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5 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

Dogs and Goats are the only two animals that will maintain eye contact with a human.  Don't ask me how I know.

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No, these critters aren't scared to maintain eye contact with humans, generally at this point it's a good thing to take a large step backwards.

 

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And they damage Buicks.

 

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Sorry Lamar, getting off track.

 

Your establishment is shaping up to be perfection, unbelievable detail and the use of material with many years of patina is in my eyes ( and many, many others ) just plain beautiful.

 

Give us a yell if you need an Australian Dunny door - I could probably track one down and it would go nicely with that jar of Vegemite. 

 

I'm really looking forward to see the internal fit out stage, what treasures are going to adorn those walls??

 

   

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3 hours ago, 50jetback said:

Sorry Lamar, getting off track.

 

No problem mate. That wild eyed guy looks like a male emu I had named "Cactus Jack"! Orner'y feller who could land a backwards kick perfectly in the gonads every time. He was the first to go when the US emu breeder market started going south. I had gotten in early and wised up and got out early. Many didn't and lost thousands and millions. All the the rest of the emu I had were docile and downright sweet. Loved them prehistoric birds. 

 

Thanks for the nice comments. I can't wait to get started on the interior.  Off to google up "dunny door" .... 

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2 hours ago, MrEarl said:

Off to google up "dunny door" .... 

 

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That's looking pretty good.  I wish I could have gone with the vintage dealership look with mine,  but the town didn't even want me to build what I did.  I figure it's big enough,  I might do a faux street scene at the end inside so I can put my signs up the way they were intended to be, rather than just pasted all over the walls.  It will help protect them as well and give me something to do in the winter out of the weather. 

 

It must have been nice doing that excavating work.  I think I saw one rock in all the photos.  I can share a few of mine if you need them. 

These were some of the small ones we didn't bury. 

 

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Those little overhangs on the steps weren’t on the building in the photo you showed earlier.  I’m glad you put them there.  They were a feature on another building photo that you showed much earlier in your thread.  There are other such example features from those old photos.  You just pick the things you like and make them part of your building.

 

I was just wondering how many folks would notice that you bought new lumber for the places it wouldn’t be seen.  It’s a lot like the old Buick’s, save the old for the show! 

 

Those old ford tractors will do a lot of work and run forever. I now have Dad’s 1961 Ford 601 that he bought at an auction 44 yrs ago when I was 10.  

 

When you mentioned the fire ants, I had flashbacks from my 3 very long years in Houston.  Just really glad they haven’t made it this high up in OK. 

 

Very nice Lamar!

 

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On 1/19/2018 at 8:39 PM, MrEarl said:

Usually dogs don't like to be looked at in their eyes. This guy looks up at me and almost talks to me through his eyes. I can read him and his thoughts and I know he reads me.

Mine does that when I step out of the shower.:o

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2 hours ago, old-tank said:

Mine does that when I step out of the shower.:o

 

Ha, tha't one place Elvis will not go,  our bathroom. He will come to the door and look in but will NOT step inside. You're a dog mechanic, what do you reckon causes this? He was a pound hound we got when he was maybe 5-6 mos old. No history, pound said he was picked up as a stray.

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With so many mentions of Elvis in this and other threads,  his online presence is rivaling many.  Does he have any social media? Ha ha ha!  I do not, so I couldn't follow him,  but others might!  ???

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19 hours ago, MrEarl said:

Ha, tha't one place Elvis will not go,  our bathroom. He will come to the door and look in but will NOT step inside.

 

Well he went into the bathroom this morning. He met Mr Skunk last night about ten o'clock so spent the night outside and came in this morning for a hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and Dawn bath. Now both of us smell like skunk, me worse than him I think.

 

 

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On 2018-01-19 at 12:43 PM, MrEarl said:

Wow, all that diggin and heat from that last project posted almost gave me a heat stroke in February and got my back achin...

 

But lets march on...

 

With the plumbing and drain system in and summer coming to an end it was past time to do some landscaping in way of fine grading and grassing. Before I started the cut and fill for the building, I had the grade man push all the good topsoil up into two big piles. Using the ol Ford 2000 and a 5-6 cu ft scoop I backed into those two piles 280 times and carried loads of soil and dumped all around the garage. Not shown in the pictures but I then took a smoothing disc harrow and knocked down and leveled the piles before going over it several time again with the 5 ft blade. A slow and tiresome process. By the time I finished my left knee was swelling from clutching and I had a crick in my neck from looking back over my shoulder while backing into the piles. Not to mention the 98* high humidity days. Not to mention the stings from the yellow jackets who had made a home in one of the piles.

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Pile #2 For those who don't know how a scoop works, you may can see the rope hanging from the roll bar that is used to trip the bucket. Once tripped a good operator can lower it while moving forward and spread the pile somewhat.

 

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But since I'm not a good operator I just dump in piles and knock them down with the blade

 

 

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ooops, backed into the pile a bit too hard one time, hit a big rock and broke one of the 3 point hitch control arms. A trip to Tractor Supply and back up and running in a couple hours.

 

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Because I was "PLANNING" to lay sod(more about that later sad.gif), I raked smooth and cleaned the whole area of rocks.

 

 

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By 7:30 it's time for a wheelbarrow recliner and a cold Budweiser delivered by a very pretty waitress tellin me it's quitin time. Life don't get much betta!!!

 

 

 

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Well, it would be better if you had a beer, but that's another discussion altogether. 

 

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2 hours ago, Thriller said:

 

Well, it would be better if you had a beer, but that's another discussion altogether. 

 

 

when it's on the house and delivered by your sweetie, one doesn't complain son.  'sides anything beats that stuff with a maple leaf on the bottle

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10 hours ago, MrEarl said:

'sides anything beats that stuff with a maple leaf on the bottle

 

BEER is like Buick's, we all have different tastes and fortunately there is enough choice to satisfy One's taste. :D:lol:

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11 minutes ago, dei said:

 

BOURBON is like Buick's, we all have different tastes and fortunately there is enough choice to satisfy One's taste. :D:lol:

It appears you made a typo.  I corrected it :D

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45 minutes ago, 39BuickEight said:

It appears you made a typo.  I corrected it :D

 

Pretty sure that is a Bud in MrEarls "live cold hand". hehe

 

(But another good example of choices)

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That Bud was probably left over from a party. While my year round standard beer is Yuengling, actually my end of a hot summer day beer is Rolling Rock with salt on the rim and a twist of lime. Not a whole lot of taste but does go down so easy and quenches the thirst...

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All Good Sir!

Just having a little fun on this Northern cold day today. :mellow:

Waiting for a heat wave into the upper 40's tomorrow and Saturday.

 

Truly enjoying your thread. :)

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3 hours ago, MrEarl said:

That Bud was probably left over from a party. While my year round standard beer is Yuengling, actually my end of a hot summer day beer is Rolling Rock with salt on the rim and a twist of lime. Not a whole lot of taste but does go down so easy and quenches the thirst...

 

Yuengling is my go to beer.  Black and Tan.  Good stuff.   If you ever get up to Pottsville PA visit the brewery.  Free tour and 3 simples from the kegs!  Their porter on tap is excellent!   

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I know 3 guys that went to that brewery on the free tour. Management took them up to a second story catwalk so they could look down at the vats. One of the guys got so excited he slipped and fell into the vat. Management rushed everyone out to the waiting room and about an hour later he came into the waiting room and told them he had drowned. They asked if he suffered much? and they were told that, they didn't think so, because he got out three times to go to the bathroom.

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On 2018-01-24 at 10:05 PM, MrEarl said:

 

when it's on the house and delivered by your sweetie, one doesn't complain son.  'sides anything beats that stuff with a maple leaf on the bottle

 

Agreed. Molson Canadian is pretty poor too...a short step up from Bud though. 

 

One of of my favourite things is to sample the local beer wherever I go. It's a tough life. 

 

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17 hours ago, Thriller said:

 

Agreed. Molson Canadian is pretty poor too...a short step up from Bud though. 

 

One of of my favourite things is to sample the local beer wherever I go. It's a tough life. 

 

 

I'm looking forward to Vietnamese beer in May, from a research perspective if nothing else. 

 

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