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Old 07-07-21, 07:31 AM
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The SportWagen is in the shop getting the intake valves cleaned. They loaned me a loaded up Jetta. Can't wait to get the SportWagen back.
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It is disgustingly hot out there. I'm sitting in my office with my shirt off and the video off on this zoom call.
One of the great joys of WFH is shirtless conference calls (camera off of course). Wearing a tank top all day like captain scumbag is pretty nice too.
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One of the great joys of WFH is shirtless conference calls (camera off of course). Wearing a tank top all day like captain scumbag is pretty nice too.
We have video phones here and I once started a morning call with a mid-level admin person while shirtless. Fortunately, she took it in stride.
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Tree trimmer showed up yesterday. $2800.00 later.


Hopefully, the contractor will come and remove the landscaping soon. Since I'm pushing the mower, I'd rather not cut around all that junk.
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We have video phones here and I once started a morning call with a mid-level admin person while shirtless. Fortunately, she took it in stride.
Are you the new Pepsi guy?
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Tree trimmer showed up yesterday. $2800.00 later.


Hopefully, the contractor will come and remove the landscaping soon. Since I'm pushing the mower, I'd rather not cut around all that junk.
Trees are more expensive than dogs.
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Also, on the way home from work yesterday, the Avalanche developed a vibration in the front end. Also seemed to be struggling in local traffic, like I was pulling an invisible parachute. Once home I could smell the brake lining and boiled fluid. Hung drivers caliper. The Lazer thermometer read 475 degrees after 10 minutes of cooling time. No Tuesday night ride again for 4 weeks in a row. The folks that did ride got caught in a pretty bad T-storm.
I need to make a pressure bleeder for bleeding it's brakes. It's almost impossible to get all the air out of the system with gravity bleeding.
Luckily I knew it was coming when the passenger side did it, and already had the replacement part on hand,, plus a quart of new fluid.
Oddly, it never rained @ my place.

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Trees are more expensive than dogs.
And How! 2 years ago I received a price of $850.00 to do this job on the trees.. Man am I kicking myself for not doing it then!
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Are you the new Pepsi guy?
Don't get the reference.
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Think next week I'm going to pull the gutter guard, and clean the gutters out.
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Don't get the reference.
Well, neither did I. Should have said "Diet Coke Guy."

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And How! 2 years ago I received a price of $850.00 to do this job on the trees.. Man am I kicking myself for not doing it then!
My guy quoted me $200 to trim the trees at my office.
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My guy quoted me $200 to trim the trees at my office.
will he travel?
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He's "my guy." I'm not letting him get away.
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He's "my guy." I'm not letting him get away.
You made that too easy.

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And How! 2 years ago I received a price of $850.00 to do this job on the trees.. Man am I kicking myself for not doing it then!
I just got quotes on a couple of pines, one of them is on my neighbor's property but significantly overhangs my house, that one is $3K, the other is in the back of my property on the wood line, that one is $500 it's amazing how much proximity to a house changes things.
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I just got quotes on a couple of pines, one of them is on my neighbor's property but significantly overhangs my house, that one is $3K, the other is in the back of my property on the wood line, that one is $500 it's amazing how much proximity to a house changes things.
Can't just let the stuff fall on a house.

Back in about 2000, we built a house, and when it was done started on the pool. There were three big Elm trees in the back where the pool was going that had to come out. The pool company said, "We got this." I said, "Don't let those trees fall on the house."

Later that day, I got a call from the wife. Two things happened that day. You know the first. The second was that the guy taking down the trees ran over my then 2 year old son's ball and popped it. Not sure which one caused more tears.
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If it's 11 speed compatible, it will have a 1.8mm spacer on the freehub. If that spacer is not there, an 11 speed cassette won't fit on there without modification.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cazQt5oleo4

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And that's even without mentioning that when I hit the top of Leith Hill and started the descent, I spun up to 45 virtual mph and a noise started, at a buzzing that got louder and louder. I looked at the flywheel on the Kickr Snap, and one of those tape chevrons was coming loose and hitting the base, and maybe the floor, every time it went around, and it was going around REALLY FAST! I thought maybe I could press it back down by pushing it back down with a cloth, starting from the 'stuck down' side and moving across, but the whole thing just came off. I don't know whether those are decorative or functional, but everything seemed fine the rest of the ride.
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And that's even without mentioning that when I hit the top of Leith Hill and started the descent, I spun up to 45 virtual mph and a noise started, at a buzzing that got louder and louder. I looked at the flywheel on the Kickr Snap, and one of those tape chevrons was coming loose and hitting the base, and maybe the floor, every time it went around, and it was going around REALLY FAST! I thought maybe I could press it back down by pushing it back down with a cloth, starting from the 'stuck down' side and moving across, but the whole thing just came off. I don't know whether those are decorative or functional, but everything seemed fine the rest of the ride.
Definitely living on the edge.
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The SportWagen is in the shop getting the intake valves cleaned. They loaned me a loaded up Jetta. Can't wait to get the SportWagen back.
Too fast for you?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Can't just let the stuff fall on a house.

Back in about 2000, we built a house, and when it was done started on the pool. There were three big Elm trees in the back where the pool was going that had to come out. The pool company said, "We got this." I said, "Don't let those trees fall on the house."

Later that day, I got a call from the wife. Two things happened that day. You know the first. The second was that the guy taking down the trees ran over my then 2 year old son's ball and popped it. Not sure which one caused more tears.
Ugh.

We're pushing the neighbors pretty hard to have the pine on their property dropped. It's probably in the neighborhood of 110 feet tall and would do some serious damage if it came down.
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The SportWagen is in the shop getting the intake valves cleaned. They loaned me a loaded up Jetta. Can't wait to get the SportWagen back.

Too many bells and whistles?
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Tree trimmer showed up yesterday. $2800.00 later.


Hopefully, the contractor will come and remove the landscaping soon. Since I'm pushing the mower, I'd rather not cut around all that junk.
I had a guy come in to do a single (large) limb which was hanging precariously just inches from my roof for years. He wanted $2,400. When I protested he magnanimously dropped it to $2,000. I mean, c'mon now, how much would you want for the whole tree, $10,000?

So I dropped him and went with a guy charging just $800. Fine, quality work.
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Too fast for you?
There's a list, but the bottom line is that it's too soft and boring for me.
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