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Got a haircut. First one in 9 months. Only me and my barber in the saloon, both masked up so Covid safe or as much as possible.  I had been thinking of hiring a mobile dog groomer to cut my hair figuring that would be Uber Covid safe. 

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Prepping for daughter’s wedding later today. Replanned for home in the deck with family and wedding party at socially distanced tables. Boat has lights rigged on a timer and is anchored fire and aft t

Married. Speech done. Downhill from here.     

Learned how to bend stainless steel tubing on my new bender today.  First bends for some new railing I need on the boat.  1" diameter, 1/8" wall, 316 stainless.

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4 minutes ago, Al Paca said:

Got a haircut. First one in 9 months. Only me and my barber in the saloon, both masked up so Covid safe or as much as possible.  I had been thinking of hiring a mobile dog groomer to cut my hair figuring that would be Uber Covid safe. 

Howe didde the dogge sine the licenseng applicatione?            :)

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20 minutes ago, Al Paca said:

Got a haircut. First one in 9 months. Only me and my barber in the saloon, both masked up so Covid safe or as much as possible.  I had been thinking of hiring a mobile dog groomer to cut my hair figuring that would be Uber Covid safe. 

About 3 months into the pandemic I started shopping online for electric clippers. I just wasn't ready to let that young girl breath in my face for $27 plus tip again. It took a while to find one since there was apparently a huge new demand for home clippers, but I finally found a good set for roughly $50.

So now I'm 6 months since my last haircut and thinking if I can hold out another 6 months I've got a good pony tail again or at least a defendable man bun and the ugly part of the grow out is during lock down so no one will see the bad days but...

 

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Moved digital information around and got a couple of dopamine hits at a few of the follow up responses.

All while realizing my best friend has moved in with her boyfriend and I’m now essentially off limits.

Friendzone, no lonelier place exists on earth.

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15 minutes ago, Willin' said:

About 3 months into the pandemic I started shopping online for electric clippers. I just wasn't ready to let that young girl breath in my face for $27 plus tip again. It took a while to find one since there was apparently a huge new demand for home clippers, but I finally found a good set for roughly $50.

So now I'm 6 months since my last haircut and thinking if I can hold out another 6 months I've got a good pony tail again or at least a defendable man bun and the ugly part of the grow out is during lock down so no one will see the bad days but...

 

Man bun is a blow job handle, just sayin...

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1 minute ago, warbird said:

Man bun is a blow job handle, just sayin...

Blow job is better than no job! Or at least that was true back in the day!

 

 

 

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today I moved some furniture and found a couple of these calendars behind the chest where the TV sat....

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13 minutes ago, justsomeguy! said:

Replaced two panes of glass that my problem tenant broke.

He has promised to pay for labor and materials next month. He also said he'd fix the smaller pane when he broke it 6 months ago.

(bangs head)

 

 

Here Jsg, let me lend this to you....

 

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On 10/31/2020 at 11:46 AM, Steam Flyer said:

I'm not sure exactly where it is, but I still have mine

- DSK

Reminds me, I think I let my SAYC burgee go when I sold the boat. Not that I ever flew it or saw another one around here. It just shoulda been hung from a rafter in the shop. Who knows, someday it might have been worth something?

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26 minutes ago, hobot said:

Here Jsg, let me lend this to you....

 

He signed a lease stating he'd be living alone in the house and he had no vehicles.

All this crap belongs to his live-in boyfriend. The box truck, pickup and the Subaru are just the tip of the iceberg.

Says he'll have it all cleared away by Monday. I'll take that brick now, please.

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Installed the last deck winch.  First time I used butyl tape.  It's a lot messier than I expected.

I did the overdrill and epoxy fill over a week ago but Eta delayed things a bit.  Now it's cool down time before the next job begins.

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8 hours ago, Al Paca said:

What’s the rent?

Not high enough for all that crap to be stored there.

Today we actually went out with another couple to a restaurant. From there to a small wine tasting room to sample some of Arizona's vinyards.

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Cut down two gum trees and hauled them off to the burn heap with the tractor.

Thinking about contacting a firewood vendor to come and get them, seems like a waste otherwise.

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On 10/29/2020 at 12:39 PM, warbird said:

Man bun is a blow job handle, just sayin...

So you find them useful?

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Spent the morning, sanding one side of the new keel for my boat, then filled any remaining hollows, tomorrow sanding that down and hopefully putting on the finishing coat.

Took the collie for his long walk, very muddy down by the marshes..

Checked that the prototype shelving unit for the library would fit, it didn't, but it's only a minor adjustment needed. That will be done tomorrow, then after checking that fits shelving unit number 2 will be built as to the first ones dimensions. It's already a kit of parts just minor changes needed.

 

Time to make my main meal...carbonara I think.

 

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Neighbor's kitchen fire update - all the demo work is done.  New stud walls are in.  Got the electric rough completed.  Tomorrow we set up his garage for building the new cabinets.  He's going for the fish camp look.  For anyone wondering what that is (as I did) here's the video that helped me understand where he's going...

 

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5 hours ago, Jules said:

Neighbor's kitchen fire update - all the demo work is done.  New stud walls are in.  Got the electric rough completed.  Tomorrow we set up his garage for building the new cabinets.  He's going for the fish camp look.  For anyone wondering what that is (as I did) here's the video that helped me understand where he's going...

 

so this the neighbor that killed your grass along the fence?

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38 minutes ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

so this the neighbor that killed your grass along the fence?

Oh god, no.  He's a gem.  Already he's sent his car guy to fix my car "ailments" and ordered a dream tool for me I could never afford.

As for the poison people, it seems to have backfired on them.  They recently had their landscaper resod a bunch of their grass that's died along our property line.  And already, it's all dying too. 

In the meantime, I've found some plants that have thus far done fairly well.  And they hide that ugly black fence.

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We hung all the ceiling drywall today.  My poor neighbor has been living without heat for weeks.  Now he can heat his house again without it going up and out.  He's pretty happy.

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9 hours ago, Jules said:

We hung all the ceiling drywall today.  My poor neighbor has been living without heat for weeks.  Now he can heat his house again without it going up and out.  He's pretty happy.

I didnt know houses in Punta Gorda had heaters. The average low temp out there is what we call sweater weather..

The opposite is in my area no houses have AC. 

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7 hours ago, bmiller said:

I didnt know houses in Punta Gorda had heaters. The average low temp out there is what we call sweater weather..

The opposite is in my area no houses have AC. 

We've had some nights that got into the 30s. 

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Ate too many cookies after a less than satisfying "healthy" lunch. One step forward, two steps back

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Got a Nuclear Stress test!  Forgot how bad they are. Can it be good when you sign a release that says the test may cause a heart attack?

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Retired a lamp

quick trip to grocery store

Wife and I went to a framing shop to get our newest piece of art framed.  Framing does not come cheap.

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accomplished sweet fuck all.

I live in Ontario (canada) we are currently in lock down with kids doing online learning. I have 5 and 7 year old boys who are very bright and have figured out how to exploit the online learning thing. Compounded by the fact that my wife teaches grade 3 and is quite occupied with teaching her class (she is in a different school board than my boys). Which puts a large amount of distractions into my day, currently working from home. I work for an Aggregate company an I'm the manager of new licenses and approvals, which has been totally fucked since covid because the ministries here have been less than adaptive from finding new ways to do things like public consultation etc.

we just newly renovated the whole main floor of our house over the summer and one pocket door has been nothing but a pain in the ass. turns out it was a fault pin with a shitty nylon sleeve and kept loosening itself so that fell out of the roller last night. My Dad made the half hour drive to come help me with it as some of the trim had to be removed to fix it. he is the one who installed the trim. He is 83 and has been building house and a trim carpenter since 1957, he does not use silicone or caulk when he trims and installed the door so He needed to be there.the trim is made from trees we cut down (although 25 years ago) and cut into rough lumber and then milled into the trim.

I blew it while we were trying to fix it and dropped the back pin out of the roller got mad pushed the door and sent that roller off to never never land some where in the wall. Thankfully, Dad had the foresight to acquire a new roller assembly on the way to my house so it could be replaced if it was faulty.

Love my Dad, but he can't hear for shit so it was a bit of a scene as the kids are doing their school etc. we live in an 1800 square foot bungalow that has now become open concept so ....

either way I didn't get any work done, did go for a 5km walk cooked diner and now I am half way through a second bottle of Velvet Devil Merlot. Might be bed time....?

Thanks for listening lol

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Ate the last of the cinnamon buns I made yesterday, walked the dog to the beach and back with SWMBO, showed the car I have for sale to a nice young woman and her dad, cleaned up the mess my son left in the car port working on his truck, dealt with the mould on the shower grout, and just sitting down now to practice classical guitar.  Later on working on the app I am developing to support my website.  Flutter is easier than native Android SDK but has a few quirks too.

This morning I thought today was going to be a nothing day, but in review a few things got done.  

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not a fucking thing. ... oh wait.. finished a book... so there's that

 

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5 hours ago, jerseyguy said:

Retired a lamp

quick trip to grocery store

Wife and I went to a framing shop to get our newest piece of art framed.  Framing does not come cheap.

Mom died 3 years ago.  I had a water color she did in 1990 that location, season, subject,  pulled family heart strings. I unframed it, had high quality copy( high quality color matched) prints made and framed for each of my siblings.  They loved them. We get to our 60s or 70s and we need to keep family close, even if we have small disagreements

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Cleaned my desk. Found 3 -$100 gift cards and a $7000 check  from October.

Beth made the worlds best green chile cheeseburgers for supper with a very nice Pinot noir.

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Had my new pacemaker tested and checked out today.  Old one put in 11 years ago, they said it would only last 7-8, so I milked it a couple of years.  New one put in on Dec 28th, the techs said it was good for 15 years, I hope the device will incinerate well when the  time comes.  ICYA, no viagra pump.

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On 1/7/2021 at 2:22 PM, Jules said:
On 1/7/2021 at 7:20 AM, bmiller said:

I didnt know houses in Punta Gorda had heaters. The average low temp out there is what we call sweater weather..

The opposite is in my area no houses have AC. 

We've had some nights that got into the 30s. 

Yup.

Cruising the ICW, staying in the upper Indian River... coming up to New Smyrna IIRC but it was a small town surrounded by one of the parks.... had a freeze warning and I thought "Gee that means it might get below 60F"

No, they were'nt kidding. Ice on the deck. Sucked since I had to take the dog ashore for a walk.

Next year, we were docked at St Augustine and got a freeze warning, we rode our bikes to Wal-Mart and bought a couple of cheap parkas.

Sometimes it gets cold in Florida! Just not all that often compared to places up north.

- DSK

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On 1/7/2021 at 5:02 PM, 130lights said:

Got a Nuclear Stress test!  Forgot how bad they are. Can it be good when you sign a release that says the test may cause a heart attack?

chemical one or normal one...   friend did a chemical one, said he'd never do one of those again..

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pulled the seats and comng boards off a boat for someone else to finish...   i will say the previous owner deserves a special place somewhere, it looks like 1 tube (the big ones) of silicone per coming board and for hiding a couple of screw heads under some glass...  oh and every screw was slotted ..

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11 minutes ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

chemical one or normal one...   friend did a chemical one, said he'd never do one of those again..

I’ve done ‘normal’ ones several times, but because of a bad back, did the chemical one this time. I was given a thorough explanation of what to expect, and it really wasn’t as bad as I expected.  My only advice to anyone doing a stress test is to do it in a hospital, not a doctors office, in case something goes wrong, which does sometimes occur.

I prefer Cardiac Caths, much more ‘fun’ to watch what’s going on as they inject that dye in your arteries. Fascinating stuff!

 

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11 hours ago, Cruisin Loser said:

Cleaned my desk. Found 3 -$100 gift cards and a $7000 check  from October.

Beth made the worlds best green chile cheeseburgers for supper with a very nice Pinot noir.

That's an expensive fucking cheeseburger.

 I got up (bad back made sleeping impossible) fed the dog and the Guinea cock, Contemplated very briefly a cup of tea with honey, and opted for a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale instead. And aside from going out to but more pale ale when it gets light out, I see very little in my future for today. A healing (slowly) broken spine really slows down the gotterdoos, and turns them into otterdoos.

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Turned the keel round laid it on its side , gave that side s coat of top coat,

Assembled a shelving unit from a set of parts I made last week.

Now having a muggacoffee before being taken for a walk in the frost by Ben the Border Collie.

By the time we return, the heaters should have set the top coat, then I can stand the keel up and make some framing for the shelving supports.

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Yesterday we set up the neighbor's garage for some cabinetmaking.  Another neighbor "donated" his Powermatic 66 cabinet saw and a jobsite miter saw/stand setup. 

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Drowned a dove :(

Came downstairs, thought a pillow had burst. One of the bloody cat brought a dove inside. Completely defeathered the poor thing.

It was otherwise unmauled and trying to hide under the couch.Flayed raw.

So I had to fill up the sink and drown it. Horrible.

I havent spoken to the cats all day.

 

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13 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

 hiding a couple of screw heads under some glass...  oh and every screw was slotted ..

Dad built a "Tinkerbell" replica when I was 9 or 10. Seems like I drove most of the slot head screws though.:mellow:

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20 hours ago, warbird said:
On 1/8/2021 at 11:40 PM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

 hiding a couple of screw heads under some glass...  oh and every screw was slotted ..

Dad built a "Tinkerbell" replica when I was 9 or 10. Seems like I drove most of the slot head screws though.

I hope you got all the slots aligned

It looks so sloppy with them going every which way

- DSK

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6 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

I hope you got all the slots aligned

It looks so sloppy with them going every which way

- DSK

i was doing some sub-contracting for a friend getting a boat ready,  he said to make sure to clock the screws... I thought he was crazy..

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1 hour ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:
7 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

I hope you got all the slots aligned

It looks so sloppy with them going every which way

 

i was doing some sub-contracting for a friend getting a boat ready,  he said to make sure to clock the screws... I thought he was crazy..

I was actually joking, but people do it. We used to "straight" the heads or slots of fasteners for access covers on machinery we worked on. It actually saved time, you blue-tape a little aluminum bar along the bottom/side of the panel when you go to put it on, holds the flat of the bolts in line. Makes it look dressy and also lets you know if some lesser technician has had his hooves in there.

I've been told that in aviation restoration circles, you not only have to align the bolt or screw heads but you have to polish the insides of the slot with a Dremel and Wenol, if you want the judges to not think you're a slack-ass

More difficult to do with wood screws though.

- DSK

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Stupid Homeowner Tricks:  Install 2 garage 4x8" overhead racks.  Or: How to @#$%-up a perfectly good 3 day weekend. 

Took way too long, with too many trips up and down the ladders, and a significant bit of rework with that thrice-damned garage opener. But, the bitch is done, done well (every drop is exactly plumb - despite that lying photo), and over-engineered for strength. That bitch ain't comin' down on the wifey's SUV and then upon my head. And it's 128 cubes of storage I didn't have before.

Now to get the carp off the garage floor so I can fit in my new zero-turn mower. 

 

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Trying to make this thing run correctly!! My girlfriends car that I set on fire after doing a brake conversion and now a engine harness conversion.

Meet Christine!

 

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16 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

A brackre conversione ist no reasone to ignitte a classice....................        juste sayeng........              :)

You're not supposed to connect the nitrous to the brakes

- DSK

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8 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:
25 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

A brackre conversione ist no reasone to ignitte a classice....................        juste sayeng........              :)

You're not supposed to connect the nitrous to the brakes

Pyros gotta burne...........    :)        

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5 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

with a high center of gravity when sitting in it, i can see why they named it a "tender"

That's the beauty of building it from scratch, if it's "tender". it's easy to drop the seat risers.  They aren't as high as they appear.  Shoving off from St Augustine soon, taking the Bene to Tennessee the pram will get some use.

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Spent the entire day learning the proper way to do authentication in flutter, got it working, only to discover I somehow broke the PDF report feature I wrote yesterday.  Two steps forward, one step back.

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Yet another (#4) try at getting a 39' boat out of a 35' slip. Mainly successful;, but I'm still bidden to a spring line. Possibly more throttle at the point of exit.  Nowhere near hitting something, but still, not totally seamanlike. 

Boat sailed wonderfully, docking was a breeze, even with the very narrow channel.. So leaving is now the focus. Maybe a heavier hand on the throttle? (if y'all understand Dana Point, y'all know what I'm sayin)

 

RainMan, that's just the way it goes. I understand . (very much so, I also sling code for a living)..... 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Charlie Foxtrot said:

so I can fit in my new zero-turn mower.

Congrats on the zero-turn. They're apparently one of the few things in life a person can get that only uses the first half of the "best two days are the day you buy it and the day you sell it" thing.

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drove a friend up to Johns Hopkins to get bloodwork  and a bone marrow biopsy.

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30 minutes ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

drove a friend up to Johns Hopkins to get bloodwork  and a bone marrow biopsy.

How did your friend do with the bone marrow biopsy? I've had two done.....one was barbaric in nature, the second one was better. Hope all turns out OK....Prayers to your fiend....

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18 hours ago, Outahere said:

That's the beauty of building it from scratch, if it's "tender". it's easy to drop the seat risers.  They aren't as high as they appear.  Shoving off from St Augustine soon, taking the Bene to Tennessee the pram will get some use.

friend built a 1/2 sized peapod from full sized plans..  took it to the lake for a test run, that thing rolled faster then a kayak..

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36 minutes ago, D.M.D. said:

How did your friend do with the bone marrow biopsy? I've had two done.....one was barbaric in nature, the second one was better. Hope all turns out OK....Prayers to your fiend....

dunno yet, she just went in.  thanks for the prayers, she's gonna need em for the next few months

 

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