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I finally took all of my guitars and basses out of their gig bags and cases and set them up on their respective stands. That's when I noticed the problem.

There is an empty space on my guitar rack where an ES339 P90 Pro once sat. That will never do I said, said I. It's downright unbalanced looking.

So.....tonight I will order another ES339 in sunburst w/humbuckers. :D
 

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So todays challenge was dealing with heavy brutes like this and I did 5 of them.

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I was releived when it rained!
 

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So todays challenge was dealing with heavy brutes like this and I did 5 of them.

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I was releived when it rained!


Blimey! that's a heavy duty piece of firewood mate :shock: It's a good job you've got the equipment to tackle that beasty. :yesway:

I'm off again this morning to see if I can get an haircut, Not had much joy lately as they've either been closed (holidays?) or packed out with customers.
I should get a mobile hairdresser sorted out who come & cut your hair at home. :facepalm:
 

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Yes mate I’m lucky to have all the gear I need. I’ve got 4 bits smaller than that to finish up today and then a pile of wood 30’ X 15’ X 6’ high will be finsished after 2 1/2 years. It gets easier from there thankfully.

Taking one of my chainsaws in for work today but can’t afford to be without it so will probably buy another the same.
Everyone needs 6 chainsaws don’t they? I’ve got a pile of trees up on the top boundary that I’m itching to get stuck into.
 

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My new GAS attack has shipped already and surprisingly z Zounds showed a bit of flexibility on their price in deference to my previous business with them.

Not a whole lot of give there these days but enough to cover the sales tax and fee for setting up the 12 pay plan. I love using OPM when it costs me nothing.

The new ES339 is due to arrive Sunday which is good. It's on a weekend so I'm not working......yet. Report once it gets here and I inspect it thoroughly.
 

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Finally managed to get my haircut yesterday down the supermarkets hairdressers :dude:There's now a bevy of Polish young hairdressers in there & very beautiful they all are too, Are they all beautiful looking from Poland? 🥰:D

12 Quid for a haircut, eyebrows, ears, nose & beard trimmed, Cant complain at that :yesway:
 

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I was watching a gardening YT channel of a chap in Wales last night & he came across a python snake on his allotment :shock: It seems people are dumping their exotic pets because of the high cost of electricity here with another electricity price rise in October of 65% :frown:
He took the python to an exotic pet shop some 50 miles away which survived after it was put in a heated tank. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...d-owners-struggle-afford-costly-UV-lamps.html
 

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I was watching a gardening YT channel of a chap in Wales last night & he came across a python snake on his allotment :shock: It seems people are dumping their exotic pets because of the high cost of electricity here with another electricity price rise in October of 65% :frown:
He took the python to an exotic pet shop some 50 miles away which survived after it was put in a heated tank. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...d-owners-struggle-afford-costly-UV-lamps.html
I think your weather might limit the viability of a warm weather snake like that….thankfully. I refer too what the Burmese Pythons have done in Florida.
 
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I did some more tidying up in the garage as I seem to have amassed a lot of cardboard boxes :dunno:You can bet I'll need one now that I've cut them up & put them in the recycle bin. I got the Rover out to give it a wash & brush up too.

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Back to the splitter yesterday and to my dismay I found 3 more log sections in the grass that I didn’t realise were there making a total of 6 still to split. One was at least 1/3rd bigger than the big one in the pic the other day! Boy did I have some difficluty moving it!
Crushed my little finger getting it across to the splitter and after the pain subsided I continued on only to find I was pissing blood everywhere. Bugger! Kept working and before long the carbon and dirt on the logs I was working with blocked it up but I got blood on half the stuff I worked on and all over the splitter and the tractor. My hands are a mess generally and full of dings and splinters.

Just as I was down to one last lump of wood a hydraulic hose blew off the splitter. It pumped hydraulic fluid out in volumes all over the running petrol motor and I thought it was going to catch fire, but snuck my hand in behind the motor and turned the fuel off anyway. Then I moved the tractor away just in case it still went up. That was the end of the splitting.

Never dealt with hydraulic hoses before but to start with I need to head in and buy more hydraulic fluid as at almost $40/litre I only keep enough for top offs, not total replacement. Not sure about replacing the fitting or bleeding the air out, but my neighbour Joe is a truckie and he will know and will help me I’m sure.

My tractor bucket holds 60 bits of firewood and I estimate they weigh 4Kgs each. (Gael confirmed) So a firewood replenishment run to fill 2 barrows means I handle it twice so just in moving that small amount I may have handled 480 Kgs as I cut them chunky. I counted the bits I got out of the huge bit of wood and it was 24 pieces of roughly 4Kg each and so moving that brute should have been hard, as it could have been as much as 90 kilos. I’m so glad I’m almost finished those now!

Watched a recorded AFL footie game in the arvo and this is the best season we’ve ever seen. Our team Collingwood beat the reigning premiers Melbourne by 7 points in one of the toughest games we've ever seen. We are now second on the ladder with 2 games before the final. If you can access our football and see a Collingwood game from this season they are all fantastic. 11 wins in a row!
 
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Gael has a meeting at the art society this morning so I’ll be hanging around inside while the cleaner does her thing. Don’t know her well enought to leave her inside alone yet.

I have stuff to do on the phone and on the computer so can fill in a couple of hours I guess.
 

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Whilst tidying the garage t'other day I came across three aerosols of dark brown paint for plastic's. I bought them a couple of years ago to respray the the guttering & down pipes on the conservatory that had been bleached/faded by the sun, Not here I may add :D I bought this conservatory second hand from a place further south that has more sunshine than Lancashire :yesway:
My brother & me dismantled it in one day & brought it back here over a couple of days. A brother with a big van comes in handy at times :dude: I gave the gutters a quick rub down with emery paper & they sprayed up a treat. Look like new again.

I have four mystery plants I grew from seed earlier in the year which I thought were bell peppers, They didn't look like the other bell pepper plants so I put them at the back of the table in the greenhouse to see what they grew into.

I was watching a YT gardening video last night & low & behold this chap had the identical plants with the same coloured flowers on them, Aubergines/Egg plant, I must have mis-labled them (Do it every year :facepalm:)

I've never had any luck growing them in past years as they like a consistent warm temp 24 hours a day. That heatwave we had must have kicked them into life. I doubt there will be enough season left for any decent sized aubergines but you never know. :yesway:
 

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Whilst tidying the garage t'other day I came across three aerosols of dark brown paint for plastic's. I bought them a couple of years ago to respray the the guttering & down pipes on the conservatory that had been bleached/faded by the sun, Not here I may add :D I bought this conservatory second hand from a place further south that has more sunshine than Lancashire :yesway:
My brother & me dismantled it in one day & brought it back here over a couple of days. A brother with a big van comes in handy at times :dude: I gave the gutters a quick rub down with emery paper & they sprayed up a treat. Look like new again.

I have four mystery plants I grew from seed earlier in the year which I thought were bell peppers, They didn't look like the other bell pepper plants so I put them at the back of the table in the greenhouse to see what they grew into.

I was watching a YT gardening video last night & low & behold this chap had the identical plants with the same coloured flowers on them, Aubergines/Egg plant, I must have mis-labled them (Do it every year :facepalm:)

I've never had any luck growing them in past years as they like a consistent warm temp 24 hours a day. That heatwave we had must have kicked them into life. I doubt there will be enough season left for any decent sized aubergines but you never know. :yesway:
Someone had eggplant/aubergines at the market on Saturday that were the perfect black purple color and the size of a football. Well, our football. The bride doesn’t care for it, but I love a good eggplant Parmesan.
 

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We call that “Eggplant” down here in the Antipodes and you can have my share of it!

I managed to hoe some weeds out of the bank behind the house ysterday and then carefully poison weeds with a wick wiper until lunchtime.
 

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Log splitting, gardening, washing vehicles, painting gutters and downspouts.....whew. I was gonna post more but you all tired me out. Now I need a nap. :D

But seriously my brothers I'm feeling guilty about having had zero physical labor to do only the mental grind of talking over the phone to people for 6 hours problem solving.

Even though I've spent a lifetime doing it I've never had to do it at this kind of tempo before and combine it with data entry on a computer. It's a bit of a challenge doing both simultaneously.

Had a pleasant weekend overall capped off by dinner with my daughter, son-in-law and my two little princesses. And my new ES339 also arrived on Sunday and got unboxed later on.

So far all I've had time for was an inspection and tuning it up to get an initial feel for the setup. When I have time I change over to my favored strings and recheck the setup and intonation.

I gotta say that Epi keeps impressing me with their work. The quality of this one even outstrips my Casino which is a 2012. Beautiful work on the sunburst finish sides and neck as well.
 

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Log splitting, gardening, washing vehicles, painting gutters and downspouts.....whew. I was gonna post more but you all tired me out. Now I need a nap. :D

But seriously my brothers I'm feeling guilty about having had zero physical labor to do only the mental grind of talking over the phone to people for 6 hours problem solving.

Even though I've spent a lifetime doing it I've never had to do it at this kind of tempo before and combine it with data entry on a computer. It's a bit of a challenge doing both simultaneously.

Had a pleasant weekend overall capped off by dinner with my daughter, son-in-law and my two little princesses. And my new ES339 also arrived on Sunday and got unboxed later on.

So far all I've had time for was an inspection and tuning it up to get an initial feel for the setup. When I have time I change over to my favored strings and recheck the setup and intonation.

I gotta say that Epi keeps impressing me with their work. The quality of this one even outstrips my Casino which is a 2012. Beautiful work on the sunburst finish sides and neck as well.


Looking forward to seeing pics of the ES339 soulmann :dude: I've never played a ES339. Still miss my Epiphone 335 I sold to put towards buying my gaming PC.
 

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Goodness me, guitar talk, who woulda thunk? Looking forward to the pics I have to say.

We had Shawn our young helper here all day yesterday and Gael had him planting shrubs on the bank behind the house and spreading mulch all morning. I was feeding him the mulch with the tractor though it was a bit hairy as I had the tractor on a 45 degree angle with wheels on the edge of a 20 foot drop. It wouldn’t have taken much to go over.

In the arvo I had Shawn on wood again and got him moving and stacking all my split wood and now have one of 3 planned stacks each representing a seasons firewood. I also got him to cut a large tree trunk into 3 so I can roll the bits out of the way to make room for more drying stacks.

In the meantime I poisoned lots of weeds with the backpack spay and took the hydraulic hose off the splitter so I can take it and get it fixed. My plans are gradually taking shape and I’m slowly winning back the property after the devastation of the bushfires a couple of years ago.

I’m a bit interested in that foam Ian washes his cars with. It’s costing $18 each time we wash a car in town.
 

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Looking forward to seeing pics of the ES339 soulmann :dude: I've never played a ES339. Still miss my Epiphone 335 I sold to put towards buying my gaming PC.
I'll try Ian but my ability to take a quality photo with my cell phone is somewhat limited. If I can't do it my daughter should be able to.

I'm not a gamer myself so I've been able to spend my discretionary bucks on music gear but there are days when I wish I had flight simulator software and a larger screen monitor. Maybe I can use my 24" work monitors for that if I ever get the flight simulator itself.
 


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