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  1. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    A pile about 4x4x8. No idea why, or why dirt is delivered in yards or why land is measured in acres. But we're Americans dammit, we don't have to conform to common sense measurements.

    Actually, when I bought my house in 97 it had a big cast iron wood stove in the basement and the whole property was terribly overgrown. This is a suburban neighborhood and we don't have centralized sewer so everybody has a septic system with a leech field. As disgusting as that sounds it's unnoticeable if working. It wasn't, but after I dropped who knows how many trees and let the sun in it did again - saving me a boatload of $$. So I cut, split and stacked all that free fuel and continued to do so over time. Heated my home with it for 10-12 years. I lost count of how many I dropped but at least a dozen were the really, really big boys. Talk about adrenaline. Messy, lots of work. Up cleaning the chimney three times a season. In 2012 I finished the basement, sealed up the vent pipe and sold the woodstove. Now I just push the magic button on the wall when I want heat.

    So, to whack up a little pile for my friend, easy peasy. All that wood in my truck, jeans, dirt, flannel, axes. Arrrrgh. Lots of testosterone ..... should be a Skoal (yeeech - chewing tobacco) commercial.
     
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  2. coubob

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    Heres a tree behind my house . there was 2 but it was brought down by the ice storm
     

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  3. michael59

    michael59 Celestial

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    What's a Hoolie?
     
  4. michael59

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    It was great. I really am going to miss those guy's.

    They gave us 15 years
    They gave us more episodes per season than any other show did.
    They never made us wait years between season like most of the shows now.

    Really going to miss them. :(
     
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  5. michael59

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    My right shoulder kept me awake for the past 2 nights. No matter how I position myself in bed, I cannot get it to stop hurting. My "injury" believe it or not, is from using the arm of my lazy boy recliner as a mouse pad. It has thrown off something because, damn, it hurts.
     
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  6. michael59

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    They are protected here. He would have gotten heavily fined or maybe even jail time. lol
     
  7. Toroid

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  8. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I can relate. I'm up right now because of, well, I guess the list ..........
     
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  9. AD1184

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    I went for an MRI scan this week. I had to spend nearly two hours in the machine. I was not prepared for how loud it is. In film and television, patients are usually going through the scanner in a quiet room. If you have never had one before, you might have heard that they play music to people in the MRI machine over headphones. However, the purpose of the headphones is primarily as ear defenders, because the machine is loud. I could barely hear the music. The noise was unnerving initially, and I thought I might have to ask them stop well before the scans were due to finish. After a while I got used to the racket and a major problem became the pain in my back from maintaining the same position for so long. There were something like seven scans performed, and I couldn't alter my position, not even between scans.
     
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  10. Toroid

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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAqcj-6E_08
     
  11. August

    August Metanoia

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    I can agree I had to have one and it was like being put in a torpedo tube . They gave me a cord with a button on it so if I couldn't stand it anymore they would pull me out of it. It was really bad I managed to put up with the banging but only just. I never had any ear protection at all so if you had headphones you were lucky. Yep not allowed to move either that was hard to do for 20 minutes. If you suffer from claustrophobia I doubt whether you would be able to do it , like the ceiling of the tube was a couple of inches from my face luckily I could see down and out of the tube giving me hope I wasn't totally sealed in there. Reminded me a bit of being put inside a crematorium.
     
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  12. michael59

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    I remember getting a brain scan done when I was 19. The machine was round and flat. I was injected with colored dye and then I had to lay down in the middle of the flat surface. The technician would pose my head and then leave the room each time. A machine, round and flat, exactly the same size as the one I was laying on was lowered down from above me and it came within a few millimeters, or less than an 8th of an inch from my head. Then it got loud and pictures were taken.

    When I saw the first Terminator movie, I was reminded of the machine that Sara squashes the Terminators head with to be very similar.

    Is that the same as an MRI?
     
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  13. coubob

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    I just had one a couple of months ago for a head injury, afterward when leaving the room the guy had a weird look on his face, so i told him of my previous head injurys. the first time (lomg ago)they had a fiberglass mesh that was formed over my face that strapped it down where it didnt move at all, i was like where`d ya learn this the freakin aliens lol no but it was weird anyhow but at least i was able to see the scans and the doc explained to me what`d happen and all.
     
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  14. michael59

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    Wow, that sounds a little bit scary.
     
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  15. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Wednesday this coming week I'm repainting my bedroom, I've had the paint and supplies in the workshop, it's a good time now to get this project done...I've always slept so well with the walls of my bedroom this shade of terracotta colour...Its already a terracotta colour in that room now but years old and faded some, time for a fresh coat of paint...

    This is an internet pic, but it's the colour of my paint...

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  16. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Hope there's nothing serious causing you to get these scans, are you okay?...

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  17. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I opened another storage bin this afternoon, it's been closed up for about 8 years too, this one has old computer software and lots of ram in small boxes, and still much of the contents of this bin unknown yet...I haven't been through it completely, only taken stuff off the top lol...

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  18. michael59

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    It looks like tomato soup after I have added the milk and mixed it well. I'm sure my computer doesn't do it justice. Sometimes people will say something is suppose to be purple but my monitor shows blue. What I mean is I don't always see the same color as someone has stated it to be.
     
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  19. michael59

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    On your property, or a storage bin that you rent from someone?
     
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  20. nivek

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    No I don't have that much stuff that I need to rent storage, these are small plastic bins, about 2ft tall by 2ft x 3ft, I have them tucked away in the lofted area, kind of like an attic but more open...

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