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By: RobDaHood , 1:31 PM GMT on August 28, 2012

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Quoting RTLSNK:


Good evening my good man, of course I am awake.
I am awake even when I am asleep. I simply look like I am asleep.
It is an advanced stage of meditation that allows the body to relax
in a dream like state that calms the mind and restores
the connection to peace and tranquility.
As a matter of fact I shall be centering my Chi very soon.
It was nice of you to think of me, if I may be of further assistance,
please do not hesitate to call. :)

Just as I thought, actually.

Just watched a movie called "midnight in the garden of good and evil" set in Savannah, Georgia.
Directed by Clint Eastwood, and a good cast too.
Interesting town, that. If one can go by a Movie :):))
I guess that Macon is much the same ?

(now you are going to have to watch it, aren't you!)
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Quoting Ylee:
I'm assuming the drill has a reverse?

Nothing teaches like experience, at least most of the time.... :)

Reverse, yes.
But I neglected to explain that part to the young fellow. Not anticipating any problems, you know?

More fool me !
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Quoting pottery:
Good Evening Snake.
You awake yet ?

:):))


Good evening my good man, of course I am awake.
I am awake even when I am asleep. I simply look like I am asleep.
It is an advanced stage of meditation that allows the body to relax
in a dream like state that calms the mind and restores
the connection to peace and tranquility.
As a matter of fact I shall be centering my Chi very soon.
It was nice of you to think of me, if I may be of further assistance,
please do not hesitate to call. :)
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242. Ylee
I'm assuming the drill has a reverse?

Nothing teaches like experience, at least most of the time.... :)
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Good Evening Snake.
You awake yet ?

:):))
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Hey Ylee,
The only comfort I can offer is to reassure you that you are not alone. Plenty of stupid going on all around the planet at the moment.

Yes, I realize that it is neither reassuring or comforting...more like commiseration.

Aint that the Truth ?
Captured a Young Man from Son's employ, to help screw some laths to a concrete wall.
Have you ever seen the look in someones eyes, when the screw goes in with pressure from the drill and bites down hard, with 2 of the fingers between the lath and the wall?
He would still be there, I tell you, if I wasn't around to back the screw out.....
Poor fellow. A rather Delicate Specimen too, I might add.
He won't be updating his Facebook page tonight. Unless he can use his toes....

Actually, He's fine. Just squished a little.
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Welcome home Shep!
Rainy days are perfect for an afternoon nap.


Happy for you Ylee!
No overtime for me tonight. Got an appointment with a nice thick steak, a grill, a cocktail, and a pretty girl!

If I don't make it back tonight,
Have a great evening!
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238. Ylee
Aaaaaaaahhhhhh! :) Peace at last! :)
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Quoting Ossqss:


I lived in Longwood for several months in 86. Lets see,,,,,,, dog tracks, some other sling the thing sport that we could bet on,(not sure how that is spelled), strip joints, and other unmentionables there. I think I understand LOL > :P






Heck I didn't leave her house except for trips to Lowes and Bonefish Grille. Slaves don't get out much,ya know.

:)
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Home sweet home.

Amazing how high sticker bushes and vines can grow in 6 weeks. Also amazing how little I care at the moment.

I haven't had my mid day nap the entire time I was in Longwood. That's not good.

It just started pouring down rain. Aw shucks.

Think I'll take a nap and dream about cutting the yard back... and fishing.
:)


>)))'>
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235. Ylee
Ibuprophen's working, but when all the pinheads leave at 3 is when the true relief begins! :)
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Hey Ylee,
The only comfort I can offer is to reassure you that you are not alone. Plenty of stupid going on all around the planet at the moment.

Yes, I realize that it is neither reassuring or comforting...more like commiseration.
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233. Ylee
My plant wins "Stupid Salary People Award" for today! :P

I'm off to take several ibuprophen.....
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Good morning guys.
Sounds like you both have busy days planned.
Hope all goes well.

Oh, BTW Pottery, Angie really enjoyed seeing the baby pics!
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Mumble grumble snort hack where is all that racket coming from at 4 in the morning? Oh, its not 4 in the morning, its 9 in the morning. Well, how about that? Better start the coffee and keep my comments to myself, wouldn't want the Arkers to see me like I am before I've had 2 cups of coffee in the morning. :)

Hmmm, I was supposed to be at Lowes at 9 this morning to buy some more mushroom compost and cow manure compost to mix up for the new veggies. Well, it is only 66*F here this morning so its not like its going to be hot or anything. 930 will just have to do.

I think I could get used to this getting up late.
I just need to turn my speakers down some. :)

Baby tree rats, just what I need to see first thing in the morning.

Shut up snake.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Wake up you slackers!

It's Friday!!!


Nice Music, Capt!

And yes, I'm rather Partial to twirling and some belly-rubbing music.
Here, that kind of stuff became known as "rent-a-tile" music when we were younger than we are today.
You danced the night away, without really getting off the 12" floor tile you were on.

Off to the City to continue the works on the Clyclorama. Or whatever its called.
Truck is filled to the Grim with ladders, planks, vacuum cleaners, 2 bottles of water (young people only drink strange fruity stuff these days, with contents that promise Perpetual Life and Boundless Energy. Who needs that ??)

So, laters>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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If I've ever posted any Chuck Berry it's been a long time.
Try this one on.

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Wake up you slackers!

It's Friday!!!

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Good night friends!
Rest well!
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"for taking and for giving and for playing the game,
for praying for my future and the days that remain,
whoa, know that I hold you,
oh, but most of all,
for crying out loud, know that I love you!"


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Okay...maybe all that is a little mushy for some folks.

"she's the raw flame, the live wire.."

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Okay, here's a plan Pottery.
Get your youtube list cued up and ready to go.
(Sway is not a bad place to start.)
Clear the furniture and any rugs from the center of the room.

Prepare a nice meal.
Have a couple glasses of nice wine or cocktails.
Cue the music.
Twirl your lady around the floor.
(the ladies do so like to be twirled)
Finish with something that a lovely female coworker of mine used to call "belly rubbing music".

Something like this:



Sweep your lovely bride off her feet, carry her up the stairs and over the threshold, and...well I guess you can probably figure out the rest.

But, hey...you've been at this much longer than I. What am I telling you that you don't already know?

Have a great night my friends!

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Hey Pottery,
Right after 6 I noticed that WU threw a whatnot and was delaying posting. Just one of those things.

Time to hit the deck for a while.
Will peek in before bed.
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Well, looky there....
They showed up after all.
How very peculiar.

I hope that Goofy is not performing some kind of nefarious experiment......

:):))
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Hehhhh...

Just made a long post, commenting on comments, deciphering Goofy things, suggesting to Snake that I have no Glock pistol handy but would endeavour to talk what's her name into helping me to clean the bath faucet, etc etc.

Anyway, it zoomed of into that crowded place where stuff goes. Never to be seen again.

Thanks for the Sway, Hood.
Just the thing.....
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Well, Greetings then !
Thanks for the Squiggly photos, Hood.
They are doing just fine, so far, as the cat has not yet found the way into the cage....

Snakeymon, I got lost in EyeHandy too.
The result was that I have found several new projects that need my immediate attention.
I don't have a Glock handy, but think me and what's her name could make headway with cleaning my bathtub faucet, or something.

Goofy, I gather you are having some Issues. Of a Techie nature.
Press on, Dear Fellow.

Sheph, it sounds like your 'retirement' is going according to plan.
Someboddy else's plan, but say what!
I'm sure there was a song or something about 'stay out of Longwood, son'. But I can't be sure. Probably written by Ann Landers or someone.....

And finally, thanks for The Sway, Capt.
Just 'the thing' after a day of sweating......
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Sorry, got busy and forget to post Pottery's squirrel photos.

Starting with the search for the nest.



It's good to have a young Fellow around when you need him!
The rope was an attempt to stabilise the tree.




Feeding time !





Belly is full, time for a siesta

Thanks Pottery!
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Good luck with that Goofy!
Dealing with telecoms has always been one of my least favorite things to do. Unfortunately, I do too much of it!
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A telephone provider for DSL notified a subscriber that the device was being upgraded to a digital hispeed multi functional wiz bang service.   They accomplished this notice by termanating service.   Later after ordering the wiz bang service the bill was 75% over the price quoted.   The subscriber was flummoxed.   No DSL, wiz bang multi functional service, no way to see Handy Candy strip a screw or was that screw a stud.   Well tune in tomorrow to answer the question,  Will the subscriber with a brand new hi powered smokin hot puter. Meet up with the hi speed multifunction wiz bang modem or will spirit of Alex Bell whispering in his left ear that if you hold off they may have to provide the service anyway and the boiler room sweetalkers will grind their teeth in anger.  
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Nice to see Lillypad pop to the surface of the swamp.
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LOL
Good morning RTLSNK!
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Morning Arkers,

I would have been here earlier but I got lost on EyeHandy.com and couldn't find my way out of there until a few minutes ago. So many construction projects to check out. The one on field stripping a Glock was pretty interesting. :)

Back later.
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I'm sorry Pottery!
I thought that the "Sway" video would help.
I know if I crank it up and watch it full screen it mellows me right out!

Need to find Ashley some proper construction apparel and safety gear. There are some places that glue, drywall mud, and sawdust ought not get.

Have a really great day!
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Good Morning !


All's well on the Eastern Front today.
Well, except for the news, that is.
My advice is, not to bother to read/listen/watch any news today.
Everything is a mess. Even the handler of the Sacred Crocodiles in Ivory Coast got eaten by his pets.

I'm trying to find a TV channel that plays endless re-runs of Bugs Bunny, the Road-Runner, and other such jolly, educational and moralistic stuff.

That's what kept the World on an even keel, you know.

Oh well, I'm off to cut things up, and nail them back together again.
Yesterday, Ashley was in a bit of a fix.....
She said that all the screws I bought were for the other side of the wall, as the pointy bit was on the wrong end.
Then she got wood glue on her eyelashes.
She's really quite sweet, though.
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I'm out for the night.
But...

One more for Pottery!

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Thanks RTL!

I know you went to the garden center and chose replacement plants "Just in case"!

Yeah, Rangers always have a backup plan!
LOL
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Just talked to Swampy, he is fine, has been working non stop since the cane went by Florida. Will clear his phone mailbox so he can get messages again.
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That makes a crazy day for both of us. Woke up at 4 am also but took your advice and went back to sleep. WRONG. Woke up at 0900 am. Had tons of things to do this morning that did not get done. Lawn tractor came back from the shop though so I did get the lawn done today. Remembered to water all the little planters, and the two vines, and the three maple trees in the big pots on the patio, and the weird combination thingie in the giant pot behind the love seat on the patio, and the palm on the front porch and the hibiscus and the celosia, and the seven thingies on the back porch. I have this strange feeling that I forgot something though......oh darn, the begonia, I forgot the begonia.

SugarBear got home a little while ago from her trip.
She was tired so she didn't go outside.
I'll sneak out there in the morning and water the hell out of the begonia. :)
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Wouldn't say I've checked her out, but I did find her vid easily enough. I mean, you gave me everything except a map to her house.

Yes, I think you should be careful about errors. One slip could land you in serious hot water!

Sorry I haven't checked in all day.
Crazy day. Need sleep.
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Quoting Ylee:
It's measure twice, cut three times, throw the board in the burn pile, then repeat as needed! :)

HEHEHEHEHEHHHH....
That made me Laugh! Thanks.
Absolutely true. Sometimes.

But working with Ashley (who I think that Hood has checked out) there is NO room for error of any kind.
Quite Demanding, is Ashley!

Going to have a cold beverage with the Lady, as it is coming down in bucket loads here.
So, what happens next????

Well, we will see, won't we ?

:):))
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Oh, and good morning folks!

Yeah, I woke up at 4.
Because today was my chance to sleep late.

Go figure.
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Pottery,
If you are following Ashley around, I quit feeling sorry for you!
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203. Ylee
It's measure twice, cut three times, throw the board in the burn pile, then repeat as needed! :)
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Good Morning....

Cpuld not get the vid I spoke of to load.
But if y'all go to "eye handy", there are some interesting videos, showing how to build stuff.

Look out for Ashley, as she shows you how to build a 'cyclorama wall'.
I'll be working with her today.
As I said, she is a little distracting.
But I'll be sure to follow the Ancient Axiom of Carpenters, to measure twice, cut once.

Or was that massage twice, cut-out early....
I can't remember, as it's really a bit too early......
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Quoting theshepherd:
3 more days in Longwood and then back home.
Friday will be my first day off in 6 weeks. :)

It was worth it.


I lived in Longwood for several months in 86. Lets see,,,,,,, dog tracks, some other sling the thing sport that we could bet on,(not sure how that is spelled), strip joints, and other unmentionables there. I think I understand LOL > :P



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SugarBear has been in Hilton Head, SC with some lady friends from church since Monday lollygagging at the beach, going out to fancy restaurants stuffing themselves with seafood and stuff, shopping at stores that charge an arm and a leg for stuff she could get right here at Wally World much cheaper. Girls days off they called it. Will be back tomorrow night.

Meanwhile I have been here slaving away doing not only my honey do list but some crazy watering list that says water these things everyday and those things every other day and don't give those things too much because they don't like wet feet.

Hmmmm, when it rains like hell here everyone of them gets tons of water and they have all survived for years that way. Hmmmm.

Why of course SugarBear, I followed your watering instructions to the letter!!! Don't they all look great? heh heh heh

Hi Shep, I'll bet you'll be glad to get home!

Hi Pottery, welcome back.

Retirement - what retirement?
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Thanks for the smile Pottery!
Been a long day...I needed it.
Rest well and hope things work out good for you on the morrow.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Found a list on the counter in the kitchen.
Run dishwasher.
Cut up meat. (got a good deal on whole sirloin tips)
Straighten up the house.

Well, that's great! Gonna take me an hour to find the laser level and figure out where I put that big crowbar. Then I have to work out which part of the house is crooked.

Might take a while!


LOLOL
I like your interpretation of those things.... Very good!
Spent the day in town, measuring for a curved wall and sorting out materials for same

Have to get on the move at the Squark of Dawn tomorrow, to get the glow plugs changed (paying for it, as time is not on my side at this moment).
Annoying, that.

Looks like I will get some help with the wall, so I will send the video I found.
I find it a trifle distracting, but I have taken the person on as my assistant for the project.
I have no idea how much this assistant will cost, but, who cares ???
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mornin mornin mornin
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Found a list on the counter in the kitchen.
Run dishwasher.
Cut up meat. (got a good deal on whole sirloin tips)
Straighten up the house.

Well, that's great! Gonna take me an hour to find the laser level and figure out where I put that big crowbar. Then I have to work out which part of the house is crooked.

Might take a while!
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Good Morning Pottery!
I noticed that I had some photos from you to share with the crew but decided to await your return for your commentary.

Will try to do that tomorrow.
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