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Dexter Sinister
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

65 days? Man, I'll bet you spend a good chunk of every day staring at the calendar.

No, just an hour or two...

Quote:

If you run out of projects let me know, Dexter... have a few things around here that I never seem to get to.

Sure thing, I like to visit Winnipeg, and it's a lovely drive from Regina on Number 1 in the summertime. What do you need, a deck built, a bathroom renovated, some extra electrical outlets, painting, wallpapering, some landscaping, a new garage...? I do it all. And for people I like (and I'm sure you'd fall into that group if I met you) I work for the cost of materials plus some good beer and good conversation at the end of the day.
 
Dexter Sinister
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

65 days? Man, I'll bet you spend a good chunk of every day staring at the calendar.

No, just an hour or two...

Quote:

If you run out of projects let me know, Dexter... have a few things around here that I never seem to get to.

Sure thing, I like to visit Winnipeg, and it's a lovely drive from Regina on Number 1 in the summertime. What do you need, a deck built, a bathroom renovated, some extra electrical outlets, painting, wallpapering, some landscaping, a new garage...? I do it all. And for people I like (and I'm sure you'd fall into that group if I met you) I work for the cost of materials plus some good beer and good conversation at the end of the day.
 
Dexter Sinister
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

65 days? Man, I'll bet you spend a good chunk of every day staring at the calendar.

No, just an hour or two...

Quote:

If you run out of projects let me know, Dexter... have a few things around here that I never seem to get to.

Sure thing, I like to visit Winnipeg, and it's a lovely drive from Regina on Number 1 in the summertime. What do you need, a deck built, a bathroom renovated, some extra electrical outlets, painting, wallpapering, some landscaping, a new garage...? I do it all. And for people I like (and I'm sure you'd fall into that group if I met you) I work for the cost of materials plus some good beer and good conversation at the end of the day.
 
Reverend Blair
#34
Isn't that trip down the Number 1 just about as much fun as you can have in an automobile? 6-1/2 hours of wondering why the hell you didn't just stay home. I don't know who decided where the Trans-Canada should go, but I have yet to see a stretch of it that wasn't the most boring route available.

I know how that working for beer thing works out though, Dexter. It's generally cheaper to get three bids and pay the highest one.

I think this summer is going to be landscaping though. I desperately need dump about 40 yards of fresh topsoil on my garden. The garage still needs a roof too, but I'm trying to decide if I shouldn't just replace the garage. Lemmee see, what else? I need to rip the back step out and build a deck there, but I'd like to put an addition on so maybe....

Ah hell, just stop by. We'll skip the projects and sit in the backyard and drink beer.
 
Reverend Blair
#35
Isn't that trip down the Number 1 just about as much fun as you can have in an automobile? 6-1/2 hours of wondering why the hell you didn't just stay home. I don't know who decided where the Trans-Canada should go, but I have yet to see a stretch of it that wasn't the most boring route available.

I know how that working for beer thing works out though, Dexter. It's generally cheaper to get three bids and pay the highest one.

I think this summer is going to be landscaping though. I desperately need dump about 40 yards of fresh topsoil on my garden. The garage still needs a roof too, but I'm trying to decide if I shouldn't just replace the garage. Lemmee see, what else? I need to rip the back step out and build a deck there, but I'd like to put an addition on so maybe....

Ah hell, just stop by. We'll skip the projects and sit in the backyard and drink beer.
 
Reverend Blair
#36
Isn't that trip down the Number 1 just about as much fun as you can have in an automobile? 6-1/2 hours of wondering why the hell you didn't just stay home. I don't know who decided where the Trans-Canada should go, but I have yet to see a stretch of it that wasn't the most boring route available.

I know how that working for beer thing works out though, Dexter. It's generally cheaper to get three bids and pay the highest one.

I think this summer is going to be landscaping though. I desperately need dump about 40 yards of fresh topsoil on my garden. The garage still needs a roof too, but I'm trying to decide if I shouldn't just replace the garage. Lemmee see, what else? I need to rip the back step out and build a deck there, but I'd like to put an addition on so maybe....

Ah hell, just stop by. We'll skip the projects and sit in the backyard and drink beer.
 
Dexter Sinister
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

Isn't that trip down the Number 1 just about as much fun as you can have in an automobile?

Yes, in a moving automobile... Actually there's about 20 kilometers or so where the scenery's not bad, as you pass through the old shorelines of the glacial lakes that used to cover most of Manitoba. Most of the time though, it's about as exciting as watching grain grow. Which, come to think of it, is about all there is to see on that trip.

Quote:

Ah hell, just stop by. We'll skip the projects and sit in the backyard and drink beer.

That's a much better idea. I'm sure you'll enjoy this discussion of the matter on another message board:

boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=297959 (external - login to view)
 
Dexter Sinister
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

Isn't that trip down the Number 1 just about as much fun as you can have in an automobile?

Yes, in a moving automobile... Actually there's about 20 kilometers or so where the scenery's not bad, as you pass through the old shorelines of the glacial lakes that used to cover most of Manitoba. Most of the time though, it's about as exciting as watching grain grow. Which, come to think of it, is about all there is to see on that trip.

Quote:

Ah hell, just stop by. We'll skip the projects and sit in the backyard and drink beer.

That's a much better idea. I'm sure you'll enjoy this discussion of the matter on another message board:

boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=297959 (external - login to view)
 
Dexter Sinister
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

Isn't that trip down the Number 1 just about as much fun as you can have in an automobile?

Yes, in a moving automobile... Actually there's about 20 kilometers or so where the scenery's not bad, as you pass through the old shorelines of the glacial lakes that used to cover most of Manitoba. Most of the time though, it's about as exciting as watching grain grow. Which, come to think of it, is about all there is to see on that trip.

Quote:

Ah hell, just stop by. We'll skip the projects and sit in the backyard and drink beer.

That's a much better idea. I'm sure you'll enjoy this discussion of the matter on another message board:

boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=297959 (external - login to view)
 
Reverend Blair
#40
I always think the best scenery is the big elevator at Indian Head...when I see that I know I'll be having a beer in twenty minutes or so.

The best trip we ever took back to Saskatchewan took two days, including an overnight stop in a farmer's field. We took gravel roads almost all the way and stopped every hour or two to let the dogs run.

The worst was in a 1 ton Ford flatbed with an empty water tank behind. Every bump in the road caused a huge echoing clang, we had to stop for oil 3 times (bit of an engine problem) between Moosemin and Winnipeg, and it poured the entire way.
 
Reverend Blair
#41
I always think the best scenery is the big elevator at Indian Head...when I see that I know I'll be having a beer in twenty minutes or so.

The best trip we ever took back to Saskatchewan took two days, including an overnight stop in a farmer's field. We took gravel roads almost all the way and stopped every hour or two to let the dogs run.

The worst was in a 1 ton Ford flatbed with an empty water tank behind. Every bump in the road caused a huge echoing clang, we had to stop for oil 3 times (bit of an engine problem) between Moosemin and Winnipeg, and it poured the entire way.
 
Reverend Blair
#42
I always think the best scenery is the big elevator at Indian Head...when I see that I know I'll be having a beer in twenty minutes or so.

The best trip we ever took back to Saskatchewan took two days, including an overnight stop in a farmer's field. We took gravel roads almost all the way and stopped every hour or two to let the dogs run.

The worst was in a 1 ton Ford flatbed with an empty water tank behind. Every bump in the road caused a huge echoing clang, we had to stop for oil 3 times (bit of an engine problem) between Moosemin and Winnipeg, and it poured the entire way.
 
tibear
#43
RB,

You travelled for two days on gravel roads in Manitoba and Saskatchewan?? From the conditions of those roads your lucky you got to your destination with your vehicle in one piece and all of your internal organs still on the inside!!

 
tibear
#44
RB,

You travelled for two days on gravel roads in Manitoba and Saskatchewan?? From the conditions of those roads your lucky you got to your destination with your vehicle in one piece and all of your internal organs still on the inside!!

 
tibear
#45
RB,

You travelled for two days on gravel roads in Manitoba and Saskatchewan?? From the conditions of those roads your lucky you got to your destination with your vehicle in one piece and all of your internal organs still on the inside!!

 

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