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PostSubject: I can't catch a break!   April 25th 2017, 8:09 pm

I have so much I want to write about and shoot some videos, and I can not catch a break! First its weather, now its a throat infection! Next week, they are calling for friggin snow!

Im about to pull the rest of my hair out lol
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 25th 2017, 8:28 pm

Sometimes these aggravations seem to occur in bunches. As for pulling out your hair, I can't identify with that.
Hope you get well soon.
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 25th 2017, 8:55 pm

Think of it this way Jon you could be old like me then even older like Ron. Laughing  and not have all the time left that you do to carry on with these writings. Ron has no hair to pull and all of mine is white and gray. I think about how many more times I might get to go hunting and then I think about just maybe there is someone worse off than me. Ya I know youve heard this before but cheer up young man it will all work out. Al

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 26th 2017, 7:48 am

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I think about how many more times I might get to go hunting and then I think about just maybe there is someone worse off than me. Al

Yeah, like me!

Oh, to be 64 again. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 26th 2017, 8:35 am

Jon, hope you get well soon. 

The weather here is a mess.  Yesterday the high was over 90 degrees.  Today it will probably not hit 60.   Jumped the gun and planted a big food plot.   The seed will mostly likely rot in the ground.
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 26th 2017, 9:42 am

ahhh thats a bummer Floyd! I was going to do a food plot too just for the fun of it, but this morning I woke up to 6" of snow. Oh well, the ground needs the moisture! I can wait till mid may or june to plant.
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 26th 2017, 12:41 pm

Well, I would welcome snow here just for the entertainment of watching Floridians lose their minds. Laughing

But, if you have a spare prayer, we could really use rain... We have forest fires, underground fires, and a drought. We need rain badly. The alligators are almost down to using Perrier Water. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 26th 2017, 5:26 pm

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ahhh thats a bummer Floyd! I was going to do a food plot too just for the fun of it, but this morning I woke up to 6" of snow. Oh well, the ground needs the moisture! I can wait till mid may or june to plant.


Good luck. We never could grow anything out there and count on natural moisture.

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 26th 2017, 5:27 pm

lol very true. I ran a 1/2" poly pipe out back to run a few sprinklers. Its just a fun way to make use of the only flat spot on the property. Eventually I'll plant trees down there.
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 26th 2017, 6:43 pm

Our rainy season doesn't start until mid-June most years. I never plant a food plot or dove field until after the rains start.

It's so dry here that all the wildlife, birds, and insects are watering from my cow tank. I don't mind except for the yellow jackets.

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 26th 2017, 8:47 pm

Hope you get better soon!

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 27th 2017, 8:12 pm

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@BigAl52 wrote:
I think about how many more times I might get to go hunting and then I think about just maybe there is someone worse off than me.  Al

Yeah, like me!

Oh, to be 64 again. Crying or Very sad
One thing about it Bob Ron and I will never catch up to you. I have a great friend whos 67 and I tease him all the time and call him the old man. He takes it all in fun. Cause YOUNG GUYS SHOULD HANG OUT WITH OLD GUYS CAUSE OLD GUYS KNOW SOMETHING.

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 27th 2017, 9:02 pm

10 years make a big difference, Al. At 64 I would get up at 3:30, take my boat 6 or 7 miles into a swamp, set out 2 dozen decoys and stand in the water shooting ducks.
Other days I was taking my bike in 2 or 3 miles on sugar sand trails and walking it out with a deer on it. Now I'd need a helicopter.

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   April 28th 2017, 7:59 am

Ten years is for sure a big difference when you get old.When I was just 62 it was normal for me to put in a 70 hour week chasing drilling rig generator breakdowns all over south Texas . Driving hundreds of miles and then repairing them . Now a 7 hour week doing that would probably finish me off.

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 3:33 pm

I'm 77 and on the 19th....I'm heading off for a turkey hunt with two of my grandsons!

GOD IS GOOD! cheers :suhlute
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 4:28 pm

Be safe Sharpsman! Take a camera with you to!
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 6:29 pm

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Be safe Sharpsman! Take a camera with you to!

Been using the Iphone for a few years now! Always got a camera with me!

cheers :rtup :suhlute
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 7:15 pm

Man, we are now almost at 24 hours of rain! I woke up today and looked outside, it was so dark and rainy it looked like it was 7pm!
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 7:40 pm

Here's my home the way it is normally:

Untitled by Sharps Man, on Flickr

Here's a photo taken a year ago from this past April after 30" of rainfall over a 48 hour period!

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Home didn't flood because the water flowed over my driveway and went back west! Water got onto property because it came through a culvert under the highway because the lake east of my housesite got as high as I've ever seen it!

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 7:45 pm

Wow! You got lucky it didn't flood the house.

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 7:58 pm

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Wow! You got lucky it didn't flood the house.

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One of the great things about living in a small community is everybody knows everybody else! The local fire department came out and put polypipe around the entire house 'just in case' and we had no problem! There were areas I sprayed by aircraft years ago (formerly agricultural ground) that city slickers bought up and built high $$$$ homes on that had water up to the eaves of their homesites! Thousands of people were put out of their homes by this deluge! My grandmother told me years ago that we would never have to worry about flooding here and so far....she has been right....God Rest her soul! My family has been on this site since 1832! My great great grandpappy is buried near my home with all our folks!

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 8:32 pm

wow that is amazing! 1832.... It would be nice to find my family background. Thats a very special thing to know.

Looking at the first picture i said to myself, I'd own one hell of a big lawn mower lol
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 8:51 pm

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wow that is amazing! 1832.... It would be nice to find my family background. Thats a very special thing to know.

Looking at the first picture i said to myself, I'd own one hell of a big lawn mower lol
I do...a John Deere 72" mower deck!


I mow 6 acres at homesite....not counting the airstrip and the rifle range! I mow those with a wide bush hog and tractor!

I don't worry about neighbors!

Untitled by Sharps Man, on Flickr

When it's hot I just shoot under these oak trees here in my yard. Mound of dirt and a tgt board. Other range is 500 yards north of my home site! Can go back to 1400 yards. I test lots of firearms for various folks!
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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 9th 2017, 9:33 pm

Too cool.

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PostSubject: Re: I can't catch a break!   May 10th 2017, 6:01 am

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wow that is amazing! 1832.... It would be nice to find my family background. Thats a very special thing to know.

Looking at the first picture i said to myself, I'd own one hell of a big lawn mower lol

First, Sharpy? Wow. Just wow. (and, slightly jealous! I want a range like that! Twisted Evil  Not sure I'd want to mow it...) And, some proud family history you still have contact with. Cool.

Second, FG? I have been doing some genealogy stuff lately. Familysearch.org is a free website 
run by members of the LDS community. I trust it. Genealogy is important to their belief system- as I understand it. It is intuitive and easy.

Anyway, it is a great place to start recording family trees. I also have access to Ancestry.com. But, that costs money. I use both as they provide different forms of help. I grew up with family history being pounded into me at the dinner table so I had a lot of oral tradition to draw from, but I have gotten back to Europe from six different places. That is much further than I thought would be possible.

I have been using what I discover to inform decisions on a rifle that I am slow-motion-building with the help of Hilljack. The search has been an bunch of fun and trying to apply it to our hobby is awesome. I think I may be frustrating Hilljack with my pace. (I think he thought I had died, at one point. Zombies could move faster.)

Anyway, give it a try.

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