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    Default Re: Three good things from your day

    1.) Ordered a new set of eyepieces for my telescope. I hope they arrive in time to give us a good squint at the new comet, ATLAS.

    2.) Checked the larder; we are good for another two months.

    3.) Found an old Sheaffer nib in a junk box. Tweaked it and flossed it and put it in a holder with a feed. It is a superb writer with a fine point and almost no tooth.
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    Default Re: Three good things from your day

    1. Sun is finally out.
    2. Tuned my chain saw.
    3. Cut the rest of a river birch that’s too close to the house and ground the stump.

    Overall, got to play with toys on a beautiful day.

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    1.) Telescope eyepieces arrived. I can read the ingredient list on the potato chip bag sitting on the desk in the fire house down the street. Now, I need a clear night.

    2.) Meatloaf hash and black tea for breakfast.

    3.) Tweaked the new dipper to write a stingy line with Blue Black Quink. It works well with the crummy paper I bought. Now I can use them to write drafts of new stories. I hope those paper manufacturers grow little horns on their rumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddler View Post
    1.) Telescope eyepieces arrived. I can read the ingredient list on the potato chip bag sitting on the desk in the fire house down the street. Now, I need a clear night.

    2.) Meatloaf hash and black tea for breakfast.

    3.) Tweaked the new dipper to write a stingy line with Blue Black Quink. It works well with the crummy paper I bought. Now I can use them to write drafts of new stories. I hope those paper manufacturers grow little horns on their rumps.
    Can you photograph with your scope? So far the pics on line are pretty amazing. Hoping it doesn’t disintegrate on us before my binoculars can catch it!
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    I don't do photography with the telescope. I would have to buy too much equipment and spend too much time to do that. We get very few cloudless nights here. Besides that, my telescope was worth $147 when it was new, back in 1962. I gave $30 for it at a flea market. After I chipped all the spider dung off of the lenses, I was left with what is today called a piece of "Christmas trash" (that is a cheap piece of junk you buy your kid to make him/her feel "sciency"). But restoring old stuff is what I do. I also buy old fountain pens and restore them.

    The old telescope, even with the crummy eyepieces it came with, will show me the moon with all its craters and mountains and piles of rubble. On a good night Jupiter has visible cloud banding and four Galilean moons and Saturn shows rings. The new lenses should provide views that just break me off at the ankles.

    Binoculars are good. If you ever get a telescope, you will already know your way around the sky and be able to find objects quickly and put names on them and read a star chart.

    The comet is supposed to be a naked eye object by May.
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    Able to purchase eggs again (huzzah!), so tray-baked eggs for lunch.

    The flowers my brother inexplicably sent me for my birthday have recovered from their ordeal-by-DPD.

    Stage one of the Aston Martin DB5 is complete (not a real one - Lego) and the embryonic ejector seat seems to be functioning as it should.
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    For what it's worth: the liquid from a can of chickpeas may be substituted for an egg in a recipe.
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    Default Re: Three good things from your day

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddler View Post
    For what it's worth: the liquid from a can of chickpeas may be substituted for an egg in a recipe.
    It's April 1st. Right?

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    It IS April 1st!. I forgot about that.
    Chickpea liquid has a lot of protein and will substitute for egg when its flavor won't interfere with the flavor of the project. Cakes and neverfail pie crust work well with chickpea slobber. The stuff will even whip, but I don't recommend making meringue with it.
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    1. Installed the bidet--took about 15 minutes.

    2. Everyone had to try it; laugh riot ensued for the entire family.

    3. Found an iPhone app with which to tune my harp.
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    1. I'm a nerd: I spent 3 hours in my classroom prepping and filming a Chemistry lab. In editing the video, lots of laughter and giggles. A good reminder of how much I love teaching science! And the bonus was that I got to do the lab instead of watching the kids do it.
    2. Someone I know was posting pictures of the flowers in their yard. Today I was watching the snow fly and walked to school in my stocking cap and gloves. But I love how good it feels when Spring finally gets here. We may have as much as 5 inches of snow by Friday. But, that relief when spring arrives really sets this off.
    3. Wow, I love my students! I was thanked today for an extra video I did for a student: and it wasn't even by the student I made the video for. They really do appreciate the work we do, even if they don't always show it. I hope, at a minimum, these kids can get a graduation!

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    1. Trader Joe tortillas in da house along with eggs and avocados

    2. Daughter's first day of remote school is over and tomorrow will probably be better.

    3. Finally getting some straight answers and clarity around a complex system at work.

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    1. I had a dream that bags and bags of ink cartridges had arrived in the mail, I was worried that I would never use them all. Woke up and I was convinced it had happened.

    2. Garden is waking up, flowers are there, blossom in the trees, grass is growing well, new birds are coming to feed including a small bird, orange breast, white cap and next to no tail, I am gussing a very young robin.

    3. Food is being delivered today, a very good thing.

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    1. Had such an unprecedented run of luck with my mobile games that, had they been real, I'd be on my own plane headed to my yacht.

    2. Saw our 'buddy' (who always has a pleasant word) at a fast food joint which had been closed for renovation all winter.

    3. Dutch oven pizza.


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    That Pizza looks astonishing SK

    1. Resolution to step away from posts in the Longe on anything to do with the Virus, the posts are full of crazy thoughts at a time when we are all wound up and fearful of the short term future. I know how to Ignore posters, I am now learning now to Ignore posts, apologies to all if I have been bad.

    2. Weather is warming up, the garden looks great although people used to stop and talk when I was working in the garden, now they wave and hurry past

    3. My hair hasnt been this long since I was 18 and there is no prospect of an open barbers shop for at least two months. In my youth I looked like a cross between Richard Gere and Cat Stevens , with a few years on I will be more like a floor mop, perhaps a little more shapely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    3. My hair hasnt been this long since I was 18 and there is no prospect of an open barbers shop for at least two months. In my youth I looked like a cross between Richard Gere and Cat Stevens , with a few years on I will be more like a floor mop, perhaps a little more shapely.
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    1. The video of the goalkeeping Italian cat that made me laugh.

    2. Our real, French, mousechasing cat knocked over a pile of books and scared itself so much it had to run away and hide, and that made me laugh too.

    3. And the chocolate brownies turned out real nice.

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    1.) Yesterday planted snap peas, lettuce, spinach, and onions. Today rain is watering them all in.

    2.) Breakfast was black raspberry cobbler made with frozen berries picked last June.

    3.) Walked to the post office while wearing a bandana mask. They didn't call the sheriff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddler View Post
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    3.) Walked to the post office while wearing a bandana mask. They didn't call the sheriff.
    I am very tempted to do that, some time ago I bought some fat quarters for no other reason than I like textile design and now would be the best opportunity, I just need a piebald horse and a large hat to go with it.

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    1. Our 14-year-old cat wasn't too well yesterday but is back to her chirpy usual self today.

    2. I made a nice sausage casserole for dinner.



    3. We went for a walk to Argyll Square and I saw someone walk on the grass to be more than 2 meters from someone else
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