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    Looks good. How'd you make out with the fence?
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    low 50s, and it rained all day. Spent the day inside with the door open and the cat in my lap. Pretty good day :^)
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LeQN249Jqw
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    Hurts the electronics. My stuff was state of the art when it was purchased in the 90s. We were the first company in the state to have a robotic total station. Unfortunately, it isn't state of the art anymore. Seals have gotten worn, and it's all just a little decrepit. Thought I killed the gun a few years ago. I stayed in a downpour to finish just a few more points so I wouldn't have to drive back, and the gun was down for almost a week. I took it apart as best I could to help it dry, but that's waaay out of my wheelhouse... I could get new stuff if I wanted, but it's time to start winding this operation down. Everyone's getting old, and imo, it's better to just make do if at all possible. I don't spend other people's money any different than I spend my own, so my vote is to use what we already have.
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    Cooling down. Supposed to be 59 and rain tomorrow; a perfect fall day. I need to work, but can't get my gear wet, so I'm not sure if I'll be in it or not. Pulled out my wool blanket a few days ago after using my summer sheet. I usually wait til I'm shivering in bed before I use it. It's an amazing feeling when you're cold as hell, and get a nice blanket on. but I guess I'm getting weaker with age :^D Windows are still open. Need to start thinking about cleaning my chimney...
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    lxskllr replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    You need to stay at the hotels that charge by the hour. They're used to it.
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    For any arbitrary reason. Doesn't have to be objectively the best. Might be some antique you wouldn't think of doing real work with, but it looks cool. Mine's my echo 2511t. I love that little saw. It was bought as a toy I basically had to invent reasons to purchase. Told myself I could use it for climbing, even though the few times a year I climb, my cs400 would have been sufficient, Told myself it could be a truck saw, even though I've spent 30 years in the field without a chainsaw... I use that thing *all the time*. A couple of the jobs I've been working on lately would be torture without a chainsaw. Starts easily, cuts great for it's size, weighs almost nothing, and has a compact shape. I can hang it from my pistol belt, have 375ml liquor bottles filled with fuel and bar oil in each hip pocket, and can go anywhere. Yesterday I was clearing vines for stakeout, dropping small trees, flattening stumps to make a good place for setting benchmarks for the contractor, and making tall stakes out of branches. I'll soon be using it to semi-freehand rip some boards for horse stalls, and I think it'll work fine. It's my Swiss Army knife saw. Doesn't necessarily do anything best cause of it's size, but it's size allows to be be used for almost anything. One of my best forestry purchases I've made.
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    lxskllr replied to a thread New Type Of Spurs!!! in Gear Forum
    Click on the link! It also provides valuable advice like "We strongly recommend wearing seat belts when climbing trees! ".
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    I got the digital edition from Educated Climber. A bargain at $20 https://www.educatedclimber.com
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRAGcGDRKj8 edit: embedding never works for me :^/
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    lxskllr replied to a thread New Type Of Spurs!!! in Gear Forum
    Looks perfect for someone that has a grudge against their ankles.
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Vertical filing. in Chainsaws!
    50 is a lot of filings. I don't mind sharpening chains as part of the cutting routine, but I get tired of it if it's constant. I got a lot of my sharpening experience cutting some dirt sticks on the boss' farm. There was wood in the middle of the dirt and rocks, but it took awhile getting through them. It was literally three cuts before I had to resharpen in a lot of cases. Tiresome, but I got a lot of experience quick doing that stuff.
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    lxskllr replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yea, I figured. It was a good opportunity to reflect on my luck though. Also, he might want to consider what he wishes for. My food choices are pretty good now, but I miss the old days when this was a small town, you could move around easily, or easily get away from people for awhile. I might give up the food to have real country again. That would take long consideration if I were given the choice.
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    https://www.facebook.com/tattoos1/videos/696360097535782/UzpfSTEwMDAyODE4NzIzNzc5Njo1MzY1MjA1MjA0OTU1MzI/
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    lxskllr replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Sometimes I feel pretty lucky. Other times not so much. If you mean my food choices, they've gotten MUCH better since I was a kid. That's come at the cost of a lot of farmland, and unpleasant drives with the crush of humanity around me. I'm strategic when I go to town for groceries or whatever. I try to go early in the morning to get in and get out before everyone wakes up. I've done pretty well with my career. Haven't made a ton of money, but it's been good as far as jobs go. Seen a lot of cool stuff, done some cool things, and have had a lot of autonomy most people can only dream of. I like to complain generally, but I really have no right to. I've had a pretty good and lucky life in a low key bluecollar kind of way. Not win a million dollars lucky, but pretty much always had what I needed lucky :^)
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    lxskllr replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Had to shoot the bottoms of some bridge beams today. That entailed me walking in a creek, up to my upper thigh in some spots. Bright side is it made my toe I smashed with a hammer a couple days ago feel better. Downside is it's pointless, stupid work. The deck never ends up right when you reuse beams, and shooting the existing beams is a waste of time. Got to go the German restaurant for lunch, and it was the boss' turn to buy. Got currywurst, kraut, and a liter of Paulaner Octoberfest beer. That's one of my favorite places to eat, so it made up for getting wet today :^)
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Climbing 101 in Climbing Forum
    My last order of gear, I was looking for something small to add to get free shipping. I considered a telescoping hook, but the one on TreeStuff didn't seem long enough to make a big difference. I like the idea of a 5m extension much more. I'll have to keep my eyes open for something I can repurpose for the task.
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    5 Days Ago
    That it is. Anyone else love the smell of new rope? They should make an air freshener with that scent :^D My vertex helmet smells like that(rope) still, even after sweating in it. I'm gonna miss it when it loses that new helmet smell :^D
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    Yea, I imagine they do when you're making your living with them. A lot of things make more sense when you're using them every day, even if it's just a quality of life improvement that makes life a little nicer while you work. I'd have liked to have gotten a Rock Exotica Transporter to clip my saw to my saddle, but $70 is a lot of money for a hack that doesn't even climb that much. Well worth it imo if you're in a tree every day. I settled for a blocky... Not sure what it is exactly. A biner with a camlock for people that don't want to learn a truckers hitch, and have $16 to burn :^D I lashed that to my saddle with paracord, and it works pretty well, but it isn't as nice as a Transporter.
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    5 Days Ago
    Good blocks are expensive. I was gonna pick one up for my rigging set, but I couldn't justify the cost for my potential(haven't even needed one yet) use.
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    5 Days Ago
    Nice display. Around here, they have coupon packs that mainly promote local businesses. Comes in the mail every week or two, and there's at least four tree care companies in every pack. Dunno how well they work, but I suspect they get bites, especially from the older crowd. Old people love coupons!
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