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I have been very busy as i have absolutely no faith what so ever in the world or our country today. Taking Care of my own.
Cats are like geckos, but a bowl of noodles are twice as long as chickens
 
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Rented a off season house for a week down on the outer banks in NC. My family used to camp here for 4-6 weeks when I was a kid. Pop up coleman tent trailer. Love it here. Can see the ocean on one side, the sound on the other. Heading up to 78 today
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@GBBUDD is losing his mind and @addy1 is out there enjoying what goodness is left in the world!

I'm sitting here drinking my green tea and then I will get a nice long walk in today. Might be a wet one but nothing better than the great outdoors to lift you up.

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Playing trying out my new yard toy. Got an electric wood chipper to help get rid of all the branches that fall as well as all the yard waste. Hopefully will help with having to buy a lot of mulch every year.
 

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Talk to your local tree service they will give you all the mulch you want so long as it's white /not dyed
 
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Been digging up overgrown gravel beds in the front yard for more river rock to add to the bog. Kind of a nightmare task, but killing two birds with one stone. Or 2 chickens and bowl of noodles or whatever the heck it is that @GBBUDD likes to say.

@mrsclem: Check out Chip Drop. Arborists often have to pay to dump their chips. Chip drop connects them with homeowners near their job sites where they can dump for free. Where I am, it's a little bit competitive, so you can actually offer a fee so that you'll be chosen faster. I paid $20 last summer and ended up with 20 yards of chips. Dummies buried my mailbox, though, and the mailman was a bit annoyed until I dug it out.
 

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Been digging up overgrown gravel beds in the front yard for more river rock to add to the bog. Kind of a nightmare task, but killing two birds with one stone. Or 2 chickens and bowl of noodles or whatever the heck it is that @GBBUDD likes to say.

@mrsclem: Check out Chip Drop. Arborists often have to pay to dump their chips. Chip drop connects them with homeowners near their job sites where they can dump for free. Where I am, it's a little bit competitive, so you can actually offer a fee so that you'll be chosen faster. I paid $20 last summer and ended up with 20 yards of chips. Dummies buried my mailbox, though, and the mailman was a bit annoyed until I dug it out.
Reminds me of a story, CW: back when I was building my house, I had a delivery of gravel slated for a brick sidewalk from the driveway to the front door. At the time, my driveway was just crushed concrete (paving came a couple years after). Now, this was a day I wasn't heading to work for some reason and I didn't know I'd need to actually be monitoring the situation. Well, this delivery guy dropped 10 yds about 3' from my garage door. No problem you think? Well, since my truck and equiptment were STILL inside, it meant I now couldn't get out.

I was furious; called the main office and told them to send someone out to move the pile so I could get my truck out. They refused. I told them then; well, I refuse to pay you then. I figure I charge $$ when I work and since I now had to move all that gravel myself by hand, their charge is what I charged to do it.

Lesson learned; now, I NEVER am absent with any delivery, no matter what it is, if it involves a dump truck or fork lift. Just couldn't believe anyone would unload right in front of a garage door.
 
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Or 2 chickens and bowl of noodles or whatever the heck it is that @GBBUDD likes to say.
It had nothing to do with that, but I like your rationalizing It made me chuckle aloud.

I always have someone or myself onsite for any bulk delivery UNLESS I know them well. I have had concrete drivers show up to high security sites with Hawain shirts shorts and flip flops. As we are all walking around in long pants and shirts boots high vis vests glasses and hard hats. I ask them if they think we are members of a cult to dress this way. The professional truck driver is a very loose term. As some are very responsible while others ahhhhh no.
 

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My original plan to hike this week didn't work out, but I did visit the root river today to see how the salmon run was going. There weren't many. Saw one live salmon and maybe 20 dead. Not really any fall colors in the area, either.


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@brokensword / @GBBUDD: My dad frequently tells me about the time he was building our house when I was a kid and needed some top soil for the yard and gravel for the driveway. Dump truck driver said he could deliver them together in one load. Dad figured he had a separator in the truck to keep the materials confined. Nope, driver showed up and they had loaded the gravel first and then loaded the soil on top of it. lol
 
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@brokensword / @GBBUDD: My dad frequently tells me about the time he was building our house when I was a kid and needed some top soil for the yard and gravel for the driveway. Dump truck driver said he could deliver them together in one load. Dad figured he had a separator in the truck to keep the materials confined. Nope, driver showed up and they had loaded the gravel first and then loaded the soil on top of it. lol
Geez; makes one wonder what the heck these people think sometimes...
 
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Pretty damn close but in my dealing gs they are already out to lunch
 

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Got an electric wood chipper to help get rid of all the branches that fall as well as all the yard waste.
Nice! I just haul it into the back woods and make critter piles! With as wet it is here, the stuff just goes away. Except the big branches trunks.
 

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Been digging up overgrown gravel beds in the front yard for more river rock to add to the bog. Kind of a nightmare task, but killing two birds with one stone. Or 2 chickens and bowl of noodles or whatever the heck it is that @GBBUDD likes to say.

@mrsclem: Check out Chip Drop. Arborists often have to pay to dump their chips. Chip drop connects them with homeowners near their job sites where they can dump for free. Where I am, it's a little bit competitive, so you can actually offer a fee so that you'll be chosen faster. I paid $20 last summer and ended up with 20 yards of chips. Dummies buried my mailbox, though, and the mailman was a bit annoyed until I dug it out.
Had too many disasters having large loads delivered. We have a VERY steep driveway. Most people won't even pull their cars in. Have had several trucks with firewood, lumber go from driveway into the yard at the bottom. Last delivery from Lowes wouldn't even bring the load down with the fork lift. Instead, she blocked the entire road for almost an hour and tore up the yard trying to unload. Wish we still had our gas powered chipper. It ate leaves and any wood 4" or smaller.
 
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Had too many disasters having large loads delivered. We have a VERY steep driveway. Most people won't even pull their cars in. Have had several trucks with firewood, lumber go from driveway into the yard at the bottom. Last delivery from Lowes wouldn't even bring the load down with the fork lift. Instead, she blocked the entire road for almost an hour and tore up the yard trying to unload. Wish we still had our gas powered chipper. It ate leaves and any wood 4" or smaller.
Many are going to upstanding your wish. As California's idol just mandated every gas mower chopper chain saw weed whacked be electric by 2023 that jack azz has never used a single one and Exactly what to you do with the tens of millions of gas power trow them away and use more resources on one fools thinking. Digging up lithium is way more destructive to an environment ITSZ CALL STRIP MINING . then is gas AND DRILLING
 

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Love our big gas chipper! We have to trim all the big fir trees around our property so we can mow under them each year. The chippings make wonderful mulch in all my garden beds!

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Many are going to upstanding your wish. As California's idol just mandated every gas mower chopper chain saw weed whacked be electric by 2023 that jack azz has never used a single one
As someone who has made a living as a logging contractor for 35 years, I would like to see the law officials cut down a tree with an electric chainsaw. I pick the tree...
 

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