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Trick or treat 500!
Stogie1020 Offline
#401 Posted:
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I need a weekend from my weekend, too much kid stuff ran me ragged.

I did manage to put down pre-emergent on the winter lawn and sharpen a few knives, though, so not a total loss of productivity.

Happy soon-to-be Monday...
RiverRatRuss Offline
#402 Posted:
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Mornin Ya'll... this daylight savings chit has my clock FBAR'd it's 42 and to early to tell the High temp yet... Herfing


Mrs. and I got the leaves all burnt and yard cleaned up, now it's time to start on straightening up the inside, getting ready for her Family on Thanksgiving.


Ya'll have a Great Day!!!
deadeyedick Offline
#403 Posted:
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Slept in until almost 4:30 cuz it's a golf day and will get my miles in walking the course. Looks like 54/79 today and sunny with a good chance for beer and cigars.

Happy Monday gents.
MACS Offline
#404 Posted:
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Yeah... up too early. Damn stupid time change... fog
Ram27 Offline
#405 Posted:
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Monday greetings gang.
Cheno Offline
#406 Posted:
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Vacation day today and tomorrow. Woohoo.
Gene363 Offline
#407 Posted:
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Good Monday Morning! It's already 77° on the way to 80° today.
tonygraz Online
#408 Posted:
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64 this morning going to 70 today. Can't believe it's November.
Stogie1020 Offline
#409 Posted:
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In other news... Headline from Foxnews.com:

"Air Force insists pen!s-shaped flight path aimed at Russian base was not intentional"

Bwahahahaha
MACS Offline
#410 Posted:
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Changed the oil in da truck today. Didn't spill a drop. BigGrin

Gallon ziploc bag around the oil filter as you unscrew it... Cool
Ram27 Offline
#411 Posted:
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Clean up day outside. d'oh!

Get all done while the weather is good.
Stogie1020 Offline
#412 Posted:
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Slow day around here....
Palama Online
#413 Posted:
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Yup.
DrafterX Offline
#414 Posted:
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Mellow
dkeage Offline
#415 Posted:
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Stogie1020 wrote:
Slow day around here....

They’re all at the Astros parade....

Or still hungover from Saturday night



Or both
Ram27 Offline
#416 Posted:
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Monday blues maybe Think
Back to work and busy catching up.

Except us slackers. Beer
Ram27 Offline
#417 Posted:
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One thing I will never have to worry about MAC, have 5 free 🛢 oil 🛢 changes and only 2790 miles on the Jeep 🚙.
MACS Offline
#418 Posted:
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I prefer to do my own.

1 - I control what type of oil/filter I use (quality materials)
2 - I know it is done right because I did it
3 - I enjoy doing it
4 - Costs less, even using quality stuff

Back the truck into the garage, turn on the tunes, crack a beer and get to it.
DrafterX Offline
#419 Posted:
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If I had a lift in da garage I'd prolly do my own.. cause ya gotta rotate the tires too... Mellow
Ram27 Offline
#420 Posted:
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Good point X. Think
Ram27 Offline
#421 Posted:
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Let's wrap this 500 up 👆 or I will change title to ☪ Turkey 🦃 Day 500.Think
Gene363 Offline
#422 Posted:
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Ram27 wrote:
Let's wrap this 500 up 👆 or I will change title to ☪ Turkey 🦃 Day 500.Think


Or, I'm Sick of Halloween Candy 500
NapalmMan67 Offline
#423 Posted:
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Spam post for Ram for getting closer to the end.
Gene363 Offline
#424 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
Or, I'm Sick of Halloween Candy 500


Or, Only Candy Corn Left from Halloween, Time to Move On 500
Gene363 Offline
#425 Posted:
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Nothing but sticky green suckers until this 500 is done.
Ram27 Offline
#426 Posted:
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Keep up the good work. Applause
Gene363 Offline
#427 Posted:
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We need to pause this to add the latest BB Video in the Californians Move to Texas series.

Californians Move to Texas | Episode 4: The Gun Range

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxQVUNPeWnc


Funny thing, in most neophyte gun couples, the women do better than the men.
Gene363 Offline
#428 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
Nothing but sticky green suckers until this 500 is done.



If we run out of the gooey green suckers, there are frozen individually wrapped peppermint disks waiting.
Gene363 Offline
#429 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
If we run out of the gooey green suckers, there are frozen individually wrapped peppermint disks waiting.


Or some semi-petrified door-stop fruitcake loaded with tons of that funky green and yellow citron bits that come from an EPA Superfund site number NINE!
MACS Offline
#430 Posted:
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We can procrastinate and finish it tomorrow. Gives us something to do tomorrow and we can just chill tonight, no pressure.
plinytheelder Offline
#431 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I prefer to do my own.
Back the truck into the garage, turn on the tunes, crack a beer and get to it.


Me too. The cost of changing it with Synthetic oil was the same as doing it myself.
In the new "covid" world, they changed me $100 to change it.

I'll go back to doing it myself...
MACS Offline
#432 Posted:
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Bought 12 quarts of Mobil 1, a Wix and a Toyota filter, and a wix air filter for the truck... grand total $140 to change the oil/filter in both vehicles and the air filter in the truck.

Haven't done the wife's car yet... just got it at 9150 miles and they said they already did the 10k. Checked the air filter and it was brand new... so when she hits 15k I'll change the oil.
8trackdisco Offline
#433 Posted:
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9.5 hours of work with 20,000 steps.

G’night.
Ram27 Offline
#434 Posted:
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Proud of you Eight. Applause
Sunoverbeach Offline
#435 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
Or, Only Candy Corn Left from Halloween, Time to Move On 500

Not at our house. Mrs. Beach is a candy corn fiend. I keep trying to tell her it's the most despicable form of sugar intake right after Necco Wafers
BuckyB93 Offline
#436 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Not at our house. Mrs. Beach is a candy corn fiend. I keep trying to tell her it's the most despicable form of sugar intake right after Necco Wafers


Agree with this 100%. Necco Wafers are (or were) made our here in the Boston area. I think they went under a few years back and someone else bought them out to keep making these tasteless chalky things.

Similar to Smarties and Sweet Tarts but without the required sugar and flavors. Neccos are like chewing on a piece of chalk.

I'd add the Easter peeps marshmallow things to the despicable candy list list too.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#437 Posted:
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Yes! Peeps are also awful. And another favorite of the wife. Luckily, she's consistent though. She's got incredibly poor taste in spousal partners as well.
frankj1 Offline
#438 Posted:
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NapalmMan67 wrote:
Spam post for Ram for getting closer to the end.

didn't you used to be a thing here?
BuckyB93 Offline
#439 Posted:
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On another topic.... my fist endeavor on the e-bike thing. I first bought a conversion kit to convert my peddle bike into an e-bike (about $500 of stuff). Problem was the battery pack didn't fit in the main triangle of my trail bike (a rear shock absorber got in the way). I tried to get it to fit. I cut up the battery mounting kit and so forth but ended up punting. Then I bought an "all in one" bike one which I continue to use (I love this thing).

But I still had the Frankenstein set of stuff for converting over a regular bike to an e-bike. The bits and pieces from the conversion kit has been sitting in my closet for a year or so.

Neighbor kid (13 yrs old) knew I had the conversion parts and kept bugging me to give it/sell it to to him.

Me: "Dimitri, there's about $500 of parts here and I don't have all the owner's/install manuals. I can't in honest faith sell you of parts for something that you probably can't get to work on your bike" The kid was persistent. So I gave him all the stuff to get him off my back "if you can install it on your bike, then we'll discuss terms of sale later. If not then no big deal."

A week later, the kid had it installed and running on his bike, working on it after school and watching YouTube vids. He's "on the autistic spectrum" and is pretty good working with mechanical stuff. Once he got it running, we agreed to $200, with a $20/week payment plan as long as he does his chores around the house at home.

I can't take money from the kid. I'll probably just hold the money and give it back to him though his parents for Christmas or something.

In all my life I've never been exposed to kids with autism until the past couple of years. I have had the opportunity to work with a few and they amaze me. Like all of us, they have a special skill. But unlike me, their special skills seem to be amplified while other life skills that we take as normal are not and rank lower on the "spectrum."

I would love to to a Vulcan mind meld with a functional autistic person and be able to read what is going on within their brain.
MACS Offline
#440 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
9.5 hours of work with 20,000 steps.

G’night.


I had one of those fitbit thingies years ago. May need to invest in another. Just to see how many steps I'm getting in. What with the dog walks and such, I bet a lot.
MACS Offline
#441 Posted:
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Speaking of E-bikes... been seriously considering the "Lectric" bike with the upgraded battery and the cargo pkg. Mailbox is almost a mile away... sometimes I check it when I walk the dog, but if not it seems wasteful to start the truck to drive less than a mile.

Also... many stores are within 1-2 miles of the house. WalMart and Costco are about 5-6 miles. Again... if I am not getting a bunch of stuff, the bike seems to be a much better option than starting and stopping the truck without even getting it up to temp.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#442 Posted:
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You're retired now. It's totally time for a customized golf cart

Morning, peoples
deadeyedick Offline
#443 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
You're retired now. It's totally time for a customized golf cart with wheelie bars!

DrMaddVibe Offline
#444 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I had one of those fitbit thingies years ago. May need to invest in another. Just to see how many steps I'm getting in. What with the dog walks and such, I bet a lot.



Just install a pedometer on your phone. No need to buy something new to do something you already have.
RiverRatRuss Offline
#445 Posted:
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Mornin All... 39 with a high a 62 today but sunny... 20 moh winds...I ain't diggin this saving time crap...

I only woke up to vote early... yea thats it vote early!!! Herfing

blood moon & eclipse... yea we missed it..
deadeyedick Offline
#446 Posted:
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Um... what kinda place has a mailbox a mile away? Think
dkeage Offline
#447 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Um... what kinda place has a mailbox a mile away? Think

Exaggerate for Effectville
DrMaddVibe Offline
#448 Posted:
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RiverRatRuss wrote:
blood moon & eclipse... yea we missed it..


It was a bit cloudy but very visable. Red went the moon
8trackdisco Offline
#449 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Speaking of E-bikes... been seriously considering the "Lectric" bike with the upgraded battery and the cargo pkg. Mailbox is almost a mile away... sometimes I check it when I walk the dog, but if not it seems wasteful to start the truck to drive less than a mile.

Also... many stores are within 1-2 miles of the house. WalMart and Costco are about 5-6 miles. Again... if I am not getting a bunch of stuff, the bike seems to be a much better option than starting and stopping the truck without even getting it up to temp.


Have been back and forth on them. Many upsides- more upside than down. If I could get over one more downside,would pull the trigger.

Downsides:
Storage: can’t keep it in the garage from November through March. Don’t remember what the exact temperature they can live comfortably in. Want to say it was around 40.
Battery Instability: Been hearing about lithium battery fires in houses and apartments. Why is that happening?
Price: So many variables. Rear or mid engine mounts, weights, braking systems, throttles. Hate to go too cheap, although Bucky has had good luck with a $500 model. Am not mechanically inclined. The two bigger bike shops in the area only work on bikes they sell.

Would want to have a cargo package like Shawn mentions. Important to get a durable high end lock for it too. Crime isn’t a big issue here, although according to on sales rep, three were stolen in the last month. All were locked up. Somebody with a bolt cutters.

Is there any locking system which could foil a bolt cutter?
8trackdisco Offline
#450 Posted:
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
Just install a pedometer on your phone. No need to buy something new to do something you already have.


If you are cool with carrying your phone everywhere you go.
Not my jam. But if it is your, rock on wit yo bad sef.
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