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  1. Bird

    HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!!

    National Weather Service says Denton, TX, is 49 degrees this morning, and I, too, am glad to see the cooler weather.
  2. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    daugen said, "for bicyclists and maybe even motorcycles, dropping walnuts can be dangerous. But nothing is in the league of what is now falling out of trees around here... heavy softball size osage orange fruit. Also known as hedge apples. I would not want to get hit with one of them." Yep...
  3. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Yesterday was another day of dire predictions from the National Weather Service. We were under a tornado watch most of the day, 2 to 3 inches of rain predicted, high winds, etc. When I was outside, we had a very pleasant breeze, even had some light sprinkles a couple of times, and this morning...
  4. Bird

    Boiled peanuts

    I have been a peanut addict most of my life; keep some peanuts on hand here in the house at all times; very seldom a day goes by that I don't eat peanuts; used to buy raw shelled peanuts by the hundred pound bag and roast them ourselves at home. I've also had a reputation most of my life for...
  5. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    80 degrees this morning, going for a high of 85. How's that for a temperature spread? 🤣 And once again the weather prognosticators are saying it's gonna rain; sure hope they're right this time for a change. We're even under a flood watch until 7 p.m. today, supposedly.
  6. Bird

    Ice makers-anyone know them?

    I think Oaktree is right.🤣 The ice maker in our refrigerator was replaced - again - yesterday, as is done at least once a year. And this time it took the technician a couple of months to get the right part from Sears. So for a couple of months I've been using the old fashioned ice trays and...
  7. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Glad to hear that you're OK, David. I did read a little about there being an earthquake this morning.
  8. Bird

    Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    Yep, it got kind of breezy here yesterday evening, the severe weather warnings repeatedly interrupted the baseball game we were watching on TV, then the evening news cast was almost nothing but about the severe weather warnings, high winds, hail, threats of tornadoes, etc. I finally saw some...
  9. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    sodamo said, "Flooring will be the Mohawk laminate from Costco. Not something I have any experience with. At this point, looking to make sure I have a smooth clean surface to start." I didn't do it myself, but had the Mohawk laminate installed by professionals in our living and dining area in...
  10. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    If you don't have a garage you can put a car in, I certainly understand that. I grew up in homes with no garage, then lived in a small mobile home, then an apartment, so I never had a garage until I bought my first house when I was 28 years old and that house had a one car garage in which a...
  11. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    RoyJackson said, "With the exception of a Porsche 911 I owned in the 1980's-mid 1990's, none of my vehicles have lived inside." Looking around my neighborhood, both here and other places we've lived, that seems to be the normal situation, but I'm just the opposite. I REALLY LIKE to be able to...
  12. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Aren't cars and technology fun? And I guess they get more complicated all the time. I'm currently driving a 2017 Ford Escape Titanium 4-dr SUV; bought it new with only ONE option and that is the Navigation System. Of course the Titanium comes standard with all the power equipment and bells...
  13. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    whgsprd said, "As good as the roofers seemed to do on the roof, they were sloppy in using/not using tarps on the ground to catch the tear off" :DWhen we had our roof replace recently, I was a little surprised to see them start by laying tarps all the way around the house, on shrubs, etc. But ...
  14. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Still no sign of much needed rain coming our way, so just have to look on the bright side. Our back porch/deck needs a fresh coat of Sherwin-Williams Deck Scape, so I had to go buy a gallon yesterday (whew, prices are going up) and i cleaned the steps at both ends of the deck and applied the...
  15. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    riptides said, "Milk house project, still working on cleanup. Smashed finger in door trying to "fix" it while clearing it out. That slowed me down and well, two days later and it is still throbbing. Looks like nail is going to be history." Been a long time since I did anything like that, and i...
  16. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    mostly_gas said, "Bird, my weekend riding buddy lives in Denton and He got some rain, 1/2 inch he said. Sorry about your lack of rain." Yeah, I saw that. We're 10 miles south of the airport where that reading is taken. Yesterday we went to the north edge of Ft. Worth to our younger daughter's...
  17. Bird

    Funeral Costs

    Richard, I don't know how things are elsewhere, but some time ago I checked into the possibility of donating my body when I die and did not like what I learned. At that time, everything I found indicated that the school or research facility had to be notified within so many hours of the death...
  18. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    That "Shoot with the Sheriff" event sounds like a great idea and a good time for everyone. As far as I know, we've never had anything like that around here. I used to have to qualify twice a year on the police department, but that was just drawing and shooting 50 rounds at targets from...
  19. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    60 degrees for the low this morning, going for a sunny 85 for a high, and after a week of having rain in the forecast each day and NONE on the ground, the NWS has finally taken rain out of the forecast. The grass is drying up, leaves are starting to fall from the trees, so I guess the good news...
  20. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    66 degrees this morning, going for a high of 82, and the National Weather Service hasn't given up yet; still forecasting rain every day for the past week and on into tomorrow, and it's still bone dry around here.:(
  21. Bird

    Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    The National Weather Service just keeps predicting rain for us "tomorrow". I guess if they do that long enough, they're bound to be right someday.:( But so far no sign of rain here.
  22. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Yesterday morning the weather forecast called for a 20% chance of rain and then we had a brief shower that produced about one tenth of an inch, which makes .22" for the month for me. And the forecast was for a 50% chance of rain today, and now they've moved that forecast up until tomorrow; just...
  23. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Sounds like some tough times for your wife, Roy. We wish her the best and hope for a rapid healing.
  24. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    daugen said, "any of you ever buy a spare belt and it hangs on the wall forever when the oem just won't wear out?" Yep, about 1973 when we made our first trip to Alaska, pulling a travel trailer, on more than a thousand miles of unpaved roads, we had been warned of the lack of spare parts in...
  25. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    It was so pleasantly cool yesterday that I pulled the blade off the EGO lawnmower, sharpened it a bit, and put it back on without even breaking a sweat.:D And now the NWS is forecasting rain every day of this week after tomorrow. We sure need the rain, so I hope the forecast is right.
  26. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "Scored a 36 roll of TP at Target so no TP exchange required. Has anyone noticed a shortage besides the limit signs at Costco?" I had to go Walmart this morning for just a couple of grocery items, but THEN . . . . well, it seemed they had an abundant supply of paper products, so I...
  27. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    I was very much surprised to see the posts yesterday about the limits on purchases of bathroom tissue, and not this morning The Dallas Morning News has a story: "Costco Wholesale is reinstating limits on some items as COVID-19 cases spike, adding to an already stretched supply chain. The limits...
  28. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    I hadn't heard of that recently. I bought a pack of 24 rolls at Walmart 10 days ago and there was no shortage or limit at that time. But we're accustomed to staying well stocked on a lot of thing "just in case".:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: So I just looked in the closet and...
  29. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    RedNeckGeek said, "Shiner has their Oktoberfest beer out now, so some of that followed me home, too.👍" I keep a few bottles of Shiner Bock in the shop refrigerator; never tried any of their other beers, and had no idea it was sold as far west as where you live.
  30. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    National Weather Service shows the Denton, TX airport temperature to be 49 degrees right now, and I'm 10 miles south of there and everything here shows 59 degrees. Now with clear skies and a breeze of no more than 5 mph, even though from the north, it seems odd, but not unheard of, for there to...
  31. Bird

    Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    And this morning the NWS says it's 49 degrees in Denton. I love it.
  32. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Forecast for tomorrow is 56 degrees to 82 degrees with up to 30 mph breeze. Sounds wonderful to me. I plan to mow the yard early while it's cool AND the forecast breeze should keep the dew off the grass. Ought to be a great day. I went to see my dentist yesterday for the first time in a long...
  33. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "Good morning! 76˚F heading to the high 90s to low100s. Today is predicted to be the hottest day of the year in central TX. A cool front coming Tuesday will get the temps back into the 80s." Same here, and I was hoping the summer heat was over.:(:(:(
  34. Bird

    Celebrities I have met

    I once met Phyllis Diller and Fang in Dallas; worse in person than on TV.:LOL: And Blue Grass star, Bill Monroe, was playing on stage at an RV resort at which I was working one summer in Virginia Beach, and he stopped to ask me where I'd recommend for him to go eat. I sent him to a seafood...
  35. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    RedNeckGeek said, "In my experience at least, doctors are no different than mechanics, plumbers, or any other trade or profession, in that there are good 'uns and bad 'uns." That's ABSOLUTELY right! I could tell you stories that some wouldn't believe about some I've had experience with; either...
  36. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    My mother had to have such surgery twice. I have not had to have it a second time. Is that a matter of luck, or a matter of me having a better surgeon than you and my mother had the first time? I've always thought it was the latter.
  37. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Sounds good. I'll never forget mine. I had reached a point that I had no grip AND I had about quit going to bed at night, just sat up with my hands hanging down so I could move them a bit when they got to hurting too much. I think I was lucky in getting the right surgeon. I did over hear him...
  38. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    buckeyefarmer said, "Surgery went well. Took a lot longer getting her pain med prescription filled than what the surgery took." I probably missed something recently, but what was the surgery for? I had carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists some years back. Anyway, hope your wife does well.
  39. Bird

    Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    bindian said, "So I am enjoying the slow, soaking rains I am getting." Sure wish I could say the same. Just hot and dry here and no relief in the forecasts.
  40. Bird

    Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    We sure could, and none in sight.
  41. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    The day started with another beautiful day at 67 degrees, thunderstorm then passed just east of us, but at least it dropped about .12" of rain on us, and we sure needed (still need) rain. Margaret & I went to the Walmart pharmacy and got our annual flu shots this morning. We ought to be immune...
  42. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    62 degrees this morning. I could hardly believe it could be that cool here. It was wonderfull; short lived but wonderful while it stayed cool for just a little while.
  43. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    txdon said, "Whipper was feeling bad again yesterday and Saturday but is eating today, probably another vet visit tomorrow unless she continues to improve. The vet wants to do a MRI to see if it is liver cancer, her bloodwork does not rule that out." I can sure sympathize with you and Whipper...
  44. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    It hurts to even think about that kind of splinter, Eric. Hope it gets well soon.
  45. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    daugen said, "Way back in the day, long before computers, I was the a/v "tech" in high school and got to run the movie projector. Keeping in mind our entire grade was only 53 kids. Had to thread the tape and the whole thing, learn how to splice broken tape." I don't recall, or remember, just...
  46. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    I've read all these posts about how to cook or prepare ears of corn and I think I've actually done all them myself at one time or another except txdon's chipotle. Can't recall every finding an ear of corn, or a way to fix it, that I didn't like. But being a little lazy, now-a-days I usually...
  47. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    You said it better than I could. Incidentally, not that it matters, but my wife and I actually got our shots in a hospital where we got our first shots, and we have txdon to thank for telling us about the place just before the end of last year.:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
  48. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    wngsprd said, "Met with another roofer. Looking at GAF and Atlas shingles...anyone had any recent experience with either?" About 10 years ago, we had our roof partially replaced with GAF Timberline shingles because that was what was already on this house when we bought it. I think they were a...
  49. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    buckeyefarmer said, "Ours did very well, wife made stuffed peppers last week." A fine looking crop you have there. And for something I consider rather odd . . . my younger brother likes stuffed peppers BUT he don't eat the pepper, just likes the stuffing cooked in the pepper. And for me . . ...
  50. Bird

    Good morning!!!!

    Does anyone, especially from back east, know anything about a company called "CPAP Supply USA, 720 Morefield Park Drive, Suite 302, Chesterfield, VA 23236." Their website is Home - CPAPSupplyUSA.com I ordered a small item from them more than a year ago, but in the past week, I have dealt with...
 
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