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Old 02-18-2010, 08:52 PM   #3441
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:24 PM   #3442
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Played another 9 holes today and trimmed more bushes at my mother's house. Her back yard looked a little on the jungle side. But looking good now, you wouldn't believe how much I have piled up at the street ready to be hauled away. I'm sore and need a med.
Ahhhh....a man that knows how to handle his putter and knock on wood!
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Got up this morning and sat on the balcony in the sun, ate breakfast, sat on the balcony in the sun, went out to do a little shopping and eat lunch then stopped at a hobby shop, came back and sat in the sun, went to visit some friends and play bingo with their tour group this evening (and won $5), and then went to Steak & Shake for a late supper.
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It kind of depends on your needs, but you can't go wrong with a Stihl chainsaw. They don't sell them at the big box stores, but they are not overpriced, given the quality.
Another vote for Stihl chainsaws. I bought one in 1979 and it still runs fine.
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Yesterday reminded me again why we like West Virginia so much. Went to renew my driver's license and was out in 15 minutes. In MD that normally took at least an hour, sometimes two.

Other than a grocery store run that was all I did yesterday besides ordering a parts washer online.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:34 AM   #3447
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Another Stihl owner here. Keep Sta-bil mixed with the gas and it will last forever
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So Dave, how do you keep those socks so white?
Photoshop? Seriously, I was amazed they looked so clean when my DW sent me the pictures she took- I had literally just put them on so didn't have time to get them too dirty- believe me, around here with 4 dogs, 30" of snow/mud, it's nearly impossible to keep the floors clean.
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BTW, what's a "skid steer"?
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Yesterday, went and dug my skid steer out of a snow bank at a job site so I could bring it home to clear snow around the house- took most of the day, a lot of digging by hand. Took it easy once I got home, that's not my wine, lol.

I went back to check out the super white socks. Is that the "Kid's Post" you're reading? If so, it sure beats the "Jobs" section
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I went back to check out the super white socks. Is that the "Kid's Post" you're reading? If so, it sure beats the "Jobs" section
The Kid's Post is just the last page of the Style Section, I was reading the comics!
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I got out and about and ran errands. Then I came home and called a long distance friend of many years who is ready to retire in June, maybe.
We laughed and talked for about an hour.
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Saw John Davidson entertain at a local amusement park here in Tampa - he's still got a lot of talent for being 69.
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Yesterday I used a baseball bat to knock some 6 foot icicles off the house (the ones I could reach).
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I went to the main office of a model railroad manufacturer here in Ormond Beach, FL, in search of a limited edition locomotive I've been trying to find (I've called shops, large and small, from coast to coast with NO success), and they dug around in there warehouse for me, and found one that had gotten misplaced behind some other merchandise...even they were amazed! And, boy, was I happy!!!


Then this evening we had a very enjoyable time at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach listening to the "Philharmonic of the Nations" with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, performing Brahms' Piano Concerto #1 in D minor, Opus 15...and Mahler's Symphony #1 in D Major ("The Titans")....then it was off to Krispy Kremes!!!

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+1 on the Stihl. I had a Craftsman that was OK, but the Stihl is better. Don't forget to get all the safety gear (helmet with face shield and ear protectors, protective kevlar chaps, special protective boots.

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Old 02-20-2010, 01:15 PM   #3457
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I have a confession to make. My sister and her friend friend were visiting, and her friend was working on a color sudoku puzzle, like this:



As a joke, I moved a few of the beads around when she wasn't looking, probably making it impossible to solve. Before I knew it, it was too late to 'fess up, and the friend worked on it for about 7 hours before she gave up. I feel bad, but I decided not to say anything.
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Slept late this a.m., got up, took a shower and got ready to meet DH's biker bud and wife. They were in the area because his daughter had a baby a couple of days ago. We oohed and ahhed over the pic of their new grandson and listened to several stories from the biker bud (he's a TX state trooper) about his experiences on the job. I laughed so hard, my jaws still ache. Sure wish I could share some of the stories, but I must refrain.

I think I'll take a nap now.....
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Played 18 holes today and temps in the mid 60's. Pretty darn nice. Worked at mother's house again today trimming bushes. Pretty much completed all that. Thank God! Now, need to rake my back yard and trim crap at my house. I'll do that next week.
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I accomplished going through 2 boxes of papers in the spirit of Simplifying Saturday
...all day sorting and burning in fireplace, with frequent breaks, of course.
Made corned beef hash and fried eggs with homemade ketchup for dinner. Simply delicious.
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