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    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    We still haven't paid for a Costco membership, but we do shop a lot at Sam's Club and that's where we get our precooked chickens.
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    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    That's a fact! Tremendously slowed the computer down. And then a couple of days ago, Adobe Acrobat disappeared from my computer. I found it online...
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    Yesterday, 08:13 AM
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    Never heard of doing that; sounds worth trying. Okra was my first money crop in my preteen years; used to cut it every other day and sold it to the...
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    01-19-2018, 04:51 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    I've been using KC Masterpiece Original Sauce for a long time, but I've noticed in Walmart at least, for some time now, they have a lot more Sweet...
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    01-19-2018, 03:41 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    I "assume"? by "Southern" everyone is talking about the southeast part of the country; not Oklahoma or Texas where I've spend most of my life. The...
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    01-19-2018, 03:34 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    I don't think I've ever heard it said quite that way, but that's been my experience when I was a police officer. I don't think I ever handled an...
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    01-19-2018, 10:48 AM
    I've never known how they got reported, or by whom, but my wife and I do get those calls that show to be "spam" on our cell phones, so we don't mind...
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    01-19-2018, 10:42 AM
    Undoubtedly a fine machine for laying large and long distance pipelines.
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    01-19-2018, 08:24 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    That's what I use now-a-days. I never heard of parboiling a brisket. When I was raising rabbits (New Zealand White), shredded newspaper...
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    01-18-2018, 03:29 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    I'll confess to an almost phobia where scorpions are concerned. I think I was 5 or 6 years old when, something stung me one night in bed. I thought...
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    01-18-2018, 03:21 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    My parents moved to Anchorage, AK, in 1965 and they were raising one of my little nieces at the time, so that little girl started school in...
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    01-18-2018, 11:00 AM
    It seems that I've heard from most of my life that you should turn the heat down at night when you go to bed; sleep better in a cooler room. And of...
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    01-18-2018, 10:38 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    I've now got my latest paper electric bill with all the details. As I said before it's $178.65 for 1851 kWh and 34 days. So the details are: TXU...
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    01-18-2018, 08:28 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    Yesterday evening, the NWS was forecasting a low this morning of 18, but at 5 a.m. they were showing the actual to be 10 and an hour later up to 13...
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    01-17-2018, 11:18 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    A little good news here, I guess. In spite of TXU's estimate of $226 to $227, our electric bill for the last 34 days is just $178.65 for 1851 kWH,...
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    01-17-2018, 09:29 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    :laughing:Yeah, Bird slept late this morning; latest in a long time. But the NWS says our temperature at 6 a.m. was +4 (already started up and now 5...
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    01-16-2018, 04:06 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    24 degrees here, but clear, sunny, and dry and forecast to possibly go on up to 26.:laughing: NWS forecast is for 8 tonight.
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    01-16-2018, 12:41 PM
    Don't ask about Bucee's. Why not; now I gotta ask. They wanted to build one about 3 blocks from my house, but our city council voted it down 3 to...
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    01-16-2018, 12:31 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    Hard to believe now, but there was a time when I liked that job when I was about 13 years old because it gave me a legitimate excuse to driver the...
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    01-16-2018, 11:39 AM
    I've not seen cattle, or other animals, being driven on, along, or across Interstate Highways, but it's always been fairly common on State and County...
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    01-16-2018, 11:30 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    I suspect all the "Co-op" electric companies are about as good a price as you can get; maybe better service, too, in many cases because they are...
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    01-16-2018, 08:29 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    None of the forecasted rain, snow, and sleet has yet arrived, and now the NWS has even taken it all out of the forecast.:laughing: So, it's 17...
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    01-16-2018, 08:21 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    Don, I guess that's $0.11012 per KWH. Ours can vary month to month a bit because the more we use, the cheaper it gets per KWH, but overall for last...
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    01-15-2018, 06:46 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    Ron, we have lots of companies to choose from. You can read a bit about it here: Texas Electric Rates | 855-387-6819 | Your Power to Choose
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    01-15-2018, 05:30 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    I will readily admit that I don't know just how it all works, but I do know that the distribution company is Oncor and they have a huge office...
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    01-15-2018, 04:13 PM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    In the discussion of electricity costs, I haven't seen anyone mention changing companies (may have overlooked it). Anyway, nearly all the providers...
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    01-15-2018, 11:37 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Good morning!!!! in Rural Living
    We used to see the meter reader walking from house to house every month, but then they replaced all the meters with what some call "smart" meters so...
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    01-15-2018, 11:25 AM
    I, too, have heard that theory, and I believe it's a valid one.
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    01-15-2018, 08:34 AM
    If I should be able to afford the new 4-door Ranger, that will likely be the next vehicle I'd want, but I'm not really expecting to be able to afford...
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