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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:23 pm 
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Milton Bradley wrote:
"I see" said the man who picked up his hammer and saw.

So they say, said the mute, as he picked up his wheel and spoke.

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Milton Bradley wrote:
"I see" said the man who picked up his hammer and saw.

So they say, said the mute, as he picked up his wheel and spoke.


So said the deaf man when he came over to here... :?


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take your pick.....a statement that confused Donald as he looked over at the row of shovels

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Plook wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
Milton Bradley wrote:
"I see" said the man who picked up his hammer and saw.

So they say, said the mute, as he picked up his wheel and spoke.


So said the deaf man when he came over to here... :?


And then the man with no legs walked away.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:47 am 
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basement apparel?

i wish I would have had some basement apparel back when our house fire started in the basement.
perhaps i could have ended it.

but yeah, thanks for all the basement/cellar jokes.
they take me back to that delightful place.

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The_Acadian_2 wrote:
Plook wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
So they say, said the mute, as he picked up his wheel and spoke.


So said the deaf man when he came over to here... :?


And then the man with no legs walked away.



He had a leg up... :mrgreen:


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Back on the way home from BF, I'm in a train car with 2 people who both have the volume on their headphones set way too high.

Charles Ives was an idiot.

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Today I got an interesting text message. Apparently someone tried to make a $12,000 charge to my credit card.

Supposedly the charge came from a consulting firm in Kosovo.

Sorry; wasn't me.

So the bank has cancelled the cards, and will send new ones.

Sign of the times...

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Today I got an interesting text message. Apparently someone tried to make a $12,000 charge to my credit card.

Supposedly the charge came from a consulting firm in Kosovo.

Sorry; wasn't me.

So the bank has cancelled the cards, and will send new ones.

Sign of the times...



What were they buying if you know?


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Plook wrote:
MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Today I got an interesting text message. Apparently someone tried to make a $12,000 charge to my credit card.

Supposedly the charge came from a consulting firm in Kosovo.

Sorry; wasn't me.

So the bank has cancelled the cards, and will send new ones.

Sign of the times...



What were they buying if you know?


Kosovo is nice at this time of the year.....

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
Plook wrote:
MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Today I got an interesting text message. Apparently someone tried to make a $12,000 charge to my credit card.

Supposedly the charge came from a consulting firm in Kosovo.

Sorry; wasn't me.

So the bank has cancelled the cards, and will send new ones.

Sign of the times...



What were they buying if you know?


Kosovo is nice at this time of the year.....
Around 6 years ago, Sabby found a charge, on her credit card statement, for a plane ticket to Saudi Arabia. You can bet she was on the phone, real fast, telling the card company to get that charge off her account, before Homeland Security saw it.

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It's getting kinda racial... :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:21 am 
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Last nite...9:45pm

There I was, typing an email, when all of sudden *zrrrtccchhh* power went out.

Stuck in the dark with 16 degree temp outside. Grabbed nearby flashlight and sprang into action. Got the generator started and hooked up water-pump to keep lines from freezing since I had no idea of how long it was going to last. Called power company and the automated voice said things would be back online between 11pm and 2am :shock: (what :?: :!: ) Didn't think I had enough gas in the genny to get me through the nite, so drove a few miles to get 5 more gallons. I felt like the Scatman Crothers character in the Shining driving through the isolated, cold nite to help,all while listening to Lou Rawls sing Tobacco Road. His spoken intro mentiones the howling wind of winter, so it totally fit the situation.
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Upon returning -lights still out-I noticed a leak in the fuel line of the generator due to dry rot. Gas was puddling up and I was concerned about a backfire spark sending me,it, and/or the house up into flames so I had to shut it down, go to bed and sleep. Temp inside house dipped to 67 F when I went to bed.Don't know how cold it got but I slept just fine in wool blankets. Around 3am the equipment problem was repaired.

Will now be shopping around for one of these electric generators which come on automatically when it senses a power loss.
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Pretty creepy! Glad the power's back though!

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Pretty creepy! Glad the power's back though!


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A few weeks ago I performed a random cd stock-take and in a moment of weakness hit amazon and replaced the bulk of those that were mia.....This morning I discovered a box containing around thirty of these so called missing cds.....My bank loves me.....

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Milton Bradley wrote:
Dateline:
Last nite...9:45pm

There I was, typing an email, when all of sudden *zrrrtccchhh* power went out.

Stuck in the dark with 16 degree temp outside. Grabbed nearby flashlight and sprang into action. Got the generator started and hooked up water-pump to keep lines from freezing since I had no idea of how long it was going to last. Called power company and the automated voice said things would be back online between 11pm and 2am :shock: (what :?: :!: ) Didn't think I had enough gas in the genny to get me through the nite, so drove a few miles to get 5 more gallons. I felt like the Scatman Crothers character in the Shining driving through the isolated, cold nite to help,all while listening to Lou Rawls sing Tobacco Road. His spoken intro mentiones the howling wind of winter, so it totally fit the situation.
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Upon returning -lights still out-I noticed a leak in the fuel line of the generator due to dry rot. Gas was puddling up and I was concerned about a backfire spark sending me,it, and/or the house up into flames so I had to shut it down, go to bed and sleep. Temp inside house dipped to 67 F when I went to bed.Don't know how cold it got but I slept just fine in wool blankets. Around 3am the equipment problem was repaired.

Will now be shopping around for one of these electric generators which come on automatically when it senses a power loss.
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Temp inside dropped to 67 F? Typo? I’ve been going to bed with the temperature in the 50’s for the last month by choice. :?


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Temp inside dropped to 67 F? Typo? I’ve been going to bed with the temperature in the 50’s for the last month by choice. :?

No, not a typo. I'm unsure of how warm your winters are, but here in Michigan, things get nice and cold. Generally, I enjoy it at 72 degrees. I heat with wood which I cut myself year round and wood heat is sooo much nicer than propane, or electric. A different kind of heat, and fills the volume of a room much better, and with a longer lasting effect,& so much cheaper too. Piping hot water as needed. During winter, I have no heating bill to worry about so I like to keep it comfortably toasty. The other reason for increasing heat being that if the external temp sinks below zero, there is a risk of the water pipes freezing and bursting so I just keep the doors under the kitchen & bathroom sinks open and there is always enough internal heat to keep the pipes from splitting.

Now, in the other three seasons, I prefer to sleep in a cool room as that tends to put me in a deeper, more relaxed sleep sooner.

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Gotcha. Different strategies for different climes. I tend to run hot. When I was married our house had to be so hot for my wife in the winter that I would have to go outside in shorts and a tank top to get some relief.


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Did my "civic duty" by writing a short letter to the editor of the local newspaper so I could complain.
Topic: Unlawful and unsafe use of multiple snowmobiles to trespass over dozens (if not scores) of personal properties mile after mile.

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Went to the Sacramento Kings basketball game last night during a Black Lives Matter protest. We made it in the arena about five minutes before the event was put on lockdown. Only a couple thousand fans made it in. Everybody was allowed to sit anywhere they wanted and they were giving food away for free. I was about tenth row mid court. Strangest circumstances for a major sporting event I’ve ever experienced.


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Went to the Sacramento Kings basketball game last night during a Black Lives Matter protest. We made it in the arena about five minutes before the event was put on lockdown. Only a couple thousand fans made it in. Everybody was allowed to sit anywhere they wanted and they were giving food away for free. I was about tenth row mid court. Strangest circumstances for a major sporting event I’ve ever experienced.

Were you wearing your "Basketball Games Matter" t-shirt?

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KUIII wrote:
Went to the Sacramento Kings basketball game last night during a Black Lives Matter protest. We made it in the arena about five minutes before the event was put on lockdown. Only a couple thousand fans made it in. Everybody was allowed to sit anywhere they wanted and they were giving food away for free. I was about tenth row mid court. Strangest circumstances for a major sporting event I’ve ever experienced.



Well that had to be pretty cool for seeing the game, you are really stretching your wings...good for you my friend... :D


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