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Old 05-17-24, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyro
Where I live. If you don't mow your grass. The town will do it for you and add their fee to your tax bill. They don't work cheap!
How much? Could be more of a fine than a service charge.
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Old 05-17-24, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
My thought exactly. You can get at least 2 people in that trunk, probably three small ones.
Even more bodies if you break their legs.
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Stephen says “Blurp!”.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How much? Could be more of a fine than a service charge.
Any person convicted of a violation of the Town of Greece Property Maintenance Law may be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment not to exceed one (1) year or both for each violation. Each day that the violation continues constitutes a separate offense and the penalties above are applicable to each offense.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What is your excuse?

Someone up the street has a "No Mow May" sign in their yard. It's shaded and not very healthy. Not a lot to mow even mid-month.
Plenty here.

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What’s this thread about?

I can’t believe it’s been almost 6 months since I’ve logged in. Life happened, in a good way, but I’m looking forward to getting back on the bike and in the pool in the next couple of weeks.

We have a new puppy and a 3yo going on 13. Tax season was brutal because I had one employee rage quit after telling her that her work product was inconsistent when she was fishing for compliments, and another person sent a drunken text at 2:17AM saying they “weren’t sure if they could me the hours I asked for.” His access was terminated the next morning. I dropped my August Olympic tri and will refocus on next year.

Despite that, life has been solid. You wouldn’t think so given the above, but it’s good. Looking forward to getting back in the groove. Hope everyone here is well.
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The trainer has not grown on me at all.
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What’s this thread about?
Nothing.

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Originally Posted by big john
My first car was a 1964 Galaxie which looked like this except for the rear wheel skirts.


Mine too



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In a rare instance I just posted outside of this thread. I apologize for taking my quality content elsewhere.
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Ten.
A pair of oscellated turkeys this morning. Endemic to the peninsula.
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I slept a full eight hours last night, and so got a late start. When I rolled out at six, the sun was a full hand above the horizon. And it’s only the middle of May. By Jun 21 it could be straight up at 6 AM!
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Old 05-18-24, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Was this a 60s/70s thing? SMH
When going to a drive-in where they charge per head, yes it was.

One never needs to mow more than once a week, regardless of the rain amount. #MowingMath
In May, twice a week cuts are common, especially if you fertilized late fall or early spring.
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We had a 64 Ford Station Wagon, the full-sized, Galaxie-based one, but I barely remember it because we traded it in for a '66 two years later. But apparently Eisenhower had ridden in it, maybe at some parade, before we bought it. White with red interior.
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This was my Cadillac. Bought it in high school for $149. (not my pic but almost identical). Took my friends to the drive in and the beach with it. My parents were gone on vacation and I stayed home when I got it. All the neighbors were worried.

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Am I the only one who didn't have a Galaxie or Cadillac as a ute? It seems so.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Tax season was brutal because I had one employee rage quit after telling her that her work product was inconsistent when she was fishing for compliments, and another person sent a drunken text at 2:17AM saying they “weren’t sure if they could me the hours I asked for.” His access was terminated the next morning.
Harsh.
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Am I the only one who didn't have a Galaxie or Cadillac as a ute? It seems so.
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The only FoMoCo action I've owned is the aforementioned Lincoln Mark VII Luxury Sport Coupe and a late '70s Fiesta. Never had a Cadillac ack ack ack
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Oh boy. The boomer element here has touted the fact that confused utes are buying records as evidence that they are as good as digital. Well, guess what? The utes will buy anything. Even lousy cassettes. So much for that argument.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
In May, twice a week cuts are common, especially if you fertilized late fall or early spring.
I mowed and watered yesterday. Gonna mow again today, taking it down another 1/8"

Might do some aeration today if it doesn't get too hot. I'd better put a couple beers in the fridge ASAP
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The only FoMoCo action I've owned is the aforementioned Lincoln Mark VII Luxury Sport Coupe and a late '70s Fiesta. Never had a Cadillac ack ack ack
You oughta know by now. If you can't drive with a broken back, at least you can polish the fender.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Lawn beer OTD

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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
Wait just a minute. You're Owen Wilson? I had no idea!
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I learned on a 1963 Galaxy 500, white top, maroon lower, 289, of course. My dad loved that car. We also had a 1961 Starliner with a 352 and had supplemental external oil lines to feed the rear cylinders. Didn't stop my brother from blowing it up, though.

The Starliner had way too much power for a couple teenagers. I spun it around more than once under-estimating it's power.
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