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October 10th, 2006
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How not to hunt
To start, don't tell us, your new neighbors, that you'll be hunting.

When we get home, don't flag us down or greet us. Just drive off the driveway into the woods of one of the vacant lots adjoining our shared driveway. [At this point, prettypammie's and my "weirdness radar" is starting to go off. I call the Loudoun Sherriff's non-emergency number, and begin my report of potential weirdness in progress].

Now that you've started to freak the neighbors out, drive back out of the woods, and turn up their driveway. [Freakout factor kicks in to overdrive]. Drive off the driveway into our neighbor's pasture, the one that said neighbor has offered for our horses to use when we get the barn built.

Now that you have travelled through three out of four lots of the family subdivision, and on the driveway easement and "borrowed pasture" of the fouth, trespassing in two cases, violating the terms of your lease, and panicking your new neighbors completely, all you need to do is hang out until the Sheriff's office arrives. For extra drama, right as the police are about to turn up the driveway, get back in your car and act as if you are going to flee.

Congratulations! You've successfully demonstrated "How Not To Hunt."

I guess the "No tresspassing" sign at the head of the shared driveway is not enough. I'm going to have to go post signs in the woods along the property line above the house, the entrance to our driveway, etc.

Side-note on the foot: orthopedist follow-up is tomorrow. I had been feeling pretty good--hadn't felt the need for tylenol or ice in quite a wihle. Sadly, it started throbbing again tonight--and then on top of that, I stumbled on a step going down the stairs and touched down on the bad foot. It was just a "light bounce," not my full weight at all. Nonetheless, I got a really weird "electric shock" feeling from my foot as I clutched the railing and recovered.

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From:vettecat
Date:October 10th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
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Hope the doctor appointment goes well!
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From:bikergeek
Date:October 10th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'd really post "No Trespassing -- Hunting Prohibited" signs all around the perimeter of the property, in such a way that nobody could miss 'em. I understand that in much of the country you really do need to do that. Also, in deer season, wear lots of orange and try not to do anything deer-like.

"Rule 2. Be sure of your target and what is behind it."
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From:owenthomas
Date:October 10th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
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Goodness! Was the doofus arrested?
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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)

No...

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they actually reside next door, and they were technically on "their" property for most of the incident.
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From:phoenix_glow
Date:October 10th, 2006 10:44 am (UTC)
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Love the hunting story. I guess you may be getting more of that being out in the woods now! ;)
Sorry about your foot. It really is damned aggravating to lose use of one of your feet!! I know, I once had a sprained ankle for weeks!! Get better!
From:ganncamp
Date:October 10th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)

re: foot throbbing

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I'll bet your foot was throbbing because your weather is/was changing.

Welcome to "arthritic changes" land. Yes, you too can age prematurely when you injure yourself.

My twisty ankle (three time badly enough to put me out of action for a while. many, many more times than that in a minor way) tells me when we're in for "weather."

It's not a lot of fun, but there is a certain cachet to knowing the weather better than the meteorologist. :-/
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From:flyingwolf
Date:October 10th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)

Re: foot throbbing

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actually the weather is not changing here. Will sometime tomorrow, but it's been pretty calm since that Noreaster blew through last Friday/Saturday.

Knowing Pete he probably did more than he should have at this stage of recovery while trying to make a pizza materialize at his house on Sunday.
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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)

Re: foot throbbing

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hey, it worked, didn't it?!
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From:dindin
Date:October 10th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
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Ummmm...wow.
From:arcticelf
Date:October 10th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)

Posting Your Land

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I dont know the law down where you are, but in Maine if you want to keep hunters off your land you need to post every 10 ft along your property line with a specific 'no hunting/no trespassing' sign. This sign must have your name and phone number on it.

Also: wear 2 items of hunter orange in the woods, and cosider some orange for the horses too.

AE
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From:vvalkyri
Date:October 10th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
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You have horses?
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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)

Yes...

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You have time to come out and visit?
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From:vvalkyri
Date:October 10th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Yes...

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when? where?
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From:happypete
Date:October 11th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)

Re: Yes...

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Our place...it's a long way from town..but think of it as a country vacation...

maybe not-this-weekend-but-next?
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From:vvalkyri
Date:October 11th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Yes...

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Which direction out of town? Looks like I might be in Woodbridge the afternoon of 10/22...
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From:happypete
Date:October 11th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Yes...

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On the road from Leesburg to Charlestown. We're 80 minutes from Woodbridge, VA, but a mere 60 minutes from Woodbridge, MD.
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From:vvalkyri
Date:October 12th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Yes...

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oy. perhaps some other time.
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