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Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:09 AM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Hey Brenda - you don't know how happy I am that this winter, you have a prayer of being warm and dry !!!



So am I, KIKI and if it does snow when I go out it will be much easier on me.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:18 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Seems my boss's husband dislikes what I read. And last night he asked me what I have been reading. I answered that I had just finished reading a book based on Dune written by Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert's son and another man Kevin J. Anderson. It wasn't a bad book but of course being science fiction, I had to explain to them what it was about. Disapproval came when I started talking about the universe of "Dune". Then I said I had started reading a Star Wars book, one of the newer ones and of course that got the stink eye as well.

They had just watched the live action version of "Aladin" and thought it was great. Said I wasn't into fairy tales. Husband's reply, "But science fiction is fairy tales."

Answer, "Yes, but some of those are becoming science reality."

Good answer.

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Then I told them I was waiting on a copy of "Good Omens" by Neil Gaimin and Terry Prachett. Anywho more disapproval because it talks about god and a angel and demon being best friends. Which of course led to a discussion about the subject.

So funny to sit there and watch then try to convert me. I just sat and listened and internally rolled my eyes.

Just OOC: Convert you to what? To their brand of Xtianity? What brand do they believe in?

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My boss who I think I have mentioned is a medical doctor talked about how the universe is a perfect place and there must be. I sat there thinking no the universe isn't a perfect place as black holes serve no real purpose. No light and they suck things into them. I didn't mention the danger of asteroids or meteorites.
Well, I guess she's entitled to her opinion just as you're entitled to yours (but btw I'm with you on the universe NOT being a "perfect" place, if I understand what she means correctly.)

Maybe they thought they were just "having a conversation". Or maybe they really were actively trying to convert you to something (altho what they were trying to convert you to is a little unclear.)

Either way, these people are effing clueless. I've been a boss at work, supervising a team of up to 13 professionals performing forensic analyses and research for environmental regulation enforcement. I've been a boss at home, since we needed a careiver to watch our daughter when she wasn't at school and while we were at work, and I have NEVER had "conversations" about sensitive topics (race, religion, politics, world economics) with subordinates because no matter how much we like to think that we're all equals in the opinion sphere those conversations can never be equal. It would be too easy for someone to feel that they have to shut up and listen to me pontifcate; and a terrible imposition on their freedom. Not only that, it would be illegal, since it would also be too easy for anyone to claim that I was "harassing" a protected class or creating a "hostile work environment". I saved the few conversations that I had for non-subordinates and a non-work environment, and political conversations were few and far between.

Anyway either way your boss shouldn't be imposing their opinions on you, either inadvertently or deliberately, from a position of being the one who writes the check.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:13 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Seems my boss's husband dislikes what I read. And last night he asked me what I have been reading. I answered that I had just finished reading a book based on Dune written by Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert's son and another man Kevin J. Anderson. It wasn't a bad book but of course being science fiction, I had to explain to them what it was about. Disapproval came when I started talking about the universe of "Dune". Then I said I had started reading a Star Wars book, one of the newer ones and of course that got the stink eye as well.

They had just watched the live action version of "Aladin" and thought it was great. Said I wasn't into fairy tales. Husband's reply, "But science fiction is fairy tales."

Answer, "Yes, but some of those are becoming science reality."

Good answer.



That's what I thought. But hey.

Quote:

Then I told them I was waiting on a copy of "Good Omens" by Neil Gaimin and Terry Prachett. Anywho more disapproval because it talks about god and a angel and demon being best friends. Which of course led to a discussion about the subject.

So funny to sit there and watch then try to convert me. I just sat and listened and internally rolled my eyes.

Just OOC: Convert you to what? To their brand of Xtianity? What brand do they believe in?[/b quote]

Yes, their brand of Christianity. The husband is or was a preacher for the United Church? I think. I don't one brand of that insanity is the same as the other to me.

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My boss who I think I have mentioned is a medical doctor talked about how the universe is a perfect place and there must be. I sat there thinking no the universe isn't a perfect place as black holes serve no real purpose. No light and they suck things into them. I didn't mention the danger of asteroids or meteorites.
Well, I guess she's entitled to her opinion just as you're entitled to yours (but btw I'm with you on the universe NOT being a "perfect" place, if I understand what she means correctly.)

Maybe they thought they were just "having a conversation". Or maybe they really were actively trying to convert you to something (altho what they were trying to convert you to is a little unclear.)

Either way, these people are effing clueless. I've been a boss at work, supervising a team of up to 13 professionals performing forensic analyses and research for environmental regulation enforcement. I've been a boss at home, since we needed a careiver to watch our daughter when she wasn't at school and while we were at work, and I have NEVER had "conversations" about sensitive topics (race, religion, politics, world economics) with subordinates because no matter how much we like to think that we're all equals in the opinion sphere those conversations can never be equal. It would be too easy for someone to feel that they have to shut up and listen to me pontifcate; and a terrible imposition on their freedom. Not only that, it would be illegal, since it would also be too easy for anyone to claim that I was "harassing" a protected class or creating a "hostile work environment". I saved the few conversations that I had for non-subordinates and a non-work environment, and political conversations were few and far between.

Anyway either way your boss shouldn't be imposing their opinions on you, either inadvertently or deliberately, from a position of being the one who writes the check.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY



Yes, you have the "perfect" part right. GOD in his infinite wisdom does no wrong it is we puny humans that are all wrong.

Well, that is where I am different. I will discuss these things with them as I don't agree and my family never backs down from these sorts of "discussions" as it just isn't in us.

The husband flipped out one time when he told me a story about his father saying that his family could have Indian blood. And he just backed up from the table in his chair at that thought when it struck him. I am sitting across from him and pointed at myself saying, "Sitting right here. Doesn't bother me in the least. My family is proud of it. " Then smiled at him.

I'm fair certain it is deliberate on both their parts. I just don't fall for it.

As I said it all started off because he asked me what I was reading.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:14 PM

BRENDA


Laundry day today and some of my laundry soap is in a lump because of where I put it. Oh well. Got enough to get it done. So I am out. Later peeps.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:37 AM

BRENDA


Snow's been called off.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:24 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


That 3" of predicted rain over 3-4 days has dwindled to 1" over 2 days. By the time it (almost) gets here it will be 0.5" over one day, maybe.

Sigh.

Well, I'm trying to get the weeds sprayed. That little rainstorm germinated a bunch of weeds, again. I was hoping that by aggressively weeding last year before seed-set and spreading corn gluten pre-emergent weed preventer I'd see some lasting benefit, but it looks like there are almost as many weeds sprouting this year as before, so I'm going to use a weedkiller. (I wish I had a little flame-thrower!) I have two: a "natural" weedkiller and roundup. They're going in a head-to-head competition, but I have to troubleshoot the roundup sprayer first because the pump is working but no liquid is flowing.

I'm also experimenting with drying this year's tremendous feijoa fuit-fall. That's the thing about feijoa: You can't pick it early and ripen it off the tree, you have to wait for the fruit to fall, and when it does it falls all at once. Far too much to eat and share with neighbors and friends. I tried making jam last year but I wasn't happy with the flavor and it would have taken too much sugar to make the jam set properly so this year I'm trying an oven-drying method. If it dries properly and family tells me the flavor is good I might make a sun-drying rack for next year, assuming that I have the time, because it would be good for drying a lot of things.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:17 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


I don't think we're completely beyond the possibility of having at least one more Santa Ana, but the ones we had a couple weeks ago were chilly at night though warm during the day. Those were as opposed to blazing, fire-starting hot Santa Anas which we had a few weeks before that. Such is the desert where the Santa Ana blows in from, on its way out to the ocean.

We do seem to be into fall/winter. Where I am, which is the inland foothills, where summers get hotter and winters get colder due being away from the moderating ocean effect, and rains generally are wetter due to the elevation, there are a few nights predicted to be getting close to freezing at about 35F.

Yep - here I get freezing weather in sunny SoCal during winter.

I'm also predicted to get rain. Fingers crossed.


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Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:36 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
That 3" of predicted rain over 3-4 days has dwindled to 1" over 2 days. By the time it (almost) gets here it will be 0.5" over one day, maybe.

Sigh.

Well, I'm trying to get the weeds sprayed. That little rainstorm germinated a bunch of weeds, again. I was hoping that by aggressively weeding last year before seed-set and spreading corn gluten pre-emergent weed preventer I'd see some lasting benefit, but it looks like there are almost as many weeds sprouting this year as before, so I'm going to use a weedkiller. (I wish I had a little flame-thrower!) I have two: a "natural" weedkiller and roundup. They're going in a head-to-head competition, but I have to troubleshoot the roundup sprayer first because the pump is working but no liquid is flowing.

I'm also experimenting with drying this year's tremendous feijoa fuit-fall. That's the thing about feijoa: You can't pick it early and ripen it off the tree, you have to wait for the fruit to fall, and when it does it falls all at once. Far too much to eat and share with neighbors and friends. I tried making jam last year but I wasn't happy with the flavor and it would have taken too much sugar to make the jam set properly so this year I'm trying an oven-drying method. If it dries properly and family tells me the flavor is good I might make a sun-drying rack for next year, assuming that I have the time, because it would be good for drying a lot of things.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

Yeah, I looked at your forecast too. As for mine - after dwindling from 5 days and 4" to 2and a smidge days and 1.5", over the last couple of days (with today 3 days out from the prediction) it's (so far) held pretty steady. So I'm hoping that my fairly robust rain prediction means yours is good too.

DAMN about the weeds!!! I haven't done it yet but I myself am going to experiment with vinegar (agricultural/30%), and a little soap (actual liquid soap, not detergent), sprayed with an all-plastic hand-pump sprayer (a larger version of the type you get with say Clorox Clean-up; the large generic version purchased at Ace). Online I see the knockdown is pretty good. But again online I see resprout rates are high. But nobody seems to have tried respraying and respraying to finally exhaust the damn weeds to death! But that's why years ago I came to be in favor of hardscape and mulch landscaping, because of dealing with weeds at the time. Still, once I get past my backlog I'm trying to get unburied from, I hope to experiment with the natural weedkiller, on a repeat schedule. It may make a wider variety of easier gardening possible.

I sometimes dry things in my convection oven on shallow-rimmed cookie sheets. I set it as low as it will go (170F) for convection to get the air circulation, and set up a few racks. I actually purchased a couple extra oven racks from the mfg so I can get an oven-full going. What looks like a lot when you have it on the tray shrinks down to nothing! An oven-full of fresh goes down to less than a half-pound of dried. So far mostly I've dried vegetables for snacks, but it would be nice to make jerky, and maybe fruit leathers.

You seem to be further along on the natural weedkiller and oven-drying projects. PLEASE let me know how they turn out! I have a lot of interest in those!

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Monday, November 25, 2019 4:03 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Ok so the more naturalweedkiller (Natria) seems to have "burned" the weeds, but only where I really, really soaked them. Not economic, I would have to use an entire bottle for a small part of the yard, and SOME weeds seemed to be resistant even when soaked. Not sure why those particular ... they were dandelions, spruge and such, just like the weeds that "burned".

AFA the Roundup ... something wrong with the pump itself, with both ends of tubing open the pump makes noise but liquid doesn't flow. So I rinsed the Natria pump and used that for the Roundup. I'll let you know what that looks like tomorrow and what both look like the day after.

*****

AFA fruit-drying, I followed the generic advice of cutting the feijoa in 1/4" slices and putting them on lined trays with the oven on low and the door propped open slightly, and they DID dry out sucessfully. They are pretty sour and a little sweet, dd things they're too sour and hubby likes them. I can't tell whether they still have the light esters that make up the flavor, but my next batch I'll slice and sprinkle with a goodly amount of sugar and stir before drying and see if the sweet/sour balance is better.

*****
Managed to find the charger cable, charge up the portable jump-starter, start the car, read the odometer, and run the car on high idle for 30 minutes. I hope that will charge the battery for at least a week. I learned that you CAN'T leave lead-acid batteries sit uncharged as you will do permanent damage and reduce their performance.

Hubby put up dd's curtains today, with our help.

I learned the key to making beef acceptable to hubby, but I'm going to put it in the recipes thread.

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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Monday, November 25, 2019 7:53 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


"I learned that you CAN'T leave lead-acid batteries sit uncharged as you will do permanent damage and reduce their performance." THANKS for this bit of info! I can't imagine what the process is that causes damage, but I always wondered why - if you let a car - with a perfectly good battery - sit for a couple of months, the battery was dead. I thought it was something to do with the specific battery. But it sounds like a generic thing.

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Monday, November 25, 2019 8:40 PM

BRENDA


Snow being called for again. So we shall see.

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Monday, November 25, 2019 10:38 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
"I learned that you CAN'T leave lead-acid batteries sit uncharged as you will do permanent damage and reduce their performance." THANKS for this bit of info! I can't imagine what the process is that causes damage, but I always wondered why - if you let a car - with a perfectly good battery - sit for a couple of months, the battery was dead. I thought it was something to do with the specific battery. But it sounds like a generic thing.



This isn't just specific to lead-acid batteries either.

I can't recall off the top of my head, but all four of my power tool batteries went bad after a few years of not using them at all. I know I watched a video of what causes that, but I don't remember the details. I believe some sort of crystallization process occurs that gunks up the system.

I had very limited success by trying out two different methods for "jump starting" these batteries, but I don't think it actually works very well for the long haul.

The first is putting two working batteries together in series, attaching to one of the leads of the bad battery and then continuously tapping the other wire on the other lead and creating a spark. Believe it or not, this will actually cause the battery to take a charge... at least temporarily.

The other way is to put the battery in the charger and then just plug and unplug the charger into the wall again and again and again until the Red light doesn't come on and the Green flashing light letting you know it is charging comes on.

I believe both of these methods really just work on the same principal.


Although I was able to get more life out of these technically dead batteries, they were never the same. Barely held a charge and it wasn't long until they just stopped charging and you had to do it again.


I probably should just throw out the DeWalt set of power tools I have since I'm never going to pay for new batteries for them, but I haven't because they don't take up all that much room and one day I would like to order new cells after testing all of the old ones and seeing how many I would need to replace. I could probably get both of the batteries working again for about $12 to $15 bucks if I ever get around to it. Not a bad deal considering the set was around $300 10 years ago and would probably cost me around $450 to buy it today.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:03 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


So despite a recent flare-up of incredible nasal stuffiness which is keeping me from sleeping I'm still chugging thru the day, only with naps. Finally went to get my blood tested to see if I've developed allergies to STILL MORE foods and saw ENT surgeon who Rxd oral steroids and another nasal spray (some sort of spray anti-allergen).

The weeds that looked "burned" yesterday from Natria look more burned today. The weeds that got sprayed with Roundup late Sunday look just as green and sprightly as before. I know they need to be actively growing and I had sprayed them late, but one sunny day later they look like I just watered them with a sprinkler. I think I'm going to wait until after this upcoming rainstorm and re-spray on the first sunny day, and see whether that does any good.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:06 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


AVE has an explanation about how lead-acid batteries stop working. I'll see if I can find it. But if anyone has sensitive ears don't tune in, the guy swears like a sailor.

Here it is



I had to mentally correct a few mistakes that he made (epsom salts aren't magnesium sulfite, it's magnesium sulate. I'll re-listen and note any other errors that need correcting)

SIX, I think you might find AvE a hoot in general. Hubby and I have tried figuring out what he DOES for a living. A far as I can figure, he's an international trouble-shooter for big industries (mining, refining etc.)

He almost always signs off with "Keeo your dick in a vise" which has the same cadence as Tom Luongo's "Keep your stick on the ice". The connection, I think, is a Canadian comedy show, the Red Green Show.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:35 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Thanks for the update on the weed killer, Signy. You brought back to mind - Roundup needs to be sprayed on actively growing plants on green surfaces where it can be adsorbed. That makes trying to kill Bermuda grass in its encased, mostly brown runner-form really difficult.

And THANKS for the link on the batteries!

And yes, we did have more Santa Anas, and there now is another multi-thousand acres fire up in Santa Barbara somewhat west and north of here. "Cave fire swells to 4,100 acres overnight, threatening homes in Santa Barbara County"

But the rain forecast is still solid for rain starting tomorrow and through Thanksgiving, tapering off Friday.


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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:48 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Hey Jack - I hope you're in this thread today. I'll be busy let's say through Friday, so Friday-night/Saturday-morn might be a good time for the experiment. I propose searching on the phrase (let's see ... something politically loaded) - trump impeachment progress - with no quotes. Is Sat 1AM your CENTRAL(?) time good? (in the span friday night through saturday morn). And you post the link you get to your search and I'll post the link I get to mine ... here? I think whatever browser we normally use is best, since one of the things about google is that it's reputed to alter its search results based on user history. If so, I have to say there's nothing for expanding your knowledge like getting an answer to your question that feeds your own prejudices and knowledge right back to you in a nice closed-loop!

Can Signy, Brenda and JSF join if they care to?


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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:27 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Hey Jack - I hope you're in this thread today. I'll be busy let's say through Friday, so Friday-night/Saturday-morn might be a good time for the experiment. I propose searching on the phrase (let's see ... something politically loaded) - trump impeachment progress - with no quotes. Is Sat 1AM your CENTRAL(?) time good? (in the span friday night through saturday morn). And you post the link you get to your search and I'll post the link I get to mine ... here? I think whatever browser we normally use is best, since one of the things about google is that it's reputed to alter its search results based on user history. If so, I have to say there's nothing for expanding your knowledge like getting an answer to your question that feeds your own prejudices and knowledge right back to you in a nice closed-loop!

Can Signy, Brenda and JSF join if they care to?




Sunds like fun! So, what are we doing? entering the same phrase into google (and other search engines) to see what comes up?

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:31 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


So, Roundup. I know it's supposed to be effective but I think I would have been better off pissing on the weeds. In addition to the sprouts I soaked about a dozen LARGE broad-leaf weeds because I assumed they would serve as a good indicator of effectivenes.

I'm not sure what went wrong. Either the bottle was very old and the chemicals passed expiry (altho there was no expiry printed on the bottle or label there was a lot of dust on the bottle) or the temperature was just too cold for the roundup to be absorbed. Altho they say the best temperature for application is between 53F and 77, and I know for sure I was in that range.

I wound up spading and raking the worst parts.

I have a heavy, dark tarp - maybe I can use it to insolate the weeds. I think I'll try that after the rain.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:19 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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How long ago did you apply the Round Up, and did it rain at all after you applied it?

Not sure why, but some weeds are much more resistant than others to the poisons. Usually when I spray, most of them are visibly dead or dying within 2 to 3 days, but some would hold on for as much as a week.


When you buy more, you should see if you can get this stuff by you (Not sure if California disapproves of anything in it or not):

https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/gardening/lawn-plant-care/weed-k
illers/compare-n-save-reg-grass-weed-killer-2-5-gallon/75325/p-1444451836227-c-1463608034797.htm?tid=-8994273044623935543&ipos=67


OR

https://www.amazon.com/Compare-N-Save-Concentrate-41-Percent-Glyphosat
e-1-Gallon/dp/B00ARKS3XO/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=compare+and+save+concentrate&qid=1574867225&sr=8-4



It claims to be able to create 213 gallons of poison out of a single bottle, for only $20 bucks. I'm never going to get that much out of it since I don't sit there measuring and I'm sure I pour more into the water than I need, probably by quite a bit. But it does the job as well or better than any expensive brand name weed killer I've ever used.

Just keep in mind that it will kill EVERYTHING, so don't spray it on your grass.






Also, if you use a pump sprayer, throw out whatever old one you're using currently and buy this one:

https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/gardening/lawn-plant-care/garden
-sprayers/roundup-reg-2-gallon-tank-sprayer/190487/p-1444426034102-c-1463608034800.htm?tid=6358323744518839516&ipos=23


OR

https://www.amazon.com/Roundup-190260-Garden-Sprayer-Gallon/dp/B002YNS
AKI/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=roundup+2+gallon+sprayer&qid=1574867610&sr=8-4




I absolutely hated spraying for weeds and insects before. I'd been using an off-brand sprayer for years that got progressively worse over time until it got completely clogged up and stopped working.

I don't know why, but when I bought a replacement I decided to spring the extra $5 and try out the Round Up sprayer and I couldn't believe how happy I was with it. This thing works at least 20 times better than the cheap one did when it was brand new. You hardly have to pump it at all to get a fire hose amount of water coming out of it instead of that piddly little stream I had resigned myself to for years. You can also adjust the head to something like 5 or 6 different positions for the desired stream effect. Spraying for weeds or bugs used to take me longer than mowing my huge lawn and required hundreds of pumps until I got this bad boy.

I even went back and bought another one. One for weeding and one for bugs. I just threw out the old ones that I was going to try to fix. No point doing that since no matter how well I fixed them they wouldn't come close to how good these things work.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:24 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
AVE has an explanation about how lead-acid batteries stop working. I'll see if I can find it. But if anyone has sensitive ears don't tune in, the guy swears like a sailor.

Here it is


I had to mentally correct a few mistakes that he made (epsom salts aren't magnesium sulfite, it's magnesium sulate. I'll re-listen and note any other errors that need correcting)

SIX, I think you might find AvE a hoot in general. Hubby and I have tried figuring out what he DOES for a living. A far as I can figure, he's an international trouble-shooter for big industries (mining, refining etc.)

He almost always signs off with "Keeo your dick in a vise" which has the same cadence as Tom Luongo's "Keep your stick on the ice". The connection, I think, is a Canadian comedy show, the Red Green Show.

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You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY




Oh yeah. Big fan of AvE here.





I'm very envious of the industrial lathe he has in his home shop that he got for $250 in the beer fund at work. I guess it sat around for a few years not working right. It took him a while to figure out what was wrong but now it works like a champ.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Hey Jack - I hope you're in this thread today. I'll be busy let's say through Friday, so Friday-night/Saturday-morn might be a good time for the experiment. I propose searching on the phrase (let's see ... something politically loaded) - trump impeachment progress - with no quotes. Is Sat 1AM your CENTRAL(?) time good? (in the span friday night through saturday morn). And you post the link you get to your search and I'll post the link I get to mine ... here? I think whatever browser we normally use is best, since one of the things about google is that it's reputed to alter its search results based on user history. If so, I have to say there's nothing for expanding your knowledge like getting an answer to your question that feeds your own prejudices and knowledge right back to you in a nice closed-loop!

Can Signy, Brenda and JSF join if they care to?




I'll do my best. I'm usually awake at that time, but with the winter weather outside and the lack of current employment, my sleep schedule has been somewhat erratic of late.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:30 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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I'm mildly annoyed this morning...

Windy as hell here today. I think the cold front is coming back in.


I've blown the leaves off of my yard a record 4 times this year. That's as much blowing as I've done in the prior 3 to 4 years combined.

There isn't a single leaf left on any of the 4 maple trees on my corner lot, but there's still a ton of Oaks and other tree leaves up on neighbors yards. The stupid wind is blowing in just the right direction to bring them all across the entirety of my front yard. It looks like shit out there now.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:17 PM

BRENDA


Well, I have a couple of errands to run today before Mah jong. Then tomorrow I have mah jong in the morning and work in the afternoon. Friday I will probably run some stuff to a Thrift shop. Was going to do it today but I can't drum up that much energy. Same thing for Saturday.

I know I bought a Christmas tree and deccies but at the end of November I am now becoming surrounded by the stuff. And it is a little much for me. *sigh* No tree up for me until December maybe around the 20th. See how I feel.

I'll be popping in over your holiday to see what is what.

Later peeps.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:18 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I'm mildly annoyed this morning...

Windy as hell here today. I think the cold front is coming back in.


I've blown the leaves off of my yard a record 4 times this year. That's as much blowing as I've done in the prior 3 to 4 years combined.

There isn't a single leaf left on any of the 4 maple trees on my corner lot, but there's still a ton of Oaks and other tree leaves up on neighbors yards. The stupid wind is blowing in just the right direction to bring them all across the entirety of my front yard. It looks like shit out there now.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Trying to wind where I am Jack. Trees are fluttering in it and I can hear some rattling as well as leaf blowers going.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:08 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Quote:

I'll do my best. I'm usually awake at that time, but with the winter weather outside and the lack of current employment, my sleep schedule has been somewhat erratic of late.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Hey Jack - I don't want to start changing things around and sow confusion, but if there's a better time for you, let me know. Otherwise, this Sat morning at 01:00 Central (1AM Saturday, Central) / this Friday night at 23:00 Pacific (11PM Friday, Pacific), googling on - trump impeachment progress - no quotes.

Hey all - this is what's going on. We're just running a small experiment to see if, using one's normal browser, we get the same google result from googling - trump impeachment progress - no quotes, at more or less the same time; and posting the result link here.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:20 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Quote:

I'll do my best. I'm usually awake at that time, but with the winter weather outside and the lack of current employment, my sleep schedule has been somewhat erratic of late.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Hey Jack - I don't want to start changing things around and sow confusion, but if there's a better time for you, let me know. Otherwise, this Sat morning at 01:00 Central (1AM Saturday, Central) / this Friday night at 23:00 Pacific (11PM Friday, Pacific), googling on - trump impeachment progress - no quotes.

Hey all - this is what's going on. We're just running a small experiment to see if, using one's normal browser, we get the same google result from googling - trump impeachment progress - no quotes, at more or less the same time; and posting the result link here.

Sounds like fun! I'll be there with bells on!

Just for kicks I'll also use DuckDuck, which is what I normally use. Supposedly DuckDuck uses the Google search engine but anonymizes your request, so theoretically I have very little "footprint" on Google

As I understand it, Google (says that it) tunes your search results based on your previous searches. So in theory our results should NOT be the same but reflective of our individual biases and preferences. I'd be very surprised if we all got the basic liberal pablum

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:29 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Hi SIX, thanks for the product reference. I'll have to go to Amazon because as awesome as Menards sounds it seems to be a strictly Indiana phenomenon.

I do have pump sprayer but I was reluctant to use it for weed killer since it use it for insecticide and foliar feeding but I guess if I wash it out thoroughly it should be ok

I'll let you know what happens

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:14 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Many years ago I was going to use a pump sprayer to clean my engine - for spraying on the degreaser (in that case, something like formula 409, but I forget exactly) - and I went to Ace for a replacement, since my original mysteriously failed. Where I was informed that an ordinary pump sprayer doesn't have o-rings and seals designed for solvent/ petroleum-based products, and that I'd have to get something suited for spraying on stuff like agricultural oil, instead of the normal kind of sprayer. Ace really does have helpful hardware folk.

Anyway, using the wrong kind of product in a sprayer can damage the sprayer. Who knew?

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:49 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Hi SIX, thanks for the product reference. I'll have to go to Amazon because as awesome as Menards sounds it seems to be a strictly Indiana phenomenon.

I do have pump sprayer but I was reluctant to use it for weed killer since it use it for insecticide and foliar feeding but I guess if I wash it out thoroughly it should be ok

I'll let you know what happens

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY



Seriously, I'd just buy the Round Up pump while your at it and save yourself the hassle of getting all gloved up to rinse the old one out. I ain't kidding when I tell you how good it is. You'll probably want to throw your other one away and buy a separate pump for the other stuff too. I'm cheap as shit, but this was one of those really lucky buys where I just happened to force myself to shell out the extra $5 bucks and I felt like I got $100 back immediately on the purchase.

But yeah... if you can get the killer on Amazon, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Best stuff I've used.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:52 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Many years ago I was going to use a pump sprayer to clean my engine - for spraying on the degreaser (in that case, something like formula 409, but I forget exactly) - and I went to Ace for a replacement, since my original mysteriously failed. Where I was informed that an ordinary pump sprayer doesn't have o-rings and seals designed for solvent/ petroleum-based products, and that I'd have to get something suited for spraying on stuff like agricultural oil, instead of the normal kind of sprayer. Ace really does have helpful hardware folk.

Anyway, using the wrong kind of product in a sprayer can damage the sprayer. Who knew?




I didn't know that, but it makes sense. You're not even supposed to leave gasoline in your trimmer or leaf blowers either because the gas will literally eat holes in the fuel lines. Ask me how I know.

I knew you needed a special one for Bleach though. They say Bleach on them. :)


I'll do my best to be here Friday Night/Saturday Morning.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:55 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I'm mildly annoyed this morning...

Windy as hell here today. I think the cold front is coming back in.


I've blown the leaves off of my yard a record 4 times this year. That's as much blowing as I've done in the prior 3 to 4 years combined.

There isn't a single leaf left on any of the 4 maple trees on my corner lot, but there's still a ton of Oaks and other tree leaves up on neighbors yards. The stupid wind is blowing in just the right direction to bring them all across the entirety of my front yard. It looks like shit out there now.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Trying to wind where I am Jack. Trees are fluttering in it and I can hear some rattling as well as leaf blowers going.




You can have mine. Still hasn't quit.

Cold as hell when I went out to pick up my new glasses and ran for groceries, even though it was 41 degrees outside. Felt like it was in the 20's or below with that wind.


The good news is, most of the leaves that were on my lawn already blew off. Had a bunch that managed to blow over my roof from the damn trees across the street somehow. But the wind pretty much put them all in a single spot up against my back porch door, so it only took me a few minutes to pick it all up. Not supposed to put them in the trash cans, but I don't care. If I put them out on the curb they would have just blown onto somebody else's yard.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:34 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Hey Jack - I'll be happy if you can make it back with a link!


In any case

HAPPY T-DAY EVERYONE !!!

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:50 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Hey Jack - I'll be happy if you can make it back with a link!


In any case

HAPPY T-DAY EVERYONE !!!



Yep, HAPPY TDAY!

A day to relax, enjoy yourself, and reflect on what there is to be thankful for,

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:26 PM

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Hope y'all had a nice Thanksgiving

You don't do anything today up there in Canada, do you Brenda?





I got my day planned out tomorrow. My new computer fan came in the mail, direct from China. It's the exact same make and model that came in the computer over a decade ago, but HP doesn't support rigs that old. It was a really high priced touch screen destktop/laptop hybrid thing my brother gave me years ago when it crapped out on him. With a little TLC and a crappy old laptop hard drive that I velcroed into the innards where it used to have a full sized HD that died, I got her working again for me pretty nicely. I think it had Windows Vista when my brother got it. I don't think it was old enough to have XP on it, but I could be wrong about that. She does Windows 10, but is definitely showing her age with the increased demand of the internet these days.

My little 3-in-1 fix turned out to only be a temporary bandage on the situation. Most of the time it's okay, but one day it got loud enough that I went and ordered one. It's really been fine ever since, but now I've got no excuse. I still have thermal paste from the last computer I fixed, so I'm going to get the whole thing down to the CPU, clean it all real good and put some fresh paste and the new fan in there.

That alone should speed it up quite a bit I would think. Especially during summer (not that that matters much right now around here).

But I also got a great black friday deal on a 256GB SSD hard drive yesterday. That will be the first one I've used in a computer. It's extremly highly rated by over 500 people. It claims to be "up to 10 times faster than mechanical hard drives". I'm not sure how legit that claim is, especially since a lot of other brands only claim 3 to 4 times faster, but from everything I've read I should see a significant performance boost once I've installed it.


I'll probably benefit more than most people by doing it too, because the only drive I had that was 250GB at the time was a crappy old laptop drive that my brother had taken out of an old laptop. Since day one a S.M.A.R.T. test spit out a few yellow warnings on it. I have no doubt that it's only 5400RPM (Maybe even less... I never really tinkered much with laptops). There's no way it was 7200RPM.

One of the big things that was making me resistant to doing this before, besides the pricetag, was not wanting to re-install everything from scratch. Without going into boring detail, I have quite a bit of stuff that is installed and set up for one of my projects that I had put nearly a year into on that drive. All of the data is backed up elsewhere, for sure, but part of it is a Windows based program with all of its pre-configurations. It's been a LONG time since I worked on it, and to be honest I forget a lot of stuff if I haven't worked with it for a long time. I didn't want to just have that sitting on a drive outside of the computer and lose all of those configurations.


But now that the price is right, with a little research I found out that cloning drives is a snap these days. The last time I did anything with that it was some serious work to get it done right if you weren't making an exact clone of a drive on a matching make model and size hard drive. It might take a bit longer to clone mine since the rig itself is pretty outdated, but I shouldn't have any problems cloning the drive and firing it right up after I install it.

Since it's a pretty proprietary system and the memory is maxed out and there isn't any way to put a better processor or GPU in there, this is the last thing that really can be done to get her up to speed. She's nearing the end of her life, but I thing I'll probably breathe a few more years into her with this.





In other news, while window shopping the local home improvement stores, I came across a system they've got where you can browse their stock of discontinued items, as well as special order stuff that was abandoned and mildy damaged stock. I might be able to pick up a few primed interior doors for $5 a piece. Two of the doors in my house upstairs were hollow core and had holes in them since I bought it. I was just going to patch them up and prime them before I painted them white like all the trim in my house is going to be painted. But if I can get the doors for nothing I might just do that.

I also need to install new trim, window frames and door frames on the otherwise finished rooms upstairs. The price point is what has always been somewhat prohibitive for me there. But I just discovered they have 35 twelve foot lengths of primed MDF floor trim for less than $5 per piece. Amazing deal there. :)

If memory serves though, I think I'm going to have to buy some of that rounded corner trim to put in front of it as well though. I'm not sure without measuring, but I seem to remember that when I took the old awful stuff that had 18 coats of paint on it out before restoring the floors and fixing and painting the walls that there were some actual "holes" along the trim where the hardwood floor wasn't cut tight enough to the walls and there was more than 1/2" so it looked really bad.

But if I'm getting the main trim for way less than 50% of the cost, I can spring a few extra bucks for the caps. :)



Saw a really cool video on making your own window frames too. I really like how they look. I might do that instead of buying pre-fabbed trim. I also need to build my own window sills for all the upstairs windows too because all of that was garbage and it was thrown out many years ago.


Anyhow... time to do some research to figure out how much I need to buy.

Right on the cusp of getting that $200 kickback for the new credit card and I've got about $75 in rebates, so most of it should be free.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:09 PM

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Noice!

All done shopping, and it worked out better than I ever would have imagined.


Upon further looking, I was able to get legit pine trim for only roughly 50 cents more per board than the MDF bullshit (that I started thinking was probably a really bad idea with the humidity in my house during the summer with no A/C).

Freaking wild discounts here. Figured I bought the 4 1/2" base trim for about 46% of regular price.

But then I found it. The 3 1/4" window and door casings. Only 3 bucks compared to the normal $8.99 per board! 1/3rd the normal price! I bought 10 more than I needed. I'll probably do the two remaining windows that weren't done on the first floor at some point for a fraction of the cost.


All solid pine. All comes primered.


Total cost for more than I even needed in the first place?

Around $200 bucks and change. Puts me over the hump to get the credit back on my card and will end up costing me about $15 for everything, which is around what the tax is costing me.

Saved about $360 in what it would have cost me at full price with taxes thrown on...

So yeah. That's how I just got about $560 worth of stuff I need for the remodel for $15.

I'm not sure if I can get the 11% rebate on items that were this steeply discounted, but the next time they have the "11% off everything sale" I'm going to ask for the 11% price match and give it a try and send it off.

That will be another $24 and change back my way if it works, and that will essentially be a bunch of free pre-primered wood sent my way at a net profit on my end of around $9 bucks.



I didn't even have to use my rebates yet. Actually, I couldn't since you can't use them online. I'm going in sometime this weekend for their 3 day sale. I'm going to buy some paint I'll be using at some steep black friday discounts with them.





Oh yeah... I forgot.

I measured the biggest "holes" at the end of the floor where the hardwood didn't butt up close to the wall. None of them are over 1/2", and unlike the 1/2" width of the MDF, the Pine is all 9/16", so I won't even have to spring for the rounded pieces either.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:15 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Yup.

Feeling good.



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:40 PM

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Quote:

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Hope y'all had a nice Thanksgiving

You don't do anything today up there in Canada, do you Brenda?



Do Right, Be Right. :)



Hope you had a good Thanksgiving Jack.

Nope. Just a plain old Thursday up here in Canada. I just played mah jong and went to work.

Next holiday we got coming up is Christmas which is the same down there.

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Friday, November 29, 2019 12:51 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


I hope your T-DAY in Canada was as nice as mine BRENDA.

I have very little family on the west coast, so we do the restaurant thing where they serve a nice meal and I don't have to cook or do dishes. Went there, thought I would have to park a half-mile away and walk in the rain and then wait 40 minutes, but a car pulled out real close to the door on my second circle around the parking lot, and we waited less than 10 minutes to be seated despite the huge crowd at the door (I have no idea how THAT happened!) and had a nice relaxing time.

Then we went back home where hubby had set up a fire in the fireplace and just relaxed and chatted and had some eggnog and brandy and an extra piece of pie. What a nice evening!!

Holiday is over. Back to work for me!

****

Wow SIX you got somegood deals there! Are these Black Friday sales?
Wish we had a home improvement store like you do. All we have are the national chains and most of them either sell crap or are too expensive.

*****

The storm came thru in two waves. The first was supposed to drop 1.8" but only manaaged to squeeze out a measly 0.5". But the second was only supposed to drop about 1" but dumped approx 2.5". I'd call that a great start to the rainy season. We have four days of clear weather ... I'm going to try re-spraying the weeds today and see if it has any effect before the rains come. I'm also going to tarp part of the yard and see how that works.

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Friday, November 29, 2019 3:21 PM

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Wow SIX you got somegood deals there! Are these Black Friday sales?
Wish we had a home improvement store like you do. All we have are the national chains and most of them either sell crap or are too expensive.



I just won Black Friday.

I went up there to pick up my trim but wanted to do some shopping for deals first. Spent about another $40 on miscellaneous blades, adhisives and caulks that were all discounted around 50% or more. I also bought about 170 feet of premium insulation for my porch and the leftovers will go in the basement bedroom before I finish it. After rebates, that will only cost me 1/3rd of what I paid today for it.

So, after paying with my previous rebates, after I get my new rebates in the mail and I get my new credit card bonus, I will have gotten $750 worth of stuff I need for the house for around $30.



Even better, if I'm able to get the 11% price match rebate on all of that when it becomes available in the coming weeks, I just might end up getting all of it for free.






My new hard drive was already delivered by the time I got back too. I'm going to relax the rest of the day and get my computer up to speed.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, November 29, 2019 5:59 PM

BRENDA


Just found somethings that I shouldn't have.

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Friday, November 29, 2019 6:30 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


That's very mysterious, Brenda. Of course my brain starts speculating ... You found an old crack pipe hidden away in your new place. You found an old crack pipe hidden away in your boss's place. You found mouse poop in your refrigerator. You found your neighbors tapping into your electricity. You stumbled into a website that secretly monitors Canadians. You found a peep-hole and camera rig your boss set up to spy on the husband.

Not gonna ask. But I enjoy guessing!

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Friday, November 29, 2019 6:36 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Anyway - from this end, my ball jar rain gauge indicates about 4.5" of rain.

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Friday, November 29, 2019 6:36 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


And I'm glad it sounds like everyone had a good T-day and Canadian non-T-day!!!

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Friday, November 29, 2019 10:33 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Man... I was batting a thousand...

My drive just finished "cloning", and it wouldn't boot.


I've never used this (free) software before. It looks like I may have just cloned the C:\ drive instead of the entire thing. There is also a 500MB system partion and a 500MB Restore partition.

It took 5 or 6 hours to clone the main drive. Only about 2 minutes to clone each of the other two, but now it just hangs on booting. I'm assuming the program isn't smart enough to move things around and put that system drive where it needs to be so the PC knows it's supposed to do something but it doesn't know where to start.


Oh well... at least I had the foresight to test it out before I ripped the damn thing apart. I'm going to see if there's a way to fix this now to save me some time, but I might just have to let it run overnight instead.





Just went through my rebates and got them ready to go. Glad I asked for the price match one. Went through my old receipts that I hadn't sent in yet and it included that $110 extension cord among some other stuff. An extra $15 to $20 back that I wasn't even planning on after I send those in tomorrow.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, November 29, 2019 11:24 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
I hope your T-DAY in Canada was as nice as mine BRENDA.

I have very little family on the west coast, so we do the restaurant thing where they serve a nice meal and I don't have to cook or do dishes. Went there, thought I would have to park a half-mile away and walk in the rain and then wait 40 minutes, but a car pulled out real close to the door on my second circle around the parking lot, and we waited less than 10 minutes to be seated despite the huge crowd at the door (I have no idea how THAT happened!) and had a nice relaxing time.

Then we went back home where hubby had set up a fire in the fireplace and just relaxed and chatted and had some eggnog and brandy and an extra piece of pie. What a nice evening!!

Holiday is over. Back to work for me!



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY



As I said to Jack. T Day in the US was just a run of the mill Thursday for me. Mah jong was so-so and so was work.

As to the weather we where I am are being threatened with a bit of snow again on Sunday. If it happens the Santa Claus parade will be cold and nasty in Vancouver. Good thing I do not go to such things.

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Friday, November 29, 2019 11:24 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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It's about 10:30 CST by me right now. I wasn't feeling really good a little bit earlier when I posted.. I didn't get much sleep last night. But I seem to have caught my second wind and I figure that resigning myself to re-cloning the drive because I did it wrong is throwing in the towel, and I'm not going to do that unless I waste the next 3 or so hours not getting anywhere first and it would just make sense to let it go and just re-clone it while I'm sleeping.

Long story short, I should be hear at 1AM CST for our little experiment.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, November 29, 2019 11:28 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
I hope your T-DAY in Canada was as nice as mine BRENDA.

I have very little family on the west coast, so we do the restaurant thing where they serve a nice meal and I don't have to cook or do dishes. Went there, thought I would have to park a half-mile away and walk in the rain and then wait 40 minutes, but a car pulled out real close to the door on my second circle around the parking lot, and we waited less than 10 minutes to be seated despite the huge crowd at the door (I have no idea how THAT happened!) and had a nice relaxing time.

Then we went back home where hubby had set up a fire in the fireplace and just relaxed and chatted and had some eggnog and brandy and an extra piece of pie. What a nice evening!!

Holiday is over. Back to work for me!



-----------
Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY



As I said to Jack. T Day in the US was just a run of the mill Thursday for me. Mah jong was so-so and so was work.

As to the weather we where I am are being threatened with a bit of snow again on Sunday. If it happens the Santa Claus parade will be cold and nasty in Vancouver. Good thing I do not go to such things.




Turkey day doesn't mean much to me now since my Mom and Stepdad moved out of state. That used to be a big family party with all of his kids and their families as well as my brother and sis-in-law and niece. Now they all just do things with the other sides of their respective families.

I can always go with my old man and Stepmom to see her family for Thanksgiving, but that's a 4 hour trip one-way, and I really have no interest in being in a car 8 hours in a single day.

That's cool though. We all get together for Christmas still, and my two youngest brothers who moved out to the east and west coasts come in for that, so I'm always looking forward to that one.





You going to join our little experiment Brenda?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, November 29, 2019 11:32 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
That's very mysterious, Brenda. Of course my brain starts speculating ... You found an old crack pipe hidden away in your new place. You found an old crack pipe hidden away in your boss's place. You found mouse poop in your refrigerator. You found your neighbors tapping into your electricity. You stumbled into a website that secretly monitors Canadians. You found a peep-hole and camera rig your boss set up to spy on the husband.

Not gonna ask. But I enjoy guessing!



Nothing so dramatic Kiki.

Decided to clear out an photo album that my mom kept post cards in and found a couple that were sent to an Uncle of mine. My dad must have found them in amongst my grandmother's papers after she died and meant to give them to his brother my Uncle but just never did. So it will be up to me to see that they get to my cousin. Also found a letter or 2 that my Uncle sent to my grandmother. My dad was a bit of a pack rat for whatever reasons he had. So now that both my parents are gone, I am just starting to re-go through things that were sort of gone through when they both died.

Also found a bit more jewellery in something that I was going to donate to another bag of donations. I think most of it will be donatable but I need to go through it and make sure there isn't anything that I want out of it.


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Friday, November 29, 2019 11:37 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
I hope your T-DAY in Canada was as nice as mine BRENDA.

I have very little family on the west coast, so we do the restaurant thing where they serve a nice meal and I don't have to cook or do dishes. Went there, thought I would have to park a half-mile away and walk in the rain and then wait 40 minutes, but a car pulled out real close to the door on my second circle around the parking lot, and we waited less than 10 minutes to be seated despite the huge crowd at the door (I have no idea how THAT happened!) and had a nice relaxing time.

Then we went back home where hubby had set up a fire in the fireplace and just relaxed and chatted and had some eggnog and brandy and an extra piece of pie. What a nice evening!!

Holiday is over. Back to work for me!



-----------
Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY



As I said to Jack. T Day in the US was just a run of the mill Thursday for me. Mah jong was so-so and so was work.

As to the weather we where I am are being threatened with a bit of snow again on Sunday. If it happens the Santa Claus parade will be cold and nasty in Vancouver. Good thing I do not go to such things.




Turkey day doesn't mean much to me now since my Mom and Stepdad moved out of state. That used to be a big family party with all of his kids and their families as well as my brother and sis-in-law and niece. Now they all just do things with the other sides of their respective families.

I can always go with my old man and Stepmom to see her family for Thanksgiving, but that's a 4 hour trip one-way, and I really have no interest in being in a car 8 hours in a single day.

That's cool though. We all get together for Christmas still, and my two youngest brothers who moved out to the east and west coasts come in for that, so I'm always looking forward to that one.





You going to join our little experiment Brenda?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Glad you can do a big Christmas with your family Jack.

Now your experiment was googling about Trump and his impeachment then posting a link to what you find here? Right?

I can maybe take a swing at it but I'm on West coast time, not sure of equivalant to you all.

Anyways Trump made a gaff today at a rally, I think it was. He was suppose to say stock market and he said, "Sock Rocket." He gave a lift to a little company in Calgary Alberta that is owned and run by a couple of brothers.

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Friday, November 29, 2019 11:41 PM

BRENDA


Hey guys,

Just took a look and everything I saw listed was from about 4 days ago.

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