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Old 12-19-2012, 09:16 PM   #7291
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With the holiday season upon us I thought I would share this experience with you about drinking and driving:

As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a social event with friends.

Well, two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly, I still had the good-sense to know I may be slightly over the limit.

That is when I did something I have never done before - -
I took a taxi home.

Sure enough, on the way home there was a police road block, but since it was a taxi they waved it past. Thankfully I arrived home safely without incident.

This was a real surprise as I had never driven a taxi before. I donít know where I got it, and now that it is in my garage, I donít know what to do with it.

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How much ya want for it?

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #7292
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I'll let you know, just remember it has a "lost title".
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With the holiday season upon us I thought I would share this experience with you about drinking and driving:

As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a social event with friends.

Well, two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly, I still had the good-sense to know I may be slightly over the limit.

That is when I did something I have never done before - -
I took a taxi home.

Sure enough, on the way home there was a police road block, but since it was a taxi they waved it past. Thankfully I arrived home safely without incident.

This was a real surprise as I had never driven a taxi before. I donít know where I got it, and now that it is in my garage, I donít know what to do with it.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
... Have a merry Christmas Bud!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #7294
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Finally! Been trying since yesterday evening to get through to the site!

Another one of our all time great storms yesterday. Nobody with any brains was out on the water...except for the Navy guys out fishing.
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An hour or so after that a big tug and even bigger barge came past heading for Dodd Narrows.

I thought someone tried that a year or two back and didn't make it then either.
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A scant twenty-five minutes later....

Yep, back the other way. He headed for the lee of Thetis Island where he dragged the barge back and forth for awhile until I lost sight of him.
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And while all this excitement was going on I was able to get the ceiling area actually finished! Sorry about the pic. As usual it was taken well after dark.
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Seeing those white caps reminded me of a few times at sea, I saw waves actually break over the bow of the carrier I was on, talk about a ride, looking at the bow, all you could see was air, the next minute it looked like the bow was going to dive under water.

Keith your ceiling turned out beautiful, I can just feel your shoulders an neck right now, over head is rough work, but it sure is beautiful.

Last night I finally just gave up trying to get back on the board, I had a bunch to delete and ban but it was so slow I just gave up.
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Seeing those white caps reminded me of a few times at sea, I saw waves actually break over the bow of the carrier I was on, talk about a ride, looking at the bow, all you could see was air, the next minute it looked like the bow was going to dive under water.

Keith your ceiling turned out beautiful, I can just feel your shoulders an neck right now, over head is rough work, but it sure is beautiful.

Last night I finally just gave up trying to get back on the board, I had a bunch to delete and ban but it was so slow I just gave up. Well it looks like it has slowed down really bad this morning also, maybe this will post in a few minutes.
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Last night I finally just gave up trying to get back on the board, but it was so slow I just gave up.
OK, I thought maybe it was just me, as my emails could get in and out, but no connection to DIY.

It's good this morning.
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Nope not just you!
I was in the process of typing a long-winded essay for a guy doing his own tile work and when I clicked to submit my offering the damned site was down and I lost everything.

Jim tell Nathan he needs to get himself a new clock. When the site went down I got a message that said it would be down only ten minutes. I would take issue with that time element. I later looked to see if I had missed a warning or notice but I didn't find any such thing. The site wasn't down for very long but when a guy spends more than thirty minutes typing and researching and referencing for a post and then looses it all in the click of a mouse - it's a pisser!
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Nope not just you!
I was in the process of typing a long-winded essay for a guy doing his own tile work and when I clicked to submit my offering the damned site was down and I lost everything.

Jim tell Nathan he needs to get himself a new clock. When the site went down I got a message that said it would be down only ten minutes. I would take issue with that time element. I later looked to see if I had missed a warning or notice but I didn't find any such thing. The site wasn't down for very long but when a guy spends more than thirty minutes typing and researching and referencing for a post and then looses it all in the click of a mouse - it's a pisser!
Bud, I hate that you went to all that trouble to help someone and get blown out of the water like that, I know how it is to loose a lot of information in the blink of eye. I hope everything is back to abnormal now, that was frustrating to say the least.
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The ceiling looks beautiful Keith.
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It's that time of year again when I have the distinct pleasure to extend my thanks to all the good visitors to the Gulf Island Building thread.

So to fixrite...bigjim...bud cline...beenthere...oh'mike...picflight... shumakerscitt...gma2rjc..no.1 hustler...fallrisk...leiona...two knots...firefighter 3244...doorman 54...framer 52...datawog... scoggy...ironlight...double...cdn nick...mort...bleach cola... drtbk4ever...kwikfishron...simoo... shadytrake...rubberhead... flamtap...mlayden...scotzilla...adam borzy...julie b...dsee ...fishinbo...awoodfloorguy...amateuralex... creeper...exstarr... thorpedo...memarybe and jakeubu my thanks to you for taking the time to visit and say a few words.

It's not often that one accumulates such a variety of unusually named friends and acquaintances, but I cannot think of a finer bunch of people anywhere.

I know I shouldn't really single out any one or two people for special thanks, but I must thank Bud for putting himself out there and sharing a few of his life's faux pas. After all, how many of us can count driving in to a storefront as one of our life's accomplishments! Then there was the snake in the boat...and the little plumbing problem in the apartment building...and the taxi episode...

And so from me to you...

A Very Merry Christmas

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