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    • #2792
      Bill Keener
      Participant

      Matt let me know that some of my old friends were dancin’ and slappin’ their thighs on the forum.

      Here I am to join in!!!

      Hi, everyone….

      Bill


      Bill “Magwa” Keener
      Coarsegold, California

    • #2795
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Welcome Back Bill, missed ya!

    • #2797
      Old 97
      Participant

      That was quick!

    • #2798
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      Alright Bill. And the party NEVER ends!

      • #2799
        Bill Keener
        Participant

        Right on the money, CC.  As it never should….


        Bill “Magwa” Keener
        Coarsegold, California

    • #2800
      Daniel
      Participant

      Good to see your name on my screen Bill!

      Are you still up in Gold Country?

      Daniel


      • #2809
        Bill Keener
        Participant

        Same house since 1986.  Not so boring.  Things break and I get to fix ’em.

        How’s your new place, Daniel?


        Bill “Magwa” Keener
        Coarsegold, California

      • #2814
        Daniel
        Participant

        Oh, well, let’s see…

        The house was built in the 1930s for a railway manger here in Laon.  So it’s big and things that are necessities now were luxuries then.  It has also been a rental for 6 years.  So lots of work to do.  More really than we can manage before moving in…

        External Wall Insulation going on, new windows and doors going in, new kitchen, new bathroom, paint & paper, plumbing work, electrical work.  And at the moment I have to sort out why the furnace/water heater won’t start –in French.

        But we have proper electricity, water, phones, and internet service.  So I’m working here even before we move in.

        There will be a TON of garden/yard work to do:  Demo the old garage with the asbestos imbedded corrugated concrete panel roof, clean up and modernize the little outbuldings, build a new garage on the other side of the yard.  Remove and replace the cypress hedge in a few years when they finally die of whatever disease is killing them from the ground up.  Plant a couple fruit trees (apples and pears prob.).  Get the garden going again.  Put in a new barbecue (I had to knock the old concrete one down to allow the EWI to go in properly).

        The yard work will begin probably next spring.  We’re moving in at the end of October, after the insulation, windows, doors, and kitchen.  But before the new bathroom.  (There are 2 half baths, one shower room, and one full bathroom.  It’s the full bathroom that’s getting the renovation.  So we are OK for toilets and washing.)

        whew!

        Daniel


      • #2815
        Bill Keener
        Participant

        Whew!  Sounds like us on this place.  But that was back in 1986 when I still had some “juice”.  Now, I have to save up all the adrenaline I can muster just to clean the pool or feed the chickens.  Did I mention that raising chickens for their eggs is sort of like buying a car wash because you car’s dirty?  I think we have the egg unit price, after about five years,  down to about $46.55…and *not* for a dozen!   Irene and I will be in Reims for a couple of nights in early October with amblin’ time on our hands (and feet).  I’ll PM you the dates to check your busy schedule.  I’m not carrying  any carpenter tools.


        Bill “Magwa” Keener
        Coarsegold, California

    • #2802
      Hank
      Participant

      Magwa….Great to have you back with the band.

      Always enjoyed your posts.


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      • #2810
        Bill Keener
        Participant

        Thanks, Z.


        Bill “Magwa” Keener
        Coarsegold, California

    • #2821
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Welcome to the Forum!

      • #2824
        Bill Keener
        Participant

        Thanks, Matt!


        Bill “Magwa” Keener
        Coarsegold, California

    • #2836
      tadol
      Moderator

      Great to see you back here! Did you include the social value of those chickens in your calcs? When we had a couple, I never drank alone –

       

      😉

      • #2840
        Bill Keener
        Participant

        Hey, Tad.  With (currently) seven live chickens, we run from either having eleven dozen eggs in the “hopper to a seasonal low of, “….and don’t forget to buy a dozen eggs at the store, Honey”.  Right now, we’re at the seasonal high.  I need some of the S C Folks to come for a scramble.  BYO bacon.  And, yeah, I have the egg unit price way down now.  Last check, an overall $116.42/egg.


        Bill “Magwa” Keener
        Coarsegold, California

    • #2947
      Bill Keener
      Participant

      Back from a trip over the pond.

      Short version:

      Daniel is both a smart and lucky man.

      And his new house is, to use two appropriate words:  Big and Incredible.

      What a treat for us to visit he and his family.  And his mando is not so shabby either!!!!!

      Thanks forever to you…. and your special “better half”, Daniel.

       

       


      Bill “Magwa” Keener
      Coarsegold, California

    • #2948
      Old 97
      Participant

      That’s great news Magwa. I hop Darie and I can visit November 2020 when she turns 50. She’s never been to Paris.

    • #2949
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Great report Bill, we’ll all have to get a room at Daniel’s

    • #2950
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      We’re hoping to get there at some point.  Need to get the odd huge guitar through customs, too.

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