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Maybe the fire wasn't hot enough, LOL...

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I know, I was kidding. No one needs a 20-foot tall plume of flame!

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On Saturday, the 25th, I spend several hours unloading all the stuff out of my wife's Subaru (move 2 things, then sit and huff and puff for 10 minutes, repeat). I was picking her up Saturday night upon her return from California and had to have room for her luggage. I left the very heavy "Heavy Duty" jack in the back because I ran out of energy and muscle power. Good to have her home. We both slept in most of Sunday. She was happy to be in her own bed after a week of hotel rooms. Monday, she got scheduled for a half day shift in addition to her 10 hour over night shift. I didn't get much done beyond making my own lunch. Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler and less humid and I'm gonna try and do some work outside, even if it's in 5 minute installments while I rest in between.
 

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Bought a bunch of new bearings for my Ariens 21" mower, and started replacing them, when I came across this shaft. The two narrow spots are where the bearings go, and seem to have worn a groove in the shaft at both spots, so there's a lot of slop in the shaft.
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I spent a ridiculous amount of time brazing up the end spot, then machining it down on the lathe, but I haven't got it right yet (it's either been low spots in the braze or having trouble with doing interrupted cuts and then getting close in size the tool rubs instead of cuts, even after sharpening the tool).
 

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Looks like the market may be cooling off a bit. I'm starting to see tractors that were previously moving quick at $12,000 now sit and have price drops. This one was at $12,500
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On vacation this week and sitting on the deck at the cottage. Low 70’s, dry breeze and beautiful fair weather clouds. Great day to be here goofing off! I brought some home work with me, sanding all the filler panels and both door mirrors for my Cutlass that is elbow deep in a garage paint job. The detail stuff is driving me crazy. But the project is moving along really well and may be complete by mid - late August if things keep moving as they are.
 

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On vacation this week and sitting on the deck at the cottage. Low 70’s, dry breeze and beautiful fair weather clouds. Great day to be here goofing off! I brought some home work with me, sanding all the filler panels and both door mirrors for my Cutlass that is elbow deep in a garage paint job. The detail stuff is driving me crazy. But the project is moving along really well and may be complete by mid - late August if things keep moving as they are.
That is a spectacular view! 👍👍
 

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Clear as can be with the dry breeze from the north, can see the Provincetown monument across the bay with the naked eye. Been coming here for the last 29 years and it never gets old. I’m a lucky man that’s for sure!
Yup. I’ll be a few miles north of you for two weeks in August, enjoying the same views. Agree, it never gets old:

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I’ll wave to you. I think you’re just a bit south, across the mouth of the bay, in the background of this photo:

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Looking at Tim's cab posts makes me think that I need to re-think how I work around here. I'm always behind on the current season's jobs. Maybe I need to get over it, let them go and focus on working a season or two ahead?

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Ha--yeah good luck w/ that line of thinking-just like me---(sigh)-lately I have realized, as I get older-- I'll most likely NEVER catch up...:censored:

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I don't like going to work alone anymore. To much can happen that even 10 years ago wouldn't even have been a consideration.
Got old, reflexes and balance are not what they use to be, sometimes things simply quite working. Also still thinking we are still in our thirties in mind doesn't make for making good choices.
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You are exactly right,my friend. Can't always be 110% anymore--and it not only scares me sometimes, because I'm still trying to do some extreme things--then I have to stop/pause/think.:cry::cry:
 
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