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  • Birthday 10/20/1949

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  1. Nope. It has been going on long enough to avoid that.
  2. We have a 6 year old Frigidare gas range and the ignitors on the top burners seem to be controlled by a ghost. Sometimes one doesn't work, sometimes another. Any ideas? Thanks for your time. Tom
  3. https://www.twincities.com/2019/01/22/zebra-mussels-wakeboard-boats-umn-study-livewells-mn/
  4. I took part in a tourney out west last Saturday. At the bar during the pay out I was surprised at the number of young people involved. There seemed to be at least 25% of the crowd that looked under 25 and one table full that clearly were under 21 (no beers). Is this typical? I keep reading about the increased age of hunters so I wonder if the coyote thing is an oddity.
  5. A friend was out today and hooked a couple northern and had a decent muskie on. He was concerned about the hook type and positioning when using large sucker minnows. He is C&R and wants to limit the risk to the fish. Can you share some ideas please. Thanks for your time. Tom
  6. The ant moat idea seems interesting. Go to a second had store or a Goodwill type of place and see if you can find a Bundt pan. Use that and see how things work out.
  7. Thanks for the tip. Ends up the batteries were too low to allow the backlight to work. I have been using it plugged in in the truck and so I never thought about the batteries.
  8. BobT I remember when you got yours. I use the Basecamp software and was hoping I could update it. The backlight doesn't work and so it is hard to use. Maybe I need to check and see if there is a way to get it to work.
  9. Thanks for the info. I still use a flip phone and about the only use it gets is when the alarm goes off to remind me to take my meds. The article was useful. I was always wondering how a phone would know where you are if you are out of range of cell towers. Anyone have any info on how well the phone works as a GPS device? I was on a trip to DC and we took the back roads home. My companion had an IPad and an IPhone that he had bought together along with their mapping software. We managed to get turned around about 3 times and I was ready to toss them out the window. Could have been operator error but it was very frustrating. No place West Virginia at 10 p.m. is a heck of a time for a rig that tells you to turn down a road that dead ends in a ravine 75 feet later.
  10. I am starting to consider getting a new handheld GPS. I have a Garmin 78s and it is at least 5 years old. I like Garmin products and have the Basecamp software. I would like to buy something that is a relatively new product so that it has some life in terms of support. The touch screen, bue tooth and music and all that other stuff isn't important - I want a rig to show me where I am and let me figure out how to get someplace else. Seems like the Etrex, Oregon and Montana are names I recognize from a search at least 2 years ago. What's new?
  11. That's what I had to do to get the tire off. Not the type of thing you're likely to have handy when you get a flat away from home.
  12. I had to change a tire on my wife's car last week and found that the lug nuts were on so tight that the impact hammer wouldn't loosen them at all. Granted it's a relatively cheap impact hammer but I wonder why I had to use a long half inch hinge handle and a piece of pipe to get them loose. A tire shop had worked on the tires a year ago and man they must have really hammered those babies down. Is there some torque setting that is out there recommending something like this? Why? I've driven for 50 years and I've never had a wheel fall off. There's no way anyone could have changed that tire using the standard equipment you carry in the trunk.
  13. I noticed that my neighbor's sewer vent pipe had what looked to be a snow cone on it. I told him and he went up and broke it up. He also told me he saw the same thing on mine. No way am I going up on the roof at my age. Any ideas on how to deal with this? Our situation can't be that unique. Northern suburbs is the location. Thanks for your time. Tom
  14. Crops are out, sloughs are frozen. Did very well on private ground in the Ortonville area this past weekend.
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