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Post by Phillip Gross on June 1st 2018, 11:57 pm

The months just keep clicking by... Seems like last week we were wondering what would happen when we hit Y2K. Laughing My how the world has changed in almost 20 years!

Here's an interesting question. Where were you and what were you doing in life back in '99?

I was in my early 20's trying to figure out life. Had smoke for the last time in August of '99. I was driving down the road in my old '79 Scout II hitting a roach when I realized "this is stupid". Thumped it out the window, never to do it again. Started talking to my wife in October of '99 and we married in May of 2000. A lot has changed in nearly 20 years.

So what did your life look like in '99?
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Post by joecool on June 2nd 2018, 9:00 am

Bought a case of this and a case of that, you know, just in case. Our oldest son got married to his high school sweetheart (football player and cheerleader). I was working in a military prison for 200 inmates, and in my 12th year with Royal Rangers.

Going to night school to get my degree for post-Navy life, dreading that my retirement certificate would be signed by a liberal president. (It wouldn't be.) Had a schnauzer in the prime of his life, and put the finishing touches on my '71 bug convertible. The former went with me to Montana, but I sold the car.

You know what? That was a loooong time ago. It would be another 17 years before I broke down and got a cell phone. Leave it in the truck for emergencies.

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Post by Phillip Gross on June 2nd 2018, 9:49 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot about all the hanging chads of that election... Laughing

And you just got a cell phone last year?? That's awesome! I look forward to the day when I either leave my phone in the truck, or don't have one at all.
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Post by joecool on June 4th 2018, 11:12 am

Can't stand the liberal internet giants, who always splash what's "news" to them. Anything anti-conservative, anti-life or anti-LEO. At a Little League game this weekend, a heroic senior citizen pushed kids out of the way and was killed by an out-of-control car. But the headline? He had a "dark past."

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Post by Phillip Gross on June 4th 2018, 8:53 pm

Haters gonna hate...
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Post by ccm2361 on June 6th 2018, 5:11 pm

2000? that was a long time ago it seems. My kids were not born yet & now the are 14 & 16 (which does not seem possible-seems like they were just 8 a year or 2 ago)

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Post by joecool on June 9th 2018, 10:40 pm

It was tournament day. 12 hours and a sunburn later, my grandson's baseball team took 3rd place for the season. They finished strong, winning 6 of their last 7 games.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on June 10th 2018, 1:53 am

I wasn’t in church at the time. I was working CompUSA a out of business competitor of Best Buy. Waited for Y2k to knock us into the dark ages lol. I don’t think anything happened. One of the best movies was released: The Matrix.

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Post by joecool on June 10th 2018, 4:11 pm

Starting to warm up, though it probably won't hit 60. Looking out the window at fresh snow on the mountaintops. How's the heat and humidity down in the southeast?

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Post by Claymore on June 10th 2018, 9:28 pm

Good Grief, it has been in the 80's for over a month, now.

I had a Ladies' Firearms Safety Class on April 20 & 21. When I had them out for Range Day, on Saturday, it was 88 degrees.

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Post by Mark Jones on June 10th 2018, 9:35 pm

Had a great time at Pow Wow this last weekend. 480 folks there. We had 107 go through to finish the Treasure Hunt. Our outpost took a 1st place in camping and a first place in Entrance into camp award. Lots of hard work and fun. Had 3 of the National Staff there camping with their boys from their outpost. Good time with the Treasure Island theme.

I am wiped out. More later.
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Post by Phillip Gross on June 10th 2018, 10:10 pm

It's been pretty hot here already. I've seen it hit the mid and upper 90s a couple times already, but mostly staying in the mid to upper 80s. The air at the house went out the other day. It's not a super big deal as we don't run it a whole lot anyway. The unit is 23 years old. I still need to check a couple things to make sure it's for sure dead though. I installed a whole house attic fan a few years ago, so that's what we use most of the time unless it starts staying in the upper 90s and/or the humidity gets too high. Otherwise, it gets pretty warm in the house in the late afternoon and evening, but by late night it starts cooling down and by morning it feels good.

Some people freak out here in the south if the air goes out, but I've conditioned the family to live without it. Laughing I know I'll need to replace it before the dead of summer hits though. It's not the greatest sleep when you stick to the sheets...
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Post by Claymore on June 11th 2018, 1:17 am

Phillip Gross wrote: I know I'll need to replace it before the dead of summer hits though. It's not the greatest sleep when you stick to the sheets...

Don't know a decent Installation Guy in your area?????


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Post by Phillip Gross on June 11th 2018, 6:37 am

Yeah, I can do it. Have gotten some prices from my contacts that can get me units at just above cost, but waiting on some draws to come in. We happen to be in one of those seasons when we've had a lot go out lately from business expenses to children expenses (braces, wisdom teeth extractions, etc). Being self employed we're also self pay on the medical stuff. Life is full of ebbs and flows, so it's nothing to get in a twist about.
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Post by Mark Jones on June 11th 2018, 8:50 am

Phew! Air Cond is a High Priority in my house. GRIN! It was a hot week at Pow Wow and when I got home...aaaaahhh! It was cool in the house!

I pay big money to be cool!

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Post by Roguedawg on June 17th 2018, 9:59 am

1999 yes that was a while ago. It was the first time I met a Royal Ranger Commander. The guys name was Alf and he was an IT person at Cornell University. He was wearing the Royal Ranger shirt with the large emblem on it. I asked what group it was and he told me. I went from sifting poop at the Vet. College to Listeria work in the Food Science Department. Worked for a German guy that sounded like Arnold Swartsenager. He wanted me to stand ready with my generator so his ultra low freezers would not thaw. I informed him that he would have to pay me double time and a half to sit around waiting for nothing to happen. I was right - nothing happened.

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Post by joecool on June 18th 2018, 3:19 pm

Feels like I'm back in Seattle, with rain every day for a week. Second half of June and I've turned the heater on a couple of times out of necessity. And the wife and I just finished roasting marshmallows in the wood stove.

Updates:
Our pastor purchased some colored spotlights to better show front wall cross. So he's either oblivious to others' desire to remove the cross, or he already nixed it.

And even though the children's pastor saved our Ranger Mountain campsite from being given away, he says he doesn't have plans for RR.

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Post by Phillip Gross on June 20th 2018, 10:01 pm

As of today we have another driver in the house. Definitely a different feeling riding in the passenger seat while your mind drifts back to the day 15 yrs earlier when the little alien came out and laid on his mother's belly naked and crying. He had a cute sounding cry, and it's a good thing because he was colicky and cried for 10 months straight! Laughing (the next one barely cried at all, but when he did it would send shivers up your spine and peel paint!)

When he started doing electrical work with me, it felt like he was growing up. Now he's in his 3rd summer of the trade and growing in it quickly. With this birthday though, and the changes that it brings, it feels like a new chapter has begun. Definitely bitter sweet. I'm so happy to watch the kids grow up and experience new things, but I know the clock is counting down to the day they leave the nest and begin "their" life.

Some people reflect on New Years, but the new year has never held much significance for me. I reflect on birthdays, both my own and my children's. Have I been a good father? Am I doing all that I can and should? Those types of thoughts...
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Post by ccm2361 on June 21st 2018, 4:07 pm

I hear ya Phillip.
My daughter turned 16 last week. Doesn't seem possible

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Post by joecool on June 26th 2018, 3:12 pm

ccm2361 wrote: I hear ya Phillip. My daughter turned 16 last week. Doesn't seem possible.

Uh, oh. I have a granddaughter that hits 16 on Patriot's Day.
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Post by Phillip Gross on June 27th 2018, 9:12 pm

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Post by joecool on July 4th 2018, 9:31 am

A glorious Independence Day greeting to all! Where you can, keep the flame of liberty going. Too many have sacrificed too much for us to let it go out.

Off to a Trump rally tomorrow. My son will be in the motorcade.

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Post by Claymore on July 4th 2018, 6:59 pm

Happy Independence Day to you.  Have fun!

I pulled Security for Reagan twice, George Bush Sr. once, and that muttonhead Clinton once.

One a Security Detail for Reagan, I was in a tunnel with a Secret Service Agent that connected the kitchen with the Dining Hall, where the President was at a dinner in Milwaukee.

As the staff came through with their carts, he would say, "What are they having?"  He would lift the covers on the serving trays and say, "Ooh.  That looks good!", and he would occasionally snatch a carrot or a mini-frankfurter.

At the time, I thought, "Man, that guy is kind-of brash."  It took me a while to figure out that he was inspecting all of the trays, to insure that no weapons or contraband was being transported in.

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Post by ccm2361 on July 5th 2018, 3:48 pm

Hey its July!
get over to the July thread Mr Green

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