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  1. olfart

    Yea, It's Monday.

  2. olfart

    Doorbell licker

    He's probably really a window licker, but the windows all had screens on them.
  3. olfart

    Do you have black friends?

    One of my black friends introduced me to the Rush Limbaugh radio program back in the 90s. He was an avid listener. His mother, however, refused to vote for me because I ran for sheriff on the Republican ticket. Of my black friends at church, I don't know their political leanings, as we don't discuss that sort of thing at church. When my mother found out I voted for Reagan, her response was, "How COULD you do that?!" . My dad was a railroad union man, and she couldn't understand how I turned into a Republican.
  4. olfart

    Senior Citizenitis strikes again

    That's why I keep a Horrible Fright volt/ohm meter handy. With its Battery Check function, it tells me good from bad immediately.
  5. olfart

    Words of advice from the "seasoned" members.

    1. If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? 2. Learn from other people's mistakes; you don't have time to make them all yourself. 3. Growing old ain't for sissies! 4. The cure of crime is not in the electric chair, but in the high chair. However, the electric chair works wonders on recidivism.
  6. I built a 24' 500 gallon water tower in 1999 in preparation for the "big event". It saved our butts in January 2001 when the big ice storm took out our power for 12 days. We had running water even without electricity, and only had to refill the tank once using the generator to run the well pump.
  7. olfart

    Gun Work Benches

    You'll likely want to add diagonal bracing on the legs for increased stability, and a thicker top might prove advantageous as well. Horrible Fright is not known for building the sturdiest of equipment. That being said, $79.95 is not a bad price for a bare bones work table.
  8. olfart

    Lost my best bud a couple nights ago

    I'm very sorry for your loss. At least you have some good memories.
  9. olfart

    Donks Introduce Bill To Have Mexico Pay For Wall

    Didn't we just give Mexico more than 5 Billion dollars? They could donate it back to us to build the wall, and everybody's happy... except the corrupt Mexican politicians who would've gotten the money.
  10. olfart

    Thank you to whomever posted that Draco video.

    I applaud your decision to learn to fly. I started 61 years ago and still love it! One suggestion, though. Find a doctor that does FAA flight physicals and go get your 3rd class medical certificate before the first lesson. It would be better to find out now that something physical could prevent you from getting a license than to wait until you've sunk thousands of dollars into the lessons.
  11. olfart

    Colt .380 Hammerless Value?

    I'm not interested in buying it, but rather in helping her to sell it for the best price. Thanks for the info on the barrel at Gun Broker.
  12. A friend has a Colt .380 that was made in 1917, most of the original finish is worn but serviceable, but the bore is horribly pitted. Although originally this was derived from the model 1903 .32, the .380 version has been unofficially dubbed the model 1908. I've found various examples of the 1908 for sale anywhere from $1495 to $1750 in good to very good condition. I've also found an aftermarket barrel for $150 that would restore the gun to good shooting condition, but not all original parts. My question is, would a non-Colt barrel destroy the collector value of the piece any worse than the horribly pitted bore of the Colt barrel? It belongs to an elderly widow whose husband bought the gun more than 40 years ago, and she's unsure what she wants to do with it. Thanks in advance for your input.
  13. olfart

    USPS Informed Delivery- Beware!!!!

    I signed up for "Informed Delivery" nearly a year ago. So far, I'd say it could be named Uninformed Delivery or Misinformed Delivery. It can be helpful, though. They sent me a picture of an envelope containing a US Treasury check addressed to me, saying it would be delivered that day. It wasn't delivered. I checked the "Not delivered" box on their email and reported it missing, and two days later it showed up. If not for their email I would not have known that check was coming, and I might never have gotten it or known it was supposed to come. As for the government knowing what mail you're getting, their machinery takes an image of every piece of mail that passes through the bulk mail center. They know what you're getting whether they send you an email about it or not.
  14. olfart

    Robot vacuums?

    I bought one several years ago and decided after some use that it's more of a novelty than a really practical tool. Mainly because you have to empty it after every use, and emptying it usually meant dragging wads of dog hair out of a small compartment by hand. Now I see they have one that's "self emptying", and that sounds like a big improvement IF it works.
  15. I'd put the excess in the bank and accrue a little interest while waiting for them to demand the money back. If they don't get around to demanding it back, enjoy.