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rkj
April 15, 2011 11:44PM
I just bought a scanner and I'm putting up a Barn series of pictures on my facebook thingy, I thought I would share them here too. The kids and I shared 20 years there in Sagaponack (a block from the ocean), maybe the happiest time of my life, the kids loved it. The farm was on 75 acres..... Heaven

I had seven barns



Cheers



perseverance furthers
rkj
April 16, 2011 06:25PM
Today's upload are my two main Barns, one, the one facing the ocean on the left, is for mechanical and living and the right one is for painting.


April 16, 2011 07:13PM
Nice property, and a nice fleet of old-timers!
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April 16, 2011 08:15PM
I see a 2002 and maybe another under a cover between the buildings(maybe it's a CSI). Then there is a 1938 or so American machine in the left of the photo and what looks to be a mid 80s Toyota Cresida or similar on the right side.

I envy you having lived in those places and in those times smileys with beer
rkj
April 16, 2011 09:39PM
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Archeo-peteriX
I see a 2002 and maybe another under a cover between the buildings(maybe it's a CSI). Then there is a 1938 or so American machine in the left of the photo and what looks to be a mid 80s Toyota Cresida or similar on the right side.

I envy you having lived in those places and in those times smileys with beer

That's my 1971 2002, under the cover is my 1971 2800cs euro, my 47 ford coupe and a 530 to the right I think.

This is when I was still driving the 71 2002 so it was early in my stay there.
rkj
April 18, 2011 06:49PM
This was the rear door of the living end of the first Barn. As you can see, cars even trump the ping pong table; my 39 Buick is in it's place.



My trusty 71 2002 was never far away from my door :heart:
April 19, 2011 04:12AM
(t)rusty 2002 ;-)
rkj
April 20, 2011 10:10AM
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Michiel 318iS
(t)rusty 2002 ;-)

Oh man, you can say that again. I nursed all my 2002's with the welder. One of them had so many Rick panels it weighed about twice as much as a stocker; I like to overbuild a bit!

Happy Wednesday smileys with beer





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rkj
April 20, 2011 10:28AM
And then there's a reason for all this, actually, in my case three. thumbs up






April 21, 2011 06:24AM
Awesome, Rick. I'm loving these glimpses back in your past! Great stuff.

Cab
1990 325i(s)
2004 325XiT
rkj
April 21, 2011 10:23AM
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Cab Treadway
Awesome, Rick. I'm loving these glimpses back in your past! Great stuff.

Thanks Cab smileys with beer the scanner is great fun, now the kids will have some pixs of their own without rustling through my collection!

A closer look at the 39 today. Funny thing, when Faith was born I brought her home from the hospital in my 47 ford (it was just recently put into service, still unpainted and in primer). Zephyr (who we should all know by now) had her own car (the 39) to grow up with from the start (also in primer, but running nicely). Luckily, she was born at home with a lovely midwife and I in a snow storm, but that's another story thumbs up



Cheers, and happy thursday
rkj
April 22, 2011 11:10AM
Happy Earth Day, Earthlings.



Do something for the Earth today even it's posting a picture of a field. smiling smiley
April 22, 2011 08:32PM
It's funny, when you think of the Hamptons, you think of obscene wealth and multi-million dollar homes on the water. I was privelidged to spend 24 hours in the Hamptons in 1975 as a young turk. Unfortunately, the pastoral beauty was lost on me as I was with a bunch of guys from school (beer tends to cloud memories, eh?).

Your photos capture the serene beauty of the place. Great job and thanks for sharing them with us.

alan
rkj
April 23, 2011 01:40PM
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alanrw
It's funny, when you think of the Hamptons, you think of obscene wealth and multi-million dollar homes on the water. I was privelidged to spend 24 hours in the Hamptons in 1975 as a young turk. Unfortunately, the pastoral beauty was lost on me as I was with a bunch of guys from school (beer tends to cloud memories, eh?).

Your photos capture the serene beauty of the place. Great job and thanks for sharing them with us.

alan

Hey Alan

Thanks, this place does have it's beauty, you just have to get to it these days (especially in summer). A good example is this whole farm (it was the Roesel farm) was flattened to the ground and there now sits some of the ugliest, most pretentious three houses I've ever seen. To make things worse, the houses are for summer people who might open them up two or three Months a year. My two main barns are still standing though, all dolled up! They belong to the original farm house where grandpa Roesel was born.

Posting these pictures have made me want to write a story about the history of the place and how I became part of it. Back in the day (before my time), the Foster and Roesel farms ran Sagaponack. I became close friends with Cliff and his wife (Fosters) and their farm still thrives a few streets over. There is still one Roesel left and I plan to visit Joyce and check on the Roesel spelling and a few other things.

Today's picture is the big machine/truck barn we used to rent out (one of the two that were) to pay for the joint. If you look close you'll see a panel missing in the door. That was for my small army of cats that kept the farm clean of mice. That was there when I moved in and I just kept with tradition.



My grandmother lived in Southampton all my life so I've been coming out ever since day one. I've always loved it here but never could afford to stay (it was very quiet then too, with little commerce). I came to the conclusion, eventually, that where I lived made a bigger difference than how much money I had so in 1971 I packed up for good and started living in East Moriches in an old train station I rented for 40 bucks a month and slowly worked my way east. Today I'm almost to the end (Montauk) :wavey: still poor, but really happy!
April 24, 2011 11:34AM
Oh man, I bet the stories from the 1800 and 1900's of sea faring men making their keep from Mother Ocean on great sailing ships would be amazing. Is there a historical society in town? They are usually a treasure trove of old photos and such. I wouldn't be surprised if there were originally only a few big land owners who leased out their lands to tenant farmers and such.

alan
rkj
April 25, 2011 06:47PM
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alanrw
Oh man, I bet the stories from the 1800 and 1900's of sea faring men making their keep from Mother Ocean on great sailing ships would be amazing. Is there a historical society in town? They are usually a treasure trove of old photos and such. I wouldn't be surprised if there were originally only a few big land owners who leased out their lands to tenant farmers and such.

alan

The whole island has a rich history in life saving, fishing and farming. The town I'm in now has a marine museum (that's killer) and still has it's rescue station that is operational. I've been here, in Amagansett, for the last 10-15 years or so and have gotten to know some of the towns best characters, both fishing and rescue. It's nice to walk among these guys...



This photo was in September of 1987 (it sez so on the back) and I can remember trying to get some primer on the 39 from a bare metal redo and trying to get the wood pile in order for winter. One thing about life in the barns; you had to work with the seasons, the painting window was short and living on the water was damp. Not a painters friend :furious:

But all things considered, the kids and I where in paradise for the 20 years. We'll always have a fondness for barns and Zephyr promises me that when she hits it big as a lawyer....
April 25, 2011 09:12PM
The memories and life experiences of living there will always trump whatever monetary gains you may get. It is so pretty there, too bad we can't drive our E30's (you too Peter, bring the pickup) and just camp out under the stars (or in a barn if it should rain).

Wouldn't that be a bar-b-que and beer fest to end all? Talk about the last hurrah!!!! We could all tell stories of our long lost youth (or in my case mispent smiling smiley )

alan



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rkj
April 28, 2011 06:04PM
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alanrw
The memories and life experiences of living there will always trump whatever monetary gains you may get. It is so pretty there, too bad we can't drive our E30's (you too Peter, bring the pickup) and just camp out under the stars (or in a barn if it should rain).

Wouldn't that be a bar-b-que and beer fest to end all? Talk about the last hurrah!!!! We could all tell stories of our long lost youth (or in my case mispent smiling smiley )

alan

Oh, without a doubt, too bad it took me so long to figure that out. It is hard though to leave the old neighborhood and all the great people. In the end though I started a new family and finally got with a girl I will have forever. That's what I call a good move, late or not!

A barbie with all these characters, wow, what a night for sure... we could do it at the beach, have a fire and everything thumbs up

Today's Barn offspring





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/28/2011 06:06PM by rkj.
April 29, 2011 12:39PM
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/29/2011 12:40PM by Michiel 318iS.
April 29, 2011 04:10PM
Wait till he discovers Photoshop and starts playing with the colored filter effects. Priceless!!!

This is like being in a Benihana Restaurant, they cook excellent food right in front of you but the problem is you only get it in little increments.

alan
rkj
April 30, 2011 12:50PM
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alanrw
Wait till he discovers Photoshop and starts playing with the colored filter effects. Priceless!!!

This is like being in a Benihana Restaurant, they cook excellent food right in front of you but the problem is you only get it in little increments.

alan

Photoshop!, I can barely run a computer.... I do have software from my printer though, and I think the scanner has stuff too. I'll have to look in to those programs. I've also been working with Paint. You can do some neat stuff with that.

That's funny you should bring up Benihana (he's a real car guy), I did a few of his cars when I was young. Today's shot is kind of boring but it has my cherished BMW sign (I still have it). I took it off a dealership I used to work for and later my partner bought the place for exotic and gray market cars we were doing (that's where my 930 came from). It's an original factory dealership sign from the 60's (the only Bmw dealer on the east end). I worked for the original owner of the place right before he retired, what a wonderful man. He raced 1600's and did quite well with them. Everybody loved Vic (me too). He gave me his snap on tool chest, I still have it...


April 30, 2011 03:12PM
Oh man! If you would ever need to get rid of the sign, I'm a candidate! It would fit perfectly in my garage (a bit barn-like).
rkj
April 30, 2011 07:28PM
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Michiel 318iS
Oh man! If you would ever need to get rid of the sign, I'm a candidate! It would fit perfectly in my garage (a bit barn-like).

I've had it up on ebay a few times but nobody wanted to bid much... I kinda like it too much anyway :eyes: if I only had a place to put it these days eye rolling smiley that would be cool. I'm down to miniature size.



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April 30, 2011 10:24PM
I am a big believer in the Dummies books. They always break stuff down to very simple terms. I know they have a Photoshop for Dummies. You might even find it at your library. Also, tons of online help sites (just like this one).

alan
rkj
May 01, 2011 10:28PM
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alanrw
I am a big believer in the Dummies books. They always break stuff down to very simple terms. I know they have a Photoshop for Dummies. You might even find it at your library. Also, tons of online help sites (just like this one).

alan

All great ideas Alan, thanks. You do have to buy the software though, which is pricey from what I hear.

The scanner has different "dpi" settings. Does that make the picture bigger and more sharp the higher you go?

I think I'm using 300-400 setting

Cheers, Rick
May 01, 2011 10:54PM
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rkj
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alanrw
I am a big believer in the Dummies books. They always break stuff down to very simple terms. I know they have a Photoshop for Dummies. You might even find it at your library. Also, tons of online help sites (just like this one).

alan

All great ideas Alan, thanks. You do have to buy the software though, which is pricey from what I hear.

The scanner has different "dpi" settings. Does that make the picture bigger and more sharp the higher you go?

I think I'm using 300-400 setting

Cheers, Rick

I have a copy of Photoshop LE which came with my Nikon camera.

If you want it; I'll send you the CD...I don't use PS any more; the Linux GIMP program does everything PS does and it's free smiling smiley
rkj
May 02, 2011 05:24PM
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Archeo-peteriX
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rkj
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alanrw
I am a big believer in the Dummies books. They always break stuff down to very simple terms. I know they have a Photoshop for Dummies. You might even find it at your library. Also, tons of online help sites (just like this one).

alan

All great ideas Alan, thanks. You do have to buy the software though, which is pricey from what I hear.

The scanner has different "dpi" settings. Does that make the picture bigger and more sharp the higher you go?

I think I'm using 300-400 setting

Cheers, Rick

I have a copy of Photoshop LE which came with my Nikon camera.

If you want it; I'll send you the CD...I don't use PS any more; the Linux GIMP program does everything PS does and it's free smiling smiley

Really Peter, that sounds wonderful. Should get me on my way...



rick jost, box 684/8 oak lane, amagansett, new york 11930
May 02, 2011 08:12PM
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rkj
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Archeo-peteriX
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rkj
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alanrw
I am a big believer in the Dummies books. They always break stuff down to very simple terms. I know they have a Photoshop for Dummies. You might even find it at your library. Also, tons of online help sites (just like this one).

alan

All great ideas Alan, thanks. You do have to buy the software though, which is pricey from what I hear.

The scanner has different "dpi" settings. Does that make the picture bigger and more sharp the higher you go?

I think I'm using 300-400 setting

Cheers, Rick

I have a copy of Photoshop LE which came with my Nikon camera.

If you want it; I'll send you the CD...I don't use PS any more; the Linux GIMP program does everything PS does and it's free smiling smiley

Really Peter, that sounds wonderful. Should get me on my way...



rick jost, box 684/8 oak lane, amagansett, new york 11930

I'll get that on it's way to you buddy smiling smiley


BTW: You were a bit of a ham back then winking smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2011 08:13PM by Archeo-peteriX.
May 02, 2011 08:23PM
Hey, I think I can still squat that low. I can't give any odds as to if I can resume my normal stance from that position but I can attain the demonstrated position.

smiling smiley

alan
rkj
May 03, 2011 10:32AM
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Archeo-peteriX
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rkj
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Archeo-peteriX
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rkj
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alanrw
I am a big believer in the Dummies books. They always break stuff down to very simple terms. I know they have a Photoshop for Dummies. You might even find it at your library. Also, tons of online help sites (just like this one).

alan

All great ideas Alan, thanks. You do have to buy the software though, which is pricey from what I hear.

The scanner has different "dpi" settings. Does that make the picture bigger and more sharp the higher you go?

I think I'm using 300-400 setting

Cheers, Rick

I have a copy of Photoshop LE which came with my Nikon camera.

If you want it; I'll send you the CD...I don't use PS any more; the Linux GIMP program does everything PS does and it's free smiling smiley

Really Peter, that sounds wonderful. Should get me on my way...



rick jost, box 684/8 oak lane, amagansett, new york 11930

I'll get that on it's way to you buddy smiling smiley


BTW: You were a bit of a ham back then winking smiley

Ham! more like the whole hog :mmbeer:
rkj
May 03, 2011 10:33AM
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alanrw
Hey, I think I can still squat that low. I can't give any odds as to if I can resume my normal stance from that position but I can attain the demonstrated position.

smiling smiley

alan

Maybe a little yoga is in your future Alan smileys with beer
May 03, 2011 07:41PM
Yoga terrrifies me. I can be gassy at times and I can just see myself in trying to attain one of those over the shoulder half twist positions, going for the last 2" when suddenly, the worst occurs and I am completely embarassed.

alan
rkj
May 03, 2011 10:01PM
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alanrw
Yoga terrrifies me. I can be gassy at times and I can just see myself in trying to attain one of those over the shoulder half twist positions, going for the last 2" when suddenly, the worst occurs and I am completely embarassed.

alan

O.... that gas, it'll kill ya, got get rid of it grinning smiley
rkj
May 09, 2011 03:52PM
My favorite driveway :burnout:
rkj
May 10, 2011 11:56AM
For today, just a simple reflection on one of my favorite cars of all times. 1947 Ford V8 (super Deluxe) 5 window coupe



Drove this car rain or shine every day for many years. What a joy this simple car was...
May 10, 2011 07:01PM
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rkj
For today, just a simple reflection on one of my favorite cars of all times. 1947 Ford V8 (super Deluxe) 5 window coupe



Drove this car rain or shine every day for many years. What a joy this simple car was...

That goes back to the days when Fords were better built than...er... well BMW's weren't really built then were they winking smiley
May 11, 2011 06:03AM
The Ford looks great.
There was an old computer game, "Street Rod" for PC and MS-DOS, there were cars like that.

During the war, BMW car production was halted, and BMW produced Airplane parts and motorbikes.
Before, BMW were manufactured, the 328 is a good example:
[en.wikipedia.org]

After war they resumed with 501 models, the "baroque angel", manufactured as well.

BMW was hit hard by WW II.
May 13, 2011 08:05AM
How did the TD turn out Rick?

Dad had TC, TD and maybe a TF. Mum loved the TC so much that they became my initials! Timothy Christopher is a bit of a mouthful but it got the right letters :biggrin:

Later Dad had a Datsun 1600 (a 510 I think it was called in the US) An uncle needed some moeny to fund his wedding so a deal was done for Dads Datsun and my uncles BMW 2000 (Neue Klasse) - which is where this all started for me.

Unfortunately there don't seem to be anywhere near enough photos of these cars..
rkj
May 13, 2011 04:57PM
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TimH
How did the TD turn out Rick?

Dad had TC, TD and maybe a TF. Mum loved the TC so much that they became my initials! Timothy Christopher is a bit of a mouthful but it got the right letters :biggrin:

Later Dad had a Datsun 1600 (a 510 I think it was called in the US) An uncle needed some moeny to fund his wedding so a deal was done for Dads Datsun and my uncles BMW 2000 (Neue Klasse) - which is where this all started for me.

Unfortunately there don't seem to be anywhere near enough photos of these cars..

Hey Tim

The TD was an interesting job. It was a frame off redo that I got in pieces (from the owner) and when I went to put the body back on the rails the door openings were too small, so I had to stretch the body (remember, it's a tin covered wood structure) on the rails and finally got everything to fit right. I'm glad I wasn't paying for that! (my kids were glad though).

In the end it was a right straight car, if you look closely the panels are dead straight (me likes the long board) and like all my cars, they usually look better than new. I make my own colors too; that was my DuPont version of Ferrari red :angel: I had to give the car back unfinished so the owner could finish with me. I think he was running out of money...

The TD was a good all around car, I did like the bigger wheeled TC and the TF was a neat (headlight in fender) car too. One of my dear friends built a Volvo powered TD, that was a neat little car and one of my school buddies built a TD with a 289 Ford V8 (with a snap-on impact swivel for the steering shaft so it would miss the headers) but Tommy was always crazy!

The Datsun 510 was a great little car. All those two liter four bangers made great race cars. I was into the Bmw 1600 and later the 2002's :heart: Those cars had heart!

Cheers, Rick
rkj
May 13, 2011 05:07PM
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The Ford looks great.
There was an old computer game, "Street Rod" for PC and MS-DOS, there were cars like that.

During the war, BMW car production was halted, and BMW produced Airplane parts and motorbikes.
Before, BMW were manufactured, the 328 is a good example:
[en.wikipedia.org]

After war they resumed with 501 models, the "baroque angel", manufactured as well.

BMW was hit hard by WW II.

I'd love to see that game Jose, sounds like a neat one!

Most of the American car companies stopped production too during the war years and geared up for military production, you won't find any 43,44 or 45 Fords (there weren't none) and the 42's where far and few between, hell, in 1946 you had to wait on a list for any car. They were hard to get, if you got one at all. 1947 things started loosening up and car companies started getting back to normal peace time production.

The 501 Bmw, what nice little car that is. thumbs up smileys with beer thumbs up
May 16, 2011 09:41AM
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rkj

I'd love to see that game Jose, sounds like a neat one!

The 501 Bmw, what nice little car that is. thumbs up smileys with beer thumbs up

Did I mention it was an old PC game for DOS OS?

[www.bestoldgames.net]

Back then I had too much time and games were not like today, all 3d, graphics real as life, surround sound...

JP
rkj
May 16, 2011 06:08PM
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rkj

I'd love to see that game Jose, sounds like a neat one!

The 501 Bmw, what nice little car that is. thumbs up smileys with beer thumbs up

Did I mention it was an old PC game for DOS OS?

[www.bestoldgames.net]

Back then I had too much time and games were not like today, all 3d, graphics real as life, surround sound...

JP

I know, we had a game called mole quest (I think) and it was a good one. You really had to finesse it to get to the next stage thumbs up it was hard! I think it was on my first computer (485? with windows 3.0 or 3.1). That seems like such a long time ago!
rkj
May 16, 2011 06:12PM
Moles quest

May 17, 2011 10:18AM
I still have that game on my office computer !!!

alan
rkj
May 17, 2011 02:21PM
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alanrw
I still have that game on my office computer !!!

alan

That's so cool Alan. All I've found was an ipod type moles quest that isn't the same really. Can you download it and email it?

Rick
May 17, 2011 07:30PM
I might even have the original disk. Let me check.

alan
May 18, 2011 04:58PM
OK, I have Molesquest, Bot, Bubble, FlakAttack and ChessMaster 3000 on my office computer in a folder. I can burn a cd and mail it to you or zip it up and email it to you. All you need to do then is unzip it into a folder and then create a shortcut to the executables for the games.

alan
rkj
May 18, 2011 10:52PM
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alanrw
OK, I have Molesquest, Bot, Bubble, FlakAttack and ChessMaster 3000 on my office computer in a folder. I can burn a cd and mail it to you or zip it up and email it to you. All you need to do then is unzip it into a folder and then create a shortcut to the executables for the games.

alan

Hey Alan

If you burn me a cd I'll paypal you whatever you need.... can that work? I could paypal your email (or a family member) :bow: I have a feeling what you have is the early molesquest, the kind you can't get anywhere. I'd make a copy for my brother, he loves that game too smileys with beer

Cheers, Rick
May 19, 2011 12:05AM
Not a problem Rick. Pm me your address and I will get it out to you.

alan
rkj
May 19, 2011 08:34PM
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alanrw
Not a problem Rick. Pm me your address and I will get it out to you.

alan

Thanks Alan. Boy, I'm having a good week :cool2:
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