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Old 10-07-2014, 12:20 PM   #23787
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Steve, where's the countdown clock? Besides ticking away inside your head, I mean.

You still planning to find a nice acoustic guitar to carry? Goes well by the fireside! I used to play my baritone uke out on our dock and in the boat as well as by the fire. Still miss it.

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Sue, I started on a baritone uke when I was 10 yrs old and taught myself. (Bet you did, too.) Got a cheap guitar for Christmas at age 12, again teaching myself. Folks couldn't afford for me to have lessons. I bet there are some other pickers and grinners out there in Mutant-land. We'll have hoe-down around a campfire. And how about a song-writing contest?!!
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:26 PM   #23788
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Catherine's Landing has some wonderful cabins called YUTS that you can rent if the purchase of your new land yacht doesn't take place as soon as April. They are located near the "nerve center" of the GC.

All mutants should ponder the possibility of joining us. You'll love it.
We'll see. I'm trying to build my PTO bank back up. (Spent it when I had the darn knee surgery.)

We've camped in several nice places in Arkansas, but never at CL. I believe our last trip there was to Mt. Magazine State Park back when we lived in Tyler, TX (east TX) and still had our travel trailer ... around 2002 or '03 maybe. Been a while. We sold the TT in 2006, after we moved to west Texas. Man, am I looking forward to getting this MH and getting back to nature!

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Dates will work for us. We will, however, have a tight schedule. Leave Florida on 4/1. Meet with tax man in Indiana by 4/9. Sign final tax forms by 4/14. Head for CL on 4/15.

Thanx Steve for your efforts. HI ANNIE.

BTW, fishing, for us, may not be in the mix this time. My strength and mobility has taken a shot in _ _ _ . I don't know if I can land a 19 pounder like the one Mary Ann caught. I do recommend the experience. Even the novice fisherman would enjoy a day on the water with this guide, boat, you, and Annie. You should not have trouble finding a couple of fellow mutants to join you.

We'll contribute some $$ for the band because they were certainly a talented group, but band is not essential for having a wonderful time at CL.

Goal for the next GC@CL. "BURN MORE FIREWOOD" Locate one of those big fire pits on the roomiest lots and we'll party until quiet hours shuts us down. JMHO
The Campground up northwest they are looking at doesn't allow wood fires... propane are ok.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:09 PM   #23790
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Nice thing about propane fires is when you are finished with it you just turn off the gas. There is no need for someone to babysit the thing being all worried about forest fires.

I have plans and sometimes this winter I will attempt to put one together that is worthy of the mutants. It will be about 30" in diameter and about 6" deep. Two fire tubes within and all covered in crushed glass for gas dispersion.

The first person to light it will be one of those who routinely says, "Hey hold me beers and watch dis?"

I nominate Wayne or Les.
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Nice thing about propane fires is when you are finished with it you just turn off the gas. There is no need for someone to babysit the thing being all worried about forest fires.

I have plans and sometimes this winter I will attempt to put one together that is worthy of the mutants. It will be about 30" in diameter and about 6" deep. Two fire tubes within and all covered in crushed glass for gas dispersion.

The first person to light it will be one of those who routinely says, "Hey hold me beers and watch dis?"

I nominate Wayne or Les.
Thinking it will look like this?
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Thinking it will look like this?
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Howdie Muties.

Lucky he didn't catch his clothes on fire! Stupid is as stupid does!
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I had a burn patient once whose husband used gasoline to clean his greasy work clothes. He lit a cigarette while watching her put them into the washer.

Her burns were so bad he divorced her. She was still in hospital.

And that's my early Halloween horror story.
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Nice thing about propane fires is when you are finished with it you just turn off the gas. There is no need for someone to babysit the thing being all worried about forest fires.

I have plans and sometimes this winter I will attempt to put one together that is worthy of the mutants. It will be about 30" in diameter and about 6" deep. Two fire tubes within and all covered in crushed glass for gas dispersion.

The first person to light it will be one of those who routinely says, "Hey hold me beers and watch dis?"

I nominate Wayne or Les.

And that would be "gas" and not "glass" dispersion??? One hopes!
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:59 PM   #23796
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Howdie Muties.

Lucky he didn't catch his clothes on fire! Stupid is as stupid does!
Well.... here's a true story my brother told me. Talk about STUPID!

This guy was cleaning some engine parts, using a little diesel fuel he had in a cup. He was using a rag, dipping it, wiping grease off stuff, etc. He had moved everything in to the den from the patio because it had started raining. His DW complained and he promised to move everything out right away. He was finished, anyhow.

He goes into the bathroom, tosses the remaining diesel fuel into the toilet. His phone rings and he goes to answer it. Returns a few minutes later, smoking a cigarette, and sits down on the john. Another couple of minutes and he leans over to the side and drops the still-lit cigarette into the john...right onto diesel floating on water. BAH-BOOM!

As he lay moaning on the bathroom floor, he begged his wife not to call an ambulance. He knew he would have to explain what happened. She called. He explained while the paramedics were picking him up to put him on the gurney. He didn't make it on to their gurney right away ... they laughed so hard they dropped him on the floor. He cracked a hip.

He eventually made it to the hospital with severe burns on his backside and a cracked hip on his inside.

Talk about stupid!
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Dates will work for us.

Goal for the next GC@CL. "BURN MORE FIREWOOD" Locate one of those big fire pits on the roomiest lots and we'll party until quiet hours shuts us down. JMHO
I'll have plenty there, and yes I hauled way too much home, even after giving a bunch away to strangers!
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I'll have plenty there, and yes I hauled way too much home, even after giving a bunch away to strangers!
Stranger than what ???
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I had a burn patient once whose husband used gasoline to clean his greasy work clothes. He lit a cigarette while watching her put them into the washer.

Her burns were so bad he divorced her. She was still in hospital.

And that's my early Halloween horror story.
She's better off without that stupid imbecile! I say good riddance. He made the 2 mistakes that changed her life in a flash, pun intended.

Speaking of greasy work clothes. The laundromat that we used yesterday had designated machines for greasy clothes. It's the first time I've seen this. There are oilfields nearby, so it just made sense. I knew I wasn't washing after a "greaser" as they called them.
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This is not a horror story but truly a scary one for us at the time. Being a Scoutmaster for many years I never was slow to warn boys of the danger of fire. At a large camporee where our troop was host I commandeered a couple of bright leaders to aid the boys in preparing a LARGE bonfire for the opening ceremony. After prepping the wood all in place the leaders took over, so the lighting would be a surprise to everyone.

What these leaders did was position a jet igniter used for small rockets in the middle of the wood and surrounded with some diesel soaked rags and pine knot chips. They had even tried this out at home to make sure it worked!

I was the master of ceremony so after some welcomes and announcements I said what this camporee needs is a campfire, that was the signal to the leaders to ignite the fire when I pointed at the wood fire. I pointed, no fire, I pointed with both hands, no fire! Looking over at my leaders I could tell something had come disconnected and not starting. After a little joke about getting older and out of practice I ask one of the leaders to walk over and possibly start the fire. It's all funny now but wasn't at the time. In reality most never knew it wasn't planned that was.
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