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FetchMeAPepsi May 14th, 2022 03:26 PM

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What else are you guys working on lately? Lots of us have trucks that are running and doing fine enough that we don't have work on them every day. What's taking up your spare time?

For me, I've been buying a house. Believe it or not the Powder Puff is going to COLLEGE soon and we're looking to get a place close to where she's going to help her live on the cheap. We looked for about 8 months before we found a nice 3 bedroom 2 bath in a very comfy little neighborhood that was built in the 20-teens. Sidewalks everywhere, dog park, and lots of families like ours.



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It should be perfect for the four years we'll be living there while she goes to school. We've almost got it nailed down. Once the keys are in hand I've got all summer to be doing repairs and planting some dadgum trees so it looks more like home.

Ed Snyder May 14th, 2022 10:38 PM

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I've been buying a house. Believe it or not the Powder Puff is going to COLLEGE soon and we're looking to get a place close to where she's going to help her live on the cheap. We looked for about 8 months before we found a nice 3 bedroom 2 bath in a very comfy little neighborhood that was built in the 20-teens. Sidewalks everywhere, dog park, and lots of families like ours.

It should be perfect for the four years we'll be living there while she goes to school. We've almost got it nailed down. Once the keys are in hand I've got all summer to be doing repairs and planting some dadgum trees so it looks more like home.

Would your new house happen to be in Manhattan, Fetch?

FetchMeAPepsi May 15th, 2022 05:01 AM

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Would your new house happen to be in Manhattan, Fetch?

A little further away, but nice catch Ed. It's in Baldwin City. We're hardcore Christians so we wanted her to go to a college that wouldn't try to make her a flaming liberal and undo 18 years of hard work.

So what did you fill your Saturday with now that it's over?

jbgroby May 15th, 2022 01:56 PM

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I'm hip deep into a 75-year-old antique ship model restoration for a client, which takes drive time away :(. I'm just about ready to start the Shrouds and Ratlines.

jbgroby May 15th, 2022 01:58 PM

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I'm hip deep into a 75-year-old antique ship model restoration for a client, which takes drive time away . I'm just about ready to start the Shrouds and Ratlines.

FetchMeAPepsi May 15th, 2022 06:22 PM

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That is really cool! Is it going in a display case or ???

Sonic65 May 15th, 2022 07:29 PM

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I am still plugging away on my 1968 Dodge Charger build. I am so glad I bought 99% of the parts I need prior to COVID, logistics issues, inflation, etc. Parts prices have shot up to crazy high numbers.

Ed Snyder May 15th, 2022 08:01 PM

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A little further away, but nice catch Ed. It's in Baldwin City. We're hardcore Christians so we wanted her to go to a college that wouldn't try to make her a flaming liberal and undo 18 years of hard work.

So what did you fill your Saturday with now that it's over?

Looks like you're a lot closer to KU in Lawrence than to K-State (my alma mater) in Manhattan then. Our granddaughter who's about Powder Puff's age has one more year of high school left. Her Dad took her to look at colleges during her spring break.

When you're retired, you just do the same boring stuff every day. So my Saturday was the usual -- working around the house, yard, and garage. Plus going for a long walk.

FetchMeAPepsi May 15th, 2022 10:18 PM

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Looks like you're a lot closer to KU in Lawrence than to K-State (my alma mater) in Manhattan then. Our granddaughter who's about Powder Puff's age has one more year of high school left. Her Dad took her to look at colleges during her spring break.

When you're retired, you just do the same boring stuff every day. So my Saturday was the usual -- working around the house, yard, and garage. Plus going for a long walk.

You may think it's boring stuff but 99% of 25 year old guys today wouldn't know how to do most of it. I tell you some of the next generation is in for a world of hurt when they start owning houses and cars that aren't brand new.
:teehee:



Today I pulled seven eggs from my six chickens. Someone's been doubling up lately. Powder Puff and I went for a drive too. Just cruising around the town and thinking about how we won't be doing it for a while.

FetchMeAPepsi May 15th, 2022 10:20 PM

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I am still plugging away on my 1968 Dodge Charger build. I am so glad I bought 99% of the parts I need prior to COVID, logistics issues, inflation, etc. Parts prices have shot up to crazy high numbers.

I agree 100%. Where's the pictures?

Sonic65 May 15th, 2022 10:45 PM

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i agree 100%. Where's the pictures?



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Sonic65 May 15th, 2022 11:05 PM

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I agree 100%. Where's the pictures?

I did some HAZMAT Certification training as well. I hate the SCBA suits! But they keep us alive.

jbgroby May 16th, 2022 11:58 AM

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That is really cool! Is it going in a display case or ???

Fetch, yes, the case is built, I should have the model finished in about a month. I'll PL]M you some pics.

jbgroby May 16th, 2022 11:59 AM

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I did some HAZMAT Certification training as well. I hate the SCBA suits! But they keep us alive.

I did the re-cert. last year, harder than most realize, I have to deal with Chlorine Gas, just nasty stuff.

Sonic65 May 16th, 2022 03:46 PM

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I did the re-cert. last year, harder than most realize, I have to deal with Chlorine Gas, just nasty stuff.

Sure is nasty!

FetchMeAPepsi June 10th, 2022 07:20 PM

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I did some HAZMAT Certification training as well. I hate the SCBA suits! But they keep us alive.

Great pics! Those suits look like a pain to deal with. Can you see in them?



Storm this week blew down a bunch of limbs out of our trees. This weekend we'll be running the wood chipper and making mulch like it's our sole purpose in life. I don't even have a place to put it all yet.

I go through spurts where I really enjoy working outside then the next week all i wanna do is sit around, play on the internet, and watch old westerns like a grandpa. Once i get outside and get started it's great, but getting that first UMPH going is tough.

Last week we opened our pool for the kids. I'd rather be on the water than in it, but they would sleep out there if we'd let 'em, haha. There was a shortage of alum this year (Thanks Biden!) so we opened late and had to use liquid flocculant to clear out the mess of winter. We're usually open by May 1st, if that tells you anything.
Then a pipe burst at midnight and blew out about 5000 gallons of water all out down the street. Water hose is getting a work out.

I need to come up with a good cover option for it that will fit on the deck. Last year we just covered it but covers get hung up on the deck and tear so they only work so-so at best. We end up buying a new cover every 2 years so that gets expensive.

I'm thinking about maybe building a plywood cover with 2x4s and 1/2" plywood that I can pull off in spring and put back on in winter. Haven't got it all figured out yet, but the wheels are turning.

Anyway, that's my update on other crap going on here.


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