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BRRRRRR FINALLY !

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Pallet Pete, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Pallet Pete

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    Well it is absolutely freezing with that wind out today its about darn time. I got my first wiff of cold crisp winter air and my heart started racing I smiled and no joke a bird fell dead at my feet ! That actually happened ! Sorry but I did not have my phone for a picture but I figured it was worth a laugh ;lol. I felt bad for the bird though:(

    Pete
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  2. Pallet Pete

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    I should add we gave the pour guy a good burial out by the trees behind work.

    Pete
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  3. WellSeasoned

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    Your stuff is coming our way, bring it! Poor bird.
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  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Mouthwash?
  5. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    At 4 pm today it was 62, unheard of in these parts. Temp is currently 38 in the pouring rain which is supposed to turn to wet snow flurries over night. High is to be 32 tomorrow. Cutting wood today was actually uncomfortable this afternoon.. Bring it on.
  6. Pallet Pete

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    Was that referring to darn BB ? ;)

    Pete
  7. WellSeasoned

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I think hes drunk
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    No. Wondering if breath killed the bird. ;lol
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Not yet.
  10. Pallet Pete

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    Come to think of it I did switch toothpaste this week ;lol

    Pete
  11. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    It's coming.........
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  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    One day a woman called me and asked if I would come to her office. Went over and she showed me a bird in obvious distress. On her window sill. Eight floors up and she wanted me to do something about it.

    I taped a piece of paper over the window so she couldn't see the bird.
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yep. Gonna have a green tea hangover tomorrow.
  14. Pallet Pete

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    OK that was not fair at all I just laughed so hard I spit my drink out my nose ! ;lol;lol That was not the ending I was expecting ;lol

    Pete
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  16. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Hehheh . . . I was telling my wife the other day that often times the way a guy deals with a problem is to just hide it . . . scratch in the wood flooring -- cover it with a throw rug, rust spot on the car -- stick a bumper sticker on it, etc.
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  17. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I have done some crazy things for a good employee but climbing up the side of an eight floor building to save a dying sparrow was not going to happen. Had to let that "Come on BB, do some of that manager stuff!" kick in.

    Post Script: Two days later Diane came in and told me that she hit a bird on the way to work. And it was stuck in her grill. "Why do I keep killing birds?". She was seriously frantic. I went and took the damned bird out of the grill. On the ground. Something had fetched the one off of window ledge in the night.
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Well, how about another injured bird story?

    Several years back I was driving the community volunteer-staffed ambulance back from the hospital with our crew chief when a partridge (ruffled grouse) flew out of nowhere and right into the ambulance. It hit hard and bounced off it . . . at which point the crew chief yelled "Stop the rig!"

    I jammed on the brakes and the crew chief went running out to the bird . . . moving faster than I had ever seen him. He lovingly scooped up the bird and started running back to the rig. At this point I was thinking it was odd, but figured maybe he was planning on working on the bird in the back of the ambulance . . . thought maybe he was a bird lover.

    Nope . . . he hopped up in the front and was all smiles . . . "Now I have dinner for tonight" he proclaimed . . . before adding that a partridge just a week or so before had flown into the grill of his truck and had broke it, but somehow escaped . . . or at least he never found that one for dinner.
  19. BrotherBart

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    Four calling birds
    Three French hens
    Two turtle doves
    And a partridge in the grill for me.
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    A lot colder here today might even light the stove around 6 tonight.

    Just checked forecast low tonight is 23 time to bring out the big splits tonight.
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    I took some stuff out to the hunting blind this morning and also took down the trail cams. Had to cover my ears because of the cold. Felt good though. A little more snow this morning but not much overall.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Temps are falling off a cliff here with a front coming through. 70 yesterday but 40s today and headed for the twenties by midnight.

    Stove is starting up right now.
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  23. Pallet Pete

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    We had a light dusting when I left at 5:30am for work too. It felt awesome outside guess I got to get the emergency het warmers in the cars again now.

    Pete
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    We have that wind that cuts through you today, not real cold (low 40's) but it makes it feel colder.
    zap
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