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1 hour ago, babadono said:

how do you spell that last name again

M-U-D

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23 hours ago, Tarheel said:

I do a "touchless" wash that goes......wet down, foam cannon, rinse, dry with leaf blower.  No touch means no swirl marks.

Owning a black car is a whole other hobby itself . 

Maybe if I ever retire .

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31 minutes ago, sunburnwilly said:

Owning a black car is a whole other hobby itself . 

Maybe if I ever retire .

 

I have owned 4 black cars and one truck over 45 years. They look spectacular when prepped well but upkeep can be demanding, if you are picky. Just the simple act of a woman resting her butt against the paint can produce scratches or swirl marks. No more black for me, silver or white for now.

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3 hours ago, rplace said:

Big news in my coffee front. I ordered a new espresso machine today. It will be here Monday, can't wait. This machine should be like going from Heresies to Jubilees.

 

I had a very refreshing experience with Whole Latte Love, the company I bought from. Excellent customer service with an actual person on the phone. Over two days we talked over my wish list, budget and the pros and cons a few machines I narrowed it down to. They actually steered me AWAY from the more expensive of the bunch (the one I was leaning toward) and I truly felt like they had my best interests at heart not just making a sale. I even said I was open to buying a new grinder if they thought it would be beneficial and they talked me out of that as well. Said mine should be more then sufficient in the near future. They even gave me a better price than on the web site including any promotions they offered. She added some cleaning products and beans + $75 + 2% of purchase price as an account credit for future purchases.

 

If you are making a big coffee decision/purchase don't hesitate to look into Whole Latte Love. Way better buying experience than my recent encounter at a brick and mortar Hi-Fi shop.

Agree on WholeLatteLove.  I bought my Isomac espresso machine there along with the Rocky Rancillo grinder.  What did you get?

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1 minute ago, CECAA850 said:

What did you get?

 

Nice grinder, I'll have to look at the machine....not familiar. I was going to go with an Italian made Rocket....but they convinced me on German engineering, blasphemy I'm sure to everyone in the boot. I was also leaning toward double boiler but they helped me see the light on a heat exchanger machine. In the end I got an ECM Technika V. Should be here Monday.

 

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20 hours ago, rplace said:

ECM Technika V

Beautiful machine!

I have an Isomac Relax.  I know, odd name for a machine that'll get you wound up.

 

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24 minutes ago, rplace said:

 

Nice grinder, I'll have to look at the machine....not familiar. I was going to go with an Italian made Rocket....but they convinced me on German engineering, blasphemy I'm sure to everyone in the boot. I was also leaning toward double boiler but they helped me see the light on a heat exchanger machine. In the end I got an ECM Technika V. Should be here Monday.

 

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} Good Lord, that’s impressive. Stick a couple of 845’s out the top, run it single ended and you might be on to something - 🎶🎵

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58 minutes ago, polizzio said:

 

I have owned 4 black cars and one truck over 45 years. They look spectacular when prepped well but upkeep can be demanding, if you are picky. Just the simple act of a woman resting her butt against the paint can produce scratches or swirl marks. No more black for me, silver or white for now.


} I’ve been warned but went black last week, first one. I’ve got the time and do a pretty good job on car care over the years. And if all else fails I’m friends with a damn good detailer, and another friend that loves polishing black cars. 

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9 minutes ago, richieb said:


} Good Lord, that’s impressive. Stick a couple of 845’s out the top, run it single ended and you might be on to something - 🎶🎵

That's funny, but it sure is impressive a lot of chrome and stainless it looks like. You would need a couple shots to clean that sucker.

Fancy

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1 hour ago, polizzio said:

 

I have owned 4 black cars and one truck over 45 years. They look spectacular when prepped well but upkeep can be demanding, if you are picky. Just the simple act of a woman resting her butt against the paint can produce scratches or swirl marks. No more black for me, silver or white for now.

So it sounds like you picked the female butt prints over the black color, good choice. 

I hate black carts, looks great when perfect the rest of the time it looks like you do nothing with it, it's crazy white/silver actually hides the dirt/dust. 

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42 minutes ago, rplace said:

Nice grinder, I'll have to look at the machine

 

On 1/27/2020 at 6:28 AM, dirtmudd said:

 

 

 

 

 

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My car is dirt brown... I used to run the headlights all the time until... I felt guilty until I "copped an attitude".  Now, the paint is pretty well oxidized off and the car is trying to be a DeLorean.

 

Those are some fancy coffee pots y'all got. Anyone drink cowboy coffee? Dump some coarse ground bean and fill the pot with water. The electric percolaters make pretty good. Brings the water to almost a boil.

 

While I'm on food...

  I have been "making bread" in a bread machine. I have several bread knives. A couple of the usual scalloped blades and one that is a bread saw. It was 10 teeth forward, a little triangle. And then 10 teeth facing the other direction About 20 teeth/inch. Looks a little like a hacksaw.

   It works good or crisp crusts. Made of that nasty black carbon steel that I like.

 

Opened Pandora'sBox when I looked into upgrading the audio performance in the programming options of the operating system on laptop... windows and others.

  Windows has a Dolby system that can be disabled. My Linux has a bunch of tweaks that can be made to improve the audio significantly..I suppose these things are easy for a tech. I look at the directions and my eyes glaze over. I do not understand any of it, beyond it improving the sound quality.

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2 hours ago, grasshopper said:

Now, the paint is pretty well oxidized off and the car is trying to be a DeLorean.

Cheaper than paint, bad part is it will shiney, and you will need sunglasses in the summer.

 

2 hours ago, grasshopper said:

I have been "making bread" in a bread machine.

Have one just sitting in the cabinet, I don't use it anymore. Mostly because when we use it you want to make more and it so good it's hard not to eat. Trying to cut back, trying anyway.

2 hours ago, grasshopper said:

I do not understand any of it, beyond it improving the sound quality.

If it does that it's working.         imo

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Leaving again, be back in a little over a week, going to work on a large 99 year old building in Hope. But it is really good shape already, mostly cleanup and paint and removing carpet ( after paint) to be able to see the really nice wooden floors.

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7 hours ago, dtel said:

Leaving again, be back in a little over a week, going to work on a large 99 year old building in Hope. But it is really good shape already, mostly cleanup and paint and removing carpet ( after paint) to be able to see the really nice wooden floors.

Be safe.

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9 hours ago, dtel said:

Mostly because when we use it you want to make more and it so good it's hard not to eat.

uh huh

I will down a half loaf at a sitting. I could stand to gain 40 or 50lb. And I'm generous with the butter. I can kill a pile of fresh tortillas, too.Wife claims to be a "rice person", but she has decided that fresh bread is pretty good stuff.

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I only have enough coffee for 2 cups tomorrow.

This is gonna be rough tomorrow.

Drink 2 cups then perform the SSS just to purchase Coffee.

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