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Knoxville
Board: State: Tennessee
Oct 24, 2019 5:35am
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Hi! Who among you is in the Knoxville area? I have a question about something there. Thank you!
Re: Funny, or obsession?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #980413 by Damselfly
Oct 24, 2019 8:29am
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I carve way, way, way more than I plant. Because people like my carves, what I do is I go to Susquehanna Sojourn every year, which is a festival relatively near me and I post on the bulletin board there that I have free series for people to take. Last year I gave away over a hundred stamps. As long as I don't care about the stamps once they go out into the world then this works really well for me as a way to let people enjoy the stamps, but I don't have to plant them or pay for the boxes for planting.
Re: Writing clues in Word first
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #980468 by Rocklun
Oct 24, 2019 8:32am
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That sucks. Glad the coffee gave you extra drive to see it through!
Re: Boxing on my birthday or....
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #980359 by DM Scuba Brat
Oct 24, 2019 8:48am
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The poor bunny! I'm glad you were able to give it a new home. I love your story!
Re: OK, Help, I've been on Hiatus...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #980313 by ddmckenna
Oct 24, 2019 8:55am
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The Memento and Tsukineko dew drops are my go to for the trail. Joann's sells plastic boxes that are designed to be photo holders that perfectly fit a bunch of them in neatly. I get my pink stuff from my local art store. They actually didn't carry it until a local letterboxer let them know that there was a market for the stuff. If you are trying to avoid Amazon then you can also ask a local place to special order. Otherwise, Amazon works fine.
Re: Knoxville
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #980534 by RDHG
Oct 24, 2019 4:57pm
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That would be scouttrekkie for the most part., They do have a few other boxers in that area too, that might be able to help, but she might be able to help the best.

We have spent a lot of time in the area over the past twenty years and might be able to help with some things in that area.

Go ahead and ask if you want and we might be able to help.
Doublethink!
Board: It's Politics as Usual
Oct 24, 2019 5:18pm
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Read or re-read 1984 sometime soon. Definitely an ideal Trumpian Society.
Re: Doublethink!
Board: It's Politics as Usual
Reply to: #980540 by IrishRef
Oct 24, 2019 11:56pm
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Can you really put "Trump" and "think" in the same sentence?
Re: Doublethink!
Board: It's Politics as Usual
Reply to: #980541 by Public Hand
Oct 25, 2019 3:46am
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Won't you help?
Board: Region: Northeast
Oct 25, 2019 3:55am
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Uneksia is one of our original boxing members from New Hampshire.
Her great grandson was recently born with Spina Bifida. On Sat. 10/26 there will be a carnival held with the proceeds going to help the baby's family. If you live in or around Berwick, Maine you could go support the cause and have fun at the same time. There is also a
GoFundMe page set up for donations. Link below is for carnival info and there is a GoFundMe link on that page. Won't you help, please?

https://maverickscarnival.com/?fbclid=IwAR1Zv6gTkhlbkwv9R2F4mvU2gCY0Ml97ka1rRfvmkVyp7d4sL1e3Yjh2oGY
(cross post) Won't you help?
Board: State: New Hampshire
Oct 25, 2019 4:05am
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Uneksia is one of our original boxing members from New Hampshire.
Her great grandson was recently born with Spina Bifida. On Sat. 10/26 there will be a carnival held with the proceeds going to help the baby's family. If you live in or around Berwick, Maine you could go support the cause and have fun at the same time. There is also a
GoFundMe page set up for donations. Link below is for carnival info and there is a GoFundMe link on that page. Won't you help, please?

https://maverickscarnival.com/?fbclid=IwAR1Zv6gTkhlbkwv9R2F4mvU2gCY0Ml97ka1rRfvmkVyp7d4sL1e3Yjh2oGY
Re: Doublethink!
Board: It's Politics as Usual
Reply to: #980540 by IrishRef
Oct 25, 2019 4:47am
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A few months ago, I was doing yardwork when a car drove by and the driver yelled "liberals suck!" at me before he sped away. I guess my Hate Has No Home Here yard sign, with American flags on either side of it, made him angry. πŸ˜”

I'm really hoping that we Americans can talk to each other without suspicion and hatred someday.
Re: Doublethink!
Board: It's Politics as Usual
Reply to: #980545 by Rocklun
Oct 25, 2019 4:58am
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As much as I would love to see those days return I fear they are long past.
Re: Doublethink!
Board: It's Politics as Usual
Reply to: #980546 by Sagacorn
Oct 25, 2019 5:17am
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I hope you're wrong, but I fear that you're right.

Just because two people disagree politically, it doesn't mean either person is "bad." We as a nation really need to talk more and to look at what we have in common. In these divisive times, that's not an easy thing to do, but it sure beats the alternative.

Just my .02.
Walking 4 fun competition
Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Oct 25, 2019 6:12am
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Saw this post today about an App that virtually walks you through the AT.
https://www.outsideonline.com/2403798/virtual-appalachian-trail-hike-walk-distance-app

Think I've seen something similar somewhere before...πŸ€” πŸ˜‰
Re: Doublethink!
Board: It's Politics as Usual
Reply to: #980540 by IrishRef
Oct 25, 2019 6:38am
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Regardless of your political leanings...

β€œYou are not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does or says it.”
Re: Boxing on my birthday or....
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #980537 by Knits
Oct 25, 2019 7:11am
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Poor bunny is certainly licking his wounds today. Mr. Bones was neutered on Wednesday. After paying for it, guess he is mine for sure now!
Re: Walking 4 fun competition
Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Reply to: #980548 by photopam
Oct 25, 2019 7:33am
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Saw this post today about an App that virtually walks you through the AT.

Yeah, I saw that a couple of days ago as well.

Think I've seen something similar somewhere before...

I don't know.... there's one very significant difference between the two. As far as I can tell, their app doesn't include any photos or videos along the route. To me, that was the main feature of W4F. The maps of where you are located are secondary.

So, Walking 4 Fun currently supports 25 different trails. His app supports one! *shaking head*

But I'm a little envious that he's getting a lot of publicity out of the article while nobody knows about Walking 4 Fun!

-- Ryan
Re: Walking 4 fun competition
Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Reply to: #980551 by Green Tortuga
Oct 25, 2019 9:20am
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But I'm a little envious that he's getting a lot of publicity out of the article while nobody knows about Walking 4 Fun!

Well, I commented the link for ya, so maybe you'll get some traffic. Maybe writing them and letting them know about it? Can't hurt. :D
Re: AQ messages
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #980512 by RIclimber
Oct 25, 2019 9:38am
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i found the when i send a message the system doesnt acknowlege it and then i hit send a second time and if i go to sent messages, ive sent it twice
Re: Walking 4 fun competition
Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Reply to: #980551 by Green Tortuga
Oct 25, 2019 11:33am
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...while nobody knows about Walking 4 Fun!

at least 14102 people know about it

DM
Re: Knoxville
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #980534 by RDHG
Oct 25, 2019 11:40am
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I live in the area. How may I help?
Re: Mediums
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #980520 by AdventurousAcorn
Oct 25, 2019 12:03pm
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I use a lot of Distress Inks, although now I like the Oxides better. I also love using Dylusions Spray Inks (gotta spray them outside on the lawn unless you want a big mess everywhere). Ken Oliver Color Bursts are great fun, and the good ol' Gelli Plate is always good for a few hours of playtime fun for me. I'm always looking for new things to try so YouTube is a great plate to explore. People are so creative!

Patty
Re: Walking 4 fun competition
Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Reply to: #980555 by Dilton Martian
Oct 25, 2019 12:33pm
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at least 14102 people know about it

Well, two of the accounts are mine. One is my "real" account and the other is a test account, so really just 14,101 people. ;o)

Most of them haven't used W4F in years, though!

-- Ryan
2019 certificates, etc
Board: Sky's the Limit
Oct 25, 2019 12:34pm
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Just an FYI, on sept 3 I got this email back from deep when I inquired about receiving certificates, etc.

"Mr. and Mrs. Miles,
Mailings are completed when we have enough to create a batch mailing. This year, we have had less folks complete the ten and thus mailings are going out later. You have not been forgotten and will receive them."

We finished all of the walks in May I think....(we dont wait for boxes to be planted)

Here is is almost 2 more months later and still no word.

*sad*
Re: 2019 certificates, etc
Board: Sky's the Limit
Reply to: #980560 by SherlockMiles
Oct 25, 2019 2:05pm
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This year, we have had less folks complete the ten and thus mailings are going out later.

Isn't that interesting. Very early on, I had emailed DEEP saying I was disappointed in that so many locations were repeats, and got a snippy response saying something along the lines that they chose their locations for a variety of reasons.

I've had trouble in the past getting them to even acknowledge the receipt of my photos, after months and months and multiple emails from me. When they first started the program, someone else was in charge and the responses were incredibly fast, even on a Sunday. They were polite and enthusiastic. Now, not so much.

I want to do some fall hiking, so I decided to try and get some of the Sky 2019 boxes, but I'm not doing the DEEP photos or anything. Just the boxes. Well, for the parks with CFPA trails, I'm still working on hiking those. It was gorgeous at Macedonia Brook today.
Re: Mediums
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #980557 by Jaybirders
Oct 25, 2019 2:27pm
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YouTube is a great plate to explore. People are so creative!

Like these?
Re: Walking 4 fun competition
Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Reply to: #980559 by Green Tortuga
Oct 25, 2019 4:12pm
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Most of them haven't used W4F in years, though!

*Hic*
2019 Keene Pumpkin Festival Letterbox
Board: State: New Hampshire
Oct 25, 2019 4:29pm
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2019 Keene Pumpkin Festival Letterbox is now available. It is definitely a limited time only box and will be retired on Nov. 1, 2019.
This will be the FINAL Keene Pumpkin Festival letterbox.
Get it while you can.
Re: Walking 4 fun competition
Board: Smart Phones and Other Handheld Devices
Reply to: #980551 by Green Tortuga
Oct 25, 2019 7:44pm
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I know about and love w4f! On there I am sunflower. I have hiked 20 of the trails. Love it and am always telling my friends about it.