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Post by Phillip Gross on December 1st 2016, 10:39 pm

New month, new thread...

Still haven't even gotten a Christmas tree yet, which is odd for us because we usually get it either Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving. Been so busy with multiple projects in every arena of life that we just haven't done it yet.

Anyone have any good plans for Christmas this year?
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Post by joecool on December 1st 2016, 11:51 pm

My Christmas break will probably be spent helping my brother move into his new home (about 20 miles from here). Culture shock going from AZ to MT.

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 2nd 2016, 7:09 am

I spent about an hour in Salt Lake airport between flights, but never stepped outside. I did however spend two weeks up around Bigfork MT. Went up to Lake McDonald and some other areas. Beautiful area up there! Always wanted to go back one day...
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Post by Canadarangers on December 2nd 2016, 3:25 pm

Ramping up for a change in the weather......Calling for snow next week, 6-9 inches. Too bad it won't stick around long enough to enjoy it.

No major plans for Christmas here. Work gets in the way of enjoying life

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 2nd 2016, 4:28 pm

Remind me again what you do for work?
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 2nd 2016, 10:47 pm

As usual Walmart is closed Christmas day which this year is a Sun so its my day off anyway. We're not making budget so their cutting our hours down by 5 hrs each week. I decided to put in for 40 hrs of PTO on top of my worked hours.

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Post by joecool on December 2nd 2016, 11:49 pm

Our first real snow of the year is falling. One inch so far.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 5th 2016, 6:00 am

We had snow last night.

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 5th 2016, 7:09 am

Rainy here but not too cold. The colder air is coming later this week and it's supposed to do down into the 20's. Time to winterize he RV so the overnight lows don't cause any pipes to break. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right??? Laughing
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 5th 2016, 11:43 am

Phillip Gross wrote:Rainy here but not too cold. The colder air is coming later this week and it's supposed to do down into the 20's. Time to winterize he RV so the overnight lows don't cause any pipes to break. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right??? Laughing

All that warm weather makes you southern boys lazy... bang

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Post by Mark Jones on December 5th 2016, 2:43 pm

Ok. Got the RV pipes winterized a month ago...uhuh..been there done that and just like Phillip had to go out on one of the coldest days and pour in the antifreeze into the rv stuff.

Ok. Us So. MO boys are heading out for a 2 night 15 mile backpacking trip trying to knock off a hard hike to get done for the Gold Hiking merit. It's going to be a low of... 20 degrees... high of 42. Us So Mo boys are "Living the Adventure" YES! Ok...in reality..no one has said they are going yet..big ole sissies. ... ... I have to get backup that pole and fix Sonics broadband line... wind about 18 mph...it's 29 out here... colder up on that pole... and I get paid to do this... YES!

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Re: Merry Christmas December Thread

Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 7th 2016, 4:13 pm

75 years ago today a sleeping giant woke up.

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Re: Merry Christmas December Thread

Post by Canadarangers on December 8th 2016, 2:05 am

Winter has come early...Woke up on Monday to find 5 cm of the white stuff had been dropped all over the ground.  Temperatures have been below freezing all week long.  They are calling for more white stuff starting Thursday night and into the weekend and then again next week.  Possible white Christmas for the first time in 15 years.

So much for living in the "tropics".

It was a beautiful scene while i was driving to work on Monday.  Top of a hill, you can see the mountains of the mainland in the distance all white and lit up with a clear blue sky, the ocean and then the nice clean snow everywhere else. Wish I had been able to take a picture of it.


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Post by Canadarangers on December 8th 2016, 2:10 am

Phillip Gross wrote:Remind me again what you do for work?

Large national brand grocery retail store. The Week before Christmas is the Busiest of the year.

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Post by Claymore on December 8th 2016, 2:30 am

Oh, Bless your Heart.

I was Assistant Manager of a Sentry Supermarket in Wisconsin, in-between tours in the Army and after College.

I eventually said, "The heck with that", and reinlisted in the Paratroops. At least there, we got off most week-ends.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 8th 2016, 9:35 am

Claymore wrote:Oh, Bless your Heart.

I was Assistant Manager of a Sentry Supermarket in Wisconsin, in-between tours in the Army and after College.

I eventually said, "The heck with that", and reinlisted in the Paratroops.   At least there, we got off most week-ends.

At least here we aren't on the other end of the firing line.

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Post by Canadarangers on December 8th 2016, 12:03 pm

A different type of firing line. I can't fire back

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 8th 2016, 12:31 pm

Canadarangers wrote:A different type of firing line. I can't fire back

I could if I hiked it 100 yards to my car.

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Post by joecool on December 8th 2016, 11:59 pm

For us old timers, John Glenn was much more than a name in a science book. We watched his exploits in real time, cheering as he orbited the earth and then splashed down. A national hero, space travel was so dangerous that he wasn't allowed to return to space, lest we chance losing him. It was pretty cool that he later made a space shuttle mission as a senior citizen.

NASA needs the green light to go for Mars. We need to rekindle the "right stuff" and get Americans moving in a positive direction. Let's bring the Canadians along, too. They made the robotic arm for the space shuttles. Give them a bigger piece this time.

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Post by Canadarangers on December 9th 2016, 12:18 pm

joecool wrote:

Let's bring the Canadians along, too. They made the robotic arm for the space shuttles. Give them a bigger piece this time.  

We also made the arm on the ISS.
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Post by Canadarangers on December 9th 2016, 12:25 pm

snow <----- that's me this morning.

Not a snow plow in sight and it's still coming down. It's scary how people drive around here when this happens. I'm used to driving in snow cause I grew up out east and had a driver's test 2 days after a blizzard in Ontario. These conditions, while not extreme compared to what some of you guys deal with, take my 7 minute commute to work and turn it into 30 mins.

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Post by Phillip Gross on December 10th 2016, 5:51 am

Wait a minute! That looks like a regular house. I thought Canadians lived in igloos...   Mr Green
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Post by Canadarangers on December 10th 2016, 6:37 pm

Only in the summer.

Still snowing....we have over a foot on the ground. Still waiting for a snow plow to grace my street. We live on a bus route and after the main roads are all done they are supposed to do the bus routes. Had to take a kid to a birthday party in an upscale area. Their street is plowed, not a bus route. hmmm

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on December 12th 2016, 11:22 am

Canadarangers wrote:snow <----- that's me this morning.  

Not a snow plow in sight and it's still coming down.  It's scary how people drive around here when this happens.  I'm used to driving in snow cause I grew up out east and had a driver's test 2 days after a blizzard in Ontario.  These conditions, while not extreme compared to what some of you guys deal with, take my 7 minute commute to work and turn it into 30 mins.

Looks like my house too!

In one way Glenn was a "hero" but he was also pro gun control and voted that way too.

As for Mars and Beyond I used to be into that a lot as a kid but I can't see how it benefits us to go to another planet where God didn't put us.

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Post by Mark Jones on December 12th 2016, 11:55 am

Just the development and products that come out of thinking outside the planet have given us many inventions we have today.

I don't think God would have put all that out there if He wasn't planning on us exploring it.

I like being part of the race to Mars. I think it's good stuff we should do.

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