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  1. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Same to you, pal. We hired a painter to do the outside of the house (she wore me down, convinced me I'm past my best by date for climbing ladders) so there's shrubs to trim away from the walls and a...
  2. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Nice, Bobby! I remember how lovely your yard is with a nice blanket of fresh snow. You used to point your camera out the window when we were on skype and it looked so surreal.

    And thanks for...
  3. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    It's good yer getting some cool. It usually means we're next!
  4. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Beer oclock and them some.. going well here and wishing the best from here.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Dear gawd!
  6. Re: TV alternatives to watching the mind-numbing election coverage

    Tropical storm Nicole has made a nice distraction from the thrashing Democrats took in Florida. God is punishing voters.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    I heard a newscast from a NPR affiliate this morning that described the Florida midterm elections as a "bloodbath" for the democrats.

    Unsurprising.
  8. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    If yer reading this, I still have power. If I still have power, I still have cold beer. We're getting outer bands and gusting 40 mph from TS Nicole. More free firewood.
  9. Thread: Florida Man

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    Nailed it in one!
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    The Dragon just swallowed the moon

    Total lunar eclipse here. Three years 'til the next one.
  11. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Geez, pal!
  12. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Damn, Bobby. I want to say congrats, but.
  13. Thread: Caption this

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    The 'vette has Florida plates. The puns should write themselves, right?
  14. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Thanks for the heads up, Fred, seriously! Reading the graphic description was almost too much. He writes damn well for someone on pain meds.

    Morning, all.
  15. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Happy Sunday, fellows.

    Well and happy here, Bobby. Loved seeing that Crys finished her treatments with good results! Give her a hug next chance you get.

    Finally got our first cool-down a few...
  16. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Fredz, that roast looks amazing!!
  17. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    I think about Glen too. It didnt matter what time it was, or whether he was under the pool table, or behind the bar pretending to look for a contact lense, he always took time to say howdy.
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  18. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Better happens.

    So, no suggestions on ways to spoil an already spoiled woman?
  19. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Its good and strong. For an IPA its not tooo hoppy. I like it.
  20. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    And I followed that up with a 8.5abv Florida Man.
  21. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    I had a Tank 7 at 5am, while waiting for coffee to brew. Does that count?
  22. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    A keg, for breakfast? If you say so . . .
    Tomorrow is an anniversary of sorts. It marks exactly 3 years since the cougar stepped off the plane and rui, er, restructured my life. I'm busy compiling...
  23. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    I forget how much wind constitutes a full gale exactly, but its a sh!tload. Next door neighbors 5o' pine was leaning on her she shed thurs morn, which kept it from filling the backyard up with tree,...
  24. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    I'm here, Bobby. A little ruffled up and a lot wore out from 3 days of yard clean up after the storm, and the 4 days it took me to tie stuff down, bring in small plants and yard art. Old #47 has...
  25. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Thanks, pal. We're gonna get a lot of rain and might see 50mph, they say, so any worrying would be fruitless.

    Now if I could get her ex to quit texting her horror stories from Cali. He lived...
  26. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Once more we are super fortunate in this area, Bob. Folks south of here are gonna take it in the shorts. If a cat 5 had come in the way they were saying a couple days ago the 125 miles of coastline...
  27. Re: Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    It's always the ages old gamble whether to evacuate or not. You simply don't know exactly where the worst of the storm will be, often until its too late to flee. Steven, I hope your folks stay put...
  28. Re: Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    Meaty urologist, funny. I needed a chuckle this morning.

    NPR just reported top sustained winds at 155 mph, 2 mph shy of a cat 5. It's looking like Ft Meyers/Cape coral area is going to see the...
  29. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Nice view, Paul.

    The other day the stores put limits on the amount of bottled water and toilet paper you can buy, and they were out of both. But they stacked pallets of beer in the aisles and...
  30. Re: Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    We're staying here. The house is on relatively high ground, evac zone 5, and winds are predicted to be in the low 50mph range. I just heard a mandatory evacuation order for zones 1 thru 3, and...
  31. Re: Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    Driving through downtown just now I saw a crew unloading equipment and setting up light poles. I didn't have the nerve to ask if they worked for the Weather Channel.

    The latest track shows the...
  32. Ian, take a hike, and take Jim Cantrie with you

    Worst cone of uncertainty we've seen in decades. Yikes!
  33. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Thanks, guys. I won't start getting nervous until the power co starts staging linemen in bucket trucks scattered around grocery store parking lots all over the city, like they did with Irma. Those...
  34. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Hiya Bobby. I'm just taking a break from battling the hordes at the grocery store. I spent most of the weekend tightening up the yard in preparation for hurricane Ian. This area has been in the...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Saw this fine specimen the other day.

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    Re: Killed by kangaroo

    NPR reported on the op this afternoon, stated it was the first fatality by kangaroo attack since 1936. That's a lot of restraint on the roos part.
  37. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Don't be too hard on yerself, rich wood and dark tops were trendy back then. Once she's done painting you'll be surprised how much bigger the kitchen looks.
  38. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    It is a lot of work but one of the best ways to make a big change, without breaking the bank. Didn't you say the counters are dark? It should look great when she gets done. And you know what they...
  39. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    We're good here, Bob. Dad's brother turned 90 last week, which is encouraging, maybe. He got there the hard way.

    Has yer boss been watching those home remodel shows again?
  40. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Morning, all. It finally went below 80 for an overnight low here. I kid myself that it's the onset of milder temps . . . Knowing full well it will be some weeks before we see real relief from the...
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    Re: Best Beers by State

    I'll have to go with Florida Man double IPA by Cigar City (old nickname for Tampa) brewing. At 8.5% abv it has a decent kick but its not overly hoppy.

    From their website.
    "The world needs...
  42. Re: Puttering in the back yard this morning, I slipped on some dry paint.

    Geezus Jim. Post a warning. That hurts to look at owee.
  43. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Sorry for being so preoccupied and invisible lately, guys. Just know I'm still some kind of here. Can't get rid of me that easy

    Bobby, saw that Glen beat you to the hole. Sorry news that. Not...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    I tested negative yesterday. The fiance tested positive A week ago, she flew to Cali a few days prior and had mild flu syptoms that seem to be subsiding.
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    Re: Another Jan 6 defendant convicted

    Punish the monkey, set the organ grinder free.
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    Re: Manchin voted with GOP again

    Joe, saving the dem's from themselves again.
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    Re: The Carport From Hell (Pless Challenge)

    Ok, so what I'm hearing is that if I loved in that proximity, I'd have to check all those boxes too. As it stands shed settle for keeping the sun off her convertible.
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    Re: Here's a random thought.

    I've always thought of them as star nurseries.
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    Re: The Carport From Hell (Pless Challenge)

    So, is the new carport to keep the new driveway from heaving?
  50. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    You got it, pal.
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