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Lyn W

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Good morning/afternoon all,
It's a grey day here but still dry.
We're half way through January and winter already!
It's not getting dark until about 5 pm now, but I must admit I do like the longer dark nights - less time for my neighbours to get up to their shenanigans. Hopefully I'll find my dream home this year and be able to forget about them and enjoy the lighter evenings.
I hope you all have a good Saturday!
 

Maro2Bear

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Since you've been busy I've been googling with all my questions and ran across a guy named Howard Lewin with a really good article online. Explaining all the benefits of turning green wood ? in the first place it's free ? and a bunch of other stuff too. Is all of those more of the Crapemyrtle? I like the creamy white of that wood. I hope my baby tree grows fast.

I think three are from the Crepe Myrtle, one from our Hybrid Poplar. Yes, a few advantages & a few disadvantages too.
 

Chefdenoel10

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Good morning/afternoon all.
Another lovely, frosty sunny day here!
Lola hasn't made an appearance yet but is just peeping around his door.
I'm having a quiet day but may pop out to see Tilly the pup later.
I hope everyone is having a good Friday
Hey #Big Ron....I'd love to have one made for the varmints in my pens and yards. Can we talk about it? pm me if you want... View attachment 339046

I love that house Maggie…
I want to live in there myself!!!
(Don’t worry , I am a clean freak)?
 

Big Ron

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Hey Big Ron,
You say you make SLING SHOTS!? ?
What EXACTLY do you use them for?????
?????????????
Please say knocking over BOTTLES! ?
yes i make and shoot slingshots the only thing that falls prey to my slingshots are cans and targets,i can buy all the food i and my family and pets could want at a store,i don't believe in hunting animals for sport,i'm not saying there is anything wrong with others hunting it's just not my cup of tea
 

Big Ron

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Hey #Big Ron....I'd love to have one made for the varmints in my pens and yards. Can we talk about it? pm me if you want... View attachment 339046
i'm sure i can get you sorted out,i have enough already made to supply a small army,PM me and i will get back to you this weekend my little buddy Hermie is getting a new outdoor enclosure,i just spent a small fortune yesterday at Lowe's,i'll take pics as it all comes together and post it if anyone is interested in seeing it getting built or do the members on this forum just like finished pics,as far as your shooter just PM me when you want or have time ? :)
 

maggie3fan

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i'm sure i can get you sorted out,i have enough already made to supply a small army,PM me and i will get back to you this weekend my little buddy Hermie is getting a new outdoor enclosure,i just spent a small fortune yesterday at Lowe's,i'll take pics as it all comes together and post it if anyone is interested in seeing it getting built or do the members on this forum just like finished pics,as far as your shooter just PM me when you want or have time ? :)
We ALL enjoy the photos...take lots and post in your own thread...
 

Yvonne G

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My telephone answering maching message says, "No, I don't want to extend my 20 year old car's warranty. No I'm not interested in a Medicare Advantage Plan. No, I don't want to contribute to the police or sheriff whatever charity, and no, I no longer do turtle and tortoise rescue."

Usually the robo callers disconnect after the second or third 'no.' Lately I've been getting at least 4 calls a day from Nielsen. I looked them up on Google and it is a genuine company, but you'd think after getting my message on every one of their calls they'd quit calling me. Last night I looked over at the phone as it rang and I saw it was another Nielsen call. After my portion of the message, when it came time for them to leave a message, they blew the air horn through the phone! Made me laugh.

Just now I looked them up on Google again and learned that I can contact them to be removed from their list, so that's what I did.

The land line phone that I use only has about 10 spaces for blocked calls, and it's full.
 

Cathie G

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i'm sure i can get you sorted out,i have enough already made to supply a small army,PM me and i will get back to you this weekend my little buddy Hermie is getting a new outdoor enclosure,i just spent a small fortune yesterday at Lowe's,i'll take pics as it all comes together and post it if anyone is interested in seeing it getting built or do the members on this forum just like finished pics,as far as your shooter just PM me when you want or have time ? :)
I think I can speak for us we like to see it as it progresses. Pointers help with ideas of our own.?
 

Cathie G

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My telephone answering maching message says, "No, I don't want to extend my 20 year old car's warranty. No I'm not interested in a Medicare Advantage Plan. No, I don't want to contribute to the police or sheriff whatever charity, and no, I no longer do turtle and tortoise rescue."

Usually the robo callers disconnect after the second or third 'no.' Lately I've been getting at least 4 calls a day from Nielsen. I looked them up on Google and it is a genuine company, but you'd think after getting my message on every one of their calls they'd quit calling me. Last night I looked over at the phone as it rang and I saw it was another Nielsen call. After my portion of the message, when it came time for them to leave a message, they blew the air horn through the phone! Made me laugh.

Just now I looked them up on Google again and learned that I can contact them to be removed from their list, so that's what I did.

The land line phone that I use only has about 10 spaces for blocked calls, and it's full.
I've actually gotten calls from a caller id that says "invalid caller".? I have enabled caller name announcer on my cordless in self defense.even though I'm on the government do not call list. It's funny what I can do with it. One of my friends is called dork boy on it because I can rename callers.
 

Cathie G

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I think three are from the Crepe Myrtle, one from our Hybrid Poplar. Yes, a few advantages & a few disadvantages too.
Poplar is another nice creamy wood. I really enjoyed that internet article by Howard Lewin though. It explained in depth what YOU do with green wood in great detail. It was really interesting and I did find some finishing details to prevent the cracks.
 

Snoopy’s mom

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Well it's 00.02 here on Friday 14th Jan, so that's my birthday done and dusted for another year in the UK but I'll enjoy the extension thanks to US time!
Tomorrow (today now) we will have another good reason to celebrate and welcome the new and first baby daughter for my nephew and his wife in Las Vegas who will arrive by C Section at approx 2 pm US time.
The baby hasn't turned so it has to be C-section and was originally scheduled for today, but the Doc had to change it so we won't be sharing a birthday - but close enough!!
My nephew only arrived home from his ship in Cyprus yesterday just in time for the big event - fingers crossed all goes well for them all!
Happy belated birthday! Sorry, to have missed it! I've been down with migraines for the past few days.
 

Snoopy’s mom

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My telephone answering maching message says, "No, I don't want to extend my 20 year old car's warranty. No I'm not interested in a Medicare Advantage Plan. No, I don't want to contribute to the police or sheriff whatever charity, and no, I no longer do turtle and tortoise rescue."

Usually the robo callers disconnect after the second or third 'no.' Lately I've been getting at least 4 calls a day from Nielsen. I looked them up on Google and it is a genuine company, but you'd think after getting my message on every one of their calls they'd quit calling me. Last night I looked over at the phone as it rang and I saw it was another Nielsen call. After my portion of the message, when it came time for them to leave a message, they blew the air horn through the phone! Made me laugh.

Just now I looked them up on Google again and learned that I can contact them to be removed from their list, so that's what I did.

The land line phone that I use only has about 10 spaces for blocked calls, and it's full.
If you want to tell me my car's warranty is up, press 1. If you want to discuss my Medicare Advantage Plan, press 2. If you are soliciting for a contribution press 3. lol Then blow the air-horn.
 

Jan A

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If you want to tell me my car's warranty is up, press 1. If you want to discuss my Medicare Advantage Plan, press 2. If you are soliciting for a contribution press 3. lol Then blow the air-horn.
If you ask them "just what warranty is my 2002 Ford I purchased in 2004 under?" They hang up on you. They also hang up if you swear at them or ask to speak to their manager.
 

Lyn W

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If you ask them "just what warranty is my 2002 Ford I purchased in 2004 under?" They hang up on you. They also hang up if you swear at them or ask to speak to their manager.
Cold callers make me mad.
I'm signed up to stop receiving them but they still find a way of getting through. I don't answer the phone if I don't recognise the number or unless it's local, but some overseas companies buy local numbers now so you think it's a local call but they are in somewhere like India. Sometimes I answer and just walk away from the phone so they can't disconnect.
 

Cathie G

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We’re bracing for another round of Winter. Tomorrow we get hit first with snow. Temps are cold enough @21 this morning…❄️☃️
Yes tomorrow if we get snow. The weather man is promising we will but it looks like the heavy snow will once again head your way. All from the same storm. They're even promising we'll have to get out a shovel ? whatever. I don't usually even pay to have that done because it's easier to walk on snow then a skating rink sidewalk.
 

Cathie G

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Cold callers make me mad.
I'm signed up to stop receiving them but they still find a way of getting through. I don't answer the phone if I don't recognise the number or unless it's local, but some overseas companies buy local numbers now so you think it's a local call but they are in somewhere like India. Sometimes I answer and just walk away from the phone so they can't disconnect.
Those kind come up as out of area on my caller id. I'm like you. I don't answer unless I recognize the number. They can always just start talking when the answering machine picks up and if I know their legit I'll pick up. Otherwise you called me I didn't call you. It seems like if I try to do something interesting to me they know. It'll be one phone call after another. Now if I'm waiting on a legitimate phone call I just try to do something interesting and sure enough they'll call too. ?
 
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