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    1 Day Ago
    Ha. We were never informed either of when there might be a graveside ceremony. I recall it messing with us more than once. Frustrating when you've skinnied up a big tall pine and then have to bail out and come back.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Good because whoever built this thing went to the same carpentry school as my grampa. Need a nail there? Better use three! So far I can see it's all cedar and fir for lumber. Old fir sets up damn near like stone it seems.
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    1 Day Ago
    I was wondering that too?
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Well if you came over right now you could be in charge of lumber grading. Crap wood in one pile, antique barn wood in the other. You could use a phone, and take as many breaks as you wanted. But I might have to pay you in horseback rides. My horses all have those same three gears, but the added luxury of a real nice park brake and a smooth reverse. :D
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    1 Day Ago
    Well then, relax on! :D
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    squisher replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    Yah, easy to have a spare tire on hand and change it. Compared to tracks. If you do go tired, just get a spare rim/tire with the machine. Try to get it 'tossed in' on the sale.
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    I did a lot of graveyard work too. And staying off the actual graves, and not impacting the grave sites at all was expected and how we had to operate. Working in graveyards was great. Very few complaints. :D
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    1 Day Ago
    That nice wide open scenery here is a double edged sword at times like these. Now the pressure is on to cleanup this mess. Lol.
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    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    As my life grinds on. I sometimes am amazed I've never served time. Lucky, I guess.
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    2 Days Ago
    I just ended up ripping a few out with a rope on the front. And then I pushed it over from the back. Easy peasy. Yup I'll have a crap ton of crappy wood by the time it's all cleaned up.
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    2 Days Ago
    So. A long and wet spring. But finally the day has come. I took it down by myself with my 35hp kubota. Had a couple of dicey moments, broke a rope, but in the end its toppled and quite neatly so far. I was hoping my strawberries wouldn't get crushed. :D Now the real fun begins.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    What the! Heh, pull that rope!
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    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Slapping people upside the head is frowned upon nowadays but that's the overwhelming urge I get when in public. To dish out some wake up slaps. Just like when falling asleep driving, a little sting can do wonders for alertness. Lol. I'll blame it on my dad. Rude and clueless behaviour would get you a wake up call real quick from my old man.
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    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    It noids me out when the concrete is more plentiful than the grass. I also just can't stand how clueless and selfish most people come across to me. The way they walk, drive, talk to cashiers/servers or whatever. I'm a friendly, polite guy until given a reason not to be. But honestly just striking up some friendly small talk nowadays seems mor often than not to be met with a nearly bizarre resistance. Like I get the feeling they'd rather have me text them, than say it verbally. :whine: The distinct lack of common courtesy that I witness when out and about gets me real hot under the collar. Please, thank you, excuse me, etc.
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    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Nope. Kelowna is about 50minutes away. And I loathe going there. Traffic,people, concrete. It's pretty much full of a lot of things I don't like much. I am a stick in the mud!
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    2 Days Ago
    200 miles? I would've thought further?
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    2 Days Ago
    I figured you were off partying!
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    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Fastest log in the world! Is coming o Kelowna(nearby to me city) http://www.autoblog.com/2016/02/08/cedar-rocket-fastest-electric-log-car/
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    squisher replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    I believe in general tires are easier on the grass. I had turf tires on mine and found it very easy on lawns. I also felt I had good traction still but I never ran a tracked mini to compare. I would have no doubts a tracked machine has more traction. Fwiw also when I purchased my ramrod a tracked unit was a chunk more than the tire version.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Thanks Butch. Four to eight weeks until my application is processed so still a bit to wait. Jay to clarify, if I ever had the honour and privilege to work with you, you can bet I'd do a lot more listening than talking, and a lot more asking than telling. I'd probably still have my tree business if I was able to hire men of your caliber. But I'd need you to have my back with some of my petty rules, to keep the rest of the crew in line. ;)
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    3 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I know it's not everyone. I never even had to have the conversation with my uncle or the fellow Graham who was with me for five years. It never came up.
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    3 Days Ago
    Right on man. Good to learn from your mistakes, even better if someone else can too.
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    squisher replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    I'm not sure but it sounds awesome. I cranked the volume down and then I heard it and was like, oh I'll turn that back up a bit. :D
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    squisher replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Yah, that's a fantastic machine! 8)
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    3 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Well. I finished up a bunch of paperwork today to become a certified chimney sweep. I had to swing through a lawyers office to have them notarize a paper and wouldn't you know it, the lawyer(who is my parents lawyer but not mine) didn't charge me a dime. Told me to think a good thought about him today. Lol. So I had to share that, still can't believe it? I will add though, that I've known him awhile just through small town/my parents. And before he was a lawyer,.....he was a logger! I kid you not. He was a handfaller for many years. So that probably explains his random act of kindness today. Anywho as a certd sweep I'll be able to do inspections. Gravy work, often required by insurers and during real estate transactions. As with treework I could see right away that becoming certd was definetly going to be worthwhile doing.
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    3 Days Ago
    Yup. :thumbup: Good video to put up and share though. Right when you first panned up on that top, I got the same chill you probably initially felt. 'Woh, this is a big top to catch'.
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    3 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Ha. I honestly don't miss it. We just got hammered by a storm last night. A lot of tree carnage around. As I drove my kid to school and looking about I was thinking about how screwed up my schedule would just have become. I do miss getting the huge checks from the odd big project, I can admit that!
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    As I've said. I'm fully aware most people have phones with them all the time. And there's all sorts of tech to help with that. I used the helmet com system, but never bothered linking my phone. I can see it now, ok we're all set to take the top, good to start the backcut, keep a nice even tension on the pull line. Oh heh groundy Pete are you there? Wth? Oh, your wife had to update you on her day,no big deal that that top just sat back and pinched my saw, give her my best for me. :D
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    3 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I've seen your calf video. I'd be worried if I wrestled you I'd wake up castrated. :lol:
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    3 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I often throwout 'dry pavement wrastling ' as a means to settle disputes. But with you I think I'd have to try blades. :D. Wrastlin' ? No. Chains? I'm guessing that'd just get you fired up so, no.
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