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watches_zpsb5906127.jpg My Rolexes and my money clip from Crazyhorse

Those Rolexes are nice!  I especially like that old school one.

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watches_zpsb5906127.jpg My Rolexes and my money clip from Crazyhorse

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My work rig I have customized inside and out for myself.

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My baby, SRT8 with a 392 Hemi and a six speed. Going to supercharge it this summer and should be pushing over 600 horse.

The Timex is probably just as accurate as the other two, but we all know that watches are about more than simply knowing what time it is!!  :<img src=:'>

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watches_zpsb5906127.jpg My Rolexes and my money clip from Crazyhorse

LandRover043_zpsd76af462.jpg

My work rig I have customized inside and out for myself.

iphone167_zps660e2fb1.jpg

iphone170_zpscd53656e.jpg

My baby, SRT8 with a 392 Hemi and a six speed. Going to supercharge it this summer and should be pushing over 600 horse.

Great taste in toys!!  I had a Discovery SE II for a while.  I really enjoyed that vehicle on the trails.  Watches and car are super nice as well !!

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Thanks guys! Yes, my Land Rover is the last year, 2004, for the DII. I liked the older body style so I found a low mile one. It is great trail rig for my work and fun. I have it decked out more now with an awning, water tube, lights, winch, etc. I did the build myself.

The SRT is my travel car when I go visit clients in TX, OK and my office in CO. Have to get there fast LOL.

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This is my finer thing. I need to take some updated pics though. Its a bit more finished now inside and is chinked.

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I have concluded that I am white trash. :down:  :laugh:

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While we're on the subject of fine objects owned by white trash, I should share my hunting rig.  327,000 miles, all original.

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Is it perverse that I park it in a garage full of this kind of stuff?

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I have strange priorities.

Nice IF.....Steel?

I have two "classic" Ibis(s) in the basement.....one 1997 Alibi and a never ridden 2001 Ripley frame.....to be built this year.

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Feeling more on the "white trash" side..but taking a risk here...

The finer things for me are many...especially being able to retire well enough to hunt/fish....and 39 years of marriage to same person.

And besides our trips south, these are the finer things to me...where I live, saltwater fishing...2 miles from the house, and my freshwater fishing also...

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Other than guns, vehicles and land I'm a hopeless product of my "frugal" PA Dutch upbringing - can't shake it even after all these years.  For example, this is my Rolex - $19.95 at the Pierre, SD, Walmart - works as well as any $20k watch.

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I've must admit, however, that I've pissed away a ton of money over the years on open two-seaters, mostly Porsche, but I've always liked a massaged Miata (they need a little work out of the box) as being 99% of the fun of a Porsche for 25% of the price.  Knowing that I was planning on retiring and didn't want to bear the cost of running a Porsche when retired, but still wanting to have an open two-seat toy, I paid cash for a brand new 3rd Gen Miata in 2007 and had a bunch of work done on it, mostly relating to intake/exhaust, suspension, body stiffening and brakes.  

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It is still 100% perfect, driven only on nice days and a ton of fun.   Since it will likely be my last sports car, I hope it lasts for many, many years.

My favorite of all vehicles is the 40' diesel-pusher MH I bought (and paid for) in anticipation of retirement and spending 6 months/per year living in it, chasing the N. American bird seasons from north to south.  You sit in front of the front wheels to drive and it is as much fun to drive as the nimble two-seater - in a different way, of course.  

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Inside, it is like a small luxury condo and it tows the Jeep.  You could live in this quite comfortably as your only home if you were willing to give up things like a workshop, reloading, etc.  

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Obviously, this dream came crashing down when I became an involuntary nursemaid.  I keep the MH in the hope of somehow regaining that dream.

Finally, I consider my mountain land my finest "thing" of all.  The mountains look like this:

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We have lots of trails where I run my dogs on every non-hunting day:

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Sign at entrance to our long lane in the snow (yes, it is named after the John Denver song):

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Here's our cabin-like house in the early fall:

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Our little mountain brook:

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Fortunately we bought this land for cheap years ago when no one wanted mountain land - couldn't begin to afford it now.

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Holy moly, I'm gonna have to ramp up my make a donation to become a Contributing Member guilt drive...seems many can afford it... :devil:
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Holy moly, I'm gonna have to ramp up my make a donation to become a Contributing Member guilt drive...seems many can afford it... :devil:

After buying our finer things Brad, we can barely scrape together the 20 for membership  :laugh: . BTW if you had a pheasant decal then I might pay more :devil: .

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This is my finer thing. I need to take some updated pics though. Its a bit more finished now inside and is chinked.

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Awesome cabin Treerooster!  Would love to see more pics. Owning a cabin in the woods has always been a dream of mine.

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I have been pondering this:  What do I have that are the "finer things."  Last year I went through a divorce and pretty much lost all the material items that I appreciated, but even so, I would not have considered them my finer things. To me, one of the things I consider finer is my education. My education initiated with my up-bringing.  Let me explain,  I grew up in a single parent family and was raised by my mother. As such was the circumstance, we were basically financially challenged let us say.  But, what my mother lacked in financial assets, she made up in knowledge and wisdom which she imparted to me.

The second part of my education was graduating from college with a BS in Business Administration in Accounting.  Since then, I have gone on to earn two MBAs; one in Operations Management and one in Entrepreneurship.

The second item that I consider to be a finer thing, is my memory of things that have happened in my life.  Trust me, I have lived a very colorful life.

Lastly, I consider my relationship with Lynn Dee a very fine thing. I look forward to the adventures we have planned for ourselves.

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Nice KBD. You don't look as smart as you apparently are. No offense. :<img src=:'>

And I agree, I have no Masters degrees but my Bachelors is a small miracle given my underachiever ways, and my wife and marriage and children are my most finest things.

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I'm gonna have to say that one of the finest things I have in life is, indeed, my happiness.

"When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life".

-John Lennon

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