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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: Today at 12:24:59 PM »
Our new neighbors have become very good friends to us, and to make a long story short he's been battling parkinsons disease for about 10 years. They are snow birds and spend this time of year in Marathon, AZ and we were surprised to see them home this weekend so we popped over to say hello and found out he'd undergone a surgical procedure to implant electrodes and a pace maker of sorts and it has been a complete success! No more daily tremors or hour long periods where his muscles would simply lock up. In celebration we decided that if she bought the groceries I would do the cooking and this is what we came up with:

Cr?me Brule with a port that they brought back from their trip to Europe, (pretty tasty stuff)
Seared scallops in brown butter lemon sauce
Potato gratin with sage, thyme, heavy cream, butter and comte cheese
Medium rare flat iron steak
Poached spiny lobster tail (they are in fact spiny, and my hands are trashed from shelling them)

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: Today at 11:11:44 AM »
I'm partial to tapatio. on Pho however it's sambal and copious amounts of siracha.

CIEMR / Re: Florida’s teacher of the year
« on: Today at 11:10:00 AM »
I like this chick.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:52:53 PM »
I got it cheap enough if it dont work out I might be able to recoup my losses.

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if it works well, build a little dog house for it and cover it up. problem solved.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:58:28 PM »
reminds me of a charred whiskey barrel, looks great.

the house I moved out of last year was a split level with a 3 car garage. there was no exterior door other than the main roller doors. I hear you on the omitting the extra door. a regular man door, out of side from the street view is a lot easier to break in through than the main rollers.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:30:13 AM »
yeah sure!  now you want to drive your happy butt down by Olympia now that I don't live there anymore..........HAHAHAHAHA

just kidding, cause I sure as heck didn't drive your way either....lol

I know you're kidding. I would have been there in heartbeat if I didn't have such precious little time with my family between the two jobs. we'll meet up at some point; you bring the brisket and I'll provide the Dungeness.

Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:28:08 AM »
I have no words Duane. I'm just glad that the last time I shook your hand will not have to be the very last time. Hug em tight tonight sir.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:23:00 AM »
I wholeheartedly agree that God was looking out for me. The boat is just a possession, but the quality family time we spend on it is worth all the headache IMO. We spent nearly every weekend and some weeknights on that thing last summer, TOGTHER, not on phones or watching TV or hanging out at friends' houses, and I think THAT is what He was protecting. I'll post updates as they come, looking to make the drive from Camano to Olympia sometime next weekend.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:05:35 PM »
So my insurance decides to send an adjuster to evaluate the actual value of the boat and motor and I'm thinking, great. they're going to total it. NOPE! They estimated the value of my 1996 open bow Larsen with a 4.3 merc and freshwater cooling system at $13,800.00 and cut me a check for $6k to replace the motor. My wife calls to tell me this and I'm adamantly arguing with her that she must be mistaken, but she's not. And my ignorance and ultimate cause of some if not all of the damage was clearly laid out in front of them. I didn't want to be dishonest about a single aspect of it and they still covered it. there must be some rider about dumb owner coverage or something!

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:24:08 PM »
Could have been different for this hero and a lot of others if they would allow armed security...

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:59:39 PM »
Please pray for the children and family of those children in the Florida school shooting today... I'm too angry right now need to take a minute.

Anyone note the cost of a 2018 Suburban 2500 HD???...$80K for an LS!!!!!!

You could buy a low mile 13-15 and hire a Duramax swap for that price I?d bet. There?s a shop or two that does that. And that?s insane 80k for a people mover, yikes!
I would love this. 13-15 w/ dmax sounds a lot better than the excursions I'm eyeing. I just need an suv, but I want a diesel and I'm about ready to go back to a crew cab short bed here when the denali takes a poop, but with all the new parts it has in it now it'll probably be a long time.

D.O.T. / Re: Our flag
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:26:52 AM »
YES! Like the guys raising the flag on that one hill after that one battle... don't think there were any soldiers on Iwo Jima wearing the flag like a blanket! Waive it proudly and I bet you get an even greater response that using it for a coat.

D.O.T. / Re: Winter driving
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:11:17 AM »
This list of detailed instructions has been sent on to my well deserving sister, who backed her car into mine years ago because the defroster was "taking too long" and I "shouldn't have parked behind her anyway!"

late response here, but what did you find out Stewie? I had the same code pop for evap, changed the gas cap, cleared the code and have been smooth sailing ever since. 04 Yukon denali though, but I would imagine similar if not equal systems.

General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: GOV surplus auctions
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:53:58 AM »
hence the $10 mobile office building w/ ac...
a majority of what was shown on that link is what has been turned in because it was beyond the $$$ that the gov wants to spend to have it repaired......so in other words it was all broken and considered garbage

General Vehicle Related Discussion / GOV surplus auctions
« on: February 13, 2018, 06:53:39 PM »
I'm thinking this is where Ken got his big ol' truck, but whoo boy is this a dangerous site to have a credit card near. http://www.govplanet.com/jsp/s/auction.ips?msg=26851&kwtag=navbar

D.O.T. / Re: THIS!
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:21:13 PM »
I have heard that story once before, and it's still amazing. my favorite part though is that the mechanics on their way to fix the plane ran out of gas on the hwy.  :facepalm:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:53:46 AM »
Well worth the downside Dave IMO. Hope he feels better soon.

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:31:05 PM »
man that's cool!

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:25:38 PM »

mistakes abound.  I assure you the pool, guest house and outdoor kitchen, when finished, will have cost more than the main house.....

Oh and not even a rocket scientist can decipher the mind of a woman....

Ah I believe we have one of those; Phil? any comment?

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 09, 2018, 02:04:16 PM »
I pray that God will sustain me enough to deliver the prayers that need sending! my head is spinning right now. Shawn, I'm very sorry to hear this. There's nothing worse. Please let them know a bunch of strangers are thinking about them. Don, and Cruizng, I pray for speedy recoveries. 

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:35:46 PM »
Hey, the good news is dieting becomes much easier right? Hang in there buddy, you got this and we got you.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:33:30 PM »
"Hey guys here's a pic of the house we boug..."

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:17:10 AM »
Overhead cutting in sheetrock or hardi is best left to the new guy and the biggest reason every site needs a new guy. Or a son.

Which is why it fell to me, lol.

Maglight. Had a 3c LED model that I let the batteries corrode in. cleaned it all up but couldn't get it to work. for $10 shipping/handling, they sent me a new switch and the updated LED bulb assembly for something that I ruined. Super friendly and very helpful with cleaning instructions.

Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: Raised veggie garden.
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:00:37 PM »
Planter boxes look great... what is that little critter running around there, a Welsh Shepherd? A German Corgi? please explain this mysterious creature

D.O.T. / Re: SpaceX launch
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:55:16 PM »
I loved Elon's comments about "the reason you know it's real is because it looks so fake..." I was dying. All the side comments dragging the flat earth people, bwahahahaha

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:53:14 PM »
Thank you fellas. Something's working because I was beside myself about this this morning. I'd been receiving text updates from my ex brother in law from the ER since 12:30am and only were discharged at 1pm today, but they are getting a referral to bring him down to Kyle's neck of the woods to the Children's Hospital out by UW for a psych eval. and treatment recommendations. And now I'm just feeling much better about the whole thing. Thank you guys, I'll keep updating.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:36:25 AM »
Hey guys. Please lift up my nephew this week. My sister has fallen back into a very dark space and currently has a no contact order with him due to her drug abuse. Very long story, but her refusal to address her issues to be able to see him has left him very sad and broken He's 10, and was in the ER last night after going into a blind rage screaming he wanted to kill everyone and himself, currently waiting on psych eval, but we all know he's just hurting and lashing out, but this needs help now. Mental stuff is hard, and I'm not any good at it but GOD is and I have faith He'll give us all guidance here.

I'm too upset with my sister to pray for her myself, so please pray for me to find forgiveness and help for her too.

Update: He's verbally acknowledged he doesn't actually want to hurt anyone including himself, he's just so mad he feels like he's the only one that's hurting and it's not fair that no one else is...  :cry:

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:53:35 AM »
Philippians 4:6-7   

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

CIEMR / Re: Trudeau-peoplekind
« on: February 07, 2018, 09:13:13 AM »
Today on the way to work I ran over a people-hole cover with my car, my wife got a people-icure from her people-icurist, I started working with a new people-ufacturer on my gears, but he was too focused on making new intake people-folds for small blocks and was trying to people-ipulate me into reading his people-ifesto of how people-darin oranges are better than tangerines. I told him he needs to people-ifest some better people-euvering vehicles before he worries too much about people-ing his finances for orange production.

Trudeau is right, just rolls right off the tongue!

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:30:56 AM »
Man those are super cool! would have been really nice back in '99 when I was running a dozen plus standard can lights in my parents basement. Cutting holes out with a dremel looking up at your work and wearing sheetrock dust like a clothing style is not the ideal way to do things.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:57:17 PM »
I was going to ask the same question as Bob. in WA you need at least two rear facing. And I like them for watching the rear tire without sticking my face out the window in the oncoming path of mud and debris

D.O.T. / Re: SpaceX launch
« on: February 06, 2018, 05:14:02 PM »
Local news covered it. it was like watching my kid at graduation. congrats Phillip and all you work with!

I've got a feeling he'll take himself out within the year. Coward. I was cheering for that father to break through the line.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:31:09 AM »
I knew Ash was out there lurkin'. Lookin good Chief! how's the knee holding up?

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:35:36 AM »
Love that stuff Dave. Maybe some finely diced up serranos at the end when you stir in the last of the cheese.

Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:15:56 AM »
No , knucklehead shot one from about 20yds. Beak and feet were all that were left

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That?s a good waste of turkey bacon..... :rolleyes:

If he were actually shooting at a package of turkey bacon I would call that a public service!

Build Threads / Re: Car Hauler Trailer Build
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:50:50 PM »
that's a good looking piece of equipment right there Ryan.

D.O.T. / Re: So our backyard pig converted to islam.
« on: January 26, 2018, 05:52:29 PM »
What a bunch of hams......

(Cue David Caruso slow motion walking to The Who)  YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:04:44 AM »
So I'm close to being done with my employee evaluations.....mentally brain dead but I did meet one of my sales guys and took posession of his resignation letter today.  4 months in the making.  Tried to give him the respect of exiting on his feet instead of on his back.

I have about 4 more employee review and then I can take a breather......

So you have an opening then?

D.O.T. / Re: So our backyard pig converted to islam.
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:04:06 AM »
I am cry laughing at this right now

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:01:34 PM »
That's awesome man. My dream for Sophie's first is an 01 XJ but we'll see how that pans out. looking forward to this build.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 24, 2018, 01:25:28 PM »
Two or three T.housand


Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:50:16 AM »
Wilbur, I have ABSOLUTELY been blessed. The first time it swamped I was a dead stick for about an hour and a half, but God blessed me to be in the Saratoga passage at slack tide and we just twirled around in place with the current until a friend came to tow us back. when the engine stalled and I "kissed" the yacht, my $99 special bimini top saved me from a $5mil insurance claim, and the last time it crapped out, I had spent the day convincing my friend to come out with us that day and they're the one that got us back up and running and home safe. I don't take any one of those events for granted, as they have given me a renewed motivation to go through everything and educate myself further.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 24, 2018, 10:24:55 AM »
I'm honest to a fault sometimes. I never thought to even try to start a claim because I figured I had to have done something wrong considering I'm the rookie. But after talking with our agent who is a good friend of my wife's, she convinced us to give it a shot and that the worst that could happen is they say no. I would be willing to rebuild it, but there's a very high chance that the block is cracked. It will work out or it won't I'm not too worried about it, God will make his will known. I just hate being ignorant on a subject. I have a case of that electrical protectant spray Charles mentioned a while back on order, and if I can get a good motor for this I'll be updating a lot of the little stuff on it as well just to be certain that everything is "ship shape" (sorry, punny morning) :rolleyes:

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:31:01 PM »
Hey, I paid for the insurance, if operator error is covered then great. otherwise, still looking for volunteers in Tipp City, OH.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:17:51 PM »
you mean since the flapper failed on the bilge and "allowed me" to swamp and ruin my motor?

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