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PostPosted: December 13, 2018, 5:13 pm 
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Lookin' uptown is right!

Now get a power painter and paint the walls, studs and all, white. You'd be surprised at how much brighter it gets again! Or maybe no/t

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Now there has to be a story here.

KEMP for Governor

There HAS to be a story here........


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PostPosted: December 14, 2018, 12:39 am 
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horchoha wrote:
KEMP for Governor
There HAS to be a story here........


Here's the story. https://kempforgovernor.com/splash-victory

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horchoha wrote:
Now there has to be a story here.

KEMP for Governor

There HAS to be a story here........
Hi Perry! You sharp-eyed devil, you... There's a story alright. But not about politics. Mr. Kemp is no relation as far as I can tell. He is either a shrewd political tactician or an evil barstard, depending on your party affiliation.

On one of my road trips to Valdosta with Prescott, I commented on how I should steal one of those "KEMP For Governor" signs beside the road. As things often do with Prescott, the conversation spiraled out of control and got sillier as we went along. South Georgia is somewhat rural, mostly agricultural and was apparently very supportive of Mr. Kemp. There were lots of signs.

On the way back from the machine shop, Prescott suddenly yelled "PULL OVER!" and I did, thinking he was having some kind of distress. As soon as the truck stopped moving, he hopped out (and rather quickly for an old fart, I might add). He trotted across the ditchline and into somebody's field, grabbed a KEMP sign and trotted back. "Here, you got your sign, now quit whining!" "Oh My God, Prescott! It's a wonder you didn't get shot!" "Shut up and drive!" And I did...

Came home with the sign, which turned out to be a piece of soft vinyl, folded over a metal frame. It had "KEMP For Governor" printed twice, so as to be a two-sided sign. We cut it in half and now both garages are decorated with them.

I had lunch with Prescott on Tuesday. His birthday is Dec 17 and he will turn 70. Still a little boy at heart. A larcenous little boy...

So, yeah, there's a story... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: December 14, 2018, 8:57 am 
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I prefer low lighting - I look better in dim light.
I resemble that remark! But then, I think most of us do... :mrgreen:

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I'll try to get some pictures later on today when I get back out there.
Well, Larry, "I'll try" is about as close as I got. With the lights on, there's too much glare to get a picture of the wiring. With the lights off, it was too dark! I did manage to get a pic of the connectors I was talking about... Sort of...
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That's the power cord for the lights. The fixtures had a socket on either end for the cord to plug into. There were also cords with the little "three hole" connectors on both ends to string them together. And there were "double ended" connectors to allow two fixtures to fit together end-to-end with no wire. I found that the 12 Ga solid wires that were run to the old fixtures would fit snugly into the sockets of the double ended ones and then plug into the fixtures. A little crimping on the connectors with the 12 ga wire inserted, plug it into the fixture and there was light!

So, is that confusing enough? Good, my work here is finished...
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Yeah, LED lights look like the way to go. A couple of years ago I had installed the usual florescent lights in our garage. I even went with those "jewelry store" tubes that are supposed to be more like daylight. I'm happy with them, but there always seems to be a corner of the garage where enough light doesn't go, so I'm thinking LEDs as fill-in would be good. They really were not widely available when I put our lights in.

By the way, JD, I find I have to manually keep up with your log. Some times I get notification there's a new entry, but most often I don't. I have to check the "View new posts" tag all the time to see if your log has new entries. Do you think God is trying to save me from a life of sin and debauchery, or am I on your sh#tlist?

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PostPosted: December 14, 2018, 10:49 am 
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Lonnie-S wrote:
By the way, JD, I find I have to manually keep up with your log. Some times I get notification there's a new entry, but most often I don't. I have to check the "View new posts" tag all the time to see if your log has new entries. Do you think God is trying to save me from a life of sin and debauchery, or am I on your sh#tlist?
Hi Lonnie! You are a bona-fide member of Team Slotus as far as I'm concerned, practically a member of the family, and not on any such list. If the forum had an actual sh#tlist, being on it would most likely be a requirement for Team Slotus membership. (That, and a certain fondness for livestock...)

It may be that the server for the forum has gotten tired of posting announcements for this "Russian novel" length build log, said "To hell with it!" and stopped sending notifications. In other words, Team Slotus is on the forum's sh#tlist. I could buy that... :mrgreen:

Or, it may be the sin and debauchery angle... The more I think about it... Yeah, that's probably it...
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Regardless, thanks for stoppin' by and come back any time!

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GonzoRacer wrote:
So, yeah, there's a story...

There ya go! I knew I wouldn't be disappointed!
I love a good story, though pictures would have made it better (leaping through a ditch with the sign held above the head with both hands, then leaping into the vehicle as its pulling away from the crime scene, Tommy guns, cigars, garters, and women folk fainting. Yeah thats a great story).
Just sayin........

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PostPosted: December 15, 2018, 7:53 am 
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horchoha wrote:
Tommy guns, cigars, garters, and women folk fainting. Yeah thats a great story). Just sayin........
You're thinking waaaa-aaay too much Al Capone and John Dillenger... Me and Prescott are more like these characters--
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Well, if Alfalfa had a pony tail and Spanky had grown a moustache....

If anybody reading this doesn't know the people in the picture, go ask your dad... And get off my lawn!

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In case I get busy with stuff over the next several days...

Merry Christmas from Team Slotus!


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Yes JD, right back at you. All the best to you and yours.
Remember that once you've filled the grandkids with sweets and treats, then send them home to bounce off the walls, your job is done for the holiday season.

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Indeed a Merry Merry Christmas to all Team Slotus! New Years Eve is coming. Our traditional NYE meal is Oyster Stew in an Andouille/mashed potato bowl. Yum!

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Our traditional NYE meal is Oyster Stew in an Andouille/mashed potato bowl. Yum!


I was recently introduced to Boudin Balls. Poor little Boudins, those young males...

Anyway, figured out how to make 'em here, along with Dirty Rice balls.

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HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY JD!!!!!

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Yo, Perry! Thanks, Bro. You were only one day late, and after this many years, one day is not a significant difference... :mrgreen:

Had a pizza party with all the kids/grandkids/sons-in-law and one big, overgrown kid... That'd be me... :mrgreen:

It was a good time. Both grand kids were there, so it was more of a midget wrestling extravaganza than a traditional party, but that's OK too.

Wish you and several dozen other folks in here had joined us. Maybe next year.

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