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 Post subject: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:32 pm 
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First long weekend for the summer season.
The temps jumped from Brrr to #:-s
Today was "fine in the shade" weather, perfect for putting our Zero-Gravity chairs to work. :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 7:48 am 
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Same here, HJ, but of course to a (few) lesser degrees! :-)

I ran some trains this weekend and after spending over an hour cleaning the ant/bug debris off the wheels of my Kiss 6/6ii, I've got a new appreciation for effectiveness of LGB sliders!

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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:57 am 
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Other than relaxing I also tried to get to the bottom of a ZIMO problem. For some strange reason the MX10 resets the CAN-bus input. More checking today now that the MXFU for the MX31FU is working again. /:) /:)

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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:17 am 
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More yo-yo weather. From yesterday's 31º C down to a forecast 14º for today. One whopper of a blow overnight, the water levels in our lakes are higher then any previous record. How much sandbagging is going on? enough that the town rigged up a filling station with four funnels down be the beach where people in need can pickup bags and fill them. I'll take a picture today on the way to town.
In clear text for the garden that means tomorrow will be a clean-up day since they call for rain today. Needles, needles and more needles .... again. Since grasses and trees are in full bloom it is also a delightful time for allergies. :ymblushing: :ymblushing:

Got the MX31s and the MX32 to work just fine after reading the note on the latest upgrade a bit more carefully. #-o #-o No, no luck with the MX21, yet. Relegate that one to #40 and forget it. :ymsigh:

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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
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Seems we had the same storm here...crazy amount of woody debris all over the place and amazing more trees didn't come down. Also had a few lost dogs wandering the neighbourhood--no doubt after their yard gates blew open. Fortunately I had to take the early boat to Vancouver so I didn't see the disaster in the back yard...yet...

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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:29 pm 
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With the weather being on the up and up — SWMBO is at "functions" today — it was time to get on the ladder for one more check. :ymblushing: Placing that ladder is a bit tricky and I promptly fell off it.
Landed on my lower back, banged my head, dinged my elbow and that was it. Once my head stopped to ring (no comments!!!) and I was back on my legs it was time for "time out". Tylenol and ointments; lousy start to the weekend.

The ladder got suitably modified and will now land in the garbage, since two strikes against the ladder will do it in this case. 8-| 8-|

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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Safety pays in every way....
I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt! Ladders are always more dangerous than they look ;-)
relax and watch some cab rides on Youtube....may help the healing.
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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:06 am 
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I thought it was a well known fact that when any "SWMBO" is away they automatically become "SWCBI" (can be ignored) and out can come the ladder!
Until quite recently my next door neighbour who is in his 90's would craftily wait until his "minder" had gone out to play bowls and then get up the ladder to trim vegetation on the side of their house. Thankfully he now realises that those days are behind him and allows his son to do it.
Hope you are OK as John has said and that you haven't received too much of a ear bashing from your "minder", presuming that she has realised.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:33 am 
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Sheesh glad you're OK HJ!

A guy from WorksafeBC told me there are so many accidents using ladders they are considering banning them!

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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
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People will just have to jump up then, eh, Keith. I shudder to think the things people would come up with to get higher up, if ladders were banned.
Any youtube "epicfail" video will give you hours of hilarious disaster to watch. Often they are in places where there is no "Health and Safety Board", OSHA, or unions with their safety training, and such.
I know regulations can be a pain, but compared to what you see without them, I'm glad they're here.
Play safely,
J
check out 1:21
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 Post subject: Re: Spring has sprung
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:52 am 
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Yeah, shit happens ..... errrr whenever one thinks it's good enough for inside, it will be used outside. That's when frugality trips the original intent.

Back is getting better — today I'll sit in the hot-tub which is back up and running after the change of water and cleaning.
The old noggin is still a bit sore though. :-o

Presently I have the new IP cameras running on a 2 sec sequence. Stuff works like a charm. B-)

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