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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Just had her neutered...she fine now.....
    I'll bet she may hold a different opinion.

    Dog listening to conversation between H63 and vet......

    Dog: YOU'RE GOING TO WHAT?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    I'll bet she may hold a different opinion.

    Dog listening to conversation between H63 and vet......

    Dog: YOU'RE GOING TO WHAT?!?!?
    We had to spell it.......and she knows when we pass the turn off to the vet, on our way out of town.....I think she holds her breath till we pass the road.
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    hunter63.
    Just had her neutered...she fine now.....
    so glad doggy is alright.

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    went to our cabin this weekend.
    got alot done considering we were there only from friday nite to sunday morning.
    we got the siding on the new cabin,got it stained and got the roofing on.
    hubby forgot the paint brush.so i went 20 miles to get one.
    he was so funny.he gave me his cell phone.all the phone numbers i could ever want.worried cause i had not gone alone out and about at our cabin before .
    soo i tell him cause he is on the roof.u are the one who needs the phone,in case u fall.
    no.he makes me take the phone.
    soo i come back.had a nice time out and about on my own.getting a paint brush.
    come back to see him on the roof.he has scaffolding with boards across the scaffolding boards and a ladder on top of the scaffolding on top of other boards.
    and another ladder resting up against the cabin roof.it seems he would climb the one ladder.
    then get onto the next ladder on top of the scaffolding.thats how he was getting up.
    i was so horrified.typical though.
    he sure did get the roofing on.
    i drove thru the mountains.scared him too death.scared me more.
    how do people whip thru the mountain passes going 65?i was going 50 and everyone hated me.i had to pull over and let them pass.
    i think the law should be u have to go 45 thru the mountains.lol.
    we had a good time.got our stuff done.got out.
    found out the scalawags out there are in law trouble.they are either in jail,going to jail or in court.
    there is some new person.i thought aw.look.they are doing the american dream.
    got green houses up.no house.no real place to live.i think they got a green house to live in.and some green houses with plants
    i said aw.they brought their plants with them dreaming of planting it out in the ground.
    well silly me.they are potgrowers.thats whats in the green houses.so sad.soo i guess they have the proper permits to grow medical
    pot.only thing to me is..how scary.someone could come rob them.so always something new out at the woods.

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    Sounds like a fun week end....and yeah....some....ah, farming?...is maybe not really, well...you know....Best leave them be.

    This is all part of the adventure.

    I don't like using the chain saw when I'm the only one at "The Place"....need someone of to drive to ER if needed.
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    yeah.hunter63.i sure agree to your statement of best leaving the pot farmers alone.hmm.
    dont think they are gonna last long out there.
    yeah.i agree on the chainsaw statement too.
    u have a great day.

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    So we whipped down to the cabin(s) to lay the 2x6 floor and nail on the exterior trim and finish staining/sealing.

    Love to find places that have cheaper stuff than the Home Dopies of the world.
    Found this obscure place that has all kinds of salvaged building materials and unusual wood pieces.
    I was like a kid in a candy store.


    Settled on some rough cut 1x6 fir.

    I have this vision.
    My woman shares the same vision.

    ‘Give the place a rustic look…yeah, rustic’


    Here’s where things got complicated.

    ‘rough cut’ is not necessarily 1x6
    It can be 1x6…in places
    Other places it can be 1x5…or 1x3…..



    Thusly, getting things level and plum don’t work out so well.
    If you try to match 45° cuts (like a picture frame), you end up searching thru the pile for same widths…there are no ‘same widths’.

    And 1x tends to split when pummeled with a 7d ring-shank nail…especially when on tippy toes on the uppermost ‘THIS IS NOT A STEP’ part of the ladder….leaning far to the right, one centimeter past the colossal misfortune zone, clinging to the wall like a morbidly obese batgrampa.

    Our neighbor Greg, down the road, must think I am the most abusive husband ever, because these lovely rustic trim boards absorbed every guttural loudly uttered moniker I could sputter, beginning with the pronoun ‘you’.

    Buuut, as usual, we had fun, rested in places, enjoyed our meals outside, and mustered a sense of pride in what two aged wheezing overfed almost retirees could accomplish in one day.

    Oh, and we had a little visitor Saturday night.


    Sometime after total dark set in, while we were still relaxing (plopping, heaving, gasping, slumped) in our camp chairs, sipping ice tea, admiring our work, we both saw something flutter in front of the cabin.

    ‘Whazzat?’

    ‘Dunno’

    ‘Huh’

    We got up, stumbled around putting the rest of the tools away, tripping over the little sapling stump (cleverly positioned between the two cabins) for the 27th time, and trudged into our new rustic boudoir.

    Gotta say, it was nice to lie there on the bed, gazing at our handiwork.

    My woman zonked out immediately.

    I heard a noise.

    A nibbling or skittering, mouse like noise.

    I was thankful she didn’t hear it (let the little guy enjoy his evening), ‘cause she’d be up and searching for it all night…with a hammer.

    Read my book till I got sleepy, and twisted off the lantern.

    Laid there in the dark, barely making out the ceiling beams.

    Saw something rather dark flutter.

    Twisted on the lantern.

    A bat was zooming around the cabin.

    .......huh……a bat....huh......scratch……fart

    ………A BAT??!!

    Nudged the little woman.

    Hey....hey.....HEYYYY!

    WE GOT A BAT!!

    Covers fly.

    We’re up.

    I wish I had a video of us flailing away at that critter with the only things available…..foam cushions.

    Gave the shotgun a thought.

    We opened both doors, but the little sucker just wanted to go up.

    It would stop, cling to a high corner, panting (I imagine…or maybe that was just us), then, after we threw shoes and books at it, commence to fly around and around, deftly dodging slabs of foam.

    I jumped up on the bed, strategically teetering, making pathetic circles with my arms while falling backwards onto the floor.

    My woman didn’t miss a beat, stepping over me, remaining a non-stop foam whisk machine.

    I figger we got about 47 minutes of aerobic flailing until we finally got it out the door.

    Next trip I’ll put the screens on.


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    Great pics. Sure do wish there was a video of the great bat aerobics dance.
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    Great job on the cabin. Ya gotta love bats. Well, maybe not inside the house at midnight but still........

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    That is a neat place you guys have there! I have about 3 acres in the back of my property with trees, weeds and little mowed trails. It is my very own little wilderness and I have always wanted to build a little rustic cabin back there. It would be a nice place to go to just get away from conventional life.
    If you don't mind my asking, what did it cost to build just the A frame cabin!
    I want to insulate it fairly well, and put a very small wood heater in it and just use candles for lighting! I will also use used windows if I can find them, or just make them using plexiglass.

    This is what the area looks like.

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    I know it isn't much, but it is where i go to practice my skills, and camp out occasionally, also shoot my guns back there as well.
    So I think it would be nice to have a small cabin back there just to hang out in when I'm tired of hanging out in the house, and especially in the winter when cabin fever sets in. It would be a little getaway and allow me to get a sample of rustic life when I really need it!
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    Wildthang...can't see your pic's....

    Gary-o Glad the see you are back.....great pic's...of a great little place......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Wildthang...can't see your pic's....

    Gary-o Glad the see you are back.....great pic's...of a great little place......
    Hunter,

    When I click on them they go right to Photobucket and theres the picture. Are you holding your mouth right?..........LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildthang View Post
    Hunter,

    When I click on them they go right to Photobucket and theres the picture. Are you holding your mouth right?..........LOL
    Cup hand to your ear....(Pissssst.....That means there is something wrong....)

    Besides ..Do you want everyone caving around in your photo bucket?
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    Pics are fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Pics are fixed.
    I attached those pics using the same method as I always have, so what did i do wrong Rickster?

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    There's a software glitch where sometime the pictures kind of disappear. We have a work around that works most of the time. Hopefully the glitch is fixed in the next forum upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildthang View Post
    I attached those pics using the same method as I always have, so what did i do wrong Rickster?
    Ya,see?...ya didn't do it right, holding your mouth wrong.........(hehehe wasn't your fault, forum tech problem......)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Ya,see?...ya didn't do it right, holding your mouth wrong.........(hehehe wasn't your fault, forum tech problem......)
    Ya just gotta be a smartazz dont ya...........LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildthang View Post
    Ya just gotta be a smartazz dont ya...........LOL
    You seem to be on a roll today....so yeah......I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    You seem to be on a roll today....so yeah......I do.
    Just trying to keep you company buddy!

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