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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8660 on: December 02, 2019, 09:37:33 am »
Carb is looking OK but not as great.  Lemon juice cooking would have given it that NEW look. :peepwall: :pot: :laughing4:
Time to invest in a small hotplate that you can cook it inside the shed.
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Jy gaan baie geld maak want daar is baie stupid ouens daar buite met 10 duime. :thumleft:


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8661 on: December 02, 2019, 10:20:47 am »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8662 on: December 02, 2019, 10:35:27 am »
I think Murray and Craftman comes out of the same factory. Briggs&Stratton builds them and they make a few mowers with different names. Same as with the rideon mowers they make. Off course they all have Breek&Start engines in.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8663 on: December 02, 2019, 11:00:44 am »
...Time to invest in a small hotplate that you can cook it inside the shed.


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8664 on: December 02, 2019, 11:04:18 am »
Mrs. Zog, sorry for the hi-jack but I have good news. After months of moping around and just missing a dachshund, we put our hands up and now we only have 2 weeks and 2 days to wait for this little mob to arrive. The one on the left is Zorro and the one at the bottom is Sally. The other one is called "Fatty" for now, but we are only taking Zorro and Sally.

I can't wait... 8)

PS. No petting zoo at my house....just saying... :patch:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8665 on: December 02, 2019, 11:15:09 am »
Mrs. Zog, sorry for the hi-jack but I have good news. After months of moping around and just missing a dachshund, we put our hands up and now we only have 2 weeks and 2 days to wait for this little mob to arrive. The one on the left is Zorro and the one at the bottom is Sally. The other one is called "Fatty" for now, but we are only taking Zorro and Sally.

I can't wait... 8)

PS. No petting zoo at my house....just saying... :patch:

Awwwwwww congratulations @BigEd, they're beautiful!! Daschies are adorable, my sister also almost nabbed a young 'un this weekend.

No petting zoo, you say? Sooooo.... can I come chat about model trains?
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8666 on: December 02, 2019, 11:50:04 am »
Nice score!! And fantastic job on the first mower, it looks great :thumleft:

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« Reply #8667 on: December 02, 2019, 01:17:51 pm »
No petting zoo, you say? Sooooo.... can I come chat about model trains?

No.... :peepwall:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8668 on: December 02, 2019, 01:18:30 pm »
Wise man  :laughing4:

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« Reply #8669 on: December 02, 2019, 02:24:33 pm »
No petting zoo, you say? Sooooo.... can I come chat about model trains?

No.... :peepwall:

Apple products?  :pot:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8670 on: December 02, 2019, 02:27:03 pm »
No petting zoo, you say? Sooooo.... can I come chat about model trains?

No.... :peepwall:

Apple products?  :pot:

No... :peepwall: :pot:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8671 on: December 02, 2019, 04:13:54 pm »
Mrs. Zog, sorry for the hi-jack but I have good news. After months of moping around and just missing a dachshund, we put our hands up and now we only have 2 weeks and 2 days to wait for this little mob to arrive. The one on the left is Zorro and the one at the bottom is Sally. The other one is called "Fatty" for now, but we are only taking Zorro and Sally.

I can't wait... 8)

PS. No petting zoo at my house....just saying... :patch:

Awwww beautiful!!! Counting those days I bet! Congratulations! I saw a picture on the internet a while ago that said, "Dashies break your heart and then pee on the shards."  ;D I think this is true for all dogs (or all beloved pets) though.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8672 on: December 02, 2019, 06:58:09 pm »
For the lawnmower bike lift


 

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« Reply #8673 on: December 02, 2019, 07:41:31 pm »
Awwww beautiful!!! Counting those days I bet! Congratulations! I saw a picture on the internet a while ago that said, "Dashies break your heart and then pee on the shards."  ;D I think this is true for all dogs (or all beloved pets) though.

Counting the minutes actually.

Doxies are just special...
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8674 on: December 03, 2019, 01:29:02 am »
For the lawnmower bike lift




That is also a nice idea.  :thumleft:

Right now I am toying with this idea though, it's cheaper and I am just figuring out how I can make it "collapsible" so that I can put it away when a hurricane comes and I need the space for my boat.  :sip:
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« Reply #8675 on: December 03, 2019, 01:41:34 am »
This evening I got home with just a few minutes if daylight left.


So after feeding the squirrels (it's going to get really cold tonight (4 deg C  :eek7: ) so the little furry fuckers will need all the sustenance they can get) I headed into my workshop for a few minutes. The "new" mower has been on my mind all day...

But first I needed to get it up onto the little table. The table surface is too small, so I used a scrap piece of wood to make it bigger. Just screwed it down. Then I used two old bits of plank and a couple of reclaimed hinges to attach the planks to the table surface. Then I pushed the mower up the ramp (the planks) and onto the table.

I turned the engine by turning the blade under the mower. It turned just fine, so I know the engine wasn't seized  :thumleft: So I pulled out the spark plug and put it back into its holder, clamped it to the steel of the engine and pulled the starter rope. The spark plug sparked  :biggrin:

I put the plug back into the head, and pulled off the air filter and the filter bracket. Then I sprayed just a little bit of fuel into the carb and pulled the rope again. On the second pull the engine fired right up  :ricky:

That's when I decided to call it a night and closed up shop. Now I KNOW I can get that mower running, with minimal cost. It can only be a dirty fuel problem...  :lol8:

I didn't take any pics, sorry y'all.  :peepwall:   I'll try remember to get some next time I get a chance to get into the workshop  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8676 on: December 03, 2019, 01:44:34 am »
As mentioned above, tonight we are getting really cold.


The temp will drop to around 4 deg C tonight, with a max of around 11 tomorrow. A big cold front passed through today.

But that's ok, it will slowly warm up during the rest of the week and by the weekend it will be warmer again, shorts and t-shirt warm  :biggrin:

But for the rest of this week I'll be wearing jeans and a fleece-top to work  :peepwall:
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« Reply #8677 on: December 03, 2019, 05:42:38 am »
Nice Mr Zoggie - I hope you get to sell those mowers quite easily and quickly again once they are fixed.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8678 on: December 03, 2019, 08:55:04 am »
As mentioned above, tonight we are getting really cold.


The temp will drop to around 4 deg C tonight, with a max of around 11 tomorrow. A big cold front passed through today.

But that's ok, it will slowly warm up during the rest of the week and by the weekend it will be warmer again, shorts and t-shirt warm  :biggrin:

But for the rest of this week I'll be wearing jeans and a fleece-top to work  :peepwall:



That's something that I really appreciate all the time.

Being in a place where temps of 4deg minimum and 11deg max is rated as really cold.

They can keep their bloody minuses!  :o
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8679 on: December 04, 2019, 07:46:36 am »
Baobabs

meet BOB, BOB is a decendant of the great Sunland Baobab that fell over and split in 2016/17. BOB was a sprout taken from the great tree and is now doing well after a couple of years. BOB was brought back to Gauteng after a family holiday and that winter went dormant and has been ever since apart from two leaves last spring.

BOB, may you live long and prosper - you have great genes  :biggrin:

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Your Baobab from seed is growing aggressively, BOB is only around 21cm.


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