Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by cynthetiq, Apr 1, 2017.
Happy mother's day to all the wonderful moms on tfp
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I did way too much yard work today. Tomorrow I'm going to be even more worthless than normal.
And I had to leave a bunch of leaves to be bagged up. Which I really should do tomorrow. Worthless might have to wait.
I love yard work, it is like my escape.
i have a trash can that sits on the driveway and about every lap or two on the mower i throw my beer can away.
The only thing i hate about yard work is the bushes. i hate trimming the bushes in front of my house.
i want some trees removed but that shit is so expensive.
in our first house that we bought it was a new house and had the "construction yard". I worked my ass off on that yard and the grass was immaculate. i was proud of it.
When I was younger and in much better shape I could:
Line trim and edge the front and back yard.
Run the blower to get the trimmings back into the yard.
Mow the yard.
Run the blower again to clean up.
Wash & dry one car, sometimes both.
And still have plenty of energy to shower, and cook/help cook a nice dinner.
These days it's more about being out of shape than about age.
Minneapolis Police Incident and Protests discussion moved to Politics area and new thread
Moving to the Beach.
Out of the city and the hotspot...to a less vulnerable and quiet place.
Need to design an app that modifies your phone screen to produce the light that develops vitamin D. Make millions and improve health.
for some reason Tess (daughters show horse) keeps throwing a shoe..... getting old
The web needs to stop putting out such cool T-shirts
I have an addiction
Plus, I’m running out of room
most of the cool shirts i find that i want dont come in my size
happy birthday @Cayvmann hope ya have a great day
Thank you sir. I'm trying to have a good one
I try to buy shirts billowy enough not to print my gun & holster, and long enough to easily cover the tip.
Many shirt manufacturers get the diameter right, but forget about the extra length.
My wife has an even harder time.
i love the long length shirts. and they can be hard to find also.
its like they forget about the tall fat people when they make clothes
Yep. And if you're concealed carrying using an outside the waistband holster, you need extra room and length. And if you also have a long torso and short legs, proper fit is nearly impossible.
I ordered some hats & shirts from Buck Knives, and Ruger, last night. My wife is hoping the shirts are generous enough to fit her. I'm not, because I don't want to share the shirts (my wife has enough shirts & tops...many of which she never wears!).
typically if i get a shirt and it does not fit it gets thrown into her closet which happens alot
The ongoing conversation about what vehicle ought to to replace the ‘06 Odyssey van we bought used in ‘08 intensified last month. The van is well past it’s best before date. This summer the all-season tires have to be replaced. With the heads up from the Mr. Lube staff that one tire is pretty bad, we’ve decided no more highway driving. Tax & install, mebbe $1,000 CAD to replace 2 sets of tires on a tired vehicle.
My Lady has been interested in electric / hybrid for years. I’m an old fuddy duddy who’s been spooked at the thought of the battery running out, thinking maybe we get a gas car next, and give the grid another few years to ripen before going all electric. Our finance guy has been giving us recommended max price range to buy a car for 3 years running.
It’s time. Pandemic or no, life goes on.
We did some online looking & talked to the finance guy again, and long story short we test drove a Model 3 Tesla today - the base sedan edition.
It was a short drive. Pandemic protocol didn’t give us much window for a “touchless test drive”
The driving experience is unique. It seemed like an intuitive process. I’ve never experienced that response before. I’m a fellow who doesn’t generally care for driving. This machine made me think of that time in New Zealand, when my Lady, the Younglings & I tootled about the waterfront on Segways. (damn cool things, those gyroscope scoot boards). The acceleration felt effortless and endless. That’s without going over 65 k’s (40 mph in American). The braking is intriguing. The touch screen controls would take a lot of familiarizing to become second nature. I’ve been used to knobs and dials for the last 45 years of driving.
During the test run we decided to pull the trigger. We put down payment for a pre order of a Model Y - the new SUV crossover built on the Model 3 frame. The dual motor & extended range features were my wants, plus the hatchback. My Lady would have gone with a Model 3, but catered to me. What a sweetheart, eh? We passed on the full software package that gives the car autonomous driving & a cool summoning feature. It’ll be blue, standard black interior, 5-seat configuration.
No firm idea of delivery. Mebbe mid-late summer. Let’s hope it’s not too much longer. We’ll get someone in to put a charging outlet beside the driveway once Tesla confirms delivery. I’m kind of excited about the whole thing, to be honest. We talked about Tesla being the Apple of electric cars, and how we buy the whole infrastructure when we buy the vehicle.
Here’s some Tesla porn of their blue Model Y.
Kramus that's beauty!
What @ralphie250 said. Best wishes!
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