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|07-06-2020 05:04 PM|
RIP Coco. What a great and long life she had at 17 y/o. |
Touching pictures and so nice to Mocha could accompany you, to see Coco off. It helps to bring closure for the pack mates. We did that for our previous terrier we had PTS.
|07-06-2020 04:46 PM|
|melbrod||I'm so sorry, TN. It hurts so when we lose our babies. My heart goes out to you and your wife--please express my condolences to her too.|
|07-06-2020 04:24 PM|
|alan j.||Sorry TN.|
|07-06-2020 03:58 PM|
|ECIN||Oh TN ! So , SO sad to read this . Give Mrs. TN a Hug for us all here and tell her were so sorry for her lose|
|07-06-2020 03:37 PM|
Sad day here; we had to send our 17-year old Shih-Tzu, Coco, across the rainbow bridge today. A few days ago, he started wheezing and coughing and it was his heart, near failure along with fluid in his lungs. The vet said given his age and condition, there wasn't much to be done so it was time. My wife is taking it really hard because that was her boy. Coco had a good life but in the end, time and age were catching up to him. He was deaf, had a heart murmur, arthritis in his hips and legs so that we had to carry him up and down stairs, and he had mild canine cognitive disorder. |
I know that our other Shih-Tzu, Teddy, who we had put to sleep back in 2013 due to cancer, was waiting at the bridge for Coco, and now they're both running and playing together, free of pain.
RIP, Coco. 2003-2020
Some older pics of Coco
Today, at the vet - my wife giving Coco one last treat
|07-06-2020 03:19 PM|
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 . |
Bug - This is a Silver Crown Car or Champ car - Champ car comes from back in the day - like back in the 50 early 60'smaybe - they raced these type cars at Indy - like I said way back in the day ! They are BOATS ! huge ! have a 355 CI. engine in them - run them on Half miles and Mile tracks for the most part and they hold75 gallon of methanol ! I got to load one , one time - all I had to do was steer it in to the trailer - Driver was not there and I was the only one that could fit in his seat - LOL Yes -I was Slim - LOL These are also very fun to watch
|07-06-2020 02:46 PM|
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|
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|
Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
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|
Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
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.
|07-06-2020 12:53 PM|
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|
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!
|07-06-2020 12:10 PM|
Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
|07-06-2020 11:33 AM|
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|
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
|07-06-2020 11:14 AM|
Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
What a waste!
|07-06-2020 10:54 AM|
|07-06-2020 10:51 AM|
Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
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|
Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
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?
|07-06-2020 10:04 AM|
YKW? I didn't know SP was going to visit you?....
Did you just put a pool in, BTW? Haha!
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|
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|
Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
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|
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|
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