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9 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Well, according to the divination system of UPS my box from Warlord should be here Tuesday. 

On the subject of flumphs, during the course of my investigations into whether or not the food network was a front for a survival of a roman Bacchunite mystery cult, I came across evidence that IHOP was using flumphs as main ingredients in their "secret menu" available only to a group of "known regulars" distinguishable by a small runic pancake tattoo on the inside pad of their little finger on the left hand. Apparently this was mainly an East Coast phenomenon, 

 

You shouldn't have shared that information...:;,;:

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Update on my sprinkler saga. Dug out to the first new pinch, and in two feet of digging I found three roots with a diameter of 4 inches, two roots of 2 inches, and numerous smaller roots. To fix the line here would cost the tree all of its roots in a ninety degree arc. That doesn't seem wise considering the winds and the height of the tree. And the second pinch is further along, which would cost the tree even more roots.

 

As I sat pondering giving a death sentence to what is probably a 30 year old tree, the realization of what I must do came to me. Putting a sprinkler line that close to a tree is foolish to start with, but replacing a line that close is even more foolish!

 

So, the wife and I have started to dig a trench that gracefully arches around the trunk of the tree some ten feet away. It's not dug down to depth yet, as her end of the trench just didn't have the "oomph" to get down that deep. But that will be rectified today, and the tree, which isn't in the best of health anyway, will get a reprieve from any more attacks on it's underground delivery system.

 

The second trip to Home Depot revealed that there will be a lot of disappointed weekend workers. I snagged the last two couplings they had, which I managed to find in the wrong location on the shelf, along with the two ninety degree couplings I needed. The hose clamps were well picked clean too, with the bags of ten completely gone, with only loose parts available. Seems they've had a run on yard supplies in the last couple of days. Both times I've gone has seen the parking lot at capacity and a line to go in.

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3 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Update on my sprinkler saga. Dug out to the first new pinch, and in two feet of digging I found three roots with a diameter of 4 inches, two roots of 2 inches, and numerous smaller roots. To fix the line here would cost the tree all of its roots in a ninety degree arc. That doesn't seem wise considering the winds and the height of the tree. And the second pinch is further along, which would cost the tree even more roots.

 

As I sat pondering giving a death sentence to what is probably a 30 year old tree, the realization of what I must do came to me. Putting a sprinkler line that close to a tree is foolish to start with, but replacing a line that close is even more foolish!

 

So, the wife and I have started to dig a trench that gracefully arches around the trunk of the tree some ten feet away. It's not dug down to depth yet, as her end of the trench just didn't have the "oomph" to get down that deep. But that will be rectified today, and the tree, which isn't in the best of health anyway, will get a reprieve from any more attacks on it's underground delivery system.

 

The second trip to Home Depot revealed that there will be a lot of disappointed weekend workers. I snagged the last two couplings they had, which I managed to find in the wrong location on the shelf, along with the two ninety degree couplings I needed. The hose clamps were well picked clean too, with the bags of ten completely gone, with only loose parts available. Seems they've had a run on yard supplies in the last couple of days. Both times I've gone has seen the parking lot at capacity and a line to go in.

 

Hmmm, can't say I don't feel anything for them............:rock: I have today off but that is my normal day off in the week. I'm just hoping the groc mgr didn't go ape on the load tonight thinking "OMG it's MEMORIAL DAY!!!!!!". Seems also to be the thing (well beside everyone turning into bakers) for the pandemic, home improvement.

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9 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Well, according to the divination system of UPS my box from Warlord should be here Tuesday. 

On the subject of flumphs, during the course of my investigations into whether or not the food network was a front for a survival of a roman Bacchunite mystery cult, I came across evidence that IHOP was using flumphs as main ingredients in their "secret menu" available only to a group of "known regulars" distinguishable by a small runic pancake tattoo on the inside pad of their little finger on the left hand. Apparently this was mainly an East Coast phenomenon, although there was supposedly a branch somewhere around Milwaukee as well. 

The "foodie" movement in general seems to show signs of a subtle guidance outside of the usual and expected "suppliers of various ingredients bribe the network into making their goods "trendy" to increase sales"... the rise of the Forbidden Art of Kitchen Science III seems to date back to around this era, and I have heard disturbing rumors from the local birds that somewhere in the county, a Foodie Cult has begun to gather the trendy ingredients in the order of introduction, perhaps for an upcoming ritual around the Solstice....perhaps this is what has been interfering with my rain summoning attempts, but perhaps my onion wearing, verbal abuse of clouds has also interfered with their goals as well. If I am aware of them, it stands to reason that they either already are, or soon will be aware of me, so time once again to shore up the defenses...

The birds have also spoken of rumors of a massive cheese hoard somewhere deep in the unhallowed lands of Wisconsin, so it seems the Dread Cheese Lords are consolidating their power towards some yet unknown malefic plot...

 

 

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8 hours ago, strawhat said:

 

I know the feeling.  My 2012 Nexus 7 is showing its age.  I keep looking, and the prices keep making me sweat.  I can't even play Angry Birds Friends anymore!

 

Toon Blast still works for now, though, and most importantly the FFG Imperial Assault app is still good!  I can't lose that one.  Oh, and paintRack!  I'd be lost without that one!

I'd mainly be using it for connecting to a ZWO ASIair Pro and running the astrophotography software, Twitch streams, Netflix, Disney+, and a few other things...  That S pen that comes with the Tab S6 is rather tempting though... 

 

For now my Alcatel A30 does the job, but it struggles with some things.. 

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Happy Birthday to my dear Lucymonster the Terrible. She's 14 today, and honestly, I didn't think she'd make it. Every day at this point is a blessing. She's not up for much, but her appetite is still strong. Sadly it's a wet day today, so no long (in duration but short in distance) walks in the park. Tomorrow. For today, pup cakes!

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Hard to get her to hold still for a pic

 

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Alice got one too.

 

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5 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

The natural lounginess of the average Libra should provide some protection against fulfilling the implanted instructions, your mind will placate the programming with "eh, maybe later" for a long enough time it should reduce the urgency of the given instructions. Even if this were not the case, the Libra tendency towards indecision about how exactly to start carrying out the programming would again provide a measure of protection. This is why Libras do not make for effective mind controlled agents. 

 

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Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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28 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Happy Birthday to my dear Lucymonster the Terrible. She's 14 today

 

Happy Birthday Lucymonster the Terrible. :bday::bday:

 

Make sure that your best buddy @Crowley treats you properly on your special day.

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Okay, time to finish ESB, and paint some dark elves.

 

Randomly wondering when GW will ever get around to updating the Khorne Berzerker kit... It's been at least 25 years... they look goofy now next to current sculpts. :grr:

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4 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Okay, time to finish ESB, and paint some dark elves.

 

Randomly wondering when GW will ever get around to updating the Khorne Berzerker kit... It's been at least 25 years... they look goofy now next to current sculpts. :grr:

don't wish too hard, they just showed the update to the necron warriors I've been wanting, and well it was a monkey's paw wish...

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52 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Happy Birthday to my dear Lucymonster the Terrible. She's 14 today, and honestly, I didn't think she'd make it. Every day at this point is a blessing.

Happy Birthday to Lucy!  What a survivor!

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Hard to get her to hold still for a pic

 

 

Alice got one too.

 

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Leftovers

  Leftovers:  it's how you know you don't own a hound ::P:

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Yah, I admit, I'm a Joey.............

 

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