Wild fish found in Koi Pond

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    Fishylove

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    Lol yes :) I have a pot belly. His name is Tolbert ( we call him Toby ) he's 4 months ( bare in mind though that this 4 mo. old weighs 47lbs hah! ). and he is just a riot! I gave him his weekly bath last nite ( sooo funny to watch, he hates it hah!! ). so I'll take some picture today.
    Going to be a beautiful day for Gardening! :)

    Well ill keep a Japanese iris with your name on it :D. I've never seen a red/green leaf banana bet it's pretty! And I can't wait to see the 'bird of paradise' bloom. I really am excited about getting my yard and gardens in shape, and finally have the time to do it. We have two in college now and practically out of the house (lol) and two in high school, one in middle school and then Brayden who's in Kindergarden :) It's so nice to have kids that are more self sufficient.
    Although, I went out to get the paper this morning and noticed my 17 yr old wrecked my Firebird last night... :wacko: This should be interesting!! You know that the kids now days like to do this thing called 'Drifting' and there is dust and dirt all over it!!
    And I wonder why I have to die my hair!! Hah!!
     
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    Yikes... get up to a wrecked car??? Hope you get a better story than the one we got a few years ago... and we only wanted an explanation to why our RED truck had a WHITE stripe... SURE it was hit in a parking lot... a couple years after the fact, we hear our daughter HIT a white car in said parking lot... not the other way around... younger sister finally tattled! This morning, walking back into the house from getting coffee, hubby notices a dent high on our 17 yr olds truck, but at least it is her truck LOL. Cant wait to hear what happend to your firebird!

    Would love to see pics of all these plants... and Toby too:)
     
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    Ok I'll take pics :)
    Talked to my son  he was drifting in a field. I swear I get older by the day! He was showing off to his friends no doubt. You know, we were young once, lord knows I did some stupid things in my time, but it's not his car! We just bought him his first car a week ago, but it's not ready to drive yet, needs a sensor for the transmission. He may not get his car to drive if he's not careful.
    Sigh, on the my therapy that is ponding, lol, at least the fish don't talk back!! :D
     
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    Drifting huh? Hubby still does that, but with 10 wheels... he refuses to grow up LOL.

    As to your son... I would be flipping... tell him to do that shit with HIS car LOL. AND being the mean parent that I am, I would make him fix your Firebird before I would get around to getting his car on the road LOL.
     
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    Yep, Capewind, that would be a true fix to Fishy's son. LOL I'm still not sure what "drifting" is. Sounds like spinning circles in the dirt maybe, or doing burnouts in the dirt, so the tires don't ruined ... as fast? I've never heard that phrase before. And, whatever it is, I hope I can picture your husband, Cape, doing it with a 10 wheeler! OMG! I must be way off with my guess. LOL
    Toby sounds adorable, Fishy! Can't wait to see pics. Is he potty trained? I always heard pot belly pigs are easy to potty train, but not sure where they go potty! Outside? Or in litter box? I can't remember.
    Any my red/green varigated leaf banana plant has something like 4 or 5 shoots, so that would be 4 or 5 plants, so if I ever get it figured out how to separate them (they are all on the same trunk of sorts, so not sure how to take them apart), I will be thrilled to find new homes for all but one or two!
    And, Fish, where is that auction on Oct. 27? I would love to come join you in the action! Promise not to out bid you on anything. :razz:
     
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    Here you go Country: http://www.driftingstreet.com/car-drifting-explained.html

    I'm sure you probably drifted once or twice in your lifetime. Just maybe not intentionally!

    We never drifted on dry ground but boy did we practice drifting when the snow was on the ground!

    Unfortunately our high school parking lot, while really big, had these tall parking lot lights on concrete bases about every 100 feet. Usually we missed them.....

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    Yup, that link shows drifting LOL. I think when some of us learned to drift, it was in the same YOUNG time frame of blowing donuts. The truth be known, being IN CONTROL while drifting takes skill, and it really does make for better drivers. My hubby is a big kid at heart, doubt much is gonna change that. He will drift on dirt (in the pit where it is safe to do it), but mostly in the snow with the 10 wheeler (I complain when he does it in the rain with my Expedition LOL)... All playing aside, in a big truck (ours is reg'd at 56,000 gvw) it is a huge advantage when plowing. Ask any town who hires on private contractors in the winter WHICH drivers they NEVER have to send an excavator to pull out during the nasty storms, and I'll bet you most of these drivers know how to drift. Just because trucks are big and heavy doesnt always mean they have better traction then those of us in cars at all times in snow. Sometimes, yes, but not always. Most of us are not going to hop into a big plow truck, but the same principles help the every day normal driver too. If you have ever "slid" (unintentionally) and you start to feel the ass end go out from behind you, as if you are going to spin out, drifting is keeping the ass out there, intentionally, and IN CONTROL
     
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    Well, thanks for the link, Craig. I figured it was something like that! I had the pleasure of being in driver's ed, the instructor purposely had us "drifting" on fresh snow around a curve in a parking lot, he had control of the gas, we were not allowed to use brake, only could steer. Was very educational. Like you said, it takes skill to keep the car under control. That was the object of the lesson. If you start swerving, steer, don't touch gas or brake. Wish I would have thought of that last winter when I slid on the ice, going maybe 5 mph, and couldn't stop the slide into a semi trailer that had slid to the shoulder.
    This is my car snugged up against the semi trailer. The only damage was the side view mirror ....
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    until this drunk jerk played pinball with my car, the semi trailer, and two other vehicles before coming to rest UNDER the trailer! Broke out his back glass, and he was still revving his engine so wildly there was smoke rolling around his car ...and I was still in my car, too! Talk about scared!
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    OMG ce wow!! I've never been in a major wreck like that, I'd be scared to death too!!
    Toby is potty trained to go outside, if he has to go he let's us know lol. Honk honk honk honk lolol. Real fast. You learn real quick what all of his snorts and honks means :D
    Oh yeah!! My son will not be driving my car EVER again! He also will not be driving his car until mine is fixed!

    ce the plant auction is here in Evansville, I think on the north side of town. I'll have to see if I can find out more info and let ya know. I hope it's a good one. Let me go chase my Kidos off the computer and ill post some pictures.....
     
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    white on the road, I stay home!
     
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    I love driving around in the snow looking at the scenery! Snow wont keep me home, BUT some of the folks on the road DO scare me. They forget to drive according to the road condition, or are brake happy:(
     
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    oh i agree, let it rain or snow a bit and people loose there complete mind! lol
    trying to upload some pictures, couldnt last night daughter was finishing a paper lol
     
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    Up until a few years ago, hubby plowed for one of the local towns as a private contractor, which related to me being home alone with three babies. That in case of emergency thing really bothered me, so I learned how to drive in it, no matter how bad it is. If the trucks are able to be out there plowing, it doesnt matter how much we get slammed with, I can get out. (Keep in mind any time a storm is due, the 277 Cat gets parked next to the house, I dont shovel LOL.)
     
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    OK!! Are you ready for the Tobman!? lol hes so dang cute!

    This is when we first got him, about six weeks of age or so...
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    Here he is playing in the dirt he dug up with his nose....
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    Here he is sleeping on a pillow... Pig is rotten! lol
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    and here is his Halloween Costume :LOL: Gotta love a pig in a costume! Hah!!
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    I'm making him a winter coat ( it's a lion LOL! ) out of a toddler Halloween costume, I'll post pictures when i'm done with it lol :D
     
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    I wish i had a tractor cape! :)
     
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    Drifting is a good learning tool. My Dad took me out when it was snowing and made me slide the car and do some doughnuts. I definitely think it's helped me be a better driver. Over the years of driving I've had a few near misses and I think it's help.

    Interesting you mention about the heavy trucks being able to get stuck. People forget ice is ice. Had one night while on duty night at the fire house where it had rained and then it stopped, but was followed immediately by a cold front. Temps dropped about 10 degrees in 20-30 minutes to 30F( -1c). All the bridges formed black ice and we had about 15 auto accidents to respond to that came in a 15 min span. Being in the station I went out on the first one not entirely realizing the situation myself yet, but I did almost as soon as we hit the street. I got to the accident and when I got the to crest of the bridge (creeping along at about 5-10mph), i saw the accident. We always stop the engine a good 20-30 yrds away. But being on the slight incline, with the black ice, that engine just keep sliding and sliding, and sliding down towards the accident scene. I really thought my engine was going to slide into the 5-6 cars piled up. Somehow, someway, it stopped about 3ft from the first car. The engines are about 22K VW with an additonal 8000 lbs of water on them. The weight didn't matter, I was sliding better than a speed skater!

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    OMG Toby is soooo cute! We wanted to get one years ago, but time for another pet was an issue. Time still isnt the best for another pet. Maybe someday.

    A Bobcat is a nice machine for a homeowner. I still miss the old 763 Bobcat we had. If we were looking for a machine for home use, the old 743 Bobcats were really nice (had one of those too). Hubby wanted a track machine, just more practical to his needs. The 277 Cat is 10x the machine, but not what a homeowner wants to pay to maintain. Ours works for a living, so maintenance is high, but we are in the neighborhood of $8,000-10,000 per year.
     
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    These are a few of the plants I got at that 75% off sale. The Irises I got for 2$ pcs. got all they had of those!

    This Mojito elephant ear looks like it's going to bloom.... It's fragrant anyway, you see it on the left there?
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    the orange tree up there is across the street from me, the tree next to it will look like that in a couple days. Really the picture doesnt do it justice. And it was raining too
     
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    Weight is both your friend and your enemy, but that "friend" can turn on you in a hurry. As you know, when all that weight starts sliding on ice, good luck stopping it! Hubby has only gotten stuck once (in more than 20 yrs of plowing professionally), and that was with the old 6 wheeler. I think that was reg'd at 26,000 gvw (verses the 10 wheeler is at 56,000 gvw). In 2005, we got slammed with a record 37"... our area was crippled for about a week (remained in a state of emergency). The town started with 75 trucks, and when hubby BROKE, he was one of SIX still on the road (about 18 hours into plowing). The snow was sooo wet and heavy, he literally tore the plow off the frame. He spent most of that storm driving sideways (drifting), pushing snow with the windshield. When he broke/got stuck, they called the remaining five drivers in. It was a big joke for a long time, that hubby actually got stuck.
     
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