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  1. Only one complaint I have with what we purchased. Wife wanted a larger fridge with French doors and an ice maker. I love the French doors and the ice maker, BUT the larger capacity is and enormous waste of food and money. Some food goes to waste before we can get to it. That really doesn't settle well with me. Next one will be much smaller!!! Michael
  2. Had my daughter our duck hunting on the river. Across from our blind was a boat sitting in a small eddy. I kept a binocular eye on it while we were there. I figured it may have been a warden watching us. On the way out we took a detour and found it partially submerged, just enough to keep it in that eddy. We emptied it, tied it to a tree, took the registration number and called the wardens when we got home. The owner lived some miles up river from where we were. He wrote us a wonderful note how he owned the boat for many years and thought it had been stolen He had been combing the river for three weeks trying to find it. He enclosed a $50 bill to say thank you. I took the opportunity to show my daughter how important it is to help others. We took half the money and helped the local homeless shelter and the other half we spent on Christmas gifts. To me the really cool part of how that unfolded is that she still gives back to those who may have a bigger need than her. Michael
  3. Our prayers are with you. May your recovery be fast and unremarkable. Michael
  4. Adam Ant in Portland Me 1982 I think. Drove in a raging blizzard for 2 hours to see them. They played for maybe 150 people and they played like it was Wembley Stadium. Epic! Second was taking my Daughters to their first concert, Zac Brown on the waterfront. Michael
  5. Thanks for the input. The more I ask the more I realize there’s a lot I hadn’t thought about. Michell, Had you considered putting a insulated box around the compressor? Along the idea of how an I/O motor is insulated on a boat. Just an idea. I appreciate it. Michael
  6. Question for your Mikechell, Now that you have had a chance to be in the shop, what would you have changed about the building? i.e. Bigger, smaller, taller, more windows, more insulation, more outlets or perhaps 220v? I'm in the planning stage of building a shop and looking for some input. Thanks Michael R. Earle "Esse Quam Videri"
  7. Saw them in concert in Bangor Me a couple... a few years ago. EPIC!!! Michael
  8. I see the fans in the background are cheering for you… or they are egging on the dog to reach for something. 😏 michael
  9. Mikechell, You mentioned using pallet wood for your projects. Have you used any cutoffs from hardwood flooring? Frequently I can hit up the local installers and they'll have a box full of the stuff for little or no money. Only issue is the finish needs to be ground off before you touch a tool to it. Michael
  10. DFoster, Filled up last night for $4.069. Went past same station mins ago they are now $4.299. On top of that, my wife showed me the electric bill last week, there was a 2x increase in both my house and my shop. With out a question this will cut back on some destination fishing this year. It will absolutely cut back on the duck hunting too. Ok NOW I feel like an old man because all I want to add is “when I started working my first job was at a gas station, I was pumping gas at $29 cents/gal. I can still remember my Dad saying he would sell the truck befor he payed .50 cents a gallon. There was a great deal of expletives that went into that statement too. Michael R. Earle ”Esse Quam Videri”
  11. Poopdeck, If you also look up Lichtenberg Machine you will find how these work. Really cool stuff. Mikechell, Now all you need is some epoxy and colors.
  12. Just watched the weather forecast, looks like we are getting the same storm Thursday and Friday. I have the shovel all warmed up. Michael
  13. Well worth the price of admission I’d say. Michael
  14. Well, we had a different weather pattern here in Maine yesterday. Snow started about 7am and ended about 4am this morning. Only needed to shove twice,. Turned out to be reasonably lite snow, but there was 20” of it. Michael
  15. Greatest Christmas gift EVER!!! My wife is awesome! Michael
  16. Had breakfast with My Brother and his Wife, my Sister, her Husband and two our of three of her children, my Daughters and my Mother. We didn't get the cops involved this year so it was a good Christmas. 😉 Michael
  17. Steve, May God be with you and your Mom. Michael
  18. Dave 82nd, You are talking about my home state. Born and raised here. Moved away in the early 80's and moved back in the late 90's. What kind of questions do you have? Michael
  19. Good morning Bob, Someone you may want to give a shot is Theriault Flys out of Stacyville Maine. http://www.theriaultflies.com. It ha been a hot minute since I've been in their shop but it is hugely impressive. I'm confident if you give them a call, they will know exactly what you are asking for. Michael R.Earle
  20. That is awesome!!! So glad that it has worked its way into a livable situation. Michael
  21. I may get haters for this, however.... I am not vaccinated and for a multitude of reasons that are legitimate to me. That being said, I am coming closer to understanding what the attributes and the pitfalls are to the vaccination and am coming closer getting it in the near future. My wife is vaccinated because she is in the medical profession. What I find curious is the medical field is saying that a person that has been vaccinated can still contract COVID19, although their symptoms will be greatly reduced, however they still have the ability to spread this virus. So my question is, "Why are we lifting the mask mandates?" I do apologize for the controversy, Michael
  22. A few things I've figured out so far. I am planning to weld them together and putting a roof on it. Being in Maine, I plan on insulating the heck out of it. Probably closed cell spray foam. As for your compressor/dust collector room, I would highly recommend either a cyclone style or adding an inline separator for the system you choose. This will help with disposing of larger particles MUCH easier. Also look into making an overhead air filtration system to you shop to remove the fine particals. The will help keep you around a lot longer. Thank you for your insight. It will help. Michael
  23. Mikechell, Looking into building a shop to replace the old one. At the moment I'm thinking 3 shipping containers on piers. Any advice? Things you would have changed, things you would add or subtract, multiply or divide? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Michael
  24. 5-14-19 The Painted Trilliums are just starting to bloom. Michael
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