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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,884
Posted By Rush2Judge
I will preface this by saying I am terrible at...

I will preface this by saying I am terrible at remembering names...

I former college friend had recently been married and was hosting a house warming party. My girlfriend (soon to be fiancť and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 794
Posted By Rush2Judge
This is what I did. There was a discussion on...

This is what I did. There was a discussion on here a couple months ago about them being on sale. I grabbed one and no regrets. I suspect the Greenworks and the Ryobi are pretty equivalent. Just find...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-19-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By Rush2Judge
And nobody likes "carp"

And nobody likes "carp"
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,553
Posted By Rush2Judge
Goodr. $25. Lots of variety. VERY comfortable as...

Goodr. $25. Lots of variety. VERY comfortable as they are made for running. I thought they were a joke until I tried them. No reason to pay more.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,758
Posted By Rush2Judge
I'm the first to admit I am not a great haggler....

I'm the first to admit I am not a great haggler. Most people I meet like to believe they are the best. I'm not. When I buy my trucks I do the internet thing. I "build" my truck and send it out to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By Rush2Judge
Can't help you on price but I can say I love the...

Can't help you on price but I can say I love the cement board siding. We have it on our lake house. All the other neighbors complain about squirrels and woodpeckers. In four years, we haven't had a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Rush2Judge
Sometimes, this place cracks me up. The OP asked...

Sometimes, this place cracks me up. The OP asked for breeder recommendations and all but two posts have rained down judgement or diversion.

OP, I can't help you. I have a brother who just got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,924
Posted By Rush2Judge
We have 300 acres and I still won't call it "the...

We have 300 acres and I still won't call it "the ranch" or "the farm". To me, the first involves raising live animals and the second means growing crops. We do have two stupid donkeys that the owner...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,477
Posted By Rush2Judge
My wife and I will hit 29 years this Fall. In all...

My wife and I will hit 29 years this Fall. In all that time, it never crossed my mind to say the words "You'd do it or else". I'm dumbfounded how you made it to 24 years with that attitude.

And if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 599
Posted By Rush2Judge
I didn't either. Until I got one. ...

I didn't either. Until I got one.

Seriously, the Rachio is great. Adjust to rain (and forecasted rain) without needing its own rain gauge. Also very handy when you are trying to adjust sprinkler...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,769
Posted By Rush2Judge
Both boy's high school graduation was over 1400...

Both boy's high school graduation was over 1400 students (read every name). About the same for Aggie Engineering for the oldest. Probably only about 500 for the youngest Business School graduation. I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-29-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rush2Judge
Worked for me. Just used biscuits and support...

Worked for me. Just used biscuits and support boards underneath. I used bar epoxy to finish.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,885
Posted By Rush2Judge
Not a good example. You can shoot all the coyotes...

Not a good example. You can shoot all the coyotes and hogs you want. I'm pretty sure the ranchers would support this idea for the wolves.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,122
Posted By Rush2Judge
Dogs on couches? No comprendo.

Dogs on couches? No comprendo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,563
Posted By Rush2Judge
I believe the rule of thumb was 2 to 2.5x income....

I believe the rule of thumb was 2 to 2.5x income. I could never see myself going that high. Our comfort level never exceeded 1.25x.

And as others pointed out, home value has nothing to do with it....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,586
Posted By Rush2Judge
Parenting is hard work. Your wife (and step...

Parenting is hard work. Your wife (and step daughter) are lucky to have you around for perspective. I remember feeling awkward on early dates going to nice restaurants. We never stop teaching our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Rush2Judge
I sat down with the tax appraiser that worked...

I sat down with the tax appraiser that worked with me on my wildlife management plan he used hand thrown corn on the edge of the ponds; he called it "yellow gold".

I have a 3 acre green tree...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,935
Posted By Rush2Judge
Guess I got the 3 pm Friday last truck off the...

Guess I got the 3 pm Friday last truck off the line. My '78 Bronco with the 351 engine wouldn't pull the hat off your head. Fun vehicle but nothing to brag about.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 38,649
Posted By Rush2Judge
With the Horns flaming out in spectacular fashion...

With the Horns flaming out in spectacular fashion this year, I will be left pulling for the Aggies. Best of luck in the post season to everyone still in it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,313
Posted By Rush2Judge
Nothing but respect for those that make this...

Nothing but respect for those that make this leap. Good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,172
Posted By Rush2Judge
Didn't think about chicken. I agree 100%.

Didn't think about chicken. I agree 100%.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,172
Posted By Rush2Judge
Put me in the same camp as BoB and Smart....

Put me in the same camp as BoB and Smart. Mesquite for steaks. Pecan, Hickory and oak (in that order) for BBQ. I can also go with charcoal for steaks in a pinch. And yes, there is a difference.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,189
Posted By Rush2Judge
We sure do have some Negative Nancys on here. We...

We sure do have some Negative Nancys on here. We did the same thing you are trying to do. Absolutely no regrets and we have great memories.

When the kids were really young, we started with a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,025
Posted By Rush2Judge
Two failed dams controlled by the same river...

Two failed dams controlled by the same river authority? No money or commitment to fix them? I sure would be nervous if I had a home on any other lakes in this system. Might just be time to sell if I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 637
Posted By Rush2Judge
If I were a betting man, I would say the power...

If I were a betting man, I would say the power loss put a spike on the line that caused the relays inside the controller to get turned on either though software bug or hardware flaw. No different...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 975
Posted By Rush2Judge
You have a very inspirational story. And I love...

You have a very inspirational story. And I love how you are not stopping at "just" graduating. The fact that you are going to grad school says even more about your character. What a great example for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,076
Posted By Rush2Judge
My wife is so busy with work, she usually won't...

My wife is so busy with work, she usually won't reply to personal emails for up to 24 hours. Often times won't see or reply to a text for half a day. She has lots of personal email sent to our home...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,076
Posted By Rush2Judge
The ladies provide some good insight but I think...

The ladies provide some good insight but I think you are missing an important point (at least as I see it). The issue is not that she called him three times in three hours. It's not that she is angry...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,557
Posted By Rush2Judge
Congratulations! That is no small achievement....

Congratulations! That is no small achievement. Your future is bright.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,076
Posted By Rush2Judge
Since you posted this to a public forum, I will...

Since you posted this to a public forum, I will give my take. No, this is not a quirk. It is a deep seated insecurity which you appear to already know about. It will take time, but that can be worked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,820
Posted By Rush2Judge
And to you husbands that have wives that teach,...

And to you husbands that have wives that teach, don't feel special. We all get an earful of how difficult a day our wives had no matter what they do or don't do for a living.

*** Note: this was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,820
Posted By Rush2Judge
No offense intended. I just missed where this was...

No offense intended. I just missed where this was extra work for your wife. If it is, then I agree this needs to be addressed. If the child really is developing as expected, then "no" she should not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,820
Posted By Rush2Judge
I too am struggling to figure out where the...

I too am struggling to figure out where the stress is coming from for this teacher. I'm sure I am just missing something.

Reading though these posts, I really feel for some of you; both teachers...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,990
Posted By Rush2Judge
Outstanding! Sounds like she is not only...

Outstanding! Sounds like she is not only talented, but also has a great head on her shoulders. Future looks bright for that young lady. Job well done.

Put me in the category that scores golf by...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 38,649
Posted By Rush2Judge
The pitching staff is also averaging one hit...

The pitching staff is also averaging one hit batter every game - 47 games, 47 hit batters.

56 wild pitches also comes into play.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,898
Posted By Rush2Judge
It's been a long time ago but, when I was at your...

It's been a long time ago but, when I was at your stage in life I was married to a nervous Nelly of a wife. Very conservative and not crazy about putting our money in stocks. To ease her mind, we put...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 38,649
Posted By Rush2Judge
I hear Hotels.com may be looking for another...

I hear Hotels.com may be looking for another spokesperson.

On a bright note, I can now save $40/month and cancel my Playstation Vue account. I'm not going to need the Longhorn Network for a few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,126
Posted By Rush2Judge
Perfect summary. Your degree, school and...

Perfect summary. Your degree, school and "network" may get you your first job. What happens after that is up to you. I guess I just haven't seen this magical network in action. When my oldest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,993
Posted By Rush2Judge
It would appear the TBH parents (and children...

It would appear the TBH parents (and children there of) don't fit the profile of the vertical. I guess we alls key the results to better than they really are.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,993
Posted By Rush2Judge
You're a good grandson and definitely win the...

You're a good grandson and definitely win the award for best grandmother!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,993
Posted By Rush2Judge
One son will be 22 in June and is living at home....

One son will be 22 in June and is living at home.


He graduates in 2.5 weeks and will either be going to grad school or accept the job offer from his internship last Summer. If it is the latter,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 38,649
Posted By Rush2Judge
I really wanted to be wrong. The pitching is...

I really wanted to be wrong. The pitching is mediocre (and that is being very generous). Combined with no depth at catcher and below average hitting, it's not surprising the wheels finally came off...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By Rush2Judge
This thread reminded me of an experience many...

This thread reminded me of an experience many years ago right after school. I had always wanted a Ď63 vette and saved up the money for one. I was stupid enough to drive it to a club in n downtown one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By Rush2Judge
Iím in the camp of unlocked with nothing of value...

Iím in the camp of unlocked with nothing of value inside.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,949
Posted By Rush2Judge
23.3% increase in one year? No, it did not! I...

23.3% increase in one year? No, it did not! I give people enough credit to understand the concept of appreciation. I also think we understand when we are being taken advantage of. My 52 year old...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,949
Posted By Rush2Judge
23.3% increase in value in one year. They are...

23.3% increase in value in one year. They are crooks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 30,972
Posted By Rush2Judge
I’m getting too old for pedestals. The Tiger...

I’m getting too old for pedestals. The Tiger story is great reading and a great adventure. Heck, the man’s name is frickn “Tiger”; born for greatness! I’m not a fan of the GOAT labels.

Curt, I’m...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 04-12-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Rush2Judge
I heard on commentator making the argument that...

I heard on commentator making the argument that Trump was a hypocrite because he says his border policy is for safety yet wants to bus the illegals into the "heart of the country" putting people in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,485
Posted By Rush2Judge
How much for that star on the wall in your...

How much for that star on the wall in your avatar? Never seen anything like it. I'll give you $200 for it. :D;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,485
Posted By Rush2Judge
This train wreck was visible 30+ years ago. When...

This train wreck was visible 30+ years ago. When 401k's came into being, the train was put on the tracks. The first victim was pensions. The 401k gave companies an out on huge expenses and...
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