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Msg: 903157
BBStacker Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 1:44 AM
P-167F-2618M-2123Profile updatedPremium
Reply to: Msg 903115 by Goofy girl
I get excited about yard work in March. By July I'm over it. I do all the yard work including the weeding of the gardens that I was begged to build (Honey if you build it for me I promise I will weed and maintain it) - yeah! Right!!

Our yard has too many obstacles for a rider so once a week during grass season I spend a day behind my gas mower making it look pretty. Sadly, that lasts about one day.
Msg: 903162
LROSEM Subject: Re: fillet OZ?
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 3:35 AM
P-119F-563M-1635
Reply to: Msg 903152 by Oberon_Kenobi
How does it carve? Is it smelly? I like this idea.
Msg: 903163
SherlockMiles Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 4:04 AM
P-54F-6209M-602Premium
Reply to: Msg 903115 by Goofy girl
Not me - and that's all that I care about :-)
Msg: 903164
Subject: Re: Coming to Florida
Board: State: Florida
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 4:09 AM
P-22F-2217M-380Premium
Reply to: Msg 903146 by turtlelove
Just FYI, it looks like it's $12 to park there. Anyone local want to meet up right outside somewhere to leave a car and drive in together?
Msg: 903165
SherlockMiles Subject: Re: Thank you "Watch Box" feature!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 4:44 AM
P-54F-6209M-602Premium
Reply to: Msg 903111 by Sassy Sydlan
Congrats on your perseverance! (We've had the same experience - 'just a little further along the trail' to finally find paydirt!)

Maybe it's too early, but I can't seem to figure out how to "watch" a box. There are a few I would like to - now that I know about this feature - but can't figure out how to do it. Instructions would be much appreciated.
Msg: 903168
Mama Stork Subject: Re: Thank you "Watch Box" feature!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 5:33 AM
P-22F-1705M-3471Premium
Reply to: Msg 903165 by SherlockMiles
it is a Premium Member feature.
Msg: 903169
Subject: Re: Thank you "Watch Box" feature!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Sassy SydlanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 5:37 AM
F-355M-29PremiumInactive
Reply to: Msg 903123 by Eidolon
Nope, that is not how the watch works.

Well I'm still happy either way. If the letterboxing Gods want to intervene and send me a change in status notification on a box that also just so happened to be found within the previous days after 5 years of inactivity EXCEPT me...I'll take it! "Ain't nobody gonna rain on my parade"...as my MawMaw always said.;)
Msg: 903171
Subject: Re: Thank you "Watch Box" feature!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Sassy SydlanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 5:57 AM
F-355M-29PremiumInactive
Reply to: Msg 903165 by SherlockMiles
Hi!
The Watch Box is a Premium Member feature...I highly recommend you join if you keep this up!!! There are many perks to it.
As for the "watch box" feature, you can tag boxes that you want to watch. The system will notify you if the box has a change in status (e.g. unknown to active or vice versa) or if the box's clue changes.
What happened with me...I received a notification that the clue had been changed, when I checked on the clue...I couldn't find any change from my previous print out, but it honestly could be a space added! Anyway, that's when I noticed that some else had found the box.
Using deductive reasoning I originally decided to tag boxes I've had difficulty finding for just this reason...the owner may change the clue after someone finds the box!!! It worked in this case.
Happy Hunting!
Msg: 903175
X Marks The Spot Subject: Re: Congratulations Kizmet and collaborators!
Board: Region: Pacific Northwest
Author: X Marks The SpotProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 6:32 AM
P-114F-205M-890Premium
Reply to: Msg 902928 by Kizmet
Yes, it was a lot of fun to be part of this gem.
Msg: 903176
Subject: Aluminum and Leather
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 6:33 AM
P-34F-147M-5692Premium
I've got an idea for making a logbook. I want to make the cover with aluminum (from a can) and leather. Since metal that thin will have sharp edges, any thread (natural or synthetic) WILL fray through small movements and eventually break. I could use a thin wire which will work better.

I've got this idea to use rivets instead. I've looked into some at Amazon. I'm thinking that I should get a tool that does rivets, Snaps and eyelets. I'm looking for recommendations from those who have such a tool. What would you buy with what you know now?
Msg: 903178
SherlockMiles Subject: Re: Thank you "Watch Box" feature!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 6:52 AM
P-54F-6209M-602Premium
Reply to: Msg 903171 by Sassy Sydlan
Thank you all for the info. I will likely upgrade in a bit (have to upgrade hubby at the same time or he'll sulk). When we initially got interested in letterboxing in 2002 (OMG!!) I SOOOOOO wish we had followed through. I can't imagine what my pfx count would be if we had. Better late than never, i'm completely addicted and keep blowing off "need to do" activities for the "want to do" boxing.
Msg: 903179
NotMyCircus Subject: Re: Coming to Florida
Board: State: Florida
Author: NotMyCircusProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 6:58 AM
P-97F-549M-184
Reply to: Msg 903146 by turtlelove
Bummed...we'll be out of town. Have a great time!
Msg: 903183
Trekkie Gal Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Trekkie GalProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 7:20 AM
P-2F-222M-9084Premium
Reply to: Msg 903115 by Goofy girl
When I had a house...and a husband...my husband always did it. I think I did it exactly once, when my husband was out of town. And when I was growing up, my dad always did it.

TG
Msg: 903185
photopam Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 7:22 AM
P-17F-730M-995
Reply to: Msg 903115 by Goofy girl
I have really bad allergies, so I dont. I do get out to pull weeds once in a while. I'd rather be hiking...
Msg: 903186
Fluffy Cow Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Fluffy CowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 7:27 AM
P-15F-96M-3668Inactive
Reply to: Msg 903115 by Goofy girl
Growing up, my mother mowed. Now? My son or husband.
Msg: 903189
thndrkttn Subject: Re: Nurse Jackie
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: thndrkttnProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 8:03 AM
P-3F-313M-285
Reply to: Msg 903139 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Exactly!! It was all very hurried. Let's spend three minutes here. Done. Three minutes here. Done. That's an awful lot to pack into 30 minutes with virtually no actual plot line leading up to events. They all seemed like convenient endings not thoughtful ones that we are used to seeing. Zoe leaving her to go pursue her dreams? Meh. Eddie going to prison? Not even Eddie seemed phased by it.

And if you look up any articles from the writers, (I did looking for some semblance of an explanation for such a shoddy finale), while us as viewers are supposed to "wonder", they did consider it a failed attempt. I would have been a hell of a lot happier had they killed her in an OD.

I didn't like it, at all. You did. *shrug* We can apply the theory for letterboxes -- not all boxes are for all people. Not all finales are for all people.
Msg: 903190
Turtlegirl 19 Subject: Just In Case
Board: Postals
Author: Turtlegirl 19ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 8:09 AM
P-60F-368M-1593Premium
Good Morning Everyone! My musical postal went missing so I was wondering if everyone can please keep there eye out if they see it and please return it home. It is my Welcome To Whoville carve and I love that stamp so much! Thank you all!
Msg: 903191
turtlelove Subject: Re: Coming to Florida
Board: State: Florida
Author: turtleloveProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 8:09 AM
P-344F-4350M-3252Inactive
Reply to: Msg 903164 by Southern Oracle
Ewwww...really? I will check on parking and possible validation of parking costs. I would guess as a guest that they wouldn't charge me and wouldn't charge my guests. I'll let you know.
Renee
Msg: 903192
Turtlegirl 19 Subject: Welcome to Whoville is Missing
Board: Musical Postals
Author: Turtlegirl 19ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 8:10 AM
P-60F-368M-1593Premium
Good Morning Everyone! My musical postal went missing so I was wondering if everyone can please keep there eye out if they see it and please return it home. It is my Welcome To Whoville carve and I love that stamp so much! Thank you so much!
Msg: 903193
turtlelove Subject: Re: Coming to Florida
Board: State: Florida
Author: turtleloveProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 8:10 AM
P-344F-4350M-3252Inactive
Reply to: Msg 903179 by NotMyCircus
:( Wish you could come. Have fun on your trip!!
Msg: 903194
Choi Subject: Re: Rating boxes on LbNA
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Author: ChoiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 8:13 AM
P-939F-3544M-766PremiumInactive
Reply to: Msg 903068 by Prince Igor
It's an experiment at this point and the results are not displayed. The results are tabulated as a Net Promoter Score on the box (scale of -100 to 100).
Msg: 903196
SherlockMiles Subject: email
Board: Suggestion Box
Author: SherlockMilesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 8:25 AM
P-54F-6209M-602Premium
I would the ability to email the clue page - incl pics, etc - to myself (non AQ email).
Msg: 903197
Baqash Subject: Re: email
Board: Suggestion Box
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 8:33 AM
P-217F-3372M-5403Premium
Reply to: Msg 903196 by SherlockMiles
is there a reason it needs to be an email.
If you want a digital version on your device, consider "printing" to a pdf or paperless printer.
Msg: 903205
Subject: Re: Coming to Florida
Board: State: Florida
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 9:33 AM
P-22F-2217M-380Premium
Reply to: Msg 903191 by turtlelove
That'd be great! I don't mind at all paying a couple bucks to park so if the charge is unavoidable sharing it reduces it to a decent amount :)
Msg: 903208
Frenchie Subject: Re: Aluminum and Leather
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: FrenchieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 10:25 AM
P-24F-48M-286
Reply to: Msg 903176 by Oberon_Kenobi
Handsome Logbook Idea - INDEED! Unique artisan handmade logbooks are one reason why i prefer Lbxing over Gcing. The following assembly suggestion is based on one of my handmade logbooks having square pages. The following example will be with 3”x3” page squares. You’ll need a good 3-hole punch for proper alignment to end up with identical pages.

1. Cut the paper you’ll be using for your logbook pages Xactly 6”x6” and punch a hole in each corner using the 3-hole punch. You should be able to disable the middle punch. So as you turn the 6”x6” piece of paper you’ll only be punching a hole in each of the four corners of the 6”x6” piece of paper. Then cut the 6”x6” sheet Xactly in half both ways ending up with 4-3”x3” identical pages. So for 40 logbook pages you’ll need 10 - 6”x6” sheets.

2. The two aluminum and leather covers should be slightly larger (e.g. 3-⅛”x3-⅛”) to equally overlap the edges of the assembled 3”x3” pages. So for example the punched hole in the covers would be 5/16” in from each corner edge of the cover if the holes in the pages are 1/4“ in from each corner edge. You can use a 1/16” shim against two of the backstops on the 3-hole punch when punching the 6”x6” pages. Then remove the shim when punching/marking the covers. You'll also need to adjust another shim stop at the end of the 3-hole punch so that the punched hole in both the covers and the pages is the same distance from each edge of the corner hole in both the cover (e.g. 5/16") and the pages (e.g. 1/4"). If the punch won’t punch a hole all the way through the leather it will make a significant mark so you can finish out the hole with a hand punch or Xacto knife in the correct location.

3. Using those sticky hole reinforcers attach one to each 3”x3” page hole. This will reduce the page friction by slightly separating the pages so they will easily fan out from one another as well as preventing any pages from accidentally ripping out of the logbook. This is more labor intensive, but do you really need more than 40 pages to begin with in your handmade logbook.

4. Using a small nylon bolt and nut (Ace Hardware) that’s slightly smaller in diameter than the cover/page holes assemble your logbook. Adjust the tightness so the logbook is not too sloppy or too snug. With just the right adjustment of the nylon bolt/nut the pages should easily fan out as well as return and stay in place like the appearance of a bound book.

5. Once the nylon bolt/nut is adjusted to your liking nip off the length of nylon bolt that extends beyond the nut. Apply a drop of crazy glue to the nut threads that will secure it to the bolt threads. Once the glue is set file/sand the nut to remove any rough edges so it is smooth like the head of the nylon bolt.

6. If at some point you need to add more blank pages it is easy enuf to nip off the nylon nut. Then reassemble the logbook with additional blank pages or whatever with a new nylon bolt and nut.
Msg: 903215
55 Steps Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: 55 StepsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 11:49 AM
P-99F-114M-1391Inactive
Reply to: Msg 903115 by Goofy girl
While growing up, I was the one who did the mowing. Once married, my husband did it. Then, when he was old enough, my son did it. Now that my son has moved out, I guess it's my husband, but really, it's kind of no one: our house is condemned, and we are just waiting for the new house to be finished so we can move out and have this one bulldozed, so we are living in a state of deferred maintenance, because why bother?
Msg: 903216
TrailTroll Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: TrailTrollProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 11:51 AM
P-117F-2746M-1702Premium
Reply to: Msg 903215 by 55 Steps
our house is condemned

You've been through quite an ordeal with your house! Any idea when you might finally be able to move to the new one?
Msg: 903218
Public Hand Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 12:00 PM
P-854F-22824M-2116Premium
Reply to: Msg 903143 by Goofy girl
I wish I had the money for a lawn person.

I probably should have been clearer. We don't have a lawn. The entire backyard strip (the house is on the back of the property, so the back is an L shaped 15 foot wide strip) is done in gravel with planting beds fenced off as we have dogs and they destroy lawns.
We also have drought issues here and we never did put in a lawn. The front has a smallish human use garden area (paved with picnic area and planting beds) and the rest of the acreage is our orchard. This has to be rototilled to meet CA fire abatement needs.....MUCH easier to have the nice man with the tractor do it!
Msg: 903219
Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 12:04 PM
P-53F-349M-12692Premium
Reply to: Msg 903215 by 55 Steps
55 I'm sorry I hope you get to the new house quickly.
Msg: 903220
Subject: Re: Lawn mowing
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2015 12:04 PM
P-53F-349M-12692Premium
Reply to: Msg 903218 by Public Hand
Oh ok
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