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Old 09-24-2023, 12:15 PM   #1421
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that sounds nice pacergal. Is is a membrane deck so it is a good roof, or is it wood over another layer to shed the water?
Oktoberfest sounds delightful.
I am doing some last minute yard work before the deluge comes over the next week or so.
I am not sure about the deck, but I believe the latter.
Oktoberfest was fun, enjoyed a nice hard Apple cider, bratwurst, hot German potato salad and sauerkraut for lunch. Nice time spent with our son.

Today, DH is doing the same, getting summer furniture put away, etc.

So happy for the coming rain!

Today will be spent with DD and DGS again. That little guy is such a hoot!
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Old 09-24-2023, 05:29 PM   #1422
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But option 1 would include residing and reroofing the existing workshop.
I read that wrong. I thought option 1 would result in you residing in the existing workshop.
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Old 09-24-2023, 06:01 PM   #1423
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I read that wrong. I thought option 1 would result in you residing in the existing workshop.
Iím going to reroof and reside the existing workshop whether I add on to it or not. Metal roof, LP smartside to replace the existing vinyl siding.
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Old 09-24-2023, 11:03 PM   #1424
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Iím going to reroof and reside the existing workshop whether I add on to it or not. Metal roof, LP smartside to replace the existing vinyl siding.
Residing in, not residing. As in a large doghouse.
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Old 09-25-2023, 01:16 AM   #1425
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I love retirement. Beach yesterday. Church, nap, dinner today. Binge watching those guys way up in the ANWR. They are permitted to keep their cabins and live in there only until their youngest child chooses to use it. Kids don't want to live in the wilderness? Then the cabins stay empty and fall apart over time. No new people are allowed to go in there and take up residence. In the '80s, I volunteered out in The Alaskan Bush, but not way up there. In the '70s, I taught the kids in summer camp in Florida to shoot. My eyes are so bad by now....
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Old 09-26-2023, 06:55 PM   #1426
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Spent the morning at the ranch planted some aspens and harvested and clean up the old coral garden. I got 230 buttercup squash and about 15 pumpkins. I only watered the garden 2 times and planted on heavy black fabric. It was very simple to take care of with no weeds and very little watering. The black fabric held in moisture and made it easy. The hardest part was the harvest. I left 25 in the coral and told a rancher neighbor to come get them and give to others down there he will keep what he wants. 25 or so I left for the wildlife they were not mature enough to keep. I will give a lot away in town and the rest will go to food bank tomorrow.

I checked minnow traps been getting some bait for son he will be in a fishing tourney in two weeks.

A nice bike ride and will take another very soon. I will go bow hunting in the morning and then back for some yard work.
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Old 09-26-2023, 07:10 PM   #1427
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Big day today... we "closed" the sale of our travel trailer and the truck that we used to tow it so the taxable account is looking flush at this moment. We enjoyed traveling in the tavel trailer but with DGS now around, DW's attention is diverted from traveling.
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I used up virtually all of the remaining tomatillos, cubanelles, poblanos and jalapenos from my garden to make 4 quarts of the base for chile verde sauce, and then canned it in 8 pint jars. All I have to do is get some pork butt, some onion and some cilantro, and chile verde is a just few hours away. My favorite part is charring the peppers over the gas stove top. I turn the exhaust hood fan up high, light up all four burners and just lay the peppers right on them, turning them with tongs as necessary to char them all over.
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Old 09-26-2023, 07:14 PM   #1429
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Replaced the muffler / silencer pipe on my bike. Stock item was about 10 pounds, new item about 4 pounds. Smaller, looks better. Sounds better but not too loud on a 5 second test today. Italian tune up testing to follow.
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Old 09-26-2023, 09:18 PM   #1430
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Worked on my cedar strip kayak build, then took the old kayak out on the lake and sat there for a while admiring the day. Quiet with no people in sight.
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Worked on my cedar strip kayak build, then took the old kayak out on the lake and sat there for a while admiring the day. Quiet with no people in sight.
I been thinking about that kayak build of yours. I have been checking the thread What We Making. Nothing better than to be in the outdoors admiring the day, alone.
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Spent the morning at the ranch planted some aspens and harvested and clean up the old coral garden. I got 230 buttercup squash and about 15 pumpkins. I only watered the garden 2 times and planted on heavy black fabric. It was very simple to take care of with no weeds and very little watering. The black fabric held in moisture and made it easy. The hardest part was the harvest. I left 25 in the coral and told a rancher neighbor to come get them and give to others down there he will keep what he wants. 25 or so I left for the wildlife they were not mature enough to keep. I will give a lot away in town and the rest will go to food bank tomorrow.

I checked minnow traps been getting some bait for son he will be in a fishing tourney in two weeks.

A nice bike ride and will take another very soon. I will go bow hunting in the morning and then back for some yard work.

That's quite a haul!!
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Super busy day yesterday and it was our 36th anniversary. My lovely bride and I still act like the young kids we were on our honeymoon. It’s truly awesome!

Took care of banking for Mom … and got a little pushback from a teller at the bank. Teller was suspicious that I might be scamming my dear Mom. Mom now has plenty of $ in checking account to pay property tax, a few medical bills and q’tly state and federal taxes.

Gave brother two very old report cards that I found in my files, including one where he got a D- in 7th grade typing class! We both got a little nostalgic and had a good laugh.

Wrapped up my day with serious business. Requalified for my concealed weapons permit last night. Sent lots of rounds down range to show proficiency with the weapons on my permit. Good to go for another two years!
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A home day this AM for bike ride and made a squash for lunch. I will go bowing later and drop off squash to some friends that want them.

Tomorrow I will be volunteering at a drive through flu shot event. I expect it to be busy, many elderly come for it and can stay right in their car which makes it easy for them.
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165 miles and 5 hour ride wearing my favorite MC leathers. Rode through some mountain areas I have not seen before. Kennedy Meadows for one. Probably should have stopped for lunch, but otherwise it does not get any better.
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Took DW to her pilates appointment. Last week, a worker from a neighboring business gave me a very hard time over parking lot access. DW mentioned it to the owner to be met with denials of who the person was. Today, that person was parked in the same place, and the owner saw their identity.

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Volunteered for a drive through flu shot event the county has. Seen many friends I have know for years. It was from 830 to 600pm so was a long day on my feet and being outside but enjoyed it very much.
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Went to Chicago for a delightful dinner with DW, by brother and his DW. We were early so we parked and walked around. This is a great time of year, the weather is just right, and downtown Chicago is a wonderful area to walk.
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Old 09-30-2023, 09:35 AM   #1439
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heading over to DD home this evening for a late celebration of DGS 4th birthday. Sometimes it's hard to find a day when everyone is available.

Seems like yesterday that he was born, man time flies fast!
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Old 10-01-2023, 09:55 AM   #1440
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Well, got sidelined earlier in the day before the birthday party --
We got a new puppy! A mini golden doodle, redish gold fur, hence the name "Rusty".
Have not had a puppy in over 20 years, last couple of dogs were adult rescues, and our last guy has been gone about 16 months.
He is so far, a delight! Slept all night in his crate, no potty accidents yet!
Forgot all the stuff that goes along with it ( crate, bed, food, toys, etc. ) Should post this in the BTD thread :-)
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