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Old 10-16-2011, 01:56 PM   #1921
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Scott, I finally caught up on reading about the rebuild. I can't wait until you get back hame and start into it again. I hope you enjoy yourself and relax while you're away.

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Many thanks for the terrific photos Shu. i especially love the one with the dog.
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Coco, since I have read through Scott's story now I'm starting to read your story. It looks like it is going to be some interesting reading. This is better than any books you can buy and read. It's amazing what a man can do when he sets his head and heart to doing it. Good luck to both of you as you live out your dreams.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:36 AM   #1924
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Dorf Dude -

Have you had a chance to look at the local construction and compare to your home's centuries old construction?

I guess the very old surviving homes may be stone or brick and the ones after 1900 were hollow clay tile. Anything during the Soviet occupation may be the old AAC concept and the newer ones are probably a mix. That area you are in has a lot of mines and to the west (Katoweicj) has a lot of coal mines that produced a lot of coal and an equal amount or rock excavated to get access.

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Shu, I have been religiously saving corks, and had an empty cardboard wine box full!! Yesterday, I could not find the box, and searched and searched! I finally asked my wife.."have you seen a wine box full of corks?"..to which she replied.."yes, I didn't know what they were for, so I gave them to Goodwill with that other 'stuff', that was lying around!" My mental Taurus gears started to strip, when I thought..what 'other' stuff! Damage control is now complete on most items, but alas and alack, will now have to start all over again with corks! Have threatened to become "attila The Hun", with her messy sewing room 'stuff', but fear I will have to err on the side of caution in this one!!
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These were the Scoggy day's.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:47 PM   #1927
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I found another one! Thanks for the help dude!!
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Wow, It is like a time warp! We had soooo much fun..and for a good cause ==8^) Those pixs let me know why I removed all mirrors from the house..feel much more relaxed ..now!
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He still looks about the same Shu...just older!
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The Airborne Battalion had an Open House to the local grade schools today. The kids got to see Drill and Ceremony, check out weapons and vehicles, then check out some of the Airborne training. They had a great time.
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Does Scoggy ever smile? - He sure seems to be concentrated and determined to do the job. Does he have an older brother in Orange County, New York that builds custom motorcycles/choppers on T.V.

Good shots of the training, toys/equipment (I don't understand what they are for but can guess). I bet the kids had fun around the old plane. I bet most of them understood English/American because of the internet.

Those building in the background sure look like older Russian built structures (at least Russian influence), complete with the pale KGB yellow and the windows.

Keep the info and photos coming. It is much faster than traveling, but traveling is more fun.


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Does Scoggy ever smile? - He sure seems to be concentrated and determined to do the job. Does he have an older brother in Orange County, New York that builds custom motorcycles/choppers on T.V.

Good shots of the training, toys/equipment (I don't understand what they are for but can guess). I bet the kids had fun around the old plane. I bet most of them understood English/American because of the internet.

Those building in the background sure look like older Russian built structures (at least Russian influence), complete with the pale KGB yellow and the windows.

Keep the info and photos coming. It is much faster than traveling, but traveling is more fun.


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During the time Scoggy was here he had EXTREME back pain but continued to work as he could. Tough guy.
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Dorf dude -

He sure looks like a hard working dedicated German (assuming he is German).

I sort of wish my grandfather had been born 100 yards east and then I would legally be 1/2 German, but being a Luxembourger, I am little rarer.

Buildings at the Polish ceremony look very similar to the ones in Belarus by the Russians and Germans after the end (and years later) of WWII.

Have you had the time to poke around the construction in Poland?

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I went on a salt mine tour today. Here is a link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka_Salt_Mine
Amazing. I will not try and explain since the net has all the details. Here are a couple pic's I took. The first on is looking up the stair case. dorf dude...
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I went to one of the Big Box Hardware Stores today. I compared selection and price with what Germany has to offer. Poland wins hands down, Price is about the same but variety and selection Poland wins by a huge margin dorf dude...
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