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    Re: Wedding Costs....

    When I got married 25 years ago, we did a "budget wedding". My wife (now ex-wife) loved to sew, so she made her dress. At the time, I was working for an accounting firm and wearing a suit every...
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    Re: walk behind or 3pt brush mower

    For a walk behind you might also want to consider an old Gravely with a 30" brush deck up front. You can pick one up for anywhere between $300 - $1500, depending on age, condition, etc.
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    Re: My Daughter's Fence

    You have to remember, he's just a man. Cut him a break.


    :eek::confused2:


    :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
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    Re: How are your honey bees?

    THANKS forgeblast and troutsqueezer!!
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    Re: Flip Top Tool Stand

    That is SUPER CLEVER!! Thanks for sharing!!
  6. Re: Electrolysis Tank For Restoring Some VERY Sentimental Antique Traps

    THANKS for the write-up! I'm planning on using this method to clean parts and pieces when I start restoring my Grandpa's old '53 Farmall Cub.

    You got some pretty impressive results with that. ...
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    Re: My Daughter's Fence

    You are a pretty amazing woman, Brandi!! :thumbsup:
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    Re: How are your honey bees?

    That's INTERESTING!! Can you point me to anything that supports that theory? What's the size difference between a "natural cell" and a "foundation cell"?

    I've been thinking about doing a couple...
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    Re: People with unrealistic expectations

    I think the bank will bring him to "reality" if he thinks that since he's "pre-approved" he can just waltz into the bank and say "I found a piece of land for the $100k you've approved me for. ...
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    Re: How are your honey bees?

    This is my third season for keeping bees. So far, I've only harvested about a pint of honey so it's an expensive hobby! The first year, I bought one "package" and one "nuc" for a total of two hives....
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    Re: Ideas for the land in front of the house?

    I think a nice high rise apartment building or a WalMart would look great out in the vacant land. It would be a great way to get rid of all of that "nothingness" you have now. :thumbsup: ...
  12. Re: Moms car stolen today while at Doctor's office for a checkup...

    x2!!

    I have to do a lot to take care of my parents too. It's a tough, exhausting job!
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    Re: What do you do for vacation

    Too bad you can't take your dad with you. But this should be a great trip for you and your daughter.

    My dad was USAF and we were stationed in Germany from '68 to '72. We, as kids, were fortunate...
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    Chipper Re: Need a chipper

    That Champion 550 is a NICE chipper!! All American made in PA!! Pequea makes the chippers from Frontier.

    Not sure where in PA you're driving to, but from where you're at in FL, you're probably...
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    Re: Garage door screen

    I've been seeing something like this at the home shows for the last few years. A little more "involved" than QRTRHRS's solution. :)

    I don't remember what the pricing is on it.
  16. Re: Raising a foundation corner stone (Log cabin)

    Hey Sodo - post a pic of the cabin, if you don't mind. I always like to see what you've built.
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    Re: Lost a beloved pet today

    So SORRY for your loss! Maggie sounds like she was a precious girl. I was tearing up reading about your loss and the other replies.

    Non-dog people just don't get it. I've lost a few good dogs...
  18. Thread: Instant Pond

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    Re: Instant Pond

    If they eat the snakes, apparently the geese are meaner! :laughing:



    When I was a kid and had my paper route, one of my customers was on what was left of their family farm. He kept geese...
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    Re: Good country living

    Definitely living the GOOD life!! Sounds like a great day!!

    BUT... Would George really use an IPOD carrying case from the Honda dealer on his :united-states: HARLEY!!?? :eek:

    ...
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    Re: Creating my horse barn

    Barn looks great, Eddie!

    And now that you have horses, maybe you can teach them to dance! :cool2::dance1::cool2::dance1:

    From what I can find, the video was shot at S. Padre Island, so...
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    Re: Where to put the baby while mowing?

    He should at least put some hearing protection on the poor kid!! :eek:


    :laughing::laughing::laughing:
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    Re: Locations with no power - security light

    Other folks have a good point about the replaceable batteries. But as you mentioned, at this cost, these things are almost disposable. Of course, if you tear into the unit, the chances are pretty...
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    Re: Brush Grubber or ????

    I have the BrushGrubber BG-08. It will do a great job and work exactly as designed. But, if you're a gray haired ol' fat guy like me, it will work the livin' crap out of ya!!

    When I first...
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    Re: plowing my garden

    Pretty cool find! Have fun with it!
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    Re: What happened to This Old House? omg

    Is this place safe to live in? Or are you still living with your parents?

    I think you really need to rethink this. You're paying a total of $30,000 over a period of 10 years for something that...
  26. Thread: Test frame.

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    Re: Test frame.

    You're having waaaay too much fun with that kid and his school projects!
  27. Re: Traffic Fines and Related Vehicle Code Infractions...

    Was reading a completely unrelated blog after I posted #2 (above) and came across a link to this article.
  28. Re: Traffic Fines and Related Vehicle Code Infractions...

    Well, there's your first problem! :laughing::laughing:

    Seriously though, those are some pretty high fees/fines you're talking about. But as more states cut back on what they're getting from the...
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    Re: Tundra towing like a tractor yesterday

    Pretty resourceful for your son to rig up the ham radio!! He was trained well to THINK rather than panic in situations like this.

    I had to chuckle though - at 50 seconds into the video, he gets...
  30. Re: Getting a hot tub. Questions about my deck...

    I was thinking about doing something similar. My thought was five 6x6's. Lay one on the concrete, three upright and one under the joists. I thought that the one laying would spread the load on the...
  31. Re: For those that appiciate fine leatherwork...holsters/bandoliers

    BEAUTIFUL!!
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    Re: value of a gravely mower, model 985113

    Is it just going to be sold "as it sits"? In other words, with only the mower deck and no other attachments?

    I had a guy up the road from me sell one similar except it had a 30" mower deck and...
  33. Re: What is the funniest thing you ever saw in operating heavy equipment

    Back in the early 80's I worked in a sand paper factory. (Rough business - the owners were abrasive!) The factory building was a precast concrete building and the offices were "upstairs", basically...
  34. Re: Getting a hot tub. Questions about my deck...

    I thought about the blocking and was going to do it. The blocking that's in there now is end to end and almost looks like a cross-joist running through. Can I "stagger" the blocking and still get...
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    Re: Liability with people and exotics

    You brought up something really important here, Eddie! You have to remember that you're going to be inviting people you don't know to "your house". While most people are good and respectful,...
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    Re: Raised beds and gardens

    X2!! I'm super jealous!!

    How do your strawberries in the barrels do? I've been thinking about building a few of those myself.
  37. Re: Getting a hot tub. Questions about my deck...

    :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

    Well, almost, but not quite!! 5 acres is enough to take care of. And I just finished installing my diverter valve and grapple...
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    Re: Raised beds and gardens

    I have 4 beds that are 4x8 and 2 beds that are 4x12. The bigger beds and one of the smaller ones are made of ceder that I got from Menards. I used 2x8 (they didn't have 2x10's) on them. The three...
  39. Re: Getting a hot tub. Questions about my deck...

    Pics you need and pics you shall have!! :thumbsup:

    From the side:
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    From the end: (Hot tub will go to the right of the upper door)
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    Close-ups of the framing below:
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  40. Re: Getting a hot tub. Questions about my deck...

    3 replies in less than 45 minutes! I love TBN!! :)

    It's basically a triangular shape. The two equal sides are 5'-8.5" each. The formula for area of a right-triangle is (a*b)/2. Roughly...
  41. Getting a hot tub. Questions about my deck...

    After many years, I'm finally giving in to SWMBO and agreed to a hot tub. Not getting a big one - just a two seater. You can see it here.

    This thing only holds 140 gallons, so it's relatively...
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    Re: O.K. I have officially "Seen It All"

    LOL!!! That is too funny!! My dad is retired military (USAF - SMSgt Ret) and I often take him to the base to get his prescriptions and to the commissary/BX. My sister is in town this week helping...
  43. Re: Things that happen during the day that make you think....

    I'm guessing that you have some form of business or investment income and you're not just a "normal homeowner with a job".

    I am a non-practicing CPA that used to prepare taxes. I worked for one...
  44. Re: Things that happen during the day that make you think....

    Ohio has a "Financial Responsibility Act" that requires you to carry insurance in order to renew your license plates (but not your driver's license). You sign at the bottom of the form that you have...
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    Loader Re: weld on brackets for quick attach buckets

    I don't think you could go wrong ordering those from Artillian. I've bought a couple of things from them and it's top notch!! Plus Chris (the owner) is great to deal with.
  46. Re: Moms car stolen today while at Doctor's office for a checkup...

    Moss- that is a GREAT STORY! I actually got chills when I read the last line!
  47. Re: Pros and cons of living at the end of a dead end road

    Ralph, unlike every other thread here on TBN... Please DO NOT POST PICS!! :eek::eek::eek:
  48. Thread: Instant Pond

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    Re: Instant Pond

    Sheesh, Brandi - that place is BEAUTIFUL!!! I really enjoy seeing pics of your place; you've really made the most of those five acres! It's so "park like", rustic and inviting. Well taken care of...
  49. Re: Where can I buy the 3 pt part of an implement?

    That is CLASSIC!!!

    And, THANKS for your service!!
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    Re: My kind of silly drone delivery project

    I'm not even sure what to say about that! LOL! I hope spring comes soon to you in Newfoundland so you can focus on driving your tractor!!
  51. Re: Good Samaritans.....quietly instilling faith in humanity everyday

    You shouldn't be surprised that a couple of angels helped you out in Jane Lew, West Virginia. After all, it is "Almost Heaven"!! :)

    Super happy to hear that you're on the mend after your...
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    Re: What happened to This Old House? omg

    Chad - that looks like quite a project!! My first house was built in 1915 (I bought it in 1988). I paid $54,000 for it. I won't get into the full story, but the day after closing, a pipe burst in...
  53. Re: So, what's YOUR idea of the perfect place to live?

    Beautiful piece of property, Sysop!! Kinda makes me sad that I closed the deal on selling what was left of the family farm just over the hill from you in Hoult.
  54. Re: Moms car stolen today while at Doctor's office for a checkup...

    You've done more than anyone could have been expected to do!!

    It was hard to read the story. My parents are about your mom's age and I do what I can to look out for them. Fortunately they live...
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    Re: Got dog troubles! Don't know what to do....

    I'd never heard of that breed so I used Dave1949's Chrome trick and Googled it. :) Beautiful dog! Looks a lot like a German Shorthaired Pointer.

    From Wikipedia on the Munsterlander - "if they...
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    Re: Household Septic System

    That's also kind of symbolic considering the last several elections! :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
  57. Re: Clearing snow St. Patrick's day with Kubota BX

    My dad was stationed in Newfoundland before I was born. (I was made there, but not born there! :laughing:) I've heard a lot stories about the snow they used to get up there. You guys are tough!!
    ...
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    Re: Household Septic System

    Ours is about a foot or so down. The lids are about 6" below the surface. I could tell where mine was because the snow always melts over it first. If we have 3" or less of snow, it will melt over...
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    Re: Garage moving project

    Very cool!
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    Re: Duck and Dog Fencing

    NICE work, as always, Brandi!!

    I know I keep harping about those cedar posts that you and Eddie have such easy access to, but I'm so jealous of those. And, I sure like the "Purina" checkerboard...
  61. Thread: Barrel Stove

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    Re: Barrel Stove

    Do we have any barrel stove experts that can tell me if this is a kit that I should consider?

    I don't have an immediate need for a stove, but would like to install one in the future. Nothing...
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    Re: Pacemaker + Welding

    My now ex-wife has a defibrillator in her chest. She actually started out with an early, experimental, non-FDA approved model back in '89. I remember back then that they told her not to do any...
  63. Re: Has anyone purchased the PalletForks/Titan quick attach brackets?

    Sounds familiar. :( They were super responsive when I was going through the buying process, but I just heard crickets as soon as I let them know there were issues with what I bought. When I bought...
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    Re: Telephone Poles

    That's good advice, John!!! Often times the "bargain" costs a lot more than paying full price! :laughing:
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    Re: Pallet Fork Spade/Shovel

    Be sure to take pics/video of it in action!!
  66. Re: Anyone give up satellite TV for something like Netflix?

    This is a GREAT thread!! I've been thinking about ditching cable for a while now. Got a letter last week from TimeWarner telling me that my "special deal" was expiring but they were going to give...
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    Re: Telephone Poles

    Quick Update - I was on my way home yesterday and saw a couple of the utility workers digging a new hole next to an old pole. Funny thing was that a lot of the digging looked to be by hand as they...
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    Re: Driveway Gate Install

    LOOKS GREAT!!!

    My other half is wanting a gate for our driveway. I'm debating whether or not to show her a picture of yours. I'm not sure that I could convince her that a "farm gate" from TSC...
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    Re: Telephone Poles

    THANKS for all the responses!!

    I think I'm going to go ahead and see how many of these I can get. If nothing else, I can stack them somewhere out of the way until I'm ready to use them. I have a...
  70. Re: Wonder if anyone would be interested in a Plow like mine

    Good Music!!
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    Re: diy canopy....will it work?

    Thats going to be about 6 feet wide. How wide is the ROPS you are going to mount it to? Have you checked the dimensions of available tractor canopies to see what the dimensions of one made for your...
  72. Re: Check out the Bigtoolrack Review on Tractor.com

    LOL!!! This kind of reminds me of the Chevy Colorado commercial that's running right now where they show the picture of the same guy, but posed in front of a truck in one pic and a little sedan in...
  73. Re: Maybe Mr. Gravely saw one of these when he invented the rotary plow???

    Nah, it would just turn the big rocks into pebbles. That's how I got all of the pea-gravel for around my place. Those old Gravely's are TOUGH!! :thumbsup:

    I hit a few rocks with mine. The plow...
  74. Re: Wonder if anyone would be interested in a Plow like mine

    What red blooded, tractor drivin', Texas born male wouldn't like a blond to come visit him!?!? :cool2: :thumbsup:

    What's that song about Texas Women? :cowgirl: :cowboy:
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    Re: Holy Caroni!!! Its here its here!!

    Life is good!! :laughing: :laughing: :proposetoast: :thumbsup:
  76. Re: Check out the Bigtoolrack Review on Tractor.com

    It is expensive, but it's still pretty nice. Unfortunately, my budget will only (barely) allow me to buy a 3-pt carry all from TSC for $125 and then fab up something out of scrap lumber to put on...
  77. Re: Cool Landscaping Projects Planned - Please post pics and ideas - Spring is near!

    My landscaping plans are to clear the honeysuckle back about 20' from the road and plant a few rows of evergreens there for screening. We have about 100' of honeysuckle up there now so even in the...
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    Re: Nothing Lasts Like a Deere

    Great stuff!! THANKS for sharing!!
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    Telephone Poles

    I know that the topic of using utility poles has been written about ad-infinitum but something that I haven't seen written about is using them for cross-members or beams.

    Here's what's going on -...
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    Re: Abandoned Vehicle Laws

    That reminds me of a story my ex-business-partner told me.... During his career, he worked for one of the big (high-falutin') international accounting firms in Houston. All of the partners had...
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    Re: Holy Caroni!!! Its here its here!!

    That thing does a NICE JOB!! Almost makes me wish I had more to mow so I could get one! :)

    It was probably almost a let down to have to take the new mower off to put on the PHD. I know that when...
  82. Re: Cool Landscaping Projects Planned - Please post pics and ideas - Spring is near!

    1000 years from now some archaeologist is going to stumble across that hole full of rocks and wonder what kind of historical significance it has! :laughing::laughing:
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    Re: UPS Shipping Costs Lately?

    Just heard on "The Clark Howard Show" the other night that Target is getting in the thick of things with their website now. IIRC, they are now offering free shipping on anything over $25. ...
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    Re: UPS Shipping Costs Lately?

    On January 1, UPS (and FedEx too, I think) put in a new rate structure that was based on "dimensional weights". Basically this means that they're charging you based on the size of the box more so...
  85. Re: Has anyone purchased the PalletForks/Titan quick attach brackets?

    I bought a "flat plate" from Titan so I could weld up something else to it. Their flat plat was anything but flat!! I also bought their receiver hitch adaptor which was also bowed. I was able to...
  86. Re: Maybe Mr. Gravely saw one of these when he invented the rotary plow???

    On my old Gravely Model L, the rotary plow used with gear reduction wheels did a GREAT job!! My Gravely 5465 isn't geared low enough to really use the rotary plow well - it moves too fast across the...
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    Re: Tennessee Native Lumber law

    I'm not in TN, but I think it's very cool to see members get involved in the legislative process!! :thumbsup:
  88. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    Back to the original topic... :)... I do most of the cooking here, even when we have company over. Part of it comes from the fact that I work from home so I can put a pot of chili on the stove or a...
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    Re: Modular Home Brands

    There's actually a modular home builder located in Troy, MI (N of Detroit) called Champion Homes. They have several plants located around the country. Whoever you choose, I would recommend trying...
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    Re: Could you do this job for living?

    I hear ya!! I hate those elevators. Went to Vegas a couple of years ago and went up on the "Eiffel Tower". Was OK if I was just looking out, but looking down I was white-knuckling on the railing. ...
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    Re: Washing nasty parts

    A friend of mine used to work at this place. They make an environmentally friendly parts cleaning system. You have to use their equipment and fluid. Basically, there's a non-toxic cleaning fluid...
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    Re: Put a tap on your honeybee hive!

    My first thought on this was that it was a hoax, but.... Who knows? There are a lot of people out there that are smarter than I am. Whether or not they're smarter than the bees remains to bee...
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    Re: Put a tap on your honeybee hive!

    THANKS for the link!!! Cool stuff! Will be interesting to see how it works out for them.

    Pretty excited right now - as of a couple of weeks ago, both of my hives have made it through the first...
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    Re: Creating my horse barn

    It's an "Eddie Walker Project" - would you expect anything else?? :thumbsup:

    I'm so jealous of those big cedar logs that he uses as support posts on the barn and on the gazebo.
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    Re: Tax Refunds being stolen

    Don't get me wrong - I knock CPA's and lawyers ALL the time!!! :laughing::laughing::thumbsup:

    You are 100% correct though; there is way too much influence in the tax code. That's why the "Fair...
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    Re: Tax Refunds being stolen

    I'm a CPA and I'm all for the Fair Tax!! Back when I was still practicing and doing tax research, I'd see waaaaay too much crap in the tax code that you could tell was written for a specific...
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    Re: New welding cart (sort of)

    THANKS for the link and the pics. Nice stuff!!
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    Re: Duck and Dog Fencing

    That's funny - at my age and physique, people say the same thing about me!! :laughing::laughing:

    Not me in the video, but it could be. :ashamed:
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    Re: Credit card has my last name spelled wrong..

    SSN's weren't required on the tax return for dependents years ago. I don't remember precisely, but I think it was sometime in the mid-90's that dependent SSN's were added to the 1040.

    I didn't...
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    Re: In the blink of an eye...

    Glad the older guy is OK!!! Your story is a good reminder to all of us to stay current on CPR, first aid, etc.

    When I was in college many years ago I cut grass at empty houses for realtors. One...
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