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Msg: 727228
shiloh Subject: Amateur radio
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Author: shilohNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 12:05 AM
P-27F-166M-7004Inactive > 1 month
Any Ham operators in the LB community?

Shiloh
Msg: 727229
SpyCat Subject: Re: Quote that explains my hobby/obsession/addiction
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: SpyCatNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 12:40 AM
P-8F-877M-355Premium
Reply to: Msg 727087 by deniserows
deniserows
while declaring with a finger pointing up

Which finger?
Msg: 727230
Subject: Re: Last years madness
Board: Nanowrimo
Author: RomanaNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 2:00 AM
P-123F-121M-5455Premium
Reply to: Msg 727172 by Infin-T
It's not likely to be published for a couple of years, at least. My partner and I both write a new manuscript during Nano. Then we send them to the bottom of the list, because editing is easier after you let the manuscript sit for a while and you can look at it with new eyes. It takes approximately seven months to take a manuscript from rough draft to published. We overlap that a little bit, and aim to publish two books per year. However, we have a small backlog built up, and are working on that first. Make sense?

The very tentative and self-imposed publication schedule goes something like this:

10/24/12 The Siege of Kwennjurat (Fantasy; sequal to Tanella's Flight)
4/15/13 Words Can Never Hurt Me (Suspense; contemporary sf/political thriller)
10/1/13 Mind Touch (Fantasy; involves telepaths)
Stories without firm dates:
The Castle Project (Suspense; I think it involves a serial killer)
Sirens in Her Heart (Romance; contemporary, involving an ambulance attendant)
Bits and Bites: Fun Size Stories (Short story collection, everything from sf to romance to horror)
Crown of Tears (Fantasy; this is the one I just finished writing)
Killer Stamps (Suspense; involving letterboxing)

Also, these are the working titles; the only one that is definite is The Siege of Kwennjurat.

Romana
Msg: 727231
IrishRef Subject: Mystery Postal 102 Clue 7
Board: Postals
Author: IrishRefNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 2:55 AM
P-415F-1404M-4323
There are five correct answers so far and five spots to go.

Clue 7 = death

http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gTrackerId=6594
Msg: 727232
Texas Wench Subject: Can't Log My Find
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Texas WenchNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 4:07 AM
P-11F-129M-65Premium
Back in June, my son and I found a stamp hidden outside of the Waco Mammoth Site in Waco, TX. We were hesitant to look for it at the time because it involved crossing over a decorative type fence and we were unsure if we would be trespassing. Since then, I have been unable to find the letterbox on Atlas Quest to record my find. I had intended to suggest to the planter that it be moved outside the fence, to a more public area. Was the box removed? And if so, was it because of it being on private property? At this point, my curiosity just simply needs to be sated. LOL Thanks for any who have info on this!
Msg: 727233
Subject: Re: Edward Gorey House Mini-Meet ?
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: MickeyMouseNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 4:19 AM
P-40F-4576M-84Premium
Reply to: Msg 726999 by Scarab
The Cape is my favorite place in the world to go letterboxing, and I would love to attend an event there - next summer! I have to work all weekend, but with a little more advance notice, would be thrilled for the opportunity. Also, would love to meet the great Cape carvers whose stamps I've found over the years - and say thank you!
Msg: 727238
Trailhead Tessie Subject: Re: Can't Log My Find
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Trailhead TessieNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 4:38 AM
P-244F-3425M-3352Premium
Reply to: Msg 727232 by Texas Wench
Do an advanced search and be sure to specify you want to see all boxes, including retired and old/missing boxes. There are a series of check-boxes you can check and uncheck on the search page. Possibly the box was retired or had too many attempts listed. Or, the Planter may have put a restriction on it. Or it may have been listed on letterboxing.org instead of AQ.
Msg: 727240
Subject: Re: Amateur radio
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Author: tiggermamaNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 4:45 AM
P-338F-6863M-6253Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 727228 by shiloh
i have a good friend from HS who is a serious Ham radio operator. If you're looking to get in touch, i can AQ mail you back channel. . .

~tigs
Msg: 727242
Spoiled Rotten Subject: Re: Can't Log My Find
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Spoiled RottenNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 4:58 AM
P-185F-1731M-397
Reply to: Msg 727232 by Texas Wench
Did you print the clue or have the box number? If so surch it by that it will pull it up no mater what. Or if you remember the planter look them up and then look under there log book under there plants.
Msg: 727244
Lundy and Vickster Subject: Re: Can't Log My Find
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Lundy and VicksterNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 5:10 AM
P-160F-7401M-1127
Reply to: Msg 727232 by Texas Wench
This one is at that location, has you cross over a fence and you haven't logged it as a find:

Big Daddy Mammoth

Larry
Msg: 727246
Okie Dog Subject: Re: Can't Log My Find
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Okie DogNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 5:25 AM
P-26F-94M-6022Premium
Reply to: Msg 727244 by Lundy and Vickster
Sounds like tresspassing to me. $7 bucks is nothing, pay the money.
Msg: 727248
figureeight Subject: Re: Acid Free Paper question...
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: figureeightNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 5:45 AM
P-112F-1368M-1175
Reply to: Msg 727224 by dmc and gr
Does anyone know just how 'bad' it would be

That is an interesting question. Here is what Wikipedia says about acid free.
Msg: 727250
Scout MOM Subject: Re: camping -- Site List
Board: State: South Carolina
Author: Scout MOMNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:08 AM
P-45F-2283M-759Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 727212 by tiggermama
And this is my 3rd time around so.....I've learned LOTS of tricks!! I will be missing some of my partners in crime this year BUT.....GA Candy Girl will be with me and most of what I know, I learned from my Mom right?? :-)
Msg: 727251
RingoH Subject: Re: Mystery Postal 102 Clue 7
Board: Postals
Author: RingoHNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:20 AM
P-9F-168M-1063Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 727231 by IrishRef
You're killing me here!

(pun semi-intended due to today's clue!)

I don't know that what I need right now is one more postal, but I need to figure this out and solve it on my own.... Which feels less likely with each passing clue... *sigh*

I hope you found my suggestions humorous at least.

--Ringo
Msg: 727252
ArtBoy Subject: Re: Acid Free Paper question...
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: ArtBoyNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:25 AM
P-24F-682M-490
Reply to: Msg 727225 by RDHG
Acid free paper will yellow over time.

That's backwards. I'm sure you know that but just wanted to make it clear. I have drawings and prints on acid free paper that are unframed that are 30 years old and there is no change in color except where oil or other substance has contacted it. If that paper had been acidic, it would be brown now.

In terms of lasting. You have to think just how long do you want the log book to last. Even acidic paper, which is the majority of the paper in note pads, will hold up for 10 years or more easily. Newsprint, which is highly acidic, turns yellow in the sun in a matter of hours, but will remain intact for several years before it begins to get brittle.

I use acid free 60-80# drawing paper when I make a log book, but that's just me.

AB
Msg: 727253
Subject: Re: Shelley ready to be found - Pillows
Board: State: Connecticut
Author: The Bird StamperNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:32 AM
P-13F-378M-104
Reply to: Msg 727178 by Boujiemama
someone will explain why they put the do not remove tags on pillows?.

That's so the tag police can see if you removed them. They raided my appartment two years ago and inspected all my pillows. I escaped capture but just barely.
The Bird Stamper
;-)
Msg: 727254
RingoH Subject: Re: Unique postal single
Board: Postals
Author: RingoHNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:41 AM
P-9F-168M-1063Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 727216 by Spoiled Rotten
Now that is one ring I HAD to jump in on! Especially with how far away it is. THis will give me plenty of time to think about what to give away. I am in so many LTC swaps between now and then that I MAYend up recycling one or more LTC carvings this way.

Can I make one small suggestion? I think you should require that the stamp(s) you take be planted(or released as a HH, or repurposed as a PT). I know there is no way to police that. But it should be the reason someone is taking your stamp. I carve so many stamps, and I want to see my carvings acctually used. I know I would be pretty excited to see one of my stamps planted half way accross the country for people to enjoy.

--Ringo
Msg: 727255
dancingpecan Subject: Hurricane Isaac
Board: State: Louisiana
Author: dancingpecanNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:44 AM
P-32F-154M-2002Premium
I hope everyone has power back, if they lost it, and no damage to property. We were out of power for about 33 hours. I guess I'll need to do hurricane maintenance on my boxes soon. :p

dp
Msg: 727256
Kit Kat 61 Subject: Re: Classic Books!!
Board: Reading Room
Author: Kit Kat 61Note
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:45 AM
P-144F-1771M-1719
Reply to: Msg 723462 by The Lost Boys
Does A Wrinkle in Time count as a classic?
Msg: 727260
Boujiemama Subject: Re: Shelley ready to be found - Pillows
Board: State: Connecticut
Author: BoujiemamaNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:54 AM
P-43F-749M-172Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 727253 by The Bird Stamper
oooo-good to know, seems like the all answers can be found here, or in the AQ glossary.
Now about the missing one sock thing......
Msg: 727262
WiseOldOwl Subject: New single (though I swore I wouldn't)
Board: Postals
Author: WiseOldOwlNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:59 AM
P-163F-1268M-3084
Anubis has returned home with some room in his "logbook". Here is the tracker if you're interested: http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gTrackerId=6616.
Msg: 727263
ArtBoy Subject: Re: Can't Log My Find
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: ArtBoyNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 6:59 AM
P-24F-682M-490
Reply to: Msg 727242 by Spoiled Rotten
Then if THEIR log book doesn't show it, THERE may be something wrong...and maybe THEIR box was removed by them and the listing was taken from THERE...and THEY'RE responsible for all this.

[sorry I couldn't resist]

AB
Msg: 727264
Subject: Re: Weird things you found while on LBX hunt
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: MamaSamaNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 7:00 AM
P-73F-760M-78Premium
Reply to: Msg 726930 by CootiePie
Dead squirrel on top of the box (minor crazy thing!)

People coupling behind large rocks and trees (Images that will be forever burned on my brain!)
Msg: 727265
Subject: Re: Weird things you found while on LBX hunt
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Anne of Green GablesNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 7:02 AM
P-158F-3344M-155Premium
Reply to: Msg 726930 by CootiePie
1. A set of encyclopedias on a frozen stream under a foot bridge.

2. A pregnancy test stick (could not tell whether it was positive or negative)
Msg: 727267
dancingpecan Subject: Re: Hurricane Isaac
Board: State: Louisiana
Author: dancingpecanNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 7:41 AM
P-32F-154M-2002Premium
Reply to: Msg 727266 by DS
Things are getting back to normal, slowly. We have power, and a lot of the storm debris in our area has already been cleared up...downed trees cut into sections and stacked, leaves and small branches raked, etc. No mail service yet, but I'm hoping for that today.
Msg: 727268
Subject: Happy AQVersary Day!!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Goofy girlNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 7:46 AM
P-53F-349M-12665Premium
Beswick, 8; Fishfeeder, 8; Cameo, 8; speedsquare, 8; Rosmarinus, 8; Florida Sunsets, 8; CathCainGwen, 6; the Carols, 5; Big Girl and Little Boy, 5; gambling picassos, 4; BriarRabbtz, 4; JMW x 2, 4; Enjoy Life, 4; PicPic, 3; SleepyJess, 3; jrk53, 3; Mouseketeers, 2; The Original Goonies, 1

****throws confetti, releases balloons, and rolls out the cake****
Msg: 727269
Bungalow Boxer Subject: Re: Hungerford Park in CT
Board: State: Connecticut
Author: Bungalow BoxerNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 7:46 AM
P-456F-11616M-2369Premium
Reply to: Msg 727130 by Trailhead Tessie
I share the pain too. Several years ago, we had some dirt bikers/atvers use our private road (no trespassing signs everywhere) to get to the Shenipsit Trail in the Meshomasic. The first time we tried to confront dirt bikers about being on private property, they merely went by us and even gave my mom the finger. The second time, I was alone on the private road, hiking up to the Shenipsit. These dirt bikers were nicer and apologized. They didn't come back, though I think they started to use our neighbor's private road up the street. It got so bad with the dirt bikers and ATVers that we had to spend thousands of dollars putting up locked farm gates all the way up to the Shenipsit. However, this has cut down the motor traffic on the Shenipsit, and erosion has been lessened.

I wish there were more "no motorized traffic" signs on the trails. It would give us a little leverage when they say, "Oh we didn't know that we couldn't ride here...".

Grrr... sigh

BB
Msg: 727270
Subject: Almost here!
Board: Doctor Who
Author: CatchowNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 7:51 AM
P-39F-365M-307
ok fellow Whovians! ARE YOU READY FOR TONIGHT!!?? Less than 12 hours away from series 7!

Have you watched Pond life yet!? If not here's the link to Part 1 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMdBsc5pQ1k

Geronimo!
........._
...../--\
=(^._.^)=
Msg: 727271
Subject: Re: Hurricane Isaac
Board: State: Louisiana
Author: Goofy girlNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 7:53 AM
P-53F-349M-12665Premium
Reply to: Msg 727267 by dancingpecan
So glad you are all well!!!
Msg: 727273
Subject: Re: Unique postal single
Board: Postals
Author: brandicatNote
Date: Sep 1, 2012 7:59 AM
P-31F-1361M-476
Reply to: Msg 727156 by mudflinginfools
My daughter did something like this as a door to door "bigger or better" scavenger hunt with her youth group a few years ago. They ended up with a giant teddy bear! I read a book written by Canadian man who started out in 2005 with a paperclip, and one year later had traded up to a HOUSE! His name is Kyle MacDonald and the book is called "One Red Paperclip" . It was a fun read. Here is a wikipedia list of his trades:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_paperclip
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