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    I tried to rep them for a really short time,...

    I tried to rep them for a really short time, tough sell when the company sells direct and advertises in all sorts of places. The stuff is nice but fits a size smaller than marked and some of the...
  2. There is no success for you and your Upstate...

    There is no success for you and your Upstate neighbors, at least not until you drop that silly WNY moniker and admit to your destiny.
  3. I'll be doing a lap of Upstate next week starting...

    I'll be doing a lap of Upstate next week starting on the eastern border Monday and working through western by Wednesday. If all goes right I'll hit all of the contested zones. I'll try to do a survey...
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    And the used (and new) car worlds take another...

    And the used (and new) car worlds take another hit... Apparently there are somewhere north of 300k cars that were trashed in storms the last month or so and there aren't enough cars for sale to...
  5. Holy shit, the smoke! Visibility is down to about...

    Holy shit, the smoke! Visibility is down to about 2 blocks here. Yuck.
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    You've all brought tears to my eyes and left a...

    You've all brought tears to my eyes and left a lump in my throat. The chaos and sadness we all went through here is still a thing every day. I lost friends, many lost family, we were all touched.
    ...
  7. My ac compressor is shot and it looks like it's...

    My ac compressor is shot and it looks like it's easy enough to replace the condenser while doing the compressor so I would do both. The kit is under $400 for both and the hoses are only another $80...
  8. That made me laugh. Lemme know if you delete that...

    That made me laugh. Lemme know if you delete that and I'll zap the quote.
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    The last few weeks have pretty much sucked....

    The last few weeks have pretty much sucked. Nearly 14" of rain in 2 weeks has things pretty soggy.
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    Things aren't really getting better from what I...

    Things aren't really getting better from what I see. One company I work with has had over a dozen containers sitting on the dock in Taiwan for nearly two months now because they put a cap of $25k per...
  11. Wyatt bikes are great. I'd put that high on my...

    Wyatt bikes are great. I'd put that high on my list for the next fatty purchase especially if they offer an e- model.
  12. Where do you live dude? Like I mentioned, I'd...

    Where do you live dude? Like I mentioned, I'd love an extra pair of hands to help and one that knows what's up would be ideal.
  13. It's funny, I've been driving around Upstate for...

    It's funny, I've been driving around Upstate for decades and see hot dog, ice cream, fried chicken and a few other quirky specialty stands and now trucks and never really gave it much thought about...
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    Fast asleep. Pretty much every day bees, wasps...

    Fast asleep. Pretty much every day bees, wasps and butterflies fall asleep in my flowers. A few times they've gotten trapped when the flower closes at the end of the day and they buzz-force it open....
  15. Creeper? Nah, I have an old yoga mat :D

    Creeper? Nah, I have an old yoga mat :D
  16. Haha yeah, I knew that would elicit some...

    Haha yeah, I knew that would elicit some reactions :)
  17. I got an Ultragauge when I got my RR and one of...

    I got an Ultragauge when I got my RR and one of the things it reads in real time is fuel rail pressure. There are dozens of other things too... It was $100 really well spent. It's always plugged in...
  18. Hot dogs are in the same category as bologna and...

    Hot dogs are in the same category as bologna and beer you can see through = gross. One of the locally made foods that I used to use as a bellwether for a region's culinary value was sausage but with...
  19. $200 a month for a 2 year lease on a new Mazda 3...

    $200 a month for a 2 year lease on a new Mazda 3 fwd, ~$300 for awd so you're aob $8k or $11k. It's new, reliable, safe...
  20. I got lucky and got these for half price at $70...

    I got lucky and got these for half price at $70 each on closeout, turning should be less than $50.
  21. Yeah right. I may have gotten lucky though. I got...

    Yeah right. I may have gotten lucky though. I got stuck having to go through a huge puddle close to 2 feet deep and had to stop and back up to go around a stalled X5 and it stopped squealing. That...
  22. Nice. I have to pull my front passenger side...

    Nice. I have to pull my front passenger side brake pads out today. It looks like a rock got stuck in there and it's digging a nice groove in the brand new Brembo rotor I put in a few weeks ago and...
  23. West. North of Troy is never never land. West is...

    West. North of Troy is never never land. West is where the see through beers are.

    @brownski - That's not chili.
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    Sorry I meant for here in the Megalopolis not the...

    Sorry I meant for here in the Megalopolis not the hinterlands ;)
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    Round 2 384472384473384474384475

    Round 2 384472384473384474384475
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    Lol, true. Yes.

    Lol, true.
    Yes.
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    This just keeps getting harder... I got turned...

    This just keeps getting harder... I got turned down for a med card and don't know anybody that sells anymore. This means having to go to Massachusetts and spend between $70-80 an 1/8 plus ~3 hours of...
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    No not really, more that it just doesn't rain...

    No not really, more that it just doesn't rain much between the Cascades and Tetons/Wasatch.

    No a small county is the one I live in at about 120k people including those that aren't citizens.
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    Yup, dry from US 395 to I15 but that's ok because...

    Yup, dry from US 395 to I15 but that's ok because there ain't shit out there.
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    Holy shit dude

    Holy shit dude
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    Me too. The second round is looking for better...

    Me too. The second round is looking for better than the first. Yay :)

    I'm so jealous. I had dozens of melons set and things were looking so good then we went away for a few days and it rained a...
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    The flood pictures I'm seeing are amazing. What a...

    The flood pictures I'm seeing are amazing. What a mess.

    The water in my basement didn't come through the walls it came down the chimney. There's no cap up there anymore :( There used to be...
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    I'm not sure how bad the damage is yet but it...

    I'm not sure how bad the damage is yet but it looks like the peppers mostly survived and the tomatoes are messy but mostly salvageable. The melons may have been ruined, peas and beans are gone and...
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    6" in 24 hours. Got a wee bit of water coming...

    6" in 24 hours. Got a wee bit of water coming through the foundation where the gutters overflowed and some plants in the garden took it on the chin. Other than that I think we skated through this...
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    Lotsa rain, wind is up and branches are down. How...

    Lotsa rain, wind is up and branches are down. How much longer will I have power... That tornado in NJ was nuts. I saw some video taken from a distance and you can see debris being thrown up from the...
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    And we are about to get thoroughly soaked again,...

    And we are about to get thoroughly soaked again, this time by the remnants of Ida. Models have me at 5-8" of rain and this time it looks like there will be some wind too. As wet as the ground is from...
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    ^ That's awesome. I'm having a great flower year...

    ^ That's awesome. I'm having a great flower year too.

    I thought beans were over last week. Nope.384045
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    Melons are starting to be ready but the plants got attacked by powdery mildew while...
  38. Thanks. So far it has been great but if that...

    Thanks. So far it has been great but if that changes I can blame Aldo haha.
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    It's not too terrible but there are a lot of...

    It's not too terrible but there are a lot of things that go bad and are aging out on it. All the rubber bits are shot but it rides nice and it's silly fast for a brick. Once I get the AC working it...
  40. Lol. This place is definitely Upstate. We just...

    Lol. This place is definitely Upstate. We just spent the better part of 2 days in Rochester and Brockport and saw both sides of what "the new upstate" is all about. There's still plenty of hoopties...
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    Thanx man! Haha. Actually it hasn't been too bad,...

    Thanx man! Haha. Actually it hasn't been too bad, it's only been disabled for a few days here and there. We're in the middle of a 1k mile road trip, full family with the dog and a 200 pound load on...
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    We're dropping twin 2 at grad school this weekend...

    We're dropping twin 2 at grad school this weekend and it's much less chaotic on the campus than I expected but I can't say I'm surprised. Pretty much everyone moving around wearing masks on a steamy...
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    I'd love one but, no. Instead I got the...

    I'd love one but, no. Instead I got the supercharged, top o' the heap, Range Rover. You know, the reliable Brit car :eek:
  44. The bathroom at Bottomless Brewing is Upstate AF...

    The bathroom at Bottomless Brewing is Upstate AF 383766383767
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    Yeah, I don't do really hot peppers anymore....

    Yeah, I don't do really hot peppers anymore. These cayenne were originally planted to keep pests away from berries and beans, not as much to eat but they will get eaten.
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    I always wait for Hungarian Wax peppers to turn...

    I always wait for Hungarian Wax peppers to turn orange or red, they get sweeter. Same with Cubanelle but Cayenne gets hotter the redder it gets.
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    Either I screwed up or the timing on everything...

    Either I screwed up or the timing on everything is all messed up this year. I planted everything from seed other than a couple of plants that looked good and were things I didn't already have in the...
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    Yup I'm pulling a handful of tomatoes every day...

    Yup I'm pulling a handful of tomatoes every day now too. We're going out of town for 3 days this weekend so I figure there's gonna be a pile of 'em to pick on Monday. Today might have been the last...
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    This little guy fell asleep on a mint flower, I...

    This little guy fell asleep on a mint flower, I woke him when I took the pic 383439
    5" of rain between Friday morning and yesterday and I think the harden came through pretty well. A few split open...
  50. Lol. I'll be back again soonish, we'll make it...

    Lol. I'll be back again soonish, we'll make it happen.

    With about 5" of rain since Friday morning I'd usually expect some pretty serious flooding but the ground was already thoroughly soaked and...
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