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  1. 37 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

    I've never gotten any brand of gas grill to go more than 6 or 7 years here.  Looking at the longevity that some have gotten im thinking my bad luck is mostly due to the constant 90%+ humidity we have here.  Its 99% here now as i type.

    I would stop typing before it hits 100%.

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  2. 38 minutes ago, richieb said:

    Maybe time to burst from your mid 50, 60, 70’s crises and park an SUV in the garage. 
    I read that Chiefs defensive end Frank Thomas was just arrested in LA driving a Lamborghini SUV. That might be a nice transition from Bubble to SUV. Every SUV benefits from 600+ hp. Just don’t ride around with a sub-machine gun in the backseat. Apparently LA’s finest took exception to that — 

    Well that's the last time I move the Big Green Egg up onto the deck by myself!

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  3. Been raining here off and on for over two weeks.  Nice and green!

    Off to the chiropractor for the third visit (lower back pain).  Kills me getting in and out of the Bubble so I'm taking LF's SUV.  Usually one visit and rest takes care of the problem but not this time. Maybe third time is the charm!

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  4. 1 hour ago, jimjimbo said:

    Organic charcoal......that's a new one.  And to be honest, I doubt it.  How long does it take to grow oak and hickory?  

    Per the description...."natural lump charcoal made from 100% oak or hickory, and contains no fillers, nitrates, chemicals, limestone, or treated wood".  More expensive yes but it's what we use.  My concerns are the charcoals you can light with a match and what the chemicals that allow that add to the smoke/flavor of the food being cooked.

    But again the OP was asking about gas grills.

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  5. 7 minutes ago, Oicu812 said:


    I don't understand why you would want to cross in front of the listening position either, so I would also like to know the reasoning behind this.


    I use a long T-square to help aim my speakers...  The cross piece is placed firmly on the top back of the speaker, and the 3' rule is then aimed directly at the listening spot so that I absolutely know that it is aimed directly at the listening position of my head.  Shims are used to bring either the front or back of the speaker up, effectively raising or lowering the aiming spot of the mid horn (which is the most important audio frequency range to me!).


    Now I will reveal my hidden shame to the world:  I was a "sound guy" back in my youth, and I was living in the farthest south you can get in North Carolina.  Due south of Charlotte, in fact.  I had a secondary job as a bouncer in a topless establishment, but my primary job during the day was as the "sound guy" for Heritage USA, which was directly over the state line in South Carolina.  That's right, I worked for Jim and Tammy Bakker.  They had a few venues on the property where I was required to work the mixing boards, troubleshoot issues, and generally keep things running smoothly.  There was the TV studio/auditorium (which means room or area for listening in Latin!), the water park, and the outdoor amphitheater where they performed plays in the round.  It looked identical to the historical Roman outdoor amphitheaters. 


    (If this doesn't shift the topic, I don't know what will...)


    If anyone has any questions, please post them here.  I will answer all that I can.

    Oh I miss Jim and Tammy Faye.....they were so sweet!


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  6. Coffee finished, bacon and blueberry pancakes down the hatch. 


    Anyone watching the Memorial Tournament?  Interesting conclusion to yesterdays round.  Jon Rahm with a 6 stroke lead and looking unstoppable disqualified after testing positive for Covid!  He was told as he came off hole 18.


    Time to walk the Swankster and then watch This Old House (as I have done for 30 years or more).


    Happy Sunday gents.........



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  7. 17 minutes ago, Islander said:

    Our member from Rimouski, psg, hasn’t posted on the Forum in over a year.  I thought he might have been busy with other things, but someone posted last week that he was “no longer with us”.  Does anyone know if he has left the Earth, or just the Forum?  He visited me when he was in town in 2006, a few months after I got my La Scalas, and gave me some helpful tips.  He’s a very pleasant guy.  I hope he’s still around.

    No idea.  Wonder sometimes what has happend when folks disappear like jacksonbart, Duke Spinner, or j4knee.


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  8. I think (hope) I'm done climbing ladders onto the roof at my age (72).  Those asphalt shingles are unforgiving when you take a spill.


    Won't tell you about the time I tried to make a 13' ladder reach the lower gutter (16') by putting in on top of cinder blocks!

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  9. They were family and you were their pack member......it's never easy.  I jumped right back into the saddle and found another Norwich Terrier.  Not necessarily the best move for everyone but Swanky is filling the huge void as well as it could be filled.  Each dog lost takes a part of your heart with them.

    My best to you Tim........


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  10. Speaking of knives I just bought two knives I saw in an add.  Impulse buy for sure but at least it wasn't more stereo gear.


    For lunch......Mahi on brioche buns with a little sauce.  Eating light for dinner this week.....wedge salads....that's it.


    "So now you know the rest of the story"

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