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    Posted: 10 Jun 2019 at 5:38am
Quote It is simply AMAZING how much damage & pain they can inflict.


I know, I've nailed my own fingers a few times. Wink  I do have one cheapo fold-up knife that I received in a box of hobby stuff from ebay.  I should get rid of it, the damn thing scares me...
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

This is how they left it, we need some rain to help the gravel and soil settle.  I couldn't even find pieces of the sprinkler! I pulled all of the flags so I could mow what I could.

Not only was the sound of the leak traveling into the house, the water was making its way to the sump pit!  The sump pump has virtually stopped running.



Dude... You'll be lucky if you come out of this without an ulcer!!!

Hope everything works out for you and they leave you with more than just the shirt on your back!!!
Thanks, man.  That must be why my gut hurts!

Mama just got home from Green Bay.  She said it was a great concert.


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Quote ...In case of an actual intruder, I have a nice collection of sharp, stabby X-Acto knives within reach...
ClapBig smileA man after my own heart and image! It is simply AMAZING how much damage & pain they can inflict.
I know them well and used to carry a sheathed one or a handled locking box cutter until I had to prove 'self-defense' about 20 years ago (in Texas) when a few idiots tried to rob me with nothing more than their own brute force. The Missus was more than pissed (she wasn't there, but on her way, getting there AFTER the 'To Protect and Serve'-crowd, so there was little she could immediately do but follow and leave me for 72 hours of fun playing with milk carton cards and soap dominoes, while making new connections). Very good lawyers (and a few Judges) have always been some of my best friendsLOL. I no longer even carry a pocket knife in bad areas (back then I had to promise HER I wouldn't), but I do have a lot of 'Hood Cred' and 'Local Protection' if I meander into a seedy part of town to chat a bit, and even then, only in daylight. 
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ShockedJust a 'Shadow Person', eh?
Be careful on the 'gun thoughts', please...let me tell you a very little, very true PaWtail...


Not the first time I've had ghostly 'presences' in the room at night (they seem to visit once every few years.)  And no, I don't sleep with a gun nearby.  In case of an actual intruder, I have a nice collection of sharp, stabby X-Acto knives within reach.  Wink  In any event, my little blinding LED light banished whatever was there.  May have to upgrade to one of those Ghostbuster beam thingies if they start to become a frequent problem...
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

This is how they left it, we need some rain to help the gravel and soil settle.  I couldn't even find pieces of the sprinkler! I pulled all of the flags so I could mow what I could.

Not only was the sound of the leak traveling into the house, the water was making its way to the sump pit!  The sump pump has virtually stopped running.



Dude... You'll be lucky if you come out of this without an ulcer!!!

Hope everything works out for you and they leave you with more than just the shirt on your back!!!
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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

Got a scare last night.  Woke up in the dark & thought somebody was standing next to the bed.  Let out a yell & turned on the small (but still bright enough to blind you) flashlight I keep nearby.  Nothing there.  Shook for a few minutes afterwards.  If I'd had a gun within reach there would have been a few rounds fired...  Shocked
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Be careful on the 'gun thoughts', please...let me tell you a very little, very true PaWtail...

I've always brought people on board based on their capabilities, rarely considering 'full background checks'. This has always been proven very good for all involved, other than ONE TIME, about 30 years back when I brought on a person who had finished seven (7) years in prison because he took a large pipe wrench to a man he caught in bed with his 4th or 5th wife - I forgot which (he was on his 8th, when I snatched him up - he was a 1/2 American Indian genius, right at the mental line that separates genius from insanity). He was always broke because of child support, but at least he paid it. He became my most loyal working partner for a few years until he retired, but he could be terrifying!
He was also an incredible auto mechanic and had one awfully fancy hot rod he had fixed up years before and also an avid gun collector...with coke-bottle glasses. When our house got sacked during our Florida days, he was over before the police - along with his fully-operational AK-47, which the cops weren't anywhere near ready to deal with (they simply asked he put it back in his car). That's NOT the story.
He often traveled as I do - by car and living cheap, but he ALWAYS carried 'defense', which was a chrome-plated .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson. He took his glasses off and always slept with his gun under his pillow, rarely, if ever, putting glasses back on before he would react if startled, which happened on one trip down in South Carolina, where someone startled him about 3 AM at a fleabag motel, where he 'repainted' a room. It didn't matter he was right, because of his felony record with the pipe wrench incident - he wasn't supposed to be armed - EVER. I tossed his bail and got him a lawyer who not only got him out of everything, he even got his .44 back. The other person never made it out of the hotel room in one piece. Having to do this for him never really bothered me, but it did change me in one way and that is for ANYONE wishing to have a gun within reach when being startled awake still freaks me out some. Yea, the Missus NEVER liked this guy, but tolerated him as he was great 90% of the time. It was always the other 10% that was concerning...soooo, how would YOU react when put in the same position? What if the unlucky recipient was a loved one?  
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This is how they left it, we need some rain to help the gravel and soil settle.  I couldn't even find pieces of the sprinkler! I pulled all of the flags so I could mow what I could.

Not only was the sound of the leak traveling into the house, the water was making its way to the sump pit!  The sump pump has virtually stopped running.

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What a f*cking mess!


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They had a lot of trouble with the concrete, at 3 hours in they are just now exposing the pipe.
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I didn't know they were going to tear up the lawn too!  There is/was a sprinkler head right there too!


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WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK


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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I was looking at the tires on my truck, they are getting pretty worn out.  The cheapest tires I could find on the internet were about $900 for 4 tires this size. P265/70R17  I guess with 70,000 miles on an 07 pick-up, and some BIG plumbing bills coming, I'm just getting stressed out about money.
 
The last time I bought tires (about a year/3,000 miles ago), I went to Sears and paid $200.  Total.  $50/per.  Including installation.  I don't know why they were so cheap.  Some brand called Lauffen.  Never heard of 'em, but they seem OK.
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

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Earlier today, I thought I lost the audio on the TV in the bedroom. We lost the video some time ago.

Here's this big heavy pile of sh*t sitting on my dresser. I fumble f*cked around with the remote for a few minutes, I must have hit some button while I was sleeping. Mama offered to give me the TV in her work room.

I'd like to take the TV from the dining room and put it here on the printer.  The picture sucks on the TV I have here now.



Thanks, Jimbo.

Not only can I move the TV from Mama's work room, (she watches the news and other programs) I have a small TV in the garage that never gets used anymore.
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I was looking at the tires on my truck, they are getting pretty worn out.  The cheapest tires I could find on the internet were about $900 for 4 tires this size. P265/70R17  I guess with 70,000 miles on an 07 pick-up, and some BIG plumbing bills coming, I'm just getting stressed out about money.
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I asked Mama if her friend Marie got her car fixed.  She about took my head off!  I'll take that as a "NO".

They have the local Market Day on Thursdays.

I'm getting sick of my wife driving this c**t all over Kingdom Come!  She (my wife) is a natural blond, she can't accept the fact that the fewer miles she puts on her old POS Edge, the longer it will last between expensive repairs. Confused
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Earlier today, I thought I lost the audio on the TV in the bedroom. We lost the video some time ago.


 
 
How would you know that, or why would it matter?  That is, why would you be turning on a TV (that has no picture) in the first place?
 
 
When I'm in bed trying to sleep I don't even watch the screen, I do listen to the audio.
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Earlier today, I thought I lost the audio on the TV in the bedroom. We lost the video some time ago.


 
 
How would you know that, or why would it matter?  That is, why would you be turning on a TV (that has no picture) in the first place?
 
 
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Got a scare last night.  Woke up in the dark & thought somebody was standing next to the bed.  Let out a yell & turned on the small (but still bright enough to blind you) flashlight I keep nearby.  Nothing there.  Shook for a few minutes afterwards.  If I'd had a gun within reach there would have been a few rounds fired...  Shocked
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...or go to a pawn shop and SAVE! Wink 
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Earlier today, I thought I lost the audio on the TV in the bedroom. We lost the video some time ago.

Here's this big heavy pile of sh*t sitting on my dresser. I fumble f*cked around with the remote for a few minutes, I must have hit some button while I was sleeping. Mama offered to give me the TV in her work room.

I'd like to take the TV from the dining room and put it here on the printer.  The picture sucks on the TV I have here now.



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Earlier today, I thought I lost the audio on the TV in the bedroom. We lost the video some time ago.

Here's this big heavy pile of sh*t sitting on my dresser. I fumble f*cked around with the remote for a few minutes, I must have hit some button while I was sleeping. Mama offered to give me the TV in her work room.

I'd like to take the TV from the dining room and put it here on the printer.  The picture sucks on the TV I have here now.
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Mama is excited!

...An attractive woman our age with a freaking awesome lake home on Lake Winneconne.  I can only imagine but she was a church going woman, one who might say..."I won't sleep with you until you marry me."  I guess that didn't work out very well.


ShockedCry...daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyymnnn!!! I thought those died out back when we were about 15, or something! Even *I* don't buy a pair of shoes until I try them on...but, let me get this straight - you say I could have an awesome home on Lake Winneconne? Is she Catholic, or are YOU going to see McCartney, now?Wink
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Mama is excited!

...An attractive woman our age with a freaking awesome lake home on Lake Winneconne.  I can only imagine but she was a church going woman, one who might say..."I won't sleep with you until you marry me."  I guess that didn't work out very well.


ShockedCry...daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyymnnn!!! I thought those died out back when we were about 15, or something! Even *I* don't buy a pair of shoes until I try them on...but, let me get this straight - you say I could have an awesome home on Lake Winneconne? Is she Catholic, or are YOU going to see McCartney, now?Wink
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Mama is excited!

Paul McCartney at Lambeau Field: What you need to know if you're going to the show


Long story short:

Mama's oldest daughter (Sherry) and her husband (Ben) bought the tickets months ago, 4 of them.

Originally, Ben's mom (Jeanne) and her new husband were supposed to go. Ben's dad died several years ago and Jeanne remarried.  Well, good for my wife, Jeanne and her new husband have split up.

I don't know Jeanne very well but I have met her.  An attractive woman our age with a freaking awesome lake home on Lake Winneconne.  I can only imagine but she was a church going woman, one who might say..."I won't sleep with you until you marry me."  I guess that didn't work out very well.

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Memorial Day.
Took my Mother to the very isolated Armed Forces Veterans' Cemetery where my Father resides, these days. We hung out with Dad and took photos with him. He is now a 'captive audience' and couldn't run off, doncha know...I even let him wear my hat for one pic (this was the first time he couldn't swipe my baseball cap!). It was a very nice, somewhat fun day, the exception being we ate at Golden Corral (my Mother's choice), where we attempted to join my Father by eating far too much of very bad food.
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