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Most Favored Companies / Costco for Eyeglasses
« on: Today at 08:33:00 AM »
Ok, I'm putting this here for feedback:

Went for the yearly (ok it's been 3 years) eye exam at Lenscrafters to find out that they no longer make glasses in house but rather send them to a central facility and ship them back to the store!  I like the eye Dr. and frame selection etc., but choked on the price!  With a 40% discount on lenses and not frames, price for a second pair (sun glasses) was going to be $475 out the door!  Bad enough that may everyday pair was $560 including exam- I looked into ordering from on-line companies and wasn't comfortable as the options with price calculations was difficult to figure out, and when trying to enter the prescription wasn't complete!

What those above prices included:
Frames, Anti-glare coating, progressive lenses (Tri-focals for you younguns), Polarized and anti-static coating for dust.

Option 3 was go to Costco and investigate as the HH6 has friends who have done similar and been satisfied with the results!  So I went and inquired and it's pretty simple.  They have a limited selection of frames, and a simplified options selection as well, but they include most of what others charge per ad-on into one low cost.  Ended up finding a frame that I can live with since they didn't have wrap around.

Frame - $60
Progressive lens, polarized with Transitions "Drive Wear" - $170
Flash Mirror Coating - $22
Total w/ tax = $250

ALMOST 1/2 PRICE!  Now it's given that they're not exactly the same as what I was going to get from Lenscrafters (not wraps) but they have the new Transitions lens that changes the degree and type of filtering  based upon outside lighting.  Flat lighting = yellow cast for improve definition, medium sun = darker but not a cave type light and finally bright sun = opaque with full mirror surface from outside with my view being polarized and great definition.  The Lenscrafters would have been even more expensive for that option!

Bright sun on the way home so got to try them right away and can report that they seem great so far!

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:31:59 PM »
Good to appreciate that sometimes fun requires a bunch of work!  Love the smile-

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CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:28:25 PM »
Sounds like a great marketing campaign. M855 at 100 yards.

Reminds me of the time I POd the Baytown PD by shooting up their steel plates with some penetrator ammo by mistake. 


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I did that to my buddies spinner plates up in the north woods  :shocked:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:05:34 PM »
I think that they are referring to stainless nuts/bolts or stainless that has threads cut into it. Install the new system using non-stainless hardware and you?re GTG!

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:00:52 PM »
What movie is that from?


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?We Were Soldiers? Story of Lt. Col. (General eventually) Hal Moore whose home town was Bardstown, KY. (Tripped over that on Bourbon tour)  He was the REAL deal and made Patton look like a ?_____? , as I recall his Sgt. Major referred to Custer in the movie. 

MUST see movie in my book of flicks to click!  Chopper pilot  played by Greg Kineer would make Don proud.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:12:04 PM »
Took 16 HS students to crapcago on a photo Field Trip!  Brought them all home to!

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:04:27 PM »
Here he is 2016 with his favorite Stihl chainsaw!

Happy Birthday Don!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:23:15 AM »
Feel for you Don - hate being in the middle of something saying to myself, HOW could I have been so dumb to think that this was a good idea?  Prayers sent your way!

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:35:52 PM »
Good to see her taking ownership!  Watch what you start! 

Turned my 13 yr. old loose on her own in a go-cart last l summer and couldn?t catch her until we came up on slow traffic and I?ll be damned if she didn?t shoot the gap on two going into the turn and leave me trapped behind them - she never even lifted! That?s the first time she?s driven anything so I?m pretty much screwed if she ever gets into a race car!

Have fun and tell her my last dirt car was pink and blue - pink goes fast!  LOL -

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D.O.T. / Re: Skunk w/ the Diabeeeeeetus under the house
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:03:35 AM »
You might catch a skunk, but it won?t be the one you?re after and the one you?re after is about to drop a litter and teach you about Skunk Math.......like Chicken, but worse! You?ve trained that one to avoid your trap.......

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CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:58:26 AM »
Prayers sent for all involved - go get em Shawn!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:57:43 AM »
^^^^ Ouch, that?s gonna leave a mark! ^^^^  :shocked:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:24:16 PM »
Might as well take the front stack off and give yourself some room to actually get at things better.....don't forget that the new camera focuses where you place the little rectangle and push the button half way down if it's set to auto focus - otherwise you'll need to focus old school by twisting that there lens some.......

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D.O.T. / Re: Skunk w/ the Diabeeeeeetus under the house
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:05:54 PM »
Get a conabear trap and set it right over the hole - no bait.  Keep everything you don?t want dead away from it or on a leash as it?s KILL trap and none o that havaheart shiza. Don?t forget to anchor it with a stake so if it isn?t killed instantly it can?t crawl down and die.

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Faith Discussion / Re: R.I.P Gunny
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:06:34 PM »
Watermelon growers will see a slump in sales now that he's gone!  Thanks for your service and the laughs - God Bless Gunny!

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Ken, foot in?  That's how mine were applied - Nate, all this talk is making spots I forgot about "itch" again!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:32:08 PM »
Since you are going that deep into the motor, I?d do it all while you?re there - I hate redoing work I?ve just done when Murphy shows up!

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?Hot Wheels Track? ............ have some first butt knowledge of the effectiveness of said implement along with the belt.  :likebutton:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: April 14, 2018, 09:46:00 PM »
A barn, made from all the logs inside a collapsing barn that will be dragged to the saw mill and made into serious boards from well seasoned wood?  Sounds interesting!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 14, 2018, 09:34:26 PM »
Glad to see you made it safely Nate - hopefully not too many butt pucker moments, though by the looks of the truck and trailer, I'm thinking there were a few!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:20:33 PM »
Looking good - gotta be a great feeling getting close to finishing the large scale operations!

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Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:54:42 PM »
I had the all metal versions of both in the late 60?s and they lasted through my younger brother and the Step-monsters offspring.  Were probably sold in a garage sale while I was in college.  I do know that they caused least one or two incidents of leaking blood from the head!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:49:58 PM »
I just threw up in my mouth!

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:37:11 PM »
Nice work Shawn - you say you did the housing with a wire feed and not a stick?  Any special wire for cast iron then?

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:19:29 AM »
Fire Pit = Old House/Basement, fuel oil & match.............

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I had a 2005 Silverado 1500 HD Crew Cab 4x4 with the 6 liter before my Duramax and it was a great truck with no issues other than it wasn?t a Duramax.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 08, 2018, 09:02:49 PM »
Mama better not find out that your puttin bathing suit pics of here online......as a matter of fact, send me your addresse, because i have a feeling i will have to show up in black in a few days once they have released your body from the morgue

He lives in HOG country Nate - no body, just teeth and memories!

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D.O.T. / Re: Are you tracking?
« on: April 08, 2018, 06:45:31 AM »
Good stuff  :likebutton:

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:50:00 AM »
MY, how the youngest Pre-Ranger has morphed into a mini-Don!  He appears to have grown a good 6" or more!  Looking good there Chief!

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Me thinks there's at least one really good, gun owning lawyer who lives in Deerfield.........and a bunch more gun owners with really deep pockets!  Not far from Moron Grove who assisted in "triggering" the Supreme Courts hearing of one or two support of 2A rulings.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 06, 2018, 06:58:01 AM »
Looking like an Expedia ad:  ?Redneck Holiday Texas Style?

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CIEMR / Re: China’s social credit laboratory
« on: April 05, 2018, 05:44:33 PM »
Sounds like the beginning of Hunger Games......

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D.O.T. / Re: Fleccas
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:44:31 AM »
FACTS?  Whoa...... I never considered those.....!  :facepalm:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:36:08 AM »
Mike , if you haven't done so already I'd hit the freeway and run the piss out of it for about 30 miles and hope for the best... that is, if it hasn't limped yet.

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Cleared codes and drove to work today (17 miles) and it's in regen......could it be too much Diesel Kleen?  Considering getting some off the shelf DPF cleaner as I'm supposed to head to Iowa Friday afternoon......considering also laying off ANY additive for awhile too.....considering contacting Canada or some local place off radar to price the Don route too though $ might be an issue.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:59:55 PM »
Finally got a code reader.....well apparently not as good of one as I had hoped for for a Diesel......and crappy Chinese instructions in English.....punch some buttons and pray......frustrated so "CLEARED CODES" and finally could read the permanent codes (recent codes/pending codes wouldn't read) and this is what I get:

KEN - PLEASE TRANSLATE!

P0420       $07E8 (generic)

Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1

I'm guessing the damn particulate filter is finally clogged?  Delete time?  Simple fix?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:54:24 PM »
With 60 weeks left of work, I started the ?purge? tossing stuff from my desk from mid 90?s - came across the funny files and had a few good laughs! 

Now at 7th graders track practice - I think they?re learning the triple jump in the rain!

So the big question is will you stay there in IL for retirement or relocate somewhere else?

Unfortunately, (unless I win the lottery) my youngest needs to go through High School and my wife needs to finish her final years of teaching to retire - translates to 5 more years shackled to the land of stinkin'.  I will have the freedom to travel around chasing after the dog, visiting Real Men, sampling local cooking and distilled spirits....stuff like that while returning to do household chores, repairs and keeping the home fires burning etc.  Looking towards Missouri when all finally are "free" to roam the country.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:02:51 PM »
With 60 weeks left of work, I started the ?purge? tossing stuff from my desk from mid 90?s - came across the funny files and had a few good laughs! 

Now at 7th graders track practice - I think they?re learning the triple jump in the rain!

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: April 03, 2018, 01:38:48 PM »
NO CRAYONS DAVE!  ART TEACHERS DON'T USE CRAYONS!  (Maybe next year when I retire I'll get paint by numbers to be a smart@**)

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General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: New Mouse Trap Design
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:36:10 AM »
Hey there Don, did you consider the speed with which those vermin reproduce?  EXECUTE......literally!

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:26:35 AM »
Prayers for your Great Uncle's healing and recovery Nate-

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Wild Game / Re: New bird locater
« on: March 27, 2018, 06:55:16 AM »
Just back from the Steubenville, OH region from running Hank in another Amateur Hour Championship: We were blessed to win again!  Heading over to pull camper out of storage for this weekend; field trial in Michigan  Next week, it's hopefully the trainers turn to win with him in an hour Championship.

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General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: New Mouse Trap Design
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:38:26 PM »
You know you?re going to order one Don..... :grin:

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CIEMR / Re: I don't even know what to think of this...
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:24:08 PM »
Same reasons a non-citizen can get elected..........

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Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:45:26 AM »
I have faith......yet not even in my best of physical shape, could I lift you over my head nor shake you Don!  Maybe toss you over my head ONCE with a Judo move, but shake like a rag doll a 6'-6" shoe wearing Hillbilly who's muscle weight out weighs my total weight.....YUP that'd be ALL GOD occupying my flesh and doing that work!   :grin:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 21, 2018, 11:01:32 AM »
In your HAPPY PLACE aren't you Nate?!  :beercheers:

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Wild Game / Re: New bird locater
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:41:42 AM »
Congrats.  Not being facetious but how much is the dog and how much is the trainer?  I have to think I lot is the handler/trainer


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MOST IMPORTANT/CANT BE MANUFACTURED = DOG  These are whats referred to as All-Age dogs - running with extreme range, extreme speed and extreme purpose (find the next bird as fast as possible, as far to the front as possible)  You also cannot manufacture STYLE on point, SPEED or RANGE, that comes from an inherent desire within the dog from breeding other dogs with those traits.  You never know which puppy will have it until they start to mature.  A biddable dog makes it easier, this one is very much so.  An example of extreme range - I've lost the dog on occasion ........ as in finding the dog 1.5 miles away from where I last saw the dog, 5-10 mins. ago!

Trainer = 2nd most important.  A trainer needs to know the dog, it's tendencies from it's lineage, and how to do everything right to not destroy any of the above three qualities in caps.  You can sure ruin the style of a dog around it's game by beating on them, loosing your patience/temper or trying to move too fast.  I've got probably the best trainer in the Brittany Breed - we've become close friends as well over the last 18 years, and a recent convert to Christ.

Handler = 3rd most important;  (Don't screw up the other 2)  Half the time its the trainer handling, I handle in the Amateur Stakes and sometimes in Open when I go somewhere different than the trainer. You need to be aware of the dogs tendencies and not leave them behind by failing to gather them up/turn them when the course changes directions.  You also need to be able to read the dog around game so that you know when to twist its ear when they're looking like theyre about to come unglued and start chasing birds instead of pointing.  All-Age dogs are almost always on the edge; edge of chasing, getting lost etc.  I'm getting better for this style of dog, all my previous experience has NOT been with All-Age dogs.

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Wild Game / Re: New bird locater
« on: March 20, 2018, 10:14:15 AM »
So, this past weekend I was in Ohio running Hank in an Hour Championship (Field Trial) near Dresden.  Happily, I handled the little rascal to his first Championship Win.  He bested a field of 21 with 3 of the 4 current National Championship winners!  I'll see if I can get a photo uploaded from a text a bit later. 

Finally caught up with all the new and developments from the weekend.....God is Good to us all and this place!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 20, 2018, 10:05:10 AM »
Where am i?

IN A DREAM where a beautiful woman goes on vacation with you?   :popcorn: :likebutton:

If we see the Elvis Chapel it could be a nightmare...... :grin:

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:50:35 AM »
Sounds like good planning and execution Don.  I have a pile of receipts for my casita and haven't even started adding up the cost yet.

I'm afraid of what I might find....

Just burn them Charles......It's not like you're going to return anything to the store! :laugh:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 15, 2018, 10:25:40 PM »
I'm not sure if you are brave or stupid, Kenneth......

..........YES.......and strong.......of course with Hildabeast being a sturdy womanesc creature he?d have to be!

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