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Old 05-13-2020, 09:52 AM   #1141
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Got the insulation up. Now just need to wait for the kit to arrive.
Excellent work so far! That's going to be awesome! Keep us posted.
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My Finnish starts, (and 'Finnishes') pretty much with "Good Morning/Evening", "Shame", and "Shitty Pants" (which my first wife, a Finn from Northern Ontario, said was a childhood gibe), so I have to look up anything beyond that.
My Finnish is limited to the essential words that I needed to get around the country when working there: olut (beer), bryggeri (brewery), mustikka (blueberry) and hei (hello).
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My Finnish is limited to the essential words that I needed to get around the country when working there: olut (beer), bryggeri (brewery), mustikka (blueberry) and hei (hello).
The word I learned for beer was Kalja:
https://www.brewingnordic.com/farmho...-called-kalja/

The word worked for my ex's uncle, a detective in Helsinki who (with his own hip flask) visited Toronto close to 50 years ago and spoke no English....but never refused a beer.
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Old 05-13-2020, 01:34 PM   #1144
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My Finnish is limited to the essential words that I needed to get around the country when working there: olut (beer), bryggeri (brewery), mustikka (blueberry) and hei (hello).
A Finnish term for brewery is panimo. Bryggeri is Swedish, also spoken by a small minority (5%) of Finns as their first language.

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The word I learned for beer was Kalja:
https://www.brewingnordic.com/farmho...-called-kalja/
Kalja is actually a traditional Finnish home brew that is a distant relative to beer, while the word is also used as a slang(ish) name for beer. The official word for beer is olut.
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nowhere in the class of some of the great craftwork elsewhere in this thread but thought this might perhaps be useful to someone else.

I have a bad habit of using the Mac laptop on the couch and then nodding off.
Because I also put the Mac on the right armrest,the Mac often tumbles down.
The first time or two , it was down to the hardwood floor. Fortunately they seem to be well-made and survived the 2 ft fall. After the first few times, I placed a 3" tall cardboard box to cushion the fall which seemed to help.

Recently I discovered a name tag and neckstrap from a conference. I removed the name tag and inserted a 1.5" wide velvet ribbon thru the clip on the neckstrap and adjusted the length of the loop so the the thin ribbon would easily insert into the hinged space between Mac body and cover. Takes just a few seconds. Also adjust the lengths so the the neckstrap is taut but not tight. This hopefully acts as a safety strap to prevent any more falls. So far so good................a little bit of a pain to use w/ keyboard but, for me, the benefit is large.
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^ Tried it with our two monitor desktop...ouch.
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^ Tried it with our two monitor desktop...ouch.
objective is to limit horizontal roaming range before it gets to cliff, not to halt vertical movement while in motion else ouch for sure. v.1. did add a larger area pad to the name tag holder to cushion the blow just in case.
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Well, staying home this Spring got me out in the yard planting stuff. I'm fresh out of car-related projects having finished required work on my recently acquired 2005 Mustang convertible.

So I decided to add some color to our pretty basic front yard. Note that I am not skilled at "dirt work" and DW is not physically able to lend a hand at the moment. Houston Garden Center provided the color and I planted the purchases.


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Beautiful! I saw the car in another thread. It looks great too!
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Beautiful! I saw the car in another thread. It looks great too!
Thanks! I have been a busy boy this Spring! LOL!
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Excellent work so far! That's going to be awesome! Keep us posted.
For those with 15 minutes to waste listening to me yammer-on about the steps I've taken so far....
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For those with 15 minutes to waste listening to me yammer-on about the steps I've taken so far....
Nice project. Looks like fun! Please follow up when you get the kit!
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Well, staying home this Spring got me out in the yard planting stuff. I'm fresh out of car-related projects having finished required work on my recently acquired 2005 Mustang convertible.

So I decided to add some color to our pretty basic front yard. Note that I am not skilled at "dirt work" and DW is not physically able to lend a hand at the moment. Houston Garden Center provided the color and I planted the purchases.


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Very nice! We have a hibiscus that has only had a few blooms since a groundhog attacked it a couple of years ago.
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My daughter is making quarantine octopi for her fleecimals plushie line!
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New wooden fireplace mantel (after DW and I finally finished a lockdown family room overhaul)
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Made one of what will be 8 Edison bulb iron pipe wall sconces for the main level of the barn.
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It just wasn't as flavorful as it should have been. The recipe is 1 pound of fruit, 1/4 cup each of water and sugar. Cook, mash, cool, add 3 cups vodka and let it sit for a week. Strain and drink. Blueberries and blackberries were spectacular. Winemaker said pectin enzymes would have helped.

It wasn't a total fail. I made a vodka tonic with it and it was good. It just wasn't bursting with flavor like the other two were.
A friend of mine solved the mystery. He didn't listen to anything I said except for 3 cups of vodka. He also tried to make loquat vodka, but he didn't add sugar, water, or heat. His was amazing. But he messed up a batch of blackberry vodka with the same method. Loquats are done till next March. We'll try his method next year.

Meanwhile, I'm on my 3rd triple batch of blackberry vodka. I'm not drinking very much of it- my friends have been begging for it. Blackberries are nearly done though so I'm about to get hard-hearted. No more giving it away. You have to come to my house to enjoy some.
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Made one of what will be 8 Edison bulb iron pipe wall sconces for the main level of the barn.
I love that. Trade you some blackberry vodka?
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Yes!!!
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I finished up a carving yesterday that I started in January. The General Store notified me that both my carvings they had have sold. I always feel a little down when they sell, because it means I will nevah get to see them again. Lol I know that sounds very odd.
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