The (last) Lost Post

By: ycd0108 , 7:52 PM GMT on May 14, 2012

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When I asked "North Oyster Bob" if I could use the publication he wrote back:
"C:\Users\Administrator\My Documents\My Pictures\last lost post - er? No he didn't but that's what was in my cut&paste, I'll have to try again:
"Ya, The Lost Post certainly was blogging. Except it involved typing very carefully on sheets of real paper, cutting it up, pasting it down (cut and paste!) along with line art work and then getting them printed on the sly at (Edit) College's print shop.
Sure, use it. But mention somewhere that it was the official publication of Lost Shirt Productions (for the Cedar Hall concerts) and the Yellow Point Hysterical Society.
Whaddya mean, how do you cut and paste on a Mac? You highlight the text or pic, right click or go to Edit and select cut and then paste."
So I asked if he had any old copies of the newsletter and he sent the one below so I printed it and took a picture of it thumbtacked to a post in my yard.
He also sent an earlier copy which was more elaborate but uses some large words so I have yet to read it.

The Lost Post (ycd0108)
Post the last
The Lost Post
Really lost (ycd0108)
This Balsam lost it's top but acquired a sun dial
Really lost

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20. RobDaHood
12:03 AM GMT on May 18, 2012
Things that never seem to go together.
Pipe A and Pipe B.
You can never have too many fittings.

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19. ycd0108
10:32 PM GMT on May 17, 2012
Plumbing:
We got away with just one trip to the hardware after getting everything we needed yesterday. What we had not noticed was that the flex hose sink supply lines actually were for toilets, and would not fit the new taps.
Had to cut up my new ABS drain and "P" trap for the sink because I did not allow enough extra pipe for the changes when you do the final gluing. That's why you need a collection of spare elbows - not just what you know you need. Swapped out one of the 45 degree elbows for a 22.5 and the trap went into place.
I'm not a plumber but the owner has been through a couple of qualified plumbers and still needed me. The real plumber is so busy that he won't bother with the small touch up jobs.
So I've been enjoying:
Red Green on his book, How To Do Everything - YouTube
If you Google that you will see what I mean, an error occurred when I tried it.
I don't use duct tape for everything but I like to keep it "handy".
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18. ycd0108
3:34 AM GMT on May 17, 2012
Rob: You took the words from my keyboard - that's what I wanted to say. One rider: it's good to have someone who can run the lathe.
Ylee: You know more about these processes than I - I just drive 'em and break 'em. R. had to fix a couple of oil leaks on the new lathe even before we could use it. The home made small back hoe is a work in progress. The coupling that failed was aluminium and the engine can put 20 hp through there on a constant basis. I blew everything out with compressed air and it was burnt black metal and shards of the neoprene flex part.
For the Halibut: No the picture is not recent - gotta be three years back but I'm assuming that's the biggest fish I will ever catch.
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17. Ylee
2:55 AM GMT on May 17, 2012
Ah, the joys of having a custom-built machine! No going down to the local JD dealership to buy an overpriced Chinese part(which I did the other day, lol!)

I've worked with CNC machines before(I've never programmed them, just changed cutters and inspected the parts that came off them),and I think it's neat watching them work!

Nice halibut! Was that picture taken recently?
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16. RobDaHood
11:29 PM GMT on May 16, 2012
The new machines are great aren't they?
Have a friend that I grew up with that has a very nice shop. If you can draw it with a CAD program, he can make it. Fascinating to watch the machines work.
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15. ycd0108
11:23 PM GMT on May 16, 2012
Success: new flex coupling is in and I can move the hoe again. My master machinist had recently purchased a new CNC metal lathe and it's first real work was cutting down the cast iron on the flex coupling so the assembly could be bolted back together again. I have little work experience with lathes and none beyond sheet metal with metal so I was impressed and spent a couple of hours just watching the process.
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14. ycd0108
6:18 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Bogon: Will be over to check on you once i get the little hoe working again. Blew out the coupling from the motor to the hydraulic pump today so the machine is sitting with the hoe in the ditch and no way to move it till we machine the new parts which simply will not "bolt up".
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13. ycd0108
4:35 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Evening Rob:
It was great to find the old newsletter. The Coffee House scene and concerts were a lot of good times. My kids used to climb into the bins of bingo cards and fall asleep with good (sometimes) music. We were generally sober enough to count heads.
Supper call so I'll BBL as we say.
Later: In fact the Island is not sinking. From what I have read it is being forced up over the Laurentian Plate and will someday be part of the Coast Mountains just like the Omenicia and the Rockies before it. Might take a while, though. I did know some folks who actually took that stuff seriously and evacced to the interior.
Codfish Balls: I assume you have heard of the guy comes in to the bar with a large Steering wheel attatched to his belly. Bar tender says: "That looks uncomfortable." Guy says: "It's driving me nuts!"
Uploading the photo was much easier and faster than pulling that fish from the bottom. Hooked on late in the afternoon and must have been an hour or so before we saw the fish. Then two guys in a 16' runabout need to be somewhat careful while bringing a fish that size aboard. Fishermen experienced with these animals bring a .22 rifle and shoot the fish before attempting to land it. There are stories of small boats beaten apart and sunk by (possibly larger) halibut.
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12. Bogon
1:08 AM GMT on May 16, 2012
Lurking around tonight. Don't really have much to say, but here's a comment just for the halibut.
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11. RobDaHood
11:21 PM GMT on May 15, 2012
Ahhhh...I see that you have successfully uploaded the big halibut pic. Nice catch!

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10. RobDaHood
11:18 PM GMT on May 15, 2012
I read through the publication.
You guys are a bit ahead of me age wise, but It brought back memories of a paper that a couple friends of mine and I used to put together in 6th grade and copy at my dad's office when no one was looking.

One thing of note, I am quite happy that the prediction of Vancouver island sinking into the sea after an earthquake in 1982 never materialized. Too nice a place for that!

Thanks for sending it.

BTW, went to the local fishmonger and asked for the balls of a codfish...he looked at me like I was nuts! Must be a northern thing that he was not aware of.

:o)
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9. ycd0108
2:19 PM GMT on May 15, 2012
Good morning SalishSeaSam:
Glad you showed up here. I used to think of us as:
The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
www.timeisonourside.com/SOTheUnder.html
Forecast to get up to 23 C. today - guess I'll dust off the old Stetson and hop on the little hoe over at my daughter's place and finish digging the footings.
I should draw a floor plan now because we need to think about rough in plumbing before we pour a slab, speaking of Descarte before de hoe
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8. SalishSeaSam
6:08 AM GMT on May 15, 2012
Not wanting to put Descartes before the horse, but The Lost Post brought back memories asunder amidst the thunder. thanks muchly and do not go quietly into that good night...
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7. ycd0108
2:37 AM GMT on May 15, 2012
Just one more Sharri:
http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=21672107& ac=now
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6. ycd0108
2:26 AM GMT on May 15, 2012
I have no idea what I have linked here but:
s right or wrong
You only know when – Life goes on
In one day all the world you knew is gone
All that’s left is – Life goes on

Heard the news about your boy today

Take the blankets from your sleeping bed
Lay them out beneath the stars
Feel the wonder of it all
We’re so small
In this place – by the grace – of a beating heart

We might think we live on higher ground
Warm and dry and safe and sound
In one day all the world you knew is gone
All that’s left is Life Goes On

We can build these towers tall and strong
Never think that they might fall
In one day all the world we knew is gone
All that’s left is life goes on

­­­­­­­­­­­­­
In just a moment he was gone
All your friends hear one by one
The unthinkable’s come
Let the words and tears fall

We all wonder how we’d bear the loss"
Sherri Ulrick
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5. ycd0108
2:13 AM GMT on May 15, 2012
And here they are:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWS0Uuqu8pA
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4. ycd0108
1:25 AM GMT on May 15, 2012
Evening Rob: Those were good times (what little I recall of them) Kids would fall asleep under the tables with total faith some parent would remember to carry them to the car or at least come back for them.
There was no particular "High Point" but I do recall Sherri and Rick and Joe (Pied Pumpkin) with fondness.
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3. RobDaHood
12:21 AM GMT on May 15, 2012
Quoting ycd0108:
Looky heyah dat photo made it home. I'm having a lot of fun playing with myself here - but other folks comments sure make a difference.
Guess I was always somewhat impatient and needed instant gratification.
I have matured (or should have by now)
But I refuse to "Grow up"


Okay...I'm not gonna comment on that but I'm sending you my Email address so that you can send me the doc.


Sorry so long posting, but it's been Monday all day...
Signing off of the night soon.
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2. ycd0108
11:43 PM GMT on May 14, 2012
Looky heyah dat photo made it home. I'm having a lot of fun playing with myself here - but other folks comments sure make a difference.
Guess I was always somewhat impatient and needed instant gratification.
I have matured (or should have by now)
But I refuse to "Grow up"
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1. ycd0108
8:33 PM GMT on May 14, 2012
What, No comments yet?
If you are this anxious to see the old newsletter send me a WUmail with your email address and you can ride with me down memory lane. "Magic Carpet Ride" Steppenwolf
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