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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Again with the waterbug
« Last post by D45/70 on March 23, 2018, 04:34:17 PM »
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: OK B*tches, I'm Back!!
« Last post by John Andrews on March 23, 2018, 05:57:50 AM »
I'm going to have to do something about my hearing.  My left ear is worse than my right, I guess because it's more toward the muzzle of the gun when I shoot.  If I put my watch up to my left ear, I can't hear it ticking, but can with my right ear.

Was considering getting Lasik done on my eyes, but that'll have to wait until next year.  Went to the optometrist yesterday and got my eyes checked over and got more info on the Lasik.  About $1,500 - $2,000 per eye.  The vision insurance we have will cover it at a reduced cost, but don't know how much that is.  Gotta find that out and put more money in by FSA next year to cover it.

It sucks getting old!  :tickedoff   I don't know what I'm going to do by the time I get up to your ages.   :o

Is certainly a bugger, getting older and having problems, BC! I know a gal that had that Lasix surgery and it ruined her night vision. When she is driving at night it seems like she is looking through her windshield and it's raining hard but the windshield wipers are not working, her words. But most accounts of people receiving the treatment are positive.

As for hearing problems, yeah, years of shooting does hurt. But a lot of our hearing problems can be blamed on our genes, I think.  My dad had hearing aids and my 99 year old mom has hearing problems. I hate to see folks have to spend $6000+ for hearing aids but cheap ones don't fill the bill. At least, the cheap ones I tried didn't fit the bill. A fella has to be able to hear to hunt, you well know.

Much of my hearing loss is due to a mortar round and loud aircraft.

After I got mine I realized how much I had not heard for many years. Chirping crickets and birds, and a lot of things. Poor hearing is a hazard to our well being.

You must doing something right by still getting older, BC! Yeah, just wait until you get to my age!  O0  ;D
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Again with the waterbug
« Last post by John Andrews on March 23, 2018, 05:35:53 AM »
I have a lifetime aircraft communications license, D. If you need landing conditions or ramp directives, just holler on your radio, D.  :) It's a residue left over from my old airline days.

I am really looking forward to your first test run and think any bugs will be simple ones. that's a lot of work for a watercraft!  O0
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Again with the waterbug
« Last post by D45/70 on March 22, 2018, 03:51:47 PM »
I have the structure in for my "Elevators " I found out that's what there called not Ailerons. Anyway , and rudders .
I still need to attach the plates and cut them to fit.

There will be 3 elevators 36" X6" and 2 rudders 50"X 10"

 Going to use ss steel hinges to attach them and use a "Drag link" to hook them together, and move them up and down with a car window motor.

The rudders will be the same but turned with a Mechanical shafts and bell cranks.




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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: OK B*tches, I'm Back!!
« Last post by Big58cal on March 22, 2018, 02:25:19 PM »
I'm going to have to do something about my hearing.  My left ear is worse than my right, I guess because it's more toward the muzzle of the gun when I shoot.  If I put my watch up to my left ear, I can't hear it ticking, but can with my right ear.

Was considering getting Lasik done on my eyes, but that'll have to wait until next year.  Went to the optometrist yesterday and got my eyes checked over and got more info on the Lasik.  About $1,500 - $2,000 per eye.  The vision insurance we have will cover it at a reduced cost, but don't know how much that is.  Gotta find that out and put more money in by FSA next year to cover it.

It sucks getting old!  :tickedoff   I don't know what I'm going to do by the time I get up to your ages.   :o
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: OK B*tches, I'm Back!!
« Last post by D45/70 on March 22, 2018, 11:53:41 AM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
 Wolf is over till Sept 1st now, closed the 15th of this month.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: OK B*tches, I'm Back!!
« Last post by John Andrews on March 22, 2018, 04:46:19 AM »
That's why I type so big , I just can't hear anymore.
I have aids too but at $3000 EACH , they stay at home never in the field.
I do use Electronic shooting muffs for hunting , they are great. I can here the coyotes thinking about coming in...

  ;D Those are SOME hearing aids,D!Yes, the cost has sticker shock but they are a must. I think they are over-priced.  My hearing got so bad I was lip reading much of the time. I tried some cheap mail order ones and they didn't help enough. I spent a small fortune for good ones, too.Because of my day job, I need good hearing and yeah, it helps hunting.

You still have wolves on your agenda? I would like it very much if you folks could bust some. The only good wolf is a dead  :buck2  wolf.


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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: OK B*tches, I'm Back!!
« Last post by D45/70 on March 21, 2018, 12:11:07 PM »
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I now have hearing aids in both ears and can hear a gnat fart. It has helped my hunting.
 

That's why I type so big , I just can't hear anymore.
I have aids too but at $3000 EACH , they stay at home never in the field.
I do use Electronic shooting muffs for hunting , there great I can here the coyotes thinking about coming in...
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: OK B*tches, I'm Back!!
« Last post by John Andrews on March 21, 2018, 03:48:35 AM »
It's in the mid 20s here right now  :sad: ( 0116) and high in the 40's today.  I'm not up late, I just got up and got here to GPS.
Where is GP? He get lost?

Not much going on here, will be on duty at 0800. A lot of yesterday was spent chasing down vehicle owners and giving warnings to owners of expired license plates. I also took care of a problem fella. He will find himself unemployed this morning and banned from the base when he shows up for work. :knuppel2

I will probably be crawling all over commercial trucks and jawing with truckers today.

There won't be any checking fishermen and hunters for a while due to weather and closed hunting season.

A couple of murders of crows know me at work and come for snacks when I whisle. We have been pals for several years. There used to be 4, now are 8 of the gluttons. The same one usually shows first and calls the others.

I now have hearing aids in both ears and can hear a gnat fart. It has helped my hunting. :twisted:





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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: What Be Up?
« Last post by Big58cal on March 20, 2018, 03:11:49 PM »
Yeah, sadly.   :'(   He hasn't seen the light yet.
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