https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gbtm-93oqE&index=9&list=RDEMAN3QqFjK8YKKbgpUS2Q_GA

gadget:
What does one have to do with the other? what am I missing?
spiderman66:
@gadget - Shel wrote the song.

Just in case anyone was wondering.... If your car has an automatic parking brake, changing brake pads and rotors yourself is pretty much impossible.

bookcouple:
Oh no
spiderman66:
@bookcouple - oh yes.

Howdya like them apples? Just scored 40 kilos of apples from the neighboring vllage yesterday. €1 the kilo. All organic. We gonna make some compote and apple sauce and jelly and.....

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spiderman66:
@felicity  - we saved you a piece. ;)
bookcouple:
Nice!

I need some "car parts" music. Maybe that'll please the mech gods and I can fix the family jalopy. Post links in the comments, s.v.p.

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spiderman66:
@oldernow  accident was low speed, but enough to put the repair costs higher than the car's value.  German tourists driving on the wrong side of our access road (we live a couple klicks outside of the ville).
spiderman66:
I'm over Switzerland.  I work there, but otherwise it's not my cup of tea.  Lac Leman is lovely.  But the whole country is just too manicured.

So, we've been doing some canning...


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gadget:
You just pickle the stems. They say it makes a good sandwich topping, which I can appreciate as picked beets are delicious. (well all beets are)
redlyme:
Relaxing. For me exactly

I have a baby. Your argument is invalid.

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felicity:
Oh, you both are super cute!
spiderman66:
@felicity - I only look cute because I'm holding a baby... but thank you. 😙

Festival days. View into a life of glamour. 😂😂😃



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gadget:
I love live music. I worked in a performing arts venue that did mostly concerts for 14 years. Brings me back. Love the truss! Thanks for sharing.
spiderman66:
@gadget - de nada. Glad you enjoyed it.

I really don´t feel like driving to Switzerland today.....

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redlyme:
oh belive me - in Russia more idiots on cars and without any brakes =D
spiderman66:
@redlyme - I believe you.

Mesha, our 2 year old boxer, has gas. I´m going outside.

gadget:
Maybe the dog should be the one to go outside? hahahaha
spiderman66:
@gadget - she was.... now I get to gather all the shoes from around the farm....😂

If anybody needs me, I´ll be trimming weed the next couple of weeks.......

gadget:
trimming!? Pah! Rip the devils out by the roots!
spiderman66:
Hahaha!  Weed is not weed is not weed.  Feel me? :)

Andra is almost 8 weeks old. The fields and beds are looking really good. We´ve had a bit of a problem with too much nitrogen in the soil, but we´ve seemed to have gotten around it. Juna and Liam are brown, filthy and happy. My oldest is here for the summer, so the kids are getting a lot of Big Brother time and...
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Wanted to post a few days ago, but was distracted by a baby. :) We got a good ground soaking rain for a couple of days. Water tanks are full again and the fields are beginning to sprout. More tilling to do and we´re hoping for some more sun and warmer temps. Then things should really take off.



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gadget:
@spiderman66 I've been in the southwest a year. Last year I planted things because I couldn't live without it, but after a summer of growing here, where it literally NEVER fucking rains, it just felt unsustainable to me. It still does. Part of why I didn't plant was instability of my living situation, but the other part was the fact that I felt like I was stealing life saving water from future generations just for fun.
spiderman66:
@gadget - I know what you mean.  We lived in Burgundy a couple of years back and had a large garden.  Even with the winter rains, we´d manage to drain the well once or twice a month.  Luckily, there was enough ground water that it would refill in a couple of days.  In the Jura, the dry spells last a week or so and then we get another week or two of showers, so watering is more a short term solution.