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by Bkeepr
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: A cr@ppy subject
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: A cr@ppy subject

was an easy fix, and he was able to determine that there was very little sludge that went through to the pump chamber, so very likely no problem. Cost me $250 to put a new baffle in, but I feel pretty good about that--could have been far worse. Good kid, too--recently out of the Army, did 4 years in...
by Bkeepr
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.
Replies: 53
Views: 262

Re: Crawler Thread - Gonna put it all here.

what a cool project, and a neat story! I hope you two will keep posting about it, and the progress you're making, Paul. I hope I can do that kind of stuff when *I* grow up! :D
by Bkeepr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: A cr@ppy subject
Replies: 3
Views: 116

A cr@ppy subject

Got my septic tank pumped yesterday. Have had the same local company do it since we moved into the place 20 years ago. We discovered that the concrete baffle that keeps solids from entering the pump chamber had broken off, and one end is at the bottom of the tank, and the other end is leaning agains...
by Bkeepr
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: 5 that's right, 5 days
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: 5 that's right, 5 days

Well, HR will just have to get with the program! If they lost the form, they need to work overtime to get their stuff done!!

I hope you enjoy the final 5 days there...but especially a long and happy rest of your life afterwards.
by Bkeepr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Potatoes not keeping
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Potatoes not keeping

Got a great crop of potatoes this year, maybe the best ever. I still have about 1/4 of the row undug yet, but have several hundred pounds curing. Many more baking-sized than usual, and fewer very small ones, they're absolutely beautiful and taste great, too. (We grow "Green Mountains" exclusively th...
by Bkeepr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: 2 weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: 2 weeks

PHPaul wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:22 am
Wow! We got us a gen-u-wine edumakated perfesshional among us!...
hah hah, not hardly...I'm just comic relief for the actual smart people in the room. :D
by Bkeepr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: 2 weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: 2 weeks

F14, I've seen more closings similar to your sardine factory experience lately. Just unforgivable in my book... As far as my teaching goes, for the last 15 years I've taught a 1-week course to mid- and senior-level DOD medical folks about research, development, and acquisition of medical products (t...
by Bkeepr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: 2 weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: 2 weeks

Congrats! Sorry about those last-minute jobs, next time he gives you one you should remind him: "Boss, you can make it harder, but you can't make it any longer!" :lol: I gave my "notice" this week. On January 5th I'll stop the daily grind myself. They've asked me to continue teaching a week-long cou...
by Bkeepr
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: And now we wait...
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: And now we wait...

Good luck! I think the “service connected or not” decision is the last big hurdle. Once they decide it is, I’ll bet you see a change in pace.
by Bkeepr
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Mountain dulcimer
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Mountain dulcimer

Just to show my lack of talent, after 3 days and several hours of practice I can play a simple old folk tune "Go Tell Aunt Rodie" through with only a few errors each time. :lol: But I have to admit I'm having fun with it...when your expectations are really low, it is easy to feel good about any prog...