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Old 02-28-2014, 03:53 PM   #18021
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A few minutes ago, Beagle started barking like crazy in the sunroom, behavior that is usually reserved for deer, coyotes, coons and cats. She was very insistant. I looked out, and saw the biggest opossum waddling out from the shrubbery around the foundation, heading into the timber. I've seen possums as roadkill, but never a live one in the wild before. By the time I got my phone out and took some really crappy pictures, it was too far into the woods.
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:13 PM   #18022
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Slow day at work due to the rain so I started preparing to file my partnership return, juggling a few numbers around on the worksheets to see what looks good and what doesn't. ;)
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:27 PM   #18023
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That explains it.
I've had rough, chapped hands before, but...
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:29 PM   #18024
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Slow day at work due to the rain so I started preparing to file my partnership return, juggling a few numbers around on the worksheets to see what looks good and what doesn't. ;)
I do ours three times, separate and joint...whatever gets us the most back...
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:38 PM   #18025
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I do ours three times, separate and joint...whatever gets us the most back...
I do that too when filing our personal returns using Turbotax. I can change any variable and see the differences before I submit.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:42 PM   #18026
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See how I'm knocking the points off and rounding the sharp edges?
I'm about 70% there in this one area. Then once I melt everything I'll strip the parkerized finish off and change from 220 grit to 400 and polish everything, as the finish is rougher than I want it. Then I'll start fitting all the parts I ordered, which will just require normal filing and sanding.
Looks very good, Pac.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:56 PM   #18027
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A few minutes ago, Beagle started barking like crazy in the sunroom, behavior that is usually reserved for deer, coyotes, coons and cats. She was very insistant. I looked out, and saw the biggest opossum waddling out from the shrubbery around the foundation, heading into the timber. I've seen possums as roadkill, but never a live one in the wild before. By the time I got my phone out and took some really crappy pictures, it was too far into the woods.
Look out for holes in your yard when you walk around. We had a possum digging in our lawn in our first house, but didn't know it was coming around until one of us twisted an ankle a bit. Got a good look at that critter when the animal control office came and picked up his cage and the possum. They ain't purty. Relocated! Never saw him or his family/friends again.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:58 PM   #18028
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Thanks, Laurie. It looks even better now. At least to me, lol.
I was really hoping to get my parts in today, but oh well. It's going to be a long weekend. They were coming UPS...
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:16 PM   #18029
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Look out for holes in your yard when you walk around. We had a possum digging in our lawn in our first house, but didn't know it was coming around until one of us twisted an ankle a bit. Got a good look at that critter when the animal control office came and picked up his cage and the possum. They ain't purty. Relocated! Never saw him or his family/friends again.
Thanks, CG. Right now, the ground's frozen solid, so I don't think it could dig much. And it would have to compete with all the moles and ground squirrels as to hole-digging during warm weather. We're surrounded by timber on 3 sides so we're never without critters of all kinds. It was just so cool to see a live one!
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:23 PM   #18030
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They're definitely ugly and cute at the same time!
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