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Happy Hour / Re: old fat man doing window repair
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:11:19 PM »
this set of windows has 18 panes 8x12--I'm down to the last six being through with the glazing. The window sill wasn't rotted anywhere but was badly weathered and had weather cracks. I made the old sill look new again by using Minwax epoxy. I've made repairs before using this product. I was 32 years old when we started building this house & gave no thought that I would be 81 some day and repairing a window I didn't want to put in but Jewel wanted this very one , it was in the plans.

                                      Monroe

 

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:48:17 PM »
cut & gave away the okra--picked out three of the best plants and am leaving two pods on each of these for seed--watered the potato row again--probably will till and hill in a few days--watered a couple of tomato plants.

                                                 Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:21:37 PM »
according to a headline on Google news the world as we know it will end Sept 23rd. I didn't waste my time reading the article but it did make me think about how many times I've seen the world end as I knew it over the years. Anyhow just in case Christ comes this next Saturday---I'm ready--


                                 Monroe

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General Discussion / Re: Identify this Squash (PIC)
« on: September 17, 2017, 12:03:40 PM »
trapper I think it's pumpkin all the way

                                                                   Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: old fat man doing window repair
« on: September 17, 2017, 09:38:30 AM »
judy it seems only a short time ago that Jewel would have been right up there with me working on that window, I miss those times. The window work is coming along I've started re-glazing. I have to keep the glazing compound in the house and glaze soon as I can see what I'm doing, the day gets too hot too soon for the glaze to work like it should. It's been a long time since I have done any of this, but it's looking ok.

                                                                Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: September 15, 2017, 01:01:40 PM »


                                 "One drop of blood is all it takes"------Cherokee saying

   Her Grandmother was Cherokee



My Irish side had it's Luck Of The Irish Day when she said, "come over & ride my horse with me"
somehow with her I wasn't even embarrassed to say I didn't know how to ride a horse.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:02:55 AM »
watered the potatoes, trimmed and watered two of the best remaining tomato plants

                                      Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: An Hour of your Time
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:18:49 AM »
the worst case of a Dad and son relationship I ever saw was with a co worker telling me and every one who would listen how our son would turn out. There was a time if he had opened his mouth once more I would have closed it for him. All that son of his wanted was love and tried every way he could to get his dad's approval. We can work hard and give it our all on the job and still listen to our kids and let them know they're also doing a good job.

                                                              Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: An Hour of your Time
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:22:03 AM »
thank you Ben, one of the best compliments Jewel & I ever had came from our own Son, He said  I'm one of the few kids that when I talk, Mother & You listen like I was grown.
 

                           Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: September 14, 2017, 09:26:15 AM »

                             "Boldness doesn't mean rude, obnoxious, loud or disrespectful.
                              Being bold is being firm, sure, confident, fearless, daring, strong, resilient, and
                              not easily intimidated. It means you're willing to go where you've never been,
                                willing to try what you've never tried.
                                       Boldness is quite, not noisy"



The girls all trusted Jerald and Me . The two of us always had trust in each other. 




                                           
                                         

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 13, 2017, 09:09:23 PM »
the only thing I planted for fall was a 50' row of Red Russets using some of the smaller taters from the spring harvest. They are coming up to a good stand , we're in a drought  but I've got over 1200 gallons of water in the tote tanks. We're still eating tomatoes and plenty of okra.


                            Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: old fat man doing window repair
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:58:55 PM »
this was a good window day. I've got all the old paint sanded off and most of the old glaze from around the panes, so far I've not broke a pane, lucky me, I usually did. I've also got all the old caulk out. Jewel sat out under the tree this afternoon & watched, every time I stood up or changed tools she would tell me to be careful. This is nothing new and I have to admit I've always liked the attention. Chipper that chair is from a little patio set we bought sometime in the early 70s . At that time the patio was fairly small. We still have the little set but much later we put in a big bricked circular patio and the pool then bought, what is called, outdoor furniture.

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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:19:18 PM »


                       "It's a wonderful thing, as time goes by, to be with someone who looks
                         into your face, when you've gotten old, and still sees
                                     what you think you look like".

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Happy Hour / Re: old fat man doing window repair
« on: September 12, 2017, 09:00:13 PM »
well #1 son called tonight--what's all that stuff under that window---I'm doing a little window work--did that old paint have lead in it----No---are those some of the old saw horses---No--what's the shop vac doing up there---cleaning up as I go---you're going to trip over too many cords--OK I probably won't, lets get together this week end---that's what I called about, Teresa thought you & Mother might like to run down to the lake & ride around if the weather is pretty---sounds good to me---Is Mother close by---That's the way it went, I'm glad he was concerned.

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Happy Hour / Re: Two sisters--the first and the last
« on: September 12, 2017, 09:50:30 AM »
In the early spring of 1958 this is the sister that Jewel had written to all excited about my getting a store at Flagstaff. Jewel was so excited not only about my getting a store with a good salary increase but that she was coming home to visit while I was hiring personal and getting the store ready to open. She wanted to get the letter in the mail that night at the downtown Tucson post office, I went in and mailed the letter, walked back out & our life in less than a minute was changed.

            Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: old fat man doing window repair
« on: September 11, 2017, 06:06:54 PM »
I got off to a good start this is the first time to use the Dremel Multi Max oscillating tool on a window. It sure does a good speedy job cutting out old glaze and sanding. I have morning shade until about 10 then I do something else until the afternoon shade at 2:30. Even with the dremel I'm not as fast as I once was.

                   Monroe

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Happy Hour / old fat man doing window repair
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:41:58 AM »
The windows in this house are right at 50 years old, we put in Anderson wood windows. This window is at the kitchen sink and needs the most attention , it is the only casement window we have. I gave thought a few years back of replacing it with a greenhouse type window , but never did follow through. All we need now is to repair what is needed. Those are the saw horses I built, I may need a pillow to sit on . I'll show a finished picture in  year or two, Jewel is afraid I'll fall off, Sis went by, stopped &  fussed , Jim & Teresa don't know what I'm doing yet. Me--I just enjoy living in the moment . I've taken care of these windows since the beginning, I can  it one more time.

                               Monroe

                                               

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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:11:29 AM »


                                 "If you're falling out of an airplane, grab an extension cord"

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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:41:48 PM »


                                     Vanishing America

                       " Oh Baby don't panic---You still got a shade tree mechanic"

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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:13:05 PM »
We have relatives in Tampa with a beach front house, my sister talked to them this afternoon, they couldn't get a flight out to anywhere, they even tried to find one going to Alaska. They found a sturdy looking place in Orlando today and rented it. They gave thought to leaving by car but was afraid of the fuel situation .

                    Monroe

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