My Stick is Bigger 'N Yours


Curiosity
#1
After a long weekend - I thought the people here would be laid back having a good time and getting along..... wrong....

The majority of exchange seem to be again following the theme of comparisons between the two nations of Canada and the U.S. - and I wonder if this is going to be yet another PMS session of
bashing.

I hope Tuesday brings some calmer topics - having some fun - appreciating friendships from whatever part of the globe we choose to make our home....and refraining from the loaded stuff which the past few days has birthed for us to either swallow or shut up.

It gains us nothing, in fact sets us back into paranoia and suspicion - and nobody wants to spend their spare time creating hostilities do they? If so I question their agenda.... why would anyone want to treat complete strangers as some of you are doing here with some of the ugly challenges none of us have any responsibilities for in the first place.

Maybe Tuesday will be a nicer day...
 
Zan
#2
Good morning Curiosity...

Well said. Let's enjoy our short week everyone.... and btw, there's a party over in the baby thread. Celebrate, demmit.
 
triedit
#3
SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION!

Let the celebrations begin!
 
Zan
#4
It's the most beautiful time of the year, triedit.
 
Niflmir
#5
Autumn is my favorite season. Near the end of high school I developed quite the affinity for woodland fungus of all varieties, especially the exotic things like slime moulds and polypores. Autumn is the best season for mushroom foraging, I hope I can get down to the Schwarzwald before winter hits. That or any forest with a good ecosystem.
 
triedit
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by ZanView Post

It's the most beautiful time of the year, triedit.

Seriously. I nearly wept with joy when he left this morning.
 
eh1eh
#7
Oh Ya. I get my hour of solitude in the afternoon again. My little time to clear my mind before the after school and supper rush hits. I guess that's something most of us here, that are parents, can relate to, back to school peace and quiet.
 
CDNBear
#8
Oh you all go ahead and have a good time while I suffer sans sanitary services...The homestead is getting connected to the town services today...and I think I chose the wrong plumbing contractor...he hasn't stopped bitching since he got here.
 
eh1eh
#9
I guess the chamber pot if full?
 
Unforgiven
#10
sigh

Some must wait til the afternoon.
 
CDNBear
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

I guess the chamber pot if full?

No, but I am...ouch!
 
Niflmir
#12
Haha, when you are a grad student, you dread the end of the summer. Over the summer you develop a feeling of ownership of the campus, then September hits and the stomping grounds are flooded with people you don't recognize. Suddenly you can't walk around without paying attention to where you are going, thoughts deep into the mysteries of your overspecialised field.
 
Tonington
#13
I enjoy fall because it puts me that much closer to finishing my degree, finally...

I also enjoy the cooler weather, as it's a 3 km trip one way to school, and I don't enjoy arriving on campus in sweaty clothes.
 
CDNBear
#14
Lets not forget Salmon fishing!!!
 
Tonington
#15
I had my first wild salmon this summer, very tasty. I heard it was a poor year for the Fraser river Sockeye, much less fish returning than expected. Hopefully they don't go the way of the Atlantic salmon.
 
CDNBear
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

I had my first wild salmon this summer, very tasty. I heard it was a poor year for the Fraser river Sockeye, much less fish returning than expected. Hopefully they don't go the way of the Atlantic salmon.

Sssshhh, bite your tongue!!!

I suggested to my plumber, that I just fill my new holey front yard with water and stock it with Trout...he suggested the town wouldn't quite go for it...

My poor yard...



 
karrie
#17
If the PVC was any thinner Bear (we ran electrical), I'd suspect you were posting pics of my yard. Of course, we didn't have the benefit of machinery, our forty feet of three foot deep trenching was dug by hand.
 
CDNBear
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

If the PVC was any thinner Bear (we ran electrical), I'd suspect you were posting pics of my yard. Of course, we didn't have the benefit of machinery, our forty feet of three foot deep trenching was dug by hand.

...Good grief!!!...why?

Technology is such a wonderful thing...not to mention, so are the lawnchairs I'm using to witness the work from, lol.
 
karrie
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBearView Post

...Good grief!!!...why?

Technology is such a wonderful thing...not to mention, so are the lawnchairs I'm using to witness the work from, lol.

It's next to impossible to get the damn machines here, things are so busy, and hubby wanted the workout. LOL. We had to trench from the house to the garage (because 110 needed to be traded out for 220 so that he has MAX power for his tools), and then we had to trench from the house to the new hot tub location. We're too damn cheap to pay anyone else to do the work for us. So, I sat and watched, while he sweated away. LOL. At least the next step, 12 foot deep pilings, can't POSSIBLY be done by hand, so he HAS to get machinery for that.
 
Tonington
#20
You were running electrical out to a garage...why three feet deep? I dug plenty of trenches this summer, deepest I went was about 10 inches, enough so the bobcat wouldn't break the conduit.
 
karrie
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

You were running electrical out to a garage...why three feet deep? I dug plenty of trenches this summer, deepest I went was about 10 inches, enough so the bobcat wouldn't break the conduit.

code. I think it was 2 foot minimum, but they request a bit deeper, and hubby did it. He dug it nearly 3, so that the caution tape you run in the trench above it was about 2 feet deep. That way, when someone starts digging, they hit the tape first, and know they're about to strike cable.
 
Tonington
#22
We put sand down on top, for the same reason as the tape. But from what I saw, safety concerns aren't exactly the number 1 concern in Albertas booming economy.
 
eh1eh
#23
I did the hydro to the garage thing a while back, there was only 40 amps and I was blowing fuses. I now have 60 amps with breakers. Instead of digging down three feet I just went a foot and put concrete on top of the conduit. The area was beside the driveway and digging without a machine was painful to say the least. When we ran the gas and hydro to the shed for the pool pump and heater it was easier digging so I made it three feet there.
 
karrie
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

We put sand down on top, for the same reason as the tape. But from what I saw, safety concerns aren't exactly the number 1 concern in Albertas booming economy.

They're picky about it here in the city. But, I'm sure plenty of people just do what they want, and leave it up to the city to prove the damn trench isn't three feet deep. lol.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by NiflmirView Post

I developed quite the affinity for woodland fungus of all varieties, especially the exotic things like slime moulds and polypores.

If only you were a woman and talking like this to me...in my ear sitting there with a hand full of slime moulds, necking inbetween yer lil chats...

ARe YOU SURE niflmir yer not a chick...please come clean...look in yer trousers for clues....do you know the clues...

I've heard you heady types miss the obvious...
 
Tonington
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

They're picky about it here in the city. But, I'm sure plenty of people just do what they want, and leave it up to the city to prove the damn trench isn't three feet deep. lol.

Get the sod on top quick! I can't imagine digging all those trenches three feet deep. On some properties we would be digging through gravel and clay if t'were the case...although maybe that's why my company charged so much for building ponds, pocket the extra cash.....
 
Twila
#27
Gosh and I thought there was some real stick comparisons going on...how disappointing..

Quote:

Near the end of high school I developed quite the affinity for woodland fungus of all varieties

So do you know much about fungus? I just discovered (and took pictures of) a lovely yellow mushroom that was growing in one of my house plants. It's a bright banana yellow. Had a closed cap 2 days ago and then yesterday I noticed it had opened up and today it's dead. Very sad.

Any idea what kind of muchroom...the cap was not smooth, or shiny.
 
karrie
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Get the sod on top quick! I can't imagine digging all those trenches three feet deep. On some properties we would be digging through gravel and clay if t'were the case...although maybe that's why my company charged so much for building ponds, pocket the extra cash.....


Oh, they've been dug (through clay), the conduits run, and filled back in. We're moving on to the next stages of the project now. My hubby (even when digging through clay), moves quick.
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Gosh and I thought there was some real stick comparisons going on...how disappointing..



So do you know much about fungus? I just discovered (and took pictures of) a lovely yellow mushroom that was growing in one of my house plants. It's a bright banana yellow. Had a closed cap 2 days ago and then yesterday I noticed it had opened up and today it's dead. Very sad.

Any idea what kind of muchroom...the cap was not smooth, or shiny.

Are you trying to ruin my day with all this sexy banter?...God i would pay for you to talk like that to me in a cute lil nighty....
 

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