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Handsome little feller there, John.

7 hours ago, cog said:

Does that mean you do not wear it much, or do not look upon it much, master retiree... :P

Carl, yes, sir. ;)

 

I wear it when I need to look presentable. My cell phone keeps better time, but I do have to keep that electric leash charged. :rolleyes:

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20 minutes ago, Canute said:

My cell phone keeps better time, but I do have to keep that electric leash charged. :rolleyes:

I prefer smoke signals and a signaling mirror than the electric leash :huh:

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It is only a leash, as long as you let it be, Ken. Let it be, let it be-he ...

 

I turn it off before I get into the car, often forget to turn it back on. This is during the week, during the evenings and the weekend, I forget to take it with me ... often  the sound is turned off too. Sometimes I wonder why I have the irritating thing ......... wish it never got invented the desocialising appliance

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Oh, trust me Carl. I'm no slave to the phone. One of my fellow club members is a Millennial; he admits he is more of a slave to the cell phone. He appreciates hanging with us, because we talk to each other all day. He's a pretty sharp cookie.

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I have a flip phone - dumber than a bag of rocks phone - BUT my kids all complain that I always have it turned off even tho it is in my pocket.   Well, of course, it's turned off!   I only turn it on when I want to make a phone call to someone :D

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Just said goodbye to neighbors who sold their house and greeted the new neighbors.  Then said goodbye to another neighbor who is escaping to the north - the first snowbird to leave this year.  Soon, almost half the block will be empty and the oven will be turned up to broil.

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Julie, That's my kind of neighborhood. Wish half my neighbors would leave and take their barking dogs with em. I like dogs had one myself up til a couple months ago. But those aussie cow dogs bark all day and the kenneled German shorthair howls quite abit. Oh well things could be worse.

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carrying out some work at a customers house today I noticed the lady had some ship models about I questioned her about them and see told me her father had built them,she also said she had a box of models that where distened for the dump but she did not have the heart to dispose of them she asked would I take them and even if I don't do anything with them it would make her feel better than throwing them away,

so I obliged and this is what I got the sad truth is I don't see me investing any time in restoring any of them but I am interested in what they where does anyone regonise anything here she said they where in the roofspace/attic since the 1950,sDSC00906.jpg.0b752e378bdb374b689dfa541e5cde6d.jpgDSC00907.jpg.a1deb73b062ce00cc524d7d698492bc9.jpgDSC00908.jpg.3a93edc4e546bc6f54d5bf5bdbf70c0f.jpgDSC00909.jpg.32eefb5e24b0f3e4a674dcf0d26ab186.jpgDSC00910.jpg.034c6b27b3aff7c2e4576f7109a131ab.jpgDSC00911.jpg.423b77bebfd6c36c198769df1898a3d0.jpgDSC00912.jpg.6dd848cf6dd8250d22ed8d6201dfd16b.jpgDSC00913.jpg.7bcfc5d9ee5eac77226bb69e00ce6d0e.jpgDSC00914.jpg.0f750d90f7aff690d7bae864738a30cb.jpgDSC00915.jpg.48b35976264adedb8e1e82d4c0504710.jpgDSC00916.jpg.31ec7e442bf7ea629828c9f6fcdc4df5.jpgDSC00917.jpg.04a87afe38731918993e82e3630bfa4b.jpgDSC00918.jpg.d7d1bcd078ec1aa2c983ccb0b36090a8.jpg

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I do see potential in the one shown in the 5th and 6th photos bit of deck planking and some nice rigging could transform it the lady would sure be shocked and surprised if I turned up at her door and presented back to her in honour of her father

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But those aussie cow dogs bark all day

Don't you have a home owners association? We have noise ordinances. Nuisance barking is the most common, then loud music. People dropping the "F" bomb during July 4th grilling and swimming parties. You have my empathy.

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Today we had a couple over for a casual dinner. One is a bit... Shall we say, naive. A few years ago the wife claimed she didn't understand why the New England Patriots could play in the American Foot Ball League. Their foreigners, she said. (We call her miss 5150 - behind her back.) 

 

So after dinner I'm putting leftovers away. Something that I am want to loath... I pulled a ziplock from the box, saw this tab/zip thing that I could easily - to my chagrin, manipulate. The tab was on the left, one grabs the left of the bag with the left hand and pulls away the right. I pull out a second bag and the zipper is in my right hand. Not an unwise way to pack them... I say out loud, looking at miss 5150, "I hate the way they make these bags." 

"Why?" says she.

I say, "because one bag is made so the zipper is on the left, while the other is made on the right. You have to switch hands every other bag."

Her husband had to see for himself. He agreed it was a stupid way to do things. Is it just me?

 

What's a 5150? It's a term I learned from my wife who's been an ER nurse for 35 years. It means a person is capable of harm to themselves, or others.

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5150 Ha !,  This is Idaho Badams.  WE have animal rights here. Three houses away they have horses . on two fair size lots there are 7 head, around the corner up the street are twenty ewes each with one or two lambs. Goats are here too. Chickens are here too as long as there are no roosters. The county fairground is about a mile away.  YEEE Ha. Bill in Idaho. where the famous last words are hold my beer and watch this.   Guess I'll shut up about the dogs.

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Brian, law enforcement ten code here in NC is 10-73. We see a few come into the county courthouse, where I do security, who are 10-146. ^_^ They are most definitely out there. ;)

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Today we had our annual family reunion in a little Florida town named Oxford. My family came to Oxford in the early 1840's from Scotland. At that time, a man could stake a claim for 160 acres of land provided he farmed it. Many took advantage of the opportunity to own/farm their land and make a new life for themselves.

Of particular note in this picture is a huge Live Oak tree that stands on one of my cousin's land. It is said this Live Oak is over 500 years old.

To give a reference for how large this tree is, my 6'4", 400 pound son stands in front of it looking rather dwarfed.

One and all had a great time socializing with each other and catching up on all the news since last year. 

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Today we went to see the Blue Jays beat the Orioles in Toronto and end a terrible losing streak. My eight year old brought his glove in case any fouls came our way. He was thrilled when I picked him up a Josh Donaldson signed baseball (not an original signed one but he didn't care!). 

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On 4/15/2017 at 4:52 PM, CDW said:

Of particular note in this picture is a huge Live Oak tree that stands on one of my cousin's land. It is said this Live Oak is over 500 years old.

To give a reference for how large this tree is, my 6'4", 400 pound son stands in front of it looking rather dwarfed.

I thought he was the tree. ;)

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1 hour ago, Julie Mo said:

I thought he was the tree. ;)

Momma feeds him well. He's my part-time body guard. A great son.

 

PS: In another thread, I wrote that we had bought a new washer and dryer this past week. By himself, he picked up those boxes with the machines inside to load them onto and off of our pickup truck as easily as I would handle a box of styrofoam shipping peanuts. :)

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13 hours ago, CDW said:

Momma feeds him well. He's my part-time body guard. A great son.

 

PS: In another thread, I wrote that we had bought a new washer and dryer this past week. By himself, he picked up those boxes with the machines inside to load them onto and off of our pickup truck as easily as I would handle a box of styrofoam shipping peanuts. :)

A neighbor down the street had to load a washer and dryer into the back of his pickup.  He asked me, my SO and another neighbor to help him.  :rolleyes:  To his credit, though, when we got there he had already done it, Egyptian style but without the slaves.

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