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Old 11-18-2020, 12:07 PM   #2041
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I made my Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. It's far better than the commercial stuff IMHO. Less sugary and more like cranberries with a bit of orange tossed in.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:23 PM   #2042
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Iíve hit two deer over the years. Almost got a third one the other night but was able to slow down enough and he bolted out of the way. Glad youíre ok MRG.

I had one jump over the car, but one of his legs hit the antenna and put a turn on the very end.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:32 PM   #2043
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Busy day for me:

7:00 am - ROMEO coffee at Burger King
9:00 am - take DW to Dr appt.

Afternoon - Costco and Walmart run, meet a friend to hit some golf balls, dog walk, clean garage, get car washed.

Tonight - Meet three friends and walk for an hour on a local golf course, then go to the Bar for a water/beer/diet coke and snack. I'm the designated driver.

Then home to walk the dog for the late mission (9:30 PM).

The end!
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:39 PM   #2044
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Y'know, I always thought the term ought to be desiccated driver.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:43 PM   #2045
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Watching the Space X launch coverage today. Weather forecast is 50/50 at this point, so fingers crossed. They just had Travis Tritt sing The Star-Spangled Banner and showed some scenes of the launch area. Got me a little teary-eyed.
I also watched it, and then last night I took the neighbor out to a clear area so we could watch the ISS go over, Found and tracked with ease. I use Heavens-Above for

information. To night I was looking at sky things on the internet and see Jupiter and Saturn clearly visible near the moon soon after sunset. Mars is also visible to the East. So I went out and looked at them.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:38 AM   #2046
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Roof is being replaced starting today and should go on for a few days. Itís hunker in place time around here! Fortunately, the weather looks to be sunny and cool through the weekend.
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Y'know, I always thought the term ought to be desiccated driver.
Well, while the others drink cold beer and wine, I have ice water to minimize being desiccated!
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Grocery shopping. Gardening. Taking my dog for a drive and a walk. Cooking. Playing the piano. Play Wii tennis. Talking to my daughter on the phone congratulating her for her promotion and pay raise. Another wonderful day in ER.
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Made apple cider again, this time while Facetiming with our 3 year old grandson. He was fascinated by the process, as he is a hands-on kid. Got a full gallon of cider from a small dishpan of apple mash.
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I made my Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. It's far better than the commercial stuff IMHO. Less sugary and more like cranberries with a bit of orange tossed in.
How do you get it in the proper can shape for serving?
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I recently joined an R/C airplane club and went to the flying site today, a well-done site. It has two intersecting runways (grass, not paved) elevated stations to put your airplanes on and save yourself bending a lot, and very important, a porta-potty. Hey, it beats a trek to the treeline. And it being a weekday, I had the whole place to myself!

I took three airplanes and flew all of them. Two had never been flown for lack of a suitable flying site. When I was starting to feel tired I was thinking "I should pack up and go home now" and not 30 seconds later hit the outer branches of a tree on the approach to the runway. The airplane escaped the clutches of the tree unscathed, but I took the warning and packed up after landing. A very enjoyable warm (74į) afternoon. Maybe the last one we'll get this year.
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I climbed a ladder over and over - cleaning my gutters. Then I bagged most of the remaining leaves in the yard.
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Blew the leaves off roof and then sprayed all the moss with Wet'n'Forget solution. Here in the PNW the moss and algae are relentless.

Informed Amica that my house is now titled to our revocable trust. They informed me the privilege costs me an extra $18 a year. Oh well, I'm sure there is a good reason.
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Finished my fall work for the season today. All the leaves are cleared, lawn mowed, pool closed, patio furniture in the shed, bonsai plants in garage . . . Of course, didn't do this all today, but it's all finished as of today. Felt good to close the shed with everything put up for the season. Should get a break before the winter shoveling (snow thrower) action starts. Winter can be a long cold season of boredom but at least in the early weeks, it's kind of nice sitting by the fireplace and relaxing with some tea and a book (Kindle).
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My gym is closed again for at least four weeks. It's sunny today for a change, so I went for a bike ride for some cardio. The sun felt great, but that low sun angle makes me a little nervous sometimes.

Stretched, showered, and am now baking four loaves of zucchini bread.
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I was washing my Mustang convertible in the driveway today when a neighbor was in the street looking at my house. So I turned around and saw this!

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I don't know what kind of hawk this is, but it sure was big (maybe 15"+ tall.
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^ My guess is Red-shouldered hawk: https://birdfeederhub.com/hawks-in-texas/
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^ My guess is Red-shouldered hawk: https://birdfeederhub.com/hawks-in-texas/
Yep, after looking at the hawks in the article, I would go with that too. When it took off (right over my head) it's wingspan was easily three feet.
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I was washing my Mustang convertible in the driveway today when a neighbor was in the street looking at my house. So I turned around and saw this!

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I don't know what kind of hawk this is, but it sure was big (maybe 15"+ tall.
What a beauty!
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What a beauty!
Yes, the picture doesn't do it justice. I was using my phone camera and not too steady plus being far away. It was a strikingly beautiful bird.
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