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We have one of those little crickets. It was my boys, pretty small for him now though. I still use it for chipmunks out the kids bedroom window lol.
Be sure to keep it locked up in the safe or with the lock set on it, kids grab them and think it's a toy.
I was debating on a 43x, looks like a great edc, decided to get the xdm2, it's pretty slim and I got a great deal on it.
Glad she was able to get it, they are moving fast right now, sales are up even more from last yr :dizzy:. Do you have plenty of ammo? I just scored 750 rnds of 9 to add to my stash for less than I've seen them for in a while.
Yeah it will stay locked up in the safe, she knows they arnt toys and is only allowed to do anything with them when I'm around.
I'm pretty well stocked on ammo for the moment. I have a feeling I'll be out of 22lr after I get her shooting lol. Hoping prices and availability starts coming around in the next year or so
 
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I have a few more pics coming in, I'll post them tomorrow. In the meantime there's this.

That is a very well set up bonfire. Good job! A friend had a bonfire at his son's graduation. It was a large pile of brush and loose trunks about 20'×30' and 12-15' high. It only burned for 3 hours but was pretty intense. Had to stand at least 50 ft away. Here's a pic. 20210516_091803.jpg
At its peak the flames were probably 50 ft high. It was a little big for my liking.
 
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I have a few more pics coming in, I'll post them tomorrow. In the meantime there's this. All the footage is Cowgirl's

Nice video with what sounds like lots of laughing. Great to see/hear people together laughing and enjoying life. Good to see all your efforts were enjoyed! Tough to beat a good bonfire amongst friends.
 
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The recent talk about wood duck boxes reminded me of something that happened during the period we lived in town, nice brick house with gas fireplace in the living room. (Background for those unacquainted with woodies: they locate holes in trees and nest there.) One day I took a day off and just happened to be home at a time when normally the house would be empty. Was working at my desk when I heard significant ruckus coming from the gas fireplace. "Damn, is there a coon in the chimney?" I wondered. As it got louder, I got up and approached the fireplace to investigate. Was there at exactly the moment when a drake wood duck fluttered into the opening, and made to shoot into the room from between the two sides of fireplace screen. With hands on either side, I gripped the duck, made my way to the front door, where I released him and watched him shoot away down 19th Street. Then imagined the circus that duck and our three cats would have produced had I not been present.
 
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Yeah it will stay locked up in the safe, she knows they arnt toys and is only allowed to do anything with them when I'm around.
I'm pretty well stocked on ammo for the moment. I have a feeling I'll be out of 22lr after I get her shooting lol. Hoping prices and availability starts coming around in the next year or so
It's not my kids I'm concerned with :).
Snagged up a nice pile of 22 and 380 while ago, got the 380 and half the 22 for a buddy of mine, I though I was getting low and then I found another stash lol. I think he blew thru most of his already, think I've used a couple hundred in the same time.
I've noticed a good amount coming back, but the prices haven't really dropped much.
Here's a link to some good quality brass target/practice 9's, I have links to cheaper wolf 9 and 223/556.
 
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Great minds thing alike, I did a little shopping yesterday too
:thisthreadisworthlesswithoutpictures:, guessing you weren't buying firewood :p.
As I was typing the above post and went to get the link I got a bit distracted, found another 1k of 556 I "needed" lol.
Nice buying direct as theres no shipping or tax, just a little drive :).
 

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That is a very well set up bonfire. Good job! A friend had a bonfire at his son's graduation. It was a large pile of brush and loose trunks about 20'×30' and 12-15' high. It only burned for 3 hours but was pretty intense. Had to stand at least 50 ft away. Here's a pic. View attachment 907157
At its peak the flames were probably 50 ft high. It was a little big for my liking.
We probably could have seen that one if we would have went to the lakeshore lol.
I like it :clap:, crazy it was out that quick.
 
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Took a walk out behind the house this evening, theres a large red oak branch that fell off a really big red oak(I'm pretty sure I mentioned it before). A buddy of mine swung by and dropped off my chainsaw mill, I think when I get some spare time or don't feel like doing what I should be, that I may try and mill a few boards off it. The main portion of it looks to be very solid and it's all off the ground. There are at least two sections that look like I can get some nice slabs out of or maybe boards out of the smaller one. I also looked at some of the logs I have in the piles out front and I think I can mill some boards out of them too.
My buddy didn't help at all showing me pics of some of the wood he's been milling with his ported 3120.
He lives here about half a yr and then in NY the rest, his trunk was full of saws, what makes it funny is it's a nice looking Mercedes lol.
When he's in NY he works for a tree company, he showed me a picture of an oak one of the crews did, he said it weight over 20k, it was taller than him sitting on the trailer, not sure how long it was, but it looked to be about 20' as it was on the lower portion of a double drop equipment trailer :surprised3:.
I'l have him send me a picture of it, don't see too many that big, he wasn't sure of what type of oak it is.
Hope you all had a great weekend, looking forward to some scrounged wood pics.
 
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We probably could have seen that one if we would have went to the lakeshore lol.
I like it :clap:, crazy it was out that quick.
I should've said it was coals and small flames. The picture is about 1 hour into the burn and the pile is halfway burned up. The pavilion on the left side of the pic has ten foot ceilings for a comparison. The brush was very dry and he gave it a little nudge with about 5 gallons of diesel. Nobody could stand in the pavilion for the first 30 minutes or so. Pretty wild.
I see you're from Grand Rapids area. We stayed in Whitehall for a week last August. Beautiful area.
 
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Sounds like a great time, I like big fires, but don't get too close too soon :oops:.
I was there in July, one of the hottest weeks of the yr, I thought I was going to melt :baba:. I'm not looking forward to the 74 degrees they are calling for tomorrow, but I still like big fires lol.
This picture was taken on the rd that leads out to the lighthouse. Did you make it down to duck lake state park, it's where the trees are walking out to the lake :laugh:.
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Messed around with "what can I make from firewood" projects for a bit before I actually started making firewood, but here it is.
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So let me guess, you made a "chairy":laughing:.
Was thinking about you today in my searches, found some wheelbarrow like cars down your way I thought you may like.
I have a purchase to make down that way this week whenever I can get down there, so I've been watching for other deals out that way.
Need me to bring anything down when I come.
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No, but I might use that one on my daughter anyway. LOL
Dad jokes - that's how eye roll.
LOL, that's how I roll too.
I was at the local true value hardware store yesterday, guy asked me if I needed any help, I said no I found this screw and now I'm all set(it was a set screw), he laughed lol.
Then when I got home I couldn't find it in the bag of fender washers I bought, guess I "set" it on the counter when I was paying for everything :dumb::lol:.
So is life.
I added to that post above :rolleyes:, about the chairy.
 
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I have a purchase to make down that way this week whenever I can get down there, so I've been watching for other deals out that way.
Need me to bring anything down when I come.
Been thinking I should get the trailer out your way and buy one of your many excess zero turn mowers and maybe a small saw to boot. LOL.

I have to get the tractor out this week to knock the lawn down. Seems like I had trouble with the mower at the end of last season so I'll let you know if I give up on it.
 
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Sounds like a great time, I like big fires, but don't get too close too soon :oops:.
I was there in July, one of the hottest weeks of the yr, I thought I was going to melt :baba:. I'm not looking forward to the 74 degrees they are calling for tomorrow, but I still like big fires lol.
This picture was taken on the rd that leads out to the lighthouse. Did you make it down to duck lake state park, it's where the trees are walking out to the lake :laugh:.
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We stayed on North Scenic Drive and went to Duck Lake State Park beach every day. The beaches on your side of the lake are way better than ours which the kids loved. We walked out to the lighthouse in Whitehall one night for the sunset. There's lots to do over there. We'll definitely go there again! We took the Badger across which was a great experience as well.
 
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Been thinking I should get the trailer out your way and buy one of your many excess zero turn mowers and maybe a small saw to boot. LOL.

I have to get the tractor out this week to knock the lawn down. Seems like I had trouble with the mower at the end of last season so I'll let you know if I give up on it.
Don't worry about it.
I can bring one down on a smaller trailer, then bring "your" trailer back this way with mine and my new purchases on it.
Ironic you were talking about the zero turns, may be bringing at least one new one home :innocent:.
If you need a hand getting yours going, let me know :).
 
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We stayed on North Scenic Drive and went to Duck Lake State Park beach every day. The beaches on your side of the lake are way better than ours which the kids loved. We walked out to the lighthouse in Whitehall one night for the sunset. There's lots to do over there. We'll definitely go there again! We took the Badger across which was a great experience as well.
Small world :).
They are much nicer over here, and we get more snow and it's warmer here. But you get way more sunny days there(at least than inland a bit from the lakeshore), and it's more humid here. My grandmother lived in Antioch for most all her life so I've been going out that way for many yrs. I've always wanted to take the ferry across, but many times I head over that way I have a trailer and it gets expensive quick. I've driven thru downtown Chicago so many times it doesn't bother me too much, and in a car I can easily take another route if theres traffic or get off and wait it out, not as easy when I drove truck out that way. I ran Chicago 5 nights a week for 14 months, good thing I didn't have to be there until 1-2am your time. I wouldn't want to do that in the day or morning, which is why I stopped running that load, they wanted me to start picking up at 5-6pm :dizzy:. They weren't paying me that much!
 
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That is a very well set up bonfire. Good job!

Thanks Lee. One thing I was very pleased with was that no rounds or bits of wood fell and rolled outside the burn circle. Safety first!

Here are some more pics of the night.

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That's the eucalyptus leaves in the tops exploding, YEAH!

A professional photographer happened to be driving past and stopped to take these - Dean Tooker

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And finally, some bloke.

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Not a great weekend due to other things in my life...learned the "why". Right now I am mad/hurt but I should be thankful to be done rather than mad for the reasons it is ending...

But I did drop another 5 lbs since Friday. My diet started out gangbusters then I plateaued for a week and actually went up a couple pounds. Yesterday I had a day of light eating with a great workout session (I logged over 300 active minutes on Sunday) so I at least have that going for me.

I have a goal weight loss of 60 lbs. I know that last 5 lbs will be a real ***** to lose as it always has been. But in the first 26 days I have lost 22 lbs so far. I actually jogged for a bit on Saturday and didn't even feel like I was going to die lol.
 
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