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PostPosted: March 21, 2022, 12:53 pm 
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I've considered bee keeping a few times to compliment my fruit and vines, but it seems like a lot of work and much can go wrong. Plus I have a neighbor about a 1/4 mile away that keeps bees so I guess I'm covered.

I have to carefully fight carpenter bees and japanese beetles but use no other pesticides.

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Lotus Super Seven: 115 (no spare) x39x7.25
Tiger Avon: 114x40x13.3-12.6
Champion (Book): 114x42x11
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Dipping our toe into the crazy housing market here.
Homes in our neighborhood are selling for ~$200k more than when we bought in 2017.

Looking at acreage, but it's crazy out here.
Loved one on 5 acres, but it went under contract while we were standing in it.
Trying to look at one on 3 acres this week.

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PostPosted: March 23, 2022, 1:57 am 
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Finally brought my SBC 327 engine parts home from the machine shop.
It's a fairly wild build for my 68 El Camino.

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Neighbor has a 327 in his 67 Camaro. Haven't seen him driving it, but the car looks fantastic.

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I just had my first and hopefully last, tooth extraction yesterday in prep for an implant. I am surprised that there was no pain, zero! A bit of discomfort when he injected the local. After that, nothing! It was my #3 tooth, an upper molar. 4 months for the bone graft to grow. then the implant and another 4 months for the crown. Thinking about a gold crown for longevity.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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Now that I'm this one man band, I find myself doing a whole bunch of stuff I never dreamed of - like becoming an ace dog groomer.

We've had Bearded Collies for over 25 years. They're wonderful creatures, but have a very complex coat. They have two levels of coat, in fact. One is a very fine underlayer almost like goose down and the other is a coarse, long outer layer. The first one keeps them warm and the second is protective, and sheds water and dirt easily, kind of their working dog coat.

It takes some special tools to groom them properly, which they need to keep from getting matted. A lot of dog groomers don't want to do them, and don't know how. Getting an appointment with one who knows/does the breed was 2 months out, and I couldn't wait.

So, a couple of hours on YouTube watching videos, and using my late wife's tools (she used to groom them), I had at it. It took me a couple of days on the oldest dog, she's 13 years old. I could only work on her an hour or two and then had to give her a couple of hours off. I think she looks pretty darn good, though.

I really wonder if I'm ever going to get my Locost done [SIGH].

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You should try Showsheen at Tractor Supply in the horse section (safe for dogs). Helps take out mats and tangles, makes them shiny, and repels dirt, good stuff. We use it on all our dogs.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produ ... _vc=-10005

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Frame L x cockpit W x eng bay HT (w/o hood/bonnet/cowl)
Lotus Super Seven: 115 (no spare) x39x7.25
Tiger Avon: 114x40x13.3-12.6
Champion (Book): 114x42x11
Gibbs Haynes: 122x42x14
Voo Doo: 113x44x14
McSorley “442”122x46x14
Collins “241” 127x46x12


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Readjusted the valves on my Chevy 350/One Ton truck.
Recently rebuilt but it was running a bit rough, down on power, and worse gas mileage than expected.
Being a bit deaf does not help, a friend told me I had a ticking in my engine but I never heard it.
Borrowed his ears to do the running adjustment, and found two loose rockers on the passenger side, one very loose.
Idles and runs much better now.
Hope that having all eight pulling their weight will also improve the mileage.

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Thanks for the tip. I checked. The nearest Tractor Supply is quite a ways from me. I'll try other places.

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Six weeks ago I got a new knee and this morning I had my first cataract surgery. One more of each to do. We should have a separate sub-string called Old F__ts Getting Fixed.

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Had cataracts done a couple of years ago. Greatest thing I have ever done. Not in any hurry to do the knees though. Russ

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Warren Nethercote wrote:
Six weeks ago I got a new knee and this morning I had my first cataract surgery. One more of each to do. We should have a separate sub-string called Old F__ts Getting Fixed.


I have to admit, 1-1/2 years ago I threw out my back for the first time. Rehab was a 4 month PT ordeal. That incident and the resultant knee injury from the rehab, I think, was one major point in choosing an auto trans on my MGB build. Once completed, I don't want to lose driving time. A dear friend has gone thru 2 knee surgeries and 2 hip surgeries, one right after another all in a short period of time. It is tough to get older, but so far, it beats the alternative.

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As has been said many times, "Old age isn't for sissies."

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Dipping our toe into the crazy housing market here.
Homes in our neighborhood are selling for ~$200k more than when we bought in 2017.

Looking at acreage, but it's crazy out here.
Loved one on 5 acres, but it went under contract while we were standing in it.
Trying to look at one on 3 acres this week.


Our offer on a new house has been accepted. As long as the appraisal comes back with what we need & nothing heinous pops up on the inspection, we're looking at closing in mid-May.
1.5 acre, so a bit smaller than what we had been looking at, but checks all the other boxes.
And, has a 20x25 shop with 3 roll up doors (in addition to the oversize 2 car detached garage) that will be all mine. Just need to run power to it.

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