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I'd give some thought to moving Paul.....some place secluded where your skill sets won't be called upon by those who have come to now, and EXPECT your assistance.....say..... :unsure: Antartica?
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Then again 'word does travel FAST' and it is pretty crowded there.
Hack

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I understand they're excepting reservations for Mars.😁
 

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It looks nice but to dressy for me. :p

If I didn't free the guy he may have died and besides that, i didn't want to see the Fire Dept destroy the building as that would be the only way to get the guy out.

I just finished installing a big bell outside my elevator so now you can hear it from your house in Indiana. :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:

No matter how hard I try to hide, people find me.
A few weeks ago I see this older guy walking up to my house with one of those "grabber" things that allows you to reach food on high shelves. It was a 2 dollar piece of junk from the dollar store. Before he could get to me I said, just buy another one, I will give you the two bucks.

He once wanted me to give him some anchors to hang a coat hook he found in the dumpster. I asked him if he had a drill and he said, "he didn't know". If you don't know if you have a drill I guess you don't need the anchors.

I love "helping" people and I do it almost every day, but there is a limit. ;)

I really love it when people ask me to " Just show" them how to put brakes on their Car, replace their electrical service, raise the dormer on their house or install an artificial heart in their pet chowawa.
 

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OMG I so get it, First off as to dress code in Antartica , get a bunch of those faux tux tees and sweat shirts, make dinner for the flock now and again, No Problema
Second, Like hack, tho my main job aint fixin stuff I am the go to guy when it comes to keeping the store doors open. I get asked for help or favors aloth. I cant count the number of times I have showed up to "Help install" whatever and they have no tools , materiels, at best an unopend Sauder or Ikea box
 

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As the head of maintenance for a hotel with 400+ employees I get asked for help all the time. “Do you know anyone who can fix my leaky tap” really means “will you come to my house and fix it”. Years ago I would arrange to go help but I had to stop as it legitimately cut into my personal life too much. Now I pass along the name of a good contractor who will do it quickly and for a fair price. I spend six digit sums with these guys every year so they treat people I send them very well.
 

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A fellow vet sent this to me. It’s a letter from a group of Vietnam Vets who had some observations and suggestions for Brittney Griner, the professional basketball player who was stupid enough to think she could possess drugs while traveling in Russia.
Appreciated their insights.

Letter to Brittney Griner

Ms, Miss, Mrs Griner is a famous female basketball player who, in the past, has disrespected our anthem, flag and country. She is now behind bars in Russia, charged with drug smuggling, for which she pleaded guilty. She is now screaming that America’s umbrella of goodness should intercede on her behalf by begging the USA embassy in Moscow to use any method of pressure to gain her release. It’s funny that woke liberals who get into trouble overseas never cry out to the countries that they admire to help them with their problems! The letter below should also be sent to NBA , NFL, MLB, and others that make their living playing a game and also disrespect our nation, its symbols, traditions, and our venerable veterans.

Dear Ms. Griner,

We hope that this letter finds you in good health, and we understand you are having some rough times in your life. We are a group of old Vietnam Combat Veterans from North Carolina. Our average age is around seventy years old. We call ourselves "The Bunker Boys." We spent a lot of time living in rat and snake-infested holes in the ground known as bunkers. When we were not in the bunkers, we were crawling through the jungle being shot at and shooting back at little people wearing black pajamas. We must be honest and tell you that the only thing we may have in common with you, is that we, too, were drafted.

We noticed you were drafted number one in the WNBA draft a few years ago. Since we were all drafted, we thought we might let you know what it was like when we were drafted. Unlike you, most of us had no college. The people of the United States drafted us. We consisted of all colors, religions and personal beliefs. We had no choice of which team we played for: Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines. We were sent halfway around the world to fight and kill people we didn’t know in a place we had never heard of. We were paid (we know you can relate to this) $3.00 a day and required to work 24 hours a day if needed. When we returned home, many or most of us were treated very badly by our fellow Americans. We were spit on and hit by bottles and rocks as the police stood by and watched. We did not complain, we just continued on in life and made the best of it. We fought for God, family, country and, of course, the Flag and the National Anthem . . . a poem that was written by, of all people, a lawyer. He wrote the poem as he watched bombs fall on and kill fellow Americans. Ever since that night, our nation has played that little poem before millions of social functions. For some people it’s just a little song. For a Veteran it is a reminder of how many men and women of all colors have given their lives, so the rest can have the right to be free.

We found in our research that you requested the National Anthem not to be played at sporting events. We find it odd that now you are requesting the citizens of the United States to pay for your release from a jail in Russia. Yes, we the taxpayers are paying for all of those diplomats working on your release. Our government told you, and all fellow Americans in Russia, to leave Russia after the invasion of the Ukraine. You play basketball in a country that is known to treat Americans badly. You fly a great deal and must know, by now, all of the rules about what one can bring into a country. All of us that travel know the rules for entering a foreign country. You are a guest and must go by the rules of the land. By your own admission, you were attempting to bring an illegal substance into a country that is known for its long prison sentences. You had to know this because you are making a million dollars a year to play a game and hold a college degree. At six feet nine inches tall, you know that security officers are going to focus on you from the moment you stand in the boarding pass line.

We also noticed that you are now saying you placed the drugs in your luggage by accident. Please! That is something that an 18 year old would say. We also found out that your net worth is somewhere around $5 million bucks for playing a game. For old guys like us, living on a fixed income, that’s a lot of money for just playing a game. Don’t get us wrong; we are not against you. We all went and fought, so all Americans can have the freedom to make their own choices. We just hope that the next time you have to endure the playing of that little poem, that you will pay close attention to the “land of the free” part.

Wishing you the very best,

The Bunker Boys
 

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OOOooooo HHhhhh NNnnooooooo. FLOOD!!!

I hate when that happens and unfortunately it is always my fault.:rolleyes:

I replaced a defective light yesterday and I have a "baffle" or vertical piece of PVC that runs the 6' length of the back of the tank to help keep the fish from jumping out.

I must have moved that PVC onto the float that controls the water going into the tank so it overflowed. I lost about 15 or 20 gallons. Well, I didn't lose it as I know exactly where it is. All over my workshop floor.

I don't care about the floor but fresh water kept going into the tank so the salinity was so low that I could keep bullfrogs, alligators and kissing gouramies.

My fish are not Girly fish so they don't care and could live in damp sawdust and my corals are also not Sissies so I don't think anything will happen but it may put them in a bad mood for a few hours.

The salinity doesn't even read on my hydrometer.

I have 30 gallons of seawater here that I collected but I needed to raise the salinity in that so I had to run to Petco to buy ASW. I got Instant Ocean and dumped in a few pounds to my NSW. I removed 10 gallons of water from my tank and am slowly pumping in my strong solution of seawater. :p

I will keep doing that until the salinity is strong enough to keep wild Tuna.

It will take a few more pounds of ASW but I will get there in about an hour or two. :)
 

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Thank you. Yes, it's now 51 years old.

My tank is fine and I feel my corals enjoyed the freshwater bath. :p
I noticed my Gyre powerhead was not working and I discovered that it's controller sat in a puddle of salt water and electronics frown on that. It was kind of smoking and sizzling so I dried it out and found out the plug rotted right off th thing.
I had to break it apart and do a little soldering to repair and re build it but now it is as good as new. I will put it in a metal box in case it wants to go on fire. :rolleyes:
 

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Thank you. Yes, it's now 51 years old.

My tank is fine and I feel my corals enjoyed the freshwater bath. :p
I noticed my Gyre powerhead was not working and I discovered that it's controller sat in a puddle of salt water and electronics frown on that. It was kind of smoking and sizzling so I dried it out and found out the plug rotted right off th thing.
I had to break it apart and do a little soldering to repair and re build it but now it is as good as new. I will put it in a metal box in case it wants to go on fire. :rolleyes:
I had a power strip get wet once and it made one heck of mess. Luckily I was home and nothing bad happened, but boy it stunk.
 

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I am going to get my wife one of these. She has an electric scooter and a walker but this thing will give her more mobility and it folds up with one hand to put in the car.

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It is supposed to go 8 miles at about 6 mph. It will be good for functions or just getting to the condo pool.
 

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On my walk this morning I caught something moving in the corner of my eye. I looked and in horror saw this "Huge" Cobra!
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OK, it was a little garter snake but he thought he was a Huge Cobra by the way he was snapping at me with that practically toothless grimace. :D
The small ones are usually the meanest lol.
 
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