I will never understand why Trump got in but, like many things that happen in Wire, I will learn to live with it. All I ask is that you, every single one of you, vote your mind all the time. The truth is always what will set you free.
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Corwin: Can't wait to see the metallic blue. My brother had a 1964 1/2 Mustang in that colour.
Manual tranny is totally awesome, but I made do with my 350Turbo tranny in my Camaro. Those things are bullet-proof.
To light the tires up I'd put it in Neutral, rev it up right past the red-line, and drop it into Drive. I put a Posi-track differential into too, so it really launched.
I miss driving that car. I took it off the road back around 2005 when I bought my Harley 883 Sportster, and didn't need two Summer toys. I still have it... it's rusting in my backyard waiting for the right young fellah to adopt her and bring her back to her former glory. I didn't have the space in my garage to store it and also put a roof over my other toys plus my daily driver. It was sacrificed to the lawn Gods. Shame on me.
BUT... the Harley has it's advantages. Super easy to maintain, easy to store, and after 15 years and over 50,000 km it still looks and runs like new. Customized somewhat, of course.
Deb named her Lizzy... after Elizabeth Hurley (Hurley -- Harley). Har har.
Corwin: I was just thinking -- it's too bad you're so far away.
I'm pretty handy with a MigWelder -- I could see customizing that Ventura's hood with a Firebird-style hood-scoop. And I'd do that for free for my friends.
I haven't done any custom car stuff for quite some time now, and it's a lot of fun.
My last custom-job was my 77 Yamaha snowmobile a couple of years ago.
Here's what it looked like stock ---> corwin's Picture
As you can see, I love customized hood-scoops. Although on that sled they were necessary due to how much I souped-up that little 340cc motor. They prevent the motor from going Ka-BOOM (which I learned the hard way).
I got $1500 for that sled. A friend told me that I was insane thinking I could get that much for it... I said, "Yeah? Watch me!"
A collector up in Barrie bought it on sight -- didn't even haggle. He was looking for a smaller sled for his son, but something with some balls. Manufacturers don't make anything like that. But Corwin does. I told him, "This little rocket has your son's name on it". Racing on the trails I had embarrassed 900cc Thumdercats with that little 340.
BugHug: This might be the worst Christmas you have ever experienced...or it might be the one you remember for years to come for being unique. It's up to you how you want to remember this year.
BugHug: Mark brings over 2 keys and lets me know he is going to put them in a safe place because they open the rat trap that contains rat poison. I said "why 2 keys? It's not like rodents need a key. They don't even have opposable thumbs (looking confused). "It's to protect children from the poison my love" he patiently says. Oh yeah. The children.
I should probably not drink on Mondays.
(no children come to our house and the trap is nowhere a child could get to anyhow- not sure why Mark thought to tell me lol!)
BugHug: Saw these boots pop up on a site today Rocky- and I immediately thought of you
BugHug: My circa 80s honey oak hope chest with brass hardware (removed in the picture) has been updated with chalk paint and dark wax and spray painted the hardware black. What old is new again...or old again depending on how you look at the antiquing effect of chalk paint lol!
BugHug: It's hard to get these guys together for a picture. It's like herding cats (lol). Food does it every time. Left to right- Sam (mine), Tokin' (Mark's) and Nibbler (Mark's). Of course they're all ours now
BugHug: I saw an ad today on Marketplace for a rental room in Penticton in a large house by the lake. It specified "we are vegetarians so no cooking of flesh (flesh??!) or fish on the premises" I hope they get a renter with the same mindset they have. I was also wondering if their new tenant might go into the bathroom from time to time and turn the fan on to eat a ham sandwich like smokers did when the no smoking thing became a thing for rental properties. Will the landlords come downstairs and say they are sure they just smelled flesh through the heat vents? Will they whisper to their guests to blow their pepperoni pizza breath outside?
BugHug: I went for my first mammogram after treatment last Friday. The scar tissue from the surgery (even though there is no visible scar- thank you Dr Hwang!) prevented the radiologist from seeing all the breast tissue in the mammogram so I went for a breast ultrasound yesterday. Today I got a call from my family doctor letting me know they received the results of the ultrasound and asking me to be sure and book an appointment 6 months from now for an examination and, at that time, they will book my next mammogram/ultrasound. I told her I was confused. My oncologist examined me in July and I am booked for another one in January and every six months for the next 5 years. My oncologist also said I would get a mammogram every year for at least 5 years as well. So I'm thinking, wow, both my oncologist and my family doctor want me in for examinations every 6 months. That means I am going to be felt up every 3 months for the foreseeable future. That cannot be right! Turns out, as I'm sure you guessed, there has been zero communication between the oncologist's office and my family doctor. No need for family doctor to do the examinations or book for mammograms. Phew. My boob has been through so much already lol!
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BugHug: Thank you The real test will be in 5 years. I had a kind of breast cancer (triple negative- look it up) that does not have a lot of research findings just yet. I was lucky they found it right away so I guess I will be part of a study lol.
BugHug: I just have to gush about how wonderful this evening was. Mark's sons were here, one with his new girlfriend. She is awesome! Talk about someone who is right up my alley. The ham turned out beautifully, as did the Pioneer Woman au gratin potatoes and ACE pull-apart buns covered in melted butter. The steamed green beans and warmed up (store bought) pecan pie with French vanilla ice cream all turned out beautifully. My Sam cat is one smitten kitten- Brittany (Mark's son's girlfriend) knew exactly how to pet that boy. He followed her around like they needed their own room lol. Even Dallas (Mark's son who is a cook) raved about the food. I am not used to cooking for a family always being the one who was invited to the family dinners, not hosting them. I am so happy right now
BugHug: It is October and, as much as we love Hallowe'en, we also know we have 3 black (two with white) cats who like to go out in our yard (Sam may go beyond, no stopping that boy) so we will be keeping them inside that night. Anyone who has a black or black/mix cat please keep them inside on Hallowe'en. I won't go into detail as to what could happen - just don't let it happen to your kitty.
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BugHug in reply to Corwin: No not just a BC thing. I'm not sure if it's world-wide since I don't know how many countries celebrate Hallowe'en but black cats are definitely in danger that night. Kids and fireworks mostly
BugHug: Mark installed a microchip-operated cat door shortly after we moved in. It's been working great until recently.
Over the past week or so I have noticed the door will lock the boys in at random times. It's a "curfew" function you can use to set a time where, once they come in for the night, they're in until the curfew is off. We never purposely set this but I just realized we must have done something and now I have no idea when they're locked in until they sit and wait or cry to be let out. We'll figure it out, I'm sure, but in the meantime It's kind of fun to play with THEIR heads for once lol!
BugHug: This was literally posted for FREE on a local marketplace site for 25 minutes before I saw it and responded that we could come and get right away. He said you better hurry because 10 other people are interested. Thank goodness the guy only lives a 5 minute drive away as when Mark and Trevor showed up, 35 people were on their way lol! Mark is very mechanical so any repairs won't be difficult. Gotta love the price!
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Thosny: Okay that was a lousy answer. Technically this all started with a fellow named James Watt who basically measured the production of what a horse would accomplish with a 12-ft grinding wheel that required a certain amount of force to move.... All within a certain amount of time. That's one horsepower.
That's how the term wattage came about. Then of course that power can be measured from different areas. In a two-stroke motor the horsepower is measured at the end of the shaft in what we call torque power.
Aren't you glad you asked?
BugHug: Removing the roof on the shop and using the eavestrough as a beer holder. At least it's good for something lol!
BugHug: I love before and after pictures so thought I would share with you. The picture frames in the first picture were all different colours, styles and material. I decided to keep them and just paint them all the same colour so they match but are still unique.