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  1. Sep 11, 2017 #1341

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    yes it is, I play a lot also.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2017 #1342

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    It is easy Zanne
    start out with a simple Cobra knot, with it you can make key chains and bracelets

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    you started on the left side, the next knot, start from the right side
    then alternate back and forth as you go

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  3. Sep 13, 2017 #1343

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    Ooh! That is so cool! Maybe you could make a thread with that and show the stuff you are making. I think others would be interested in it and that way it wouldn't get lost in this thread.

    The foster kitty that had kittens has moved her kittens to a cubbyhole on the desk my father and I built. I got some fuzzy rags from Dollar Tree and stuffed them in there and she loves them. I was wrong about there being an orange and white-- I confused that one with the calico. So there's a solid black, a calico, a gray and white (looks just like the mother), and a black and white. The black one is a male and we named him Yasuke (which is the name of the first black Samurai). If we keep the calico, I'm thinking of naming her Hatshepsut. The lady vet at the office has trouble saying some of the names and always looks forward to us giving the kitties strange names.

    Meanwhile, guy who cut the weeds has offered to cut down trees in the chicken yard, but doesn't know how much to charge. He asked what Mom was willing to pay. She has no idea. So, we asked him what he thinks would be fair. Most of them are relatively slim trees, but there are a LOT of them. We don't want to rip him off, but my mother is also somewhat miserly.

    On a side note, my sleuthing efforts and calling the DA's office worked. The felon on the run that robbed my friend is now in jail.
     
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    Zanne, Our Mamma cat just had a litter, she had 4 and 2 died

    they are white with yellow strips

    she is a wild barn cat, and will not let us get close to her babies
     
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    Aww. Sorry to hear some of them died. I hope the others will survive.
    This cat, Daisy, sort of growls at me, but I've been bringing her treats and petting her so she's calmed down. She won't let the father of the babies come near though-- and he's lonely. He doesn't understand why she's not his friend anymore. Hopefully she'll be nicer to him when the kittens get older.
     
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    LOL...been there done that
    I was a mod on a paracord forum, Till the owner decided I needed to be a paying contributor.
    I took offense to that Idea.
    I figure giving my time and knowledge, not being paid for it
    entitles me to be considered a contributor.
    I DAMN sure am not going to pay him to volunteer

    nuff said on that subject
     
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  7. Sep 13, 2017 #1347

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    Awe, come on Frodo...we'll give you a discount.....
     
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    They wanted you to pay them to share your info on how to do stuff-- Wow... WTF? What is wrong with people?
    It should have been the other way around. People should have been offering to pay you for your information. That is just so... assbackwards.

    Meanwhile, got an urgent call from my friend who's fixing his house up. Roof was worse than he thought and there was a big gaping hole in his kitchen roof/ceiling. He needed help getting some stuff to repair it. So, I went in, and fortunately Honda designed the Ridgeline to have the wheel wells spaced just right to slide in plywood boards so fit nice and snug (but not too snug). While at the store, I reminded him that I have a nail gun he could borrow. He called back later (after I went home) and asked if he could come pick up the nail gun (well, was sending a mutual friend to get it-- someone we both trust). It's the friend who's been cutting the weeds in my yard. Our riding mower wasn't working so we told him he could have it if he could fix it. He's using it instead of his old John Deere one now. Apparently when he shifted in to higher gear, the front wheels just about came up off the ground. LOL.

    He's also going to find some people to look at the barn and figure out what it would take to salvage the good parts and prevent more of it from collapsing and then we can see if there is an estimate for repair or at least demo on the parts that are making the good parts collapse. He had fun looking around in the barn to see the old junk in there.
     
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    finished the guitar strap

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    Then I made a rifle sling for my Ak that Gary engraved the 2A on
    I am REALLY proud of the work he did

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    You make some very nice strap Frodo. I love mine, feel up to making me an adjustable one for my AR?
     
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    can do, do you want a single point sling?

    like this I think this is Chris;s wifes sling
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    Or do you want a regular 2 point sling, like you have but with a buckle?
     
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    Single point, black and gray.
     
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    pm incoming
     
  16. Sep 17, 2017 #1356

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    Mowed and wacked two yards, changed the blades on my mower, found the front wheel bearing was shot so I rebuilt the whole thing.
    Man across the street came over and his power steering belt had broken on his truck, I happen to have one so that got fixed.
    He comes back over and says the electric clutch went bad on his old mower went bad and was not worth fixing so I loaded up his old mower and took him down to a friend that picks up and repairs used mowers and hooked him up with a brand new looking John Deere.
    Picked up materials to install a new ceiling on a porch tomorrow.
    Picked up my DR Field and Brush Mower I'd lent out.
    Still had more jobs to do but I'd had enough and called it quits for the day.
    Time for a cocktail.
     
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    you deserve it
     
  18. Sep 18, 2017 #1358

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    I drive from Laughlin to southern California. Then cleaned the rv and worked on one of the work trucks. Time for a cocktail.
     
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    you deserve 2 cocktails
     
  20. Sep 18, 2017 #1360

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    Man, I don't know how you guys find the time to get so much done! Maybe you just don't have multiple small kids? :D

    I put the moulding on one more side of my screened-in porch. Same 80 sqft screened-in porch I've been updating about intermittently on this thread for weeks. Gives you a sense of how slow I have to go...still have the long side to do, too.
     

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