Tacoma, Washington pigs for adoption!

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Post   » Fri Oct 25, 2002 2:51 pm

Sorry - I typed up something, then realized I had posted it earlier (yes, I´m completely brain-dead right now).

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Post   » Fri Oct 25, 2002 8:56 pm

I tried to roll that stuff up today as an experiment... no way in Hell! I´m totally baffled as to how you rolled it small enough to fit in your car. The place that ordered it for me is a place I used to work, they loaded the stuff in the delivery van and we all held it up with our heads on the way home. I´m sure we looked hilarious. Then the guys came in and held our boys for awhile, and I showed them how I made the coroplast cages. They thought that was pretty cool. The delivery driver was making googly noises at All-Ball. I don´t think I ever knew what a softie the guy was...

Where was I going with all of this?


Post   » Fri Oct 25, 2002 9:03 pm

Great visual!

Is that before or after exchange rate?

...what, what, what?

Post   » Fri Oct 25, 2002 10:26 pm

I loaded up Corplast in the minivan—barely.

This was before hearing about the rolling. 4x8 sheet, the van is barely wide enough. It went up and over both back seats, forming an upside-down U. It hit the floor on both ends, and touched the roof in the middle, and the back of the van just closed.

Katie´s comment? "Cool, a tent!"


Post   » Fri Oct 25, 2002 11:19 pm

My very first piece of Coroplast fit in the car bent in the other direction, low along each side and hitting the roof along the center of the car - the full length. Talk about tunnel vision. It sort of reminded me of a poke bonnet in a period play.

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Post   » Fri Oct 25, 2002 11:32 pm

now THAT´S a great visual!

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Post   » Sat Oct 26, 2002 10:34 pm

Leebee helped me roll and manned the tape. It did take two people, but it worked really well.

Agatha, sorry you had so many problems, but I agree. GREAT visual!

PP, also funny!

We need Jim to do a tutorial. He´s the one who discovered it would roll.

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Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 3:34 pm

This has no relation to anything except guinea pigs in Washington state, but look at this awesome guy...
http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?action=2&pet=1165966&adTarg ... view=1&row=0

I wouldn´t even hazard a guess as to this fella´s breed. He´s awfully cute, though.


Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 3:51 pm

Self Red Texel? The picture is weird on my PC, so it´s hard to tell.

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Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:04 pm

I don´t know, but he´s cute. I thought he might be a texel too, but I have seen them usually with hair more curly than this guy´s. He´s got such a solemn expression on his face.

Lisam? Don´t you need another pig?


Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:07 pm

The link wouldn´t work for me. Where in Washington state is this guy?

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Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:47 pm

Everett. His name is Petey, heh!

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For the love of my girls!

Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:51 pm

Becky, the place by San Jose Airport charges me less than $15 a sheet for the white.

I paid $45 for my first ever sheet. Oh, and $10 to make one cut so I could get it in the car. I STILL can´t imagine rolling it. Do you roll is lenthwise or widthwise? I love all your Coroplast traveling stories.

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Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 10:03 pm

KK, next time I need some, I´ll make the trip down.

OK, think about how the "cells" run one way on the coroplast. You know, the tuby parts that you cut.

Well, you roll the coroplast in the direction of the cells. Does that make sense? We really do need to get Jim to do a diagram or something.

Or are they still busy surfing porn?!?


Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 10:13 pm

You roll it so the roll is 48"wide and the 8 ft length is bent to form the diameter of the cylinder. How tightly you roll it will give you a larger or smaller diameter cylinder, but I´d estimate about 30- 36". Sound about right, Becky?

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Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 10:21 pm

Hahaha, agatha, with these two foster pigs ready to have babies I don´t think I´d better take any more on at this time! But good try, I´m usually a big sucker.

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Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 10:28 pm

Well, what I ended up doing with one roll was roll it without taping it, stuff it in the back seat, and let it open up to the size of the back seat. Worked pretty well, actually.

But, yes, PP. Good explanation. You are very good at getting a point across.

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Post   » Sun Oct 27, 2002 11:05 pm

I tried that. No friggin way. I got it into a loose U shape, and gave up.

It was worth a try. Maybe you could tell a friend that Petey needs them...

I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Oct 31, 2002 12:00 am

Well, I adopted 4 of the boys out this week. 2 each to two friends. They got Prescott (one of mine) both black american boys, and the little chocolate abby, Cadbury.

More later, West wing is on.

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Post   » Thu Oct 31, 2002 12:11 am

Congrats! I hope they become pigaholics.

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