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Old 10-04-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Unfortunately, I am not.

One thing I would have liked to do, but couldn't do to the cuisine. I'd like to have farted real loud before I stopped and scratched my ass.
I knew somethin' was missing ...

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Rez, I'm not sure if they were from the Bay area or not. They mentioned the town (escapes me now) but even though I lived in San Diego for 18+ years while in the Navy, I'd never heard of the town they mentioned.
Probably from one of those new yuppievilles that didn't exist back then, and lead an active fantasy life even today!

 
Old 10-04-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I do have to say that they are nice enough folks and they are trying to "Blend in". He got rid of his Mazaratti and got a Ford F-150. She kept her Benz. We'll see if she still has it after a winter.

When they first got here, he was in 1000 dollar suits every day. He hasn't bought any Levi's yet, but he's toned it down to a nice shirt and slacks. Again, wait till he's wintered here.

And the biggest thing is, they are reaching out and meeting their neighbors and getting to know people.

As yet, they haven't fancied up their home, exterior wise. AND, he did ask me things like "Do I need a snow blower, how big, where's the best place to get it?" "Tire chains, can you help show me how to put them on?"

So, guardedly, I say, "They might become good neighbors." They are actually trying.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I do have to say that they are nice enough folks and they are trying to "Blend in". He got rid of his Mazaratti and got a Ford F-150. She kept her Benz. We'll see if she still has it after a winter.

And the biggest thing is, they are reaching out and meeting their neighbors and getting to know people.

So, guardedly, I say, "They might become good neighbors." They are actually trying.
Mercedes isn't necessarily a bad tough-weather vehicle. The good ones are built to handle northern-Europe winters, which can have lots of snow.

And since they're getting good lessons from their neighbour ... maybe as you say they're not hopeless. So long as they're trying, that's something! But we really gotta do somethin' about their cuisine and their table manners.
 
Old 10-04-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Mercedes isn't necessarily a bad tough-weather vehicle. The good ones are built to handle northern-Europe winters, which can have lots of snow.

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They can handle the roads, cold and stuff. But let me ask you this. When it snows around here, they sand the roads. When it snows heavy around here, they sand again only the sand is a bigger mix and has rocks in it up to 3/4 inch in size.

During the winter, you are going to get chips and mar your vehicle. Some folks say, "Oh well" and don't do a thing. My truck runs fine and it's got chips. But some folks just have to get it fixed, repainted, immediately have they think it's done snowing.

What do you think a body shop in Billings, Miles City, Roundup, is going to price repainting the front of a Subaru vrs a Mercedes? There, in lies, the problem.

Course, they can probably afford it.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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During the winter, you are going to get chips and mar your vehicle. Some folks say, "Oh well" and don't do a thing. My truck runs fine and it's got chips. But some folks just have to get it fixed, repainted, immediately have they think it's done snowing.

What do you think a body shop in Billings, Miles City, Roundup, is going to price repainting the front of a Subaru vrs a Mercedes? There, in lies, the problem.

Course, they can probably afford it.
And I doubt the body shop will lock its doors when they see 'em coming, either... Think of that Mercedes as an economic resource.

Myself, I only got chips in the rear wheelwell edge, which I didn't deem worth bothering with on the truck as it doesn't rust to speak of anyway (that Ford body metal is almost like stainless) and that Ford enamel doesn't chip easily either -- didn't lose a scrap of paint (not even scrape marks) even when it got hit hard enough to leave a dent the size of a couch pillow. Caved in the other guy's fender but good. (He hit me when I was parked. Couldn't prove it cuz I didn't lose any paint onto his fender.)

When I had a car with acrylic paint that chipped more easily, I dabbed it with off-the-shelf paint and called it good, mainly just to stop rust. That is, after all, the root reason why we paint metal in the first place!
 
Old 10-05-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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Default 1 moose, 2 meeces??? .... no wait, its 1 mouse, 2 meeces

jimj... I don't know how big your trailer is, so you may have to go with 2 moose instead of 4..

Elkhunter... Dinner and supper is apparently another point of seperation between different types of people.. ( in many but not all cases ... lots of people eat "dinner", but are actually "supper" kind of folks.).. It seems that "dinner" people DINE, and "supper" people just EAT.. There is a third, but rare, faction.. People from france with pointy heads, who "consume mass quantities"..

At least your new friends are apparently trying.. More than you can say for lots of other newcomers.. But living in rural Montana takes more than just good intentions. ( and a couple leaves of lettuce and a radish ).. Bet you could almost make a truck payment for what you'd have paid for that "meal" back in california.

Rickers... Great pics !!! ....... There's something almost hypnotic about a lake when the water is still.. You really do have quite an eye for photography.

tiberius
 
Old 10-05-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Elkhunter... Dinner and supper is apparently another point of seperation between different types of people.. ( in many but not all cases ... lots of people eat "dinner", but are actually "supper" kind of folks.).. It seems that "dinner" people DINE, and "supper" people just EAT.. There is a third, but rare, faction.. People from france with pointy heads, who "consume mass quantities"..
LOL!! Yep

When I was a wee lad in Montana, supper was the evening meal for everyday, and dinner was what you had on Sunday afternoon at grandma's house, or on holidays. Supper was just your own household; dinner involved more people, more food, and more cooking.

Originally, dinner was what you had at noon, and supper is what you had at night. As one variant of the old song goes,
Dinner's over, supper's cookin',
Old Dan Tucker just standin' there lookin'.
Remember the old "supper clubs"?? Way to confuse the issue.

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Old 10-05-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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When we lived on the farm we grew up with dinner at noon and supper in the evening.

The sofa was called a davenport and each chair had an antimacassar draped over the back.

The third floor of the farmhouse had one room for overnighting the travelling salesman, which frequented the rural areas with pots, pans, kitchenwares, sewing necesseties and various other sundries. I will withold the 'rural' namesake of the room for politically correct reasons.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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Ah, the ol' Fuller Brush man... gone along with milk delivered to your porch fresh each morning... *sigh*
 
Old 10-05-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Ah, the ol' Fuller Brush man... gone along with milk delivered to your porch fresh each morning... *sigh*
And the wrinkled cardboard caps were always tight.

Dad would say, "Go to the icebox and get me a beer. On the way back, grab the church key on the counter" I said, "I thought we had a fridgerator???"
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