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Post by Phillip Gross on January 1st 2016, 12:03 am

Happy New Year, guys. Hope everyone is doing well and has a great year coming.
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Post by Canadarangers on January 1st 2016, 1:53 am

I Can't post in here yet.... It's still December here....

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Post by joecool on January 1st 2016, 2:24 pm

Wife's in Missouri. Local son and his wife went to Seattle, leaving the grandkids with me. Grandkids all spent the night at their friends' homes. So I spent New Year's Eve with 2 labs, keeping them indoors until all the fireworks were over. Exciting night. :study:

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on January 1st 2016, 6:24 pm

I'm Canadarangers wrote:I Can't post in here yet.... It's still December here....

You know it aint 2016 till ball drops in nyc times square lol. 

I stayed out from 10:30pm till 8am. Took a road nap at a gas station. Got home at 9am. Slept 3 hrs went to work 2:30-10pm now. Probably stick local suburbs and see what I get tonight. Tomorrow I will hit Cleveland downtown again. I've already broken $233 just for tues and thurs/fri. Hope to break $400 by Sun morning.

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Re: Happy New Year!!! January Thread

Post by Phillip Gross on January 1st 2016, 6:29 pm

We haven't historically done much for NYE since my wife and I were newly married. Once we started having children, staying up til 12 or later with friends to see the new year come in took on less importance! Now our kids are getting older and able to start enjoying such festivities, albeit not quite the same way we used to... There's a little more moderation used at the punch bowl these days.

Anyway, we decided to throw a bash this year and we had a good time. It all really started last 4th of July when a few of us combined our fireworks and put on a pretty good show. We had to outdo ourselves for NYE and put on an even bigger show, which we did. Now we've got lots of big booms and the next step has been agreed that we need to actually plan the show instead of just shooting them off. We ended up with almost 150 mortars this go around plus various ground displays. It was a sight to see with two of us working the fireworks, sending 2-6 mortars up in close succession per time.

Thinking we're going to build boards with rows of tunes affixed for the 4th coming up. Also need some rolls of wick so we can set the intervals better.
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Post by Phillip Gross on January 1st 2016, 6:32 pm

I was wondering if it's technically the next day, year, etc once it crosses midnight on the international date line... Or does it always have to do with where you are at that time.

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Post by joecool on January 1st 2016, 10:06 pm

Phillip Gross wrote:I was wondering if it's technically the next day, year, etc once it crosses midnight on the international date line... Or does it always have to do with where you are at that time.

Your physical location has everything to do with it. Onboard ship, if you just happened to cross the international dateline at exactly midnight local, you could end up repeating a day or losing it entirely. A round-trip voyage ends up breaking even.

It's been a long time since I've read 80 Days Around The World, but I recall that the novel's hero arrives in London believing he lost the bet. Somebody tips him off just in time.

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Post by Phillip Gross on January 1st 2016, 10:43 pm

So time and space is subjective...
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Post by Canadarangers on January 1st 2016, 11:48 pm

It's always midnight somewhere in the world...

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Post by joecool on January 2nd 2016, 7:33 am

Phillip Gross wrote: So time and space is subjective...

Exchange your seagoing vessel for a speed-of-light spaceship. Go on a relatively short journey and return to earth. Everyone back home has aged far more than you have. Time marches on, but not evenly.

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Post by Claymore on January 2nd 2016, 12:09 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Reset your watch, you must!

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Post by Mark Jones on January 3rd 2016, 11:03 am

Hey. I spent the Holidays laying around watching TV. What a waste of time. I must have gained 3 lbs.

Good news is were going out hiking this afternoon. I hope.

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Post by Phillip Gross on January 3rd 2016, 2:29 pm

Supposed to be having our cold weather camp next weekend, but it's calling for weather to be in the 50's Friday night. Not very cold...

I'm thinking that we'll do a backpacking trip instead. Picked out a section on the Palmetto Trail that isn't far from us so we can get dropped off and picked up 10 miles later. This will be our first "through hike" carrying packs the entire time. This will give everyone a taste to see if they want to go on the 25 miler.
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Post by joecool on January 3rd 2016, 5:08 pm

Rode a snowmobile today for the first time. I understand how guys can get hooked on it. But it's expensive recreation you can only do a couple months of the year.

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Post by Canadarangers on January 3rd 2016, 11:45 pm

I used to work at the local ski hill before I got married as security. Got paid to bomb around on a brand new machine. I almost felt bad about them having to pay me to do it. 2nd best job I ever had.

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Post by Phillip Gross on January 4th 2016, 8:18 pm

Having a cold snap. Getting down into the 20's for a low the next couple nights. But then more rain is coming in and supposed to bring it back up a bit.
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Post by joecool on January 4th 2016, 9:29 pm

Okay, I'll bite. What was your best job? Mattress tester? Smile

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Post by Canadarangers on January 4th 2016, 11:05 pm

Navy.

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Post by joecool on January 5th 2016, 1:17 am

I hear ya, Canada. Just shy of 27 years in the Yank navy myself. I do miss the camaraderie and everyone going in the same direction in order to complete the mission.

While you can always find a couple of like-minded people within the church, it's tough to get the whole congregation going in the same direction. Too many distractions and agendas. Way past time to get focused on what really counts.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on January 5th 2016, 5:51 am

The "always midnight" somewhere is funny I thought of Gremlins rule of don't feed gizmo after 12am.

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Post by Phillip Gross on January 5th 2016, 6:14 pm

The Palmetto Trail website said that one of the bridges in the section that we'll be backpacking on had been washed away in the flooding we had here. It didn't say the trail was closed, but just to be aware of it, so I drove to a spot that the trail crossed a road today and hiked in to look at it. The bridge is definitely gone, but it was a small river that it had crossed. While the river isn't very wide or deep at that spot, it is a very soft muddy riverbed, so I scouted up river and found a log to cross on. It should be good to go for the trip this weekend, but we are supposed to have more rain this week. Hope the log doesn't wash away.... Smile
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Post by Mark Jones on January 6th 2016, 1:40 pm

Use dry sacks in the packs for the survival stuff. Crocks make great river crossing shoes.

We may go this weekend. 11 degree weather Saturday..Its going to be chilly.... chilly.... chilly.
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Post by Phillip Gross on January 6th 2016, 7:42 pm

If we had that forecast, we'd be holding our cold weather camp! Smile As it is, it looks like it'll be a good bit warmer, but probably wet.
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Post by Phillip Gross on January 8th 2016, 6:42 am

Woo hoo! Radar shows the whole state covered in rain and we're heading out to the woods today! The forecast shows it moving on, but it should be nice and muddy down in the river bottoms.
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Post by Mark Jones on January 8th 2016, 7:10 am

You guys have a great time. We are to get 3" of snow and we are doing a impromptu freeze if you please tent camping in the snow sat - sunday. It's going to be cold high of 26 and low of 11. YEEEOW!

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