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The FReeper Foxhole Enjoys a Lazy Sunday with an update on the shop - November 27th, 2005
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Posted on 11/27/2005 7:34:17 AM PST by snippy_about_it



Lord,

Keep our Troops forever in Your care

Give them victory over the enemy...

Grant them a safe and swift return...

Bless those who mourn the lost.
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FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.



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Eviiil Capitalist Update




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As we near our first year as eviiiil capitalists we can look back and see mistakes made. They weren't all huge, not all small but part of the learning process. We learned from them immediately. This experience will make next year go much smoother and hopefully profitable by next Christmas season. The trick is to be able to hang on (pay bills and eat) until we get the customer base we need to sustain us.

We still believe in what we are doing and we believe it will work. The store is moving upward ever so slowly.

We've learned where to spend our advertising dollars and where not to. What ads work and what doesn't, what "sales" work and what doesn't. We've learned about consumer spending habits and what works in what month as far as product.

Summer was much slower than expected and that set us back a bit but we learned from that also. We need to work summer different than last year, offer different products and carry less inventory than we initially thought. This will also allow us to bring in more items for the Christmas season. We will also probably take Sunday's off during the summer. Yippee!

We've changed our hours on a few occasions trying to get an idea of when folks shop here at this type of store. I'm building a chart with customer counts so we can see the trends and the growth.

I think I can safely say we both have gained confidence in ourselves and our abilities. This shop is the kind of place customers like to stay in and chat awhile. We have folks staying and talking for 30 minutes to an hour. They are comfortable with the store and us and they get attention they don't receive in the "box" stores.

We learned about location. Mind you, we knew it was important and our problem here is that there is no "good" place in our city to place a business so we had to pick what we thought was the best with what was available in this "no growth" state we are in. It isn't ideal but then again, there is no ideal place, at least not around here. We really like our short 2.9 mile commute.

We've learned to balance our strong points against each other, we each have certain tasks we do but make sure we both know the "other's" job.

We still have a lot to learn but I think we have the major areas covered. We need to be able to afford and take the time to go to trade shows, increase our vendor contacts and continue to get the word out that we are here and do all that while spending as little money as possible.

We are still happy about going to work everyday and though some days seem horrible and we get worried, the next day or week will surprise us and we are again encouraged.

I can tell you it is something we both wish we had done earlier in our lives but the timing would have never been just right, in our case, this time in our lives, it was this or McDonalds. LOL.

Health insurance is outrageous when you have to pay for it yourself. For anyone thinking of going out on their own, keep this in mind and save money ahead of time to cover it. We didn't and it takes a good chunk of change at our age to cover it even with very high deductibles.

We have some really wonderful loyal customers, just not enough of them. Word is spreading and word of mouth is the best kind of advertising but it is slow going.

The economy in Oregon doesn't help but like I said, if we can just hang on we know one day we will be able to make the store pay our personal expenses. We don't need to get rich or own more than one store, we just want to be able to pay for a roof over our heads and food on the table. Don't think we aren't aiming high, a nice vacation would be great too but we will be happy with not ever having to work for "someone else" again.

We do it all, too. From cleaning the store, buying and placing orders, managing and stocking inventory, bookkeeping, banking, window displays, cashier/sales clerks, advisors and window washers. LOL. It is truly a "mom and pop shop" and we are enjoying it and hoping for the best. It's ours and it feels good to be able to say that.

The website has some pictures but believe me, we change the way the product is displayed almost weekly. It's a must in this business.



We aquired a stray cat at the store about 7 weeks ago, just before we got the dog and he now lives in the store. Customers come in just to see the cat. Some carry him around the entire time they shop, some come in to see him and don't necessarily shop at the time! We have one customer that bought him a collar about a month ago and today brought him in some flea medicine because we found a few bumps on his back near his tail, though we see no fleas. The cat is perfect, he greets most of the customers and insist they pay attention to him! I have a list of customers that want the cat if we ever decided to give it up. We are having a contest to name the cat and we will select the name on Christmas eve so the cat finally gets a name for Christmas.

The dog on the other hand is too rambunctious to be in the store unfortunately. :-(

We take turns puppy sitting the dog away from the store and just this weekend splurged to get him a crate which we will try to ease him into staying in it, eventually for at least a few hours. The customers like the dog but at not yet 5 months old we are having difficulty teaching him to stay down off folks and he is just too big of a puppy to not knock things over when he gets excited (which is a mood he seems to stay in perpetually). He is very, very stubborn.


How can you not love a dog who sleeps on your head?


And brings you toys to play with?


So there you have it, the Sam and Snippy (and Sarge and "the cat") shop is plugging along and we are happy to share our experience and lives with our Foxhole family.

We wish you could all come and visit with us and see the store.

Thank you all for your continued support of Sam and me.

We love you guys.





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Good morning everyone. Enjoy your Sunday.



1 posted on 11/27/2005 7:34:19 AM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: alfa6; Allen H; Colonial Warrior; texianyankee; vox_PL; Bigturbowski; ruoflaw; Bombardier; ...




To The FReeper Foxhole

Good Sunday Morning Everyone.

If you want to be added to our occasional ping list, let us know.


2 posted on 11/27/2005 7:36:19 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Congrats on your first year with the shop. May there be many more profitable ones.

That reminds me; I'm about a week from having to head to my local bird store to pick up more seed. If only Oregon weren't so far away,....

3 posted on 11/27/2005 7:42:38 AM PST by steveegg (Take two - throw those long knives at the DemonRATs and lieberals - and include the RINOs)
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To: steveegg

Aww, you're sweet. Can you believe we actually have one customer we mail seed to in Idaho! Wherever she is there is no place to buy it.


4 posted on 11/27/2005 7:50:23 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

((HUGS))Good Sunday morning to you, Snippy and to everyone here at the Freeper Foxhole.


5 posted on 11/27/2005 7:52:51 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; alfa6; Professional Engineer; All

Good Morning, Snippy, Sam, and all!!

Just keep hanging on!
You will persevere in your efforts.

6 posted on 11/27/2005 7:54:30 AM PST by Soaring Feather (To our fabulous TROOPS, Thank You, for your service.)
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To: snippy_about_it
This line says it all.

We were there another three or four hours because we weren't leaving the vehicle there," McCarver said. "We had a dead Marine inside.

" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1529216/posts

A Glint of Silver at 23

The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal ^ | 27 November 2005 | by Jon W. Sparks

Posted on 11/27/2005 4:32:10 AM PST by Maigrey

Marine's help to comrades in Fallujah firefight earns medal

Abraham McCarver is slightly uncomfortable with the fuss.

He understands discomfort.

He's had three tours in Iraq.

So the 23-year-old Marine lance corporal is putting up with the attention that comes with being awarded the Silver Star -- the third-highest combat decoration given by the military -- presented to him last month. He came home Thanksgiving Day for a weekend of family and food. On Saturday, the White Station High School graduate was at his grandparents' home in the Sea Isle area, joking around with aunts, uncles and cousins. But to tell his story to a reporter, he retreated to a quiet corner of the house with his girlfriend, Elise Wainwright. There, his chronicle of gallantry in action on April 13, 2004, unfolded in amazing, heartbreaking detail. McCarver was already in his second tour and the Marines were making the first major push into Fallujah. Sixteen members of the Second Squad of the 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment were packed into an amphibious assault vehicle ripping into the city. They were cut off from friendly forces. The fighting was ferocious. McCarver saw the vehicle's gunner die when the Marine took a rocket-propelled grenade in the chest. The platoon leader, Lt. Christopher Ayers, was seriously wounded in the leg. "When the vehicle started to vibrate and shake, we knew it wasn't going to last much longer," McCarver said quietly. The Marines jumped out and took cover in a nearby house. But there was still a dead Marine and the wounded platoon leader in the vehicle. There was simply no question what had to be done. "I went around front and gave covering fire. Then Gunny Sagredo climbed up trying to get Lt. Ayers down." Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Sagredo and McCarver struggled to get Ayers out of the vehicle and into the house. The lieutenant was big and weighted down with gear that got caught on a bolt. Enemy fire was pinging off the vehicle as the snag finally gave way and the Marines got into the house. Rescue came about an hour later, a long hour spent dodging grenades and killing any enemy that came in range. McCarver moved from room to room in the house, dragging Ayers along. The lieutenant, dosed up on painkillers, still had the presence of mind to keep ordering "save the ammo!" It wasn't nearly over yet. "We were there another three or four hours because we weren't leaving the vehicle there," McCarver said. "We had a dead Marine inside." That meant going back to the hot zone. "Me and a friend, Jeff Starr, went out and helped hook it up," McCarver said, describing how they jury-rigged it to be towed. "Then we took a Humvee in front of four tanks and two other armored vehicles and drove them out. That's with no armor on our Humvee, Jeff standing up with two guns and me driving." In fact, this is not a story he relishes telling, except for taking pride in how the men in his unit did what they were trained to do. "Everyone knew exactly where to go and what to do. Everything we learned kicked in." Eight Marines were wounded in the battle, in addition to the one killed. Nine grenade holes were in the vehicle. A hundred insurgents were estimated killed. McCarver, like most of the rest of his unit, had a couple of rounds left. After that April's three-week siege of Fallujah, the Marines turned over security to the Iraqis. The effort failed and U.S. troops overran the city last November. But McCarver has hope for Iraq. "In my three years, I've seen a lot of progress." McCarver is stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and will be getting out of the Marines in April. "I'm coming home and going to school," he says. "I want to do something that will get me into federal law enforcement, something like the DEA or ATF." His family, many of whom have served in the military, backs him up. "My cousin Danny was in the Army and he went to Afghanistan," McCarver said. "My brother goes to West Point, my other cousin that's not here yet is an officer in Korea with the Army. My grandfather was in the Air Force." And of course, one more question comes up. Yes, he's seen "Jarhead." "It's a good movie," he grins. "It gets a little Hollywoodish with guys shooting guns in the air, but as far as the ..." he pauses to find the right word "... interesting things we do on a daily basis, it portrays it very well."

7 posted on 11/27/2005 7:55:14 AM PST by MNJohnnie (To be a "Peace Now Democrat" is to be Pro Mass Murder/Rape/Torture)
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To: snippy_about_it

Great news about your shop, very informative. I hope you have a very successful Christmas season and an improved economy next year!


8 posted on 11/27/2005 8:06:27 AM PST by Tax-chick ("You don't HAVE to be a fat pervert to speak out about eating too much and lack of morals." ~ LG)
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To: MNJohnnie

Thanks for posting this here Johnnie. The Marines are our country's best.


9 posted on 11/27/2005 8:12:44 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: E.G.C.

((Hugs))


10 posted on 11/27/2005 8:13:26 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

LOL. We're hanging on. It will be one year on December 10th although we opened just with product on the floor. It looks so much better now with a counter rather than my kitchen table!


11 posted on 11/27/2005 8:14:28 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks tax-chick. I think we've seen enough already that we could provide good information to anyone just starting out.


12 posted on 11/27/2005 8:15:19 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
It has been great fun watching the store come to be. Love the pictures you post of the progress.

Nice you have the kitty in the store. The pup is precious and I know you enjoy him enormously.
13 posted on 11/27/2005 8:17:09 AM PST by Soaring Feather (To our fabulous TROOPS, Thank You, for your service.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Web design on your site is lovely and easy to navigate,
nice, clear pictures that load quickly, well done!

Also your store looks charming, well organized with lots of light

14 posted on 11/27/2005 8:27:26 AM PST by apackof2 (I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American. Daniel Webster)
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To: snippy_about_it

The website looks great!


15 posted on 11/27/2005 8:41:49 AM PST by Tax-chick ("You don't HAVE to be a fat pervert to speak out about eating too much and lack of morals." ~ LG)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; All

Thanks for the update there Miss snippy, looks like things are moving up for y'all.

Speaking of birdhouses besure to check out todays Blondie

http://www.blondie.com/dailies/index.asp

I will post the link since we don't want to run afoul of the posting police at King Features :-)

May good fortune continue to build for y'all

And just maybe Mrs alfa6 and I will make a road trip this spring.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


16 posted on 11/27/2005 8:53:59 AM PST by alfa6 (Got a plane ya want featured let me know)
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To: snippy_about_it
Hey maybe you could use this pic in your squirrel section

Sample caption... Look what our feed can do for your squirrels

He He He He

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

17 posted on 11/27/2005 8:59:16 AM PST by alfa6 (Got a plane ya want featured let me know)
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To: alfa6

LOL. We do use it! I like your caption though. I'll add that to it!


18 posted on 11/27/2005 9:06:59 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: apackof2

Thank you.

Actually the lighting is low light (recommended for retail) and the windows are dark so customers complain they cannot tell if we are open sometimes. The lights are nice and non glaring but just not enough of them.

We recently were able to purchase a used "OPEN" sign from an old Costco and that hangs over the door now and helps somewhat.


19 posted on 11/27/2005 9:09:29 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6

LOL. Big Bird could live there!

We'd love to have you up here this spring.


20 posted on 11/27/2005 9:11:43 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Hey thanks much.


21 posted on 11/27/2005 9:16:31 AM PST by ex-snook ("Come behold the deeds of the Lord, the astounding things he has wrought on earth.")
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To: snippy_about_it
I've taken to feeding the Goldfinches this past summer. They love the thistle seed I put out. But, what I don't know is if they stay in the area (midwest near Chicago) for the winter or if they fly off somewhere warmer.

Can you advise me?

Thanks in advance.

L

22 posted on 11/27/2005 9:20:06 AM PST by Lurker ("Son, there's only two things you need in this world; love and a .45.")
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To: Lurker

For you, some will go south, some will stay. Also, they will lose their bright yellow color so they may not be as recognizable. With the weather up there (Sam grew up in Chicago) what I would do is only fill the feeder half full or less so when the seed gets really wet and you need to dump it out and clean your feeder, you won't be wasting a lot of nyjer (thistle). You can also feed them hulled sunflower.

The American and Lesser Goldfinches are beautiful birds aren't they?


23 posted on 11/27/2005 9:37:37 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: ex-snook

Good to see you.


24 posted on 11/27/2005 9:42:43 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Valin; alfa6; Iris7; SAMWolf; ...
Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.


25 posted on 11/27/2005 9:43:51 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Ctrl+Alt+Riiiiiiight)
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To: Lurker
Ooops. I mentioned the Lesser Goldfinch along with the American Goldfinch. You only get the American Goldfinch while out west we get both. Here is a picture of our "Lesser Goldfinch".


26 posted on 11/27/2005 9:49:20 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thanks for the advice. I do love the Goldfinches. They've made a comeback around here in the last couple of years.

I've had as many as a dozen hanging around the nylon stuffed with thistle seed some mornings as I sip my coffee. They're really pretty birds.

I had a snowy egret land in my yard during the last T-storm here. Poor thing got confused and wandered about the front yard for about 10 minutes till the rain let up. Then he flew off. They're indeed impressive creatures.

Now I just need to find something to feed the hummingbirds in the summer that doesn't attract the hordes of yellowjackets. I'm really allergic to be stings so I'd much rather not attract them to the backyard along with the hummers.

Thanks again for the advice.

Good luck to you.

L

27 posted on 11/27/2005 9:50:31 AM PST by Lurker ("Son, there's only two things you need in this world; love and a .45.")
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To: Lurker
I'm really allergic to be stings so I'd much rather not attract them to the backyard along with the hummers.

It would be hard to have one and not the other. Even with bee guards to keep the bees out of the feeder the sugar water alone or colorful flowers would still attract the bees.

28 posted on 11/27/2005 9:55:29 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Oh well, I'll just keep the Epi-Pens up to date and be very careful.

L

29 posted on 11/27/2005 10:11:27 AM PST by Lurker ("Son, there's only two things you need in this world; love and a .45.")
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To: snippy_about_it; All

Being an eviiiiil capitalist is a tough, dirty job, but Snippy and I are willing to do it. ;-)

30 posted on 11/27/2005 11:50:25 AM PST by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: steveegg
If only Oregon weren't so far away,....

UPS can get it to you in Wisconsin in a couple of days.

31 posted on 11/27/2005 12:20:19 PM PST by PAR35
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To: snippy_about_it

November 27, 2005

Amazing Grace

Read:
Ephesians 2:1-10

Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more. —Romans 5:20

Bible In One Year: 2 Corinthians 4-6

cover In the 1700s, John Newton went to sea with his father on a merchant ship. Soon after his father retired, Newton was pressed into service on a warship. Facing intolerable conditions, he deserted and later requested a transfer to a slave ship that was soon to set sail for Africa.

Newton hardened himself to the trafficking of human beings, and eventually he became captain of his own slave ship. On May 10, 1748, however, his life was changed forever. His ship encountered a terrifying, violent storm. Just as it seemed that the vessel would sink, Newton cried aloud, "Lord, have mercy upon us!"

That night in his cabin, he began to reflect upon God's mercy. Through faith in Christ's sacrifice for him, John Newton experienced God's amazing grace in a personal way. In time, he left the slave trade and entered Christian ministry. Although he became a preacher of the gospel, he is most remembered for his much-loved hymn "Amazing Grace." It's an amazing testimony of his own experience.

God's Spirit convicts us of sin and gives us the power to forsake it. When we receive Christ as our Savior, He does for us what we are powerless to do in our own strength. That's amazing grace. —Dennis Fisher

Amazing grace—how sweet the sound—
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see. —Newton

God claims by grace those who have no claim to grace.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
Accepted By God

32 posted on 11/27/2005 1:16:23 PM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

Well God Bless you guys on your first year, I know what you mean about an area with no growth. Best of Luck to you and God speed!

Cute dog and cat.


33 posted on 11/27/2005 1:26:21 PM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Hidee Hoe!

It's good to hear from you. Your website is really nice. The pictures look especially great on my new monitor. Yep, I bought myself a new PC for Christmas...an eviiil capitalist investment. I'm having lots of fun installing everyhthing on it--not. I'm trying to talk Hubby into running the Direct TV into this room so I can check out the television input. If he doesn't, I'll do it myself and then he will really be sorry.
34 posted on 11/27/2005 1:52:54 PM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Professional Engineer

Woah, that almost makes me seasick....


35 posted on 11/27/2005 1:53:53 PM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: SAMWolf

LOL. Just where is that pot o' gold?


36 posted on 11/27/2005 2:45:05 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: PAR35

Thanks PAR35. :-)


37 posted on 11/27/2005 2:45:31 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

That's a big boat!


38 posted on 11/27/2005 2:46:05 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you Mayor.


39 posted on 11/27/2005 2:46:24 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Samwise

Congrats on your new computer. Flat screen?


40 posted on 11/27/2005 2:47:17 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

I hope Sarge turns out to be as good a dog as Midnight. What a nose! We're training him on bombs now. He's made his bones on Search and Rescue.

CJ


41 posted on 11/27/2005 2:51:49 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("You put a cattle prod up their a$$, you can get a horse to deal cards.")
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To: snippy_about_it

Yep! Hubby got it hooked up to the satellite. I can pause live TV as if we had TIVO. Pretty cool.

This could be a bad thing. I have enough trouble working and freeping. Now I can work, freep, and watch TV. Something will have to give..... housework, maybe?


42 posted on 11/27/2005 3:01:44 PM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Samwise

Norm!


43 posted on 11/27/2005 6:38:14 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Ctrl+Alt+Riiiiiiight)
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To: Professional Engineer

"Can I draw you a beer Norm ?"
"No, I know what they look like. Just pour me one."

"How's a beer sound Norm ?"
"I dunno. I usually finish them before they get a word in."

"What's shaking Norm ?"
"All four cheeks & a couple of chins."

"What would you say to a nice beer Norm ?"
"Going Down ?"

"What's new Norm ?"
"Terrorists, Sam. They've taken over my stomach & they're demanding beer."

"What'll it be Normie ?"
"Just the usual Coach. I'll have a froth of beer & a snorkel."

"What would you say to a beer Normie ?"
"Daddy wuvs you."


44 posted on 11/27/2005 7:07:12 PM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Samwise; bentfeather; snippy_about_it; Wneighbor; Peanut Gallery; SAMWolf; alfa6; Valin; Iris7; ...
All right, I've hinted at this all week. So, we had 120ft of 1 1/2" PVC, 20ft of metal conduit, and about 60 fitting of various types. What're we to do?

How about, build a bed for Spiderboy!

Most of the cutting is done, and the frame is dry fitted.

What a mess.

Inspector Bittygirl is on the job.

Spiderboy admires our work.

Finally assembly begins.

Spiderboy makes the inaugural ladder climb.

Hey, I can touch the ceiling! Dad thinks, "hmmm".

"My God, It's full of stars!", or something like that.

Spiderboy installs the Milky Way under the bed.

Let me just test this thing out here.

Ready to snore. Note Lego Spidey hanging from the ceiling.

45 posted on 11/27/2005 7:14:03 PM PST by Professional Engineer (She likes Hot Wheels! This baby girl thing might not be too bad.)
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To: Professional Engineer

WOW great bed. I see bitty girl in a red eye shot!LOL


46 posted on 11/27/2005 7:17:39 PM PST by Soaring Feather (To our fabulous TROOPS, Thank You, for your service.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Pretty cool, I could use about 4 18" pieces of PVC to finish out the Dowel Rod holder in the shop. Got any Extra???

They plane reminded me that I picked up a few more R/C pics, like this one for example...

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

47 posted on 11/27/2005 7:25:55 PM PST by alfa6 (Got a plane ya want featured let me know)
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To: alfa6

re your tag line...

If you have a pic or can get one, I'd like to see a Kinner Sportwing again. My dad was the one who designed the plans for a R/C scaled model. I have no clue whatever happened to them. He used to sell them, way back when.


48 posted on 11/27/2005 7:30:49 PM PST by Peanut Gallery
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To: Peanut Gallery

Tha tag line was for the Freepr Canteen over the weekend but give me a few minutes and I will see what I can do :-)

Tell PE he might want to check out this thread if he hasn't seen it. About the IJN BB Yamato, shoot y'all might like it to :-)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1529525/posts

Cool Christmas colors on the bed BTW

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


49 posted on 11/27/2005 7:41:03 PM PST by alfa6
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To: Peanut Gallery

Links incoming

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/2133L.jpg

zip file for flight sims here
http://www.fswarbirds.com/index.php?loc=downloads&page=downloadsbak&FileUploadName=Spad54

Intersting article on the Kinner line
http://www.russellw.com/planes/kinner/default.htm

Have a great night

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


50 posted on 11/27/2005 7:46:37 PM PST by alfa6
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