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Got a dozen more jars washed, and dried in the oven on low. More dry canning (all vacuum sealed, always). Thats why I allow them to be only half full or more if I run out of the ingredient, although it is a pet peeve. They'll get filled next time I purchase more.

The green split peas came with a ham flavor packet. I guess I got the wrong kind. I threw it in there anyway, anyone ever vacuum seal a flavor packet? Will it go rancid? Maybe I should take them out, dunno.


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After Church, went back to work on the greenhouse. Got the end wall up, and got the panels up for the roof. Now the only things left to do are getting the vent windows installed, get the ridge cap on, and get a door on. After that, it's just finishing touches--adding wood strips to the spots between the panels on the INSIDE, putting the mister system in (already have it, salvaged from the greenhouse that blew away); then I'll be able to get shelving back up/rearranged; get the "supply cabinet" emptied, reinforced, reassembled, re-filled; and get the corner tool holder in (and attached to the greenhouse frame so it doesn't fall over, then re-filled); and get all the mess left when the other greenhouse blew away cleaned up. With the new setup, I'll even be able to have some hanging planters, as well.
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Unrelated, but got the LJ back! $2300 in Transmission and Brakes!


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you need to move out here. I work much cheaper.
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you need to move out here. I work much cheaper.
I tell you what. We have a couple dump trucks hauling & other hvy eqt working. At $40 bucks an hour for drivers & operators with benefits & lots of time & 1/2 overtime. Even paying that, I'm still having trouble keeping the good drivers & operators.
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I tell you what. We have a couple dump trucks hauling & other hvy eqt working. At $40 bucks an hour for drivers & operators with benefits & lots of time & 1/2 overtime. Even paying that, I'm still having trouble keeping the good drivers & operators.


Sooo tempting. Why can't you be closer. Haha!
I'm liking my new job even if it isn't anywhere near that pay level. Hopefully they authorize OT soon so I can make enough to catch us up and squirrel away something to prevent this personal nightmare from happening again.
I had my Reserve obligation this weekend. Being Nov, we did a "Thanksgiving dinner" for lunch chow. Had a raffle and I won a nice turkey! That'll get cooked Thursday and leftovers frozen for lunches. Nice having meat back in the house that didn't come out of an MRE.
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[QUOTE=htfiremedic;19166258]Unrelated, but got the LJ back! $2300 in Transmission and Brakes!
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BTW: That is a "prep" like taking care of your home. That is your shelter and it needs to be taken care of like you vehicles. Good to have a dependable vehicle.
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Bought a few Molle - belt - backpack compatible small kit bags - for xmass stocking stuffers.
Now, just have to figure out what to fill them with - beforehand.



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bought an ALLPOWERS 80W Foldable Solar Panel

nice specs:

3-in-One: Dual USB port(5V/2.8A per port) with iSolar Technology for charging your 5V powered gadgets, and 18V DC output(18V/4A) for charging your laptop or 12V car battery; No additional battery needed for charging external devices,

https://www.amazon.com/ALLPOWERS-Fol...r%2Bpanel&th=1

gonna test it out, but looks promising for my off grid comms/power needs...

just tested panel and getting 22.2v output...pretty nice....
I bought the 16w version of that panel. I also bought the Amazon AA and AAA rechargeable batteries. And this USB battery charger to go with it. To charge batteries for things that eat AA and AAA's.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also bought a larger battery to use to recharge phones and tablets on the go. I can charge it with the solar panel.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You could take the panel with you on cruises if power fails on the boat you can sell chargings to folks.
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I bought the 16w version of that panel. I also bought the Amazon AA and AAA rechargeable batteries. And this USB battery charger to go with it. To charge batteries for things that eat AA and AAA's.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also bought a larger battery to use to recharge phones and tablets on the go. I can charge it with the solar panel.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You could take the panel with you on cruises if power fails on the boat you can sell chargings to folks.
I actually have a couple batt chargers that will work with this thing, just picked up two more as well, that connect via barrel plug..

I did use a 20w panel a year ago in cabo san lucas during the hurricane, i was the ONLY person there with the ability to recharge cell phones/tablets/small sw radio and batt banks...

the looks of jealousy and envy were great....

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Dry rubbed two (2) BIG beef briskets, them wrapped them & stored in the fridge, to oven bake for thanksgiving.
Not everybody likes turkey & ham.
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working towards spring planting of grapes and fruit trees
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In-laws from Ca dropped by. They gifted me a more than a bushel of the biggest sweetest tangerines I ever tasted. Guess I will make a bunch of tangerine marmalade.
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I was super anxious and apprehensive ( my anxiety is rarely rational) but needed to get some non slip treads where I took a hard fall last year. I got 12 outside steps and a landing done . All these efforts, which seem small to others I am sure , are taking a lot out of me these days but I got it done just before the rains started up again

Ten wheelbarrows of well manured goat bedding went into the garden .
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Happy Thanksgiving to those of you stateside .
But we have our Thanksgiving in October, so I decided I would do a little Black Friday shopping. Ho , ho, ho I bought Saxx for the comfort of the men in my life who help me . Bwa ha, ha, ha, I think its a good investment
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Angered the holes for the new array platform. Giving thanks for all my blessings!
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Delivered large free meals to those less fortunate than us.
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After feeding animals; getting the pumpkin pies made, green bean casserole, candied sweet potatoes, and stuffing made; went out to de-poop the corral and cow/goat pen. Then, decided to de-poop the chicken coops. Was coming out of the run with a bucket of chicken poop in one hand, and a shovelful in another, when daughters damned dog got in and started going after the chickens! She got hold of one hen...I literally had to grab her collar with one hand and start beating her with the other to get her to let go; then she got away from me and got my rooster. She managed to get out of the run with the roo and I was trying to round up the chickens that had gotten out when she took off out the gate with him. Finally got the rest of the chickens back in the run, picked up the injured one (she has a 3-corner tear in the skin, is missing a LOT of feathers, and some muscle tearing) and got her into one of the nest boxes. Trying to nurse her through the trauma and hope she recovers. So far, she seems to be doing OK. Not moving much, but alert.

Once all the chickens were taken care of, had to chase the blasted dog all over several acres before I FINALLY caught up with her and took the rooster away from her. Got him bagged up and in the trash (pickup is tomorrow.) After that, spent the next couple of hours building an OUTER fence that extends several feet around the coop/run area. Had to remove some cattle panels from where I was building the "chute" at the driveway, but want to avoid a repeat performance. Using some leftover wire fencing as a temporary gate until I can pick up a gate and some gate poles/hardware on my way home from work tomorrow.
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