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  1. beowulf

    Groan part quatre

    Well, I suppose everyone needs a hobby. I wish I would have found this before I did my Christmas shopping though.
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    What is the coldest you have ever been ?

    Winter of 1967. In a train car traveling from Seoul to Seochon. At night. A seven hour trip. Missing windows and wind and wooden seats. Nowhere to go to escape the cold. No options. I seriously thought about just getting off at some village-stop and just going up to a house and hoping they would...
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    I was in Walmart using the restroom and just as I closed my stall door, a voice from the next stall said, “Hi! How are you?” Embarrassed... I said, “I’m aight!!" The voice said, "So what are you up to?” I said, “Ummm... Just trying to handle a little private business over here!” Then I hear...
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    How to prevent locks from freezing.

    For locks, pouring any water over the lock has worked for me. Once in an emergency I had to use my own water if you know what I mean. For pipes, I have installed below ground shut-offs to the outlying bibs, and where we cannot do that, we leave the fartherest bib dripping, and have used a heat...
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    ***6,000,000th Post Contest***

    12-28-22. 1:30 P.M.
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    I am so easy. . .

    Again this year, the wife says she wants nothing and needs nothing. Daughters say the same. Grandkids have a few things they would like to get. So trying to buy Christmas gifts is always a challenge as I feel somewhat compelled to get something for everyone. But me - I always have a list. This...
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    Debit vs. Credit Cards

    I will be 79 in February. Went to college 1962-66. When our daughters went to college there were no warnings either - just promotions. The warnings had to come from us.
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    Debit vs. Credit Cards

    I remember well when our daughters started college. On the move-in date we were there helping them move in - there were booths of all kinds set up around the campus - many of them offering credit card sign-ups (very different than when I went to college). It was a great opportunity to explain...
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    Debit vs. Credit Cards

    This is a bit off point, but at least it has to do with cash - and it is interesting. A number of years ago we decided to pay off our mortgage balance - I think it was about $20,000 at the time. Anyway, I went into the bank to do that with a check and they referred me to a guy at a desk. He...
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    Debit vs. Credit Cards

    We use the most advantageous credit card we could find (regarding discounts, cash back etc. ). It was my understanding that debit cards were riskier than credit cards because your money was gone - and with credit cards you were not liable except perhaps for $50 if you delayed reporting an issue...
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    Trimming around chain link fence.

    Not doable for everyone, but goats handle it for us.
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    How many of your friends do NOT have tractors?

    We have lived on our 90 acres (Sierra Nevada foothills) for 36 years. For the first half of that time we did not own a tractor so what we could do to improve the place and tackle projects and make things easier was minimal. Then we got a tractor and what we could do and have done increased...
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    How to level front end loader arms

    Good advice. Always check the simple things first.
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    How many of your friends do NOT have tractors?

    Few friends. None have tractors.
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    Sharpening drill bits

    Hey, thanks to all for the suggestions. The drill-doctor idea is timely. Every year the kids ask me what I want for Christmas and I always say 'nothing'. This year I asked for a post-hole digger as one of the fiber glass handles shattered. But now, I will ask for a drill-doctor. Any particular...
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    Sharpening drill bits

    Thanks, grs. Great idea. No need to have a re-do here. I will do that. Usually I will do a search but I don't always have luck finding the threads. Much appreciated.
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    Sharpening drill bits

    I will put my collection of dull drill bits up against anyones - both in terms of the number of bits and how dull they are. I guess I have a problem tossing them. Anyway, yesterday after trying a number of bits to get a job done and finding none of them sharp enough, I thought about either...
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    Roy Jackson has died.

    Wow, how sad. Such a familiar guy here. I always enjoyed what he had to say. Sorry to hear this.
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    Sleep apnea, CPAPs and other sleep health solutions.

    Two things to add to the discussion that may be useful: 1) I used to use the breathing strips. I did this because I have a deviated septum that prevented easy nose breathing if I slept on my left side. The strips worked somewhat to let me breath when I slept that way. But they were a PITA and...
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    Sleep apnea, CPAPs and other sleep health solutions.

    Thanks. I wanted to do an in-home sleep study but they recommended I do it at their facility. The cynic in me wonders if it is because they can charge more. I am very interested in learning about any issues though.
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    Sleep apnea, CPAPs and other sleep health solutions.

    I am finally set for my overnight sleep over - on 11-30. BTW, when I initially consulted with my dr. about my concern about sleep issues (during a visit about something else) I indicated that I never woke up gasping or similar, but would wake up actually holding my breath which I would then wake...
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    Tip of the day.

    Something that has proven to be very useful for me is a battery operated fire "bellow". If you have a fireplace you may want to get one. Every one here loves it. I used to use a long half inch piece of pvc to blow air when I was working on starting a fire in the fireplace - it worked but was a...
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    Carry All Attachment

    Here is one I built. The front and sides come off (top board holds the sides in and then the other boards slide up and out, and there are latches for the sides) although I have not needed to take them off for the uses I have had for it so far. It has slots for chainsaws and shovels etc. on the...
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    Keeping culverts clear and clean

    Ponytug, good advice. One of the culverts does have a steep dropoff and the other one can be made to have one as well. Also, I think between loosening up the dirt at both ends and perhaps dragging something through there (not necessarily a tire) and also having some rain with enhanced velocity I...
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    Keeping culverts clear and clean

    i7win7, thanks - something to try when water is flowing. I will try to find a tire the right size.
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    Keeping culverts clear and clean

    I have four culverts on the property. Two of them I have installed - actually I replaced two older original culverts (one that clogged up and one that washed out). They are all fine right now but I see that there is some dirt and such building up in two of them - a 15 inch one and an 18 inch one...
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    Most useful attachments

    It will depend on where you live and what you need to do, but for me, in order of the time used: FEL, Box blade, pallet forks, grading blade, and carry-all (to which I have built a box/uber +). And whichever one you really need at the time for the task is the most important one you have. Others...
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Sorry. I tried to just copy it and post in several different ways but finally the only way I could get it done was to copy the link the way I did. There may have been other ways but my skill level wouldn't get me there.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    https://fb.watch/gBmKprUNtd/
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    Sleep apnea, CPAPs and other sleep health solutions.

    This is timely. I have just this week been referred to a sleep study professional for an in-their-facility sleep analysis. They have not scheduled that yet. I have never woke up gasping for air, but have at times woke up holding air in, and then puffing it out. They tell me there are different...
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    Adding grab hooks on front bucket, 2 or 3 hooks?

    I have three and have used them all - answer is three.
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    Anyone else do random acts of kindness?

    I do, but likely not frequently enough. I once gave bicycles anonymously to a couple of deserving middle school kids - I had asked the principal to pick one deserving girl and one boy. And a while back, I learned that a girl in our office was living in a studio apartment with no refrigerator. I...
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    Oh Yeah, and it can happen so fast even if you are going slow.
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    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    I used to get 2 x 4s for about $2.00. Then they went up to $7.13 a year or so ago. Last week they were $3.69. Plywood is still crazy. Not many options though if you want to keep working on projects or need the material.
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