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  • The chassis of a 1937 Emerson AM131 tube radio has been on a shelf staring at me for months. "Fix me, you coward!" I am always the procrastinator, even as a kid the only thing that made me do school projects was a looming deadline.
    Changed the oil in my generator today (23 May). Fully drained, the old oil is 1/3 liter, but to refill it took 1/2 liter. Weird. It came from the factory with a cheap no name spark plug, so I put a good quality NGK plug in its place.
    I can't change the oil in my generator today bc of 20mph winds. I don't want to have gunky motor oil blown all over me. You can't get the stains out of clothes either, and nobody can afford new clothes these days. I won't need it til Memorial Day (next Monday) anyway.
    Yesterday I went to a garage sale in Selma, Ore., due to old electronics being mentioned in the ad. Ad had wrong address and I wound up in a ditch on a rural road trying to find it. The guy living at that wrong address dragged me out with his 1967 Chevy pickup.
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    That was some good luck. I would have been a mess after that.
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    oregano
    If he hadn't had oxygen tanks delivered just as I was figuring out how to get out of the ditch, I and my mom (shared card) would have been out 4 big benjamins. (Non-US folx: the $100 bill has Benjamin Franklin on it.) He didn't seem to use oxygen so I presume it was his SO.
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    oregano
    By then all of the people who had showed up at 9am had driven off. I follow the guy's directions and the sellers are just hanging a SALE sign on their open gate. This was around 9:45. *sigh*
    The view from my house at 7:20am on 7 December.

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    oregano
    oregano
    Ugh, I meant 7 FEBRUARY! Yesterday morning. I've really been out of it the last couple days, I've been mixing up December and February for some weird reason. I also have trouble remembering my return date. Sheesh!
    Redding is the closest newspaper owned by the owner of the former local paper. They did a handful of stories for the latter out of the Redding newsroom til it just shut down. I cannot cancel online.
    The local newspaper was sold and then shut down by the new owners. I am still paying $9.99/mo for website access. Tomorrow I will go to Redding and demand they stop charging me.
    The town of Weed, around 40 miles south, exists because of the winds. A lumber company scout noted that the constant southerly winds would dry out lumber faster, and the area was dense with redwood pines. The company built a sawmill and town named after the scout-Abner Weed.
    The wind is horrible here right now. 40 mph sustained with 60 mph gusts. It's been howling since around 10:30am local time yesterday. Every so often it shakes my home. Common up here, but takes getting used to.
    Got a spare key for my Kia made for half the cost of the dealer bc the salesman who sold me the car is drinking buddies with a guy who owns a mobile key cutting franchise.
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    blue_bird
    I have to get a key card done. The prices for these things from dealerships are ridiculous.
    Eurythmics | Here Comes The Rain Again (1984):


    I absolutely love this song when it rains, which is less and less thanks to climate collapse. It is raining today and tomorrow here though.
    I have a mouse in my house, and he's being mousy. Fortunately he's stuffed so he won't eat my food.

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    oregano
    oregano
    @Misty Avich: in America "stuffed" can mean "eaten so much food that he can't move". I know you are not American, so it means something different.
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    oregano
    @Aspychata: I had a family of voles in my house in late 2022, they are mice only bigger. There were 1 male, 2 female, and 2 babies. I caught the male with a glue trap but then had to use snap traps for his paramours. I didn't find the babies until later. This plushie looks almost just like the voles.
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    Maybe l had a vole, it was big, and had a tail like a rat. It sounded my furniture was moving around at night, it was so loud. It was the size of three mice.
    Ate the pumpkin pie, surprisingly good for a Walmart item. No room in my tummy for the stuffing though.
    Fortunately Raley's (the local full service grocery store) was open for a few hours so I was able to get a precooked turkey breast. My mom is actually offering to put a little money towards a new generator now.
    The local hawks and vultures had a half cooked turkey for Thanksgiving. :mad:
    :(:rolleyes: Of course the cheap old generator I have to use won't restart after refueling.
    My mom will have a half dozen people with her, and my uncle has some chef training, so he will supervise cooking the turkey and tell my aunt how to prep stuffing and potatoes and the rest. They all really like each other so they always have a great Thanksgiving.
    My generator will likely only have enough gas tank capability to run the oven for 40min or so, but the turkey will have to cook for twice that. I will have to switch it off halfway through, refuel it, and pray that it restarts.
    The family members were cordial to each other, so it at least wasn't like some families where they yell and/or get passive aggressive at each other. But my dad would keep telling me, get in from the yard, sit down, and have a conversation with us, you owe it to us.
    Bought a frozen turkey breast @ Safeway, heat-and-eat stuffing @ Rays (local supermarket chain), small pumpkin pie from Walmart of all places. Ready for a solo Thanksgiving, and am thankful for a solo Thanksgiving. I always hated Thanksgiving as a kid. I would be forced by my dad to participate in family conversations, which I hated.
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