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Old 03-14-2021, 03:06 PM   #541
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Nearly finished the Herr Engineering Rally XP powered sailplane I've been building the last week or so. It's ready to fly but the high winds won't allow that for at least a few more days. I still need to put some appearance items on it, stripes down the sides but functionally it's ready to go. This was designed 20+ years ago and batteries and small electric motors have come a long way since. It'll probably be able to hang on the propeller and go vertical or nearly so and that's with an inexpensive motor.
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peripheral vision testing for glaucoma, done every 6 months. I do not like that "click when you see the light flashing" test, whatever it is called.
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:55 PM   #543
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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.
Nice fossilized leaf, if you can post a picture of the bone pile I'll give my opinion. I don't guess its from a pack rat burrow.
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:10 PM   #544
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Registered my first vehicle in NH today, my new Jeep. We have a second home in NH and are going to slowly migrate there permanently from MA over the next 2 years.

It cost $451 to register it. NH does not have a sales tax, but bases fees on list price and weight of the vehicle.

If had registered it in MA, for tax, title and registration, it would have been $2130.
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Quick stop at the Dr.'s office for a blood test, in & out in five minutes! Not that they're usually all that bad for waiting times but that was unusually fast. Next stop was a grocery run because it's sort of on the way home, or at least not a far detour. They wanted me fasting for the blood sample so I committed the cardinal rule violation of going to the grocery store when hungry. I fell off the diet wagon big time, oh well, we'll eat all that junk food eventually.

Finished up a small backyard flyer R/C airplane last night but it's been way too windy to even think about flying it. Then promptly started on another R/C airplane this morning. Some photos of the recently finished one:
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Old 03-15-2021, 04:08 PM   #546
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Quick stop at the Dr.'s office for a blood test, in & out in five minutes! Not that they're usually all that bad for waiting times but that was unusually fast. Next stop was a grocery run because it's sort of on the way home, or at least not a far detour. They wanted me fasting for the blood sample so I committed the cardinal rule violation of going to the grocery store when hungry. I fell off the diet wagon big time, oh well, we'll eat all that junk food eventually.

Finished up a small backyard flyer R/C airplane last night but it's been way too windy to even think about flying it. Then promptly started on another R/C airplane this morning. Some photos of the recently finished one:
Looks good and looks FAST!
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Nice.
I still have a storage bin full of model rockets and kits, etc from when the kids were young.
Would love to get out and fly some rockets. Unfortunately our area is very dicey with lots of trees and hard to find big fields.

Instead ... I worked on re-doing the front deck It had some rotted floor boards so last Sat I ripped them up and found the railing posts and half the other boards were rotting too. So, I am redoing the supports, etc and new decking boards arrive tomorrow.
Too bad it was 19degF out and blustery winds all day. I got some nw boards instlled between running inside to thaw out my fingers.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:22 PM   #548
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Got the riding lawnmower fired up for first time this season. Always hard to start, though it has a keyed ignition. A lot of times it takes longer to get it started than to mow the lawn.

So I mowed the lawn, and having invested a lot of time getting the tractor started, I also mowed the pasture closest to the lawn. Then cleaned the mowing deck on it and rode it back into the shed.

Feels good to have the lawn and near pasture mowed and looking good for awhile, and just as the rains come back for a few days.

Next chore is to put some more moss control on the moss clumps in the lawn I missed on my first dosing of it.
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Went for a all day hike.
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Went for a all day hike.
Where hike at?

I am a long time hiker myself. Nowdays, with covid around, I try to walk five miles most days in the hills out where I live.
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^ National Forest Lands in Montana. Today 7 plus miles and 244 fights climbed in wilderness areas. I take a lunch and spend all day. It was kind of a cold windy day today but kept on and had a great day.
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Quick stop at the Dr.'s office for a blood test, in & out in five minutes! Not that they're usually all that bad for waiting times but that was unusually fast. Next stop was a grocery run because it's sort of on the way home, or at least not a far detour. They wanted me fasting for the blood sample so I committed the cardinal rule violation of going to the grocery store when hungry. I fell off the diet wagon big time, oh well, we'll eat all that junk food eventually.

Finished up a small backyard flyer R/C airplane last night but it's been way too windy to even think about flying it. Then promptly started on another R/C airplane this morning. Some photos of the recently finished one:
Nice pictures. I bet when you talk to your neighbor it looks sort of like this:

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^ National Forest Lands in Montana. Today 7 plus miles and 244 fights climbed in wilderness areas. I take a lunch and spend all day. It was kind of a cold windy day today but kept on and had a great day.
Sounds like a very good, even if cold, day!
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Just ordered a new pre-hung door unit for my garden shed. We had a big wind storm come through on Sunday night. The outswing door came open and was then ripped off by the wind, taking part of the frame with it. I put a tarp up and spent yesterday shopping for doors. After getting the young wife's seal of approval, I ordered one this morning. It is a regular 36 x 80 inch front exterior door, so it wasn't cheap.
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Traded favors with a neighbor: our RV has been parked in the driveway since prepping it for the deep freeze last month and I needed a ride back from the storage lot, and she had a problem with her knitting that I was able to quickly diagnose and remedy (wasn't anything she did, the pattern she was following was wrong ). Then did day two of dead landscape plant chopping - yesterday I did the umbrella plants around the fish pond, today started on the foundation plants on the side of the house. Good news is that the anacacho orchid tree in that bed seems to have survived despite major damage from the ice storm that preceded the deep freeze. I'm sure it will need significant pruning but it will be awhile before we can get a tree expert out as so many folks had such major damage.
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DW called me yesterday on her way home from NY state. Her car died on the interstate in the middle of nowhere. Contacted our roadside assistance service and they were great about sending a tow truck right out but said they would only take it to the nearest repair shop, period. OK, but the nearest repair shop was some two-bit place in a two-bit town, so I called them and they guy said he was "pretty sure they could take a look at it before the end of the week, but we should expect any repair to take at least a couple of weeks."

Unbelievable. But as it turned out, the tow truck driver was a wonderful young man who immediately decided on his own that he would take her car to the nearest Honda dealer, which was another 20 minutes away. Fantastic! And then he also took her to a good hotel where she could spend the night. Needless to say, he got an outstanding tip.

I drove up there, spent the night in the hotel and drove her home this morning. Her car is in good hands and we'll go back to pick it up whenever it's ready.
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DW called me yesterday on her way home from NY state. Her car died on the interstate in the middle of nowhere. Contacted our roadside assistance service and they were great about sending a tow truck right out but said they would only take it to the nearest repair shop, period. OK, but the nearest repair shop was some two-bit place in a two-bit town, so I called them and they guy said he was "pretty sure they could take a look at it before the end of the week, but we should expect any repair to take at least a couple of weeks."

Unbelievable. But as it turned out, the tow truck driver was a wonderful young man who immediately decided on his own that he would take her car to the nearest Honda dealer, which was another 20 minutes away. Fantastic! And then he also took her to a good hotel where she could spend the night. Needless to say, he got an outstanding tip.

I drove up there, spent the night in the hotel and drove her home this morning. Her car is in good hands and we'll go back to pick it up whenever it's ready.
Thatís some adventure. Glad it turned out well, there was lots of opportunity for it to go differently.

I guess itís also a good reason to have a popular brand auto, youíre more likely to find a dealer nearby, or at least not so far away.
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Then did day two of dead landscape plant chopping...
I'm procrastinating dealing with the dead evergreen (now everbrown) shrubs along the front foundation of the house. Those and DW's miniature pomegranate appear to be the major freeze casualties, but only time will tell what else didn't survive.
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I'm procrastinating dealing with the dead evergreen (now everbrown) shrubs along the front foundation of the house. Those and DW's miniature pomegranate appear to be the major freeze casualties, but only time will tell what else didn't survive.
You may have to move some plants indoors like us northerners.
DW's plants survive the winter here in northern Illinois - because she makes me babysit them in my workshop all winter.
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^ is that a Hibiscus? Amazing to see flowers in northern climates this time of year. So, is that flower a perennial?
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