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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    Hi.

    We have now been house sitting and looking after a cat for 4 weeks now, Thelma tendered the small garden plot from the first day at the house and looks like the owner will return at the end of the week and reap the crop. Attachment 57269
    Nice, looks good.

    On another note, you know how you get those sticks about 1 0r 2 inches in diameter that are just a bit long to fit the fire place. Resist the urge to just chop it in half, one half invariably flies up and hits you in the head...like a bit did today. Talk about hurt and now I have a fine lump just to the side of my right eye.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    No that repair is quite old now. Best shot I had of the focsle. Which is ....,















    .........









    .................over my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Nice, looks good.

    On another note, you know how you get those sticks about 1 0r 2 inches in diameter that are just a bit long to fit the fire place. Resist the urge to just chop it in half, one half invariably flies up and hits you in the head...like a bit did today. Talk about hurt and now I have a fine lump just to the side of my right eye.
    headwound.jpg
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Nice, looks good.

    On another note, you know how you get those sticks about 1 0r 2 inches in diameter that are just a bit long to fit the fire place. Resist the urge to just chop it in half, one half invariably flies up and hits you in the head...like a bit did today. Talk about hurt and now I have a fine lump just to the side of my right eye.
    A sticky situation!

    I keep a stick bucket by my side and as they fly up, I just head them into the bucket, as the crowd in my head roars their approval. You should try it! At worst your head will end up looking like a blackberry but perseverance leads to glory and by the end of the day, you'll see stars galore! I accompany this job with music which encourages me to flick the occasional offcut into the bucket with the bum. Night Fever by the Bee Gees works well but start with something simpler, like I'm a Little Teapot.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Oh, how were we supposed to know where your head's at?







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    I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    A sticky situation!

    I keep a stick bucket by my side and as they fly up, I just head them into the bucket, as the crowd in my head roars their approval. You should try it! At worst your head will end up looking like a blackberry but perseverance leads to glory and by the end of the day, you'll see stars galore! I accompany this job with music which encourages me to flick the occasional offcut into the bucket with the bum. Night Fever by the Bee Gees works well but start with something simpler, like I'm a Little Teapot.

    Rick
    I'm a little teapot, short and stout.
    Here is my handle, here is my....
    Well bugger me, I'm a sugarbowl!
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    If you use that version, your head'll look like a blackberry sooner rather than later! It's all about the rhythm ....

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    But you might now!
    A background rendition of `Put Another Log on the Fire' might have helped .... although those old songs can grate.
    I like it - cinders Samoa!

    Rick
    "Put Another Log on the Fire" might grate but dose ol' songs 'bout logs got rhythm...

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    What's that hiding under the tables book, some kind of kinky implement?

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    Got the stitch out of my back this morning. The growth was non-sinister.
    Got a flu shot while I was there...it's free to old farts.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by HS View Post
    "Put Another Log on the Fire" might grate but dose ol' songs 'bout logs got rhythm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    What's that hiding under the tables book, some kind of kinky implement?
    It's a logistical anachronism.

    Rick

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    But of course, how could I have missed that...

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    We all forget to log on from time to time....

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    Not sure, you could be out on a limb there.

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    Took me a second to twig .....

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    2 pages, and apart from WX's nasty bump, I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

    despite the virus, everything is normal then.......
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Hi,

    One of the things that we have found over the 20 years that we have been house sitting is that we should expect the unexpected. The house that we are currently sitting needed the lawns mowed so I used the new battery powered lawnmower. I found it to be completely useless because it is so quite you cannot annoy the neighborhood on Sunnday morning and it doesn't have a led headlight so you can use it after you arrive home at night. Apart from those problems it was a ver.y good lawnmower and I was able to complete both front and backyard lawns on one charge of the 36volt 4ah battery.

    Bruce 20200414_152257.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    2 pages, and apart from WX's nasty bump, I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

    despite the virus, everything is normal then.......
    Find a log, whack yourself on the head with it until close to comatose and join in!!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    Hi,

    One of the things that we have found over the 20 years that we have been house sitting is that we should expect the unexpected. The house that we are currently sitting needed the lawns mowed so I used the new battery powered lawnmower. I found it to be completely useless because it is so quite you cannot annoy the neighborhood on Sunnday morning and it doesn't have a led headlight so you can use it after you arrive home at night. Apart from those problems it was a ver.y good lawnmower and I was able to complete both front and backyard lawns on one charge of the 36volt 4ah battery.

    Bruce 20200414_152257.jpg
    Like that!!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Find a log, whack yourself on the head with it until close to comatose and join in!!

    Rick
    Unless perhaps we can devise a way to truncate the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    2 pages, and apart from WX's nasty bump, I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

    despite the virus, everything is normal then.......
    That's because Rick has gone barking mad, nuts, you know, rooted... or maybe I'm just being a sap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    That's because Rick has gone barking mad, nuts, you know, rooted... or maybe I'm just being a sap.
    Oi, that's getting a bit thorny isn't it, blossom? Ah, I ent gettin' deciduous, I know you're only takin' the pith!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    Hi,

    One of the things that we have found over the 20 years that we have been house sitting is that we should expect the unexpected. The house that we are currently sitting needed the lawns mowed so I used the new battery powered lawnmower. I found it to be completely useless because it is so quite you cannot annoy the neighborhood on Sunnday morning and it doesn't have a led headlight so you can use it after you arrive home at night. Apart from those problems it was a ver.y good lawnmower and I was able to complete both front and backyard lawns on one charge of the 36volt 4ah battery.

    Bruce 20200414_152257.jpg
    I've been using a Stihl electric mower on a gardening job I do. It's great. Full sized, plenty of power. Self propelled even. The customer has gone to all cordless electric Stihl tools. All are good. Plenty of power and good battery life. Brush cutter, hedgers long and short chainsaws, blower. I'm most impressed with them. Stihl using a petrol ride on for the bigger lawns though.

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    Last edited by Phil Y; 04-14-2020 at 04:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    That's because Rick has gone barking mad, nuts, you know, rooted... or maybe I'm just being a sap.
    Leaf it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Got the stitch out of my back this morning. The growth was non-sinister.
    Got a flu shot while I was there...it's free to old farts.
    Bloody sore arm today and feeling a little woozy....I think I will take it easy for a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Oi, that's getting a bit thorny isn't it, blossom? Ah, I ent gettin' deciduous, I know you're only takin' the pith!

    Rick
    And neither will you get a rhizome out of me, I'm no sucker and will maintain my composture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    And neither will you get a rhizome out of me, I'm no sucker and will maintain my composture.
    So you are not just a stick in the mud then?
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    I think it might be time to put this discussion through the mulcher!

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    There should be a splinter group just for this . Goes totally against the grain as far as I'm concerned. Barking mad the lot of you.

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    Get thee to a punnery, why woulds't thou be a sower of splinters?

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    Last edited by HS; 04-14-2020 at 11:17 PM.

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    Yep, time to branch out...

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    O'Phil-Y-a

    Phil's Irish branch of the family

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    I've had quite enough of fallen trees, leaves branches and bark (another one today …..creak….crash!), chainsaws, mulchers, splitters, and now stacking to take part in such frivolity..

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    I've had a sh!t day too. Crappy week actually.

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