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Got stung by a bee while adjusting the garage doorframe. Little yellow fuckers had a nest under the siding.
There were many casualties to the yellowjacket community this afternoon.

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AArdvark wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:11 pm Got stung by a bee while adjusting the garage doorframe. Little yellow fuckers had a nest under the siding.
There were many casualties to the yellowjacket community this afternoon.
I'm not sure what you mean. A bee is not a yellow jacket, a yellow jacket is a wasp*. So was it a bee, a wasp, or were both species of insects around?

Also, your bees must be more hostile. We get them around here going back over 20 years ago that I've noticed, hovering around trash cans (open public receptacles) because people drop easily accessible sweet items into them, called soft drinks and candy bars. I used to be scared, but they are so used to people that they just ignore us, unless we're hostile to them. Maybe it was a wasp, after all.


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* A yellow jacket is also a piece of clothing, typically a raincoat, but that's not relevant here.
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Tdarcos wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:53 am
AArdvark wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:11 pm Got stung by a bee while adjusting the garage doorframe. Little yellow fuckers had a nest under the siding.
There were many casualties to the yellowjacket community this afternoon.
I'm not sure what you mean.
I don't believe you.
In the yard, not too far from the car.

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I feel he's being contrary, just because he can. I got my garage door all straightened out and eradicated a bunch of flying, stinging creatures that were nesting under my siding. i can mail some of the corpses to you, Commander, so you can identify them if you want.

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pinback wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:22 am
Tdarcos wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:53 am
AArdvark wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:11 pm Got stung by a bee while adjusting the garage doorframe. Little yellow fuckers had a nest under the siding.
There were many casualties to the yellowjacket community this afternoon.
I'm not sure what you mean.
I don't believe you.
And I don't give one flying fuck what you bee lieve. Yellowjackets are not bees, nor the other way round. Wasps can be yellowjackets, bees cannot. If he has a bee infestation, then he doesn't have yellowjackets, but if he has an infestation of yelowjackets, he does not have bees. Unless he has both, but he didn't say that.
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People hate when people do things like you did there. It's not to late to learn how to communicate with people in a normal, not-extremely-annoying way.
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He picks the weirdest hills to die on. They were just flying, stinging bugs of a yellow persuasion. Let it go. I'm over it and I got attacked by them

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pinback wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:02 pm People hate when people do things like you did there. It's not to late to learn how to communicate with people in a normal, not-extremely-annoying way.
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pinback wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:02 pm People hate when people do things like you did there. It's not to late to learn how to communicate with people in a normal, not-extremely-annoying way.
Look. Who's. Talking.
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Update! Oh look, a surprise patio is being installed in my backyard to go with our new surprise hot tub!

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My brother brought over his mini excavator and dug out the patio base. It would have taken me three days with a shovel. Power tools are good!

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Moved two pallets of rocks today. My back is saying F you.

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What a cool as shit excavator! I would love to have one of those, and a reason to have one of those. What does your brother do that he has such a cool toy?

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He's one of those guys with close neighbors that all have big boy toys. They are always borrowing stuff from each other to do projects. He's an engineer at HarrisRF by trade but he has a big ass barn full of equipment. I wrote a short story for RobB's upcoming game that depicts a guy with a home shop so equiped that he could 'fix a train engine'. I based that on my brother's pole barn. He installed a car lift in there so he can do oil changes and other repairs just likes the professionals. He has an old RG&E bucket truck so he can wash his second story windows or prune tree limbs or even hang one of those big Christmas wreaths out front.

Hes like those Doo-zers from Fraggle Rock, always working on stuff

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Since this is a house thread it seems appropriate to mention that we have bought some land in Vermont and will be building a house there. Whee! Moving sucks tho.

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Will you document any home improvement projects here?

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That's cool, Odyssia! You should definitely keep us updated on the move. My stereotypical impression of Vermont is that everyone there is either a farmer (of the liberal but still gun-toting variety), works for IBM, or has some kind of super small, super quirky small business. Can we expect some Jolt Country discounts on energy crystals in our future? Stay tuned!

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