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Old 04-12-2016, 05:35 AM
Location: Los Angeles area
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Originally Posted by meo92953 View Post

I did learn things I didn't know. Did you know that you can tell the age of 'new' tires by looking at the rim? I didn't. I'll look tomorrow to make sure mine are new but the way you tell is the last numbers of the long number. Example: if it says say, 2316, that would mean the 23rd week of 2016.

Good piece of information for people. The location of the number should be described as the "sidewall" of the tire, though, not the "rim".

Old 04-12-2016, 07:02 AM
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Another nice sunny, lower humidity morning in SWFL. I walked the dog over two miles while the temp and sun were low.

In that two mile suburban walk I saw more people out than cars:

An elderly mother and daughter and/or caregiver out for a slow paced walk

A middle-aged man running by with two Weimaraners, a lead in each hand

A very tall, quite elderly man walking his itty bitty dog

Another white-haired man riding by on his bike with helmet and spandex

A man pedaled by on his three wheel recumbent bike, flag on, no helmet

A woman power walker, seventy+, easily eclipsed me and I was walking at a good clip. She scared me because I didn't hear her, but saw a bobbing shadow on the pavement coming up behind me. She loved my dog and I found myself lifting my arms up and back, swaying my hips at a faster clip, emulating her. Monkey see, monkey do.

I saw other people walking/running themselves or their dogs at a distance on crossroads, mostly retirees since it was around 8 am, the younger crowd had left for work already.

In that time and distance 3 cars passed by me. They either waved or I did, getting return waves. Everyone I passed said good morning, people are friendly here. I love this neighborhood, it is quite large (8,000 SFH) with many streets and much to look at. There are still empty lots and wildlife. I came across three newly made gopher tortoise holes and mourning doves were cooing the entire walk. New homes are being built, foreclosures being renovated and landscaping projects in progress. This neighborhood has no HOA, so houses vary from exceedingly well kept and manicured to I-just-sleep-here ones. It's a middle working class/retiree neighborhood. I quite like it and it allows me to have this swing on the oak tree in our front yard that the grandkids have rode/swung on for four years:
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DH is traveling for work and ate in a hole-in-the-wall Ethiopian restaurant in Nashville last evening. There was no menu, it was a one woman operation and she brought out what she had made to serve. She was roasting coffee beans in a pan. Only DH, a colleague and another couple were there. DH enjoyed it tremendously and he had fun chatting with the other couple. I had the grandkids yesterday after school and it was girl scout meeting night, so I make them dinner before my son picked them up. We didn't have Ethiopian food, but the company was good.

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Old 04-12-2016, 08:38 AM
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We've started taking care of some minor fix-ups around our "new" 90-year-old house. The first item was having the terrazzo floor grinded down and polished. (Although most of the house is hardwood, the foyer/front porch is terrazzo.) The process was started at the end of last week and finished this morning. Here are a couple of before and after pics.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:04 PM
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
Good piece of information for people. The location of the number should be described as the "sidewall" of the tire, though, not the "rim".
Escort, I know words and numbers. I forget the terms of what tires/car parts are called. Sigh, one of those senior moments. Thanks for the correction .
Old 04-14-2016, 07:38 AM
Location: Western Colorado
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Well by golly, yesterday I was at a couple of our giant corporate stores and got a chuckle out of people buying vegetables and flowers and plants. I got a couple of packets of seeds I'll start inside.

SO, after a few days of sunshine and temps in the 60's, a powerful winter storm is forecast Friday through the weekend with two feet of snow and below freezing nighttime lows here. I have plenty of firewood, hot chocolate and my snow boots are by the patio door.

Bring it on!
Old 04-14-2016, 08:00 AM
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ManofBethesda, looks good!

jim9251, sorry to hear about the snow.

Jean, love the swing
Old 04-14-2016, 09:34 AM
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Beautiful sunny day here in south texas. I had been dreary and overcast. Had an intense hail storm north of us in San Antonio. Lots of damage.

It has been quite a year for hail. We have had a couple of incidents. One had very small hail, but a lot. Looked like snow on the ground. This had not happened in the ten years I have been living here.
Old 04-14-2016, 09:46 AM
Location: Western Colorado
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Originally Posted by selhars View Post

jim9251, sorry to hear about the snow.
Huh? Why? I love the snow and cold. Looking forward to it!
Old 04-14-2016, 02:05 PM
Location: Western Colorado
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Under a Winter Storm Warning now with 20" of snow forecast. WOO HOO!
Old 04-14-2016, 03:51 PM
Location: Prescott AZ
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Great skiing. I remember those spring days when skiers went down the slopes in shorts ! Enjoy!
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