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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:32:37 AM »
None of us bounce like we used to.  I am lifting you up.  We are supposed to help bear each others burdens.  Can't do that if we don't know about it.  Thanks for letting us help by praying for you.

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: May 11, 2018, 08:42:01 AM »
Great work Jr.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2018, 08:39:40 AM »
I am lifting her up.

Our company fleet (12ish) is almost entirely 07-10 model F150's.  The get used like construction vehicles by people who are using the bosses stuff like they don't care.  They routinely get the minimum maintenance to stay on the road, ie gas, oil changes and tires.  They have between 160,000 and 365,000 miles on them.  We do have to occasionally spend some on them as they continue to age, but not enough to convince the boss to replace them.  He is starting to consider replacing them as they approach 400k.  We have a couple gas F250's that are newer with 125,000ish miles on them and are treated about the same.

I am not a big ford guy, but the gas trucks take a beating and see a lot of miles.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:09:02 PM »
Praying for you right now sir.

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 01, 2018, 06:25:35 AM »
I am lifting her up.

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: April 28, 2018, 08:36:25 PM »
Rent a screed when you need it.  Saves expense and space. Looks good.

Firearms / Re: Passed Guns and Their Stories
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:14:59 PM »
I have one of those Glenfield Marlin model 60's.  Mine has a Squirrel on the hand grip right behind the trigger.  It is a tack driver.  Great guns passed along there.

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:14:08 AM »
Happy Birthday Don.  Prayers for many more.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:31:07 AM »
^ this was my memory as well.

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:16:16 AM »
Organics should be removed.

Or man love Thursday.

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: March 30, 2018, 09:04:54 AM »
Great picks so far.  Now patience. Congratulations.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: March 20, 2018, 08:03:22 AM »
Lifting you up in this time of transition Dave.  This drug epidemic is sure a bad situation.  I will be lifting that young man up as well as those dealing with him.


A class 70 attack helicopter.

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:49:38 AM »
Great work.  I vote lights as well.

God bless you cuda. in your current environment for how much longer? Not much I hope. I work on a military base inside a scif doing construction.  Recently a vehicle search was conducted by the security officer of the building because someone told on someone else having some ammo in the vehicle.  Not a weapon, ammo. You would have thought they were hunting bin laden.  Said it's his duty to keep the facility safe. Even though having ammo is ok on base and this is an open parking area. I sure am glad they didn't look in my office trailer and find my Lee press and equipment.

We shouldn't think of the teachers ect as a SWAT team.  They need to be thought of as barricaded in their space prepared to defend those in their care, not roaming the halls looking for the bad guy with a gun.  That would have a huge potential to have a terrible outcome

Not with you on that one Matt - I don't want my students or myself to become fish in a barrel and should an attacker climb in the barrel, I want to be the Chief Piranah with the ability to separate his grey matter from his/her cranium......first line of defense is not SWAT.  Honestly, take away the gun free zone and have just one assailant catch a round to the chest at a school and the problem will disappear quickly.
I totally agree. The people that are already there are the best, fastest defense. Unfortunately many are not willing to do it and others are not prepared.  That was my primary point. Per your comments, how many of your colleagues would stack with you in the hall. I would volunteer for the training you suggest as would you.  Sheep dogs.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:11:20 PM »
Folks like that are very selfish and have no care at all that the kids are being affected so.  I am lifting her up.

Faith Discussion / Re: a GOD thing
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:10:14 PM »
God is Good.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 04, 2018, 04:21:06 PM »
Can you pipe it to the Eve.  Worked for me.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:21:29 PM »
Praise report. My wife is finally allowed to wear a shoe . It has been since 14 Dec when she had surgery since she didn't have a boot on.  She's going back to work Monday. I have been reminding her not to push too hard.  Thanks for the prayers.

You could have at least taken 1 picture before you go it all dirlty!

Did you try out the auger?

I bet sarge is not happy with the new kid.
Dunno, I put em' bucket to bucket to let them work out their differences
Today, Chief gets intro'd into the mix...

Take the 2 that don't get along and make them share a foxhole.

We shouldn't think of the teachers ect as a SWAT team.  They need to be thought of as barricaded in their space prepared to defend those in their care, not roaming the halls looking for the bad guy with a gun.  That would have a huge potential to have a terrible outcome

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:17:50 PM »
I am not willing to ask permission to exercise a right.  That is what a permit is.  We have them now as you stated folks before us let the situation erode/ gave an inch which could be stretched into a mile slowly if allowed.

We can and should be responsible. 

It was stated last night during a debate that we should do something.  We should. 

It was admitted that changing the age of purchase wouldn't make a difference by a anti-gun person.  Don't just waste time and effort doing something.  Be effective. 

The Supreme Court said years ago that the government nor the police have any obligation to protect us.  While I strongly disagree with the on-site officer who took no action, he made the call to protect himself instead of those he was sworn to protect and we have the result.  I suspect that he is not the only individual that would have made that call that is in a similar positon.

It is a very trick situation with more issues than access to guns.  What about mental health?  Do we want all veterans locked up because that saw horrific things on the battlefield?  That could happen if those in power wanted it to if we make the laws too easy to just put away people we say have mental health issues.  What about the kid who is different or a loner or the elderly?  What about those who disagree with us?  It could happen if we allow it to be simple to declare someone has a mental problem.

I agree that there are those who profit during these times or other manufactured scares.  That is not right.

It would go a long way toward helping to enforce laws that we have.  Let's be effective in the actions we take.  There were several failures along the way.  Let's work to ensure that that doesn't happen again.  I wouldn't have a problem with the employees that sell guns being required to have training instead of just coming to work.  That is reasonable and could be effective.  Making me get in line to get a permit is not effective.  It fuels the fight.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 22, 2018, 08:05:21 AM »
Lifting up you and your family.  Particularly the wife and son.  It will be tough to deal with this as they go forward.  I pray for God's peace, strength, comfort, grace and mercy for them in this terrible hour.

Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:41:20 PM »
Lifting them up in prayer. God works all things for good for those who believe.  I know it's hard to see that right now, but it's true.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:59:43 PM »
God puts people in places and situations to help others at the right (His) time.  I pray that He puts those people in the places He wants them in and gives each of you the wisdom to see it.  Only His peace, mercy, and grace can help in these situations and I pray for them now for your nephew, sister and yourself.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:27:33 AM »
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:7

Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: Raised veggie garden.
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:20:18 AM »
Great tractor.  I am on my second Mahindra.  The first was a 2816 and the one I have now is a 4540.  4WD w/front loader.  The only reason I switched up was the place I get hay got a new roller and made the bales to large for the 2816.  I had to upsize or drag them around as the front loader wouldn't lift the heavier rolls.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:17:29 AM »

I have had tile installers use this at work a few times on the second floor and above and never had an issue.  Just be sure that you tape the seams and follow directions.  After you put it in and let it dry per instructions, get a test plug for the drain and do a 2 hour water test before installing tile.  Sure will save a lot of work if a spot was missed.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:02:37 PM »
Doing some hog hunting this afternoon. pretty windy. Middle 50's.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:36:58 AM »
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others the night and day difference He has made in you.

1 Peter 2:9

Construction and Building / Re: Our House
« on: February 01, 2018, 04:44:47 PM »
In water they both suck.

D.O.T. / Re: So our backyard pig converted to islam.
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:38:14 PM »
Convert him to Breakfast.  It can be served any time of day.

So this one does not have an air seat (yet)

See the green thing under the seat?

Works like this: You crank the knob to dial in your weight. Then you operate the thing and jump it a few times in high gear at, say 35 mph. Then check out the green thing and note the "Range" your fatt butttt is operatin' in. Adjust the springs to sync up lines with green range fields and you have a marriage of your fatt buttt and the terrain.

Not callin' you out Nate/Shawn/Matt

(Matt, you're a fatt buttt guy (NCO) right? ;-))

I am an NCO and I seem to remember you posting a photo of a Warrant Officer PT formation somewhere.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 25, 2018, 08:58:12 PM »
Loaded a couple hundred 5.56. 500 in the last 2 days

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:59:14 AM »
Wow Dave.  That?s just pure insubordination. Hard to fix stupid. I haven?t got a lot of Millennials but try this book. ?Not Everyone Gets a Trophy? it?s gives some insight into their thought process and motivation.

 I?m sure at your company it?s bureaucratic as well but when you want to manage someone out it usually takes way too much effort and time because of all the documentation. I?ve always been successful helping them understand that they aren?t going to make it and need to leave on their own.  It?s so difficult that it really makes you want to get better at hiring the right people in the first place. 

Thanks for allowing me the cathartic rant last night.  9 hours of coaching and I lose most of my emotional intelligence. I mostly have a great team. It?s the 20% that drive you nuts.

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I was told early in my leadership career in the Army that a leader spends 90% of his time on 10% of his men.  It has been proven not just in the Army but civilian life as well.

Stain with the green trim.
OK, stain...What color(s)?

Keep in mind, I need to hide a whole passel of screw heads...

You mentioned the oxford brown I believe.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 02:12:44 PM »
how many miles does it have on it?

It has 51K on it.

Stain with the green trim.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:51:33 AM »
It is with your heart that you believe.  Romans 10:10

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:49:29 AM »
My Wife took me there.  She has been kind of strongly hinting for a while that she wanted me to get a newer truck.  We talked budget and I looked at the upcoming maintenance costs and we decided to do something.  This is the decision we made taking into account our goals and needs.  They came up from 15 K for my truck to 20 and dropped almost 6K on there's so we got to a place we are comfortable with.  I had the old one for 10 years this month and bought it when it was 2.  I guess they call this a pattern.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:52:48 AM »
They gave me 20 k for the LBZ.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:00:44 PM »
Changed my signature. Dealer made a great deal on the GMC.  Hated to see the LBZ go.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:36:56 AM »
The Lord's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him.

Psalm 32:10

Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:27:49 PM »
This would also be a great time to stub in a place for future power.  Just in case.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:04:17 PM »
Prayers sent for good news.

An update on my wife.  Her foot is healing nicely and the pain has really subsided for her.  She only has 4 more weeks until she can put weight on it. 

D.O.T. / Re: Who knew the Navy had rifles?
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:56:00 PM »
Some Marines probably left them on the boat and this happened.
Good work guys.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: December 16, 2017, 02:27:22 PM »
You are in mine as well.

I have been tardy adding one. My wife had surgery yesterday to remove a bone chip in the outside edge of her left foot.  She was home last night doing fine.  That thing was the size of a pencil eraser and imbedded in the tendon.  She has to be off it for 6 weeks. No touching the floor. I have 2 weeks time off to help thankfully.

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