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Old 11-27-2011, 05:17 AM   #9101
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I remember standing engine room watches when our submarine was transmitting HF. You could watch reactor power fluctuate significantly with the transmitter activation.
Fortunately, my power company's coal-fired plants are safe. I'm not one of the contester "big guns" in this hobby. I long ago found out I could work anywhere in the world on 100 watts or less.
It's funny: you can have a radio conversation between someone with $100,000 of radios/antennas and someone who can put their whole home-brewed station in a pocket, and they're both happy as clams when done.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:59 AM   #9102
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The deer herd is ready. "Bring it on, Godzilla."

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Went to a woodworkers show, bought table saw blade, band saw blade, band saw fence. I'm going into the workshop until Christmas to build toy cars, beer boxes, barstools, dog water/food bowl holder, and drink coasters. Everything except for the barstools will be built from scraps of cherry hardwood flooring.
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Yesterday we had a family celebration. I grilled bison, boar and lamb sausages in the cold rain and DW made mushrooms in madeira and quinoa risotto. We all consumed copious amounts of brewed and fermented beverages.
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I haven't really started my day yet, but as soon as I finish this cup of coffee I'm going to go paint something. Again. And when I get tired of painting I can take comfort in knowing that something around here needs caulking. Still.

But no rodents in the traps this morning!

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The deer herd is ready. "Bring it on, Godzilla."
Reminds me of that cinematic (non-Disney) classic, "Bambi vs Godzilla"...

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... and quinoa risotto.
If it's made from quinoa, can it still be called "risotto" or would it be "quinotto"?
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I've been retired almost 5 years, and I still can't shake the feeling that there is something I should be doing. I downloaded and balanced the bank, VG, and CC info, started the Christmas video (that I was going to skip this year), worked on a photobook, and practiced, and I still feel like I'm neglecting something.
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I've been retired almost 5 years, and I still can't shake the feeling that there is something I should be doing. I downloaded and balanced the bank, VG, and CC info, started the Christmas video (that I was going to skip this year), worked on a photobook, and practiced, and I still feel like I'm neglecting something.
That's sad Al. Have you thought about chopping wood for therapy?

I relish the luxury of doing nothing if I so choose - with absolutely no feelings of guilt.
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Changed the oil and rotated the tires on my Civic. Cleaned out all the gutters and raked up the last of the leaves. Washed my garage floor. Drove the Z3 (top down, of course) for likely the last time until April. Repaired the trickle charger.
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...it's really hard to do it sideways like that; damn ornaments keep falling off.
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...it's really hard to do it sideways like that; damn ornaments keep falling off.
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I've been retired almost 5 years, and I still can't shake the feeling that there is something I should be doing. I downloaded and balanced the bank, VG, and CC info, started the Christmas video (that I was going to skip this year), worked on a photobook, and practiced, and I still feel like I'm neglecting something.
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That's sad Al. Have you thought about chopping wood for therapy?

I relish the luxury of doing nothing if I so choose - with absolutely no feelings of guilt.
Me too REW. Wet and cold here this morning, so no golf. I do hate that I can't play, but that's about it.

Yesterday was my mom's 94th birthday. Had my nephews and SIL over to celebrate the day. My SIL normally drives me nuts, but she was actually tolerable. So all and all......a good day. Who knows how many more b'days she has left. She has certainly gone down this year, but not doing too bad considering she had to rehab from a fall earlier this year. Hopefully, no more broken bones.
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Phew! Finished tearing down Thanksgiving, and rigged the house for Christmas. I need a turkey sandwich..
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Today, I removed the rear wheels from below the rear bumper, and fixed a sagging screen door on my Airstream. I used my 4" grinder, to grind down the edge of the screen door that was hitting on the door jam. And then placed a screw with a plastic spacer to prop up the screen door. Now the door seems to close much easier... But it looks like the aluminium frame needs to be re-welded someday.

After removing the wheels, I weighed them... 23 less Lbs. off the rear end of my Airstream...which is a good thing!





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