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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: Today at 02:58:42 PM »
Finally got the stiches out yesterday.  Things are going fine.  Still stiff and sore but getting better everyday.  Here is a pic from last week when they took off the big bandage and decided to leave the stitches in since it was over the joint.  Thanks for the prayers.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 06, 2018, 10:48:20 AM »
Trouble is, a lot of people don't do standard parenting. It is why the country is where it is.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:45:40 AM »
Thanks.  Better still.  Back at work with the low boot and large bandage on until Thursday when I get the stitches out.  Still some pain but moderate.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: August 04, 2018, 01:24:00 PM »
Last night and today have been much better. Less pain and more mobility. Praise the Lord.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: August 03, 2018, 09:25:57 PM »
Thanks everyone. Been a painful couple days as it was more extensive than first thought. This afternoon I was able to walk a little without serious crutch use.  It is slowly improving. Hopefully able to lose the crutches tomorrow.

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:54:44 AM »
O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in You.

Psalms 84:12

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:53:53 AM »
Please lift up my family and myself.  Tomorrow morning I am having surgery on my left big toe for bone spurs.  I am usually not a good about laying around after the first day. (no patients) Fortunately I should be able to get back up on it with a small boot within hours so my mobility will be slowed not denied.  Thanks ahead of time as I know how you guys get on stuff like this.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:09:30 PM »
Lifting him and you up. God has a plan.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:00:20 PM »
Praying she gets better fast.

CIEMR / Re: ...And these men are admired by some??????????????
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:28:41 AM »
I was leaning towards oxygen thief.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:47:23 AM »
That is what they use in hotels when a guest smokes in a room.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:16:52 AM »
Great news.  A blessing from God.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 25, 2018, 02:50:13 PM »
Spread mulch early this AM -  thankfully our neighbor ordered too much so I got to clean up! Was the perfect amount!   Later today I have to go and pick up a prescription for the dreaded colonoscopy!  As of Wednesday morning nothing other than clear liquids, that?ll suck! Then Thursday morning bright and early; date that I won?t remember!

That won't suck.  It'll blow.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 02:15:34 PM »
I am lifting you all up.

Firearms / Re: AR15 issues
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:27:35 AM »
I think you may well have it.  After an inspection of the firing pin, try some store bought ammo.  I have had similar issues with reloads except it would fire but not extract and you had to beat the charging handle back.  Not the way I want to treat my gun.  The reload may fire fine in one rifle but not another.  That is why there is a gauge to measure chambers.  Factory ammo is loaded a little more generic if you will to allow it to fire in almost all guns.  The person who reloaded it may have done it to shoot in his gun or may have not even measured the OAL.

Some others here can probably tell you more than I can.

Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:45:12 PM »
Glad to have see life has been going on.

Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: June 01, 2018, 12:05:04 PM »
I wasn't in the AF but I did stay in a holiday inn express once.

Why are you asking me?  Let HH6 have some say so you only have to do it once.  Green.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:29:38 PM »
I am praying that the Lord will put a Godly person in his life to change his heart and attitude.

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.

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