want SPF tomorrow, best start it, as Fifey will be tied up. Well, hopefully.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:12 AM

Slept 5 1/2 hours. Then started reclinerizing. Sister IL calls and then Wiley keeps barking at something out front of house [Wifey had opened front door so he sees all walking by]. Get dressed and go get meds.

Thanks gang for all the wishes and prayers.  Spent most of yesterday at hospitals [test and treatments.  

Wifey off to baby shower for her cousin. Got another one tomorrow for our friend.

Steak later today.

77 and sunny. Beautiful day.

Enjoy

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:32 AM

Morning folks!

Sun is in and out - apparently got a nice shower early this am as yard/street very wet. Below normal temps continue but looks like upper midwest gonna need their shorts. Not clear to me how it can be below normal down here and 'way above' normal up there (i.e. 100!).

Banks - glad the GS is ok and no bull Whistling

Kev - Bummer about the ants. My experience is they go in where rot has already started. They only like soft wood.

Chief - Angel - glad yesterday went well.

Regards, Roy

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:08 AM

Sat. 83 Sun. 80 and Mon only 67.

Happy birtheday chief.

CA supreme court overturned CA assult weapon ban

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:18 PM

Roy and Banks, your right! It could of been worse. I think I got them. The first day after the spray there were hundreds of dead ants on the layout. I have been sucking the table clean and checking every morning and today there were only two. Yes So I think we are getting there.

MAN it is hot for this time of year. it was 90 at noon???? Nuts.

Wife and I took a road trip to pick up an old milk can in a town called Paw Paw. I cut the bottom of the can out and use them to cover the ugly well head. Wink Scary part is the last two I did the bottoms were sealed on with Lead!!!!   Surprise      We stopped in Serena for lunch and then when I got home I did a tank of Trimec as long as it is so hot. Should knock the weeds down fast in this heat!

Banks glad the boy did fair. sure could of been worse. I remember chaseing a show cow for a 4-H show that got loose in a over your head corn field. What a PITA! Gramps was so mad he said he would shoot it and eat it but it would be bad meat with that adrealine rushing through it after the chase.  Laugh

 Some before and after shots. We have 70 of these on the house. The ones on the south side take a beating from the direct sun.

End removed cleaned and ready for new cap.

Finished

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:17 PM

A cabin?  Oh-so-cool!  I'm jealous!

Tell me, if you have a fireplace is it properly accessorized with a flintlock musket? 

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:11 PM

Flintlock76

A cabin?  Oh-so-cool!  I'm jealous!

Tell me, if you have a fireplace is it properly accessorized with a flintlock musket? 

 

 True cabin, I wish,,,,Nope just a log sided home, could not pay for the real thing. Also a lot of un-wanted issues with true log homes. As for the fireplace, yeah we got one but I don't have a flintlock above it,,,, just my trusty old Savage Stevens 987 22LR from about 1978 for when needed. Used to be ready on call but with grand-kids it is trigger locked but loaded. Wink

This is where we were having the problem.

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:57 PM

KRM
my trusty old Savage Stevens 987 22LR

Hey modern fireplace, modern rifle.  That's OK.  Wink

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:26 AM

This software!!!!!!  Tried to post 4 times and cuser went away. ????

84 and sunny.  Enjoy your week ahead.    

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:19 PM

Morning/afternoon folks!

Poured rain late last night for a couple of hours. Rain storm/t-storms just kept reforming over our area of town.

Worked up some energy yesterday afternoon and started removing the old/cracked dash from the El Camino. Picked it back up today around lunch and finished a few minutes ago. Started comparing the old to the new - determining where I need to remove/transfer/mount critical metal brackets (new dash does not come with the metal brackets). New dash looks good but is a thicker material than the old - thus some some of the metal slip/speed nuts may not fit. Have to drill out rivets on the old to get the brackets loose - will use stainless screws, washers, and nylock nuts vs pop rivets to fasten the brackets onto the new dash. This is a big project but an enjoyable one. Unfortunately the a/c defrost vents are brittle from years of sun and all the mounting tabs are broken loose. Will have to find a way to support them.

Chief - hang in there through the treatments - prayers!

Kev - as you have a "log veneer" I assume those exposed ends are decorative and from the pics use the ends of the veneer to secure them. The issue I see is they get wet - no way to stop rot unless perfectly sealed/no check cracks which is nearly impossible. Knowing I am talking to the choir with you - I have repaired things like that with layered (treated wood and dried for a few months) 2x(6's, 8,s, etc. fill in what you need for width)'s glued up with outdoor/exterior glue like Titebond and then shaped to size. Install and stain. You can avoid the wait using untreated wood - but more care is needed to protect the wood. I constantly keep some treated lumber around to dry it out for when I need it.

Regards, Roy

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:59 PM

Way hot for us!!! Still fighting the ants, staining and touching up caulk on the siding .

 Roy they are solid pine blocks of wood nailed to the solid face boards in left and rights. Not a thin log veneer. Like kilm dried 2x4 but cut to look as hand hewn lumber.  No glue, always wet when it rains, just hanging on the face board and the end block is not nailed to the house and no sealer in the cracks but the stain and OUAD caulk to the other boards. It all came pre-stained wrapped in package material. Built to fail?? In this case the face board was still good, I had 14, now 13 extra ends because they screwed up on the original order. So I just removed a block from one of the spares and nailed and glued it to the face board, Then we sealled everything and re-stained. I have had problems over the years where the OUAD caulk would pull away and had rot.  The chimney was re-done about 4 years ago because the seam the builders made for the corners out of a D log was not sealed and the water got to it. It has been an on-going PITA!!! But wifey wanted it. In hind site here in the woods I should of done James Hardie concrete board siding. Laugh  All and all I can't say much, it is 15 years old this year and only the south side of the house and all of the end-tails have been re-stained so far.

Kind of like this  but pre-stained.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, June 7, 2021 7:37 AM

Mornin' boys.  Overcast and 72 along the Potomac Highlands.  Will head up to chapter museum today to attempt to get their N-scale layout up and running.

Spent the weekend in Lancaster County, attending niece's wedding. Nice affair on an old estate. Since we were close to Elizabethtown, tried to go to Star Barn/Stone Gables, but they were closed. Was hoping to see the 4-4-0 Leviathan.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, June 7, 2021 7:45 AM

79 degrees, 79% humidity and cloudy. Chance of a shower this afternoon.

Resting up in recliner.

Treatment this afternoon.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, June 7, 2021 8:35 AM

Muggy and hot, Chance of rain and boy we need some. Not much else.

Chief hang in there!

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, June 7, 2021 9:52 AM

Mornin' all!

Hit over 90° yesterday, looks like it's supposed to do the same today. Interestingly, because we're up in the hills, we usually come in 3-4 degrees cooler than they normally forecast for Wayne. When I drive into town with Linda's Saturn, I can see the temperature creep up after I leave.

So I am really, really jonesing to get this project going that I put the table saw together for. Damn I wish the price of wood would go back down. I may break down and purchase one piece just to get started. But I hate paying top dollar for a single board. Just seems so ridiculous.

Well looks like we'll be going ahead with the HVAC replacement at the maw-in-law's house. She had set this up 2-3 years ago to get a loan, but when she went back for it the bank said no. Fortunately she belongs to a credit union associated with the UN, so she was able to secure the loan through them.

Celebrated da lil' woman's birthday yesterday. Since I'm 29, that means she turned 28. I did all the cooking, unfortunately the bake functionality in our oven stopped working a little while before we went to VA, so I had to do everything in a small countertop convection oven she bought a few years ago. So Corey and I baked our normal dutch chocolate cake, but instead of a 15/9.5 pan, we did 3 small 10" round pans, which had to be baked one by one. Roughly 30 minutes apiece. Then I prepared chicken parmesan and cooked it in the oven. During the day went out and picked up cards for the boys and a gift.

Ugh, just talked with the owner, apparently one of my colleague's son was medivaced to the hospital this morning due to a reaction to the second shot of the vaccine. He's of HS age, which just happens to be the same as my 2 guys. And I was thinking of getting them signed up this week for the vaccine. Need to see how this plays out and if there were other factors which played into this.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, June 7, 2021 11:40 AM

Good Afternoon!!!

Friday night spent most of the night prepping for Saturday - Moving tables and food an stuff like that.

Saturday moved more stuff around and set up, ran to Mom's for vacuuming, then showered and took the bike to my house.  Met up with my ex and her husband - we did talk throughout the day, Mom came over and she sat with them for a while - Jenni showed up later as she had to work - so the ex and future bride talked a lot - Party was a success, we were home in bed by 11.

Sunday we did practically nothing - we didn't get out until after 3, had lunch at Capt. Paul's Firehouse Dogs. Cap is a big supporter of the Military, Fire, EMS and Cops.  Hadn't been, I had 2 dogs with chili and BACON - outstanding!! Vanilla ice cream for us both afterwards.
Still trying to sort out pools - they don't stay inflated - I hate buying this stuff from the internet, but Jenni - wellllll......sigh....

90s throughout the weekend and today as well - Rain later and the rest of the week

Prayers for Chief and Bank's Grandson -

Banks - that was some Bull story - lol

May have to work again tonight - asked for off between 530 and 730 then close until 9 PM - so I can get to my softball game

That's all from here - 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, June 7, 2021 1:51 PM

Afternoon folks!

Pouring rain again - all morning. Lotsa little flood areas around.

Celebrated daughter's 30th bday last night at their 'new' house. We had a good time.

Mrs and I celebrate our 35th anniv today - think we will go to a white tablecloth restaurant tonight.

Kev - that is great you have spare parts! I have to make my own.

DJ and Anj - you guz are very busy!

Regards, Roy

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, June 7, 2021 3:46 PM

Took 4 hours, but Fifey got the chapter's N-scale display case up and running. The committee chairman told me they've been dormant for 12 years. Yep. Woof... Lots of oxidized track, warped curvature, and derailment inducing switches. I realized, right away mind you, why I switched to O-gauge 25 years ago.

Roy - 35 BIG Congas! YesPirate

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, June 7, 2021 5:54 PM

fifedog

Took 4 hours, but Fifey got the chapter's N-scale display case up and running. The committee chairman told me they've been dormant for 12 years. Yep. Woof... Lots of oxidized track, warped curvature, and derailment inducing switches. I realized, right away mind you, why I switched to O-gauge 25 years ago.

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, June 7, 2021 9:14 PM

Highway Patrol arrests the guy 24 and his girlfriend 23 who shot 6 year old Aiden Leos in a road rage on the 55 freeway 2 weeks ago. It seemed that they had little to go on but a blurry picture of the car they were driving and you couldn't read the license plate. I have heard that police labs can do things where maybe they could at least partially read the plate. But in the news conference phoned in tips helped.

 There is a half million reward. They will be in court tomorrow. Bail for each is 1 million. They were arrested at what looked like their apartment in Costa Mesa in Orange county. Their car was at I think his grandmothers maybe that was a big tip. A nice looking house. His grandmother had to know, that car was on TV everyday for 2 weeks. I wonder if they are building a case against the grandmother as a accomplice. Not a real common car and that helped.They also have the gun.

With sentencing enhancements they could get 25 years to life.

His memorial was Saturday and funeral today. Huge story here and I imagine everywhere.

They have Instagram pictures of him at a shooting range and he has guns hanging on the wall. Very rare in gun hating Democrat party California.

My take he is a gun nut who had one with him and when she did something to slight him he shot into the rear of her car to show her. Kind of ironic that the bullet would go just where the little boy was sitting.

 

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:47 AM

V8 - You are correct, that shooting is news on the East Coast. I've been to a FBI installation, and it is amazing what they can do with blurry cam footage.

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