Many Moons

By: ycd0108 , 2:20 AM GMT on August 19, 2013

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Last night's moon was busy Waxing Gibbous in the early sunset so I set the Bushnell bird spotting scope my sister had given me since its main anchor screw had cross threaded up (after gluing the instrument solidly to the tripod mount) to focus on the moon and held the Samgal close to the eyepiece.
I'm guessing the flash fired because of the errant light spots. Rotate image "Righty Tighty" about 90°
for what was supposed to be.

Many Moons (ycd0108)
Shot with a Samsung Galaxy through a 45X beat uo Bushnell Birding scope
Many Moons
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Next morning
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This old guy has seen them all
Many Moons

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24. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:13 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
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23. ycd0108
4:41 PM GMT on August 24, 2013
Looked up the phrase and Dashiell Hammett uses it here and there but I quoted this one of his instead:
“I distrust a man that says when. If he's got to be careful not to drink to much it's because he's not to be trusted when he does.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
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22. ycd0108
4:25 PM GMT on August 24, 2013
"Dear Abbey, Dear Abbey: You won't believe this:"
After a bit of clean up and swapping parts the old sanding backer wheel and "Zip-Cut" wheels fit the new grinder. Looks like Makita retained the same drive shaft over these 40 or more years.
Good on them!
I haven't been so impressed "Since the Pigs ate my Little Brother."
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21. ycd0108
2:35 PM GMT on August 24, 2013
Good morning:
10°C with 30% chance of showers - coolest low for a month or so.
Spent the day yester sanding varnish off the curved handrails for the stairs on Daughter#1's sundeck. My ancient angle grinder started making "I've Had It!" noises part way through so I oiled the drive shaft and kept going. By the time the job was finished so was the grinder.
Daughter#1 was busy sanding out the gouges I had left with a palm sander and asked what grinder I wanted to replace the old Makita. I said I would probably buy a cheap version even though I break cheap tools faster than I can buy them. She took the railings home and had to stop for more sandpaper, paint brushes and exterior wood stain/sealer. Tloml had stopped at Daughter's on her way home from work and when she got here she said:
"I've brought you two presents: a Dog and a Box."
The dog, Jupiter, was already patrolling the yard for the bunnies that love to play with him here so I opened the box.
I now have a brand new shiny Makita 5" Angle Grinder/Sander.
'Course they ship these things with only one grinding wheel and my old Backing Plate for sanding disks won't fit the new tool but for now it will be handy for sharpening the spitting maul and axes I'm using for the firewood gathering.
I can also let other people such as Daughter#1 borrow the new grinder. Couldn't loan the old grinder out because the on/off switch was bypassed years ago.
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20. ycd0108
2:29 AM GMT on August 24, 2013
Ain't that funny Bogon:
I had forgotten all about the moons.
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19. Bogon
1:48 AM GMT on August 24, 2013
ycd, I reckon by now I have driven a car far enough to go to the moon. Maybe enough for a round trip.

You started out talking about moons. Here's one.



This is a favorite of mine. It belongs to Saturn, which indeed has many moons. Before space probes visited Saturn and revealed even greater mysteries, this moon, Iapetus, was among the puzzles that most intrigued planetary astronomers.
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18. ycd0108
10:08 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
Bogon:
No - the other ticket was in a Mazda Station Wagon. It had the Rotary Engine and would go like a scared rabbit but felt like a scared rabbit too at high speeds.
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17. Bogon
8:25 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
May I assume that the Dodge accounted for ticket number two?
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16. ycd0108
6:17 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
Bogon:
I'm accused of "Driving like a Farmer" now. I can usually tell when there is Highway Patrol Radar ahead when all the cars around me are moving with me instead of passing.
On longer trips I like to let a fast car pass me and then stay with it well back.
I like that tune - reminds me of the time I got a mechanic who built Chrysler Hemi Drag cars to tweak the 313 Dodge. I took it out for a spin and came back to thank him:
"Runs great. I was doing 105 mph in second gear!"
He said:
"I did 110 in second."
That old Dodge had "Long Legs".
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15. Bogon
5:49 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
Only two?

During the period when the National Maximum Speed Law was in effect I lived in Austin, Texas. Austin is headquarters of city police, county sheriffs and the Department of Public Safety (highway patrol). I was young, and I have a big foot. It was a bad combination. For most of the time I dwelt in Texas (over 17 years), I carried one or more infractions on my driving record. It's not that I ever caused anyone injury. The problem was that I couldn't keep all those layers of cops happy.

Since that law was repealed I've managed to stay mostly legal. :o) Maybe it's because I'm older and wiser. Maybe I'm just slowing down. I'm pretty sure it helps that I'm driving in less dense traffic and under a less repressive regime.

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14. ycd0108
3:35 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
I had to look up both too Bogon:
I think the one I rode in to the ground was the "Fastback".
Got one of my (only two) speeding tickets in a Sunbeam Alpine convertible though.

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13. Bogon
2:44 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
Sunbeam Alpine...

Those words brought an image to mind, and when I looked it up on Wikipedia, it turned out that I had remembered correctly. Sort of like an early T-bird.

The article says that one early model was marketed as a "shooting brake". I had to look that up, too.
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12. ycd0108
2:05 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
Good morning Rob:
The worst water pump swap I managed was on a Sunbeam Alpine Sedan. You don't see many around and there is a good reason for that. Very shortly after the swap a piece of con rod went out through the block at highway speed and I could scrap the fool thing. It was lots of fun to drive up to that point though.
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11. RobDaHood
2:06 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Well, I have always said that auto engineers should have to do an apprenticeship as a mechanic for a few years to learn just how un-servicable some of their designs are.

One of my favorites was the water pump on a 4100 Cadillac that my parents had. A high failure rate item. Flat rate time on that job was 7 hours. Everything on the front of the engine was either bolted to or blocking access to the bolts on the water pump. After about 3 times I got it down to about 4 hours.
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10. ycd0108
1:49 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Good morning Rob:
I was at loose ends yesterday.
My plan to visit my sisters and mother to look at some buildings and property in Victoria had been canceled the night before.
There is always lots to do around here but I find it harder to change gears these days.
I did get a bit of fire wood split and stacked and the chev pickup got a new rear brake/turn signal bulb.
Funny thing about working on that model is you find a variety of different screw drivers are needed. Then the replacement bulb is special too so your old stock won't fit. The dielectric jelly used on the original bulb has ossified so the tiny filament contact wires have to be wiggled about to set properly.
What desktop designer came up with these "improvements"?
Looks like another fine day here: 25°C and clear.
I'd best get today's jag of firewood in before the sun hits the chopping block.
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9. RobDaHood
6:49 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Enjoyed the pics.
Hope your day gets better.
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8. ycd0108
6:22 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Thanks Bogon:
I'm feeling much better now. Went out and split a few armloads of firewood - the rounds had been sitting there waiting for a couple of weeks.
My nearest neighbor is well past 70 years old and I hear her out splitting wood regularly all summer.
If she can do it I should be able to as well.
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7. Bogon
5:54 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Some days are like that.
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6. ycd0108
4:38 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Can not get started on a comment here or anywhere else.
Most of the stuff I'm thinking about is too depressing to be repeated and the rest is so frivolous I could barely bother to look up the correct spelling of that word.
After all:
"A Won't is a Will!"
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5. ycd0108
2:40 AM GMT on August 20, 2013
Good to see you here BriarCraft:
Whatever we call him Barnacle Bill is stoned - he wooden listen to me.
Eyeballs:
The Doc told me to remove the left lens from the glasses 'cause that was the eye he put a new plastic lens in.
Works for me but I still have a restriction on my driver's licence that says I require corrective glasses.
In September he is going to check and measure the right eye to replace that lens - scheduled for November.
I asked him what he thought about correcting the right eye for near vision and I got the feeling he was negative about that. I tend to trust the people I hire so I'll probably get both new lenses set for "Best in Show" distant vision.
What I don't want is to lose my reading glasses in that condition. For now I read and do small close stuff with the right and see distant objects with the left.

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4. BriarCraft
1:21 AM GMT on August 20, 2013
I guess you could say "that old guy" is kinda hard headed, eh? Or maybe stubborn as a rock?

Haven't been by for awhile, so thought I'd pop over and say Hi.

How's that pesky old retina doing these days. Are you seeing straight?
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3. ycd0108
2:47 PM GMT on August 19, 2013
Good mornin' Ylee:
That's a rock which I'm calling "Barnacle Bill". It happens to be sitting on an old wooden table on the cabin sundeck.
The SamGal has a "Panorama" function. I just discovered it and obviously lost my control towards the right as it is blurry there. Then the display tells you it is "processing" et voila!
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2. Ylee
2:27 PM GMT on August 19, 2013
Hey, ycd! Did the samgal take the panorama in one shot, or did you merge multiple shots together into one? Nice job!

Is that a rock the hat is on, or is it an old piece of wood?
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1. ycd0108
4:00 AM GMT on August 19, 2013
Hey Mac!:
Lyrics | John Prine lyrics - Dear Abby lyrics
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