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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: Starting Down a Path to...
« Last post by flyover on September 23, 2018, 07:38:43 AM »
I have several BP firearms, they don't get shot very often but fun to shoot and a pain to clean. Years ago I put a CVA kit 45 caliber Kentucky pistol kit together, it was a learning experience.
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Everything Else / Re: Saturday morning
« Last post by M1911A1 on September 22, 2018, 08:12:29 PM »
Wade, you wouldn't like it here!

Our year's-worth of wood is about 3.5 cords, and it costs us $1,800.00, cut, split, delivered, and stacked neatly into our woodshed. That's at least twice what it goes for, where you live.

However, that's only about 2/3 of what all-winter-long electric heat would cost us.

I stopped being able to cut and split wood in winter-long quantities about seven years ago. I stopped being able to stack a winter's-worth of wood in our woodshed about four years ago. Now, I can't comfortably bring a week's-worth down from the woodshed!
Getting old sucks!
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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: Starting Down a Path to...
« Last post by oldranger53 on September 22, 2018, 06:31:08 PM »
Ah yes!
I have one of my own on the project shelf as we speak!
Workin on it!

Thanks for the links to resources!

OR53, out

"Live as if there is an enemy around every corner, and behind every door." Gabe Suarez

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Everything Else / Re: Saturday morning
« Last post by oldranger53 on September 22, 2018, 06:22:58 PM »
Thanks Steve!

I surely don't want to go and cut the wood any longer, but firewood has become such a hot commodity around here lately...what with all the city refugees flocking here to escape whatever social hell-hole they came from...and bringing with them contractors, politicians, and the $$$ they've extracted from the other states.
The cost of wood already cut is becoming restrictive for those of us who are long time residents.

Sigh. I wouldn't do it IF I could afford to purchase it.
The last two winters we burned  roughly 7-8 cords, maybe more.
If I were to buy that much wood, it would be around $1,500-$1,800.

I suppose I get a secondary benefit by going up there. It DOES get me out of the house and engage in vigorous activity for a while. It's almost like a workout, sort of.

https://youtu.be/rtsznljfHZo

I took a short video of where I went this afternoon to cut a little more.

Being the weekend,  there was a bunch of campers up there too, so I was limited in where I could go and stuff. The place I wanted to go was awash with flatlanders, out for a final fling before the nice weather ends, like tomorrow.

I'd like a cold rain to come and drive them all back home so I can get up there and get the logs I have scoped out for the major cutting days. Hopefully I'll be able to do that this week coming up.

Cheers to all!

OR53, out





"Live as if there is an enemy around every corner, and behind every door." Gabe Suarez

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Everything Else / Re: Saturday morning
« Last post by M1911A1 on September 22, 2018, 03:43:31 PM »
I can't cut wood any more, nor can I stack large amounts, so we buy ours from a local farmer who has a wood lot.
He delivers and stacks it for us, and a neighbor 'teen-ager keeps our door-side wood rack refilled from the woodshed.


It's almost time to start the fire.
We wait until the temperature is steadily in the 50s, and then we keep one or the other stove going (or both, some days) all day, every day.


Nice work on the kitten, by the way.

Stay warm!
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All the Rest of the Weapons / Starting Down a Path to...
« Last post by Taurian on September 22, 2018, 01:53:22 PM »
You might find this article interesting - or not.

Comments on it are welcome!

http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/09/22/pulling-me-in/
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Everything Else / Saturday morning
« Last post by oldranger53 on September 22, 2018, 09:22:14 AM »
Hello everyone!
I haven't dropped off the earth, not yet.
Lately been making more frequent trips into the higher altitudes to cut and retrieve firewood for the coming burning season.
 
If what "they" say is true, about the Grand Solar Minimum approaching, the old wood stove/heater will come in more handy than ever for the next couple of years.


http://thegrandsolarminimum.com/

You can read about it in the link, if interested.

Local politics are more disgusting than ever for our little town.
I'm thinking of running for Mayor next time.
I can make blunders and turn a deaf ear to people just as good as any other guy. It may as well be me, getting paid to do it!  Sheesh!

Youngest daughter and her "husband" moved to Kenai Alaska last month. Now we have a daughter in Washington, near Steve, and one in Alaska.

Suzi is planning on retiring at end of year. After that, who knows? 

The kitten Suzi rescued from certain death last April has grown exponentially!
We determined it had to have been about three days old when she brought it home.
Good old Wade bottle fed it every three hours for almost six weeks, and we have done our part to keep one of the local vets lavished with $$$ since then, in return for giving the little creature all the shots and checkups, etc.



https://youtu.be/1sZgpxwdFIA

Roger Moore, in the movie "Ffolks".

If anyone is interested, you can see a plethora of short videos of the creature on my YouTube channel

 www.youtube.com/oldranger53


Haven't acquired any new firearms this year. But, I have gained insight into the benefits of dry fire, trigger control, and such as that is.

Happy Saturday everyone!

OR53, out




"Live as if there is an enemy around every corner, and behind every door." Gabe Suarez

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Everything Else / Re: When OK is not OK!
« Last post by NorCalChuck on September 16, 2018, 11:57:16 AM »
SIGH!
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Everything Else / Re: Just checking to see who is payong attention!
« Last post by flyover on September 16, 2018, 06:40:47 AM »
I tried to pay attention once, but I went broke doing so. 8)


I am so poor I can't even pay attention.
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Everything Else / Re: When OK is not OK!
« Last post by M1911A1 on September 15, 2018, 06:09:34 PM »
Sorry, Chuck, but the "thumbs up" gesture has already been co-opted by the extreme male-homosexual fringe, to represent a particular and highly-favored homoerotic activity.

Thus, its use is impermissible in polite heterosexual society. In fact, your use of it is damaging to my delicate psychic balance.

The Political Correctness Police are already on their way to your home.
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