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Pulled out the remenants of an apricot tree that was eaten to death by possums. Used a tree-protector, snatch strap and my Jeep. This is the first time in nearly two years the jeep has been in 4wd low :(. I really need to get out more.
 

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Finished an 18 metre (59 ft) trench in the courtyard, laid down the Termidor and backfilled. Sounds huge, but it's 3 sides of a rectangle, so not that big.

Wondered why the teenagers all suddenly need to do homework when there's manual labour around... :rolleyes:
 

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Pulled out the remenants of an apricot tree that was eaten to death by possums. Used a tree-protector, snatch strap and my Jeep. This is the first time in nearly two years the jeep has been in 4wd low :(. I really need to get out more.
Pulled down an old farm shed a few years ago with the Brumby. Huge fun.

We should probably get ourselves some rocket kits or something. Sounds like we're desperate for entertainment...
 

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Flew to FLL and back for work. It was gorgeous there until 1 mile before we landed. Sorry for the rain storm.
 

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Went to the movies for the first time in about a year, to see the latest James Bond movie. Felt weird with that many people around.
 

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Went laptop shopping with my boys. Got an Asus ROG Flow X13 with a nice AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processer.
However, after about an hour of downloads and updates and setup, the Asus health check app repeatedly reported a problem with the fans. Time to take it back to the store. :(
 

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Watching Cowboy Bebop on Netflix -- great live-action remake of the neo-noir space Western anime. I think they really captured the feeling, characters, etc... glad they kept the original jazz music as well since it was so important in the original show.


 

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I had my friend who repairs reel to reel tape decks bring back my buddies tape deck to me and reinstall it in my stereo system as the stop Button had a problem. that listed more items on the classified sites so that I can come up with some money to pay down one of the big Bill's, and that will relieve us of a big monthly payment, that is killing us.
 

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A couple of months ago I was talking to the guy who holds the FFL [Federal Firearms License ] that I have been having things sent to. He tells me he is going to be working at the new gun store and range being built. I said I might stop by and see about a part time job. And that was the last I heard about it. Today I got a text from them asking me to come in. When I get there the boss hands me a W4, a homeland Security form and another form and asks me when I want to work. What I thought was a meet and greet and interview turned out to be something else. Turns out I was the only one who didn't know I had a job. So I'll have to be more carful about what I say to whom. After we talked for a while I found out I'm the only one who has range experience and they want me to help them with getting the other employees up to speed on how to run a range. I don't even know what they are going to pay me yet. And I start Saturday. Grand opening is Friday. It's been 11 years since I had to do employment forms. I had never seen a Homeland Security Employment Eligibility Form before. I have to prove I'm me. Drivers license and Military ID aren't good enough. They want a passport or birth certificate as well. So I asked myself how people who aren't here legally can get a job. So I'm retired and I'm not. It does mean I'll have more money to buy rocket stuff. So I got that going for me.
 

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another day I'm feeling like I got ran over by a couple of semi trucks so I'll probably stay in bed all day, and still have the chest cold. :mad:
 

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Went to the Titanic artifact exhibit at the Luxor in Las Vegas.
 

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Spent the past couple of days getting virtual machines to run on my PC, for compiling gateware. Not having a lot of success, mainly due to IT policies implemented by the company :( . Maybe success today.
 

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Thanksgiving with my inlaws in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. :)

Headache most of the day yesterday and today. Dizzy, ears ringing, noise and light sensitivity, feels like being drunk, but I've only had a couple of (normal size) glasses of wine, and that was about three hours ago. o_O

I had two vaccine injections Tuesday, COVID booster and shingles second dose. But that was 48 hours ago, and I was OK yesterday in the morning. I'll see how I feel tomorrow. I don't want to spend Black Friday at an urgent care clinic three states from home. :(
 

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Thanksgiving with my inlaws in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. :)

Headache most of the day yesterday and today. Dizzy, ears ringing, noise and light sensitivity, feels like being drunk, but I've only had a couple of (normal size) glasses of wine, and that was about three hours ago. o_O

I had two vaccine injections Tuesday, COVID booster and shingles second dose. But that was 48 hours ago, and I was OK yesterday in the morning. I'll see how I feel tomorrow. I don't want to spend Black Friday at an urgent care clinic three states from home. :(
Hopefully that clears up quickly
 

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a ham radio guy came over and bought my HF radio today which will help make a huge dent in paying off the car loan, but he brought over another radio for me to use till I die great gesture, if the world was filled full of people like him we would have half of our problems gone .
 

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Bought a new MIG welder to replace the POS stick we've been using on the farm for years.
Back in the 80's my brother bought a 110V mig that got nicknamed the 'coffee break mig.' It would run beads for about 10 minutes, then go on coffee break for 10-20 minutes - I don't recall. It was using gas, not flux core, but for the project he was trying to do, the coffee breaks were terrible time wasters.

I decided to buy a 110V mig/tig unit that could do both flux core and gas from miller about 10 years ago and when I saw the price, I decided to switch hobbies. . .

I do think I'd like to own a 'coffee break mig' for home projects, but have trouble justifying the cost of a more industrial solution.

Hope yours hits the sweet spot for what you need.

Sandy.
 

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unboxed the Kenwood TS-B2000 HF radio, worked on the hookup cables, mounted the RC-2000 control head right elow the iMac screen. I have to get someone over to install Anderson Power Pole connectors on the 12V, 12 gauge power cables.
 
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