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09-04-21, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

It has certainly crossed my mind. Maybe I'll give...

It has certainly crossed my mind. Maybe I'll give it a shot. I would like stuff to start when I need it.
09-03-21, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Gotcha. Modem car engines I never really have...

Gotcha. Modem car engines I never really have issues with, not like outdoor tools. Ethanol gas, cheap carbs, and light and infrequent use is just a brutal combination. Impossible to get ethanol free...
09-03-21, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

There's something to be said for an electric tool...

There's something to be said for an electric tool that just works every single time. I'll eventually switch everything over, it's all getting much better
09-03-21, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

For small tools still very common (blowers, weed...

For small tools still very common (blowers, weed eaters, saws).
09-03-21, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Our usual is open, tricky to get to, lots of...

Our usual is open, tricky to get to, lots of closures still. Our main car seems fine, the other we gave up on getting trees off of, just too big and heavy and hung up. Gonna let the pros handle it.
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09-03-21, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is the house behind us, we share a part of back fence. They're...
09-03-21, 07:59 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Well that certainly confuses the situation....

Well that certainly confuses the situation. Sounds like he handled the aftermath as best as possible considering.
09-02-21, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I don't approach dogs I don't know, but if I knew...

I don't approach dogs I don't know, but if I knew a dog well (and it was a breed with a good temperament, like a golden or lab or something) I'd probably pet it.

But **** that dog and **** that...
09-02-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I already have a 2 stroke blower and weed...

I already have a 2 stroke blower and weed whacker, so the saw doesn't bother me. I also have it written on the cans which are mixed and the ratio, but my wife doesn't do the yard work so it's fine.
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09-02-21, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

This will be funny to others, and maybe funny to...

This will be funny to others, and maybe funny to me in a few weeks, but this is literally what happened to the previous owner of this saw.

I could tell it looked used when I bought it, the bar was...
09-01-21, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Got the car free, bought a saw and filled the car...

Got the car free, bought a saw and filled the car and the 5 gallon gas can. Should last until they turn the natural gas back on at least. I hope it's soon, I don't look forward to cold showers, we...
09-01-21, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Tornado hit our area. We're safe and relatively...

Tornado hit our area. We're safe and relatively unscathed. Trees on both cars, some fence down, some beautiful trees lost, but the house is in one piece. Few hundred feet away a house is missing...
08-30-21, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Got my 2nd shot. Feel more like **** than usual,...

Got my 2nd shot. Feel more like **** than usual, just 8 hours later already.
08-18-21, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Putting the kids to bed for the third time...

Putting the kids to bed for the third time tonight. Woke them up for a tornado warning to go to the central downstairs bathroom, it expired, we started putting them back to bed, another warning.
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08-04-21, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Only $25k or so. I also think they're kind of...

Only $25k or so. I also think they're kind of hideous. But that won't stop anyone.

In other news, I'm absolutely exhausted of trying to figure out what is and isn't safe enough to be worth it for...
08-04-21, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Watched the women's team pursuit yesterday....

Watched the women's team pursuit yesterday. Besides being impressed with how fast they are, I'd never seen (or so least I don't remember seeing) bikes quite like Great Britain's. The forks are huge,...
08-02-21, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I often wonder how well I could do running a...

I often wonder how well I could do running a business, when I see how badly run a lot of places are and are somehow still doing fine.

I've definitely gone into bike shops who acted like I was an...
07-29-21, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Track bikes with no brakes on the road is insane...

Track bikes with no brakes on the road is insane to me. I literally only feel comfortable on the track or apron or warm up area. Everywhere else there's just too many variables, not to mention...
07-29-21, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I still have a shock sitting in my garage, for a...

I still have a shock sitting in my garage, for a car I no longer own, because a shady place (shoutout to Mavis!) told me I needed two new rear shocks, that they were leaking badly. Once I told them I...
07-21-21, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

The gear inches that fast people are pushing on...

The gear inches that fast people are pushing on the track these days are incredible.
07-20-21, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

And you have to be careful with capital gains...

And you have to be careful with capital gains exclusions if you do it too fast.

This smoke is no joke. We went for a walk this evening to try and see what might be a cool sunset with all the...
07-20-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I've asked myself the same question. My house is...

I've asked myself the same question. My house is worth a stupid amount of money at the moment, but we're not moving right now, and even if we did, we'd just have to buy something equally overpriced...
07-17-21, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Bike shops and auto shops are different, but...

Bike shops and auto shops are different, but Uptown Cycles in Charlotte (awesome shop) had what I believe was the owner's dog. A big, friendly boxer I think. Awesome dog, very chill, kinda did their...
07-13-21, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I have not. It has stopped again. It has rained a...

I have not. It has stopped again. It has rained a decent bit, but not a ton, so still not sure how that's related, or if it's related at all. I ran out of (good) ideas a long time ago.
07-09-21, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Is that just a temporary thing you take on and...

Is that just a temporary thing you take on and off for PT? I wonder how much that high grade medical attachment device (safety pin) would've cost here.
07-05-21, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

The beeping has returned. It seems to be tied to...

The beeping has returned. It seems to be tied to wet weather. I crawled under the house, sump pump is working fine, has no battery backup or speaker.

I'm at a loss again.
06-29-21, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, I don't know that many people made it...

Yeah, I don't know that many people made it through this completely unscathed. I know I certainly haven't, despite being almost entirely unaffected by the worst of it.
06-20-21, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Ouch. Good luck. Buying a bike for a...

Ouch. Good luck.

Buying a bike for a cyclist, without input, seems like an obvious thing to avoid.
06-18-21, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

My concern is that it's the sump pump possibly,...

My concern is that it's the sump pump possibly, but it's about a 50 foot crawl under a short floor to go check it, so I'm not looking forward to it.
06-18-21, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

My beeping seems to have stopped. I don't know if...

My beeping seems to have stopped. I don't know if this is good or bad.
06-16-21, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

There is a beeping in my house. I think in the...

There is a beeping in my house. I think in the kitchen from attempting to track it down. It is not the smoke detector. It is not the oven, microwave, dishwasher, or fridge. It isn't regular...
06-08-21, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Me, every single morning: man, I'm really tired,...

Me, every single morning: man, I'm really tired, I should go to bed early tonight and get some rest
Me, every single evening: screw that, I finally have some time to myself, I'm gonna play video...
05-31-21, 12:03 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Same. My subscriptions were extremely quiet and I...

Same. My subscriptions were extremely quiet and I was starting to wonder. Didn't think to actually check though.
05-24-21, 06:10 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Just make sure your rim tape is in good shape (if...

Just make sure your rim tape is in good shape (if you even have rim tape anymore), they can squeeze into spaces that a butyl tube can't, and they'll find sharp edges there.
05-05-21, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, give the sausages a try and see what you...

Yeah, give the sausages a try and see what you think. I can't remember if we tried the ground one or not. I've heard you need so spice the absolute heck out of it to make the plain stuff good.

And...
05-05-21, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

That's really interesting. Which did you get?...

That's really interesting. Which did you get? We've had their bratwursts and spicy italian sausages and thought they were pretty good.
04-27-21, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Very sorry. That's a pretty great, long life I'm...

Very sorry. That's a pretty great, long life I'm sure she had though.
04-26-21, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

There's games I can just screw around on (CoD,...

There's games I can just screw around on (CoD, GTA, Bioshock, Fallout) and then there's online stuff that everyone gets really good at, and then there's e-sports games (like Rocket League) that...
04-26-21, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

your timestamp didn't work. The sound of wet...

your timestamp didn't work.

The sound of wet carbon wheels braking in the rain though, don't miss that sound.
04-25-21, 10:43 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Anyone here play Rocket League? I've been getting...

Anyone here play Rocket League? I've been getting into it a little more seriously lately, it's super fun. Really addictive, to be able to improve at something requiring skill like that. I still suck,...
04-20-21, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

There's being safe about covid, and there's being...

There's being safe about covid, and there's being absolutely ridiculous with no thought for common sense.

I'm at the doctor with my wife, an ob because that's her primary. Sitting in the car...
04-15-21, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I think you're supposed to use a pump, and it's...

I think you're supposed to use a pump, and it's the front wheel.
04-14-21, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

About the only electronics stuff I've done in 10...

About the only electronics stuff I've done in 10 years is replacing some switches in my amp's foot pedal controls.
04-13-21, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I think that ship has maybe sailed. I don't think...

I think that ship has maybe sailed. I don't think your local bookstore is going to stop Amazon by not allowing their name to be spoken.
04-13-21, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, I noticed. Just replace the %2A or whatever...

Yeah, I noticed. Just replace the %2A or whatever with the place that shall not be named but is one of the largest sites on the entire internet.
04-13-21, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

There are currently like 6000 people watching...

There are currently like 6000 people watching some dude riding rollers on ******, as part of r/talentshow live shows. Like, he's just riding normal rollers. I don't think he's a pro or anything. His...
04-08-21, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Indeed they are. You can get a lot of discs for...

Indeed they are. You can get a lot of discs for $10,000.
04-08-21, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I'm looking to get back into Ultimate (and maybe...

I'm looking to get back into Ultimate (and maybe some disc golf with the kids). All you need is some grass and a disc and you're in business. Some cleats if you're feeling fancy or competitive.
04-02-21, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I've gotten a lot of interest through Facebook,...

I've gotten a lot of interest through Facebook, calls from locals since I put it by the road with a sign (or three), and a little on CarGurus (including the flake). I've gotten a single email from...
04-01-21, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Yeah, I actually regretted it just a few hours...

Yeah, I actually regretted it just a few hours later that evening after talking with my wife, but he'd already bought another one.
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