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Old Tom

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  1. If the long strands are fibrous I would almost go with asbestos. From the pic they almost look crystalline. Asbestos forms in a crack from one side to the other unlike the picture. Old Tom
  2. Doc, I came home after brunch with my wife and lo and behold there was a strange looking package leaning on my front door. I took it in and opened it up and out popped a large camp rocking chair. That is one prosthetic that will gratefully use not only camping but out in the back at home. Love to sit and rock while falling asleep. You're a good dubey Doc and I will remember you every time I doze in it. We won't make it to Quartzsite this year as things are getting pretty rough with Tom's wife Sherri in the hospital. We can't seem to be able to get her home as things keep getting complicated. She is going to need very delicate an close care at home also. Tom has hit the wall with this and had to rest for a couple of days to recuperate and go on. She has now developed an infection in the wound from her lip to her throat. I think that they fed her food orally too soon. She had to go back on the feeding tube. They have to wait three more days for the culture to see if the right anti-biotics are being used. I am starting to almost feel myself again after three bouts in the hospital. A couple of operations, blood clots in lungs, heart meds driving me to see things, five weeks of radiation and chemo. lost forty pounds but boy do I look good in my clothes now. Still weak and can't keep up with the young'uns anymore, but I do go out and watch the Toyota so that it doesn't wander off. Our hearts will be with you in Quartzsite, so have a great time and think of me once in a while in my back pasture rocking and sipping some cool ones. Thanks again bro, It's a beautiful and expensive rocker. Old Tom
  3. Have a good one today bro. Hoist a tall one before you go out nugging. Old Tom
  4. Happy Birthday bro. Get out an get one today. I think that they still have a couple left down there. Old Tom
  5. Have a good one today Gary. I hope that you got out and snagged a big one today. Old Tom
  6. Happy Birthday Grubby. Get out and do something good. Old Tom
  7. Another Birthday Dave, keep it up and you'll be as old as me. Have a good one bro. Old Tom
  8. Nice little corn flake bro. Old Tom
  9. Cool bro, What is it made of? Something to treasure. Old Tom
  10. Happy B-day bro. You can come to out RV anytime and get your birthday Crown Royal. It doesn't look like we will be making it this year to the outing though Mike, family matters. Old Tom
  11. Love those sunbakers. Sharp eyes bro. Old Tom
  12. Wow, that's great all from one spot. Missed you on the forum and I see that you had a birthday a couple of days ago. Old Tom
  13. Yeah, but Skip, what he got was a photo of a painting. Had he got the painting it would have been a lot better. I would have liked her phone number instead. Old Tom
  14. See you won't even take my cheapy walkie talkies when we go out anymore. Do you remember how it saved my ass when we first started to do the beeping thing? We were supposed to turn the radios on at around 4:00 pm if not yet back in camp. I got turned around and couldn't find camp so I climbed the tallest hill around and turned the radio on. We did establish communications but we couldn't see each other and didn't know which direction I was from camp. You told me to fire a shot in the air and you would listen for it. You heard the shot way off and said you would climb a hill at your end. You told me to fire another shot and you pin pointed me. Then you told me to walk directly into the sun which was by that time was going down. We couldn't see each other as I was more than a mile off in hills. We did eventually bump into one another and thank God you brought me some delicious water to boot. Made it back to camp and all was well. Got a new direction finder and water backpack. If you do get a new set of hand helds You have got to remember to bring them with. Also remember what I told you never leave home without? Old Tom
  15. I agree that they are from some ant, bee, spider etc. aluminum or lead pour. They were probably left in the ground after the main pour was pulled out. These underground tunnels that insects dig have off branches all over the place. They got broken off when the main pour was roughly pulled out and left behind. Old Tom
  16. Bill, you say in the same general area. Does that mean LSD because on Adams other thread they are all talking of going to Quartzsite and then you say around March 21. Old Tom
  17. Happy Birthday Mitchel. Have a tall one and get out and get a nuggie. Old Tom
  18. Thanks a lot guys for the b-day wishes. This year has been a real trial for me with the cancer and other stuff. Lost forty pounds and in and out of the hospital, Chemo, Radiation, gall bladder, blood clots, overmedicated and such. I am much better and am over the hump. Got out with Tom and Luke a couple of times and really enjoyed it. They got gold but I'm still a little slow. Old Tom
  19. Another tear shed...…………………. Old Tom
  20. Happy Birthday Gal, and have a very Merry Christmas to go along with it. I'll have one at the table for your remembrance today. Old Tom
  21. I'm glad it all went well for you Doc. I think that they should also give you a shot of brandy for all the apprehension they cause you. Old Tom
  22. Ron, the name of that outfit is Barnet Dulaney Perkins. My daughter is a registered nurse and worked in the OR for many years. Lifting overweight patients off and on the operating table took a toll on her back so she looked for lighter work and wound up at BDP in eye surgery. She explained the whole procedure to me before I had mine done. They make a small slit in the eye and cut the lens all around to detach it. They slip an instrument in the slit and wind the lens around it and pull it out. Then they insert the new lens wound around the same instrument and unwind it in place. It heals there very fast as the eye is one of the fastest mending parts of the body. I was awake for my surgery and talked to the Dr. during the procedure. He said "Hey, your not supposed to be knowing just what's going on". But I again say that it was a very comfortable experience and took the patch off the next day. It's really amazing when you get one eye done and compare the eye that wasn't done with the eye with the new lens. Old Tom
  23. Doc, I've had the regular Cataract Surgery and you are right it's no big deal. It is by far the easiest surgery I have ever been through, right from a five way bypass to a toe nail removal. Don't know anything about the laser end of it but I don't know just how much more comfortable it could be. Getting old does have some perks but I'll trade them all bro. Old Tom
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