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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By txpitdog
The hidden cost is, as Capt Glenn said, the time....

The hidden cost is, as Capt Glenn said, the time. Always something needing to be cleaned, tightened, replaced, maintained. Bigger boat means bigger expenses. And itís not just the boat that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By txpitdog
It must be dead calm offshore today because the...

It must be dead calm offshore today because the number of boats racing out this morning has been 5x what was all week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By txpitdog
We used to put calcium carbide rocks down the...

We used to put calcium carbide rocks down the holes and light the acetylene that comes out
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By txpitdog
Plenty of spots to fish on the river, and the...

Plenty of spots to fish on the river, and the beach is pretty decent too. Weíve got a cheap VRBO rental house with a little dock and a fishing light. The crabs are crazy thick, and weíve caught...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By txpitdog
Crabbing on the Colorado River

Weíve been into em thick since yesterday. Caught 18 in about 2hrs and called it good. Boiled em and ate good. Set the trap overnight and fished again this morning. Got about 36 in the trap, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,288
Posted By txpitdog
Some bottles are in front of the cold air...

Some bottles are in front of the cold air circulation vent are are in the direct path of sub freezing air. They get lowered below the freezing point through direct contact with the air when the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By txpitdog
Thank you , and I hope you continue to beat it! ...

Thank you , and I hope you continue to beat it! My father in law elected not to pursue the chemo, since it sounds like in his case it might just get him a few months and will knock him down pretty...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By txpitdog
We always catch at least one keeper at Alexander...

We always catch at least one keeper at Alexander Deussen Park
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,948
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By txpitdog
It sounds like it might be something internal,...

It sounds like it might be something internal, donít know if itís a rod issue, but it sounded like it was more serious than a gasket/hose, or exterior component.

I donít know his specific...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By txpitdog
Vehicle resources for people getting back on their feet?

My BIL screwed things up big time with multiple DWIís. **** near got himself a long sentence with a felony conviction. He finally saw the light and has been busting his butt to make things right...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By txpitdog
Any experience with chemo? Cisplatin and Gemcitabine

My father in lawís liver cancer has progressed to stage 4, and the VA is starting chemo next Wednesday. He also has a meeting with palliative care on Monday, so hopefully they can advise on medicine...
Forum: Photography 07-13-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,127
Posted By txpitdog
Spent a month in BC, Canada for work, and eagles...

Spent a month in BC, Canada for work, and eagles were a daily sighting. One day while waiting for the ferry to arrive an eagle landed on a telephone pole near where we were waiting. My buddy said...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,692
Posted By txpitdog
A friend and I used to go 40-50 miles offshore in...

A friend and I used to go 40-50 miles offshore in his 23ft Sea Fox with a single 150. Some nerve racking times dealing with swells and chop. We just didnít know any better. I am so thankful for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By txpitdog
Too late, Iíve already sold my Texas soul to Blue...

Too late, Iíve already sold my Texas soul to Blue Bell.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,458
Posted By txpitdog
The sunsets where the sky is on fire The dew on...

The sunsets where the sky is on fire
The dew on my windows in the morning from the humidity
The bay in the early morning
Deer grazing at the edge of the tree line
Bluebonnets, bbq, and Buccees...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By txpitdog
Blue Bell coconut cream pie

New flavor. Itís awesome. Get some.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By txpitdog
Ha! Dang I mustíve missed it. I thought Iíd run...

Ha! Dang I mustíve missed it. I thought Iíd run into some genius. Oh well


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By txpitdog
Perhaps this will work to keep raccoons off feeders

Pretty cheap, maybe it would work.

https://youtu.be/8QjhBKDzKcE


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By txpitdog
Also be aware of the San Jac Waste Pits at the...

Also be aware of the San Jac Waste Pits at the I-10 bridge. International Paper is cleaning it up, but it is leaching PCB and dioxin into the River, which feeds Galveston Bay


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By txpitdog
Gotta turn them notifications off. I just access...

Gotta turn them notifications off. I just access it via safari.
The real merit of Reddit is in the s/whatcouldgowrong, s/holup, and s/playstupidgames subs. Mankind’s failures on display for your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,173
Posted By txpitdog
Head down, mouth shut, squirrel it away, eject...

Head down, mouth shut, squirrel it away, eject early.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,382
Posted By txpitdog
We do Hulu Live but haven’t compared to YT TV....

We do Hulu Live but haven’t compared to YT TV. I’m curious now and will check it out. To heck with DirectTV. Will never go back to that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By txpitdog
In general Reddit is pretty heavy left. The...

In general Reddit is pretty heavy left. The Texas sub is more vocally left, but thereís a mix on there. People seem to love to hate on Abbott. When I first joined Reddit there was more of an...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-07-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By txpitdog
What is your comfort/confidence level in your...

What is your comfort/confidence level in your shooting abilities and the pistol? For me, accuracy at distance with a pistol has a lot to do with consistent grip pressure/firmness as it does with...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-06-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By txpitdog
I love the Nosler 240gr JSP for higher velocity...

I love the Nosler 240gr JSP for higher velocity use (rifle). Iíve used 2400 and other powders, but my go to is of course H110 for the full power fun stuff and Unique for mild loads.

Definitely...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-06-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,412
Posted By txpitdog
Do these hold up ok at shorter ranges? Part of...

Do these hold up ok at shorter ranges? Part of the reason I went with 120 NPT is I am concerned a standard cup and core bullet would explode on impact unless it has the distance to slow down to its...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-03-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,412
Posted By txpitdog
Meh itís just personal preference. Another...

Meh itís just personal preference. Another caliber to load for and experiment with. Iíll likely not ever hunt something with my 257 Wby Mark V that my $400 Ruger 30-06 could not have killed, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,715
Posted By txpitdog
Finally I can prove to my wife I have superior...

Finally I can prove to my wife I have superior intellect
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-03-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,412
Posted By txpitdog
I am shooting 120gr Nosler’s Partitions but only...

I am shooting 120gr Nosler’s Partitions but only because I got them cheap. Initial loads are shooting right at an inch, but I haven’t killed anything with it yet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,841
Posted By txpitdog
Disregardless, I all ways take this kind of...

Disregardless, I all ways take this kind of advises into the fore when placing something for sell.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,362
Posted By txpitdog
Fingers crossed no major federal taxation laws...

Fingers crossed no major federal taxation laws sucker punch my retirement plans in the junk. We’re already fortunate enough to be living comfortably, we know what we would actually need to continue...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By txpitdog
Bilstein 5100 if they make them for your truck

Bilstein 5100 if they make them for your truck
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,996
Posted By txpitdog
Pharr is not the most exotic place, but McAllen...

Pharr is not the most exotic place, but McAllen is nice. Iíd live in McAllen before a lot of other Texas cities, like craphole Beaumont.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,983
Posted By txpitdog
Awesome! Look, itís going to be like this the...

Awesome! Look, itís going to be like this the whole way through. Constantly working on things you canít do, but realizing you can do things that once seemed impossible. Just forward progress all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By txpitdog
Coleman Prairie Breeze! We’ve gotten great...

Coleman Prairie Breeze! We’ve gotten great mileage out of ours. It does have internal lighting, a partition for separate rooms, and it’s waterproof and and easy to set up. AND it’s goes back in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,541
Posted By txpitdog
Man that is rough, but I hope you make a speedy...

Man that is rough, but I hope you make a speedy recovery. Donít go forcing yourself to to anything right away.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,417
Posted By txpitdog
The book is really good

The book is really good
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 604
Posted By txpitdog
Parent taught driverís ed

Alright whoís done it? Would you do it again or send your kid to a class? Any specific vendor that worked for you? Looks like thereís a bunch of them. State of Texas appears to be fairly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By txpitdog
I’ll smoke some chunk of animal. Float in the...

I’ll smoke some chunk of animal. Float in the pool. Scooter ride.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,049
Posted By txpitdog
Heís betting that the decrease in the value of...

Heís betting that the decrease in the value of the dollar is less than the decrease/contraction in the valuation of the companies he would invest in. If the dollar loses 5% but funds lose 10%, he...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-18-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By txpitdog
Definitely this. Iíve bought 2 lefty Weatherby...

Definitely this. Iíve bought 2 lefty Weatherby Mark Vís from the gun library, and they handled the transaction very efficiently. One rifle, a 460 Custom Lazermark, took a little longer because it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,591
Posted By txpitdog
Read the book. It goes into horrific detail...

Read the book. It goes into horrific detail about what the survivors of X-ray went through following the engagement. Possibly one of the most chaotic and tragic experiences American soldiers ever...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,958
Posted By txpitdog
Thatís awesome and great to hear. Iím sure it...

Thatís awesome and great to hear. Iím sure it has been a very difficult time but I hope that she continues to do well. Iím praying we at least get some kind of recommendation for treatment or some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,958
Posted By txpitdog
Thank you so much, and I am sorry to hear about...

Thank you so much, and I am sorry to hear about your mom. This kind of information helps ease the fear, that at least the treatment might be effective. I will pass the doctorís name on to my in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,983
Posted By txpitdog
Excellent! Iíve had a number of things where I...

Excellent! Iíve had a number of things where I thought I would just have to enjoy guitar without doing those things (G, C, and Dm) but I just kept trying. It took me longer than it would a younger...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,958
Posted By txpitdog
Thank you (everyone). We will check into this.

Thank you (everyone). We will check into this.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,958
Posted By txpitdog
Stage 4 cholangiocarcinoma

My father in law was recently diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (liver cancer) after years of battling CLL from agent orange exposure. In the amount of time it took from discovery in late April to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By txpitdog
Look up efflorescence. It’s the mineral deposits...

Look up efflorescence. It’s the mineral deposits in the ground moisture as it wicks through the concrete.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,983
Posted By txpitdog
Howís it coming? Getting a little easier or not...

Howís it coming? Getting a little easier or not so painful? Helps to focus on keeping yourself relaxed. I was all locked up and pressing as hard as possible in the beginning but that just makes it...
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