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Old 09-25-2010, 01:09 PM   #2716
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About fifty years ago I was a Boy Scout attending the International Scouting Jamboree in Colorado Springs Colorado. Roy Rogers and Dwight Eisenhower was also there. We cooked our own meals and tried to do our own laundry. I don't ever remember in my whole life ever being that hungry and that dirty again.

Don't for the life of me know why I thought of that chapter in my life - nor do I know why I felt it was necessary to share it here. I guess I was trying to remember what I was doing fifty years ago.

Fifty years ago - OH MY GOD!!!
Well Bud, I guess we were all 16 at one time! Love that bit about hungry and dirty! That's hilarious!

So did Mr. Eisenhower have to cook his own food as well?

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Here's the rest of the bass guitar stable.

Fender P bass (minus the strings)...new set to go on.

A Johnson beater, has a really nice neck.

And the Ibanez.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:35 PM   #2718
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The Ibanez has the body made from beautifully quilted wood...I think it should show up OK here.
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The Ibanez has the body made from beautifully quilted wood...I think it should show up OK here.
They are all sharp as the dickens but this one would be my favorite, that is one beautiful instrument. I tried to play the guitar but my fingers were too short and beside that I just couldn't grasp how to play one, but I did try.
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I have a regular 6 string Fender electric as well, but it's apart for repairs right now.

The clown that sold it to me said everything worked perfectly. Not so. I've had the parts to fix it for probably a couple of years now. It must be just about time to get the job done.
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Another longish day. Plenty of boards to finish up the kitchen walls now.

I can only paint about 40 boards at a time due to space limitations. A couple of the short sections are up now and more will go up tomorrow. I should be able to get a final topcoat on the current batch in a couple of hours.

No hinges on hand for the doors unfortunately, so I cannot hang them until Monday. The jambs are made, installed and painted - I will pick up hinges next trip over to town.

The missus is off to Vancouver Monday to see the grand kids so that's my chance.
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I have a regular 6 string Fender electric as well, but it's apart for repairs right now.

The clown that sold it to me said everything worked perfectly. Not so. I've had the parts to fix it for probably a couple of years now. It must be just about time to get the job done.
had to sell my fender jazz bass 1966 recently due to financial woes like most people in building trade. have had that since 1970,playing since 65, was my first child and played like a dream, hard to lose but got to keep our hose for a couple more months. that Ibanez is a really nice bass for the cost. Hopefully things will turn around and playing will become a part of my life again. I will say it went to a really good home
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had to sell my fender jazz bass 1966 recently due to financial woes like most people in building trade. have had that since 1970,playing since 65, was my first child and played like a dream, hard to lose but got to keep our hose for a couple more months. that Ibanez is a really nice bass for the cost. Hopefully things will turn around and playing will become a part of my life again. I will say it went to a really good home
Oh, what a shame that must have been.

When I was looking for the Fender I wanted the Jazz bass, but either it was really hard to find one or the prices were out of sight.

A '66 must have been a real gem. Nothing like the new ones.

Back about 30 years ago I had a 5 string bass...can't even remember what the make was now. I could never get used to playing that 5 string for some reason.

The construction business has picked up out here with a vengeance. It seems there is a shortage of skilled trades people here right now. One of our boys runs a commercial painting company and he has so much work he has been forced to turn jobs down. He hates it when it gets like that. Just can't find enough qualified painters.
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If you live by the ocean, you know what this is.

If not, then I guess you don't get out much.
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Doing my best to get to the end of the kitchen walls.

Still need to do more painting for some of the rest of the longer boards. With a little luck they should be done by tonight and installed tomorrow.
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If you live by the ocean, you know what this is.

If not, then I guess you don't get out much.
Hevey fog that typical I get from time to time.

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If you live by the ocean, you know what this is.

If not, then I guess you don't get out much.
That looks like some of that stuff we get here in the valley from the mountains. We don't get it anywhere near as much as you do though.

Do you have scaffolding to get up that high or are you working off a ladder? One trip up and I would be done for. That really does look sharp buddy, I know you will be so happy when it is done.

That is great that building is getting back to normal back up your way, it isn't down this way, it is still dead.
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Coco., if you listen pretty close during hevey fog you can hear foghorn echos and they will useally timed every 30 seconds in local area while out in the ocean or great lake every minuites.

Oh yeah by the way it useally pretty low pitch but few are high pitch sound.

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Absolutely right!

We will get this from now until November on a regular basis. Have to make sure the batteries in my GPS are charged up!
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That looks like some of that stuff we get here in the valley from the mountains. We don't get it anywhere near as much as you do though.

Do you have scaffolding to get up that high or are you working off a ladder? One trip up and I would be done for. That really does look sharp buddy, I know you will be so happy when it is done.

That is great that building is getting back to normal back up your way, it isn't down this way, it is still dead.
I can get to the top of the walls by ladder. I have a 6', 8' and 10' stepladders here - so even in the bedroom with a 14' high ceiling I can reach.

From what I understand home building is slow almost everywhere across the US. People are now re-investing in their current homes, so now is the time to advertise your repair skills if you're out of work. There's always something that needs fixing.

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