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Old 11-29-2020, 09:59 PM   #21
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Up here in my corner of the state it sure is shaping up to be an odd one already.
Or, I should say stranger than the normal strange weather for Arkansas.

I expect some of the typical yoyo weather to be more extreme here. Possibly into April.
 
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:49 AM   #22
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Most of yesterday was wiping down guns in safe #2. There should be a law that all pistol hard cases are made the same damm size.
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:41 AM   #23
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Shifting into a slightly higher gear (which I didn't think I had) on getting things squared away in the event we manage to actually sell the business. Got a verbal notice of intent from one of the prospective buyers yesterday, and looks like it might actually be happening in the near future; so today introduced our broker to our lawyer for handling all of that lovely process.

Just a lot of inevitable loose ends to tie down and rats to stomp before everything can be finalized; a lot of overlap between our personal life and business that have to be segregated first. It's a hassle and pain, but well worth it in the long run.
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Old 12-04-2020, 12:04 PM   #24
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John - I've only had one thing to deal with property wise and that was a real estate sale of undeveloped land.
I can't even imagine going through a business and property sale of that size.
On mine I had to do the transfer from my mother's estate to my name then do a split and the sale to one buyer all through a real estate lawyer.
After that I know why people hire real estate agents. Biggest hold up was the title company doing the title search. I was about ready to wring someone's neck down there. They couldn't seem to fathom a family smoothly and without strife transferring ownership and dividing real estate I guess.
About the last straw was some green horn getting my property number mixed with the one that had been owned by my Uncle and Aunt. Yeah what a rookie mistake.
Once my lawyer's legal secretary figured that out I got a laugh out of it. Stress relief
 
Old 12-04-2020, 01:42 PM   #25
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Similar here. It's the biggest transaction I've been involved in; itís not like I do stuff this big on a regular basis. Thatís why weíre using the lawyer to interface with the broker; I have fairly limited personal experience with attorneys, but Iím a firm believer that a good attorney, a good accountant, and even a good real estate agent will save me more money than they cost, and youíre better off with one than without them.

The overlap I mentioned is just a byproduct (maybe an inevitable byproduct) of business and busy-ness of normal life. When we sold our house ~3 years ago, our new house wasnít ready, so we put a lot of personal stuff in storage in our businessí building; and a lot of it is still there. One of the business service vehicles is in my name instead of the companyís and will have to be changed, because we're selling the vehicles with the business. In a weird case of karma or serendipity or whatever, this month is actually the last mortgage payment on our building, so weíll have that real estate transaction (sellerís quit-claim and other deed stuff) to deal with as well. But then, weíre not selling the building itself with the business; Iíve told the buyer that he can have up to 6 months free rent if he wants, but he doesnít know yet if he wants to move into our facility or not. If not, weíll end up either selling or renting the building. Itís crazy enough even with a broker and attorney on our side; without them it would be like trying to juggle spaghetti.

Bear in mind, we don't have a contract or anything yet, just a verbal declaration of intent; and it may turn into absolutely nothing at all. All I can do is find the best professionals to help that I can, and then lean into the harness & pullÖ


 
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Oh boy yeah understood.
 
Old 12-07-2020, 12:07 PM   #27
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Getting things lined out for winter; because regardless of who's in the white house two months from now, or whether rioters burn cities again, or whether half the world dies of covid, or whether we face a gun ban, or whatever happens with china or korea, "winter is coming" as they say...

Test-ran the small generator and cleaned & ran the small rocket stove several weeks ago, hadn't run the tractor in over a month so cranked it up for a while on saturday, and topped off the fuel cans. My wife can't handle the five-gallon cans anymore, so I keep a small can full for her just in case she gets a wild hair and wants to do something. I don't keep much diesel on hand, as the tractor and fire-starting are the only things we use it for.



On the side of the small generator is a laminated set of instructions for cranking up and shutting down the generator; in case I'm not there and she or someone else has to do it. Per the wife's request (mainly because of winter coming on), also broke down and ordered a replacement seat for the old ripped-up one on the four-wheeler as well.

Need to replace the bigger generator. The one we had wasn't a honda and I traded it off to a guy who did a bunch of work on our 17 year old (honda) four-wheeler. At this point in life I'm done with any small-engine stuff that isn't honda. It's just not worth the hassle anymore. But until I find a deal on a replacement, this small one will pretty much (barely) do all we need in a short-term emergency.
 
Old 12-07-2020, 02:21 PM   #28
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Well, it has been up and down. I got all my Christmas shopping done, 95 % on line, and the credit card paid so that's a done deal. I didn't shoot a Deer, that's what I get for passing up legal Doe for "The Big Rack." Took the Dog for a hike after Deer season (Gun) ended and twisted my knee when tripped over a dead fall. Hiked the three miles back to the car cussing the whole way. ACE hardware opened up a sporting goods section in the small town not too far from me and had .22, 9MM, and .45 ACP. 3,1, 1 box limit respectively. I grabbed the limit without looking at the price. It rang up to $103.00 and change. I did some pistol shooting with a Walther P-38 I bought long ago and kind of forgotten about. Heavy DA but very good SA trigger. Trim semi-auto with a lot of modern features for a WWII gun. The CMMG kit continues to be fun, but dirties up with Blazer and GB's at about the 140 round mark. I'm going to try the Mini-Mags next.

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Old 12-07-2020, 02:44 PM   #29
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...that's what I get for passing up legal Doe for "The Big Rack."...
Makes me think of a guy trying to pick up women at a bar...
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Old 12-10-2020, 04:10 PM   #30
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After searching pretty much every place within 50-60 miles of me (online & phone call inquiries), settled on a new generator; Honda's EM4000SX, and picked it up yesterday. Was hoping to get the 5000, but none in stock anywhere nearby or online that I could find, and the 4000 will actually do anything we need it for.
 
Old 12-11-2020, 12:46 PM   #31
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Glad I skipped off to shoot yesterday.
Today's a good trash and brush burning day with the light scattered rain here.
 
Old 12-11-2020, 01:07 PM   #32
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I didn't shoot a Deer, that's what I get for passing up legal Doe for "The Big Rack."
I passed on a couple of spikes and fork horns that I should not have..

I wish we could shoot does, I could have easily taken four that passed within 50 yds of me.
 
Old 12-11-2020, 01:28 PM   #33
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We have a "three-point rule" here in my part of Arkansas. A buck is legal if it has three points on either side, or if it has NO points more than two inches on either side (button buck). So a five-pointer is legal, most four-pointers are illegal (although a four-pointer can be legal if it's a weird distribution of points), a button-buck is legal, a spike is (usually) illegal, and (in most areas) a doe is legal.

Basically, we can shoot big bucks, small bucks, and doe even in most places, but the medium-small bucks and even some of the medium-large bucks are illegal to shoot.

I don't even deer hunt anymore, but the three-point rule is why I gave up trying to use a handgun for it. Without a magnified optic I can't tell whether a deer is legal or not; at least can't tell quick enough to do much about it. Now instead of shooting them I just wave to them while smoking a cigar on the porch.
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Old 12-11-2020, 02:35 PM   #34
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Glad I skipped off to shoot yesterday.
Today's a good trash and brush burning day with the light scattered rain here.
Light....not anymore... moderate to heavy at least right over my back yard.
 
Old 12-11-2020, 04:18 PM   #35
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Hunter's are encouraged to shoot Doe here. The Deer herd is actually too large some DNR folks say. I know we're getting a lot less out of state Hunters. Cost is the reason. I probably would of taken one but I still feel a little guilty shooting more than one Deer per Family.
 
Old 12-11-2020, 05:01 PM   #36
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There's a blend of reasons why I don't do much hunting here
Some physical, some personal "politics" some me not wanting to be out with the "beer hunters".

There's a couple of places I could hunt with permission but really don't want the bother anymore.

I'm not sure if I posted it on this forum but I could snipe one out the back window if I wanted to. Just don't do much for me anymore.

I'd like to be able to find a place to hunt and roam a bit without bumping into a bunch of bafoons.
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Old 12-11-2020, 05:52 PM   #37
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I try to get at least a mile from roads, this eliminates 90% of the idiots.

Then I try to find places that are tougher to get into. This gets rid of the rest.
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Old 12-11-2020, 06:01 PM   #38
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I only Deer hunt my own land. Plenty of state land open to hunting, but not for me. Most of the "Accidents" have been from group hunters shooting each other. It get's worse as the season goes on with with "Gotta get a Deer" hunters. Two shot other hunters with crossbows!
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Old 12-12-2020, 06:26 PM   #39
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Got the new generator wired up to the transfer switch & test-ran it today. Still want to improve it some; mainly flexible exhaust venting so it can be run inside a storage room next to the storm cellar (not the storm cellar itself) and tidying up the feed line to the transfer switch, but it’s at least functional and has the feed line cleanly thru the penetration in the concrete wall so all doors can be closed & secured while running on gen power. The feed line was a little tricky since it’s a 10-gauge I made up with normal L14-30 connectors. Because of the generator’s limited output rating, it has an L14-20 outlet instead. Not having a local source for an adapter and not wanting to wait to finish, I swapped to an L14-20 male plug on the generator end, leaving the 14-30 female end on the breaker box end. Works fine, and is the only option I had that let me finish today.

The transfer switch is manual, not automatic, but I prefer the simplicity of the manual. I was surprised that it swaps between utility power & generator power responsively enough that the security and cctv systems don’t even beep a momentary power-loss condition.

Generator’s not big enough to run everything all at once, but plenty for lights, heater in the winter or filtered intake fan in the summer, radio or tv & dvd player, and other things that run intermittently. Microwave, fridge, coffee pot, hot plate, etc. One more winter-oriented thing crossed off the list.
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Old 12-13-2020, 08:10 AM   #40
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Nothing exciting here because of covid lockdowns, so I let my credit card go tip toe through the Brownells catalog and ordered some stuff for reloading and the M1 Carbine.
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