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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7320 on: June 05, 2019, 06:21:20 am »
I'm like a little boy waiting for Father Christmas to come  :drif:


Sure you are  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7321 on: June 05, 2019, 06:22:49 am »
Lekker Gary... enjoy it when it gets to you!

What are the ramifications of registering / licencing an import? How about emission control and all that stuff?
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7322 on: June 05, 2019, 06:39:54 am »
Lekker Gary... enjoy it when it gets to you!

What are the ramifications of registering / licencing an import? How about emission control and all that stuff?

I am sure that that will be a whole blog thread for us to read and enjoy... and sympathise.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7323 on: June 05, 2019, 06:40:40 am »
I cannot begin to imagine the excitement you must be feeling. :biggrin: I hope you get to ride your bike again very soon, and enjoy that thrill. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7324 on: June 05, 2019, 06:50:36 am »
Lekker man - SO HAPPY for you  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7325 on: June 05, 2019, 07:21:18 am »
Some of you who know me will remember that I restored a 1981 Honda XL500S years ago back in SA.
.........but I even did a very lekker trip with a bunch of WD's from Pretoria down to Waterval Boven along the train lines......

lekker Gary! - here ya go: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=176487.msg3291383#msg3291383


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7326 on: June 05, 2019, 08:43:08 am »
Yup.


Yurt is a moerofa nice guy.


I have ridden since about age 13 or 14 too, and not riding at times really sucks.

The other thing, especially for you, is that it will be a bit of a zen thing now, being able to just even ride a few miles.



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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7327 on: June 05, 2019, 11:00:23 am »
I can almost feel your excitement at getting that scoot back. Complete wiff GP plate too! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7328 on: June 05, 2019, 04:01:12 pm »
Registering the bike in US will be interesting. Each state has their own set of rules, hope Florida is one that works.  It is close to the 30 years old to be able to call it an antique which would make it easier I think. Could run under temp import for 12 months, that would get you to 29 years. Good luck on it all,
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7329 on: June 05, 2019, 04:17:23 pm »
Great news about your bike!

Unfortunately my contribution is not bike related but mught inspire you!

I especially like the  "shape shifter tool."\

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7330 on: June 05, 2019, 08:58:36 pm »
So I went to the supermarket this morning, only wanted to dash in quickly and grab some milk. Came past the meat section and HOLY COW LAMB!

Lamb on sale! Nice organic lamb from New Zealand. It's almost never on sale, that's why I never buy it, it's beastly expensive. On sale today for $2 per pound. I cleaned out their entire stock. I scored 5 pounds! 

Mr. Zog is very happy.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7331 on: June 05, 2019, 09:44:43 pm »
$2 a pound = R30/450g = R66-67 /kg.
That's half the price in my Spar - for local lamb !
NZ must be dumping meat in the USA....  >:(

Tweet Donald T and have him tear up any agreements with NZ immediately.  ;D
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7332 on: June 05, 2019, 09:46:05 pm »
That was about R150 for 2.26kg (5pounds)!  :thumleft: Enjoy that you guys.

PS: what is the price normally?
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« Reply #7333 on: June 05, 2019, 09:51:31 pm »
Depending on what kind you get, lamb chops or stew meat or a leg of lamb, whatever - anywhere between $8 to $20 a pound.

I bought lamb neck for stew, it's normally $7.99 per pound.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7334 on: June 06, 2019, 04:28:24 am »
For the way you guys work hard, this is just a fortuitous event to make ends meat !

Enjoy !

I have on occasion bought frozen sliced turkey legs (from USA) at my Spar for under $2 a kilogram
and made mean curry or casserole with it. 
The only sheep meat I have seen at anywhere nearly that price has been frozen mutton,
also excellent for a stew or my signature lamb with butter beans and green beans stew...

Ingredients:
750g Lamb pieces -neck, short rib, shin etc. (1.5 pounds)
410g Tin butter beans (14 oz)
250g fresh or frozen sliced green beans  (1 cup)
5ml   Olive oil
1 cube mutton stock
1 cube garlic + herb stock
Salt + pepper

Method:
Fry the lamb in a little olive oil until browned.
Add 500ml boiling water and stock cubes.
Turn down heat to lowest setting.
Cook very slowly for about 6 hours.
(NB:  The liquid should only steam, not bubble at all.)
Remove and let cool overnight. 

Skim off surface fat and return pot to stove 1-2 hours before serving.
Drain the gravy liquid into a blender and add half the tinned beans (with juice) *
Blend until creamy and return to pot, pouring over meat. 
Bring to the boil and add rest of butter beans and the green beans.
Cover pot and simmer for 15-30 min.
When green beans are soft, remove from stove.
Season to taste and serve.
Serves 4-6.

*Hint: 
If I don't have (or don't want to dirty up a blender) I usually drain the can of beans into a sieve.
I select out the damaged butter beans.
I mash the broken beans very well with a fork, adding the juice from the tin to give it the consistency of cream.
Add more of the drained meat gravy if needs be.
When smooth and thick, return it all to the pot with the meat and simmer.

I have also sometimes cooked the green beans separately before adding in the end,
but I hate tossing any flavour away in a cooking process, so minimise the cooking water and return to the pot with the beans.
This works very well if you are making larger quantities, where you can re-use the green bean water each batch.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7335 on: June 06, 2019, 04:32:47 am »
BTW, I also will use mashed / liquidised butter beans into meat gravy as  substitute for cream where guests have a dairy allergy.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7336 on: June 06, 2019, 04:11:43 pm »
I do have some green beans in my fridge's veggie drawer right now... coincidence? I think not! Thanks for the recipe, printed and saved!
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7337 on: June 07, 2019, 03:02:52 am »
Great news about your bike!

Unfortunately my contribution is not bike related but mught inspire you!

I especially like the  "shape shifter tool."\



I actually have one of those "shape shifter" tools, I found it while still working as a handyman at a clean-out.  :thumleft:

I'll try remember to get a pic of it this weekend.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7338 on: June 07, 2019, 03:05:24 am »
Registering the bike in US will be interesting. Each state has their own set of rules, hope Florida is one that works.  It is close to the 30 years old to be able to call it an antique which would make it easier I think. Could run under temp import for 12 months, that would get you to 29 years. Good luck on it all,
 :ricky:

Thanks for the info Bob  :thumleft:

I'll pop into the local DMV when I get a chance and try find out...  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #7339 on: June 07, 2019, 03:13:30 am »
It was hot again today... but a late afternoon thundershower cooled things off nicely  :biggrin:

It was a shorter day today, I only booked 9 hours. But that's ok because I was tired.

Tomorrow I start early again, and my schedule is very full. I'll finish off my day opposite the Kennedy Space Centre in Titusville servicing the water treatment system at one of the County parks. It is right on the water (Indian River) so maybe I'll throw a line in for a few minutes when I am done working before I drive home.

I'm "on call" again this weekend, and on Monday and Tuesday I'll be in Bartow again to finish off the install job there. But this weekend I want to try and get as many of the shutters fixed with the 2x4's that I cut for them.

The Boss gets back from Ecuador this weekend too, it will be good to have him back. Did I tell y'all he went there on a mission with his church?

I'm rambling... need to go to bed.  :deal:
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