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They’re still finding ’em

More ordnance dug up on Sussex beaches this month. There’s still an insane amount of it out there. I don’t know that I’d handle those big ones – they look unstable.

More on the ‘splodey part. The boys like the ‘splodey part.

We’re still connecting through our phones. The engineer turned up this morning and said, “this is a job for a cherry picker!” and the cherry picker guy turned up and said, “this is a job for traffic control!”

So with any luck, tomorrow our road will be blocked by professionals while the cherry picker guy reattaches the phone wire on top of our pole. I feel important.

Also, our power is going off tomorrow morning for completely unrelated reasons. Wheee!


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 18, 2024, 8:17 pm

There was an incident a few years ago involving a long-buried American Civil War shell. A collector got it, and when he started grinding the rust off, he set off the powder charge inside. It exploded and killed him. After over 150 years.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: April 19, 2024, 12:39 am

From 2008…


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 19, 2024, 1:21 am

Yep, last casualty of a Federal Gunboat bombardment.

Risky hobby, messing with artillery shells.

Speaking of EOD and shifting responsibilities, son #2 tells me his Marine co-workers joked about finding munitions that needed disposal saying…
“Just piss on it, if it’s wet it’s the Navy’s Job”.

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