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    I joke. It's been very stressful the past couple of weeks and things are getting better.

    I try to remind myself to practice the serenity prayer or stoicism in general.
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    Sending you positivity! And a joke!
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    I want that as a poster.

    I have a poster on my wall at work from this company, well, actually I have several, but the relevant one doesn't appear to be in their catalogue any longer. That one had the caption, "That which doesn't kill you only prolongs the inevitable."

    I like the bear one better, though.
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    It looks like that storm turned and intensified a bit. Not only will it hit more heavily where Im at but it looks like my home might get some of it too.
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    Did you at least manage to tarp up some things?
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    Oh yeah, I already got a new roof. My biggest concern is the mold in the attic. Were still without power and so I cant run dehumidifiers without physically being there to refill the generator. So any extra moisture is pas bon.
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    You got a new roof that fast? That's impressive. I would expect a bit of a waiting list. You must have some connections.
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    Yeah, during Hurricane Laura my dad let some contractors sleep at his house for free. He cooked for them and everything.

    When Ida hit he reached out to one of them and asked to give me priority, so they came replace it last Tuesday. I was literally the first roof they did.
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    @dday - that is the perfect example of paying something forward and getting really good karma back at you! Good people your family must be!

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    Re: Post Race!

    I just joined VBForums (again?), and soon found this topic thread.

    By the title and today's societal moods, I was kind of alarmed about what could be being discussed in a massive thread entitled "Post Race".

    Imagine my relief upon finding everything to be generally innocuous in here. :-)

    please do keep that up! It helps restore my faith in humanity to some small degree, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mburns_08109 View Post
    I just joined VBForums (again?), and soon found this topic thread.

    By the title and today's societal moods, I was kind of alarmed about what could be being discussed in a massive thread entitled "Post Race".

    Imagine my relief upon finding everything to be generally innocuous in here. :-)

    please do keep that up! It helps restore my faith in humanity to some small degree, at least.

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    We have other threads where things get heated!

    This thread is meant to be a place of nonsense - unfortunately dday had a bit of a natural disaster, thus the serious pics.

    Normally it's kangaroos and unicorns - although I will leave up to your imagination in what way!

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    It's kept at a low heat, though.
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    Where's Niya with moar?
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    I just got a text from my neighbors that we got electricity at my house.
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    That's early. I'll bet you got a charge out of that.
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    Now you just have to figure out what's watt.
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    You're probably all amped up, too.
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    And you may have to do a volte around your house before entering it
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    My resistance has run down and now I must join the current pun fest.

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    The amount of puns is shocking.
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    How for force drugs into another sentient being

    1. Roll them up in as many blankets and towels as needed to completely immobilize them from the neck down.
    2. Crush drugs with the side of a glass or jar
    3. Push this mixture into peanut butter
    4. While sitting on the victim, use the towels to grab the forehead and the chin and pull apart
    5. Have your accomplice stick the druggie peanut butter mix past the sharp front teeth back by the molars
    6. Wait until most of the mixture is swallowed
    7. Get off your dog and let him free to drink water

    Baci will be really wise to us approaching with blankets and towels next time!

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    does your current light uses current lightly ?
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    Easy come, easy go. Electricity is back off.
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    How for force drugs into another sentient being

    1. Roll them up in as many blankets and towels as needed to completely immobilize them from the neck down.
    2. Crush drugs with the side of a glass or jar
    3. Push this mixture into peanut butter
    4. While sitting on the victim, use the towels to grab the forehead and the chin and pull apart
    5. Have your accomplice stick the druggie peanut butter mix past the sharp front teeth back by the molars
    6. Wait until most of the mixture is swallowed
    7. Get off your dog and let him free to drink water

    Baci will be really wise to us approaching with blankets and towels next time!
    Wow you had to do all that for a Dog,

    For my old Dog (sadly passed away some years ago)

    just shoving it into Peanut butter or any delicious food ie Ham, Chicken, Chocolate Cake would have done the trick, he would have ate it quicker then it took you to put the drugs in the food !!!

    My Cat on the other hand if you try that will eat all the food around the pill (even if crushed) and leave the remains in their bowl
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedSomeAnswers View Post

    My Cat on the other hand if you try that will eat all the food around the pill (even if crushed) and leave the remains in their bowl
    yep, my dog do that also, I have to force it in the back of its mouth.

    For my cat...do I really look suicidal
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    I used to struggle with my cat until the veterinarian showed me a trick. If you grab the cat behind the neck and pull straight up, they become slightly paralyzed while in that position.

    It feels cruel as hell, but it takes 5 seconds whereas before it'd take... well sometimes I'd just abandon giving the cat a pill.
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    I had an electrician install a 30 amp outlet so that when we do get power back at the house I can plug in my camper to live in while we do the repairs. Unfortunately when he opened up the breaker box, every breaker was wet and he recommended replacing them.

    The good thing is that I'll have all new breakers! The bad thing is that they were already replaced in 2017.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    Easy come, easy go. Electricity is back off.
    You just have long phase AC. It's alternating from on to off to on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    I used to struggle with my cat until the veterinarian showed me a trick. If you grab the cat behind the neck and pull straight up, they become slightly paralyzed while in that position.

    It feels cruel as hell, but it takes 5 seconds whereas before it'd take... well sometimes I'd just abandon giving the cat a pill.
    I believe that's a innate response that allows the mother cat to carry kittens. It's not just cats, and it varies by individual animal. A gal I know had a pair of ferrets. If you picked them up like that, one would go pretty much limp, but would still look around. The other acted like it was pretty much dead.
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    At least you have an alternate solution
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    My answer was directly current.
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    Saw three squirrels today running over my garden and foraging in the leaves - for nuts from my Beech trees? If they're gathering this early, are we in for a bad winter?
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    I never see any squirrel on a beach.
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    I just ran over a yellow jacket nest with my lawn mower and got stung too many times to count. Wow, do those things get aggressive this time of year! I ran into the house and had to systematically kill every one still stinging me. No adverse reactions so far, but man, am I hurting. They are still swarming my mower and I'm going to have to wait until dark to retrieve it.

    Any suggestions on how to get rid of the nest? It's in the ground at the base of a small cherry tree.
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    I use Bengal spray: https://www.bengal.com/products/outd.../wasps-hornets

    They get disoriented, fly around for about 5 seconds, and then drop dead.

    Very satisfying to watch.
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    I just realized that they're based out of Baton Rouge. I guess it makes sense with a name like Bengal, although the current Mike is a Siberian/Bengal mix and I feel like a grumpy old "get off my lawn" type man because of it.
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    in Burgundy, they usually nest in the ground and we treat them with Gasoline and fire at night if the nest is small else any special spray foam such as https://www.lowes.com/pd/Spectracide...Killer/3479819 should do the job, again if the nest is small
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    I use Bengal spray: https://www.bengal.com/products/outd.../wasps-hornets

    They get disoriented, fly around for about 5 seconds, and then drop dead.

    Very satisfying to watch.
    I thought that was for tigers? I realize that yellowjackets are striped, but it's just not the same.
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    I watched a video about a professional removal of a very large nest. The guy used a shop-vac with a mixture of dish soap and water in it. The soap breaks down the surface tension, which quickly suffocates insects, since they breathe passively through spiracles in their sides.

    Perhaps it was for the video, but they guy didn't just plant the hose over the entrance to the nest, but put it right beside the entrance, and occasionally beat on the ground to keep them coming out until all the flying ones were gone. He then removed the nest, showing the non-flying cohort that had other jobs in the nest.

    However, I should also note that he had the full bee suit.
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