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OM45GE - Posted - 02/18/2014:  09:46:13


We just got back from my best friends (and former music partner) house in New Hampshire. They are dedicated composters. Toby dug through two feet of snow and came back with his face green from rotting vegetables. He smelled like hell too. Although now that I think  of it, he probably thought he smelled fantastic!  



The skiing was wonderful. 

dat - Posted - 02/18/2014:  10:09:18


he probably wanted to share with you what he found too

OM45GE - Posted - 02/18/2014:  10:12:21


Well, he was successful in that. 

dat - Posted - 02/18/2014:  10:39:26


seems like the more cologne/ perfume they put on, the more they want to rub on you

DeanT - Posted - 02/18/2014:  10:40:38


My parents had the biggest compost pile known to man on the farm. My dogs always loved it.dead

OM45GE - Posted - 02/18/2014:  10:45:15


Oh yeah. They stink it up and then want to snuggle. 



The Springer I had before this one jumped out the car one day who we got home. He ran out into the swamp behind the pond we had and got good and muddy. Then he rolled in something that I later realized was a very rotten dead animal. Only then did he head home. As he got closer he looked like he was twice his normal size,, it turned out that he had also scrounged around in a briar bush and was covered with burrs.  



It took me about an hour hand picking the burrs of the dog that reeked of death before I could start bathing him. I was about ready to sell him for medical experimentation. He was happy and hell. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/18/2014:  18:04:37


We had livestock sheers for the really bad dog days... a lot easier to clean a bald dog...cheeky 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/18/2014:  18:52:33


LOL. I keep them clipped pretty short but once they're covered with mud and burrs, it's too late for the clippers. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/18/2014:  19:16:58


another reason to love greyhounds. They are too lazy to get into trouble

OM45GE - Posted - 02/19/2014:  06:55:27


LOL. I think Trouble is Toby's middle name.

DeanT - Posted - 02/19/2014:  13:12:53


We also have a Shih-Tzu...  between her and the cat... now there's trouble

OM45GE - Posted - 02/19/2014:  14:35:07


The guy who built the land speed record motorcycle we take out to Bonneville has a Shih-Tzu. What a wonderful little dog.

DeanT - Posted - 02/19/2014:  16:05:03


We love our little moppy twinkey dog! She was a stray who found us. 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/19/2014:  16:25:31


Fifi looks as though she can hold her own. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/20/2014:  05:51:39


She is the pack dominatrix. She also has a lot more hair now (we let it grow out in the winter)

OM45GE - Posted - 02/20/2014:  07:42:05


I've heard they don't like the cold.

DeanT - Posted - 02/20/2014:  09:27:29


That's totally true! 

dat - Posted - 02/20/2014:  09:53:51


I don't blame her, I don't like it cold either

OM45GE - Posted - 02/20/2014:  09:56:03


You should have been up skiing with us over the weekend. It was 10 below zero Saturday and Sunday nights. I warmed up to 6 below Monday night. Days were in the teens and 20s.

dat - Posted - 02/20/2014:  10:14:18


I would be sittin by the fire

OM45GE - Posted - 02/20/2014:  10:17:08


We did a lot of that too. Nice warm woodstove, some good Scotch and stringed instruments.

DeanT - Posted - 02/20/2014:  13:12:11


I don't mind cold, I prefer it. But I hate the wind

OM45GE - Posted - 02/20/2014:  14:02:56


You live in the wrong state if you don't like wind! I don't know which is worse, Kansas or Nebraska.



I changed the rear end out in a pickup truck I was driving cross country in a truck stop parking lot in Nebraska. The wind was so strong I swear it was sliding my wrenches along the pavement.

dat - Posted - 02/20/2014:  14:15:29


never been to Kansas, but Galveston/ beach/ coast area I don't like, wind and sand, sand and wind, I can do without both


Edited by - dat on 02/20/2014 14:15:50

OM45GE - Posted - 02/20/2014:  15:46:00


I agree. I like the wind when I'm out on the sailboat. On the beach, not so much. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/20/2014:  17:09:57


In Kansas, anything under 20 mph wind is calm

OM45GE - Posted - 02/20/2014:  17:22:46


Is there any place to float a sailboat?

DeanT - Posted - 02/20/2014:  23:29:10


we have reservoir lakes all over the place, lots of sail boats.

OM45GE - Posted - 02/21/2014:  02:17:50


Sailboat + wind = fun

DeanT - Posted - 02/21/2014:  05:55:00


The one time in my entire life I went on a sailboat, it flipped over and we had to get rescued.

OM45GE - Posted - 02/21/2014:  06:07:25


I used to race sailing dinghies. The crew is the ballast on those and we would end up in the water from time to time. The bigger boats are self-righting with a lot of weight in the keel. If you get heeled over far enough, the wind spills out of the sails and the keel will pull you upright. They can be capsized if the seas are big enough (HUGE), but I’ve been out in some serious storms and felt completely safe.

dat - Posted - 02/21/2014:  09:31:05


never have been on a sail boat,  but a johnson 25 will push my little 14 ft about 30 mph.  I don't get on the lakes much but the small rivers around here are fun

OM45GE - Posted - 02/21/2014:  12:28:11


I like being on the water in just about anything. We canoe and kayak, sail, ski boat, etc. (thank goodness for friends with boats!).

dat - Posted - 02/21/2014:  13:01:47


I want to build a couple of these one day, looking at the "wood duck 2" design,   can carry weight for camping and doesn't tip easy





 


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OM45GE - Posted - 02/21/2014:  13:30:45


I've seen the plans for those. They look very nice. Certainly well within your skill level.

dat - Posted - 02/21/2014:  13:55:47


hopefully one day I'll have the extra money and time,    two more years 'till our youngest gets out of high school  big  then starts college   sad  then I'll still be broke

OM45GE - Posted - 02/21/2014:  14:33:44


I wish I had the skill and equipment to do woodworking. I really want a banjo/guitar display cabinet.

DeanT - Posted - 02/21/2014:  14:51:02


Tell the youngster to join the Air Force... then you will be off the hook, and rich! 

dat - Posted - 02/21/2014:  15:07:03


I wish she would, she has her eyes set on Baylor, I tell her   "scholarships"    I can't afford it without them

OM45GE - Posted - 02/21/2014:  15:38:29


Ethan wants to go to MIT for engineering. I'll have to rob banks!

DeanT - Posted - 02/21/2014:  17:45:02


Tell the youngsters that you know someone who drew a paycheck while going to school, free room and board, free clothes, three free square meals a day, got to work an entire career on cutting edge technology, and then retired at 47. 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/21/2014:  17:57:31


Good advice for sure. Now to convince him. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/21/2014:  18:52:24


young kids simply don't realize that the military trains doctors and nurses and dentists and eye doctors and lawyers and engineers and auto/tank/truck/aircraft/etc drivers and mechanics, every computer career imaginable, pretty much any civilian career has a military counterpart, even veterinarians, librarians, chefs, teachers and preachers and cops. All the public sees are the army and marines in combat on the news, and think that's what the military is. That's only one very small percentage, and more often than not, that's the career they chose. The military is by far the best kept secret right under our kid's noses. And then don't forget VA benefits, military life insurance, base hospital and medical/dental/eye/etc care.  

OM45GE - Posted - 02/21/2014:  18:57:07


You said it Dean

DeanT - Posted - 02/22/2014:  00:22:24


An 18 year old kid could retire with a pension at 38, and be young enough do do and entire career somewhere else. And employers LOVE military experience. 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/22/2014:  03:54:28


I have a friend who went to the Air Force Academy, flew transports back and forth to Viet Nam during the war to build hours and then went to the. Airlines. He stayed active reserves and retired from both when he was 55 with over $150,000 in retirement income. He had the whole thing planned out from the time he was a kid. 



I, on the other hand, planned nothing out at all and will probably be working until I'm 70. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/22/2014:  06:25:16


I didn't have anything planned out, it just sort of happened. I was playing softball at a field near the Air Force base, and drooled when the jets flew over. It just so happened that one of my teammates was a recruiter. He himself was close to retirement, and still young. I was like "how come nobody ever told me about this?" And literally after a game, I followed him to the recruiters office and signed up. 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/22/2014:  09:04:31


I turned old enough to enlist at the height of the Viet Nam war. I  already had friends come home in caskets and wanted no part of it.  I couldn't see past the FUBAR politics of the time. 

dat - Posted - 02/22/2014:  10:02:03


I almost  (should have)  signed up, I had a job come open that I thought would be good so I changed my mind and didn't.   looking back I should have gone ahead

OM45GE - Posted - 02/22/2014:  10:58:56


I got married.  In hindsight, Nam might have been less of a battle. 

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