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#241 mikechell

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:28 AM

Got your E-mail, Steve.  I'll be planning a trip over there in March, then!

 

Rich ... I got your E-mail, too.  I'll be calling you later, to talk about the Tinley Show.


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#242 steeldrifter

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:17 PM

Yeah probably chose best not to come this weekend. I actually had to cancel the fishing trip with my buddy. Got a darn cold kicking the past two days now :(


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#243 mikechell

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:44 AM

Just because I can be mean sometimes ... we're supposed to hit record highs today.  Near 87 degrees Fahrenheit !!!

 

It's good to be home !!!


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#244 steeldrifter

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

Just got another 4" of snow last night here. I still don't mind it yet, but about another 2 weeks and once March hits I'll be ready for it to be gone.


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#245 Poopdeck

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

Just because I can be mean sometimes ... we're supposed to hit record highs today.  Near 87 degrees Fahrenheit !!!
 
It's good to be home !!!


87 is way to hot for me. That's what I call air conditioning weather. I'll take the current 47 over 87 any day of the week.

#246 mikechell

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:55 AM

March 3rd.  I end up back in Hoffman Estates, IL.  On the Saturday the 9th ... I'll be spending some time with Richmc.  A tying event on at a restaurant, I believe!

Steve, don't make any other plans for the weekend of March 16/17.  I'm planning to make that drive.  If it's warm enough, maybe we can hit a local waterway?


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#247 steeldrifter

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 11:20 AM

I think that should work Mike. At first I was thinking that was the Monster Jam weekend but I just looked and that is actually the weekend before (March 10th). I'll just have to double check and try to find out when my fishing buddy has his week off (teacher so we do a steelhead trip during his spring break week off) soon as I find that out I'll let ya know.

 

That "should" be a fishable time locally where we could hit the Clinton for a chance at some steelhead. If the weather is decent then March is usually fishable locally unless it drops to really cold temps.


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#248 mikechell

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 03:52 PM

Back to Chicago on Sunday.  Richmce has already informed me that the temperature, Sunday night, is supposed to be -7° F.  A high, Monday of 6° F.

 

Oh boy.


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 01:28 PM

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#250 mikechell

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:57 AM

Well, I can add one more "experience" to my travels.  

 

5:00 this morning.  I'm out of bed and grabbing my sweatshirt before I realize there's a fire alarm going off.  I slow down, put on pants and shoes, then go out the door.  As I look up and down the hall, other people are leaning out of their doorways.
I walk to the intersection, and at the far end, I see smoke.  So I yell to the others, "This is real, there's smoke in the hallway."  I'm on the second floor, so I start walking down the hall, knocking on doors and yelling, "There's smoke!  It's not a drill!"
I'm sure I've alerted everyone I can, so I go downstairs.  The firemen are there, and people start coming into the lobby.
 
I guess it was a small fire in someone's trash can.  I hope it was the pot smokers that have been stinking up my room several times a day, and they get caught and arrested.

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#251 steeldrifter

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:27 PM

That's crazy Mike. Doesn't surprise me though. People are stupid and think the "No smoking" in rooms does not apply to them because they are special. 


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#252 mikechell

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:13 PM

I'm chalkin' it up to the human condition.  The majority and mob think they're immune to death.  That it " ... only happens to other people."


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