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  1. Ripinator

    Ripinator Senior Member

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    So. . . Do you habla Smith and Wesson, Punk?!?
     
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  2. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Excellent question! :p

    I put up 4 trees, so I try to start before Thanksgiving, it we are not hosting the dinner at our home. (Haven't done that in 4 years as we've been spending it in Fresno with our daughter,Son-in-law, grandson, and our Son. She has to work on Black Friday so we go there.) If I get the trees up (all artificial), I can start the lights on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I put the lights on the house two weeks before, but don't turn them on until Black Friday.

    The week after Thanksgiving is "Hell Week." A woman asked me why I call it that since I love Christmas so much? It's because my house looks like Hell for one week! The Friday after I start putting up the village scenes. We are usually finished by the next Sunday. I then love my home for five weeks before Hell Week II starts.

    I keep the trees up until Epiphany, January 6. Everything is usually back in storage by January 12.


    I do not have burned out lights. The C7 and C9 lights are Twinkles. Loved them since I was a kid!
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  3. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    I throw tinsel on the stereo system and turn off the lights in the room. Looks like a Christmas tree. Lol
     
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  4. 69CoronetRT

    69CoronetRT Senior Member

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    In my spare time, I’m a rock star. (On the left)
    Some of you may be surprised to learn I collect Mad magazines.

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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    Auto Mechanic by trade, former B-52 Crew Chief. Love aircraft still, but don't get to see them anymore. Cars and most other things mechanical, I just love fixing things.
    Woodworking and carpentry, I am doing a pole building with my friend right now. 30 x 40, it will be a nice garage/shop for him.
    Guns,I love shooting trap, handguns and I do a little hunting.
    Models lots of models, more when I was younger.
    Video games, played a lot with my boys when they were younger. I still play some though, but they have gotten so much better than me.
     
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  7. cm23uoc

    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    Restoration of our sort of Ranch House in a period correct way. Have to build a driveway gate next. FCBO hose in place.
     
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  8. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Interesting looking home. Where do you live?
     
  9. cm23uoc

    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    We live in South-Western Germany. This is a typical design to be found from the 50s to first half of the 60s, but not many left without extensive alterations that cover up the original design concept almost completely.
     
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  10. BigblueC

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    Interesting. I would probably call that a take on mid-century-modern-house around here. What do they typically look like inside? I imagine large open rooms and hard surfaces.
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    Not the open very spacious type as seen in the higher priced "dream houses" as it was designed and built with rooms for a Family with three Kids by the original owner, but large Windows in the back living and Dining rooms. Teakwood built in closets and doors, partially so called German Jura(assic)-limestone floors and stairway with typical closed in fossils, teakwood ceilings that extend to the outer Roof overhang on the outside which connect both sides visually.
     
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  12. MarPar

    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Thank you for your Service, Scott! :usflag:

    I like to shoot a bit of trap myself :D

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    Forget the pics

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    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    My current hobby, helping him get the confidence and the speed to bring home his first gold.

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