Scrap Yard Knife Company

Death Chat 2020 Up and Running!

Posted By: SkunkHunter

Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 01:26 AM

Well Dogs, 2020 is here and the Yard is back in all it's glory. So in celebration of these two historic events, here is the NEW YARD Up and running Death Chat.

Let the debauchery begin! (Well CHILD friendly debauchery). wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 01:32 AM

This already is a most historic year. They Yard is up and running again, Dan has promised newer and better things and Our President is getting ready for his second term in office. It will be a most glorious year. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 01:39 AM

How sweet it is!!! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 01:54 AM

Oh it's so nice to be home.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 02:49 AM

Yes it is!!!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 03:36 AM

Well it looks as if all is well in the Yard, EXCEPT for the Tutorials thread. It isn't working, and it probably isn't all that big a deal but it was nice having it.

Is it just me or is there something different about the New and Improved Yard? I've noticed a couple of minor things, that are nice.

1 Is that when you are on one thread up at the top there is a previous and a next thread "Side".
2. Everything just seems a tad "Clearer".

Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 04:46 AM

Oh and after you scroll down from the first post there is an up arrow inside a highlighted circle in the lower right corner of your screen. Click that and it jumps you automatically back to the top of the screen.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 04:48 AM

Whew wee. DO NOT use the light theme large print. It is BRIGHT! Dark and medium theme are ok though.
Posted By: elof_alv

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 07:44 AM

Hello Dogs.

Happy 2020 in the Yard!

Some of my ne creations to start the year
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fits both!
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& for 411
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& with some kin

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Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 08:18 AM

So its really working?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 08:18 AM

Holy Moly it actually works? Dang, I thought I had poured a bit too much bourbon and was imagining things.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 11:21 AM

Beautiful work elof!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 11:22 AM

Goooooooooooooood morning Scrap Yard!!!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 07:03 PM

Good afternoon, Yard. Glad itís back. Even nice to see Randy here.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 08:28 PM

Good one Ray.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 08:29 PM

No emoticons???
Posted By: Hooker

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 08:41 PM

Hi gang! Long time no see. I'll have to check in once in a while.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 08:53 PM

Good to hear from you again. I hope the word gets out that we are back and more fellow Dogs return.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 09:26 PM

Well this rocks!
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 09:27 PM

YES!!!! In on the first page of a Death Chat!!!!
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 09:28 PM

Just got an injection in my spine, which sucked. This was a nice way to exit the procedure room.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 09:29 PM

Ooooo!!! Killed the first page AND FIRST post on the second
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 10:04 PM

Josh, great to hear from you again! I hope the shot in the back helps; back when the General popped a disc in her back it helped a little. I watched them give her the shot... looked painful as Hell! She said it WAS too!
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/05/20 11:50 PM

Hey guys figured I should drop in before to much of the new year slides bye
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/06/20 02:15 AM

Evening guys! Itís great to be back!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/06/20 04:23 AM

Howdy Mike and Todd, good to hear from both of you.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/06/20 07:34 AM

I'm glad it's back. I was not looking forward to having to hang out on Blade forums.

Now bring on the New Blades! cool
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/06/20 01:23 PM

You have the right idea M/B. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/06/20 03:32 PM

Good morning, Yard. Nice to see people back here. Elof, very nice way to start off the year.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/06/20 04:13 PM

NICE Cesar, Do you deliver? wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/06/20 09:12 PM

Cesar delivers the goods for sure!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/07/20 06:27 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/07/20 08:39 PM

Howdy Ray. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/08/20 02:10 AM

Yeah It's nice to see the regulars here and also some of the older (as in been here a long time) Dogs coming back. Maybe we will once again have a large rambling Pack!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/08/20 05:24 AM

I certainly hope so!!!
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/08/20 06:11 AM

Evening folks!! Enjoying a quiet night away from work.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/08/20 01:44 PM

Good morning, Yard. Hope everyone is doing well.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/08/20 11:41 PM

Good evening guys. Just thought I would check the forum before I feed my dogs.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 01:01 AM

Dog fed, just setting here enjoying a cup of refreshing folgers.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 03:21 AM

Yeah blade forums just doesnít have the same family atmosphere as the yard does.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 03:22 AM

Holy smokes Randy your post count man!!!!!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 12:10 PM

Good morning Yard. smile Supposed to be warm but rainy today so a good reason to catch up on some sleep.
Posted By: Hobbes

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 12:43 PM

Morning doggies. How's everyone this beautiful morning?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 02:03 PM

MR HOBBS! LONG time no see. How is the big city?
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 03:20 PM

Wow lot of folks drifting back in
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 03:31 PM

Good morning, everybody.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 06:53 PM

Afternoon guys! Settling in to watch the season opener for NASCAR.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/09/20 10:02 PM

I love it!!! smile
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/10/20 12:13 AM

It was a wreck fest for sure.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/10/20 12:20 AM

Havenít watched nascar for 10+ years
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/10/20 08:36 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/11/20 11:18 AM

OK, good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/11/20 01:53 PM

Originally Posted by gun dog
Holy smokes Randy your post count man!!!!!


Hehe, Tom has made me post a lot. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/11/20 05:20 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/11/20 11:12 PM

Randy is like the Energizer Bunny with diarrhea, he just keeps going and going! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/12/20 03:59 AM

Imodium can be your friend. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/12/20 11:51 AM

I can't argue with someone with SO much experience. LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/12/20 05:59 PM

Yeah but you guys would miss me. grin crossfingers
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/12/20 07:46 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/12/20 10:36 PM

Afternoon guys! Been a good day. I got in on a Liam Hoffman axe drop last night. Itís about as common as hitting the lottery.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/12/20 10:49 PM

Congrats Todd. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/13/20 03:37 PM

Oh man, just looked that up Todd, NICE!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/13/20 05:50 PM

Good afternoon, everybody.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/13/20 05:55 PM

Congrats, Todd.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/13/20 07:26 PM

Hi Ray. How is going in your part of the world. Another major change here, high of 37 today and low of 15 tonight. BIG change from almost 60 a couple days ago.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/13/20 09:58 PM

Cold and rain again today. I started work on a fowling piece for next yearís turkey season. All I have right now is a jug-choked 20 gauge barrel and a rough sawn maple plank. I will work on inletting the barrel while waiting for the flint lock and other parts to arrive.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 12:07 AM

Hello Dogs. It's supposed to get down to 10 degrees tonight, so other than taking the dogs out for a bit I plan on cuddling up with the General. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 04:51 AM

Supposed to get to 14 here tonight. Man it's cold, 22 degrees the wind is blowing and the pup wants to go outside. Brrrrrr.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 07:39 AM

It's 15 right now. Supposed to be around 50 tomorrow. I'll be out at the range teaching low light shooting until around 10 pm. I just glad it won't be crazy cold.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 11:07 AM

It's cold enough!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 11:08 AM

Good morning Dogs. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 01:24 PM

Morning flolk. It's 13 degrees and the pup has been outside already. Now for a good cup of relaxing coffee.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 03:45 PM

I just finished round 2 with the dogs going out and the thermometer is reading 29 degrees. I guess we will make it to around 40 degrees today. Still a nice day to stay warm and cozy. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 04:06 PM

Good morning, everybody. 32į and sunny today.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 04:31 PM

Cool and clear here. High today in the mid 40ís but theyíre making snow on the mountain. It was 15 there this morning.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 04:54 PM

Randy, if you watch Forged In Fire, Liam Hoffman won in 2016 at the ripe old age of 21. His shop is less than an hour from me. He has lots of videos on YouTube and Facebook if youíre interested.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 04:56 PM

Iím in on the 3 lb camp axe with the 28 inch handle.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 08:09 PM

Just looked him up. I THINK I remember him. You should go visit him some time.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 08:12 PM

Nothing like relaxing in the ole recliner in a warm house on a cold day. Just finished a big ole bowl of Possum Surprise and am working on a relaxing cup of coffee (No matter what Ray says, Keurig makes a pretty good cup of coffee).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/14/20 08:13 PM

Oh and If you don't know what Possum Surprise is you haven't read our Recipe Thread.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/15/20 12:41 AM

We're getting ready for salad, steaks, baked potatoes, and California blend vegetables. One of my favorite meals! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/15/20 11:16 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/15/20 03:28 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/15/20 03:38 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Nothing like relaxing in the ole recliner in a warm house on a cold day. Just finished a big ole bowl of Possum Surprise and am working on a relaxing cup of coffee (No matter what Ray says, Keurig makes a pretty good cup of coffee).

There are so many things wrong with your statement that I donít where to begin. First of all, anything would taste good after a big bowl of Possum Surprise. Second, coffee is a stimulant not a relaxant. Third, educating you about coffee is teaching the unteachable about knowing the unknownable.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/15/20 03:54 PM

Ray, IF you like Cauliflower, broccoli, onions, cheddar cheese Bacon and Mayonnaise you will like Possum Surprise. Yes, Coffee IS a stimulant, it is also a Diuretic. Absorbing the knowledge is actually quite easy. It's retaining the information that is difficult. grin

Would it sooth your nerves if I was to buy a French Press? cool
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/15/20 11:11 PM

Now play nice boys. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 12:48 AM

We are. If I didn't insult him once in a while he would think I didn't care. And I DO like all the dogs here, even the misguided Marines that sometimes frequent this site. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 12:50 AM

I KNOW we have Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines here, but do we have any Coasties? (Coast Guard for you landlubbers).
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 05:08 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Ray, IF you like Cauliflower, broccoli, onions, cheddar cheese Bacon and Mayonnaise you will like Possum Surprise. Yes, Coffee IS a stimulant, it is also a Diuretic. Absorbing the knowledge is actually quite easy. It's retaining the information that is difficult. grin

Would it sooth your nerves if I was to buy a French Press? cool

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Ray, IF you like Cauliflower, broccoli, onions, cheddar cheese Bacon and Mayonnaise you will like Possum Surprise. Yes, Coffee IS a stimulant, it is also a Diuretic. Absorbing the knowledge is actually quite easy. It's retaining the information that is difficult. grin

Would it sooth your nerves if I was to buy a French Press? cool


Only if you didnít use Folgerís in it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 07:17 AM

But Ray, I LIKE Folger's coffee. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 02:41 PM

Folgers and Maxwellhouse (besides the "Off brands" are all they sell here in the middle of Redneck Central.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 05:37 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 05:52 PM

All kidding aside about coffee brands, the grind of Folgerís et al is likely to be too fine for a French press. This could cause the coffee to be harsh and bitter. Of course you Marine and Navy people are used to this and probably like it this way. And the Air Force people probably go to the Starbucks on their base anyway.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 08:53 PM

You're probably correct Ray. LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 11:28 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
And the Air Force people probably go to the Starbucks on their base anyway.


Doesn't everybody? Oh and Outback Steakhouse as well. Of course for those who like the slums, they can go to Krispy Kreme or Ponderosa steakhouse. grin

As Ray said, All kidding aside, I actually wanted to try a French Press for Many many years, just never got around to it. And now that Patty bought me the Keurig I really like it. Right now I am drinking Camerons Jamacian Blue Mountain. I may try the Kona next time I'm at Schnuck's.

I DO have one of those refillable pods so I guess I could try something else. Any suggestions Ray? (and Be gentle) smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/16/20 11:40 PM

LOL, I have to have my coffee. It allows me to talk to people prior to 10am. At least in a socially acceptable manner.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 12:54 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
[quote=Ray Settanta] And the Air Force people probably go to the Starbucks on their base anyway.


Doesn't everybody?

No. As far as I know, only Air Force bases have Starbucks.


I DO have one of those refillable pods so I guess I could try something else. Any suggestions Ray? (and Be gentle)

I hear that kopi luwak coffee is good.
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Let me know how it works out.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 12:56 AM

If you canít find any kopi luwa, coffee beans from Samís club are not bad. Walmart sometimes sell them.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 02:47 AM

Haha, I JUST KNEW that was the coffee you were talking about before I even looked it up. I guess I would try it once. IF I could afford it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 02:49 AM

Walmart has beans that you can grind right there in the store. I've seen them. Hmmm Wonder which one I should try. I mean Hey, a dollar a pound for coffee is rather expensive.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 05:14 AM

I just read a NY Times article that said that the coffee in K cups costs about $50 a pound. I did not realize that you were that well off, Randy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 05:36 AM

Not really that well off, but I Personally draw:
Air Force Pension check
VA Disability Check
CERF (County Employees Retirement Fund)
LAGERS (Local Area Government Employees Retirement Service, or maybe System)
SS (Social Security Retirement)

Patty draws a Disability for NUMEROUS health problems to include stage 3 Renal (Kidney Failure) and DVT in 3 veins in one leg that will never have blood flowing through them again, one clot is 24 inches long, and 2 different inch clots. She also suffers from her throat swelling shut for no reason the allergists can find.

So PLEASE everyone, continue to pay your taxes! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 05:37 AM

Oh and I can get 100 count K-cups of Folgers at Sams for 32 dollars and I can get 96 Decaf for about the same (I drink one decaf a night after about 8pm. Doesn't disturb my sleep that way.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 11:53 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 02:54 PM

Morning Tom. Had your FOLGERS yet today? grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 03:36 PM

Yes! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 06:33 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 10:59 PM

Howdy Ray. See what I mean when I tease Randy about being so tight-fisted? He will never be able to spend all of that taxpayers' money!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 11:04 PM

Well maybe this one will work. Third times a charm they say.

https://youtu.be/JewttoiTvLw
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 11:10 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Howdy Ray. See what I mean when I tease Randy about being so tight-fisted? He will never be able to spend all of that taxpayers' money!


You just wait until I become President after Don. We WILL see how to spend money! (AND most important of all, I will show all you peons I mean Constituents how to get rid of the Moochers.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 11:28 PM

Just what we need.... another "Napoleon of the West"!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 11:47 PM

THAT WILL NOT BE ME! I am a lot taller. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/17/20 11:55 PM

Yes, but I'm better looking! LOL smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/18/20 10:56 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/18/20 05:14 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/18/20 05:24 PM

Funny video, Randy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 12:35 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Yes, but I'm better looking! LOL smile


Well that didn't work. Oh well Some folks get delusional when they reach a certain age (or live in Southwest Misssouri. grin



Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 12:38 AM

Hey Ray, found some Kona Coffee K-pods today at T J Max. Can't wait to try it. Drinking a cup of vanilla flavored coffee right now. I'll have a nice cup of Decaf tonight around 9pm or so.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 04:26 AM

Well, my best day ever. According to my fit Bit I have only missed two days walking on our tread mill this so far this month. AND I have had my best "Walk" ever. Now it may not be to good for a lot of you guys, but for me, an old, out of shape (Not quite as) fat guy, pretty good I think.
I did 1.707 miles in 30.01 minutes with an average of 4.5 degree incline. My average speed will fall somewhere between 3 and 3.5 mph. I'm pretty proud of myself.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 05:17 AM

You get extra exercise from patting yourself on the back. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 02:20 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 02:21 PM

Sounds good, Randy, but I hope you didnít cause some serious damage to your arm.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 02:54 PM

it hurts pretty bad, but I think it will be OK.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 07:58 PM

Now my Back is a different story. Got a callback from the VA today about my Back and Knees MRI. Knees not so good, with both having problems, left one I think she said is worse.

My Back she said has moderate to severe problems with L4&5 and maybe L6 and also S1. Not sure what those are other than bones in my lower back so I am gonna look them up. They are gonna mail me the results and schedule me to see an Orthopedic Surgeon. I requested the one that did my back surgery in 2017. Several folks have spoken highly of him so I reckon he's OK. Not sure I really want to drive 150 miles to St. Louis when I can get it done here, UNLESS they say I need to go to St. Louis. We will see.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 11:32 PM

Best of luck Randy. I know that the arthritis in my knees sure is a pain!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/19/20 11:56 PM

Thanks Tom. Don't know how long it will take for me to find out. It took the VA TWO MONTHS to just schedule me for the MRI. I've just about had it with them, again. mad
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/20/20 02:23 AM

The VA can be a real PIA, but they DO get a LOT of patients.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/20/20 05:19 AM

Yeah I know, but I still think that taking 2 months just to schedule the appointment is way to much. Now if it took that long to get into the appointment, I could understand.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/20/20 11:04 AM

You have a good point about the scheduling vs. actual appointment.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/20/20 11:08 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/20/20 04:31 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/20/20 11:28 PM

Well, we're one day closer to Spring! I have had enough of this cold weather; I'm anxious to go fishing. I also plan on making a trip to San Antonio and seeing the Alamo, something I have wanted to do since I was a young weed-hopper.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/21/20 12:03 AM

It's a nice visit, but you will probably be disappointed. I mean when we went there it was surrounded by all kinds of stores selling all sorts of ALAMO trinkets. I couldn't get over (I was a kid) the contrast between the Alamo and all the modern stores just across the street.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/21/20 04:35 AM

It's really sad the way that Texas let the Alamo be encroached upon. It should be treated as the treasure that it is. I have spent considerable time on the computer checking it out, and I really want to see it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/21/20 05:01 AM

Well I really enjoyed it, even if there are "Modern" buildings just feet away.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/21/20 05:08 AM

I was already aware of that.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/21/20 11:23 AM

Good morning Yard. Just remember; any day on THIS side of the grass is a good day! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/21/20 06:05 PM

Good afternoon, everybody.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/21/20 09:43 PM

Boy Tom, you sure got that right.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/22/20 12:51 AM

Yep! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/22/20 03:05 AM

Hello Ray, how's our How's our older (3 score, 1 decade and 4 years) Fantastic member doing today?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/22/20 06:45 AM

Why does that make me think of the Gettysburg address??? Ray isn't THAT old.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/22/20 02:37 PM

Just take another look at the picture. Front row third from the right. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/22/20 03:05 PM

Oh, he's the good-looking one! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/22/20 07:21 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/22/20 07:28 PM

I am feeling my years lately. The weather has been cold and damp for about two weeks now. Everything hurts except for the tip of my nose. Warm weather would be very welcome. At least, reading about Randyís escapades helps get me through the day.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/22/20 08:29 PM

Haha, IF I can bring a smile to your face, or cause you to shake your head and say "That boy ain't right", then I consider my post to have been a success. IF we laugh at others and can't laugh at ourselves, then we do not deserve to be called nor to be friends.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 08:47 AM

Right on Brother! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 11:47 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 02:10 PM

Morning Tom. Hope you and the General are well this morning.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 04:05 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 08:01 PM

G'afternoon Ray. Hope you are feeling better today.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 09:41 PM

Afternoon dogs! Snowy day so I'm cooking. Wings for lunch and special pizza skulls for dinner since TWD is back tonight. Gotta entertain the runt. And me.


[Linked Image from thepinterestinglifeofgothastewart.files.wordpress.com]
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 10:24 PM

Oh wow, pretty awesome MB. BTW, how is the runt doing? Don't think she is really all that much of a runt now is she? And how is the Wife's Knee(?)
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 10:39 PM

The runt is growing up. I'm teaching her to drive. My wife is doing well. 2 fake knees and a brand spanking new shoulder. I'm now married to the bionic woman.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 10:45 PM

Good to hear that your wife is doing well M/B. And the kids grow up fast...my grandaughter is in college already.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 10:47 PM

OH NO! Better get your script for nerve meds filled if you're gonna teach her to drive. eek

Glad to hear your wife is doing well, but you better watch out or she'll Kick your asterisk! grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/23/20 10:50 PM

LOL, surprisingly the kid is doing pretty well driving so far. I have yet to fear for my life. I'm impressed how well my wife is doing considering how much new hardware she has. We are just cruising along until we can both retire.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 01:07 AM

That's when life REALLY begins. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 03:30 AM

I bet they will LOVE your wife if she ever has to fly any where.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 04:40 AM

She has a medical card. It's been a few years since she has flown though. I am willing to bet they wouldn't believe that a woman her age has that much titanium in her. She got her first new knee in her mid 30's.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 05:23 AM

I think I need a couple of new knees NOW!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 05:28 AM

I need to get a new kneecap before I retire. Or right as I retire. Recoup in retirement.

The first knee surgery my wife had wasn't too bad. She had the microsurgery on the second and She said it hurt a lot more. I believe her.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 06:41 AM

I'm surprised that the microsurgery was more painful than the regular surgery.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 06:47 AM

They have to yank on the muscle and pull it out of the way a lot more than just cutting it. She has a high pain tolerance and that surgery was the most I have ever seen her react to pain. She was a trooper through the shoulder replacement and her first knee replacement. But there were a lot of tears on the micro knee surgery. I felt super bad for her. There was nothing I could do to help her except keep bringing ice to reduce the swelling and numb it down.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 11:41 AM

That's about the way I felt when the General was getting cortisone shots near her tail-bone when she popped a couple of discs in her back. She can be tough, but that almost made ME cry with pain.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 11:42 AM

Good morning Yard. smile With the way it has been raining I'm thinking of building an ark!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 02:41 PM

A lot of times WE can endure a lot more pain ourselves than we can endure seeing our loved ones in pain.

And I hear ya about the ark Tom.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 04:04 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 04:06 PM

Tom, Iíll bet you can think of some big improvements over your first ark.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/24/20 06:32 PM

You are my Hero Ray! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/25/20 05:02 AM

Yes, the new ark will have a flush toilet! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/25/20 12:03 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/25/20 02:26 PM

GREAT addition Tom.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/25/20 04:17 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/25/20 11:58 PM

Wellllll after talking to the Boss, er ah I mean Patty, I will probably go with this one instead of the "Japanese" sword I was looking at. She brought up some points I hadn't thought of and it's no big deal. I really like this one as well.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=243227398B697237B8F15AE604F6C42F6E1FE3FE&thid=OIP.IpyUjVrHtDduaIyxkfa1fgHaCe&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2Fec%2F99%2F45%2Fec99454f8b61262c758cc86c793cc875.jpg&exph=400&expw=1200&q=zombie+tools+zakasushi&selectedindex=11&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=0,1,2,3,4,6,8,10
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/26/20 04:39 AM

You have to spend a little of your fortune on SOMETHING!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/26/20 04:46 AM

Doesn't look like your link worked Randy.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/26/20 11:38 AM

Good morning Yard. smile

The rain last night turned into a brief blizzard last night. Fortunately the snow should melt today.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/26/20 03:30 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/26/20 08:19 PM

Well, the snow is gone but there is a cold wind .
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/26/20 08:24 PM

Tonight is THE night for the Mud Mutt! You snooze...you lose. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/26/20 11:01 PM

This one works, you just have to copy it and paste it to your address line or browser search box. The first one is an outdated version.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=8AB1D004A1332B038BE98F1D89289DB75301E267&thid=OIP.PW-T-tzd-p5lgVFnzNM_bwHaBM&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zombietools.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F08%2Fzakasushi-tsuba-catalog.png&exph=166&expw=1033&q=zombie+tools+zakasushi&selectedindex=1&qpvt=zombie+tools+zakasushi&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=0,1,2,3,4,6,8,10

A I have said before, I would rather have a conventional looking Japanese sword to display along with the Tanto. But Patty brought up several points I had not considered so the Zombie Tools Zakasushi would be better. AND I do really like it. The best part is it is no more expensive than the others I had thought about getting.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/26/20 11:04 PM

For the last 2 days we have had LIGHT snow flurries. It MIGHT have reached the ground but so light you had to look real hard so see any snow at all. But it has turned colder and the wind is really whipping around.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/27/20 02:56 AM

Evening guys! Enjoying an evening off here.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/27/20 02:59 AM

Hey Todd. How is things going for the working class?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/27/20 06:14 AM

Must be good for Todd; I see he ordered another Mud Mutt!
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/27/20 03:09 PM

I missed out the last time, and hoped theyíd put it out again at some point.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/27/20 03:09 PM

And good morning to yíall too!!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/27/20 03:29 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/27/20 09:44 PM

Man, I love seeing so many of our fellow Dogs again!!! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 12:21 AM

OH yeah. It's GREAT having everyone back on the site. Now Dan just needs to keep giving us hints about what he is coming out with next month!
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 07:23 AM

Sitting here in Taiwan for the next week. Let me know if you need anything smile
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 07:25 AM

I broke down and ordered a mega Ratweiller in maroon canvas and comp finish. It was just too pretty to not order smile
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 07:26 AM

I only wish it was differentially great treated....
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 07:27 AM

...and if I could only ditch these daily migraines...
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 07:35 AM

I used to get daily migraines. During the fall I would have a headache for a month straight. I found out I had allergies. Migraines are super rare for me now. They still happen but it's rare to have the skull splitting, hide in a dark, cool place and hope you just pass out ones.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 10:08 AM

Originally Posted by DogTired
Sitting here in Taiwan for the next week. Let me know if you need anything smile



We just need you to come home withOUT that coronavirus!!! Please take extra caution while there. As far as migraines, be careful of medications you might take. My cousin used to get severe migraines and he would take a few Excedrins; I tried them for headaches and they gave me bad shakes (tremors).

Congrats on the Mega Ratweiler; you ordered the same combo as me. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 04:25 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/28/20 04:31 PM

Originally Posted by DogTired
Sitting here in Taiwan for the next week. Let me know if you need anything smile


Please bring back some jajangmyeon for me. Thanks!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 01:00 AM

Say what?????????????????????????????
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 06:17 AM

Morning gents. It's 0117 and all's well.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 06:35 AM

Pretty good on this side of the country.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 11:43 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Looks like it's going to be a pretty nice day today.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 02:10 PM

Sorry Ray, I'm SURE that's not gonna make it through customs grin
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 02:12 PM

... Also wouldn't make it to you without making you REALLY sick grin grin grin grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 03:29 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 03:34 PM

Oh well, DT. Iíll have to make it myself. Tom, itís basically noodles in black bean sauce. I have been told though that itís not as good as what the food vendors sell in Korea or Taiwan.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 09:38 PM

I think I'll stick with ham and beans.:)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 02/29/20 09:48 PM

Come on Tom, be adventurous.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 12:45 AM

OK, ham and beans with cornbread. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 02:30 AM

You ever have Broccoli Cornbread. You use cottage cheese instead of milk, finely diced Broccoli, and shredded Cheddar Cheese!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 02:31 AM

Patty's second cousin and his wife own the restaurant at the regional airport. Now that boy can cook!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 04:03 AM

Life is good. Just setting here in my recliner checking out the yard and enjoying a refreshing, relaxing K-pod Decaf. Ray would be proud. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 06:31 AM

Don't strain yourself!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 04:09 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 04:13 PM

Thanks for contributing to the landfill problem, Randy.
Posted By: cazio

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 11:02 PM

Afternoon Dogs, it has been awhile since I've stopped by and just wanted to see what was going on.
Posted By: cazio

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/01/20 11:03 PM

I jumped on the new knife yesterday and was pretty excited when I saw the Yard released a new offering.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 01:12 AM

Great to see you back Caz! smile Yes, it's nice to see the Yard releasing a knife again, and GREAT to have the forum back!!!;)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 01:31 AM

I agree with everything Tom said.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 01:37 AM

Sorry about the land fill thing Ray, but those guys need a job too (my wife's brother works there). After today I NEED a relaxing cup of coffee. Got to Sunday School at 10am. Then after Chruch (about 12:10) we started cooking for a Funeral dinner. The family got there little after 4pm and we were finally starting to clean up about 6pm and got home just after 7. It has been a long day.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 04:42 AM

Bed time for Bonzo. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 05:17 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Bed time for Bonzo. smile



G'nite Tom. Tell Mr. Regan I said I wish he was back, we could sure use him about now.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 11:23 AM

That's for sure! I hope you got some good rest by going to bed so early. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 11:24 AM

Gooooooooooooooood morning Scrap Yard! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 05:22 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 08:31 PM

G'mornin Fellow Dawgs. ALL HAIL SCRAPYARDIA!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 09:20 PM

Oh HAIL yeah'! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/02/20 09:57 PM

Boy you got this family friendly stuff down pat Tom. grin Course you HAVE been doing this for a Loooong time.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/03/20 01:55 AM

Howdy guys. Been a long week, lots of OT right now. But thatís ok, more money for toys.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/03/20 04:05 AM

Well we survived what could have been a VERY severe storm or two. Tornado sirens went off twice, but thankfully only funnel clouds. Nothing touched (as far as we know) the ground. BUT we got slightly larger than pea size hail and in 25 years here I have never seen it flood so quickly. It rained HARD.

Hopefully Gary is safe and sound as well as the storm(s) looked like they might have hit him as well.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/03/20 05:42 AM

I feel for you Skunk. I do not miss tornadoes even a tiny bit.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/03/20 11:22 AM

I don't either, but we still have to worry about them. Glad you're OK Randy, sounds like some in the Nashville Tennessee area were not so lucky.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/03/20 11:22 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/03/20 04:53 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/03/20 11:07 PM

Nashville really got nailed by a tornado; best wishes to them.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/04/20 01:53 AM

I went and looked it up after reading your post Tom. VERY destructive and I think it said upwards of 50 buildings destroyed and 19(?) dead.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/04/20 03:38 AM

Good evening guys. Death toll in Nashville now up to 25 and many more missing. Prayers for Nashville.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/04/20 05:15 AM

Yes, 25 is the last total number killed that I heard as well. Very sad indeed.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/04/20 06:38 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/04/20 07:25 PM

Afternoon guys. Short work week this time and off for Charleston come Sunday morning. A week in my favorite place.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 12:37 AM

I hope you have a great time Todd. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 02:19 AM

Have fun Todd, and be careful!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 03:23 AM

And remember: say NO to the coronavirus! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 05:23 AM

Don't you find it strange they would name a Virus after a Beer?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 07:23 AM

Somebody has a sense of humor! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 10:57 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 02:34 PM

Morning little doggies.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 05:27 PM

Good afternoon, everybody.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 05:32 PM

Going grocery shopping today or tomorrow. When I went last week, there were no shortages. I wonder what the situation will be this time.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 07:30 PM

We're pretty good on the stores stocking items around here. However, I went to Emergency Essentials to check on their supply of freeze-dried food and they are advertising 1 to 2 MONTHS for delivery, and most of their stock is gone.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 08:50 PM

I hope Randy has a good supply of hog jowls and turnip greens on hand.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 09:52 PM

HUP and we just bought a Port Butt today. I'm making a pork roast. Glad it wasn't a Donkey roast or we would be having A.. for supper! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 09:53 PM

We also got black eyed peas, green beans, pintos, tomato juice, pasta and all the normal SOUTHERN foods.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/05/20 11:45 PM

You left out collard and mustard greens and shrimp and grits. Also crawdads and frogs.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 12:01 AM

Collards and mustard greens we got. Also Kale. And WHO don't got Shrimp and grits. Crawdads too. But we ain't that fond of frogs legs. Thems poor folks food don'tcha know.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 12:02 AM

Speaking of food, gotta go check the roast.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 02:36 AM

I just had some gumbo and a large shrimp salad.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 02:38 AM

Haha, I actually ate some left over Mongolian beef and Calamari. Oh and some black peppered chicken and Black pepper shrimp. Oh and egg rolls, forgot the egg rolls.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 04:04 AM

When my family went to Alabama every summer to visit family, I used to go frog gigging with my cousins. Nobody considered frogís legs to be for poor folks. Everybody grabbed a big hunk of cornbread and a plate of legs and chowed down. Maybe we were considered to be high society because we used tartare sauce on the legs (and had indoor plumbing).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 04:44 AM

That was of course a joke about the frogs legs. BUT I have heard that many many years ago, like in the 1800s, Lobster was considered food fit only for REAL poor folk or slaves.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 10:07 AM

I read the same thing somewhere; my how times have changed! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 02:35 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 02:37 PM

Morning Ray. Well it's off to therapy. PHYSICAL therapy. With you guys I thought I had better be specific.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 02:42 PM

I know you were joking, Randy. Not a problem. You are both right about the lobster. In colonial times, it is said that indentured servants sometimes had a stipulation in their contracts that limited how much lobster they could be fed.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 10:04 PM

I didn't think it was a problem Ray, I just wanted to make sure I didn't inadvertently offend someone.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 10:29 PM

I guess I will let that one pass Randy. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 11:10 PM

Thanks Tom, a free pass is ALWAYS welcome. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/06/20 11:43 PM

Just being a redneck could inadvertently offend some people.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/07/20 01:55 AM

PLEASE say it ain't so Ray.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/07/20 01:03 PM

It takes ALL kinds to make up the world...............even city folk! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/07/20 01:40 PM

City folk, Country folk, according to a History Channel show I saw a few years ago, we ALL come from ONE common ancestor. Science has spoken.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/07/20 03:37 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/07/20 03:39 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
City folk, Country folk, according to a History Channel show I saw a few years ago, we ALL come from ONE common ancestor. Science has spoken.

Oh my goodness, Randy. Are you saying we are kin?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/07/20 10:55 PM

Sorry, but yup Cousin Ray. And NO you can NOT borrow my Dukes of Hazzard T-shirt.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 04:30 AM

Oh joy of joys. I will be getting my first Social Security check in about 2 weeks and already got the approval from "Da Boss" to buy something. Well today I did. Our Phone went Tango Uniform (We don't have a land line any more) so you all know what that meant. Luckily I had just backed up the phone about two days ago. Had an iPhone 6s so I guess it was really ready for an upgrade. It was starting to have some problems and the battery was only operating up to about 80 percent. Well as you have probably figured out by now, my "approval" didn't go for toys, but for something that we actually needed. Oh well, IF I live long enough there are more months to come, but we really need a new Fridge... frown
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 05:12 AM

With all of YOUR income you can certainly afford to get both! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 05:17 AM

My Inheritance from uncle Bill hasn't come in yet.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 11:33 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 01:02 PM

Morning Tom and the rest of the world. Happy DST day to Y'all.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 01:06 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
With all of YOUR income you can certainly afford to get both! smile



Actually it wouldn't be all that bad, but we give away about 700 a month plus our tithes to the church. I mean we make enough to pay all our bills and to just get SOME things we want and do not need, but still... Oh well, such is life, then you're dirt again.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 03:50 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 07:31 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Morning Tom and the rest of the world. Happy DST day to Y'all.

Happy? As old as I am, time already goes too fast, and now I lost another hour? wink grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 07:55 PM

I hear ya. For thousands of years REGULAR time was good enough and then... sick
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 07:58 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
I hear ya. For thousands of years REGULAR time was good enough and then... sick

grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 07:59 PM

It's getting bad. Members of congress should NOT threaten judges of the SCOTUS.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 08:10 PM

Well, looks like time for dreaming is over. After the debacle with the phone, the boss and I have been thinking. I bought our Frig brand new in July of 1994. It has served us well, but the light inside no longer works (wires attached to the light socket are broken), It is making a funny kind of a ticking sound and sounds rough when the compressor kicks in. SO we have talked and realized it's time for a new one before we wind up having to throw away a lot of food.

We've checked out Lowe's and Home Depot. Looks like Lowe's may have the better prices on units over 21.5cuft. But Home Depot has the better prices up to and including 21.3cuft. Guess we will be looking at both places. But there is an LG that I really like but It will probably be to large for just the two of us. It's 23.8 cubes where as Lowes has a 21.9 for about 400 dollars less. we'll see What Patty thinks.
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 08:17 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
It's getting bad. Members of congress should NOT threaten judges of the SCOTUS.

Even for him, I was shocked when he did that (threaten the judges).

I'm trying to avoid becoming too political, but liberals are such hypocrites! If a conservative said the same thing to liberal judges, the libs would be calling for the conservative to be removed from Congress!

If a moderator decides to edit this post, I will probably label you as a commie sympathizer! wink :grin

I AM DO NOT sympathize with:
Commies
Wacky Liberals
Sharia Law
Skin Heads
Or ANY other group that puts down someone that is not just like them.

So there mad wink
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/08/20 11:50 PM

Below is a post I made in the Busse forum about 2 years ago - it talks about my experience with a 1311. Please do not take this post as being critical of the 1311 - I'm not, I just tried using it for too big of a job. eek

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I learned the hard way how dense the wood is makes a huge difference in how well any knife chops. A few months ago I decided to try my unused 1311 on a downed tree at the back of my property. A chain link fence separates my yard from the neighbor's, and this tree had crushed the tubular steel frame of the fence and collapsed the fence. Prior to choosing the 1311, I had not taken a close look at the tree, but I was guessing it was maybe 5-6" in diameter; well, when I walked back there with the knife, I saw the tree was more like 8" or so in diameter. I decided to try the 1311 anyhow, and after many full power swings at the tree, I realized the wood was much harder than expected, and I was only about 1/3 of the way thru the tree and my arm was exhausted. Fortunately I had a full size axe also, and eventually finished the tree with the axe (it was still a lot of work even with the axe).

As I was swinging the knife, I kept wishing it was a thicker (like at least .25" or even more), heavier blade Ė it would have helped with the very hard wood. While it is true that edge geometry is important, so is weight for chopping (not only how much weight, but how far it is from your hand(s) like in the case of the full size axe). I'm sure the 1311 is fine with softer and/or smaller diameter wood, but it was no match for this tree. Next time, I will start with something heavier, or better yet rent or buy a chain saw! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/09/20 01:01 AM

The 1311 is a great knife, but it is not an axe or chainsaw. Use the right tool for the right job. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/09/20 02:29 AM

You're right Tom. but I think that at one time or another we have all tried to fell a sequoia with a pocket knife. Yeah, I've done the same thing he did. It was the only thing I had "Out in the boonies".
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/09/20 06:26 AM

I'm just as guilty.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/09/20 12:10 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/09/20 04:33 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/09/20 09:10 PM

Hello fellow denizens of Scrapyardia. I hope your world is well and you also.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 12:33 AM

So far...so good! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 02:56 AM

NOW we just need to get Dan to build the MTW and the DPS!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 03:19 AM

The MTW would do.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 12:45 PM

Good morning Yard. smile

Primary voting day in Missouri and a few other states.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 01:34 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 07:22 PM

Howdy Ray. smile

We're off to vote.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 07:59 PM

Are you voting for Bernie?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 10:06 PM

Voted and bought a new Fridge. Happy about the voting, not so much about the fridge. But it needed to be done. Went from an 18ft all the way to 25.5! This one is double French doors on top and a large freezer on the bottom.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/10/20 10:23 PM

I guess youíll have to put in lectricity now!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/11/20 01:35 AM

Ray, I KNOW you have to be kidding on the vote! smile I also know that they were working on getting electricity to S/E Missouri as well.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/11/20 03:47 AM

I WILL HAVE YOU ALL KNOW WE GOT THAT THAR NEW FANGELED LECTRICITY LAST WEEK!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/11/20 04:44 AM

That's what I was telling Ray! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/11/20 12:22 PM

Good morning Yard. smile Quite a storm moved through here a short time ago; LOTS of lightning.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/11/20 02:49 PM

Stormin here now. HOPEFULLY it won't get any worse. Have a Funeral to go to. Patty's niece by marriage (first husband). She lived with them for a little while. Really lousy day for a Funeral, but those things can't be picked, only gone through.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/11/20 02:50 PM

Oh sorry. And good morning to all of Scrapyardia.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/11/20 04:39 PM

Good morning, Yard
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/11/20 09:50 PM

For such a rough start it turned out to be a really pretty day. Great day for a new release. wink
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/12/20 03:10 AM

I hope that you fine group of people have been healthy and happy
I may not come around often, but you all are in my thoughts
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/12/20 04:44 AM

We haven't forgotten you Bill;) I hope that all is well with you and yours.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/12/20 10:54 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/12/20 01:43 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/12/20 08:32 PM

Just read the iPhone crisis thread. I KNEW it was a bad idea to let rednecks have access to modern technology.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/12/20 09:55 PM

Hehe, just wait until we get our hands on a Particle Collider!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 12:48 AM

You don't have one yet???
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 01:08 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
You don't have one yet???


It's due Tomorrow or Saturday. Amazon Prime delivery don'tchaknow. Hehe, you can buy ANYTHING on Amazon. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 01:44 AM

Saw a picture on imgur of a Redneck particle accelerator. It was a giant circle consisting of shopping carts.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 02:18 AM

Evening guys. Been in Charleston SC all week, and headed for home in the morning. I like being on vacation but itís too people-y for me in the city.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 03:25 AM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Saw a picture on imgur of a Redneck particle accelerator. It was a giant circle consisting of shopping carts.


OK, and your point is? All ya gotta do is run an extension cord through all the carts and get ur neighbors red headed step son to a pedeling. It's easy once you tell him his girlfriends dad is ridding around carryin his new shotgun.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 03:26 AM

You need to get back to work Todd, My first SS check is due in a about a week and a half.
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 03:40 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Private Klink
You don't have one yet???


... you can buy ANYTHING on Amazon. grin
Even a Bussekin knife? confused wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 04:03 AM

Well OK, ALMOST anything on Amazon. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 06:46 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Saw a picture on imgur of a Redneck particle accelerator. It was a giant circle consisting of shopping carts.


OK, and your point is? All ya gotta do is run an extension cord through all the carts and get ur neighbors red headed step son to a pedeling. It's easy once you tell him his girlfriends dad is ridding around carryin his new shotgun.



I hear that happens quite frequently in S/E Missouri. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 02:25 PM

Well my father in law wasn't a step child, but... smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 03:03 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/13/20 08:31 PM

Howdy to all the Dawgs.
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/14/20 12:07 AM

Good afternoon my friends
I hope you are all doing well
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/14/20 03:03 AM

We're good here and I hope the same applies to you. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/14/20 09:40 AM

Well, another round of storms is moving through and it looks like it will be a good part of the day. We really don't need any more rain.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/14/20 09:40 AM

Good morning Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/14/20 02:56 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/14/20 08:12 PM

Howdy everyone!

Figured I'd change things up and post instead of lurk. smile

Hope everyone is well.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/14/20 09:11 PM

We had a couple of inches of snow last night. It should be 54 degrees this afternoon.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/14/20 10:52 PM

Well, you can KEEP the snow! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/15/20 10:37 AM

Good morning Yard.:)
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/15/20 01:52 PM

Spring starts in the US a little earlier than usual this year, on Thursday 3/19 (the first time since 1896), so here's an early "Happy Spring"! It's one of my favorite times of the year! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/15/20 05:43 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 05:22 AM

I like Spring, and it's a great time to have a Spring Special for the Yard! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 05:53 AM

Well Tom, I saw where the Swamp is bringing out a new and improved Warden. .350 inch thick and a 2.75 inch blade. I think I'll pass as I already have two of the "Regular" versions. One a Skelly and the other with Bill Piatt Slabs.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 10:45 AM

It may be like the difference between a TaliWhacker and a Last Rites. I plan on one or two of them. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 10:46 AM

Gooooooooooooooooooood morning Scrap Yard! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 03:30 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 10:32 PM

Evening guys!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 10:39 PM

Dang no good new fangled contraptions! It LOST the email I got referencing the upcoming NEW Mega Swamp Warden! I have gone to Busse Combat and Swamp Rat and can't find the info on it again. frown
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 10:40 PM

Oh sorry, other than that HOWDY Dawgs..
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 10:47 PM

Randy, we understand you having problems considering your advanced age! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/16/20 11:16 PM

Yeah, getting old ain't for sissies!
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/17/20 12:21 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Yeah, getting old ain't for sissies!

I agree with that! I'm still waiting for the "golden" years. wink grin
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/17/20 04:38 AM

So nice to see some traffic on this site.
In all my years on the Internet, this is my favorite group bar none
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/17/20 06:58 AM

I think most of us feel the same. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/17/20 03:49 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/17/20 06:06 PM

I also agree with you Bill. Oh and Howdy Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/17/20 11:02 PM

Even a sip and talk coming up!!!
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/18/20 12:56 AM

Looking forward to it
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/18/20 06:00 AM

I saw that the Feds are wanting to send a check to every American to stimulate the economy. While I'm not a fan of redistributing my cash, unless they skip the check and cut my taxes. But if they do send a check I'm spending mine on Ammo and gun parts. Seem's like a wiser investment these days.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/18/20 10:22 AM

It would certainly help the folks who are "on the clock:" and not receiving a paycheck like salaried folks. The government could stop sending foreign aid to countries that spit in our face, and instead help our own citizens.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/18/20 10:23 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/18/20 02:36 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/18/20 02:45 PM

That thick warden has me eyeing it now.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/18/20 11:15 PM

Anyone else checking out that warden? Colors look cool
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 12:39 AM

I'm definitely ordering two of them! smile
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 01:09 AM

I ordered a comp with tan sheath and A green with black.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 04:36 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
It would certainly help the folks who are "on the clock:" and not receiving a paycheck like salaried folks. The government could stop sending foreign aid to countries that spit in our face, and instead help our own citizens.


AMEN TO THAT!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 04:38 AM

I THOUGHT I was gonna attend the festivities, but Church lasted until 9:30 CDT! Oh well guess I didn't really need one after all. I do still have two of the regular wardens, a skelly and a Piatt gripped one.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 04:55 AM

This is NOT a Ganza so I believe you can still order one. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 04:59 AM

Yeah, but not at 20 bucks off! cry wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 05:01 AM

But on a good note, we got our new fridge today. Now to find enough money to fill it up! It's 7cu.ft. larger than our old one. It's nice!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 09:42 AM

Randy, just open your wallet, let the moths out, knock off the dust, and spend some of that money! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 04:00 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 04:05 PM

Good idea, PK, but he probably canít open his wallet because itís jammed shut from all that cash. I heard the President was planning on asking Randy for help in funding his aid bills.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 04:41 PM

I'm not surprised by that; I heard that Bill Gates borrows from Randy all the time. smile
Posted By: t1m0

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 08:31 PM

I thought I smelled herring but it's that old sailor again! Dang it's nice to see you all here and the Yard up and running!

Long live the Brotherhood of the Yard!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/19/20 08:46 PM

Nice to have you back t1m0. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 01:48 AM

Lars ya ole Swede! How are things in Finland?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 01:49 AM

Tom, Bill was getting to be a pest so I sent him packing. Told him he was gonna have to fend for himself. So what does he do, Resigns as the CEO of Microsoft.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 01:51 AM

Oh and I told "The Donald" that I would help IF he threw a few of his "Biggest Fans" a beach party in the Amazon (the river)
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 03:24 AM

^^^ Sounds reasonable! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 07:56 AM

An early good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: t1m0

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 08:29 AM

Thank you Tom nice to see you too!
Posted By: t1m0

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 08:34 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Lars ya ole Swede! How are things in Finland?


Itīs all about the virus now. ...and toilet paper...!

Me and my family are good for now. I hope it stays that way.
Posted By: t1m0

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 08:37 AM

Looks like I missed the new knife! Well, I hope there will be next one soon. And of course the next knife will be The Muk!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 02:50 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/20/20 02:54 PM

Nice to see people coming back to the Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/21/20 02:58 AM

REAL nice.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/21/20 06:44 AM

Now, if only Dan could remember when he schedules a Sip n Chat. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/21/20 12:57 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/21/20 02:42 PM

Howdy fellow housebound dogs.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/21/20 09:34 PM

Dan said they had internet problems, which would explain why it acted goofy for me . I had logged in, made a post or two, then went to refresh and I got the message "site took too long to load". I had to try a few more times before it started working correctly again. I'm glad that we are on for tonight. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/22/20 03:43 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/22/20 04:53 PM

Morning Ray. Missed you last night. You would have enjoyed it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/22/20 05:25 PM

Yes, I believe that Ray would have enjoyed the chat. It really felt like old times.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/22/20 05:29 PM

Afternoon guys. I wasnít on the internet yesterday at all, so I missed the sip and talk. But it was worth it. Had a great day with all the family.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/22/20 07:00 PM

Family does come first. Well MOST of the time. wink
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/22/20 09:36 PM

A good time was had by all last night
It really felt like we stepped back in time a few years
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/22/20 10:00 PM

Yes, but I did miss Todd.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/22/20 10:44 PM

Yeah, sure wish he could have been there. And our Secret Squirrel as well!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 01:09 AM

Oh joy of joys. Another 2 days and I get to stick that inch and a half long needle in my leg. At least it's not somewhere else... grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 04:41 AM

Perish the thought!!!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 05:00 AM

Supposed to take a B-12 shot once a month for the next year.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 11:52 AM

I guess I'm lucky; I just take a Centrum vitamin daily. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 11:58 AM

Good morning Yard. I ran to the store yesterday in one of the little nearby (19 miles) towns; I was sure surprised to see so many shelves practically bare! Panic buying has even hit the rural areas I guess, which surprises me considering the crazy weather we get around here. Fortunately I keep a good supply of items here so we are not really hurting for anything. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 04:27 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 04:29 PM

Iím sorry to have missed the chat. I showed up for the first one but it was canceled but I missed the second one because I was involved with a project and actually forgot about it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 04:31 PM

You were missed Ray. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/23/20 10:51 PM

Yeah it would have been a real blast to have had you there.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 02:33 AM

Howdy Dawgs! Rapidly coming to the close of another fine Scrapyard day. Had a cup of good K-pod coffee earlier, then had some nice hot Earl Grey Tea with a spot of milk and now enjoying a nice refreshing diet coke. Life is good for now.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 05:23 AM

Gary would be proud of you drinking the Earl Gray tea. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 02:02 PM

Yeah, I used the milk in his honor. Now Ray on the other hand... smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 02:54 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 02:56 PM

It is against the law to use ďgoodĒ and ďK-podĒ in the same sentence.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:00 PM

I drink a lot of hot tea in the winter. I like double bergamot Earl Grey, Irish Breakfast and pu-erh. I also drink a lot of sweet tea in the summer.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:35 PM

I just KNEW you are a good guy Ray! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:36 PM

Yeah I got to agree, even though is one of THEM, he's a good guy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:38 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
It is against the law to use “good” and “K-pod” in the same sentence.



Good thing I don't live where you do. grin Er Ah I meant to say what happens at home stays at home. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:38 PM

Well, even though he IS city folk he's one of the good ones. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:39 PM

Yeah, I guess I wouldn't object if he lived next to me. Hey, his wife could earn extra money by mowing our yard as well!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:40 PM

By the way Randy, we had quite a storm move through here earlier, and I think it is supposed to head straight East.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:41 PM

Wouldn't be surprised. It's cool and raining here right now and supposed to continue.

Oh and I was reading over some earlier posts and I messed up. I have to take the B-12 shots for 6 months, not 12. And I also take a Multivitamin.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 03:43 PM

Well, you can keep the shots. The last shots I had were in my knees.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 04:24 PM

I have heard those aren't a stroll in the park either.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 05:05 PM

How is everyone holding up through this whole mess.

We are doing pretty well. Getting a lot of chores done and some of the projects that I had set aside, some years ago.

The kid is bored out of her mind but is getting an education in adulting. We are taking care of all the shopping and med runs for 3 of our elderly relatives. It's not been too bad so far.

Work is interesting as always. People are just losing their minds in different ways and are a lot more panicky. My wife and I are both in jobs where we are very likely to catch this current crud.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 08:26 PM

We made a quick trip to Walmart yesterday and I couldn't believe how thin the food shelves are! The panic buying has really set in even in our rural area, but fortunately so far the people have been pretty nice. I hope this doesn't last long enough for folks to get nasty! There is great hope for that hydroxychloroquine for treating the virus!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/24/20 08:56 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
How is everyone holding up through this whole mess. Work is interesting as always. People are just losing their minds in different ways and are a lot more panicky. My wife and I are both in jobs where we are very likely to catch this current crud.


Glad I'm not in that sort of work any more. Matter of fact I am glad I am not in ANY work any more. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 12:09 AM

I agree with THAT ^^^. ! LOL smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 03:04 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Yeah, I guess I wouldn't object if he lived next to me. Hey, his wife could earn extra money by mowing our yard as well!


My wife likes yard work. She would do it for free!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 03:12 AM

Going out to the local stores tomorrow to forage. Hope I can pick up some corn muffins, cashews, marinated mushrooms, tobiko, nori, wasabi and pickled ginger. Just a few necessities.
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 04:24 AM

Early on Tues. 3/24 the Walmart in SW Ohio I go to was nearly wiped out of packaged meat and cheese, and toilet paper/paper towels Ė the entire sections were virtually empty! Many items are being rationed Ė I tried to buy 2 packages of canned chicken at Costco, not knowing the limit was one!

Regarding price gouging, stiff prison sentences would take care of that problem - they're no better than thieves in my opinion!

As with cold & flu viruses, hoping to prevent a serious infection, I'm taking lots of vitamin C, along with some extra vitamin D & a little extra zinc. Take care!
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 05:11 AM

Morning guys. Just sitting here at work watching Netflix and waiting for the phone to ring
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 06:51 AM

A great time to keep up with the news, uninterrupted. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 11:12 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 02:50 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 07:23 PM

Afternoon guys.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/25/20 09:24 PM

Will the Democraps exer stop trying to screw up the stimulus package???:(
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 03:44 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Will the Democraps exer stop trying to screw up the stimulus package???:(


Probably not. I mean THEY know what we need, WE don't.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 06:38 AM

Sure, they're mostly millionaires! frown
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 08:14 AM

Morning again guys. Last night of work for this week, ready for a couple days off. Going to try and socially distance myself from everyone else by going fishing tomorrow.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 10:13 AM

That sounds good Todd; I wish I was going with you. Of course, we would have to stay at least six feet apart. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 10:14 AM

Good morning Yard. smile It's supposed to be nice today, but yet more storms will be moving in overnight. Like we need more rain!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 12:48 PM

Well, it's been confirmed. First case of the Virus near us. 40 year old guy lives just 15 miles away. PLUS one to the north, about 20 miles.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 04:14 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 04:19 PM

Iím glad the Missouri man who was licking items in the Walmart store was arrested. Filmed himself doing it. That was smart.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 05:26 PM

Yeah, UNFORTUNATELY some folks in Missouri are not to bright.

He should be made to eat all the SPOILED products he did that to. THEN throw him in jail for a couple years on expired food products.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 05:36 PM

Just found out a girl that works at an Eagles bar as a server just a half mile away is in self quarantine as she has been exposed to the Virus. Not confirmed if she has it or not yet. And NO we don't go to bars so maybe we will be a tad safer. We haven't gone out to eat any where lately either. BUT I have to go see the Neuro Surgeon about my back tomorrow.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 08:57 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Yeah, UNFORTUNATELY some folks in Missouri are not to bright.
.

Only some folks? Sorry Randy. You knew I couldnít pass that line up.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 10:52 PM

Yeah I knew Ray. And I also knows dat you is jest funning wif me. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/26/20 11:21 PM

Yes I am. Never let a good line go to waste.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 02:03 AM

At least the Missouri folks are smart enough to stay far away from New York! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 04:37 AM

AMEN! Kalifornia as well.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 05:17 AM

Point well made! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 07:09 AM

I have 5 friends with Covid. 4 from work. It's only a matter of time.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 10:14 AM

Best of luck M/B. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 10:14 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 02:53 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 02:55 PM

Hope you come out ok, MB
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 05:20 PM

So MB, I guess this is like a REAL Blue Flu. Sorry to hear about it hitting so close to you and the wife.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 10:29 PM

We stay at home, going out only for groceries. I hope that everyone stays safe and healthy. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 10:34 PM

Had the Neuro Surgeon appt today and the town of almost 40K had a VERY reduced traffic flow. I mean at one time on a fairly busy road there wasn't another car in sight for almost a minute. And I could see for about 5 blocks!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/27/20 10:39 PM

Oh the Doc said he would NOT recommend anything now with all this stuff going on. He then went on to say that they will have to replace one disc with a plastic spacer. And lower down where the bones are grinding together and the hole for the nerves are almost non existent, they would put in a Titanium spacer that is like a scissor jack, put it in and then expand it to the height they need and then put in the screws and rods to stabilize it. He said both surgeries would only need a cut about 3 inches long and are considered relatively non invasive. He then said that he would recommend that I hold of as long as I can handle the "Ache/pain" and that to just let them know when I want it done. I kinda like this Dr. He is the one that did the ruptured disc surgery on me back in April of '17.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/28/20 06:43 AM

It's good to have confidence in your doctor.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/28/20 04:34 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/28/20 04:38 PM

I hope everything turns out well for you, Randy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/28/20 09:32 PM

Thank you guys. He is the same one that did my surgery 3 years ago where he had to remove the ruptured pieces of the disc with a pair of tweezers. He said it was so old that the material had calcified and was acting like glass.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/29/20 06:43 AM

Well Randy, that was because YOU are so old! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/29/20 12:13 PM

Good morning Yard. smile

I got a little mowing done yesterday and hope to finish up today. More rain is supposed to be headed our way. frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/29/20 02:08 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/29/20 02:49 PM

Mornin guys. And yeah I am starting to feel older. Physically grin
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/29/20 09:33 PM

Howdy guys. Beautiful Sunday afternoon here. About 82 degrees and sunny
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/29/20 09:49 PM

82! Man that's hot.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/30/20 03:58 AM

Nice enough today to finish my mowing. What a HAPPY surprise when I read about the JH-10, a.k.a. the KlinkHammer! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/30/20 05:15 AM

Made it another week. My wife decided to try the on grocery ordering and in person pickup in a drive through. She ordered it Friday and we are supposed to pick it up tomorrow around noon. I'm sceptical but Optimistic.

We will find out how well it works tomorrow.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/30/20 07:39 AM

Gooooooooooooooooooood morning Scrap Yard!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/30/20 07:39 AM

Gooooooooooooooooooood morning Scrap Yard!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/30/20 03:08 PM

So good I had to post twice! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/30/20 04:33 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/31/20 09:01 AM

Good morning Ray and the rest of the Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/31/20 09:31 AM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 03/31/20 07:32 PM

Well, after the rain it turned out to be a pretty day outside; sun shining and a gentle breeze.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/01/20 01:25 AM

Just a reminder...tomorrow is the release day of the JH-10, better known as the KlinkHammer. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/01/20 10:32 AM

Good morning Yard. Today is the day! smile
Posted By: RN

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/01/20 11:39 AM

For me too..just got activated! Break out at Veterans Home among residents and staff...my unit is going in to help.

Take care Yard! Keep working on Dan for our mini TW Randy!

Charlie Mike

RPN is out...
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/01/20 12:58 PM

Yo!

RN, do your thing brother!

We are all in this but know that the YARD is here for you!

If you need anything please let us know!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/01/20 01:57 PM

Right on lazi. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/01/20 02:36 PM

lazi, you just had to say it. NOW he will be saying he needs a Mini TW!

Like them, BE SAFE Brother. Follow as many safety protocols as you can. God Bless.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/01/20 04:11 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/01/20 09:16 PM

In the little once a week newspaper we get it was reported that one case of the virus was reported in Stockton and two others in Cedar county, which is just across the road from us. I probably won't be shopping at the Stockton grocery store for a bit. frown
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/02/20 05:16 AM

I've been hunkered down for a month and will be out for at least another...to all those in harm's way stay safe. You are in our family's thoughts and prayers.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/02/20 11:46 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/02/20 02:49 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/02/20 09:36 PM

Rain is moving in...again.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 05:40 AM

Been a crap few weeks. Dad had a heart attack 3 weeks ago, Former coworker shot himself. I'm friends with his wife. Lost my uncle on Tuesday. Health problems and COVID and lost a co-worker to COVID yesterday. Young and healthy. 3 more of my friends have Covid, 2 just got over it and did alright. I'm fortunately Off tomorrow. I may have to day drink.

No looking for pity just venting a bit. It's been a hoot at work lately.
Posted By: Hobbes

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 10:44 AM

Morning pooches. Sorry to hear about all the crap you've been going through MB. How's everyone else holding up?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 02:52 PM

Also sorry for all your troubles MB. Unfortunately in your line of work you are exposed to a lot more "Crap" than the rest of us.

HEY HOBBES! REAL glad to hear from you again.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 03:55 PM

Ditto on both ^^^.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 04:10 PM

Good morning, yard. Sorry to hear about your troubles MB. Hope you can cope well and bear up under the strain. Nice to hear from you again, Hobbes.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 04:11 PM

LOL, the shelter in place orders have brought out the crazy in a few people. Even the normal people are going a bit stir crazy. I'm told in 2 weeks things could get pretty sporty here. That's when we expect the virus to peak here.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 04:29 PM

People by themselves aren't all that bad most of the time. As a species, we're really candidates for "They're coming to take me away".
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 05:19 PM

People at home with way too much time on their hands have found creative ways to complain about their neighbors. Well, some people.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 06:27 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
LOL, the shelter in place orders have brought out the crazy in a few people. Even the normal people are going a bit stir crazy. I'm told in 2 weeks things could get pretty sporty here. That's when we expect the virus to peak here.



Yup, I'm afraid somebody drew me into their stupidity the other night.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 06:31 PM

So now I'm really trying to a stay put.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 06:54 PM

Well lazi, just be satisfied that you are versed in long range... grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 06:58 PM

On another note, I was looking through book lists through amazon unlimited and came across an interesting title.

It is called The Annihilation Virus. It is almost as if someone wrote about this present "Situation" and published it back in December. It doesn't involve China as the aggressor, but another certain "Enemy" of the U.S. in the Middle East developed this UNcureable, NO vaccine virus based on Rabies. It's kinda scary.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 07:05 PM

Well dang it. I bought my "Man Bag" quicker than I should have. They now have one for over half off. Sometimes impulse buying shouldn't be done.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 07:32 PM

Randy, author Dean Koontz practically spelled out the present scenario in a book he wrote back in 1981.

Also, I can't believe that you actually spent some of your fortune! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 08:58 PM

What was the name of the book? Haha, you don't know half of it.

I removed the link as there were a couple NON family type words in the description.


Never mind. I found the name but can't find the book in the amazon kindle store!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 08:58 PM

That's the one Patty liked the best.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 09:01 PM

I figure that if all else fails, I can at least do my best to impersonate a Cuisinart blender.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 11:27 PM

Uh, I think you must have missed your nap. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/03/20 11:42 PM

Well actually I did. BUT I got a 5 percent refund for being retired Military. grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/04/20 07:57 AM

My daughter asked to work out with me today. She wants to be stronger. The kid had me rolling teaching her to lift. But I think she might be hooked. She is asking to work out with me every day. I will hold her to 3 days a week since she is beginning but she might be hooked.

I am having her fill in the other days with cardio. LOL, I'm not a cardio guy. More of a freakishly strong Fatboy.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/04/20 10:42 AM

Those are days long gone for me. ;(
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/04/20 10:43 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/04/20 03:23 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/04/20 09:55 PM

Good afternoon.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/04/20 11:24 PM

Haha me too Tom. MY cardio workout is walking on the treadmill at about 3.5mph and a 6 percent incline. Talk about a workout. After 15 minutes of that I AM WHUPPED!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/05/20 04:59 AM

Until I get my knees fixed about the only walking I'm doing if when I am out with the dogs or go to the mail box 125 yards away.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/05/20 10:44 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Hobbes

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/05/20 11:57 AM

Morning everyone!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/05/20 02:18 PM

G'mornin lil doggies! Supposed to be a most glorious day here today. Cloudy and a high of 59. In a couple days it is supposed to be 81!!!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/05/20 03:37 PM

Good morning, Yard,
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/05/20 09:41 PM

Good afternoon. Hope everyone is practicing safe gathering.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/05/20 09:43 PM

Or maybe abstention would be better. I was gonna just say not doing it, but what would be the fun in that.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 12:02 AM

Randy, you old Dog! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 12:05 AM

Hehe, at least someone caught it. Of course it had to be a Marine!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 03:24 AM

Well..........................................................:)
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 09:00 AM

Morning guys
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 11:23 AM

Good morning Todd and the rest of the Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 01:16 PM

Howdy Dawgs. Another week in basically isolation begins.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 02:11 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 06:13 PM

Looks like the weather is getting a little nicer so I will probably be mowing Wednesday.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 07:02 PM

Patty won't let me mow any more. And with her problems with Absence Seizures (although she hasn't had one in over 6 months still scares me enough that I don't want her mowing. Same guy that mowed for us last year is doing it this year. Still only charging 20 bucks. We can deal with that.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 07:12 PM

Haha, was just scanning our semi-local paper and it seems a Doctor penned an article about practicing medicine during this pandemic. She coined the term "Coronageddon". Hey, I guess it fits.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 08:44 PM

I spent about 5 hours last Monday thinning out woods on the 8 acre lot I bought last year. I basically cleared out around my pond and made about half of a weird atv trail. I don't even have a atv though. lol... So I got done with five hours of back breaking work and go grab my chain saw and do about 40-45 minutes with that. I finally decide I was done for the day. I'm standing looking at my handy work and step forward to go back to my truck. As soon as I stepped forward my back crapped out on me. I mean 0 to 50 it just starts hurting with no warning.

So I didn't really move much until Friday. But I was right back out there Saturday doing a little light work with the chain saw. I over slept today but if it doesn't rain tomorrow I guess I'll go try to screw my back up again in the morning
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/06/20 10:38 PM

I might get the chance to mow tomorrow if the meteorologists are right.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/07/20 01:42 AM

NO way I could do anything like that now lazi. My back is starting to hurt just walking around while the dog goes potty. Usually out about 5 or 10 minutes.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/07/20 09:23 AM

That must be the price of getting old Randy. LOL smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/07/20 01:01 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/07/20 01:10 PM

I spent a few hours yesterday clearing out our small garden area in the back yard. Well, actually my wife did the clearing while I gave guidance and moral support. She does outstanding work when she is properly supervised.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/07/20 05:34 PM

Ray. I NEVER tire of hearing about all the work you do. The world needs more supervisors.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/07/20 05:35 PM

Oh, and the price of old age keeps increasing! Just check out our EOB's
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/07/20 09:02 PM

My weather app sucks royally!

My internal clock is screwed up so I woke up late again. I checked the weather and it says "thunderstorm". So I decide not to head out. Not a drop!!!
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/07/20 09:04 PM

Last time out I was trying to sight in a 22 rifle I've never shot. The thing was getting like strikes on CCI mini mags. I gave it a good cleaning but I think I'll go ahead an break it all the way down.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/08/20 06:12 AM

They changed our forecast as well, so I spent the day mowing. Got er' done! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/08/20 11:30 AM

Good morning Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/08/20 02:03 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/08/20 09:19 PM

Man, it got HOT today! I'm glad that we didn't get any rain as the ground is still pretty damp.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/08/20 10:09 PM

Alexa said it got 85 degrees here today. Supposed to be in the 40s tonight. We are under a Tornado watch until about midnight. Thunder is going crazy up north of us but so far we are good.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/09/20 04:29 AM

Good luck Randy, hang in there.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/09/20 10:03 AM

Good morning Yard. A cold front moved through and really dropped the temps.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/09/20 02:27 PM

Yesterday it was 85. Temps started dropping and we got HAIL! Mostly small stuff about pea size or a tad larger. But we had a few that was about the size of a half dollar!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/09/20 02:42 PM

Good morning, Yard
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/10/20 01:46 AM

64 here today and supposed to be in the mid 40s tonight. Later on this week or EARLY next week they are saying we will have a low one night of about 36. Oh did I mention it is supposed to NOT get out of the mid 60s for about 4 or 5 days. And THIS after a couple days of temps in the 80s!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/10/20 05:01 AM

No kidding! After a high of 87 degrees we are in for several nights in the 30's with freeze warnings!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/10/20 06:30 AM

Another week in the trenches. I'm looking forward to vegging for a few days.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/10/20 11:33 AM

The General and I are such home-bodies here in rural America that we have hardly noticed much difference to us. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/10/20 04:34 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/10/20 08:29 PM

Just picked up stuff for a few projects. I'm going to rebuild a cast-iron bench that we have. I picked up some Douglas Fir to rebuild the seat and frame for the back. I also picked up some topsoil manure and peat for a raised garden bed. The kid and I are going to see if we can grow potatoes in 5 gallon buckets. The only thing I forgot was bone meal.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/10/20 10:55 PM

If that doesn't work, try tomatoes.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/10/20 11:50 PM

M/B, the buckets WILL work, and we even grew some in large plastic bags.. Tomatoes will do well also. wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/11/20 03:33 AM

My wife tried it one year and got 3 tiny potatoes. I'm going to try and see if I can do a bit better. I looked up a few tutorials and it seems easy enough. Drain holes and mix the right soil and water. I can probably do that.

I am going to try and up our container garden this year. I'm going to try and use my deck railings for Tomatoes and use the raised bed for squash and zucchini etc. I will see how it goes. My green thumb is a really light green. I just want to see what I can do in containers. I don't want to rebuild the garden bed when I'm planning on moving in a year or so. Same with Chickens.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/11/20 11:28 AM

Just two zucchini plants should give you MORE than enough squash! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/11/20 05:33 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/11/20 10:33 PM

Howdy Ray. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 02:16 AM

Hey Dogs. Been a hard day cleaning out the garage. We're hoarders. frown Well at least one of us is. Patty has MANY interests.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 04:47 AM

Managed to get the bench rebuilt and I'm pretty happy with it. Taters are started in buckets. I'm not touching the panters and raised bed yet. We are expecting snow tomorrow and single-digit temps. I wish my trees hadn't started budding out. I have one that's going to take a hard hit with the freeze.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 06:29 AM

Yes, tempting though it may be, we know we have to wait to start planting in our garden.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 01:59 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 02:01 PM

I canít find any plants around here. Vermont and other states have banned the sale of plants and seeds as ďnon-essentialĒ.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 06:25 PM

I dropped by the hardware store last Friday and they had nothing for seeds or plants out. The stuff we have is from the produce we already have. I'm going to try and seed out some English cucumbers for the heck of it. Maybe some green /red peppers.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 08:49 PM

We order seeds from a catalog store every year for that very reason. I consider it another type of insurance. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 10:37 PM

CUCUMBERS! The only good Cucumber is a pickle. smile

We don't have a garden. But the B-I-L has a rather large garden and said "Not to worry". I like him. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/12/20 11:45 PM

There you go again; falling in a barrel of dog poop and coming out smelling like a t-bone steak! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/13/20 10:01 AM

Good morning Yard. Some rain and cold weather moved in again so I guess I get a reprieve from mowing. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/13/20 03:14 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/13/20 03:17 PM

Supposed to have 60 -70 mph winds today. Iím glad that my Busse/kin collection will help hold the house down.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/14/20 02:42 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
There you go again; falling in a barrel of dog poop and coming out smelling like a t-bone steak! smile


It comes from living such a Saintly life. grin Actually Patty and I HAVE been blessed. Not saying we don't have our problems from time to time, but overall we are quite fortunate, in MANY ways. And I give Patty all the credit. She has the most caring heart I have ever seen. I'm proud of her.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/14/20 06:47 AM

She MUST, having put up with YOU for all those years! LOL smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/14/20 01:40 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/14/20 08:18 PM

Hello Ray. I hope things are going well in the North country. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/15/20 01:58 PM

Well, It's here. First confirmed Coronavirus in someone that lives in our home town. Now mind you we only have a population of 1300 people so this is a big thing to us. Oh and they live about 2 miles away from us and she is married to One of Patty's Nephews.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/15/20 02:59 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/15/20 03:07 PM

Take care, Randy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/15/20 08:19 PM

Well fortunately for us, I guess, they won't have anything to do with us. I guess they consider us beneath them.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/15/20 08:38 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
She MUST, having put up with YOU for all those years! LOL smile


She is. And YES, there Is a Saint Patty. Matter fact it was just celebrated last month! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/16/20 06:58 AM

With corned beef and cabbage, and plenty of beer! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/16/20 10:41 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/16/20 02:03 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/16/20 03:10 PM

Good Morning Dawgs.
OK, got our Stimulus checks yesterday. GREAT! But at the same time I don't know why we got them. Neither Patty or I work anymore. Patty and I both draw Social Security and I have Retirements from the Air force, VA, and from the County. WE DO NOT WORK. I thought the checks were for folks that depended on a WORKING paycheck during all this. Personally I don't think that we should have gotten checks, nor anyone that doesn't have to work for a living. That's just me and yes I know my way of thinking on some things are different. That's just the way it works for me though.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/16/20 08:26 PM

I don't want you to feel guilty Randy so send the money to us! smile

Actually, when you consider the fact that so many undeserving people will receive checks you should NOT feel guilty. At least you worked for many years!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/16/20 09:44 PM

I hear you Tom. Unfortunately, the Gummit has no way of knowing who the scumbags are, so everybody gets one.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/17/20 05:48 AM

Sad but true, even folks who have passed on are getting them sent to their last address. frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/17/20 11:20 AM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/17/20 01:15 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Sad but true, even folks who have passed on are getting them sent to their last address. frown


Haha yeah. The government at it's most efficient.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/17/20 01:19 PM

Had a GREAT Redneck repast last night.

1. Grilled pork steak
2. Mustard Potato Salad
3. BBQ baked beans
4. Fried Yellow Hominy in bacon grease!

Man, Fried hominy is the only way I want it from now on.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/17/20 02:57 PM

LOL, now I'm going to have to fry some Hominy. I have never tried it fried. Just boiled with butter and pepper.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/17/20 10:12 PM

Randy, that sounds like a real healthy meal. LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/17/20 10:32 PM

It WAS healthy. You got your meat, and Veggies. BUT I forgot to have any milk, Dang it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/17/20 10:35 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
LOL, now I'm going to have to fry some Hominy. I have never tried it fried. Just boiled with butter and pepper.


In a 10 inch Cast Iron Skillet I put two GOOD teaspoons full of bacon grease. Opened up a can of yellow Hominy and dumped into the skillet liquid and all. Salted and Peppered it and fried it up until it thickened up the way I wanted. Man was it tasty. Try it, you'll like it. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/18/20 05:02 AM

How are your arteries??? smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/18/20 09:12 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/18/20 02:40 PM

Good morning, Yard. Got an inch or so of snow last night.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/18/20 08:44 PM

We had a hard freeze last night ourselves; supposedly the last one of the season. Glad I got the yard mowed Thursday; maybe the freeze will retard the growth a bit.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/18/20 11:24 PM

It was nice this morning. Sunny and 59. Now it has cooled down and looks like rain.

I did manage to get a bunch of seeds started. I will see if they sprout better with a heated mat.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/18/20 11:46 PM

The heated mat should help. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/19/20 01:33 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
How are your arteries??? smile


GREAT! Doc reduced my Cholesterol meds by half.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/19/20 02:58 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/19/20 04:15 PM

I hope everyone is staying healthy! Fortunately I can work from home, so I have been doing that for about a month or so. I'm looking forward to life returning to normal again, but I think it will be a while before everything is the way it used to be (especially large gatherings like sporting events, concerts and so on). Take care everyone!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/20/20 03:40 AM

I was surprised to see that the Blade Show is still on. Of course, it brings in a LOT of money to that area! wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/20/20 04:17 AM

I'm enjoying working in my basement making a couple of sheaths. I might even try a coronavirus model. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/20/20 02:19 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/20/20 02:48 PM

Morning everyone, hope this message finds everyone safe and healthy!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/20/20 03:25 PM

Chris! How is our Northern Brother. Sorry to hear about the shooting. All I read was there were 16 shot. Was it anywhere near where you are?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/20/20 09:24 PM

A sad event indeed. frown
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/21/20 11:11 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/21/20 03:40 PM

Good morning, everybody.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/21/20 08:45 PM

Hello Dawgs. 73 and it's a Bright, Bright, sun shiny day.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/21/20 09:32 PM

"I can see clearly now". smile LOL It IS pretty enough to sing about.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/21/20 11:40 PM

Are we REALLY that old that no one else remembers that song? frown
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/22/20 03:02 AM

Apparently. frown
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/22/20 01:15 PM

Since Rich's (RN) unit got activated, I wonder how he is doing. I hope he is safe.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/22/20 01:46 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Chris! How is our Northern Brother. Sorry to hear about the shooting. All I read was there were 16 shot. Was it anywhere near where you are?


Unfortunately up to 22 now, it was a fair distance from me.

Surviving up here. Be nice when the warmer weather finally arrives. Seems like winter doesn't want to give up easily this year!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/22/20 01:53 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/22/20 03:19 PM

G'mornin Ray and the rest of the yard. I hope you are staying safe and warm (and dry) Ray.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/22/20 04:45 PM

Howdy folks; it just started raining here,
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/23/20 09:54 AM

Good morning Yard. Still lightly raining here; a great day to sleep in! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/23/20 02:43 PM

YUP, misting here this morning after some fairly heavy rain yesterday. Rained, well misted about all day yesterday.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/23/20 02:54 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/23/20 04:57 PM

Nice and sunny here today, quite the nice change actually. Got surprised with an inch of snow a few days ago... That season is suppose to be over!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/23/20 05:36 PM

NEVER plant your garden until after Easter. And sometimes then it's taking a chance.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/23/20 09:25 PM

We play it safe and go with May 10th for sticking our plants in the ground or planting seeds.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 12:09 AM

I'm trying to convince myself to buy a new TV.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 12:10 AM

I have a little used 32" Toshiba I bought a few years ago for $50 and it's about as dumb a TV was ever made. It has a nice screen but the sound sucks. It worked fine for a computer monitor, which is mainly how I used it. But it is very much lacking when it comes to visual entertainment.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 12:11 AM

Well they're pretty cheap now, at least the smaller ones are. Don't know about the 72-85 inch ones.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 12:14 AM

I also have to get my face unglued from my laptop screen. My eyes are shot!

If I get a nice TV up I might be more inclined to use it as a monitor.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 12:16 AM

I'm not going to big. I'm thinking maybe 49" maybe 55".
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 12:20 AM

I have bought TVs in the past and never even taken them out the box. I end up taking them back because I just don't watch that much TV.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 12:21 AM

I think getting my face off the screens will be the reason I will actually use one this time.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 12:28 AM

Patty and I don't watch all that much TV either. BUT internet, we DO use.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 04:55 AM

The biggest screen TV we have is only 39", but if I was going to replace one it would be with a much larger screen. The next TV we buy will probably be in the 60" or so range; the General and I enjoy watching TV together. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 11:55 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 04:16 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 08:57 PM

Well, I'm going to make a fast trip to the store before the NEXT round of rain/storms move in.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/24/20 11:29 PM

Been a nice day. Spent Several hours in Mingo NWR today and actually saw some animals today. Deer, some wading birds, squirrels (I think I saw DT's 2nd or 3rd Cousin) and Patty saw several flowers and "Shrooms".
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/25/20 12:39 AM

Getting ready for yet another storm to hit pretty soon. ;(
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/25/20 02:40 AM

Our TV is a 32 inch flat screen that my Mom and Dad got us for Christmas about 7 or 8 years ago. Works just fine for us.

We were supposed to have had Thunderstorms today but didn't even get any sprinkles! Now they are saying T Storms for tomorrow. Who knows.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/25/20 06:46 AM

Count on the storms for tomorrow. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/25/20 01:18 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/25/20 03:33 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/25/20 06:19 PM

Good afternoon my fellow dogs. Supposed to have thunderstorms today, but so far only sprinkled a couple times.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/26/20 01:09 AM

Well, we FINALLY got the "Storm" they were talking about. It rained HARD, twice for about 5 minutes each then nada. Oh yeah then it got COLD and the wind is blowing harder. Don't take little Bella long to do her business, then it's back in the house.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/26/20 10:13 AM

Good morning guys. Hope everyone has a great Sunday.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/26/20 12:28 PM

Ditto. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/26/20 02:17 PM

So far so good for us. Watched John Hagee on TV. Now we're making a cake for a church family. His wife was sent home from the hospital with hospice. She has been ill for many years and they said that her heart is only pumping at 10%. She also has COPD quite bad.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/26/20 04:04 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/26/20 07:22 PM

Good afternoon guys. Getting ready to mow before the rain moves in later/tomorrow.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/27/20 01:25 AM

The Lady I mentioned above was sent home Friday from the hospital with the Hospice as I stated. Well we just got notified about a half hour ago she died. Like I said, she had bad heart issues, COPD, Diabetes, kidney problems... I feel so sorry for Jerry. They were married for over 50 years.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/27/20 11:15 AM

That is a sad way for a great relationship to end.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/27/20 11:16 AM

Good morning Yard. Got the mowing done yesterday so today is a goof-off day.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/27/20 02:02 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/27/20 11:22 PM

Howdy Ho! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/28/20 11:03 AM

Good morning Yard. Today is the day that the winners are selected for the "Name the caption" contest; there are a LOT of great suggestions! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/28/20 11:06 AM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/28/20 11:33 AM

Howdy Ray; how's things with you all in the Northland?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/28/20 02:38 PM

Howdy Dawgs. Sun WAS shining then it sprinkled a bit, now overcast. Thunderstorms and 75 degrees predicted for today. We will see.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/28/20 10:23 PM

Storms due to move in around an hour or so. frown
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/29/20 03:00 AM

Storms are a headin this way. They might be here in an hour or less. Hard to judge distance from a weather map.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/29/20 03:07 AM

There was a tornado warning for areas just South of us, but looks like we made it through OK.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/29/20 11:00 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/29/20 02:52 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/30/20 01:40 AM

Good evening folks. We stopped by the store today; it was depressing to see the prices jacked up and supplies so low. frown
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/30/20 04:07 AM

The Stepson works for the UP Railroad. He said that even they are not hauling as much as they were.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/30/20 08:11 AM

With all the problems facing the farmers and ranchers, having to dump milk, slaughter livestock, etc. it seems that food items should be plentiful and stores well stocked. The government should buy any excess and use it for foreign aid after making sure America's food pantries are full. To deliberately destroy food is a waste bordering on criminal! frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/30/20 03:48 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/30/20 05:53 PM

Tom, I agree with you. Did you know that at restaurants if they have any cooked food left at the end of the day they have to throw it out. Not even allowed for the owners or employees to take any of it home with them! Now THAT's wasteful. Thousands of homeless or impoverished people could be fed, well, on the food the government MAKES places throw away.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 04/30/20 10:23 PM

Many years ago one of my cousins worked at a KFC, who didn't pay well. The late crew always made sure there was chicken left at the end of the shift to offset the poor pay. For restaurants to throw away food instead of giving leftovers to needy folks is just crazy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/01/20 02:17 AM

Well You and I both know that IF allowed, the workers do take home some of the left over food. I applaud the businesses that allow their employees to do this. Oh and did you know, at least in Missouri, IF the employees are allowed a free meal that the state demands that be included in the "pay package" and the cost of the meals are considered INCOME and is taxable!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/01/20 06:53 AM

I was watching the news tonight. They interviewed someone from the beef council and they say demand is up but supply is the same. Currently 30% demand over the norm with a high of 70%. At least locally.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/01/20 08:24 AM

The beef isn't much good to the consumers until the packing/processing houses are up and running again. All part of the food chain. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/01/20 01:33 PM

The two brothers that run our local Food Giant (just changed from a Town and Country) says folks are starting to panic buy meat again, just like they did when this whole contrived (?) panic started. Don't get me wrong, this Covid is bad, but I believe that the Medias continued Gloom and Doom is making it appear MUCH worse than it is, at least now.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/01/20 04:03 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/01/20 05:13 PM

If those same folks would have GRADUALLY stocked up on items BEFORE any major problems started i.e. pandemic, severe weather, etc. there wouldn't be any shortages now. The media has not helped either.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/01/20 06:27 PM

Klink nailed it. But the media here is outright inducing panic. It's disgusting. The one cool thing I have seen is way more people are planting gardens this year.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 02:52 AM

That IS good to see. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 05:25 AM

Did I tell you we had a good ending to a fine day? No, well let me 'splain it to you.

3/4 inch thick pork steaks. Quartered small red taters. Chopped onions (green ones as well), Shrooms along with red, green and red bell peppers, sliced. Oh yeah and sliced carrots and Butter. Gotta have butter. Wrap everything up in HEAVY tinfoil and throw it on the grill for about 45 minutes at around 350-400. Open and enjoy! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 09:42 AM

That reminds me of when my son was in Weblos, just before progressing to the Boy Scouts. The Scout troop invited the "newbies" and their dads on a campout, and were told to bring our own food to cook. While the leaders were making "rock soup" and others were cooking hot dogs, we had a big steak with potatoes sliced up along with green and red peppers and carrots and celery wrapped up in foil. We cooked it in the coals, turning frequently. It was great, but I felt a little embarrassed eating so well when the others just had what they brought. One of the other dads said that the next time he was going to bring lobster! smile
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 09:57 AM

Morning guys
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 02:40 PM

Howdy Dawgs. Supposed to be about 83 or 84 today! I will probably melt.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 03:29 PM

Same weather here, and I will be mowing.... again.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 04:33 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 04:40 PM

Going to hit 64į today.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/02/20 04:49 PM

We also had pork steaks that my son grilled in the back yard. Had some mustard greens and a baked potato on the side.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 02:56 AM

So NOW you got your son working for you as well. Man Ray, wish you would tell us your secret. I'd pay 50 cents. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 08:07 AM

Ray, for Randy to say that he would actually pay you is really something! LOL smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 08:09 AM

Good morning Yard. I got the mowing done yesterday so I might spend some time experimenting with leather dye colors for my covid - 19 sheath that I'm working on.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 12:56 PM

Trying to become the next Rainwalker Tom? wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 12:59 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Ray, for Randy to say that he would actually pay you is really something! LOL smile


I probably had a high fever or was still half asleep when I typed that. Oh well, I guess I will just have to sell another island.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 01:06 PM

Typical behavior for you East-side Kids. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 01:23 PM

We were talking about survival foods the other day. You or Ray I think, said that Wise was near the bottom of the quality/taste list I think. Besides Mountain House what do you recommend?
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 02:35 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 02:51 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
So NOW you got your son working for you as well. Man Ray, wish you would tell us your secret. I'd pay 50 cents. wink


Iím afraid that my ďsecretĒ wonít be of any help to you. Iíll give it to you for free. I simply pay them to work for me. I know that would stick in your craw so to speak.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 07:56 PM

You've got to PAY them! cry Well forget that. I'll cook my own food.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/03/20 10:42 PM

I KNEW that Randy was too cheap to pay!!! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/04/20 02:25 AM

I AM NOT cheap. I'm Frugal. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/04/20 03:01 AM

You're BOTH!!! LOL smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/04/20 03:39 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/04/20 09:05 PM

I just re-read Tom's post. Now my little feelers are all hurted again. frown
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/04/20 09:06 PM

But on a happier note, Patty's new glider swing came in two days early. Now just got to get a day without rain to put it together.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/04/20 10:27 PM

Good luck with that; we're getting ready for another round of storms and are under a tornado watch.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/05/20 02:52 AM

Calling for another day of Thunderstorms tomorrow but it's supposed to be nice Wednesday and Thursday.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/05/20 04:19 AM

We will get to a straight week of nice weather......SOME day. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/05/20 03:44 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/05/20 09:04 PM

Good afternoon Yard. Turned out to be a pretty day today.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/06/20 06:59 AM

Morning gents.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/06/20 07:01 AM

Whatís everyone else doing to kill time during this crap? Iím going back to playing the guitar again. I remembered that I actually enjoy it.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/06/20 07:26 AM

I'm catching up on projects. Getting a raised bed and container garden going. Back to weight lifting again.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/06/20 11:24 AM

Still making the occasional sheath; working on a Covid-19 presently. We bought some plants to get our garden started, then will plant some seeds for other varieties. We started out with tomatoes, green peppers, and sweet potatoes.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/06/20 03:25 PM

And don't forget the Okra. Pickled Okra is nice.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/06/20 04:35 PM

Other than in vegetable soup I never really got into okra. My Mom's side of the family loved it though. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/06/20 04:53 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/06/20 10:24 PM

Pickled and breaded/fried Okra is nice. So is "Boiled" Okra with tomatoes but it gets kinda slimly. Tastes good though.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/07/20 04:52 AM

We plan on doing a little more "prep work" for our garden tomorrow, before the NEXT rain moves in.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/07/20 02:08 PM

Don't know about there, but supposed go get 33 degrees either tomorrow night or Saturday night.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/07/20 04:36 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/07/20 05:06 PM

Howdy Ray. How's things in New England.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/07/20 10:24 PM

Piddling around.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/08/20 12:16 AM

Pretty much the same here. Just chillin out with the Wife.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/08/20 02:04 AM

We put the garden work on "hold", as there is a frost warning for Saturday morning.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/08/20 11:47 AM

Good morning Yard. Another cool and overcast day today; we had some more rain last night.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/08/20 01:12 PM

Been raining all night. Predicting a freeze warning here Tomorrow morning as well.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/08/20 01:19 PM

Watched a movie on Prime Video last night called "Boondoggle Saints". Was rated either 4 or 4.5 stars out of 5. About two Irish Boys basically wipe out "The Underworld" leaders in Boston. Stars Sean Patrick Flannery and William Defoe. Actually not all that bad a movie considering.

OK, I messed up. It's BOONDOCK SAINTS (1999, which explains Daryl's younger age). AND just found out there is a Boondock Saints II that came out in 2009.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/08/20 01:58 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/08/20 09:21 PM

Randy, Boondock Saints also stars Norman Reedus, perhaps better known as Daryl in "The Walking Dead".
Posted By: WhichDawg

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/08/20 10:58 PM

eww.. okra! slimer food. my wife luvs it though ... so more for her!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/09/20 01:31 AM

I KNEW the other guy looked familiar. Now I know why! In my defense, he does look a tad younger in that movie.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/09/20 01:39 AM

A bowl of okra and some cornbread and that's a good dinner to me.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/09/20 01:45 AM

Like lazi said, YUP!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/09/20 02:56 AM

I checked my "order status" at the Busse home page; my MegaWardens have shipped.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/09/20 10:48 AM

Good morning Yard. It sure is cool out there right now! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/09/20 03:46 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 03:13 AM

I SERIOUSLY considered a Mega Warden. But was ultimately turned off by the thickness. I may well live to regret my decision, but life is full of choices, some are right and some are wrong.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 04:21 AM

I will let you know what I think of my two Randy. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 06:24 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 06:44 PM

Good afternoon Yard. I'm going to finish mowing today; rain is forecasted for the next ten days! Oh NOAH.........................
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 06:45 PM

Thanks Tom. I figure they will be pretty nice, but then again I already have 2 wardens, one skelly and one with Piatt grips. So...
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 06:45 PM

Howdy Ray.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 06:47 PM

Good thing you were part of the Navy Tom, You should know how to sail a boat. Me, I'll just fly above the flood. (Well in MY case, floating might be more appropriate). grin wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 11:35 PM

I have a 14' Jon boat and a 16' flat bottom sevi-v boat, and trolling motors for both! smile If need be, I also have a 25 h.p. and a 5 h.p. outboard motors. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/10/20 11:57 PM

Wow, I guess you ARE Commander of your own private Navy. Way to go. From run of the mill Jarhead to CINC of the Klink Navy! Bet the Pay raise wasn't all that great though. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/11/20 01:41 PM

Well, it's a bright bright Sun shiny day here in SEMO (Southeast Missouri for all you young whippersnappers, and Ray Too). smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/11/20 04:14 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/11/20 04:18 PM

We received some sad news for Motherís Day. My wifeís mother, who is in a nursing home and 94 years old, tested positive for the virus yesterday. Please keep her in your prayers.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/11/20 04:44 PM

Sorry to hear that Ray. Prayers headed your way.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/12/20 03:01 AM

SO sorry Ray. Prayers for her AND you and your wife.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/12/20 05:37 AM

Well, it's raining AGAIN, and looks like it will for the next seven or so days. frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/12/20 12:09 PM

Good morning, Yard. Thanks for the prayers, guys. We appreciate it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/12/20 03:02 PM

Tomorrow is the TRASH day! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/12/20 04:00 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Tomorrow is the TRASH day! smile


Beat me to it. The Marines are always first in so I should have figured it would happen.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/12/20 09:35 PM

Yep' smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/13/20 02:21 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/13/20 07:00 PM

Good afternoon Yard. Everyone ready for the TRASH-2 tonight?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/13/20 07:21 PM

Howdy Dawgs! Hope Y'all are ready to howl for the Trash2.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/13/20 09:20 PM

Randy, I was BORN ready! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/14/20 03:10 AM

You must have matured early. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/14/20 05:41 AM

Well................................ LOL smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/14/20 12:37 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/14/20 01:09 PM

G'mornin to Ya Dawgs. Nice sun shiny day here and we will be watching the G'kids.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/14/20 02:12 PM

It started out sunny here but it's beginning to cloud up again. More rain is headed our way. frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/14/20 04:37 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/15/20 03:39 AM

Supposed to rain here the next three days.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/15/20 05:58 AM

I almost finished my sheaths for my two MegaWardens, and the covid 19 sheath is done.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/15/20 12:35 PM

Man, we had a good storm move through earlier, complete with rolling thunder and temporary power failures.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/15/20 01:37 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/15/20 02:02 PM

Mornin fellow Dawgs. Had 2 rounds of VERY heavy rain come through within the last 2 hours. Kinda clear although completely overcast now.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/15/20 08:39 PM

Great news for those without indoor plumbing.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/15/20 09:17 PM

Yes, the East-side kids can fill up their wheelbarrows and pots and pans for drinking water. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/16/20 03:26 AM

Don't need to Tom. We got a ditch two houses over. Sure am glad I got some water filters!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/16/20 05:24 AM

Pour the water through a couple feet of sand, then charcoal to clean it up, then boil for safety. Good to go without clogging up any smaller filters. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/16/20 05:32 AM

Some places also recommend a layer of grass as well on top of the sand just to help filter out the bigger particles.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/16/20 05:42 AM

Well Dawgs, the Step Son has a golf tournament tomorrow and we gotta watch the G'kids. So I am gonna leave it to all you night Owls and just say Peace and rest to you and all those you care for. Stay safe.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/16/20 12:41 PM

You too Randy, and don't let the grandkids run you down! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/16/20 02:23 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/16/20 04:18 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
You too Randy, and don't let the grandkids run you down! smile

Donít worry, thatís what duct tape and Velcro or for. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/17/20 03:35 AM

Great idea! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/17/20 02:34 PM

Good morning, Yard
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/17/20 03:00 PM

G'mornin Dawgs. Hope all is well with Y'all. US, well we are waiting for a friend of ours to get his results from COVID testing. We are praying it comes back negative.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/17/20 08:19 PM

My brother in law was tested for antibodies and he was positive, so apparently his family had it and recovered well. They are all younger which helped I'm sure; apparently the worst symptoms were like the basic flu bug.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/17/20 08:46 PM

Howdy guys
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/17/20 08:52 PM

Hey Todd. How goes having to work for livin?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 04:20 AM

^^^BURN!^^^ smile
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 09:56 AM

Ouch!! I guess someone has to support you old farts LOL
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 12:29 PM

And you are GREATLY appreciated! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 02:53 PM

YUP, what the Old Fart Above said. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 02:54 PM

Now where's this new stimulus Check Mrs. Pelosi said we're gonna get? wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 02:55 PM

Oh and I would have called her Nancy, but I don't want to get a reputation for running with the wrong crowd. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 04:38 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 04:48 PM

We DO worry about you East-side kids and Nancy Pelousy.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 05:37 PM

She's safe. No where around here for her to buy her $500.00 Scarfs! At least THAT is keeping out some of the Riff Raff. grin wink smile

Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 05:44 PM

Sometimes being a Deplorable living in an unsophisticated area has its benefits. grin I mean could you see stepping out your back door in NYC and shooting a feral Cat trying to eat your birds or Rabbits? Well unless your Joe Bidden, then you just go out on your porch and fire off a couple shots from your HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL OVER-AND-UNDER. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/18/20 05:46 PM

All joking aside, there are several places that have suffered BADLY because of the Pandemic, and again, several Mom and Pop places have gone under. Our closest J.C. Penny might close. And there's rumors that Macy's might as well. Those are two of the Anchor stores in our Local Mall.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 03:08 AM

They have been making a fuss about a couple of bars in Springfield closing for good. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 03:26 AM

NO CRONAVIRUS! Our friends test came back negative. He has a bad bacterial infection and they put him on some strong antibiotics.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 05:17 AM

Finished the last few sheathes I was working on for the Mega Wardens and the Covid 19 sheath is for one of my Klinkhammers.

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Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 01:44 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 01:46 PM

Very nice sheaths, Tom. I see you put some of Randyís ďvine leavesĒ on a couple of them.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 02:02 PM

Yup they are nice Tom. Ray, can I help it that Tom mistakenly thought they were Acorns and Oak leaves. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 02:16 PM

I'm SO confused! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 03:20 PM

I will help you out of your confusion. I'll give you 50 bucks for one of your megawardens and the sheath. That way you won't have to always be choosing which one to use, thereby leading to more confusion, making for MORE frustration which would make the General have to bake you a blackberry cobbler just to calm you down. And with all that stress every day you would soon run out of Blackberries. grin Problem solved. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 07:15 PM

What a nice guy. ;(
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/19/20 09:11 PM

Hey, I'm there for Ya Bro. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/20/20 04:44 AM

In that case, can I borrow a LOT of money??? LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/20/20 05:04 AM

How much do you need? Just let me know which bank you do business with and I'll tell them you need a Passal of Pesos. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/20/20 05:06 AM

OK, I feel generous. I'll give ya 15 bucks for one of those Wardens and sheaths. That's my final offer, take it or leave it. You DO realize I tripled my first offer, so it's more than a generous offer, it's a steal! No wait, that's not what I meant, I ah forget it. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/20/20 05:16 AM

JJ, if you're listening, I retired for the 2nd and last time in April last year. RETIREMENT IS GREAT! Now I know why Tom and Ray are always in such a good mood. You should try it some day. Heck, We make more money (thank you for paying your taxes) now than when I worked. Go figure. Oh well I am 66 now so I guess all is well.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/20/20 01:29 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/20/20 03:51 PM

G'mornin Ray. Hope everything is well up in New England.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/20/20 04:02 PM

The Three (retired) Amigos! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/20/20 05:33 PM

OK, I'll be the short goofy one. That's just so you OLDER Geezers can get all the limelight. smile

Randy Ray and Tom! grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/21/20 02:04 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/21/20 02:06 PM

Thanks, Randy. But you are not short. Although you definitely are goofy!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/21/20 06:52 PM

I USED to be 6ft tall. Now 5'11''. BUT when I have the back surgery I'm gonna tell the Surgeon to crank it up and make me at least 6'2''. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/22/20 12:55 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/22/20 02:59 PM

G'mornin Ray. Hope all is well in In the far Northeast. We are expecting T-storms here today AND tomorrow.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/23/20 02:48 AM

Rain on tap all week here at home. frown
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/23/20 02:51 AM

We had a VERY hard downpour here for about 10 minutes, then it just petered out. Now the stars are coming out and it's not to bad.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/23/20 03:46 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/24/20 12:13 AM

Howdy little doggies. Hope each and every one of you are Safe, Happy, Healthy and Wise. I THINK that is the old saying.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/24/20 06:43 AM

We cut our trip short, so now we're back for more rain. frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/24/20 04:29 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/25/20 03:52 AM

It rained HARD here for about 2 hours. Finally slowing down some, but still lightening and thunder. Pretty light show.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/25/20 01:36 PM

Raining right now; SO glad I got the mowing done yesterday!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/25/20 03:53 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/25/20 07:32 PM

Good afternoon guys. We just finished transplanting some peppers and tomatoes, so of course it's pouring rain now.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/25/20 08:35 PM

Hey, at least they are getting watered! Hopefully they won't drown.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 08:14 AM

The tubs they are planted in have good drainage. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 03:06 PM

OK, I guess this proves that there ARE more Rednecks in Missouri than anywhere else (sorry Tom)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...ficials-call-self-quarantine/5257795002/

Can you say IDIOTS!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 03:59 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 04:23 PM

You canít blame only Rednecks for this behavior, Randy. I have seen video clips from around the country showing the same thing. Right in my neighborhood, one person on my street had a party last weekend with one of those giant, inflatable structures for kids. A bunch of kids were playing on it and a crowd of adults were in the yard watching them. Right across the street from me, a bunch of adults were having a cookout in the backyard. My nephewís fiancť went to a party and hugged all of her friends there and said that the epidemic was over. I hope these people are right because if they are not.............!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 05:45 PM

Yeah I know it's NOT just Rednecks, but because we all here make fun of us Rednecks I thought I would just put that in there for you. grin

I was just saying to Patty that individually folks are kinda on the self preservation side of things. BUT when you get them in a crowd, it's Monkey See, Monkey Do, no matter WHERE they are from and also it doesn't matter what their education level is. Crowd mentality. It covers every living person on the earth, or at least it can if we choose to participate.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 07:14 PM

What do you mean that we all make fun of Rednecks? I never have. Well, hardly ever.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 07:49 PM

I think you're right about the crowd mentality Randy. I just hope that the virus doesn't explode again.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 11:07 PM

Saw a headline today that the WHO thinks we are in for another spike.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 11:08 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
What do you mean that we all make fun of Rednecks? I never have. Well, hardly ever.



Go ahead Ray, just remember who grows your food. smirk
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/26/20 11:34 PM

^^^ Amen! smile LOL
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/27/20 03:19 PM

OK, it appears as if this artist in Australia got bored during the Coronavirus lockdown and built a giant 28 ft by 15 ft Kookaburra bird complete with laugh!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y0F44FzJ6E
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/27/20 03:58 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/27/20 04:14 PM

I like the bird!!! LOL smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/28/20 03:38 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/28/20 08:00 PM

Howdy Ray. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/29/20 03:00 PM

Good morning, Yard. Howdy, Tom.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/29/20 05:00 PM

Good morning Ray and the rest of the Yard. smile
We have a real pretty day on tap, so I will be working on a few projects getting ready for our visitors in a few weeks. My daughter, SIL, and their three kids are coming for a two week visit, similar to what they did back in 2013. That's when we had our "Camp Hunger Games" fun, along with their first ever trip to an outdoor drive-in theater. I'm making a new target stand with PVC pipe (1 1/2") for the archery and rifle practice.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/29/20 11:27 PM

Boy Tom, hitting an Inch and a Half target at 100 yards can be pretty tough. I mean I have done it, but it isn't the easiest thing in the world, especially now with these tired old eyes. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/30/20 03:13 PM

The kids are teenagers now; 14, 17, and 19. They have pretty good vision. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/30/20 03:14 PM

Well folks, it's startin to get real for us Rednecks. Yup, Y'alls city folk ruckus done come down to the Redneck riveria. There was three shootings in a town of jest under 39,000 only 25 miles away day before yesterdie within 8 hours. I'll tell ya, I can't hardly wait until they get that thar personal force field thang pre-fected.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/30/20 03:15 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
The kids are teenagers now; 14, 17, and 19. They have pretty good vision. wink


Yeah, and they got a pretty good Grandpa to teach them HOW to shoot.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/30/20 03:17 PM

I think I need to go to the doctor, I must be sick. I gave a compliment to a Marine! sick wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/30/20 05:11 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/31/20 04:36 AM

Good evening Mr. Ray sir. Day is almost over and it's been a good day. Patty and I got out and worked in the yard for a while and My Fitbit informed me that I was Exercising so I don't need to hit the treadmill this day.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/31/20 05:25 AM

Got her iPad Pro up and running and man is it a BIG difference. Heck, I can see things on that screen without my glasses! Seriously, even though it cost quite a bit I am glad that I did it. I talk about being cheap, and I am, but because of that We can do things like this once in a while. We have money in the bank, we owe NO debt and only the normal household bills. Insurance, water, gas, electric you know things you have to have to live in the modern world as we know it.

Oh well, make some spend some. Tom, PLEASE don't stroke out on me for saying that. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/31/20 05:41 AM

No, I just busted up laughing at the thought of you ACTUALLY spending some of your fortune! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/31/20 04:16 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/31/20 07:01 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
No, I just busted up laughing at the thought of you ACTUALLY spending some of your fortune! smile


Well at least it brought a smile to your face so it WAS a good day, for the both of us. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/31/20 07:01 PM

Hello Ray. Supervising your wife digging the new in ground Pool?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 05/31/20 10:50 PM

An in ground pool sounds real good right about now!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 02:12 AM

Nah, I would rather have a hot tub. Nothing like setting in a hot tub in the middle of winter when it's snowing like crazy.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 04:04 AM

I will take the pool; after all, in the winter I snuggle up with the General!. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 05:21 AM

Yeah, but a hot tub behind a privacy fence can be very romantic. grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 05:24 AM

I love hot tubs. My wife doesn't though. It kills her arthritis. She likes it at the time but the next day she pays for it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 06:07 AM

I would think that the heat would be good for her.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 06:34 AM

I would to. But I can vouch for it. The next day she is hurting. I want a Jacuzzi got tub at our next house.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 09:00 AM

Morning guys
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 03:26 PM

Hi Todd. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 04:15 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 04:23 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Hello Ray. Supervising your wife digging the new in ground Pool?

No. I am supervising her building the hardened revetment for my Apache.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/01/20 07:32 PM

EVERYONE should have an attack Helicopter, specially in YOUR neck of the woods. Man, I've been to your state, and Y'alls Government is WAY to restrictive for my liking, but liked all the history there. Well and MANY members of Congress are NOT on the side of our Founding Fathers either. At least your gun shops aren't gonna get closed now.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 12:49 AM

Just so there is no doubt in anyone's mind, she IS mine and she has some pretty sharp teeth. YUP, wasn't watching what I was doing today and my Lil Temperance bit me, the blood thirsty little, well you know. So our DNA has combined this day for better or for worse. Good thing I really like her. Has pretty much the same blade shape as my Oh So Loved Muppy. Guess that's why I like her so much. grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 02:41 AM

LOL, I have decided that once I have retired and moved into my new place I really need a cannon.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 03:51 AM

Gonna start overseeing Yacht races are ya MB?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 04:53 AM

LOL, no. I'm wanting an 1841 6lb cannon. But I may get a Swivel cannon so I can shoot golf balls.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 06:17 AM

What do you want to shoot Golfs for? Have you ever tried to cook them things? I don't care how you cook em they are still as tough and chewy as can be. Ain't NO way to get them soft. (least that's what Granny Clampet said).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 06:19 AM

Oh and glad to see you back again. We still wining the war? Largest town in this part of the state had 3 shootings in less than 8 hours late last week, and this was before all this Floyd craziness.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 06:23 AM

Well, it's past time for us old geezers to be in bed. So I reckon I'll recline the old chair and hit the sack. Take care and watch your 6.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 11:40 AM

It's been sporty again this year. Today is my first day back since I'm eligible to retire. I'm kinda looking forward to it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 03:17 PM

RETIRE! MB, say DESKJOB or TRAINING OFICER! Something nice and safe until you are finally ready to turn in your issued gear. Just do the 9-5 thing and bank as much as you can so you can find or build a good house for your Cannon. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 03:55 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 04:12 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
LOL, no. I'm wanting an 1841 6lb cannon. But I may get a Swivel cannon so I can shoot golf balls.

A 12 pounder Napoleon with doubled shotted canister would be better.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/02/20 07:11 PM

I like the idea of a Longbow Apache myself! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 01:42 AM

Yeah, I think Ray hit it out of the park with that one.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 03:02 AM

Since my joints are so bad, I canít do any running. So I am forced to rely on aviation. ARMY aviation of course.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 03:10 AM

Uh Ray, In my experience, well at least the last two and half years, ARMY aviation consisted of the AIR FORCE flying them around! grin Then again, POPE AFB is now called Pope Field. Go figure. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 05:20 AM

Time will tell regarding the Space Force and their capabilities. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 01:57 PM

Yeah, reminds me of a Si Fi movie (can anyone say Mel Brooks)! grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 05:17 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 05:33 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Uh Ray, In my experience, well at least the last two and half years, ARMY aviation consisted of the AIR FORCE flying them around! grin Then again, POPE AFB is now called Pope Field. Go figure. wink


The Army utilizes many types of helicopters including the Apache and the Blackhawk. Also some fixed wing aircraft for transportation and other missions. This will satisfy all my requirements. After all, I wonít be calling in a B-52 to carpet bomb my position. My neighbors would object.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 08:26 PM

In the words taken from Blazing Saddles, the Mel Brooks movie, "Son, you're on your own". smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/03/20 08:43 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Uh Ray, In my experience, well at least the last two and half years, ARMY aviation consisted of the AIR FORCE flying them around! grin Then again, POPE AFB is now called Pope Field. Go figure. wink


The Army utilizes many types of helicopters including the Apache and the Blackhawk. Also some fixed wing aircraft for transportation and other missions. This will satisfy all my requirements. After all, I won’t be calling in a B-52 to carpet bomb my position. My neighbors would object.



Actually when I was in Japan, the Army flew MANY of our Recon missions in the Northern part of S. Korea, both fixed and rotary wing platforms. Oh and the also flew off the eastern coast of N. Korea.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/04/20 05:23 AM

A "WartHog" would be just fine. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/04/20 12:39 PM

Good morning Yard. A strong storm moved through here a few hours ago, with lots of lightning, strong winds, and rain.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/04/20 01:09 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/04/20 04:54 PM

Yeah Tom, the A10 IS ONE SWEET PIG!

I think we have your storm here now. LOTS of heavy rain but no wind (yet and hope it stays that way).
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/04/20 07:19 PM

Friend of mine just got in an ACOG red dot. MAN is that thing sweet. AND I just found out that Aimpoint has a Military/LE discount program called (I think) IOP. Might have to check it out.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 01:45 AM

The Aimpoint on my AR-15 is pretty sweet.;)
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 06:39 AM

Well, the cannon is going to have to wait. I may be retiring sooner than I planned. The state is pushing forward some very anti-LE law and trying to ram it through fast. If it passes in it's current form I will drop my gear the minute it's signed. I won't do the job under those limitations.

This goes against my norm. I wanted to give them a couple more years and at least a 2weeks notice. But they are making it take effect as soon as it's signed. I can't do that. I have to much integrity to work under those conditions.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 06:57 AM

Sounds Like Tiny Tim has finally gotten into Politics IN your state! Well OK, Nancy, Chuck, Diane and Hill sorry, can't say it but you know who she is. grin

Best of luck MB.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 07:02 AM

Just read a synopsis of the Bill MB, yeah it kinda sucks, but THEY WILL BE EXEMPT! Scumbags.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 11:54 AM

Good morning Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 01:28 PM

Morning Tom. Guess Ray slept in this morning.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 03:35 PM

Good morning, Yard. Yeah, I was tired because I had to shovel some dirt into the new raised beds and rake in some soil amendments. My wife went back to work after taking 4 days off to help and I couldnít find anybody on the street who would do it for free. I will be putting in the plants today.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 03:52 PM

Can't your wife handle two jobs Ray. Seems to me like she isn't working hard enough.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 03:53 PM

I mean there are 24 hours in a day after all.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 04:15 PM

Taking care of me is a full time job in itself.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 06:00 PM

Haha, same thing here. Whenever Patty has gone anywhere by herself I just set here having withdrawal symptoms until she returns. Don't know what I would do without her.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 08:31 PM

Skunk the summary doesn't even show the evil parts. It is very likely to pass with only a week in session. I wish my wife could retire now. I would move immediately. If I retire now I will need to work after I retire. It's going to b weird working here for a few years then moving and doing the same thing all over again.

If feel kinda bad about ejecting and leaving some of my people struggling.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 08:46 PM

I know what you Mean Brother. BUT you got to look out for you and yours, no one else is going to. How long before your wife could retire? And could she get her Post certification moved to oh say another state?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 08:52 PM

She needs another year and a half. The problem is she needs 20 years for benefits here. POST can sort of transfer/waiver but she wants to retire retire. I'm not staying in this profession if I can help it. It's going to be hard. I love it and keep getting offers to work elsewhere. When I leave I need to leave it for good and do something else.

I just had a few projects I wanted to complete and some people I wanted to help develop to take my place and promote before I left. My next 2 years were planned.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 09:24 PM

Life is what it is; you have to make your decisions and live with them. Just make GOOD decisions. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/05/20 10:01 PM

Well like I said before, MAYBE you could get into Admin (Yeah I know, a dirty word for a street cop) or Training, firearms training to hold you over the next two years and that would be a workable solution for you. I DO know how you feel. My last few years in the Air Force sucked. I actually tried to get out at the 19 year mark (when early outs were allowed in my carrier field) but they wouldn't let me, so I suffered for another year but man was it difficult keeping quiet.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 01:08 AM

I'm too high of a rank to do anything but promote further. If this passes as written I will try to find a nice job in the normal world. I was looking forward to that anyway. Just not so soon and I like finishing stuff.

It's just that the thought of leaving something I have spent more than half my life doing is disconcerting.

Life will go on.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 03:19 AM

I know what you are saying. I could have stayed longer in the Military if it hadn't gotten so political. That is why I didn't try go gain any rank. I was tired of all the BS and all the know it alls higher up KNOWING how things needed to be ran (yeah right). No bragging, just stating a fact. That is why I was always getting called into work to handle a problem when a certain Major was on duty. Oh did I say I was only an E6 and he was an O4?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 03:22 AM

Oh and MB, IF you are NOT ready to retire, I mean REALLY ready, they you aren't. You WILL know when it's time, no matter what you have to put up with at work from those appointed over you. MOST of the "Bosses" should keep their noses out of the day to day operations, and those that ARE smart will.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 03:24 AM

I got lucky. My time in Japan was working with and for some fine folks. The last 2.5 years were just about more than I could stand. Finally, we Got a new commander my last 1.5 years in and HE understood and overruled My direct supervisor. She never did like me.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 01:23 PM

G'mornin Yard. It's a glorious albeit warm morning. Hope you have a cheery day.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 06:40 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 06:51 PM

I am resting up today and the next couple of days. I planted about 15 tomato and pepper plants, a cantaloupe and a watermelon in our new raised bed structure. Not a lot but I did it all by myself! I am not physically able to have a large garden as I did in the past. But since I am the only one who eats tomatoes 10 plants should be enough. I have a mix of Early Girls, beefsteaks, cherry and a purple variety.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 06:58 PM

Get them to try fried green tomatoes Ray. THOSE are choice! Oh and howdy to you too.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 08:38 PM

We have all tried fried green tomatoes prepared by a great cook in Alabama. Sad to say but nobody liked them.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 10:17 PM

Howdy guys! smile

Ray, limiting your garden is a good idea, and we have done the same. Most of our plants are in the tubs directly behind our deck, with sweet potatoes and green beans in our old 30 x 75' garden area. It gets tougher to deal with a large garden with each passing year, and what we planted will supply us with what we want and need.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/06/20 10:48 PM

GOOD gardening isn't for wimps.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 03:29 AM

I planted a decent container garden this year. Unfortunately, we got a late freeze. I only planted 4 tomatoes plants but they didn't do well and 2/3rd of my pepper plants are pretty rough. The wife's dog took care of anything living in the raised beds so no watermelon and very few cucumbers if they survive.

LOL, the challenges of gardening I guess. It will be a learning experience for sure.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 05:20 AM

Depending on where you live, it's still not too late to get some plants started.;)
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 05:36 AM

I think I will have enough zucchini, squash and egg plant to make our neighbors sick of getting them. The cauliflower seems to be doing well also. I'm still trying to save the maters but I may be losing that battle. I will have a healthy amount of potatoes though.

Our growing season is pretty short about 80 days. Gardening at 7,000 feet is tricky. Lettuce and radishes are about the only easy crop. Usually, tomatoes are easy just not this year.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 06:10 AM

I hear you on the zucchini! LOL

My "must haves" are tomatoes and peppers, followed by green beans, sweet potatoes, and kale. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 06:13 PM

Looking at them today, I might have saved 2 of the tomato plants. I'm taking care of the others but It may be a losing battle. I have a couple of Pepper plants sprouted and one growing well. I'm not sure if they will have time to fruit and mature though.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 06:16 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 06:46 PM

What's up Dogs! Last time I checked in here nothing was working, figured the forum was a goner. Glad to see some of the old faithful guys still around smile
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 06:47 PM

Oh and thanks for the reminder Tom smile

I was glad to see you finally got your Klink Hammer!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 07:15 PM

Who you calling OLD! wink
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 07:19 PM

You Randy! smile

Good to see ya again, looks like all is well? Sorry, reading and trying to catch up a bit smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/07/20 08:01 PM

I GUESS you could consider me old. I FINALLY retired for the second and last time and am NOW drawing my G'ment Check. So thank you for paying your taxes! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/08/20 01:58 AM

Yes R/G, Randy IS old! LOL smile

We are ALL glad that the forum is back up and running; we were beginning to feel like orphans!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/08/20 03:35 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/08/20 03:39 PM

Welcome back. Yes, Randy is definitely the oldest of the Oldtimers here.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/08/20 05:32 PM

Randy was BORN old! LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/08/20 08:04 PM

NO SOUP FOR YOU!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/08/20 08:07 PM

Boy, I sometimes feel a lot older than I actually am. I'm trying to get some exercise, I walk almost every day on the treadmill anywhere from a half to a mile, a lot of times more than once a day. I also carry 5 pound "Barbells" when I am walking and I do arm curls and full arm lifts with them in my hands. Don't sound hard, but do it for about 20 minutes at a time at about a 3.2 to 3.5 mph pace. It gets TIREING!
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/08/20 10:43 PM

Once my broken toe heals I'll be back in the mountains and have more play time with my bussekin smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/08/20 11:51 PM

Sounds like fun R/G.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/09/20 04:52 AM

We're getting ready for some rough weather and rain thanks to Christobol. frown
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/09/20 12:39 PM

He has been dumping rain here since about 9 or 10 last night I think.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/09/20 04:56 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/09/20 09:24 PM

Hello Ray, how's things in your neck of the woods?
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/09/20 10:08 PM

Evening everyone!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/09/20 10:25 PM

Chris, Howdy? How's it hangin in the Great White North eh? grin
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/09/20 11:02 PM

It's above freezing so I'm happy! laugh
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/10/20 12:51 AM

It got up to 93 degrees Fahrenheit here one day last week.
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/10/20 01:43 AM

Hopefully an easy question. I'm still debating on picking up a ratweiler. They put the mega Warden back up on the site and I want to buy one. They charge $15 for shipping. If I order two knives together is it still just $15 or is it per knife? Not a big deal but since I missed the introductory prices it would be nice to save a few bucks
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/10/20 04:23 AM

RG, not sure. But just shoot the girls an email info@scrapyardknives.com and they will tell you.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/10/20 10:47 AM

R/G, I believe they charge $4.00 for a second knife.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/10/20 10:49 AM

Good morning Yard. smile It's a lot cooler this morning with just a hint of a mist; should be a nice day later on.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/10/20 07:04 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/10/20 07:07 PM

I complained that my back was hurting yesterday so my wife offered to water the garden. It is supposed to rain tomorrow so that covers me for almost a week.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/11/20 02:36 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
It got up to 93 degrees Fahrenheit here one day last week.


We hit that last week. Been in the mid 80s this week. Quite pleasant!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/11/20 06:09 AM

Way to go Ray! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/11/20 06:10 AM

Chris, sure beats Mayo doesn't it??? smile
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/11/20 01:40 PM

Sure does weather wise! I miss the wildlife and mountains though!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/11/20 03:42 PM

I can certainly understand that. When we went to Alaska in 1990 I thought it would be a great place to live if it wasn't for the long, cold winters.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/11/20 04:12 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/11/20 04:39 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I can certainly understand that. When we went to Alaska in 1990 I thought it would be a great place to live if it wasn't for the long, cold winters.



It's on our list for a vacation! During the warmer months of course... wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/12/20 12:19 AM

We went the last two weeks of August and first week of September, and on one of the last days as we were returning from Fairbanks it actually snowed a little. We were able to catch the State Fair while we were there, and the fishing on the Kenai Peninsula was quite good.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/12/20 02:39 AM

Tom, I thought you had a "remedy" for those cold dark nights. Guess I was mistaken. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/12/20 01:09 PM

I DO, it's just the long cold days you have to contend with.! wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/12/20 01:10 PM

Good morning Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/12/20 04:18 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/12/20 08:06 PM

Howdy Ray.
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/12/20 10:40 PM

That F16 is pretty sweet. Jerry says 28oz that's crazy!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/12/20 11:02 PM

I think it's a great thickness for the blade, more like a heavy machete. I'm just afraid it will be too expensive; after all, I don't have Randy's money. LOL smile
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 12:53 AM

At least they are offering it coated!

Since this is the scrapyard smile ... any ideas on what's coming next from the yard?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 01:26 AM

[quote=Private Klink]I think it's a great thickness for the blade, more like a heavy machete. I'm just afraid it will be too expensive; after all, I don't have Randy's money. LOL smile[/quote

Did I miss something? Haha, don't have as much as I used to. Getting ready to buy a set of kitchen knives. The wife took a hammer to one of our present blades (to cut an ear of corn) and it broke. Farberware, so no big loss.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 01:28 AM

YUP, I missed it. Was over watching the G'kids. Dangit.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 03:41 AM

The F16 goes up for sale on June 17th, so you can still spend some of your fortune on a Busse blade. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 05:03 AM

Haha, not if I buy a 200 dollar set of kitchen knives.
https://bestkitchenknifeset.com/tuo...dle-fiery-series-8pcs-knives-set-tc0714/

Or this one
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Cangshan-V2-Series-6-Piece-Knife-Set-59908/300526021
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 10:27 AM

$200.00 is like a spit in the Pacific ocean considering your wealth.;)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 02:13 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
$200.00 is like a spit in the Pacific ocean considering your wealth.;)



WRONG! Maybe two spits though. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 03:11 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/13/20 03:36 PM

Morning Ray. Hope everything is well with you and your blushing bride.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/14/20 10:57 AM

AS today is Sunday as well as Flag Day perhaps Ray is giving his wife the day off. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/14/20 05:31 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/14/20 05:32 PM

Wives have a day off???
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/14/20 07:33 PM

I have heard a rumor that that does happen, Once every 7 years. Just like you are supposed to let the ground rest every 7th year.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/14/20 08:51 PM

Occasionally I give the General a day off; she doesn't have to fix me a breakfast, lunch, and dinner EVERY day of the week. LOL smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/14/20 09:42 PM

Yeah, I gave Patty a rest as well. I fixed lunch today. Stopped by Burger King! grin And then when we got home I fixed her some yeller homnee fried in bacon grease with pepper bacon. Now THEMS some good et's ! grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/15/20 10:43 AM

The grocery store had fried chicken tenders on sale so I bought some for dinner. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/15/20 01:47 PM

The Deli at our local "Supermarket" has gotten a little better since it changed from Town & Country to Food Giant.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/15/20 05:41 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/15/20 05:55 PM

The deli and prepared food self-service counters have been shut down. Luckily the restaurants will deliver so I will occasionally make dinner with a phone call and a credit card. My wife doesnít like most of the Asian food I prepare. (Her idea of Chinese food is boneless pork, chicken fingers and crab Rangoon). That is the only Chinese food that she eats. I wish my area had authentic Asian restaurants but all serve Americanized food. I think that most dishes served in our Chinese restaurants are not seen in China.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/15/20 07:10 PM

Here in Podunk we are sorely lacking in Asian restaurants; there's just not enough people/customers to make them a viable entity. However, as much as I miss the food I certainly don't miss the hordes of people. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 02:30 AM

You're correct Ray, OUR Chinese food is "Americanized" the food I ate in Japan was MUCH better (Korea also). Oh and the Philippines too.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 09:48 AM

Well Randy, American food is plenty good to me! Even Americanized Asian food. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 01:50 PM

I agree with that!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 04:37 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 04:50 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Well Randy, American food is plenty good to me! Even Americanized Asian food. wink


Especially if you add a dollop of nuoc mam to it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 05:43 PM

Kind of like a sweet and sour sauce?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 06:46 PM

Fermented fish oil. ;(
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 06:48 PM

Well, tomorrow is another release date; this time it's the 16" bladed F-16. Anyone going for it???
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/16/20 08:13 PM

To rich for my blood money. grin





















OK, I just don't really like it all that much. Besides I've got a 2 foot sword now.
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/17/20 03:11 AM

I want one but have my eye on some others smile

You guys get the trash2 yet? I missed that unfortunately. Anyone know if it will be offered again or do I need to find one on the secondary market?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/17/20 03:38 AM

I'm still listed as "awaiting fulfillment" on the "status order" page. frown

R/G, you could try calling/emailing Amy to see if any are available due to cancelled orders. wink
Posted By: rockgolfer

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/17/20 05:02 AM

Good idea. I will try that smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/17/20 09:46 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/17/20 03:28 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/17/20 09:03 PM

G'afternoon Dawgs. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/18/20 12:02 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/18/20 02:45 PM

Good morning, Yard..
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/18/20 06:30 PM

And another glorious afternoon to all the Dawgs.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/18/20 09:54 PM

I took one of the dogs to the Vet for a heartworm test and shots, then returned later to pick up my ATV which was being serviced. Also got in a run to Walmart for some last minute items. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/19/20 12:28 AM

Must be nice to be a rich retired farmer. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/19/20 03:55 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/19/20 05:37 PM

Hey Guys, how's it hangin?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/19/20 09:31 PM

Randy, that's RANCHER, not farmer! However, I have great appreciation and admiration for farmers as well. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/20/20 12:20 AM

OK, RANCHER! You're right, I was incorrect. Farmers till the soil. Ranchers Just shovel the sh well er ah stuff. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/20/20 12:32 AM

Good Evening (Done in my finest Bella Lugosi voice, which isn't really all that good) grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/20/20 12:02 PM

Good morning Yard. smile

Well, the invasion has begun; my son in law and grandson, along with their two dogs, arrived early yesterday morning. He just left to go pick up my daughter and granddaughters at the airport, and I plan on inviting my brother and sister in law over for a steak dinner tonight. A nice family get-together.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/20/20 02:03 PM

Holy Smoke Tom! Good thing you've got two houses to put everybody up.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/20/20 03:50 PM

Just one; the old house is falling apart after about a hundred years.

Well you've got Tents, right. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/20/20 03:56 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/20/20 04:21 PM

G'mornin Ray and Tom. Hope all is well with Y'all. Oh Tom, make sure you've got plenty of gas for your 4 wheeler.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/21/20 03:28 AM

Kinda slow in the yard today. I reckon Tom is getting all tuckered out galivanting around with the Grand kids. Now THAT can make you feel like an old feller right quick.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/21/20 03:32 AM

Just been doing some light reading of Missouri Statutes and Interpretations of them. Evidently it is illegal to carry ANY knife (folder) concealed with a blade of over 4 inches. And it would appear as if a fixed blade of ANY KIND is illegal if it is concealed.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/21/20 03:35 AM

I WOULD check with our local Prosecuting Attorney IF he was dependable. I won't say any more. OK I lied. Yes I can prove it if I needed to.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/21/20 11:13 AM

Good morning Yard. smile

Yesterday was spent riding the ATV, then later we had a nice fire in the fire pit and made s'mores. Today they will be spending time at Stockton Lake with my brother, boating and tubing. They are having a great time, which does my heart good.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/21/20 04:49 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/21/20 06:34 PM

Yeah I hear you Tom. When the Kids forget all about being anything but kids it is nice.

G'mornin Ray.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/21/20 07:46 PM

I just burned some garbage by the old house, and it's HOT! Taking a little break now and cooling down, and so are the dogs...all seven of them! smile
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/21/20 11:28 PM

Howdy guys. Just back from vacation at Myrtle Beach and brought back a wonderful souvenir. A possible case of COVID-19. Test results should be back Wednesday so Iím quarantined until then.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/22/20 02:05 AM

Well I guess there goes supper Tuesday night. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/22/20 02:44 AM

Best of luck Todd!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/22/20 04:57 AM

Yeah, I Pray that it isn't covid, but if it is a speedy and full recovery.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/22/20 11:23 AM

Good morning Yard. smile I hope that Todd and everyone else is doing well today.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/22/20 01:57 PM

G'morning. Hope everyone had a nice Fathers Day. Our pastor got every man in the church a knife.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XZDKSNI/ref=twister_B07Z5L4YY6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

A really nice gesture. And they are a lot of fun to play with. Already got mine sharpened up a little more and it's now in the knife case.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/22/20 02:54 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/22/20 07:37 PM

Nice move on the Pastor's part.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/22/20 08:52 PM

Susan said she would get some fruit roll ups so she could feed me under the door. Randy would be proud
Posted By: tedwca

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/23/20 01:32 AM

Are we allowed to sell on this forum? I canít remember, but Iím in a bad spot.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/23/20 11:57 AM

I believe it's OK to mention items that you might be willing to part with, handled by private messages. wink Sorry to hear about the rough times Ted.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/23/20 03:36 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/24/20 11:38 AM

Good morning Ray and the rest of the Yard. smile

Yesterday my son in law and kids cleared out an area of thorns and small trees that have been a real PIA while mowing the yard. They worked their butts off in the heat, so after a shower and cool down I took them all out for a barbeque dinner; got the General out of cooking as well. It was one of the most enjoyable dinners out that we have had for quite a while. Talking and laughing during the dinner really made me smile! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/24/20 05:43 PM

Good morning, everybody.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/25/20 11:09 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Yesterday we had the grandkids doing archery practice, throwing knives, and shooting .22s. Later on we played games and watched a couple of movies, a great finish to a great day.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/25/20 03:33 PM

I'm SO sorry to hear about your dire straits, and Yeah You CAN do some things by PM.

Pick one dog (or several, as you CAN PM to more than one dog at a time. Anyway, make a list of what you've got and send it out. Then you will have the list that you can copy and past to other dogs that might ask.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/25/20 03:36 PM

Originally Posted by rth548
Susan said she would get some fruit roll ups so she could feed me under the door. Randy would be proud


Be careful, they ARE addicting! grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/25/20 04:20 PM

Good afternoon, Yard,
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/25/20 07:34 PM

Good afternoon Yard.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 01:20 AM

COVID year was negative, just a bacterial infection in my sinuses. Donít know how I picked it up, but meds seem to be working. Feeling a lot better in just a couple of days.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 12:00 PM

That's great news Todd, I'm happy for you. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 12:00 PM

Good morning Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 01:41 PM

See, Fruit Roll-ups DO work! And Y'all thought they were just crazy food. I feel Vindecated, Vendicated, Vendecated, ah heck, ( grin )my point has been made.

Froot Roll-ups the Asylum safe food! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 01:44 PM

Oh, I got so excited about Todd's recovery using Fruit Roll-ups that I forgot to say HOWDY.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 02:36 PM

Well gotta watch the G'kids today so it's off to our "other house".
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 04:46 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 04:50 PM

Good news, Todd! But itís a toss up on which one is worse, the virus or addiction to Fruit Roll-ups.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/26/20 06:06 PM

Randy is living proof! smile smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 02:27 AM

Now wait a minute. You're saying that being addic er ah I mean LIKING Fruit Roll-Ups is bad? Blasphemy! wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 11:43 AM

If the Fruit Roll-Up shoe fits....wear it! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 11:44 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 02:34 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 02:41 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
If the Fruit Roll-Up shoe fits....wear it! smile


You DO NOT want to do that. They get real sticky in the summer time and ants follow you everywhere.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 05:34 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Private Klink
If the Fruit Roll-Up shoe fits....wear it! smile


You DO NOT want to do that. They get real sticky in the summer time and ants follow you everywhere.



At least if you get lost you can backtrack along the ant road!

Perhaps even tame and train the ants... Become their new fruit roll-up providing god!

...


I think I need to get out more...
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 06:19 PM

Chris, you were in the cold TOO long! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 08:32 PM

Hey, he just recognizes Genius when he sees it. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/27/20 09:46 PM

That's why Chris is so cool! wink
Posted By: coyotebc

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/28/20 02:35 AM

Originally Posted by tedwca
Are we allowed to sell on this forum? I canít remember, but Iím in a bad spot.

Sorry to hear that
There is a busses in Facebook group that allows selling on it
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/28/20 05:40 AM

Nice suggestion Bill. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/28/20 08:01 PM

Good afternoon. Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/28/20 10:31 PM

Good evening Dawgs. Hope everyone is feeling well. As for myself I'm feeling pretty good actually. Just got off the treadmill a few minutes ago and did a mile in 19 minutes. Yeah I know, I'm not the flash but I feel pretty good about it. I had it alternated it between 3.5 and 4.0 degree incline and 3.2 to 3.3 mph. I also had on my Pigmy Falcon II GHB on again (minus the water bottles) but it still weighed 19 pounds. The water will add another 5 pounds to that. I'll try it that way next time.

For not feeling to hot the last 3 days or so I am surprised that I lasted that long. Guess It was because I was trying out my new wireless headphones paired up with my iPhone, and played a selection of music by Queen while I was walking. Boy music sure does make it pass by quicker and easier. I think I'll listen to music all the time from now on.

So far I have Queen's greatest collection I, II and III and also Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon albums. I think that I will just start adding some singles unless I find an album by someone that I really like. MY problem is I can't remember the names of most of the songs I like and I for sure don't know the artists who played them. Oh well I guess I will just learn as I go and pick and choose what I like.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/29/20 12:22 AM

Edwin Starr...WAR! and Barry McGuire... Eve of Destruction smile
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/29/20 03:58 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Hey, he just recognizes Genius when he sees it. grin



I just want to get in on the ground floor and hopefully have some favor with our new ant overlords! laugh
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/29/20 10:15 AM

Good morning Yard.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/29/20 02:24 PM

Morning Tom, hope the day treats you well!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/29/20 05:38 PM

Howdy Doody Dawgs.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/29/20 05:51 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/29/20 07:57 PM

Looks like all the good-looking Dogs are here! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/30/20 10:21 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/30/20 05:19 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/30/20 05:20 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Looks like all the good-looking Dogs are here! smile

Yup. Both of us are here!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/30/20 06:08 PM

Way to go Ray! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 06/30/20 09:22 PM

I think that Y'all got something goin on with each other. Y'all ARE kinda brotherly.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/01/20 02:52 AM

No, that would be for folks living in Philadelphia. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/01/20 03:45 AM

Oh you're quick.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/01/20 03:48 AM

Did another Treadmill session. Had on the 24 pound pack and a 5 pound weight in each hand. I did 25 minutes at 3.5 degree incline and 3.2 mph which came out for me at 1.307 miles. Couldn't have done this a month ago. I am gradually improving and it feels good. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/01/20 12:29 PM

Randy, you're doing GREAT! Keep it up.;)
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/01/20 12:30 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/01/20 02:08 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/01/20 02:15 PM

Good work, Randy. You should be able to win the Warhawk award pretty soon.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/02/20 01:02 AM

Haha, the only award I want is to be able to NOT get back up to 288 pounds again. I would like to get down to below 200 but not sure that is going to happen. But I CAN tell a big difference in my stamina and ability to do things without getting winded or not as much as I used to do. And like James Brown said, "I Feel Good". grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/02/20 01:05 AM

Oh Sorry, and Thank You guys. It may not sound like all that much to a lot of folks, but it is an accomplishment to me. Now I gotta start using the surgical tubing bands I was given for my arms. Man they're rough! Guess I should unsnap one from the handles and just start with one at first. I don't want to get like a body builder or anything, but I would like to be able to do some things without getting all tuckered out after just a minute or two. At leas I've started doing something.

And when my backs not killing me, or my legs don't feel like 500 pounds of lead, I enjoy it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/02/20 11:30 AM

Charles Atlas version 2.0 smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/02/20 11:31 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/02/20 01:31 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Charles Atlas version 2.0 smile



Yeah right. Haha, I'd settle for superman, but will probably end up looking more like the Tick. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/02/20 04:45 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/02/20 10:44 PM

I can just picture you all blue Randy. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/02/20 11:22 PM

Evening Dogs!

Just got back from Idaho, Unfortunately, I did not find the plot of land I was hoping for. Nearly everyone had restrictive covenants or plain bizarre covenants that I could not abide by. It was very interesting. One had every building must be approved by an architectural committee. But they refused to supply guidelines for what could be built. Not a wasted trip since I did hang out in Yellowstone yet again. Saw every type of apex predator they have except one.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/03/20 03:37 AM

You DO know there are probably parts of Yellowstone you could build a log cabin and never be found. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/03/20 03:38 AM

So MB, when you gonna hang up the six shooters? I HIGHLY recommend it. And so will Tom and Ray as well.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/03/20 05:25 AM

For sure! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/03/20 05:52 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/03/20 11:51 PM

Skunk I will probably be hanging up my gunbelt in the next 18-24 months. It could be as soon as next week. I have to do a little research when I'm back from vacation. I would bail today if my wife could. But I don't want to start a new job here just to leave in 18 months. I'm selling everything and loading up the truck and getting out of here.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/04/20 05:03 AM

I wish you the BEST
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/04/20 06:57 AM

It better be a BIG truck! And like Tom said, May ONLY good things come to you and yours. How's the Runt taking the future move?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/04/20 01:23 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/04/20 02:52 PM

G'mornin Dawgs.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/04/20 05:32 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/04/20 06:26 PM

Hey hey hey Ray, Whadda ya say?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 04:15 AM

Evening!

Skunk the runt is 50/50. On one hand she really likes the area where we are planning on moving and really wants some gats and chickens. But she is pretty bummed she is going to be leaving friends some she has known since she was 4.

I suspect it will be typical teenage drama right before and after the move and then pure joy once we are settled in. There is a ton of stuff to do there.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 04:47 AM

Some Gats? Guns? OK, so you're leaving the land of the Mile high City. And going where? IF you don't mind saying at least what state that is.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 04:49 AM

Oh and don't forget, IF Y'all move to the flatlands that it could take up to a year or two for both legs to get to the same length. grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 06:30 AM

LOL, Goats.

We are planning on moving to Idaho. Southeastern side is leading the pack. The biggest detractor right now is I can buy a lot of land in the midwest and a house cheaper than a couple of acres in the west, But no heat, humidity, ticks, chiggers and a lack of poisonous snakes along with a ton of national forest is kinda nice.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 12:21 PM

Lack of poisonous snakes??? Along with cougars, wolves, and bears, you will still need to keep your eyes open. However, you should enjoy some great hunting and fishing. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 12:22 PM

Good morning Yard. One more day and then our company is going back home to Florida.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 01:54 PM

When I was stationed at Mountain Home AFB, I had some friends (from when I was a kid) that lived in Pocatello. It was still pretty country.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 01:57 PM

OH and It will be a far piece for you, but Check out C.J. Strike reservoir. Pretty good size lake/hydroelectric site. Just google it, I think you'll like it.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 05:49 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 07:15 PM

I deal with, Mountain Lions, Black Bears and the occasional wolf now. Grizzly Bears usually aren't too big a deal. Dang Copperheads and Cotton Mouths are not my favorite things. I at least enjoy wating Apex predators from a distance. Snakes not so much. And Chiggers and ticks are straight from Satan's neck of the woods. LOL, I do miss the hardwoods though.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 07:19 PM

Now that I can retire I am really dreading going back to work after vacation. I'm sure I will be just fine after the 500 emails and pile of paperwork that will be waiting for me gets cleared out. I'll just need plenty of coffee to power through the first week back.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 07:47 PM

Haha, ticks and chiggers ARE the Devils spawn! Copperheads and Water Moccasins I also don't like unless it's from about 50 ft away! grin

One time when I was stationed in Idaho we went fishing at C.J. Strike. I caught 88 stripped perch. Filleted out every one of the little devils. But they were good eating though. And I can't tell you how many trout I caught (Not at CJ though). Barbless hook. It was fun and when you were able to actually land one, a 12-15 inch trout cooked up real nice. grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 07:51 PM

Skunk that's one thing I'm looking forward to. Plenty of lakes rivers and creeks to fish in. I really miss having decent water nearby,
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 07:53 PM

You're a Kayaker, right?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 07:56 PM

You should look for Hight Plains South West of Boise. Looks like not much out there so land might be fairly cheap (IF it's not all BLM land) I know most of the hunting I did out there was on BLM property. Of course that was in '81 and '82. Some things MIGHT have changed since then. But you know those hillbillies. wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:05 PM

I love to Kayak. One of my favorite places in the world to Kayak is 2 hours away from where I'm looking.

I went to look at the area last year. The Boise area isn't my thing. It reminds me too much of Denver. I can't stand the Denver area. I could never live in Denver. It skeeves me out. I'm looking for smaller towns and even then outside of town.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:12 PM

There are a lot of smaller town in the S.E. Good on you for not wanting to be a townie. Getting a well put down (something I highly recommend) of your own might be a large expense, but could really prove worth it. I would also recommend an alternate power source. If I remember Idaho has a lot of sunshine and wind might also be a consideration. Also if you are near enough, or ON a good stream or small river you could harness it for your own hydroelectric source. This assumes of course that you have as much money as Tom and Ray. That way you could build a REAL NICE compound complete with your own armory and range and all kinds of other goodies.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:15 PM

Moving up to Idaho you will be closer to Chris Reeves knives and Buck. Well I mean sorta close, kinda. Maybe you could do some surveillance and dig through their refuse pile at night and get some really nice stuff! grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:16 PM

I will most likely be on a well. I want to build a healthy shop. I want to put solar on the roof of the shop if I can. It is just something I want to try.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:19 PM

Gun laws in Idaho regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the state of Idaho in the United States. Idaho is a "shall issue" state for concealed carry. The local county sheriff shall issue a concealed weapons license to a qualified applicant within 90 days.

Here ya go.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Idaho
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:23 PM

That's one of the first things I looked at. Then knife laws. Luckily they are constitutional carry and I can carry in all 50 as long as I keep up on yearly quals.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:25 PM

The last couple years before I retired it got rougher to go back each time I went on vacation. I WAS gonna stay until the election this year but I just got so burned out I couldn't take it any more. I ALMOST upped my retirement to DEC 31 2019 but then decided I wanted to complete a Full 25 years there. Now Patty and I set back and enjoy our half dozen paychecks, So PLEASE everyone, keep paying your taxes grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:27 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
That's one of the first things I looked at. Then knife laws. Luckily they are constitutional carry and I can carry in all 50 as long as I keep up on yearly quals.



Oh I'm sure that with your Resume you could cozy up to the local Sheriff's Dept and not have any problems at all.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:31 PM

LOL, I had originally planned on doing 29 years here. But the state changed enough to kill that. I'm over 25 now. I'm just holding out until my wife hits her 20 year mark and we are out. I'm already selling bigger stuff. Sold my motorcycle last month and we are thinking hard about selling our camper this month.

I only plan on moving irreplaceable items, sporting goods, ATV's and items with sentimental value. I don't plan on moving beds, furniture or TV's when we go. It will still take a couple of trips with a healthy cargo trailer.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:34 PM

You're gonna move yourself? THAT'S gonna be a drive.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:36 PM

You know, a camper with it's own generator and sewer hookup would make a real handy alternate incase the power or some other disaster happened to your new place. Besides, you could put the runt in the and you and your wife would have the whole house to yourselves! Keep all the doors locked, the shades pulled and DO NOT give the runt a key! grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:43 PM

LOL, I want to buy a 24 to 28 (ish) foot enclosed trailer with an 8 foot ceiling and convert it to a camper/ toy hauler. I figure an AC/ propane heat with a couple of folding beds and an awning and we can sleep, cook and relax and carry a side by side or two. At least that's my thoughts for the moment.

As far as moving? I will be retired I won't be in a rush. It's only a 10-12 hour drive. I will get a storage unit and take most of the stuff up on one trip and then take the second when we find a place to live.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:48 PM

It all sounds good in my head anyway. We will see how it really turns out. For a few grand more than paying movers, I can get the trailer and do it myself. I already have the diesel truck to haul it with. Then it saves me cash on the base for the toy hauler conversion.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:56 PM

Seeings where you are moving to, have you thought about a swamp cooler instead of an A/C unit? Yeah I know A/C is nicer, but we had a swamp cooler in Idaho AND one in Texas as well. Not the best option in the world, but boy was the electric bills a lot less.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 08:57 PM

Maybe I should have said Evaporative Air Unit (I forget how you city slickers are). wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:10 PM

AC is for the camper conversion. Never saw a swamp cooler for an RV before.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:13 PM

Ours were in a house. Never heard of one before I got to Idaho. Neighbor next door gave us an old one that I had to refit the mechanicals and the hoses. FINALLY got it working correctly and it did a passable job, but it was of course quite humid. But in the dry heat it wasn't really all that bad. We eventually got an A/C when we could afford one. It was quite a bit nicer.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:18 PM

You know I've been thinking about this retirement stuff and you needing to stay there a couple more years before your wife can retire. You could always hire yourself out as a rent a cop at a hospital or something. POSSIBLY easy work but at the same POSSIBLY quite boring. But it's a thought.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:22 PM

I have thought about it but I don't want to work somewhere for 18 months and then leave. I can up my retirement a few thousand a year by staying. Unless our staff fails to lead. Then I would consider it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:26 PM

You mental attitude and "Peace of mind" has a lot to do with it. That is why I got so burned out the last couple years. IF it comes to that for you, it WOULD be best to hand it up right then and there. To much (lives) would be at stake.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:35 PM

I'm definitely getting crispy. 28 years on the job is a little while in my line of work. My wife is ok with me pulling the plug tomorrow. I want to be in a better financial spot though. 6 to 18 months is the difference bewteen having to work and working because I want to after I retire from here.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:53 PM

In my adult work life I was VERY fortunate, and it all started with partying to much in college.

I partied to much and flunked out in my 2nd year. At that time I had been in the Air Force ROTC program for a whole year. I told my parents what had happened and also told then I was thinking about joining the Air Force. Dad asked me if I had REALLY thought about it and I told him I had.

A week later I went to the Recruiters and said I DO. grin Finally 20 years later I retired at the rank of E6 (Refused to gain another rank as I was burned out with all the BS/politics). I actually tried to get out at 19 years and they wouldn't let me.

I OFFICALLY retired from the AF March 1 1994 after 20 years, 1 month and 16 days and was honorably discharged with 50% of my base pay.

I actually started working for the Sheriff's Office in January of 1994 (I was on terminal leave from the Military) and I finally retired from there after 25 years and 1 month.

I now draw more than one retirement check, a small disability check from the VA and now just this year my Social Security. I held off drawing my SS until age 66 (Full retirement for me, so I wouldn't be penalized 200 dollars a month by retiring a year early). I have been fortunate in what I did work wise my adult life. SO in a nutshell, since I graduated from High School I have only had two jobs. MY Golden years so far, haven't been all that bad. AND being married to a good woman just makes it all worth it. Oh and NOT having any bills.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:54 PM

Sounds like you're really thinking things through; good for you. Go for the extra six or so months if you can stand it if that will boost your income substantially. You will have the rest of your lives to enjoy it. wink After all, not all of us has Randy's kind of money.:)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:56 PM

Hey, I WORKED for my money! OK, I put in the time. grin And to think it all started with a case of Bud.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 09:58 PM

Until I got married to Patty I never really gave retirement much of a thought. I figured I'd just muddle along on my AF retirement, find something else to to do and just pass the time until it was time for Social Security.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:02 PM

So, all this talk about you HAVE to plan out your life for your "Golden Years" isn't really true, IF you're lucky. Don't get me wrong, I DO believe that it is VERY wise to plan things out but that it isn't completely necessary IF you can pick the right path for your life's journey.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:07 PM

I have tried to put enough thought and action into my retirement plan. I m leaving earlier than I originally wanted to but it is for my own welfare. So I can deal with it. I'm hoping to have an enjoyable retirement. Watching the kiddo's last few years of school, traveling, big garden, and lots of fishing, hiking, and hitting the trails. I will probably work somewhere to keep from getting too bored and vacation/toy money. But I don't think I'll do anything serious again.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:09 PM

I'm very tempted to buy a nice wood CNC machine and make plaques and retirement gifts for people as a side hustle
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:18 PM

That would be something nice to get into.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:19 PM

MB's Memorial Plaques.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:21 PM

I used to enjoy woodworking. I want to make my own furniture sometime.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:29 PM

It can be quite enjoyable. I kinda laughed when you mentioned it. When I had 17 years in I got a plaque from the county congratulating me on my 15 years of service. PLUS they spelled my last name wrong. They used had two N's on the end instead of just one. I talked about it but they never made another one. And when I retired after 25 years all I got was a teary eyed good bye from the newest dispatcher there. Nice married gal that used to work for MODOT.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:32 PM

Well for practice you can make me a 50 inch long spiral walking staff with a picture of a Skunk engraved on it. I would like some kind of good tough but not Heavy exotic wood that I can brag about. I'll pay as much as $15.00, well maybe 20 if it's a really nice piece of wood. Oh and It has to have a 1 inch end so I can use common rubber tips for it.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:38 PM

LOL, I would need a lathe for that. Not a bad idea. But I'm thinking something like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pw5pj4NOJY
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:54 PM

Way cool! I guess I could always settle for a Skunk plaque. BUT it would have to be painted of course.

I guess I am kinda foolish/childish about some things. I once looked for 12 years for a Pizza Noid plush Ok, doll. I finally found one with the tag still on it for $20 bucks. I think it was, maybe 15. Anyway I bought it and it now just lays in a drawer with some towels.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:56 PM

I want to make a nice design for end tables. Maybe celtic knots and then fill the design cuts with colored epoxy and then a clear epoxy over the wood.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 10:59 PM

Now that would be nice. I've always liked the Celtic knot. I find it fascinating and on some level I can't explain mesmerizing.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:07 PM

I'd like about a 10x15 ft shed out back. I would need to have it completely insulated and heated/AC because I would like to store my guns and knives (well most of them) in it and also have room to "Play" with them when I wanted. Of course I would also need a recliner, K-Pod coffee maker and probably a radio. Maybe even a small TV, but that would be negotiable.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:21 PM

I want to build a 30x30 to 30x40 shop/ garage.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:26 PM

Haha, not sure we would have enough space for a shed that big, but it would be a nice combination building. How large a plot of ground you looking to buy?
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:26 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
I want to build a 30x30 to 30x40 shop/ garage.


That would be awesome. I'm currently crammed into a single car garage with my mill, lathe, welder, workbenches, and bike. Tight but manageable! Next place will have a large detached, serviced garage.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:27 PM

I want at least an acre but I'm hoping for more than 2 acres.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:27 PM

Have you ever considered back taxes sales of property on the courthouse steps?. A girl that works here at our bank bought a house for I think 30K and it was worth 50-60
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:29 PM

Chris, YOU GOT A LATHE? Please see one of my above posts. I could handle a custom staff from Canada. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:33 PM

I GUESS you could put a Beaver and a Canadian Horse on it. I mean just cause I like Y'all, even though you ARE Northerners. grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/05/20 11:55 PM

I think 30 x 30 is a minimum for a shop and a building big enough to hold Snowmobiles, ATV's and a side by side. With a 30 x 40, I might be able to park the trailer/camper when I need to work on it. Plus I can clear everything out and throw one heck of a BBQ.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 12:21 AM

Always go a little bigger than originally planned for; you will make use of the extra room. wink And you can borrow the money from Randy as he can't spend it all because it comes in so fast and furious.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 12:24 AM

LOL, the size will be determined by how much I can afford. I am a cash and carry kind of guy. No more loans for this guy. He shop might end up being a refrigerator box.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 01:07 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Always go a little bigger than originally planned for; you will make use of the extra room. wink And you can borrow the money from Randy as he can't spend it all because it comes in so fast and furious.


Well at least I SHOULD have a nice vacation spot to go to. :thumbs up:
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 01:09 AM

Refrigerator box. Guess you didn't catch the size of the new fridge we bought a couple months back. It's HUGH! Heck you could throw a party for a herd of turtles inside that thing.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 01:10 AM

Sorry it took so long to respond. I fell asleep.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 02:09 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Chris, YOU GOT A LATHE? Please see one of my above posts. I could handle a custom staff from Canada. grin



Yup, picked up a metal lathe from Precision Mathews a few years ago. Lots of fun!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 12:02 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Private Klink
Always go a little bigger than originally planned for; you will make use of the extra room. wink And you can borrow the money from Randy as he can't spend it all because it comes in so fast and furious.


Well at least I SHOULD have a nice vacation spot to go to. :thumbs up:


Good point there Randy!;)
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 12:03 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 02:02 PM

Mornin Dawgs. That was nice having that lengthy conversation with MB last night. He so rarely is on here that much at one time. I think that he has been enjoying his vacation.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 05:53 PM

Good afternoon, Yard,
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 06:53 PM

Hi Ray. Do you read a lot about this being prepared stuff or have you planned for a "Situation" Sounds like you may have planned ahead.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 06:57 PM

I need a good water filter. I have the Sawyer mini's and pioneer survival straws but I am wanting something else and am really balking about the price of the katadyn Pocket.

I've seriously been looking at this one. What do Y'all think?

https://www.survivorfilter.com/products/pro-series-virus-metal-usa-tested-certified
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 07:18 PM

I enjoyed being able to chat with everyone yesterday as well. I'm still a late shifter. So that's one of the few times I'm on here. Most people are fast asleep then.

Skunk if you want a decent affordable emergency filter as a backup te life straws are great and popular online everything business usually has them on sale around black Friday for about 10-11 bucks.

I have a Katydn but I have never used it. It has set in a pack for probably 7 years.

The lifestraws are pretty good but you need a lot of suction to get them working the first time.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 07:36 PM

MB, I do have a couple of the pioneer survival straws for Patty and I for emergency use as they only work for a smaller amount of water. I am talking about something to use if you can only get water from a natural source or that the municipal water supply if it is still working has been compromised in some way (as in a boil water alert). In other words I am looking at something much more/larger than a life straw.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/06/20 09:17 PM

Have you considered making your own? A 5 gallon bucket style filter? Otherwise the Sawyer looks like a solid buy.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 02:30 AM

At one time Randy talked about getting the double bucket set up but I don't think he got it. I also told him of a Katadyn Pocket Filter that was on sale for $100.00 (new!) at the time but he passed on it. Sometimes I wonder about him! smile smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 04:19 AM

Now, all that fell through Tom, Unfortunately. Of course that was before I retired and didn't have the semi available funds like we do now. I had forgotten all about that.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 12:24 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 02:18 PM

G'mornin Dogs. Supposed to be a Sunny 93 degrees and 87% humidity here today.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 06:19 PM

Afternoon Dogs!

Back to the grind. Getting ready for work and it supposed to be 93 today. That's way too warm for my hilly billy self. I'm betting I have over 300 emails waiting for me when I get to the office. LOL, I'm refusing to look before I get back in front of a computer in my office.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 07:27 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 08:17 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Hi Ray. Do you read a lot about this being prepared stuff or have you planned for a "Situation" Sounds like you may have planned ahead.


I had been involved with disaster communications for the Red Cross for many years and then MARS. This lead to an interest in prepping. All of the food and water I bought 20 years ago is of course gone now but I still have the durable goods. Also, I have been a backpacker and camper for many years and have all the gear for that. I have not been diligent the last few years in keeping up my emergency preparations because of laziness really. I still had a few supplies and the knowledge of what this pandemic could do to create shortages. I was able to build up an adequate food supply back in January and February.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 11:46 PM

Good on you Ray. The only thing Patty and I was sweating about was TP, and even that wasn't really critical. I think the lowest we got down to was 8 rolls.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/07/20 11:49 PM

The only REAL backpacking I've ever done was when I went to Philmont for two weeks back in '68. I was 14, and it was GLORIOUS! Don't get me wrong, carrying a 40-45 pound pack was rough but man was it pretty country. 10 days out in the Mountains with only what we had with us. Well we did get a resupply at day 6 I think, but we refused the mule pack train and decided to Shanks Mare the entire 10 days with US playing the er ah Donkeys. grin

If I remember correctly. and I HAVE slept since then, so who knows, I fell short of Eagle Scout by 4 badges.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/08/20 06:43 AM

LOL, I remember Back packing in the Army. All fun and games every day.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/08/20 07:37 AM

At least Randy went ultralight with a 40 pound ruck.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/08/20 11:18 AM

I went on a hike with my son's Scout troop years ago with packs, and one of the kids just about fell out. I ended up carrying my own pack as well as his, but I was not 14 years old. smile That evening when we all sacked out in the open floored big tent I was awakened by a poor freezing kid whose mother sent him out with one of those bags you sleep on the living room floor. That night the temperature dropped down to 18 degrees! I put him between my son and I and covered us all with a wool blanket and we all slept soundly.
That was along the BlackHawk Trail in Illinois.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/08/20 11:18 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/08/20 06:28 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/08/20 08:31 PM

Good afternoon folks. Taking a short break from mowing; it's HOT out there!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/09/20 12:25 PM

It's hot here already as well Tom, and it's only 0730! AND muggy too. Yeah I was 14. They weighed each boy and then loaded up their packs according a percentage of their body weight, and it MIGHT have been 45 pounds. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/09/20 12:39 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/09/20 12:40 PM

Looks like we may have a storm or two moving in later, so I guess we will just goof off today.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/09/20 01:31 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/09/20 10:02 PM

Well, so far no storms, but it's still possible for overnight. However, it's still going to be hot and humid.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 10:30 AM

Another quiet night...... so far, so good.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 10:31 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 01:56 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
LOL, I remember Back packing in the Army. All fun and games every day.



And I'll bet those blue wool coats got pretty hot didn't they Ray. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 01:58 PM

Speaking of conflicts, I am now on the third book of the One Second After series. I must say they do make for a good although terrifying reading of what the world would be like to a large extent. Oh and I THINK We have actually seen the turnoff for the College he talks about in the books.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 01:59 PM

Well gotta rush dawgs, gotta watch the kiddo's today. Y'all have a good day and please be careful with all the heat.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 05:03 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 05:05 PM

Keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Fay.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 05:13 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
LOL, I remember Back packing in the Army. All fun and games every day.



And I'll bet those blue wool coats got pretty hot didn't they Ray. wink

I was a Civil War reenactor for many years and the wool uniforms can be warm during the summer but are great in the winter.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 09:52 PM

Ray, I think you have lived an interesting life. wink Keep it up!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/10/20 10:59 PM

I have thought the same thing Tom. I would love to spend a day with him sipping a refreshing K-pod and just listen to him talk. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 01:20 AM

Seriously, I would love to have you guys visit and I can introduce Randy to some good coffee.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 04:20 AM

You mean Starbucks don't count! frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 04:54 AM

Iím not too fond of Starbucks.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 04:55 AM

But somewhat better than Kcups.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 04:59 AM

Yeah, I agree. BUT considering my past history, I am way ahead of the game. Used to all I drank was Cough cough instant folgers. blush
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 04:59 AM

You're up kinda late Ray, having trouble sleeping?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 05:01 AM

Oh and for clarifications sake, I guess I need to say I probably only put maybe 300 rounds through my other Glocks, with the G19 probably getting about 80 percent of the rounds.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 05:59 AM

Too hot to sleep.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 06:03 AM

It has gotten cooler though. Think Iíll hit the sack now. Gínight everybody.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 06:13 AM

Nite Ray. Sleep well My Friend.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 07:07 AM

The General and I are heading to our play...er, bedroom as well. Sleep well everyone!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 03:05 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
The General and I are heading to our play...er, bedroom as well. Sleep well everyone!


Wishful thinking Tom, or dreams of nights gone by? wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 06:17 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 07:42 PM

G'afternoon Ray. Did you sleep well?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 11:13 PM

Now I want to replace the back cover plate on my New G48. I guess I could swipe the one I put on the G17 I gave to my BIL, but I won't. He got a kick out of the Hello Kitty. Any suggestions?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 11:31 PM

I don't think the back plate is the same. The 48 should be narrower.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/11/20 11:34 PM

You could get a custom Skunk back plate. And Congrats on the new CCW rig.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/12/20 01:13 AM

Thanks MB. I had thought of that. Found a place called the Glock Store. Seems interesting.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/12/20 01:20 AM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Originally Posted by Private Klink
The General and I are heading to our play...er, bedroom as well. Sleep well everyone!


Wishful thinking Tom, or dreams of nights gone by? wink


Too bad it's only a memory or dream for YOU Randy. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/12/20 01:27 AM

Haha, It IS Saturday night you know! wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/12/20 06:36 AM

I'm surprised that you were up so late! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/12/20 06:09 PM

Yeah, I fell asleep that afternoon for a bit and just wasn't sleepy.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/12/20 06:37 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/12/20 07:27 PM

Hello Ray. Hope things are well for You and Yours.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/12/20 11:27 PM

Hi. Randy. Everything is fine. Hope the same is true for you.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 01:18 AM

Oh I could complain, but no body would listen. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 01:19 AM

Actually I don't really have anything to complain about right now, cept I've put on about 5 pounds. Makes me mad. Oh well I'll get it back off. I want to stay around 222 or 223.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 06:49 AM

Randy's only REAL worry is what to do with all his money!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 04:12 PM

Ha ha, not the way I've been spending it lately! But I have shed a few ounces.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 05:38 PM

I found a way to spend some cash. I just got back from the grocery store. Canned and dry goods to restock our pantry. I'm glad I was able to get most stuff before the next wave of panic buying kicks in.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 07:14 PM

We're pretty well stocked up right now. Just bought a couple packs of TP so we should be good that way at least for some time. So far our local grocer has been well stocked this last month, maybe two.

On the local front, our local Dollar General Store has an employee that has the Virus. AND our local CO-OP (farm supply type business) had an employee that has it. At COOP they gave him a going away party (he was joining the Military) and two days later he tested positive. Combining both business employees ONLY, probably 30-40 people have been exposed to it. PLUS a guy and his wife that sometimes come to our church both tested positive. Kinda quite an impact on a town of only 1300 folks.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 07:47 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 08:12 PM

I don't think the COVID is particularly bad here. People like to panic and I couldn't find a lot of stuff we normlly use. (Like macaroni and bowtie pasta) so we had to make due for the past few months. Stores aren't open late anymore so I have to pick and choose when I go. Luckily they had most everything. I'm just glad we were able to restock and then add a bit. I stocked up on dried veggies this go around.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 08:25 PM

Any time I go out I try to pick up a few things to add to our stash; it takes the sting out of paying for a major resupply trip. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 08:33 PM

Ever since I put up those plastic shelving units our canned goods have become a lot more manageable. And I actually did an inventory of all our canned items while I was at it. We don't keep anything in paper or cardboard out in the garage. We have had mice out there before and don't want them ruining what food items we do have.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 08:46 PM

I can't put anything foodwise in the garage, unless its in the freezer. The mice move in like a hoard. I kill a few and they stay away for a few months and then they are back. My kid spills enough dog food to keep them coming in and the warmth in the winter.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 09:04 PM

We DID have a bad problem with mice in the garage. But several years ago, I walked around and any place that looked it may lead to an inlet for mice got filled up with expandable foam insulation. SO far we have only had a mouse in there maybe two years out of 5 or 6. It's helped a lot.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/13/20 10:43 PM

They come in under the garage door.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 12:25 AM

I sealed up along the sides of our garage door and it closed tight enough that they couldn't get in under the seal.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 01:55 AM

I may need to put a lip on the floor to seal it to the door better.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 03:58 AM

Either that or increase your down force.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 08:44 AM

I don't store any food items in the garage due to the heat and humidity, but if I did I would put the items in a steel drum.;)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 02:49 PM

Hadn't thought about that.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 02:50 PM

But then you've got a basement.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 09:20 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 09:45 PM

Hey Guys how's tricks. I'm just cruising the internet looking at holster for my Glock. Been talking to David about possibly a hybrid, maybe. Still on the fence about it. But I do really like the way he brings the kydex all the way to cover the muzzle, not let it stick out the bottom like a lot of the popular mass market kydex holsters.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/14/20 10:29 PM

My Serpa holster serves my Model 22 quite well.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 06:23 AM

I like my crossbreed holsters for 4 -5 o'clock carry and Gogode for appendix carry. Bravo is pretty good for OWB.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 11:51 AM

Well Dawgs, gotta run. Patty has a Dr. appointment this morning and I have one as well. THEY told me I have to start wearing a C-PAP mask when I sleep, that I stopped breathing a moderate amount of times while sleeping. We will see.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 12:00 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 12:01 PM

Just a reminder that tonight Jerry has the Christmas in July grab bag offer going on. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 05:31 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 05:35 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Well Dawgs, gotta run. Patty has a Dr. appointment this morning and I have one as well. THEY told me I have to start wearing a C-PAP mask when I sleep, that I stopped breathing a moderate amount of times while sleeping. We will see.


I have been using a CPAP machine for years. It has helped a lot.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 05:37 PM

I sleep well when dreaming about all of my knives. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 05:46 PM

Said I stopped breathing an average of 22 times an hour for at least 10 seconds per time.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 07:16 PM

Yeah, you definitely need a CPAP.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 07:18 PM

It has an added benefit in that you wonít fall asleep at dinner and plant your nose into your buttered rutabagas.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 07:20 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I sleep well when dreaming about all of my knives. smile

If you dreamt about all your knives you could be asleep for months! confused whistle grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 07:23 PM

I canít help but remember that old saying that ďA gun in the hand beats a fast drawĒ.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/15/20 09:39 PM

Words of wisdom! wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/16/20 12:50 AM

You are correct Mr. Ray Sir.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/16/20 07:05 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/16/20 10:04 PM

Good afternoon Ray and the rest of the Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/16/20 10:30 PM

Howdy Dawgs. Well Tom, what did you get last night?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 08:01 AM

If you mean the Grab Bag deal............I got nothing. I spent a fair amount of money on my family when they were here for two weeks, a much better expenditure to my thinking. Just before they left, I gave my Son in law my 1 of 6 Killa Zilla prototype kuhkri; he and the kids did a fair amount of work while they were here.

And I received my two KlinkHammers as well. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 01:11 PM

WOW, 6 Killa Zillas! Must be nice to be able to corner the market. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 01:13 PM

Well I guess it's official now. This is the second morning I have woke up after using the CPAP. I feel better so I guess there is something to this not breathing thing. Dang it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 02:18 PM

It hasn't improved your sense of humor. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 05:02 PM

HAS TOO, ya old Jarhead. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 05:07 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 05:12 PM

Good for you, Randy. Now we wonít have to listen to you complain of being tired all the time. You should be able to go farther than 100 yards on your treadmill too.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 10:46 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Well I guess it's official now. This is the second morning I have woke up after using the CPAP. I feel better so I guess there is something to this not breathing thing. Dang it.

Iím supposed to sleep with one but I just canít do it. I tried for weeks and would wake up every day with the mask hanging over the headboard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/17/20 11:01 PM

I don't know if it was the military or what, but if I am told to do something (like wear the CPAP), I'll wear it even though I don't want to.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/18/20 12:03 AM

Here's a couple of pics of my KlinkHammers and previously posted sheaths. I might make a matched set of sheaths with alternating faced Razorbacks for them as they are rather special.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

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[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

These knives are SWEET!!! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/18/20 12:11 AM

They are nice Tom, and so are the sheaths. I think a double rig set up for the knives would be really choice. Sheaths and belt to match.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/18/20 01:34 AM

They are very nice, Tom.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/18/20 05:18 AM

Thanks, I certainly lioke them! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/18/20 06:26 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/18/20 08:44 PM

Howdy Folks! smile Finishing up a short break and then back to mowing. I's HOT out there!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/19/20 12:49 AM

A/C is one of the great wonders of our society, and I for one am VERY thankful for it. Oh and Heat in the winter.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/19/20 02:56 AM

I hear that!!!:)
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/19/20 12:57 PM

Good morning Yard. As I got the mowing done yesterday it looks like today will be spent goofing off. I'm going to let the General take me to lunch and walk it off at Walmart. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/19/20 04:29 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/19/20 05:35 PM

Hola Dogs!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/19/20 06:15 PM

Howdy. Got the sniffles, cough and sore throat. Didn't have any of this stuff before I started using that stupid machine!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/19/20 07:35 PM

They have to be dried daily. I would imagine tahts harder in high humidity. You might want to see if they will spring for the steam cleaner for it. My wife used one. I couldn't do it.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/19/20 09:26 PM

Does your machine have a humidifier?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 03:04 AM

Used the hose for two nights. Lady said three days is often enough unless I just want to do it every day. Said to clean mask seal every day. Yes it does have a humidifier with it. I STILL wake up with a dry mouth. I might need her to "Tweak" it a bit higher. It has a modem of some kind that she can access from her office. But like I said I do feel more "Lively" when I wake up in the morning, dang it.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 04:52 AM

Randy, I think this modern technology is just too much for you. You should just use a fire place bellows.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 05:02 AM

If you donít have a full face mask, your mouth could be open and the air will come out of your mouth causing a dry mouth. If you have a big mouth, that would make it worse. In any case, the machine sometimes needs a period of acclimation. Donít give up on it too soon. It has made a big difference to me.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 12:47 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
Randy, I think this modern technology is just too much for you. You should just use a fire place bellows.


Tried that. Wound up with ashes everywhere.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 12:51 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
If you donít have a full face mask, your mouth could be open and the air will come out of your mouth causing a dry mouth. If you have a big mouth, that would make it worse. In any case, the machine sometimes needs a period of acclimation. Donít give up on it too soon. It has made a big difference to me.


The mask covers my nose and mouth and I do get a good seal. I know it is probably just acclimation problems and will probably go away, and like I said I do feel more rested in the mornings. I'm just old and kinda resistant to change, specially changes that take me outside what I am used to. Yeah I'm an Old Curmudgeon.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 01:01 PM

Found a new place yesterday. Leather backed Holster, kydex shell and leather half covering the shell. The leather mounts an adjustable steel clip for cant of the weapon.

https://www.celticholsters.com/
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 04:09 PM

Morning!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 05:29 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 08:37 PM

Good afternoon Ray and the rest of the Yard.:)
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 11:34 PM

Howdy!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 11:51 PM

Looks like we're in for another hot week, nothing under 90 degrees. We have been so dry that we have had to water our garden plants, though areas not far from us have had rain. At least it slowed up the growth of the grass! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/20/20 11:52 PM

Evening! It's been an odd few days. Just got back from workers comp visit and I'm cleared to go back to work.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 12:00 AM

Congrats. It should feel good to be able to return to work; just stay healthy. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 12:20 AM

I didn't miss a day. But was ordered to go to the ER on my last day on. They wouldn't let me go back without a DR's OK.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 02:43 AM

Give em' Hell! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 11:15 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 03:26 PM

Mornin Dawgs. Just checkin in. Heat isn't so bad today, so far, and hope it stays that way.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 04:19 PM

Morning! It's not going to be as bad today as it has been. Downright tolerable heat. I'll need to fertilize the garden before the heat kicks back up. It's been too hot to do it lately.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 05:36 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 08:39 PM

Howdy Folks! smile Off to burn a little garbage, as it looks like we MIGHT get a little rain.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 10:32 PM

I thought it was against the law to burn politicians. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 10:33 PM

Did you hear that Nancy got bit by a Rabid dog. Poor animal suffered a horrifying death.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 10:43 PM

Good one! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 10:50 PM

Randy, I don't know if you have a generator or not, but we received a sales flyer/booklet from Sam's Club today for the days of August 1st through August 9th. They are showing a Westinghouse 2200 watt Inverter Generator for only $299.00 with free shipping if you have the Sam's "Plus" membership. The Inverter generator provides "clean" power for sensitive items such as computers or refrigerators,etc. That is one heck of a deal! Anyone serious about having preps should consider this. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/21/20 10:55 PM

I forgot to mention that this is for on-line sales only, but if you're interested I would suggest moving on it the first day of the sale. With tornado season on for us and hurricane season on for so many others it's certainly worth considering!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/22/20 06:18 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/22/20 07:28 PM

Thanks Tom. Afternoon Ray.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/23/20 12:16 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/23/20 01:55 PM

Morning Tom!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/23/20 04:45 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/23/20 09:13 PM

Howdy little Dawgies.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/23/20 10:27 PM

Howdy Ho my fellow Dogs. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 01:23 AM

Whew, joined Glock Talk the other day and lots of good info there. There are also some additional "threads" that don't deal with Glocks that make for some interesting, let's say, reading.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 01:56 AM

Evening gents
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 01:57 AM

Randy, check out Sigforum. Best forum on the internet, in my opinion. Great guys and lots of knowledge there.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 02:15 AM

Hey Todd! How goes the war in the Mountains.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 04:14 AM

Looks like the yard is kind of slow tonight.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 06:24 AM

I tried to log in somewhere else but forgot my password and it wont email it to me
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 06:45 AM

Haha, memory issues ain't good MB. Next thing you know you will be thinking you are a Fireman or an EMT. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 06:48 AM

Well it's late in Southeast Missouri and The Pup has had me awake since 0603 YESTERDAY, so I am gonna brave the blower (That's a CPAP to all you uninitiated folks.

"In case I don't see you later, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!" wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 01:05 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 02:48 PM

Howdy Dawgies. Well it's that time of the month again. If I'm not around any more, you know that the 6ft needle of death (my B12 shot) finally got the best of me. wink It doesn't really hurt all that much but having to shove that 23ga inch and a half needle in my leg just really looks Looooooooong.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 05:58 PM

Afternoon guys.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 06:36 PM

Howdy to all the great dogs in North Carolina, and elsewhere too.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 07:03 PM

Yep'! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 08:07 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 08:18 PM

Had a great 74th birthday yesterday. I received a great big jar of Planterís cashews, a bunch of Indian, Japanese and Korean food and a wok. Spent the day reading some science-fiction and sipping on some good coffee. Of course, if itís not instant, Folgers or a k-cup it has to be good!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 09:03 PM

]Well happy Birthday Ray. I am SO sorry we missed it but I'll put it on the Calendar for next year. I could for real deal with the food you got. Science fiction, last week I read all three books in the One Second Trilogy then ready Day of Wrath, THAT book will get you thinking and your blood boiling mad. And it is TO prophetic. Well not really because PART of it has already happened. You know, all those signs that read "Come shoot us we are a gun free zone"! Nancy would be so proud. Unfortunately she probably wouldn't be there.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 10:37 PM

Thanks, Randy. BTW, I read One Second After many years ago. Thatís why I have so much non-electrical stuff. Howís your Aunt Nancy doing? On another topic, I have been following with great interest the St. Louis lawyer couple that have been charged with a felony for confronting protesters in their gated community. I didnít know that your state was so liberal.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/24/20 11:13 PM

Unfortunately the two largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas city SHOULD belong to the communist state of Illinois or Kalifornia. I of course don't know the particulars but IF their gate was broken down and the rioters entered their property they SHOULD have had the right to do what they did. Any reasonable person (Obviously not the "politiical" ones though) would have reacted the same way. I will tell you, We don't have any fence but if someone broke down our door they would have gotten shot. Oh and for what it is worth, Missouri has ruled that your Vehicle is considered an extension of your home.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/25/20 02:15 PM

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ray; if Randy puts it on the forum calendar then we will have a "heads up" for next year. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/25/20 02:20 PM

Randy is correct about St. Louis and Kansas City, grrrrrr. The St. Louis D.A. is pandering to the BLM people, no doubt some of which are her constituents keeping her in office. Our Governor already said that if they were charged he would pardon them, and the Attorney General was looking to get the case tossed out.

Missouri is mostly a conservative state.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/25/20 06:33 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/26/20 03:28 AM

Good evening Yard. Working on a couple of matching sheaths for my KlinkHammers. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/26/20 12:04 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/26/20 07:20 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/27/20 12:53 AM

Evening guys. Another weekend gone, getting ready to head to work shortly.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/27/20 02:25 AM

Been a long day. The pup decided she needed to go outside at 0530. Couldn't get back to sleep. Had some coffee, got ready and went to church then off to do some Flea Marketing and in the middle the Stepson wanted us to come over and watch the kids while he and his EXwife went to some mutual friends house. Just got home about half an hour ago and we are tired.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/27/20 08:56 AM

We enjoyed a nice relaxing day, and now at almost 4 a.m. we are finally going to bed. Have a great day everybody! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/27/20 12:07 PM

Sleep well my brother.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/27/20 05:34 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/27/20 08:16 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile Going to work on the sheaths again, hoping to finish them today.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/27/20 11:59 PM

Good evening everyone. Hope all are safe from the heat and humidity.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/28/20 12:41 AM

It's been a good weekend weather wise. Not over 80 yet and rainy. Hoping it gets down to the low 50's tonight.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/28/20 06:08 AM

We finally got some rain today, and it looks like we might be getting some for the next five days.
Posted By: gun dog

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/28/20 02:19 PM

Well I think SR-101 thatís not coated isnít for me. Even when keeping it oiled it wants to patina and Iím constantly having to use a polish to clean up spots. I will probably sell my mega Ratweiler. 😢
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/28/20 06:49 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 12:58 AM

Good evening Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 01:50 AM

Evening folks. Hope all the dogs are doing well.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 12:05 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 12:16 PM

Mike, what' wrong with a patina?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 12:16 PM

OH, G'mornin dogs.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 12:44 PM

Had your K-cup Randy?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 05:45 PM

You better betcha! grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 05:46 PM

French Vanilla flavored. Ray would be so proud of me. grin wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 09:12 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 09:23 PM

Good afternoon Ray and all the other excellent dawgs.

Quandary. Slide back plate for a Glock, Guy Fawkes mask or Veritas Aequitas?
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 09:24 PM

Just sipping some fine Sumatra Mandheling coffee that did NOT come from a krap-cup.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 09:32 PM

OK, NOT from a Crap Cup. So you're saying it isn't the Civet coffee. I was kinda worried about you there for a second. grin
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 09:36 PM

Isnít the Guy Fawkes mask associated with Occupy Wall Street, Anonymous and other antigovernment protest groups?
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 10:07 PM

Yeah, kinda sorta. That's what worries me. In the 2005 movie he was fighting against a tyrannical government, but most folks will probably associate it with the Anti blank blank blank movement. I still think it's pretty cool though. AND the Latin phrase for Truth and Equality, more or less, Is pretty good in itself.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 10:09 PM

I'm not anti Government just Anti Tyrants, of ANY kind. This, to me, includes Gangs and of course Terrorists/groups.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 10:11 PM

Hey, let's start our own group. We could call ourselves the Anti Terrorist Fighters of America, or ATFOA. grin
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 10:14 PM

OH oh, or how about the Anti Facist League (AFL). Now that's a nice one.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 10:16 PM

The National Bubba Buddies Association, you know, the ABBA. Nah can't use that one, ABBA was a good group.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 10:17 PM

OK, I think Ray put something in my K-pods.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 10:45 PM

Itís all those chemicals leaching out of the plastic that k-cups are made of.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 10:57 PM

You might have a point Ray. But what the heck, I'm in my declining years anyway, might as well go out happy.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/29/20 11:19 PM

I received a shipping notice for my TRASH-2 a short time ago; supposed to be delivered Friday. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 12:21 AM

Way to go Tom! You're such a trashy guy. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 12:22 AM

I'm supposed to get my spare Glock mags Friday as well.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 12:26 AM

Well dangit, I REALLY like that Guy Fawkes mask. cry
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 12:45 AM

Maybe you should wear one while sipping on your k-cup.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 12:47 AM

It don't work. The mask keeps the coffee cup from getting to my lips. Hey, maybe I could use a straw!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 01:02 AM

[quote=SkunkHunter]It don't work. The mask keeps the coffee cup from getting to my lips. /quote]

Thatís what I was going for.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 11:39 AM

Ray, you certainly have Randy's number! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 11:40 AM

Good morning Yard. smile I finished the sheaths last night and I hope to take a couple of pics and post them later.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/30/20 06:15 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/31/20 01:49 AM

OK, here's a few pics of sheaths I made for my KlinkHammers:

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I really like these knives! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/31/20 02:03 AM

Nice leather Tom.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/31/20 08:24 AM

Thanks. They were a LOT of work, but I like the "personal touch". smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/31/20 11:59 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Looks like another rainy day.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/31/20 05:10 PM

Just waiting for the U.P.S. truck to show up with my TRASH-2.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/31/20 06:31 PM

TRASH-2 just arrived, pics will follow later. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/31/20 07:48 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 07/31/20 07:51 PM

Nice sheaths, Tom. The knives arenít too bad either.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/01/20 01:08 AM

Like I said before, You're such a Trashy Person. grin Then again so am I, but mine is limited to the Trash 1. frown
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/01/20 03:03 AM

Pics are in the TRASH-2 thread.;)
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/01/20 01:27 PM

Gooooooood Morning Scrapyardia! Long may her banner wave above the land of the Infi and the home of the Res-C.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/01/20 05:01 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile Looks like I might get a little mowing done today, as spotty showers have been helping the grass grow.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/01/20 05:57 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/01/20 06:01 PM

I havenít been feeling well this past week. Guess Iím not used to temperatures in the 90s.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/01/20 09:48 PM

Hi Ray! We are having some nice cooler temps today, making it easier to mow. I'm thinking about letting the General take me out for a barbecue brisket dinner shortly. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/02/20 07:10 AM

Well, we had a real nice dinner and then walked it down a little at Dollar General; a very nice day. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/02/20 11:12 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/02/20 12:51 PM

Good morning folks. Ray BE CAREFUL, the heat can get you down before you know it.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/02/20 05:10 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/02/20 05:14 PM

Thanks, Randy. Please have a talk with my wife. She was complaining that she couldnít fan me after only 4 hours because her arms were hurting. The Pharos in Egypt could be fanned all day without any problems.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/02/20 06:31 PM

That's because the Pharos had the "fanners" work in shifts. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/02/20 07:31 PM

Tom, Ray's wife HAS a shift. It just happens to be all day long. She needs to build up her stamina. I suggest 8 hours a day of speed fanning.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/02/20 09:48 PM

Good point! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/03/20 06:21 AM

Well dogs it's late, I'm tired and sleepy and I still have to get the C-crap machine ready so I'm a gonna call it a night. Y'all take care.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/03/20 10:58 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Looks like it's going to be a pretty nice day today.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/03/20 03:03 PM

Looks pretty much the same for here.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/03/20 06:55 PM

I think we might do a run to Dairy Queen and then on to Walmart after the General picks up her prescriptions at the local pharmacy.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/03/20 06:56 PM

HAPPY CIVIC HOLIDAY to all of our Canadian brethren. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/03/20 07:39 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/04/20 10:13 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Going to go vote in a little while.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/04/20 05:02 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/04/20 08:35 PM

We voted and then had a nice lunch at a Chinese restaurant; another good day. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/05/20 10:40 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/05/20 01:46 PM

Good day after voting day. Hope all went as it should (Good moral folks got elected). Things worked out well here locally.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/05/20 04:02 PM

I was glad to see our Sheriff get re-elected and Governor Parsons win the primary.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/05/20 05:10 PM

Same here. Our Sheriff got elected again. The guy running against him got about 1600 votes and the Sheriff got almost 4600. I'm glad. His opponent was backed by our low life scumbag County Prosecutor who hates the Sheriff because our sheriff won't bow down to him.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/05/20 05:17 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/05/20 06:43 PM

Hello Ray. Hope all is well with you and the Wife. How is she doing on her strength so she can fan you and generally cater to all your whims?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/05/20 09:52 PM

^^^ VERY important consideration! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/06/20 02:11 AM

I bought her some weights, vitamins and other supplements. They seem to be helping. I nixed her suggestion to get an air conditioner because it is too expensive and would interfere with my buying expensive coffee beans, espresso machines and other coffee making equipment.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/06/20 03:08 AM

Good for you Ray, You gotta have your priorities.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/06/20 03:35 AM

Definitely! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/06/20 11:15 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/06/20 01:05 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/06/20 02:50 PM

We baby setting the kiddos today. The other Gíma has been in hospital with lung problems. Her other daughter is up from Memphis with her autistic son. It ainít easy.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/06/20 09:16 PM

Good afternoon Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/06/20 10:08 PM

Got home early. Come to find out the Kiddo's mommy got drunk last night and had a hang over. So, naturally, SHE couldn't watch the kids. mad
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/07/20 12:03 PM

Nothing like having "SUCKER" written across your foreheads!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/07/20 12:04 PM

Good morning Yard. Sending the General off to visit her mother in Illinois, she will be gone for about ten days. frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/07/20 02:01 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/07/20 02:04 PM

Tom, with your wife away, did you line up anybody to take you to dinner?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/07/20 03:21 PM

LOL, The closer I get to retirement my luck isn't holding up. 2 ER visits in the last 20 days. The last incident blew out my knee. It no longer functions, I'm off normal duty for at least 6 weeks. Workers comp doesn't give me a ton of confidence in their medical care. I'm still waiting on an MRI appointment to see exactly how much damage there is.

On a bright note, I can relax in a recliner and catch up on current events.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/07/20 06:07 PM

Ray, no luck so far. Of course, we DO live in the "boonies".
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 09:30 AM

Good morning Yard. smile

Looks like a storm is heading our way so the dogs are out now before it hits. A great reason to sleep in! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 11:54 AM

Oh man MB, rotten luck. SOME things are best left to the younger kids. You pass off your Years of experience to the next vanguards of line and hope for the best. Here's hope for a fast, healthy full recovery.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 01:30 PM

Thanks Skunk!

I'm up getting ready to go get an MRI. Hopefully we can figure out what is going on so I can move forward and get it fixed. I vote for something simple and I'm just being a weenie. But Its probably at least a torn menicus. Way too crunchy and popping for a bad sprain.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 02:57 PM

Tell Ďme you got whiplash of the knee! grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 04:32 PM

LOL, I got something on the knee. The MRI guy was a sadist. I'm pretty sure he was trying to jam my kneecap out the back of my knee.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 06:38 PM

I will say my wife and kid have been great. They are taking very good care of me. I may need to get a stunt double If I keep going like this. I just want to make it to January unscathed.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 08:29 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 08:29 PM

MB, hope everything turns out well for you.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 09:34 PM

Howdy folks. Just taking it easy today as tomorrow I will probably be mowing.............again.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/08/20 10:46 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
I will say my wife and kid have been great. They are taking very good care of me. I may need to get a stunt double If I keep going like this. I just want to make it to January unscathed.


I've got just one word for ya. Doctor Shopping! OK maybe that's 2 words. Point being, DO not let them tell you that you can go back to your normal rumble and tumble (MAKE SURE they understand how rough your job can get) when they are considering releasing you for full duty. I can see you milking this until January. Just find a nice sympathetic Doctor.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 12:24 AM

I'm not on to milk an injury. Very much the opposite. I'm planning on doing office duty next week.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 01:49 AM

Slow and easy is the course to take. wink
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 02:09 AM

Wasn't saying to NOT work, just not do your usual "Run and Gun" day to day activities. Office work won't hurt a thing. May not be what you want, but at least you won't be setting around getting bored doing nothing.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 02:31 AM

LOL, I'm trying to stay healthy until I can retire. My wife picked me up from the ER. Before I could get to the sidewalk she told me to quit. I am nearly ready. I want to put in 6 more months. If I can do that I won't have to work unless I want to. Thats my goal.

If the numbers now where the same as they would be in 6 months I would have hit the eject button already. I want to leave the job before I hate it.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 03:04 AM

That is the point I reached, therefore the reason I quit last year instead of when our Sheriff's term is up this year. Oh BTW won the primary and will win in a landslide against the Democratic opponent.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 09:36 AM

Good morning Yard. smile I got the yard mowed yesterday and will do the paths and yard next door later today; five of the next seven days are supposed to rain.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 05:43 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 06:06 PM

Afternoon! I'm not really doing anything productive or entertaining. The most I have accomplished is drinking coffee and setting up a small safe to keep my work gear away from curious hands.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 09:25 PM

SMALL safe? Yeah right. smirk
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 09:41 PM

LOL, No really a small safe. It is designed for the floor of a closet or to mount on a wall by the studs. Only about 40lbs. I put it on a table. I won't buy another real safe until I move. Those things are way too heavy to move cross country.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 10:07 PM

A safe is a great idea especially if you have youngsters around. Fortunately we don't so I keep several items close at hand. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/09/20 10:17 PM

I have a teen at home. So I keep my gear locked up. I have a smaller one in my bedroom since I always have one handy. Especially with everything going on right now.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 02:15 AM

I hear ya MB. Last night we kept hearing a noise like something hitting the outside of the house. After about the 3rd time I grabbed my house pistol (Beretta PX4 Storm/W 20 round mag and Streamlight tlr or trl light and went outside. Funny how my academy training kicked back in and each time I went around a corner I "Sliced the pie" and checked around the vehicles before I turned my back on them and I even shined the light up in a large tree next to the house. Nothing, nada. Both out buildings were clear as well. Only thing I could figure out is maybe a couple rabbits playing around (saw them in front of the garage door) maybe jumped up and banged into the door. Needless to say I slept in the recliner the rest of the night with the pistol next to me.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 02:20 AM

Good idea.
When I was a tenager my Dad kept the rifles for his American Legion Post in our basement; M1 Garands and Remiongton .22 target rifles. He never worried about me as I went shooting with them occasionally and would help clean the rifles when done. I spent my BEST time shooting with my Grandfather though; he would work my butt off during the summer but as a reward we would practice shooting. Even when he was old my Grandfather was an excellent shot. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 02:24 AM

MY Paternal Grandfather taught me to shoot on an old single shot Iver Johnson 20ga. I couldn't even [censored] the hammer without using both thumbs. First he took out all the pellets and put some cloth in it and closed it back up. After a couple or three of those it was bird shot and the rest as they say is history. I really enjoyed running around the hills with "My" little 20ga.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 02:27 AM

The kid likes to shoot. But I don't trust most of her friends for squat. We are much older than most of her friend's parents. A whole different set of values. Best to keep them inaccessible.

I have gotten lazy or more tech savvy. I have a camera system. Bumps in the night get investigated by camera and motion sensor lights now. LOL, I can check from the recliner.

Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 02:50 AM

Haha, out here in Redneck Holler we ain't got non of dem thangs.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 02:52 AM

I like them a lot. I will be taking them to my next place. Hardwired cameras are great. You find interesting critters running around at night.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 02:55 AM

BUT, we do have a feisty little 6 pound Yorkie that NOTHING gets past. I guess she's the alarm and I'm supposed to be the hammer.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 03:30 AM

My dogs have gotten lazy. If the chime for the motion on the camera goes off they go postal. Otherwise they sleep.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 05:58 AM

With five dogs here I'm not too worried about things going bump in the night; I just worry about tripping over them like I did last night.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 04:25 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 04:30 PM

Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Haha, out here in Redneck Holler we ain't got non of dem thangs.

Still using the boiling oil from the second story window?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 07:34 PM

I heard that over on the East side of Missouri they use boiled animal fat from the roof. wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/10/20 09:11 PM

Well, my Dr's appointment wasn't what I had hoped for.

A complete tear of the ACL full thickness, Torn Medial Meniscus, and apparently its poking out the side of the joint. Fractured Knee on the Tibia side, Ruptured tendon on my quad and a few other niceties. I really wasn't expecting to hear that kind of damage.

I was really hoping for a mild meniscus tear and be back in the saddle in a month. This is going to be far more than I had planned on.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 12:21 AM

Go easy on it M/B! That's some serious damage there. frown
Posted By: tedwca

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 12:33 AM

Wow, this has been a rough month for everyone. My BIL went on a motorcycle tour of Zion and crashed. He has a comminuted tib fib fracture and they just put a splint on in Utah and he had to ride home in a pickup with bench seats. After riding in a pickup for two days to get to the ER. The doctor is telling him they canít do surgery for a week or two and the bones will have started healing by then.

MB if you donít mind, what do you do for a living? Sounds like your job is rough.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 12:47 AM

TEDWCA That sounds nasty. TIB Fib should be done immediately. That can be a life-changer, As far as work, L.E. It has been an ugly last few years.
Posted By: tedwca

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 02:33 AM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
TEDWCA That sounds nasty. TIB Fib should be done immediately. That can be a life-changer, As far as work, L.E. It has been an ugly last few years.


Yeah, thatís what Iíd expect. Itís already been 5 days and the doctors donít seem to concerned about getting around to it. Heís really bothered by the fact his foot is only still attached by soft tissue.

I hope you heal up quickly. It sounds like youíre pretty banged up as well.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 02:37 AM

I'm pretty sure that would bother me as well. I don't think I would be too comfortable knowing that My foot was just flopping around until they get around to it.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 09:47 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 09:48 AM

Ted, best of luck to your brother and M/B as well. 2020 is really shaping up to be a nightmare year!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 03:28 PM

I echo what Tom said. Injuries and the Pandemic has got this year a guaranteed place in the record books. BTW, If Y'all like to read fiction, plausible fiction, check out Annihilation Virus. It's about a GMO based on rabies that is released on the world that basically drives people insane, knowing only aggression if the final stages, with 100 percent mortality rate, until... It actually reads pretty well for the most part.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 03:31 PM

As much bad stuff that has gone on in 2020, I still feel blessed. Working towards retirement and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm pretty sure it's not a train. As long as the housing market holds out I can sell my house and put a healthy chunk down on my next home.

My wife and kid are pretty excited about the move and despite not really knowing anyone where we are headed it just seems like the right fit for us. Unfortunately, this is really going to put a hamper on a bathroom remodel and I will likely have to pay someone to do the work that I could have done. But sometimes that's life.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 03:44 PM

Anticipation for the future move will continue to build, especially once you settle on where you want to go. Once we decided on the general area we wanted to live, we contacted various Chambers of Commerce and realtors to get an idea of prices, home and land, etc. We are really happy to have left the greater Chicago area for our place here in S/W Missouri! smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 03:53 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 04:02 PM

I'm a planner, We have been through the area for at least 25 years and originally planned on retiring here. But that changed. Last year and this year we went on vacation and visited around the state and confirmed that we wanted the area. This summer we went and looked at land to buy. Found places we liked but most had an HOA that we didn't like. So we didn't buy.

I/we will probably go and find a house we like and put in an offer contigent on the sale of ours next spring.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 10:23 PM

I think that you are going to like the area you have picked out MB.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 10:30 PM

If I remember correctly you were looking at Idaho. That should be great as long as you can avoid the Californians who moved there and want to change Idaho into another California. HOA's are just one example .
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 11:03 PM

HOA's are a BIG four letter word. And now that Kamala Harris has been named as Crazy Joe's running mate, we maybe should all "Head for the hills"
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 11:40 PM

I know Idaho has become a popular place for Californiaa's to flee to lately.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/11/20 11:54 PM

Wouldn't they tend to hang out around Boise and Coeur d'Alene.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/12/20 12:34 AM

Boise area and Sandpoint. Pretty much everywhere else is very conservative.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/12/20 03:38 AM

That's good to hear. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/12/20 11:22 AM

Good morning Yard. smile

I heard from the General that the storm that moved through Joliet knocked out the electricity until possibly Saturday, so it's a good thing she is there helping her Mom. She has a good idea as to what to do when things like this happen..........she received good training here. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/12/20 03:26 PM

Nice, It's good to hear your wife is comfortable dealing with that. A lot of people would be panicking. But I think I might have an idea who trained her. Seems like a solid teacher.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/12/20 04:50 PM

I guess the teacher is OK, but she is an EXCELLENT student. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/12/20 06:03 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/13/20 01:53 AM

Good evening Yard. smile Another quiet night around here.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/13/20 12:17 PM

Morning Yard! Up early for another round of Dr's visits.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/13/20 05:31 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/13/20 05:50 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/13/20 08:13 PM

I was gonna say something about the Generals ďTrainerĒ but didnít want her thinking she made a bad choice, the poor thing. 😉
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/14/20 03:49 AM

That's why I said she is a good student. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/14/20 05:40 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/14/20 06:05 PM

Hey guys, wassup?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/14/20 06:53 PM

I'm going to finish mowing today, then treat myself to a barbecue brisket dinner in town.
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/14/20 10:29 PM

Hi everyone,
I haven't been around the forums much lately but have been spending a lot of time in the bush. 80 is not that far away (If I get there laugh ) so I figured I'd better hang out some more in the scrub while I can.
Ian.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 03:04 AM

Glad to hear from you Ian. HOPEFULLY you'll make it to at least 100. Hang in there my friend.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 04:45 AM

Good to see you Trumby! Haven't heard from you since the swamp was abandoned. Glad you're doing well.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 06:17 AM

Ian, I can only hope to do as well as you my friend! smile Just be careful out in the bush!
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 07:14 AM

No danger out there in the bush for me. Until my last trip. grin
My wife decided to go with me.
She left camp late evening with the dog to look for Koalas, then got lost.
No phone service out there, so it wasn't until the dog came back to camp and woke me up, then I realised she was lost. laugh

It all turned out okay eventually when I collected her about 11.30 pm.
I now know that it was all my fault. grin I'll try not to do it again. laugh
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 10:34 AM

LOL! smile At least everything turned out OK.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 11:32 AM

Goo morning Yard. :
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 04:19 PM

Had to get tested for Covid yesterday that was a hoot. One side of my nose/nasal cavity was broken pretty badly and never fixed when I was younger. It was like they were trying to scramble eggs getting a swab through my sinus cavity on one side.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 06:12 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 06:16 PM

Started getting some nice tomatoes and peppers from my garden. Delicious! Have about 6 watermelons from one plant. Theyíre the size of softballs. Hope they ripen before the frost.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/15/20 07:44 PM

I'm in the same boat garden wise kinda. Peppers are coming on nicely, Eggplants are doing great Tomatoes are way delayed due to a late hard freeze darned near killing them. I have about a month left before having to worry about frost/freezing again. Taters seem to be doing OK. Squash is giving me more than I can use right now. Watermelons and cucumbers were eaten by the dog within a day of planting them so no dice this year.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/16/20 12:18 AM

We have several tomatoes and green peppers as well and they taste great in salads. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/16/20 11:09 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Another hot one today.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/16/20 01:24 PM

It supposed to be a little cooler here today. I'll take it. It should neer be mor ethan mid 80's at this altitude. If it was humid I would probably melt.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/16/20 04:07 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/16/20 09:50 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile I just picked another bag of tomatoes and green peppers ; big salad ahead of me tonight.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/17/20 10:35 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/17/20 03:44 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/17/20 04:55 PM

Good morning Tom and Good afternoon to Ray.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/17/20 06:18 PM

G'day everyone. Hope all is well!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/17/20 09:11 PM

Howdy Chris! I hope all is well with you and the Mrs. smile
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/17/20 11:18 PM

G"day everyone,
I hope all are well and enjoying the day.
I thought I'd post a few pictures of my solo camping setup, I've been heading out at least once a month for a week or so and camping on a river, some local easy coast and sometimes on a river out west. these pics are from an early camp on the Allyn River only about an hour or two from home.

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My setup, I've been parking under a gazebo in case of rain, and have my swag setup on the right side of the truck, fridge, tucker box and other gear on the left side. (I've since swapped sides with my swag)

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my 135a/h battery box that runs my fridge and other toys I've accumulated. laugh

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Setup from a different view. I've had the old truck for 20 years now, its a Nissan Navara 3.2 ltr diesel that just keeps going on and never had a breakdown.

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Second job after setting up the truck. The campfire.

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My neighbours here were a mob of Angus cross wieners, more interested in getting my loaf of bread than eating their grass.

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I haven't been doing much in the way of hunting lately, though I did catch a Rabbit here on the river bank, I held him with my torch while the dog run out and grabbed him before he could get away'.
He cooked up well in my camp oven with honey and butter. grin

Here is the old girl set up for travel.

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Ian.

Edited to add: Bloody photobucket is getting worse, three picture coming out the wrong way, thought showing correct on their site.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 02:26 AM

Looking good Ian! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 02:44 AM

I'm a bit Jealous Ian. I went on vacation in late June and early July in a travel Trailer. I haven't made it out to the back country yet. Due to quarantines and every time I try to take the kiddo out on the ATV's for some hammock camping the weather turns nasty.

Now, I won't be able to hit the backcountry until my leg heals up and by then it will be deep into winter.

Here's to hoping 2021 is better that 2020 has been.
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 02:56 AM

HI MB,
We're getting about okay though the states north and south of us are locked down, the rest of Australia is free to travel'

Hope the leg goes well mate, also hope they soon get a vaccine for this virus that's kicking about.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 03:47 AM

If surgery goes well, I will be healed just before I retire. So It should give me a bit more time to enjoy the back country. At least until I get bored and start working somewhere again.
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 04:28 AM

Enjoy your retirement mate, if you get bored your doing something wrong. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 05:10 AM

Ian, you got that right!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 01:58 PM

The thought of retirement sounds appealing but at the same time scares the heck out of me. 34 years staying busy with little down time. 28 of those in this career field. It's going to be hard to walk away.

Without drawing a line in the sand, My wife has made it painfully clear she is ready for me to retire. Especially after this last injury. Heck the one less than 3 weeks before was bad enough. She didn't even let me get to the sidewalk of the ER before she asked me to quit. In front of my Lt.

Once I am at maximum medical improvement and can return to work, I will make up the time that my retirement has frozen, I will submit my retirement paperwork and start getting my house ready to sell.

At times I'm really looking forward to it and other times I am already regretting it.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 04:47 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 06:43 PM

Good afternoon Scrap Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 11:53 PM

I know what you are saying MB. I was sorta the same way, but I was just so tired and burned out I KNEW it was time to call it quits. I wanted go to until the November election this year to see the Sheriff through this term but I just had to get out. It was telling on my and In that job getting forgetful or making the wrong decisions, as you know, can be dangerous. It was the right decision and the right time for me.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/18/20 11:54 PM

I am envious of you Ian. Looks REALLY nice and relaxing.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/19/20 12:35 AM

Skunk I hear you. I'm just tired. The current politics and media sure don't help. I'm going to just have to jump in with both feet. I think it will be easier once we sell the house and move. I'm busy pulling up roots here.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/19/20 05:37 AM

M/B, it gets better with time! wink You will learn to appreciate what you have been working for every day, and life just seems better.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/19/20 11:56 AM

Good morning Yard. My brother and SIL will be taking me out for another barbecue dinner later today; probably brisket as I had ribs last time. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/19/20 06:29 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/19/20 08:07 PM

I don't know about retirement for everyone, like Tom ive been retired for years now and I still can't sleep in after 5.00am. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/19/20 08:27 PM

Ian, sometimes we are just going to bed at 5 a.m. smile We enjoy sitting out on our deck in the cool evening air, talking, looking at the stars, or just laughing at our dogs.
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/19/20 10:53 PM

None of the late nights for me, I'm in bed by eight PM and up at 5 am. grin

My working days used to start at 3.30 am fill the truck with diesel at the servo and be gone by 4.30. 7.00am we'd be at a pie shop in a little town Called Merriwa and by 8.30 up in the bush on the mountains loading rock to be delivered to landscape nurseries. About a fourteen hour day, six days a week

I never seem to be able to break my sleeping habits. but I had no trouble giving up the work. laugh
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 12:30 AM

My sleep habits are all out of whack. I'm usually a night owl. I sleep from 2 am to 9am. Now I'm out by 11 pm and awake between 0530 and 0630am. I'm guessing it will be similar once I'm done with a timeclock.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 03:09 AM

Patty and I used to never go to bed (after I retired) before 1 or 2am, sometimes 3 or 4. Now that I am on the CPAP machine I am usually out by 1130 to 1230 am at the latest. BUT I am now starting to wake up about 0600 or 0630 unless the pup wakes me up earlier. Go figure.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 03:10 AM

Even with all that, it beats working for a living. grin
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 03:15 AM

LOL, Skunk you worked hard for a living. You are now reaping the benefits.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 03:57 AM

Yeah MB, but you were on the "Front Lines" a lot longer than I was. Even though being a Dispatcher for 25 years and a Patrol Officer for only 3 I guess I did see my share of "Rowdiness" what with working the road and riding along with Deputies a LOT before Patty and I got together. It's time to let the youngsters take over the "Fun and Games". You've paid your dues, now it's time to enjoy the spa.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 04:17 AM

Reaping the benefits is the purpose of retirement! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 04:57 AM

Dispatch is a rough job. A least thats how I look at our dispatchers. It's non stop between Fire medical and Law. Good dispatchers are worth their weight in gold.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 05:22 AM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
Dispatch is a rough job. Good dispatchers are worth their weight in gold.


That's why Dispatchers are the "Thin Gold Line".

OK, so I didn't use your full quote. We'll live.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 05:24 AM

Well dogs, it's time for me to become The Man in the Plastic mask, AKA the dreaded CPAP. But I am kinda starting to get used to it and as I've said before I do sleep better with it than without it. Guess maybe they do know a little bit about some things.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 02:00 PM

Good morning Yard. smile The General will be home tonight so I have to get a few things done, starting with watering our plants and then mowing. Later I will go to town to pick up a few things including Subway sandwiches; we plan on dining while watching the season finale of "Alone" on the History channel.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 02:36 PM

Had my surgery yesterday. They found and fixed a bit more damage than they saw on the MRI. Now it's waiting game for the next 10 days or so.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 04:25 PM

Hope you bounce back fast MB! Nice they were able to get things fixed up so now you can heal instead of just wait.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 04:38 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 04:44 PM

Mb, hope everything turns out well from your surgery.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 06:10 PM

I have to echo what Chris and Ray said. Good luck! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/20/20 06:22 PM

Thanks Cris, Ray, PK,

Saw the Dr this morning for post OP. He seems pretty confident that it was a success. Although there was a whole bunch of damage. He doesn't think it's a career ender. Thats one of my fears. I don't want to be the guy with a trick knee in a young mans game.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 12:55 AM

Way to go MB. 10 days may not seem all that long, I mean at least it isn't a week and a half. wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 01:12 AM

LOL, its the 4-6 months wait to be fit enough for duty thats going to be a bear. It would be nicer if I could do some of the things I need/want to get done to prepare to sell the house during my down time. But I'm catching up on the internet.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 01:45 AM

I am sure you will be the model patient MB. Just don't push yourself to hard. A little pain is OK, a LOT of pain means you done something Stoopid! Don't be stupid.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 01:58 AM

LOL, knowing when to quit isn't my strong suit. But i'm working on it.
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 06:26 AM

Hi elof,
That's some fine leather ware you've got going there. Great pictures as well.

I noticed that you escaped the deep south just in time as well. I hope your all sorted out up here now.
Ian.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 07:29 AM

Ian, I believe Elof is hanging around the Swamp. He DOES do some beautiful sheath work. wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 11:32 AM

Morning Yard!
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 04:08 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Ian, I believe Elof is hanging around the Swamp. He DOES do some beautiful sheath work. wink


He had posted on this page with a bunch of pictures ??
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 04:57 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/21/20 09:05 PM

Howdy folks. smile A lazy day going on today.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/22/20 12:14 PM

Good morning Scrap Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/22/20 06:04 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/22/20 06:04 PM

Afternoon!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/23/20 10:46 AM

Good morning Scrap Yard. smile Another warm and lazy day on tap here.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/23/20 01:58 PM

It's going to be dang hot here today. The only thing that might temper it a bit is the smoke from all the forest fires. But yesterday seemed to hold the heat in more and we broke records. Pretty sunrise's and Sunsets though.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/23/20 06:33 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/24/20 02:57 AM

Howdy Yard. hit 92 here today, hot and muggy. I am ready for LATE fall/winter weather. I can always put on more clothes. You can't take off to much though. The neighbors might talk and would get jealous. grin
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/24/20 09:21 AM

I would worry about the neighbor ladies chasing after me, but we don't have any neighbors near by. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/24/20 09:22 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/24/20 02:28 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Good morning Yard. smile


?Morning? As far as I'm concerned 5am is still night! laugh

'Morning Tom!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/24/20 02:54 PM

LOL, 5am is still night. Suns not up yet. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/24/20 06:18 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/24/20 10:03 PM

Well, I hope you all are having a great day anyway. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/25/20 06:02 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/26/20 05:32 AM

Good evening Yard. smile Got a shot of "lubricating fluid" in both of my knees today, and now I need to lose some weight. I guess the General feeds me a little too good.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/26/20 05:36 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/26/20 10:35 PM

I'm up to 231 so I need to drop about 10 pounds. I HATE this.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/27/20 11:05 AM

Good morning Yard. smile I hope that all of our brethren down South will stay safe while the hurricane visits them.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/27/20 06:45 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/27/20 10:49 PM

Good evening my fellow Growlers. HOPEFULLY all those in the path of Laura will be safe and sound.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/27/20 11:43 PM

Do we have anyone that is in the path of those things on here?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/28/20 06:17 AM

I know that Jason, a.k.a. JYD #2 lives somewhere in Louisiana, but not sure where. I hope he and his family are OK.
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/28/20 09:57 AM

Morning guys.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/28/20 04:53 PM

lazi is in Mississippi.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/28/20 04:53 PM

Morning, or afternoon to you Todd. How's the new job and OGB doin?
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/28/20 06:24 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 06:12 AM

Howdy folks. smile I got the yards mowed today so I plan on goofing off tomorrow.

What's the scoop Todd???
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 03:45 PM

Morning Yard!
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 04:46 PM

Afternoon MB!

Tom - My best laid plans to mow the yard today came through as well. Raining like the forecast called for so I'm off the hook for a day on that front! laugh
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 06:39 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 06:41 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Howdy folks. smile I got the yards mowed today so I plan on goofing off tomorrow.

What's the scoop Todd???

I donít usually plan on goofing off but it seems to happen a lot anyway. blush
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 08:34 PM

Ray, you are truly a successful man! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 08:52 PM

Goofing around can be productive in its own way. LOL,

I'm glad it finally cooled down here. We have gotten a little rain yestaerday and today. Hopefully the cooler weather and rain keep up. We had 3 weeks of 90+ and thats unusual here. Itw as bad enough my garden pretty much stopped growing.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 10:54 PM

There are times when it's really hot and muggy and foggy that it almost feels like you're in a steam room!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/29/20 11:26 PM

Thats one thing I don't miss is the humidity. Not a fan of high humidty.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/30/20 04:13 AM

We have plenty of humidity right now! A storm blew through here earlier today and popped loose a few pieces of siding. frown Cooler tonight and supposed to be foggy in the morning.
Posted By: Trumby

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/30/20 09:51 AM

Good evening gents, I hope you all are fit and well.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/30/20 04:50 PM

Glad the Forum is back up. It was down for a while this morning.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/31/20 12:40 AM

Somewhat nicer day today, but supposed to rain some more. Seems like we get either a drought or a flood!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/31/20 12:49 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/31/20 05:21 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/31/20 08:06 PM

Well we got ourselves a mini flood here. Man did it rain hard. The wind blew, thought I was in the movie the perfect storm there for a while.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/31/20 08:30 PM

One storm blew through here earlier, and another is expected between 5 and 6 p.m. At least the plants are getting watered.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 08/31/20 09:11 PM

Well, then it should be here quite a bit after dark.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/01/20 04:24 AM

More rain to arrive in the morning, so another good day to work indoors.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/01/20 11:07 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Looks like the rain is heading our way.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/01/20 06:52 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/01/20 08:48 PM

Well, looks like we dodged the bullet............for now.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 02:16 AM

Supposed to have had thunderstorms today, but just rain. Not real heavy either.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 02:39 AM

I'm enjoying little cooler weather this week
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 04:53 AM

The Swamp has posted a couple of teaser pics in their threads; looks like a saw-back large knife is coming.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 10:50 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 02:19 PM

Morning PK! I saw a couple pictures of it. I missed the pic they dropped of the whole blade. Thye redacted it. I'm going to hold out for the next Scrapyard blade. My income has dropped since I'm out injured. I have to be a bit more picky.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 04:34 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 08:54 PM

Howdy Ray! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 10:47 PM

Hello Dawgs.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 11:08 PM

Hi Randy smile How's things on the East side?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/02/20 11:24 PM

Evening Dogs!
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/03/20 02:39 AM

Hi Everyone!

Survived another day here. Been spending my evenings putting down some new flooring. Looks a lot better than the old tile, that's for sure...
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/03/20 03:35 AM

Hi Chris! smile Still happy you left the Great White North for the urban scene?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/03/20 10:54 AM

Good morning Yard. smile The General and I are going bumming today so I think I will let her take me out for dinner.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/03/20 12:35 PM

Sort of, miss a lot about it but do like the benefits of being less than 4 or 5 hours away from a grocery store.

Awful lot of people around though... frown
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/03/20 06:25 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/03/20 11:37 PM

Good evening Yard.: We just returned from our outing with a few treasures and full bellies.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/04/20 02:40 AM

They let you pick a toy out of the treasure chest at the restaurant Tom? You must have been on good behavior! laugh
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/04/20 02:43 AM

LOL, I need to find a restaurant like that.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/04/20 03:40 PM

Geez, it was two different locations! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/04/20 03:43 PM

Good morning Yard. smile My brother is supposed to visit today and we will go fishing on my pond. He has the worst luck for a fisherman that I have ever seen, so I hope to change that for him today.:)
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/04/20 05:01 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/05/20 04:32 AM

Good late evening Yard. Well we broke my brother's jinx; he caught a couple of dozen fish and so did I. He FINALLY found out what he was missing as I tried to get him on my pond for many years now. Mission accomplished! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/05/20 10:34 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Looks like another day of mowing grass.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/05/20 11:43 AM

Morning, it's going to be a warm one today. Mid 90's. Oddly I have to get the furnace fired back up by Monday. It's supposed to be cold and up to 7 inches of Snow Monday to Tuesday night.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/06/20 03:26 AM

I guess the politics aren't the only thing crazy in your State MB.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/06/20 11:44 AM

No kidding! We are supposed to drop about thirty degrees for our high temp. in a few days and will be getting a shot of early Fall. Nice time to sit outside with a fire in either our chiminea or fire pit. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/06/20 11:46 AM

Good morning Yard. smile I got the grass all mowed yesterday so we might make a Wally run and dine out today.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/06/20 03:26 PM

It's been a decent weekend so far. Woke up early yesterday and watched the Hot Air ballons flying by the house. Some old friends came by for several hours and we were able to catch up. Today my wife and I got up early and sat on the back deck had some cofee and waited for the ballons again. It's gonna be a scorcher again today.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/06/20 04:29 PM

M/B, there are certainly worse ways to spend your time! smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/06/20 05:13 PM

I could definately get used to it. Tomorrow is going to be the interesting day. I need to make sure our furnace is up and running. The day will be mid 90's and down in the 30' by the time I wake up. So AC until dark and then switch the furnace on. I need to bring some plants in and cover the rest maybe throw in some old christmas lights since it will be cold (below freezing) for the next 3 or 4 days then back up to the 70's for the weekend.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/06/20 07:55 PM

Sounds like you're beginning to see the benefits of being retired.:)
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/06/20 08:26 PM

I'm definately seeing the plus side. No stress, no rushing to get things done.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/07/20 01:16 PM

Yep', you're getting there! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/07/20 01:17 PM

Good morning Yard.:)
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/07/20 01:47 PM

Good morning everyone. I have some sad news. I lost my son Clayton to a heroin overdose last Thursday. Please keep us in your prayers as we deal with his loss.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/07/20 02:34 PM

Todd, I'm so sorry to hear that. You are in my families prayers.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/07/20 07:33 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/07/20 07:41 PM

Sorry to hear the news, Todd. You and your family are in my prayers.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/07/20 08:26 PM

Todd, our most sincere condolences on your family's loss.
Posted By: gk4ever2

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/07/20 10:41 PM

Originally Posted by rth548
Good morning everyone. I have some sad news. I lost my son Clayton to a heroin overdose last Thursday. Please keep us in your prayers as we deal with his loss.

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I went thru the same experience 4 years ago. My son was a heroin addict and had been in detox and rehab twice, and I thought he would make it after the 2nd time, but he didn't. I found it helpful to deal with the grief by talking with people who understood drug addiction Ė I saw a professional counselor a couple times, and also attended Nar-Anon meetings for maybe 2 years or so (if there is not a Nar-Anon group in your area, Al-Anon could also help). People at the NA meetings understand what it is like dealing with a family member who is an addict, and even though my son had passed, I still found it helpful to sort out my feelings by attending the meetings. In an odd sort of way, I did find some peace with the passing of my son, that his struggle was finally over. I will pray for you and your family, that you will find peace too.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/08/20 02:14 PM

It was 93 here yesterday. It's snowing right now and the high for today was 40 and looks to be dropping from there. I think its going to be an icey commute tonight.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/08/20 06:45 PM

Good afternoon, Yard
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/08/20 08:14 PM

Good afternoon Ray and the rest of the Yard. smile A quiet day around the old homestead, and supposed to rain later.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/08/20 11:54 PM

It's been snowing off and on all day. Thats way early even for here.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/09/20 03:58 AM

You can keep it M/B! smile We're getting a mist right now with some cooler temps and that's plenty.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/09/20 04:13 AM

Finally back to work. First time in a long time. I think I prefer retirement...
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/09/20 01:34 PM

LOL, My daughter is mad at me this morning. Her school is doing E-learning because of Covid. Today is another E-Learning day. We got a fair amount of snow so, I asked how it felt to know her generation killed the snow day?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/09/20 02:09 PM

Good one M/B !!!! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/09/20 02:10 PM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/09/20 06:15 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/09/20 08:45 PM

Ganza tonight for the saw-backed MountainManDu for anyone interested.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 12:50 AM

I'm still holding out to see what the yard is going to release.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 01:38 AM

I'm curious myself. wink
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 02:19 AM

MB, my wife read aloud yesterday that there was going to be record snow out west today. I saw my younger son's expression change as he thought about it and said "There won't be ANY score days this year!" Funny what our situation in life brings to our perspectives laugh
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 02:21 AM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
I'm still holding out to see what the yard is going to release.


As long as you aren't holding your breath. This has been a looooooooong "Two Weeks" for even a peek, even by Busse standards. wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 02:30 AM

LOL, thats a fact. I do have time on my side though.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 11:05 AM

That's the Spirit! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 11:05 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Another cool and rainy day on tap.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 01:31 PM

Here too, apparently. Nice to walk in. Sucks for trying to get my tomatoes to ripen...
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 02:52 PM

Morning. We still have snow on the ground and it's a balmy 32 degrees around 9am. I covered most of my garden with a tarp and put a small grow light under it for warmth. This cold snap is lasting longer than I had expected. I'll see how well it worked, hopefully tommorrow.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/10/20 07:34 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/11/20 02:50 AM

Good evening Yard.:)
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/11/20 09:58 AM

Good morning Yard. Remember that today is Patriots' Day. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/11/20 04:48 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/12/20 12:21 AM

Good evening again. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/12/20 10:10 AM

Good morning Scrap Yard. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/12/20 01:17 PM

Morning Yard!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/12/20 06:01 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/12/20 11:55 PM

Once again....good evening.:)
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/13/20 02:05 AM

I'm finally back to walking without a crutch. Not far or fast and with a cane. But still walking.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/13/20 05:51 AM

The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step; keep at it M/B. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/13/20 01:56 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/13/20 02:06 PM

Morning Ray!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/13/20 07:16 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile Mowing again today.
Posted By: DogTired

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/14/20 12:01 AM

Hola Dawgs!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/14/20 01:24 AM

Howdy Josh! How's the world treating you? smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/14/20 03:26 AM

Had an interesting conversation with a couple of friends tonight. If your preps aren't up to snuff its a great time to fix that and/or add a little extra. Between Covid, Politics, weird weather, and the current madness in cities its not a bad time to make sure you are squared away.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/14/20 10:24 AM

Amen to THAT ^^^!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/14/20 10:24 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/14/20 06:54 PM

Good afternoon, everybody.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/15/20 04:51 PM

Good morning Yard. A beautiful day today. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/15/20 05:04 PM

Morning!

Great day here weather wise. An interesting trip to the grocery store though. We have been trying to round out our pantry and there is definitely a run on canned goods. 3 different days and multiple stores and I still haven't been able to find simple stuff like canned carrots. LOL, I couldn't find peas or Lima beans until today. I'm pretty sure I'm one of a minority that like peas and Lima beans.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/15/20 06:14 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/15/20 06:20 PM

I canít figure out the shortage problem. Some days everything is in good supply. Sometimes everything but paper goods is in supply. Other days paper goods are well stocked but everything else is out.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/15/20 07:07 PM

It's weird. The shelves weren't picked clean by any means. But even Costco and Sams weren't in stock for basic canned veggies unless you needed corn or green beans. Maybe all the hurricanes have shifted the supply to areas with a bigger need for canned goods.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/15/20 09:23 PM

^^^ That could be the answer. wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/16/20 10:44 AM

Good morning Yard. smile This entire week looks to be pretty nice; high in the 80 degree range and lows in the low 60's.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/16/20 05:37 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/17/20 12:09 AM

Good evening Yard. smile Looks like tomorrow will be spent working on my mower; replacing a set of wheel bearings and a new deck belt. Not bad, considering how much I use the machine.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/17/20 11:21 AM

Good morning Yard. smile A few more zzzzz's and then to work.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/17/20 02:34 PM

Hello Dawgs. Hope all is going well with all of you. I think that fall is finally approaching, and it's about time!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/17/20 06:15 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/18/20 12:17 AM

Good evening Yard. smile Just about chow time.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/18/20 04:52 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/18/20 06:59 PM

Hello Ray and the rest of the Yard. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/19/20 08:49 AM

Good EARLY morning Yard. smile I woke up early scratching some chigger bites, but will go back to bed soon.
Posted By: lazi

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/19/20 11:00 AM

I learned I had some serious chiggers at my spot last year.

Earlier this week I was out by the pond for a few hours before I remembered how bad they are. Luckily I had some spray in my truck. Saved my butt! And legs, and the rest of my body smile..
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/19/20 03:42 PM

I am usually pretty careful when outside, even in my yard that I keep mowed. However, I suspect they may get on my dogs when they are in the fields and they later rub against me, transferring them.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/19/20 04:09 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/20/20 12:27 AM

Actually I think Chiggers are worse than Ticks. At least you can see ticks.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/20/20 12:31 AM

Well just read a "Blurb" in the semi local paper. It appears the oh say 30 miles out from the largest city in Southeast Missouri is now rated 6th in the nation for Covid-19 positives per capita. I know I just got another robo call from our local (1302 population town) nursing home that a second employee has now tested positive. That makes 2 in one week. Oh did I mention that my Mom is a resident there? Kinda got me worried, she will be 89 Dec 24th and has several health issues, to include heart problems.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/20/20 01:19 AM

Here's hoping for the best for your Mom Randy. wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/20/20 05:27 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/20/20 05:33 PM

My wifeís mother who is 94 is in a nursing home also. She caught COVID 19 but went through it very well. Those old folks are pretty tough.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/20/20 09:56 PM

Thats a rough one. Some nursing homes are great. Others are horrible horrible places. Prayers for your Mom.


I am trying out dry canning. I never tried it before and thought I would give it a shot. Pinto beans, Rice and flour are my first victims. I would try a few others but canning jars are like hens teeth right now. Depending on who you ask if it's done right, it shifts the shelf life anywhere bewteen 15 and 30 years.

Plus I'm vacume packing some of the same stuff. I figure I will break some of the flour out each year and see how it works. I'll use that as my yard stick to see if it is worth it. Rice and beans tend to stay decent if stored dry and cool anyway.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/21/20 01:41 AM

Way to go on the preps M/B. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/21/20 02:08 AM

We just ďpreparedĒ some more beans ourselves, along with some rice. Now need to work on some pasta and some cans of meat.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/21/20 02:08 AM

We have several packages of powdered milk.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/21/20 02:30 AM

I think I'm going to try and dry can some powdered milk. The shelf life is pretty bad in the foil lined boxes. I have some powdered milk in heavy plastic/mylar bags but I'm not sure how long they will last in the sealed bags. I did vacume seal the ones in the bags as well to see if I can get more shelf life out of them. But all it really does is act as a backup if the bag has a leak.

I'm trying to play catchup again since we are now caring for my inlaws as well.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/21/20 03:56 AM

Every little prep that you make will add up quickly.......good for you! wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/21/20 02:54 PM

Morning yard!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/21/20 05:48 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/22/20 05:22 AM

Good evening Yard. smile We did a little running around and got a few things done today, so it was a good day overall.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/22/20 11:46 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/22/20 03:54 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/22/20 07:40 PM

Well, looks like another trip to Joplin for x-rays of my knees and pick up a different medication and gel tomorrow. I guess I'll let the General take me out for an early dinner. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/23/20 10:03 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/23/20 02:39 PM

Morning Yard!
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/23/20 04:57 PM

Hi all!

Hope everyone is doing well!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/23/20 07:45 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/24/20 12:31 AM

A nice trip to Joplin and a dinner at Golden Corral made for a pretty good day today.:)
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/24/20 01:23 AM

It's been a few years since I have been to Joplin. Nice place bad luck with Tornadoes.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/24/20 05:35 AM

You're right about THAT! But they re-built and the VA there is pretty decent, much better than the new facility in Springfield. The people make ALL the difference! wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/24/20 02:12 PM

My brother in laws family has a big farm there and my sister will probably retire there. I had considered buying a place just south of there, but that has moved down a few spots in the retirement chain over the last couple years.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/24/20 03:52 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/24/20 09:09 PM

M/B, I like the Joplin area in general, as it has everything from good shopping for practically anything to excellent medical and hospital services. If I moved there I believe I would build a dome-shaped home with a basement on a couple acres of land, preferably surrounded by farms so that I would not have too many neighbors and plenty of privacy.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/25/20 11:30 AM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/25/20 01:24 PM

Morning!
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/25/20 04:54 PM

Afternoon everyone, just finished up some aquarium maintenance over lunch and enjoying a quick coffee!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/25/20 08:24 PM

Hi Chris! smile I just returned from a quick trip to the store and the General is getting some chow together.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/25/20 10:23 PM

My inlaws have a bunch of company tonight/ all week. I cooked a bunch of fajita meat for them and sent it over. My wife is planning on hanging out with a couple of friends so I'm going to hit a takeout place and watch a movie with the kid.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/26/20 03:02 AM

We met my brother and SIL in town where they have a little festival going on. The most people I have been around for quite a while. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/26/20 01:46 PM

Morning Yard!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/26/20 03:03 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/26/20 08:53 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile Looks like a quick run to town for some smokes for the General and an early Chinese food dinner.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/27/20 03:28 AM

Howdy Dawgs. Had a bad scare Thursday. The Grandson fell off the Monkey Bars at school and broke both bones in his left arm. One, the large one, broke and was at a 45 degree angle to the rest of the bone. They thought he might need a plate, but after another xray after setting it, the Doc said NO plate! He was a trooper though (6yrs old) and it taking it in stride.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/27/20 04:26 AM

Tough little monkey! smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/27/20 05:57 AM

That he is and let there be NO doubt, he is all boy! Mom and Dad took him to Targets to get a toy for being so brave. He picked out a Nerf toy. It is a target that you throw axes at! Nerf axes thank God. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/27/20 11:00 AM

Careful, that's the way Jason Voorhees got started! smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/27/20 11:01 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Looks like I will be mowing again today.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 01:37 AM

Well, I got the mowing done albeit with a few sprinkles. I think I will go to Walmart tomorrow and check ammo prices and availability. smile
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 02:04 AM

I stopped by the hardware store and picked up moving boxes. I started packing up gear that I'm done using this season. I'm probably going to go ahead and try to pack up most of my sporting/outdoors gear for the pending move this spring. The wife and I also rearranged/organized the pantry/preps this afternoon.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 04:16 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Careful, that's the way Jason Voorhees got started! smile


He LOVES JASON. Matter of fact his Halloween costume last year was Jason. But He calls him Michael Myers!
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 04:18 AM

MB, didnít realize Yíall weíre moving that quickly. Youíre gonna love Idaho.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 07:10 AM

M/B, it's great that you're planning and working well in advance of your move. wink I wish you all the best on your move!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 12:36 PM

Good morning Yard. smile It's about 20 degrees cooler than this time yesterday; a cold front moved through and brought a little rain with it. Glad I mowed yesterday!
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 04:34 PM

Skunk. The plan is to try and buy/sell right after school is out and the runt and I will move into the new place so she can start school there. My wife will follow a few months later after she retires. SHe will stay with one of her sisters for a few months during the transition. It will be interesting but worth it.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 04:43 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/28/20 10:50 PM

I can see the title now. Me and the Runt! Wonder how long it will take to come out in paperback? wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/29/20 12:14 AM

We just returned from Walmart; the ammo is going fast.....what's left that is. No .223/.556 and very little other than 12 gauge shotgun bird-shot. Trouble on the horizon????
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/29/20 12:17 AM

LOL, after the initial move it should be fun. Summer right beside Yellowstone and Grand Teton as well as a ton of lakes and rivers. I see some serious ATV rides to great fishing spots in our future.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/29/20 05:33 AM

MB, if you ever get to the Mountain Home area check out C.J. Strike Reservoir.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/29/20 08:12 AM

Yellowstone and Teton areas; great country for bears! I would be packing a heavy duty weapon or two on your forays into the country. wink Bears like fish also.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/29/20 05:28 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/29/20 06:09 PM

When we decided we were moving to that area I used that as an excuse to buy a 10mm pistol and set it up with a red dot for grizzly protection with some hot hard cast ammo. I also have some really hot 12 gauge ammo and some fairly hot ammo for my Guide gun in 45/70.

We have hung out in grizzly country quite of bit over the past 25 or so years. I haven't had an issue yet but we try to be smart about it. It never hurts to be prepared though.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/29/20 10:16 PM

Wise man! wink Don't forget a cannister of bear spray for each person as well. UDAP and Counter Assault seem to be the two big names in bear spray.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/30/20 01:19 AM

I made it exactly 15 minutes into the presidential debate before I had to change the channel. The media in the U.S. is insane.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/30/20 06:07 AM

Chris Wallace lost control as Moderator early on and both candidates rambled on. I guess Wallace was trying to display respect for the debaters, who displayed NO respect for each other.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/30/20 12:28 PM

Good morning Yard. smile Another pretty day on tap.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/30/20 08:12 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 09/30/20 09:27 PM

Afternoon yard!

I finally got approved to come back to work on modified duty. I will be working at the range inspecting our new firearms and mounting RMR's. I'm pretty stoked to get out of the house and back to full pay and benefits.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/01/20 01:38 AM

Plus gettin to play with guns while getting paid isa biiig plus.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/01/20 03:10 AM

I'm guessing that will get old real quick. But 2/3rds pay kinda sucks. I get out of the house so that's a huge bonus. The only drawback is the past 2 momths have been way less stress nd while I'm doing armrer stuff it won't be bad. Thats not going to last though. I'll be doing admin stuff sometime in Novemeber I'm sure.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/01/20 04:49 AM

I'm glad that things are looking up for you M/B. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/01/20 03:35 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/01/20 03:43 PM

MB, thatís good to hear.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/01/20 05:25 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile
Posted By: rth548

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/01/20 09:26 PM

Afternoon guys. Hope everyone is doing ok.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/02/20 02:17 AM

Evening Todd!

Getting back to work was nice. I worked over a whole bunch of guns. Got to test fire and zero a whole bunch. I do like the red dots. inch groups at 25 yards ain't too shabby.

I am pretty happy since I got to work on my own duty gun and pick my serial number from what we had.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/02/20 11:30 AM

Good morning Yard. smile Man, it is CHILLY out there!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/02/20 07:04 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/03/20 11:24 AM

Good morning fellow Dogs. smile Another cool one this morning, but I should be able to do a little deck work later on.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/03/20 04:36 PM

Being back to work is kind of nice. I am glad to be busy and at least doing something active. I have upfitted a about 43 pistols and assembly line upfitted another 20 plus rebuilding wood target frames. I like it.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/03/20 05:09 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: FAL'er

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 12:50 AM

Do any of you dogs know if pictures can be posted to this forums from a mobil device without using a 3rd party hosting service?
I didn't see the option.
Nate
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 01:45 AM

Good evening Yard. smile Did anyone try for one of the custom knives on Wednesday?
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 02:51 AM

Evening everyone!

I didn't try for any new steel. Spent all my money on new laminate flooring which in turn I spent more time today putting down. Carcass is feeling it tonight...

FAL'er - Nope, no direct photo hosting here!
Posted By: FAL'er

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 03:03 AM

Originally Posted by ColdOne
FAL'er - Nope, no direct photo hosting here!


Quick and easy, thank you sir.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 10:55 AM

Good morning Yard. smile I hope that everyone is safe and healthy.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 06:46 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 08:34 PM

FAL'er, Chris (Cold One) would know. He's our resident "Geek" here, but he's cool. smile wink
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 09:10 PM

Afternoon! I didn't know Cold One was a geek.

(I keep some things quiet, but I'll let that slide... wink -ColdOne )
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 10:30 PM

Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb
Afternoon! I didn't know Cold One was a geek.

Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 10:32 PM

I do I just didn't know we had another one of us in here. So we have Finland, Canada and the US covered.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 10:44 PM

Yup, and Transylvania as well. He is an ancestor to Vlad the Impaler. But for the life of me I can't remember his Avatar name. I guess I AM getting old.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 10:48 PM

OK, guess I should say Romania. Here is an interesting fact I did not know.

Interesting Vlad the Impaler Facts: The name Dracul, used by Vlad the Impaler's father, eventually grew to be associated with the word devil, but its use was originally an honor for those inducted into the Order of the Dragon. The Order of the Dragon was created in 1408 by Emperor Sigismund as a chivalric order.

Who knew.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/04/20 10:54 PM

I remember the guy from Romania. But I can't remember his user name at all. Anyone hear from SAR? I know he wasn't doing well a few years ago but nothing since his wife posted.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/05/20 02:32 AM

Sadly, lots of fellow Dogs have fallen by the wayside. It would be nice to hear from more of them! wink
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/05/20 12:40 PM

Good morning Yard. smile Looks to be a nice week weather-wise, perfect for working outside.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/05/20 04:44 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/06/20 03:49 AM

I picked up my Bond Arms derringer today, which is really for the General. Tomorrow we will have to try it out. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/06/20 11:21 AM

Good morning Yard. smile
Posted By: FAL'er

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/06/20 03:58 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I picked up my Bond Arms derringer today, which is really for the General. Tomorrow we will have to try it out. smile

What caliber did you get her?
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/06/20 05:38 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/06/20 05:46 PM

I have a derringer in .45 Colt. Fairly stout recoil but a Marineís wife should be up to the challenge.
Posted By: FAL'er

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/06/20 08:20 PM

Originally Posted by Ray Settanta
I have a derringer in .45 Colt. Fairly stout recoil but a Marine’s wife should be up to the challenge.

I don't think it works that way, but I like where your heads at.
How many times has she fired it? and a follow on question,
What was the after action report, her debrief?
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/07/20 04:27 AM

Something came up today and I ended up running around town, so the shooting will be tomorrow. I got her a .45LC/.410 gauge "Rowdy" with a three inch barrel. I plan on shooting a few PDX-1 loads as well as .45LC "cowboy action" rounds, along with a few .410 birdshot loads and a buckshot or two. I had her shoot my Ruger RedHawk .44 mag. before so I don't think she will have much of a problem. wink
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/07/20 04:59 PM

Afternoon everyone!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/07/20 07:05 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/07/20 11:57 PM

Just got back from a super fast trip to Amarillo so the wife could have surgery. The wife is fine and doing well. I'm glad to be back
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/08/20 04:25 AM

That's good news M/B, and I'm happy for you both. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/08/20 04:29 AM

Well, we shot the Bond Arms "Rowdy" today, and it was fun. The General did a good job hitting the target at about 10 feet with all three loads we shot; PDX-1, OO Buckshot, and .45LC "cowboy action". The recoil didn't really surprise or bother her much, and she can appreciate having a double-barreled shotgun in her hands for protection. I can too! wink
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/08/20 03:16 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/08/20 03:25 PM

Glad to hear the wife is OK, M/B. Also happy to hear the General did well with the derringer but I still prefer the M249 SAW to a weapon with only a two round capability.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/08/20 11:33 PM

I have to agree with you Ray. smile
Posted By: FAL'er

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/09/20 05:22 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
Well, we shot the Bond Arms "Rowdy" today, and it was fun. The General did a good job hitting the target at about 10 feet with all three loads we shot; PDX-1, OO Buckshot, and .45LC "cowboy action". The recoil didn't really surprise or bother her much, and she can appreciate having a double-barreled shotgun in her hands for protection. I can too! wink

That's good to know, I figured that little thing would buck and snort something fierce.
Maybe she's just not recoil sensitive, which is nice that you can hand her pretty much anything and she could make it work.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/09/20 06:00 AM

Glad all is well MB. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
Posted By: ColdOne

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/09/20 04:55 PM

Howdy yard! Just a quick drive by posting! laugh

Hope everyone is doing well, glad to hear things went well there MB!
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/09/20 05:16 PM

Good afternoon, Yard.
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/09/20 05:34 PM

My wife, who is 5í1Ē, tried many different guns and calibers and settled on a .357 revolver as her favorite. I started her off on .38 specials at first but she said they were too wimpy. But she said my .454 Casull had too much recoil. So did a lot of guys at my club.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/09/20 08:49 PM

I like the versatility of my Taurus Judge with three inch barrel; 2 1/2" or 3" loads or .45LC. smile
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/09/20 08:49 PM

Good afternoon Yard. smile
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/09/20 09:20 PM

Good afternoon Yard. Hope all are well.
Posted By: FAL'er

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 04:00 AM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
I like the versatility of my Taurus Judge with three inch barrel; 2 1/2" or 3" loads or .45LC. smile

Are you rolling your .45 colt? Maybe spicing them up a tad?
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 04:07 AM

We had a student show up at the range and they were positive for covid. So now we are shut down for 2 weeks. Every full time instructor was there. 28 other students are now off work for 2 weeks. I kind of want to jack smack them for showing up when they knew they weren't supposed to. We give 2 weeks off if you are exposed and then test positive. Free time until you test negative or heal up for 2 weeks.

Now I get to go do mind numbing work for 2 weeks since I likely wasn't exposed.
Posted By: SkunkHunter

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 04:47 AM

Idiots are every where!
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 11:28 AM

FAL'er, I don't reload the .45LC... no dies for it yet. However, for the derringer the "cowboy action" ammo is quite sufficient and I have some more powerful store bought ammo for the Judge. I keep a few buckshot and two Hornady Triple-Defense loads in it at all times. smile
Posted By: Ray Settanta

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 01:54 PM

Good morning, Yard.
Posted By: FAL'er

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 02:59 PM

Originally Posted by Private Klink
FAL'er, I don't reload the .45LC... no dies for it yet. However, for the derringer the "cowboy action" ammo is quite sufficient and I have some more powerful store bought ammo for the Judge. I keep a few buckshot and two Hornady Triple-Defense loads in it at all times. smile

Fair enough, it's one of those calibers that makes sense to reload for if your gonna shoot it a bunch. Actually that's true of any caliber these days, except that components are harder to find.
Posted By: MonkeyBomb

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 05:55 PM

Morning/Afternoon yard!

I'm debating a new side gig. I am thinking about getting certified as a gun smith or at least getting certifications as an armorer for all the major brands.
For what most gunsmiths/shops charge for installing sights and RMR's I could charge half and still make a decent profit. I have no interest in alot of the stuff Gunsmiths do though so Armorers certs may be the thing.

In 4 days I have installed more than 100 RMR's and night sights. As long as you have a decent sight pusher it's easy as can be. And it doesn't take long.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 11:27 PM

Sounds like a worthwhile effort M/B.
Posted By: Private Klink

Re: Death Chat 2020 Up and Running! - 10/10/20 11:28 PM

Good evening Yard. smile