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  1. On 12/5/2019 at 1:51 PM, Pete H said:

    I understand that and the brake check came after tapping the breaks more than once and shall we say "clearly letting them know" to get off my bumper, but point is taken.  

     

    then you pull the "parking/emergency" brake

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  2. On 11/26/2019 at 10:47 PM, MetropolisLakeOutfitters said:

    Weekdays aren't too bad.  Come Saturday though, all the weekend warrior yuppies come out of the wood work.  Problem is, they don't know how to act like there are other people on the mountain. 

     

    Folks come here and act the idiot, too. We do have a pretty liberal code of conduct, but it does have it's limits.

    the locals know ... perhaps why Cindy only let Mugger to come to town once in a while... 2 or 3 times a year, if he promises to behave


  3. we're suffering ... well maybe you aren't suffering.... experiencing might be better, the same weather today.  sposed to fair up this weekend. 70's.

    Our average, Tucson, high is in the 60's thru Dec.

     

    I know Indy is warmer than than The Heart City, but as a kid, it seems there was snow from mid Nov. My sisters concur. yeah ... and we walked 5 miles in cardboard shoes, thru snow, uphill [both directions] to/from school...

      Winters have been fairly mild the last few years/decades. 76-77 had a cold snap. I remember them turning the temp at the factory down to 45. Felt warm compared to the outside -25, but you never warmed up. Work ground to a halt when the pneumatic tools failed   The good ole days.

    to be 21 again... lucky I survived.

     

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  4. We could, as easily , add cannabis,, too

     

    mornin' folks.

     

    a damp morning. Won't go so far as to say wet. High temp at midnight... 55` Whoopee

    How much difference, in performance, is there between RB-61II, RP-160 and RP-600?  The cost diff is considerable

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  5. close, Mike

     South of GreenValley, elevation goes up, the cactus disappear. It's subtle. 1000ft  higher than Tucson. US Ag call us "Semi-arid grassland". A little higher and you get passed mesquite and into oak and juniper.

     

    the want for Christmas carols led me into a project. I dug my old Casio keyboard out of the shed. So I could play some...

      Cleaned it up. Kicked the wasps out of all of the wells for screws. If I'd been thinking, I bet those larvae would have made good fish bait. Like a cross between "spikes" and waxworms...

    Then, to find a power supply.Found something close. Correct voltage anyway. Had to reverse polarity and modify the plug a little.

    Alrighty... we have it lit up. No sound. Display shows the machine is registering notes. Oh... volume is at 00.  Bump it up... still nothing. Check the mixer... channel is on. Moved the slide pot for volumes again. Scratchy noise.Deoxit to the rescue

     

    now, I don't feel like playing.

     

    nah nah

    I banged around for a half hour or so. Just jamming to the rhythm section.

     

     

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  6. if you include  "metropolitan" Arivaca,  about 1500.  Roughly 500 in "town".  Nearest city is Tucson. GreenValley/Sahuarita don't count.

     

    isolated? Not really. Strong sense of community. I have lived in larger towns. And got along fine. I prefer the freedoms afforded here.

    I have been out here since 2000.... in the immediate area for 50years. This has been my backyard for a while.

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  7. you mention frustration being a problem

     

      I can see that. His outlet for expression was "limited".

    He did a movie, too... "The Man Who Fell to Earth"   And I wanna say he dabbled in paint. You might fact check that one.


  8. Only had a couple coffee makers I would not have again. 

    A GE that spit water everywhere but on the grinds.

    Mr. Coffee. Mud was passable, if you could get it in the cup. Carafes dribble bad.

     

    Bunn makes a very nice machine.

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  9. Bikes are near worthless here. Dirt roads. Lots of rocks and unless you have solid rubber tyres, flats are a way of life.  And cattle guards. Those must be real bad. I see signs warning of them on dirt roads.  AZ at its finest. ADOT puts signs on dirt roads so you know the road isn't or ever was, paved.

     We have several bikes. ... I'm thinking of trying to make something useful of them.... wind turbine or a lightweight boat trailer, a  lawn sculpture...  something???

     

    the world's gone to hell. WillieNelson quitting smoking pot. Not saying he's giving mj up.... vape and edibles are still on his menu.  Just doesn't seem right, though.

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  10. I saw him on the DiamondDogs tour.

    Sound system was bad.  Not good "bad".  The show was interesting. The crowd costumed.  I hung with the cops... they were the most normal looking folks in the arena.

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  11. 6 hours ago, Dave1290 said:

    One windy day last week the neighbor kid was up walking around on his roof hanging his on the gutters.  Nothin like hanging upside down clipping on strings of gutter lights.  I just smiled, waved and drove by.  Figured he'd be laying in the yard when I came home.  Musta survived cause he wasn't laying there that I saw.  lol

     

    that's why we use kids for that type of thing.  They bounce pretty good and mend a lot faster than we do.

       I was that guy when I was a kid. Guess Grandma called us monkeys for a good reason

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  12. 9 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

    that was a crazy house. 

     

    same here.  A very short putt, in my case

      One of the reasons I put mine up ... the neighbor likes them. 

     

    Made a Christmas tree form of fencing. The plan is to stick trimmings from our arborvitae tree in/on it. We'll see how well this works. I usually tie them together in a tree shape bouquet and use an old tire/rim for a base.

     

    Need to put a bug in someone's ear about what I need/want for Xmas.  I really need a pair of wheelbarrow handles. I must use wheelbarrows hard. This is the 2nd pair I have broken. Hauling rock around prolly doesn't help. I use it to tote firewood and groceries. That's pretty lightweight.

     

      I could use a bunch of tool handles. I have rake and shovel heads from hell. The rocks strike again. 1st hand tools to use [in virgin dirt] is a pick and digging bar. Shortcut that with explosives. I found a tin from blasting caps in one of the sheds. I was so glad it did not have any caps in it. That stuff is kinda like us. The older, the less stable.

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  13. Well the leftover coffee is still  OK. Glad y'all turned it off.  I ain't touching the drinks on the tables. 

     

     Sun is out and it's right nice ... in the sun. Air is still fresh.  Think I saw a little frost.

     

    Pulling down Christmas lights from last season. Nothing excessive. A few strings in the mesquite trees. They get used year long for light in the backyard.  Nice not having bugs flying around the doors. I keep stopping myself from thinking I want to salvage the good.  I have lots of time... still, the time it takes to just replace the burnt bulbs is not worth the effort ... even if it worked. These lasted pretty good. 10mo or so. Not LED.

     

     

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  14. Just turned our stock off. It got 14 or 15 hours.  Could go a little longer.  We might get  2 qt.

    I'm looking at making some dumplings.  Wife sez she doesn't care for them. But she doesn't like spaghetti and eats [likes] my version. That really confuses me. When I ask her what she doesn't like about spaghetti... "I don't like the sauce .... and I don't like the pasta, but I like yours"  ?????

     

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  15. 1 hour ago, CECAA850 said:
    1 hour ago, richieb said:

    How does the saying go - “it’s only  your money” —

    That's your saying, not every body else's.

     

    fixed it for ya.

    My sis had a suburu. Loved it. Then it started overheating. After multiple trips to her [shadetree or ???. I dunno] mechanic, she ended up buying another car. Think they finally decided it was a cracked block. My SIL [in Tucson] is going thru the same bs. Same result. New car.

    Hope yours works out differently.

     

    Need to get out/off the property. House call. Friend's wife has cancer. Not a good prognosis.. Trying to help her and keep his feet under him. They just married in Sept.

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  16. On 11/27/2019 at 5:14 PM, Makarisma said:

    Back in the early 90s I brought home a pair of Klipsch Fortes from a store called HiFi Buys. Part brainwashing from the salesman who was against my choice and part excessive dynamics that may have initially overwhelmed me, I took them back 2 hours later and exchanged them for a more expensive pair of Infinity Kappa 8.1s. I owned the Infinity Kappas for 15 years before selling them. I never once missed my brief encounter with the Klipsch until now. I should have given them time to win me over. I will buy a pair again, God willing.

     

    it's just a matter of wanting, waiting and watching. Heritage line come up on various sites. You can get some very nice speakers w/o breaking the bank.  Not that I am discouraging you from buying new... new is good.


  17. Now that the main event is done, we have some leftovers.

      I notice that there are regional dishes for them... beyond turkey, dressing and mashed potato sandwiches

     Hawaii has TurkeyOkoleSoup [turkey tail soup]

     Down here, we traditionally make turkey enchiladas.  Since white meat is usually left, that's what the recipe calls for. Essentially turkey salad in a flour tortilla.

      You can eat the  extra filling with a spoon/fork.

    It's turkey, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onion, sliced black olives, green chile, cilantro

    Line the burritos up in a pan and cover with green enchilada sauce. Bake @350` until bubbly.

    Yeah... I use a lot of green enchilada sauce.


  18. 8 hours ago, babadono said:

    For those of you so inclined please pray for her, my MIL I mean. Her name is Teresa.

     

    Added to my list..

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      Hope y'all are enjoying the day after w/o the black Friday nonsense.

     

    have a gentle breeze [30mph sustained] and some liquid sunshine.  Temp isn't bad. It's going down over the course of the day, though. Wind is sposed to lay down midday. Hope they're right. I really don't care for wind.

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  19. My wife found that she is related to DickCheney.  We laugh about that.   You can pick your friends, but not your relatives...

    She has some blue blood somewhere in the mix, too.

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