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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:29 pm

Volky - does my guest room have a separate entrance to the patio? Is the margarita bar close by?

Just asking. :daydream:

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Post by ZekeB » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:20 pm

I've always wanted to run into that crew from Lowes and have them do my yard for free. The only barrier is that I own Milwaukee tools.
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Post by RoadScholar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:31 pm

Milwaukee makes good stuff. Still.

Not like some.
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Post by magdalen77 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:25 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:Volky - does my guest room have a separate entrance to the patio? Is the margarita bar close by?

Just asking. :daydream:
I thought your guest room was at his place in Long Guyland.

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:28 pm

magdalen77 wrote:
Sterngard Friegen wrote:Volky - does my guest room have a separate entrance to the patio? Is the margarita bar close by?

Just asking. :daydream:
I thought your guest room was at his place in Long Guyland.
Currently working on getting the Texas cockroaches under control in the guestroom. Some of the larger ones have barricaded themselves in the closet but we have a battering ram on order. :thumbs:
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Post by magdalen77 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:31 pm

Volkonski wrote:
magdalen77 wrote:
Sterngard Friegen wrote:Volky - does my guest room have a separate entrance to the patio? Is the margarita bar close by?

Just asking. :daydream:
I thought your guest room was at his place in Long Guyland.
Currently working on getting the Texas cockroaches under control in the guestroom. Some of the larger ones have barricaded themselves in the closet but we have a battering ram on order. :thumbs:
Geez, Volky, send the kitty cats after them. :thor:

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:32 pm

magdalen77 wrote:
Volkonski wrote:
magdalen77 wrote:
I thought your guest room was at his place in Long Guyland.
Currently working on getting the Texas cockroaches under control in the guestroom. Some of the larger ones have barricaded themselves in the closet but we have a battering ram on order. :thumbs:
Geez, Volky, send the kitty cats after them. :thor:
This is Texas. The roaches are bigger than the cats. ;)
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Post by kate520 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:33 pm

Texas cockroaches. Do they wait politely at intersections for the walk signal then hop off the curb and cross the street, like the Florida cockroaches...sorry, Floridians, I know you hate us calling them cockroaches. They're Palmettos bugs! :roll: - do?
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Post by magdalen77 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:37 pm

Volkonski wrote:
magdalen77 wrote: Geez, Volky, send the kitty cats after them. :thor:
This is Texas. The roaches are bigger than the cats. ;)
List of more reasons not to go to Texas:

1. 12 lb cockroaches.

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Post by RVInit » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:41 pm

My Mom's kitty kat can chase down and kill any bug - even those big ones from Texas and Florida! I should get video of it, she's rather impressive. My sweet kitty just pushes at them a little bit and then walks away.
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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:28 pm

Coal miners going with the trend of time (someone tell Teh Donald!)
Kentucky Coal Mining Museum converts to solar power

By Sarah Anderson | Posted: Thu 11:09 AM, Apr 06, 2017 | Updated: Thu 11:55 AM, Apr 06, 2017

BENHAM, Ky. (WYMT) - An unlikely building is switching to solar powered energy.

The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham is owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Communications Director Brandon Robinson told WYMT, they're hoping to save money by the switch.

"We believe that this project will help save at least eight to ten thousand dollars, off the energy costs on this building alone, so it's a very worthy effort and it's going to save the college money in the long run," said Robinson.

The work began Tuesday to power the energy, not by coal, but by the sun.

"It is a little ironic," said Robinson, "But you know, coal and solar and all the different energy sources work hand-in-hand. And, of course, coal is still king around here."

Robinson said the project was funded through an outside foundation. It cost thousands of dollars, but Tre Sexton, the owner of the company installing the panels, believes the result will pay for itself.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:02 pm

Volkonski wrote:
magdalen77 wrote:
Volkonski wrote:
Currently working on getting the Texas cockroaches under control in the guestroom. Some of the larger ones have barricaded themselves in the closet but we have a battering ram on order. :thumbs:
Geez, Volky, send the kitty cats after them. :thor:
This is Texas. The roaches are bigger than the cats. ;)
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Sorry I won't be able to make it, Volky. The drawbridge is stuck again. Dammit!

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Post by phelana » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:36 pm

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kate520 wrote:Good luck phelana!

Looking forward to hearing your story when you're ready.
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NRA Employee Accidentally Shoots Himself At Association Headquarters

Not Wayne LaPierre, sadly.

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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:03 pm

RVInit wrote:My Mom's kitty kat can chase down and kill any bug - even those big ones from Texas and Florida! I should get video of it, she's rather impressive. My sweet kitty just pushes at them a little bit and then walks away.
My cat Gremelchki (RIP) would have smoked a joint with a cockroach.
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Post by Whatever4 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:54 pm

Maybenaut wrote:
RVInit wrote:My Mom's kitty kat can chase down and kill any bug - even those big ones from Texas and Florida! I should get video of it, she's rather impressive. My sweet kitty just pushes at them a little bit and then walks away.
My cat Gremelchki (RIP) would have smoked a joint with a cockroach.
Princess Spunky would have run to get Mom to come kill the beastie. And Mom would have happily done so. :boxing:
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Post by RoadScholar » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:54 pm

"Nacodoches is full of roaches." -The Marx Brothers
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:49 pm

RoadScholar wrote:"Nacodoches is full of roaches." -The Marx Brothers
Actually just Julius Henry Marx in 1912 (not yet Groucho). :-D
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Post by TollandRCR » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:21 am

Volkonski wrote:
RoadScholar wrote:"Nacodoches is full of roaches." -The Marx Brothers
Actually just Julius Henry Marx in 1912 (not yet Groucho). :-D
It's more complicated than that. The Texas town is Nacogdoches. The Louisiana town is Natchitoches. Both have small colleges, and they are "sister cities." Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement within the bounds of the Louisiana Purchase, and Nacogdoches was a settlement site of the Caddo Native Americans at least 10,000 years ago. The latter is a beautiful little city. Look for azaleas. If you or Julius Henry Marx wish to visit the area, I recommend Jefferson, Texas, the town that turned Jay Gould down. His railroad car is on exhibit there. I recommend the Lady Bird Johnson room in the Excelsior House Hotel.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:44 am

TollandRCR wrote:
Volkonski wrote:
RoadScholar wrote:"Nacodoches is full of roaches." -The Marx Brothers
Actually just Julius Henry Marx in 1912 (not yet Groucho). :-D
It's more complicated than that. The Texas town is Nacogdoches. The Louisiana town is Natchitoches. Both have small colleges, and they are "sister cities." Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement within the bounds of the Louisiana Purchase, and Nacogdoches was a settlement site of the Caddo Native Americans at least 10,000 years ago. The latter is a beautiful little city. Look for azaleas. If you or Julius Henry Marx wish to visit the area, I recommend Jefferson, Texas, the town that turned Jay Gould down. His railroad car is on exhibit there. I recommend the Lady Bird Johnson room in the Excelsior House Hotel.
What a coincidence, Tolland! I just discovered Jefferson as a possible vacation spot for my two young granddaughters! It is near my aging mother-in-law's home in Camden, AR, so she can meet her greatgrands! It is halfway between our son's home and ours. It has lakes, a small railway, and boats and other fun stuff for little ones!
ETA Natchitoches is pretty. Back in the day I went to a reading seminar there.
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Post by TollandRCR » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:06 am

The Lady Bird Johnson room is for 18+ only, but the Excelsior has other rooms. It is a romantic place managed with East Texas charm.

I regret that I found Jefferson only after I had left East Texas. That town and my hometown (Tyler) had the gumption to face down powerfully seductive offers so that they could remain what they were. Tyler then suffered the unpreventable wealth of the nearby East Texas Oil Field. (But it kept my father out of World War II.)
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:09 am

TollandRCR wrote:The Lady Bird Johnson room is for 18+ only, but the Excelsior has other rooms. It is a romantic place managed with East Texas charm.

I regret that I found Jefferson only after I had left East Texas. That town and my hometown (Tyler) had the gumption to face down powerfully seductive offers so that they could remain what they were. Tyler then suffered the unpreventable wealth of the nearby East Texas Oil Field. (But it kept my father out of World War II.)
I went to Tyler with my Mom. Loved the Rose Museum.
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Post by TollandRCR » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:20 am

Roses were one of the farmers' last hopes; tomatoes were another. Cotton exhausts the soil. Tyler farmers chose roses; Jacksonville farmers chose tomatoes. For a long time Tyler farmers produced most of the field-grown rose plants in the U.S. Blooms were superfluous and bothersome, so for many years I bought a dozen roses for 50 cents from roadside sellers. Jacksonville now has huge greenhouses that produce a large quantity of spring flowers for big retailers. They also have sound cannons from Germany to prevent hailstorms. I never knew whether those worked, although my MD stepfather thought they had prevented hail on his ranch.
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Post by RoadScholar » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:54 pm

Volkonski wrote:
RoadScholar wrote:"Nacodoches is full of roaches." -The Marx Brothers
Actually just Julius Henry Marx in 1912 (not yet Groucho). :-D
I read they added the line to their traveling vaudeville routine after being treated poorly in Nacodoches. Wasn't their act called The Marx Brothers back then? Maybe not, that's where my memory starts running on fumes.
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Post by TollandRCR » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:44 pm

RoadScholar wrote:I read they added the line to their traveling vaudeville routine after being treated poorly in Nacodoches. Wasn't their act called The Marx Brothers back then? Maybe not, that's where my memory starts running on fumes.
Which one of those places was it?
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