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John Allen

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About John Allen

  • Birthday 03/07/1948

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    Mobile, Alabama
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    Golf, modeling

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  1. One more, The last of my drivel, if we all got together in public we would look like a bunch of old biddies swapping surgeries and showing each other who had the most scars.
  2. Lou, We have talked many times about our surgeries, I was told they could do nothing else and I needed a cage low lumbar. I did a lot of research and decided I would stay on meds because I still had to work (12 hours in a car and driving 85 to 250 miles a day was not fun. At times I would have to get the Boss to come outside and assist me in getting out of the vehicle. If I had a fusion I wouldn't be able to work. I have 2 friends that had fusions, 2 years later they had to go back and redo the cage, it eroded the vertebrae above and below. They added metal to encompass the eroded lower and upper vertebrae. They are totally incapacitated and relay on morphine pumps and are totally mental and physical wrecks. The thoracic and neck fusions have a good success rate lumbers are a disaster. I'll stay with my meds I am able to work and enjoy life to a point with albeit with some restrictions.
  3. Dave, That was hard for me to give up, just sold my clubs was hard to do knowing swinging sticks was over.
  4. Lou, As Clint said you have to know your limitations.
  5. True to a point but Amazon is the Post Office and the demise of economical rates that are virtually non existent now. You are forced into Priority or fill the box flat rates. I had recently sent several packages, 7 to 10 day economy shipping was $ 18.00 USD 2 or 3 day priority was $ 20.00 USD. These are to the best of my memory at that time, not to long ago economy would have been in the $ 7.00 to $ 12.00 USD range. I get the present day economics, fuel, and other factors that play into this but Amazon has taken away and restructured rates of the P.O. hopefully the P.O. is finally making some money.
  6. Several things over the years has led to the demise of reasonable rates thru the U.S. P.O. there was a big diffence at one time over gound and priority express as much as $5 to $15 USD or more. Amazon and E Bay was the ruination of reasonable shipping rates the last several years. John
  7. Lou, All seems to be going well, don't do any stupid macho I can do anything tricks (your to damn old). I'm assuming you didn't have to shoot the PT guy. Did placing the 45 on the end table like I suggested help? Is Chewy becoming a therapy dog? If not keep more chicken on hand bribe the little devil. Hang in there do what PT guy says until he causes pain then shoot him and get another PT guy there's plenty of them to go around. John
  8. Perfection as always. Off subject but dealing with Scapa Flow there is a great read on the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow by Dilip Sakar survivor accounts when she was torpedoed by a German sub. Pretty hard read on what those sailors went through.
  9. Keith, Nice on portholes, I would have had to get a teen video gamer to drill holes. (My hands would be shaking like Don Knotts skit whos nervous I'm not nervous) be terrified of screwing up a perfect planking. Well done again.
  10. Keith, Wish I could offer a suggestion, but all this is above my need to know and pay grade. You may mock up a 5" to 6" length of wood by 4" wide planked with what you have used on the hull should be enough room to drill all suggestions. That hull is too beautiful to have a mistake on. Do not mean to talk down with your skill and ability just threw it out there.
  11. Dick, Beautiful build, what made me stare for a long time was the rigging of the rudder that's some real eye candy well done.
  12. Keith, Absolutely in awe of all your skill sets, man you whip this stuff out so quick and perfect I would still be trying to figure out the first plank. I bow to the MASTER.
  13. All the best take care, second chances are few and far between.

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