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07-06-2020 03:19 PM
ECIN This is a USAC Midget - Smaller than a Sprinter and LOTS less horse power - they put on a good show ! Worked on a Midget team for around 5 years, traveled everywhere with it .

07-06-2020 02:46 PM
ECIN

OK Aunt Bug - I'm guessing that this is what your talking about with the box kite on top .

This is a Winged Sprint Car ! Looking at the picture - the long arrow I drew to the right side wing , notice how much taller it is than the left - as they slide threw the corners - the wind or the resistant's of the air -- helps to nail down the left rear tire on the sprinter = more traction for left tire - the angel of the over all wing can be changed from the cockpit by the driver - lower it - the front down adds down force - lift it you give up down force but gain straightaway speed . Now in some races - they have set it where they " Think " it will be the best and then run what they got .

The wing also adds to safely - when they flip - then the wing uses up energy from the flip and most times softens the flip when they come back down to earth

I have been to a few winged races - they were running the same night we were - Bug - you would crap if you went to one - they are wicked fast ! Wicked ! The wings add so much more corner speed it is unbelievable and that translate to faster straight away speed .




Bug - These are my personal favorites = Non - Wing Sprint Cars ! You can see the drivers really working them with these - But notice with out the wing - if they flip - it is right on the roll cage . Weight around 1,400 lbs. - Horsepower for a 410 ( CID ) 9-- to 1,100 hps - and are they sweet sounding ! And very loud !
07-06-2020 02:40 PM
alan j. cresserb and Bug , How many days from the chicken would you start calling a egg old?
07-06-2020 02:13 PM
melbrod Watering once a day seems like a lot for a plant that is in the ground. I usually try to really saturate the soil with a long slow watering directly on the ground, not the leaves, only 1-2 times a week and none in-between, if even that much is needed. Most bulbs/corms don't like their feet wet. They're susceptible to rot.

It depends on your soil type and drainage. But that's where I would start. If you have one that seems pretty much beyond saving, you could dig it up and see if it has soft or slimy parts--that would tell you for sure. It is almost impossible to save them once rot has really set in--if you continue to have a problem, amend your soil with organics like compost or even peat moss, a little coarse sand if you have clay, so that it drains well. Or raise your garden bed if it seems to be in a low spot.
07-06-2020 01:50 PM
ECIN
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Well damn...we lost this guy. Not of fan of country music but this guy is always in rotation in the truck
RIP Mr. Daniels
Your kidding me ! We lost Charlie ??? Your not going to believe this - I was thinking abut him the other day !

Reason I was thinking about Charlie was there is a town East of me ( Rushville ) and I made a trip over there Friday to get some parts and I thought back to years ago when I pulled into town . Rushville had a sell barn over there - heck , it may still be there - but anyway - Charlie - the way I got the story really likes horses and he would come up to Rushville and go to the sell they had , one day I was coming threw town in my semi and was going right pass the sell barn - the parking lots were past full - I had to slow way down as there were parking along the road ,I had to do a double take , but standing right there to the side was Charlie ! I started looking for a place to park the big rig - I wanted to meet him - but there was no place even close to park - I called a friend later about it and he said the easiest way to know that Charlie was there is the parking lots are full LOL

That's my Charlie story
07-06-2020 01:09 PM
dobebug
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Crocosmia...we planted about 25 bulbs this spring and they've come up but on a few of the plants, some of the leaves are turning brown. I've done some reading and come across everything from pests to too much or not enough water. Maybe it's normal to have a few brown leaves, no idea. Have you seen that with yours? Ours do get a LOT of sun throughout the day and we water once a day.

TN,

Several years ago one of the vets was clearing out his crocosmia bed (which was a whole side of his big yard in a huge bed about four feet wide and many feet long) and brought in buckets of growing plants and gave them to all of us who wanted them.

I took a bunch, about half of them thrived and that's what I have growing in the back of my big bulb and perennial bed. But I've now tried three times to plant more bulbs to extend them along the back fence line and damned if I can get more than an occasional bulb that will sprout, grow, flower and survive to come back the following year.

In general, crocosmia are classified as very pest resistant--and this has been my experience with them (the ones I got from our vet) but what the literature says is that they are also sturdy and survived in zones 5 to 9 (depending on whose description you are reading. But the one thing I found that everyone seemed to agree on was that really good drainage was important.

The drainage in my yard is generally pretty good (it's was once upon a time Columbia River bottom which means a fair amount of sand--lots of rock between three and as far down as infinity--and the very top is pretty good fertile soil--and mine has been amended many times before me and by me and will grow almost anything.) For some reason I can't grow peppers any place here--or more specifically I can grow pepper plants that will produce one pepper at a time and then die. And zucchini--I can't even get seed to sprout in this place.

I actually went out and looked at my crocosmia which are starting to bloom and none have any brown leaves at this point (they are also pretty drought resistant) but the drainage in that bed is excellent--and that seems to be the biggest problem for growing crocosmia. My problem with the corms not sprouting is probably linked to the fact that I often forget that I have bulbs and corms stashed someplace and they don't get planted on time.

Now you know everything I know about crocosmia, They should do fine in full sun--I think that's their preference--but will flourish in part shade too--mine are full sun and flower just before the beginning of Portland's dry and fairly hot summers. And are rated as fairly drought resistant.

ABTLH
07-06-2020 12:53 PM
alan j. Well damn...we lost this guy. Not of fan of country music but this guy is always in rotation in the truck
RIP Mr. Daniels
07-06-2020 12:20 PM
dobebug
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Aunt Bug - did you watch the finish of the NASCAR race yesterday ? What a last 8 laps ! I think that may have been the best finish I have ever seen on a road course ! What a finish ! And the Best thing ? A Indiana young man won it ! Chase Briscoe , He came up from Sprint cars and his dad and grandpa were both big shoes in the sprint cars
Danged DT would not do anything with the post I tried to post (send it) and then disappeared it--if I could murder a machine for doing things like that I would...and then I was so irritated about it I gave up and went to bed.

But the upshot was yes, indeed I missed all of the Indy cars but I did get home in time to see about the last half of the NASCAR race on the 4th. I sure did see the end--I almost had a heart attack watching Briscoe make that last pass to regain the front. The announcer made sure that all of us knew that it was a hometown boy that was doing his best to win that race and from the smile on Briscoe's face when they were taking pictures he was more than a little excited about it.

And not only did I catch the NASCAR race but they showed a couple of Belmont races after that so I got to see some horse racing too.

And they posted dates for a variety of NASCAR races (like the one that was on yesterday--the 5th) and one that is on later this month but it looks like NBC (a channel I rarely watch) is THE place for NASCAR around here.

Anyway I was going through your link and realized I know almost nothing about car racing--I know a lot more about hydroplanes (at least the unlimited ones) than cars. And then most of my spare time was taken up with dog shows and dogs. And in between the dogs I did a lot of sailing, including a lot of sailboat racing. (At least that's my excuse)

So now I have these endless questions. Like the one Beau answered last year about 'funny' cars. Now I want to know about those little cars that sometimes race with what looks like a box kite on top of them (what's it for? What does it do or prevent?

And I just got to see enough of yesterday's NASCAR race to see a bunch of crashes when someone came by to pick up pills (dog pills) and tell me about a local (or fairly local) pair of Specialties which so far haven't yet been canceled--at least the Dobe specialties haven't been. By the time she left the racing was over. Drat!

ABTLH
07-06-2020 12:10 PM
ECIN
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And here I thought you were talking about some kind of stock car race or something.

Though I do predict a lot of racing around in your household in a week or so. "Open the door, hurry! She's getting ready to........oops, too late."

Both pictures fit Kadin to a tee ! LOL Oh yes - Like all the rest - it will be a adventure Mel - But you know - That is where all the great memories are made from - good and even the bad ones - lol
07-06-2020 11:33 AM
melbrod And here I thought you were talking about some kind of stock car race or something.

Though I do predict a lot of racing around in your household in a week or so. "Open the door, hurry! She's getting ready to........oops, too late."

07-06-2020 11:16 AM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Would YKW be a puppy?

: grin2:
07-06-2020 11:14 AM
StrykersPerson
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YKW? I didn't know SP was going to visit you?....

Did you just put a pool in, BTW? Haha!

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Reached 102F here yesterday and 100F previous day! Took advantage and went swimming with pack. We got Spock and Lanah in pool for some antics. Lanah is starting to like the water and coming in on her own. Spock still swims like a spastic canine. However, he loves the pump water squirted all over him and in his face, using pool cleaner feed hose. I'll try to get video today of same.


"Las Tres Lenguas" a.k.a. The Three Tongues
(in 102F Temp, w/2 fans going)

Does anyone in your household use the pool?

What a waste!

07-06-2020 10:54 AM
StrykersPerson
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Good morning ! Early start again to beat some of the Super heat we are having here .

6 days till YKW !
Would YKW be a puppy?

07-06-2020 10:51 AM
StrykersPerson
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OK--on peeling eggs. The fresher the egg is the harder it is to peel when hard boiled. The eggs you buy from a local farm are usually very fresh--the membrane inside the egg is at it's thickest and that also helps make them harder to peel.

Many years ago my grandmother showed me how to peel really fresh eggs. First you tap the pointy end hard enough to really make it crack--then you tap it another couple of times. Turn it around crack the round end the same way. Then take it in the palm of your hand and roll it back and forth on the counter top and finally pick it up and roll it between your palms. Then peel it--starting at one end or the other. And doing all that takes far less time than it did for me to type this. Generally if you do that the egg will peel easily.

The membrane at that point sticks harder to the egg than to the shell and rolling it pulls it loose from the eggl. Older eggs, the membrane had thinned and sticks mostly to the shell not the egg. So now you know how to do it. And why it happens.

You OK Beau?

ABTLH
What Aunt B said.

Or you could go the Martha Stewart route and put two metal bowls together, one flipped upside down with the eggs in there and shake, shake, shake.

Never tried it. That would make one more dirty dish to wash.

Good day all!
07-06-2020 10:22 AM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
SP



Cressrb - why is that ? / we stopped buying Organic Eggs from a local farm.
- damn eggs, where a mess to peal shells
- now we buy Costco free range eggs...they peal fine

^^ Anyone know why ? ....we always wondered
OK--on peeling eggs. The fresher the egg is the harder it is to peel when hard boiled. The eggs you buy from a local farm are usually very fresh--the membrane inside the egg is at it's thickest and that also helps make them harder to peel.

Many years ago my grandmother showed me how to peel really fresh eggs. First you tap the pointy end hard enough to really make it crack--then you tap it another couple of times. Turn it around crack the round end the same way. Then take it in the palm of your hand and roll it back and forth on the counter top and finally pick it up and roll it between your palms. Then peel it--starting at one end or the other. And doing all that takes far less time than it did for me to type this. Generally if you do that the egg will peel easily.

The membrane at that point sticks harder to the egg than to the shell and rolling it pulls it loose from the eggl. Older eggs, the membrane had thinned and sticks mostly to the shell not the egg. So now you know how to do it. And why it happens.

You OK Beau?

ABTLH
07-06-2020 10:04 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Good morning ! Early start again to beat some of the Super heat we are having here .

6 days till YKW !

YKW? I didn't know SP was going to visit you?....

Did you just put a pool in, BTW? Haha!

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Reached 102F here yesterday and 100F previous day! Took advantage and went swimming with pack. We got Spock and Lanah in pool for some antics. Lanah is starting to like the water and coming in on her own. Spock still swims like a spastic canine. However, he loves the pump water squirted all over him and in his face, using pool cleaner feed hose. I'll try to get video today of same.


"Las Tres Lenguas" a.k.a. The Three Tongues
(in 102F Temp, w/2 fans going)

07-06-2020 09:54 AM
ECIN Good morning ! Early start again to beat some of the Super heat we are having here .

6 days till YKW !
07-05-2020 09:36 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
I can admire some of the spendy watches and their not so spendy counterparts but after all the years of breaking watch springs on "nice" watches I'm perfectly happy with the Timex, cassio and other el cheapo watches (I used to shop for the under $10 types--what with inflation and all now I shop for under $20. My only requirement are that they have numbers instead of slash marks on the dial for times, a sweep second hand and be water resistant to 10 meters. A lighted dial is a bonus.

Beau--Canadian style BLT sound really good to me...

ABTLH
I haven't got time to mind my watch. Never going to leave my phone behind though!

Even though I don't answer it.

My brother called me from the driveway to tell me he was here.

I ignored him the first time and he called back.

When I answered he asked if I wanted to see my puppy.

9 week old black Miniature Schnauzer.

Cute, cute, cute, cute.

He was holding his own with the big dogs.

Then my brother left and took my puppy away.

07-05-2020 04:45 PM
MeadowCat Hahahahahah - those steaks look awesome!

We picked up some nice ribeyes earlier this week, but tossed them in the freezer as we still have leftovers to finish off. Maybe we'll grill them later this week.
07-05-2020 04:34 PM
ECIN Boy that should draw out Meadowcat
07-05-2020 04:29 PM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by ECIN;

Aunt Bug - did you watch the finish of the NASCAR race yesterday ? What a last 8 laps ! I think that may have been the best finish I have ever seen on a road course ! What a finish ! And the Best thing ? A Indiana young man won it ! Chase Briscoe , He came up from Sprint cars and his dad and grandpa were both big shoes in the sprint cars
Not only did I watch the NASCAR finish but I wrote I wrote a big long post about it and thanked to profusely and now have the NASCAR Cup Series race on today.--just watched someone--this rv has too small a screen--I need to go in the bedroom and watch. But I just watch someone pull out of the pack and move up about 6 places --he just did it again--whoever it is--moved up to third place now. And someone else just got squashed off the track--the announcer narrowly avoided saying that the driver was pissed--but stopped in time to say he was upset.

OK, I see I'm not doing any more lawn and garden stuff today than I got done yesterday afternoon.

But I've got about a million questions for you Ken. I came to auto racing late so I see these weird looking cars that look like they are wearing box kites on top of them and I wanna' know what the things on top do--or prevent. And are those sprint cars or what.

I'm sure everyone remembers last summer when I asked why they called some racing cars "funny cars" But I gotta' say that Beau gave me a great explanation.

I'll be back when there is a long break--to ask more.

ABTLH
07-05-2020 04:19 PM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
SP
CowBoy steaks - where cutoff pieces are glued together, with bad stuff.
- tried them once, on advice of neighbor
- I didn't know at first...about the glue, but tasted awful
- even former Amy, wouldn't get them either / this is all, Beau had to see
I meant to ask before but forgot, 67, what kind of cut do they call Cowboy steaks up there? Here, the ones we get at Sam's Club (also called tomahawk steak) are nothing more than bone-in-ribeye and are really tasty when thrown on the grill. The below are images I pulled off the internet:

07-05-2020 04:16 PM
dobebug
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TN--- WHY did you DARE ME ?? And people say I'm "NOT " right ! Why did I look up something posted by somebody else that's " NOT " right ? I bet you swallowed gold fish whole at the fair to didn't you ?

Now the question -- How am I not going to think about your post the rest of the day ?

I advise that nobody else look it up !
DANG! Kenny if you hadn't launched into that tirade I wouldn't have gone and looked it up--lol! The advice was good but came a little too late.

Now ROTFLMAO!! ABTLH
07-05-2020 04:06 PM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
That bottom one TN is a great shot !

Kadin as got to where he don't like his picture taken , puts his head down - ears down - can't get him to look at me - nothing .
Thanks Kenny and most of the time, Mocha is the same way. It drives me up the wall...we'll be out on the patio, out in the yard or even on the trail and she'll be watching me, ears straight up, not moving her eyes off me UNTIL I either bring up the camera or the iPhone, then she lowers her ears and looks away LOL

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Those hummingbird shots, TN.

I won't say that about the bottom two, or your missus might come after me. But that Mocha girl sure is purty. I'll have to get your address from LDI. If you notice she's not in your yard anymore, let me tell you she's got a good home. I hope Hairy and her will learn to get along.

Just got back from a walk. I figured I was just tired because of chugging up and down the hills in that heat, but got home and measured it on Google maps. I actually went about 4 miles--and it's still hot.

It's really only about 84, but the sun is bright and I was going as fast as I could manage. Dog is sacked out on the cool floor and I'm not much better.
Thanks, Mel. Ha, I just noticed that in those pics, the bottom of Mocha's nose is still dirty from cleaning out my yogurt container just prior to us going outside LOL.

Hey what is this...LadyDi wants to take off with my smoker, you and Denny want to take off with my dog...I may have to get another Doberman to protect my smoker and Mocha...yeah, that's the ticket, the perfect excuse...wonder if Mrs. TN will fall for it?
07-05-2020 03:23 PM
melbrod Those hummingbird shots, TN.

I won't say that about the bottom two, or your missus might come after me. But that Mocha girl sure is purty. I'll have to get your address from LDI. If you notice she's not in your yard anymore, let me tell you she's got a good home. I hope Hairy and she will learn to get along.

Just got back from a walk. I figured I was just tired because of chugging up and down the hills in that heat, but got home and measured it on Google maps. I actually went about 4 miles--and it's still hot.

It's really only about 84, but the sun is bright and I was going as fast as I could manage. Dog is sacked out on the cool floor and I'm not much better.
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