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  1. 11 hours ago, TomH said:

    My fault. The spot we were suppose to meet at was on the other side of the big hill!

    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.  :Just_Cuz_06: 

    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?  :cowboypistol:

        Old Tom    

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  2. 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


  3. 5 hours ago, Nugget Shooter said:

    Looks like the weekend of the 21st of March will be the dates as I try to do this outing around or close to the 23rd when we lost my wife Barb in 2013 may she RIP. Likely in the same general area....

    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 

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  4. 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.  :olddude:

       Old Tom

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  5. 58 minutes ago, Uncle Ron said:

    Doc, I had my right eye done and  once they got me in they said they don't  really use lasers ... They use a blade which kind of freaked me out but they didn't tell me that until I'd already had the general knock out shots ... After two days of blindness in that eye it all came out just great .. Delaney & something in Phx ... That was about 2 years ago and it's been great since then... Cheers, Unc

    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 


  6. 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.  :olddude:

       Old Tom

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  7. I did have one just like that one.  I found it in a old barn that the widow of the man that owned it said I could have anything in the barn that I wanted.  There was nothing of value there until I checked on top of the rafters and found two very old rifles'.   They were all rusty and pitted but I got them working again.  I had more fun with the 22 until it was stolen from my little travel trailer I left in Pennsylvania while moving to Arizona, that was in 1966.  The other was an old Henry square barrel that I sold to a man that put it over his fire place.  It was not fit to be used properly.  

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  8. 7 hours ago, azdigger said:

    not going to make it this year, I had a bad reaction to a change in my meds.....almost killed me...still very weak.  All my thoughts and good wishes to all at the outing.

    Enjoy.

    Hey digger, I had the same thing happen only a little different a couple months ago.  Because of a loss of forty pounds due to Chemo and radiation it messed up my heart and blood pressure meds.  I was seeing things and dizzy with sickness.  After four days in the hospital they came up with what I had told them in the first place when I was admitted.  They took the meds away and I straightened right out.  Look as long as you have a new regimen and you can drive ok, then come in for the dinner Saturday night and see your friends.  You don't have to camp it to enjoy what you can.  :yesss:

        Old Tom 

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  9. Mike, do I see a coin or the back end of a shotgun shell at around 7:00 o'clock in the picture?  

    I got stung about three times last year.  Suddenly they have appeared on my property after not having a one for over the forty nine years I have lived here. I have kept bees here for thirty years and have never used any insecticides on my property.  I guess I'll have to find the nest and use a little poison on them.  I expect bees to sting but those scorptsects ambush you in a handful of grass or weeds.  

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  10. They got a good score today without me but my legs and lungs are getting a lot stronger.  Soon I'll be able to go with Tom and pick up what he misses.  I'll be at the outing to do some beeping and eating.  I miss getting out a lot and it's sure better than that dang hospital.  That wash has produced a lot of gold for us in the past and I am anxious to get in there and dig a little.  Glad to see that it is still producing.  :black_knight_standing:

        Old Tom 

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