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  1. Thread: Reminiscing

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    Re: Reminiscing

    Thanks y'all. You know... back when I was a LEO (early - mid 90's) and was heavily into the whole tactical thing, I had thought about selling these to fund other firearms. In fact, I did sell a...
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    Re: While I was at it...

    I'm in LaPlace... shoot me an email and we'll meet up at Nicks (or another range that suites you) and you can try it out.
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    While I was at it...

    I had a couple of my Marlins out of the safe today for a photo shoot, so while I was at it I figured that should take some pics of my Taurus Judge that I bought to use as a snake gun. Here it is, I...
  4. Thread: Reminiscing

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    Reminiscing

    I decided to get the first two guns that I ever called my own out of the safe for a trip down memory lane today. The memories inspired a photo shoot... and here are the results. My Marlin 336 in .35...
  5. Thread: Tie downs

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    Re: Tie downs

    Thanks y'all... I'll look into getting that system.
  6. Thread: Tie downs

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    Re: Tie downs

    Sorry for the delay in my reply. The trailer is a tandem 3,500 lb.axle enclosed cargo trailer. I'll be hauling all manner of cargo up to 7,000. So I would like to install some (four maybe?) very...
  7. Thread: Tie downs

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    Tie downs

    The cargo trailer that I recently bought doesn't have any tie down points so I'll need to buy and install some. The problem is that I'm unsure what kind to buy and how to install them. Any thoughts...
  8. Re: I feel like I rode a bucking bronco yesterday!

    It was fun... for the first hour, then... it was an awful lot like work.
  9. Re: I feel like I rode a bucking bronco yesterday!

    The machine was good overall. The reason it beat the snot outta me was more my lack of skill at running it than anything else. It was strong enough for what I needed it for (scooping up loose dirt...
  10. Re: I feel like I rode a bucking bronco yesterday!

    I discovered REAL quick not to make quick moves on the controls while the thing is in jack rabbit mode. It darn near threw me a few times. Of course... other lessons ensued.
  11. I feel like I rode a bucking bronco yesterday!

    I had begun to move the 18 cubic yards of dirt in my front yard to my back yard with a shovel and my lawn cart hooked to my lawn tractor. That is, until the lawn cart tried to gut me when I pulled...
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    Re: Four years ago today...

    Thank you for all of those years of stepping up to the plate.

    Thanks, y'all are far too kind and generous with your praise.

    These are not necessarily in chronological order and I posted pretty...
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    Re: Wish I could have a "Do Over"

    I can't add to anything that has already been said, but I'll try anyway. My sympathies.
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    Four years ago today...

    ... I had all of nine seconds to get used to what most people get nine months to get used to the idea of. Four years ago today we got a phone call asking if we wanted a two week old baby to care for....
  15. Re: No wonder I never have the time to plant a garden...

    Good point... thanks.
  16. Re: No wonder I never have the time to plant a garden...

    So did we back in the 70's... but not at 4 years old. Also, if I lived out where he could build something like that on land I own that is wooded, I would rather he did that. But considering anything...
  17. Re: No wonder I never have the time to plant a garden...

    Thanks. You know... it might last that long. It's made of cedar and good corrosion resistant hardware, so if it is properly maintained (which it will be) it will last a good long time.
  18. No wonder I never have the time to plant a garden...

    The assembly instructions state that it takes two "moderately skilled" people 20-24 hours to assemble. Well... I had myself (quite skilled... if I do say so myself) and my Dad (ZERO skill) the first...
  19. Re: Camber/Caster Adjustment 2006 Nisan Pathfinder?

    LOL... I live near New Orleans and my business takes me to job sites all over the city. The roads in Louisiana SUCK... but the roads in post Katrina New Orleans are downright treacherous. It was out...
  20. Camber/Caster Adjustment 2006 Nisan Pathfinder?

    I have my Pathfinder in for an alignment today. I just got a call from the garage who tells me that there is no way to adjust the camber/caster on my vehicle without installing an adapter kit (parts...
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    Re: Mardi Gras Tractors

    Nice! We are worn out from the breakneck schedule of parades, concerts and parties that we have been attending since Superbowl Sunday. I need to sleep for about a week.
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    Re: Better Than Ezra and the LOMBARDI Trophy!

    Nope. That is vocalist and guitarist Kevin Griffin from the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra. They are a New Orleans based band that hit the big time in 1995 and is touring in support of a...
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    Re: Better Than Ezra and the LOMBARDI Trophy!

    whoops, double post
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    Better Than Ezra and the LOMBARDI Trophy!

    I took my babysitter who just turned 18 (get yer head outta the gutter, she is my wife's niece) to the Better Than Ezra concert tonight at the House of Blues. For those who don't know, the HOB is...
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    Re: TransHaul Cargo Trailers

    If I understand this right (and I'm not convinced that I do) the trailer has two 3500lb axles, so I guess that the GVW would be 7000lbs? Of course the ball that it uses is only good for 6000lbs, so...
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    Re: TransHaul Cargo Trailers

    The Pathfinder will tow 6000 lbs, but I will keep well below that. I plan to use it for storage in the short term (renovations are ongoing on my new house) and as a hurricane evacuation rig in the...
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    Re: TransHaul Cargo Trailers

    Well, I ended up getting one that my wife wanted. Well... its not so much that SHE wanted it, but if I were to get one it had to "match". So here it is, the same 7'x16' TransHaul as above only in...
  28. Re: I've Been to Scores of Mardi Gras Parades...

    I took a LOT of pictures but only a few are any good at all and even those are kinda crappy. I was trying to juggle having my boy on my shoulders so he could see, using a video camera and taking...
  29. I've Been to Scores of Mardi Gras Parades...

    ... but the Black & Gold victory Parade that I just returned from was AMAZING! There had to be at LEAST 3/4 of a million people lining a 1.6 mile parade route. Pictures and more thoughts on this...
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    Re: TransHaul Cargo Trailers

    Actually, I just got off the phone with the seller and they said they would sell it to me for $3,000. I forgot to mention that this is a new trailer.
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    TransHaul Cargo Trailers

    Anyone have experience with TransHaul cargo trailers? I am looking at a 7' x 16' Tandem Axle, with Electric Brakes On Both Axles, V Nose, Double Doors,30' Side Door, 2 5/16 Hitch and 2 Interior...
  32. My Boy Having a Blast on Christmas Morning

    I promised him Santa would bring him a "motorcycle" if he learned to ride his bike. He learned so...

    http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9049/isaiahridinghisatv.jpg

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    Re: BAH HUMBUG!!!!!

    http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/4941/isaiahchristmascard3.jpg

    That's more like it. Merry Christmas!
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    BAH HUMBUG!!!!!

    http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/962/sadisaiahsanta.jpg

    LOL... the best part of this photo is that the one I'm going to post next was taken within the same minute.
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    Ergonomic Task Chairs

    I own and operate a drafting and design firm. That means that I spend a LOT of time at my computer. I have been using a leather "executive" chair for the past few years and due to prior space...
  36. Magpul Dynamics "Dynamic Carbine" 1 & 2 (a COLT surprise inside)

    I know that this isn't exactly tractor related, but the lesson at the end applies to anyone who uses firearms.

    I attended a firearms training course (Magpul Dynamics Dynamic Carbine 1 & 2) for the...
  37. Re: New snake gun on the way, snake boot question

    Nucor is the parent company for Nuconsteel.

    NUCONSTEEL
  38. Re: New snake gun on the way, snake boot question

    I thought about that, but after some research I decided to have a designated snake gun with a bit more reach.... I don't like to get up close and personal with snakes.

    I've been in your neck of...
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    Re: So you wanna have chickens, eh?

    Nice job! My mother in law would kill for that.
  40. New snake gun on the way, snake boot question

    I had a close encounter with a cottonmouth yesterday. I was tooling through my yard about 20 yards from the treeline and seen him coming my way quick. I stopped and backed off but he kept coming. I...
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    Re: Honda 4514 and/or 3813

    You wouldn't happen to have a grass bagger on that 3813 that you'd be willing to sell would you?
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    I Need Help Finding a Honda Bagger

    I need some help in finding a grass bagging system for an old mower. My dad gave me his seldom used and well maintained 1986 Honda 3813 riding mower that once had a bagger. I would love to have a...
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    Re: Wells Cargo TW121V

    I passed. I just decided that I wanted to check out more options first.
  44. Thread: Marathon

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    Re: Marathon

    Thanks. I'm allowed... because I own the company.:D
  45. Thread: Marathon

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    Marathon

    No... not that kind. I am so far behind with work that it is ridiculous. The next few days (and nights) will be devoted to little more than a work marathon. I guess mine is a good problem to have...
  46. The Real Estate roller coaster has not yet come to a complete stop.

    Mrs. Parallel and I have been on a roller coaster going through the trails and tribulations of renovating the new house that we bought a few months ago and selling the old house. We closed on the...
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    Wells Cargo TW121V

    Wells Cargo V-Front Tote Wagon - Wells Cargo Corporation

    I am thinking of buying one of these trailers to be used (among other uses) as my evacuation rig. Any opinions on quality and such would be...
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    Re: Rural Living Indeed...

    Thanks for the advise. I think I'm going to go the bat house(s) route and see what happens.

    By the way. For the record, I wasn't saying that where I live is rural living (although there is...
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    Last Hoop Has Been Jumped Through...

    ... now it's just a matter of time. The re-inspection has been completed today and the buyer has jumped through the last of her hoops as well. In five to ten days and we'll close on the sale of our...
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    Rural Living Indeed...

    ...how do y'all deal with all of the darned BUGS!. I just came from the new house and the street light was all but blacked out by all of the bugs flying around. I wouldn't mind except that the...
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    Re: Okay! I Surrender Already!

    Eddie,

    The flooring is porcelain tile in (nominal) 6" X 24" "planks that have a glazing that looks like cherry wood and also has the texture of a hand hewn wood plank.

    emser heritage
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    Re: Sig Sauer P226 Pistol

    I understand, a man wants what he wants. Try topgunsupply.com. They have a darn nice P226 "NAVY" model for a good price. The biggest difference besides the engraved anchor on the "NAVY" model is the...
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    Okay! I Surrender Already!

    Well, I have been forced to surrender and hire a pro to finish setting the tile in my new house. I had begun to set the tile (I did much of the foyer) but after my body betrayed me I had no choice...
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    Re: Sig Sauer P226 Pistol

    If you would like you could PM me. I have MANY Sig Sauer pistols and have multiple honest dealer contacts who have good prices.

    Hear are a few of my favorite SIGs:

    P226 .40 S&W with Crimson...
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    Re: Coaching Youth (Flag) Football (HELP!)

    Thanks for the advise y'all.


    LOL... my little boy is only three and a half, it'll be a while before he can play football. Of course your advise is good and will be heeded if I am still coaching...
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    Coaching Youth (Flag) Football (HELP!)

    I have been asked to coach the JV team at my son's new private school. I know a good bit about football, but not a lot about coaching. I would love some input on organization, drills, etc. I have not...
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    What a GREAT day!

    Twenty years ago today Mrs Parallel and I were married. Today we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with some simple pleasures. We boiled up some shrimp and crabs, ate way too much dobage' cake...
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    Re: First Day of School.

    Thanks for the nice replies y'all.

    Its interesting that the majority of replies to this thread across many forums points to the first day of school being hard on the parents. Maybe I'm missing...
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    Re: First .22 rifle

    Darn straight!
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    First Day of School.

    We decided to enroll our boy into private school at age 3 instead of waiting a year. Today was his first day. We have been talking about it with him and getting him all excited about it for the last...
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    Re: T-ball Team Picture

    Thanks for the nice comments. Yeah, I'm trying to savor every moment (even the ones that aren't cute and picture perfect) becuase I know that he'll be all grown up in the blink of an eye.
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    My House That I Have For Sale...

    ... is SOLD PENDING FUNDS! Or in real estate lingo, under contract.:cool:

    www.1709southsugarridge.info
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    Re: If I disappear now and then...

    Well, this is what it looked like as of Sunday morning. However, it hasn't changed much since then as I have been busy with an unexpected project that my company picked up (I have to take all of the...
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    Re: Where did the name come from

    I own a drafting & design firm. Parallel is a basic drafting term, plus, I am often "beside myself".:D
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    Re: If I disappear now and then...

    I bought one of those curly, it works pretty well. The tile has been kicking our *** the last day or so though. That combined with other pressing matters has us still not quite finished with the...
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    Re: If I disappear now and then...

    Good lookin out curly... Imma head down there today to check it out.
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    Re: If I disappear now and then...

    After day one the carpet and padding is out and hauled away and the ceramic tile demo is about a quarter of the way complete. Some of the carpet tack strips were a royal pain to bring up as some...
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    If I disappear now and then...

    ... it will be because I really have my work cut out for me. This is the to do list for the new house, mind you, this of course doesn't include any work that needs to be done on my existing house, or...
  69. Thread: Woo Whoo!

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    Woo Whoo!

    We just got back from the Frost Top where we had banana splits to celebrate closing on our second house. We officially closed at 1530 today. It was a roller coaster ride to be sure... but, in the end...
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    T-ball Team Picture

    Man... these things are NICE! They didn't have anything like this when I was a kid.

    http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7428/tballteampicture2009pub.jpg
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    Re: Time & Money Pit Showing Progress

    LOL... you got that right! And he isn't even old enough for motorcycles and boats yet.:)
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    Re: Hello from the BIG Easy!

    Thanks, I know pretty much where you are. I am in LaPlace, both the house I own now and the house that I am closing on on Friday that I referred to in my first post.
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    Mrs. Parallel is having... buyers Remorse?

    LOL... this Friday at 1600 we will close on the new house. After weeks of staying on top of lenders, appraisers, contractors, realtors, title companies and on and on so as not to allow any of them to...
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    Re: Prayers for my daughter.

    Prayers inbound to your family's coordinates... there is a standing order to repeat at will.
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    Time & Money Pit Showing Progress

    We went over to the house yesterday to take care of some issues. As we are buying the house "as is" it is our responsibility to do so. The VA inspectors report didn't have anything on it that we...
  76. Thread: Used Tractor?

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    Re: Used Tractor?

    Good points made by all. I have realized that my Dad is just one of those who would prefer to not have to deal with issues, so he buys new and hopes for the best.
  77. Thread: Used Tractor?

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    Re: Used Tractor?

    Holy crap! He might well have talked with you at some point. Perhaps (more than likely) not about tractors but it is certainly possible that he has talked to you about something else. He is from...
  78. Thread: Used Tractor?

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    Used Tractor?

    How can I convince my Dad that buying a used tractor isn't necessarily buying someone's headaches? He says that he has NEVER had any luck buying anything used, but I have never seen him actually buy...
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    Re: My family was involved in a very bad accident.

    Prayers inbound! Glad to hear that they have all recovered.
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    Re: Hello from the BIG Easy!

    Thanks for the welcome y'all.
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    Re: New Boomer 4060 arrived

    +1

    I am thinking that your tractor might be more than my Dad would need, but I am of the belief that it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.:D
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    Hello from the BIG Easy!

    Great site y'all have here. I am originally from rural Northwest PA (Warren County). After joining the U.S. Navy to escape the country life, serving for 12 years active duty, serving as a reserve...
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