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Musings

  • The last time I had to work this hard to extract information in a professional setting, I still listed “Speaks Russian” as a critical work skill.
  • I learned two things at work today:
    • First, I learned how to configure a new user in the application I’m trying to learn.
    • Second, I learned to always go to the men’s room prior to a budget meeting.
  • We went to a pre-opening evening at a new drive-in theater last night.   It was fun to sit under the stars, listen to the peepers in the trees compete with the movie, and try to stay awake after 10 PM.
  • Last weekend, I used the machete and the big honking string trimmer (The string measures as a caliber) to clear some of the overgrowth at the back of the property.  Irish Woman cautioned me to look out for snakes.  I was secretly hoping I’d find one so that I could have an excuse to not do the work.
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9 Comments

  1. John in Philly

     /  August 11, 2018

    I bet you could replace the plastic string on the big trimmer with stainless steel cable.
    A string trimmer that would cut down moderate trees.
    What could possibly go wrong!

    Reply
    • It’s been suggested by Irish Woman. It’s either a brilliant idea or she’s trying to cash in all that sweet, sweet life insurance

      Reply
  2. A NEW drive-in?

    Does Joe Bob Brigs know about this?

    Reply
  3. OldNFO

     /  August 11, 2018

    LOL on the first one… Sigh… BTDT And large caliber string trimmers DO work well, and will also eat right through the siding on the house… sigh!

    Reply
  4. JC

     /  August 11, 2018

    Not step on snek!

    Reply
  5. jon spencer

     /  August 13, 2018

    Bits of the strands of the stainless cable goes flying and imbeds itself in everything including the operators legs.

    Reply
  6. John in Philly

     /  August 14, 2018

    jon.
    With some degree of regret I will take the stainless steel cable idea off the table.
    I am pretty sure I hear the voice of experience.

    Reply

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