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  1. Getting ready to go fish collecting, any requests? 

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      Moontanman

      The fish were far too small to eat... 

       

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  2. Getting ready to go fish collecting, any requests? 

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      Moontanman

      A sunfish and two species of live bearer... I caught Enneacanthus gloriosus, Gambusia holbrooki, Heterandria formosa, and an unknown species of tadpole, possibly  A young bullfrog tadpole... 

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  3. Getting ready to go fish collecting, any requests? 

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      Moontanman

      I caught Enneacanthus gloriosus, Gambusia holbrooki, Heterandria formosa, and an unknown species of tadpole, possibly  A young bullfrog tadpole... 

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  4.  I don't have Covid 19! test came back negative! Looks like just plain old viral pneumonia! That 104 fever was a bitch! Feeling better now! All I need now is a flight back to NC, CA is nice but home is nicer!

     

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I'm in the bay area, not that sunny, but orange trees grow in peoples yards!

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  5.  I don't have Covid 19! test came back negative! Looks like just plain old viral pneumonia! That 104 fever was a bitch! Feeling better now! All I need now is a flight back to NC, CA is nice but home is nicer!

     

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      They did tell me it was paramount that I avoid the covid 19 virus while sick.

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  6. Hi guys, I am in sunny California where oranges grow on trees in people's yards and evidently it never really rains! I flew out here to see my son and grandchild and help them get their house upacked and set up. 

    My dad died days before I arrived andIfound out I had inherited al of his properties... Sort of... But he didn't leave a will so everything is in "probate" and all his properties will be sold to settle his debts and I have to make sure this gets done. 

    I named my son executor of his estate, my son volunteered btw. 

    I feel like I went on vacation only to find the sword of damacles floating over my head. 

    Fun fun in sunny CA! 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      The ocean is probably a coule hours from where I am, I live close to the ocean in NC!

       

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  7. Began tapping trees for making syrup. Today we tapped five Silver Maple and eight Black Walnut trees. Later this week we'll tap about 10 Black Maple trees.

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I was aware that black walnut trees could be tapped, an amazing number of trees can be, I didn't think it was done much anymore! KUDOs to you! 

       

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  8. Bad news, my step mom suffered a home invasion, not only did they beat her up they burned down her house. Onlookers were able to drag her out of the house. To make matters worse my dad died, I'm having problems getting information at this time since my step mom and my dad were my only source of info... 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I'm not good at legal shit storms. I doubt I'll come out on top of this one... 

       

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  9. Bad news, my step mom suffered a home invasion, not only did they beat her up they burned down her house. Onlookers were able to drag her out of the house. To make matters worse my dad died, I'm having problems getting information at this time since my step mom and my dad were my only source of info... 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Thanks for everyone's concern, not sure what is going to happen, looks like a shit storm is brewing over his various properties... 

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  10. Lesson learned, for the umpteenth time: Buy cheap, pay twice.

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I've been taught that lesson many times... 

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  11. Big celebration for our family, we are joyously expecting our first grandchild!  My daughter and her hubby have been trying for almost five years. The hubby's brother is a video/photographer and did this for them. That is his little boy on the slide. I'll take one just like him! :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au_NzCb13DQ

     

  12. Ah Hates hurricanes!

    (Yosemite Sam voice) 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

       

      It's all over, we got beat pretty bad, mostly by the tornados it spawned bu the wind and rain was vicious! 
       

      But more importantly I am a grandpa! Eleanor Louise 8lbs 8oz! Mother and child are doing well!   

       

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  13. Big celebration for our family, we are joyously expecting our first grandchild!  My daughter and her hubby have been trying for almost five years. The hubby's brother is a video/photographer and did this for them. That is his little boy on the slide. I'll take one just like him! :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au_NzCb13DQ

     

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Congratulations! A few more days I'll join your club! 

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  14. FINALLY got my way after 2 years of fighting. Will have a right below knee amputation within the next few months....

    :D

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Good luck to you Nevim, I've been told that may be in my future as well... 

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  15. Its been a week here, skin is peeling of my shoulders and I’m officialy an african with blue eyes. I also have indigestion from all the great food theyre serving to which I cant say no...and my feet are burnt. One more week of this „nightmare” and I can finally go back to normality. I’m half way through Frank Herbert’s „Dune” which I never read who knows why. Oh and I hate „Ouzo” with its aniseed taste @MigL

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I have some volcanic sand, black sand, that has lots of magnetic particles in it.. .

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  16. Now retired early after 22 years of Science teaching.  Emotional farewell to classes last week. No time for leisure - bills still have to be paid!

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Congratulations Jimmy! Retirement is always bitter sweet... 

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  17. Does anyone on here know anything about riding lawn mowers? I have a craftsman Lt1000. last time I mowed the blades wouldn't disengage and the lever went loose. Now it will not even turn over as though the blades were still engaged and I can't figure out how to fix it. Any ideas out there?

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I will put that on my list, shade tree mechanicing lawn mowers is not fun.

       

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  18. I started riding motorcycles in 1970, dirt bikes, a yamaha 125 enduro lasted almost two years of hill climbing, and tearing through the woods and hills of WV but i tired of that and i wanted a street bike. A RD 350 yamaha bought by working for a year at a local grocery story provided the funds and and i enjoyed "cafe" type racing throughout all the little twisting roads  that snaked through the mountains and I thought I had the world by the tail until one day i saw this on the cover of a motorcycle magazine. I still have that magazine encased in plastic for all time :lol:

     https://www.motorcycle.com/features/archive-1971-yamaha-gl-750.html

    I worked as many hours as possible hoping to one day own that beautiful motorcycle but finally I got tired of waiting and bought a Kawasaki 900. I thought I'd never forgive yamaha for not producing that motorcycle but I forgave them when the yamaha 1100 midnight special became mine. 

    But I still dream about what it would have been like to have thrashed the curves on a motorcycle, that at the time, was close to 5 years head of everyone else in nearly every way. Just before yamaha decided not to produce a street legal version of the bike, opting instead for the TZ 750 road racer it was rumoured the production bike was going to be a 1000cc two stroke 4 along with reed valves, fuel injection, hydraulic disc brakes and liquid cooling, all this in 1971!...   Sadly my dream never came true but I still have my baby in my dreams.

    https://pin.it/2xhuuyx4tfrhkf

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      That is a nice looking ride, I've thought of getting an old V-Max, maybe a 2000 model or there about and customizing it to something similar to this but I'd have to acquire some skill first. 

      https://pin.it/zap5zuhi7b4xvb

      Whoa! How about this helmet, I might wear one of these driving a car! Maybe eve walking around after dark!

      https://pin.it/njv4sdydcxp36h

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  19. I started riding motorcycles in 1970, dirt bikes, a yamaha 125 enduro lasted almost two years of hill climbing, and tearing through the woods and hills of WV but i tired of that and i wanted a street bike. A RD 350 yamaha bought by working for a year at a local grocery story provided the funds and and i enjoyed "cafe" type racing throughout all the little twisting roads  that snaked through the mountains and I thought I had the world by the tail until one day i saw this on the cover of a motorcycle magazine. I still have that magazine encased in plastic for all time :lol:

     https://www.motorcycle.com/features/archive-1971-yamaha-gl-750.html

    I worked as many hours as possible hoping to one day own that beautiful motorcycle but finally I got tired of waiting and bought a Kawasaki 900. I thought I'd never forgive yamaha for not producing that motorcycle but I forgave them when the yamaha 1100 midnight special became mine. 

    But I still dream about what it would have been like to have thrashed the curves on a motorcycle, that at the time, was close to 5 years head of everyone else in nearly every way. Just before yamaha decided not to produce a street legal version of the bike, opting instead for the TZ 750 road racer it was rumoured the production bike was going to be a 1000cc two stroke 4 along with reed valves, fuel injection, hydraulic disc brakes and liquid cooling, all this in 1971!...   Sadly my dream never came true but I still have my baby in my dreams.

    https://pin.it/2xhuuyx4tfrhkf

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Dirt bikes are more dangerous on the road... 

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  20. There are two type of people in the world. those who have guns... and those who dig... 

  21. There are two type of people in the world. those who have guns... and those who dig... 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      dimReeper, I see no reason to continue to put up with your bullshit, either comment in a clear and precise way or be blocked.

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  22. I'm gonna be a Grandpa! 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I do appreciate all the kind thoughts, I am so excited I can't sand it. I miss my children being little and now I get another chance to help raise a baby! It's just... wonderful! 

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  23. I know it's lazy of me but can anyone give me a link to someplace I can get tables to determine the mass of a star vs it's brightness? 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Thanks @Janus, it surprised me how fast luminosity drops off with such a small decrease in mass. Can the life time of the star on the main sequence be figured from the mass being 93%? 

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  24. I know it's lazy of me but can anyone give me a link to someplace I can get tables to determine the mass of a star vs it's brightness? 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Thank you, I am trying to find out how massive a star would be if it was 75% of the suns brightness...

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  25. Well I'm back, almost three weeks of Hurricane and after math. My blog post about it here

    http://blogs.scienceforums.net/moontanman/2018/10/02/hurricane-florence/

    It has been 19 days of destruction fear, terror and boredom. 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      The first two weeks were a nightmare... 

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