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Old 09-28-20, 07:24 PM
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make sure you get an awesome one!

bought the kobalt 40 volt. What took me an hour to do with a hand saw took me 10 mins with the new saw.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
2' ? crazy!!

We get to put out 4' max here.

2 feet is annoying, the part I can’t wrap my head around is the fact they have to be wrapped with twine. And leave have to be in a paper bag, maximum 5 bags at one time.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I have no idea. I ended injections in July and I wasn’t due for a checkup until December but my vision worsened even more a week ago. Doc seems pretty concerned; I know I am. I can see very little out of my left eye anymore.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
bought the kobalt 40 volt. What took me an hour to do with a hand saw took me 10 mins with the new saw.
I have a Greenworks 40 volt, and it's perfect for my limited saw needs. I bought that before the mower, otherwise I may have considered the higher volt Kobalt, simply because.. Well. Matchy-matchy is important.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I have no idea. I ended injections in July and I wasn’t due for a checkup until December but my vision worsened even more a week ago. Doc seems pretty concerned; I know I am. I can see very little out of my left eye anymore.
Dangit. Thinking positive.
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You should have called me. I’m an expert chainsaw operator.
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The '86 GTI was pretty good for the 10 years I owned it, but it did have one memorable failure - fuel pumps. There was, IIRC a transfer pump in the gas tank, and another up front for the injection system. The transfer pump went out, which then took out the main pump. Same thing happened to the 91 Passat we bought for my wife. Turns out the giveaway was a buzzing sound. Anyhow, ended up having to have each car towed to the dealer, and of course neither was under warranty anymore. The Passat also had an electrical problem in the heater/ventilation panel - it would short out, leaving you with no fan or way to control the ventilation. We replaced it twice in 10 years of owning it.

By contrast, Mrs. GeneJockey's 2001 Toyota Sienna just keeps running, and running, and running. And my 2014 Dodge also just keeps running, and running, and running. Cars are so much more reliable now.
Mine was pretty reliable, but began to burn oil some time in the mid 90s and was supplanted by a V6 Accord as my wife’s commuter. I had been relegated to a Taurus wagon by this time because I had primary kid responsibility.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I have no idea. I ended injections in July and I wasn’t due for a checkup until December but my vision worsened even more a week ago. Doc seems pretty concerned; I know I am. I can see very little out of my left eye anymore.
Not good. I assume this is one of those blood vessel proliferation things in the retina. Sorry to hear and I hope things stabilize.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I have no idea. I ended injections in July and I wasn’t due for a checkup until December but my vision worsened even more a week ago. Doc seems pretty concerned; I know I am. I can see very little out of my left eye anymore.
Sorry to hear that, best of luck on a positive outcome.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I have a Greenworks 40 volt, and it's perfect for my limited saw needs. I bought that before the mower, otherwise I may have considered the higher volt Kobalt, simply because.. Well. Matchy-matchy is important.

I already have a kobalt 40 volt bush trimmer and weed whacker so matchy-matchy is very important.
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Did all this today with a hand saw. I learned later that in order to bulk to pick it up it has to be cut to two feet portions and wrapped in twine. I am off to buy a chain saw.
For those little shrubs a sawzall will do. Unless you just need an excuse to get a chainsaw.
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Mine was pretty reliable, but began to burn oil some time in the mid 90s and was supplanted by a V6 Accord as my wife’s commuter. I had been relegated to a Taurus wagon by this time because I had primary kid responsibility.
my condolences. I hope you weren't too traumatised by having to drive one of those.
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For those little shrubs a sawzall will do. Unless you just need an excuse to get a chainsaw.
Never mind.
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For those little shrubs a sawzall will do. Unless you just need an excuse to get a chainsaw.

The tree limbs were about 6 inches in diameter i got wore out cutting those with a hand saw in 2 feet increments.

Plan on cutting trees down on thursday. We want the fir trees gone. Apparently copper heads are really common in my neighborhood so trying to eliminate hiding places. Plus Amelia likes to go every where she should not.
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my condolences. I hope you weren't too traumatised by having to drive one of those.
I had a second-hand Taurus wagon for a couple of years. It was kind of rough, but I got it cheap. I remember repairing the radiator in the driveway during mid-winter. Brrr.
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Flu shot is nothing.

Try the Shingrix. Now that's something you may notice. I sure did.

You are too young for that, wait a few years.
That for shingles? I had a case of that at 37, interestingly my youngest also had them before starting 1st grade 2 years ago
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It may be illegal to have such discussions in Central New York.
Otto is definitely orange
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Understood. This stuff is so personal. Took me two/three weeks to work up the nerve to inject myself for the first time, even using the 'dart 'n click' syringes. However, once it sunk in that I had no choice (life sentence), I just got on with it. I was lucky: the first time I jabbed myself, I got it right so no pain.
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I have no idea. I ended injections in July and I wasn’t due for a checkup until December but my vision worsened even more a week ago. Doc seems pretty concerned; I know I am. I can see very little out of my left eye anymore.
Man that sucks. Hope they can figure something out for ya.
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This evening's activity: walking (dumb)

It's sooooo sllloowww compared to cycling. Takes forever to get anywhere.

There was a cyclist doing laps there. He was listening to music. Not in his ear, but out loud, like a motorcycle. wut Is that a thing now?

Pre-hydration: 20-30 gulps under the faucet. No measurement available.

No water taken or needed during the 1.5 hour walk.
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I was invited to a ride at the coast 70 miles from home. I declined even though it's going to be 105 here tomorrow. I'll try to get up early and ride here.
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This evening's activity: walking (dumb)

It's sooooo sllloowww compared to cycling. Takes forever to get anywhere.

There was a cyclist doing laps there. He was listening to music. Not in his ear, but out loud, like a motorcycle. wut Is that a thing now?

Pre-hydration: 20-30 gulps under the faucet. No measurement available.

No water taken or needed during the 1.5 hour walk.

did you do intervals?
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Speaking of loud music, how can you not hear a train horn?

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easiest tire change ever. Tire popped right off the rim with one tire lever, and my thumbs didn’t even get sore putting it back on.
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