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functional over looks anyday

August 25, 2020 06:37AM
my dad was 100% colorblind. i diagnosed him as a child with an encyclopedia that had a color blind chart. he was going to HVAC school at night in the 60"s . he was a meat cutter and wanted to be able to do refridgeration basics when coolers went out. was essential. he was turned out of the class. twice he went flying across the room, and once took an instructor with him shorting out things. dangerous voltage. He said the instructor told him he could not read a schematic. i pulled out the encyclopedia and showed him the colored dot page . what number is there in this Dad? boy aint nothing but dots. mom said eye doctor time! knew he had some issues. he wore white shirt khaki pants black bow tie trade mark old time meatcutters in stores. and thats ALL he wore. . red lights he had no idea except to stop on the bright one at top he admitted. we went thru a town with new sideways designed redlights. he panicked and was fortunate enough to see traffic movement. mom yelled its stop on the left lit light!. so color to him was moot. . he functioned. best he could.

my point is my spare Sabre is a hodge podge of gold shaft, black shaft, painted the box black because it was so scuffed up, and named it Zorro with it painted with red model car paint on the side. ..lol.. UUUUUGGGLLLLYYY. it was modded to experiment and works fine and is a soother to me. so easy and finds stuff. this was a neglected unit acquired very used and beat to pieces, but it works. needed some tlc to work. my philandering old partner said big ugly women need a little love too. different day in time to say that back then. lol.

i had two guys ask did i want to borrow a decent unit. man that thing looks like it come from a scrap bin. Frankenunit! the guffaws rolled out! i had told them about a small demo lot and we met up. . they pulled out a G2 and a T2 se with small coils still new looking units with dust covers etc.. and both very experienced hunters. . i fired up the sabre. when it was over-- they said that ole beat up thing owned this lot! they had squat. basically trash a few modern clad. i had 3 barbers two old postal locks, and an 1812 artillery corps button and other goodies . ugly works!

i buy a gun, used and abused second hand,cheaply, pawn shop make me an offer gun. . and between a buddy we spruce them up, fix them , and if they function right sell them or keep one occassionally, like a ruger 10/22 i fixed the other week. . . i have scratched a new gun before, new metal detector before etc.. thick brush is rough. i dont purposely abuse them but environments can be trying. so used and ugly but functional is for me. clean of dirt, yes, fix broken part or replace, yes, dinged yes, working yes, worry about another ding or scratch..no. price is right yes, so i dont puke over a new machine cosmetically ruined. i normally buy used. and i now that i have a new Simplex i already put a scratch on the faceplate so it indoctrinated. at its price not crying like a friend that dropped and gouged a new machine 4 times the price.

as a detective i worked a case with a bunch of stolen power tools. there were 4 different atrocious color schemes of paint on them. and no serial numbers on some readable due to use. . went to pawn shop and recovered with and without serial numbers--not required on some old tools to pawn due to wear, and got records of thieves who pawned them, just walked along the bins and pointed them out . made arrests. got convictions. returned tools. the contractors on a big apartment complex had all agreed to put a paint scheme on stuff to tell who owned what. one guy had a granddaughter that like pink and purple. so it was striped that color. slime green and red on one company. cosmetically ruined. but worked. and sent thieves to jail. ugly functionable identifiable worked!

this winter i might repaint the Sabre and make it more respectable looking. maybe... if stolen there is not another Zorro. see it a mile off... its that ugly. like an ugly woman that can bake a good biscuit.. a keeper! i married pretty and eat Hardees biscuit lolololol!!!!!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2020 06:41AM by dixiedigger57.
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Likes and dislikes about being 'colorful.'

Monte 149 August 23, 2020 05:57AM

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Kickindirt 66 August 25, 2020 10:34AM

Yes, Kinkindirt, the colors can get me "In the mood."

Monte 77 August 25, 2020 10:46AM

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jmaryt 65 August 25, 2020 05:26AM

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Sodbuster 68 August 24, 2020 11:35AM

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WM6 68 August 23, 2020 09:35PM

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Timbertodd 64 August 23, 2020 05:24PM

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OregonGregg 75 August 23, 2020 04:31PM

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D&P-OR 62 September 01, 2020 08:21AM

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OregonGregg 59 September 01, 2020 09:45AM

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D&P-OR 58 September 01, 2020 11:19AM

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GeoW 63 August 24, 2020 09:57AM

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Dan'o 71 August 23, 2020 06:48AM

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SvenS 96 August 23, 2020 01:18PM

Likes and dislikes about being 'colorful.'

UtahRich 60 August 24, 2020 11:26AM

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SvenS 74 August 24, 2020 05:01PM

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Druid 50 August 26, 2020 05:53PM

I will have to visit your mirage handiwork,

UtahRich 55 August 24, 2020 11:32PM

I like the Garrett version.thumbs up

Monte 69 August 24, 2020 06:03PM

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SvenS 72 August 24, 2020 06:57PM

Re: I like the Garrett version.thumbs up

Druid 52 August 26, 2020 05:55PM

I like your approach with the Relic Magnum housing.

Monte 54 August 25, 2020 06:04AM

The Black Version would do, I like the Red housing, but I am especially partial to that shade of Blue.thumbs up N/T

Monte 56 August 24, 2020 09:50AM

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Druid 66 August 23, 2020 03:59PM

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WM6 64 August 24, 2020 05:23AM

Dan'o, thank you for your thoughts and opinions.

Monte 69 August 23, 2020 12:55PM

functional over looks anyday

dixiedigger57 62 August 25, 2020 06:37AM

How I see things -

UtahRich 59 August 25, 2020 06:58AM

Hey Rich i want a shiny mint Mercedes.. but

dixiedigger57 58 August 25, 2020 07:55AM

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