The Three Amigos... Sage, Dixie & Wingnut!!!

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  1. Adam-NLV

    Adam-NLV Well-Known Member

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    It was getting that way in N.Vegas when I left, i use to carry sometimes just to walk the dog on Sunday early morning, the zombies may still be out. That was the beginning of the end for me & nLv :poop:
     
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    I stayed in some fleabag motel while passing through Vegas, and the zombie trolls were THICK on Tropicana Boulevard... I never left the room at night, my excuse was that I had to watch the cats, LOL. :cautious:

    Fell asleep last night with the sliding glass door cracked open, now Phoenix is MIA... she's very shy, I don't see her going far since she hardly ever left her little cat cave under the couch, and she may be hiding somewhere in the house, or under the home since the skirting isn't all buttoned up yet. Hopefully she turns up later today, it would really suck to lose two cats in the same month. I don't seem to be having much luck with cats lately here in southeastern Arizona, even though I treat 'em like royalty... it just isn't enough, ya gotta watch those miserable coyotes, they are dangerous predators and they will hop fences in a heartbeat if they think they can catch some small domestic animal. I'd like to shoot every last coyote in the 'hood, but it wouldn't do any good, others would simply take their places, there's an unlimited supply in the desert, LOL. :confused:

    And now for something completely different, a shot of Tiger eating at his end of the table:

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    He's a funny little cat, but he's coming along alright. He's still a bit skittish so I'm giving him plenty o' time to get used to his new digs and his new master... er, I mean butler. :whistle:

    Hey, Margot, if ya see this post, I put your drawing up over the fridge, here it is:

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    It fits perfectly in that space, so that's where it goes, LOL. Luv ya, CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:
     
  3. Coastal Redneck

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    Hey, Adam-NLV, I saw your post about last night's full moon, I went to some redneck music festival and had a blast, even though the crowd was never that large... music was good though, while the sunset & moonrise were excellent!!! I took some pics, but the Canon cam doesn't do justice to the evening sky, maybe I should've tried the "Creative Shots" mode. Meh, here are the pics I took, along with a few others taken at the ol' hacienda:

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    That's a neighbor's place in that fourth shot, it's not a bad little place and it has a heller view of the Stronghold, but it lacks the interior room of my double-wide... gotta do something about my "lawn" when the monsoon arrives, maybe sow some wildflower seeds instead of grass, aye? In those last five shots, y'all can see what I mean about the crowd, LOL... I don't think there was ever more than 200 folks at the concert, but this was the inaugural event, maybe there will be more next time. Got a few more pics of the concert, back in a moment... :rolleyes:
     
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    I met a hilarious couple from Vail, AZ, just east of Tucson, we had a good time sitting together and drinking a few beverages, including the short dog o' peppermint schnapps I snuck into the venue, LOL. Here's Round #2 of pics:

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    See what I mean? The Canon cam didn't do justice to the sky... gotta remember to try the other mode on such occasions. Meh, a good time was had by all, and I made some new friends, so no worries. There's little Phoenix under the couch again, thank goodness I coaxed her back inside before she got picked off by those danged coyotes, this country is hard on small domestic animals. Still no sign of Sage, I'm afraid he's gone for good, but I'm still holding out hope that maybe he'll miraculously reappear. Alright, I'm off to WallyWorld to resupply with beer, gonna make an effort to finish all the painting this week, I am heartily sick of it, LOL. Y'all be good, I'm outta here, CHEERS!!! :whistle:

    P.S. Wait, quick question... whaddy'all think of the Coleman CT200U or whatever it's called? It doesn't have any suspension, just those fat tires, but it has something like a 195 or 196cc lawnmower engine, and it might be the ticket for the specific purpose of carting climbing gear to the crags, or near the crags, as the bike has racks fore and aft. I can buy a brand-new one for $400, maybe less if I lowball the seller, LOL. The bike would fit on my cargo carrier too... it's that or an Apollo pit bike for around $600, unless I wait till something else possibly arrives. Any input on the Coleman number? Thanks in advance, HASTA LUEGO!!! :cool:
     
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    I noticed that was the same moon. this new camera i got is decent. My old camera i had literally bit the dust, after years of being used in Vegas, the shutter gears grinded themselves out of commission from desert sand!:poop: so i got this camera Pixpro from Kodak. Its an entry level camera and under 200 scorpions, lol

    I should of used my tripod to shoot the moon, lol but that time i didnt, it has the x40 zoom but you need steady hands! Music that is Live is the best way to hear it!:p(y)
     
  6. Coastal Redneck

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    My little Tiger is quite the leaper & climber, same way Sage was when he was young... there's a wooden privacy screen just south of the deck, and it has a narrow internal ledge or walkway just the right size for kittehs, so I slapped an outer shelf or ledge nearby so the cats could traverse from my window to the privacy screen. After I put my window screens back up, I'll put a cat door in the wall at the end of that outer shelf. Check out little Tiger as he cruises back & forth upon the walkway, LOL. Bear in mind that I haven't painted the exterior of my home yet, and that fence slat I used for the outer shelf was slightly warped from the start, but I don't hear the kittehs complaining, LOL. Meh, this qualifies as country, and things are supposed to be a little out of whack, particularly on a '77 double-wide, 10-4? WTF, we're living in an imperfect world, I'll be sure to make walkways and bridges perfectly straight inside my home... I already widened every interior window sill, later I will add those high walkways and bridges to keep my kittehs happy in our new home. Here's little Tiger taking a stroll:

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    He likes sitting out there at the end of the walkway and watching the birds at the various feeders, LOL. Pretty cool little cat... Crackhead also uses the walkway, but Tiger likes to hang out and he often lies on that internal ledge. Definitely a climber's cat, LOL. :rolleyes:
     
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    Here are a few more pics of Tiger & Crackhead, they're now getting along famously:

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    Devil Cat Crackhead!!! LOL... just caught him in a yawn for that fourth pic, he looks like a saint in the two following pics. There's little Phoenix under the couch, don't know why the colors are weird in her first pic, some trick of the camera, I reckon. She's actually exploring the entire home, but it's hard to get a shot of her elsewhere because she's so shy... no worries, I'm treating her well and she's healthy in all other respects, so with luck she'll start being more sociable in the future. Alright, I'm off to another website, just wanted y'all to see the kittehs in action... or not, LOL. :cautious:
     
  8. Coastal Redneck

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    Man, the weather is fine today... almost felt like dropping everything and heading to the Stronghold on another recon, but home rehab work never gets done that way, so I'm gonna hammer out the painting of those bathrooms. I have a little prep work left (mostly caulking, I'll crack my 19th tube today), then I wanna roll out both bathrooms twice, seeing them mostly done will motivate me to finish 'em once and for all. So that's what I'll be doing today... WTF, there will be other days with fine weather, and the Stronghold ain't going anywhere, not in my lifetime anyway, maybe in 200 million years, LOL.

    Good news for the day: I've decided to farm out the skirting work on the double-wide, I tried to do this before but the so-called "tradesmen" here in Benson and outlying communities are either incompetent, unreliable, charge too much for substandard work, or all of the above. Meh, I'll give it one more try, that's why I'm here at the library---the local rag known as "The Trading Post" is available at the library on Tuesdays, and it lists services and some tradesmen, time to try another number or two and see if I can find someone capable of doing the job. I already have all the necessary materials, so wish me luck...

    CHEERS, YOUSE FOOLIOTS... ER, I MEAN YOUSE MONKEYBIKING HEROES & CRUSTY MINI DEMONS O' DIRT!!! BOY, IT SURE WOULD BE NICE OUT AT THE STRONGHOLD TODAY, LOL. :rolleyes:
     
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    Another fine day, but I haven't yet begun painting, I spent the morning writing a letter to a hand who has a very interesting job opportunity right here in Benson. I felt it was important to put my oar in, so to speak. If I score this job, well... you'll NEVER in a million years guess what it might be, LOL. I won't say any more about it, so as not to jinx the lead, but it would really be a COOL JOB, 10-4? And y'all know that work is good for the soul, LOL... just because I'm working for myself at this time, finishing off this brutal home rehab effort, that doesn't mean I'm "not working." Sheeee-it, I had far easier times driving those 90-m.p.h. rocketship tractors clear across the continent, but this home rehab has to be done, and since I'm a notoriously cheap b@stard, I'm doing most of the work myself. Good news is that what I've already done looks great, and I don't have that much left to do, but I have the sneaking suspicion that I will be doing all the work myself... the so-called & self-proclaimed "tradesmen" in this burg are notoriously incompetent and wholly unreliable, yet they want to charge an arm and a leg for their "services." :eek:

    I've tried farming out the work, but no way I pay $65 per hour to some douche that doesn't know his... er... sphincter from a hole in the ground, LOL. No thanks, I'll do it myself, would have done it all already but I only have two hands, and this has been a real train wreck of a fixer from the start, thanks to the tweakin' crackerheads who previously occupied the home & property. Not only were those methheads slinging drugs, they were trying to operate a chop shop... I found plenty o' parts, old floor mats, etc., tossed over the carport fence into some brush, items presumably taken out of stolen vehicles. Nice little history for my property, LOL... good thing I'm a regular hand and not some tweakin' crackerhead, but Lordy, Lordy, what a cleanup effort, I've been filling trash bins to overflowing for over three months, and we have two trash pickups per week, go figure. I'm talking big bins too, not some wimpy little undersized bins, LOL. Meh, soon my property will be neat and tidy, like any property belonging to a strack ex-Infantry soldier, 10-4??? Not big on trash strewn across my land, don'tcha know? :cautious:

    ALRIGHT, BACK TO THE OL' HACIENDA FOR A COLD BEER AND SOME HOME REHAB... JUST HAD TO GET THAT LETTER INTO THE RIGHT HANDS. SAY, HERE'S CRACKHEAD MESSING WITH MY PAPER THIS MORNING (The Cochise Trading Post), THE BLASTED VARMINT!!! :confused:

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    BRING ON YOSEMITE SAM: "YA BLASTED VARMINT!!!" :whistle:
     
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    Took some cool pics over the weekend, might as well throw 'em down:

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    Little Phoenix is starting to lose her shyness and gain some trust, as y'all can see in those last four pics... she's a sweet little thing, just very shy, and Crackhead was bullying her from the start, but I reckon I've thumped that outta him by now, LOL. :confused:
     
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    Here's an interesting game my pop brought home from his travels, you woodworkers out there could build one for your kids, grandkids, et al with a little time and the correct materials. Object of the game: to slide those wooden discs from the far end to the scoring slots, you could probably use shiny thumbtacks for the scoring numbers, or maybe some small studs. It's a fun game, my friends & I play it before shooting pool, since I routinely leave the game lying atop the covered table. You wouldn't have to make the pieces to contain the discs (or do the routing), unless you wanted to store the game vertically in a closet or wherever. I'm not sure exactly where this game originated, I think either Scandinavia or India, hard to tell because there are no identifying marks, stamps, etc. This game has been in my family for 50 years or more, damned thing is practically as old as I am, LOL. Here it is, y'all can draw your own conclusions about measurements if you're interested in making a copy of this game... it's fun to play with kids, ya each take a turn sliding all 20 discs, then tot up your score, highest score wins the jackpot, 10-4? Actually, this game only has 19 discs left, one went MIA or was KIA decades ago. Here it is:

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    Pretty cool game... it gets a little raucous & loud when ya gots a bunch of drunken fooliots hurling discs downrange, but that makes no difference here in this bachelor pad & mini pool hall. There's a nice shot of the bottle collection, I deliberately placed that shelf unit in that location so that pool players would occasionally have to grab shorty cues or move bottles, LOL. Certain times of day, those bottles are lit by the sun and they look really cool... there's Crackhead in the last shot, listening to my small transistor radio while macking on the kitchen counter, the blasted varmint. He couldn't wait till I put the dish on the dining room table, so I just let him eat there... but only this one time!!! LOL. :cautious:
     
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    Here are some more shots of my home:

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    Y'all like the cue racks? Wish that bomber pic had less glare, that's a radical shot of the plane skimming the water, LOL. Some of those booze bottles took hits this weekend and were slightly depleted, 10-4? :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm a Stoli man, but I haven't found any in this burg yet, so I'm drinking that Swedish cr@p, LOL:

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    Had a blast in Tombstone yesterday, drinking in old saloons & historic buildings, watching a couple of shows including "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" with live actors and plenty of action, and generally playing the tourist as a break from the tedious home rehab project. Before I post my own shots, these are some postcards I picked up in a gift shop, one said Tucson but I still liked the noose, LOL. :eek:
     
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    Weather was PERFECT yesterday, here are some shots taken as I walked the streets of Tombstone and visited the saloons:

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    HORSIES!!! LOL... that's Big-Nosed Kate's Saloon, it has one heckuva bar, aye? Actually, there are bars within the bar, LOL, that Tequila Bar is a good example. Radical stained glass too, you'll see more of that in a moment... pretty cool place, I drank several beers here and met some classic locals, including a hand who's the GUNSMITH in Tombstone, LOL. WTF, if you're gonna be an armorer or gunsmith, ya might as well do it in TOMBSTONE, 10-4??? I love this historic burg, every time I walk the streets or boardwalks I feel like I'm in a Western, LOL... :rolleyes:
     
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    More pics taken during yesterday's jaunt:

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    You can get your picture taken in that coffin, and it won't cost ya a dime, LOL. The John Wayne poster and the signed Willie photo were par for the course... that last pic shows the hallway leading to the restrooms, there was some cool stuff on the walls, as you'll see in a moment. :cool:
     
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    Check out these CLASSIC keg p!ssers, they were very well-made in terms of metalwork, LOL:

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    Classic stuff there, LOL... I left the saloon to catch the gunfight show, which was very entertaining, then I spotted that old Nash while walking back up Allen Street. Sweeeeeeeeeeet!!! Y'all can see how fine the weather was, folks were strolling around having a good time... :whistle:
     
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    I made my way to the office of The Epitaph, Arizona's oldest continuously-printed newspaper, to pick up my free copy of the edition which appeared after the trial of the Earps and Doc Holliday... the copy came as a freebie with the admission price of the gunfight show, a lousy $10, LOL. I also watched an interesting half-hour-long "Historama" presentation on Tombstone, so the $10 was money well spent, but check out these shots taken in the office of The Epitaph:

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    Oops, pressed the "Post Reply" button by accident... here are some more shots of the typesetting equipment in that office, there's a museum of sorts in back, aye?

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    Those last two pics were taken at my house later, they show the historic edition and a more recent edition. Here are more Tombstone pics taken in the Crystal Palace, Longhorn Restaurant, etc., plus more shots taken on the streets:

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    Those roulette wheels and rebuilt bar were in the Crystal Palace, where I had a beer... thirsty work, tramping around Tombstone, LOL. The primo stained glass gunfight number was in the Longhorn Restaurant, where I had a delicious open-faced burger with chili & fries... the Injuns were part of my table, LOL. :cautious:
     
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    This horse rack was above my table, it looked pretty cool so I snapped a pic, LOL:

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    Check out the cool swag I picked up during my walking adventure:

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    Cool hip flask, yeah??? That'll come in handy here in Benson when I attend the rodeo, circus, etc. That T-shirt was SO F#%NG CLASSIC that I bought one for my best friend Tommy (or "T-Bone"), I'm heading to the Post Office in a few moments to mail his to him... I like the buzzards, LOL. Last but not least, we have an old pickup with a dog riding shotgun, this truck was parked in front of the library when I arrived, so I took a pic of it for youse heroes... not my choice of colors, but still a nice truck, aye???

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    ALRIGHT, I'M OFF TO THE POST OFFICE... AND TO THE STORE SO I CAN RESUPPLY WITH BEER, INTERIOR HOME REHAB SHOULD BE FINISHED SOMETIME THIS WEEK, WOOHOO!!! (y)

    CHEERS, YOUSE FOOLIOTS!!! ER... I MEAN YOUSE MONKEYBIKING HEROES & CRUSTY MINI DEMONS O' DIRT!!! :red70:
     
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    An update on the interior home rehab work: I'm almost finished, "CALL CNN!!!" :eek:

    Got a few hours of cutting in to do today, max, and the friggin' interior painting will be DONE. Man, that was a long haul, working on this train wreck of a fixer home... roughly 14 weeks, though I lost at least a week when Sage went MIA, still no sign of the poor guy, guess he has gone to that "Great Cat Scratching Post In The Sky" after being picked off by those damned coyotes. I miss my little bud... RIP, Mr. Sagers!!! :(

    Anyway, I'm nearly through my 25th tube of caulking material, that's another thing about this home, it was neglected for so long that it's now sucking up the caulking & paint, BIG-TIME. But no worries, I've shown her some love and now she's looking good, I'm quite satisfied with the results even though the work took longer than expected. Here are some pics of the soon-to-be-completed bathrooms:

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    Looking better, yeah? They were downright goldurned ugly before I started painting them, now at least they're looking better... still gotta finish painting today, and that cabinet door with the mirror has to be rehung, it's on sawhorses on the slab under the carport because it needs extra work, 10-4? Gotta install a piece of wood to hide the broken mirror edge, then add some hardboard to make the door look normal again...

    GOLDURNED TWEEKERS!!! :cautious:

    Meh, I'm just glad this interior work is coming to a close... I still have some tasks to do, including replacement of all window screens, which I consider to be "exterior work." Bought rolls of new screen material and the necessary spline or splining, just haven't gotten around to it because I only have two hands. Should've been born an octopus, the advantage being that I could twist eight throttles at once... downside would be getting ripped apart into eight pieces with the bikes going eight different directions, LOL. :confused:

    ALRIGHT, HEROES, TIME TO RETURN TO THE OL' HACIENDA AND FINISH THAT PESKY PAINTING... I PAINTED THE ENTIRE DAMNED INTERIOR MYSELF, GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT, DON'TCHA KNOW??? :whistle:
     

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