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Some awesomeness...

Post by Hansontoons » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:15 pm

Bad Co. & Joe Walsh in Houston area a couple weeks back... apologies for the lousy cell 'phone pics. It was a really fun time.
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And dictionary definition of suck...

Post by Hansontoons » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:21 pm

Got flooded last weekend. Only 8" in the house, but that means tear out sheetrock 4' up, all the cabinets, and flooring to be replaced. I was needing an update to the place, but this is the inconvenient way to get it.

There are lots others in the area that got it worse than me, I still have A/C and can live upstairs until the repairs are complete. Just waiting on the adjuster to submit estimate, then wait for a check, then wait for contractor to start. Not the way I envisioned spending my summer!

Water at highest-
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The entire first floor looks like this-
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Jasper is still a little befused as to what is going on-
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Post by Alkarii » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:33 pm

That's why I'm super glad I'm on a hill. The water would have to rise a LOT to reach my yard. The hill is a good six or seven feet higher than the surrounding woods, at least on the west and south sides.
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Post by lake_wrangler » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:36 pm

Alkarii wrote:That's why I'm super glad I'm on a hill. The water would have to rise a LOT to reach my yard. The hill is a good six or seven feet higher than the surrounding woods, at least on the west and south sides.
So if you ever get water pouring into your home, you KNOW you're in big trouble... :roll:

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Post by GlytchMeister » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:20 pm

DWC, I hope you realize just how jealous I am of you for seeing Bad Co. And Joe Walsh.

And then you went and got your house filled with water, so now I'm feeling sorry for you and lucky I don't live in a floodplain.

So I guess it kinda balances out?
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Post by Catawampus » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:30 pm

Alkarii wrote:That's why I'm super glad I'm on a hill. The water would have to rise a LOT to reach my yard. The hill is a good six or seven feet higher than the surrounding woods, at least on the west and south sides.
Just so long as the hill isn't a dormant volcano. . .

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Post by Hansontoons » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:43 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:DWC, I hope you realize just how jealous I am of you for seeing Bad Co. And Joe Walsh.

And then you went and got your house filled with water, so now I'm feeling sorry for you and lucky I don't live in a floodplain.

So I guess it kinda balances out?
Well to rub it in, here are the set lists:

Bad Co.- Live for the Music; Gone, Gone, Gone; Feel Like Makin' Love; Burnin' Sky; Happy Birthday; Electricland; Ready for Love (Mott the Hoople cover); Crazy Circles; Seagull; Movin' On; Shooting Star; Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy; Can't Get Enough; Bad Company; Rock Steady.

Joe Walsh- Walk Away (James Gang); Analog Man; Rosewood Bitters; Mother Says; The Bomber: Closet Queen/Bolero/Cast Your Fate to the Wind; Take it to the Limit (Glenn Frey tribute); Turn to Stone; In the City; Funk #49 (James Gang); Life's Been Good; Life in the Fast Lane (Eagles); Rocky Mountain Way.

The crowd was mainly folks that were the same age as the bands, but there were still a good number of younger people rocking out too. I was in line to obtain another adult beverage and noticed two guys half my age standing in the next line over. Both had Joe Walsh t-shirts on so I asked how did they get in to Joe's music. Both said from their father. Pretty cool.

I'm not sure about the balance- my voice and hearing came back in a couple days, the effects of the water will be lingering a bit longer. :)

Still, I am very glad to have gone. You never know when they will stop touring.

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Post by GlytchMeister » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:51 pm

*iz green*
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Post by Hansontoons » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:12 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:*iz green*
Like dis???

:D
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Post by GlytchMeister » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:32 pm

That actually looks kinda interesting... I'm supposed to be holding fire in that pic, but the green wash makes it look like I'm some kind of radiation-bender or something.
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Post by Typeminer » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:20 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:That actually looks kinda interesting... I'm supposed to be holding fire in that pic, but the green wash makes it look like I'm some kind of radiation-bender or something.
It increases the contrast nicely. I've seen that avatar a thousand times and never noticed the flame.
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Post by GlytchMeister » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:42 pm

Typeminer wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:That actually looks kinda interesting... I'm supposed to be holding fire in that pic, but the green wash makes it look like I'm some kind of radiation-bender or something.
It increases the contrast nicely. I've seen that avatar a thousand times and never noticed the flame.
It's a bit more noticeable when you see the real drawing. A lot is lost in the compression - the drawing is about 17"x22".
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Post by Catawampus » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:45 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:That actually looks kinda interesting... I'm supposed to be holding fire in that pic, but the green wash makes it look like I'm some kind of radiation-bender or something.
Perhaps you're burning some of the boric acid from the nuclear reactor's coolant?

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Post by GlytchMeister » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:53 pm

Catawampus wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:That actually looks kinda interesting... I'm supposed to be holding fire in that pic, but the green wash makes it look like I'm some kind of radiation-bender or something.
Perhaps you're burning some of the boric acid from the nuclear reactor's coolant?
You know you're an engineer when you immediately think "why would there be boric acid in a nuclear reactor's coolant?"
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Post by Typeminer » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:59 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:You know you're an engineer when you immediately think "why would there be boric acid in a nuclear reactor's coolant?"
And you know you've seen too much Monster Chiller Horror Theater when you think "to poison the mutant cockroaches." :mrgreen:
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Post by Catawampus » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:07 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:You know you're an engineer when you immediately think "why would there be boric acid in a nuclear reactor's coolant?"
To absorb excess neutrons.
Typeminer wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:You know you're an engineer when you immediately think "why would there be boric acid in a nuclear reactor's coolant?"
And you know you've seen too much Monster Chiller Horror Theater when you think "to poison the mutant cockroaches." :mrgreen:
Don't be silly. The boric acid only mutates them more and makes them stronger.

But it also makes the mutant spiders stronger and bigger, and then they get the mutant cockroaches.

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Post by Catawampus » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:07 pm

Lightning bolts and lightning bugs. Coincidence, or causality? You decide!

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Post by Hansontoons » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:35 pm

Catawampus wrote:Lightning bolts and lightning bugs. Coincidence, or causality? You decide!
Nice.

That view is almost identical to the old family farm in Iowa. North of the house was a grove of trees with an open area between house and trees that the lightning bugs loved. Reminds me of those hot, still nights; storm brewing, maybe it would come, maybe not. Go to bed with windows open and box fan humming, hoping that the storm would come and bring some wind or even just a cool breeze. Wake up later, it's a little cooler so pull the sheet up and go back to sleep.

While my uncle still farmed the place, we would come visit and spend several days. My reward for being a good kid was several boxes of .22 shells and lots of empty cans for targets. For a few years there was a go-cart, the gravel drive was a blast for drifting and sliding. Of course there was boredom, listening to the grown-ups talk around the kitchen table about stuff that held no interest. And if the wind was wrong, you couldn't even get Mankato on the TV.

But after my uncle retired and moved to town, my dad had also retired. And after a couple of years in the Houston summer heat he and mom decided to summer at the farm, it was empty since brother and wife had moved to town. As an adult, my view of the place changed. It became a place of quiet and honest work. While dad was still spry enough to get the place running after being vacant over winter, I'd come visit every other year or so, visit the relatives still in the area and take in the solitude. As dad aged and it became a chore to drive up, get the well back on line, clear the windfall and brush from the yard, etc., I started driving up with them and spend a week to help get things squared away. All that ended a few years back when they decided it was too much trouble and each year there were fewer of their friends still around. His brother is gone, none of the kids wanted to take the place on (did I mention the pig barns that were within smelling distance if the wind was right?), so they sold the farm and drove away.

But it's not over yet! They've been missing being there and decided to look for a place to rent for a few weeks. And they found one, a nice cottage on a lake near Fairmont, Minnesota. So far, they think they can make the drive. They did a test run to Pensacola, Florida to visit his other brother. Survived. Dad'll be 90 in October, mom does most the driving. I may have a road trip in the near future, towards the end of July for the trip up or mid-August for the trip back if the drive turns out to be too much. We shall see.
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Post by Hansontoons » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:38 pm

Finally had an open weekend to make some progress. Spent the day with hammer and pry bar in hand, along with my daughter and three other able-bodied demolition experts. Now just need the contractor to get busy!
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I think Jasper likes the no-walls theme, easier to get a drink!
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Post by scantrontb » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:40 pm

while the drywall is still removed, now is the best time to look for and repair any leaks on any of the pipes, AND you really should spray some mold-killer thoroughly on every piece of lumber that will be remaining in place so as to prevent 'black-mold' from growing in the soon-to-be-enclosed spaces of the walls after the drywall goes up. personally i wouldn't wait for the contractor to do anything like that, A)because the longer it has a chance to grow, the worse it'll get. and B) usually contractors are not under contract to DO that, they are JUST there to replace the drywall and fittings, etc...
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