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[#] Sat Feb 03 2024 09:18:16 EST from Nurb432

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Grrrr dogs destroyed a chunk of yard.  going to take several bags of dirt. and start over with grass. Took me all season last year to get it decent in that spot. 

 

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr



[#] Tue Feb 20 2024 09:02:33 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I just got a press machine for making bricks out of horse poo.

Is it a 300 metric ton Profi Press, like they now have on the Hydraulic Press Channel?

[#] Tue Feb 20 2024 19:10:38 EST from darknetuser

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2024-02-20 09:02 from IGnatius T Foobar
I just got a press machine for making bricks out of horse poo.


Is it a 300 metric ton Profi Press, like they now have on the
Hydraulic Press Channel?



I wish.

I looked into industrial presses, but those require more electrical power than I can supply without major rewiring at home.

Mine is more like the one these people uses: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=lj2RVhb1YHo

[#] Sun Mar 03 2024 19:33:52 EST from Nurb432

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ok pounding in fence posts is a lot harder than i remember ... 

 



[#] Tue Apr 02 2024 18:26:16 EDT from Nurb432

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Yay 3" + of rain almost instantly. Yard and back porch are flooded.   Park flooded, part of the main road in town, washed away.  I heard a lot of flooding up north too. Thankfully i had an old submersible pool pump from back when we had our pool. Glad i was in my typical "better keep it, might need it some day"... (  some day is today :) ) Slow going but its going down.. which is all that matters.   And a couple of floor fans in the garage. 

 

Ya, i know, could be a lot worse.  Near where i grew up the entire town was washed away one spring around 15 years ago.   But its still not fun.



[#] Wed Apr 03 2024 05:23:14 EDT from darknetuser

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Ya, i know, could be a lot worse.  Near where i grew up the entire

town was washed away one spring around 15 years ago.   But its
still not fun.


Enjoy the free water. Ok, no.

My main horseyard gets flooded every time it seriously rains, but the stables are on a high position. Horses love to go out and play splashy games in the flooded areas. It gets weird.

I am happy it didn't get too bad there.

[#] Wed Apr 03 2024 07:07:21 EDT from Nurb432

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Normally it just gets 'wet' with a few puddles. dogs love it. ( and love tracking in mud for a week...grrr ). Been here 23 years, first time its ever got high enough to be able to get into the garage. That was a shock. When i went out to check on the gutters. "ack".  We have lots of trees around these parts, so even if they were clean, they seem to magically clog quickly. I think leaves teleport.. So i check before storms, and when it slows down enough i dont get drenched ( or hit with lightning, my ladders are aluminium  ).



[#] Wed Apr 03 2024 15:29:28 EDT from Nurb432

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Lol. Tomorrow its snows.

 

gotta love the Midwest. 



[#] Thu Apr 11 2024 08:23:27 EDT from Nurb432

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And last night 3" of rain..  yay more flooding.



[#] Sat Apr 13 2024 16:00:34 EDT from Nurb432

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One of the parks i take the dogs, has the main state river going thru it and a trail that goes along side the river.  ( told that story before about how it washed away the town back around 2008  ).

I knew it would be a bit wet due to the rain we got, but took one of the dogs there today anyway. it must be at least 5' above flood stage. trail is flooded at our normal rest area ( 'picnic' area ), parking lot down by the 'public access dock', where we normally park is mostly gone. i suspect day or two ago it was totally underwater. The signs for the dock, underwater..  Wooded area, gone.  Main parking area, still there but its a little bit higher ground.   Sort of like the old days when the town was still there.  With the houses having a flood stain mark at the window line and town being flooded every spring. 

Picture for those who care below.  Normally the bank is 5+ feet down to the water there near the first bench. To the left is a gravel pit. That water was rushing across the trail towards it like a fire hydrant.  I bet the trail collapses at some point.  Further down a mile or so, it goes over a small stream that feeds the river. Bet its gone by now .  ( its a 4 mile trail ).  Trail normally isn't that wide, that spot has a large turn around area, not sure why, cant drive out there. walking only.

 



[#] Mon Apr 15 2024 19:34:16 EDT from Nurb432

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Bleh. 85 today..  Back yard still wet and muddy.. but more storms coming tomorow so had to mow too tall wet grass in freaking hot temps.

 

And more flood warnings Wednesday.. wtf... 



[#] Thu Apr 25 2024 22:19:29 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Oooh, I hate that. I had to do the same thing this week. Drove the lawnmower through mud and tore up a bunch of the grass. But there was no choice.


And tonight we're supposedly getting a freeze warning. Here in New York State, in April. WTF?

[#] Sun May 12 2024 12:34:36 EDT from Nurb432

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Was out near where i grew up this weekend, took the dog over to the river ( its not flooded now ).

Heading out, decided to go out the back way so i could see some actual country land again.  Saw a house for sale.   Painted flat black, dark brown trim.. perfect for someone like me.  3 bedroom 3 acre,1 story, 2 car detached garage thing ( a bit higher than most, which is good if you want a lift ).  Up against a still active farm.  ( lot of farm out there still, which is nice.  trees. crops.  no freaking warehouses or developments )

Looked up the price.  800k ..wtf...   house prices have gone to stupid levels ... 

 

Another down the street from it in 'town' ( if you want call it a town.. a stop sign. an old country store that closed up in the 90s  and a church, now 'town center' ). House is the same size as mine, perhaps a few years older ( early 50s is my guess ).. its 100k more than mine.. again..*wtf*



[#] Sun May 12 2024 20:12:45 EDT from msgrhys

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Sun May 12 2024 12:34:36 EDT from Nurb432
 
Painted flat black

 



[#] Mon May 13 2024 15:20:31 EDT from Nurb432

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Hey, having an all black Gothic mansion with an older Wednesday Addams at my side, would be perfect.



[#] Mon May 13 2024 23:47:54 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Wednesday Addams is pretty cool.  The current incarnation is eight years old and goes to my church.  Her dad is a friend of mine now (but he doesn't look like Gomez).  They are pretty cool people to hang out with.



[#] Sat May 18 2024 15:32:49 EDT from darknetuser

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2024-04-25 22:19 from IGnatius T Foobar
Oooh, I hate that. I had to do the same thing this week. Drove the
lawnmower through mud and tore up a bunch of the grass. But there was

no choice.

Get a scythe and a sharpening stone. It works great for trimming lawn down in complicate areas. I have one to keep the grass controlled in places where I cannot use a lawn mower nor bring the darlings. I them take the excess grass for the darlings. They love it. Yumm-Yumm.

[#] Sat May 18 2024 15:38:45 EDT from Nurb432

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New business idea "rent a goat".

"we will eat your grass for you"



[#] Sat May 18 2024 15:52:37 EDT from darknetuser

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2024-05-18 15:38 from Nurb432
New business idea "rent a goat".

"we will eat your grass for you"


I have thought about something similar at one point, actually, but insurance for the business in my country would be a nightmare. It is very hard to station an animal you own in a property you don't own.

[#] Sun May 26 2024 18:48:18 EDT from Nurb432

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So a few years ago i replaced my tank water heater with a tank-less.  Left the old flue in place as its attached to the roof. i really didnt feel like tearing it out, then putting in new decking etc..  Besides, its an extra outlet for air draft out of the room its in so no 'need' to seal it off. 

Fast forward a couple of years when we had the tornado that blew thru town late last spring. It dislodged the flue and or cap slightly and started to leak when it rains and blows heavy. ( but not in a mild rain ) Since it was minor and in the pipe its self, not the roof, and the weather was so bad, i just attached a bottle to the thing to collect water. Empty if it collects any, which wasn't often. With plans to climb up there and fix/tape/caulk/whatever in the fall before it got cool ( want it warm so whatever i put on it has a chance to seal ).    Got busy, was minor so put it off. 

Had a good storm today ( another coming tonight ), lots of wind, so it had a bit more water than normal  about 4" in the bottle. ( 2 liter bottle ).  No big deal, and as always just get a bucket, open the cap, then toss the water outside. 

But today i decided to drop the freaking bucket on the floor..   Yay mess. water alarms going off, bla bla ...  Not end of world mess but pisses me off mess. 

 

Ya, once we get past the rainy season, it gets sealed :) 

 



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