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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:36:04 PM »
Praying for you.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New from northern ky area
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:32:28 PM »
Glad to have you.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello from Ft. Campbell
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:35:29 AM »
Welcome. Glad you're here.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Tootsie Roll Marines
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:51:35 AM »
At one time, I was assigned to D co. 10th Eng Bn.  They were attached to the Marines during the Chosin Reservoir episode.  While we were deployed once to Kuwait before OIF, he introduced himself to the unit by sending 3 very large cases (24x24 inch boxes) of Tootsie Rolls.  His letter of introduction came after the boxes.  His letter explained the tootsie rolls but didn't make it to us first.  Upon redeployment he meet us at our home station.  His name is Frank Kestner.  He was a PFC at the time and retired as a Major.  It was humbling to meet this warrior.  Here is a link to the book Kubles Mongrels detailing the unit actions during that time.  It makes for great reading.

https://books.google.com/books?id=vO1QjySfQVYC&pg=PA4&lpg=PA4&dq=frank+kestner+10th+engineer&source=bl&ots=P_-mnZGQe3&sig=ACfU3U0xmus9cR2cf5LecsiuNtjn01aO_w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiT28et0rbgAhVCn-AKHXqMBGsQ6AEwC3oECAIQAQ#v=onepage&q=frank%20kestner%2010th%20engineer&f=false

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Faith Discussion / Re: 1 Samuel 28
« on: January 27, 2019, 07:19:36 PM »
I think God allowed Samuel to come back and repeat what he had already told Saul.  That he had ripped the kingdom from him and given it to David.  Saul had not changed his ways or repented.  Samuel always confronted Saul when it needed to be done and I think God allowed Samuel to do it again.  Below is from the Enduring Word Commentary.  Hope this helps.

.""" Some believe that this was a hallucination of the medium. But this doesn’t make sense because it doesn’t explain why the medium was so frightened. It doesn’t explain why Saul also saw Samuel and why Samuel spoke to Saul, not to the medium.
ii. Some believe that this was a deception by the medium. But this also isn’t an adequate explanation, for the same reasons given to the previous suggestion.
iii. Some believe that this was a demonic impersonation of Samuel. It is possible that the medium, with her occultic powers, summoned a demonic spirit that deceived both her and Saul. But this suggestion is also inadequate, because it does not speak to the issue of motive. After all, what advantage does Satan gain by “Samuel’s” words to Saul?
iv. Some believe that this was a genuine (but strange) appearance of Samuel. This is the best explanation because it is supported by the reaction of the medium, who got more than she bargained for. It is also supported by the truth of what Samuel said (and the text says that Samuel said it). Some may say that it is impossible for Samuel to reappear in some way, coming from the world beyond back to this world. But Moses and Elijah also came from the world beyond back to this world when they appeared with Jesus at the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:3).
v. Clarke makes an additional valuable point: “I believe that the woman of En-dor had no power over Samuel; and that no incantation can avail over any departed saint of God, nor indeed over any human disembodied spirit.” Samuel really came, but not because the medium called for him. Samuel appeared because God had a special purpose for it."""

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CIEMR / Re: Another example of those smart Washingtonians
« on: January 24, 2019, 03:39:20 PM »
When you are on the government tit, it's all about the headcount.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:11:23 AM »
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."  Galatians 5:14

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:24:05 AM »
Getting me remembering air assault school stuff there.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 17, 2019, 06:52:16 PM »
Lose the keys to the GJ.  We know hiding half of each pair of her shoes won't work.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:52:14 PM »
Lifting you and your family up.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:29:11 AM »
As A PM for a construction company, I can tell you the devil is in the details.  I have to really pay attention to scope of work to ensure that I don't have gaps and also to the exclusions like not removing debris or surface prep ect.  It is unusual to find a sub that goes above the bare minimum anymore.  And the ones that do are usually not the lowest bidder which is what the office folks are worried about.

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Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:15:53 AM »
I have always felt lost without a watch.  Also, I work in a lot of secure spaces where you can't take an electronic device.  Not even a fitbit or smart watch.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:49:47 PM »
The only downfall to spray foam is the building envelope is so tight you have to watch the humidity and in my cases I’ve had to add dehumidifiers.

There are different types. Open cell is not as air tight as closed cell.

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Build Threads / Re: 2004 TJ
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:18:29 AM »
Only way to learn is to do it.  Keep it up.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:59:55 AM »
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Thanks for having me.
« on: January 02, 2019, 05:47:25 PM »
Glad to have you.

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D.O.T. / Re: 2018 merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2018, 09:27:36 AM »
Merry Christmas everyone.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:06:22 AM »
Welcome.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:03:05 AM »
How is everything going with this thing?  I hope you have got it to the point of enjoyment.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:13:25 AM »
Happy birthday Charles. Hope I'm not late to the party.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:59:19 PM »
Maybe a little grainy for some peoples taste.

Just to keep it going.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:10:58 PM »
OSHA doesn't approve anything.  The sure will disapprove though.  Only way to keep that from happening is be finished when they get there and not pics.

Looks great to me.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:26:13 PM »
Are the pre rangers still exempt on the duty roster?  A little soot on the hands builds character.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 05, 2018, 02:30:20 PM »
Just like the chimney on the pot belly stove when the guys would run it rich when they started it and by 2 am it won't even produce heat as there is so much residue in the stack.  Clean it up and let it breath.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 25, 2018, 09:23:51 PM »
Great Job.  I know that was a lot of work and time.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 09:13:23 PM »
So sorry to hear.  It is never easy to deal with and difficult to find the right thing to say to you other than I care.  I will be praying for you and yours.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:00:01 AM »
Lifting you up in this hard time.  You and your family.  I pry that you can enjoy the time that you do have.  You will cherish it later as will the entire family.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:16:08 PM »
Looks great.

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Build Threads / Re: Spartan part 2, Suburban build.
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:28:53 AM »
Step one and two accomplished.  Great start.  This is gonna be good.

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CIEMR / Re: Mornin' Gents
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:26:59 AM »
Thanks for checking in.  Good to see that ya'll are doing well.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:29:23 AM »
Prayers for all of you involved in this in any way.  God provides wisdom and strength.  Just ask and continue asking.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 21, 2018, 10:04:51 PM »
Lifting up the family.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: October 21, 2018, 10:00:26 PM »
Great looking work.  The light is on at the end of the tunnel.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:50:25 AM »
I will be lifting the son up. Glad your wife is recovering well.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:53:08 AM »
Will do.  Thanks for letting us know.

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:43:11 PM »
Good but seems like it is too late.  She already moved in.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:12:09 AM »
Sitting in a tree stand. Opening day for muzzle loader.  Making a day of it with my son.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:55:58 PM »
Fence in an area if he needs to keep it.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:14:29 AM »
More than 1 way for that to happen.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:36:58 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Back home safe.  Since everything was prearranged, it went as well as something like this can and no extra family issues.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:12:59 AM »
Got the call about an hour ago that my aunt passed this morning.  She is the one who has been in the nursing home and I have been taking care of all of her affairs for the last 18 months.  Don't know yet the arraignments but trying to get things lined up for Saturday.  We have to travel about 8 hours each way to north Alabama.  Thanks ahead of time for the prayers and support.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: September 26, 2018, 08:31:50 AM »
What does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 26, 2018, 08:28:52 AM »
Special tool but I would go with the PEX fittings.  It is never bad to have another tool.

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CIEMR / Re: Never Forget
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:32:11 PM »
I was in Kosovo at Camp Bondsteel.  Just back inside the wire from a clearance mission and got to watch the second plane hit live on TV.  It took about 10 minutes to lock things down and get to 100% security.  Bad juju for quite a while.  Redeployed in Aug and straight to NTC for mission prep.  Recalled from leave on Dec 23 for deployment order for OIF 1 (before it was called that).  We all know how that mission turned out.

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CIEMR / Re: Never Forget
« on: September 11, 2018, 06:59:09 AM »
Amen.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 10, 2018, 12:46:40 PM »
Bought a replacement grommet for the fuel valve on my generator.  I pulled it out yesterday and it was leaking but still started on the first pull.  Got to ensure that I can run the house if this storm hits.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:14:30 AM »
She will be on her feet this afternoon.  Praying for you all.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 05, 2018, 05:27:15 PM »
Sorry you are going through all of that.  Praying for you and yours sir.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 05, 2018, 04:03:46 PM »
Done.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 03, 2018, 09:12:17 PM »
I am lifting up all involved.  May the Lord show them His grace and mercy according to His will.  His thoughts and plans are higher than ours.  He will reveal His plan to us in His time.  I am truly sorry for your loss.

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