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  1. Oct 31, 2019 #61

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    I will assume 40 pound bags so about 1680 pounds. I only use about ten to twenty pounds a year unless I have more projects than my own - rarely happens but my son likes the "rustic" look and so does his lovely wife.
    My wood working skill are spot on for that but my metal work is considerably more refined. I did make his wife 2 pair of brass handles for her rolling pins. Gray marble and brass handles looked very good.
    Hey, come to think of it she owes me a chocolate cake (KETO) for those...Oh well, I enjoyed the project and she is happy. That is what really matters.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2019 #63

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    Yep 40lb bags. I figured since I had a coal stove (my FATSO) I might as well have some coal.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2019 #64

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    Sounds like a good plan to me.
     
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  5. Nov 1, 2019 #65

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    I always hate it when Thanksgiving gets skipped over for Christmas. Especially when it's done by stores in a crass materialism that demeans the meaning of the holiday in the first place.
     
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    @SheepDog I was going to tell you TS also. Hubby bought a pallet. It is "seasonal" according to them. (So um, it will spoil if you keep it to long or you have to wait till the new crop is ripe?). :sarcasm: I think he got a bit of a break for getting a whole pallet.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2019 #69

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    We do very few presants at Christmas. I do put a tree up about a week before Christmas and it comes down the day after. We light it with real candles on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day family comes over for the feast. Perhaps that doesn't sound like much, but we are often "in the Christmas spirit" even without all the hoopla. I too prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to begin thinking much about Christmas. I like Thanksgiving too, enjoy autumn, and appreciate the in between temps (usually!)
     
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    We have all Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving.. then at Christmas we just go cruise inside the malls and watch the kids and Santa .

    We just ordered a 25 lb ham from our local bbq restaurant. Cooked on open pit hickory.
    OMG. For Christmas.

    Jingle bells, jingle bells ...
    :flyingaway:

    Jim
     
  11. Nov 2, 2019 #71

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    My first job as a professional – just out of the Navy. My new employer sent me a “Christmas Bonus” in the mail. It was a gift certificate for a honey baked ham from what is now a national chain.

    The nearest store was 400 miles away, no brochure, no catalog, not even a phone number. Had to call around to find out they were 400 miles away, 10 days before Christmas.

    I think I still have that worthless gift certificate. :mad:
     
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    Today we are thinking Christmas as we are all putting on blue jeans and black turtlenecks then going in for a Christmas photo shoot. Which will then become our Christmas card mailed out to family and friends. I have gotten out of this for years now but the wife wasn't having it this year. Apparently they have a red VW Beetle all set up like Santa's sleigh, complete with fake snow and fake reindeer. Oh joy.
     
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    Prepper stocking.

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    I have been Christmas shopping for a few days now.
    FedEx, UPS, and the mail lady will wear a path to my door in the next few weeks.
    Between my wife and I, there will be a lot of deliveries.
     
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    @backlash that sounds like a great idea!
     
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    we don't celebrate Christmas, we are pagans.
     
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    Do you celebrate the solstice?
     
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    Is Santa a democrat? He gives free stuff that people haven't earned so I was wondering. ;)
     
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    No ,

    The dimorats are trying to be Santa Claus.

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    Don't be surprised if this one pops up now and then..my all time favorite.


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    Ho ho ho...

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    50 days

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    Patti's 1880 Settlement , 5 miles from me at Grand Rivers KY

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