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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!

    • 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

  2. A NEW drive-in?

    Does Joe Bob Brigs know about this?

  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!

    • Yeah, going to try to be careful with that thing. So far, I’ve learned that long pants are a must.

  4. JC

     /  August 11, 2018

    Not step on snek!

  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.

  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.

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