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    Limbrat replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Haha! I made it a point to be running the 395 when my daughter's boyfriend came to meet me for the first time.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Man, ain't that the truth, "love your enemies, pray for those who despitefully use you, do unto others as you'd have them do unto you, feed the hungry, clothe the naked", pretty dangerous dogma for sure.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    True in many industries, but in this biz sometimes "outside the box" can put you inside a box.:D
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    Limbrat replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I'm just curious why our European brothers are so concerned about America and our laws. If Denmark, Germany or Timbuktu want to ban slingshots or pass out RPGs, I figure it's your business. Looking for some insight.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Oh man. Not good.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :thumbup::thumbup:
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Steel toed Reeboks?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    It's a Baptist group V. They sent a bunch of folks down your way too, I just got off the phone with an old friend who was stationed out of Big Pine. He said that places he had stayed on other keys lobstering and fishing were just gone. He also said I should ask you about poisonwood. I just looked at a video clip he sent, looks like a bomb went off in places.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    A few pictures a lady from disaster relief sent of a job we did near Leesburg. A codom laurel oak that was uprooting and splitting. A local tree guy had come by and put a ratchet strap on it the day before and probably saved one house from major damage. These folks are all volunteers, most pretty good hands. The older gentleman on the porty is one of the hardest workers and finest men I've ever had the privilege to know. He worked circles around the young guys, runs a saw like a pro, working on rooftops, dragging limbs in oppressive heat and funny as heck. He also snores like a grizzly:whine:. Jeff, the operator was topnotch too. The guy with his hat on backwards had a prosthetic leg and worked like a dog too so that pretty well eliminated any whining from wimps like me.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    My thoughts too. Great looking job, giant face, beautiful spot.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Kyle, it sounds like you need to get on the water a little more often!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    Ha ha ha! It's now an offense to offend someone. Wouldn't that also be offensive to the first offender?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    Wow, great work! The grip on pistol #2 is now illegal in 47 states and has deeply offended me;). Mighty impressive.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    We got the junior apprentice on the crew, put his rain gear, rubber gloves, boots and wide brim hard hat on, taped everything up and taped a t-shirt over his hat like a beekeeper. He waded through them, got in the truck, cranked it and drove off without a sting. He was my foreman before I retired, glad he didn't hold it against me:D.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Great to hear that the utilities are up and running V, something most folks take for granted. My wife read something a friend's wife wrote to those complaining that they were still out of power. My friend and his son are both Duke linemen and she relayed that the only time she'd seen them in weeks was when they stumbled in for a few minutes sleep. IMO, linemen are unsung and mostly unseen heroes in this country, working night and day through the worst weather conditions imaginable, the thickness of a pair of rubber gloves from sudden, violent death, through birthdays and Christmases just to keep a stranger from being inconvenienced. Of course they get paid, but most of those I worked with had an ethic that went way beyond money. I make it a point now to thank them, just like military, firemen and law enforcement.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    No doubt. Owweee is right. If you could've only been clocked by an official timer you might've set a new record for the 100:whine:. I worked as a land surveyor when I got out of high school and we were in wasps, yellow jackets, bees, poison ivy or something that would hurt you almost every day. One of the guys got several yellow jacket tattoos on the head one morning and his noggin swelled up like a pumpkin in a matter of minutes. He could've starred in a sci-fi movie without makeup. If we hadn't been pretty close to a hospital he might've been in real trouble.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    And you didn't get stung? I once unknowingly parked a running bucket truck on one of the biggest nests I've seen, left the door open and walked over to check out where I needed to set up. When I looked back, the truck was literally enveloped in a cloud of pain and torment.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    Plenty here too, along with a few fish;). I imagine shooting regular or magnum loads through the Shockwave could cripple on either end of the barrel.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Says he removes yellow jacket nests, never seen any above ground.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Pretty wild. Digging out yellow jacket nests could be quite a task.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Glad to hear you're caught up on the danger stuff Brian. Just got back from the Leesburg area and was amazed at the damage there. They were on the east side of the center and talking to most of the folks we helped, they all heard the unmistakeable freight train just before things got ugly, so I think tornadoes caused the most destruction there. It looks like a few months of work to be done that area yet. The amount of debris piled roadside in some areas is amazing.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Too funny Brian. Headed down a little northeast of you near Leesburg to do some volunteer work in the morning, talked to the gentleman in charge of the relief effort and he said they could sure use a climber. Evidently some widows and elderly there don't have insurance and cant afford to pay to get the trees off their houses. Should be a rewarding adventure.
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    09-16-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Wonderful news V!
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    09-14-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    :lol:
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    09-14-2017
    That's a pretty thorough list Gary. Tire repair is usually forgotten but often needed with all the lumber and roofing laying everywhere.
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    09-12-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Hallelujah! Great to hear it V!
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    09-12-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    On a different note, I would like to nominate the entire Weather Channel crew for an Oscar. While watching one of their actors,...... I mean reporters, doing a live wind dance in 20mph winds, my wife said she'd love for a bystander to walk up behind them and hold their hands up like; "what are these idiots doing?"
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    09-12-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Great to read you V! I was sure hoping you guys were on the bay side. Hopefully Greg and his wife are okay. Be safe. On a side note and way down the list of importance, I'm curious how the key deer fared in all this.
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    09-11-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    That's a healthy looking fish. Any size limits on them Willie?
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    09-11-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    There's a good chance of that Butch, a large portion of the state is in the dark.
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    09-11-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Pretty much over here, wasn't much to it, probably 40-50 mph winds, not that much rain. The north wind has the tide blown out of here, by far the lowest I've ever seen it, several hundred yards offshore in a lot of places. There's a few outages in the county but all the feeders are hot. I'm close to the substation and as far as I know the breaker only operated once during the night.
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    09-10-2017
    Jump right in Derek, good to read you.
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    09-10-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    There's live video from the cruise ship dock at Key West and Marathon. Tide looks normal at Key West and the power is on in both places.
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    09-10-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Pretty good video of some different spots. Boats left overboard didn't fair too well. https://twitter.com/PTZtv/status/906907619624759297
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    09-10-2017
    If I had to climb those monsters like the west coast boys I'd probably jump in the bucket every chance I got but I've always enjoyed climbing. Cool vid "Tree Willie"!
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    09-10-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread HUNTING 2017 in The Rec Room
    Pearl was ten years old. I would let her out for a few minutes at a time Cory but she wouldn't have lasted outside for long. She was used to playing with cats and dogs and had no fear. She seemed to like our walks around town sitting on my shoulder, smelling all the strange smells, seeing the sights.
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    09-10-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Mandatory evac here too but we're not going anywhere today. If it goes east of us we'll be fine. Been wide open the last few days trying to clear up any hazards for regular customers, got home this morning and the wife started pointing out hazards around our house:). I hope V's place is okay, Butch is right, they took a pretty direct hit. Will spend the rest of the day tying down and getting ready.
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    09-10-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread HUNTING 2017 in The Rec Room
    I haven't witnessed it with grays but with flying squirrels, no doubt. Speaking of squirrels, Pearl has passed on. I will miss her.
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    09-09-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread HUNTING 2017 in The Rec Room
    Basic is all you need Cory. From what I've seen, most of the mid - low priced cameras work as well as the higher priced ones. I've got several different brands and models but my favorite is the little 10MP Browning Strike Force Sub Micro. It'll take pictures and video if you choose and the pictures are pretty sharp. Mine was around a hundred bucks. I've had very poor service out of Wildgame Innovations brand but Moultrie and StealthCam have been decent performers for me.
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Florida cracker, raised on a farm in central Florida. Daddy was an ironworker/welder for NASA at Cape Canaveral along with running the farm. I bailed out of central Florida when the Disney boom hit. Been on the NW Gulf coast for over 35 years. Raised two fine kids, been married to the same wonderful woman for 30 years. Retired Duke Energy Lineman. Have commercial fished and along with tree work, also currently guide fisherman, alligator and hog hunters.
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