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23° here in Upstate NY this morning with just the lightest of a snow covering on the ground. The high today is to get up to about 30°.

Yesterday was a busy day but it is over, I am Sec/Treas. for another year at the gun club. I have a bit of paperwork to do today for it along with my normal work. I foresee a better year next year for the club with new officers on board.

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone.
 

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Great morning folks,

A fresh skiff of snow with a bit more expected as we start off with 31° here near Halfway USA. Though we saw snow much of the day yesterday, there was no accumulation.

The sump pump is fixed for now. I had some spare parts on an old pump I keep around as a back up. Now, what to do with an old pump that doesn't have all it's part? :rolleyes: Buy new parts, put them on the working one in the house and put the old parts back on the old pump? I suppose that's what a damncow farmer or his wife would do. ;)

Debra Dearest got her interior barn doors stained yesterday. Another day to thoroughly dry & a coat of poly goes on. I expected I will be mounting the tracks today.

Gun club meeting last evening was productive. We had a board member step aside as his job keeps him out of town much of the year. He said it is inappropriate to hold office and not show up for meetings. A new board member will be elected in January. Going to be a quiet year as no projects are planned.
 

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Mornin boys...
22 here high on RUGER Mt this morning
Snowed about all day yesterday but nothing stuck in most places.
Dr. app this morning for blood and to give them money.
You all have a gooden today and GOD Bless...


Donnie
 

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Good morning everyone got to the shop little later than usual but coffee was already made so that was a plus.:D The wife had another appointment on her knee and looks like surgery is not needed at this time. Lose of cartilage and some arthritis. She went to a specialist last year and we had to pay out of pocket for an MRI and xray's. Doc then just shot her full of cortisone and missed on the radiology report that she had multiple fractures in her knee.:mad: The assistant at the local specialist seen it and asked her about it. I'd like to get my money back on that one.

I have another piece of equipment here from there that out on site in the cold. Looks like I have to try to find welding wire today....I ordered some early last week and was supposed to be in already but not going to be here until Friday.....I ran out of wire yesterday.:rolleyes:

Well off to see what kind of mess I can find today.....have a good day!
 

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morning all. warmed up over night! 27 now, was 14 when we went to bed. Mid to upper thirties today. Chance of snow tomorrow.
About all that got done yesterday was chores, watch water for cows and make sure they stayed where they are supposed to be. Probably much of the same today. May work on the old Dodge pickup some.
Whacked another coyote yesterday but didn't even touch him, mange is here, we've never had that before, one sorry looking dog for sure.
Better get, breakfast waiting. Have a safe and warm day. Prayers for those in need and our country.
GOD BLESS. Dean
 

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Good Morning

28 here in NC Ohio with light snow for today. Not much here except fires to tend too. Has anyone heard from Greyfox? Have not seen a post from him for a few days. Prayers to those and country. Mike
 

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good morning folks. S.H.I.T...right TAJ?:D (Fuzz always liked that one too.) It's 33º here with clouds. Chilly night. New heat pump had a hard time keeping up last night. I had to kick it over to propane for a bit, then it got too damn hot. If I set it for 68º it's cold...69º is too hot. Never seen one degree make that much difference. Have a call into the HVAC guy to see what's up. (He just called back, probably in de-frost cycle)

Met my friend last night after work where mom got her doe. We had 2 fawns and 2 younger does come out early. We watched them for an hour and a half, hoping a buck or a bigger one would come out. Finally he couldn't take it any more and missed her at about 140 yards. He has no understanding of ballistics. He's got a Nikon BDC scope on a Model 7 in 260, zeroed at 50 yards (for woods hunting and that's all the farther he's able to shoot in his yard). The other day, the doe he missed was about 130 yards. He held the 1st BDC circle on her and we think skimmed her back. I told him he should be able to hold dead on a deer with a 260 out to about 250 yards. So last night he held dead on and missed? Then he asked if he should have held "under" her. He has no clue. I need to take him to the range and let him see where he's at out to 300. He needs trigger time.

Well, get thru today and a half tomorrow and we're done for the week. Taking mom to the Eastern Shore for the last day and a half of gun season. I better get busy.

Have a good one. Prayers sent.

Charlie
 

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Good Morning

It was 28 here this morning. Supposed to get up to 40 with rain this afternoon. They’ve stocked rainbow trout in a few lakes around here and I’m trying my best to get them out of there. We’ve had some good luck these last couple weeks and it looks like we’re gonna try it again today after work. That will make for a good supper tonight.

Not much going on around here, as far as shooting goes but i’m liking the 300 Blackout more and more each time I take it out. I’m thinking a bolt gun with a suppressor would be nice to dispatch varmints around the yard. That might be an itch that I just have to scratch.

Glad to here the sump pump is up and working, Scott. I’ve heard some real horror stories from a couple guys at work who found out the hard way that their pumps were bad.

Good luck giving blood and money to the Doc this morning Kermit. I hope he leaves you with plenty of both.

Make it a good day
 

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Mornin' folks, still here Mike, thanks for asking. I'm not much inclined to communicate until I get behind a couple cups of coffee and for the past few days I've had to get out and get things done, so no "good morning". It was 23º around sunrise in the hollow. Things have warmed a bit, but not much, there is still heavy frost. My wife left early to babysit the newest grandson and she asked me what I was doing today. Not sure about that. I just have to make my daily list and begin working through it. Before long I'll run short of day before this list runs out. Tomorrow starts all over again.

I know about sump pumps. They stop working without warning and you have a flooded basement. I also learned yesterday how to hold a barrel in a vise when you can't tighten it anymore. A little item called drywall screen or some such. It does tend to polish the barrel if it slips, but a little additional pressure with a 4' cheater bar fixes that too. Breaks loose with a "pop".

G'day Y'all,
Rick
 

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All the way up to 38° with light breezes anduh light, high overcast. It seems an actual sunny day is relatively rare occurrence in these parts as we approach the first day of winter.

Today's chore will be moving the upright garage freezer. Having pulled the trigger on a crew cab Chebby last week, even w a short bed, it's down to inches. The safe stays in place. Truck has yet to show up and it was due Tues. Just as long as it isn't upside down in a ditch. Heck, I don't even know where it was built.

I was all set for a Ridgeline but a few things just put me off. Dinah wanted leather. To get that, it had to be 2nd from top of trim levels. Once there & to get the interactive cruise, a sun roof w pwr sliding rear window was mandatory.....total waste of $$ imo. Honda, in all of their marketing wisdom has lowered the trim threshold one more notch in '19 so that the roof & pwr rear window is std one level lower. Their market share is dismal as it is and they've succeeded in choking it further. For my $$, I went w a full size. After driving one w 20s, (couldn't believe the diff over 18" rim/tire) I found out I was tired of riding "small" - and the Outback at 3800# isn't a Yaris or Civic. I will pay at the pump of course.
So we'll be doing the frzr shuffle today. Glad I held onto the Pepsi dolley.
Talked w Keith last night and he filled up under $2/gal. I pd 2.07 last week. Farm delivery is $2.39 for reg and pink dsl. It sure is nice for a change.
Time to light a shuck, Tom out.
PS: Charlie, I've wracked my brain, can't remember the S.H.I.T. thing.
 

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Thanks Charlie. I guess w Saturdays 6 days a week, the Thursday thing slipped into the
"Used to Be" portions if my mind.
 
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