Things you just Don't do.

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  1. odie

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    .....with a heater! :D

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  2. Bill Boehme

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    ... and I think it's cold when the temperature gets below 70. :D
     
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    We get out the winter coats for 70.

    My personal thought is to never live in a place where they think 40 is warm any time of the year.
     
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    How's Irma treating you, Al? Hope all is ok.....:D

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  5. Gerald Lawrence

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    Enjoyed the video and if I had to go thru that to get wood I might get a new hobby.
     
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  6. Leo Van Der Loo

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    I rather have some snow and cooler temps than have a couple of hurricanes come through :eek:, keeps our population down somewhat to :), so I can have my own lake to go fishing on:D, 40 is OK, - 40 keeps me inside though, but it only got to - 39.4 last winter so a relatively mild one for here :D, we have had a few days this month with temps down to 35F, it’ll get cooler ;)
     
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  7. William Rogers

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    Great videos Zach. Very well done and enjoyed.
     
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    Cincinnati, Ohio, January, 1982- Sunday, minus 41 with wind chill of minus 61. It was so cold the brass monkeys were complaining!
     
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    Appreciate your concern.
    Irma went right over us but was weakened a lot.
    For us it is mostly inconvenience & the company of 6 evacuees who are staying with us.
    We lost 18 shingles from the roof and couple small trees. Huge oak went down in the neighbors yard.
    Electricity is out but we have a generator.

    Still some flooding on local roads but this is still just nuisance in our area.
    Little creeks normally 20 feet wide are a mile or two wide but 18" deep most places because we are so flat there are few places where high water can form.

    South Florida, the coasts, and river flood planes have a lot of damage.

    All in all for us a lot like a bad winter snow storm in many ways with no danger of hypothermia.
     
  10. Zach LaPerriere

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    That's funny, Al! Just think of it this way...we never overheat, and there's absolutely no need for A/C!

    And Gerald (sorry I can't figured out how to respond to two posts) it was a lot of work to pull all that stock out...but 2 1/2 days of chainsaw work and sledding out gave me a couple cords of amazing old growth stock. As mentioned in my video, the alder I salvaged is upwards of 120-130 years old—when the official record is 80 to 100 years. Amazing wood, slow spalted... it was worth it!

    Just look at this sunburst pattern in this rough bowl!

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  11. Leo Van Der Loo

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    I enjoyed the adventure of all of you getting this special tree Zach, getting out into the bush is something I have always enjoyed, but my hauling nowadays is just dead trees for firewood and the quad is doing the hard work.
     
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    Thanks, Leo. I'm glad you can still get out, and that's what quads are for! I have several good friends who are older than my parents and they each tell me to enjoy it while I can—so I do my best to follow that advice.
     
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    Glad to know you are OK, Al. I wonder how our other friends in Florida fared. How is Rudy Lopez doing?
     
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    Just talked to Rudy. He's fine didn't even lose power.
    He had a tree blow over that rested against his roof with no damage.
     
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  15. Andy Chen

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    Thanks for the update on Rudy, Al.
     
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    Thanks Al I've been wondering about all the turners in Florida and Texas. I guess right now they are all involved in just getting home to see how things are. Here in Tennessee we just had some moderate winds. Just enough to knock a tree down over the power lines and kill our power for about 4 hours. On the plus side it is a moderate size abrosia maple and I'm going to cut some up today.
     
  17. Mike Johnson

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    Your not hearing much from the Florida & Texas turners because they are out scavenging
    tree trunks, root balls, and logs for future turning projects. :) They have a massive clean-up
    task in each of the area's hit by the hurricanes after the waters recede. I talked to one of the
    contractors we bring in for "turnarounds" and they have been working 120 hours a week and
    they just hired an additional 300 electricians to work on recovery projects in the Houston area.
    Anyone looking for work can find employment in these area's if they have any skills to speak of.
    Florida just announced they will basically need to rebuild the entire electrical grid along the coast.
    This will have a major impact on lead times and inventory levels of industrial, commercial and retail
    building materials across the country. Anyone involved with construction projects will see interruptions
    of expected lead times and deliveries of materials for many projects. The campus facility I work at has
    a number of expansion projects in the works and many of the equipment/material suppliers are already
    extending lead times on delivery of these building materials. What was a 6-8 week lead time is quickly
    turning into 30-40-50 week lead times. You should see manufacturers across the country hiring additional
    personnel in many of these facilities to address the backlogs.
     

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