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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,295
Posted By CaptainDave
Having a phone number isn't worth the effort. It...

Having a phone number isn't worth the effort. It would ring all the time for check stock and price questions. What's funny is probably half the calls fielded would be from people that live within...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By CaptainDave
X2 on this. No question, everything seems to...

X2 on this. No question, everything seems to have moved left; the dems are now extreme left and conservatives just right of center.

I mean, the democratic party back when JFK was elected,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By CaptainDave
Not 100% true. Turn your complaint toward the...

Not 100% true. Turn your complaint toward the mortgage company. Believe me, the last thing the LO wants is a delayed closing. Mortgage companies will black list appraisers that burn them; whether...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,183
Posted By CaptainDave
Born in the USA; but not actually from that era.

Born in the USA; but not actually from that era.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 259
Posted By CaptainDave
Only negative on a home equity LOC is I believe...

Only negative on a home equity LOC is I believe the interest is no longer tax deductible.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-06-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By CaptainDave
X2 When it comes to the main issues, they...

X2

When it comes to the main issues, they will tote the party line.

It's rather ironic how many democrats, especially in more conservative states, have to run on a "moderate" platform and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,854
Posted By CaptainDave
Not my cup of tea. I get that you don't want...

Not my cup of tea. I get that you don't want your neighbors to shoot young and all deer, but HF 160 acres? Just seems stupid, expensive, with not much in return.

Your deer would be like a herd...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,382
Posted By CaptainDave
Depends on my deer situation. If I'm eating tag...

Depends on my deer situation. If I'm eating tag soup in mid-November, the boom stick comes out. Most my blind setups are bow only. However, I can usually corn a clearing and sit back a 100 plus...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By CaptainDave
Only you and your family can figure it out. ...

Only you and your family can figure it out.

With that said, my wife and I have great relationships with both sets of our parents. We live in semi close proximity to both. Just my opinion, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 14,791
Posted By CaptainDave
The problem for schools in the top of the G5 like...

The problem for schools in the top of the G5 like UCF is that many of these so-called top 20 teams don't want to schedule them. They get nothing out of it. A win is expected and a loss can be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By CaptainDave
I'm fine with this. The Texans have historically...

I'm fine with this. The Texans have historically made bad mid-round draft choices anyways.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By CaptainDave
Thermocell hands down for bow hunting. Be sure...

Thermocell hands down for bow hunting. Be sure to keep a window up if in an enclosed blind, need a little ventilation in a box blind or pop up.

If rifle hunting 100 plus yards away in a box...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-23-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,445
Posted By CaptainDave
I went and it was a great event. I got in line...

I went and it was a great event. I got in line about 4:15 and checked in the gate at 5:25. I was lucky as I was in about the last group that was allowed in.

The 100K ticket deal was a bit...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-18-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By CaptainDave
X2 No question social media has changed the...

X2

No question social media has changed the direction of bullying to an extent, especially for the younger generation. However, bullying is not something that begins and ends with school.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,936
Posted By CaptainDave
Don't need sauce on even a half decent steak. I...

Don't need sauce on even a half decent steak. I will say, a bit of horseradish sauce for dipping a fine filet isn't too bad. More for a touch of flavor than anything.

Now if you are cooking me a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By CaptainDave
Pretty much this, but I have heard of other loop...

Pretty much this, but I have heard of other loop holes. I honestly think some pay out cash money and just payoff the local authorities to turn the other way. I mean, considering that gambling is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,469
Posted By CaptainDave
White or silver are always solid choices. My...

White or silver are always solid choices.

My last truck was a 2007 Silverado with Blue granite metallic. I loved that color. Would clean up nicely and shine on a sunny day; also showed little to...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,320
Posted By CaptainDave
I guess you could argue he should pay up based on...

I guess you could argue he should pay up based on technicality, but in reality, she isn't anymore Indian than the average American of European descent. Any attempt to make people believe otherwise...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,409
Posted By CaptainDave
Yep, most bullies prefer to not take a lick from...

Yep, most bullies prefer to not take a lick from someone even if they can eventually win the fight. They just assume pick on someone that won't ever fight back.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-15-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,169
Posted By CaptainDave
So true. That old quote comes to mind. ...

So true.

That old quote comes to mind. It's something like this - If a person is not liberal at age 20, they have no heart; if they are not conservative by age 40, they have no brain.

Bottom...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By CaptainDave
Not a fan of moving back to standard time. ...

Not a fan of moving back to standard time.

I definitely start hunting afternoon/evenings a lot more. Makes for an earlier start and finish to an evening sit. No question, I hunt less in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,859
Posted By CaptainDave
There are a lot of realtors out there from time...

There are a lot of realtors out there from time to time, due to the fairly low barriers to entering the profession. Many people try and jump on the train in a hot market; which is never sustainable...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,338
Posted By CaptainDave
Just my opinion, but no way I would buy land with...

Just my opinion, but no way I would buy land with the primary purpose being hunting related. While hunting leases can be expensive, it's still only a fraction of the cost of 1 years ownership of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,859
Posted By CaptainDave
Throw me in the boat with the ones saying a good...

Throw me in the boat with the ones saying a good realtor is worth their weight.

We wouldn't be in the house we are in right now without a realtor. We were able to see the house before it even...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,827
Posted By CaptainDave
Deposit the money and move on. IRS couldn't care...

Deposit the money and move on. IRS couldn't care less. They are under staffed and have much bigger fish to go after than asking about a random $8K transaction on your bank statement.

On top of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,480
Posted By CaptainDave
Wow. Crazy how far we have come. Funny how so...

Wow. Crazy how far we have come. Funny how so many of us will complain about an up-tick in gas prices or our electric bill, but will drop 3 bills per month on cellular data on top of paying for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,274
Posted By CaptainDave
I ran 3 different tire brands on my last truck ...

I ran 3 different tire brands on my last truck

Bridgestone Dueler AT's
BFG AT's
Nitto Terra Grapplers

Each set went about 50K, all got pretty noisy in latter part of tread life. Frequent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,797
Posted By CaptainDave
Pretty much the reason why I pay annual dues to...

Pretty much the reason why I pay annual dues to be a member at a private range.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-10-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By CaptainDave
Who knows what that means exactly. I moved...

Who knows what that means exactly.

I moved just after the last election and my voter registration lapsed about 6 months. I renewed a couple months ago.

Bottom line, we conservatives need to...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-09-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,426
Posted By CaptainDave
Spot on. Heck, private industry does all this,...

Spot on. Heck, private industry does all this, plus tacks on better customer service and better ROI to boot. Why? Because they go out of business if they don't.

That's the problem with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,159
Posted By CaptainDave
I have no problem with neck shots, especially in...

I have no problem with neck shots, especially in short yardage situations; i.e. within 100 yards, etc.

Bad shots happen. I'm sure many of deer have died slow painful deaths due to bad shots...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,552
Posted By CaptainDave
You do realize that many new trucks out there,...

You do realize that many new trucks out there, including F-150's have auto start/stop as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,552
Posted By CaptainDave
That's all my father in law drives. He has never...

That's all my father in law drives. He has never had a problem with one. Sure, they aren't flashy, but they score high in reliability, safety ratings and total cost during ownership.

As for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By CaptainDave
As stated, about the only things you can do are...

As stated, about the only things you can do are try and get in there a little earlier and set timer to go off a bit later.

I would also agree with another poster that said, setup your stand to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By CaptainDave
A few of my co-workers did Ancestry.com about 6...

A few of my co-workers did Ancestry.com about 6 months back. Seemed very easy. Order the kit, spit in a tube and send off.

Pros -
- Simple to use
- Initial assessment was very informative...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-03-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,169
Posted By CaptainDave
I've definitely seen a lot more Cruz signs pop up...

I've definitely seen a lot more Cruz signs pop up in Houston proper over the last couple of weeks. Sure, there's been a lot of Beto signs up over the last several months. Finally, seeing some Cruz...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,705
Posted By CaptainDave
Considering I didn't get it, I just checked my...

Considering I didn't get it, I just checked my phone Alert settings.

I have amber alerts set to off, but Emergency alerts set to on.

Who knows, but not sure why some of us didn't get it. I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By CaptainDave
Got a sister in law with a home in a similar...

Got a sister in law with a home in a similar situation. Approx. 2,300 SF home; needed sheet rock work on all walls & ceilings, texturing/painting entire home, new flooring throughout, plumbing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,705
Posted By CaptainDave
Nope. I didn't receive it, but got a flu...

Nope.

I didn't receive it, but got a flu shot a few weeks ago.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,129
Posted By CaptainDave
I'm definitely in the yes column. I hunted an AR...

I'm definitely in the yes column. I hunted an AR county for a few years and saw a few kills, which many here would consider boarder line at best based on pictures. Very surprised as not one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,339
Posted By CaptainDave
2007 Chevy Z71, sold June 2018 Overall,...

2007 Chevy Z71, sold June 2018

Overall, decent truck. Never once stranded me on the side of the road.

Dislikes and issues:
- Front dash crack, pretty standard for that run of vehicles
-...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By CaptainDave
True to an extent. However, I see the other side...

True to an extent. However, I see the other side as well. The potential employer may feel you are just "settling" for something in the short-term and you might be out the door in 3-6 months as soon...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,589
Posted By CaptainDave
Had an opening morning doe come in a few years...

Had an opening morning doe come in a few years ago, maybe 5 minutes after legal shooting light. Deer wasn't actually tagged until about a half hour later. No question, my earliest season kill.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By CaptainDave
There are plenty of wireless systems on the...

There are plenty of wireless systems on the market you can buy and not have monitored. Self installation is pretty easy as well.

No question an alarm will give some piece of mind to a wife...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,036
Posted By CaptainDave
Decent deal if brand new. Not necessarily a...

Decent deal if brand new. Not necessarily a steal, but definitely a fair price imo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,917
Posted By CaptainDave
I've never done a full day sit. Just not that...

I've never done a full day sit. Just not that mad at them I guess. I have done longer sits from sunrise until early afternoon either during the rut or when there was a full moon. We don't get all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By CaptainDave
I did it for a few months. Some days were great,...

I did it for a few months. Some days were great, others not so much. I'm back to office full time for now.

Things I liked -
- No traffic or commute to deal with
- Breaks were easier to come...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,759
Posted By CaptainDave
I get all that. My question is why does Allen...

I get all that. My question is why does Allen only have one high school? Other large ISD's in the State (like Katy, mentioned in this thread) have half a dozen or more high schools.

Seems Allen...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,759
Posted By CaptainDave
Yep, that's how a lot of this ends up passing. ...

Yep, that's how a lot of this ends up passing. Some of these districts also hold the bond vote outside of the normal election cycle. I've even see them hold the vote during the week of "open house"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,555
Posted By CaptainDave
As far as brick and mortar chain stores, Jarrod...

As far as brick and mortar chain stores, Jarrod is pretty high on the list. Yes, you can get a better deal from a wholesaler, but proceed with your own risk.

Jarrod is not going to misrepresent...
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