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  • Originally posted by Stepside View Post
    Same as Lakeside. Yard work, Greenhouse getting ready for seeds, clean-up the water feature/pond and paint some outdoor plant stands. I actually machined 12 delrin washers.

    Tomorrow will be some machining for a street clock. Weather is such that I do not need the heat or cool of the new mini-split.
    Coldest Feb on record, driest March... lol.. For us in Seattle this IS dry and almost like summer. Lawn cutting was "dusty". Can't last

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    • Originally posted by lakeside53 View Post
      Coldest Feb on record, driest March... lol.. For us in Seattle this IS dry and almost like summer. Lawn cutting was "dusty". Can't last
      I was in Oregon last week. Wednesday morning there was some light snow falling but melting once it touched the ground. Thursday was beautiful through with blue skies and ~66F IIRC.

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      • This auto tumble basket just arrived. Need to find some time to adapt it to my cabinet and get it installed.



        Basket part.

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        • People buy things like that? I just leave parts on the workbench, or in a pail, and they seem to auto-tumble just fine on their own...

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          • I put a proper raintight power switch in a weatherproof box on my table saw, with a 25 foot cord. now I'm thinking I should have added a couple of outlets, and I will add a reel.

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            • I was out painting, after I fixed the neighbor's outside outlets and found the bad sensor on the landscape lights.

              What was I painting? I was, actually, painting Roundup diluted in soap water onto "star of Bethlehem" plants (Ornithogalum umbellatum) that have infested the gardens. I have not decided if it does any good, yet, and it is getting too late to do any more now that other stuff is coming up. Painting is more selective, and has no overspray.

              That crap is a pest, it came in on something, and took over. At least it will die back soon, even if the Roundup does not kill it.

              The only other possible means to kill it is to pull up the foliage as soon as it appears, for 2 or 3 years until the bulbs are exhausted of energy.
              2730

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              Hashim Khan

              Everything not impossible is compulsory

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              • I've had a problem with golden rain trees. Got one sapling free as a bank arbor day promotion, about 30 years ago. Ten years ago I cut it down. Still have seeds sprouting, were almost impossible to kill. Finally mixed Roundup and 2,4,D. 50/50, added equal amount of water, put it in a dropper bottle, and put a drop on the stem after I cut it off. Success, they don't come back.

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                • I haven't been in the shop for weeks, but I did heat up some good'o Mac and cheese for Lunch today (Stouffer's 20oz baked in oven). I bake it until there is a nice crust on top, then mix in plenty of pepper (as in salt/pepper).



                  And the other night had Chinese food. I love to cut up some beef teriyaki and boneless spare ribs into small pieces, mixed with white rice and two packets of soy sauce. It's de-lish....

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                  • Sheesh, must be nice to stuff your pie-hole with all those tasty carbs! My A1C level would go up like a rocket.
                    Milton

                    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                    • My favorite dishes are Pork & Sauerkraut, and Corned Beef & Cabbage, cooked overnight in a crock pot. Last night I just made a pot of barley with cabbage, peppers, carrots, onions, string beans, and broccoli, with sausage, beef bullion and Worcestershire sauce. I like brown rice better than white. Mac and cheese is good with tuna fish and Worcestershire sauce.

                      Today I used my electric SunJoe vacuum mulcher to shred some big piles of leaves and other debris behind the house that I had raked up yesterday. It works pretty well, but a power mower is just as good and faster, although it's harder to maneuver in tight places.





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                      • Mac and cheese is super good with salsa verde.

                        Bratwurst, Kartoffeln, Sauerkraut, und Senf, mit Bier... sehr gut!

                        3PL seems to prefer non-ethnic foods
                        2730

                        Keep eye on ball.
                        Hashim Khan

                        Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                        • Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
                          Sheesh, must be nice to stuff your pie-hole with all those tasty carbs! My A1C level would go up like a rocket.
                          That's crazy... My A/C is usually off until late spring or when the indoor temps rise above ~74

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                          • replaced the little 40x10mm fan in the bike charger at home with a fan from a PC graphics card (found the PC at the side of the road!). Saved $5 and the hassle of bringing my work charger home every day until a new one arrived.

                            picked up a few hundred pounds of small rocks someone on CL was getting rid of for free. Put about 4" worth at the bottom of a raised veggie bed, made a path around them AND extended the drainage channel down the side of our fence with them. Then went and picked up a couple hundred pounds of fill dirt, filled the bed and mixed in a couple of bags of manure for conditioning. The wife will be sowing some veggie seeds today (spinach, beetroot, lettuce etc).

                            also got about 1/2 way through making a rack for my daughter's bike for her birthday. I'll post pics of that when I get a moment.

                            all the rock and soil hauling has made me feel like an old man, so I'm eating more chocolate to make up for it

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                            • Is that a one holer back there?
                              “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                              Lewis Grizzard

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                              • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                                My favorite dishes are Pork & Sauerkraut, and Corned Beef & Cabbage, cooked overnight in a crock pot.
                                Mine too. Strange that you should mention it - looking at our menus for the week I note that we're having pork and sauerkraut on Friday and corned beef and cabbage on Sunday.

                                Have you been talking to my wife about food?

                                -js
                                There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

                                Location: SF Bay Area

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