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by Bookworm
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
Views: 740052

Re: More Stuff

Well, that old cat my dad picked up a few years ago that won't use the litter box? He decided that he's taking the cat to the animal shelter Saturday (that, or he's gonna tell me to go). She isn't a bad cat; she just needs to be the only cat in the home and needs a little bit of care that nobody re...
by Bookworm
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
Views: 740052

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Also, the boxer engine layout that i believe Subarus use would make the engine shorter, allowing more legroom. That, I knew... The engine in there was so small... a 1.8 L. engine, but only as deep as two cylinders. Think of a V4 engine (no, not a typo, V4, not V8) that was flattened, so that the cy...
by Bookworm
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Photo Album
Replies: 405
Views: 81807

Re: Photo Album

I'm glad you let Jasper go with what dignity you could. Too many people go for the torture route just so they can put off the sense of loss just a bit longer.
by Bookworm
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
Views: 740052

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Oddly enough, the Ford Festiva (NOT the Fiesta) was a tiny car. It also had enough head room that my 6' father, with most of his height in his torso (just like myself) could get in the car without a problem. My 5'2" mother could ALSO drive the car. I can't ride in a lot of 1980's GM cars, at least n...
by Bookworm
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
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jwhouk wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Beats how you have to replace the headlight in a VW "New" Beetle. Or in a Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Probably similar to the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota matrix. It involves removing the front bumper, and sometimes the fender as well.
by Bookworm
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
Views: 740052

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I thought we were talking replacing the PAN, just changing the Oil is eezzy-peezzy... Replacing the _Pan_ is easy-peasy unless it's a GM 6 cylinder engine. Then you have to lift the engine to remove the support bracket that's blocking the oil pan. Heh. Back in the early 70s, when GM was planning to...
by Bookworm
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Brave Browser review
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Brave Browser review

and Robert is sib to your maternal gene donor. I forget what I was watching, recently, but a movie or TV show on Netflix had some interaction between two characters that revolved around the "and Bob's your uncle" colloquialism... With the one character not understanding it was, indeed, a colloquial...
by Bookworm
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
Views: 740052

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re: Oil Pan work; Have your Mech look into whether there is a Neoprene replacement Gasket for any OEM Cork/Paper one. Less (or even No) leaks down the road... I thought we were talking replacing the PAN, just changing the Oil is eezzy-peezzy... Replacing the _Pan_ is easy-peasy unless it's a GM 6 c...
by Bookworm
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, and more!
Topic: Ginger brandy
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Ginger brandy

I didn't even know there was such a thing. I guess with 'Bacon Vodka', then Ginger flavoured Brandy shouldn't be too surprising. I doubt anyone's made it _from_ ginger itself. (brandy is distilled wine, I can't see someone making a wine from nothing but ginger root. Probably would be hard to ferment...
by Bookworm
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
Views: 740052

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If your vehicle is older, a replacement self-tapping plug might be another good thing to have on hand. It's a bad feeling when the plug starts to get snug but then keeps turning and turning... A sheet of cardboard is good, if you have a large box you can break apart. As for the plug - that won't ha...
by Bookworm
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
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I believe we are really close to being free of bedbugs, as I haven't seen a live adult in a couple of weeks, and a very small one last week (I saw something small crawling on my nightstand, and didn't actually look before squishing it). Glad to hear it. Hope the DE helped. I know I've been finding ...
by Bookworm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
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I've decided that this is the last time I go to the dealership to get an oil change. I won't have to wait if I just get the tools and do all that myself. Doesn't take too much. Get an oil filter wrench; it's very helpful. (big socket version). Also get a belt wrench, because some of the filters are...
by Bookworm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
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jwhouk wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:53 pm
"Should"? Mon ami, you live in Quebec. You know, the home of two seasons: winter and road construction?
Technology has advanced enough that Winter doesn't even stop them in Canada. Ottawa is the same way.
by Bookworm
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 197
Views: 27067

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

And then I'm going to look into maybe getting an agave or a yucca to plant where the orange tree formerly stood. Watch out for the Yucca. It'll grow to a certain height (8 feet or so), then fall over. Then the fallen section will start growing up at the end, and root in the middle. If you let it ke...
by Bookworm
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5453
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Rule of thumb on litter boxes, especially with territorial cats. One per cat, plus one. So if you have five cats, you should have six litter boxes, scattered. Reduces ambushing, and makes it more likely that the cats will continue to use the litter. You might also try switching to a different kind o...
by Bookworm
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 197
Views: 27067

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

jwhouk wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:07 pm
Fish. In Arizona. Yeah. I'll get on that.

The slats are a good idea. I've also toyed with the idea of filling that area with gravel so that it doesn't flood.
Hey, if they grow cotton in New Mexico, you can buy fish in Arizona.
by Bookworm
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 1352

Re: Apologies for downtime

(Copy of Dr. Ruth's biography placed gently in the Pun Jar...) Dr. Ruth, Dr. Ruth...why not write to Dr. Ruth? [SNIP] "Sects Therapy" - Frankie Howerd I have looked for it, but can't find it for now... I'm pretty sure it was Ray Stevens who had a song in which he ended up getting "that day and nigh...
by Bookworm
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 197
Views: 27067

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

The biggest problem is that it is sitting on an angle - and the angle is downward toward the back end of the property line, which is where all of the utility lines go. I intend to fill in the circle around the base, then drive in the stakes that will hopefully provide more potash for the soil. Get ...
by Bookworm
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 239
Views: 54292

Re: Bad Jokes II

I keep wondering why people insist on advertising to all drivers that their children are mentally handicapped. They keep saying "SLOW CHILDREN AT PLAY". Or how about advertising loose morals? I've seen signs that tell people to slow down, as the child they see might be theirs. Is that like "Fallen ...
by Bookworm
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 1352

Re: Apologies for downtime

Ooooh, yes. Especially when you're dealing with putting patches into code. "Read from the laptop, type into the server.." Try it with an octal front panel sometime...and yes, I used to do it on PDP-11s... and 8s. And a few Sperry-Univac behemoths... :) I once talked with a man who once programmed u...