We got 6" and the shovel works good in the son's hand, glad it wasn't me as he was sore. my big tractor/ blower is down right now, waiting on clutch shaft. Won't even talk about workbench. LOL.............Curt
My in-laws, wife's sis Sheila and her retired vicar hubby Keith, live in Amble over on the coast here in Northumberland and have the misfortune to live right opposite a recently moved-in 7-strong family who, back at the end of October, began literally obliterating the exterior of their house with the most OTT Christmas decorations. End-to-end, top-to-bottom of the house and garden was flashing so you could see it from space. Now you either love or hate this kind of stuff - and my in-laws told me the general; consensus of their neighbourhood was that everyone wished these 'chavvy' gits and their Christmas lights would Amble-off back to London. Keith must have prayed extra hard - 'cause Storm Arwen last week stripped the entire sheebang almost bare. Those lights are probably somewhere near the North Pole.Tom I got all our decorations out Friday afternoon, Saturday our daughter and granddaughters came over to help decorate. They have put out things we haven't used in years, with something in every room of the house. My wife has said they must come back and help take all of this down. I worked outside on the lighting while they turned the inside into a Hallmark store.
Dead thread resurrected! Thanks Tom. I love it being used by friends to update each other and for all who've shared I send blessings. All of you who feel close enough to share your lives, not just our builds, with one another have once again displayed real friendship. I hope all our threads are open to this type of response, year round.Resurrecting Rick's thread and turning it into another Party Line. Sorry Rick. As long as the party line is open.
My machine shop thread is wilting on the vine. Stay tuned to this channel.
Got to take Mona for an Oncologist visit in Milwaukee Tuesday and only working on exterior Christmas illumination is on my work schedule after that, when the Boss ain't looking.
Thanks Steve I generally do my best to appear incompetent, at which I'm extremely well suited."Chavvy" Git's, eh. We in North America seem to have lost the ability to express ourselves so eloquently. My description would be more to the point and decidedly less eloquent as would most people I know.
However it would seem that the winds of Karma did blow fairly and resolve the problem. One can only imagine the magnitude of the party where these people lived when it was found out they had moved. I would imagine that streets were blocked off and it lasted for days.
My Nephew and his partner bought their house and as they were moving in a group of the neighbours stopped by and told them that the next weekend there would be a block party to welcome them. It seems that the former owner was such a nasty and abusive individual that when the house sold they were waiting to see who moved in. I believe some of them called the real estate agent to find out.
On hearing it was a couple with a child they applied to a permit to close the street for a day and have a block party. Nice quiet side street so it was easy.
Hope your storm is mild.
That's the one Pete. Sits quite apart from much else, according to the wire service report. I checked the story a second time to make certain the meager facts...Tan Hill Inn. I'm certain all wore masks and practiced social distancing at all times, plus alcohol is a decent disinfectant.Rick, that's more my kind of' 'flashing santa'. No mobile phones back in those days - so no chance of it being broadcast to the whole world via the internet moments after photos were taken.
That Brit pub you mentioned seeing was most likely the Tan Hill Inn - Britain's highest pub - where an Oasis tribute band (NOasis) were playing and were stranded with their audience for several days of well-refreshed merriment. The story made national news and those who partook have all become good friends, so annual reunion get-togethers have already been planned
Where were you located upstate? I travelled to Cornell University many times during the '70's and really liked the area and it's people.Rick,
The auctioneer I worked for in upstate New York had a bar in Houston for twenty years. As he always said, things really were bigger and better in Texas.
Evidently Christmas is one of them.