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Old 02-10-2016, 03:41 PM   #321
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Io ho dato l'esame per la classe italiano questa mattina. L'esame é stato molto facile.

Non avrò classe lunedì. Non farò i compiti questo fine settimana.

So... until next Wednesday I will continue to practice/review the previous 2 semesters.
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7:30 AM went to ROMEO group at Burger King. Proceeded to do nothing productive for the rest of the day.
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My first attempt at homemade pastrami. I grew up on the real thing at delicatessens in Brooklyn, so I know what it should be like. Mine was certainly good, but I went a bit overboard on the pepper when mixing my rub. Still, it was recognizably pastrami and I will keep making more until I achieve perfection.

This is the kind of thing that is so time-consuming that only a retired person can do it properly!
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Io ho dato l'esame per la classe italiano questa mattina. L'esame é stato molto facile.

Non avrò classe lunedì. Non farò i compiti questo fine settimana.

So... until next Wednesday I will continue to practice/review the previous 2 semesters.
Hai imparato bene, amica mia. Complimenti.
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My Roomba arrived today so I am posting while it is vacuuming .How great is that !
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I just got my illuminated keyboard and hooked it up. My brilliant DW suggested i get one as I do not touch type. I Love it !!!
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Participated in my church's Ash Wednesday service earlier this evening. In another first for me, I got to sing the bass part, since we had plenty of tenors again, but no basses.
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Io ho dato l'esame per la classe italiano questa mattina. L'esame é stato molto facile.

Non avrò classe lunedì. Non farò i compiti questo fine settimana.

So... until next Wednesday I will continue to practice/review the previous 2 semesters.
Molto bene! Italiano è la lingua più bella!
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Finished taxes last night. Went faster than anticipated. Nice little refund, too! Maybe by the time it arrives I will be ready to dive into some Vanguard...
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Went to the range. Bought some Valentine roses for the young wife. Went out to dinner and then to a concert by the young Italian trio "Il Volo". A very nice day.
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Ran 5 miles, swept the floors, watered the drought resistant plants that don't need water, bought turbo tax, took an hour and half nap, lowered my car insurance by about 100$, collected some rent, pulled some weeds, drank about 4 liters of green tea and bought 2 pizzas with dd (using coupon saving 4$).
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Plowed deep snow in about 50 degree weather. Got the plow truck stuck several times and had to dig it out. Also had to shovel piles of snow that stopped the plow when they got too deep. That was more exercise than the skiing I did the day before, but not as much fun.
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Plowed deep snow in about 50 degree weather. Got the plow truck stuck several times and had to dig it out. Also had to shovel piles of snow that stopped the plow when they got too deep. That was more exercise than the skiing I did the day before, but not as much fun.
Wondering if you should look into a heavier, more reliable, piece of equipment for snow removal. I know cost can sometimes be a factor but also wondering how long you'll be able to "dig it out" when your older equipment gets stuck. It sounds like you've had to dig it out or fix it several times this season. Or is your equipment undersized for the kinds of snow you get at your new location?
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Wondering if you should look into a heavier, more reliable, piece of equipment for snow removal. I know cost can sometimes be a factor but also wondering how long you'll be able to "dig it out" when your older equipment gets stuck. It sounds like you've had to dig it out or fix it several times this season. Or is your equipment undersized for the kinds of snow you get at your new location?
The problem this time was plowing through more than one snow storm and some major drifting we had up here a bit ago - 50 mph wind gusts. One of the summer people wanted to come up and needed the road back to his place opened. The roads are about 10 ft wide and my plow is 7.5 ft wide. Couldn't get much wider and still get through. The truck is old - 92 F250, but the engine was rebuilt not too long before I got it. I think plowing is hard on any equipment and leads to continuing repairs. I'm thinking of putting lockers in the differentials which should help with the problems of getting stuck. I also have a tractor with a front end loader that is down in Pueblo that I need to get up here. That would help a lot in moving large piles of snow. A large snow blower would be neat, but between not knowing how it would work with all the rocks up here and the cost, I'll probably not get one. I just do most of it for fun and ask the folks I plow for to make a donation to the kid's camp for my trouble.
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Hermit, I can understand not have a blower with a rock driveway. Just worry about my online "friends" maybe getting hurt. You are right about how hard plowing is on trucks and tractors. It can be hard on the operator too!
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Hermit, I can understand not have a blower with a rock driveway. Just worry about my online "friends" maybe getting hurt. You are right about how hard plowing is on trucks and tractors. It can be hard on the operator too!
Thanks splitwdw. You are right about plowing being hard on a person. I'm pretty well beat after a day's plowing. And that's without any snow shoveling! That truck has an extra heavy weight package with an extra leaf on all four springs and F350 break calipers in the front. It rides like a buck board.

I don't have much in the way of steep drop-offs or anything, but there are ditches on the sides of the road which is usually what I get stuck in while one side of the truck is buried in 2 or 3 feet of snow . My place is right in the middle of the Ranch, so I'm usually within a mile of home.
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