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    Some good scores. 8) I'll be curious to see what you come up with for a top.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    The travel time might be a deal breaker. Things are very busy for me this time of year. 3-5 chimneys a day and three weeks booked out and it's just starting to dip to cooler temps. It's a good season of the year to be a chimney sweep. I'm having my first fire of the season tonight. A quick hot one in the basement to take the chill off.
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    Lol. That new baby smell will wear off in no time and it'll be back to battling to get it greased and knifes flipped. I had a guy who worked for me a bit who was pretty flippant about damage to gear and equipment. 'Treework's hard on rigging' he'd be fond of saying when something got wrecked, dented, or otherwise mangled. Drove me nuts. But enjoy the hell out of it while it's still shiny!
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    squisher replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    I would hazard a guess that it would take a lot more automation to do a relatively easy talk.
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    squisher replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    I imagine I'll find my way there one day. I've been getting out nearly every single day. Really trying to get some miles in. The natural high and exhilaration of biking is feeling very addicting.
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    squisher replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Glad to hear you're well and safe. Remember to take a break at some point too!:)
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    squisher replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    A duke or a rc390 were both bikes I was considering. This one came up at $2500cdn though. One owner, 48 year old lady, never dropped or crashed. I snagged it for 2300. Under 400cc is cheap insurance here. And it gets crazy mileage. So it's quite a economical choice here. Something like 50-60mpg I think. I doubt I'm seeing that when I'm having fun though. Still light on fuel I have no local tracks around, just road riding. Some epic roadways st my doorstep, but I'd love to one day go to a track day somewhere. Or take a riding school at a track. Maybe one day.
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    squisher replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    Yes the uncomfortableness of a super sport is something that comes up a lot. I plan to not rush a second bike(got lots to learn and experience to gain which this bike is great for) and want to ride a bunch of different bikes hopefully to see where things are at. I can tell you right now in all honesty having a 'slow' bike has saved my ass a couple of times already from getting in over my head. My best bud I ride a lot with has a gsxr750 and it would seem I'm going to learn a lot about actual riding in order to keep pace with him instead of just learning to twist a throttle.
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    2 Days Ago
    Heh Magman. We might argue at each other's throats at times. But I still wish you all the best. Joy and health to you and yours.
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    2 Days Ago
    Well if you've stopped drinking and watch your diet at all I'd think you should be able to get into fantastic shape with that activity level. Skip a cheeseburger or two!:D
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    squisher replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    Sometimes both in the same day even! If only I could carry all my chimney gear on it too. :/:
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    squisher replied to a thread Motorcycling. in The Rec Room
    So I did buy myself a little street machine a few weeks back. Ninja 300. Looks a lot more potent than it is. But I've been having a blast soaking up every last bit of the season that I can. My wife has been enjoying the heck out of it too and now we're saving for a second bike(I'm itching bad for a true super sport) in the spring. I sure have missed being on two wheels. Here's a pic I've got from the day we picked it up.
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    2 Days Ago
    Welcome. Justin
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    squisher replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    I worked in a sawmill locally for a short stint. It had a bin stacker for the green chain. It was amazing. So all the boards automatically sorted. To their proper bins. Once a bin was full it would be 'opened' and stacked. So one guy could run the whole green chain. Auto stacker so the one guy just had to dump the full bin, auto stack it it and kick it out the back of the green line where forklifts would whisk them away to the kilns. I mostly handstacked on the planer chain. I lasted about six months before I'd had enough of going to the exact same spot everyday.
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    4 Days Ago
    That's a great photo until the iridescence of Stigs bar oil washes through from him logging the area flat. :D
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    4 Days Ago
    Have you measured your 10-15 mile with a step counter or something? Or how have you come to the conclusion of total distance? I'm not saying it isn't accurate. But 15 miles is the exact distance between the town I grew up in and the much bigger city to the west. I've walked it many times as a youth. It seemed pretty epic at times even as a fit youngster.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I bought mine secondhand off of a friend of mine about ten years ago. I've used it and abused it and it just keeps coming back for more. What amazes me is after a decade of wintering uncovered outside my electronic igniter still works.
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    5 Days Ago
    15 miles day in and day out I would think is well beyond the ability of most people, let alone seniors.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I have the same Weber Grill!
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    We'll just to report in. The guy was there, super pleasant and polite today. Showed me the fireplace/Chimney and then left me completely alone to do my work. Thanked me profusely. I believe he was just stressed out over the sale of his home. Understandable, and glad I didn't get my back up and do/say something stupid that would inevitably only harm my business instead of help it. Just stopped back home for a quick bite to eat and off to sweep more soot!
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    6 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I hope it does. I'm off shortly to do it. The plan is to get it in, get done, and get paid. So while it's a solid plan, it still needs to be proven out.
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    6 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    The crowning moment of our conversation was when he told me he didn't want to pay for an inspection if it didn't 'pass'. Lol.
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    6 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Rabid squirrel? Geez customers. I just finished working a saturday yesterday and get called this morning by a guy in a panic because he's selling his house and needs an inspection. Doesn't have the time to even accurately describe to me what type of wood burning setup he has because he's in to big of a rush today(Sunday) but wants me to drop everything and head right over and get it done. Wtf are people thinking? Try to slow him down a little to explain that I need to know what I'll be inspecting so I can be prepared to do it and bring the appropriate forms with me, and to explain pricing and that I'll be squeezing him in early tomorrow morning instead of dropping any plans I may have had today. At one point he gives me the 'I'm not trying to be an asshole I'm just really busy' comment to which my reply was nearly identical. Guy doesn't have five-ten minutes to discuss a job with me on the phone and expects me to drop everything on a Sunday and rush over and 'just get it done'. Clown. Sounds like he won't be there tomorrow morning, probably for the best. I'm super busy and booked weeks out this time of year.
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    6 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread Instagram in Odds and Ends
    It's a community here. I like that we have real long term members here. I like lots of the new members too and hope they stick around and post lots. But I do appreciate that there are many long term members here that consistently come around. I sometimes drift in and out and my participation goes from post whore lunatic some days to nearly mute on others. But I always come around and check on things and usually throw my .02 in. A solid bunch of guys and gals here.
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    squisher replied to a thread Open water swimming in The Rec Room
    Hardcore swimming. Sounds like a good showing John.
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    squisher replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Great news/reports from The Housers affected. I hope y'all make bank on the clean up now!
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    1 Week Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Looking good Stephen. :thumbup:
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    squisher replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    That line and winch seems ingenious to me. I've used an Alaskan a decent amount and pushing grows old.
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