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    Thanks Jim.... I will have to play with it and see what I can do.
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    13 Hours Ago
    Torch and aluminum rod?
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    Wonder if I can weld cast aluminum.
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    14 Hours Ago
    Fuck I hope so B. About at my wits end. I feel like how Andy used to talk. Just WTF?!
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    14 Hours Ago
    Just downed 3 beers. God I am pissed at the universe right now.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    I don't think I would want to carry on after something like that :(
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    14 Hours Ago
    Just broke the bell housing on a C-6 tightening the bolts down marrying it to the block. FUCK! Tranny aint more than 18 months old. So sick of being a fucking mechanic these days I wanna just bow my head and let tears flow. No trucks working yet, I got nothing. I can't fucking catch a break. I can't make a fucking living this way. I really need to get the fuck out of California.
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    18 Hours Ago
    :(
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    19 Hours Ago
    Nope, fire suppression went on too long and too far before we figured out otherwise. Now it all burns to moon scape. What they will do next is shoot grass into areas to try and stop erosion. Maybe seed by air as well. Try to get some grasses started come winter. Wild flowers will be everywhere next spring. Or one year later.
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    19 Hours Ago
    Burning in areas not burned in 75 plus years some of it. heavy fuel loads, heavy and high grasses, hot fuel, steady winds. Now, in our area, it only takes about 8 years for the chaparral to grow above head height. The chamise, Adenostoma fasciculatum, all by itself, burns like gasoline. Little dead nettles all under and in each plant. Grows thick, impassable. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenostoma_fasciculatum Then you throw some manzanita, buck and deer brush in with it around some oak.....
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    1 Day Ago
    LO is heavy up here right now. Road closures and looting protection. Among other things. :/:
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    1 Day Ago
    Huge Gerry! Just another day at the funny farm today. We are trying to install the engine in the brown ford at the shop next door. I hear what sounds to be fire works coming from next door. Some one bought the place and had seemingly a few folks running goats on the property and fixing it up, care taking. I was thinking they had best BE NOT shooting off fireworks. Rob looks over and yells to call it in. Service line arcing and popping. Grab mccleods and and extinguisher, 911 on cell running.. Gate is locked, give 911 our address and say it was next door. Call Katy, get her to wait on fire dept in driveway.. I walk around the back side of one of the houses on my way to the possible fire (only the wires were burning so far) and there is a grow. Plants here, plants there. Us covered in grease and I have my gun on... Perfect. Powers that be show up. Immediately tell the lead LEO about my concealed carry and lead him back to the burning wires over a shed. Katy comes over. They start asking questions about the neighbours we have seen maybe a couple time about the place and never talked to. I ask, all done with us? Yup we can leave. Smooth as silk and no hassles. Whew. They are still over there. Lights flashing around, about 4-6 LEOs. Probably waiting on a warrant to bust in.
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    2 Days Ago
    Trees? We don't need no stinking trees!!
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    2 Days Ago
    Little flare up today while I was on my way home. Took a picture of the column when I was moving the chipper in to tomorrow's site
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    2 Days Ago
    Steve, the phone is already ringing. Guy that has a fire wood processor and an LTO could cash in right now.
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    3 Days Ago
    That is up in Squisher country currently
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    3 Days Ago
    Thank Justin. I hope you come through up there unscathed. I told my parents they should check in with their friends up in Merritt.
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    3 Days Ago
    They have for casted thunderstorms here in cali. Probably high country and north of me. Hope you don't get a lightening start if the moisture goes more north..
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    3 Days Ago
    Justin, seems like the whole province is on fire. And Jim? How close is that monster in Montana? 200,000 acres? Buddy!
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    3 Days Ago
    So, evac lifted after mid day. Went and got feed for all the critters. They had a supply station in town. They have an overage from all the rescues going home. Power came right on after we supplied up. So we have full water tanks again. The Sheriffs were taken back that we stayed, wondered why we did not call for feed and water. I just said, hey, you guys were busy and we had enough to get through till today or tomorrow. Why tax what limited resources we had further? I think they respected that. Picked up the kids and stopped for a bite. Sat with a few fire crews and thanked them for the valiant work. Still a lot of hot spots. Flare ups. Soooooooo with more winds coming and higher temps, we stand at the ready in case. Client scheduled for tomorrow mails me after he just got home from evac (literally lives around the hill from us so we both got evac lifted today). All set to work tomorrow... bla bla bla.... we will start over here and do that over there. I was reasonably stern and polite in my reply that he could probably get stuffed. I only have the rental truck to move kit anyway. I have to make at least two trips just to get started. Not to mention refrigerators to clean out and every fucking thing else going on. Call rental company to extend my rental as everything that was to be moved and or worked on, parts ordered, went to hell in a hand bag on evac orders and vacating a town. What a tool. I love collecting his check after a weeks worth of work every month. So I'll be nice, remind him who is in control of the ship. Get some work done maybe starting tues and possibly get Friday off as well.
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    4 Days Ago
    Here is the incident sheet from yesterday. We are now at 40% containment. I am just having a hard time capturing the image on my phone. If any of you Wan to see some good FF pictures of the incident, hit my FB page Stephen Cole
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    4 Days Ago
    Fi, that is what is basically happening here. Fire was trying to take whole small towns. Huge amounts of resources moved in finally. Mean while, our CA politicians keep cutting fire budgets:X Here is the dozer line they are cutting for a fire break behind my area and why we are still on evac., several doers wide. That is down in the last area burned. All chemise and manzanita. Hot, fast burning fuel. They are going to try and wrap that up today and repopulate our area.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Probably way more frustrating for the guys working the fire.
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    4 Days Ago
    Need a break. Little flare ups are persistant. Pisses ya off. You see other evacs lifted and here ya sit Watching the helicopters And crews go by. Map shows the hot spots further out, but the crews are still mopping up, dealing with flare ups and cutting more fire line behind me. So still no power, and restricted movement. Most tree guys I know don't handle not working so well, I am probably no exception. Right guys on the road block, I can get out and in. We have a lot from out of the area right now. Soooooo not really wanting to get trapped out. Still have plenty of water and fuel, but animal feed is getting low. See what tomorrow brings.
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