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Re: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2016, 07:08:52 pm »
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Re: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2016, 09:50:49 am »
The luggage has multiple little feet, so looking for one thorn could be tricky - lure it out with bananas!

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Re: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2016, 10:13:17 am »
Finding 'Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow' and 'Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow' as free MP3 downloads.  Something to drop onto my MP3 player and listen to at work. 
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Re: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2016, 10:39:18 pm »
Every weekend evening, on the garden of an office building, just outside of my local super, some bloak stands for hours playing the bagpipes. And he's really good at it too! Today is a cool rainy day,  perfect for the occasion. Generally it'd be more probable to hear a Blues band,  a Country Western or some indie Rock Band in Austin. But apparently we have more than a few groups trained in such instruments.

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« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2016, 01:07:46 am »
That sounds nice.^
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« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2016, 05:13:05 am »
That sounds lovely dear ^~^

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« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2016, 03:54:31 am »
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« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2016, 10:06:10 pm »
I've found a new jazz musician to listen to via the BBC;D
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« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2016, 11:59:58 pm »
My oldest son came home with not one, but two certificates of academic excellence, one for science and one for social studies. I'm so proud of him!
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« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2016, 05:56:54 am »
I've been having great fun designing puzzle boxes, the slide this, push that, turn the other to unlock boxes. The design part is a really enjoyable exercise in logic to the extent that even the product testing isn't disheartening, making ever-better versions on a laser cutter. Then last night I had an epiphany. I had reached version 1.5 of the latest box and was having problems - friction was making it hard to turn the disks on the faces of the box, but was needed to hold it in a locked position. What was needed was a disk which was easier to get a grip on, something with teeth. So now, for totally functional reasons, I get to glue some gears on it!  :D
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« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2016, 10:10:38 pm »
Needed to pop up into the Dolomites today for a spot of shopping. Made me happy to breath clean air and see such spectacular views as we wound our way up. Second time in a week as we'd gone up previously to cheer on the cyclists in the Giro a few days prior.

Plus, found a lovely Sicilian pizza place, bonus!

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« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2016, 12:02:38 am »
ForestB, Very well done, that boy!! ;D

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« Reply #64 on: May 27, 2016, 02:37:57 am »
ForestB, Very well done, that boy!! ;D

Thanks, he brought home another certificate, for being the best behaved in his math class...

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« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2016, 12:52:12 pm »
And another tick!

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« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2016, 03:05:32 pm »
And another tick!
Bloodsucking parasites are a good thing now?  ;D

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« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2016, 09:12:02 pm »
And another tick!
Bloodsucking parasites are a good thing now?  ;D

Only if you get super powers, I suppose?

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« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2016, 10:03:15 pm »
A recent score of goodies from a 'car boot sale' has resulted in some lovely steampunky goodness.

So far I have refinished a late Victorian metal travel trunk that was badly "restored" (car body filler, rattle can spray paint and plastic sticky-backed red pin-striping on the lid) and was actually being used by a professional car boot seller to move his wares in and out of the van. It was horribly dented and beaten up, but I got it for £12 (though he was reluctant to sell it as it was full of crap precious items for sale). Was able to uncover the original gold paint decorative details thanks to the crappy job at respraying  - sticky tape was able to rip most of the paint off the gold areas as they never cleaned it before spraying, so paint did not adhere well. Used a razor blade to remove the remainder of the paint and trim up the remainder of the spray job. Trunk was originally brown and gold, but they had sprayed it all black. Now it is black and gold, and looks awesome now that the dents and excess body filler have been removed.  :)

Have just finished making two pendant ceiling lamps (that work equally well as table lamps...) from a collection of Vic-Wardian style modern
lamps and associated parts that were recently removed from a local pub during a renovation. Sadly they came without the original glass shades as they were broken during the trip to the car boot sale. However that did not prove a problem, and a quick trip to the nearest purveyor of low cost household items (B&M store) resulted in the purchase of two glass jars intended as solar lights. They fit perfectly as replacement shades (minus the solar lamp part), and look much more steampunk as a result. Cost of lamps plus new shades: £10 (bargain!)  ;D

Busy working on some other bits, should have some interesting things soon... I'm so having fun with this! :D

Pics will follow in Tactile as soon as I get a new memory card for the camera.
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Re: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!
« Reply #69 on: May 28, 2016, 06:51:00 am »
2 days of keltfest for me! That's what i call a pleasant surprise

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« Reply #70 on: May 28, 2016, 10:58:55 am »
Garage sales at reasonably close location tomorrow morning - my next door neighbours and I are going to see what we can pillage purchase!

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« Reply #71 on: May 28, 2016, 12:14:33 pm »
Had a 'phone call yesterday; rear hoops (a sort of rollbar type fitting for my car) are ready. 




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« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2016, 01:09:17 pm »
Double?

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« Reply #73 on: May 29, 2016, 01:41:59 pm »
Yes; they fit behind the seats, like this. 



The alternative is to fit something like this to it, which somewhat spoils the look of the car. 


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« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2016, 06:09:48 pm »
Today was keltfest, which is great on it's own, but to make it even better i got along with this nice guy with whom i will go on a date soon, and to top it off we got to see a steam powered tractor which came from another event nearby.
Picture to come.