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Dec 9, 2019 - 7:42:38 AM
29724 posts since 3/5/2008

Annahth interestin happenin today..?

Rainin n snotty here...
Puttin wood on the fire..n peckin me banjo... :0)

Dec 9, 2019 - 8:11:31 AM
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53204 posts since 12/14/2005

I thought I arrived for my diabetes counseling appointment with three minutes to spare.
Turns out I was a week early.

Weather outside as foggy as my brain.
Have a nice day.

Dec 9, 2019 - 8:18:01 AM

1054 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

I thought I arrived for my diabetes counseling appointment with three minutes to spare.
Turns out I was a week early.

Weather outside as foggy as my brain.
Have a nice day.


Great foggy minds think alike, I’ve just been sat twiddling my thumbs listening to hold music for a conference call that actually starts at 16:00 hrs TOMORROW 

Dec 9, 2019 - 8:20:07 AM

figmo59

USA

29724 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

I thought I arrived for my diabetes counseling appointment with three minutes to spare.
Turns out I was a week early.

Weather outside as foggy as my brain.
Have a nice day.


Great foggy minds think alike, I’ve just been sat twiddling my thumbs listening to hold music for a conference call that actually starts at 16:00 hrs TOMORROW 


Now.......

That's not. Good...... :0/

Dec 9, 2019 - 8:52:54 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

23590 posts since 8/3/2003
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Rainy here, too, cool, not cold, damp and kind of nasty.

Just fixed a yummy tasting beef and barley soup... more like a stew, thick, meaty and delicious. Getting hungry? I am!

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:01:57 AM

3002 posts since 7/8/2010

Just had a hip shot. Going home and pick a little. Rainy and bleak outside. Have a great day all.

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:09:13 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

45562 posts since 10/5/2013

A few flakes coming down,, getting milder today after a 15*F day yesterday. Gettin’ the banjer out to polish and speed up a nice version of “Sally Ann” /“Sail Away Ladies”. Headin’ south to the desert next week.

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:21:09 AM

Owen

Canada

4618 posts since 6/5/2011

Balmy -23 C. [- 9.5 F.] this a.m.  ... similar forecast for the next few days, so it looks like the first significant cold (?) snap.

As for what's "hot," I'm trying to figure that out  without getting it "too hot" ..... daughter wants me to see if I can seal a couple of holes in an inflatable TPU (?) fireplace insert.   So far, heating one side with a clothes iron [at max. setting] and pressing the two layers together with strip of wood isn't quite hot enuff to create a permanent bond... next trial likely clothes irons simultaneously on both sides.... unless somebody can offer up some better advice [i.e. advice that's suitable for an el cheapo, KISS kinda guy].   

Edited by - Owen on 12/09/2019 10:34:51

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:33:35 AM
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Mooooo

USA

7301 posts since 8/20/2016

I'm getting pretty hot listening to these impeachment hearings. So I guess I should turn it off and pick a bit.

Edited by - Mooooo on 12/09/2019 10:36:04

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:36:35 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

45562 posts since 10/5/2013

Owen - an inflatable fireplace insert!?? This doesn’t sound like it’s gonna end well. Then again, I live a sheltered life - please enlighten me.

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:46:30 AM

Owen

Canada

4618 posts since 6/5/2011

.... I'm new to it as well [up until about 2 hours ago].  It's an inflatable bag (?) used to seal off fireplaces that aren't in use.  They have an old [heritage ?] house, and have to insert a SS liner in the flue servicing the fireplace.... until they get that done they're using the insert placed in the hearth below the damper to stop airflow.  These guys are calling it a balloon/pillow.... not exactly the same as theirs, but close enuff: https://www.amazon.com/Chimney-Balloon-Inflatable-Blocker-Pillow/dp/B000ILQN0W

Edit: ...and next time you'll have to ask the all-knowing Google yourself.  cheeky

Edited by - Owen on 12/09/2019 10:47:50

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:53:02 AM

chuckv97

Canada

45562 posts since 10/5/2013

What’s it made of? Anything inflatable to me indicates some kind of polyethylene material, which is notorious for leaks. (I’ve got an air mattress you can have cheap). Why not fill a couple of garbage bags full of old clothes or crumpled-up corrugated cardboard and jam those up there to ward off Santa?

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:58:08 AM
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grandpafive

Canada

1187 posts since 8/30/2014

Pouring rain here, Maybe I'll try cleaning out the garage. Might even make room for the car.

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:58:17 AM

figmo59

USA

29724 posts since 3/5/2008

Hook ah can of either toit...
N see what happen to you..! :0o

Dec 9, 2019 - 11:12:32 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

45562 posts since 10/5/2013

The ice rink at the park is in good shape - maybe I’ll drag out my old 1980 vintage Bauer’s and do a few “la-dee-dah”’s around the rink.

Dec 9, 2019 - 11:58:04 AM
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9177 posts since 2/22/2007

Gloomy, looks like rain but none yet. My big Monday so far involved walking across the street for a free flu shot then grabbing some clam chowder and falafel from nearby shops to make a multicultural lunch, and a tasty one at that.

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:08:08 PM
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1957 posts since 1/16/2010

35, wet, damp, chilly and nasty here in Wenatchee. I just woke up in a fleabag motel after a quick trip over the mountains last night. The bed is worn out, the room is cold...I want to get home...but this cup of coffee from my 1950’s Stanley thermos with a cork is “piping” hot! Best part of my day so far.

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:12:21 PM

9177 posts since 2/22/2007

----" I just woke up in a fleabag motel after a quick trip over the mountains last night. The bed is worn out, the room is cold...I want to get home..."

Dow, make it all rhyme and you've got the beginning of a song there!

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:13:26 PM
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wizofos

USA

5307 posts since 8/19/2012

Sitting here after finding out that I could not drive some spring pins out of an old snow blower drive shaft. 32f, misty and overcast, snow supposed to come in later. Yesterday we hauled 2 face cords of wood from the wood yard down to the house so all is well when the temp gets down to 0f and -23f wind chill on Wednesday. She put chili in the slow cooker for dinner so I think it is time for a nap.

Owen, I am a fan of Gorilla tape for things like that.

Edited by - wizofos on 12/09/2019 12:16:02

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:21:35 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2600 posts since 5/15/2011

Still dealing with a smoke haze here. Forecast 39C (102F).

Couple of fires about the place https://sentinel.ga.gov.au/#/

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:39:29 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2600 posts since 5/15/2011

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

----" I just woke up in a fleabag motel after a quick trip over the mountains last night. The bed is worn out, the room is cold...I want to get home..."

Dow, make it all rhyme and you've got the beginning of a song there!


Too right. When I started singing the lines in my head I heard Johnny Cash singing the opening stanza to Sunday Morning Coming Down.

Dec 9, 2019 - 1:19:17 PM
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53204 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

----" I just woke up in a fleabag motel after a quick trip over the mountains last night. The bed is worn out, the room is cold...I want to get home..."

Dow, make it all rhyme and you've got the beginning of a song there!


Your wish is my command.

Your part of the job is to come up with a tune. Maximum 4 chords. Keep it simple, y'know.

=========================

Woke up early in this run-down fleabag

Hope the pillow case stains are from a tea bag

Lights don't work, and the room is cold

Mirror just proves I'm way too old

To be hauling loads over mountain  roads

And if wishing really worked,

I'd already be home!

=================================

Edited by - mike gregory on 12/09/2019 13:21:05

Dec 9, 2019 - 1:40:24 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

45562 posts since 10/5/2013

Speaking of motels, I used to go past this one now and then (check out the caption) . No PC problem there, I s'pose. How ‘bout those Chiefs, Redskins, Braves, Indians and Blackhawks...lol


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 12/09/2019 13:41:30

Dec 9, 2019 - 2:04:27 PM
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Owen

Canada

4618 posts since 6/5/2011

...or the stereotypical greeting "How."   As the joke (?) went,  one guy instead said "Chance."   When asked "Why?" he gave the explanation: "I already know how... I just want the chance."

Dec 9, 2019 - 8:47:57 PM
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Paul R

Canada

12015 posts since 1/28/2010

Been working off and on, on a catalogue of our art. This is proving more time-consuming than I expected. I'm listing the artist, the work, medium, size, details of the purchase, and a brief description, plus a photo of the painting.

Also had a friend figure out a bit of the lyrics to a song so I can complete copying and start learning.

This evening we had our year-end meeting of Cycle Kingston - at the Kingston Brewing Company.

Dec 14, 2019 - 2:32:10 PM
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Owen

Canada

4618 posts since 6/5/2011

 
Originally posted by Owen

... As for what's "hot," I'm trying to figure that out  without getting it "too hot" ..... daughter wants me to see if I can seal a couple of holes in an inflatable TPU (?) fireplace insert.   So far, heating one side with a clothes iron [at max. setting] and pressing the two layers together with strip of wood isn't quite hot enuff to create a permanent bond... next trial likely clothes irons simultaneously on both sides.... unless somebody can offer up some better advice [i.e. advice that's suitable for an el cheapo, KISS kinda guy].   


I suppose relatively few are interested, but "what the hay?", it hasn't stopped me before...

Watched/read a couple of internet DIYs and then had  to do quite a few "test runs" ... starting with high temp and gradually lowering it to the point it wouldn't melt (?) the TPU by touch alone.  Lower iron clamped upside down in a vice, upper iron pressed down, being careful to keep the two soles parallel [getting them kinda cock-eyed would concentrate the heat enuff to cut through].    Applied moderate pressure for about 5-6 seconds.... repeat along the seam to be sealed [in this case it was about 6-7 inches].    And Bob's yer uncle.... 48 hours later and report is that it's still holding.  smiley

Edit: Very well could be beginner's luck, but if I never have to find out that's okay with me.... kinda a piddling, drawn-out process.

Edited by - Owen on 12/14/2019 14:43:25

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