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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:22:01 PM »
Pics, well in a word no. Taking pictures was the last thing on my mind at the time. Besides being almost dark, raining, and the camera flash would have really reflected off the aluminum. I can get a photo of the deck lid to show where it is located if that helps. This whole thing would be like you finding a long scratch down the side of wife's new ride  "after" it gets home. Yes, built in USA but leaks when put it in water, and it is not just a small riveted skiff only used next to shorelines. Where the heck is the quality one would expect. Rant off.  :angry: :angry: :sad:

It was probably, "hire a dreamer" day at the plant, and the best and brightest from way south........was dreaming.....

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:47:59 AM »
Early oil change on the Dmax last night in preparation for leaving for Arkansas tomorrow evening; Murphy did not visit me this time!  Laying on concrete with the garage door open in 25 degree weather wasn?t too bad, but still enough motivation to keep my gaze turned South for my next purchase of acreage!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:00:10 AM »
Tune in as we follow Charles on his search for a needle in a haystack.........FOUND IT......what do you mean the eyelet is TOO SMALL.........there?s gotta be another one in here a bit deeper...... :popcorn:

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:00:39 PM »
Nice work Don!  Any Bambi-Q while you were down there or was the only thing shot the breeze?

Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:47:53 PM »
Yep Shawn, has to shovel the deck and test out the new tires on my truck!  Hope you?re feeling better soon too.  Hey Don, how far from functionality are you?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:31:04 AM »
GREAT story and great action by others to honor her and her dedication!  Happy Veterans Day and May God bless all who?ve served-especially the families of those who?ve never returned to them.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:57:43 AM »
Spending today and yesterday getting things together to take my dog Hank to Booneville, AR for the 2nd annual trip to the National Championships.  Cleaned and oiled the saddle and other leather gear and packing clothes for whatever weather comes our way. Will drag the trailer home from storage Wednesday to toss everything in and double check things before leaving Friday around 4am to avoid traffic stupidity; at least that?s the plan. 9-10 days of watching some of the best Brittany?s in the country and great people. Hopefully Hank has his best run yet and we?re successful in showcasing his abilities!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:52:13 PM »
I say Bailee coordinated with USAA guy in attempt to remove oxygen thief from the herd!  That flight Shawn, was SquareD being delivered to Norm for completion and title adjustment!

D.O.T. / Re: Gun control laws
« on: November 08, 2018, 02:30:02 PM »
Hence the term LIBTARD........ :facepalm:

D.O.T. / Re: Gun control laws
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
It?ll be Trumps fault if it was a .45 - just saying!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:26:18 PM »
All those views are nothing but crumbs.......

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:06:13 AM »
Tuesday at work (school) teachers and all staff participated in ALICE training drills.  Active shooter scenarios and evaluation.  Finally seeing effective action being taken and forcing the sheep and snowflakes to evaluate reality.

Liberals are slowly acknowledging that the daily carry of a pocketknife and wearing a belt is common sense - amazing how quickly they let the redneck - Art Teacher, secure the door with a belt and fall in behind or listen to instructions barked out during evacuation!

At some point they plan similar training WITH students involved.

CIEMR / Re: Mornin' Gents
« on: November 08, 2018, 06:20:48 AM »
Glad to hear from you Blaine and to know all is well; Welcome back!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:54:33 AM »
 Happy belated birthday Nate!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:42:18 PM »
Prayers for an uneventful morning with boring results and a wonderful breakfast!

Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:48:25 PM »
 :likebutton:  Good one Tate

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:46:01 PM »
Just routine.  As a Crohn's disease patient, I get them every two years.

They've gotten better.  I get the Michael Jackson treatment.  A big hit of propofol and then you wake up wondering what happened.....

THE WAY TO GO!  Like flipping a light switch, asleep/awake!  Did you go with the pills or the jugs of goop?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 01:09:48 PM »
Murphy comes, Murphy goes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Murphy has his own cot......

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 12:11:49 PM »
At 162,000 miles, today I changed the fluid and spin-on filter on the Allison of my Dmax.  True to form, after a spotless drain and filter change, upon refilling I discovered the hard way that I left a drip cloth INSIDE the funnel as it started to overflow!  Thankfully I was being cautious while I poured!  Murphy just couldn?t break his near perfect streak of hanging out when I?m in the garage!

Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: November 03, 2018, 08:02:24 PM »
Thanks Nate-

So last weekend after the service I was in Michigan at a Field Trial where Jacob and I had spent some time together with our dogs and good friends.  I spread some of his ashes where I have a photo of him on horseback next to me.  The next evening I had a last beer with him as I spread some of his ashes next to a large tree near the start of one of the courses as the sun set. Spoke with God for awhile after saying goodbye.  Thought about the scene at the end of The Big Labowski and chuckled through the tears.   :beercheers:

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: November 01, 2018, 09:50:55 PM »
Tate, re-reading your August post reminds me of a Trace Atkins song ?Just Fishing? I think it?s called. If you haven?t heard it give it a listen.

Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:16:15 PM »
I want to buy my next truck from Charles - talk about customer service!  That?s awesome there TRN!

Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:26:36 PM »
Thanks gents; Dooley, God has a plan and we only need to wait to see it unfold and be amazed.  May God lift you up and provide you comfort

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: October 31, 2018, 04:11:21 PM »
Just incredible the amount of development down there Don!

Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 31, 2018, 04:02:27 PM »
Been off-line for a bit due to the Memorial Service for Jacob, my son.  I'm posting my remarks from his service below; there were 200+ kid his age there from all over the country and Canada.  Vancouver, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois and a pair of his friend drove in from Seattle Washington in a Drift car.....that's dedication!  Hopefully the words planted a seed for some of them; I do know it spoke to my fathers heart as he was there with my younger brother and commented so.  Thanks to all of you for your prayers!

Jacob Michael Poehler

I want to thank everyone for this awesome showing of support to Jacob?s mother Jeanie and husband Dave, sister Alexa and her husband Dax and their son Toan, Jacob?s step-mother Stacy, sister Madison and I, during this difficult time.

Jacob was my only son; I was proud and excited about the man he was becoming.  Jacob was always a hilarious kid.  One Christmas Eve in church when Jacob was probably 4 years old, Father Jim called the kids up front to read the Christmas Story to them.  When gets to the part where it mentions ?the Ox and the Ass?, Jacob busts out, ?Ooooh, he said ASS!? breaking the place up in polite chuckles. 

Not long after that Christmas, Jacob continued with his at Church comedy routine.  After Sunday morning service, he was standing next to one of the women of the church (Ruth Kozlowski) he?d regularly give a hug to.   As he?s standing next to her, arms around her legs he proceeded to run his hand up one of her legs below her skirt proclaiming, ?Ooooh, SLIDEY? referencing the slick nature of her nylons; only Jacob could pull that off and make you wonder if he actually hadn?t planned it somehow!

I?ve recently learned things about Jake I didn?t know; for example, he LOVED karaoke!  Shouldn?t have been a surprise to me; before children, his mother and I had a mid 60?s Plymouth Valiant we called the Green Bean.  One Friday evening, out driving around in it we both spontaneously started belting out Show Tunes from Musicals without ANY idea where we were coming up with from!  Come to find out, Jacob LOVED to torture his friends, trapping them in his vehicle blasting John Denver tunes, with him singing at the top of his lungs!

His spontaneity involved road trips - like driving off to the I-80 Truck Stop in Iowa, labeled as the World?s Largest Truck Stop.  What?s not to like?  Acres of parking, hot showers, diner food, ice cream, shopping, haircuts, Semi-Wash and Detailing, Full Service Diesel Mechanic, Movies, Game Room, Fuel etc.  While he was there, he came across an assortment of truck stop t-shirts and thus started his collection of dramatic wildlife t-shirts.

The one that stands out in my memory was one of two wolves; a white one howling at the moon while a dark one slinks in the background. 

As I recalled this shirt of Jacob?s, it reminded me - Native Americans often compare man?s soul to being two indwelling wolves, a white one and a black one; a struggle between good and evil.  There is EVIL in this world, we all see it; sometimes we fail to recognize it.  Bipolar Depression is one of those evils and it cost us Jacob.

Alone in a motel room in Southwestern Iowa, the call I never wanted to make or receive came.  At the first sound of Jeanie?s voice, I felt my heart being rendt from my chest - a raw, burning emptiness growing with each minute.  After the call and subsequent calls I needed to make, ifs and buts swirled through my head.  Some of those calls I made that night were for request of prayers for all of us and especially Jacob?s mother Jeanie.  I spent that night myself praying for us all and especially Jeanie.  I feared for what awaited her once she and Dave got to Oregon to deal with it all. 

Those prayers worked miracles on multiple levels, which in turn, started to refill the emptiness in my heart.  When Jeanie and Dave arrived in Oregon, several of Jacob?s friends had of their own will and initiative, cleaned Jacob?s place, packed up his belongings, arranged for driving his truck, drift car, trailer and belongings back here to Illinois - YOU gentlemen, answered those prayers and I cannot thank you enough!

At times like this, people tend to ask the question, why?  I don?t think there?s ever an answer for that.  What I do believe, is that there is always something good that can come out of tragedy and evil.  Despite all the negative thoughts, self blaming and doubt I?ve had - what really stuck was the one failure I have to own through it all.  As a Christian father, I failed to make certain that Jacob knew about Christ?s love and gift of redemption for all of us.  Which wolf do we choose to feed?  I choose to feed the white one and starve evil.  That fatherly duty, that I failed to do for Jacob, I share instead with all of you-

 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.  God loves you all - He gave his only begotten son, Jesus; for salvation of this lost and dying world.  It?s his free gift to all of humankind, who must do but one thing - accept it.  We must only admit we are sinners, ask God for forgiveness of our sins and accept his gift of redemption.  If you would like to know more about this, please don?t hesitate to speak with me.

So, what proof do I have for Christ?s love and salvation you ask?  The strength and ability to speak to you tonight.  The answered prayers for Jeanie, where Jacob?s friends stepped up and did the remarkable.  The story of one of Jacob?s friends reaching out to Jacob regarding that friends own struggle with Depression and Jacob talking that individual out of ending their life; they?re alive today.  Untold acts of kindness and supportive words of friends and strangers for multiple members of Jacob?s family; these are the things that help fill that void rendt ones my chest from our loss of Jacob?s.

So, in my mind, funerals are catharsis for the living; we support each other in the loss of someone we love as we say goodbye.  Now what if we flipped that for a minute - JUST THINK how different our lives could be, if we all made sure to show and tell people how special they are with regularity while we are ALIVE?  Which wolf would we be feeding if we all did that? 

In this present age of the digital world, it?s too damn easy to tear each other down through social media.  Put down the phones, get off Facebook, talk face to face, look each other in the eyes and get to know each other on a deeper and more personal level.  Think how different life might be? 

Instead of stumbling now through the aftermath of the black wolf?s feast, we might all be watching that wild child with the long brown hair, shorts and his moccasins, singing karaoke with an impish grin, or smoking the tires on his yellow Nissan as he drifts around the track with glee!

I ask that you all:


Feed the right wolf as there?s a battle for your souls and I want that F___ing black wolf to starve to death, until Christ returns and defeats evil forever!

God grant you the serenity to accept the things you cannot change-

The courage to seek Christ and change those things that you can-

And may He grant you the wisdom to know the difference.


Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 25, 2018, 02:56:43 PM »
Small request for prayers gents- tomorrow is my son Jacob's memorial service; prayers for the following:

-Strength for all of us to get through it.
-Gods peace for those still struggling with Jacob's death.
-Individuals whom should not attend don't; though if they do, may God's plan manifest itself for His good.
-May I get through my remarks, my words be spoken for God's will, and may those still alive and lost find their way to Christ.
-Safe travels for all afterwards wherever they are headed.

Thank you all for your support!

Small matter of housekeeping; we can take Jacob off the prayer list now.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 23, 2018, 06:50:30 PM »
Sounds like you expanded the property lines?!

Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:19:56 PM »

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 06:17:59 AM »
Prayers sent Sam

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:07:16 AM »
Prayers sent Shawn-

Firearms / Fantastic Deal!
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:06:26 AM »
So, if anyone would like to purchase my Christmas gift early - HERE it is at a smoking deal!

Thermal Sig Sauer sight for sub $900:


Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:07:52 AM »
In California to drop the gas tank he would probably have to have a one month EPA review and approval, local variance permits, and a tree hugger to monitor the entire process capturing any loose molecule of gas vapor!

Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: October 16, 2018, 06:40:09 AM »
Nice pictures Baylee!  Nice to see your work being rewarded with the ability to enjoy the vehicle and intended!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:18:54 PM »
That is a beautiful area, Just south of me. Had scout camp there 2 years ago.

Someone always complains in this state,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Its really getting under my skin lately, most people are really nice ask a lot of questions thinks it really cool but then you get the people that come over and first question they ask is "do you have a permit"  then "this is not allowed" "your can fly here" and so on, looking forward to retirement and getting out of this state!

I thought Liberals were all about everyone doing their own thing..........?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:49:35 AM »
Installed some doors on some crooked walls at the brothers place. 8 down, 11 to go.
This one didn't have room for trim on the left side.

...and we got a ton of rain again. The first one is my backyard.

Build the wall........and a MOAT!

« on: October 11, 2018, 06:22:04 PM »
A good old fashioned ass kicking should be administered and his head shaved immediately!

CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:56:21 AM »
Golden Malorin Flybait and Coke in a saucer will cure that problem

Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:08:57 PM »
Same guy that wants you to put a shackle in the vise and beat it with a hammer wants you to go with primo springs? Is this guy from Denver or somethin'? :)

Hopefully some day you?ll have to put Hildabeast?s shackles in a vice to take her on a date behind some thick walls and high fences!  Better yet, put her in a vice and beat her with a hammer!

Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:11:26 PM »
Or if you want to save some work, just reposition the left one and shift the whole axle so the right one lines up.

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How would that work? One wheel out 2 inches more that the other  :huh:

Anyway I had a nice long post and never submitted it  :popcorn:

Yep, easiest is to move the pads, use the kit, done. Shawn wants me to go with deaver springs, love to but a grand for springs!!

When your teeth are chipped and your eyeballs look like googly eyes on springs.......$1000 will be well worth it!

CIEMR / Re: Covering up pedophilia
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:08:11 PM »
That?s like saying the democrats have a ?bit? of a problem with the truth

The only problem they have with the truth is...........IT'S THE TRUTH and they CAN'T UNDERSTAND THAT LANGUAGE NOR INTERPRET FACTS........Press 1 for English......

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 03, 2018, 10:46:00 AM »
Ahhhh, Gents - it is HARVEST SEASON after all, and he is actually a Farmer if I recall, so he's probably actually working his butt off and when he's free, tending to Miss K's list of chores to stay out of Marriage Jail!

Either that or he found a Delorian in one of those sheds right next to a Flux-Capacitor and is busy working to reverse Ken's choice of girlfriends and the entire Obama era. (We can dream can't we?)

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:50:43 AM »
Prayers sent Matt - safe travels too!

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:48:36 AM »
Just remember Dave - small children, especially boys will distress things for you in short order!  Houses are things!  Buy them, build them, use them, sell them.....still just things!

D.O.T. / Re: Favorite Magazine??? Why?
« on: October 03, 2018, 07:14:32 AM »
Oh Mikey...if I had a dollar for every time you said you were going to retire. :)

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You?d have $12 dollars.......$20 at the most.........just enough to drink your girlfriend away for a day or two.....:.: :beercheers:

D.O.T. / Re: Favorite Magazine??? Why?
« on: October 02, 2018, 01:04:41 PM »
AARP......cause in 242 days.....I'z gonna be RETIRED.......Ken, don't respell that with an A and another D - I know you are but what AM I...... :tongue:

Parenting / A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:28:46 AM »
A Fathers Lamentation

My son, Jacob Michael Poehler, lost his battle with Bipolar Depression on Friday night, September 28, 2018 in Milwaukie. Oregon; he took his own life.  His older sister and I spoke of the possibility of this outcome over the last few years.  We were out of communication with him over the last 4 months of his life; phone calls and texts were rarely answered and if they were there was no sustained conversations or information exchanged.  His mother is who he?d chosen to talk with and there wasn?t much sharing from that.

I received a text from Jacob?s mother while I was out of town on Saturday night imploring me to call her immediately; around 10pm she gave me the news.  I was devastated, out of town, alone in a hotel room and over 300 miles from my wife and 13 year old daughter.  I had to start making phone calls, my wife, my father, my childhood and best friend and his family as well as texting those whom I was closest with involved in the event that caused me to be out of town who fortunately are amongst my closest friends.

With the phone down, silent and finally out of my hand and ear, the silence of that room started to envelope me and my thoughts started to swirl.  I knew, that nothing I could do would bring Jacob back yet, immediately, all the things I should have done, all my failures as a husband to my first wife and a father to Jacob started to come in waves.

The one thing that survived the scrutiny of validation is this - I totally failed in my charge as a father, to bring my son up in the ways of the Lord.  The travesty of divorce drove me, unwillingly out of his and his older sister?s lives for roughly 8 years.  It wasn?t until the birth of their half sister that I was able to reconnect and start the process of repairing the damaged relationships between all of us, including Jacob?s mother.  I had some opportunities, but I failed to share God?s gift of salvation and redemption with my son and oldest daughter - the reality is this: because of my failure, Jacob is doomed to spend eternity in hell and away from the gift of everlasting life; I hope that I?m wrong, but there was never confirmation to me that Jacob accepted God?s gift of Salvation.  Bad enough that I?ve lost my son, but the possibility that Jacob?s act to escape the tortures of Bipolar Depression without accepting Christ has placed him in a far worse and more torturous place; Hell for eternity.  This is my cross to bear and the weight of it is crushing me!  Had I had discussions with Jacob about his depression and the transformative power of Christ?s love and the free gift of Salvation he might still be with us today and living free from the demons of Bipolar Depression; at least I would know he was at peace with God and have the promise of being together again in the glory and grace of Eternity with Christ. 

There is such a gaping hole in my soul acting like a vacuum sucking energy from my heart and leaving me feeling empty at times.  I?m doing well in spite of this, and know I will speak of this to the myriad of his friends from the world of Drifting - they have done amazing things already that were direct answers to my prayers and those of you Realmen!  I will speak at his memorial sometime at the end of the month and pray that I have the grace, courage and strength to speak the words to everyone there that I failed God and my son Jacob by not speaking to him.  I pray for the Holy Spirit to work through me and give me the words to write and speak to serve God?s plan in all of this.  It will not absolve me of guilt and failure, but give me the knowledge that I listened to His voice in that lonely motel room in Iowa last Saturday night.  I will know that in some small way I may reach someone else? sons and daughters; at least I might plant some seeds of hope for them.

Please speak the words your sons and daughters need to hear from you their fathers; I wish this quilt and pain on nobody else or their children.  God is great - let them know of his gift and at least then, the choice is theirs; I failed to inform and teach Jacob of that choice.

I now have a better grasp and understanding of the book of Lamentations?...

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 28, 2018, 02:15:01 PM »
Congratulations on both Shawn......multiple build threads...... :popcorn:

CIEMR / Re: Cavanaugh accuser: Another liberal liar!
« on: September 28, 2018, 01:23:33 PM »
My wife and I were talking about the wonderment of God's plan, if in fact kavenaugh is confirmed, and the the bag of bones and evil Ginsburg croaked after the mid-terms should the Republicans keep the Congress, that would be salacious wonderment watching all the Libs faces melt similar to the Ark scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark!  Like Martin.....I HAVE A DREAM!

Equipment: Where to buy / Re: Interesting find
« on: September 28, 2018, 01:18:27 PM »
Charles.......you could always paint it Red....... :likebutton:

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