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Washed, sealed, and waxed my car. Then a thorough interior detailing. Ready for the summer weather.

I use Meguiar’s sealant and wax products. For the exterior black trim, tires, interior panels and dash I use Aerospace 303 spray. For the seating surfaces I use Meguiar’s leather conditioner and cleaner.

My Future's So Bright...well, my flashlights are anyways.

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I like more lumens pics of the treasure he found ...imagine finding a perfectly good garret metal detector . that's a good find .

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MtnDon wrote:
Thanks, MoreLumens. I enjoy seeing the pictures.

How far north are those images? What altitude? The tree size reminds me of what I might see here if I went above 10,000 feet (3000 m) altitude. I’m at about 35 degrees north. The images I posted are nearby at about 8800 feet (2680 m). Of course, the seasonal hours of sunlight difference help to confuse growth too.

Do you get much precipitation? We get an annual average of 19” (45 cm). But that seems to be becoming less over time.

61 degrees north and altitude is something like only 380 feet (116m). Precipitation is usually something like 23”-26” (60-65 cm).
All trees you see in those pictures are more or less part in so called commercial forests. So they grow it, cut it down and plant a new ones.

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Boaz wrote:

I like more lumens pics of the treasure he found …imagine finding a perfectly good garret metal detector . that’s a good find .

All I found was that regular stuff like a lot of nails, bottle caps, random scraps, but also over 80 year old coin, horseshoe (lucky me), padlock and even a dead bird with a ring on it. Took info about that with pics and sended those to the Natural history museum with their online form. They should answer me at some point and send me info about that bird and history about it. Also whoever ringed that bird should also get info about this discovery.

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Nothing new, the same old thing sort of day. Smile I love walking the woods later in the day like this when it is overcast and there are no harsh shadows. Earlier there was some rain. Now it is quiet, just a hint of a breeze that comes and goes. Peaceful. Unlike what amounts to the so-called civilized sections of our world.

I dug out an old game camera today. Hopefully, I’ll have some elk images to share in a day or three.

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Sometimes I do have to work at various things up here. A little manual labour on a fire access road

piece of road…

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I completed a small wooden box, approx 5.25 × 3.125 × 2 inches (135mm x 80mm x 50mm). Five types of wood with purpleheart being the main wood. Not too fancy, not perfect but it was fun to make and will be a surprise gift.

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Kewl, looks nice!

Whaddya do wittit?

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“do” ??

Put stuff in it. Wink

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Well, a shoebox could fill that function.

Medal? Diorama? Bronzed baby-shoes? Shrunken-head?

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For me, it was an exercise in edge gluing up some 3/4” stock and then ripping it down the center to make 2 slabs about 1/4” thick. Each slab was cut it an end and a side. After a bit more work I had a box. Sorta pretty, but without any distinct purpose.

It did help me hit on an idea for a future project; something similar that would incorporate some low power LED’s…

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I cut and hauled a pick-up load of firewood. Seems to be something instinctual about getting firewood in the fall—kinda like a squirrel gathering nuts or cones I guess. I have at least enough for the next 3 years piled up now but for a firewooder, there is no such thing as “enough”. Gotta keep hauling until the snow gets too deep. Just can’t help myself. Big Smile

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Wellp, it shore is purty!

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Wellp, it shore is purty!

Thank you.

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I went walking outside and there is more snow than yesterday. Atleast 3” and even though its dark you dont need lights at all even in forest. Beatiful to have snow again. Last year there was none. I hope there is enough snow next year so I can go skiing and would love to get snowshoes. Also hoping that lakes will freeze good enough so I can pack my sled with camping gear and skii into islands to enjoy freezing cold nights and a bit warmer days. Some warm and cozy gear with me then its all about camping, watching starry sky, using flashlights, cooking meals with wood stove and just enjoying the nature with views like this:

Yes today is an enjoyable day.

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Shopping for a new sewing box (mine`s all in large tin cans at the moment) and finaly settled on a nice wooden cantilever case that`s just perfect! also spent some time getting a few new colors of embroidery thread Smile

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I have only done the following not very fun non-flashlight activities today:

1. drove into city to routine dentist appointment (first in a long time)
2. called Internal Revenue Service several times to try to find out why I have not received my tax refund (much time pressing numbers on phone and waiting for agent)

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MtnDon wrote:
I completed a small wooden box, approx 5.25 × 3.125 × 2 inches (135mm x 80mm x 50mm). Five types of wood with purpleheart being the main wood. Not too fancy, not perfect but it was fun to make and will be a surprise gift.

That’s a great looking box ! Thumbs Up

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A nice, happy puppy returned narrative:

Half an hour ago, I was on my first leg of my daily six mile walk, a nice elderly gentleman at 223 Chestnut approached me to ask me if I had seen his lost tan short hair puppy; he told me he is asking me because he knows I frequent this area daily. I said no, but I asked him for his phone number, because I walk this route frequently. I wrote his number on my hand, and I proceeded half a mile, and a group of people at Marios' house on Cederwood  approached me from the other side of the street, with a small dog cradled in arm, and ask me if I know whose dog this is; they are asking me, because they know I frquent the area daily.  I gave them the address and phone number, they get in their car to return the dog to its owners house.

 

Nice, happy feeling.  Smile

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Went up mountain, spent a couple hours snowboarding, until my toes froze and my legs wore out.. Note to self, use the toe warmer packs I have in the car, next time.. no point saving them.. LOL

its a beautiful sunny day
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Me, I got sprung from the hospital after two days of infusions. Good for another 4 weeks.
A LOT depends on which nurse comes in to set the line. Last two days had the one who always has to fish for a vein.
And I have really easy to find and stick bigg’ens close to the surface. Can’t imaging what some of the little old ladies or gravitational(y) challenged people have to go through sometimes.
All the Best,
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Lightbringer wrote:
Well, a shoebox could fill that function.

Medal? Diorama? Bronzed baby-shoes? Shrunken-head?

I have a really nice Shrunken head.

Thanks for reminding me , I think it’s time to order another

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Everyone had a day off from work today, so I spent a lovely two hours at my favorite intersection with my "Black Lives Matter" sign and listening to NPR.

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Beside flashlights, collecting firewood and walking through our forests.  Should be a few feet of snow on the ground by this time of year, but as

you can see from the pics taken today, nearly nothing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Whoa! That is not the December I remember when I lived in Canada

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and we're 5 hours inland from Vancouver in the snow belt.  Top pic is at 600m elevation and last pic at 450m.  Not used to the lawns being so green but no one's complaining!

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I like the interior of BC. I was born in MB.

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Well, now I know why you love NM.  MB has some seriously brutal Winters and was the first place in Canada where I fully understood what bone chill really meant.

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