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    We have our first mouse in 8 years since moving into this house. I’ve tried peanut butter but it’s not working. Any suggestions? [edit] PB worked

     

    Exact same situation here. Went to Fleet Farm and later Menards and ended up with 4 different types of traps just for S&G since they’re cheap. A tipping type no kill trap, glue and snap trap all caught one, the newer jaw type one did not. The key with the snap as said is to get the PB all in and under the plastic but you also have to really get the plastic trigger tipped up in the air so that they are definitely gonna have push way down on it to eat and trip it.

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Just stopped at noodles and Co for me and my two kids.</p>
    Two regular and one small order with 3 pops is $42.  For fast food pasta.

     

    it’s getting a bit out of control.  It’s our 8th out of town weekend tournament since early Dec.  Travel is getting very expensive.

     

    spending about $150-200 per day for food for 3 people.  About $800 per trip with hotel.  Yikes

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    The wind.  Geesh.

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    The wind. Geesh.

    Lost half of an apple tree and tin off a shed yesterday during the day of wind.

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Just stopped at noodles and Co for me and my two kids.</p> Two regular and one small order with 3 pops is $42. For fast food pasta. it’s getting a bit out of control. It’s our 8th out of town weekend tournament since early Dec. Travel is getting very expensive. spending about $150-200 per day for food for 3 people. About $800 per trip with hotel. Yikes

    At least it sounds like they’re weekend youth hockey tourneys. Imagine spending that kind of 💰for other sports tourneys…like soccer 😉  😂

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Just stopped at noodles and Co for me and my two kids.</p> Two regular and one small order with 3 pops is $42. For fast food pasta. it’s getting a bit out of control. It’s our 8th out of town weekend tournament since early Dec. Travel is getting very expensive. spending about $150-200 per day for food for 3 people. About $800 per trip with hotel. Yikes

    At least it sounds like they’re weekend youth hockey tourneys. Imagine spending that kind of 💰for other sports tourneys…like soccer 😉 😂

    that was 2 weeks ago

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    Came home from work today around 4ish and found 6 Rosemount squad cars at 170th and Cedar a couple blocks from my place.  My coworker texted me shortly after saying there was at least 10.  I also have been hearing a helicopter flying over the neighborhood. Anyone else in Valley Park neighborhood see this.  I had WCCO on at 5 and nothing reported.  Was use to this living downtown Mpls for over 20 years.  Now in burbs, I’m not expecting it… LoL!!!

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    Just had the weirdest phone call.

    Caller: “I’m from Megger Millions. You’ve won our jackpot.”

    Me: “You can’t even pronounce Mega. You’re a scammer.”

    Caller: “Just for that I’m going to take the $9 million I was going to give you and send it to Russia so they can bomb the shit out of America.”

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    Just had the weirdest phone call. Caller: “I’m from Megger Millions. You’ve won our jackpot.” Me: “You can’t even pronounce Mega. You’re a scammer.” Caller: “Just for that I’m going to take the $9 million I was going to give you and send it to Russia so they can bomb the shit out of America.”

    Did you ask them to aim for Wisconsin?

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    I like scammers, cause I play their game for a bit. I pretend to be a late 80’s year old man who’s very hard of hearing, my grandkids bought me this new iPhone and I struggle using it.

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    What’s with the recent first time posters starting off with a bang in their posts?!?!?!

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    I like scammers, cause I play their game for a bit. I pretend to be a late 80’s year old man who’s very hard of hearing, my grandkids bought me this new iPhone and I struggle using it.

     

    You would maybe enjoy watching scambaiters like Kitboga on Youtube or Twitch.

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    I like scammers, cause I play their game for a bit. I pretend to be a late 80’s year old man who’s very hard of hearing, my grandkids bought me this new iPhone and I struggle using it.

    You would maybe enjoy watching scambaiters like Kitboga on Youtube or Twitch.

    I’ll have to check it out… thanks!!!

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    Cancer. Had to put down our 9 1/2 year old doggo Finn today. I think a few posters here have met him, years ago.

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    Cancer. Had to put down our 9 1/2 year old doggo Finn today. I think a few posters here have met him, years ago.

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that.  😥

    We remember him as derpy Porter.  Well, I guess they can hang out together now in the doggie afterlife.  🐕🦴🐿

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    Cancer. Had to put down our 9 1/2 year old doggo Finn today. I think a few posters here have met him, years ago.

    Sorry to hear. That’s so hard. 😢

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    We have our first mouse in 8 years since moving into this house. I’ve tried peanut butter but it’s not working. Any suggestions? [edit] PB worked

    Im so tardy reading this…I use JT Eaton bait blocks both at our cabin and in our home.  Peanut butter flavored.  It’s basically DeCon in cube form, you don’t need any kind of special container or holder, we just tuck them under furniture or along a wall.  Not a good idea if you have pets or small kids.  I buy a big ass bucket (64 cubes for under $25) and divide between dwellings.  A bucket lasts about 2 yrs for us.  Use less in our house, a steady pace at the cabin.

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    Cancer. Had to put down our 9 1/2 year old doggo Finn today. I think a few posters here have met him, years ago.

    Im so sorry, that’s rough.

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    Cancer. Had to put down our 9 1/2 year old doggo Finn today. I think a few posters here have met him, years ago.

     

    Related: just got word that a very good friend of mine had to put his pup down today, also. 17yrs old, German Setter. I helped him raise her, since she was 6 months old (due to odd schedules, I had to babysit quite a bit). :(

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    I like scammers, cause I play their game for a bit. I pretend to be a late 80’s year old man who’s very hard of hearing, my grandkids bought me this new iPhone and I struggle using it.

    You would maybe enjoy watching scambaiters like Kitboga on Youtube or Twitch.

    Did check it out… they are a bit long, but the 4 I watched were hilarious.

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    I think scammer revolts is another I’ve seen in the past, he’ll trick the scammers into letting him remotely access their computers and lock them out or delete all their stuff etc.

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    Scammer Paybacks is another solid one.

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    Scammer Paybacks is another solid one.

    I’ll have to check this one out as well. Kitboga clips are just long… funny, but just to long.

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    Scammer Paybacks is another solid one.

    I’ll have to check this one out as well. Kitboga clips are just long… funny, but just to long.

    His can somebody long, but I like when disguises his voice to sound like an old lady. He’s been able to find the name, locations and photos of some of the scammers, get into their computer cams, and he taught himself Hindi so he can trash talk them right back once they figure out who he is. When they beg him to return the files he’s deleted its priceless

    Not a simple pleasure – forecasted highs here for today through next Thursday:

    99
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    Low of 79 for all 7 of them.

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    Scammer Paybacks is another solid one.

    Watched/listened to a couple of these last night. Scammer Paybacks might be better then Kitboga.  He explains more what’s going on and they are not as long in time.  Even my wife was listening in and laughing.  I’m not as computer savvy as either as these guys.  I just play the role of an old man for 30 to 90 seconds until the scammer hangs up cause I’m hard of hearing and I have no clue how to operate this iPhone my grandkids got for me.

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    Kit’s are long because I think he actually does it live in twitch and then just posts all or most of the entire thing on YouTube. I agree that it’s a bit long and I don’t need to watch the entire thing but it is cool that he’ll spend that much time and waste theirs for that long, especially the one where he had a ton of money in his account and the scammers spent like 10 hours on the phone with him 😂

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    Anyone have a story to share from seeing a game in the opponent’s stadium where you were messed with enough to get upset? I’m curious.

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    Anyone have a story to share from seeing a game in the opponent’s stadium where you were messed with enough to get upset? I’m curious.

    Nah. I figure it’s going to happen and steer into the skid. Either because of this or just plain luck or a combination of both, I haven’t dealt with things I’ve heard others have.

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    I have a buddy who used to have a Great Dane that patrolled the house at night checking on each room in the house. A burglar once broke a main level window and reached in to unlock it from the inside. The dog latched onto the burglar’s arm and must have chewed it up pretty good because when my buddy responded to the alarm, there was a pool of blood on the floor under the window.

    It could be worst…

    stan twitter: some man sticking his arm in someone’s mail slot then getting hit with a bat – YouTube

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    Anyone have a story to share from seeing a game in the opponent’s stadium where you were messed with enough to get upset? I’m curious.

    A couple years ago WPoS, Viking and I were on one of Gopher Hockey road trips at Mich. State.  It was the Friday night game and we were in the last row in the section we were in.  We were standing and not blocking anyone’s view.  This guy and wife in the same row, but at the other end told us to sit down.  I told him we are not blocking his view or anyone else’s view.  A little bit later, all I feel is the back of my collar being grabbed and was pulled down to my seat with him yelling “I told you to sit down”.  I popped right back up and grabbed the guy and was tussling with him.  Viking was trying to pry my off the guy and I grabbed the guys glasses, tossed them and was ready to pop the guy.  They guy’s wife had her hand and fingernails imbedded in hand (which I still have the scar from one of her finger nails) telling to me leave her husband alone. Right before I was going to hit the guy all of the sudden a MSU cop grabbed me and told me to come with him.  I thought I was going to jail.  He asked what happened and I told him.  He told me all he saw was me rag dolling this guy and in the tussle he claimed I punched him and that’s why he was kicking me out. He wasn’t going to arrest me, but I was kicked out for the night.  I later found out when the cop went back in he got the full story from WPoS, Viking, MSU fans and some ROTC guys who saw it all.  Everyone claimed the MSU fan attacked the Gopher fan.  So the officer asked Viking to help him find the guy since he fled after the MSU cop hauled me out.  They did find he and he was kicked out as well.  A couple weeks later I was talking with Brent Gates’ mom.  She said she heard from Jr. that some of his friends who were students at MSU where at the game and saw it.  And said it was a MSU players dad who attacked me… LoL!!!

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    Not anything to do with anyone being upset but a funny stadium story I heard last night.  A friend was at a ballgame in Detroit with his wife and a few friends.   His section was very empty, only a handful of others.
    he goes to the bathroom and a random other person in the section yells to everyone to move two sections over – they do.
    my friend comes back to find his section completely empty.

    that is a great prank!

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    Reminds me of a time back in 1998 my buddy and I were sitting in a section at a Twins game between first base and the foul pole. There was no one else in that section besides the two of us. An Orioles player hit a foul ball and came right to my buddies seat and he caught it in the air. The fans that were there started to change “sign him up, sign him up, sign him up”… LoL!!!

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    Scammer Paybacks is another solid one.

     

    Love Scammer Payback. I have learned a few bad words in Hindi – or whatever language the scammers speak – watching those videos and when you eventually throw them in to the conversations, the scammers lose it. If I can get them to swear at me, I’ve done my job.

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    I’ve had two incidents. One was 2002, Bills at Vikings, 45-39 OT win for the Bills, Doug Brien missed 2 XPs and was cut by day’s end. Cops came running up to where I was sitting, asking about issues. My brother and I (obv Bills Mafia) said, no issue, these guys (Vikings fans) have been awesome. I look one section over, “You might wanna check there.” (Vikes fans were pelting Bills fans with beers, that was the designated visiting fan section). But that was an uneasy feeling seeing half a dozen cops approach you…

    The other, an F5, I was wearing Gopher gear, and they were not in the tourney. Some UND fan (go figure) was saying the usual stuff, like “Why are you here, your team isn’t even in it!” etc. After a few minutes, I turned around and said, “Don’t you have a double-wide to sandbag? I mean, it IS the season.”
    He was quiet after that.

     

    Edit: the Bills game was also the day that Benchwarmer Bob spotted my brother and me in the tailgate lot, and had a beer with us. That dude is HOF. Such a great guy.

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    Scammer Paybacks is another solid one.

    Love Scammer Payback. I have learned a few bad words in Hindi – or whatever language the scammers speak – watching those videos and when you eventually throw them in to the conversations, the scammers lose it. If I can get them to swear at me, I’ve done my job.

     

    This video is from Trilogy Media. It’s a bit long but hilarious.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWHP5J9cHtA

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    Scammer Paybacks is another solid one.

    I’ll have to check this one out as well. Kitboga clips are just long… funny, but just to long.

     

    Kitboga has 2 channels.  I’m not sure what you mean by too long.  Kit’s main Youtube videos are 15-30 minutes long.  He has another channel with basically unedited videos from his Twitch streams.

    Kit doesn’t hack – he’s just more in it to kill the scammers time and have fun.  Although he does try to get them to give bank accounts and then he’ll forward those to the authorities to have them shut down.  IMHO he’s by far the funniest of the scambaiters.

     

    Jim Browning is a hacker that will get into the scammer’s computer systems and mess with them that way.  Jim’s latest that he did in partnership with Mark Rober and Trilogy media was pretty funny.

     

    Scammer Payback (aka Pierogi) is kind of somewhere between Jim Browning and Kitboga.  He does a little hacking but also tries to be funny…although for me he’s just not that entertaining.

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    Kitboga has 2 channels. I’m not sure what you mean by too long. Kit’s main Youtube videos are 15-30 minutes long.

    Over 20-30 minutes gets to be too long.  They are funny, just get’s to be drawn out.  Though I understand their purpose in wasting their (scammers) times

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    Watching a likely stock market crash + stagflation + a housing bubble develop right before our eyes. (Mostly stuck in the craw is the fact I had some money in a MF that was waaaaay too heavy in Netflix and AMZN lol)

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    I try not to pay attention to my 401k and Roth IRA to much.  Still to young at going on 47 to worry about all that BS.  Yeah if I was 60 plus I worry but like always the markets rebounds.

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    The housing market is another story.  I just shake my head at these house prices. So many people are in over their heads and just keep adding to the problem.

    I heard that new housing is going for $325 per square foot… .  That’s just insane crazy…

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    Kitboga has 2 channels. I’m not sure what you mean by too long. Kit’s main Youtube videos are 15-30 minutes long.

    Over 20-30 minutes gets to be too long. They are funny, just get’s to be drawn out. Though I understand their purpose in wasting their (scammers) times

     

    You young kids and your short attention spans.

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    The housing market is another story. I just shake my head at these house prices. So many people are in over their heads and just keep adding to the problem. I heard that new housing is going for $325 per square foot… . That’s just insane crazy…

    Where did you get that from?  New houses in Blaine are going for about $160/ sq ft.  These are not on Minnetonka, but decent 3500-4000 sq ft homes.  To double that price per square foot you’d have to have a large lot, special property, or high end finishes.

     

    New homes in Rosemount are going for $160/ sq ft.

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    Now now don’t flatter Gator too much :lol:

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    The housing market is another story. I just shake my head at these house prices. So many people are in over their heads and just keep adding to the problem. I heard that new housing is going for $325 per square foot… . That’s just insane crazy…

    Where did you get that from? New houses in Blaine are going for about $160/ sq ft. These are not on Minnetonka, but decent 3500-4000 sq ft homes. To double that price per square foot you’d have to have a large lot, special property, or high end finishes. New homes in Rosemount are going for $160/ sq ft.

     

    There are some new homes in Champlin going in for over $200/sq ft.  The one I could find was a DR Horton home and it was $230/sq ft…and that wouldn’t even be a custom home with high end finishes since it’s DR Horton.

     

    If that’s what it is in Champlin, imagine what it would be in Maple Grove or Plymouth.

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    The housing market is another story. I just shake my head at these house prices. So many people are in over their heads and just keep adding to the problem. I heard that new housing is going for $325 per square foot… . That’s just insane crazy…

    Where did you get that from? New houses in Blaine are going for about $160/ sq ft. These are not on Minnetonka, but decent 3500-4000 sq ft homes. To double that price per square foot you’d have to have a large lot, special property, or high end finishes. New homes in Rosemount are going for $160/ sq ft.

    There are some new homes in Champlin going in for over $200/sq ft. The one I could find was a DR Horton home and it was $230/sq ft…and that wouldn’t even be a custom home with high end finishes since it’s DR Horton.

    A small house in a neighborhood of large homes?  Overpaying for lot?

     

    The point is most new construction is nowhere near $325/ sq ft in the Twin Cities.

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    The housing market is another story. I just shake my head at these house prices. So many people are in over their heads and just keep adding to the problem. I heard that new housing is going for $325 per square foot… . That’s just insane crazy…

    Where did you get that from? New houses in Blaine are going for about $160/ sq ft. These are not on Minnetonka, but decent 3500-4000 sq ft homes. To double that price per square foot you’d have to have a large lot, special property, or high end finishes. New homes in Rosemount are going for $160/ sq ft.

    I miss typed… It should’ve read “on avg. $225 a sq. ft”.  Though $325 wouldn’t surprise with just the way cement has sky rocketed.  And I highly doubt homes in Rosemount are going for as low as $160 sq. ft.  The ones I’ve priced out are going for $200 to $248.  And some of those houses are bare minimum. Unfinished basement, basic appliances, seeded lawn (not sod)…

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    The housing market is another story. I just shake my head at these house prices. So many people are in over their heads and just keep adding to the problem. I heard that new housing is going for $325 per square foot… . That’s just insane crazy…

    Where did you get that from? New houses in Blaine are going for about $160/ sq ft. These are not on Minnetonka, but decent 3500-4000 sq ft homes. To double that price per square foot you’d have to have a large lot, special property, or high end finishes. New homes in Rosemount are going for $160/ sq ft.

    There are some new homes in Champlin going in for over $200/sq ft. The one I could find was a DR Horton home and it was $230/sq ft…and that wouldn’t even be a custom home with high end finishes since it’s DR Horton.

    A small house in a neighborhood of large homes? Overpaying for lot? The point is most new construction is nowhere near $325/ sq ft in the Twin Cities.

     

    It’s an entire neighborhood (probably close to 100 homes).  The homes are all $200-230 per sq ft and the square footage ranges from 2700-4500.  The only ones that drop under $200 per sq ft have sport courts as that space isn’t as valuable.  The 2 builders are Jonathan Homes and DR Horton.  Same houses would probably be $100,000 to $200,000 more in Maple Grove/Plymouth.

     

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    I know it’s more than a mortgage, but for my 825ft sq 1BR apt, with vaulted ceilings, W/D in unit, and a fireplace (which I don’t use, maintenance would be a pain), and a large balcony…$1026/month. Lived here 15 years or so now. And I technically live in Tonka.

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    Rube, After being in the apartment caretaking business for over 20 years, that’s very reasonable. Especially in the area you rent.

    Just curious, is the fire place wood?

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    Rube, After being in the apartment caretaking business for over 20 years, that’s very reasonable. Especially in the area you rent. Just curious, is the fire place wood?

     

    Yep, straight up fireplace, hence me not using it. If it were that gas/etc fireplace, I’d light it up every winter night. I started out at $825/mo rent. I see the rents around here now? JFC. I’d even think about buying a house. $1500+ for a 1BR? $3500 for a 3BR? Hell no.

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    Rube, After being in the apartment caretaking business for over 20 years, that’s very reasonable. Especially in the area you rent. Just curious, is the fire place wood?

    Yep, straight up fireplace, hence me not using it. If it were that gas/etc fireplace, I’d light it up every winter night. I started out at $825/mo rent. I see the rents around here now? JFC. I’d even think about buying a house. $1500+ for a 1BR? $3500 for a 3BR? Hell no.

     

    that’s a steal these days especially down by you.

    With rates going up a bunch maybe prices will finally level off a bit.  My next door neighbor sold his place for $475k last summer and just last week a house right around the corner had 7 or 8 offers on a $550k list price.  I heard he turned down one that was over $600k because of the terms but these are mid 80s homes on the Far East side of Plymouth.

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    Rube, After being in the apartment caretaking business for over 20 years, that’s very reasonable. Especially in the area you rent. Just curious, is the fire place wood?

    Yep, straight up fireplace, hence me not using it. If it were that gas/etc fireplace, I’d light it up every winter night. I started out at $825/mo rent. I see the rents around here now? JFC. I’d even think about buying a house. $1500+ for a 1BR? $3500 for a 3BR? Hell no.

    Heres my decorator tip for fireplaces like yours: pile in a bunch of white pillar candles.  You can even use the fake ones that have the life like flickering flame.  Use at least 5, different heights.  I used to rent an older apartment that had a small fireplace that they had sealed off for safety reasons.  But it still dominated the living area, candles were allowed.  It looks like a fire, you get the cozy glow.  If drippy wax is a concern, arrange all the candles on a metal tray.

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    My ducks are gone.

     

    We live on a rather large pond.  After a winter without activity on the pond, I enjoy spring as it brings about the ducks, geese, herons, and even swans.  We actually have a surprisingly wide variety of ducks for a city pond.  However I’ve noticed the last couple of days that I have seen exactly zero ducks, geese, herons or swans.  While I understand we may have some sitting on nests this time of year, we usually have plenty of activity as one of the two parents can’t be on the nest and they need to eat.

    I know we have a bird flu going around.  Is it possible the flu is hitting the water fowl this hard?  Has anyone else seen a decline in ducks/geese?

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    Interesting that you bring this up. One of the clinics I work at has a pond and wooded area. I’ve always seen ducks, geese, herons, and swans on the pond or around the shoreline.  This year I haven’t seen one.  In the past it was fun watching the geese and both parents guard the nest and once they hatch watch them grow up all spring and summer following their parents around.

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    I know next to zero about ducks/geese/etc. but could the crappy April have had any effect?

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    My ducks are gone. We live on a rather large pond. After a winter without activity on the pond, I enjoy spring as it brings about the ducks, geese, herons, and even swans. We actually have a surprisingly wide variety of ducks for a city pond. However I’ve noticed the last couple of days that I have seen exactly zero ducks, geese, herons or swans. While I understand we may have some sitting on nests this time of year, we usually have plenty of activity as one of the two parents can’t be on the nest and they need to eat. I know we have a bird flu going around. Is it possible the flu is hitting the water fowl this hard? Has anyone else seen a decline in ducks/geese?

    Pretty sure the news said migrating waterfowl are the primary spreader of bird flu.

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    In my travels around Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota over the last couple of weeks I’ve seen big numbers of all types of waterfowl all over the place in the country.  Here in Mankato the usual clusters of geese are in town, I don’t usually see any ducks in town but I’ve seen them all around Mankato in the country ponds and drainage ditches per usual.

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    My ducks are gone. We live on a rather large pond. After a winter without activity on the pond, I enjoy spring as it brings about the ducks, geese, herons, and even swans. We actually have a surprisingly wide variety of ducks for a city pond. However I’ve noticed the last couple of days that I have seen exactly zero ducks, geese, herons or swans. While I understand we may have some sitting on nests this time of year, we usually have plenty of activity as one of the two parents can’t be on the nest and they need to eat. I know we have a bird flu going around. Is it possible the flu is hitting the water fowl this hard? Has anyone else seen a decline in ducks/geese?

    Pretty sure the news said migrating waterfowl are the primary spreader of bird flu.

    I wasn’t expecting a mass die off.  I know the flu is hitting the birds, but does that mean they all die?

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    In my travels around Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota over the last couple of weeks I’ve seen big numbers of all types of waterfowl all over the place in the country. Here in Mankato the usual clusters of geese are in town, I don’t usually see any ducks in town but I’ve seen them all around Mankato in the country ponds and drainage ditches per usual.

     

    Are they older ducks?  Mankato recruits are old fowl from what I’ve heard.

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    My ducks are gone. We live on a rather large pond. After a winter without activity on the pond, I enjoy spring as it brings about the ducks, geese, herons, and even swans. We actually have a surprisingly wide variety of ducks for a city pond. However I’ve noticed the last couple of days that I have seen exactly zero ducks, geese, herons or swans. While I understand we may have some sitting on nests this time of year, we usually have plenty of activity as one of the two parents can’t be on the nest and they need to eat. I know we have a bird flu going around. Is it possible the flu is hitting the water fowl this hard? Has anyone else seen a decline in ducks/geese?

    Pretty sure the news said migrating waterfowl are the primary spreader of bird flu.

    I wasn’t expecting a mass die off. I know the flu is hitting the birds, but does that mean they all die?

    I think the fatality rate is around 60%.

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    “Yeah this beat goes on

    And on, and on, and on”

    – The Kings

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    Loserville, USA

    Five times even advancing in the playoffs in 17 years. Zero championship appearances in more than 30 years.

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    Are 1/5 in 17 yrs. the Tpups this year?!?!?!

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    Are 1/5 in 17 yrs. the Tpups this year?!?!?!

    No, a play in game is not an advancement worthy of being remembered

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    LoL…

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    Are 1/5 in 17 yrs. the Tpups this year?!?!?!

    No, a play in game is not an advancement worthy of being remembered

    I saw a Tshirt that said “Timberwolves, 2022 play-in champion”

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    More misery with stats…

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    I saw a Tshirt that said “Timberwolves, 2022 play-in champion”

    Back in 2017 fans were buying shirts for the one game Wild Card game that the Twins hosted vs. Yankees and lost.

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    It’s not going to change any time soon. Kaprisov is about to get effed by the salary cap problems.

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    More misery with stats…

     

    The Twins stat is something amazing.  Five straight playoff sweeps.

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    The Twins stat is something amazing. Five straight playoff sweeps.

    Twins 25-45 in 14 Post Seasons.  And 16-8 of that was in the 2 World Series Champions seasons going 8-4 both seasons.  9-37 in the 12 non World Series Champions Post Seasons. Swept in 8 of 17 Post Season series…

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    The Twins stat is something amazing. Five straight playoff sweeps.

    9-37 in the 12 non World Series Champions Post Seasons.

    And three of those wins came in ’65, when they took the Dodgers to 7 games.

    So, not counting the three seasons they went to the Series, they are 6-33 in the post season.

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    My ducks are gone. We live on a rather large pond. After a winter without activity on the pond, I enjoy spring as it brings about the ducks, geese, herons, and even swans. We actually have a surprisingly wide variety of ducks for a city pond. However I’ve noticed the last couple of days that I have seen exactly zero ducks, geese, herons or swans. While I understand we may have some sitting on nests this time of year, we usually have plenty of activity as one of the two parents can’t be on the nest and they need to eat. I know we have a bird flu going around. Is it possible the flu is hitting the water fowl this hard? Has anyone else seen a decline in ducks/geese?

    Pretty sure the news said migrating waterfowl are the primary spreader of bird flu.

    I wasn’t expecting a mass die off. I know the flu is hitting the birds, but does that mean they all die?

     

    FWIW we have a pond in our backyard in the burbs and we’ve had a “normal” amount of ducks and geese this year.  Maybe even more ducks than normal.  Had a few migrating ducks like mergansers too.

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    The roundabouts on Main St. in New Prague… SUCK. Poorly marked and designed. They would really suck at night if you’re not familiar with the area.

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    Bikers that are not self-aware.  Biker pops up out of blind spot to bike across a crosswalk.  I slam on my brakes to avoid hitting them and they shake their head at me.  How about an “oops, I should stop and look before I enter the roadway since I’m on a bike and if a car hits me I’ll get hurt or die”???

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