Sun Up

By: ycd0108 , 2:25 PM GMT on July 19, 2012

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While waiting for this photo to be approved I was reading news of bombs and strife around the world. Bang! something bounces off the skylight about six feet away. Odd but I continue reading.
Bang! Bang!
Tloml stirs and asks me "What the heck (Sic) are you up to?"
"Nothin'"
So I wander down and look up in the tree that overhangs the house. The tree is upper left in the picture. There are a number of fir cones on the sundeck and some of them are still green. The cones are still dropping in the woods but the squirrel is moving from tree to tree. Maybe there is more than one squirrel.
Harvest Time.

Mornin' (ycd0108)
Sunup
Mornin'
Ardbeg&coffee (ycd0108)
The harvest
Ardbeg&coffee
Reaching for the Sky (ycd0108)
Just to surrender
Reaching for the Sky
Squirrel! (ycd0108)
This ain't a squirrel
Squirrel!
Squirrel! (ycd0108)
I hope there is a squirrel in this photo
Squirrel!
Declension (ycd0108)
Daisys
Declension
spiders (ycd0108)
look inside the dials
spiders

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32. ycd0108
2:41 PM GMT on July 23, 2012
Good Morning Ylee:
Seems to me there were "Diggers" around in the late '60s and into the '70s.
Wiki has this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diggers
In fact the fuel sender was getting stuck but I rotated the float mount and it seems to be working now. The gauge was bunned though.
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31. Ylee
2:07 PM GMT on July 23, 2012
Maybe the problem with the gas gauge not working is the sending unit, not the gauge itself!

Have you read the latest Monbiot? At first thought the Diggers seem to be similar to the protesters in the US last year, but these folk have something more sustainable in mind.

Link
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30. ycd0108
1:52 PM GMT on July 23, 2012
Good morning OrangeRoses:
I was thinking about what you posted and reading the links last evening when our first wave of visitors phoned to say they would be arriving within the hour.
It's going to be a fun but busy summer. Talk about "invasive aliens".
I don't think the concern in Antarctica is for microbial invasion from meteorites. The main impact on areas previously "pristine" has been and will be from human activity.
On the other hand I wonder whether organic "seed" from meteorites had an influence on development of life on this "Big Green Ball".
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29. OrangeRoses
1:09 AM GMT on July 23, 2012
Hi
Y
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Interesting Article dated August 7, 1996 from NASA JPL

http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/snc/nasa1.html

Meteorite Yields Evidence of Primitive Life on Early Mars

I didn't know about this until just now. There are more found also on the main page
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/snc/index.html

You probably already know about all this.

I quickly read an abstract on the National Academy of Sciences that got me thinking, "Is this a coverup?"

"Invasive alien species are among the primary causes of biodiversity change globally, with the risks thereof broadly understood for most regions of the world. They are similarly thought to be among the most significant conservation threats to Antarctica, especially as climate change proceeds in the region. However, no comprehensive, continent-wide evaluation of the risks to Antarctica posed by such species has been undertaken."
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28. ycd0108
11:27 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
Afternoon Ylee:
I don't expect the gauges will be refunded under warranty. Had a breakdown when I launched the rebuilt boat last July and it took a while to get the courage and money to start again on it. If this fuel gauge works it will be the first one I have seen working in a boat. I do depend on the temperature gauge though - had a few experiences of engine overheat, mainly from kelp fronds or plastic bags wrapping around the leg and choking off the sea water inlets. I want to install an engine overheat alarm.
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27. Ylee
8:38 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
One would assume that a marine gauge designed to resist the elements would withstand being invaded by tiny spiders! I'm assuming they are no longer under warranty?
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26. ycd0108
4:51 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
These gauges failed because a nest of tiny spiders bloomed in the dash of the boat. I put the failed instruments in the containers the new ones came in and will give them back to the business that supplied the originals. I don't expect to get a refund though.
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25. ycd0108
7:28 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Rob: I'd put a hoe on it and maybe a stinger crane. Always wanted a decent platform to work from/with. Just put this in the works though: Parasol
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24. RobDaHood
7:16 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
LOL

Long as it's not over about 7 feet deep.
I actually will float as long as you don't let off the gas.
Stop in deep water and it will lay over like a wounded refrigerator.

It's called a hunting buggy or swamp buggy, but in reality it's a party buggy for mud holes.
Chevy 572 with nitrous.
4 wheel steering
4 link suspension.
The chassis is a monster truck type design.
Everything from about where Angie's shoulder is down is steel. Everything above that is Aluminum.

Was built as a play toy for someone with a lot more money than me! I did get to play with it quite a bit though.

9000 lbs of fun.
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23. ycd0108
6:52 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Rob: That thing is supposed to go in the water?
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22. ycd0108
6:35 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Oops: Roxy and I went out to relieve and this thought came up:
"Silver Waterfall" by I.P. Nickels
"Race to the Outhouse" by Willy Makit
And a few that should not be posted anywhere.
If you have any PG13 book titles please add in.
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21. RobDaHood
6:13 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Don't remember for sure what the gauges were, they were marine gauges though, and they weren't cheap.

From a project I worked on a while back. That is looking up under the driver's console. I did all the electrical and engine stuff and some of the fabrication.


Yes, that would be Angie standing next to it.



Wouldn't fit in the barn once the tires were on it.

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20. ycd0108
6:12 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Rob:
I guess that's where I live: "Rustic and cool".
Sometimes I wonder how long it can last but the mantra:
"Long May You Run"
keeps me going
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19. ycd0108
6:03 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Sorta Rob:
But there is a lot more room in your dash underside.
Probably the same instruments -
http://www.faria-instruments.com/
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18. RobDaHood
6:02 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
17. ycd0108
Maybe, but you've taken some pretty cool pics.
The one with the cones up top for instance.
You maybe didn't notice when you took it, but there are about a billion textures in that photo. It's rustic, and cool.
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17. ycd0108
5:54 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
It's kinda scary when them folks who are into photos comment on one of my posted pictures.
I pull the iPod out of my back pocket, poke a few buttons and usually can not see the result till I call it up on WU. As we have seen I put up some really bad pictures. When I click on the commentor's handle I see amazing pictures.
Oh well. I used to laugh at folks who took "Birding" seriously and now I are one.
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16. RobDaHood
5:50 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Quoting ycd0108:
.... My, my: there are a lot of wires under there...


Like this?

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15. ycd0108
5:35 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Still Morning here OrangeRoses but Good Afternoon your time:
"The path of excess leads to the tower of Wisdom"
Humph! I've been on that path for some years now. No tower in sight yet.
I'll "Keep on" trudgin' ennaway
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14. OrangeRoses
1:09 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
Please take a break now YCD???


The path of excess leads to the tower of Wisdom
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13. ycd0108
5:37 AM GMT on July 21, 2012
Headed out with Tloml drivin' this morn. The agenda was to replace the gauges on the boat that were all pretty well brand new but these tiny spiders had bloomed inside the new gauges. I guess the webs and tiny spider bodies had interfered with the workings. Stopped to check whether I could use the little backhoe while my friend takes a month off to travel north. "Go for it" was all he said. So I hopped aboard and walked the machine about a mile to my daughter's project. Tloml got really bored acting as my pilot car - it took about 50 minutes to make the one mile move. I usually get the local Rental outfit to pick it up and drop it where I want it and that cost is about 50$ so I was making a dollar a minute (minus fuel cost). Boring though and illegal here.
Parked all hydraulics and carried on to fiddle with the burnt out gauges. I should have made the rebuilt dash so it could flip up to work on it but I did not expect to need to replace gauges quite yet. My, my: there are a lot of wires under there.
Upshot: We now have Engine temperature and fuel gauge working.
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12. ycd0108
4:39 AM GMT on July 21, 2012
Ylee: You on tonight?
I thought it was spelled Wabbit.
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11. Ylee
2:21 AM GMT on July 21, 2012
Rabbit? :)
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10. ycd0108
6:15 PM GMT on July 20, 2012
Hey Rob:
I was hangin' over at your place just playin' one video after another and trying to come up with something worth typing. Trouble is though: the selected videos are interesting and I can not be interested and typing at the same time. Another "way outside" musician comes to mind: Tony Bird. I've been digging for that name's memory for a day or so and I don't know yet what is available.
Off I go to check but maybe I should first check the bacon I put on low heat about 10 minutes ago.
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9. RobDaHood
2:48 PM GMT on July 20, 2012
Found your song and some other info for you.
It's waiting for you on my blog.
Enjoy!
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8. ycd0108
12:34 PM GMT on July 20, 2012
Hi Ylee:
It's 0530 here. You have already said goodbye on your blog. What am I doing up at this hour?
VLR woke me and I went out to cover tools in the pickup and bring the cushions from the deck furniture inside.
There is no bear in the photo but a couple of years ago one chewed up the bee hives about where that picture views.
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7. Ylee
6:26 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
Good grief! 20k amps will make you look like a Presto Hotdogger weiner!

The first squirrel pic looks like a bear out in the yard!
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6. ycd0108
6:16 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
One end of the candle is still burning but I'm tyo bed as soon as I type this:
Rob:^(..)@ - DamnifIKnow
Shore: I attempted to upload another photo of the hoard with one of the squirrels and you may very well be on to something: Maybe the cones hitting my skylight are rejects.
Ylee: That roof is by no means done but the vitals are covered more or less. One reno had water coming out of the main panel and squirting into the downstairs apt I was staying in. I snuck up on the fuse box and knocked one of the circles out to keep the level of water below the main busses. One of the early "underground" power examples around here and the ancient galvenized pipe buried 12' under more recent landscaping had rotted. I went looking for a Breaker and the only one I could see was beyond the transformer that served five high end houses - maybe 20,000 amp?
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5. Ylee
1:46 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
Glad you got your roofing done! Electrical panels do not take rainfall well, although I've seen rainwater channel down some conduit into a large electrical panel at work, and for some reason, it did not blow!

What kind of water system do you have there? I'm assuming you have a well, but do you filter it or treat it, too?
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4. shoreacres
1:29 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
Yum! If I was a squirrel, those would look pretty good. Do they eat them when they're green, or just "taste" them? The squirrels here will go through the oaks and take a bite out of an acorn and then toss it away. I guess maybe they're trying to find one that's ripe enough to eat.
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3. RobDaHood
1:11 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
Nice!
:o)
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2. ycd0108
12:01 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
I'm not sure if the latest image is what Cohen had in mind but I gotta give him credit for the line.
N'Bad day here: just a bit toasty for these mushroom folks - and we are not talking psychoactive, just acclimatized to damp seasoned manure. got a few sheets of metal roofing fastened down and I'm part way through the fitting and flashing around the power and communications masts. Forecast is for rain tomorrow. The main electrical panel and a very complex switching/sensor panel for the existing water system (which I installed years ago and do not want to have to repair) should be OK now.
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1. ycd0108
3:35 PM GMT on July 19, 2012
Went out and collected part of the harvest. The tree they came from is still upper left.
Got some other photos to upload.
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