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Old 12-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #7421
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I, too, would be deeply appreciative if mutant gatherings migrated around the US. As everyone has been kind enough to point out, I am the youngest member of this group and have just 30 short years before I retire. Until then, I have to go to work to pay for my travels and can't manage some distances. I am taking my long vacation time to go to Alaska. I will miss meeting Sena this time.
You don't have to be young to have 30 years before you can retire. I'm working on the Freedom 98 plan. That means I can retire in 42 years! I can hardly wait!
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #7422
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Some years back we invested in a metal detector, I very nice one. And haven't found much with it, but then I think you have to actually use it, in order to find things. I believe we made 36 cents appear and 2 keys, and bunches and bunches of those old pull tabs from beer cans. Hmm, occasionally we have talked of trying it out again, but haven't gone past talking about it. Maybe when the time is right.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #7423
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I've thought about getting a metal detector, but gold panning looks cold and more work than my poor old back can take.

I bet you're planning to hit the diamond fields in AR this Spring. What's the most exciting thing you've found?
I've posted this before but just a reminder that a 3.8 carrot diamond was found not long ago (4-5 weeks). Smaller one found regularly.

Myself, I went to Jared's!
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #7424
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I've posted this before but just a reminder that a 3.8 carrot diamond was found not long ago (4-5 weeks). Smaller one found regularly. Myself, I went to Jared's!
I found a 3.8 oz. diamond shaped carrot once.

I ate it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #7425
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Jeff - Sorry to hear of the demise of your Refrigerator. So far my Amish is acceptable but it hasn't been seamless. Ours in a slideout and think that is our only issue. And - it has been in / out / in and out again - and replaced. It cools very well but always at a setting I feel is too high. It saw high mid and high 90's ambient temp and needed to be on 7. The original Norcold install did not require the high settings. Mine was replaced due to potential fire hazard and I do have 2 extra fans on it - and a halo extinguisher. When this one goes it will be residential.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #7426
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I found a 3.8 oz. diamond shaped carrot once.

I ate it.
You could have at least given it to Mrs. Dogpatch.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #7427
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2 oz. of gold last summer in CA. but we like getting crystals 2. I want to get a dredge. but it will have to wait they are not cheap. I have a claim on the rouge river in OR. that I want to dredge. but after AR we are headed to NC. to try some rivers out. you won't get rich but man is it fun. when you see gold in the pan
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #7428
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California is the one state I can't even drive thru with Sena. They have very nasty laws against the private ownership of monkeys.
That's absurd! That monkey's smarter than most of the people making the laws here!
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #7429
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That's absurd! That monkey's smarter than most of the people making the laws here!
You are probably right. I know she has more common sense that many people I know. It's actually the film industry people that are behind most of CA's exotic animal laws. The "professional" animal handlers don't want the competition from a bunch of wannabes.

To even bring a monkey into CA to visit you first must purchase a pricey permit. You risk losing your $ if they refuse your permit, which frequently happens. They require documented proof that the monkey has done so many shoots within a short period of time, the complete info on the shoot in CA and other nonsense.

See why I drive around, not thru CA on my way to and from Seattle? I just think of all the $ I'm saving by not paying their inflated prices and laugh.
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You are probably right. I know she has more common sense that many people I know. It's actually the film industry people that are behind most of CA's exotic animal laws. The "professional" animal handlers don't want the competition from a bunch of wannabes.

To even bring a monkey into CA to visit you first must purchase a pricey permit. You risk losing your $ if they refuse your permit, which frequently happens. They require documented proof that the monkey has done so many shoots within a short period of time, the complete info on the shoot in CA and other nonsense.

See why I drive around, not thru CA on my way to and from Seattle? I just think of all the $ I'm saving by not paying their inflated prices and laugh.
Hey Barb - Annie swears there are states that probably require me to obtain permission to enter as well. I'm not saying.

Been meaning to ask if you found answers on the other thread on making your home safe for cold weather - since we weren't any help? Honesty I don't know and hope you found the right approach.

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Old 12-02-2013, 11:22 PM   #7431
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We are enjoying our first day of being off-da-books, can't-go-back, no-longer-employeed and otherwise, officially, retired people. OH YA!

We got to Macon on schedule and went to a great restaurant where Sandee and I ran into my ex-wife. LOL Truly funny and we had a lot of laughs and fun time sending confusing text messages to my daughter from both of us about the surprise meeting.

The hard part was looking at the weather in the land of RVM2 for the next weekend and finding it to be rather...SUCKY! Steve had told me often that this time of year the weather can be anything and cold/rainy is one of them and that is what it will be. Sandee has heard me talk all the time about our meeting with Steve and know how much I was wanting to me him and Annie. SIGH!

Well...

For our first fork in the road and we have opted to take a route we hadn't even considered. When we leave Macon on Wednesday we will head to Tallahassee, FL and then onward to Alamo, TX. We will have to wait until the GC to have that meeting.

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2 oz. of gold last summer in CA. but we like getting crystals 2. I want to get a dredge. but it will have to wait they are not cheap. I have a claim on the rouge river in OR. that I want to dredge. but after AR we are headed to NC. to try some rivers out. you won't get rich but man is it fun. when you see gold in the pan
Oh! We loved the 54 mile ride or so up the Rogue and back in a jet boat. we were the last people on and got front wet seats. Did I say wet? Meant soaking wet.

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Hey Barb - Annie swears there are states that probably require me to obtain permission to enter as well. I'm not saying.
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Rainbow to Tina - come in Tina -
Just saw Sue refresh the Spinners thread with lots of good will and questions for you. Just wanted to tag on to that here - and let you know we Mutants are still thinking of you and your daughter and hope things are going well. When you have some time - let us hear from you.
All the best - Steve and Annie and all your mutant family.
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Hey Barb - Annie swears there are states that probably require me to obtain permission to enter as well. I'm not saying.

Been meaning to ask if you found answers on the other thread on making your home safe for cold weather - since we weren't any help? Honesty I don't know and hope you found the right approach.

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Yes, I posted on the RV systems forum, where I should have at first, and a plumber from Alaska replied that he uses PEX and it's good to -40*. I just need to turn off the water pump and open the faucets to take off the pressure. Now you know, too.

But now it looks like the forecast has changed -- for the warmer.
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Oh! We loved the 54 mile ride or so up the Rogue and back in a jet boat. we were the last people on and got front wet seats. Did I say wet? Meant soaking wet.


LOL I bet that river gets hairy in some places.
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