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The Hard Life of a Bonehead
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Oct 14, 2008 11:08am
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So I'm out geocaching this past weekend, and I'm in an area that I suspect might offer some good places to hide a letterbox -- and I was right, I found a great spot. And none of the geocaches were anywhere near it, for some reason. Over a mile round trip hike from anywhere.

But, being a bonehead, I left my letterboxing stuff in the car!

Figuring I might just be able to talk SWMBO into coming back here later to plant a box, I went ahead and looked over the hidey hole carefully. Good but a little tight, it'd be best to use one of my smaller containers.

So after finding all the geocaches in the area -- several miles of hiking -- we decide to go back and plant a letterbox. But, being a bonehead, I left all my small containers at home today! I only have two along, one great big thing that couldn't possibly fit and one medium that might fit. So I pick up that smaller one and we head back out.

When we get to the spot, I check that the container will work -- it will, but just barely -- and then sit down on the grass and start preparations for the planting while my better half counts off some steps for the clues. But, being a bonehead, I left the stamp in the car!

Now it's getting late. A fast hike back to the car and then back down this same trail a third time. Finally get the box planted and get back to the car just after dark, in a park that technically closes at sundown. Both of us had stiff legs Monday.
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #296210 by Kirbert
Oct 14, 2008 11:17am
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HAHAHA

We all have our days, don't we?
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Reply to: #296210 by Kirbert
Oct 14, 2008 11:21am
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What is the box called? And is it anywhere near pW and I?
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #296213 by Cyclonic
Oct 14, 2008 11:55am
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Don't ya just hate days like that??????
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Reply to: #296210 by Kirbert
Oct 14, 2008 12:24pm
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I forget now after which of my many bonehead moves I printed out this image to use for a stamp image. I ended up using something else, but still have the image lying around somewhere.

Now that the fall weather has hit with force here in CO and I'm spending more times indoors, maybe I'll see if I can find it, carve the stamp, and plant a box called something like Boneheads of the World Unite.

Anyone feel like joining this "silly club?"

pre :-)
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #296246 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 12:37pm
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I approve that motion -- carve that stamp!!!

Goofy girl
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #296246 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 12:41pm
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Count me in....
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Reply to: #296251 by ElectricMedic
Oct 14, 2008 2:52pm
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me too!
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Reply to: #296246 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 2:54pm
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WHy not start an LTC Swap?? with the bonehead theme. Bonehead, blockhead, etc. etc.
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Reply to: #296307 by Goofy girl
Oct 14, 2008 3:59pm
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I would sign up for that LTC swap!

KuKu
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Reply to: #296347 by KuKu
Oct 14, 2008 4:02pm
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ME TOO!!!!
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Reply to: #296246 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 5:05pm
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I LOVE that image! I think that there are probably a lot of us that could join the "club". Take a look at Crabby's blog "back to the wrong park!" Terrio
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #296246 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 5:16pm
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Oh, that's great, pre....
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
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Reply to: #296246 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 5:41pm
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Anyone feel like joining this "silly club?"

You have to relate some sad tale of being a bonehead to gain access to the clues?
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Reply to: #296307 by Goofy girl
Oct 14, 2008 5:50pm
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WHy not start an LTC Swap?? with the bonehead theme. Bonehead, blockhead, etc. etc.

hmmm

Yeah like pre needs "convincing" for stuff to work on in the middle of winter.

pre
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #296417 by Kirbert
Oct 14, 2008 6:00pm
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Since there will, at some point in 2009, be a series of boxes planted on this theme (inspired by YOU) resulting from an LTC swap, that's one possibility.

Alternatively, we could all just send ours to you for planting?

pre
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
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Reply to: #296436 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 7:20pm
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Alternatively, we could all just send ours to you for planting?

In hopes of generating yet more bonehead stories?
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Reply to: #296495 by Kirbert
Oct 14, 2008 8:05pm
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In hopes of generating yet more bonehead stories?

You Betcha!

pre
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
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Reply to: #296430 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 9:58pm
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I find it humorous that your "bonehead" tracker has a launch date of Feb 2008, instead of Feb 2009! hehehe! ;o)

HPL
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Reply to: #296559 by Hufflepuff Lost
Oct 14, 2008 10:03pm
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I find it humorous that your "bonehead" tracker has a launch date of Feb 2008, instead of Feb 2009! hehehe! ;o)

Now that some Bonehead has noticed......

hehehe! ;o) back atya

pre
amused
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
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Reply to: #296561 by preboxed
Oct 14, 2008 10:13pm
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So, I guess I should at least join the tracker if I'm going to "out you" in public, eh?!

hehehe!
HPL :o)
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
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Reply to: #296565 by Hufflepuff Lost
Oct 14, 2008 10:20pm
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if I'm going to "out you" in public, eh?!

Honey, I "outed" my own goofy, boneheaded self oƃɐ ǝɯıʇ ƃuooooooן ɐ

And play with that "fact" as often as I...can get away with.

Welcome Bonehead HPL!

erp
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
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Reply to: #296417 by Kirbert
Oct 15, 2008 6:39am
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Anyone feel like joining this "silly club?"

As someone who has personally witnesses some of my "DOH!" moments - and heard some of my tales of woe while searching for boxes ... you KNOW I'm up for being in your club, Pre.

Of course *cracks up* - you probably have no idea that you inspire silly fan-girl hero worship - just for the complexity of your clues and committment to the game - so yeah. I wanna be in your club. hehe!

You have to relate some sad tale of being a bonehead to gain access to the clues?

OMG ... that's a spectacular idea. Hmmmmm *taps chin in thought*

AF
(who only feels like a bonehead while trying to think like pre)
Re: The Hard Life of a Bonehead
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Reply to: #296634 by AutumnsFolly
Oct 15, 2008 9:58am
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(who only feels like a bonehead while trying to think like pre)

Well, now - are you "blaming me" for being in search of pumpkin butts and not reading ALL of the clues?

sheeze.

So you gonna join our Boneheaded LTC swap Autumns, or just plant a box for me to find on the topic so you can make me feel like a bone head. Huh, Huh - what's it gonna be lady?

:-) pre
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Reply to: #296799 by preboxed
Oct 15, 2008 4:04pm
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Well, now - are you "blaming me" for being in search of pumpkin butts and not reading ALL of the clues?

of COURSE I am blaming you for pumpkin butts AND you owe me ten bucks lady!
I should have your sneakiest pre-boxes handed to me on a silver plate! I shouldn't have to SOLVE anything! I should simply have to follow some really straightforward idiot-proof clues. Harrumph!

*cracks up*

Seriously - I really am a bonehead when I look for boxes, often missing the obvious "Duh" moment.

So you gonna join our Boneheaded LTC swap

I've not done any LTC's - would be up for it though .... mebbe. Hmmm ....
Guess this means I actually have to get out my carving supplies? Oh boy .......

AF :)