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  1. Retired in June What's a vacation day?
  2. Andy isn't just guilty of sexual harassment, he's guilty of sexual assault. Any unwanted touching is assault but he'll never get the felony he deserves. Impeachment takes forever. He likely make it to election but good luck on that. Not sure why the federal dropped the nursing home investigation. He clearly lied and fudge the facts. Then wrote the book as to how great he was. And of course that was done with all "Voluntary" help and no State owned resources. That investigation is still ongoing. By the way, Comey said that Hillary was extremely careless and didn't follow procedure. "But she didn't mean to do it" I don't know about you but that excuse never worked with my parents when I was a kid. And it looked pretty intentional to me.
  3. Going to Chicago at SPAC Sunday. Daughter lives like ten minutes away so I get valet service. I wasn't planning to pack Old Betsy or be ready to hit a baseball at any given moment. However I'm bringing the wife, the Redhead. Protesters don't want to see her go atomic. I'm betting this is nothing but a small group organized to stir up crap. Micro Terrorism in a community known to be frequented during the summer by the affluent of NYC. I don't look for trouble but I refuse to give into exactly what they want. To raise fear where we live and to let them think they are in charge and under their thumb.
  4. Not long after I wrote this, I went camping and had this in the canoe when we capsized! Been there and know the feeling. I never capsize until I did. Now important stuff that can't get wet goes into water tight box otter-boxes, compartments or bags. Everything gets tie back into canoe or kayak so it can't escape. Losing cell and car keys at the same time while in a remote location kayaking really sucks. Never plan to let that happen again.
  5. I had something getting into my garage and was leaving these large paw prints on the car. I couldn't identify what it was but I knew what it wasn't and the prints returned nightly. I set up one of those large Hav-a-Hart traps with a can of sardines. Very next day I had my capture. It was a feral cat with paws the size of hardballs, no tail and plenty of battle scars. Every square inch of this trap was filled with this cat and he wasn't at all happy. I'm pretty sure he said something like "You'll be swimming with the fishes" I live across the street from a very large park with two waterways. I took cage and brought it to a section where this cat would need to swim across one of these waterways to get back to garage. To release cat I tied a string to cage catch as this cats was making no secret what it would do to me if it ever got a chance. When cat was released it's first action was to charge me. I'm a little embarrassed to admit I jumped in my truck to avoid a cat but this was no normal kitty. This thing would have taken down a pitbull.
  6. I'm trying again on the mountain to grow a garden. Last year I did an effort and everything was going fine. Then something got into the garden and all I had was a few stalks poking from the ground. I got all the critters of the forest around the log home. I'm the alien in this environment They have no problem getting over or under any fence. Last year the garden was remote from home so this year I moved it next to home by cutting in half food grade 55 gallon barrels. My soil is total crap here. Clay and rock which is a real joy with the tiller. I have to work a lot into soil to make it useable. Half barrels made this easier as I just bought garden soil and mixed a little of the domestic soil with it. So far everything is going great even after hit with a mountain frost. I did cover plants for this event and a few leaves on Tomatoes got compromised but they recovered I'm trying "Repels All" and a light that comes on with motion to discourage critters. My dogs are pretty good with detecting intruders to property. Any else you can suggest to deter critters? I'm pretty sure deer were my main culprit. Likely getting even with me taking their uncle each November.
  7. MoHo is spot on. I would say more than half the non-working AC units I find are due to condenser coil from being plugged solid with dirt and dust. Take off cover. Blow out with air compressor blow gun if you have one. Then wash out with garden garden hose being careful to not flatten any fins. No compressor, just wash but doing both is better. This is true of all AC units but residential units should be cleaned by shutting down power, take off top grill and blow dirt for inside to out of coil. And oh, you'll be amazed what comes out if you having been doing it. So that's where the cat went. Even if unit was still working it's a good idea to clean out condenser annually. The condenser reject heat from hot gas and makes refrigerant turn to liquid. If it can't do this efficiently then you use more power and get less cooling. Evaporator generally has a foam filter over it and that behind the grill that snaps off. That too needs to be clean. Cleaning pan where condensate drops is also a good idea. Last thing you want is pan overflowing un-noticed. If this doesn't work then you are likely just better off buying a new one. The refrigerant just doesn't leak out without a hole or seal letting go. These are built so cheap now they aren't that repairable.
  8. I noticed my Wal-Mart selling 55 gallon wine barrels for $98. Not sure if a whiskey barrel would bring a premium. If it did, I would think the whiskey maker name would present on barrel to earn that premium.
  9. I know people that have done it. They made some cash but it seems most of it goes to logger no matter what they tell you. It can be quite healthy for woods if done right removing weak and diseased while opening up for growth. Problem is most loggers want cash logs of straight sections of prime wood like oak and hemlock. Unless some deal is worked out they are in this for purely making money. Not improving your woods. They often leave you the parts like limbs, curve sections and branches they don't want. This does make good habitat for ground critters but I found it to be messy in woods as we are talking a lot of piles. Equipment used to haul out and haul away also makes a mess. Some do use draft horses which are cool to watch work and can go places equipment can't. They are also kinder on earth. I would have an agreement which trees are being taken by mark and a clear understanding on what and how things will happen. In writing Your forest consultant should have some idea of whom the better loggers are and maybe a passed local client list that would have idea of loggers and how they were treated.
  10. I know your loss so well. I'm always swearing when it happens I'll never get another dog as it tears my heart out when they leave. Yet I always do It's the true friend that always happy to come and greet you at the door. The being by my side. That's the hook that gets me. Very sorry for your loss.
  11. I'm really amazed by the level of arrogance in this post and the choices of inflammatory words and generalizations in some passages. For the elitist, I got news for you your dump smells just as bad as mine. For the record I'm 63. Screw your old as I'm not infirmed and need no special considerations or help. I'll do just fine even when I'm 65. I did hunt recurve back in the day. I can tell you I've heard half these arguments around when compounds came to be but the internet wasn't as mature back then for such community postings as we have now. The transition from black powder sidelocks to in-lines pretty much went the same way. And oh, just because you got a bow tag it doesn't mean you can actually hit a deer with any skill. I've hunted bow, crossbow, shotgun/rifle, muzzle loader and have a great deal of technical confidence in all these genre and can prove it. I'm not lazy and can beat most people half my age up and down a mountain. I own my own property on a mountain and now have retired to live there deep in a woods. I'm a firm believer of one shot, one kill and I rarely shoot twice and I'm pissed when I have to. Never ever three times. I do agree anyone doing crossbow should be required to take a course. But we all know the course is only a starting point and doesn't mean you have any level of skill. Only practice does that. I'm happy more people are getting into hunting and have mentored a few along the way. I really don't care about the legal instrument they used. The DEC did a poor job with the implementation crossbow. Seems it's almost an after thought. It really should be fixed in some form from where it is now. It's an awful big woods and there's plenty of room for ethical hunters.
  12. Oh and the Wheel and Jeopardy because I’m old , and therefore a requirement. No truer words have ever been spoken. In my household due where I seem to have no say about the TV we own every streaming service there is. I'm amazed that I have thousands of things to watch. That are all crap. The kids love it how I point out the inaccuracies of their "Reality" TV. And do you need to be a certified moron to watch any aspect of the Kardashians. Even the news now lacks reality as they push a liberal agenda More and more I find myself watching over the air TV. In my opinion, June Cleaver was pretty hot and even wore high heels while cooking dinner. While Batman was very cheesy, who could forget Julie Newmar in those skin tight outfits that left nothing to the imagination as Cat Woman? McHale's Navy, Outer Limits, My Mother the Car, Mr. Ed Now there's TV I can get behind but kids get all confused when they see B&W on a color TV.
  13. My commercial Huskey with attachments is very well used and a god send. The pole saw attachment works amazing well. I have a quarter mile of access road into my cabin in the woods. A couple years ago I had a pole barn built and wanted a concrete floor. No way could concrete or dump trucks make it down that road without me clearing the canopy. The pole saw attachment more than payed for itself. But as other have said, working overhead for any long period of time is a bit brutal. I know as I spent two eight hour days during the hottest days of August doing it. My arms looked like Popeye's. I still carried my manual pole saw with me as it could extend much higher. I also have the hedge trimmer attachment that comes in quite handy and it trims more than just shrubs. By far most most useful attachment is the brush cutter one where I can attach a carbide tip saw blade. This cuts down trees that are 2" in diameter or less with little issue. It's great for making trails. Particular those that lead right past my tree stand. The one attachment I don't think I've ever used is the string trimmer
  14. We forget our past. Every major US City during industrial revolution was built on or near water to utilize water power. New England is loaded with shut down mills all which ran on water power. Many of which could be utilized to generate electricity via hydrogeneration. There's many shutdown hydro plants in NY. One of my facilities stares at a well hidden one that RG&E has mothballed near High Falls in Rochester. Next to zero effort is being put into new hydro generation or re-establishing existing facilities. I have a stream on my property which could be used as a micro generator but in NY it is illegal. In my opinion, hydro generation is the greenest of technology but like the other "green" technologies but still has some environmental flaws. It kills some aquatic life. Solar panels use highly toxic materials. My company use to make lasers from circuit traces in their production but we got out of it. We had to service lasers and felt the environment they are used in put our employees at unacceptable risks. Solar panels might last 25 years still generating power in some capacity. When they are end of life they are toxic waste. Solar panels take up massive amounts of real estate. If this technology is going to be utilized as part of grid then I'm all for using them over brownfields like capped landfills but farm land, no way. Now wind power is for people that aren't engineers or have never taken a physics class. It loaded with losses and is horribly inefficient. I rate it the least desirable green power. Ever drive through a wind farm? You see missive bundles of cables and that makes for a lot of resistance. You'll also see a piles of dead birds. While these turbines do make AC it's often changed to DC and then back to AC so it can be equalized and match the frequency of the grid. Crap load of losses there. I often drive past and through a wind farm. At any point in time, it's fairly typical half of them aren't running. Why I have no idea as some of them are running. Orientation? I would hate to live near one. They are butt ugly and loud which is why they are located away from populated areas. The further your generation is away from point of consumption, the more losses you will have. Nuclear is the cheapest form of generation. It also comes with the largest environmental liability. The smallest part of a nuclear facility is the reactor. They are fairly small. The largest part of the facility is the storage of spent rods. They need to still be cooled for decades and remain dangerously radioactive for 10,000 years. Well beyond any expected life of any facility housing them.
  15. There's a line waiting to get into Sportsman Warehouse every morning. Whatever comes in gets sold out quick. I betting some buy just to resell at a profit. Stuff they don't use or need. Others buy whatever to trade for stuff they do need.
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