Looking Way Back

By: ycd0108 , 4:10 PM GMT on April 27, 2013

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1976 or so I was somewhat younger and stronger and dressed myself.
Tloml was kinda purty back then and has become even more so ( any joker that mentions my wonky eye will have to deal with her in this regard).
Obviously we were a bit hippyesque but by then my "drug of choice" had become home brew beer and it still is though I'm too lazy to actually brew my own anymore.
Funny thing happened on the way to this blog:
Shoreacres' "The Task at Hand" mentions a photo project collecting pictures from Liberia:
Liberia 77.
I delved in to my file folder to see if any of my photographs were relevant.
So far no joy but I'll keep looking.

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28. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:09 PM GMT on May 06, 2013
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27. shoreacres
1:14 AM GMT on May 06, 2013
Remember that ol' blue heron with the patches? this is about as good a look at them as I've seen.
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26. RobDaHood
7:53 PM GMT on May 05, 2013
Take good care, friend.
Cya when I Cya.
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25. ycd0108
7:44 PM GMT on May 05, 2013
I'll be off for a couple of days unless I can remember my password. We are off to our favorite Big Smoke yet again. Not eye related but I will have to drive around in the city which I did not relish way back when I had better vision in both eyes.
See ya then.
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24. ycd0108
1:55 AM GMT on May 03, 2013
BriarCraft:
After bubbles, lasers, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scleral_buckle
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitrectomy
I can look anyone in the eye.
I'm able to see the photos you post on your blog too.
Good work!
Rob:
I miss the bubble! It gave me a reason to be slothful.
Can't imagine what I have go through next to maintain this though.
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23. RobDaHood
12:29 AM GMT on May 03, 2013
Good to read that you are once again bubble free my friend!
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22. BriarCraft
11:06 PM GMT on May 02, 2013
Good news from the eye doc!!! Cataracts'll be just fine soon as they're gone. Re-attached retina was the worry, but no more. Now you can look Tloml straight in the eye again, right?
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21. ycd0108
4:02 AM GMT on May 02, 2013
Shoreacres:
I was also somewhat relieved and have a schedule for measurement in a couple of weeks and some kind of "priority" on the "Cancelation List" for cataract treatment after that. Normal sched. would be November or so. We will SEE what happens.
No need for AC tonight (high was 14° C.today) here but daytime highs are forecast to get fairly warm in the next few days - for us 25° C. is too hot in early spring.

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20. shoreacres
3:14 AM GMT on May 02, 2013
Glad to hear the good news. I suppose it's going to be a while before the cataract surgery, yes? It seems to me they'd want things to really settle before doing any more procedures. But that's just me - I'm no eye doctor.

I've got cataracts developing, too. I asked my eye doc when it would be time to deal with them. He said, "When you can't see any more." Such a joker. ;-)

I had to turn on the AC tonight to clear out some of the humidity that's built up ahead of the front that's on its way. I'd thought I could wait it out until the north wind got here, but I just couldn't manage it. If we can gt another week or two of coolish weather, we'll be lucky. It's just about time for summer to show up.
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19. ycd0108
2:58 AM GMT on May 02, 2013
Done thang Ylee:
He said the medicine worked and we can move on to the catteracts - maybe some day I can get some new glasses but there's not much point till after the cateracts are traded out.
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18. Ylee
2:09 AM GMT on May 02, 2013
Well, did the Doc give you the all clear?
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17. ycd0108
2:55 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
Good morning Ylee:
Yes, The bubble is all gone. I have an appointment with the surgeon this afternoon. From what I see the retina is well attached so I hope he agrees.
I'll wander over and say hello at your place.
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16. Ylee
9:54 AM GMT on May 01, 2013
White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits, YCD! Has the bubble gone away yet?
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15. ycd0108
2:34 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
"Just another ------- beautiful day!"
Squirrel is out there taunting the two lazy dogs. Jupiter and Roxy have both given up chasing after Squirrel 'cause they know that by the time they get moving out the dog door Squirrel knows they are coming and waits till the last second to scurry up the Walnut tree.
05° C. at YCD, CAVU (Ceiling and Visibility: Unlimited)
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14. ycd0108
1:43 PM GMT on April 29, 2013
Good morning BriarCraft:
Thanks for the music and Red Green's How to video. The Dragster Mower would have a huge turning circle though.
Today is cool and damp with a wind warning in effect on the Salish Sea. Saturday's high is forecast to be 23° C.
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13. ycd0108
4:03 AM GMT on April 29, 2013
Shoreacres:
To some extent I agree:
"You know how this crazy internet works - you start at point A and the next thing you know you're at Point M."
I start at point A but I don't know how it works - I simply enjoy it.
S.V. "Morning Star" is looking fine.
Me Da' was a wind sailer and built a couple of Cats but I've always been dependent on either diesel or gasoline.
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12. shoreacres
1:54 AM GMT on April 29, 2013
I knew you reminded me of someone in that photo, but I couldn't say just who. It might be Red Green, but it might not. I guess I'm going to have to think on it a while.

You know how this crazy internet works - you start at point A and the next thing you know you're at Point M. A guy mentioned skeleton keys in his blog. He didn't think they were in use any more. Well, Tayana pilothouses have companionway doors that open like a regular door and lock and unlock with a skeleton key. I happened to know this because that's what I sailed for so many years.

I decided to go looking for a photo of a 37' pilothouse so I could show him. Darned if I didn't surface my very boat! You can go right here and see Morning Star in all her glory. Isn't that Sitka Spruce mast a beauty? I can't tell you how many times I varnished that thing from a chair until I said, "No mas!"

Apparently she's been for sale for a while. But she looks in good shape - someone's keeping her up. It was strange to see her - and doubly strange after all the chat about photos and Liberia and such. I have plenty of pics of where we went with her, but didn't have any photos of the boat herself. Now I do!
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11. BriarCraft
8:26 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
Here's to Tloml



And since you and Rob mentioned Red Green, here's a little something to inspire your lawnmowing efforts

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10. Ylee
7:57 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
Quoting ycd0108:
The "new" mower works great once I remember to disengage the mower to start.


Been there, done that, lol!
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9. ycd0108
7:51 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
Ylee:
That Red Green fellow hung around here for years, built stone fireplaces and goofy roofs all around the place.
Why Tloml puts up with him I will never know.
The "new" mower works great once I remember to disengage the mower to start.
All that is left on my "orders" plate is fire up the weed eater.
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8. Ylee
6:08 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
Why is Red Green in that picture with your wife? were you the one holding the camera? :' ) I like the stone fireplace behind you!

Have you found a new mower yet? :' )
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7. ycd0108
6:05 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
Hi Rob:
Turned out the mower was engaged - all I needed to do was notice that and disengage - badda boom. I got maybe a third of the mowing done and topped up the gasoline. Walked away to have a smoke and now I'm sneezing.
Maybe I'm allergic to gasoline? Or the Dandilions and white clover I'm mowing are getting revenge.
Tractor planes are hauling gliders out of YCD today over my head.
How I wanted to learn to fly!
I was an "Air Cadet" way back then and learned to polish a boot and iron a shirt - did fairly well on the indoor rifle range.
When I told my Dad (WW11 RCAF)I wanted to attend the Glider school at YCD he offered to help me build my first boat.
One of his buddies had been with the Canadian Engineers in that war and he was also quite definite regarding joining the military: "Don't go!"
In spite of all this advice I tried to sign up a couple of times.
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6. RobDaHood
4:53 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
I would think probably a stuck solenoid more likely if you haven't had issues with safeties before. Take a look and make sure no rodents have been dining on the wiring, rotate the motor over by hand then try again. You can run a jumper between the battery and the solenoid energize terminal. to test for faults in the switches and their wiring. If that doesn't work, try jumping across the solenoid (if you can do so safely) and see if the starter engages.

Or...you can just say "I'm sorry honey, it's broken and I won't be able to mow today."
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5. ycd0108
4:08 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
Good morning:
"The hurryer I go the behinder I get!"
My sealed orders for this morning said:
"Mow the lawn before it rains!"
So I went out to the ancient Husqvarna, sat down and turned the key. The next paragraph describes exactly what happened then:








So I checked battery voltage and brought out a jumper Battery but no matter how hard I stomped on the clutch/brake or bounced up and down on the seat or wrenched the key there was zip in terms of comforting rattling noises.
I hesitate to defeat all the safety lockouts and just hot wire the old machine because Tloml is the main gardener around here and she has forbidden me to work on her car ever since a choke rod I had failed to connect fell on to the throttle and forced the car to accelerate wildly. She phoned from the local store and asked if I was trying to murder her.
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4. ycd0108
6:02 AM GMT on April 28, 2013
BriarCraft:
I don't know why I imagined that you would show up here - could be that you are somewhat like Tloml - what with looking after DH.
Old joke:
The new kid is throwing away half of the nails from his pouch and the boss asks why. The new kid says it's because they had head on the wrong end. Boss says:
"those nails are for the other side of the building."
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3. BriarCraft
3:02 AM GMT on April 28, 2013
That purty gal is lookin' pretty -- pretty happy, pretty content, pretty pleased with that doofus standin' next to her. And you evidently hadn't had too much of that home brew, as it appears you could still figure out which end of the nail to hit with a hammer.

Thanks for sharing that photo with us. Keep looking. You might find some others to post here.
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2. ycd0108
12:02 AM GMT on April 28, 2013
Rob:
Yeah, I don't know what she's up to now:
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1. RobDaHood
7:36 PM GMT on April 27, 2013
That Purdy girl has put up with you that long?
Aren't you a lucky man.
She must have you pretty well trained by now.
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