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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By Olphart
Chief Big Toe has the answer! We did this years...

Chief Big Toe has the answer! We did this years ago when our conventional cratered and don't regret it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Olphart
To the OP, I have had it for about 3 years. I...

To the OP, I have had it for about 3 years. I started out just buying the system, installed it, and it didn't work at first because we are on AT&T cell service. They sent the system they use in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By Olphart
Totally Agree!

Totally Agree!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By Olphart
Stan, please consider getting a second opinion....

Stan, please consider getting a second opinion. I'm not knocking who you have with S&W in Temple, but that's where my wife's 1st happened. Do some checking with anyone you can ask or get reviews from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By Olphart
Stan, my wife has gone through three back...

Stan, my wife has gone through three back surgeries. She's still healing from the 3nd and healing is supposed to take up to 18 months. I can give you a name for the 3rd surgeon, but I won't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,253
Posted By Olphart
Bluesman is correct about agony. I was focused on...

Bluesman is correct about agony. I was focused on your fingers and not your thumb, which should be on the back of the neck, not the headstock. And don't try and keep it aligned with the neck like you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,253
Posted By Olphart
You're doing good with that hand position, but...

You're doing good with that hand position, but get that index finger and ring finger off the frets (put them just behind)! Keep at it and it will get better.

I started when I was 16/17 and my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Olphart
Mark, enjoy these times as they soon will find...

Mark, enjoy these times as they soon will find "other things" they will want to pursue. Still, they will remember these times and think back on them fondly.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,274
Posted By Olphart
Outstanding Kuma and ladybluearm! We definitely...

Outstanding Kuma and ladybluearm! We definitely need more of this than bickering about masks, vaccinations, left and right. Thank you for posting these "humane" actions!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By Olphart
I've always used the Oregon brand. I have a...

I've always used the Oregon brand. I have a Gravely and I made the mistake of keeping mulching blades on it this Spring and didn't like the cut. So, I took those off and put on the "normal" blades,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Olphart
I used to buy non-rubber hoses and regretted it....

I used to buy non-rubber hoses and regretted it. Now, I only buy rubber hoses and have been very pleased with their longevity. I replace a washer every so often but that's cheap compared to replacing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,545
Posted By Olphart
Your mother did the right thing and if the "son"...

Your mother did the right thing and if the "son" didn't know about the probate, he's a dumb arse to think he can just go get what he wants. I'd tell him NOTHING can be removed until the probate...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Olphart
After my mom passed, I went to the attorney she...

After my mom passed, I went to the attorney she used. We got the Wills, Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Directive to Physicians and Family completed as we wished them to be. During a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Olphart
**** shame it took this frigging long!

**** shame it took this frigging long!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,744
Posted By Olphart
Straight out of Las Vegas! Never click on this...

Straight out of Las Vegas! Never click on this crap.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,057
Posted By Olphart
You have definitely earned retirement! You will...

You have definitely earned retirement! You will find some conflicts in not being around the people you have worked with over the years and no longer having the authority to address some jack wads, in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Olphart
From my experience, 5' isn't deep enough to keep...

From my experience, 5' isn't deep enough to keep crappie or bass alive through the summer. Catfish, yes.

Sounds like the freeze may have got them or it turned over and depleted all oxygen.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Olphart
Buffalo gnats have already been getting whacked...

Buffalo gnats have already been getting whacked over here. I have a sticky trap set up and it's already full of 'em, along with some wasps, etc. I'll need to get a replacement or 2 for this summer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,824
Posted By Olphart
I'd pick either Richland Chambers or Limestone....

I'd pick either Richland Chambers or Limestone. Prices of lots and houses are outrageous though. It's too late for me at this stage of life.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By Olphart
This is what I did too. I rarely have pigs and...

This is what I did too. I rarely have pigs and trap the coons. Beats the hail out of climbing a ladder in the bed of my truck....with 50 lbs. of corn.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,707
Posted By Olphart
And you never will; I've been there and had to go...

And you never will; I've been there and had to go through the motions several times too.




This is how I felt. I'd truly like to sit on one or two, but now I'm exempt by age and glad I don't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,601
Posted By Olphart
I just roll them up with the hooks inside the...

I just roll them up with the hooks inside the wraps and keep 'em in a cheap HF bag.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By Olphart
I used my box blade with shanks to evenly dig it...

I used my box blade with shanks to evenly dig it up, then drug a piece of chain link fence around with cinder blocks to weigh it down. It has a landscape timber wired to the back end to keep the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,253
Posted By Olphart
Shane posted pics of basic chords, but there's a...

Shane posted pics of basic chords, but there's a variation of the basics that I use and prefer for C, F, and sometimes G.

The C chord
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You'll notice my ring finger has moved up to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,298
Posted By Olphart
Like others have said, get you a good...

Like others have said, get you a good attorney....now.

Don't give a statement or discuss it with the other company without an approval of your attorney (won't happen).
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,470
Posted By Olphart
BowSlayer, I'm like you in that I don't use my...

BowSlayer, I'm like you in that I don't use my truck bed very often. I don't hunt or pull a boat anymore and the only reason I keep my F150 is to haul a subcompact tractor occasionally (rare). If I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Olphart
Great post, Phillip! I honor all vets of...

Great post, Phillip!

I honor all vets of every conflict and hope we can bring all those back from current continuous deployments in other countries. If we are going to go to war, do what needs to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,253
Posted By Olphart
Bill, you need to curl your fingers where the...

Bill, you need to curl your fingers where the tips are on the strings, not the bottom, fleshy parts. Make those fingers hurt!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By Olphart
Wife has been taking it for 11 years to help with...

Wife has been taking it for 11 years to help with nerve issues/pain. She's had back surgery 3x and had hydrocodone initially to help with the pain. She's quickly off that, but continues with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,223
Posted By Olphart
Its not that difficult. No charges were...

Its not that difficult.

No charges were filed for not wearing the mask.

Charges were filed for criminal trespass when she refused to leave.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By Olphart
I have one and I've used it on a dinky little...

I have one and I've used it on a dinky little pond here on my place, as well as a 50 acre private lake. Very stable and easy to fish in by one or two people. Much better than a kayak!

I will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 18,696
Posted By Olphart
My thoughts are with you and your wife, Michael....

My thoughts are with you and your wife, Michael. If you need anything, just ask.

I can't imagine your pain.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,609
Posted By Olphart
Jeez, there are so many tin foil hats on this...

Jeez, there are so many tin foil hats on this site....no vaccines, no masks, no sense.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By Olphart
As has Bryan and College Station had these for...

As has Bryan and College Station had these for decades. It's all about taking "cold" reports and keeping patrol officers for more important work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By Olphart
I posted about this stuff on another thread, but...

I posted about this stuff on another thread, but here ya go. Get you some Bifenthrin and a handheld sprayer (gallon). Mix 1 ounce of Bifenthrin in a gallon of water and spray every mound you run...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,253
Posted By Olphart
Go to your store and play both acoustic and...

Go to your store and play both acoustic and electric or, have someone play them for you since you don't yet play. I prefer the sweet, sustaining sound of acoustics, but I play chords (no lead licks),...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,220
Posted By Olphart
Been retired a long time and I know things have...

Been retired a long time and I know things have changed. I'm glad I don't do that any longer but I do appreciate those that still do....especially another veteran.

I'm a Glock fan but carry at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,817
Posted By Olphart
You might unscrew the sprinkler cans and see if...

You might unscrew the sprinkler cans and see if that narrows the issue down to the sprinklers. If you get water to pump from the pvc tubing, you'll know your sprinklers aren't thawed out and you can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Olphart
You'll likely never be rid of them but I highly...

You'll likely never be rid of them but I highly recommend spraying any and all ant beds with Bifenthrin solution. I started doing this last fall on mine and my 2 sister-in-laws places and it quickly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Olphart
Been using Open Office for years now. Does what I...

Been using Open Office for years now. Does what I want for documents or spreadsheets.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By Olphart
KEEP your boat.

KEEP your boat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Olphart
Gotcha! Looked like a plug in the pic. I like...

Gotcha! Looked like a plug in the pic. I like what you did to the drain; I'll have to do that cause those hose bibs are a pain in the ***.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Olphart
I like the change to the water heater drain, but...

I like the change to the water heater drain, but why is your pan drain plugged? Does it go through the wall?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,102
Posted By Olphart
I haven't used ours for several years because of...

I haven't used ours for several years because of this (plus being a very inefficient way to heat). Only way to keep ours from having smoke drawn in was to crack a door or window, which defeats the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By Olphart
I've never used this feature. I'm about to begin...

I've never used this feature. I'm about to begin said trip...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By Olphart
You should drain them annually. Texas16,...

You should drain them annually.
Texas16, you're livin' on borrowed time before a disastrous mess. Check them for rusting bottoms and get ready to replace.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Olphart
About 3 inches now outside College Station and...

About 3 inches now outside College Station and still coming down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,515
Posted By Olphart
I'm a Glock fan. No safety (other than the...

I'm a Glock fan. No safety (other than the trigger), easy to disassemble and clean, and reliable. Our department went to issuing all firearms and duty ammo and mandated the Glock 22 for various...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,515
Posted By Olphart
I wish I had. I wouldn't carry it now but still...

I wish I had. I wouldn't carry it now but still would like to have it as a backup in the house.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By Olphart
Youtube has several opinions on rust removal. One...

Youtube has several opinions on rust removal. One I saw compared coke to vinegar, etc. The vinegar was best in that one video, so I tried it on some tools. It did a decent job but I'd check an auto...
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