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Hiram357
03-05-2006, 07:51 PM
Okay Okay, I know it's not right to brag and all. But today is a momentous occasion... *sniff* I got a (my first) FTF on Laughing Terry's "In plain sight #2" Thank you, Thank... No, no, a standing ovation is not necessary. I would like to thank all the people that made this possible... like the ones that live closer to Skowhegan that I do and just weren't paying attention to the site at that time. and the cops that didn't pull me over, and to me for finding it. :D :D :D

Smitty & Co.
03-05-2006, 07:57 PM
Okay Okay, I know it's not right to brag and all. But today is a momentous occasion... *sniff* I got a (my first) FTF on Laughing Terry's "In plain sight #2" Thank you, Thank... No, no, a standing ovation is not necessary. I would like to thank all the people that made this possible... like the ones that live closer to Skowhegan that I do and just weren't paying attention to the site at that time. and the cops that didn't pull me over, and to me for finding it. :D :D :D

Here's a virtual "pat-on-the-back" for you Hiram :D Congratulations!!!

Smitty & Co.
03-05-2006, 07:59 PM
No, no, a standing ovation is not necessary.

I stood up and clapped for you anyways Hiram............:rolleyes:

Hiram357
03-05-2006, 08:03 PM
I feel so special now! I feel like one of those big time cachers now! I already notified the associated press about it, but they haven't gotten back to me yet, they must be busy trying to make room for my headline or somethin :D

Sudonim
03-05-2006, 08:44 PM
Look outside your window. CNN and Fox vans are pulling up as we speak...

The first FTF is really fun. Congrats!

Haffy
03-05-2006, 09:00 PM
Way to go Hiram. You can thank me for that FTF too if you want. I was sitting here at my puter when the instant notification came up around 3 o'clock or so. I thought to myself do I want another FTF? I have over 50 now and I said to myself, naw ,maybe someone else will get that adrenalin rush when they open up the log and not see any other signatures there. Congrats to Hiram and sorry to Flowerlady who was so close and but still hasn't gotten one yet.:D :D :D

Smitty & Co.
03-05-2006, 09:08 PM
Look outside your window. CNN and Fox vans are pulling up as we speak...

The first FTF is really fun. Congrats!

Wow information travels fast. I hear that Oprah, Maury and Montel want to book Hiram for a spot on their shows. Seseame Street would like him to do a guest appearance and soon Hiram's picture with the FTF in hand will be featured on all Wheaties cereal boxes.( be sure to :D Hiram) Start using a pencil instead of a pen on that calendar of yours Hiram. :rolleyes: :D :rolleyes:

Hiram357
03-05-2006, 09:30 PM
Way to go Hiram. You can thank me for that FTF too if you want. I was sitting here at my puter when the instant notification came up around 3 o'clock or so. I thought to myself do I want another FTF? I have over 50 now and I said to myself, naw ,maybe someone else will get that adrenalin rush when they open up the log and not see any other signatures there. Congrats to Hiram and sorry to Flowerlady who was so close and but still hasn't gotten one yet.:D :D :D

Now I almost don't believe you about that one, cuz I got home at 4:30 checked mail... no notifications... checked gc.com... no new caches, chatted online for about an hour and checked again and there it was! but i still havent gotten an instant notification about it... so maybe my computer is just slow on getting new information... but if you got it at 3... Thanks for lettin us small fries have a chance to fight it out for a ftf! (my left eye is starting to bruise from when flwrldy knocked me down tryin to pry the cache outta my hands... the stitches went it ok...:rolleyes: )

Hiram357
03-05-2006, 09:37 PM
Wow information travels fast. I hear that Oprah, Maury and Montel want to book Hiram for a spot on their shows. Seseame Street would like him to do a guest appearance and soon Hiram's picture with the FTF in hand will be featured on all Wheaties cereal boxes.( be sure to :D Hiram) Start using a pencil instead of a pen on that calendar of yours Hiram. :rolleyes: :D :rolleyes:

I'm sorry do I know you people... OHHHH I REMEMBER YOU GUYS NOW! from the geosumthinmaine sight right?? I've been so busy with this FTF spotlight stuff the world is just flyin by me!! I barely recognize myself when i look in the mirror anymore... i see my reflection and i jump back saying woa! whos that stud puppy of a proffesional geocacher!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Beach Comber
03-05-2006, 11:38 PM
whos that stud puppy of a proffesional geocacher!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

You are on your way to being a "mature cacher" - hehehehe

Congrats! It is fun to get the FTF. Hope you enjoy more along the way :)

WhereRWe?
03-06-2006, 08:21 AM
Congrats to Hiram and sorry to Flowerlady who was so close and but still hasn't gotten one yet.:D :D :D

Flowerlady is aware of a cache that RULOST2? and I have been planning for a long time. We want to wait until spring is well sprung before we set it up, but we'll try and give her a "heads up" so she gets the FTF! LOL! ;) ;)

WhereRWe?
03-06-2006, 08:24 AM
Okay Okay, I know it's not right to brag and all. But today is a momentous occasion... *sniff* I got a (my first) FTF on Laughing Terry's "In plain sight #2"

"Sniff"? What - did Terry put a beer in the cache for a FTF prize so you'd be able to follow your nose? LOL! :p :p :p

Congrats, anyway, Hiram. Remember, it's the numbers that count! ;) ;)

robt
03-06-2006, 10:15 AM
You are on your way to being a "mature cacher" - hehehehe

Congrats! It is fun to get the FTF. Hope you enjoy more along the way :)


Mature Cacher????? Can anyone in this group be described as mature???? :D :D :D I know I do not even attempt to be that :)

firefighterjake
03-06-2006, 11:30 AM
Congrats Hiram . . . I remember the first time I was FTF on a cache . . . a very rare event incidentally when you live so close to Haffy and TRF!

Incidentally, stay tuned . . . I should be releasing one or two caches in my area in the next week or so. Right now I'm waiting for the snow to dissipate some to make the search a little more challenging.

team teebow
03-06-2006, 12:08 PM
Do I sense a Discovery Channel documentary somewhere here? No, No, I think that maybe it is a Knighting by the Queen.... Way to go Hiram.

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
03-06-2006, 12:23 PM
Congrats Hiram . . . I remember the first time I was FTF on a cache . . . a very rare event incidentally when you live so close to Haffy and TRF!

Incidentally, stay tuned . . . I should be releasing one or two caches in my area in the next week or so. Right now I'm waiting for the snow to dissipate some to make the search a little more challenging.

No no! Not this week, you must mean next week. LOL

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
03-06-2006, 12:27 PM
Congrats to Hiram on his FTF. Wish you many more but you'll earn them, especially in our area,,,;) . Hopefully see you on the trail,,,,,( just after I find the cache.):eek:

Happy Caching!!!

Haffy
03-06-2006, 03:34 PM
No no! Not this week, you must mean next week. LOL

Yes, Yes, this week Jake, Steve has to work this week.....:D :D :D

firefighterjake
03-06-2006, 04:43 PM
Yes, Yes, this week Jake, Steve has to work this week.....:D :D :D

I actually was thinking of Steve as I was getting the coords for the first cache placement . . . thought that I should probably try to release two at once to give some other folks half a chance at getting one of the two FTF. :) I hold him in this high esteem even though it seems as though lately there are some folks south of us that are "encroaching" on your guy's "territory" when it comes to being FTF. :) I still have to get the coords and permission for my second soon-to-be released cache though.

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
03-06-2006, 06:51 PM
I actually was thinking of Steve as I was getting the coords for the first cache placement . . . thought that I should probably try to release two at once to give some other folks half a chance at getting one of the two FTF. :) I hold him in this high esteem even though it seems as though lately there are some folks south of us that are "encroaching" on your guy's "territory" when it comes to being FTF. :) I still have to get the coords and permission for my second soon-to-be released cache though.


I'm quitting work, thats all their is to that. Bring it on! Next week PLEEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSEEEEE!!!!! LOL

Hiram357
03-06-2006, 08:18 PM
I WOULD'VE HAD ANOTHER FTF IF IT WASN'T FOR THAT HAFFY!! :eek: :eek: :eek: I must've been just minutes behind you Haffy! Did ya happen to see a white service truck with orange ladders? Darn this job! I'm gunna quit and just geocache all day! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D

Billy Twigger
03-07-2006, 09:51 AM
Well done!

Getting a FTF in the West of Scotland (or just about any part of Scotland for that matter) is almost impossible!
The last time I got one was back when there were only three of us caching!! There is real competition for FTFs here. Apparently you can set it up so you get an alert as soon as one is published.

About this time last year, I hid my Tarbert Code (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8c176b3d-5f8b-4d1b-af2b-9120f05556bf&log=y) cache, and an infamous Scottish FTFer was already parked in the car park ready to go!!:confused:

So a First-to-Find is a real achievement! :cool:

LaughingTerry
03-09-2006, 04:21 PM
Congrats on that FTF. Did you get your Official Suitable for framing FTF Certificate of Achievement yet? I was surprised people found that one as quick as they did considering the work I did on it to make it blend in.

Hiram357
03-09-2006, 08:42 PM
No I haven't gotten the frame yet, but waterville mail is about 3-4 weeks behind the rest of the world :D

firefighterjake
03-10-2006, 09:59 AM
I WOULD'VE HAD ANOTHER FTF IF IT WASN'T FOR THAT HAFFY!! :eek: :eek: :eek: I must've been just minutes behind you Haffy! Did ya happen to see a white service truck with orange ladders? Darn this job! I'm gunna quit and just geocache all day! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D

Hmmm . . . never considered adding orange ladders to my signature item collection. Maybe I should reconsider. :) We can call it the "Hiram Ladder."

firefighterjake
03-10-2006, 10:10 AM
Hey Steve . . . I have some good news for you. One cache is ready to go, but due to the location I don't want tell-tale foot prints in the snow so I have opted to not release it today as I was planning on doing.

The other cache that I was hoping to release at the same time also needs a little more work . . . I'm gathering goodies and working on the hide . . . so it appears as though these two won't be out until next week or next weekend (I usually try to get them out for weekends since I figure it gives folks that work M-F more of a chance to get a FTF.)

I thought you might be happy to hear this news.

LaughingTerry
03-15-2006, 10:09 AM
OK Hiram,
Saturday you will have a chance to get another FTF on another "Right in Plain Sight" Cache of mine. LOL Good Luck.

Hiram357
03-15-2006, 08:06 PM
OK Hiram,
Saturday you will have a chance to get another FTF on another "Right in Plain Sight" Cache of mine. LOL Good Luck.

I can't do that, it would be unfair. I'm waiting for your "special" cache that requires wings... I think I would have about a 95% of being the FTF (and only one in a year) for that cache. :D

Cache Maine
03-15-2006, 08:35 PM
I'm waiting for your "special" cache that requires wings I think I would have about a 95% of being the FTF (and only one in a year) for that cache. :D

Count me in for the 5%....I know a little something about this one. Question is, can I stand on top of my SUV without smashing the sunroof? :eek: Only time will tell.

LaughingTerry
03-16-2006, 02:17 AM
Count me in for the 5%....I know a little something about this one. Question is, can I stand on top of my SUV without smashing the sunroof? :eek: Only time will tell.

LOL
If I do what I want you could stand that SUV on end and still come up short.

Good Luck though.:D

Hiram357
03-16-2006, 06:36 PM
you're going to hafta keep me updated on this cache so I can get the scissor lift for the day you're hiding the cache... :D