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Old 09-08-2016, 07:21 AM   #81
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:31 AM   #82
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The dealer got the shipping notice for the Mystic-X from Liberty yesterday, so while he doesn't actually have it on hand yet, we at least have the serial number and so could get the paperwork started. Should see the police chief today to get his signature.

Also (of course) got more of the property cleared. Bought a couple spare chain saw blades to save on-site sharpening time.
 
Old 09-09-2016, 03:18 PM   #83
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Just scored another two 440 round cans of 7.62x54R Light Ball...old friend was back in town and made me a (belated) Birthday Drop... I swear-I am becoming the Haven For Homeless Eastern Bloc Weapons,Gear and Ammo.... " Grigoriye's Home For Little Wanderers and Solnetskaya Bratva" :-)
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:58 PM   #84
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Did you get the can opener also?
 
Old 09-09-2016, 07:12 PM   #85
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I have about 8 of those. I never throw those out.
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:44 PM   #86
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I understand that if you don't have an opener, 12 to 15 minutes in the microwave will get it open as well...
 
Old 09-09-2016, 07:45 PM   #87
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Bwahahahaha! I see what you did there :-) ... even without one,pliers work. Grip,pull&peel.
 
Old 09-10-2016, 01:29 PM   #88
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Someone who shall remain nameless. A can of 7.62X39MM and a chisel and pliers: "Son of a Motherless Goat, how the hell do you open these in combat?" Someone who used to be a Friend: "Turn it over. There's an opener right there."
 
Old 09-14-2016, 05:47 PM   #89
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Got the final Warranty Deed paperwork on our property. Wife dropped the final forms at the attorney's office on Friday and I picked them up today. So finally all ours; no liens, loans, mortgages, encumbrances, etc. Nada.



Right at 40 acres (just a shade under), to live the rest of our lives and leave to our kids. Unless they piss me off, then we may leave it to charity...
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:16 AM   #90
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Great going John! But now the real fun can begin. Are you building house yourself or having it built? Are you putting up a building for the toys? Will it be framed up by Winter?
 
Old 09-15-2016, 07:00 AM   #91
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Building what the builders & bankers around here call a shop residence. Basically a metal shop-type building, with part of the space inside framed as living space and part left as shop.

Not ours exactly, but similar:


Wraparound porch on two sides for outdoor space, and the high walls give room above the framed & decked living space for other use; storage or whatever. My wife is planning on putting her sewing room up there, instead of having it combined with the laundry room as in the past.

The ground on the property is sloped such that we’re going to put in a walk-out basement; so the house will look much like this one on the front, but look like a two-story from the back. As hilly as this area is, walk-out basements are pretty common around here.

Basically the basement will be half living space and half storm-cellar / storage, and the main level will be half living space and half garage/shop. (Footprint is 40x60 overall)

One of my wife's uncles is a builder who retired a couple years ago, and she talked him into doing this one for us (really more for her, probably...) May have the basement portion done by winter, but don't know for sure. There's a lot of domino & ripple effects, and I'm putting in a lot of hours at work so my wife is really ramrodding it; and she's meticulous, detail-oriented, and nit-picky (she's a retired microbiologist, so that's to be expected), and it's not going fast. But it's all good - we're paying a pretty low rent now, so a few more months aren't a huge deal in the long run.

As far as a building for the toys, the basement storm-cellar will be roughly 28x40, and will serve for a lot of that.

We do plan on at least one greenhouse with aquaponics setup for fish & vegetables.
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What sort of insulation? Your Winter's aren't as severe as up North, but insulation can save a lot of money in the long run. I paid to have double insulation put in my home and it was worth every penny.
 
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Can't say for certain, but the plan at this point is to use spray-in icynene (or however it's spelled) foam.
 
Old 09-17-2016, 04:55 PM   #94
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Worked some more on the property. Today got the old, dilapidated house torn down. Thank god for backhoes; pulled it down, piled it up, and set it on fire. Sitting here now, doing nothing but babysitting the fire. Surprisingly good cell signal way out here at the end of the gravel road...
 
Old 09-17-2016, 05:58 PM   #95
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Went on the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Tuesday, left here at 3am an did not get back till around midnight. A very long day. Four of us from the lake went, 77 in all, with the guardians, plane was full. Large crowd at airport when got back. Lot of walking, everyone was worn out. Rest most of Wend. Thursday went to the range an made some empty brass.


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FodPerfect, myself an a sweet young guardian.
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...FodPerfect, myself an a sweet young guardian.
One making bunny ears, one grabbing the young female. Not sure if guy #2 is smarter, or maybe just more opportunistic...
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:43 PM   #97
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wife is shooting consistent 1" groups at 12 ft with airsoft 1911 from Isosocles, and 1.5" offhand, NRA style, with either hand. She has to close one eye, tho. or things go to hell in a hurry.
 
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Hiked a lot, the weather was perfect except for one Thunderstorm that hit while I was two miles from my car, Soaked guns, soaked Dog, soaked me. My Son and his family over, shot his Beretta FS and Springfield XDM .45. Then just kind of plinked with some .22's. He has a short barreled Rossi pump that I bought him for his 10th Birthday. We got a kick out of shooting that. He thought the new CZ P-09 was cool for the woods but too big for CCW. "And really, Dad, 20 rounds? The war's been over a long time,"
 
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Prepping .357 & .30-06 brass for eventually reloading
 
Old 09-18-2016, 07:34 PM   #100
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Almost forgot in all the work on the property; also received 7k of once-fired 9mm brass this week and got the fingerprints done & police chief's signature for the Mystic-X suppressor paperwork.
 
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