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Chicago Fest? (post #88911)

Anyone looking at a central location like Chicago for next year?


 


 


 


seeyou burned Chicago


 

 

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I was born in Rockford some 60 miles away if I remember correctly.


My Fahter went there to work for National Lock.


Several years ago I went there and viewed the old building which has a huge clock on the front . I went to my homesite. Really funny my view as a child and my view when I looked at it . Time goes on.


Tim


 

 

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You remember being born in Rockford?

"Put your creed in your deed."   Emerson


"When asked if you can do something, tell'em "Why certainly I can", then get busy and find a way to do it."  T. Roosevelt

"Put your creed in your deed."   Emerson

"When asked if you can do something, tell'em "Why certainly I can", then get busy and find a way to do it."  T. Roosevelt

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I dont remember being born but I was there till I was 6 years old and yes I remember several things . The woods were just a few trees that seemed like a forrest. It was a long way down the driveway then but only about 60 feet when I saw it . Stuff like that . I remember it being cold and all the snow. We dont have that here.


Tim


 

 

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It was a long way down the driveway then but only about 60 feet when I saw it . Stuff like that.


I had the same kind of experience, visiting places where I'd lived as a little kid, many years later.  The scale of things is so different from the memory.  Just walking down a sidewalk in front of apartment buildlings seems too fast and the roof tops are too low.  Quite odd and amusing too. 


   

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Our Habitat for humanity just completed a Blitz build in Rockford in June.  We hosted 50 Blitz Home Builders from all over the country and built 2 homes in 8 days.  A great time was had by all.  (ever see a house mudded in 12 hours using 20 min hot mud?)





You get out of life what you put into it......minus taxes.


Marv

You get out of life what you put into it......minus taxes.

Marv

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Wow thanks for the pics.


Lemme guess . Are those Carhart Kelts?  Wow !


No Ive never .


Ive got a friend here thats been a builder forever that does this every year.  Hes retired now but still helps build for habitat.


Tim


 

 

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Three are Utilikilts and the other is duct tape!  Temperature was 90deg with high humidity.


Kilt Cooling Station:



You get out of life what you put into it......minus taxes.


Marv

You get out of life what you put into it......minus taxes.

Marv

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They look like Carhart material minus the one with duct tape .


Does relegion get involved here anywhere ? I believe my friend is mennonite.


Tim


 

 

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Habitat for Humanity is a faith based charity.  A church may sponsor a home and its members volunteer their time on the house to build it.  Then again, there is no requirement that a person be of one relgion or another.  It's mostly good people volunteering their time to help people buy affordable housing.


You get out of life what you put into it......minus taxes.


Marv

You get out of life what you put into it......minus taxes.

Marv

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I was thinking a bit ago about it.  But my schedule isn't defined enuff.  I may be thinkin' 2011.   And, I'm thinkin' the other side of the lake.


I got this lot on the east coast of Lake Michigan that I'm gonna put a timberframe on.  Is this crowd good for cheep labor or is this all entertainment?


 

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Is this crowd good for cheep labor or is this all entertainment?


I dunno. I helped AndyClifford seed his lawn.


Well, I mean I helped cause AndyC to reseed his lawn after I extended the horseshoe pit a bit at the Teepee Fest.


 


Andy invented Tee
seeyou invented pee



 


Edited 9/15/2009 4:43 pm ET by rez

 

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Just a bump to make sure you see this.

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If someone can pull it off, I'm there.

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect - It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

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And another bump.

The truth, when told, does nothing but bolster a man's character

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And one more bump for good measure.

According to polls, 61% of Americans think OJ did it. The other 39% don't think.

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Someone mentioned a working fest in the past and it was recieved well. It didnt happen though.

 

 

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In all reality, IF it t'were to be me, it wouldn't be a working fest.  Maybe a lot of crane watching or such.

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I work every day. I'm not going to a fest to work.

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And even more so for some SOB you've never met, I suppose.  That's why I qualified the first comment.

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Yea but the food and beer is free .

 

 

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Yea but the food and beer is free .


I can afford my own food and beer.


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Hard for me to speak since Calvin says Ive never been to one . <G> Hes got a point . The old goat .

 

 

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Ive never been to one .


Well, It's tough for me to miss one. And I'll help set up or cook or clean up or do what's asked of me with a smile on my face, but I'm not roofing somebody's garage on my vacation.


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What, you see the postman deliver my Golden Buckeye Card?


old goat..............


And no you've never been to one.  We shamed (and abducted) bobbyplural to Blodgetts, why haven't we been able to do the same with you?


Don't like to party, heh?


woos-eeee.


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A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


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"I work every day. I'm not going to a fest to work."

Never ever host one then. ;-)

John Svenson, builder,  remodeler,  NE Ohio

John Svenson, builder,  remodeler,  NE Ohio

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Rod Blogojevich might be into hosting WindyCityFest.

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Went to school about an hour outside Chicago. My brother still lives there, I'd go. Just need enough notice to plan it, when does the place usually get picked?

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Central location is good. But who's gonna host it?


I might still got some left over beer Ralph never drank. Said somethin' about it being too cold to drink beer....



 



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low by this? For thine evil pales before that which
foolish men call Justice....


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low by this? For thine evil pales before that which
foolish men call Justice....

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(post #88911, reply #24 of 37)

Yep. It was so cold you couldn't go anywhere without someone having to stop and pee.


 


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Evidently, I didn't do too good a job on drinking beer when I was at your place. And I rarely think its too cold to drink beer.


Which reminds me- I've got a case of Smithwicks to cool off.


It was a tad cool at your Fest, but it wasn't that bad.