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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3641 on: May 30, 2023, 01:32:07 PM »
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I was more or less going with traffic but he got me at 82 in a 65.
17 over, yeah they will likely do a traffic stop. 
Depending on where you're driving, usually (but not always), a trooper will give you up to 8 mph over the speed limit before they will stop you. "Doin' 8, I'll let you skate. Doin' 9, boy you're mine". (Old speed trap saying). ;D

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3642 on: June 03, 2023, 03:15:41 PM »
So, today I was driving thru Zagreb Croatia and we were trying to navigate to our apartment.  This town is crazy.  The stop lights, the little cars and motorcycles zooming everywhere, there are street cars to worry about and their tracks to drive on.  Theres nowhere to park to pull over to see where the heck you are and where you need to go and of course there are ONE WAY STREETS.
We passed up...brb. Sorry, I had to walk Cindy outside to the car to get something.  Its a little scary, not only because she smashed her finger in a door when we got here.
So, we passed up the room and had to go around the block.  I came to an intersection and turned left.  Just as I did my son said this is a one way street. My son who is not doing well learning to drive recognized a one way street in a foreign country before I did.  Well I recognized it pretty quickly because there were 100 cars going the other way.  I had to pull over into a bike lane and think about making a U turn.  Took about a minute to realize that wasnt happening.  I had to back out to the intersection with all the cars honking at me.  No harm done other than may have made someone late for their dinner.  Phew.  We got that car parked and arent moving it til we leave here on Monday morning.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3643 on: June 03, 2023, 04:24:46 PM »
Sounds like the old joke where the wife calls the husbands cell and says: "Watch out, the news said there's some idiot driving the wrong way on the freeway!" He says: "Just one? I see hundreds!" :D

I've heard there are frontage roads along freeways in certain states where they only run one way. And if go to one of the addresses on these roads you're not familiar with, and then turn out of their driveway a certain direction, you can end up having to find a place to do a fast turn around. :-X
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3644 on: June 03, 2023, 06:48:58 PM »
Well Bill, at least you didn't get a ticket this time! :D Sorry to hear about Cindy's finger, I hope that doesn't put a crimp in her trip for very long. Those can really smart and for a while too.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3645 on: June 03, 2023, 10:10:12 PM »
So, today I was driving thru Zagreb Croatia and we were trying to navigate to our apartment.   Phew.  We got that car parked and arent moving it til we leave here on Monday morning.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3646 on: June 04, 2023, 01:13:52 AM »
The tip of her finger is black and blue and she bled a little bit, but she only had a bandaid on for a few hours.  She is fine now.  

Right.  The last thing I needed was a ticket.

We have seen a few one way streets in the country but not many.  Even many single lane streets are 2 way.  Wasnt used to it when I got here.  This is the biggest city.  One quarter of the population lives here.  Theres only 4 million people.  
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3647 on: June 04, 2023, 06:43:04 AM »
I'd bet points in Zagreb stay in Zagreb, and the car is insured too, you aren't the first American there. The tickets are just your part to help the local economy. Have fun  :).
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« Reply #3648 on: June 04, 2023, 08:14:53 AM »
Youre probably right about points and yes I was happy to support the economy and the local emergency services
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3649 on: June 04, 2023, 12:19:00 PM »
My turn...again.

Looking out the kitchen window I saw a groundhog visiting my garden.  I went out the door, got a rock and heaved it.  Right next to the garden I have an old Semi Trailer backed up against a small hill for storage.  The rock was supposed to go over the trailer or land on the roof to scare the groundhog.  I managed to hit the window cut into the side to allow light inside the trailer. 1' wide by 2' tall and I hit it with the accuracy of a laser guided missle. Broke the pane of glass.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3650 on: June 04, 2023, 12:55:14 PM »
Good shot.  Did you scare the groundhog?
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3651 on: June 04, 2023, 12:57:30 PM »
Probably couldn't have hit it if you were aiming, sounds like my luck  :D.

They are going through the "deer fence" we have around the garden like it was made out of recycled shopping bags. I have some tensar geotex grid over one area, that seems to work, no idea what it costs now though.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3652 on: June 04, 2023, 01:43:11 PM »
I put a two string electric fence around my garden to end whistle pigs eating more than we do...
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3653 on: June 05, 2023, 07:34:24 AM »
I had to replace my old Stihl saw and after 2 years I am still getting used to the new one.  I put a new chain on and went to saw some ash logs for firewood.  The saw started fine, but while warming up had a rattly noise I hadn't heard before.  I didn't think too much about it a tried to saw.  The chain seemed to come up to speed but had absolutely no power to cut.  ???   I tried a couple times and nothing.  I thought for sure the clutch was bad, but how could that be on such a new saw? I pulled the cover and quickly realized I had managed to put the chain in the narrow gap between the drive sprocket and its retainer.  Put the chain on right and I was good to go.  ;D


In my defense, this is the first saw I have had that had with a drive sprocket that can be replaced independent of the clutch housing.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3654 on: June 19, 2023, 02:01:00 PM »
My turn this weekend.
Washed my chainsaw pants. That wasnt dumb - they almost stood up by themselves.
Also washed my work pants. That wasnt dumb either. They were not much better.
Checked all the pockets. That certainly wasnt dumb. One set of keys, 2 sockets, a scrench and my Swiss Army knife were saved from (another) trip through the washer. Oh, and 2lbs of wood chips from the chainsaw pants.

Slight detour while we are on that topic - and Im sure many of you are the same - but throughout the cutting season from September through April, our back entrance (dark tile) usually  looks like someone spilled a bag of oatmeal. There are always wood chips on the floor. No matter how often you brush off, they just come in with us. No avoiding them. But they are clean dirt, so we vacuum them up every day or two and life goes on.

Anyway - tossed in all my work shirts and tossed in the cleaning rags, and ran the wash.

Opened the washer and OMG! Those micro-fibre cleaning rags? Do the EVER like wood chips. Each rag was jam packed with chips. No matter how hard I tried, I could not get them off. Wood fibre embedded in the micro-fibres with an attraction more tenacious than gravity. Turns out I had not emptied a side pocket on the chainsaw pants. I never use it so never checked it for tools. It was full of chips :(. Until the micro fibre clothes got hold of them...




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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3655 on: June 19, 2023, 03:01:07 PM »
At least all those wood chips were collected and didnt go through the rest of the washer.  
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« Reply #3656 on: June 19, 2023, 04:21:55 PM »
I've heard if you pour the detergent directly on a stained shirt, it will come out with kind of a spotty cow hide pattern of clean and stained fabric.  :-X

I always do a quick check of the bottom of the washing machine tub (around the base of the agitator), for anything that fell out in the wash cycle. Gravel, woodchips, guitar picks, and of course money. (I think that's where the term "money laundering" came from). ;D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3657 on: June 19, 2023, 08:32:18 PM »
You should see what happens when you miss a lumber crayon in a pocket.   ::)
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« Reply #3658 on: June 19, 2023, 08:38:39 PM »
Ya, especially if the crayon makes it to the DRYER!    :o
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« Reply #3659 on: June 20, 2023, 07:36:58 AM »
Lumber crayon that's just kids stuff, try a hot pink 1 inch diameter livestock paint stick.....  or Orange or red, or green.... large animal Veterinary coats have many pockets, as do the bib overalls underneath... Sometimes they smell bad enough you want them in the wash asap and it's the wee hours of the morning or someone is asking you fourteen questions. Then you find out later  when you now have dark green/ brown duck coveralls with paint stick highlights. Oh yes and the ladies associated with whatever wash machine are very cheerful afterwards.  :)  
Those micro fiber rags like to pick up pet hair and recycled bits of plant material in the wash machine too..


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