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07-13-2017, 01:59 PM - 1 Like   #38416
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccc_ Quote
2x4s were 2"x4''...I've worked in many buildings where the lumber was exactly as advertised and often rough cut

a modern 2x4 starts that way and is milled to the dimensions you get now

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only if you want to go court

a hand is 4 inches/101.6mm*, I learned that one on my uncle's ranch
16 1/2 hands is a long way to ground when a horse is bored with you on its back

since you bear a rod one cubit long to smite your foes, my guess is it can be any size you choose

* metric equivalent included for those who have moved to the dark side of measuring things
100 cents to the dollar is un-American, I tell ya!

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Did you have a nightmare, hon?
I'd like to say I have never been in that situation.

I am not, however, a liar...
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Fortunately time measurement standards are fairly consistent around the planet (all you Einsteinian physicists stay out of this discussion). It makes travel so much easier when you are told what the typical walking, driving, flying time might be. - or what fraction of a second our shutter speed should be to take that image home with us.
We visited Ethiopia some* years ago. They tend to use their old time system where the day starts at sunrise rather than at midnight when speaking.

As we returned to our hotel the receptionist told us we were going to be picked up at nine o'clock.

- At nine o'clock?!

- Yes, nine o'clock. Here's the note they left: "We'll pick you up at 3pm"

*It was in 2003 by our calendar. By the Ethiopian calendar it was 1996. I was so glad I didn't have to use those receipts to get travel expenses covered.
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What old growth that is left is protected, on federal forest lands, and will never be harvested. The last of the old growth that was cut down commercially was more than 50 years ago. As a boy I recall seeing logging trucks with 2 or 3 log loads. That was indeed a very long time ago.
We saw those kind of loads when visiting Madagascar. A sad sight as the rainforests are cut down at an alarming rate.

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Two words Jim.
QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I've got the same two words for you that Racer had yesterday.


No, not "happy birthday" or "lucky guy" or "merry Christmas"
"Love you"?
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That's right.
Never, ever, EVER, pass up an opportunity to say "See? I Told ya so!"
...unless my wife is involved
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100 cents to the dollar is un-American, I tell ya!
accuracy and consistency are just too trite

at least the dollar isn't worth what it used to be
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I've been away for a few days, so had several hundred posts to catch up. Not sure I'll be able to get any sleep tonight...

Anyway, been up in the mountains where the cell coverage is rather patchy. Almost down to the speeds Racer is used to At home I have a more decent 250/20 mbps cable (about $50/month). This time of year, though, I have to live with mobile "broad band" at our little summer home. Still good enough for streaming music or video of needed, but barely so.

Oh, and I'm no longer without a job. Just five more weeks of vacation before I get back on the treadmill

Here's a scene from a typical mountain summer pasture.



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I'd like to say I have never been in that situation.

I am not, however, a liar...
I tried to explain the dangers of drinking as it related to driving and chance physical encounters to my wayward son

neither were likely to have pleasant, unregretted outcomes
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I've been away for a few days, so had several hundred posts to catch up. Not sure I'll be able to get any sleep tonight...

Anyway, been up in the mountains where the cell coverage is rather patchy. Almost down to the speeds Racer is used to At home I have a more decent 250/20 mbps cable (about $50/month). This time of year, though, I have to live with mobile "broad band" at our little summer home. Still good enough for streaming music or video of needed, but barely so.

Oh, and I'm no longer without a job. Just five more weeks of vacation before I get back on the treadmill

Here's a scene from a typical mountain summer pasture.

if it wasn't for the damn mountains that would be just about perfect
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Here's a scene from a typical mountain summer pasture.

Summer???
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Almost down to the speeds Racer is used to At home I have a more decent 250/20 mbps cable (about $50/month).
I hate you.
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100 cents to the dollar is un-American, I tell ya!
Base 10.

IN the US and Canada (and a few other places I'm sure) money is metric.

METRIC!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccc_ Quote
if it wasn't for the damn mountains that would be just about perfect


I love hiking in the mountains. Well, not the cold and windy part. Or the rain/sleet/snow part. But that's part of the deal when going up this early in the summer. Start of August is usually better, before the autumn hits. Summer is short up there.

But sure, the job situation quickly went from all sucky to a paid 9 week vacation and 3 months of double pay. If the new position turns out to be OK I'll be quite happy

Too bad that the K-1 overnight went from $1800 to over $2300...

And that's why I won't buy a K-1
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Summer???
It's all relative, my friend. The time of year when the snow is melting faster than it falls from the skies is called summer, and the cows are happy.
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