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  1. Hi Brian Try Andrew at Award Canvas and Vinyl, 21 High St, Kippa-Ring 0417 700 637. We have had Andrew make various things for 3 vans over many years and regard his quality of work highly. I was going to say "Barry sent me" but he may charge you double!! Not likely. Highly recommended. His last and very recent product was for our XC3, a protective cover for the awning when it is rolled up, for when stored outside. Regards, Barry
  2. Irish Furniture Dealer Murphy, a furniture dealer from Dublin, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find . After arriving in Paris , he visited with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home. To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine. As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house. Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table , asked him something in French (which Murphy could n o t understand) , so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to sit down. He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language. After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her. After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music. They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the cafe closed and the band was packing up. Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed. To this day, Murphy has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business
  3. When Kedron replaced the Dometic in our 2014 XC3 they removed the door frame to do so, although apparently the bedside window is big enough for the fridge to fit through, although more muscle and care would be needed. You would need to check dimensions of new and old.
  4. The question must be asked as to why anyone would do it!!
  5. A Priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. However, since the politician was delayed, the Priest decided to say his own few words while they waited: "I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his boss's wife, taken illegal drugs and gave VD to his sister. I was appalled. But as the days went on, I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people." Just as the Priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk: "I'll never forget the first day our parish Priest arrived, said the politician. In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession." Moral: Never, Never, Ever Be Late!
  6. A heroine's selfless act? MONDAY Arrived on board TUESDAY Sat at the Captain’s table WEDNESDAY Captain has been very nice to me and has invited me to his cabin THURSDAY The Captain has made suggestions to me not fitting to a proper lady, and says he will sink the ship if I say no FRIDAY Do not know what to do, and there are 600 people on board SATURDAY I have saved 600 lives
  7. Hi Karen Please remove the Century batteries ad as thankfully they have been sold. Kind regards Barry
  8. A young Scottish lad and lass were sitting on a low stone wall, holding hands, gazing out over the loch. For several minutes they sat silently. Then finally the girl looked at the boy and said “A penny for your thoughts, Angus?” “Well, uh, I was thinkin’… perhaps it’s aboot time for a wee kiss?” The girl blushed, then leaned over and kissed him lightly on the cheek. Then he blushed. The two turned once again to gaze out over the loch. Minutes passed and the girl spoke again. “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus?” “Well, uh, I was thinkin’ perhaps it’s noo time aboot time for a wee cuddle?” The girl blushed, then leaned over and cuddled him for a few seconds. Then he blushed. And the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch. After a while, she again said “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus?” “Well, uh, I was thinkin’ perhaps it’s aboot time you let me put my hand on your leg”. The girl blushed, then took his hand and put it on her knee. Then he blushed. Then the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch before the girl spoke again. “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus?” The young man glanced down with a furrowed brow. “Well, noo” he said “my thoughts are a wee bit more serious this time”. “Really?” said the lass in a whisper, filled with anticipation. “Aye” said the lad, nodding. The girl looked away in shyness, began to blush, and bit her lip in anticipation of the ultimate request. Then he said “Dae ye nae think it’s aboot time ye paid me the first three pennies?”
  9. Hi Rob With an empty rear tank there will be an imbalance, placing more weight on the rear of the tow vehicle and thereby lightening the load on the front wheels of the tow vehicle. That may be your answer. Barry
  10. Hello Karen, our ad of Nov 12 2020 for the 2006 ATV, can be removed, thanks. Kind regards Barry
  11. A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good-looking woman and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand. Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk. He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very well. Then one day, the rancher's widow said to the hired hand, "You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great. You should go into town and kick up your heels." The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night. One o’clock came, however, and he didn't return. Two o’clock and no hired hand. Finally he returned around two-thirty, and upon entering the room, he found the rancher's widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him. She quietly called him over to her. "Unbutton my blouse and take it off," she said. Trembling, he did as she directed. "Now take off my boots." He did as she asked, ever so slowly. "Now take off my socks" He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots. "Now take off my skirt." He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the firelight. "Now take off my bra." Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor. Then she looked at him and said, "If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you’re fired." (P.S. - Yeah, I didn't see it coming, either)
  12. What great word pictures you create! Thank you.
  13. I also used a heat gun but did not get the decals or the metal too hot, and found that once you could get a "peel" started by continually warming in front of the "peel" they came off quite easily. The replacements came from Kedron. Overall, it is a character building exercise.
  14. Aging Quotes: "If you want to know how old a woman is then ask her sister-in-law." - Edgar Howe "Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere." – George Burns "I’m at that age where my back goes out more than I do." - Phyllis Diller "The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened. - Mark Twain "Old age comes at a bad time." – San Banducci "Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened." - Jennifer Yane "Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it." - Golda Meir "First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down." - Leo Rosenberg “You spend 90 percent of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you’re actually not that tired.” – Robert Brault “Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.” – Robert Orben "At my age, flowers scare me." - George Burns “It’s like you trade the virility of the body for the agility of the spirit.” – Elizabeth Lesser "The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down." - T.S. Elliot "At age 20, we worry about what others think of us… at age 40, we don’t care what they think of us… at age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all." - Ann Landers "When I was young, I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties, I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then, and I’m labelled senile." – GB "The important thing to remember is that I’m probably going to forget." - Unknown "We don’t grow older, we grow riper." - Pablo Picasso “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” - Andy Rooney “The older I get, the better I used to be.” – Lee Trevino "I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam."- George Carlin "Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips." - John Wagnerf "Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old, it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother that does." - J. Norman Collie And just to finish Things to Think About (don’t let them keep you awake all night - If a poison’s “use by “date expires, is it less poisonous or more poisonous? - Which letter is silent in the word "Scent,” the S or the C? - Do twins ever realize that one of them was unplanned? - Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you, and it just takes 75-100 years to fully work. - Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty - The word "swims" upside-down is still “swims” - 100 years ago, everyone owned a horse, and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses. - If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them
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