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Good news at Sophie’s ophthalmologist, swelling down, vision improved to 20/50. Drops looking to be a long term treatment, back next month.

Breakfast was very good. I had a platter called “moco saurus” (Don, don’t read) Bed of fried rice, fried chicken filet, hamburger patty, 2 slices spam, kailua pork, topped with brown gravy and 2 fried eggs. Their take on the Hawaiian Loco Moco. I hardly eat more than 1/3 and the rest comes home for the boys. Sophie got a bacon cheeseburger omelet which comes with hash browns and 2 plate sized pancakes which we share but never finish. The furry boys will each get 3, maybe 4 breakfasts from what we brought home. Pre pandemic we ate there most Friday mornings before hitting Safeway.

Did make some progress on the flail. Current thinking is too just bypass the damaged mount point for now and use the upper set. Looks like I can use the PTO shaft from rototiller without modification. Of course this could mean the damaged mount never gets fixed.

Relaxing in Hot tub this afternoon particularly relaxing.
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It is difficult to find a safe disposal for dead rats after removal from the electronic trap. Don't want to put them in the rubbish bin and worried the dogs will find them if I just throw them out somewhere. Solution. I have a drop system on my drone. Fly about 400 meters over the bush away from home. Might hit a Russian on the head if I'm lucky. :)

Awesome Doug 🤙🤙🤙
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Kyle-From the internet:

"Common side effects
  • Feeling dizzy. If losartan makes you feel dizzy when you stand up, try getting up very slowly or stay sitting down until you feel better. ...
  • Headaches. Make sure you rest, and drink plenty of fluids. ...
  • Feeling sick (nausea) ...
  • Being sick (vomiting) ...
  • Diarrhoea. ...
  • Pain in your joints or muscles."
Statin medications can also mess with one's joints and muscles.
Thanks J. No statins here yet.
I take Losartan and some other pills to manage my BP. Dosage adjustment is key to getting over the side affects. I will NOT ever take statins again, almost had permanent issues from them and took quite a while to recover.

Be well,
43°F and clear skies this morning, got up to 65° today. Windy. Again. Been so for several days now. Stirred up some dust from a plowed field up near Springfield yesterday and contributed to a massive 72 vehicle pile up on I-55. Six fatalities, I heard.

Finally got the pasture mowed Saturday, but the wind kept pelting me with the clippings, so I abandoned any hope of finishing. Sunday was cooler and windier, but The Wife and I got a little planting done nonetheless; four new raspberry bushes, and two new blueberry bushes. Also gave me the gumption to finally remove the three stumps of the deceased blueberry bushes. Somewhat productive weekend.

Hope everyone is well.

Good evening, gents.
I've killed 2 blueberry bushes, well the 2nd one has a slight amount of green leaves coming out this spring, but looks about 90% dead. I put peat moss under the 2nd one hoping to give it a chance. a little better than the 1st one that lasted about 6-8 months.
Good evening all. 47ºF for the start, mostly clear, light breeze. Light wind , Sky partly cloudy, and high temp was 80ºF. Getting into more normal temps. some rain in 10 day. Got bike ride in no problems today. Started to mow lawn after lunch, got half way through front and engine on mower locked up :( Will need to have it mowed if I cant find replacement soon. Did get nap in and grilled brats to drown sorrows.
Hope you get a motor with a correct shaft size, for a good price. Everything is too high.
I wanted to tell you thank you for keeping my daughter in your prayers. She is in a good place right now, just had her prom with a "good" guy for a boy friend for 5 months now. She had initially signed up for junior college, but a state website that gives approx costing for all the state colleges showed she could get far more financial aid at the big college. But when we found out, it was too late to get her registered for this fall semester. So, she will sit out a semester and try to make/save some money for a car. Then hopefully start next spring of 24.
Jay, our President of our company had a background in behavioral science and he changed a lot of processes to reflect that. A big departure from his dad and grandfathers approach. He is now retired after buying a 270 acres ranch at Montecito, Santa Barbara and letting his son run the company.
A guy told me his wife had a BS in BS once. I told him she was still his boss.
Lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury are all natural. . .
So is lithium. (used for head cases)...Nice mini ex, I was going to joke that you could let some air out of the tracks. :)

RNG, glad to hear the home repairs are finally moving forward. Guess the Vanagon needs a fuel pump? (assuming you can't hear it whirring?)

Been trying to catch up here. I get about 3-5 days behind, then find that I only have time to read about 1 days worth per day.

Busy at work, our seniors are graduating and leaving us. sad. Tried to get a couple to stay and work on graduate studies, but they are tired of school right now and want to pay off some debt. Got free luncheon today as the school paid the senior students back a meal's worth of money. Award ceremonies were good.

Haaaaappy belated birthdays to Frits and Ron's son.

We've had a few inches of rain in the last few weeks. More to come later this week. Things are green, weeds are growing.

Prayers for LS1, Buppies, Drew, and others in need, our country, and Ukraine.

Where's PJS?
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Good evening all. 66ºF for the start, overcast, light breeze. Light wind, overcast sky, forecasted rain did not happen here, but 2 miles away at Mexican restaurant the had light rain for about 20 minutes. High temp was 76ºF. Men's meeting to start day, then bike ride. After lunch nap and off to dinner.
RNG congrats on the sale price, and now one less piece of clutter.
Frits glad only sore arm.
Ron sorry no weed killer again. Hope mowing got done. neat cleanup crew.
Spike glad you are getting rain, sorry first cutting has not happened. Neat blurb on bomb.
Kilroy good to see you to see you putting the ex through it's paces Hope you are learning a lot.
Bill sorry about the disc issues. Glad you have learned to live with it. Sorry about the cat using you as a trampoline. Hope tin project progresses.
Kilroy glad you are getting so much seat time so quickly. Hope you are feeling more comfortable. Spare tire carrier looking good.
Bill good to hear firewood is hardwood.
Buppies good to hear you are feeling better, prayers sent.
Drew glad you are feeling better. Hope the upgrade group 27 batteries works out. Nice story on toll bridge.
Kilroy link did not work.
Frits hope you sleep well tonight. Good luck keeping loos trash out of can. Hope you had good trip to Messicks
Paul sorry yesterday did not go as planned. Hope today went better.
Kilroy interesting engine swap.
Don sorry only .1 inch of rain. Glad firewise went well. Nice to have help. Hope the fix fuel leak cheaply. Hope crowning went well today.
Ken good to hear pool open and more weed whacking done. Congrats again on son's achievement. Revenge of the Carp slime? Hope day job went well today.
RNG glad painting going well. Sorry about the rolling tire off again, hope you find leak. Sorry about the back tire on side buy side.
Jay hope you got more clean up done. Hope with wind shift you are getting less smoke.
Kilroy you may be thinking of the Geo line, based on Suzuki swift. Not sure if Chevy built it or imported it.
Jay the only thing HIPPA accomplished was keeping info from the people that needed it :(
Ted sorry about the wind. Hope you get rain. Great find on the tree.
Drew interesting info.
Drew glad batteries fit, and nice price drop.
Don good catch on the saw.
David hope Sophie's eye get good report.
RNG glad new guys showed up to fix bad stucco job.
Thomas glad short day at work. Sorry no wood delivered. Hope you enjoys your easy evening.
Chris thanks for link.
RS surprised you are seed starting this late. Hope lime spreading goes well.
Jay sorry rider not cooperating. Nice bird pic
Dennis hope you enjoyed your no work day. Hope you get bolts loctited soon. Tough when champagne tastes and beer budget.
Dennis thanks for sharing.
Drew nice productive day.
Doug thanks for sharing. Satisfying to watch rat go down.
Randy(wag) neat you can hear the surf. Glad good run into town.
Buppies hope you get good sleep.
RS glad you got mowing done. Sorry about no lime and weird app and website not in sync. Hope sprinter bake job goes well. Nice pics
David good news on Sophie's eyes. Breakfast sounds rich.
Don 2 hrs long time in chair. Glad you survived.
Kyle I though price was ok, hope next engine at same price, Not ordered yet. Thanks for the update on your daughter.
prayer for all, especially Jay/Peg, Kyle /Daughter, /mom's breathing, /learning new job, /friends upcoming new baby, /son's migraines, Bird /aging issues, Ron /heart, Billy /mom hypertension & congestive heart failure, David(moss) /remodel, /divorce, Buppies /new skin cancer spot and treatment, /back surgery healing, /wife knee healing, Thomas /gout, Phil /reflux, Frits /veteran son with mental issues, /granddaughter with Evans Syndrome, Ken /dad possible dementia, Steppenwolfe /son-auto immune disorder, Grev /wife's eye, Ted /knee recovery, /retirement & disability red tape, /family issues, Lou /eye issues, /loss of brother, /heart issues, Doug and wife/health issues, / hand nerve and surgery, /fall and recovery, / wife headaches and heart eval, / David(sadamo)/Sophie's and David's new eye surgery recovery, Chris /neighbor's granddaughter and Covid issues, Scaredy/shoulder dislocation, /marriage dissolving, / friend stop drinking, Paul/ wife's healing from back surgery, Dennis /retirement, /neighbor issues, /land development, /favorable winds not in the forecast there "alligallyitus" and back in hospital, Drew /foot heel issues, /friend's wife cancer diagnosis and recovery, mike /wife's healing from surgery, Scotty /back pain, Helogabals /second opinion, /wife's friend situation, Fatjay /father broken hip, Ukraine war, and Country.
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Coffee finished brewing. 45° with clear skies this morning. Heading to 81° with plenty of sunshine. Got weed killer sprayed around house, garage and raised gardens yesterday. Still have more to do. Got grass mowed and trimmed. Loaded last of neighbors skids of bricks of bricks on buyers trailer. Grocery shopping this morning. If wind is down will spray some more weed killer.

Everyone stay well and safe.

Good Morning All.
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good morning all
looks like a warm day throughout the East, going to be 81 here too in full sun.
still waking up, coffee going down nicely

RS, your place looks great.
I'm interested in your steering wheel Z turn. Are you still happy with it?
you're pretty flat there, so the advantages of front steering on mower on slopes not needed
I wonder if those front tires will wear out fairly quickly
overall seems like a great invention, and if power steering, even better.

no plans for today other than school board finance committee zoom late this afternoon.
May go out and clean up the expired tulips.
never grown tulips like this before, just dead head them?
ok, looked it up on Google. Pull the bulbs out? Nope, not that energetic.
top them off? this I can do. And they say don't water that area over summer; must be concerned over bulb rot.

another strawberry munched by birds. Guess I've got to get some netting put down or I'm not going to get any.