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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Today is the first day this month we've had rain, and its been raining almost nonstop since 2am...I didn't sleep last night until 3am, woke at 6am this morning, ugh...Tried to nap at 3pm this afternoon but no deal, just laid there a couple hours listening to the rain which usually gives extra comfort to sleep, not today...I'll try again later tonight, looks like its raining through the night and through tomorrow...

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  2. Standingstones

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    For you fans of the Amazon series “Expanse”, it is returning on December 16.

     
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  3. August

    August Metanoia

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    I hate non stop rain as you say you can't sleep and my place has some leaks so forever waking up to make sure something is under the drips. We had continual heavy rain for 3 days and nights glad its stopped now .
     
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  4. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Is that show good?...I have heard of it and see it discussed online sometimes but I haven't really paid much attention to what's been said lol...

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  5. Standingstones

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    Yes, it is very good. One good thing is that the show uses current technology. There are no warp drives, phasers etc. The cast is good and the stories are well done. You would need to start with season one for the stories to make sense. After Syfy, in their infinite wisdom dropped the program, Jeff Bezos picked it up for Amazon as he is a fan of the show.

    If you are an Amazon Prime member you can download Seasons 1-4 for free.
     
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  6. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    Odd phone call on Kate's phone.
    She was confused about who was calling. She passed the phone to me.
    A man claiming to be a brown county sheriff said her father was in jail on DWI and she needed to get $2800.00 to bail him out.
    I simply said "I am her father." In a Darth Vader voice.
    The caller response was "F*** you."
    I got "you to!" Before he hung up.
    I handed to phone back.
    "Well it's official your an adult! You got your 1st scammer call!"
     
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  7. August

    August Metanoia

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    Strange how the UFOnauts 1959 look like 1965 movi Aliens, [​IMG]
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  8. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I have three days of hard work to look forward to this week, beginning on Tuesday, though it shouldn't be too bad as long as I don't try to do too much in one day...I have to set 12 concrete foundation pads that are 8in x 16in x 2in thick to hold 4 pressure treated beams, 4in x 6in x 8ft and all that under the backside and left side of my storage/gardening building on the far side of my property...Seems all the extra rain we got earlier in the year softened the ground on the back and left sides of the building causing the floor to sag to the left and slope back...I have to jack up the building enough to set and level all the concrete pads under it in 4 rows of 3 and equally spaced, 2 rows under the back and 2 rows under the left, then slide in each 4x6x8 beam over each row of pads, lower the building back down on it all...

    I've already did the math on what height I need to have the beams at and how far I have to dig under each spot where the concrete pads are to be placed, so when the building is lowered back down on the new beams I'll just have to do some minor shimming and leveling...I'm hoping to take three days, but it might take longer if the work turns out to be harder than anticipated...I don't have any help on this one, digging and setting the concrete blocks will be the hardest part of it...I'm keeping the beams out close to the edges of the building so I don't have to dig too far underneath...I'm having the materials delivered on Tuesday, it's been raining all weekend here but dry weather for the next two weeks, I hope the delivery truck doesn't get stuck lol...I'm having them drive across the back side of the property so the materials are already close to where I need them to be...

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  9. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    Maybe we should have a partial kinship with the show because we have a similar name. I wonder if Amazon Prime sci-fi shows are being seeded with actual events. One of David Wilcock's insiders said there's a lot of disclosure in Stargate SG-1 & Babylon 5. I didn't have the patients to watch the latter.
     
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  10. August

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    Wow thats quite a project your undertaking best of luck with it and doing it on your own is amazing.
     
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  11. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I have been told that October 13th is supposed to be the night you put a blue light bulb on someplace as a show of police support. Easy enough. Got a blue light bulb and will stick it out on the lamp post tomorrow.

    Unlike the stinkin' cats, these old police cruiser lights actually work. Leaving them on in the window tends to attract more of the neighbor's attention than I want.

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  12. wwkirk

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    Is there any particular reason you have those lights?

    They remind me of the highway construction lights college kids would swipe and put in their dorm rooms. Back in the day...
     
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  13. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Nothing stolen. My brother is a retired heavy equipment mechanic from a small city in Wisconsin right on Lake Michigan.
    @The shadow it's Racine. He collected all sorts of stuff over the years and gave me a pile.

    Cleaned and greased the police lights, sourced the old bulbs and wired them (via switches and fuses) to a cheapie 12v power supply. There is a near identical yellow one from a plow truck just out of frame and a really old yellow glass 'pill' from a supervisor's pickup in which the reflector rotates instead of the one little bulb it has.

    He has the bullhorn that sat between those lights too and whenever he can come out here next I'll probably hook it up. I have a cool old Shure microphone set aside for that.

    There is a traffic light right there too. That's what a stop & go light really is, you Wisconsin barbarians :) And we hang them properly from wires, not put them on poles where you aren't normally looking. Generally you get them after accidents and that was the case here. I had to put it back together and paint it. Converted it to LED bulbs and put in a sequencer so it cycles through it's lights.

    There's a '60s vintage coin op parking meter down there too that I got working again too.

    Why? Because. That's why.
     
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  14. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    The project is postponed a week, instead I'm helping out a friend with a couple issues he has and in return he's going to help me next week with my project...

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  15. August

    August Metanoia

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    That's great. :)
     
  16. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Call me old fashioned but I don't want to be crushed to death as my house is flattened. Big maple decided to shift disconcertingly. Right on border between neighbor's property and mine on their side actually. But .....

    They planted it every tree ever known to Man and love every one of them as their own children.
    Their property is heavily overgrown.
    If it costs money for any reason it's my problem. Clear so far, right?

    Just had my first estimate. I have disappeared more than a dozen big trees on my property. Got me a big Husqy chainsaw that Travis Walton would envy and I am a Lumberjack. I'm OK.

    I'll wind up having to pay for the bucket truck and have them put on the ground, then cut it all up and drag it away.

    They get to watch.
     
  17. michael59

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    You did talk to the neighbors about it, right? I don't think you can just cut it down without consulting with them.

    Well, I mean, you can, but you could be starting a war. Maybe even a legal battle.
     
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  18. August

    August Metanoia

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    [​IMG] Before
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  19. Sheltie

    Sheltie good to the last drop

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    I will definitely take a look at Expanse. We have Amazon Prime because my girlfriend likes it. Personally, I think it's a ripoff. Every time I find a show or movie I like, it tells me I either have to join some other website or pay a fee. What am I paying for now?

    The only Amazon show I really enjoyed was The Tick, although I gradually began to lose in it because it was all about Arthur and they didn't do much to develop Tick.
     
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  20. Sheltie

    Sheltie good to the last drop

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    Egad! Does that house belong to someone you know and how have you been, August? Long time no see!
     

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