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Welcome back, you ready for the season?
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jakemauldin wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Welcome back, you ready for the season?
Thanks and yes sir I am!
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Ware wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:47 am
They are loading for me. I just re-uploaded your last photo here to test:

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Thanks Ware...Im still having issues but maybe due to using my MacBook?
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ctrav wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:39 am
Thanks Ware...Im still having issues but maybe due to using my MacBook?
Tough to say - I haven't had issues with either of my Macs at home.

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Recent pics from last weeks cut. Put down my pre-emergent and sulfur after cutting! Bring on the warmer weather...
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Ware wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:45 am
ctrav wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:39 am
Thanks Ware...Im still having issues but maybe due to using my MacBook?
Tough to say - I haven't had issues with either of my Macs at home.
I just posted using iPhone and all went well! There is always a work around 😎
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Well the winter is over (for the most part) and it’s great to be back on TLF! There have been some life changes that forced my hand on some things and started some new hobbies.

First up lawn related:
I sold my Toro GM1000! Now why would I do such a silly thing that I enjoyed so much? My son blessed us with another granddaughter last June. Now with the parents work schedule drastic changes guess who gets to babysit?? Yep...this guy! So bottom line I don’t have the time commitment needed to cut 3 days a week so I decided to move on. The way I see it I have a few years to really get the front and parts of the back lawn leveled 👍🏾

Non Lawn related:
Finally got myself some proper knives for the kitchen. Bought some Japanese Miyabi knives that I really enjoy using. Since I do 90% of the cooking it was a treat to myself. Had to get them one at a time as I waited for sales or coupons but now I have all the ones I wanted! I’m using my old beat up hodgepodge assortment of knives to learn how to sharpen on a wet stone...

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I also started cooking with cast iron and have a nice collection going. Once you get the hang of it cast iron cooking makes a big difference in my opinion!

Lastly, I started exploring Bourbon. I was mostly a scotch guy but there are some really tasty bourbons to enjoy!

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Bottom line is I look forward to reconnecting with friends I have made and establishing new ones!
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First of all , congrats on the grandbaby!

Second, those are awesome knives! I need to expand my set of good knives but it's not a high priority right now.

Third, if you're expanding your whisky horizons, I suggest giving Knob Creek Rye a taste if you can find it. I'm mostly a bourbon drinker but I have come to really enjoy a good rye as well.

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ctrav wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm
...Non Lawn related:
Finally got myself some proper knives for the kitchen. Bought some Japanese Miyabi knives that I really enjoy using. Since I do 90% of the cooking it was a treat to myself. Had to get them one at a time as I waited for sales or coupons but now I have all the ones I wanted! I’m using my old beat up hodgepodge assortment of knives to learn how to sharpen on a wet stone...

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I also started cooking with cast iron and have a nice collection going. Once you get the hang of it cast iron cooking makes a big difference in my opinion!
Nice! Be sure and post up in the Kitchen Knives of TLF thread and the What type of pans do you cook with? thread. :thumbup:

But don't go to the Soue Vide thread unless you want to spend more money. :lol:

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@ctrav mah brotha!!! How’s it going? You ready for this wonderful season? I presume your gonna take sub-1” this year with the PGR? I’m super pumped for this season to get under way!
"One of the great challenges in life, is knowing enough to think you’re right, but not enough to know you’re wrong" - Neil Degrasse Tyson :roll:
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Two9tene wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:38 pm
@ctrav mah brotha!!! How’s it going? You ready for this wonderful season? I presume your gonna take sub-1” this year with the PGR? I’m super pumped for this season to get under way!
What up buddy? Yes Im ready for the season but no sub 1'. Life changes required me to sell my Toro GM! I will focus on getting the lawn leveled and see what happens down the road...
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ctrav wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Two9tene wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:38 pm
@ctrav mah brotha!!! How’s it going? You ready for this wonderful season? I presume your gonna take sub-1” this year with the PGR? I’m super pumped for this season to get under way!
What up buddy? Yes Im ready for the season but no sub 1'. Life changes required me to sell my Toro GM! I will focus on getting the lawn leveled and see what happens down the road...
Well everything happens for a reason right! Congratulations on the new grandchild!! Can’t wait to see your lawn this year, regardless of how low it may be. Always fascinated by the work you put it! It’s a whole lotta lawn! 😂🤙🏼
"One of the great challenges in life, is knowing enough to think you’re right, but not enough to know you’re wrong" - Neil Degrasse Tyson :roll:
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Two9tene wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:45 pm
ctrav wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Two9tene wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:38 pm
@ctrav mah brotha!!! How’s it going? You ready for this wonderful season? I presume your gonna take sub-1” this year with the PGR? I’m super pumped for this season to get under way!
What up buddy? Yes Im ready for the season but no sub 1'. Life changes required me to sell my Toro GM! I will focus on getting the lawn leveled and see what happens down the road...
Well everything happens for a reason right! Congratulations on the new grandchild!! Can’t wait to see your lawn this year, regardless of how low it may be. Always fascinated by the work you put it! It’s a whole lotta lawn! 😂🤙🏼
Much appreciated...
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Finally had a chance to cut the front lawn. We had rain for 15 straight days which sucked! I still can’t cut the entire back yet but soon. Grass is turning green and mowing season is here so that’s a plus!
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ctrav wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:13 pm
Finally had a chance to cut the front lawn. We had rain for 15 straight days which sucked! I still can’t cut the entire back yet but soon. Grass is turning green and mowing season is here so that’s a plus!
Heck yeah! Welcome to the 2020 season! And their off!!!
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