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Re-read and contemplated For The Third Time -  the first 3 mini-chapters of a yoga book for the mind.  Apparently that voice in my head is the crazy one, not moi.  

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Not a lot. And I dont have too much planned..  Taking a nice long deserved break and stopped work....  Will probably hibernate over this winter.. Maybe go back to guitar building again when I feel more rested.. 

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My ladies getting quite proficient, spinning donuts, jumping and generally terrorizing the driveway. Good thing we have a 150ft driveway..

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2 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Worked another 12 hour day and then the wife and I got flu shots.  Exciting stuff!

I've been drooling over a 335 on Facebook Marketplace so decided to dig mine out of storage and play it for a bit.  Not nearly as handsome or fancy but it'll do.

How many electric guitars and acoustics do you have now Steve? 

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My salad spinner arrived yesterday. Gives me the impetus to clear out the kitchen cupboards, make more room & re-order stuff.

Lots of stuff to get rid of that I'll never use again. Pasta rolling machine, electric knife, bowls, mixers etc. Some will go to charity, family or bin. Broke a plate so had to collect all the shards & vacuum up. Its important, I wander around in bare feet most of the time. Cleansing cream is soaking on the shelves now while I sip a ginger & lemon infusion and type this.

I want to get outdoors while the weather is still fine. Might leave finishing the job after the constitutional. Its still only 9.20am here in the uk, so plenty of day remaining.

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Cleaned the fretboard on the 335 with Witch's Pubes (0000 Grade Steel Wool), scraped it with a credit card as well, hit it with lemon oil - much, much better than new.

Also have a box on its way.  With any luck it won't show up empty!

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Saw a D-35 on Reverb and it said make an offer. So, I messaged the guy, and he told me he would take $50 off.

Told him to keep it.

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I spent my lunch hour trying Nomad's Frine Fret Polish (which arrived from Amazon this morning),   Needed a string change on my 95 LP Standard, it was time..  I like this stuff,  works really good .

I don't think I will ever use steel or brass wool again to deox frets ever again.  Put some F1 oil on the Fretboard, and then restrung er... should be ready for they mayhem that ensues tomorrow night..

 

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Sgt Pepper,

I saw a Firebird VII on Reverb and told him I'd do 1/2 down and could do the rest last weekend, meet him somewhere by picking it up so no shipping.

He responded by raising the price $300 and then raised it another $300!

I don't know much but I know that I will NEVER buy that particular guitar from him.

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My morning swim - 50 lengths.

Then drove about 25 miles for a socially-distanced jazz group rehearsal/get-together; our 1st since the pandemic got going in March.

Nice to see everyone again, nice to play music with other people. 

Even had a good drive home as the rush hour isn't nearly as busy as it used to be before.

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24 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

Sgt Pepper,

I saw a Firebird VII on Reverb and told him I'd do 1/2 down and could do the rest last weekend, meet him somewhere by picking it up so no shipping.

He responded by raising the price $300 and then raised it another $300!

I don't know much but I know that I will NEVER buy that particular guitar from him.

You offered to pay him in full by paying half, and then the balance, and meet to pick it up to avoid the BS of shipping. And he does that, what a clown.

See my Firebird VII and I'll raise you $600.

 

 

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I WAS going to watch election footage but as usual, a bunch of stuff came up.  Maybe tomorrow. 

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Spent today recuperating from the flu shot two days back. 

The young lady at CVS says that the US bases it's flu vaccine on what the Australians get and hope they've guessed right.  Either I"m just plain old or the current bout of the flu is really nasty.  Probably a combination of both.

 

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11 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

Spent today recuperating from the flu shot two days back. 

The young lady at CVS says that the US bases it's flu vaccine on what the Australians get and hope they've guessed right.  Either I"m just plain old or the current bout of the flu is really nasty.  Probably a combination of both.

 

I want what the Aussie's have.  They always have the best flu.

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Shot two raccoons last night,in my shop eating cat food again. I got the first one coming out of the shop, I went and looked to see where it went,couldn't find it. Went back to the shop and saw another one in the midst of 25 cats all in a circle around it like he was telling a campfire story. It ran out and hid in the metal pile along the shop,took 3 shots with the .22 kill that big bastard.  I'm using the .410 next time.

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1 hour ago, Mr. Gibson said:

Shot two raccoons last night,in my shop eating cat food again. I got the first one coming out of the shop, I went and looked to see where it went,couldn't find it. Went back to the shop and saw another one in the midst of 25 cats all in a circle around it like he was telling a campfire story. It ran out and hid in the metal pile along the shop,took 3 shots with the .22 kill that big bastard.  I'm using the .410 next time.

Kill them hump back trash cats with extreme predjudice. 

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You really have to watch out they're vicious animals,I have a friend who had to shoot a coon off the back of his dog with a shotgun,coon jumped on the dogs back and was trying to drown him. Creepy bastards have human like hands.

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12 hours ago, Mr. Gibson said:

Shot two raccoons last night,in my shop eating cat food again. I got the first one coming out of the shop, I went and looked to see where it went,couldn't find it. Went back to the shop and saw another one in the midst of 25 cats all in a circle around it like he was telling a campfire story. It ran out and hid in the metal pile along the shop,took 3 shots with the .22 kill that big bastard.  I'm using the .410 next time.

 

I cant top that.

I just went swimming.

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4 hours ago, merciful-evans said:

 

I cant top that.

I just went swimming.

I would rather of went swimming.  There's a 1000 acres of corn around me,wildlife is busting in the corn forest.

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Nothing yet but we may go out after a long time and grab something to eat.  Later. 

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I watched a little of the, um, debate. Car-crash entertainment. Played video games. Wish I liked them better, like when I was a kid.  But fun on occasion. 

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3 minutes ago, Retired said:

Nothing Yet.  (I'm retired) Lol

I am too, but only from the military. I still gotta go out and earn.

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17 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I am too, but only from the military. I still gotta go out and earn.

I hear you. The Railroad wanted to pass a 30/50 deal but our Union wouldn't hear of it. Meaning with 30 years of service and 50 years age, we could retire with a full pension. So the union upped it to 30/60 and management agreed.  There were many guys I knew that died before they could leave. One guy fell and a car ran over him cutting both feet off. The one I couldn't get out of my head was the guy coupled between the 2 cars. 'Medics said he would stay alive as long as he remained coupled, but as soon as they uncoupled the 2 cars, he would die. So they called home for his wife to see him before they released the cars.  Thats why I don't miss it. It's in our contract that we can never work for a railroad again. I could paint someones house, but I'm getting too old to climb up and down ladders all day. You work at NASA don't you? That would be a good job. 

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