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    Re: You know...

    I wanted a boy, but raising two girls was certainly good for my ego. With all females in the house I got ganged up on occasionally, but they loved their Daddy. Daddy could do no wrong...well, very...
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    Re: You know...

    I would tell you about my polished toe nails, but it was so traumatic I have blocked it out of my memory.
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    Re: You know...

    You know you are a father when both you and the dog serve as a model for their pretend hairdresser operation.
  4. Thread: Cougar

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    Re: Cougar

    Many years ago, I read of a study that was made on the records of the Hudson Bay Trading Company, that among other things, bought furs. Their records go back many, many years. The records show,...
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    Re: Naked on Zero Turn?

    You better hope Burt Reynolds isn't skulking around with his bow and arrow.
  6. Thread: Cougar

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    Re: Cougar

    The deer in this area are everywhere. If you drive at night, even on the interstate, you had better have your wits about you. It's hard to imagine that cougars are not present with such a huge deer...
  7. Re: Long-estranged sibling just passed away...

    If she left you all of her personal property, her real estate, her insurance and retirement, then I would say you had a moral obligation to pay for the funeral expenses. Otherwise, you are not...
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    Re: Naked on Zero Turn?

    EWWWWIE! What poor taste! Don't they know that orange and pink clash in the worst possible way? Would like to have a video of that...not!
  9. Re: Any Thoughts on This and Implications? Other States Could Follow?

    The Second Amendment applies to the states as well as the federal government.

    McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), is a landmark[1] decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that...
  10. Re: Any Thoughts on This and Implications? Other States Could Follow?

    Won't stand up to a 2nd Amendment challenge.
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Gotcha.
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    Re: Texting while driving

    But then, we can't do that here, because we are a kinder, gentler nation. :)[/QUOTE]

    I am curious as to how you could manage that considering the other car is behind you. I have seen police do...
  13. Re: Hit the predator nocturnal trifecta last nite

    Hah. No, but I'm a fan. My Sharn Jean is really Sharon Kay, but she's been known as Sharn Jean for quite a while. I do kid her about being a big boned old woman.
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    Re: Leaf collection ideas

    I don't know how you guys with the big yards and lots of trees cope. I have an acre plus, with two huge Maples, two huge Ash trees, a 50 foot Pecan, various others including, up until this Spring, a...
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    Re: Jena Finally Killed a Mole!

    Nothing succeeds like success! Pray tell, what is her secret? I have never been aware of a mole when it was working; how did she know where it was? I have seen gophers kicking dirt out of their...
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    Re: Show us pictures of your pets

    My constant companion, Lucy. Still waiting for Ricky.

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  17. Re: Hit the predator nocturnal trifecta last nite

    We're having the same problem here, although we don't have any chickens. I heard something going on outside a night or two ago, and finally spotted three half-grown raccoons trying to get past the...
  18. Thread: Oily rags

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    Re: Oily rags

    Back in the old days when I used to paint houses for a living, and when we used mostly oil-based paints, I can recall several times in my career when I absent mindedly stuck a rag soaked with paint...
  19. Re: Looking for suggestions for use of retired fire hoses

    WHOOOOEEEE! Got hold of one of those fire holes once upon a time!
  20. Re: Looking for suggestions for use of retired fire hoses

    If the stuff is still usable, you might check out some of the small town volunteer fire departments, they might be able to use it. I know from my brother, an asst. chief, that they used to donate a...
  21. Thread: Oily rags

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    Re: Oily rags

    I have a wire basket that I put my stuff in; the basket remains outside where it eventually off gasses and dries out. After an appropriate time...read "whenever they dry out and I think about it" I...
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    Re: Black (Melanistic) Fawn

    Black squirrels are rare here, but not unknown. I killed one when I was a kid, trying to put meat on the table, but I have only seen one since...a 50 year span...and it was not completely black, had...
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    Re: What the heck kind of giant moth is this?

    I think I would put it in a bird cage and keep my .45 handy...:rolleyes:
  24. Re: If you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras...

    Those darn gremlins!
  25. Thread: California

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    Re: California

    OMG! I love banjo music, but I don't care much for the inbred backwoodsy knuckle draggers. Of course we have our share of both here.
  26. Re: I had "THE TALK" with my 4 year old son today!

    OMG! I can't wait until he wants to know about diesel, butane, propane, gasoline, kerosene and steam power.
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    Re: The Sorry State of Today's Journalism

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    Just one guys opinion.......Coffeeman[/QUOTE]

    I think you hit the nail on the head. They also have their liberal agenda.
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    Re: What the heck kind of giant moth is this?

    No way! It's a baby Mothra...and Godzilla is not far behind!
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    Re: Your BBQ Brisket/Dutch Oven recipe

    Buy the best grade of meat you can get...it always pays to buy Prime or at least Choice. On a brisket that small, I would consider a marinade. Get a Reynolds turkey bag; add a bottle of Wishbone...
  30. Re: Is there something wrong with my septic tank?

    Reminds me of our septic tank days. Ours did the same thing; a water sprinkler every other day will take care of it...or put some more dirt on top.
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    Re: What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    Reminds me of the time I told my Grand father that I liked pickled pig's feet. He shook his head and said "I like to eat a little higher on the hog". I suppose the ribs, belly and jowels were not...
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    Re: Help with ID of tree

    There is a small family owned sawmill not too far from here that will come pick up acceptable trees and mill them for half. In other words, you get half of the milled lumber in exchange for the...
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    Re: What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    Bumper sticker on Red Mercedes Convertible driven by attractive blonde:

    "A hard man is good to find".
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    Re: Is this a horse fly?

    Looks like a horse fly to me.
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    Re: Bear in my yard

    You beat me to it. I was actually hoping he had misspelled "Bear" and had a close-up picture. I was willing to take the 50/50 chance that it was Jane instead of Tarzan.
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    Re: What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    If you want a helping hand, the best place to look is at the end of your sleeve.
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    Re: Not "pop" corn, but "puffed" corn

    When I was in high school, one of my schoolmates brought what looked like miniature pop corn to school. It was such an oddity; tasted like pop corn. It was grain sorghum (we called if Kafir corn in...
  38. Re: Fighter jet quiz. How much do you know about them?

    You are absolutely correct. My apologies. I guess my mind just ignored the word "jet" because it didn't apply.
  39. Re: $285.00 in pool supplies to unlock chlorine -- Didn't work. No guarantee .

    [/QUOTE]

    Don't know much about pools, but I do know that Chlorine has a insatiable appetite for organics. An errant bar of soap in the pool will eat up all of the Chlorine over night.
  40. Re: Fighter jet quiz. How much do you know about them?

    Actually the question didn't specify "Jet". The Spitfire is the sweetheart of the Battle of Britain, but in fact the Hurricane is credited with more kills than the Spitfire; largely because the...
  41. Re: Fighter jet quiz. How much do you know about them?

    Nine of 10. Missed the one about hawks, er I mean scouts, er, whatever.
  42. Thread: Seriously?

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    Re: Seriously?

    When I worked for the Health Department, I have had occasion to sit as an Administrative Law Judge on restaurant license revocation proceedings. I will never forget one hearing, the lady who owned...
  43. Thread: Seriously?

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    Re: Seriously?

    I used to be an Assistant Manager in a grocery store many years ago; you might be surprised how many people would ask you to weigh their babies on the produce scale. Reply: "Sorry, Health Department...
  44. Thread: Pig talk

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    Re: Pig talk

    When I was raising my Berkshire, I kept half of a 55 gallon barrel outside the pen where I would put grain and water. My Dad ran a sand dredge nearby, and a lot of the "empty" RR cars had contained...
  45. Re: "A good tractor can transform a village"

    What an interesting story...a testament to what Western technology and labor can produce if they want to. I'm glad that these dependable old tractors are still seeing service especially in places...
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    Re: Talking to telemarketers

    Telephone: Ring Ring
    Caller I.D.: Unknown Caller
    Me: Herro? Hung Chow Chinee Resaraunt...You rikee ordah?
    Caller: Click.
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    I hereby vow to never haul anything in my Ford that is any harder or sharper than a bale of Cottonseed hulls!
  48. Thread: Pig talk

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    Re: Pig talk

    You're probably talking about trichinosis, generally acquired by eating dead rats, which carry the Trichina worm. Not likely in this day and age, but possible. I have seen an old sow chow down an a...
  49. Thread: Pig talk

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    Re: Pig talk

    My Dad told me that hogs were often used in his day to get rid of Johnson grass. Fence them in with it and they will root it out and eat all of the roots, eventually killing it all out.
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    Re: What to do with old Ford wrenches

    Hey, love the bookends!
  51. Thread: Pig talk

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    Re: Pig talk

    Wow! Brings back a lot of memories. When I was in FFA, I raised a project pig, a Berkshire to be exact, and fed him corn chops (that's what we called cracked corn back then), supplement pellets and...
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    Re: I lost my best friend yesterday

    Your story brings tears to my eyes; we have lost friends like that in the past. The pain is almost unbearable at times. I can't say that I know how you feel, but I believe we have felt something...
  53. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    Buy a Stihl FS 110 or 130 and I promise you won't regret it. It's a little more money but it will easily last you 20 years with some care and basic maintenance. Not that I love weed whacking or...
  54. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    I have an Echo that does not use the reel of string; it uses two pieces of string that have to be inserted every time you trim. I love that feature, because it eliminates the pain of messing with...
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    Re: My First Visit from the Trash Inspector.

    Our city collects the recyclables...paper, plastic, metals separate from the rest of the trash; but it is voluntary. We put all of our organics; kitchen waste and garden wastes into the compost, so...
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    Re: My First Visit from the Trash Inspector.

    I would do some checking with the local health department and the state environmental agency; some of these practices seem to be suspect. I wouldn't be surprised if the process you describe comes...
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    Re: Plums falling off before ripening

    I had a couple nice plum trees in the past; what the bugs didn't get, the squirrels did. They even cleaned up the ones dropped on the ground!
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    Re: Finally! Got to tear out the pool.

    Isn't that about the size of an Olympic Croquet Field? :)
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    Re: New man off metoprolol

    My Cardiologist has me on 50mg Metroprolol twice daily, also take a statin and another drug, Propaphenone. My problem is not afib, but Atrial tach. Don't know if it's the drugs, or just age, but...
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    Re: Revenge of the mailbox

    Good observation. Keep in mind that your mailbox is probably in the public right-of-way, and that anything you do that causes a hazard or an obstruction could make you liable.
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    Re: Revenge of the mailbox

    Of course it would depend a lot on the laws of your particular state, but it has always been a part of Common Law that you couldn't set "traps" for a trespasser. It's one thing, however, to set a...
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    Re: Revenge of the mailbox

    I have often wondered how it would work to make an "X" with a couple pieces of angle iron, sharpened on the ends, bury them flat in the ground and mount the box on top of them.
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    Re: Revenge of the mailbox

    I have seen rural mailboxes hereabouts mounted inside a length of what looks to be about 8" oilfield pipe. It seems to do the trick. We haven't had a problem here for years; although the last...
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    Re: Flower bed borders???

    Good luck with that. We use landscaping bricks...they are about 4" wide, 3" thick, and about 12 or 14" long. They are rounded on one end and have a rounded concave receptacle on the other end so...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Yeah, but we had beer, condoms, '55 Bel Air Chevys and Country Music! :licking:
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    Re: Texting while driving

    I had a honey bee come in the window of my old '55 Chevy, right down my neck, and of course he stung me. Lucky me, I was on a country road, got stopped quickly, jumped out of the car and very...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Hah! I recall back in the day...I was wearing a pair of blue, bell bottom double knits and a pair of white Corfams. Lost the fire out of my cig; it landed in my lap, I might say in a very...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    I have never texted period. Mainly because I don't know how. I have been known to answer my phone when I am in the truck, but that's about it.
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    Re: Animal repellents. Do they work ?

    The deer have become pests in the last couple of years (we have lived here since 1972). They are eating my tomatoes and peppers. I mentioned this to my daughter, who has had deer problems for about...
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    Re: I guess we ain't that kind of farmer.

    You're right. People are people. My biggest complaint in the public sector...and I know the same thing happens in the private sector...are those who get, and retain their jobs, through their...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Sounds the same to me. I would love to be the judge when this case came before me.
  72. Re: First time I've ever worn 'Bibbed Coveralls

    If I remember correctly, the brand we wore was "Roundhouse".
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    Re: Primitive but effective mousetrap

    Very clever. The sticky pads work also, but I didn't like them. I caught a lot of June bugs, one mouse and a little blue-tailed lizard. I managed to free the lizard...minus his tail...but don't...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Texting and Driving Statistics

    Texting while driving is a growing trend, and a national epidemic, quickly becoming one of the countryš—┤ top killers. Drivers assume they can handle texting while...
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    Re: I guess we ain't that kind of farmer.

    JB, I spent 18 years in the public sector, and I never put in less that 40 hours a week, sometimes a lot more. Comp time was there, but I didn't always take it. I loved my job, worked hard and had a...
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    Re: I guess we ain't that kind of farmer.

    Good for you, BC...I believe you have a handle on what's important in life and you and your family will benefit tremendously. As the F.F.A. creed says, "I believe that to live and work on a good...
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    Re: Cooking half a hog

    I use Blackjack Oak, as noted previously. I NEVER use anything but completely cured wood. I found out long ago that green wood does bad things to your digestive system, not to mention the flavor. ...
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    Re: Cooking half a hog

    Mine would be mush if I cooked them that long. I make my own special rubb...I season them the night before, and put them in a plastic baking bag overnight. I smoke them over direct heat, which...
  79. Re: First time I've ever worn 'Bibbed Coveralls

    When I was growing up in the late 40's early 50's, my brother and I wore overalls because they were cheap and we were dirt poor. I think they cost about a $1.25 and Levis cost maybe twice that. I...
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    Re: I guess we ain't that kind of farmer.

    There are a lot of cultural notions about work; friend of mine who is a Chemical Engineer, lived in England for several years. He said the he was looked down upon by his neighbors because he did all...
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    Re: 61 years ago today: May 11, 1955

    Outside of good genetics, there are a couple of things that will extend your life span. Number one is being born to a young mother (hopefully one who takes care of herself). Think about this; see...
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    Re: Cooking half a hog

    It takes about 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours to cook a slab of babybacks at 250 degrees F.
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    Re: 61 years ago today: May 11, 1955

    I'm getting close to 80; beer seems to help me a lot. :D I try to do as much around the house and yard as I can stand, but have one knee, shoulder and wrist that began acting up this year. Guess I...
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    Re: Near Disaster at three local schools

    After the deaths of the school children in the Moore tornado, all of our new schools are being built with tornado shelters...and I believe that the older schools will gradually be retrofitted. One...
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    Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    Yep, Karen is a keeper! My Vo-Ag teacher advised all of us guys to marry a country girl; if Karen wasn't one originally she seems to fit the bill now! Ya did good, Eddie!
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    Re: Garden Problems

    Agree on the okra; I finally learned that I would have to wait until about the first week of May to plant, even here in Oklahoma. I have planted corn in February, and had good luck...even got nipped...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    US Battleship Fires Away in Desert Storm.flv - YouTube
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    Re: What to look for in a compound miter saw?

    True. Nothing like looking afterward and seeing it lying on the floor.
  89. Thread: Nice shot

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    Re: Nice shot

    Seems to me that you "spotted" each other.
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    Re: What to look for in a compound miter saw?

    That is a sound piece of advice.
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    Re: QUIZ. How well do you know your country?

    I got them all correct according to their answers, but they said I got one wrong. I suppose I could have clicked the wrong box accidentally.
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    Re: FoodSaver Vacum Sealer

    I like to go to the store on Tuesdays or Wednesdays; that's when they mark down the steaks and such that they didn't sell on the weekends. If I can get ribeyes for $6.98 per pound, even though I do...
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    Re: What are these growing in my garden.

    I would pull a few of them up; the original seed pod should be on the end of the roots. We had some similar mystery plants coming up in an odd place; turned out to be sunflower seeds left by the...
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    Re: There is a little justice in nature...

    I was told by a health department restaurant inspector (many years ago) that some eating establishments do have a special menu; you just have to know to ask for it.
  95. Re: WHATN THE H_LL IS GOING ON WITH THE LIVE STREAMING?

    :laughing:
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    Re: Another woodworking question.

    Check around; you might have a Mom & Pop saw mill close by. Sometimes you can save a lot of money this way. The lumber is usually rough, so you will need a planer or not...if you like the rough...
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    Re: FoodSaver Vacum Sealer

    We have one, only it's the unit that sits flat on the cabinet. We use it a lot, especially for sweet corn. We buy it right out of the field, shuck it, blanch it and freeze it the same day. Pack it...
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    Re: Cheap storm shelter?

    I agree. I am skeptical of the in ground shelters, for a couple of reasons. If it's not constructed properly, you can drown if it fills up with water...and they have been known to, especially if...
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    Re: Garage Design Feedback

    My shop is 24X32 and I had a 16' door installed and have never regretted it for a minute. I do regret not installing a garage door opener though. The big door creates an illusion, if nothing more,...
  100. Re: WHATN THE H_LL IS GOING ON WITH THE LIVE STREAMING?

    Xanthippe in the flesh. Now you know what Socrates faced every day. No wonder he drank the Hemlock.
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