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Well, I put 9 bucks worth of gas in my truck just so I could get a $6 car wash.  I bought it 3 weeks ago today, it was due for a wash. I still have my shop vac and an extension cord.  There is an outlet on the back side of the house.
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I heard this song while I was in my truck a little while ago.  It made me think about PaW.


Another shortfall of my new truck, no step bar to help me get in.  The old truck was a Z71 package which made the cab several inches higher in the air.  The salesman pointed out, there is no gas cap. Just a flapper that covers the hole and a door like the old one.

Lord knows, I've had my share of emotional pain these past few months. Time heals all wounds. My latest self inflicted injury might actually get me to a doctor.   Cry


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Now that I have my blinds.  I have this little super sky way of small birds picking bugs out of the air.

My desk is next to a south facing window.
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I hurt my back yesterday.  I'm hoping for some healing time when I sleep.  I'm in a lot of pain.

The post office screwed up the mailing of the divorce paperwork to the future ex.  f**king idiots!

The wife is stopping by to take it out of my truck.  I told her I don't want to see her.  Sandy may be here about that time.  Evil Smile  Just a little food for thought.
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I thought their necks were long for turkeys. The only cranes we have are blue herons.
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

Wild turkeys?

Why, thanks!!!



It's a bit early in the day for me, but I'd be happy to take you up on a couple later on.... Thumbs Up



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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Sandy is here and she saw these big birds outside.  The same birds I saw yesterday.  Not the best picture...


Wild turkeys?

We have 3 different species around here.

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Some sort of Crane.
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Sandy is here and she saw these big birds outside.  The same birds I saw yesterday.  Not the best picture...


Wild turkeys?
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Sandy is here and she saw these big birds outside.  The same birds I saw yesterday.  Not the best picture...


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The second bedroom is bigger and it has a closet.  Big enough for a queen size bed.  I used the other room because there were still some blinds on the windows. 

Old school pull down blinds.


When it gets this hot outside, I'll walk around in my underwear.  The utility room, where the washer and dryer are.  Nobody should have to see me like that.






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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

The blinds here in the living room are battery powered.  It's hard to see the blind itself


Maybe they're something only the blind can see.
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Just in the past few days, I've been getting this pop-up ad when I come to CIH.


The guy was here less than an hour.  The blinds here in the living room are battery powered.  It's hard to see the blind itself but they are awesome!







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I've been busy this morning.  The people are going to install my new blinds today.  That kinda forced me to unpack some more boxes and get rid of some of the clutter.  Pull the furniture away from the walls and windows.
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I bought a battery for the tractor. I went to NAPA so I didn't have to walk through Walmart.

I haven't seen or heard the chickens in a couple of days.  The neighbor has put some stuff next to my shed, I'm pretty sure that is my property.  I never had a surveyor here but I was told the telephone poles are on the property lines.  Weird Donald, the former tenant here and son of the person I bought the property from said their shed is on my property.  I didn't have this kind of problems at the other place.
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I get 'likes' from women who look like this.



Yeah! Right!  Oh!  She is only 2000+ miles away!

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Originally posted by radioandnascarfan radioandnascarfan wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I'm still soaking in awesome sauce! Sandy bought me this huge bottle of Vodka.  A girl after my own heart.

I drove that old truck for 14 years.  Far longer than I have owned any vehicle. A lot can change in 14 years.

The window controls are different, still getting used to that.  The truck actually has a warning if you open one of the rear doors, for all of the spacey new parents out there.  Some other goodies...



What options are there for audio?
I think I get a year of free SiriusXM radio.  I won't even use that unless I take a road trip.  You have been able to plug your device into your vehicle to play your own music for years.  I don't even have a smart phone.

Another thing I have noticed, I feel like a small child sitting in the drivers seat.  I'm not a big guy... 5-7
I think the seat just sits lower in the truck. Longer wheelbase, 4 doors, long box.

This 6 speed tranny is a little herky jerky.  No rude jokes, Jimbo! Wink


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Originally posted by radioandnascarfan radioandnascarfan wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Finally took my telescope that I bought myself for Christmas last year out in the backyard for the second time since I bought it.

Checked out Jupiter.

It looked about the size of a pencil eraser, but I could make out the bands and the moons.

It looked about like this...



Pretty cool actually looking at it rather than just a picture.

I had never done that before.

The only other time I've used the scope, was to look at the full moon a couple of months ago.

Later this year, when the weather dries out and cools off in the fall, I plan to use it more often. 

I'd like to check out Saturn when it gets closer to Earth.

I have a 2x Barlow lens, but I need to get a 3x.

That's a very cool photo!

I would say thank you for the compliment, but I didn't actually take that pic.

I just found it on Google Images.

But it looks exactly like what I saw through the telescope.


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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Finally took my telescope that I bought myself for Christmas last year out in the backyard for the second time since I bought it.

Checked out Jupiter.

It looked about the size of a pencil eraser, but I could make out the bands and the moons.

It looked about like this...



Pretty cool actually looking at it rather than just a picture.

I had never done that before.

The only other time I've used the scope, was to look at the full moon a couple of months ago.

Later this year, when the weather dries out and cools off in the fall, I plan to use it more often. 

I'd like to check out Saturn when it gets closer to Earth.

I have a 2x Barlow lens, but I need to get a 3x.




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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I'm still soaking in awesome sauce! Sandy bought me this huge bottle of Vodka.  A girl after my own heart.

I drove that old truck for 14 years.  Far longer than I have owned any vehicle. A lot can change in 14 years.

The window controls are different, still getting used to that.  The truck actually has a warning if you open one of the rear doors, for all of the spacey new parents out there.  Some other goodies...



One of these days I will figure out how to hold my phone.  Embarrassed 





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Finally took my telescope that I bought myself for Christmas last year out in the backyard for the second time since I bought it.

Checked out Jupiter.

It looked about the size of a pencil eraser, but I could make out the bands and the moons.

It looked about like this...



Pretty cool actually looking at it rather than just a picture.

I had never done that before.

The only other time I've used the scope, was to look at the full moon a couple of months ago.

Later this year, when the weather dries out and cools off in the fall, I plan to use it more often. 

I'd like to check out Saturn when it gets closer to Earth.

I have a 2x Barlow lens, but I need to get a 3x.



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Speak of the devil, she surprised me!


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