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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1100 on: December 16, 2008, 10:18:05 PM »
She already said that -- guess I should try to fix it again. 
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1101 on: December 17, 2008, 10:45:35 AM »
Well, Glenn got my computer fixed, now I can type again  :)  Thanks DH  :-*

And Whitlock, you are lucky I can't remember what I was going to say last night  d*
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1102 on: December 17, 2008, 06:34:07 PM »
Did I get lucky or what :-\
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1103 on: December 17, 2008, 07:30:04 PM »
Whitlock we probably all lucked out. ;D

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« Reply #1104 on: December 17, 2008, 07:47:58 PM »
 ::) ;)
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1105 on: December 22, 2008, 01:52:22 PM »
Hey Glenn...glad you were alright with the spill the JD took. The pics are great. Your home is beautiful as it's always evolving. I'm especially fond of the building inspector.  :D
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1106 on: December 22, 2008, 02:02:27 PM »
Glenn, I don't know why this thought popped into my head today, but have you ever tested for radon?

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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1107 on: December 22, 2008, 02:49:09 PM »
Where rocks are radon sometimes follows.
Just check it out to be on the safe side. It's probably fine. You survived that fire! I love how you made friends with the Fire Dept. It fits! 8)
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« Reply #1108 on: December 23, 2008, 07:40:55 PM »
Thanks, Dog.  I checked and in general it seems all of our county was within safe limits from what reports I could find. 

The Fire department people were great.  I hear that some of the Sheriffs were great-- some were jerks - some in between -- just like real people I guess. :)
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1109 on: December 24, 2008, 03:49:29 AM »
Glenn that is probably a good assessment because contrary to most peoples thoughts they are just "real people" who have a profession and are just trying to make a living like us all. But many of them forget they are real people.

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« Reply #1110 on: December 24, 2008, 06:05:34 AM »
Good point, John and I have to agree, most are pleasant to meet and talk to and I think in most cases when the chips are down and we are in need of help nearly all of them would put their lives on the line for us. 

The conflicts we get into with them are not really a reflection on their character, but more likely in my case during the fire it was more of a hastily thought out policy implemented in the best manner they could in the short time available, with most of them having the best interest of the people at heart. Their leadership was backpedaling at the first meeting, realizing their policy had been overbearing.

The other conflicts could be, if we were really in the wrong, criminal or a few of them were corrupt.

When all is said and done I find that nearly all of them will respond well and treat us well when we treat them well.  Yup.... just real people. :)
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1111 on: December 24, 2008, 09:08:57 AM »
I come from a long line of law enforcers and law breakers. My experience has been that some individuals unfortunately abuse the power they've been given which can often lead to hostility towards authority. Myself included at times. Many sign on to serve and protect and do so with strong conviction. Others abuse. I believe this is because inside they are truly weak people at heart. I'm not much for corruption. This is why one day I will live "off the grid"...in some resemblance of peace...
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« Reply #1112 on: December 24, 2008, 04:49:14 PM »
Seems that is a honest view of it, Dog. 

I was also a trucker for a few years so was getting pulled into weigh/inspection stations many times a week and it seems like it cost me money monthly.  I couldn't exactly call that abuse, but it sure generated revenue for the system at my expense.
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1113 on: December 26, 2008, 11:36:12 AM »
Hey Glenn,
How's the weather ?

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« Reply #1114 on: December 26, 2008, 03:53:14 PM »
The water's fine, Steve, come on in.... [waiting]

OK -- so it's a bit cold - froze and broke a plastic hose fitting today but not too bad.  Currently 41.9f out.  Partly sunny for the next week it looks like.  You dropping in?  I'll put on the coffee. [crz]
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1115 on: December 27, 2008, 02:11:52 AM »
We were over a couple of weeks back - drove all the way across Texas to see our land in NM - and back 23 hours later...

BBC News is full of how much snow is falling in the West - we get paralysed by ONE inch of snow here - schools shut 'an everythin' - figured you might be buried more than usual ?

Have a good 'un - and a happy New Year.

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« Reply #1116 on: December 27, 2008, 08:49:55 AM »
We had 10 inches earlier - most went away soon - last few and some ice for about a week.  Still a bit here and there.  Mountain passes here on less than major roads are closed for the winter.

We have mostly 4 wheel drive except for the big truck which is pretty good but stays parked in the worst of it.  Once off of the mountain there is not much problem.

That is a long trip, not even including the flight, Steve. d*

Best to you, family, and GB for the new year.  :)  Just realized --- I meant Great Britain - not George Bush.  [waiting]
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1117 on: December 27, 2008, 09:32:12 AM »
We have mostly 4 wheel drive except for the big truck which is pretty good but stays parked in the worst of it.  Once off of the mountain there is not much problem.

Hi Glen,

We got a 4wd too....Meet Bob the 101. Wish we had the snow for him. There was a good dump here - while we were in the USA  :(



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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1118 on: December 27, 2008, 10:41:57 AM »
You are going to make Glenn start drooling. ;D

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« Reply #1119 on: December 27, 2008, 05:45:36 PM »
I love that truck... [waiting]

It would be great around here. :)
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« Reply #1120 on: December 28, 2008, 04:53:17 AM »
I love that truck... [waiting]

It would be great around here. :)

He is a 101 Forward Control Landrover - designed and tested to carry 1.5 tons up a 60 degree slope. Originally designed to pull the Army 105mm field Howitzer. And he's 35 years old ! BTW Landrovers always end up with names - we have Bob, Wendy and Oliver  :-[

We take him off-roading here as often as we can - and he wipes the floor with most modern 4x4s - but he is rather basic.....

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« Reply #1121 on: December 28, 2008, 07:02:03 AM »
Now I'm really jealous.... I didn't really realize Bob was actually yours.... d*

Bob is a handsome fellow, and 60 degrees.... wow. [scared]

Do you have quite a bit of 4 wheeler area there? hmm



Had to bring Bob up here too.   :)

Looks like Robin Hood country.
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1122 on: December 28, 2008, 07:14:11 AM »
I don't know. 60 degree without tracks?   ???

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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1123 on: December 28, 2008, 07:19:34 AM »
Seems mighty steep. Maybe he'll show us a picture?

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« Reply #1124 on: December 28, 2008, 07:29:24 AM »
I would think possibly with a firm footing like our clay when it is not wet but damp or some of Don's dry rock climbs. 

Around here if the clay is wet, you can't stay or drive on a 10 degree slope- it simply wraps the mud around the tires.  The front end of the deisel delivery truck slid sideways the other day on maybe a 3 inch angle over 8 feet..

The same clay when well drained  in a day or less drying would allow a very steep climb.

BTW - I moved my 1000 gallon diesel tank up here from the other place - decided to get some for equipment and future during our little price break.
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