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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #200 on: September 11, 2017, 05:09:47 pm »
Spend my weekending tearing out drywall, AC duct, the stage/alter area (whatever you wanna call that raised area at the front of a church) and the sound booth / wiring & equipment from our church which got ~36" of water in it in Harvey. 

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How're y'all doing, DR?  Glad you're safe enough to post...

I spent my weekend running errands, and getting the house ready for what we felt was likely to be an interesting visit from Irma - cualked the outside of the daylight portion of the basement, as water usually seeps under the walls when it rains hard enough (prior to somewhere around '87, Georgia did not *have* a building code... my house was built in '87, and there's nothing sealing the footers to the slab).  Rearranged the deck furniture, moved the grill so it wouldn't catch the wind, that sort of thing.  We've got some tallll poplars in our yard I'm eyeing with suspicion - we're supposedly getting gusts to 60mph.

My family in Miami came through safe & sound. There's another family holding up near the armpit that we're hoping comes through fine. Haven't heard anything from Pensacola yet.

Also built a little project table for my 9" bandsaw, to make some signs for a friend that sells her apples at the Marietta Farmer's Market.  I need to add some cross braces for lateral stability, but fore-to-aft, it's rock solid.  My little one is starting play soccer this fall, at the local Y, and we had a "Meet the Coach" thing on Sunday.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #201 on: September 11, 2017, 05:11:40 pm »
    Our big outdoor event for kids.  Coffey County OK Kids (www.okkidscc.com).   
    Registration point we had over 600 t-shirts just for the kids.  gave out all of them by 2 pm.
    Events included,  camping Friday night.  Breakfast Sat. morning. Fishing tournament. Lunch. events during Sat. afternoon included, trap shooting, pellet gun shoot, archery, sling shots, water cannon fight, rope bridge, milk crate climb, bouncy castles, horse back rides, disc golf, pedal cars course, paint ball shoot, bird house building, MOPS (mothers of pre-schoolers) had sidewalk chalk, changing and feeding stations and activities for the littlest ones, balloon lady, magician, hay rack rides, supper, prize drawings,  movie and popcorn,  camping again on Sat. night, with breakfast on Sunday morning and a non-denominational worship service after breakfast.   over 1200 people total at the Corp of Engineers park (John Redmond reservoir) and every bit of it was free. 

    This is put on by our emergency services, Sheriff, Fire, Police, EMS, emergency management, Parks and Wildlife, Federal fish and game, Corp of engineers, Recreation center, quail forever/pheasant forever,  and a host of sponsors and everything is provided.
    basic idea is to get the kids outside for a day, give em a ton of stuff to do, and the parents don't have to spend a dime on food or entertainment.
    This was our 17th year of doing this.
    Best wishes that you have 17 more years of this.  It sounds like a really good program.   

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    « Reply #202 on: September 11, 2017, 07:05:21 pm »
    That sounds like a blast!  So, who had more fun, the kids or the people running it?
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    « Reply #203 on: September 11, 2017, 07:11:33 pm »
    And I did it with a obsolete wheel gun! Shoothing against a gen5 g19

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    What?!? Impossible! Wheel guns will get you killed in a defensive situation! Glocks are perfect! Reee!  :neener

    Just kidding  :cool. You told us what the competition was running, but what wheelie boom did you have?

    Our big outdoor event for kids.  Coffey County OK Kids (www.okkidscc.com).   
    Registration point we had over 600 t-shirts just for the kids.  gave out all of them by 2 pm.
    Events included,  camping Friday night.  Breakfast Sat. morning. Fishing tournament. Lunch. events during Sat. afternoon included, trap shooting, pellet gun shoot, archery, sling shots, water cannon fight, rope bridge, milk crate climb, bouncy castles, horse back rides, disc golf, pedal cars course, paint ball shoot, bird house building, MOPS (mothers of pre-schoolers) had sidewalk chalk, changing and feeding stations and activities for the littlest ones, balloon lady, magician, hay rack rides, supper, prize drawings,  movie and popcorn,  camping again on Sat. night, with breakfast on Sunday morning and a non-denominational worship service after breakfast.   over 1200 people total at the Corp of Engineers park (John Redmond reservoir) and every bit of it was free. 

    This is put on by our emergency services, Sheriff, Fire, Police, EMS, emergency management, Parks and Wildlife, Federal fish and game, Corp of engineers, Recreation center, quail forever/pheasant forever,  and a host of sponsors and everything is provided.
    basic idea is to get the kids outside for a day, give em a ton of stuff to do, and the parents don't have to spend a dime on food or entertainment.
    This was our 17th year of doing this. 




    I have never heard of anyone doing this before and it sounds really cool  :thumbup1 .

    How big is the population of your city that you have the resources to do this? Waco is 124k and we never do anything like this.
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    « Reply #204 on: September 11, 2017, 07:12:42 pm »
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    « Reply #205 on: September 11, 2017, 07:14:53 pm »
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    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 #206 on: September 11, 2017, 07:36:10 pm »


    Drove down to Cumberland, MD, and rode the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad with Papa Raptor. He and I haven't done anything like that (gone on an "adventure" together, just the two of us) in years.

    WMSR is... nice. The equipment is in decent shape but could use some sprucing up, as my picture indicates. I chalk that up to two things. Firstly, they're in the process of restoring a steam locomotive (C&O 1309, a 2-6-6-2 Mallet type), and the effort is now very much behind schedule and overbudget. Second, a landslide undermined a roughly 300-foot section of the roadbed last year, severely curtailing operations until earlier this year and costing over a million dollars for the railroad to repair. Also, I grew up riding the Strasburg Railroad in Lancaster County, PA, which is one of, if not the best historic tourist shortline railroad in the country, so I have a VERY high bar.

    On the plus side, they have an active turntable in Frostburg (the other end of the line) and we got to watch them turn the diesel locomotive around. No pics of that, sadly, because I was shooting video that didn't turn out very well. That's what I get for trying to film with my phone and no tripod...
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #207 on: September 12, 2017, 12:04:33 am »
    Also, I grew up riding the Strasburg Railroad in Lancaster County, PA, which is one of, if not the best historic tourist shortline railroad in the country, so I have a VERY high bar.

    On the plus side, they have an active turntable in Frostburg (the other end of the line) and we got to watch them turn the diesel locomotive around. No pics of that, sadly, because I was shooting video that didn't turn out very well. That's what I get for trying to film with my phone and no tripod...

    My grandfather (the one who was in the FBI), was born in Sayre, PA, and worked for the railroads in the area as a teen before going to college in DC and starting work at the FBI as a clerk, in an internship program.

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    « Reply #208 on: September 12, 2017, 12:18:55 am »
    My grandfather (the one who was in the FBI), was born in Sayre, PA, and worked for the railroads in the area as a teen before going to college in DC and starting work at the FBI as a clerk, in an internship program.

    That's pretty cool. Sayre is way up north, pretty much right smack on the NY border (Go Giants!), while Lancaster County is... actually pretty much due south of Sayre. Southernmost boder of Lancaster County is the Maryland state line.

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    « Reply #209 on: September 12, 2017, 12:42:24 am »
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    « Reply #210 on: September 12, 2017, 01:41:06 am »
    I wonder if the Sayre, OK is somehow related to the Sayre, PA.
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    « Reply #211 on: September 12, 2017, 03:51:09 am »
    I ahd some painting and assembling to do. Sadly pictures of what I'm painting and assembling keep failing security checks when I try and attach them. I'll have to wait to I finish and can post a link.
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    « Reply #212 on: September 12, 2017, 08:12:36 am »
    Went to Topcon Geek Expo in Topeka on Saturday.  It was a smaller event, so we only did the one day.   Hung out with my friends from the GI Joe costume group, got to meet Larry Hama, and got a sketch from him.  He's the guy that was responsible for the GI Joe comic in the 1980's and he did all the file cards that were used on the action figure packaging.  He probably had more to do with the resurgence of the brand back then than anyone else.   He's also worked on a lot of other books at Marvel including Wolverine, Iron Fist, etc.   He's a great guy and his table was right next to our group's booth and he even went out to eat with all of us on Saturday night.  I'm not a a big conversationalist, but it was good listening to him and the other guys talk about their time in the military.  Most of the other guys in the group are veterans and Larry served in Vietnam. 

    After we got back late on Saturday night, spent most of the next day just relaxing at home.     


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    « Reply #213 on: September 12, 2017, 09:23:42 am »
    quite small actually.   Burlington is 3000 and Coffey county overall is about 10,000.



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    I have never heard of anyone doing this before and it sounds really cool  :thumbup1 .

    How big is the population of your city that you have the resources to do this? Waco is 124k and we never do anything like this.
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    « Reply #214 on: September 12, 2017, 10:06:12 am »
    quite small actually.   Burlington is 3000 and Coffey county overall is about 10,000.

    Either way, I'm glad to hear it. My hometown is in shambles and could use something like this. It's a strange juxtaposition between downtown which never quite recovered from what happened to us in the 1950's and the upper middle class that are well to do. Parts of Waco are in rough shape and crime, drugs, and government housing are quite the norm. A lot of this happens just a few miles from the Baylor campus, but it seems as long as the students can keep attending class and the suburbanites are fat and happy, well... Out of sight out of mind, I guess  :shrug.
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    « Reply #215 on: September 12, 2017, 11:03:27 am »
    The "Dais", I believe.

    How're y'all doing, DR?  Glad you're safe enough to post...


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    So most of us are tired and sore but doing good!

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    « Reply #216 on: September 13, 2017, 11:12:09 am »
    This weekend I visited the Lotus Temple, India Gate and other various cultural sites in New Delhi.  Then I flew home Monday.  The site seeing was enjoyable, the trip home long, and it is good to be an armed american again.
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    « Reply #217 on: September 13, 2017, 01:00:02 pm »
    Cool! Photo thread upcoming, I hope?

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    « Reply #218 on: September 13, 2017, 03:38:22 pm »
    Lets try this.  These are some of the more interesting photos I took on the trip.  Hopefully the link works.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/WGcWK73EuMfhTKmg1

    Ok... posted, opened the thread in a different browser and verified that it was not logged into google and then browsed the link.  I think that works.

    First couple of pictures are out of my hotel window.  I was in a nicer suburb called "Gurgaon", but right across the street is a little farming community.  Once or twice in the morning I would see the women headed out to get water.

    Tractors like the one pictured are pretty commonplace on the streets as well.  Including on the freeways.

    The bowling pins that are "dressed up" were at the entrance to a bowling alley in the mall attached to my hotel.

    The lotus temple was pretty cool.  Impressive structure.  We were able to go inside, but they don't want photos inside.  Also no talking.  Cool experience though.

    The rest of the shots are "Old Delhi" as well as India Gate and some of the Parlimentary structures.

    And, yes, there are cows just wandering in traffic all over the place.
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    « Reply #219 on: September 13, 2017, 04:13:38 pm »
    And, yes, there are cows just wandering in traffic all over the place.

    Looks like an interesting trip.


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    « Reply #220 on: September 13, 2017, 05:16:38 pm »
    They have a rough copy of the Arc de Triomphe?
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    « Reply #221 on: September 13, 2017, 05:52:18 pm »
    Looks like an interesting trip.
    Looks surprisingly neat, clean and orderly.
    Hope you had a fantastic time!

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    « Reply #222 on: September 14, 2017, 10:23:18 am »
    They have a rough copy of the Arc de Triomphe?

    Lots of cities have some kind of symbolic arch or gate to mark entry I have found.  France has different archs all over the place, and even a short train ride through Europe you will see several.

    The India Gate is inscribed with the names of all of their fallen from WWI, and has a corresponding eternal flame at the base.

    Looks surprisingly neat, clean and orderly.

    To be honest, I couldn't bring myself to photograph many of the living conditions I saw there.  I was well and truly appalled.  Best I can describe is imagine one day you drive by the local landfill and find people are living there.  And not on the nicely compacted surface over the landfill.  They have carved out hovels in the junk and garbage of the tipping face.

    Even in the "posh" areas there is refuse everywhere, and anywhere it gets piled you will find hogs and wild dogs living.

    This is the fifth time I have been to Delhi in the last 18 months.  I have a team there so I visit often to coach and team build.  This was the first time I stayed over a weekend.  Next time I go, the wife is supposed to join me and we will take the drive to Agra and see the Taj Mahal.
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    « Reply #223 on: September 14, 2017, 10:41:01 am »
    To be honest, I couldn't bring myself to photograph many of the living conditions I saw there.  I was well and truly appalled.  Best I can describe is imagine one day you drive by the local landfill and find people are living there.  And not on the nicely compacted surface over the landfill.  They have carved out hovels in the junk and garbage of the tipping face.

    That's why I was so surprised at how clean it looked.
    The Kuwait and Iraq are almost as bad.

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    « Reply #224 on: September 30, 2017, 03:25:58 pm »
    I finally managed to finish what I was assembling and painting and get it photographed.

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