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Offline BFG

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10300 on: October 19, 2020, 02:27:45 pm »
Going back a page or 3 this little beastie is worth over R1-million.
Would make the whaler fly though
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10301 on: October 19, 2020, 08:53:12 pm »
It amazes me how many South Africans are in the States, even here in our small town and all over.
Hope you get that motor running again without spending too much.  :thumleft:
Iíve already started the process to make the move ... my folks stay in Connecticut. And I have a job that I can walk into ... so this Saffer is taking his family over ... just a few hoops (rather large ones) to jump through.


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One thing that I can tell, it is just so easy to find work here. Even if you in your early 50's looking like mid 60's  :peepwall:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10302 on: October 20, 2020, 01:26:02 am »
Going back a page or 3 this little beastie is worth over R1-million.
Would make the whaler fly though

 :eek7:  with that engine I'd get to the Bahamas in less than an hour  :ricky:  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10303 on: October 20, 2020, 01:32:58 am »
This afternoon I had the appointment with the root canal specialist.

Did I tell y'all that the "going rate" for the root canal job was quoted at $1 537.00?  :eek7:  :eek7:  :eek7:

Well the good news is that I won't be having to pay that, as I don't need another root canal done.  :sip:

The bad news is that the specialist reckons that he can't fix the tooth and it will have to come out.  >:(

Fok.  :xxbah:

It's the second molar, so getting it out will be a bitch I'm sure, and with that will be a hefty bill too. The last tooth was $300 something... so this one will be a bit more I am sure  :xxbah:

In the pic below it is the tooth on the left. Apparently the bone below the tooth is also vrot.



This bit here...  :deal:



Anyways... right now the abscess has subsided, so I guess the antibiotics did their job. And now I probably have a few weeks to save up the money for the extraction...  :sip:

Money I would much rather spend on fixing up the boat  :peepwall:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10304 on: October 20, 2020, 01:47:20 am »
But every cloud has a silver lining right?  :biggrin:

Going to the dentist meant that I got home nice and early. So I made use of the time to work on the boat (in the rain). Just one day after having bought the awning / sunshade / canopy jobbie and I am so glad I did.  :thumleft:  It was pissing down most of the day, but the boat was bone dry, and so was I working on it.

I removed the rub rail (that is the jobbie all along the side edge of the boat) and found several spots that are going to require some love...











Then I removed the side railings and the bow rail. I had noticed these metal plates on the side of the hull, but couldn't figure them out...



While removing the bow rail I noticed that the two front supports had machine screws and not wood screws... Then I figured it out... these two supports bolt right through the hull for maximum strength...  :deal:







So when I get to the reassembly I will not only buff up the brass plate jobbie, but I will also make sure that the internal section is solid, and I will fill it all up with 5200 marine sealant as well to prevent water ingress.  :thumleft:

All the screws and nuts and bolts are being kept in labelled zip lock bags in a plastic bin so that when reassembly time comes I can find the right hardware and not struggle too much. And all the pics I am taking will help me to remember where everything goes  :lol8:



So now the boat is 99% stripped. The only two items still to be removed are the bow eye and the pin in the front. Both are soaking in penetrating oil tonight, so hopefully they come out easily when I get to them  :deal:  :thumleft:



And all the stainless steel railings etc. are hanging over a branch in the big tree. Because space inside my workshop has become very limited  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

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Offline Karel84

Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10305 on: October 20, 2020, 07:04:24 am »
Well done uncle Gary. Can I just say that the perfectionist in you is apparent. The pic of the stripped boat under the gazebo is exactly centre!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10306 on: October 20, 2020, 08:21:21 am »
Well done uncle Gary. Can I just say that the perfectionist in you is apparent. The pic of the stripped boat under the gazebo is exactly centre!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10307 on: October 20, 2020, 10:23:17 am »
Nice going G... :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10308 on: October 20, 2020, 03:33:17 pm »
For those who like to argue that voting by mail is not safe...

Every mail-in ballot comes with a trackable barcode. I scanned my barcode on my phone today, and it tells me all information associated with my voter registration; this is just a partial snapshot.

As you can see, it shows me that my ballot was received but has not yet been counted. (They will only open and count on election day.)
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10309 on: October 20, 2020, 05:07:29 pm »
For those who like to argue that voting by mail is not safe...

Every mail-in ballot comes with a trackable barcode. I scanned my barcode on my phone today, and it tells me all information associated with my voter registration; this is just a partial snapshot.

As you can see, it shows me that my ballot was received but has not yet been counted. (They will only open and count on election day.)
WIll it show HOW you voted? IOW can you see that they recorded your vote as you actually voted? (Obviously you wont be able to see how someone else voted.)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10310 on: October 20, 2020, 06:19:43 pm »
I don't know - this is my first time tracking a mail ballot. I'll let you know on/after election day if it shows how I voted. Right now it shows my party affiliation. I am not a party member; this just reflects how you registered to vote. When you register to vote, you have 4 choices (if I remember correctly) - Democrat, Republican, Independent, or No Affiliation).

[Regardless of how you registered, you can vote however you like - I think it's just for statistical purposes? I.e., just because you registered as, say, Republican does not mean you have to vote Republican.]

I know no system is tamper-proof, and I know there are people trying to cheat the system. But I feel no real anxiety about that, I choose to believe that my vote will be counted accurately and fairly, despite all the political nonsense and mud-slinging with regard to the election.

There is no alternative - I believe its your duty to vote if you're a citizen, to the best of your ability. If you are able to vote and you choose not to, then (in my opinion) you lose all rights to bitch and complain about politics and politicians because you wasted your chance to try and make a difference.


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10311 on: October 20, 2020, 08:49:21 pm »
Torrential rain outside, wind is howling.

Trying to find a little peace and zen this afternoon while dealing with COVID research.

 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10312 on: October 20, 2020, 10:14:14 pm »
Mr. Zog called. Now. He just chipped a tooth. He is in pain. I got him a dental appointment for tomorrow morning.

I. GIVE. UP.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10313 on: October 20, 2020, 10:19:34 pm »
Mr. Zog called. Now. He just chipped a tooth. He is in pain. I got him a dental appointment for tomorrow morning.

I. GIVE. UP.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10314 on: October 21, 2020, 12:34:56 am »
Fuck me.  :xxbah: :lamer:

I ate a piece of dried banana, in a "healthy" snack pack for lunch. A fucking piece of BANANA  :xxbah:

Maybe I should just stick to the softer but more "unhealthy" things like hotdogs or burgers  :peepwall:


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10315 on: October 21, 2020, 04:06:21 am »
Eish, Mr Z !
I feel for you.
My downfall in doing dental damage has been soft, chewy toffee.
The toffee finds the filling it fancies and pulls it out.

(I remember watching a video of a German or Austrian man doing his own dental work with a Dremel and epoxy putty...!)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10316 on: October 21, 2020, 04:12:56 am »
Fuck me.  :xxbah: :lamer:

I ate a piece of dried banana, in a "healthy" snack pack for lunch. A fucking piece of BANANA  :xxbah:

Maybe I should just stick to the softer but more "unhealthy" things like hotdogs or burgers  :peepwall:


eish  :lamer:

Here goes...  :peepwall:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10317 on: October 21, 2020, 09:07:01 am »
...
My downfall in doing dental damage has been soft, chewy toffee.
The toffee finds the filling it fancies and pulls it out.
...

Jelly babies... I kid you not.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10318 on: October 22, 2020, 07:58:48 pm »
Finished today - Book 33 of 2020
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10319 on: October 22, 2020, 11:39:57 pm »
Some fast boats.
Have bike, will ride.