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SirVive

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  1. That looks about like an oversized version of what my brothers and I would make out of a couple of tin cans and a wire in order to communicate with each other over distances that could have been traversed by a horse whisper
  2. What happened to the ending I was expecting? - where another group of birders all had their binoculars turned in your direction.
  3. That's funny πŸ˜† You got me for a minute even though I've been there! On one of my first dates with my now wife - I texted my folks back in WA a picture of a sign that said something along the lines of 'Welcome to Mexico' and then a bit later a sign that said 'Entering Canada' and then I vanished out of service πŸ™ƒ
  4. In which case they couldn't even stick with the proper Spanish pronunciation
  5. Ya'll need to move here - I was at 53 for county last year with only 96 spπŸ˜† Number 12 all time for complete checklists though - mostly on my lunch break or in my back yard.
  6. Pretty much except they don't use flint anymore 😁 More or less it's amateur sniper practice
  7. That was my best guess too but he must have been practicing for a PRS match - this lake is all mudflats and I think the largest rock I have ever seen was about 3" At least my kids made good use of the mud 😁
  8. Vancouver Lake, WA. I was watching a gull who had something that it picked up about the size of a walnut - several dozen times it would fly up from just a few feet to as much as 30 and then drop it onto the sandbar or into the shallow water next to it and then dive after it and start the performance over again. Trying the crack-a-shell-on-the-rocks trick that of course failed on the soft mud? Or just playing a game?
  9. The link helped me with what a 21c is ... what about an NFC?
  10. Not my pic and it's a few days old but since we're on the topic my brother-in-law found this at his school and they had to have the local rescue group out.
  11. @Quiscalus quiscula is right - since I couldn't find a peanut icon it was the next best thing
  12. Except when the home owner spent over a half million on bronze sculptures and another half million just to acid etch all the patios and curbing along the driveway (and I don't even ask what it cost to build the house) a few measly 30' trees are more like 🍿
  13. And I have planted trees that tall at planting time 2 or 3 trees to a semi load. 300' for an old growth native tree is not unheard of around here. The one they cut was probably 60-80'.
  14. Some of my favorite verses surround the one you quoted ☺️
  15. Agree πŸ™ƒ @Kevin wrote quite detailed instructions that will work much better and not require you to either have no brains, or way too much beer, (or both) like in my example of how NOT to do it. On a serious note - try contacting your utility. At least where I live they would much rather remove the tree in the sunshine BEFORE it takes the wire down than after a storm when they not only have to cut it off but then repair the damage when they have 5000 other people in the same fix as you. I had a large tree in my back yard that was dying and too close to the high voltage line for me to feel comfortable felling it as well as being tall enough to come uncomfortably close to hitting my house if it fell away from the lines. I called the utility and they came out for free and cut it down low enough to both clear the lines and my house and just left me with a 30' standing stump and a pile of brush to deal with.
  16. Maybe try something along the lines of this method
  17. Yep, maybe that is why Jeremiah was lamenting
  18. Its good for you. So says the old guy who built fence by the mile when I was barely as tall as it was (or at least one mile worth). What are you making?
  19. In other words when my 3 year old daughter wants to watch a bird video or play song from Macaulay I'd better steer clear of Rails in addition to parrots
  20. My father-in-law would be proud of you just retired from being a high school math teacher. And yes, he had a student one year who didn't even know what leap year was and her birthday was ON FEBRUARY 29TH! Sometimes you can't even teach a young pup new tricks.
  21. Maybe post it here so the rest of us can get in on the fun
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