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Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 798
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 12:46 pm:   

Oops, let's try this again. (My apologies to Britney Spears.) #4000 was FUN! It took me an hour to get it!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2151
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 1:17 pm:   

Thank goodness for that! I was beginning to think I was losing my touch. It certainly was a tough nut. The very next game was a handful too as far as I was concerned.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 730
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 2:02 pm:   

Yes indeed it was tough. It was especially hard because we had to have a discussion about the puppy right when I was in the middle. The dog is on ho/ld for the time being. My son feels bad and so do we. But it has to wait.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 799
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, August 04, 2008 - 12:54 am:   

I didn't get any sleep at all last night, and I'm blaming you, Richard! #3999 was not a handful, or a fistful, it was a bodyful(?). It took me over 90 minutes to crack that nut. (A filbert perhaps?)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2152
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, August 04, 2008 - 4:08 am:   

That's right! Blame the kid!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 731
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, August 04, 2008 - 5:31 pm:   

3999 fell. Cleared column 5 I think. Was about 3/4 done then had a doctor appointment for Mikey. Finished it up quickly on return. Just one of those when knowing it is winnable helps and that there are some traps.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 732
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 - 12:18 pm:   

Take a look at #2019. I can't get it. I think it may be unwinnable.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2157
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 - 3:09 pm:   

Should I give you a clue? Hell no! Suffer.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 734
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 - 3:27 pm:   

Rats. And I thought it was a loser.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 736
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 - 3:58 pm:   

I solved it. I am going crazy.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2159
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 - 4:09 pm:   

It was quite tricky in my opinion.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 742
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   

I think I got how to post screen shots.TI #2039
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 813
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 1:44 pm:   

I'm NOT going to ask why they call you BIG MIKE!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2177
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 2:04 pm:   

Oh? Why not?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 743
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 3:22 pm:   

One reason is large feet. Another. Little Mike could play Solitaire. There are many more reasons but they will have to remain a secret.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2178
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 3:38 pm:   

Huh! My two playmates are called "Mom" and "Big Mike". If ever a man suffered!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 814
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 4:56 pm:   

Mike, it seems like Richard needs a nickname. I submit either "Ric-Hard", or "Tricky Dick". (Hey, if it's good enough for Nixon...)
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 744
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 5:37 pm:   

Yes he does seem woefully inadequate without a nickname. I don't know him that well. Tiny. Shorty. Like I said. I don't know him that well.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2179
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 6:16 pm:   

I though we were talking about alter-egos.... so mine is "Trial". I know I have to be careful around you guys. But you pair left it too late. Shame that.
You can maybe get some revenge with 3973. I'll risk it. I got to a position where I had two empty columns and it still refused to throw in the towel without loads of undoing etc. Admittedly it's late and half my attention was on a TV film. Opinions appreciated.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2180
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 6:28 pm:   

Re Rodney Carrington. I can sing. I could do that. Thanks for the team effort.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 745
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 10:38 pm:   

Richard can SING! New nickname. Bing.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 746
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 12:16 am:   

3973 was indeed a hard one. If I didn't know beforehand that it was solvable I would have tossed it in.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 815
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 12:55 am:   

Mike, that's what you get for making fun of my IP address!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2181
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 4:07 am:   

Indeed I can sing. I am to singing what Paverotti is to gymnastics. I've always been amused by Bing. It's not widely used these days but it is a type of midden, or rubbish heap. Rubbish-Heap Crosby doesn't have the same ring to it.
Glad 3973 proved difficult. Today started with 3972. It's not one of the very bad ones, but if you have a go at it, I think you'll find it pretty akward. I managed to put almost everything on the wrong piles. It's a good game but not a great game.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 747
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 12:46 pm:   

My turn. See what you can do with #2047.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2182
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 1:43 pm:   

OK
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 748
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 3:27 pm:   

I knew it was to easy for the "Miracle Man". Perhaps "Minor Miracle Man" might be more descriptive.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2183
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 3:58 pm:   

Hey! I'm not a minor.
You never said whether you'd won it or not when you posted it. Had you?
Did you see the opening ceremony of the Olympics? The Chinese selected a Pipe Band from Dundee to represent ALL of Europe. Not bad for a little country. Let's hope we can win a medal or two.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 749
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 5:08 pm:   

I missed the opening. They might be showing it later tonight on Prime Time. I did solve #2047. But I cannot get #2050. I am sleeping at the computer so I need a nap. But the house cleaners are here and I am out of luck. I will look for the Pipes. Hope I didn't miss it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 816
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 5:12 pm:   

Hey, M & M, you must be peanut because you're sure not plain.

Hey, MM you must weigh a ton (for all you Roman numeral fans..)

I've got a million of them! (But what I haven't got is the solution to 2047. What column did you clear first? Because clearing col. 2 ain't working for me!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2185
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 5:28 pm:   

Column II (for all you Roman numeral fans).
I'm laughing so much I'm in tears, Mike's got the "cleaners" in. OMG that's hilarious.
Will have a go at 2050.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2186
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 5:57 pm:   

Next!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 750
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 3:45 am:   

Can't get 2050 yet. I am going to bed. Missed the first half of the opening ceremonies. But I have it recorded and will try to watch tomorrow. I got dragged out of the house.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 817
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 5:18 am:   

Superman, 2050 went down like Lex Luthor, but 2047 is my kryptonite. Any clues would be much appreciated! Thanks, Jimmy Olson
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2187
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 5:58 am:   

Lex Luthor? Never heard of him. By what you said I assume he's a p0rn star.
From the screenshot position 59/03/25, you are very close to clearing column 2.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2188
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 6:05 am:   

!!!!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 818
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 6:58 am:   

What kind of Superman are you if you've never heard of Lex Luthor? Next, you'll be telling me you've never heard of the Fortress of Solitude or the Phantom Zone (your house and Scotland, respectively!).
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2189
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 7:58 am:   

I'm the kind of Superman from the planet Alzheimer.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2190
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 9:43 am:   

I encountered a little difficulty.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to win 3952 and 3951.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2191
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 10:39 am:   

3950 can safely be added to the above Rogue's Gallery. It took a bit longer than usual to oblige. Mike is going to need a few more naps I think. Anyway, that's the first 100 completed without an unwinnable.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 751
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 12:47 pm:   

I finally got #2025. I sort of knew what the problem was. But my mind just wouldn't let me do it. That's it for today. I have stuff to do. I still haven't seen the Pipe Band. Maybe later. heard them during the Athletes march in though.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2208
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 4:47 pm:   

Have either of you tried 3950,3951 and 3952? They are above average!!!
I've found another unwinnable in 3941. The maximum scoe possible is just 19.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 830
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 5:12 pm:   

#3950 was easy, so I then took my cocky, bad self to #'s 3951 and 3952, and was I knocked down a peg or two!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 831
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 1:31 am:   

Finally got #3951, but 3952? Like John McEnroe says, "You have got to be kidding me!"
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 832
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 1:55 am:   

I had to stay up until the wee hours, but I GOT IT!!!!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2209
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 3:26 am:   

Well done Ken. Glad to be of diservice 3947 and 3944 were not that kind to me either.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 754
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 11:48 pm:   

Not very much time to play but I did get 3952.TI #3952
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 755
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 11:55 pm:   

My son's first surgery was today. We have been very busy with doctor visits and getting him prepared. He has about four more to go over the next two to three years. The surgery itself went fine. But he is hurting. I will tell Richard more about exactly what they did in an email. And Ken if you are interested.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2213
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 2:25 am:   

It goes without saying that we wish him well Mike. You've enough on your plate without me yanking your chain. Catch up with us later.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2218
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:13 am:   

We have spoken about the possibility of winning a TI in the first deal but I don't think we've ever managed it. However it has now been done with QI #54.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 837
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 11:57 am:   

Mike, may I add my well wishes for your son on to Richard's. And if you e-mail Richard, I would also be interested. Take care, Ken
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 764
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 1:22 am:   

#2085 is giving me problems. Take a look and see if I am sleep playing again.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2251
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 4:20 am:   

Quite inhoSPITable. Your eGO Bit the dust eh MIke? It's winnable but identifying which column to attack is the biggest obstacle. After that it's quite ordinary.

I'll not tell you which one I settled on (for now). I'd be interested to learn if you find an alternative.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 765
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 12:21 pm:   

Ok. Get out your camera. I got it. Finally cleared column nine. After that it fell apart. Like I am doing.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2253
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 12:43 pm:   

Well done Mike. I think that 9 may be the only way into this one.

Holiday countdown has begun.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 766
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 - 4:38 pm:   

H/old the countdown. Take a look at #2092. I am lost again.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 850
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 - 5:27 pm:   

Mike, I can get col. 8 free but still no go. Has Sir Richard retired to his chambers already?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 851
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 - 5:37 pm:   

Go back to sleep, Richard. I got it!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2254
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 - 5:59 pm:   

I'm watching Roy Chubby Brown on TV, a semi-documentary with clips of his shows. Severe!! Will email you a couple of his gags if I can remember them.
Well done with 2092 Ken. I sussed out that column 8 was it's Achilles Heel but only got to the top card. I blame Chubby.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2255
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 - 6:32 pm:   

It's 12.30 here now. Off to bed. That was a tough game. Well done Ken.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 767
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 12:07 am:   

Finally got #2092. Now it's my turn to go to bed.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2259
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 2:15 pm:   

Good news Mike. I've found the perfect solution to get you off the hook about not wanting a new dog, particularly a big one.
This aint a dog and it aint big. Perfect!
The downside is the colouring costs $15,000 a time and needs to be done 4 times a year. I can't see that causing a problem.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 768
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 5:18 pm:   

A cat! No matter what color it is is still a cat. I would rather decorate a cake. Just a note to anyone else who might read this. Although I don't know who else reads this stuff. I love all animals and never like to see one hurt. This cat should sue its owners for mistreatment. Besides it is the wrong flag. That's a Chinese short hair.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2260
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 5:45 pm:   

Isn't it hideous? The poor thing can obviously see sizeable chunks of it's body. Luckily it can't see it's own face. I'm going to email the rest of the collection to you. Wouldn't want you missing out. Chinese Short Hair eh? Is that to stop it sticking to the wok?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 772
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 5:58 pm:   

I wasn't going to make any of those jokes. You now what a considerate little fellow I am. But the camouflage might confuse the cats enemies.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2261
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 3:31 am:   

I thought of an appropriate national song for Korea. The old Rolling Stones classic, "Wokking the dog".
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 773
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 10:20 am:   

An old joke. Guess it is just getting to Scotland. Probably will be looking at Doberman puppies this weekend. Pray for me.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2262
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 1:13 pm:   

Drat! I'd not heard it. I thought I was being original.
"Come On" Mike, don't have a "Heart Of Stone". "You Can't Always Get What You Want" but can you remember "The Last Time"? "I Wanna Be Your Man" but perhaps "It's All Over Now". You may have "Mixed Emotions", "I Don't Know Why".It's a "Sad Day" but "She's So Cold". Don't give her the "Satisfaction". Stay "Respectable". You'd be a "Fool To Cry".I can "Almost Hear You Sigh" but admit you're "Out Of Time" and between a "Rock And A Hard Place"."Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" but if you're "Waiting For A Friend" to come to your "Emotional Rescue"and save you from a "Terrifying" "19th Nervous Breakdown", I'll just have to "Get Off My Cloud"
I don't have a "Heart Of Stone" and I "Aint Too Proud To Beg" them to change their minds.My advice is to have some "Sympathy For The Devil(-dog)" but start "A New Fashion" and "Paint It Black".This will "Not Fade Away" quickly. I don't expect you'll be "Dancing In The Street" this weekend, but don't be a "Street Fighting Man"......but if you don't know how to do it......
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 774
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 3:41 pm:   

Is this a game of "Name That Tune"? You really need that holiday. A ride in the Falkirk Wheel will fix you right up. I don't really have a say in the dogs. I keep trying to get my point across but no one listens.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2264
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 5:24 pm:   

No one listens? What were you saying again Mike?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 775
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 5:50 pm:   

Exactly! I knew I was being ignored. How can a guy. Six feet two inches tall. Almost 300lbs. Be ignored. I have to start wearing my special golf clothes again.
Take a look at #2096. I was getting ready for my nap so I must have been missing something.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2265
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 6:14 pm:   

Let's just say it was incident free Mike.
300lbs!!!! Was that the time they had to cut you out of your hula-hoop?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 776
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 12:54 am:   

Make that Hula-Hoops. One is not enough.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 852
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 11:59 am:   

Time to get back on that bike, Mike!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 777
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 12:16 pm:   

And fall off and break another rib. No way. And yes Richard. I know I have more than one. So breaking one should not be a problem. Also I would have to put air in the tires and I don't feel like doing that today. I don't think I have enough energy to blow up two tires. Unless it is with explosives.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2266
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 12:43 pm:   

What you need is a dog Mike. Take it for plenty of long walks.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 778
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 12:52 pm:   

Thanks for the great idea Richard. Now where can I find a dog. What the heck. Why not two or three. I have a lot of free time.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2267
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 2:17 pm:   

This is what's called a compromise Mike. This will keep Ken happy, me happy, your wife and son happy. Almost everyone would be happy! You could get stabilisers put on the bike and strap your clubs to it too.
Say "Thank you Richard".
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 779
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 4:22 pm:   

I can see the dangers in this scenario already. A Doberman and a Rat Terrier return home without the fool who decided to take them on a run.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 780
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 1:07 am:   

#2104 is my latest misfire. See if you all can get it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2268
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 5:24 am:   

Horrific! Winnable....but horrific! I got an empty column and it hardly helped at all. Certainly the worst/best one I can remember in a very long time. Do you know any good hit-men? That's just in case Ken tells us that it was easy.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2270
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 8:22 am:   

3939 messed me up too.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 853
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 9:15 am:   

I got a space pretty easily and was about ready to post how easy it was, but even with TWO spaces free, I still can't win it!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2271
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 9:54 am:   

Have you no shame Kenneth? Doing a hit-man out of a job.
I suppose we'd have missed you if the hit-man didn't.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 854
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 10:31 am:   

I need a hint-man!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 781
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 10:40 am:   

Ken. At least you got two spaces cleared. I have some errands to run so I will try it again later.
Hit Man. Don't worry there is still a place for you. We will still need help.
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
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Username: Trisha

Post Number: 76
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 11:01 am:   

Just got 2104.Will now try 3939.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 855
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 11:10 am:   

I finally got it also!!!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2272
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 11:32 am:   

Well done to both of you! That wasn't easy. Maybe Mike will get it too after he's finished with his errands.(I suspect he's looking for man's best friend).
Patricia Traynier (Trisha)
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Username: Trisha

Post Number: 77
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 11:37 am:   

Got it.Easier than the other one I thought.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2273
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 12:32 pm:   

Correct Trisha. Still a good game. Wanna try your hand at the last Emperor I posted the other day? I thought it was a beaut.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 782
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 1:31 pm:   

What was so hard about 2104. All I needed was a nights sleep and a trip to the Social Security office. In truth I wasn't sure I was going to get it.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 786
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 1:14 pm:   

Have a go at #2127.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 787
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 2:53 pm:   

I finally got it. I am not sure if I missed an early easy play or not. Even after I cleared a column I had trouble. Guess my mind isn't working even up to normal.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2283
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 3:15 pm:   

No need to put your tail between your legs and give us your hung-dog expression. Every dog has it's day, and this is yours. I had two empty columns near the end of the game and couldn't make further progress. I'd to SIT for a while longer before I brought it to HEEL. You are officially out of the dog's house....... (but not for much longer).
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 788
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 3:41 pm:   

At least I found one that posed a problem. I had the two columns at the end also. But could not figure it out for awhile. The play I missed was with getting the first clear column.
We looked at more puppies yesterday. Not sure what Michael is going to do. They were really nice dogs. But all puppies are cute. It is hard to believe that little thing will turn into a hugh monster.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2284
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 4:19 pm:   

There was a documentary on TV yesterday regarding pedigree dogs. Apparently they have been inbred so frequently to accentuate particular features for show purposes that the dogs are suffering numerous serious and expensive genetic disorders. I'll leave you to research dobermans yourself. (They were not mentioned specifically).
Yes 2127 was a real corker. We should both be pleased with ourselves for solving it.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 858
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 4:36 pm:   

I'm impressed, also!!! What column should I clear first?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2285
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 5:14 pm:   

Position...Score 27....Waste 57. Clear column 3
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2286
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 5:45 pm:   

A decent tip is in order.......I put the QS from column 7 into the empty column. Do not cover the 4H on the foundations. The 5H from column 5 went up there.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 859
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 6:10 pm:   

Thanks, but I didn't need the second tip. I got it from the first layout. (BTW, your background screen reminds me of the punchline to that old Knock Knock joke: "Orange you glad I didn't say banana!")
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2287
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 6:54 pm:   

I had to Google that "joke". Thanks Ken, my education is comlete. On the TV last night it was Haddup at the door. I'd not heard that one either. I must have led a very sheltered life.
It's time you were digging up another troublesome game for me.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 789
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 - 10:32 pm:   

How do you like my screen shot.TI Morph
You can see why I have so much trouble with these games.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 860
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 1:47 am:   

Mike, with vision like that, Richard may even appear good-looking!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2288
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 2:19 am:   

A bit of a dog's dinner that Mike. Has it been thru the washing machine? At least you keep it clean. When you did the "copy & paste" you must have used far too much paste.

Richard May? Didn't he play lead guitar for Queen? Or have I had a Brian storm?
For your information Ken, Shirley Bassey's famous song was inspired by myself.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 861
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 3:18 am:   

Shirley Bassey? Surely, that's a fishy statement.
You must be referring to her 1963 hit, "I (Who Have Nothing)"?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2289
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 4:59 am:   

Naa! I have someone. I was thinking about "Big Spender" namely "a man of distinction" and "good looking,so refined". She also sung my praises with,
"He was beautiful
Beautiful to my eyes
From the moment I saw him
The sun filled the sky
He was so, so beautiful"

What can I say? It aint easy being a babe magnet. You could ask Mike. Na! Perhaps not.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 790
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 1:44 pm:   

Someone wants to ask me something. That's new. I hope it's not about, "What's for dinner" or "Have you done the laundry yet".
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 791
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 - 6:11 pm:   

#2144. Can you find a solve?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2292
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 5:52 am:   

I don't think it's winnable Mike, but I've not had much time to spend on it. I'm at war with authority again.
I took several photos of three neighbour's kids vandalising council property, copied them onto a disc and took them to the council offices. The next day I got an email with the veiled threat that if they showed them to the police it was I who'd be likely to be charged for taking photos of minors. I don't take kindly to threats, so the press are coming today to do a feature story which they intend to turn into a landmark test case. THEY are going to publish the photos! All manner of waste is likely to be coming in contact with the fan. This is highly inconvenient as we are leaving for ours hols on friday and had intended doing a lot of prep today.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2293
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 7:02 am:   

It's completely unwinnable Mike.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 792
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 11:39 am:   

In one respect you are lucky Richard. Had you taken thosee pictures around here or even tried to stop vandalism you would have been shot by the vandals. Hope it all blows over soon. A good time to go on holiday. Just make sure your house is being watched by friends. I figured 2144 was unwinnable. But I have been wrong before. That's the first one in new group.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2294
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 12:32 pm:   

I'd be quite happy if they burned the place down whilst we are away. It's all insured, and it would get us shot of our neighbour from hell and her malignant brood. Other neighbours are equally determined to get her evicted from her council house.
2144 gave us no room for manouvre at all. One of a very elite group though. See if you can find some more nasty ones by the time we get back.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 793
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 3:08 pm:   

Have a good holiday. I'll see what I can find in tough TI's
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 794
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 12:10 am:   

Before you race off. Try #2147.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 795
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 12:39 am:   

I got it. But remember it for when you get back. I am wondering if it was as hard as I made it. I got two columns cleared but still had trouble working out the end. Stay out of trouble!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2296
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 4:29 am:   

Great game Mike. I'm killing time now so it was a welcome challenge. I saw what you meant rather quickly. Got columns 1 and 5 cleared without any trouble, but then the fun began. Wow!
To Ken.... Column 1 got me in there, but the breakthrough came soon after when I put the KC from column 8 into an empty column.
Last post for a week or so. Have fun guys, and try not to fight.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 796
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 6:57 pm:   

Someone go to Scotland and get Richard back. He needs to work on #2152. I am getting nowhere.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 862
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 11:54 pm:   

Mike, How come I hear Helen Reddy singing, "Me and You Against the World"? Any more clues for #2147? Col. 1 is easy to clear but I'm getting nowhere after that!

P.S. How's your son doing?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 797
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 06, 2008 - 1:25 am:   

I wish I could remember the plays I made. I just did the hand again and it wasn't any easier. Anyway. I will post one of my save points. It is still a battle from there.
Michael is doing well. As of today he has stopped turning the appliance to widen his jaw. Now we have to wait six months or so for new bone to form. We just hope it does.
text/plainTI Helens Ready
Triple Interchange_2147.2.pgs (6.1 k)
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 801
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:13 pm:   

Richard. After you settle down from your trip. Find out if #2152 is winnable also try #2197. I had a number of tough ones in between those numbers. But I will save those for later. Sorry the boat trip didn't turn out. Hopefully you will do it soon.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2299
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 5:34 pm:   

I've given 2152 a serious pounding but to no avail. Too many dead columns, and the rest of them have duplicated cards in them. Will have a go at the oher one now.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2300
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 5:55 pm:   

Far easier Mike. I've saved it as it's not clear from your post whether you got it or not. I cleared column 8 first.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 802
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 6:02 pm:   

I haven't solved 2197 yet. I will try with the hint. 2152 and 2144 made two unwinnables in one week.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 803
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 6:21 pm:   

I can't figure out the clubs in column 8.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 804
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 6:29 pm:   

WAIT! I think I am getting it.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Username: Butler77

Post Number: 805
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 6:39 pm:   

Got it. It sure took me a long time to figure out how to clear that column. Thanks for the hint. Hope you saw the puppy pics.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 807
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 - 10:55 pm:   

Look at #2198. I don't think it is a winner.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2302
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 4:25 am:   

2198 is not a Meleagris gallopava. Certainly a Raphus cucullatus
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 808
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 12:38 pm:   

Ok. It's not for Thanksgiving dinner and it's not an extinct bird. But is it winnable? :-) I will take a guess and say no.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2304
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 1:15 pm:   

Dead right.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 809
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 5:10 pm:   

Yes I am. But I really think I am more middle of the road.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2306
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 5:20 pm:   

Like the white lines?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 810
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 7:27 pm:   

Strangely true. You haven't mentioned anything about the run of unwinnables.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2307
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 10:21 pm:   

Sorry Mike. Am I in the dog house? Perhaps I was scared I'd attract another one. A bit like the D-- word. Will email you later today. Check the time!!!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 868
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 6:13 am:   

Couldn't sleep? Isn't it like 4 in the morning for you? The neighbour boys calling you and then hanging up?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2308
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 6:48 am:   

Nothing like that. I decded to be charitable and go to Liz's work for an hour or three to give her a hand. Unpaid! Mr.Nice Guy. We got there about 4.40am. Masses of sunday newspapers to lug in and sort. I expect it's the same in the USA. Thick magazines and supplements and free CD's and DVD's go into every paper. It's a lot of heavy work.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 869
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 11:19 am:   

Ah, it was good for you! Idle hands are the devil's workshop, Richie, my boy!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 811
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 1:07 pm:   

I think you may be in for it now Ken. Richie. Indeed.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2309
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 1:47 pm:   

I'm writing his obituary now. Wonder if Volvo make bikes.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Username: Tpa_ken

Post Number: 870
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 5:04 pm:   

Hey, RICHARD, I'm reading your previous post and I'm thinking, "What the heck? Free CD's/DVD's in the Sunday paper?" I have NEVER seen that in my Sunday paper, and I open up the Sunday St. Petersburg Times, and guess what falls out? A DVD!! Once again, Scotland is on the cutting edge!!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 812
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 6:52 pm:   

Good Grief Kenny. You still read newspapers? All I get are CD's showing how to order more newspapers in my newspapers.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2310
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 4:14 am:   

It's not only the sunday papers that contain them. It's not uncommon to get one every day, sometimes as part of a set which could number over a dozen. David Attenborough's Life On Earth is a good example. We've had literally hundreds of full length feature films too. A couple of weeks ago they were doing books of maps as a give away. Outstanding "AA" 2009 Road Atlas's with a cover price of 6.99. It's the best there is, and I replace mine regularly as they get covered with more and more writing. We stocked up with 8 of the free ones.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 814
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 12:42 pm:   

You do more stuff than we get. And it is usable. Amazing.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 2311
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 5:28 pm:   

Ken, Do you think we should give Mike a nickname? I thought that Scoop would be appropriate. He's picking up where the dog leaves off.
All other suggestions will of course be welcome.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 815
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 11:26 pm:   

Super Scooper would be more correct.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2312
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 5:34 am:   

Bigger in every department eh Mike?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 816
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 10:41 am:   

Exactly. The vacation is over.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 817
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 5:08 pm:   

Richard. Saw the first of the new pictures. They were very interesting. I am surprised you didn't get that tour company to move their bus.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2314
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 5:43 pm:   

It wasn't a tour bus Mike. Not that kind of place at all! As far as I can see they don't take guests period, but they have gardens which can be hired for wedding pics. It wouldn't surprise me if the bus was for a cleaning crew or something. We trekked a half mile down a private road before we reached their gatehouse. Then the drive is a dead straight half mile downhill to the castle. Nowhere to hide. We got spragged on the way out.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 818
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 5:49 pm:   

Spragged? Is like told to get out?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 819
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 5:50 pm:   

BTW. I fogot to tell you. I now have a WebCam.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2315
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 6:04 pm:   

Caught in the act. They didn't seem very pleased to see us, but as we were already halfway back up the drive they changed their minds about stopping the Range Rover.
A WebCam! May the Lord preserve us!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 820
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 10:08 pm:   

Looking forward to our first face to face. As soon as I learn how to use it that is.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2316
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 3:17 pm:   

You seem bored Mike. You've not got enough to occupy you. What you need is another couple of dogs. You could make your pile.................by breeding them!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 821
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 4:33 pm:   

Bored. Me. I have been busy all day. Golf tournament this morning. I played some game. But it wasn't golf. Gave the dog his medicines then had to clean his ears. Now I am talking here when I should be getting my nap. Got to play some Beta games too. I need a vacation.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 872
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 5:13 pm:   

Mike, the Alpha Male, playing some Beta games. What a sight!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 822
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 11:44 pm:   

I can indeed multi-task. Even though my wife doesn't think I can.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 895
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 11:16 pm:   

#2229 seems to be giving me some problems. Guess I just haven't been playing enough.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2434
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 10:45 am:   

I've been out for hours (no,not kipping like you!) but this game is giving me severe grief. Beginning to think it may be unwinnable Mike. Will persevere for a while yet although I think I've exhausted all of the possibilities already.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2435
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 5:26 pm:   

Can anyone get a column clear with this one? I'm going to give up otherwise.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 896
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 12:49 pm:   

Guess we will consider #2229 a loser.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 2439
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 1:23 pm:   

Agreed.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4120
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 5:37 am:   

This one is more recent Mike.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4121
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 5:39 am:   

Does anyone remember when 101 came out? That is approximately when we sidelined the TI marathon.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1411
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 12:00 pm:   

You found another one. I guess we could go back through all the posts and find where we were.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 4123
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 12:44 pm:   

You said "Guess we will consider #2229 a loser". Why not move on from there? You start at 2230 and I'll start at 2500 and work backwards.
Did you ever track down your list of losers?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1412
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 1:27 pm:   

I found it. I can post them later if you want. #2229 was the last one of the hands we were playing in order that I have written down. I also have the higher numbers that we found to be unwinnable also.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1413
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 1:28 pm:   

BTW. Take a look at #0. I am not sure if we played it.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4124
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 2:44 pm:   

So much for the bargain basement.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4128
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 5:00 pm:   

Have a look at 2499 Mike. Could I have found an unwinnable ALREADY!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4129
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 5:56 pm:   

Got it! You HAVE to have a go at this one. It's a honey!
Mike Butler (Butler77)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Butler77

Post Number: 1415
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 5:46 pm:   

Got it. It was a good one.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 4142
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 6:21 pm:   

Well done Mike. It may take us a few days to blow away the cobwebs. 22494 also gave me a lot of problems.

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