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re: Is college a good investment? - mikie421
There is simply no substitute for experience in emergency management. The only job you will find with no EM experience will be entry level/analyst type jobs. I would look to state level employers and large consultant firms like Witt/O’Briens. Send your resume to The Response Group in Houston...
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re: OT DIY types: Building a bookcase - mikie421
If you build it the way they show in that video and fill the shelves with books, you may have issues. Depends on the shelf length. If you want to go that route, you can build it the same as in the video, just attach the shelves to the sides with screws using the kreg jig, and use plywood. If...
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re: OT DIY types: Building a bookcase - mikie421
I’m guessing the OP doesn’t have the tools or skill to do things like cutting dados. If he did he wouldn’t be asking these questions. OP, go watch some YouTube videos by jay bates and others on using the kreg jig. This is what you need to get started and you can build a lot of things with this m...
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re: OT DIY types: Building a bookcase - mikie421
just go to riverside lumber on Downman road, tell them what you want to build and they will hook you up. They have every kind of plywood and hardwood you can think of. Stop at visions on the way home....
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re: OT DIY types: Building a bookcase - mikie421
[quote]What's the issue with MDF?[/quote] MDF is poor for structural strength and doesn’t hold screws well. Poor strength for shelves compared to plywood. [quote]And, where do you buy this higher grade wood?[/quote] Where are you located? Not Home Depot. In New Orleans riverside lumber, ...
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re: OT DIY types: Building a bookcase - mikie421
Use 3/4 Baltic birch ply not the Chinese stuff. Face frames can be made out of poplar. I’ll s cond the Kreg jig for your joinery. Finish it with Benjamin Moore satin impervo for a smooth finish. ...
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re: Well, brought my dog to the vet today.(Final Update) - mikie421
I will second the vets at Medvet in Mandeville. Our dog just spent 6 nights there with sepsis, glad to say she pulled through and is doing fine. The Vets would call me two to three times a day with updates and we could go hang out with her at any hour of the night. I never in a million years tho...
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re: Trouble at LSU Super Fan Big Lee's house - mikie421
ThIs is exactly why I don’t keep a gun in my truck. All too easy to become enraged and pull a gun. ...
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re: Fire fighting needs to be rethunk - mikie421
[quote]So why do it? Honest question. thx.[/quote] My reasons: I was about a 4 year FF in NOLA after 9/11, about 25 years old....this was a great time to be a single FF. Work was FUN!! I remember being off on vacation and going to the firehouse to hang out. It was just exciting. Going in to ...
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re: Fire fighting needs to be rethunk - mikie421
[quote]LSUcajun77[/quote] The Stache is watching you...
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re: South Africa Trip Review: Cape Town, Franschhoek, and Sabi Sands - mikie421
I’m really glad I bought the sigma 150-600 lens. Makes all the difference. My wife is shooting with our other camera with a 70-300 and it’s just a bit too short to get close ups of the faces and far away leopards hanging out in trees (we saw four different ones today)...
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re: South Africa Trip Review: Cape Town, Franschhoek, and Sabi Sands - mikie421
I’m in Kruger right now! First 1/2 day we saw a ton. 2 leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebra, kudu, etc. Heading to Kapama River Lodge for a few days then on to Cape Town. The face on my two 9 year olds are priceless when we something cool. Along with my son’s expert animal commentary!...
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re: Roux floating on top of gumbo? - mikie421
Probably added the liquid to fast. Need to add some and whisk until blended and thick, then add more, repeat several times. Also, don’t return to a hard boil. Just simmer. You can skim the roux off the top and put in a blender with stock. Blend for a while and return to pot. ...
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re: Empire zoysia - mikie421
If you miss a week of mowing in July/aug. good luck. Super thick. ...
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re: Reel Mower Suggestions - mikie421
I have a McClane with Honda motor I can sell you. Don’t use it much. ...
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Expat Rotation - mikie421
I'm considering putting in for a job that is 28/28 rotation in Asia. I work for one of the supermajors. Wondering if anyone has experience with this? My main considerations are family (2 kids 9 years old) and prospects with the company when the gig ends in 3-4 years. ...
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re: Insurance for fishing camp question - mikie421
How high is it? Makes all the difference. ...
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re: Chuck vs Rump roast - mikie421
I cook my roast for po boys by using chuck for the debris and gravy and rump for the slices...
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re: 12V Starting Marine Battery Suggestion - mikie421
I've had the same sears platinum die hard batteries for about 10 years now. Boat only gets used 5 or so times a year. Worth the extra $...
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