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    Got another one with Blue Origin. This is going to be a farging cool one too. I get to demolish the entire interior of the old blockhouse at the old LC-36 site where they're building their new launch complex. This thing is extremely cool! They don't have power back in the facility yet, so the walk-down was by flashlight, so pics will have to wait for now, but the equipment and electronics were as if they simply put the place in stasis and locked the doors for half a century. The must and mold was pretty overwhelming, but it was a trip back in time, and pretty damn cool. I kind of felt like a burglar doing it by flashlight and all as well.

    This thing was built to actually sit inside and watch launches in real-time wile only a hundred yards from the launch pad. That's nuts! It consists of a huge dome of concrete one foot thick that sits on top of stabilized, roller compacted sand [1.5% portland + 98.5% sand] which sits on a dome that is 8' thick reinforced concrete. Inside there are two periscopes that are used to view outside and can rotate 270 degrees [they still work].

    Can't wait to get some pics for you all.
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    that's almost as cool as actually getting to go into space.
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    Almost November, I mowed last week, looks like I need to again. So........, should I mow or just let it go until about April?

    On the other hand, been busy, when it's not raining sawing firewood and making boards with the mill. Gonna side a carport so I can close it in, get the tractors and truck more out of the weather. Hope I get it done before it snows.
    "You have to prepare to die to really understand how to live".

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    Snow is a four letter word down these parts LT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancona View Post
    Snow is a four letter word down these parts LT.
    I see whut u did thar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancona View Post
    Snow is a four letter word down these parts LT.
    SNOW is a four letter word all over the world. Butt, we don't consider it to be a cuss word. We have other four letter words we use for that.
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    Snow = rain down here. Ya don't have to shovel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebreeze View Post
    Snow = rain down here. Ya don't have to shovel it.
    shovels cost less than pumps!

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