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What did you do this weekend?
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:48:38 pm »
I went and played in the mud.  Ran the Tennessee Warrior Dash, with two of my favorite Minions.  The weather sucked, since it had rained for about 10 hours prior to the race start, and the course was a quagmire.  But they stayed steady, worked together, and we got through the 3.4 mile course (12 obstacles) in 1:35.  Watching them helping other runners who were struggling was a very gratifying experience.  One runner asked if they were my daughters, and I told him that they were granddaughters.  He said "Well, Grandpa, you've got one helluva team there!"


From the left: Me, my granddaughter, and her best friend.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 08:17:38 pm »
    Sounds like a very cool weekend!

    Have you posted any in the "member pictures" thread before? I don't recall. I would myself, but I'm about as elusive as Bigfoot when it comes to cameras  :neener.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 08:30:05 pm »
    Sounds like a very cool weekend!
    Have you posted any in the "member pictures" thread before? I don't recall. I would myself, but I'm about as elusive as Bigfoot when it comes to cameras  :neener.
    Since I'm usually the one taking pictures, it's hard to get in them.  Plus, the fact that most of the pictures I have of the Senior Minions involve dead animals, and I'm really reluctance to post them on the Internet.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 09:30:08 pm »
    Since I'm usually the one taking pictures, it's hard to get in them.  Plus, the fact that most of the pictures I have of the Senior Minions involve dead animals, and I'm really reluctance to post them on the Internet.

    Understandable. I don't think the forum denies trophy posts, as long as they are tasteful. I'm not exactly sure though, as I do not hunt.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 11:00:37 pm »
    Looks like y'all had fun.  I'm doing the Ohio one in July with my inlaws,  looks like a blast.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 12:10:33 am »
    Excellent.  Much better than my week-end.  I hung out at the tire store on Saturday and spent lots of money.   :banghead
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 01:07:22 am »
    I rode 22 miles on my mountain bike on Saturday and then worked my shift with an hour of rest.   :doh
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 10:52:35 am »
    I didn't get nearly that muddy, but I did have some fun breaking in my new sub-compact tractor digging out a stump and moving dirt around.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017, 12:33:11 pm »
    I went out slinging BB's at guys on Saturday and had a good time, was feeling all the crawling around in the brush on Sunday though;) Then I did a bunch of work around the house, cut some firewood, played with the kids etc on Sunday and managed to get in the shop for 5-6 hours Sunday night;) Then Monday being an extension of the weekend I changed the tires for Sarah's Jeep and put two new tires on rims to get her snow tires off for summer. And then I setup a set of 31's for my Jeep realized I had a mix matched set of rims and back tracked to the stock tires until I can hunt up a matching set.

    Today I'm a bit sore, between flipping tires on the machine, changing tires on the Jeeps, working around here and running around with guys half my age it was a pain killer day;) But that said it was a good time I can't complain;)

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #9 on: April 25, 2017, 10:15:17 pm »
    Looks like y'all had fun.  I'm doing the Ohio one in July with my inlaws,  looks like a blast.
    It's probably the most fun you can have and still keep your clothes on!  Just remember that it's team first, runner second, and everything else is a distant third place.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #10 on: April 29, 2017, 09:55:20 pm »
    It's probably the most fun you can have and still keep your clothes on!  Just remember that it's team first, runner second, and everything else is a distant third place.

    Yeah I'm just running support,  I've been paid to run those things,  this is just fun.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 04:44:25 pm »
    Yeah I'm just running support,  I've been paid to run those things,  this is just fun.

    The nice thing about these is that there's no smoke grenades, tear gas, machine gun fire, artillery simulators, or screaming drill sergeants.  It's like a walk in the park!  And really, the obstacles on the Warrior Dash are more gee-whiz stuff than real challenges.  (Although the Muddy Mayhem in Tennessee was a killer!  I've never tackled a tougher mud pit than that one.  It was like trying to low crawl through two feet of wet cement!) It was the first mud run for the new Minion, and she had a blast.  Can't wait to do it again!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #12 on: May 01, 2017, 07:40:24 pm »
    went to NRA convention Sat & Sun-----last time I walked that much acreage, there were birds and dogs involved
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #13 on: May 02, 2017, 11:10:42 am »
    Chores, chores and more chores then went for a run on Saturday. Stayed home on Sunday and read and pondered my lil' heart out while the family was at church.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #14 on: May 02, 2017, 12:14:36 pm »
    Casted up 60 lbs of 125gr 9mm projectiles and did a test batch of the new coating im trying

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #15 on: May 02, 2017, 10:05:03 pm »
    Installed a class III hitch on my truck, then mowed the back yard on Saturday.  Got up early Sunday to run a bowling pin match at the range.  Just about ready to leave and a couple came in asking about joining.  I gave them a tour.  Finally got home about 6pm.  Tired, feet hurt, but it was a good day.  I even cleared a 4 pin table with only two shots.  Any time it takes less than four shots is fun, but only 2?  Only the 2nd time I've done that.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #16 on: May 02, 2017, 10:11:30 pm »
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #17 on: May 02, 2017, 10:12:24 pm »
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #18 on: May 04, 2017, 08:41:53 pm »
    the Virginia International Tattoo in Norfolk.







    followed by Saturday at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.


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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 02:48:46 pm »
    Traveled down to Florida to attend the newest Minion's HS graduation, and deliver her birthday and graduation gifts.  (She got the Marlin 336 for her birthday, but all the ammo, accessories, and safety stuff for graduation.  Since she couldn't use the graduation gifts without it, she got her birthday present early.)  Oh, my!  I don't think she'd have been any happier with an engraved H&H!

    So, as it turns out, I got the best present of all, seeing the look on her face when she opened the case!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 05:48:53 pm »
    Personally, I think I'd have preferred the 336 to the engraved H&H.  More affordable to shoot, and less likely to be "too pretty" to actually use.   :thumbup1
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 09:56:43 pm »
    Personally, I think I'd have preferred the 336 to the engraved H&H.  More affordable to shoot, and less likely to be "too pretty" to actually use.   :thumbup1

    I don't know about the too pretty business, she looked at that scuffed-up, pawn shop Marlin, and said "Oh, Papa, it's gorgeous!!!"  And the case now has a sticker on it that says "All Business."
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    « Reply #22 on: June 02, 2017, 03:49:39 am »
    You done good.   :thumbup1
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 09:20:43 am »

    4 hours to get there.  4 hours spent there.  4 hours to get back home... but a great ride. 
    Also - not me or my video... obviously.  But the Dragon is an awesome ride.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 12:06:24 am »
    Well I was supposed to take my three girls to Colorado to see their grandmother and help put down hardwood floors (I did that for a living in another life). The oldest had a half day of school then we would make the nearly six hour journey.

    I had taken a day off before and after the long weekend to make sure all the construction type work got completed. We had breakfast and sent the oldest off to school, and I decided to run one errand before loading up the van for the trip.

    Less than ten minutes away from home before my phone let me know my wife was calling. "You need to come home. Now." I should mention that we are three weeks out from her due date. But none of our three girls has ever been early.

    This is a relief as when my wife goes into labor things progress quickly. How quick can it be? Our second was born at home. We had planned to have her at home, but we also planned for the midwife to be there too. I was on the phone with the midwife when my wife stood up, delivered the baby, and sat back down again. It took about as long to happen as it takes to read that out loud. The third one we were expecting it to be quick so we decided to use the hospital. Forty minutes from the time we walked in to the arrival of our third daughter.

    This weekend we had our fourth daughter. She gave us a bit of a scare, but once they got her suctioned out she's been a picture of health.

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