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JohnMac56

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  1. Load up all the caches in GSAK that you want to publish as found Use global replace to set 'found by me date' as whatever date you found them Click on waypoint name to sort them in order Select publish logs ***IMPORTANT*** Create template for this data feed Fetch from filter the finds Cross fingers and hit publish...
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    Being that today was my birthday, when I saw a small envelope addressed to me (and from me) I figured it was someone sending me a coin for my birthday. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and found this cool holiday mystery coin inside. I was floored to say the least. Thank you to the mystery coin sender and congratulations to all the other recipients of this cool coin. And an early Happy Birthday to you, CCWashburn!!!
  3. At least 5 gallons of extra fuel because you never know how far between gas stations you might wind up (I also use the 'GasBuddy' app on my smartphone to find the nearest cheap gas station)...
  4. Here is my favorite... Dark Side of the Cache geocoin My daughter got one of these for me for Fathers day right after I started caching because I am a huge Pink Floyd fan. My second favorite would be my Naughty Lump of Coal Earth Turtle coin that I won from Tsun...
  5. And for sexieest female cacher I nominate JohnsLady56. The only SAFE female nomination I could make as I have to live with her and if I nominated someone else I would have to face her wrath... Taken in the heat of summer near some cool painted rocks just outside of Ridgecrest, CA
  6. I nominate GATOULIS as sexiest MALE cacher... And here is the proof that he IS the sexiest...
  7. Thanks again to everyone for their help and support of this project. I am still having a tough time because I miss him soooo much. I keep expecting to hear his meow, or have him come running up to greet me at the door when I come home. Here it is, the last coin that I need to sell so that I can adopt the cage at the shelter in his memory.... Max's memorial cage auction - Last coin needed to sell
  8. Count me in too... Send me your address...
  9. Thanks to everyone for their purchases of the grab bags!!! I almost have enough to adopt the cage at the shelter. I do still have two grab bags left if anyone is interested. If they do not sell I can still make it up as I have received another special gift from a mystery coiner and wil be posting it up on the 'e' place in another day or two. I don't know if it is 'right' to announce the sale here since it is not a trackable but it is a mystery coin. For a little hint, think about 'The Force' and 'The Happiest Place On Earth' and you will know which one it is. A special thank you goes out to the mystery coiner who sent this to me for this special purpose!
  10. Since everyone here has always reached out to help me whenever I've needed it, it is now my turn to do the same... Please send me your address and I will send you at least one geocoin for your Halloween event... ps. I loved your costume at the ET Highway event!!!
  11. I really appreciate everyone helping out with my project to adopt a cage in Max's name at the animal shelter. We are almost there but need a little bit more to make this happen. I still have a few of the grab bags left and once those are sold and the mystery coin on eBay is sold I should have enough to adopt the cage! So if anyone else is interested there are only 5 of the grab bags left. Just send an email to MaxsMemorial@verizon.net and include the following: Real Name Caching Name Number of grab bags ordered PayPal email address Shipping address Remember these grab bags all contain at least 3 unactivated trackable geocoins for only $25 (price includes shipping!)...
  12. There are only 8 grab bags left.. They are selling quickly, so if you are interested in getting one (or more) please send an email to MaxsMemorial@verizon.net with the following information: Real Name Caching Name Number of grab bags ordered PayPal email address Shipping address Thanks to everyone who has already purchased their grab bags, they are all ready to ship out this morning. Also thanks to everyone who has shown their support to me and my family throughout all of this, it really is appreciated...
  13. As most of you already know my kitty Max was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Lymphoma a few months ago and underwent quite a few treatments that only prolonged his life a little while. Max passed away in my arms on August 20th surrounded by his family. He is now free from the pain and discomfort of the cancer and the treatments that went along with it and has now been restored to perfect health with plenty of energy to run and play again. I know that he is waiting for us on the other side of the rainbow bridge and I especially am anticipating meeting up with my number one son again. I wanted to create a living memorial for him and decided that the best idea would be to adopt a cage at the local animal shelter where I originally rescued him and thereby help out more kitties in need. However I am still getting caught up from the cost of all of his medical treatments and cannot afford to adopt the memorial cage without help. So I have decided to once again ask for your help and sell off some more of my geocoins to help pay for this memorial cage adoption. In my last few sales I posted everything on the 'E' place, however they have changed their fee structure and I don't really agree with their new policies so I am going to sell them here in the forum (all except one). I thought of listing them all seperately with individual prices but that can be very time consuming, and time is one thing I never seem to have enough of. Since I am very grateful for all the help and support you all have shown me and my family while we worked through our troubles with Max I am going to sell them all in grab bags: There are 21 grab bags available. Only payment through PayPal will be accepted. Each grab bag contains at least 3 unactivated, trackable geocoins. Each grab bag will be sold for only $25.00 USD and that includes shipping to anywhere in the U.S. For international orders, there will be an additional $3.00 for shipping. They are already all sealed and unmarked, so please don't ask for any specific coins as I don't know which bags contain which coins. Since these grab bags are already price reduced, there will be no discount for ordering more than one. To purchase any of these grab bags, please send an email to: MaxsMemorial@verizon.net. Emails or messages sent through my profile will not be honored or answered. Please include the following in your email: Real Name Caching Name Number of grab bags ordered PayPal email address Shipping address Here are a couple of pictures of some of the coins included in these grab bags: I do have one very special coin listed on the 'E' place but cannot mention it here since it is a non-trackable mystery coin (sold with the mystery coiners permission). If you search my screen name on the 'E' place you should be able to find it, if not send me an email through my profile and I will send you the link to it. Rest In Peace My Son
  14. Not exactly coin related, but I did recieve this card in the mail today.. Thank you for the donation in Max's name Dr. Neal, it is a very touching thing to do and please know that me and my family do appreciate it very very much.
  15. It's all over now, Max has lost the battle with his cancer and has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge where he will be waiting for us to join him. After consulting with his oncologist we made the decision to end his suffering this afternoon. With most of his bodily systems shutting down he would have only survived another day or two and would have been in serious pain. We were all there with him in his final moments and even though it was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do I wouldn't have wanted him to go through it alone. These past few months have been a very trying time for all of us in his family and we are all very saddened by his passing. We are grateful for the little bit of extra time that we had to spend with him in his last days. And we are especially grateful for the outpouring of support that we all received from everyone here. I have decided to sell the Carpe Diem coin as well as a bunch of others. The reason I have decided to sell one more round of coins is so that I can adopt a cage in the cat section of our local animal shelter in memory of Max. Since I orignally got Max from the same shelter I figured it would be a fitting tribute to him. The final sale will be held in a couple of weeks once we get through our grieving, and I will be sure to announce it here as soon as the coins go up for sale. Thank you again to all of you here who have supported us through this by purchasing coins and for sending well wishes and prayers, you have no idea how much your support has helped us... Rest In Peace Max....
  16. UPDATE First, thank you to everyone here for everything you have said and done for us. Second, Max is not doing well at all. He took a bad turn this past week and is going downhill very rapidly. We don't believe he will survive through the weekend. We have had to resort to force feeding him because he refuses to eat because his whole system is shutting down. He is seriously anemic and can barely walk, and he is crying out all the time. We will be calling the veterinarian in the morning and see if there is anything we can do to help him come back or if it will just be better to throw in the towel and send him on to meet us later at the rainbow bridge. Please say a prayer for him and send as much positive energy our way to help us through this. Lastly, I received in the mail today a Carpe Diem mystery coin that was marked for me to sell to help Max out. Now that it doesn't look like he will make it I don't know what to do with this coin. I would feel guilty if I sold it now, and one was already sent to me for my collection, so I need some help to know what to do with it. Any good suggestions would be very appreciated. I will update this as soon as I have any more information (good or bad). Thanks again to everyone for everything and for just the support of this great group of people...
  17. UPDATE Had another appointment at the veterinarians office today. They drew some more blood and his red & white cell counts are still down below where they should be so they did not give him his chemo treatment yet. They also performed the bone marrow aspiration and biopsy but no resluts for a day or two. Poor little guy had to have a large patch of hair shaved from his right hip area and a large bore needle hole into his hip bone. Another $750 vet visit in the books, thats over $1000 we have spent on medical for Max this week alone. Looks like I will be listing some more coins to pay this one off so keep an eye here and on the E place. Also, thanks to everyone who has sent thier well wishes and prayers, they are really appreciated...
  18. San Diego should be warm in November and there are tons of caches there. No worries about all-inclusive resorts, it is safe to roam around most places. Hawaii would be another good place to go. Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are reversed from us in the Northern Hemisphere. November should be pretty warm 'down under' and there are lots of good caches there...
  19. UPDATE: Up until about a week ago Max seemed to be doing a lot better, but then things changed. He started to get very finicky about eating and for a couple of days would not eat any more than a couplpe of bites of food in a day. After a call to the doctor and an increase in his steroid med his appetite returned and we figured we had dodged another bullet. We took him into the doctor today for his three week checkup with an exam, bloodwork and another round of chemo meds. They started with the bloodwork and the results were not good; his red and white cell counts are way down again. The doctors want to run some more tests including a bone marrow biopsy to see if his body may have stopped producing new blood cells. These new tests will involve sedating my poor little boy before they can get the samples because he will not sit still long enough. The sedation and tests are going to be very expensive, so I am again having to raise more money to afford these tests. I have listed some more of my coins on the E place. Please take a look at these and if you are in a position to help out any bids will be appreciated. Thanks to everyone who heloped out with the last couple of rounds, you made it possible for us to pay off our current debt to the clinic and to afford a couple more weeks of his chemo treatments. Journey Geocoin Black Nickel/Purple Journey Geocoin Antique Silver/Blue Journey Geocoin Antique Bronze/Red Journey Geocoin Chrome/Green 2008 Compass Rose Geocoin Shiny Gold 2007 Compass Rose Geocoin Black Nickel F-16 Falcon Geocoin Nickel F-16 Falcon Geocoin Gold Three Bottles Geocoin California Highway Patrol Badge Canyonland Caching Geocoin Cachepilar Geocoin Cache Across America - White/White Cache Across America - Red/Blue Honu Turtle Geocoin AS Honu Turtle Geocoin AG Honu Turtle Geocoin AC 2007 Black Widow 2009 WSGA Geocoin 2008 ISAF Geocoin 2007 Golden State Geocaching Golden Spike Geocoin 2007 Geocoinfest Mosaic Sun Mama Cache Personal Geocoin Sydney Eternity Geocoin 2006 Hazard/Perry County King Boreas Geocoin Pirates of the Geocache 2008 Wheel of the Year BN Pay it forward 2007 Geocoin Poker Challenge The Cache Matrix Spinner 2007 Celebrating Independence 2006 Quebec Beer 2006 Kansas Geocaching
  20. Bev, I am so sorry to hear about this trouble with your pups and the crazy vet bills. Since I am still struggling to pay for Max's chemo treatments I know how fast they can add up. I am relieved to hear that they all now have a clean bill of health. I will forward your auction listings on to a few other 'coiners that have been very helpful with mine..
  21. The coins below are all ending in about 16 hours. So if you are interested in any of them, then now is the time... The first round went very well and this round is doing very good as well. We have almost enough to pay off the debt currently owed to the vet but need to get some more $$$$ for his future treatments so that we can keep our heads above water. So I will be listing even more coins either tonight or tomorrow so keep an eye on this thread for when the next bunch goes up. Again, I cannot thank you all enough for your generosity and caring while our family goes through this very trying time. I knew from experience how helpful everyone here can be when someone needs assistance, but I never dreamed just how much everyone cares. THANK YOU!!!
  22. Since the first round is almost finished, I added 10 more to the listings. Diana (Johnslady56 - Max's momma) randomly picked these 10 out of my collection, and you can expect 10 more to be posted later today. Thanks again everyone for helping out with this situation!!! Journey Geocoin - .925 Satin Silver w/red enamel (1 of 26 made!) 2008 Avroair Aviator Watch - Antique Gold 2008 Avroair Aviator Watch - Antique Silver 2008 Holiday Lobster - Gold & Red 2008 Holiday Lobster - Silver & Green 2008 Holiday Lobster - Silver & Blue FTF Chicken - Gold Spacegate - Antique Silver Spacegate - Antique Bronze Journey Geocoin - Antique Copper Halloween Compass Rose - Gold Halloween Compass Rose - Silver
  23. The coins listed below are all ending today (Between 6 and 8 hours left), so get your bids in on them soon. Also don't forget to check out my listings that posted up yesterday. I should be putting up some more today as we have another vet appointment coming up... Thanks again to everyone who has bid on these so far, I think we have enough to pay off the debt portion of Max's vet bills. Now just need to get enough to continue his treatments...
  24. DrNeal, we did use the pill pockets at first and they seemed to work great, however Max finally figured out that the crunchy center was indeed not a treat and learned to do the same as your dog. He would take the whole pill pocket in his mouth, and then seperate the pill from it and just eat the pill pocket spitting out the pill - LOL.. He is indeed a VERY smart kitty!!! We tried the crush it and mix it into his wet food and he wouldn't touch that either, guess he could smell it. We then tried breaking it into small bits and mixed it into some turkey baby food (which he LOVES) but somehow he would eat all the baby food and leave the pill pieces in the bowl. We finally decided that the best way was just to open his mouth and drop the pill down his throat followed by a coouple of treats and some more turkey baby food. Seems to work OK most of the time but he really fights it with his morning pill, not so much in the afternoon or evening..
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