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Old 03-22-21, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Same here. Although she often complains about the limited imaginativeness of my menu, I have to remind her that I do not share her passion for watching all the iron chef tv shows.
Don't think for even a minute that we have much imaginativeness in our day-to-day cooking! At any given moment, you'll find 3 or 4 frozen pizzas in our freezer.

Neither of us watch cooking shows, and it shows. I have been known to binge watch BBQ Pitmasters though.
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took my daughter to college creek this morning, near Jamestown. A bald eagle was flying around and landed in a tree. Tried to get a picture of it in the first shot.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I tried selling just the bass first. That sat on craigslist and face book market place for about a year. Then I decided to sell the amp. I would only sell them together just because seperated I felt I would get less than I wanted. The amp they don’t make anymore but it was super nice. Sounded way better than my old Ampeg SVT.



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Originally Posted by datlas
Are you all about that bass??

naw I gave it up for trouble. aka bikes.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
naw I gave it up for trouble. aka bikes.
Trouble. Not treble.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Don't think for even a minute that we have much imaginativeness in our day-to-day cooking! At any given moment, you'll find 3 or 4 frozen pizzas in our freezer.

Neither of us watch cooking shows, and it shows. I have been known to binge watch BBQ Pitmasters though.
Thing is she can really cook when she wants to, and she tries to nudge me towards that level of proficiency, but I'm like nah, I got more enjoyable ways to spend my time. I'm a broiled chicken leg or pork chop with steamed broccoli kind of guy.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
naw I gave it up for trouble. aka bikes.
But do you?

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Wife and I went for a run yesterday, it was pretty awesome to be able to do that together again. She has / had Morton's Neuropathy in her left foot and hasn't been able to run in a while. Next step is riding, but she may need some new shoes with a wide toe box. Current ones don't fit her orthotic. Hopefully we can find something that works for her.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I tried selling just the bass first. That sat on craigslist and face book market place for about a year. Then I decided to sell the amp. I would only sell them together just because seperated I felt I would get less than I wanted. The amp they donít make anymore but it was super nice. Sounded way better than my old Ampeg SVT.



Eden!! Good stuff!!!

This pic reminds me that I have a big stack of gear I need to sell - a few basses, a couple of guitars, an Aguilar cabinet, and maybe an Ampeg B100R combo. It's been a whole bunch of years since I've used a lot of that stuff. That said, there's some stuff that my kids will have to figure out what to do with after I'm gone - like my '68 P bass.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Full disclosure, I don't really follow SU sports. I mainly know that something is going on with them by the presence of Orange flags on peoples houses.
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Fair weathers. Full disclosure - I haven't watched a game all season.
They won a big game yesterday.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Eden!! Good stuff!!!

This pic reminds me that I have a big stack of gear I need to sell - a few basses, a couple of guitars, an Aguilar cabinet, and maybe an Ampeg B100R combo. It's been a whole bunch of years since I've used a lot of that stuff. That said, there's some stuff that my kids will have to figure out what to do with after I'm gone - like my '68 P bass.
I go through cycles where I sell everything, and then a few years later I get an idea that I can start a band again so I buy all new gear. Band idea never happens and I rarely touch my gear. I think this time I donít plan on starting over again. I have my 4 string Jaguar and some no name P bass left. I wasnít planning on selling the Jaguar but Iím starting to like the idea of having a power meter now vs sometime next year.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
They won a big game yesterday.
I still follow, I don't watch for fear of jinxing them. They almost blew it yesterday, but I have a good feeling about the matchup against Houston.
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Ugh. I made some work for myself.

The utility sink has been dripping and, since I was planning on a quick trip to Home Depot, I decided to take the faucet apart so that I could grab the right replacement parts. In removing the faucet, one of the (old) captive nuts on the copper supply line snapped.

Easiest way forward is to just cut those supply lines short, pop on some new fittings and replace the faucet altogether. Unfortunately, whoever did the plumbing didn't put any shut-offs on this run, so I've gotta shut the water off for the whole house.

Oy. ******g old houses. That'll teach me to be ambitious.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Wife and I went for a run yesterday, it was pretty awesome to be able to do that together again. She has / had Morton's Neuropathy in her left foot and hasn't been able to run in a while. Next step is riding, but she may need some new shoes with a wide toe box. Current ones don't fit her orthotic. Hopefully we can find something that works for her.
Lake. Do the foot measurement thingie - https://lakecycling.com/pages/sizing-charts
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Your neighbors will help you fill it. You won't even have to ask them.
yep, that's always a risk.

Last year when I was restoring the back yard, the family next door had a 20 yard dumpster in their driveway, they were renovating their house. When the guy came to get the dumpster I walked over and asked how much a 20 yard was. he said,, "let's see what you have". He came over and looked at my pile and said,, that'll fit in the dumpster next door!! Tell you what for $150.00 Ill move this to your house, you can fill it, and call me when it's done". I agreed.
10 minutes later my neighbor comes outside see's "his" dumpster in my driveway. I yell over at him like a rube " hey Fred! Can you believe he sold me all this good stuff for $50.00?!! What a deal!!"
I should have made a video, the look on his face would have made me rich...

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The East / Midwest portion of my bracket is now an absolute bloodbath.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Are you all about that bass??
Well....not anymore he isnt.
​isn't.

You guys are to fast for me​
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I go through cycles where I sell everything, and then a few years later I get an idea that I can start a band again so I buy all new gear. Band idea never happens and I rarely touch my gear. I think this time I donít plan on starting over again. I have my 4 string Jaguar and some no name P bass left. I wasnít planning on selling the Jaguar but Iím starting to like the idea of having a power meter now vs sometime next year.
I have a small stack of stuff (basses, guitars, amps, recording gear) that I don't have any intent to sell, but there's another pile that I bought on a whim, and got little to no use even during a time when music was my main hobby. Even if I liquidate at budget prices, there is easily enough for some things I would like to do with my bike. However, I'm lazy about going through the effort of selling, packing, and shipping bulky items.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Ugh. I made some work for myself.

The utility sink has been dripping and, since I was planning on a quick trip to Home Depot, I decided to take the faucet apart so that I could grab the right replacement parts. In removing the faucet, one of the (old) captive nuts on the copper supply line snapped.

Easiest way forward is to just cut those supply lines short, pop on some new fittings and replace the faucet altogether. Unfortunately, whoever did the plumbing didn't put any shut-offs on this run, so I've gotta shut the water off for the whole house.

Oy. ******g old houses. That'll teach me to be ambitious.
You've pretty much nailed what happens to be every time a "simple repair" needs to be done at my place. Grrrr......

Years ago, my wife told a friend that I didn't have very good handyman skills. I guess I took it as some kind of challenge, because I then proceeded to do a bunch of things in our condo that proved her wrong. The condo was easy. Things were new (ish), and put together fairly well, with modern materials. Our current house is apparently held together with various layers of glue, tape, and band-aids. I regret ever opening my mouth about my ability to use tools.
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So at the visit with my folks yesterday we sat outside. My mom REFUSED to sit in the sun and insisted that we move her chair to a shaded spot.

I suggested a few minutes of sunshine would be good for her. She refused and says she never gets any sun exposure anymore due to history of skin cancer.

I am sure she has Vitamin D deficiency, but I can't tell her anything, obviously. I am of course grateful that she is still around for me to roll my eyes about.
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However, I'm lazy about going through the effort of selling, packing, and shipping bulky items.
Shipping guitars is so nerve-wracking. The last guitar I sold was shipped to the east coast and that was only out of desperation because I had zero luck selling it locally for months.
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Went for a ride yesterday on my new/old bike. I'm amazed how fast and precise the downtube shifters are. Of course when you add in the time to take your hands off the bars and back on, not so fast. My lungs were really hurting, breathing hard up the easy climbs. Maybe because I got my second shot the day before?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Ugh. I made some work for myself.

The utility sink has been dripping and, since I was planning on a quick trip to Home Depot, I decided to take the faucet apart so that I could grab the right replacement parts. In removing the faucet, one of the (old) captive nuts on the copper supply line snapped.

Easiest way forward is to just cut those supply lines short, pop on some new fittings and replace the faucet altogether. Unfortunately, whoever did the plumbing didn't put any shut-offs on this run, so I've gotta shut the water off for the whole house.

Oy. ******g old houses. That'll teach me to be ambitious.
Well, I'll be...

Through the miracle of modern, push-connect plumbing fittings... I'm already done.

Now I need to hide out in the basement for a couple more hours, occasionally swearing and thunking a wrench - my wife needs to understand how much this monumental task well and truly frustrated me, so that she can properly thank me later, amiright?
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Originally Posted by datlas
I am sure she has Vitamin D deficiency, but I can't tell her anything, obviously. I am of course grateful that she is still around for me to roll my eyes about.
I mean, you're a doctor and all... but, to her, you're just her kid.
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