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The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

Posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!



TOPICS: The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: corinnumber1; firstkeyword; jrgotanewjob; secondprecious
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To: Ramius; 300winmag

That must have been when you were learning to sail, eh?

The rapids along the Buffalo see canoeing accidents all the time.


3,921 posted on 12/22/2012 7:34:46 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: 300winmag

Buddy went to local gunshow today, quite an interesting sight in his words. No tire kicking today, it was buying time.

Local gunrange/shop had SRO in the shop and waiting line for the range. Formerly full racks and display cabinets kinda reminded me of ‘old mother hubbard’s cupboard’.

Did get some primers and shot my buddy’s Glock 36, nice weaponry.


3,922 posted on 12/22/2012 7:40:57 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: osagebowman; g'nad; Ramius; Squantos
There were almost no tires to kick at the store today. Still a big crowd, now it was shotguns and handguns. And a lot of out-of-state buyers. I heard at least three incidents of "if it was a long gun, you could take it with you, but a handgun has to go to your local FFL." Quite a few out-of-state plates.

Maybe they figured Michigan was such a basket case, nobody had enough money to buy what was left. There are NO NIB items in the back room. Whatever is new is sitting in the display racks, and it's getting slimmer every day. The HK91 clone, the brand-x AR15, the two Springfield M1As supermatches were gone since yesterday. The H&K G36 semi-clone, all $3500 of it, was being wrapped up while I was there. Someone decided that a $3500 weapon in the hand was better than zero $700 clones not in any bush. Ammo was down to two boxes per customer, max, and their crappiest Thermelt mags went from a truckload to six.

They got their first, and probably last, case of S&W Shields today. Ten sold in an hour.

If this was food there would be blood in the streets already. But the always-armed sales force helped promote an atmosphere of good-natured black humor.

I asked the owner if he'd sell me his Bushmaster sales banner, since that would be verboten in the near future. He said he'd think about it. He also mentioned that when everyone realizes that everything is sold out, he expects things to slow down considerably. That's when he'll have his guys look through their 800 trade-in handguns, looking for collectible, rare, or clean items to sell as used. I offered him $10/hour of volunteer help just so I can eyeball the stuff as it comes off the pallets. This "early bird" will PAY to get the first chance at a choice worm. :)

3,923 posted on 12/22/2012 9:44:05 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag

I would like to wish you and yours a very safe, secure and peaceful few days to celebrate Christmas my friend.

EBR’s in every stocking ....:o)

We’re gonna need em in the near future the way things are going.

Vote with your dollars between elections !


3,924 posted on 12/22/2012 11:37:01 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

A Merry Christmas to all the company of the Hobbit Hole! Those still here... Or just lurking... Or off on new adventures... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

What a long, strange trip it’s been, huh?... :-)


3,925 posted on 12/23/2012 4:05:26 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Oh I’m here ....just working vs lurking ....:o)

We have to start working on the 2010 election NOW or we suffer even more under these seditious fools in both parties.

We also need to look at who the rats are going to present as a POTUS in 16. We as conservatives have to be proactive versus reactive.

Voting with my dollars between elections and keeping notes on my polidiots and presstitutes as I starve the beast as best I can.

Merry Christmas ya’ll !

Stay safe ......


3,926 posted on 12/23/2012 8:43:25 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Ramius; 300winmag; g'nad; Corin Stormhands; Overtaxed; Squantos

Merry Christmas to one and all.

Yep, it’s been a heck of a ride so far; more adventures to come.

OB


3,927 posted on 12/24/2012 12:33:44 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: osagebowman

Back at ya Sir .... Merry Christmas !


3,928 posted on 12/24/2012 4:17:35 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: osagebowman; Ramius; 300winmag; Corin Stormhands; Overtaxed; Squantos

Merry Christmas, and God bless yuh!... its agonna be an interesting year...


3,929 posted on 12/25/2012 9:15:34 AM PST by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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To: g'nad

Merry Christmas! Got my first seed catalog of the season. I’ll be fighting moles, squirrels, and deer this year. My garlic is up and looking good so far.


3,930 posted on 12/25/2012 1:31:57 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed

most excellent!... I’m sure you will giv’em hell...


3,931 posted on 12/25/2012 5:32:13 PM PST by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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To: g'nad

We were hoping teh kittehs would help out with the moles but so far they’ve only been interested in birds.


3,932 posted on 12/25/2012 6:47:45 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: g'nad

Oh. To catch you up on some drama... they relocated us back to NC, I’ve moved back into the old homestead, and if all goes well I’ll be mortgage-free at the end of January.


3,933 posted on 12/25/2012 6:58:13 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed; g'nad; osagebowman; JenB; Ramius; HairOfTheDog; Corin Stormhands
Merry Christmas! Got my first seed catalog of the season. I’ll be fighting moles, squirrels, and deer this year. My garlic is up and looking good so far.

Merry Christmas, everybody. In about eleven months, the first of the inevitable series of Hobbit Hole DVDs should be out, along with discussion of the next movie.

Meanwhile, Santa left me something more than a lump of coal, which has become more valuable in itself:

Guaranteed to defend gardens against any and all moles, squirrels, and deer. :)

3,934 posted on 12/26/2012 3:05:32 AM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: Overtaxed
if all goes well I’ll be mortgage-free at the end of January.

woohoo!!!

3,935 posted on 12/26/2012 6:38:01 AM PST by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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To: 300winmag

nice...


3,936 posted on 12/26/2012 6:39:18 AM PST by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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To: Overtaxed; osagebowman; 300winmag; Corin Stormhands; Ramius

Trap lines checked... time to bottle wine and brew some beer... while thewife makes soap...


3,937 posted on 12/26/2012 6:41:02 AM PST by g'nad (guns don't kill people... I kill people...)
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To: g'nad; Overtaxed; osagebowman; 300winmag; Corin Stormhands; Ramius
It's been way too long since a HH knife appeared here. I recently acquired the "fun size" little brother to my 5710. Meet the 5520.

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3,938 posted on 12/27/2012 6:23:36 PM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the lutefisk.)
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To: Professional Engineer; 300winmag; g'nad; Squantos; Overtaxed; Ramius; Corin Stormhands

And Wishing ALL a Happy, Safe and Sane New Years.

Osagebowman and LSAggie


3,939 posted on 12/31/2012 4:02:25 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: osagebowman

Merry New Year my friends ..... Stay safe !


3,940 posted on 12/31/2012 6:15:56 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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