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Quoting RTLSNK:
The little ones were supposed to come over here for dinner tonight but the Son In Law and little Hulk both came down with a bad high fever today. They were over here for dinner last night and for a family conference about another family trip to DisneyWorld in Feb.

SugarBear and I are hoping that we didn't catch whatever they have. You are usually contagious the day before the fever hits you. :(

Hmmm..
I would overdose on vitamin C tonight and tomorrow, if I wuz yer.
Good Luck.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
So, tonight, thunderstorms, just before 0-dark-thirty.
Cooled things down considerably on the deck.

Have spent the evening watching a young great horned owl hunt the back yard under the moonlight.

Think he must be eating bull frogs.

Have had a mated pair hanging around the last couple years. Watched their courtship, Angie actually saw them "in the act".

Maybe this guy is the result.

Anyway, pretty cool.

Just have to make sure the cat doesn't get out at night.

Nice !
Spent the late afternoon with Lady Pott on the deck upstairs, watching the 2 squiggly's leap about in a PommeRose tree.
It was a challenge getting them to come down as the sun set, and as the Owl started his Hooo in the trees not far away.
But all ended well.
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The little ones were supposed to come over here for dinner tonight but the Son In Law and little Hulk both came down with a bad high fever today. They were over here for dinner last night and for a family conference about another family trip to DisneyWorld in Feb.

SugarBear and I are hoping that we didn't catch whatever they have.
You are usually contagious the day before the fever hits you. :(
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Project completion is a wonderful thing. I wish I could see the end of my projects. Alas, my honeydo list has undergone many revisions in the last week. I now have more plant removal and transplant projects than I had on Monday. It seems that with the purchase of several new plant and flower and shrub and odd grass looking thingies that a complete revision of the garden locations had to be changed, altered, re-done, and re-designed due to color, size, and growth potential of the new thingies. You understood all of that didn't you? Of course you did.

Todays mission is to dig up and destroy two large thingies, dig up and move three other large thingies to other gardens, fill in the holes in the gardens caused by digging up the eight thingies I dug up this week so that SugarBear can plant the sixteen new little thingies that she purchased this week. Yes, I know sixteen is more than eight, but remember that the eight thingies were huge and the sixteen new thingies are small. What the sixteen thingies will become is not my problem. Yet. Check with me next fall when the annual removal process begins again.

63*F in Macon this morning. Very nice for digging.:)


Yes indeed!
Project completion is Grand.

But please don't misunderstand....

My completed project was merely a sub-project, an add-on to the List, and thrown at me by Fate and the Alignment of Dust Particles orbiting the noxious Planet Urg in a far-distant galactic firmament surrounded by bottomless black voids that suck energy from living cells, replacing the resulting absent-minded spaces with a sticky goo of non-matter akin to treacle wot has been previously digested by toothless undead zombies and the like as you've never seen before, presently, or in the distant future, regardless of how many times you look under your bed knowing, KNOWING that they are THERE anyway, irregardless of that little voice that sits on your shoulder saying 'it's OK' because all along you KNEW that it was your Doom, your Fate, your Dismal Destiny, and if you've read this far you know that I have completely lost my direction...

Good Evening, by the way.
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Quoting goofyrider:
Knees. Sinovial fluid. MRI 's. ugh !


Lions and tigers and knees, oh my!

Oh wait, that last one was supposed to be bears. :)

Sorry to hear you are having knee problems again,
or is it still? I thought you had that one done last
year. Or is it the other one? Thats the problem with
having two of them, you get one fixed, the other one
goes bad.

The new titanium knee is doing fine now. The other one
is beginning to be a pain in the ......knee. :)
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So, tonight, thunderstorms, just before 0-dark-thirty.
Cooled things down considerably on the deck.

Have spent the evening watching a young great horned owl hunt the back yard under the moonlight.

Think he must be eating bull frogs.

Have had a mated pair hanging around the last couple years. Watched their courtship, Angie actually saw them "in the act".

Maybe this guy is the result.

Anyway, pretty cool.

Just have to make sure the cat doesn't get out at night.
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MORNIN ROB
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Greetings!

For some reason, I feel like I've been hit by a truck today.
Think I'll put the new blades on the mower then take the rest of the day off.

Did get the new wireless working so I'll be able to compute away from the desk.

Hope you all are doing well with your polishing, digging, and various other tasks and whatnot.

Will check back later today.
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Knees. Sinovial fluid. MRI 's. ugh !
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:)

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Quoting RTLSNK:
Project completion is a wonderful thing. I wish I could see the end of my projects. Alas, my honeydo list has undergone many revisions in the last week. I now have more plant removal and transplant projects than I had on Monday. It seems that with the purchase of several new plant and flower and shrub and odd grass looking thingies that a complete revision of the garden locations had to be changed, altered, re-done, and re-designed due to color, size, and growth potential of the new thingies. You understood all of that didn't you? Of course you did.

Todays mission is to dig up and destroy two large thingies, dig up and move three other large thingies to other gardens, fill in the holes in the gardens caused by digging up the eight thingies I dug up this week so that SugarBear can plant the sixteen new little thingies that she purchased this week. Yes, I know sixteen is more than eight, but remember that the eight thingies were huge and the sixteen new thingies are small. What the sixteen thingies will become is not my problem. Yet. Check with me next fall when the annual removal process begins again.

63*F in Macon this morning. Very nice for digging.:)


LOL :)

Why would you want to know what day you will die, "and hopefully", this far in advance???

Have a fun day.
I'm polishing the boat today...and the music is grand.
:)))



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Project completion is a wonderful thing. I wish I could see the end of my projects. Alas, my honeydo list has undergone many revisions in the last week. I now have more plant removal and transplant projects than I had on Monday. It seems that with the purchase of several new plant and flower and shrub and odd grass looking thingies that a complete revision of the garden locations had to be changed, altered, re-done, and re-designed due to color, size, and growth potential of the new thingies. You understood all of that didn't you? Of course you did.

Todays mission is to dig up and destroy two large thingies, dig up and move three other large thingies to other gardens, fill in the holes in the gardens caused by digging up the eight thingies I dug up this week so that SugarBear can plant the sixteen new little thingies that she purchased this week. Yes, I know sixteen is more than eight, but remember that the eight thingies were huge and the sixteen new thingies are small. What the sixteen thingies will become is not my problem. Yet. Check with me next fall when the annual removal process begins again.

63*F in Macon this morning. Very nice for digging.:)
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528. pottery

Good job.

Now...back to the clay pit.

:)))
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Quoting RobDaHood:
528. pottery
Well, my good sir,

I can think of no better test than to film you, doing the macarena in front of a cast of Carnival folk!

A link to the final production should of course be posted here!

LOLOL.

I will put your Proposal before the Creative Director at the earliest opportunity.

Off, to the Land of Nod>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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528. pottery
Well, my good sir,

I can think of no better test than to film you, doing the macarena in front of a cast of Carnival folk!

A link to the final production should of course be posted here!
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Greetings, Gruesome Gremlins !

It's Celebration Time

Today I managed to complete the Wall/Ceiling/Floor thingy. Total area 408 sq.ft.
With Sterling Input from Dylan, who has been my Able Assistant for 2 weeks. (he is NOT the one who screwed his finger to the wall...)

Anyway, all I have to do now is install a 1X3 strip around the perimeter of the floor area, and I'll do that on Monday.

Someone else will paint the thing. Probably tomorrow, so they can use it to photograph stuff and whatnot to their heart's content.

All's well that ends well.
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Thanks Mass!

Glad to hear things are going better for you guys.
We all like to complain about how whatever weather we are having at the time is too hot, cold, wet, dry, windy, etc.

Noticed your blog and how you were pleased with your current conditions. Had to comment.

In other news...

I've been a good boy this afternoon.
Spent the afternoon going with Angie to a doctors appt.
Then some shopping.

Got home and installed new LED TV for my grandmother, programmed everything, and taught the nurse how to use it.

Yep, maybe tomorrow I can get around to programming my new wireless router so I can use my laptop on the deck again...
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Quoting RobDaHood on Masshysteria's blogsite:
Still stuck in summer here.
Hot and rainy.
Looks like your high temp today will be our low tonight.

Hope you are having a good day and enjoying the mild temps!


Good Mornin', Rob!

Taking a break to say hello during a gloriously sunny cool fall autumn morning here in Mass. The trees have begun to show increasing tinges of color week by week and our oak trees are spewing acorns by the droves. LOL! Naturally, this will present more chores in the weeks ahead, but it's nice to be outside amongst the colorful scenery and breathing in the fresh autumn air.

My hubby seems to be doing reasonably well now and is pacing himself while getting back to more physical activity. Right now, his favorite is napping in our Florida room off of the kitchen. (The sun streaming through its closed window slats feels so good on the ole bones!) LOL! Nothing beats the free warm solar power currently provided and will be sorely missed once another usually cold New England winter arrives.

Hope you and yours are doing well and are able to enjoy, at least, the warmth your current Floridan weather provides plus a mild winter.
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crazy so far lol
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Hey Todd!

Hope your week isn't as crazy as mine.
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mornin rob
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Quoting pottery:
Morning, Capt. Hood.
Sent you an E-Mail last evening.


Got it.
Replied.
Thank you!
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Good Morning.
Pottery, I will check Email after coffee.
Looking forward to a time-lapse of you scratching your head.
LOL

Yeah.
It will probably go viral and I'll be A Star.

"How to scratch your head while standing upside down using a #16 sledgehammer"

Heading out soon to work (sounds kind of weird, that)
But first I have to water some plants.
Too dry around here, and hot as pepper.
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Good Morning.
Pottery, I will check Email after coffee.
Looking forward to a time-lapse of you scratching your head.
LOL
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Morning, Capt. Hood.
Sent you an E-Mail last evening.
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Quoting goofyrider:
Mill tolerances. That's why they invented 16# sledg hammers. The cabinet makers friend. Good luck Pott

Unfortunately, it's not the hard-board that's out.
It's me.

If you watched the Ashley video, you will see that she strapped all the pcs of ply together and sanded them so that the radius of the curve is the same, right through.

Well, I didn't do that, and there was some slight variation in my cuts.
It's like rolling a pc of paper into a tube-shape.
You know how easy it is to get a cone-shape doing that?
That's the problem !

Anyway, I considered the sledge, but went with filler instead.
Son has had a time-lapse camera going during most of the thing, so I'll send some pics when its done.
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Mill tolerances. That's why they invented 16# sledg hammers. The cabinet makers friend. Good luck Pott
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LOL Mud Man!

Those curves will mess you up every time when you are trying to calculate angles! Probably makes you miss digging clay.

Rest well my friend.

I have a bit of research to do tonight.
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Mellow Yellow Hello !

Tomorrow, with Good Fortune, Alacrity, Stealth, Physical Whatnot and Major Stuff, I will complete The Wall. (which actually includes the ceiling and the floor)

I should have known, from the outset, that Ashley was going to be more trouble than she was worth....
Hood tried to warn me.
But, I was led astray, down the garden path, up the creek, beyond the boundary, out of left field, hook, line and swivel.

Isn't it strange, when working with perfectly square pcs. of hardboard which are 4'X8', that a 16th of an inch out over there, results in a complete inch out, over here?
And besides that, curves are no fun at all.
Unless they are Pretty Curves on Pretty Girls, of course.
Goes without saying, does it not ?

Going to crash early tonight.
Y'all have fun.
No rain today ...
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Love the tune Goofy,
Never made the bovine connection.
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A little song about a golden heifer named Bambi,

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508. RTLSNK

LOL.

Yeah...Forgetting to shut the door in the country can often cause more than the AC to get out.
It can allow the country to get in.

:)
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54.8*F in Macon this morning, 98% humidity.

Yeah, named mine Red, they said he stood by the fence
looking at the farm house and bawled like a baby for
weeks after I went back home. Broke my heart.:(

For years afterwords I would look at a burger and say,

Is that you Red?
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Hey Skye!
Thanks!
Just goes to show, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him swim...until he's good and ready!

Quoting theshepherd:
I watched the Trailor.
Looks interesting.

Anything with Kate Beckinsale is interesting...JMHO!

508. RTLSNK
Mouse just kept "accidentally" clicking on that pause button, huh? Well...it happens!

Learned not to name the steers. One day one came up in conversation. Youngest daughter asked...whatever happened to "Paul"?

Uhm...you ate him 5 years ago and he was good!

-Night folks!
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509. Skyepony (Mod)
Had pretty sunset here too.

I was watching Scottsdale videos & wandered into this..


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Hi Guys!

I tried to watch the video, but it stopped at 13 seconds, 32 seconds, 43 seconds, 50 seconds, and then 58 seconds. At that rate it would take me an hour to see the entire video. LOL

Had a day just like that, it must be catching.

Shep, I raised a little calf my senior year of high school at the farm I was helping out at. They were friends of my folks and their kids had all moved to other places and the Mrs. had fallen and hurt her leg so I stayed out there for six months to help.

Little guy would follow me around like a puppy every where I went to do chores. I left the gate open one day without knowing it and as I came into the kitchen for breakfast the old man said "You left the gate open", I said how do you know that? He just pointed behind me and as I turned around I saw the calf had stuck his head right thru the back screen door trying to follow me into the house! LOL

Had to take him back to the barn, close the gate, and fix the screen door before breakfast. Learned that lesson well. :)
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I watched the Trailor.
Looks interesting.
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Sunset was really nice!

Gonna watch that vid again and proceed to the movie.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Okay, Shep. Good to see you've thought this through.
I also think Cowboy is a clever name for one who will be neither a Cow or a Boy!


:)
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Ever have one of those days that didn't even resemble the plan that you started with? So far, that's my week.

Nothing catastrophic, just minor mayhem.

Maybe a little deck time and a movie will adjust my attitude.
Underworld Awakening is on the DVR.

Maybe a little bit of Selene is what I need.

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Okay, Shep. Good to see you've thought this through.
I also think Cowboy is a clever name for one who will be neither a Cow or a Boy!
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Pottery,
Cute song!
Thanks!

Shep,
I was thinking, maybe you ought to have someone else do "the proceedure" on your little buddy when you aren't around.

I don't really know how his species looks at it, but if someone did that to me, I wouldn't hang out with them anymore!




LOL...And if you didn't know who pulled the trigger on the dart gun that put you in La La land ?????

He's going to think a bee stung him on the butt, and remember that I am the one who brought him food and water for a couple of weeks so he wouldn't have to walk so far.

He will live long and live well.:)
That's better than being the main dish at a BBQ.

:)))

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Pottery,
Cute song!
Thanks!

Shep,
I was thinking, maybe you ought to have someone else do "the proceedure" on your little buddy when you aren't around.

I don't really know how his species looks at it, but if someone did that to me, I wouldn't hang out with them anymore!

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Good morning.

So, RTL, you can't get away with just throwing some camo net over it? Can't just paint them to match?

Ambiance? Really?
I thought that had to do with candles, soft music, and wine.

Back later...trash day.
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Morning Arkers,

53*F in Macon this morning, clear skies, no rain in the near future. Makes for nice weather working in the yard and gardens. Have three large plant thingies to remove from the gardens today, they were supposed to be little plants but turned out to be giant plants. Sugar Bear says they are detrimental to the ambience of her garden design. Right.

Anotherwords, you want me to cut off their little arms and legs with a clippers, dig their roots up with a sharp bladed shovel, cut their tap root with a saw where it is attached to the earth, and throw the parts on the fire and burn the hell out of them until they are charcoal.

Honey, she said, their just plants, not aliens.
You've been watching too many movies. :)
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Quoting RobDaHood:
LOL

Been a long day so not sure how long I'll last tonight.

Wanted to drop by and let you all know, before I forget.
Some re-cabling scheduled here in the AM. Not sure how long it's gonna take, but will be off-line for a while!

Shep, have you dried out up there yet?
Lake still splashing into the yard here.

Pottery, Had enough yet?


No, not really.
But, that's OK with me and Cowboy. :)


I live in a hilly part of the county that allowed me the opportunity to control excess water with minimal grading when I set this place up 25 years ago.

Let it rain.
The briars are prolific and fresh briar tips are a great substitute for radish.
:)





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Quoting RobDaHood:
Actually, I was talking about precipitation.
Will listen carefully later. M'lady is watching TV 10 feet away and doesn't appreciate me cranking the volume.

AH ! Silly me. I thought I was on Orca's blog, heheheheheheh

No rain today, an inch yesterday and 3/4" day before.

Looks to have moved on, and some dry ones ahead.
August was half the long-term average.
Some real torrential stuff from time to time caused floods and problems, but overall it's been drier than usual.
Sept is low too, so far.
The ITCZ looks to have gone.....
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Have a good night guys.
Hood out...
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Actually, I was talking about precipitation.
Will listen carefully later. M'lady is watching TV 10 feet away and doesn't appreciate me cranking the volume.
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