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Good (Friday) morning. Overnight Low of 4C and it's presently 13.9C, calm and clear. There was 0.5mm in the gauge at 0900.

Looking to hydrate (a lot) prior to heading into town to give a blood sample, then I'll swing by the Chemist to see if they've got a covid booster shot available. I just want to be 'current'; I've already had this year's flu shot.

The BoM predicts the winds to pick up, so the wattle tree clean-up will probably have to wait for a wee bit. It's not like I need to mow the area that the branches are... or anywhere really... as the grass has practically stopped growing until Spring comes around.

Of course, with the very slow grass growth, the agisted horses are eating more round/square bales of hay. The "Mad Agisting Horse Woman" would like to shift paddocks on Sunday arvo, after I get back from Church.

That's about it, take care all.
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Couple loops of saw chain sharpened for relative this afternoon.

Then shower/shave/clean up and off to Eadies Fish House to meet them for dinner.

Was good.

Stopped by Dunkin for an iced Butter Pecan on way home.

Then new TSC in Canal Fulton for 30% vinegar for Woman … which they did not have … 🤬

Heading up to the shop here in a few for some clean up and organizing after I change out out of the good duds.
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Kyle, congratulations on son and daughter. Those are the moments when everything comes together. Happy for you, your son and daughter.

On Ukraine talked to daughter this evening calling in late her time from Parish. You will be happy to know that she is doing good work on Ukraine. More to come on that.
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Hope dog is ok Ken

Congratulations for your kids and you and the wife prayers sent. Very cloudy cool here high in low 60s

Good evening
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Good evening all. 62ºF for the start, overcast, light breeze. Light wind, overcast sky all day, and high temp was 79ºF. No rain in forecast till Monday, temps near normal, wind near normal. Bike rid to start morning, then trip to town to get truck, eat lunch, and buy oil and filter for SUV oil change, and time to rotate tires. Did get nap in, then went to work on B&S engine. Ring compressor would not get round enough to properly push piston rings into cylinder. Tried putting in vice and did get oil ring and bottom compression ring in, then removed and regripped last ring and it went in, yeah! Rod cap in and torqued, 100 in-pound not much torque. Almost have old gasket off. Pic is for David and the spam-a-versary.
David good to hear the wall is done.
Spike good to hear hay is cut. Sorry rain continues to be issue in getting it baled. Thanks for update on ALCM and pic
Ron good to hear smoke not keeping you indoors. Hope shopping went well, and trailer deck refinish went well. nice pic
Bill hope town run went well, Hope you found Permethrin and got a nap.
Paul nice recap of fence project. Hope Vero Beach trip was smooth, hope you got some mowing in afterwards.
Drew sorry about tank sensors, glad you slept well. Hope exploring was fun.
Buppies hope you get some rain. prayers sent.
Drew nice you have good internet. Nice story.
RNG sorry about the Shiner Bock fiasco. You can still pay off early at least at Ford. Good luck with dealer negotiations. Have fun this weekend on your trip.
Mark glad good trip.
Frits I always found weed eating much worse for getting grass parts all over. Sorry about daughter's CC issue.
Ken sorry about yoyo temps. Sorry about dog still sick. Nice pics
Dennis sorry about the loose bolts again. Good luck with flail locating.
Kilroy non canceling turn signal are sometime called old man signals :)
Dennis Sorry to hear about the death near you.
Kilroy 9G lot of money for taxes.
Kilroy glad dentist visit mostly successful. Hope you can avoid bone graft needed. Hope they get you the rest of the scaffolding soon. Sorry Baily not getting to woodlot.
Ken glad you still have your gums and teeth.
Ted sorry about no rain. Glad you were able to take a recovery day. And still got errands run. Hope you got third pallet unloaded and fourth pallet purchased and home. Glad you were able to get the sale on mulch you wanted.
Drew neat pics sorry H was MIA.
Drew thanks for info on Ringing Rocks, had not heard of it before.
David hope the pw wen well and not too much stuff to relocate. Sorry guys lost H&F.
Jay Nice catch on the sandhill cranes, is the smoke gone?
RS nice mos, hope it works.
Dennis wonder why wife did not go in ;) good to hear you got the mulch.
Drew sorry about the internet cap issue. Tight fit. Nice pics
Thomas sorry people don't listen. hope you got agenda finished.
Kilroy glad productive day at wood lot. 5 batteries sounds like a lot of weed eating. Nice pic.
Dennis soup sounds good.
Kyle congrats on daughter's graduation, and son's awards. Good luck with Snapper.
David stop drilling crack normal procedure for big airplane wing spars.
Randy(wag) hope blood donation went well. Sorry about the wind picking back up. Hope horse moving goes well.
RS glad dinner was good. sorry about no hi test vinegar.
Frits good to hear daughter checked in from Parish. Nice to hear she id doing good work.
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.


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Good morning, 49 going to 73 wind gusts to 13 MPH

Up way too early. Cramp in one leg. Wife is sleeping and I hope she can get some more rest after the adjustments in her medications. Her doctor is also the chair of the committee for our state for Covid vaccinations. He said that new covid boosters will be available in the fall for the new strains and said to wait for that before getting the next one. For her to get vaccinated she has to be off her other meds for two weeks with a lot of resultant pain.

Used the tractor yesterday to work on the area next to the pond again and cleared out a bunch of good sized rocks. Ran over it again with the tiller and more big rocks showed up and got them too. Off loaded them on the creek embankment to help with erosion.

Mowed some grass but did not finish it . More today to get done. One of our neighbors on his mower stopped to chat. He recently put up a 40 by 60 pole barn and long driveway to it. He is also into working on cars and equipment so we share stories about that. He has a new Toro ZT that he maintains in pristine condition.

Daughter had her dinner with her mentor yesterday in Parish. Her mentor is also a farm girl raised in the midwest so they have a common bond. Daughter always helped with he goats and remember her wrestling 100 lb male Alpine goats by the horns. Much like you see how cowboys take down calfs for branding.

Kilroy, your skills are improving. Only 30 mins for a big stump is great

Drew, there are fiberglass repair kits to repair that crack. Rough edges are good for bonding just don't get dirt in it. If you do sand it out before glassing. Use the fiber mat to stuff in hole if hollow cavity is there. Wet the mat first with resin. Sand lightly by hand. Use a block sander and there are curved ones too if needed. Angle grinders can ruin it really quick if not careful

David, you have been working hard on that power washing. Looks like you are almost done. Some of our kids thinks the equipment around here is all old junk. I will leave it at that since they are not inheriting it anyway
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Poured a hot cup of coffee. 32° with clear skies this morning. Heading to 72° with warm sunshine. Grocery shopping went good. Lots of product on the shelves. First coat of paint on trailer deck went on without problems. Cleaned up pole barn so it will be easier to find things. Will see how that goes next time I need something. Neighbor called with a problem getting his pool heater running. With help of another neighbor found pilot light was bad. Ordered new one off Amazon. Will put second coat of paint on trailer deck today and mow grass. Install new pilot light in neighbors pool heater if it comes in early enough.
The lookout.

Everyone stay safe and well.

Good Morning All.
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good morning all
a chilly 43 in Upper Black Eddy PA this morning but going up to 73 in beautiful weather.
single electric heater in rv kept it plenty warm with heater set on low.
lot of stuff to stow away before I can leave. And I'm in no hurry, have until noon.

Ron you have been fixing a lot of stuff lately. Nice to help a neighbor. I'm sure there will be something on the rv you can work on.
I have the repair cloth but not sure how much of it to use if any. That pic makes the hole look worse than it is. A bead of repair caulk down the middle evened out will bring hole up to grade, then I thought a nice top layer I could sand carefully. Lots of blue tape to make sure nothing else gets scuffed up.

I may not have wanted to put that tail light back together, but this I sure do. If I do a crappy job I can always go to the body shop that fixed my truck, but I think if I'm careful and take my time I can do this.
have lots of fine sandpaper.
step one:
step two, biscuit is the right color
step three, before I get to it, and after if I mess it up...

thanks for reminder about drilling ends of cracks. I'll do that.
cracks, consider yourself terminated.

nice and quiet this morning. Sure wasn't last night when first of weekend crowd showed up with barking dog and two small screaming kids, about 50 feet behind my bedroom. Thankfully they fell asleep and so did I.
time to go home and let the families have fun.