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    Corydon, Indiana
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  1. So sorry to hear this, Rampy. Thoughts and prayers inbound. Is it still a concern on Kadena? Not to derail the thread but my middle daughter has been there for about a year now.
  2. I followed the construction of the Three Gorges Dam when it was being built. Being an engineer, I found it fascinating as well as disturbing that they were building something so big. I've been to China several times and you won't see a piece of concrete anywhere that is not cracked. I can't attest to the quality of the dam, but it was made in China. I've been following the flooding in China as well. There are a bunch of videos on youtube and it's incredible the flooding they are experiencing. Yes, if it fails, it'll be a disaster like no other.
  3. I have a first gen Shield and it's a solid little shooter, but kind of a bugger to rack. I'm thinking seriously about one of the EZs for my youngest daughter when she graduates college next year. Keep us posted on how she runs!
  4. I can't speak to that specific Faxon barrel but I have the 16" pencil profile Faxon barrel and it's been a good tube. The fit and finish are great and it shoots well.
  5. I know the 'CIA sniper' comment was made kind of tongue in cheek, but in 2008, in a town about eight miles west of where I grew up in southern Iowa, a farmer was shot and killed through his home office window, after dark. They never caught the perpetrator. We always kind of jokingly (no offense to the deceased intended) say, keep the curtains closed after dark. Don't want to be sniped through an unobstructed window. I agree, keep those curtains drawn after dark! Oh, and I killed three skunks in the back yard one evening a couple of weeks ago.... Like I've said before, most everything else gets a pass, but skunks, coons and coyotes are fair game. It stunk up the neighborhood something fierce.
  6. I know the 'CIA sniper' comment was made kind of tongue in cheek, but in 2008, in a town about eight miles west of where I grew up in southern Iowa, a farmer was shot and killed through his home office window, after dark. They never caught the perpetrator. We always kind of jokingly (no offense to the deceased intended) say, keep the curtains closed after dark. Don't want to be sniped through an unobstructed window. I agree, keep those curtains drawn after dark! Oh, and I killed three skunks in the back yard one evening a couple of weeks ago.... Like I've said before, most everything else gets a pass, but skunks, coons and coyotes are fair game. It stunk up the neighborhood something fierce.
  7. I wonder if they show up to your windows at night because it's a good food source. With the lights on in the house, I would expect it attracts some bugs. This is an interesting thread. We had a bat living in the louvers of our gable vent in our detached garage. We noticed him last Fall and he came back this Spring. He relocated a couple of weeks ago. I think I'm too noisy for him since the people that lived here before us were older and didn't use that garage much from what I understand. I even put up a bat house hoping to attract more but it's still empty. Maybe next year. If not, I'll move it to the back of my pole barn which is a little farther back in the yard and is usually pretty quiet.
  8. I work in Louisville. If I have to do any Lowe's runs or anything like that, I roll back over to the Indiana side. Stay safe!
  9. Yeah, they're cute but damned destructive. Nice shooting!
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    https issues

    Yes, if I understand what you are asking, I save this site on my 'favorites' bar. Lately, when I click on it, I get an error message and am not directed to the site. I type it into the search bar, get to the site, log in and then resave it to my favorites bar. It still doesn't work. Is that what you're talking about?
  11. I interviewed at the cooperage for Brown Foreman in Louisville a few years back. It was pretty cool to see them make the barrels. It was pretty much like that but the charring operation was a little more automated.
  12. Winkel

    Good Morning!

    Good morning from southern Indiana. Man, it feels good not typing Illinois!
  13. Winkel

    Hey towtruck

    Happy Birthday TT!
  14. Oh yeah, I'd get rid of those pit bulls as soon as I could.
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