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  1. agreed...Mea Culpa with apology. reread after a good night's sleep. Getting too old, cranky, and exhausted.....so looking forward to getting back to 'normal' on here, arguing about programming, scores, uniforms.....repainted hash marks......
  2. Inappropriate posts removed - we'll leave the topic active as long as we are determining and discussing the mask policy, whatever that will be. Please refrain from any sidebar political commentary.
  3. easy peasy, two ways - from any thread where they have posted, click on the member's BOLDED name in the banner to the left of their post, then on their 'page', click on the blue "Message" button located in their header, follow usual message composition directions. or, at the top of any forum page, locate the 'envelope' on the right side next to your screen name - "compose new", then in the "TO" section begin to type the person's name. it will autopopulate similar names until you either select the correct person, or type until one name remains. hope this helps
  4. So do we, every time someone mentions our good years. The Brothers were awesome from our vantage point too. Intense, intimidating, "Hill savvy", and probably the most approachable, protective and fun group of guys you could ever hope to meet.
  5. Looping this back, having dealt with fleet vehicles it is very easy for cars and trucks to become infested with cockroaches down here, mostly the German roach not so much the Palmetto. Any food source will attract them, fumigating is the only way to eliminate them. A bus loaded with snacks or crumbs on the floor parked for any length of time would be a bug inviting buffet. see above. If your furniture is delivered straight to your new home you should have no problem but if the truck sits anywhere down here any length of time or if you have to store your furniture before moving in, you might still bring bugs in with it. they also love cardboard boxes in this humid environment. In my experience Palmettos tend to stay outdoors with the exception of the occasional one that may wander in an opportunistic opening or even in/on a household item. they LOVE residing in palm trees, shrubs and organic mulch. Keeping said items away from around the house reduces the chances of a visitor. A pest control contract is golden down here, but so is a regular habit of simply applying a pesticide barrier around the perimeter of the house slab. Boric Acid powder really works. The absolute worst drum corps related night of roach terror for me was a one night stay in a college gym in Charlotte. Ended up trashing my sleeping bag, mattress, duffel.... Good luck on the new home here in Floriduh. Just remember, it is a great place to live and play, but it is home to a lot of things that want to bite, poison, or eat you.
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  7. are we done discussing this topic in relation to the drum corps activity? Asking for a moderator....
  8. based on the number of complaints received, we'll close this thread.
  9. IN most instances (not all), Shell gas is Ethanol free. IIRC the Ethanol is blended at the distribution depot, so while the raw fuel is the same, the blend is different and more expensive than the 7-11. Good news that the pipeline is back online - as some mentioned here this was all the result of panic and shortage of tanker deliveries. the depots were all at capacity when the system went down. with an estimated 20 day inventory in the tanks. I noticed some corps making contingent plans for traveling staff and members for this weekend - hope that will be the end of it.
  10. In typical fashion, this thread has gone way off topic and relevance. closing.
  11. Hey Jim, hope you are doing well! Our resident expert should be able to definitively wade in on this, but from what I've read from the research the effectiveness is based on a gradual curve starting with the first dose. By the time of the second dose the effectiveness is above 80%, after 14-15 days post second dose boost the vaccinated is considered "fully vaccinated', percentage dependent on which vaccine is used - keeping in mind that none of them promise complete immunity. nothing is absolute, and the jury is still out on all the emerging variants. we are getting there, but we still don't know what we don't know! Still, I'm looking forward to seeing what both DCI and DCA innovatively come up with.
  12. I started moderating the thread to try to keep it open but it really isn't worth the effort. closing.
  13. unfortunately we are there. I started to clean up the thread so the conversation could continue but it is better to just close it.
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