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Msg: 635697
Janila Subject: Re: Philadelphia
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 1:31 AM
P-125F-5504M-842Profile UpdatedPremium
Reply to: Msg 635686 by TeamParke
There aren't really any in the heart of Philly.

So did you drop any off to give us a reason to go there and plant some more?
Msg: 635698
Sheba Subject: Re: Philadelphia
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Author: ShebaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 2:09 AM
P-69F-1959M-2658
Reply to: Msg 635686 by TeamParke
letterboxes. There aren't really any in the heart of Philly.

No?
Msg: 635699
Subject: Re: Great suggestion
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Mini MouseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 2:36 AM
P-27F-1092M-605Premium
Reply to: Msg 635690 by TeamParke
I'd be very happy to do that for you! Just give me your credit card information.........

Mini Mouse
Msg: 635700
Subject: Re: Irene
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: Mini MouseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 2:57 AM
P-27F-1092M-605Premium
Reply to: Msg 634714 by frankie and benjy
We have spent vacation weeks in Cape Hatteras twice a year for the last 20 years or so and even honeymooned there and have a house reserved in Buxton for mid-November. Hatteras Realty has a Facebook page and has been providing reports, pictures and video on a daily basis. Route 12 has 5 breaks in the road. They really took a beating down there. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the folks who are trying to recover from the devastating effects of Irene.

Mini Mouse
Msg: 635701
Subject: Re: National Trail Mix Day
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: Shi eh reeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 3:32 AM
P-391F-593M-234
Reply to: Msg 635641 by turtlelove
Send some plants this way, eh?
Msg: 635702
Teacup Subject: Re: IMPORTANT Info on a new Maine Letterbox
Board: State: Maine
Author: TeacupProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 3:40 AM
P-546F-7269M-2275Premium
Reply to: Msg 635649 by Happy Daze
I have found some of her boxes. She is an exuberant newbie to the hobby. She is not going back to retreive her box because she was advised against it.

Thanks Ray,

Teacup
Msg: 635703
Safari Man Subject: Re: All Aboard...
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: Safari ManProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 4:01 AM
P-535F-706M-2054PremiumRIP
Reply to: Msg 635693 by Okie Dog
What's this $1, 000 deal my bro is talking about? He hasn't told me about that...

Its a scheme to try and get attendance at our "Evening Before the All Aboard Gathering". (I said I might have a $1,000 raffle) It apparently worked and now Georgette and I do not have to stay at the hotel and eat sardines and crackers since we got some folks to come eat with us at Spaghetti Warehouse. ;O)
Msg: 635704
Subject: Anniversary
Board: State: Florida
Author: FROG GrandmaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 4:14 AM
P-25F-1408M-175Inactive > 1 month
Happy 7th AQ anniversary! May you have happy trails and find lots more boxes!!
FROG Grandma
Msg: 635706
The Martians 4 Subject: Blue Sparkles in our logbook
Board: State: Ohio
Author: The Martians 4ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 4:28 AM
P-339F-1669M-137
I looked at our plant list in our logbook today and noticed a rash of blue sparkly thingies in the attributes of a few more boxes. Just wanted to thank everyone that rated the boxes. I hope you enjoyed finding them as much as we enjoyed planting them.

M4
Msg: 635707
Spoiled Rotten Subject: blue diamonds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Spoiled RottenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 4:32 AM
P-185F-1731M-397
Ok so my friends box went to a blue diamond last month. This month it is not a blue diamond. We thought when you get a blue diamond it stays a blue diamond. Is that not the case? It can be taken away from you?
Msg: 635708
greenmountainhiker Subject: Re: Glue for foam?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: greenmountainhikerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 4:38 AM
P-399F-8160M-647Premium
Reply to: Msg 635654 by WiseOldOwl
I use Gorilla Glue too. I cut a few shallow slices on the back of the pink stuff and then use a couple of small wooden boards (that I got at wal-mart in the craft section) and some of those large paper clip things with the springs to hold it together while it dries. Works really good, but yes, use a thin layer of Gorilla Glue or it will seep out. Also, it will fill carved out places in the rubber really well while still being pliable, so you can mount a new stamp carved on the back of a stamp that you want to retire and/or you screwed up when you were carving it the first time.
Msg: 635709
greenmountainhiker Subject: Re: Backpacking with Hammocks
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Author: greenmountainhikerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 4:50 AM
P-399F-8160M-647Premium
Reply to: Msg 635651 by Fire Neck
Never used one myself, but I've seen a few and have always worried that a driving rain with high winds would leave you drenched. Also, I don't know where you hike, but I've been able to set up my tent in tiny places in high-ish New England terrain that it would be impossible to put a hammock simply based on tree height, tree strength, or the amount of dead fir/pine/spruce limbs jutting into space.
Msg: 635710
BBStacker Subject: Re: All Aboard...
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 4:51 AM
P-164F-2484M-2016Premium
Reply to: Msg 635703 by Safari Man
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Its a scheme to try and get attendance

As if you needed a scheme with all the train event attendees. Right now the Evening Before supper looks like a nice warmup for the next day. It might take a week to wash all the ink away.
Msg: 635711
Dizzy Subject: Re: blue diamonds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: DizzyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 4:52 AM
P-46F-343M-5102
Reply to: Msg 635707 by Spoiled Rotten
We thought when you get a blue diamond it stays a blue diamond.

Nope, I've had a couple of blue diamonds go away. I don't get excited about it because I know they could go away the very next month. After the diamond stays on for a few months, I figure it won't go away too easily, though.

Not only can just one vote remove a diamond from a box, but people can remove their own blue diamond unknowingly. I added a box to the series in Animal Friends and this caused the diamond to disappear for a little while. You have to have had all boxes in the series active for a month on the first day of the month and even though the plant date still shows the same date as the other boxes in the series, AQ knows that particular box wasn't listed for an entire month and the diamond disappears. You can also lose diamonds because only the top 5% of boxes are blue diamonds and there may just be boxes with higher votes than your box.
Msg: 635712
Dizzy Subject: Ignoring one box in a series
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: DizzyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:00 AM
P-46F-343M-5102
Is it possible to ignore just one box in a series? There is a 2-box series near me that I don't think has a separate 2nd box, 2 stamps are in the first box (and I didn't find clues to a second box) so I only marked 1 box. I emailed the owner to ask if I just missed clues to the 2nd box but received no response. I'm not going back out there unless I know there's actually another box, but the series still shows in my searches. I don't want to ignore the listing because I did find one box, but was hoping I could just ignore one box or have it not show up in my search or something.
Msg: 635713
Aiphid Subject: Re: Parchment
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: AiphidProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:07 AM
P-288F-4564M-8328
Reply to: Msg 635661 by Kirbert
First off, what is a "solvent ink"? And where do you get it?

A solvent ink is a permanent ink that works well on plastics, rubbers, glass, and metal. You can buy some at virtually any craft store, or right from Webfoot.

Second, why would you be using any ink with a toner transfer? They don't smear.

A second benefit of using the ink to fix the image is that it creates contrast between what you've carved and what you haven't carved, making firm cut much easier to carve.

[._.]
Msg: 635714
Subject: Re: Hooray! Power is Back!
Board: State: Connecticut
Author: MickeyMouseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:26 AM
P-37F-4492M-84Premium
Reply to: Msg 635226 by Red Paisley Quilter
<Maybe boxing is not such a good idea yet.... almost all the CT state parks are still closed>

80% of Glastonbury is still without power. But, we wanted to get outdoors, and found that letterboxing on the Shenipsit Trail in (East) Glastonbury was great fun. The trails are a little adventurous as planned, but dry, clear, and well marked, and all boxes were found as clued and in good condition. It was nice to see that trails and boxes survived the hurricane!
Msg: 635715
Fluffy Cow Subject: Re: Irene
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: Fluffy CowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:35 AM
P-15F-96M-3668Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 635700 by Mini Mouse
have a house reserved in Buxton for mid-November.

We had a house reserved for the week of the 17th. (Sept)

I've already prepared the kids that I cannot see how we could possibly go. They are really disappointed, but they remembered that the people who live there and own houses there have so much to deal with right now. I saw one slideshow of the damage and that was as much as I could take. Why are we not hearing more on the news about the NC devastation????
Msg: 635716
Sarcasmo Subject: Re: Fall
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: SarcasmoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:39 AM
P-81F-1073M-2277Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 635696 by TeamGreenThumb
I'm a southern transplanted Northerner. I miss the cool fall air and the brisk walks as leaves swirl and fall about in great showers with the hint of November icily lapping at our necks. REAL pumpkin patches with cute farmsteads set up like an amusement park and pumpkins, gourds, corn, cider, apple butter and costumed kids all over the place. Sweatshirts on by the camp fire.

I stepped in a grassy area next to my house last month that had jellow jackets AND ^&* honeybees buzzing around the white clover. I ended up with 3 stings, 2 on my ankle that swelled up in a HUGE mess and hurt and stung and itched for a couple weeks. My hubby is still not over the sand flea bites he suffered while on a BUSINESS trip at Myrtle Beach a few weeks ago. You can't see me grinning.

Oh and no worries...those Yellow Jackets didn't survive the night. My husband was issued forth to deal with them, a neighbor saw him high-stepping and flailing his arms so came to see what he could do to help. 4 cans of Raid and one gasoline soaked hole and there's nary a Yellow Jacket to be found.
Msg: 635717
More Great Fun Subject: Re: Fall
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: More Great FunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:40 AM
P-42F-549M-802Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 635696 by TeamGreenThumb
That's awful. I hope your alright. I took my two year old grandson to the zoo.( a nice small manageable zoo) There were yellow jackets everywhere. If you left them alone, they just landed and flew away.
Your right to be careful, back in the eighties my boss was killed by disturbing a nest in the hedges. Consider yourself fortunate with a few stings. I do worry when poking around logs or debris on the ground. Something to think about.
Msg: 635718
Subject: Re: Irene
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: R gangProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:40 AM
P-562F-4348M-2098
Reply to: Msg 635715 by Fluffy Cow
We've done OBX for decades & was wondering about the lack of news?? Any website suggestions to pull up & see?? Was glad to see the horses;they always stay on our carport up in the 4-wheel drive section.
Msg: 635719
More Great Fun Subject: Re: Who is better
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: More Great FunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:43 AM
P-42F-549M-802Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 635689 by TeamParke
Sounds like a tracker to me.
Msg: 635720
Fluffy Cow Subject: Re: Irene
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: Fluffy CowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:46 AM
P-15F-96M-3668Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 635718 by R gang
Any website suggestions to pull up & see??

Here are the pictures I saw... Click on gallery and just skip ahead to about #37 unless you care to see the government people looking as if they care...
Msg: 635721
More Great Fun Subject: Re: Glue for foam?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: More Great FunProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:47 AM
P-42F-549M-802Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 635708 by greenmountainhiker
Doesn't gorilla glue need water to activate it?
Msg: 635722
Trailhead Tessie Subject: Re: Hooray! Power is Back!
Board: State: Connecticut
Author: Trailhead TessieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:48 AM
P-241F-3349M-3316Premium
Reply to: Msg 635714 by MickeyMouse
<Maybe boxing is not such a good idea yet.... almost all the CT state parks are still closed>

I was planning on doing the T-series on the Tunxis Trail starting this month, but now I'm not sure. I did see a map showing the percentage of people without power by town, and the area around the Tunxis had one of the least people with power out, so maybe it will be possible. In Shelton a couple of the trail volunteers were out yesterday with chainsaws clearing away wreckage, but we have over 15 miles of trails so it's going to take a long time.

Oh, hey, and just a reminder to check the status of those shoreline boxes, everyone. I'm listing three of mine as 'unknown' because I strongly suspect they were swept away.
Msg: 635723
Granny Butterfly Subject: Re: Ignoring one box in a series
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Granny ButterflyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:48 AM
P-194F-2709M-3716PremiumInactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 635712 by Dizzy
Dizzy...breathe in...breathe out....don't sweat the small stuff. You need to get a job with the IRS girl...those accounting skills could be used.

So I wonder if the one box was just damaged or something and someone combined them. I have found boxes with 2 stamps, but they normally have them listed that way or show you log it as a bonus.

your Granny Butterfly
Msg: 635724
Raven Subject: Re: Happy Cake Day Lundy and Vickster!
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Author: RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:51 AM
P-165F-1060M-7724Premium
Reply to: Msg 635494 by gollygee
Sorry I missed the celebration! Hope it was a good day!
Msg: 635725
Rowdy Rodeo Roosters Subject: And for my next trick…
Board: State: Tennessee
Author: Rowdy Rodeo RoostersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:52 AM
P-61F-420M-1713Inactive > 1 year
…I’ll be disappearing! I may not be able to roost at AQ very often from Sept 3 thru Sept 25. There is a shake-up at my place of employment and we are having to disband a whole department (yuck!) So, forgive me if I don’t reply quickly to mail. Thanks ya’ll!
Msg: 635726
BBStacker Subject: Re: Irene
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:52 AM
P-164F-2484M-2016Premium
Reply to: Msg 635720 by Fluffy Cow
This is the local newspaper out of Norfolk. VA. They've been covering OBX quite heavily since the storm.
Msg: 635727
Raven Subject: Re: Anniversary
Board: State: Florida
Author: RavenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:53 AM
P-165F-1060M-7724Premium
Reply to: Msg 635704 by FROG Grandma
Happy cake day Sunsets!!
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