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Your Labor Day plans

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by schlot, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    So what is everyone doing on this Labor Day? What are your big exciting or small boring plans, whether it's wood related or not.

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  2. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    ROAD TRIP!!

    Heading down to the gulf coast for 8 nights in a house on the beach.
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  3. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Hanging out at home. Wife's family and some of my friends coming over for a BBQ. Assembling the swing set kit we bought for the kids... Its made of wood if that counts ;)
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    It's the unofficial start of the wood cutting season. I want to get the gear ready,mark some trees for cutting and plan my new wood shed. I also need to figure out how to carry the gear on my new tractor.( I'm thinking about a large box on a pallet).
  5. schlot

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    Now that's a Labor Day weekend!
  6. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    I'm right with you thinking it's the start of the cutting season, but it's suppose to be near 100 all weekend so I'm limiting my work to early morning only.
  7. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    I may finish cleaning up some dead White Oak & Hickory first dropped 2-3 weekends back.Plus drop another small Hickory snag discovered last Saturday.If this heatwave breaks like they're saying - 95 to 99 past 6 days here,"only" supposed to be 85 on Monday.I may have to dig out my parka.Even so I'll quit by noon no matter what the temps are.
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  8. DevilsBrew

    DevilsBrew Minister of Fire

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    My weekend starts tonight! Celebrating Oktoberfest or whatever with the rest of the crowd here, hiking, attempting to bake focaccia bread rolls outside, visiting a farmer's market, and a date.
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  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Right now they are predicting a high of 73 for Labor Day. How's that grab you Thistle and schlot?

    Not sure but we might squeeze some juice out of a few apples. Might even stack some wood. No set plans so anything goes.
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  10. begreen

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    Heading out of Dodge, to visit with old friends around the campfire. Pub crawl on Sat.
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  11. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    Ribs on the smoker, maybe a boat ride weather permitting
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  12. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Down the shore until Tuesday! Clams, Blue claws and plenty of beer
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  13. save$

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    Nothing special. Maybe a day trip if gas doesn't spike too bad. Would like some good seafood while we can still set outside.
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  14. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Day hike on Labor Day . . . puttering around the house
    on some Fall projects, such as closing the pool . . .
    which we barely got to use this year.
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  15. ironpony

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    U.S. Nationals in Indy, 10,000 H.P. 300+ M.P.H.
    Thats what I call Fun
  16. lukem

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    First year in a long time that I'm not going. I'm going to miss the smell of Nitro.
  17. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    not so much the smell,its the burning of the eyes.........................
  18. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    And lungs.

    The great thing about Nationals is the open pits. You can tell who the rookies are. When the pit crew gets ready to set the timing on the engine the newbies all rush up...then engine fires and they blip the throttle...and they all run away. The guys on the crew wear gas masks for a reason people.

    Everyone should go to a top fuel race at least once in their life. It is a mind boggling amount of noise and power.
  19. Jags

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    Heading to the river to smoke up 100 pounds of shoulder. Then we invite about 100 of our closest friends and decide to have a party. Been doing shoulders or whole hogs over there for several years. Fun had by all.
  20. Delta-T

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    ...workin' :mad:....but I'll be with you all in spirit...I'm the voice in the background that says "go ahead...I dare ya".
  21. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Darn pools, too expensive not to use, and a lot of work to keep clean. We did the membership thing at a club with a pool and hot tub. Much less money, and we used it all year.
  22. WellSeasoned

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    This weekend, prolly trail riding, woodstackin, take the boat for a cruise, then school clothes shopping monday ( great deals on labor day, I hear)
  23. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    So you're the one to blame!
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    Oh I don't know. Ride out the forum software upgrade or something. :confused:

    As to the fueler races, the tire dust in your hair when you get home is the best part. ;lol
  25. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    I'm going to round out the 60 hour work week with another 10 or so hours Saturday. Then start on my neglected graduate school work since the semester started this week. Work on my teacher licensing documents and applications for various New England states. Salt away at laundry and cooking for next week. Either take a shovel or a match to this house.

    I think a friend may be coming to visit, and we are spending some time Sunday with some friends hiking to a nice swimming hole, followed by beer and pizza at our favorite joint. So there is some fun stuff amidst the grind.

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