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mpfrank wrote:
This week I built a raised-bed vegetable garden, installed a drip-watering system, and got it mostly planted. I have grown veggies and herbs before, but this is the first honest-to-goodness dedicated garden I have made. So far it looks great.

Happy.
Did you install drip watering? If not what watering system are you using?
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TOM i wish i could get them for my LX rear but i had to get the 62. Close but maybe one day they'll make them for the little guy. Sand welcome to my world.
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If you want accurate and reliable water metering, I used netafim, or rainbird stuff, but have used every product on the market up to 2007. Including most ag products.
I like netafim best but unless you have a good irrigation shop parts can be a pain. All 1/2" tubing is not 1/2" and fitting can be a problem across manufacturers. I designed 100's of systems, if you need any help, just email.
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judy wrote:
TOM i wish i could get them for my LX rear but i had to get the 62. Close but maybe one day they'll make them for the little guy. Sand welcome to my world.
I think you have the perfect tire. Remember 58's wear like pencil erasers in the heat. Something we only have in July.
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True. I already have over 4k on mine and will have over 6k when it has to be changed. Maybe even more. 8)
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Rae wrote:
mpfrank wrote:
This week I built a raised-bed vegetable garden, installed a drip-watering system, and got it mostly planted. I have grown veggies and herbs before, but this is the first honest-to-goodness dedicated garden I have made. So far it looks great.

Happy.
Did you install drip watering? If not what watering system are you using?
Yes, drip watering - whatever the brand is at Home Depot. I have used a setup like this for many years for general landscape watering and have always been happy with the results.
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Clearly my reading skills are lacking. Drip is highly efficient, your garden should be lovely.
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1. Forgot to mention that this weekends weather has been superb so of course I have been riding everywhere. It's kinda nice not having to wear the heated gear.

2. A very nice UK MV member offered to meet me and my family in London this summer when we travel.
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littlest hobo
the sun showing itsen .... no work on monday n vodka
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My sixteen year old dog made it safely through anesthesia during his dental cleaning, nail trimmings, and removal of a mass on his neck (Benign)

All Aces for Spencer, (aka Spen-diddles and boody-doo)
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I rode my Vespa for the first time since November.

My geo metro convertible started first try after being stored sice November. I was worried I needed a battery. I got to drive it around the block.

My mom randomly gave me money to help me out.

I am loving my new medication...I actually get to enjoy life more!

Did I mention I rode my Vespa?
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Yet another riding day today!!! It's an Pre-Easter Miracle!!!
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bought some second hand panels and took the dogs for a swim at the beach
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I was able to successfully remove the patch glue from the jacket I acquired (thanks, Jess) in the Freecycle thread. Acetone + toothbrush + paper towels FTW. The acetone obliterates the glue - at first it goes slow and you need to dab with paper towels to remove the gluey mess. After about 6 or 7 applications, it clears right up. Can't speak for other fabrics (colored cottons, denim, etc.) but for the nylon jacket w/polyester liner, the acetone did no harm at all....

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ordered the new scooter yesterday

changed insurance over today and it cost nothing nadder zip bugger all

off to see some lambs later with the little un and the wife and then to my mother in laws for a roast turkey dinner

happy easter everyone
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Finally sold the too-big, 32-year-old sailboat that I used to live on. A maintenance headache and an albatross around my neck that I should have sold 10 years ago.

Now I'm shopping for a much smaller, easy-to-maintain sailboat. Razz emoticon
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Arky wrote:
I was able to successfully remove the patch glue from the jacket I acquired (thanks, Jess) in the Freecycle thread. Acetone + toothbrush + paper towels FTW. The acetone obliterates the glue - at first it goes slow and you need to dab with paper towels to remove the gluey mess. After about 6 or 7 applications, it clears right up. Can't speak for other fabrics (colored cottons, denim, etc.) but for the nylon jacket w/polyester liner, the acetone did no harm at all....
Well done and a great tip!
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You know what makes me happy? A ten day forecast with nine days of beautiful riding weather.
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Bags off!
New gas/oil!
Air in tires!
Start in one crank!

Life is good!
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Spent most of the day looking for my Easter eggs. Next year I'll be less crafty about where I hide 'em.

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BEING ALIVE, and not Crispy
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Silver Streak wrote:
Finally sold the too-big, 32-year-old sailboat that I used to live on. A maintenance headache and an albatross around my neck that I should have sold 10 years ago.

Now I'm shopping for a much smaller, easy-to-maintain sailboat. Razz emoticon
I did the same thing a while back albeit on a much smaller scale. I sold my Solcat and got a Sunfish. I'm much happier.

The second best day in boat ownership is the day you buy it. The best day is the day you sell it.
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That Spring is just around the corner, the riding season is finally here and I have a new toy to ride
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Company leaving in one more day and a wake-up. Free at last!
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JameZ wrote:
That Spring is just around the corner, the riding season is finally here and I have a new toy to ride

Woot!


(did you get out on Saturday?)
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On Dec 26, my car was broken into, and my GPS, an external speaker, my bluetooth wireless speaker, and my husband's sunglasses were stolen. A week or so later, I got a call from the police department, who had tracked me down via my GPS unit, which they had found, along with all of my other stuff (and lots of other people's stuff) in some guy's car when he crashed after trying to evade police.
Well, today I was told that my property has been released from evidence and that I can go down and pick it up!
Yay!
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I get to bring a friends scooter back to my place. Had a crash a few days ago and came out unscathed except for a broken arm. Poor scooter is sitting on a Lanai down the coast. Gonna go get her and ride her back to my place. Looks like rain tho.
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Well except that I am on holiday, seeing 2 GTS parked outside a hotel in LaConner, WA.
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Today while out and about riding my scooter I was stopped at a light when an elder woman crossed the street in front of me. As she passes she smiles and said "nice bike you have there." I thanked her and went about my business with a big ole grin on my face.
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This :-)

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That's another thing I miss -- still too cold up here to BBQ Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Bought a new helmet (old one was 7yrs and some bits were cracking).Scorpion Evo 100. 8) Then got a Contour 2 camera to replace our GoPro. Looks like the Contour is a much better camera and much easier to use. f
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What's cheering me up is that, we are told, today and tomorrow will be the final hurrah of this evil, endless cold winter.

The high for today is still barely above freezing and the lows have been well below it, there is still some snow falling in the area. Yesterday, there was actually some white-outs. We've had 80 days of some sort of winter precipitation this winter. We're still running about 20F below normal for this time of year.

But the end truly seems in sight.
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There is legit moto/scoot parking at my sister's new workplace, and it's free!
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Re: This :-)
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Brats....ummmmmmmm....I like to simmer them in beer and onions afterwards. It keeps them warm all day and people can eat whenever.
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Saw this on the way home today on a pick up in a traffic jam. One of our MVers (Lucky) once made and distributed a Start Seeing Scooters sticker but this isn't one of them.
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afishynado wrote:
too cold up here to BBQ Crying or Very sad emoticon
Never.
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Cruzan Black Strap Rum. About 6 ounces, over ice, with or without ginger beer, is a proper end to a perfect day.
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tomjasz wrote:
afishynado wrote:
too cold up here to BBQ Crying or Very sad emoticon
Never.
I just grilled (charcoal) some burgers, mine medium-rare. It's cold out here! 60 or something. I've got my old man's sweater on.
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Raiderfn31 wrote:
tomjasz wrote:
afishynado wrote:
too cold up here to BBQ Crying or Very sad emoticon
Never.
I just grilled (charcoal) some burgers, mine medium-rare. It's cold out here! 60 or something. I've got my old man's sweater on.
That's downright tropical compared to todays windchilled -12°C up here (10°F for you yanks)
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