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What's Going On?

Postby Swede » 06 27, 2020 •  [Post 1]

I have been on the forum several times this morning and there is nothing going on. Nothing! No half baked theories on elk tactics, no recommendations for some new wrist watch with an integrated elk pointer (patent pending), and no cheap shots at Swede.
So what is going on? Are you characters hibernating, off scouting, or congregating in violation of government recommendations, while plotting some miscreant and idiotic schemes?
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby saddlesore » 06 27, 2020 •  [Post 2]

Cleaning up after the hail storm last night. More to come tonight. I did get a 6 mile ride in this afternoon.
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby Swede » 06 27, 2020 •  [Post 3]

We have more rain on the way, but I got out for an 8 mile ride on my Mule today. Mule was fine, but I am glad Sunday is coming as I need a rest. We are opening up church tomorrow, but I wonder how long this will last with the spread we are seeing with Covid 19? You WT characters stay safe.
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 06 27, 2020 •  [Post 4]

Tying up a bunch of flies. Looks like I might get to visit MT sometime in July.
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 27, 2020 •  [Post 5]

Ha. Out re-doing the deck. Damn Mrs “W” is busting my chops, having me get all major chores done before “‘tis the season” starts.
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby 7mmfan » 06 27, 2020 •  [Post 6]

I was up on ladder jacks replacing failed siding and testing new paint colors. Manages to finish the siding today, on to new trim and fascia.

Which color do you like more?
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby Lefty » 06 28, 2020 •  [Post 7]

Certainly not the blue
that better not be wood planking
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby Lefty » 06 28, 2020 •  [Post 8]

Yesterday My wife and I spent the day ATVing in nearby elk country

An exterior door for my oldest,
trimmed trees at my youngest
practiced piano with my grand daughter, a
nd built a chicken coop for my middle daughter
Mowed the lawn, painted and repainted on my project house
move pasture water ( now it rains)
put in new waterline to the house,.. and plumbing in part of the house

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Im so busy I cant even go fishing
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby wawhitey » 06 28, 2020 •  [Post 9]

Catching a big ebb, hauling ass home. Lots to do. Shoot my bow, move a whole mess of stands and cameras around, shoot my bow some more, catch sone fish, call coyotes, pop some whistle pigs, and shoot my bow. November is coming soon.
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby 7mmfan » 06 28, 2020 •  [Post 10]

Lefty wrote:Certainly not the blue
that better not be wood planking


We're going with the blue. Sorry Lefty. Its Hardie, not wood. The siding is done now, moving on to trim and fascia. Paint in 2 weeks hopefully.
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby Lefty » 06 29, 2020 •  [Post 11]

7mmfan wrote:
Lefty wrote:Certainly not the blue
that better not be wood planking

We're going with the blue. Sorry Lefty. Its Hardie, not wood. The siding is done now, moving on to trim and fascia. Paint in 2 weeks hopefully.
Why did Hardie need replacement ?


I meant wood scaffolding,. We had a wood plank come out from under us once, my brother and I dropped 6 feet onto a concrete dive,.. . I was maybe 18 at the time. My mom went and bought three 16 foot planks
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby 7mmfan » 06 29, 2020 •  [Post 12]

Lefty wrote:
7mmfan wrote:
Lefty wrote:Certainly not the blue
that better not be wood planking

We're going with the blue. Sorry Lefty. Its Hardie, not wood. The siding is done now, moving on to trim and fascia. Paint in 2 weeks hopefully.
Why did Hardie need replacement ?


I meant wood scaffolding,. We had a wood plank come out from under us once, my brother and I dropped 6 feet onto a concrete dive,.. . I was maybe 18 at the time. My mom went and bought three 16 foot planks


Ahhh yes, it is wood planking. A 16' 2x10. We made sure we had at least a couple feet of hangover on each side. My Dad is a past carpenter by trade and is quite comfortable on them. Myself... not as much. I put my big boy panties on though and got it done.

The Hardie was pin nailed 23ish years ago in virtually every butt joint. Over time, about 2/3 of those corners have cracked and broken and fallen out. In many places on the house you could see the WRB through the holes created by the corners cracking out. In hindsight, I'd probably have been better off with a complete tear off and redo, including Tyvek or some other house wrap, but I think I did ok by cutting out bad stuff, flashing and replacing with new stuff. With caulked joints and a fresh coat of paint I think it will last much longer than we'll be in this house.
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby ishy » 06 29, 2020 •  [Post 13]

Processing my bear, 325 lb chocolate very old bear. Pics and video to follow...
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby Swede » 06 29, 2020 •  [Post 14]

Congratulations on the bear Ishy. We will look forward to the show to follow.
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby Billy Goat » 06 29, 2020 •  [Post 15]

I put my fancy new Wapiti-Talk sticker on my Mule (Kawasaki) this weekend. :)
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Re: What's Going On?

Postby Swede » 06 29, 2020 •  [Post 16]

Billy Goat wrote:I put my fancy new Wapiti-Talk sticker on my Mule (Kawasaki) this weekend.


I hope you were socially distancing and wearing a mask when you did that important work.
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