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    2 Days Ago
    ...I'm gettin' drunk....I'm feelin' mellow... Actually, I'm enjoying a fine craft brew at my favorite watering hole to celebrate still being alive. The wife was out all day with her sister, our daughter and our granddaughter having a girls' day out, so I decided to take the opportunity to do tackle a small electrical chore (you can already smell the stupidity, can't you?). As part of my home automation kick I bought and installed a Ring doorbell (does video, motion sensing, etc) a while back, but it's never worked reliably due to my doorbell transformer being an old and underpowered model. So I ordered a new one that outputs more juice and have bee waiting for a weekend when it's not a billion degrees in the attic (where the old transformer is) to do the replacement. Today was just such a day. So the first dumb thing I did was decide to do electrical work in the attic while nobody else was home. The second display of stupidity was assuming that because the doorbell no longer rang after I switched off what I *thought* was the correct circuit breaker that I in fact had the correct breaker (having forgotten that one of the bits of flakiness that the doorbell exhibited was not reliably triggering the chime). The third bit of idiocy was not bothering to use my multimeter (which I had with me) to double-check that there was no current going to the old transformer....because...y'know...I was sure I'd killed the juice. So I'm in the attic straddling the opening for the ladder, having removed the wiring nuts from the old transformer...and twisting in one of the wires from the new-and-improved unit when my left arm inadvertently brushes up against the other exposed wire. Guess what? I did not, in fact, have the correct breaker turned off. But luck was with me, I guess. After determining that I still had a pulse...and once feeling had returned to my left arm..I climbed down, went to the garage and turned off every damned 15A breaker in the box. And only after I verified the efficacy of that technique with my multimeter did I continue on with the chore ate hand. And still, the doorbell doesn't do its job correctly. Nonetheless, the moral of the story is: Don't be stupid and cut corners like I did (in spite of being more than old enough to know better). But I'm not dead, so....cheers. tl;dr: Today I was stupid, but lucky. Don't be today's me.
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    3 Days Ago
    LOL! Dammit bluecat! You beat me to the punch.
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    5 Days Ago
    Meanwhile, this year's hunting season in Texas.
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    6 Days Ago
    DParker replied to a thread savage 220 shotgun in Guns & Rifles
    As much as I hate CheaperThanDirt...and not the same loads...but Winchester 3" 20 ga slugs: https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/ammo-20-gauge-winchester-partition-gold-3-sabot-slug-260-grain-5-round-box-1850-fps-ssp203-020892018075.do?sortby=priceAscend&refType=&from=fn&ecList=7&ecCategory=117652 Are you looking only for the Winchester Dual Bond loads? Or any Winchester 3" 20 ga sabot slugs? Or anybody's 3" 20 ga sabot slugs?
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    6 Days Ago
    DParker replied to a thread savage 220 shotgun in Guns & Rifles
    I can't give you any info on the gun, but I see that Winchester is currently giving rebates on slug and buckshot loads: https://winchester.com/Rebates/Winchester-Slug-and-Buck-Rebate
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    1 Week Ago
    The left thinks her squawking was very brave.
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    1 Week Ago
    Bet you can't eat just one.
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    1 Week Ago
    Correction: "meme"...not "mame"...and that's after running up a $300+ tab at a local whiskey distillery for my son-in-law's birthday (a personal best that I'm taking pride in at the moment, but that I'm sure I'll be embarrassed by in the morning). But bonus points for the Marley tune none the less.
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    1 Week Ago
    LOL! Definitely the mame base of the week. Who thought that Lindsey he would ever become a right-wing hero?
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    1 Week Ago
    "I wouldn't have no money or nothin'....I'm just sayin', I don't like the fake boobs." ~ Larry The Cable Guy
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Thanks for the tip. I'm going to look into them.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Huh. I'd never heard of them before. But I just looked them up and am kind of intrigued now.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I've never seen anything like it. I'm going to try again next week, since it's supposed to cool down a bit...but I'm bringing a small bottle of Off! with me. A thousand times bitten, twice shy.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    75F at 6am, and about 10,000% humidity. More mosquitoes than I've ever seen before in my life...and my Thermacell crapped out on me. After an hour's drive there and a 20 minute walk in to our favorite area, we (my son and I) lasted a whole 5 minutes before losing a pint of blood each and deciding to bail out and go home. If we don't both have a case of West Nile it'll be a miracle.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    That was his (my son's) joke when posting it on FB. The funny thing was...looking at all of the places where people completely missed the target and thinking, "I've still seen worse at the pistol range."
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    2 Weeks Ago
    ...there's always axe-throwing. Remember, never bring a knife to an axe-throwing fight.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Nice kill. More importantly, it's good to hear your eyesight is back.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Ah, the classics.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I've been watching/listening to SCOTUS confirmation hearings for about 20 years now, and I've never witnessed anything even remotely like the circus this one has been.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Caption This ... in Podunk Corner
    Now that most of the water has finally receded the damage at the shooting range is far worse than I thought based on the aerial photos. The current must have been hellacious.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Are you using the Chrome browser on your laptop? And if so, did it get updated within the last 1-2 months? I ask because Google added functionality just like you describe (the "not secure" message) to the Chrome release they pushed out at the end of July. If so, it's nothing to worry about. They're just being obnoxiously nanny-ish.
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    DParker replied to a thread Caption This ... in Podunk Corner
    "His days as a male fashion model long behind him, Bill had become the poster child for 'I don't give a damn'."
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I think that falls squarely into the "What the hell were you searching for when you found that?" category.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Caption This ... in Podunk Corner
    Here's some drone footage someone took of our little corner of TX yesterday.
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    DParker replied to a thread Caption This ... in Podunk Corner
    If it makes you feel any better (though there's no reason that it should) we've been getting the after-effects here. My shooting range is under 8 ft of water once again, as are all of the low-lying areas of town...and the forecast says we're looking at another 2 weeks of rain chances ranging from 10%-60% every single day. It looks like I might miss half the first month of bow season, as all the areas I have access to will be swamps.
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