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#41 User is online   Digger 

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

We had a warm wind here last night but when I took Jess out last thing there was the entire universe wheeling over my head in all it's splendor! Absolutely magnificent! Fortunately we have neither light pollution nor neighbours roofs to block our view of the night sky.

It always takes my breath away!

No heating needed at all last night and the windows remained open....a sign of things to come I think.

Today I have to do few things before heading up the line to the next big town to have some new hearing aids fitted. I have been struggling with two local companies all year but both have let me down, so a drive is in order. Since I have had Meneure's Disease my hearing had dropped dramatically, in fact the left ear is all but gone, and to say that I am looking forward to hearing properly again is an understatement!

Friends, try to avoid hand grenades near your head at all costs...chuckle.

Seriously, please do protect your hearing as I can tell you this aint no fun, and social isolation from being unable to hear conversations is very depressing.

Tell yourself "I don't want to end up a useless, grumpy old bugger like Digger, I "will" put that hearing protection on when using machinery"

So, I'm expecting my world to be very loud today as I'm used to the quiet background deafness brings you, but at least I should be able to hear what people are saying, and I should be able to hear the richness of music again...and that will be bloody awesome!


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:15 PM

All good with the new hearing aids so far...see how we go today.

I bought a new block splitter yesterday so it's down the bush to split and carry all the wood I cut the other day. Wood pile's gonna look good after that!

We had 100 KPH winds much of yesterday and it's supposed to be worse today, so I won't be going near the bush if it's that windy. I will walk around first thing and make sure there are no trees over fences.

I wasn't sure but I thought I saw a rabbit fly past my window in the worst of the wind yesterday??? Maybe they are all on my neighbours block by now?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:39 PM

Pleased that the hearing aid visit was successful, but take care down there Dig...

I heard on the news that one poor guy lost his life driving into a fallen tree on a country road late last night!
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

So ya'll are just heading into spring like we're heading into fall? Ya got a nice telescope to enjoy those beautiful dark skies down there?

I've got me a couple but the viewing here in the Midwest USA kind of "sucks" with all the dust, humidity etc. Out west in Wyoming and New Mexico it is really stellar! (literally)

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:51 PM

View Posteggs, on 05 September 2012 - 04:39 PM, said:

Pleased that the hearing aid visit was successful, but take care down there Dig...

I heard on the news that one poor guy lost his life driving into a fallen tree on a country road late last night!



All done and I'm sweating like a pig! I had to split the stuff before I could get it to the trailer, and a trailer load is much more than I can usually split in one go.
Then by the time I pick the wood up 4 or 5 times, I've lifted a lot of stuff for an old fart!

However my wood pile and wood box are looking very healthy, and all before 10.30.

Here's hoping it's the last before March or April next year.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

View PostAster1, on 05 September 2012 - 05:42 PM, said:

So ya'll are just heading into spring like we're heading into fall? Ya got a nice telescope to enjoy those beautiful dark skies down there?

I've got me a couple but the viewing here in the Midwest USA kind of "sucks" with all the dust, humidity etc. Out west in Wyoming and New Mexico it is really stellar! (literally)

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I've had a telescope here (on loan) but it was a waste of time. If I were to do it again I would get a good reflector with tracking.

I found that a really good pair of binoculars works well. One of the best experiences I have ever had was at the observatory in Canberra where we got an hour with an astronomer and a couple of big telescopes. It cost us $8 each and as my granddaughter was there it was an even more special occasion. The over-riding impression I came away with was just how cold space looked.

Do you see constellation Pleiades in the northern hemisphere? (forgive me if that's a dumb question)

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:05 AM

I'm wondering if certain dogs could look any more terrifying underwater getting the ball...
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:20 PM

Not sure about today as the forecast is for 15 degrees and rain. I had planned to mow but won't be doing that if the grass is wet.

Stupid thing is that now I reckon I've got enough wood for the season, I have ideas of getting more and starting in on next years supply. If I got a bit ahead I'd clean the wood pile area up and split and stack the stuff like I have in the past. For some years there I always had a year's supply in advance. It was my "Drop Dead" supply in my mind and if anything happened to me it would give Gael a year to try and sell here without worrying about heating. I'd love to get back to that again.

If it's wet this morning I might just go with her to help do the grocery shopping. Or I might do some work on my chook yard which was smashed by a falling tree some time ago.

We are having dinner with a group of friends tonight and very much looking forward to it. Big football game on but I will have to record it. Might be the best way as we will probably get done this time!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

What kinda wood is that? Sorta looks like Cedar...
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

View Postmatiac, on 06 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

What kinda wood is that? Sorta looks like Cedar...


Matt, cedar? I wish!

It's red box (Euc Polyanthemos)and it's one of the heaviest and hardest woods we have! Plays hell with the saws and my back but it's worth the effort as it's magnificent firewood. None of your softie woods here mate, they're all bloody hard!

The picture is lousy in actual fact.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:14 PM

View Postmatiac, on 06 September 2012 - 06:05 AM, said:

I'm wondering if certain dogs could look any more terrifying underwater getting the ball...

LOL [biggrin]
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1999 Epiphone (Samick) 'fenderish' Nighthawk - 'The Vulture'
1999 Epiphone (Samick) Sheraton- 'Honey'
2000 Epiphone (Samick Indonesia) AJ-100- 'Big Red'
2000(?) Lobo Mini G- 'The Mystery Midget'
1998 Epiphone Electar Tube 30 Combo
1999 Epiphone Regent Bass 50 Combo
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Yamaha P70 Electric Piano
Tascam DP-03 Portastudio


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1995 Epiphone (Samick) Non Reverse Thunderbird Bass - 'The Weirdbird'
1997 Epiphone (Samick) Les Paul Junior - 'Junior' - Signed by The Man Himself
2007 Epiphone (QingDao) G400 Flame Top-'QingDao Lass' - Too young, but oh so pretty!
1981 Ibanez AR100BS Artist- 'Baby'
1981 Ibanez Ragtime Special w/ Barcus Berry Underbridge PUP
1994 Fender (MIJ) Telecaster - 'The Black Sheep'
Marshall G80RCD 80 watt Combo - I just needed some valves!


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:01 PM

I am pondering what I would do with 10 million dollars (after my music room is "complete" of course).
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:02 PM

View Postadam411booking, on 06 September 2012 - 08:01 PM, said:

I am pondering what I would do with 10 million dollars (after my music room is "complete" of course).



Maaate ya have to have a plan in case you do win it! Wouldn't want to be caught by surprise would ya?
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:23 PM

View PostDigger, on 06 September 2012 - 05:38 PM, said:

Matt, cedar? I wish!

It's red box (Euc Polyanthemos)and it's one of the heaviest and hardest woods we have! Plays hell with the saws and my back but it's worth the effort as it's magnificent firewood. None of your softie woods here mate, they're all bloody hard!

The picture is lousy in actual fact.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

View Postdamian, on 06 September 2012 - 08:23 PM, said:

I sense a winter project for Digger; A guitar build......

The Red Box Axe! [thumbup] :rolleyes:
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:05 PM

View Postbrad1, on 06 September 2012 - 08:28 PM, said:

The Red Box Axe! [thumbup] :rolleyes:

The perfect geet for composing Poly Anthems [thumbup] [thumbup]
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1998 Epiphone (Unsung) Ripper Bass - 'Crazy Chester'
1999 Epiphone (Samick) 'fenderish' Nighthawk - 'The Vulture'
1999 Epiphone (Samick) Sheraton- 'Honey'
2000 Epiphone (Samick Indonesia) AJ-100- 'Big Red'
2000(?) Lobo Mini G- 'The Mystery Midget'
1998 Epiphone Electar Tube 30 Combo
1999 Epiphone Regent Bass 50 Combo
Vox AC4TV Head & V112TV Cabinet
Yamaha P70 Electric Piano
Tascam DP-03 Portastudio


Recently Separated:
1995 Epiphone (Samick) Non Reverse Thunderbird Bass - 'The Weirdbird'
1997 Epiphone (Samick) Les Paul Junior - 'Junior' - Signed by The Man Himself
2007 Epiphone (QingDao) G400 Flame Top-'QingDao Lass' - Too young, but oh so pretty!
1981 Ibanez AR100BS Artist- 'Baby'
1981 Ibanez Ragtime Special w/ Barcus Berry Underbridge PUP
1994 Fender (MIJ) Telecaster - 'The Black Sheep'
Marshall G80RCD 80 watt Combo - I just needed some valves!


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A mid 1990s 'Blondie' Rivoli Bass with a Big Fat Mudbucker
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:11 PM

View PostDigger, on 05 September 2012 - 06:51 PM, said:

All done and I'm sweating like a pig! I had to split the stuff before I could get it to the trailer, and a trailer load is much more than I can usually split in one go.
Then by the time I pick the wood up 4 or 5 times, I've lifted a lot of stuff for an old fart!

However my wood pile and wood box are looking very healthy, and all before 10.30.

Here's hoping it's the last before March or April next year.

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That pic threw my back out.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

View Postdamian, on 06 September 2012 - 08:23 PM, said:

I sense a winter project for Digger; A guitar build......

A 20 lb LP would certainly be worth it. I would be tempted just to try one.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

View Postbrad1, on 06 September 2012 - 08:28 PM, said:

The Red Box Axe! [thumbup] :rolleyes:

Some folks prefer a heavy LP, some prefer chambered or wieght relieved.

Would you rather have a 14 lb LP or a chambered one?

This way, you could have BOTH!
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

View Poststein, on 06 September 2012 - 09:11 PM, said:

That pic threw my back out.



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