Digging trenches

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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:39 pm

pugsly wrote:Just be done with it and borrow something like this.

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Still haven't figured out if I need a helicopter to get it over the house, or if I should demolish the house.

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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:30 pm

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What's all that green stuff? :?

And your cunning plan is? Image
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Postby europa » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:35 pm

Mulger bill wrote:And your cunning plan is?


He's learning to ride in a straight line :D

Yes, I have been following this thread. Yes, the sight of Mike in his shorts and his trench had the cat scrambling for the back door :shock:

Funny how digging holes is such an elemental activity. As a surveyor, I spent my working life digging holes (studied for 4 years at uni to do it :? ). But a trench? Only ever dug one trench, and that was done in the dark, in cyclonic downpours, at a scout Jamboree - we didn't want our tent to flood (it didn't :D ).

Well done Mike. I do appreciate the effort involved, even if it has been hidden behind a considerable amount of silliness.

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Postby sogood » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:03 pm

europa wrote:Only ever dug one trench, and that was done in the dark, in cyclonic downpours, at a scout Jamboree - we didn't want our tent to flood (it didn't :D ).

Ahhh... I can relate to that. It was at a cadet camp and I had the the only tent that stayed dry inside. Apart from all those huge mosquitoes, it was actually quite nice. :D
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:07 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Image

What's all that green stuff? :?

And your cunning plan is? Image


And my cunning plan is to eventually get rid of all that green stuff, so I don't have to keep chopping it back. In my next life, I'm coming back as a Maltese.

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Postby europa » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:12 pm

mikesbytes wrote:In my next life, I'm coming back as a Maltese.


What? A maltese terrier?

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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:15 pm

D'yer reckon some of that green stuff would survive a trip south?

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Postby matagi » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:57 pm

Well thank goodness the trench is done, I was getting quite exhausted. :P
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:28 am

Last time I dug a trench I'd said that I'd never dig one again.

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:36 am

europa wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:In my next life, I'm coming back as a Maltese.


What? A maltese terrier?

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Would've dug it faster :P
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Postby matagi » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:43 am

Mulger bill wrote:
europa wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:In my next life, I'm coming back as a Maltese.


What? A maltese terrier?

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Would've dug it faster :P

Nah, for sheer excavation power, nothing beats a beagle.
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Postby europa » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:03 am

matagi wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
europa wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:In my next life, I'm coming back as a Maltese.


What? A maltese terrier?

Richard


Would've dug it faster :P

Nah, for sheer excavation power, nothing beats a beagle.


Had a mate who owned a beagle. This beagle had a favourite 'dig' beside a concrete path. One day, he noticed that the hole wasn't getting any bigger ... then the dog vanished. He stuck his head into the hole and there was a massive cavern under the path :D

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:15 am

Last time I dug a trench I had a rabbit and it was so interested in my trench digging it was standing in the trench between my legs. Who said rabbits were wimps.

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Postby matagi » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:17 am

I would have said it was a bloody smart rabbit - it was letting you do the preliminary work! :D
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Postby heavymetal » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:49 pm

Your grass is a funny color. I didn't know grass was green. It's a dark brown here and never needs mowing or trimming. After a while the wind blows it away and I'm left with sand.

Much easier to dig :lol:
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:29 pm

In Sydney it rains everwhere except over the the water catchment.

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Postby europa » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:01 pm

It doesn't flamin' rain in Sydney, someone cuts a the guts out of the clouds and it torrents down. I know tropical rain is worse (I've lived in Brisbane too), but no weather beats Sydney's rain for sheer bastardry.

In my tender youth, after graduating from university, I loaded all my worldly goods into my bright red Mini van and headed off to Squidley to start a new life. It started raining at Katoomba ... and stopped a week later :shock: True story, even the bit about my innocence. I'd never seen rain like it and while Brisbane (or 'Johreuselem' as it was called in those days) produced heavier rain, it never managed the intensity for the length of time that Squidley did, then and later.

Adelaide is blessed with a mild climate. It has all the features of a modern city with the sleepy feel of a large country town. It has the Adelaide Hills which give the fun and life of a mountain range without the outrageous stupidity of the Great Dividing Range (see, I did listen to my geography teacher in primary school). The Adelaide plains are flat and provide easy cycling while the hills offer challenges sufficient to produce Stuart O'Grady.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:08 am

europa wrote:but no weather beats Sydney's rain for sheer bastardry.


Except Auckland

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:39 am

A couple of burnouts would of done the trick.

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Postby tuco » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:51 am

Mulger bill wrote:Image

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That's it???

This thread is longer!
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:56 pm

Longer than what ?
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Postby tuco » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:16 am

mikesbytes wrote:Longer than what ?


Longer than the trench.
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Postby heavymetal » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:21 am

And the DNF thread is funnier :D
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Postby giant1 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:52 am

mikesbytes wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Image

What's all that green stuff? :?

And your cunning plan is? Image


And my cunning plan is to eventually get rid of all that green stuff, so I don't have to keep chopping it back. In my next life, I'm coming back as a Maltese.

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Ah ha.....now you are stereotyping people of certain origins as serial concretors.........I resemble that remark!!!!!
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:17 am

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Have you been making fun of the Maltese community boy
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Thats Judge Dredd to you boy, Judge Jury and Executioner
Making properties look like the do in the old country is very important for their cultural identity, thats why we introduced the death penality for making fun of it.
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