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They laughed at my SPOR
Board: State: Ohio
Oct 23, 2008 6:39pm
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I took some items to the annual hazardous waste collection. While they were unloading the paint thinners, batteries, etc., from the back of my car, I noticed the guys smiling and pointing to something. Finally one of them said "Hey lady, do you want to keep those rocks or are you recycling them?"

I forgot that there was a pile of rocks in the back of the car for when I plant a letterbox and there is nothing to hide the box under. I was so embarrassed.
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300944 by Rosmarinus
Oct 23, 2008 6:57pm
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I noticed the guys smiling and pointing to something. Finally one of them said "Hey lady, do you want to keep those rocks or are you recycling them?"

I hope you told them that, yes, you will be recycling them. =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #300944 by Rosmarinus
Oct 23, 2008 6:57pm
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Rose---I was really worried you had a bunch of camo-taped containers back there! =}
Re: They laughed at my SPOR
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Reply to: #300944 by Rosmarinus
Oct 23, 2008 7:01pm
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Ok, in the interest of helping Rosmarinus with the embarassment factor, and because I have a theory:

Press "agree" if you also have some rocks in your car for "just in case" when you want to plant a box.

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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300956 by preboxed
Oct 23, 2008 7:07pm
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Press "agree" if you also have some rocks in your car for "just in case" when you want to plant a box.

I do not, never thought of it until now, but...sounds like a great idea!
I bet you thought of a lot of funny things you 'could have' said, after you left.
Oh well, No need to be embarassed, I bet you had them thinking all day.
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300956 by preboxed
Oct 23, 2008 7:12pm
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if you also have some rocks in your car for "just in case" when you want to plant a box.

I carry bark in the van....;-)

MLR
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300962 by Maple Leaf Red
Oct 23, 2008 7:17pm
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I carry bark in the van....;-)

Actually, now that you mention it...

Ditto!

pre :-0
Re: They laughed at my SPOR
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300944 by Rosmarinus
Oct 23, 2008 8:03pm
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I forgot that there was a pile of rocks in the back of the car for when I plant a letterbox and there is nothing to hide the box under.

ROTFLOL!! You have places with no rocks?! Your soil doesn't grow them each season? I get ornery if I have to look farther than 20 feet for rocks...(Connecticut)
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300981 by Trailhead Tessie
Oct 23, 2008 8:26pm
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Actually, yes we do.
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300981 by Trailhead Tessie
Oct 23, 2008 8:38pm
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Well, even here in Rock-i-sha (AKA Waukesha) County, we do have places without rocks, which amazes me. This area in Wisconsin was right at the edge of the glacier in the "olden days", so we have lots of interesting geological formations like kettles, moraines, drumlins.... Yet I've found boxes without rocks on them - and no rocks to be had in the woods close by. Go figure. And just so you know we had some yard excavating done this fall - DH estimates the dirt was 40% rock!
Re: They laughed at my SPOR
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300944 by Rosmarinus
Oct 24, 2008 3:50am
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Hopefully you will be planting a driveby with the aforementioned SPOR, unless you are interested in building strength and stamina.

LB
who has carried SPOR through the woods
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300956 by preboxed
Oct 24, 2008 8:09am
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Press "agree" if you also have some rocks in your car for "just in case" when you want to plant a box

I don't, but only because I had to clean my car out recently. They're piled next to the garage.
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #301128 by Mama Stork
Oct 24, 2008 8:34am
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I don't, but only because I had to clean my car out recently. They're piled next to the garage.

Hey Mama Stork---does that mean you're gonna give us WOM clues to that pile 'o rocks in your garage?? Does-it? Does-it? Paaa-leeeease?! =D
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Reply to: #300981 by Trailhead Tessie
Oct 24, 2008 8:40am
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You have places with no rocks?!

They ain't got no rocks in Florida, except in a few places where old limestone quarries have been turned into parks (such as Lakes Park in Fort Myers). There's a small quantity of Stone Mountain granite residing just off a few trails in SW Florida... ;-)

I'm *S and I approve this post.
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #300998 by Sunny Side Up
Oct 24, 2008 10:49am
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Where I grew up in MN there were no rocks. If we saw rocks while on vacation we would put some in the car for our garden back home. Here in CT they are everywhere. You think you have them out of the yard and next spring there are more. Trying to dig a hole is torture.

When I was boxing down south this spring there weren't many rocks, but lots of pine needles to put the boxes under.
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Reply to: #301221 by Trailhead Tessie
Oct 24, 2008 10:56am
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We've hunted woods many times looking for a rock to secure a box with, or to fill in a hole that allows the box to be visable. Sometimes it's tough to find one. Or when you do, it burried so deep in the ground you can't budge it.
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Reply to: #301225 by The Cats Meow
Oct 24, 2008 11:15am
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Be vewwwy vewwwy quiet... I'm hunting gwanite...

~Elmer Fudd
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #301242 by kilroy
Oct 24, 2008 11:35am
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Wow that's just a slight color variation from SPAM. ;-)
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Reply to: #301244 by The Cats Meow
Oct 24, 2008 11:38am
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Is anyone else getting a charge, laughing at the title of this thread alone?
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Reply to: #301246 by MoWizLiz
Oct 24, 2008 11:42am
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Is anyone else getting a charge, laughing at the title of this thread alone?

Yes! And who all is weighing in on this thread and that it's still going?! Only in letterboxing!
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Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #301246 by MoWizLiz
Oct 24, 2008 12:45pm
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I chuckle every time I see the subject line. And Rose, shame on them. They shouldn't be laughing at your SPOR. I for one, think you have a very nice SPOR. The nerve of them. (smile & hug)
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Reply to: #301225 by The Cats Meow
Oct 24, 2008 4:31pm
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WE wished in FL we had filled a couple buckets to secure them. Great sand to hike upon...but nothing but saw palmetto around for cover!!!