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Old 07-10-2017, 09:39 AM  
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I was shooting all over the place, seeing what the camera would do. I'd had it about 2 hours at the time I took these.
I shot photo #2 at 1/3200.
Here's a blow up of that shot. You can see it pretty much stopped the beed lock bolts on the rear wheel, and this is about 1/2 track, probably in the neighborhood of 250MPH at that point.


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Nice. I love that the heat distortion in the air is so frozen


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Today I am on day 4 and hour 46 on getting a rental back on the market. I don't know how people can live like this place was left.
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Today was a joy trying to work with a 105 deg. heat index, mowed and wacked 3 yard then went to a big job I'm working on that looks like no one has lived in the house for 30 years.
The back yard was covered with trees so there was shade but there's also 10' high bamboo that I have to plow through with my DR Field and Brush mower.
I ran into concrete blocks, dozens of clay plant pots, bird baths, a night stand, rolls of wire.
Then I ran over an old rotted stump that housed a yellow jacket nest and got stung about 20 times.
I sprayed it down with wasp killer and started on the other side of the yard and ran into another nest and got stung again from head to toe.
God was trying to tell me something so I gave up and went home.
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You should have brought beer and a camera. That sounds like my life
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You should have brought beer and a camera. That sounds like my life
When I read it I thought it was you.
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Been busy driving people places. Friend's gf needed a lift to a doctor's appointment. Ran in to a few of her co-workers at the office. Met one who is a friend of my brother's and who wants to get the same kind of truck we have. Showed him the trunk and the features.

Leads have gone cold on the chick who robbed my other friend-- cops didn't even try to look for her. She's probably left the state by now. I surprised my friend by giving him a 4TB hard drive. Poor kid was speechless. I thought he was going to cry for a moment and then he gave me a big hug and thanked me. I also gave him some food because I know he couldn't afford any. Not only did he get robbed, but McDonalds decided to short most of the employees by an entire week of their paychecks. So, he only got half of what he was expecting and they told him they won't pay it until next paycheck (in two weeks). Don't know how they can get away with that crap. And they don't let employees eat the food that gets messed up that is supposed to be thrown out. They have to throw out all the leftovers or mistakes or they get fired. So, even though he works at a food place, he can't bring stuff home and it just gets wasted. He's only 21 so hopefully he'll be able to move up and find a better job though.

The weather here has alternated between being suffocatingly hot with high humidity and raining (which only makes it cooler bc of the clouds).

This morning I took my cat to the vet for her monthly shots & when I got back home and parked, my red dog for some reason sat right next to the tire before I took my foot off the brake (after putting it in park). Next thing I know the dog is yelping up a storm. I got out to go see what the situation was and the tire had rolled back on her tail. I had to get back in and pull forward a couple inches. Fortunately it was just the edge so it only pinched and she was fine afterward. She's not the brightest dog in the world.
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Just got back from a weekend at Keystone Raceway in Adrian PA. Got a bunch of cool shots from the wall at the starting line. Time to hit the hay now though, early day tomorrow.
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Gary, I live about 15 minutes from firebird raceway in eagle, idaho. Still haven't made it out there yet but I hope I get a chance this summer.

I just got home from the mountains, tied a house into the sewer and abandoned the septic. Neighbors let me borrow their cabin on the lake, was a good time.
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I think the wire was too thick. Truck had 350,000 miles on it and almost ten years old when it went out. It was a work truck since day one and who knows how many thousands of times the door was opened. Or they pulled the wires too tight. It was about an 8 gauge wire.
10 wires all broken or damaged in two more places, 20 soldered splices in tight area.


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