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« Reply #5760 on: February 28, 2021, 07:32:54 pm »
One advantage of my quarantine is that the Blue river trail is right next to our backyard.
So disciplined as I am I made sure that the trail is clear in my vicinity, not a soul in sight probably because it's cold with a northerly wind and I grabbed the camera with the longer telephoto lens in hope to see and capture a picture of some bird or even a deer. However, I could hear birds and see a hawk but in the distance so I thought to click a few pictures of how it looks in my backyard  :)
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5761 on: March 01, 2021, 07:27:30 am »
@Tom van Brits  het jou Opinel dit gemaak?
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5762 on: March 01, 2021, 07:29:15 am »
One advantage of my quarantine is that the Blue river trail is right next to our backyard.
So disciplined as I am I made sure that the trail is clear in my vicinity, not a soul in sight probably because it's cold with a northerly wind and I grabbed the camera with the longer telephoto lens in hope to see and capture a picture of some bird or even a deer. However, I could hear birds and see a hawk but in the distance so I thought to click a few pictures of how it looks in my backyard  :)

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5763 on: March 01, 2021, 02:53:56 pm »
@Tom van Brits  het jou Opinel dit gemaak?

Yes Cappie hy is darm veilig deur!!  :lol8:  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5764 on: March 01, 2021, 02:57:04 pm »
Always been a fan of a Cape-Cod wood-sided home with wraparound porch.

I'm curious if that is Cedar siding?
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5765 on: March 01, 2021, 02:58:35 pm »
Always been a fan of a Cape-Cod wood-sided home with wraparound porch.

I'm curious if that is Cedar siding?

its gorgeous :thumleft:  is that what cape cod means?  always wondered
 

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« Reply #5766 on: March 01, 2021, 03:02:05 pm »
Always been a fan of a Cape-Cod wood-sided home with wraparound porch.

I'm curious if that is Cedar siding?

its gorgeous :thumleft:  is that what cape cod means?  always wondered

Typically a Cape Cod style house has a steeply pitched roof with the dormers you see on the above house jutting out from the roof.
 
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5767 on: March 01, 2021, 03:04:15 pm »
Always been a fan of a Cape-Cod wood-sided home with wraparound porch.

I'm curious if that is Cedar siding?

I am a Huge Cederwood fan James but I can't tell in the distance.
All I know is that it's exceptionally beutiful house and agree with the wraparound porch...a pokken dream house sir!!

I think this house belongs to KNDY - our local radio station because just out of the picture yet another house albeit smaller with 2 massive satellite dishes are visible and I have spotted the KNDY lettering.
This is in a fairly new development and still some plots and houses for sale, all modern.
 
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5768 on: March 01, 2021, 03:07:26 pm »
Always been a fan of a Cape-Cod wood-sided home with wraparound porch.

I'm curious if that is Cedar siding?

I am a Huge Cederwood fan James but I can't tell in the distance.
All I know is that it's exceptionally beutiful house and agree with the wraparound porch...a pokken dream house sir!!

I think this house belongs to KNDY - our local radio station because just out of the picture yet another house albeit smaller with 2 massive satellite dishes are visible and I have spotted the KNDY lettering.
This is in a fairly new development and still some plots and houses for sale, all modern.

It's difficult to tell, but it does look like Cedar, which is a natural deterrent to wood boring insects.  Cedar is extremely expensive per board foot.  With that and what looks like a field-stone chimney, that's a big dollar home.
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5769 on: March 01, 2021, 03:14:25 pm »
Always been a fan of a Cape-Cod wood-sided home with wraparound porch.

I'm curious if that is Cedar siding?

I am a Huge Cederwood fan James but I can't tell in the distance.
All I know is that it's exceptionally beutiful house and agree with the wraparound porch...a pokken dream house sir!!

I think this house belongs to KNDY - our local radio station because just out of the picture yet another house albeit smaller with 2 massive satellite dishes are visible and I have spotted the KNDY lettering.
This is in a fairly new development and still some plots and houses for sale, all modern.

It's difficult to tell, but it does look like Cedar, which is a natural deterrent to wood boring insects.  Cedar is extremely expensive per board foot.  With that and what looks like a field-stone chimney, that's a big dollar home.

Correct on the chimney....and indeed a BIG dollar home  :3some:
I will throughout the year post random pictures of houses of Marysville, there are some real spectacular architecture in some of the new neighborhoods.
Some old and smallish houses cost around usd 80k here, Marysville is an expensive town wrt house prices but there are many small towns around us like Okito, Frankfort, Hanover and so on where you can buy a fixer upper from time to time for around usd 40k (have even seen one that a co worker bought for usd 34k)
A proper trailer (new) will set you back usd 75k
 
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5770 on: March 01, 2021, 03:48:40 pm »
Always been a fan of a Cape-Cod wood-sided home with wraparound porch.

I'm curious if that is Cedar siding?

I am a Huge Cederwood fan James but I can't tell in the distance.
All I know is that it's exceptionally beutiful house and agree with the wraparound porch...a pokken dream house sir!!

I think this house belongs to KNDY - our local radio station because just out of the picture yet another house albeit smaller with 2 massive satellite dishes are visible and I have spotted the KNDY lettering.
This is in a fairly new development and still some plots and houses for sale, all modern.
Stunning house and the next door neighbor lives in a silo!!? ;) :lol8:
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« Reply #5771 on: March 01, 2021, 03:55:06 pm »
Always been a fan of a Cape-Cod wood-sided home with wraparound porch.

I'm curious if that is Cedar siding?

I am a Huge Cederwood fan James but I can't tell in the distance.
All I know is that it's exceptionally beutiful house and agree with the wraparound porch...a pokken dream house sir!!

I think this house belongs to KNDY - our local radio station because just out of the picture yet another house albeit smaller with 2 massive satellite dishes are visible and I have spotted the KNDY lettering.
This is in a fairly new development and still some plots and houses for sale, all modern.
Stunning house and the next door neighbor lives in a silo!!? ;) :lol8:

Chris that silo is no closer than 2 miles on the other side of the big blue river.
That silo does not belong to us but I did notice it is not in use
Very tiny for today's standards.
To give you an idea, we currently have space where I work for over 2 million bushels of corn.
Whilst I was away there were many grain trains and they even picked up 2 x bunkers which we tapped shortly before I left.
The huge 1.1 million bushel round bunker at our facility is one of the last that will have to be picked up and I think we will soon get on with that!
Not sure what grain prices are doing but it must be good because we are selling.
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5772 on: March 01, 2021, 04:00:43 pm »
Tom reading the food prices and cheap houses prices what would your standard of living be with what you earn if you lived in Maryville?
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« Reply #5773 on: March 01, 2021, 05:00:15 pm »
Tom reading the food prices and cheap houses prices what would your standard of living be with what you earn if you lived in Maryville?

Chris that will depend from one person to another.
I am a simple man, basics and don't need much
I am however also very cautious and 1 of my first expenses will be medical insurance.
There is a good option by name: Blue cross, Blue shield at usd 235 a month
The work offers for citizens and I believe green card holders a pension fund so if I do get to stay I'll take that at a higher voluntary option.
I will then not qualify for H2a Visa free housing and company vehicle and gas and will have to invest in that as well.
A fair secondhand car can be had for 4k, gas at 200usd a month and insurance at 120pm.
Housing for a single man; I can get a furnished trailer in a park for usd 550pm or a bachelor's flat all in for anything between 450 and 650.

Very hard to answer since a lot will change when or if I ever get a green card but on my current salary I should be left (roughly) with 1000 usd pm.
Some guys would like to drive a new care, now take 400 out from what is left and soon you find yourself wanting.
I am allergic to dept and avoid it like the pest.
Will rather drive an old scoro-scorro  :biggrin:
 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5774 on: March 01, 2021, 07:20:31 pm »
 I can get a furnished trailer in a park

No No you can't do that cause then we'd have to change your name again to Tommy McTrailer from McShovel!!! :o ;D ;) :lol8:
Your not a trailerpark kinda guy Tom!!
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« Reply #5775 on: March 01, 2021, 07:54:54 pm »
I can get a furnished trailer in a park

No No you can't do that cause then we'd have to change your name again to Tommy McTrailer from McShovel!!! :o ;D ;) :lol8:
Your not a trailerpark kinda guy Tom!!

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I know, I know  :lol8:

That is how some poorer people get by, since renting a house all in is around usd 1k plus.
We don't often see people living like more permanently in RV's in this part of Kansas, and probably because of the cold winters because during the winter you need to 'winterize all vehicles including RV's.
However, there are here and there someone somehow managing although most trailers are high end vacation makers (touring) and to less extend a couple of seasonal contractors especially during harvest season which is roughly 3 months.
Then they come and go daily.

I have just made an online order. I got my usd 190 cheque back for my Visa and decided to buy me a new Lestherman supertool (I already brought 2 x Wave+ back home to SA) and then a UV filter for my 55/200mm lens, a proper neoprene lens bag and a grip for my Fuji Xt30 camera. The standard grip is just not lekker when a big lens is attached to the body. Maybe with some luck I'll get my order Friday or next week Monday. I want to photograph some hawks (there are many birds of prey here) if possible throughout the year, time and opportunity depending.
 

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« Reply #5776 on: March 02, 2021, 06:14:27 pm »
Pok and all of a sudden my phone goes bonkers and the siren in tow start wailing like the last time we've been hit by mortars in the middle east!
Not a cloud in the sky yet a tornado makes her way to our area.
Luckily it missed us or did not touch down, and we just came out of the shelters.

 

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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5777 on: March 02, 2021, 06:46:04 pm »
I guess a silo is a good(best) place to hide?
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5778 on: March 02, 2021, 06:49:28 pm »
Fok Tom, I wouldn't have thought it was Tornado Season? :sip:
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Re: A Strong Back: The Adventures of Tom Mc Sherry
« Reply #5779 on: March 02, 2021, 06:53:15 pm »
Kansas is Tornado Alley!