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20 minutes ago, dtel said:

That was a cool job.

 

I see what you did there...

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It was an accident, I didn't realize until it was done, can't take credit accidents happen. :blush:

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11 minutes ago, dtel said:

It was an accident, I didn't realize until it was done, can't take credit accidents happen. :blush:

Take credit, we'll never know it was an accident.

I was talking once with these super smart philosophy dudes. Most of what they said was way over my head, but I made a comment and one of them said, "You have a good point there" and began to explain my alleged point.  I have no idea what he was talking about ... it was one of those "did I say that?" moments, but it sure sounded smart, so I kept my mouth shut from then on.  As long as people don't expert you to follow it up with something equally as impressive -- you'll be fine. 

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32 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

I kept my mouth shut from then on.

 

"'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt."

 

- attributed to Benjamin Franklin and many others

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35 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

Take credit, we'll never know it was an accident.

Your right, that's a funny story, had something similar happen before. Only because some try to analyze and overthink things, it does not have to be that confusing, be honest and to the point usually does it.

Unless your trying to answer a female type person,  then sometimes you have to word things differently or not say somethings, truth does not always need to be involved. 

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9 hours ago, polizzio said:

 

Yes I noticed MO. I have lived my entire life down south. I don't know how people live and work in those extreme lows, but they do. Like Canada and northern US. My career was in oil refinery operations and when I retired our Ops Manager asked me if I was interested in working part time @ our Detroit refinery. I asked him if he was f**kin nuts! He is from MI originally. I heard enough stories and experiences from my fellow supervisors who went north for strike duty, or extended turnarounds. They came back with oversized, HD insulated coveralls and head and face coverings, boots, and gloves. Talk of catching a couple of samples in the AM before dawn and having to go back and warm up for the next couple.

 

Not for me, no thanks. Christmas Eve 1989 we lost the entire refinery (Garyville, LA) due to low atmos temps in the wee hours and had a few fires (but nobody was injured). When I walked out from the control room @ 0600 it was earily quiet. Got to 16F that morning. We fought hard but lost that morning. Down for 3 or 4 days, probably cost our employer 3 to 5 million dollars. Can't imagine doing it @  zero degrees F or lower.

Back in late 60's-early 70's I was working for a company in the oil field industry  (National Tank) in Calgary, Alberta. 'They' (oil companies from Tulsa to Texas), sent truckers to pick up

oil field equipment in Calgary in winter, sometimes in the worst of weather. Quite a few times the drivers and their trucks showed up frozen! No antifreeze or heaters in their tractors, wearing shorts,T shirts, flip flops etc. Many begged a ride to the airport and abandoned their rigs. We laughed our asses off.

 

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2 minutes ago, NADman said:

Quite a few times the drivers and their trucks showed up frozen! No antifreeze or heaters in their tractors, wearing shorts,T shirts, flip flops etc. Many begged a ride to the airport and abandoned their rigs. We laughed our asses off.

Growing up in Los Angeles, when i joined the military, i was sent to a ship on the Great Lakes. I was to meet the ship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was the end of October. 

I didn’t even own a coat. Day One, after work, i hightailed it downtown to buy a coat. 

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The Boy Scout's motto is something that's common knowledge for us old farts, in the north.

Even on the warmest day's, even in the Okanagan  we would never go out on a boat without gear.

Biggest 'ship' I was ever on was 'The Maid of the Mist' when I was 3 yrs old. Everyone was wearing those ugly yellow slickers and I lost my Mom and Dad.

Scared me forever. Ha

"Be Prepared"

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11 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

When I was In high school I was a member of an Explorer group.  Think boy scouts with girls also.  We cabin camped one long weekend in the winter where the warmest it got during the day was -10.  It was memorable but not entirely enjoyable.  Sure we had fun as you would expect a group of teenagers would but you had to be careful outside.  We didn't have the type of clothing or sleeping bags that are available now to combat the cold either.  It was the coldest weekend I can ever remember being in during my time in upstate New York.

 My Boy Scout troop was based on Long Island.  The first camping trip most we were on was to a local camp but the February temps went to -2 F. at night and we all froze.  I had a sleeping bag bought with Green Stamps.  The leaders should have brought us all home.

 

A year later we had somehow learned a lot.  E.g. use two sleeping bag, one stuffed inside the other.  Sleep in a sweat suit with  a knit hat, gloves, and two pair of socks.  That was Operation Igloo in upstate New York.

 

Girls?  There were girls?  Way before my time.

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4 minutes ago, WMcD said:

 

Girls?  There were girls?  Way before my time.

This was in 74.

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Poster hanging at some coffee shop in Texas (can’t remember which town).  If you’re at the counter when a Queen song plays, your drink is free. Think i saw this on Hunter Pence’s instagram or Twitter ... but, i did email with the establishment to get the story so i could pass it on to Brian May.  Turns out the owner was just a big fan of Queen.

Update:  The coffee house is called Blacksmith and it’s in Houston.

 

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12 hours ago, NADman said:

Back in late 60's-early 70's I was working for a company in the oil field industry  (National Tank) in Calgary, Alberta. 'They' (oil companies from Tulsa to Texas), sent truckers to pick up

oil field equipment in Calgary in winter, sometimes in the worst of weather. Quite a few times the drivers and their trucks showed up frozen! No antifreeze or heaters in their tractors, wearing shorts,T shirts, flip flops etc. Many begged a ride to the airport and abandoned their rigs. We laughed our asses off.

 

 

Day um! That's crazy, not even a heater in the tractor. I can picture it from your description, jean cutoffs, flip flops, and a muscle shirt :)

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Jimjimbo in jail?  Who wants to contribute a pack of Soap on A Rope for the poor guy?

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Just now, Tarheel said:

Jimjimbo in jail?  Who wants to contribute a pack of Soap on A Rope for the poor guy?

I think he's out but with an ankle bracelet that blocks him from posting on the forum.

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Those ichigan guys don't need soap on a rope.  Who you trying to kid?  Ohio State gives em all they can handle EVERY year!  (I had to!  😂)

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“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.”

~Bob Marley

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

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2 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

I think he's out but with an ankle bracelet that blocks him from posting on the forum.

and they claim to have done that on their own authority when technically you need a civic ordinance or a resolution by a board of selectives ... and that's just going by the book. Yeah, they rushed into something serious here. The Klipsch Forum is a summer forum, it needs summer dollars. If people can't post here, they'll post on the forums of Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I had fun today. not really. Did some of what I put off yesterday.  relocating and organizing our scavenge pile. Materials for future project/s. A couple swamp box coolers, fencing, t posts.

...and I dug a few more feet of septic line. If I made a concerted effort, I could get it dug up tomorrow. I have a feeling, and I am not going to voice it for fear of jinxing myself.

 

Gonna try to grow some tomatoes. Did good with them at the other place... at the bottom of the hill. I get teased [here] about growing in a soil-less medium. I have decomposing shale and decomposing granite. Pretty course. I'm trying to be smart and planting where the weeds grow biggest/best. A chance of dirt being in a crevice. If I was really being smart, I would put my garden at my buddy's place. He actually has soil. And fairly deep. not just an inch or two. A serious fence would be needed. He has deer and javelina thru his place.

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