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Zink last won the day on July 1 2017

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    1/72 scale plastic medieval/fantasy characters

    They look great, especially for small minis.
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    Mantic Terrain Crate

    How much did it end up being? When I order from the states I don't use anything other than USPS either. Still get dinged once in awhile because the company uses a courier even if that wasn't what it said on the website. Worst case was a hand cranked pasta maker the wife wanted. She's very frugal and didn't want to buy one off the shelf here so I found it cheaper online. The company through in a small "free" recipe booklet which was listed on the bill as costing over $100 usd. So we got stuck with hugely exorbitant import fees. I didn't know enough then to just return the purchase. I paid it and broccolied to UPS and the company and got a small refund. Stupid pasta maker cost twice what I could have got it locally because of this and the wife barely uses it.
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    Getting To Know You July

    Left front pocket - wallet Right front pocket - keys+cell phone This for me except opposite pockets. Most of the time I don't carry my cell but it's either in a coat pocket or my front left pants pocket.
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    Getting To Know You July

    Good with guns including repairing and maintaining them. Ok with things like swords, axes and machetes. I can hunt, grow food and handle livestock. Some mechanical ability for keeping vehicles and machinery running. Greatest liability is very poor eye sight. Without proper glasses I'd have trouble identifying a zombie at more than 20 feet.
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    Mantic Terrain Crate

    Yay! Shipping notice received. Supposed to arrive by Monday. I hope I'm not responsible for UPS import/duty fees. Box weighs 9 lbs! That's a lot of plastic.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Melted by the heat is partly right for me. I'm having a terrible week between the heat, breakdowns and my own stupidity doubling the work load. Yesterday I had 10 hours of very tiring work to accomplish what would normally have taken an hour or so. That was the worst day but almost all the last 5 days have been similar. Between me and the oldest kid we've done about $10,000 damage to various equipment. Hoping that insurance will cover the worst and stupidest of it. Broccoli happens but I'm getting really, really ticked off that my own idiocy was a major cause of the problems. Thinking of going away for a few days before I wreck more than I can fix. I'm practically brain dead and tired of it.
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    Mantic Terrain Crate

    I've got no time and energy right now to paint but I'll still be happy when I get my hands on them.
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    Happy Birthday Sylverthorn!

    Happy birthday!
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    Mantic Terrain Crate

    That's good to know. Krylon is my go to spry paint.
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    Happy Birthday Robinh!

    Happy birthday.
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    Mantic Terrain Crate

    Never received a shipping notice but the latest update says they've mailed everything now. Here's hoping I'll get it soon.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Yeah, it is. Browsing last night turned up a few pics and videos of the storm and this was my favourite out of them.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Wild weather here the last few days. Plentywood, Montana which is 90 miles south east from here got hit by a combo tornado and 100+ mph winds for major damage. North of there on the Canadian side of the border heavy rains washed out some roads. Last night a tornado took a tour through my back yard. Did a bunch of damage to a farm 15 km from mine, narrowly missed mine and some of my closest neighbour's. It died out a few km northwest of the town where we live after going about 60 km. A professional photographer/storm chaser took this photo about 7 km from my farm. Luckily for us we just got a nice rain and no damage. Some days I wonder if the farm's gonna be there when I go out to work. edit: Forget to mention a wide swath of baseball sized hail about 20 km north of my farm and town. Luckily we missed that too.
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    Life comes at you fast.

    Wow, Buglips. That don't look like the best way to get your house cooler for the summer. Glad nobody was hurt and hope you can recover something.
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    Getting To Know You July

    Doing as little as possible while wearing as little as possible. Another vote for this. Sadly I now live in town and with my mother in law so the little as possible part is more than I'd prefer. On the plus side the house in town has an air conditioner if I can talk the wife into turning it on. She has the bizarre opinion that over 25 C isn't that bad. Swimming is also good. You know it's been to hot for too long when yesterday it was 29 C and I was doing physical work outside and thinking it felt ok.