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Old 03-12-2021, 05:15 PM   #521
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Went to the riverwalk with DW and our little dog. It's a was warm on thermometer but the wind was cutting and made us change direction before the plan.

We came across another couple who had a couple dogs, one was a Maltese like we had to put down in January. He was a cute little guy. We got to chatting and learned they were from Santa Fe and were here to get a vaccine. Seemed odd but they were thinking about Texas or Colorado and Colorado is closer(later in the day I learned what family in FL. was doing and we understood).

We probably had the longest interaction with other humans in the past year and it seemed odd to converse for 15 minutes. We were all unmasked but at least 12' apart.
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Old 03-12-2021, 05:35 PM   #522
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The airplane covering material I'd ordered from two different sources arrived today, one from Amazon and one from Value Hobby. The latter is called Neucover and is much cheaper than the Monokote I usually use. The Neucover is okay, but not as good (I think) because it pulled loose from the edges much easier than Monokote when heated to shrink it. I ordered the Neucover because it seems that every source is short on different colors because of the pandemic.

Anyway, I got the fuselage and vertical control surfaces covered in Monokote because that arrived first, and the wing covered in translucent red. The translucent covering shows the wooden structure that makes up the wing. I'll post a photo or two when the airplane is finished but it's kind of a pain to stop during a process to take pictures. Maybe on the next kit, to show how a box of sticks metamorphoses into an airplane.
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The airplane covering material I'd ordered from two different sources arrived today, one from Amazon and one from Value Hobby. The latter is called Neucover and is much cheaper than the Monokote I usually use. The Neucover is okay, but not as good (I think) because it pulled loose from the edges much easier than Monokote when heated to shrink it. I ordered the Neucover because it seems that every source is short on different colors because of the pandemic.

Anyway, I got the fuselage and vertical control surfaces covered in Monokote because that arrived first, and the wing covered in translucent red. The translucent covering shows the wooden structure that makes up the wing. I'll post a photo or two when the airplane is finished but it's kind of a pain to stop during a process to take pictures. Maybe on the next kit, to show how a box of sticks metamorphoses into an airplane.
Walt, have you bought a kit from Willy Nillies and built it? I recall you had delivery problems with a supplier a short while ago and was wondering if it was these folks.

Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2021, 06:42 PM   #524
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Walt, have you bought a kit from Willy Nillies and built it? I recall you had delivery problems with a supplier a short while ago and was wondering if it was these folks.

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Yes, it was Willy Nillies. I'm about to contest the charge with the credit card company.

What happened is that I ordered the kit and the completion package that includes the motor, ESC, propeller, covering material, glue, and a couple other minor items. USPS ripped open the box and apparently lost everything but the kit itself and the glue. Then they taped the box back up. I contacted Willy Niilies via email, explained what happened and what I did and did not receive, and didn't hear anything for a week Then he calls me on the phone and asks me to send photos of the box and and box label so he can file for the insurance. I did that. (Good thing the trash wasn't picked up because of the snow or the box would have been gone.) He also said he'd mail the missing items Priority Mail "no later than Monday". That was three weeks ago. He said that he does this part time and was really busy. But he has time to post often on rcgroups.com and Facebook, but apparently not for anything out of the ordinary, like correct for damaged/missing items in an order.

That's a shame, as I really do like the kit and I had intended to buy several more of them. Obviously I won't be buying anything from him again.
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Yes, it was Willy Nillies. I'm about to contest the charge with the credit card company.

What happened is that I ordered the kit and the completion package that includes the motor, ESC, propeller, covering material, glue, and a couple other minor items. USPS ripped open the box and apparently lost everything but the kit itself and the glue. Then they taped the box back up. I contacted Willy Niilies via email, explained what happened and what I did and did not receive, and didn't hear anything for a week Then he calls me on the phone and asks me to send photos of the box and and box label so he can file for the insurance. I did that. (Good thing the trash wasn't picked up because of the snow or the box would have been gone.) He also said he'd mail the missing items Priority Mail "no later than Monday". That was three weeks ago. He said that he does this part time and was really busy. But he has time to post often on rcgroups.com and Facebook, but apparently not for anything out of the ordinary, like correct for damaged/missing items in an order.

That's a shame, as I really do like the kit and I had intended to buy several more of them. Obviously I won't be buying anything from him again.
OK, I see, thanks for the heads up. I was going to order a kit and motor, etc package but I'll look elsewhere.
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Got in touch with State about bone findings but they never got back to me today. If they don't get back, I will contact a paleontologist that contacted me last spring that spent two days search on my place.

Went for an another all day of hiking adventure. Found a fossil of a leaf in a rock which was pretty exciting.
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Hehe! I love catfish. That's why I always buy 25 year old boats. I don't worry about the chicken liver blood messing them up.

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Old 03-13-2021, 04:43 PM   #529
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Walt, have you bought a kit from Willy Nillies and built it? I recall you had delivery problems with a supplier a short while ago and was wondering if it was these folks.

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An addendum:

I received an email last night from Willy Nillie's that he is sending the missing items, and from the looks of it, a new kit as well. According to the USPS web site it should be here Tuesday. We'll see, and I'll let you know if/when it arrives.

Still, given that the original order was placed on February 7 I'm not impressed.
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I’ve had an ear wax plugged ear for a while and recently tried a home ear wax removal kit. It didn’t work. Yesterday I could barely hear out of one ear. Went to quick care this morning and got both ears purged of ear wax. Hydrogen peroxide and a turkey baster type thing flush. Now I can hear again. Then went hiking and did some woodworking.
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I’ve had an ear wax plugged ear for a while and recently tried a home ear wax removal kit. It didn’t work. Yesterday I could barely hear out of one ear. Went to quick care this morning and got both ears purged of ear wax. Hydrogen peroxide and a turkey baster type thing flush. Now I can hear again. Then went hiking and did some woodworking.
The doctor used something harsher than hydrogen peroxide the last time I had my ears flushed around 1990, and even that flushing hurt. Even the doctor warned me it will hurt. I once read about how often flushing causes a punctured eardrum and I think it was kind of often. My treatment with the harsher substance made my external ear get red, itchy, and swollen. YouTube ear wax removal videos show a probe that grabs the wax. Maybe an ear doctor is needed for the probe. That would be my preferred method.

I self-treat with Debrox drops, a lot of flushing (rubber bulb, not like the doctor's tool), my tissue technique* and an Ototek Loop. I usually get a tiny bit out with the loop that opens my ears temporarily, but I have to press the loop shield firmly against my ear once it's all the way in. When I had jury duty the next day I took treatment to the next level by repeating the above (drops, flush, tissue, pick, repeat). It worked.

* Tissue technique consists of twisting the corner of a tissue between my fingers to make a point, pull down on my earlobe, stick the tissue in, and shake my ear to try to get as much wax on the tissue as I can.

...correction: tissue comes before flush.
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Spent most of the day hiking. Another beautiful day.
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It is snowing here and is supposed to continue through tomorrow, then a day off and more snow on Tuesday. This seemed like the perfect weekend, so I ordered and downloaded Turbo Tax from Amazon. Some weekends are fun. Some you just need to slog through. I will spend that one nice day (Monday) plowing the roads. My cabinets are supposed to show up on Tuesday. That may be delayed, depending on the snow.
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9C (48F) and sunny so warm enough to sit on the south deck against the house. In shorts
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I live in northern Montana been in shorts for awhile now. No frost a month ago was digging holes with shovel and dry all the way down.

It was brown winter a little snow but melted in a day or two. I have a tan like it was mid summer already. Usually tanned from white snow glare but not this year. Been a good one but to dry and to hot for this area.
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An addendum:

I received an email last night from Willy Nillie's that he is sending the missing items, and from the looks of it, a new kit as well. According to the USPS web site it should be here Tuesday. We'll see, and I'll let you know if/when it arrives.

Still, given that the original order was placed on February 7 I'm not impressed.
Thanks for the update!
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