Good morning!!!!

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Poured cup of hot coffee. 35° with some clear skies this morning. Heading to 60° with sunny skies. Dr. appointment went well. Got second Shingles shot while there. Arm is sore from shot. Going to take tractor down to neighbors and remove a couple of small stumps from flower garden. Then return home to mow grass.
Deer tried to hide from camera.

Everyone stay safe and well.

Good Morning All.
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up too early
I guess I just couldn't wait for the day...
have no plans other than watering plants and veggies and picking radishes.
Figured I might trade a nice bunch of radishes for Popgadget's plumbing skills.
Want to replace the rv kitchen faucet with one that has a sprayer in it and replace the water inlet
with a new inlet but not black like oem. I went with white to differentiate it from septic flush four inches away.
Both are inlets but wish they were further apart. Current one is abused and wobbly and leaks a little.
with plumbing you need the right goop and the right tools. I usually have neither and I sure don't have PEX.

on my old Bertram I personally replaced most of the plumbing hose on the boat and there was a fair amount.
Easy to do, just double clamp everything with good stainless screw clamps. So that is my experience to date.
I'm guessing PEX holds up better to vibration than clamps.
Part of my regular maintenance, though infrequent, was to put a 1/4" drive and extension
with the tiny socket that fit the nut on the clamps, and snugged up
the clamps. Nothing to do with PEX. I'm guessing that's an issue too.
And of course when you are done tightening you try to leave the nut accessible for next time.
Simple process, just outdated by something better.
However, with clamps, not so hard to take things apart. Good news bad news.
Pretty sure PEX doesn't come apart.

Lastly I want to add new LED turn lights in rear, supplemental, surface mount much higher on rv, very concerned over doing lane changes when I'm not sure they
can see my lights. That's a project for another day, will take some wiring. Ken would enjoy that too, those two guys work well together.
Electrical connectors have become pretty sophisticated, particularly if it needs to be weatherproof.
Now those I'd like to get installed before my Michigan trip.

I get by with the help of my talented friends.
I pay with radishes and fruit muffins.
everyone goes home happy.

cold front coming through, 38 degrees tonight. Just might cover the one raised garden.
Those eggplants almost died at 36 degrees.
Radishes love the cold but I'm sure grow best with lots of water and sun.
it really is fun coming back with a fist full of little red radishes.
I have to give them away because only so many I can eat.

could anyone suggest a lower salt vinegary recipe for pickling them?
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Good morning! A very cool morning at 61˚F and a slight north wind, heading to 80˚.

Up too early also. Today I'll be checking out the repair on the chainsaw (fuel line replacement), as we cedercide the new county park. Too bad it did not make a spring opening. I might find out today when they will open.

The nice thing about this neighborhood is that no one is from here since kids are not allowed, and with 95% of the people over 55 those that have abused drugs are usually dead. A good active HOA is worth its weight in gold. We just finished installing license plate readers at each entrance. I really do not know what they are suppose to accomplish here, maybe deterrent.

Drew good luck with your RV repairs and remember to get a video of Popgadget's band singing this song.
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54 degrees this morning rain and storms over for a while had to clean out rain gauge from excessive pollen messed up amount of rain

Prayers for all silent or spoken our Country
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could anyone suggest a lower salt vinegary recipe for pickling them?
This may not work for you because of the sugar but I was surprised a search found a pickling recipe without salt and uses mustard seed, celery seed instead.

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63 going to 75. We got a quarter of an inch of rain...not too far away, almost 5 inches.

Had a nice easy trip to Virginia Beach...light traffic even where they are installing a third tube and bridge system. Nice to see a Navy guided missile frigate departing the Norfolk Naval Station...cruising over the tunnels.

Celebrated my mom's 92nd birthday...took her to her favorite seafood restaurant on the docks. My little sister joined us and we had a blast.
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I once had a neighbor who dealt in adult pharmaceuticals, a friend that was the “enforcer” for a NEO biker gang, and a police officer who helped with the race bikes. Made for some interesting evenings in the garage. And resulted in a somewhat ugly incident with 2 federal agents who were trespassing on my property. I may have to type it out….Kilroy’s problems reminded me of my experiences
I believe it!

I worked with a guy who was a retired trooper, whose brother was on the National Board of the Hells Angels.

these things happen…
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I have installed a 5+ft fence and that corner of the property is very dense with rhodos and mountain laurel. And our shed provides some blockage, too. It is great visually, but sound travels differently than light…

CPS and Probation are there on a regular basis.

I made my complaint to the HOA when the county ADA was VP of the HOA board. And was told that I was the troublemaker for complaining.

Being retired means I have zero qualified immunity, and I already know I have zero backup here.

So I will post here in the wee hours and BMC about them. But we have to live here, and the CBA points to putting up with the noise.
(They also have to WANT to build a case…)
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Good evening all. 62ºF for the start, partly cloudy, light breeze. Light wind, sky became overcast, and high temp was 75ºF. Putter to start day, went to town with wife for lunch and groceries. Got bike ride in, chain on Trek cleaned and lubed, no nap.
Randy(wag) if the new horse can open the gates, will it be difficult to keep horse in the fences?
RS good to hear your wife is making progress on the weeding. Glad to hear mowing progress. Not surprised Squeak like anchovies. Great pics.
Don nice you and your wife did well in H&F tournament. Hope you can get potatoes in soon.
Kilroy sorry about the early activities. Shame The Da and ADA won't do anything about it on their street.
Buppies You are up early, hope you are sleeping well. Hope you get more rain. prayers sent
Ron hope weeding went well and Dr appointment had good news. Looks like a big appetite.
Drew sorry about pollen kicking you eyes around. Hope you got radishes.
Paul what were you flying? nice pic. Bet neighbor happy with install, Good to hear Zoe did well until distracted. As she gets older I would expect she will get less distracted.
Billy had trouble in STL with Pileated woodpeckers coming up to house. They loved the cedar lap siding. Would put tin can metal where they were punching holes, they finally gave up. Sorry about foot problem. Glad you had good lunch with family.
Kilroy sorry you did not get your gravel.
Don good luck with potato harvest. Glad you are getting Ron's pics again.
Bill sorry you are a foreigner.
Dennis sorry about the new guy attitude.
Frits can take a long time to lose the new guy name.
Dennis sorry about your wife's leg pain. prayers sent. Glad you got BX FEL greased. Hope you don't need rain as bad as Buppies.
RNG sorry about the issues installing the speaker wire. Good luck with new wire strippers. Hope you can get the stucco work done with no extra curricular activities.
Ken hope you are making progress with the cleaning and weeding.
Ted hope you get some rain. Sorry gravel interfering with progress. Hope you made progress and not get more evil eye from your wife.
Frits glad yo got flowers planted. hope mowing and service work went well.
David good to hear you made time for neighbor. Good to hear HH success, nice score on PTO shaft.
Dennis sorry to hear about brother.
Jay glad you found an electrician to get solar back up. Glad rider started and is mowing. Nice catbird
RS hope you got your agenda done.
RS thanks for the seed info.
David nice Kekoa story.
Don potatoes look good.
Dennis glad you got bolts on wheel torqued. Hope cantaloupe plants produce.
Thomas glad good work day. Hope no mattress for Boo.
Mark no one has asked for the carp.
David glad good visit with neighbor.
Drew thanks for link to new ship.
Frits glad you could provide some entertainment for wife. Sorry about electrical problem, electrical fuel shutoff?
Randy(wag) hope town run went OK and got the bottle box emptied.
RS got a lot done. nice pics
RS and Drew watch the pilots handle the Mississippi towboat also impressive, on lower Mississippi river can get up to 40 barges.
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 /back operation 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.
It is more annoying that people cannot follow directions, given in detail, more than once. That, and the rescheduling behind someone else. . .
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Good Morning!

God has given us another chance to get it right (or at least not screw up too badly).

61.7, going to mid 70s.

T-storms last night, good for sleeping, love the sound of rain on the roof, and it was heavy enough that I have no idea if druggies were active! But they are now, just had some hollering and car-door slamming. Surprised no peel-out yet…

Scaffolding delivery today, calling BigBoxHomeImprovement(orange) now to narrow expected delivery window (window currently 7AM to 8 PM 🫤)