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Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438

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  1. I live in a Deck House - post & Beam contemporary with lots of floor-to-ceiling glass.   We've had trouble off and on with birds, who apparently look straight through the house, don't see the glass,and crash into the windows.  Somethimes just knocked out briefly, sometimes dead of a broken neck.


    This year, I'm dealing with a forlorn woodpecker.  Seems to be lost.  Fltters endlessly against the windows, moving around the entire perimeter of the house.  Never moves away more than a few inches then raps his head and/or beak into the glass; repeat; repeat; repeat ad nauseum.


    Has the same issue a few years ago with a robin, but only involving one window.  Tried plastic owls, suspended CDs, and, eventually, nettting (DO NOT USE NETTING, unless you enjoy removing dead birds entagled in netting, or looking at dead birds suspended outside your bedroom).


    Any insights into bird behavior?  I'm getting downright tired of Woody......



  2. 6 minutes ago, Four-Eyed Buck,SASS #14795 said:

    No snow here, but, the temp was 31 when I checked the weather program on start up.

     Loophole, your title sounded like an advert for the final season of Game Of Thrones!:rolleyes::lol::blush:




    18 degrees here this AM; I'm shopping for a dire wolf robe........


    Loophole Lannister

  3. 44 minutes ago, Linn Keller, SASS 27332, BOLD 103 said:

    J-Bar, you're closer than you think ...

    The Norse version, Hel, is an eternal torment of bone freezing COLD, and the sensation of ice crystals growing in your marrow is said to be truly agonizing!


    That's gout!



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  4. Man, some of you folks have had more than your share of bad times.  I hope that changes for the better.


    I've been married 44 years to my first love.  Both of us like a clean house, but things sometimes happen that get in the way of perfection - kids, aging parents, deaths, etc.


    What I did not plan for was my own declining health; I can't accomplish half of what I could do 20 years ago.  It's like someone opened a trap door beneath my feet.



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  5. For Sale: Detailed model (assembled by manufacturer) of Lindburgh's famous transatlantic single engine plane.  Movable ailerons, elevators and rudder.  Metal landing gear and undercarriage.  Detailed cockpit, with pilot seat and gauges visible through overhead windows.  Full historic markings.  


    Image in site below matches; I don't know where they got their price.  Amazon has the same plane for $154.95.  Model has spent its entire life in padded storage; never displayed or played with.  Pristine.




    My price - $100 plus shipping to first "I'll take it".  Buy now and beat the Christmas rush!



  6. 1 hour ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:


    I saw an explanation once that said the director was trying to show the same shots from multiple angles.  


    I think that may explain Kevin Costner's large capacity revolver in Open Range, but Doc must have fired twenty or so rounds at Ike in the photo studio from his two revolvers, after firing a like number in the main gunfight.  Film maker's license, I guess.


    And despite all those shots toward Ike, none of them hit that humongous mirror across from the windows.....:P



  7. 4 hours ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:


    Got this message from the Bezos Brigade this evening ~ wondering if anyone else has received the same:




    Like ALL we need is a new deluge of junk into the inbox.   :(



    There are multiple reports of similar messages on the Internet:





    Now all you have to do is try to figure out if your email is real, or part of an attempt to fuel anger and resentment against Amazon and support for the government's threat to dismantle the company as "too powerful".



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  8. Reed & Barton was a fine old MA company, until its bankruptcy in 2015; the market for fine silver has been sliding downhill for decades.


    Similar pots and side pieces sell on EBay for $25-$40.  This piece was probably silver plated, not sterling.  The cost to the Navy would have been modest.



  9. 26 minutes ago, JP McLintock said:

     It's all about atmosphere, local winery here is the same, all show,  and food barely better than a school cafeteria.


    The best food seems to come from plain little restaurants.


    Keep in mind that I am an out-of-state tourist in CA, but I have had some absolutely delicious meals served at the restaurant at the Chandon winery in Yountville.  I suppose that the free-flowing wine may have influenced my judgment, but the food was marvelous and the service was impeccable.  


    I once unknowingly ran over a yellow jacket nest at my folk's home in White Plains, NY.  After they finished with me, I was flat on my back for three days with 12-14 stings.  I avoid them like the plague.



  10. 6 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    Years ago I told a guy I had two things.  He stated he'd wondered why my pants hung funny.


    Anyway  Item #1: subway doesn't sell any roast beef anywhere in the country?  They must be crazy.  That's the only reason I ever went in there, but that was the only sandwich shop around after Blimpie's went under.  What am I gonna do?


    Item #2: just got a brand new Ted Blocker holster for my RIA 1911.  The company has just been sold (Blocker hasn't owned it for quite a few years now) but the same quality is still there.  feels like I've been wearing it for years.  He used to be down he street a way from my office in San Dimas and I'd drop by from time to time just to smell the leather and see what they had that I couldn't live without.


    (I met David Koresh not far from there.  His chapel was almost next door to my favorite toy train store.)


    Yep; roast beef and rotisserie chicken are both gone.  Supply issues?





  11. 23 minutes ago, J. Mark Flint #31954 LIFE said:

    I have two words of advice    Sally port


    If Mrs. LL finds out that I intend to keep Sally in the gunroom, my life will not be worth a plug nickel....:P

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