Happy 4th

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Hope everyone has a little fun planed for the weekend.

Have fun but don't knock down and statues. :->

Re: Happy 4th
On 7/3/2020 9:22 AM, Jim Davis wrote:
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Happy 3rd.

Re: Happy 4th
On 7/3/2020 12:22 PM, Jim Davis wrote:
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Thanks Jim,
My weekend will be a recover from last Sunday afternoon
when a very small thunderstorm came through. Maybe
2-3 mile in diameter. Very heavy torrential downpour
until the Straight Line Winds forced everything at the
house, breaking limbs and dropping trees.  Presently have
two large burn piles at the back of the property.  After
lighting off hopefully will be cooking hot dogs and
marshmallows in the evening.  BTW after about 5 minutes
or so of the approximately 100mph winds the yard looked a mess.
Large limbs hanging about 20' up on other trees, etc.
Still have one limb that is hanging on another tree that
is hanging over a 220v power line.  Power Company won't
touch in since the tree is N-O-T touching the power wire.
Until it does it is the homeowner's responsibility to handle.

If I fail to respond by Monday you can consider the possibility
that something bad has happened to me.  :-(

To all have a Great AMERCIAN 4th of July Holiday!!!!

Les



Re: Happy 4th
On 7/3/2020 11:45 AM, ABLE1 wrote:
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Some decades ago when I worked for Arizona Telephone Company (now owned  
by TDS Telecom) we had an issue with noise on a carrier system caused by  
a branch growing up into some open wire (copper clad steel wire).  We  
had asked for our construction crew to do something about it and were  
told they were to busy.  We asked for some tools to cut it ourselves,  
and were told that the construction crew needed all those tools.  One  
day after weeks of customer complaints my immediate supervisor took his  
shotgun out and began to cut off the offending branch one shot at a  
time.  I seem to recall it took six or seven shots.

Same fellow who used a .22 magnum pistol to punch a buckle hole in his  
climbing belt when nothing else would punch it and he couldn't get a  
climbing belt that fit him properly from our tool room at the main office.

Re: Happy 4th
On 7/3/2020 3:41 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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LOL  That is the way it use to be done!!! Someday you just have to be
creative and if it means going to an extreme then so be it.

That story brings back memories.  I remember as a kid (maybe 10)
there was a bad storm.  A large limb on the tree behind the house had
broken was leaning on the roof.  My Dad, didn't have a ladder long
enough to reach up to that level.  He went an got his 30-30 Winchester
lever action hunting rifle.  Don't recall how many shots but the limb
did break off and it came down quite effectively.

If I tried to that today with my 1903 Springfield 30ot6 Custom I would
have cops all over me!!!

I need another plan.  One of these will do nicely.

https://www.onesourcerental.com/specs/jlg_450a_specs.pdf

At $400 for the day with delivery and pickup it works for me!!!

Les



Re: Happy 4th
On 7/3/2020 9:22 AM, Jim Davis wrote:
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Happy 4th of July.

Or as the Brits would say, "Happy Treason Day you ungrateful colonials."

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