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    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    Man oh man, is it humanly possible NOT to get chills watching that scene with that score in the background??
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    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    One of the many, for me, is the shootout/bank robbery scene from Heat. (Language Warning)
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    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    ...the one that you may have seen 150 times, but still can't help but stop to watch when it comes on?
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    Yesterday, 05:28 PM
    One other option you could try if you went the route of building a platform to put your shower base in, would be to buy a section of channel drain/trench drain. Tie the trench drain into your floor drain, and then you would only have to slope the platform in one direction to the trench drain instead of "dishing" the whole thing to a circular drain. And instead of buying a shower pan, you would have the option to just buy a cheap piece of...
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    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    If I were trying to put in a temporary shower like this myself, I would try to build up a small platform for your shower base to sit up on...that will give you a little "room for play" to add piping in as needed for your floor drain. If you go that route, or even if you just use lumber to make a curb around the shower, make sure you use treated lumber - preferably borate treated lumber, which does best with direct water contact. Then you can...
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Another of my cousins is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. He is the active commander of the 43d Electronic Combat Squadron, which flies out of a base in Tuscon Arizona. Their modified C-130s are actively involved in intercepting and/or scrambling the electronic and radio communications of hostiles in Iraq, Syria, Afganistan, and several other vicinities throughout the world including Mexico, South America, and Asia/Indo-China. He graduated...
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    Jun 20, 18, 08:19 PM
    I have a great-uncle who was in Navy intelligence. Started as a cryptographer during WW2, trying to break Japanese radio signals, and made a career in Navy intelligence. He's actually buried in Arlington. His son - my 1st cousin once removed - was a Navy diver, and dove with/under Carl Brashear, the Navy diver who the movie Men of Honor is about. One of my uncles was also a Navy cryptographer. He started off serving on a submarine during the...
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    Jun 20, 18, 07:31 PM
    So if I'm understanding correctly, you have a half-bath in your basement, it has at least one concrete wall and a concrete floor, and the bathroom has floor drain located in it, close to the wall, correct? Just wanting to make sure I have your scenario correct. Also, if you could give the dimensions and explain the layout of your bathroom it would be really helpful....overall bathroom size, where the drain is in context to your toilet and...
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    Jun 19, 18, 07:38 PM
    The fella in post #25 graduated from Cov Cath with your pop. Pretty sure we have PM'd about that before.
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    Jun 19, 18, 07:31 PM
    Grandpa on my mom's side planned to join the Marines. The night before enlisting, he and his best friends went out partying together in a "last hoorah" kind of way. Ended up waking up late for the acuity exam for the Marine Corps at the court house, so they went ahead and took the Navy acuity exam that took place afterwards. Trained at the Great Lakes Naval Station, and became a fire controlman on a destroyer, the USS Meade. He was in charge of...
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    Jun 19, 18, 07:18 PM
    Grandpa on my Dad's side enlisted in the Navy in WWII. Went through basic training in Camp Livingston, Louisiana in July and August, and trained as a medic. At his medic school graduation ceremony he was handed a helmet with a red cross on it, and at the same time was handed a Brillo pad to scrub the cross off. The MC at the graduation told them it was because the Nazis made a habit of using the red cross as a bullseye. His combat experience...
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    Jun 19, 18, 01:09 AM
    The Reds may be 26-45 right now and holding on strong to the last spot in the NL Central, but I still think of this whole thing once or twice a month during Reds season...even this season. Here's a picture from the first game they went to with the ticket package we gave them.
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    Jun 19, 18, 12:57 AM
    I just wanted to share something that my cousin posted to Facebook on Sunday for Fathers Day. It made me think of this thread, the previous thread I posted about my cousin and our experience buying them a Cincinnati Reds ticket package as a gift, and about the thoughts and prayers I've received from and given to my BGP friends over the years I've been a part of this community. Although Tobin is no longer with us, my cousin Travis is now the...
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    Jun 18, 18, 09:42 PM
    I also dig little Mouse Ear hostas. The leaves are tightly bunched together, small, and the whole plant is about the size of a soccer ball. Mine were hit a bit early on by snails so they ended up with some holes before I took care of the snails. I saw these in my neighbor’s yard. Pretty neat.
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    Jun 18, 18, 09:19 PM
    Over on the right side that's an elephant ear plant that I put in as a bulb this spring. They grow in similar conditions to hostas. But regarding the Empress Wu hostas, here's an idea of how large they can get:
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    Jun 18, 18, 09:15 PM
    Possibly Empress Wu hostas. I planted one last fall from rootstock, and it came in for the first time this year. It will get bigger in future years, but it's already about 2-1/2 or 3 feet in diameter, and coming up on 2 feet tall. Here's mine:
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    Jun 18, 18, 09:13 PM
    I prefer the blue hostas as well.
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