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26 minutes ago, dirtmudd said:

it's better than the alternative

Your right, when people ask me how I am doing I answer I woke up this morning, I'm good. 

 

Still having coffee with the stereo on, never got to unload car yet. :D Turning the radio on is as far as I have got, but it's all good.

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28 minutes ago, dtel said:

Your right, when people ask me how I am doing I answer I woke up this morning, I'm good. 

 

Still having coffee with the stereo on, never got to unload car yet. :D Turning the radio on is as far as I have got, but it's all good.

There's no greater day in the world than tomorrow 😃

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53 minutes ago, dtel said:

Your right, when people ask me how I am doing I answer I woke up this morning, I'm good. 

 

Still having coffee with the stereo on, never got to unload car yet. :D Turning the radio on is as far as I have got, but it's all good.

Same here....in recovery from "too much fun" overdose..."mo coffee please!"

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43 minutes ago, HDBRbuilder said:

Same here....in recovery from "too much fun" overdose..."mo coffee please!"

Got the car unloaded, except for the trash, now more coffee, then the rest of the car. Maby next I will put some things where they go, the car contents are now on the floor of the house about 10' from the front door.  

A couple from this week in Hope, Glen, and Verna is visiting a friend in Texas and will be here for a couple of days about Friday before heading back home to the frozen North. So this weekend might be a slight repeat of the last few days but will be fun. Should be back to our regular abnormal by Friday and ready to go again on a much smaller scale. :emotion-21:

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11 minutes ago, dtel said:

Got the car unloaded, except for the trash, now more coffee, then the rest of the car. Maby next I will put some things where they go, the car contents are now on the floor of the house about 10' from the front door.  

A couple from this week in Hope, Glen, and Verna is visiting a friend in Texas and will be here for a couple of days about Friday before heading back home to the frozen North. So this weekend might be a slight repeat of the last few days but will be fun. Should be back to our regular abnormal by Friday and ready to go again on a much smaller scale. :emotion-21:

LEMME SEE.....just FOUR days of recovery time available...before a mini-version of the past few days happens AGAIN....sounds very do-able to ME!😉

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For those of you that attended Pilgrimage and met Paul Biglane....you will know it's a true story.  Here's what happened to him on the way home from Pilgrimage. You just can't make this stuff up!!  Just for the record...Plain Dealing, LA is only 8 miles from the Arkansas border!!!!

 

"top of the day my audiophile friends and klipsch fans. 
TRUE STORY 
i left out of the pilgrimage Sunday morning at 3am. running the back highway .i got pulled over in plain dealing by a local cop. he said he pulled me over for speeding took my license asked where was i coming from i told him the klipsch pilgrimage. he walked to his car about 2 minutes later he came back handed me my license and said today is your lucky day he said he use to do sound reinforcement and i have a pair of cornwalls at home..now what is the odds of beating a speeding ticket from a cop who happens to be a klipsch fanatic..
handed me back my license and said there is a state trooper 3 miles up the highway..
yes i said a prayer when I drove off.."

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26 minutes ago, dtel's wife said:

For those of you that attended Pilgrimage and met Paul Biglane....you will know it's a true story.  Here's what happened to him on the way home from Pilgrimage. You just can't make this stuff up!!  Just for the record...Plain Dealing, LA is only 8 miles from the Arkansas border!!!!

 

"top of the day my audiophile friends and klipsch fans. 
TRUE STORY 
i left out of the pilgrimage Sunday morning at 3am. running the back highway .i got pulled over in plain dealing by a local cop. he said he pulled me over for speeding took my license asked where was i coming from i told him the klipsch pilgrimage. he walked to his car about 2 minutes later he came back handed me my license and said today is your lucky day he said he use to do sound reinforcement and i have a pair of cornwalls at home..now what is the odds of beating a speeding ticket from a cop who happens to be a klipsch fanatic..
handed me back my license and said there is a state trooper 3 miles up the highway..
yes i said a prayer when I drove off.."

Something very similar once happened to me...I ride a BMW R100RT motorcycle, and was heading to a BMW Motorcycle Owners Association national rally in Junction City, Colorado...but enroute, while still in the Oklahoma Panhandle on a VERY long relatively flat strait-a-way  there were absolutley NO cars coming towards me in the oncoming lane or behind me...as far as the eyes can see....so....I bumped up my speed to 85 mph....and locked my throttle..."CRUISE TIME!"  

 

Since I would shortly be crossing the border into north-eastern New Mexico, I went ahead and took the Oklahoma road map in the tank bag clear-windowed top flap out , slid it under the stack of road maps there (which was arranged in the order that I would be needing them on the trip) and was studying the continuation of my route through New Mexico...when I noticed that my speed was creeping up to 90 mph...91...92...93....and I was noticing that there was still empty road behind me...but a VERY TINY glint showing in the oncoming lane 2-3 miles ahead of me....so I reached for my throttle lock to unlock the throttle...

 

As the reality sank in that the oncoming "glint" in the far distance had very rapidly evolved into a transition to an Oklahoma State Trooper car with blue lights on...And my speedometer was VERY slowly dropping back to "just" 85mph....I prayed that the only other vehicle in sight would ACTUALLY be heading to an accident somewhere instead of being interested in ME!  But...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  SO, as soon as he went past me he whipped the car around and by the time he was behind me I was already pulling over....stopped, put bike on side-stand and cut off the engine, got off the bike and removed my helmet...as he rolled up behind me.

 

I' m thinking...."Will there even BE anything vaguely resembling a best-case scenario involved in this?"  "NAH!!  I'm Screwed!"  By now I am drenching myself in sweat  because the hot air which HAD been blowing over me while riding was no longer able to evaporate my sweat as soon as soon as it left my pores anymore....I already had my license out waiting for the trooper to motion me back for our "CHAT"...as he remained inside his air-conditioned vehicle...and he motioned me to get into the front passenger seat...for the "CHAT"...which was far better than the back seat as far as I was concerned, anyway!  So there I was, beside him in his speeder-hauling-mobile  As he was finishing up running my plate  and reading my DL...

 

"Mr. Barr....do you have ANY IDEA how fast you were going when I began clocking you?"   "Well, Sir, Kinda….somewhere in the range of almost 95 down to around 85??"  "CORRECT,  Mr. Barr!  I have you at 87, 88, 89, 90, 92, 93, 94, 89, down back to 85....and I have a few questions to ask you about this, Mr. Barr:  ONE, just WHERE are you heading in such a hurry???and TWO, do you have any idea what the ticket will cost you?"  "Well, Sir, I am headed for a motorcycle national rally in Junction City, Colorado.....and am trying to get there before too late tonight...I guess I need to worry more about how fast I am going, instead??….and, NO, SIR, I have no idea how much this ticket will cost me....I don't even know if I have enough cash on me to pay it, either!"

 

Soooooo, he looked right at me...our eyes locked....and, as a smile began forming on his face, he said:  "Mr. Barr, since we are the ONLY TWO VEHCLES on this LONG STRETCH of straight road....and you were posing no problem for ANY traffic at all....I am gonna give you ONLY a WARNING ticket!  Please sign here!"

 

….."and Here is your VERBAL warning to go with this ticket....do you know about the little rest area right before you cross the Oklahoma/New Mexico state line?"  "YES SIR...that is my water bottle re-fill stop!"

 

"Well, Mr. Barr...keep your speed down until you get there....AND....be aware that very shortly after you cross over into New Mexico, you will come up a rise, and just over the top of that rise will be TWO New Mexico troopers there waiting on you, one on either side of the highway....but after that you will have clear sailing until you hit the interstate, HINT, HINT!"  Have fun at the rally!!  I would be there myself this coming week if I didn't have to work the whole time of the rally....I have a "slash-five" 750 R-bike, myself!"

 

"Thanks a bunch Sir"....and thank you, too, Lord!

 

BTW, he was right...I went right by those New Mexico troopers at EXACTLY the legal speed limit!!...never saw another one until AFTER I reached interstate, either!  GO FIGURE!😁

 

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2 hours ago, dtel said:

Got the car unloaded, except for the trash, now more coffee, then the rest of the car. Maby next I will put some things where they go, the car contents are now on the floor of the house about 10' from the front door.  

A couple from this week in Hope, Glen, and Verna is visiting a friend in Texas and will be here for a couple of days about Friday before heading back home to the frozen North. So this weekend might be a slight repeat of the last few days but will be fun. Should be back to our regular abnormal by Friday and ready to go again on a much smaller scale. :emotion-21:

 

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1 hour ago, HDBRbuilder said:

he was right...I went right by those New Mexico troopers at EXACTLY the legal speed limit!!...never saw another one until AFTER I reached interstate, either!  GO FIGURE!😁

 

tip toe thru Carrizozo...They aren't so gracious

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Just finished shooting the Indy 500 one year and was running down and over to Gatlinburg in my old Porsche 928.  It was about 6 in the morning on that Monday, open 4-lane so I jacked it up to about 110 and locked in.  Radar detector was on and i was jammin UNTIL I hit a cut curve in the road and BAM.  Dead meat.  Detector went nuts and there he was sittin facing me.  All I could think to do was just wave and smile as those 14" calipers slowed me down to about 90.  hahaha...  Guy waved back at me but I watched my rear view mirror for the next 5-10 miles runnin about 75!  All I saw was a $500 ticket and a big hook breaking my lower spoiler off.  Prolly best I sold it a few years and tickets later.  😂

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I got rid of my Spitfire... It had a Mercur V6. Fun car... dangerous fun. Same reason I don't have a motorcycle anymore...  Lived thru that phase of my life.

 

 Boy has a dirt bike... bought a basket case. I could fix it for him... but he has a child to look after. We enjoy her immensely, but  do not care to have her full time.

Boy is still learn to drive an autopilot -- horse

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10 hours ago, dtel said:

Almost forgot to Thank You, Carl, Miss E and of course the much helpful daughter Amy, once again we would have been in trouble with lanyards, and t-shirts and other things without ALL the help.

It was our pleasure and great to see you again.

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Dirtmudd, that's the other half of the family, with talent and can dance.

 

Yes Carl it was good to see all of you again as it always is. 

 

I told a bunch of people this week, we're not looking for any more speakers or anything to do with that in any way, there are only 2 reasons we go to these things, too see all the people we have become friends with and we do not want it to die off again. The people are the only real reason.

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8 hours ago, dtel said:

not looking for any more speakers or anything to do with that in any way, there are only 2 reasons we go to these things, too see all the people we have become friends with and we do not want it to die off again. The people are the only real reason.

 

   that a whole mouthful there, my friend

 

wish my wife would have asked why I was home, before Saturday.  It's a 16 - 20 hr drive from here.. 1200miles?

 

a little fresh, normal, and moist smelling... not normal  We had a little push of rain yesterday. If you were in the right place, at the right time.... You might have had to hit the mist button on your wipers.

 

being a desert rat, my first thought when I got off the plane and on the jet-way, on Kauai... "I smell water!"

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7 minutes ago, DizRotus said:

Mike, @MookieStl

 

Are these your work?

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Denver airport I see! No those are not our work. We have done many similar but never on that big of scale. That material is also PTFE which we normally do not work with. Very interesting project. 

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Feeling better now thanks to alot of coffee and some sleep. For the first time in a very long time when we got home on Sunday, I went to sleep at 10:30 that night, it scared me a little.

 

Got the car unloaded into the house put some of it away and a neighbor friend came over and we drank coffee all evening. But not doing anything was fine, I was at full speed and kind of wanted to do nothing. So far today I have accomplished having coffee and planning what I want to do today, hope it starts, just feeling lazy. A sure sign of being old.:mellow:

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Flipping through movies on Amazon Prime I found an old one from 2010 called Electric Mist starring Tommy Lee Jones, Mary Steenburgen, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, and Ned Beatty.  Strange but entertaining.....worth a look.

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If it is strange to you, well, it makes me hesitant...

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Like the Tommy Lee Jones movies, as much as the Sam Elliott ones.

Will check that out!

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