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The FReeper Foxhole - Memorial Day - May 26, 2008
May 26, 2008 | snippy and samwolf

Posted on 05/26/2008 7:03:26 AM PDT 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.

Amen.
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FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.



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Memorial Day 2008






"Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed greatly to the general public's nonchalant observance of Memorial Day." -- VFW 2002 Memorial Day address

Memorial Day used to be a solemn day of mourning, a sacred day of remembrance to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Businesses closed for the day. Towns held parades honoring the fallen, the parade routes often times ending at a local cemetery, where Memorial Day speeches were given and prayers offered up. People took the time that day to clean and decorate with flowers and flags the graves of those the fell in service to their country.

Unfortunately, when Congress made Memorial day into a mandatory three-day weekend in with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363), it made it all the easier for us to be distracted from the spirit and meaning of the day.





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To: Professional Engineer

Precision is necessary at that price! Looks good. Spiderboy does look like a pro handling the tools. Oh, the princess does also.

Happy Father’s Day.


101 posted on 06/15/2008 6:17:18 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Coming along nicely PE. Family is going to have some good times in this trailer.


102 posted on 06/15/2008 6:26:21 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I soar- 'cause I can...)
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To: Professional Engineer

Whoa baby!


103 posted on 06/15/2008 7:25:35 PM PDT by Samwise
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To: Professional Engineer

Whoa baby!


104 posted on 06/15/2008 7:25:35 PM PDT by Samwise
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To: Samwise; snippy_about_it; Soaring Feather; SAMWolf; alfa6; Wneighbor; Peanut Gallery; All
Project Teardrop has been making steady progress.

Today the progress was visible.

We played with wall guts today. This is some of the internal stuff which helps define the cabin and galley as well as allow a space for insulation.

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The Working Stiff had to check his work. Nope, didn't fall through.

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The Stand Up milestone is reached! Any idea why the kid is smiling?

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First glimpse at the cabin.

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105 posted on 06/28/2008 5:25:56 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer
Very nicely done A tip of the alfa6 lid to the Working Stiff and the Princess on the good work so far.

We are still recovering from the old computer's untimely demise. Hope to be back in full swing by next weekend.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

106 posted on 06/28/2008 5:47:00 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: alfa6

Holy cow a lift of the lid. Kewl.


107 posted on 06/28/2008 6:31:53 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer
Whaddayaknow, the venerable 5 gal bucket is vulnerable too. I wondered just when they would "go". I had a set of jack stands ready to slip in place anyway. They also allow the chassis to be leveled before the structure gets tied together.

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108 posted on 06/29/2008 7:36:45 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer
Any idea why the kid is smiling?

I couldn't imagine why he wouldn't be!

109 posted on 06/30/2008 2:05:14 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer; alfa6; SAMWolf
WARBIRDS

Click on the link for the Warbird Fly-In. The coolest plane there was this one. That's Dubya in the backseat.


110 posted on 07/01/2008 8:34:32 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: alfa6

What is that? Did you launch a computer?


111 posted on 07/01/2008 8:35:43 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

I assume you are referring to #106, that is a rocket powered hat:-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


112 posted on 07/01/2008 9:00:58 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: alfa6

Oh, a tip of the hat!


113 posted on 07/01/2008 9:31:14 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

Very Good

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


114 posted on 07/01/2008 10:29:34 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: alfa6; Samwise; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Soaring Feather; Peanut Gallery
Bittygirl starts decorating.

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Helping with the polyurethane for the galley counter.

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Galley counter and hiding spot.

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Roof spars in place.

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115 posted on 07/05/2008 8:13:59 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

Howdy, PE and family! Wow the Tear Drop is coming along nicely.

Great pics, I especially love seeing the kids, watching these lovely little buds bloom into beautiful human beings.

Thank You.


116 posted on 07/06/2008 4:14:33 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I soar- 'cause I can...)
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To: Professional Engineer

And the hits just keep on coming.

Lookinpretty good there P.E. and crew :-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


117 posted on 07/06/2008 5:44:18 AM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Looks great. I have a feeling they’ll be no room for mom and dad in there. The youngins’ are going to take it over!


118 posted on 07/06/2008 6:40:38 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Wow! That’s coming right along.


119 posted on 07/06/2008 6:48:53 AM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: snippy_about_it
The youngins’ are going to take have taken it over!

There fixed it.

120 posted on 07/06/2008 3:43:22 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Samwise; Soaring Feather; alfa6

Still A LOT more to do, but September is looking good for roll out.


121 posted on 07/06/2008 3:44:53 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Soaring Feather
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122 posted on 07/06/2008 6:21:12 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

Good little helper you have there. ;0)


123 posted on 07/06/2008 6:34:28 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I soar- 'cause I can...)
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To: Professional Engineer

I can’t believe how much the kids have grown! Seems like just a short time ago Bittygirl was a toddler in a pink panzer.


124 posted on 07/07/2008 3:58:48 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Huckabee & McCain say -- Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.)
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I can’t believe how much the kids have grown! Seems like just a short time ago Bittygirl was a toddler in a pink panzer.

Here's the funny part. Spiderboy was 4 when I met he and Msdrby. Bittygirl is now 4, and doing exactly the same stuff he did at that age.

125 posted on 07/07/2008 10:16:45 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer; SAMWolf; Soaring Feather; Wneighbor

Hobbit Lass has grown a spurt too.

126 posted on 07/08/2008 3:55:52 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Professional Engineer

Bitty Girl and Hobbit Lass are both lucky to have dads who’ll teach them stuff.


127 posted on 07/08/2008 3:57:24 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise
Hobbit Lass has grown a spurt too.

I'll say, yer gonna hafta beat the urchins off with a stick.

128 posted on 07/08/2008 4:43:18 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Samwise

Awww, lovely absolutely lovely. Thanks.


129 posted on 07/08/2008 6:44:24 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I soar- 'cause I can...)
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To: Samwise

OH MY!!!

Hobbit Lass is BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL!!! So glad you shared that with us. I don’t think I’d ever gotten to see her before. Lovely. :-)


130 posted on 07/10/2008 11:12:23 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery
Here's the funny part. Spiderboy was 4 when I met he and Msdrby. Bittygirl is now 4, and doing exactly the same stuff he did at that age.

Amazing isn't it? They both look awesome helping with that trailer. Will be anxiously awaiting the christening and launching of the vessel. LOL

131 posted on 07/10/2008 11:14:40 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Wneighbor; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Peanut Gallery

Hey, I’m in the same state as Snippy and Sam.


132 posted on 07/10/2008 4:57:00 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

Hey. Getting any rain? I can’t believe you made it to the coast before we did! Wish you could stay longer. :-(


133 posted on 07/10/2008 5:38:11 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Yep its raining.

BTW, the Boathouse restaurant on Isle of Palms is pretty good eating.


134 posted on 07/10/2008 7:12:19 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Wneighbor

Why thank you. We think so.

It is so good to cyber-see you again. I was just thinking about you last week. Hobbit Lass came in from an exciting night, jumped on my bed, and couldn’t stop talking about her evening. I remembered you telling me that your daughters did that. :^)


135 posted on 07/10/2008 8:32:15 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: snippy_about_it; Professional Engineer

Are you all partying without me? ;^)


136 posted on 07/10/2008 8:33:07 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise; snippy_about_it

We’re doing our best.

Heck we`re only 100 miles apart!!


137 posted on 07/11/2008 4:12:02 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer; snippy_about_it
We need to have a foxhole-moot—at Snippy’s!
138 posted on 07/11/2008 9:31:31 AM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise; snippy_about_it; Peanut Gallery; SAMWolf

In the spare hour available, I stopped at H L Hunley museum.

You can only see the Hunley on saturday or sunday. ;-(

I did get shirts for the kids.


139 posted on 07/11/2008 1:53:17 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Samwise

He’s partying, we’re working. :-(


140 posted on 07/11/2008 5:59:00 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Cool. It’s a shame we missed you but you were barely here long enough. This project is in high gear and no one can take any time off.


141 posted on 07/11/2008 6:00:05 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Samwise; Professional Engineer; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

R/C Ping for Y’all, article about the A-10 that flew in the TopGun R/C competition this year.

http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-space/article/2008-04/wing-men

In best Arnie Johnson voice “Veerryyy interesting”

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


142 posted on 07/28/2008 6:54:17 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: alfa6

Hubby says, “Thanks for the heads up.”


143 posted on 07/29/2008 9:28:51 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

It must be nice to have a few bucks that you don’t need>

I wish I was in that spot:-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


144 posted on 07/29/2008 10:14:40 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: alfa6

I hear ya. The Hobbit Lass keeps us broke.


145 posted on 07/30/2008 3:38:58 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Wneighbor; Peanut Gallery; alfa6; Iris7
Howdy folks. Tonight we have just a brief update. We have the ceiling in place, insulated the roof and started skinning it.

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Bittygirl applies some ceiling finish before it goes in.

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146 posted on 08/02/2008 8:43:02 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer; hiredhand

Family projects are the best PE !

Great posts !

you going to finish the exterior of that tear drop with polished aluminum for an airstream look or just paint ?


147 posted on 08/02/2008 8:53:45 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

The sides are red oak and will be varnished.

For the outer roof, I haven’t quite decided yet. Either aluminum or a vinyl used for tonneau covers.


148 posted on 08/02/2008 9:18:28 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

Wow! It is really taking shape now, the wood looks beautiful.


149 posted on 08/03/2008 4:33:48 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Lookin good there PE. Hopefully the September debut will be a success

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


150 posted on 08/03/2008 4:51:51 AM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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