I was daydreaming just now as I was in the basement planning my new toilet supply line, how wonderful it would be if one day, perhaps a long time from now, Terry hosted a forum meet at his house in Washington State, perhaps with a barbeque.
We could come from all over the country and meet for the very first time!
I could fly in from DC, Florida Orange could make the short drive from Florida, Scuba Dave could take his private jet and we could all laugh over a beer. Perhaps nhmaster and Redwood could treat us to a seminar or two.
I wonder if it will ever happen? And would we all come home alive?
Last edited by Ian Gills; 09-29-2009 at 05:17 PM.
You could go with your mum. It's pretty easy really.
1: Start out going EAST on W FLAGLER ST/FL-968 toward N MIAMI AVE. 0.0 mi
2: Turn RIGHT onto S MIAMI AVE. 0.1 mi
3: Merge onto I-95 N. 1.5 mi
4: Keep RIGHT to take I-95 N via EXIT 4A toward I-195 E/MIAMI BEACH. 8.9 mi
5: Keep LEFT to take FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE N via EXIT 12A toward SR-826 W (Portions toll). 266.1 mi
6: Merge onto I-75 N (Crossing into GEORGIA). 300.6 mi
7: Merge onto I-475 N/GA-408 N via EXIT 156 on the LEFT toward ATLANTA. 15.4 mi
8: Merge onto I-75 N (Crossing into TENNESSEE). 179.0 mi
9: Merge onto I-24 W via EXIT 2 on the LEFT toward CHATTANOOGA/NASHVILLE (Passing through GEORGIA, then crossing into TENNESSEE). 137.3 mi
10: Keep RIGHT to take I-24 W via EXIT 211 toward I-65 N/LOUISVILLE/CLARKSVILLE. 4.8 mi
11: Keep LEFT to take I-24 W via EXIT 88B toward CLARKSVILLE (Passing through KENTUCKY, then crossing into ILLINOIS). 176.3 mi
12: Merge onto I-57 N via EXIT 44B on the LEFT toward CHICAGO. 52.2 mi
13: Keep LEFT to take I-64 W via EXIT 96 toward ST LOUIS (Crossing into MISSOURI). 74.1 mi
14: Merge onto I-70 W toward KANSAS CITY. 242.4 mi
15: Merge onto I-435 N via EXIT 8B toward DES MOINES. 31.1 mi
16: Merge onto I-29 N via the exit on the LEFT toward ST JOSEPH (Crossing into IOWA). 159.0 mi
17: Keep RIGHT to take I-29 N via EXIT 1A toward SIOUX CITY (Crossing into SOUTH DAKOTA). 184.7 mi
18: Merge onto I-90 W via EXIT 84B toward RAPID CITY. 386.2 mi
19: Take the US-85 N exit, EXIT 10, toward NORTH AVE/BELLE FOURCHE. 0.2 mi
20: Merge onto US-85 N toward BELLE FOURCHE. 11.3 mi
21: Turn LEFT onto US-212 (Passing through WYOMING, then crossing into MONTANA). 48.4 mi
22: Turn LEFT to stay on US-212. 45.9 mi
23: Turn LEFT onto W HOLT ST/US-212/MT-59. Continue to follow US-212. 106.1 mi
24: Merge onto I-90 W (Passing through IDAHO, then crossing into WASHINGTON). 878.5 mi
25: Take the I-5 N exit, EXIT 2C, toward VANCOUVER BC/MADISON ST/CONVENTION CENTER. 0.9 mi
26: Take the exit toward MADISON ST./CONVENTION PLACE. 0.2 mi
27: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto 7TH AVE. 0.0 mi
28: Turn LEFT onto MADISON ST. 0.1 mi
29: Turn LEFT onto 5TH AVE. 0.1 mi
30: Turn LEFT onto MARION ST. 0.0 mi
31: Welcome to SEATTLE, WA. 0.0 mi Map
Last edited by Ian Gills; 09-29-2009 at 05:32 PM.
I would love to go to seattle,
but I would have to drag along my wife and kids with me, so it probably wont happen...
if it were to happen, it would have to be a
"plumbing seminar" hosted by Terry Love where all the great
plumbing minds of the 21st century meet for a
round table discussion....on urgent topics like....FVIR water heater repairs
Toto toilets vs Gerber......new drain cleaning equipment......
things like that thar " high level " kind of stuff.......
that way the trip would be tax deductable...
as a business expence.. then I could take a drive down to
San Franscisco on the 101... very beautiful trip.
you dont mind me stiffing the government
do you Ian???
Not at all Mark, since this would be for the common good. But get a wife/babysitter!
I hope Terry would be flipping the burgers.
Am I included in those "greatest plumbing minds of the 21st century"?
I'd like a separate session on "Dealing with serious code violations by adjusting the flapper chain".
Last edited by Ian Gills; 09-29-2009 at 06:23 PM.
Semi-professional plumbing designer
Enjoying life in SW Florida
I dunno...I may be having the jet detailed that weekend
DIY Handyman (not 4 hire)
I have enough to do to my own house
I'm a few hours north of Terry, I'll bring the beer!
Sure, maybe next Summer to celebrate.
I should be about done by then and back on a regular schedule.
Here I am looking at my CAT scan.
Liver good, Lungs good, bones good.
I need a little work on the colon though.
Looks like I will be cutting back on red meat.
Seattle's a good place to be in the Summer.
Terry you look great, and blue is definitely your color,
hoping is all well for you.
What a thing to do on a "Monday"
Hey Terry, Glad to hear the CAT Scan had good news.
I was just thinking with you being under the weather a bit we should make it easy for you and have the first hook up at Ian's place.
That way you can just pop into town for a quick visit and bail...