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Old 03-10-2021, 06:08 PM   #501
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A beautiful day so left early for a day in the back country. I had about 7 miles by the time I got home late after noon and found a few surprises again.
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:42 PM   #502
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^ very nice surprises!
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:49 PM   #503
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Yesterday saw a convocation of about 15 eagles circling overhead at the edge of town. Quickly went home, got my camera, came back and hiked a few miles to get close to where I saw the eagles earlier. Waited about an hour without seeing any. Went home, and brought DW back to town to pick up her car that was getting an oil change. Several eagles circling over the car shop.

Today painted a toybox Im making and started refinishing a small table.
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Next to Wednesday day hikes, this is one of the biggest advantages of retirement.
Out new VA home is about 20 minutes from the AT. During Covid every time I drive past the trailhead there are a bunch of cars in the parking area. I'm really looking forward to the time when everyone has to go back to work so I can do some low traffic hiking.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:26 AM   #505
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Out new VA home is about 20 minutes from the AT. During Covid every time I drive past the trailhead there are a bunch of cars in the parking area. I'm really looking forward to the time when everyone has to go back to work so I can do some low traffic hiking.
There are a lot of people out in parks and recreation areas right now. I wouldn't think of going to some of the more popular places on a weekend until COVID is over.
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Temperature hit 74 today, and I could go outside in a t-shirt. Put down lawn fertilizer, and gave a thought to draining the fuel from the snow blower, but then thought "Nah. If I do that we'll get a blizzard."
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^ I been thinking of doing that also but I'm waiting to just make sure also. Lol

Left early again for the hills for a day of hiking and enjoying the outdoors. I found a large bone structure with vertebrae and bone structure from an embankment that had sluffed off. The bone structure has about 10 to 12 feet of dirt above the buried creature.

I will contact some people tomorrow to check on what it maybe. I live in dinosaur find area. It maybe a buffalo but I doubt it because I have seen their carcasses bone frame and this is a lot larger. I will go back in that area again tomorrow.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:56 PM   #508
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Golf day with 3 of my friends. The course was packed. Had lunch at Cracker Barrel afterwards. It got up to 82 F today.
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Went through tons of old notes and other papers and things. I think the highlight was finding a description of medical theory I had in 1991 that I later forgot. It wasn't very well worded. I decided it's not worth writing a better description. I threw out the last of my old crayons but kept some chalk. I unfolded origami stars and nested cups that I made...in the 70s maybe They were made of forms from my father's job and a couple had financial information on actors and movies but nothing big. I found a 1990s receipt for 12 smiley face pencils (I still have some) that I almost posted to the pencil thread. I found a Rubik's cube that I played with for a few minutes.
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Taxes. Also wired a plug, fried some catfish and walked the dog.
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Brutal 7 mile hike with a 7' elevation gain. Also did some painting.
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^ I been thinking of doing that also but I'm waiting to just make sure also. Lol

Left early again for the hills for a day of hiking and enjoying the outdoors. I found a large bone structure with vertebrae and bone structure from an embankment that had sluffed off. The bone structure has about 10 to 12 feet of dirt above the buried creature.

I will contact some people tomorrow to check on what it maybe. I live in dinosaur find area. It maybe a buffalo but I doubt it because I have seen their carcasses bone frame and this is a lot larger. I will go back in that area again tomorrow.


Cool. Please update after the experts take a look
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Taxes. Also wired a plug, fried some catfish and walked the dog.
I had to reply when I seen you like catfish. I catch channel cats on the river at my place. Still a lot of ice but shore lines are opening up real nice now for some cat fishing.
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Brutal 7 mile hike with a 7' elevation gain. Also did some painting.

Hope you didn't get altitude sickness.
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Hope you didn't get altitude sickness.
Nope - I was between 507 and 514 MSL. Shouldn't have a problem until I get above 11,000'
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Called the guys who installed my furnace a while back. Small oil seep at one of the oil lines. 20 minutes later they show up, cut off flare, re-flared pipe. Should be good.
Fed the weeds around the house some stuff to put them to sleep for the season.
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Today was day 2 of the house window washing marathon. We did the downstairs yesterday, and now the upstairs today. 31 windows in all. They're all sparkly clean now in anticipation of the spring sunshine streaming through them.

Then, I took down the screen door outside our kitchen French doors, since a raccoon tore it up a week or so ago. I decided to paint it before I put the new screening in and reinstall it. That job is currently between coats. I'll probably finish up tomorrow.

Right now, I am in the middle of smoking spare ribs for dinner.
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Picked up the last two connectors I needed to install my new water softener late yesterday. Started the project at 11:30 today and finished, including clean up, by 3:00. Now I'll need to dispose of the old one by cutting up the plastic salt container and fiberglass resin tank. I'll stick a few pieces at a time in the garbage until it is only an unpleasant memory.
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Finished disassembling a big old desk unit thing and hammered the nails and staples down to make it a little safer. I saw in a garbage pickup video a garbage man telling a home owner that drywall is commercial waste and I was wondering if I turned my residential furniture into commercial waste. It's not like it was made to be taken apart.
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Today...DH and I went out for lunch. The employees at the restaurant we chose were not wearing masks and it looked so odd. Had a mediocre lunch, probably won't go back there for awhile. Came home and scored a vaccine for my younger sis who has a heart condition. That really made my day. I did some office work this afternoon and did a 30 minute strength and balance workout video. Now just sitting here thinking about what to have for dinner.
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