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Msg: 495177
Subject: Re: Amazing Race - SPOILER alert
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: SpringChickProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 2:51 AM
P-258F-597M-496Premium
Reply to: Msg 495172 by Ezmerelda
I couldn't believe no one could read a compass!

There are always a few things that amaze me every season... wouldn't you think that if you were going on the show, there are certain things you would make sure you know how to do before you get there? For instance, every season there are a few who can't manage a manual transmission -- okay, did you not watch the previous seasons? They always do this... The same with the compass -- wouldn't you think that this is one of the things you would familiarize yourself with, not only have they done it before, but they're traveling in foreign places -- it seems that knowing how to read a compass and a map would be considered "must-have" skills.

SpringChick
Msg: 495178
ElectricMedic Subject: Re: Some visitors coming through .......
Board: State: South Carolina
Author: ElectricMedicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:03 AM
P-102F-1060M-3061Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 495144 by TalleyValleyFarmClan
No toe steppin here.....can't control when visitors roll through. I still may be able to stop by...I have not been volunteered yet for anything. For those that are trying to plan both, the drive will be about 45 minutes from one location to another.

Medic
Msg: 495179
veganf and the Dolphins Subject: Re: Sig stamp in carry on bag
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: veganf and the DolphinsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:06 AM
P-187F-1218M-458
Reply to: Msg 495134 by Green Tortuga
"Of course, now that I've said that, I'll probably find a guy on a power trip who wants to confiscate them the next time I go through security. =) "

Sure, I think we've just ended up with bad lucky when it comes to security. The lines for security at Logan are longer than most airports I've seen, and the employees seem excessively grumpy, maybe overworked, and seem to have forgotten all their manners. I mean, I personally expect a "please remove the machete from the bag ma'am" or "you may use that bench to put your shoes back on, let me know if you need any help" (oh you poor whale-like pregnant women toting 2 kids who can't see her toes anymore, much less tie her own shoes without deserving an Olympic medal), LOL.
Also, a call to the airline to ask about carrying on questionable items has always worked for us in the past.

And on a final note about KIDS' food & drink:
"Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint."
http://www.tsa.gov/311/index.shtm
The problem with this is it varies depending what each person, or each individual security personnel on duty at that moment deems to be a "reasonable quantity". So obviously we've gotten unlucky.

Definitely avoid craft knives/exacto blades in carry-ons, but you can check them:
"Razor-Type Blades - such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors."
"NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors."
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm
So I guess if you're going to check them, wrap them, but label them clearly what's inside so baggage handlers don't impale themselves and confiscate them.

And be careful if you're traveling out of Boston, LOL, since we travel a lot, my husband 1-2 times per month, and it's the only place we've repeatedly run into problems personally.

Enjoy your trips, Disney is a blast. I'm very curious if the boxes are still there in such a well-groomed and observed area!
Msg: 495182
Mama Stork Subject: Re: Ohio Patch
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:24 AM
P-22F-1603M-3418Premium
Reply to: Msg 495156 by songwriter
I want to clarify concerning the Ohio Treasure hikers Patch.

We do have a design-- for the participation patch which is the one with the state seal and a rough draft for for the merit patch, which is the one where you can show off your progression.

However, these have not been ordered yet. When I posted for interest last , I only received 5 responses. The minimum order is 50. We are not in position financially to absorb the cost of the extra patches. I would be more than HAPPY to pass along the design and contact info if somebody else would like to do this, as I simply can't (and feel really really bad!!)

Mama Stork
Msg: 495183
Katy Subject: help with barking dogs
Board: Critter Corner
Author: KatyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:30 AM
P-45F-380M-94Inactive > 3 months
I need some ideas of how to get my neighbor's dogs to stop barking. Every time I or one of my dogs are out in the yard, the neighbor's dogs bark. They don't stop until we go inside, even if we are out for 5 hours. When I first moved in, a year and a half ago, I assumed the dogs would get used to us and stop barking, but that hasn't happened. I've spoken several times with the owners, who do try when they are home to make the dogs stop, but, unfortunately, they are rarely home. Last summer they outfitted the dogs with anti-bark shock collars and though they cranked those suckers high enough that the dogs would yelp every time they barked, the dogs continued to bark. My other neighbors have all given up, after calling the police several times (I guess we don't have laws specifically dealing with this here) but I would still really like to be able to work in my garden, enjoy my deck, etc once the good weather is here.

So, I'm looking for ideas of how to get my neighbor's dogs to stop barking at me. I would reward them with treats for silence (how I trained my dogs not to bark) but I don't get any silence from them and two of the dogs never leave the neighbor's deck since he bought the shock collars. The fence is in a ways from the property line, too, and now is double layered (like the fences around the thoroughbred horses where I grew up) so I can't really get close to the dogs.

Thanks!
Katy
Msg: 495184
EnergyStar Subject: Re: Annoying postings on other sites about Letterboxing..
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: EnergyStarProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:39 AM
P-14F-282M-699
Reply to: Msg 475628 by EnergyStar
Msg: 495185
Lundy and Vickster Subject: Re: help with barking dogs
Board: Critter Corner
Author: Lundy and VicksterProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:40 AM
P-158F-7400M-1126
Reply to: Msg 495183 by Katy
So, I'm looking for ideas of how to get my neighbor's dogs to stop barking at me

Katy,

I feel for you.

It seems like you and your neighbors (at least in their eyes) have tried everything reasonable to get it to stop and still maintain a good relationship. I don't know there is anything more you can do. It is up to the dog's owners to do something. It is my guess the dogs really don't bark much while the owners are home, or at least are quieted rather quickly. So they don't "feel your pain". I suggest you record this on video the next time you are in the garden and show the recording to the owners so they can understand your situation and frustration.

Best of luck.

Larry
Msg: 495186
Subject: Re: help with barking dogs
Board: Critter Corner
Author: kmbakerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:41 AM
P-1F-145M-254Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 495183 by Katy
I've had this same exact problem for almost 4 years now. We have a hot tub that we can't enjoy and the kids NEVER get to play in the backyard. I'm a night nurse so I have thought about one night going outside every thirty minutes because I know they will start barking and my thinking is that the neighbors would do something about it if they lost a couple nights of sleep over the issue. The only problem is the parents and the little girl take sleeping supplements so I'm not sure it would work. I can't even let my dog out in my fenced yard because my dog gets so nervous because they sound furocious (? spelling). Good Luck! Lori
Msg: 495187
Box Hunters Subject: Our 300th letterbox!
Board: State: South Carolina
Author: Box HuntersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:51 AM
P-15F-309M-121Inactive > 3 months
We finally found our 300th letterbox! Thanks to JWalkers and their wonderful plants at Oconee Station. The 60 foot waterfall at the end of trail, Station Cove Falls, is a must see if you are in the area.

Box Hunters
Msg: 495188
the Dawg Pound Subject: Re: help with barking dogs
Board: Critter Corner
Author: the Dawg PoundProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:51 AM
P-18F-33M-1093Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 495183 by Katy
The house behind my neighbors house has about 3 or 4 dogs, one being some kind of hound that howls and the others are big, a lab and a beagle and a mutt. they barked constantly until my neighbor bought one of those air horn things like you use at sports events. Every time the dogs barked, he blew that thing and after about a week, the dogs stopped barking. It was annoying to us, but it didn't take long. All they dogs stopped barking. My mom sprays her neighbors dogs with the water hose when they aren't home and it's warm enough. But after a few months of it being too cold to spray the dogs they started back barking. They're little yippy dogs like a pomaranian and a chihuahua, so they are gonna bark. but try the air horn. He bought his at Walmart for about $6.
Msg: 495189
Subject: we have a gallant looking cake today
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:56 AM
P-53F-349M-12642Premium
Happy AQVersary to Gallant Rouge, jacks, Bareneaked Chefs, Bell Motel, Green Eagle, and Light Travelers!!!

****throws confetti, releases balloons, and rolls out the cake****

GG
Msg: 495190
Subject: Re: To pay for cutting, or?
Board: Logbook Logistics
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:59 AM
P-53F-349M-12642Premium
Reply to: Msg 495157 by airstream dreams
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
southern midwest i guess
Msg: 495191
The Cats Meow Subject: Re: Getting Close
Board: State: Ohio
Author: The Cats MeowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:02 AM
P-85F-1112M-2305PremiumInactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 495137 by Yellow Butterfly
LOL well thank you! No plans on quitting any time soon. It's funny 5 years ago when we started 500 just seemed like an impossible number to reach. There were so few boxes in our area. LOL now, i've set 100 finds for 2010 as the goal. LOL That should be about 3 events worth! :-)
Msg: 495192
Coffee Mug Subject: Re: Getting Close
Board: State: Ohio
Author: Coffee MugProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:07 AM
P-89F-2141M-323Premium
Reply to: Msg 495191 by The Cats Meow
((i've set 100 finds for 2010 as the goal)) Becky you and Tom can find that many boxes down here in Monroe County in a weekend, that’s if we ever get rid of all of this snow.
Msg: 495193
Subject: Re: Our 300th letterbox!
Board: State: South Carolina
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:10 AM
P-53F-349M-12642Premium
Reply to: Msg 495187 by Box Hunters
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
***Throws confetti, releases balloons, and rolls out the brownies****

GG
Msg: 495194
Subject: Re: Birthday Boxing.
Board: State: Minnesota
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:10 AM
P-53F-349M-12642Premium
Reply to: Msg 495175 by ASL Girl
***Throws confetti, releases balloons, and rolls out the cupcakes****

GG
Msg: 495195
Dartmoor Dreamer Subject: Shout Out to MC Bear & brandicat
Board: State: Minnesota
Author: Dartmoor DreamerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:23 AM
P-306F-2689M-1631Premium
Thanks for hosting a great gathering! Everyone was so excited to meet up and got right to work with all of the stamping. The library was a really fun place to gather.
Msg: 495197
TalleyValleyFarmClan Subject: Re: Our 300th letterbox!
Board: State: South Carolina
Author: TalleyValleyFarmClanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:29 AM
P-87F-555M-3253Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 495187 by Box Hunters
CONGRATS !!!! Way to go Box Hunters !!! So good to see you the other day .... some of my best boxing memories include you !!! Lets see....

Night boxing at Come to the Table, my first event, when I met you !

"Get away from that TREE !!!"

Hunting for my "white whale" box and after months and months FINDING HER !!!

And just all the friendship ! Congrats my friends !!!!

Holly
Msg: 495199
The Wolf Family Subject: Re: Our 300th letterbox!
Board: State: South Carolina
Author: The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:36 AM
P-340F-2358M-19234Premium
Reply to: Msg 495187 by Box Hunters
Thanks to JWalkers and their wonderful plants at Oconee Station. The 60 foot waterfall at the end of trail, Station Cove Falls, is a must see if you are in the area.

Sounds like a fantastic milestone box! Oconee Station was one of the sets of clues I had printed out before I got snowed out of the Second Saturday Seekers event. Grrrrr... I need to go back and get that one. I swear there is more waterfalls in that area than anywhere else I've ever been!
Msg: 495202
triviadaddy Subject: Re: Our 300th letterbox!
Board: State: South Carolina
Author: triviadaddyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:50 AM
P-249F-1275M-185
Reply to: Msg 495187 by Box Hunters
We finally found our 300th letterbox!

Congrats!

Thanks to JWalkers and their wonderful plants at Oconee Station

You are so welcome.

Sorry that we missed y'all since you were up our way!

td
Msg: 495203
Butterfly Melody Subject: Re: YAY!!! im a legal driver now!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Butterfly MelodyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:58 AM
P-1F-614M-307Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 493524 by theseekers1108
Lol by then I will have practiced in a parking lot and will be a fine driver lol and besides, those were the first 2 times ive been behind the wheel, the first one was not long after I got my permit and the 2nd was the next day lol right in the mornig lol Can't wait until I get my picture ID in the mail =D
Msg: 495204
Butterfly Melody Subject: Re: YAY!!! im a legal driver now!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Butterfly MelodyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 6:01 AM
P-1F-614M-307Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 493571 by koalacat
Yeah that was pretty much already the plan lol Especially since Ive never been behind the wheel before I got my permit so I need some practice lol :)
Msg: 495205
Butterfly Melody Subject: Re: YAY!!! im a legal driver now!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Butterfly MelodyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 6:02 AM
P-1F-614M-307Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 493717 by Ursus and Me
That will be my down fall, im sure lol My mom can't parallel park to save her life, she did it once, and that was for her driver's test and that was it lol My mom is thinking she's going to have my grandfather teach me, vs my father cause he'll end up yelling at me LOL

Butterfly Melody
Msg: 495206
Trailtracker Subject: Re: We have an Eagle!
Board: State: Ohio
Author: TrailtrackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 6:05 AM
P-181F-2079M-5204PremiumInactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 494828 by songwriter
I definitely want to add my sincere congratulations to Path-to-Eagle on passing his Eagle Board of Review!!!

Talking to him just before his board, his board was larger than normal (a good thing) and I'm very proud of him dotting his i's and crossing his t's and presenting himself in such a great fashion!!! It is VERY obvious he has truly earned the highest rank in BSA!!! He will reap the benefits of his knowledge, skills, hard work and perseverance the rest of his life in this very select brotherhood!

SO very glad to help GG release some red, white and blue balloons and confetti in honor of your entire family!!!
Msg: 495207
Trailtracker Subject: Re: USA v. CANADA Hockey
Board: Sports Emporium
Author: TrailtrackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 6:22 AM
P-181F-2079M-5204PremiumInactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 493108 by Fiddleheads
Just now coming back to this thread.

But I find it hard to get behind any hockey team at the Olympics, because they're not really teams. They're a bunch of NHL players cobbled together a few weeks before the games. Where's the Olympic spirit in that?

I know what you are saying as I couldn't help cheering for several Canadian players too, but for me especially, it's VERY similar to the Ohio State v. University of MI rivalry. When you dig just barely beneath the surface, there are so many cross over players between these two states as well. I guess our American teams are very lucky to get some of the Canadian greats to play in our neck of the woods!
Msg: 495208
TalleyValleyFarmClan Subject: Re: We have an Eagle!
Board: State: Ohio
Author: TalleyValleyFarmClanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 6:23 AM
P-87F-555M-3253Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 494828 by songwriter
CONGRATS !!!!!! to both of you ........

Holly
Msg: 495209
Trailtracker Subject: Re: Canada vs US Hockey.... HOLY COW!!
Board: Sports Emporium
Author: TrailtrackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 6:26 AM
P-181F-2079M-5204PremiumInactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 495098 by wassamatta u
I was working on a project with the game on and just could not take my eyes off the tv screen! WOWOW!!! Now two ways about it, that game kicked butt and then some!! Congrats to Team Canada are clearly warranted and the win was earned!

Hats off to the commentators too?! I have no idea how they can keep up with the plays and players and not miss a beat?!
Msg: 495210
Trailtracker Subject: Re: USA v. CANADA Hockey
Board: Sports Emporium
Author: TrailtrackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 6:29 AM
P-181F-2079M-5204PremiumInactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 493086 by Green Tortuga
Why do you sound so excited if it was so upsetting? ;o)

*snicker--chuckle and a slight eye roll with a smirk on my face*
Msg: 495211
Fiddleheads Subject: Re: Canada vs US Hockey.... HOLY COW!!
Board: Sports Emporium
Author: FiddleheadsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 6:35 AM
P-262F-1227M-1372Premium
Reply to: Msg 495098 by wassamatta u
All those people who reportedly paid scalpers $3000 per ticket certainly got their money's worth!

Can you imagine all the other things you could do with $3000?
Msg: 495215
Subject: Re: help with barking dogs
Board: Critter Corner
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2010 7:14 AM
P-123F-121M-5452Premium
Reply to: Msg 495183 by Katy
sleeping pills in raw hamburger pitched over the fence...

(j/k) ;-)

romana
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