Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Aethelred, Jan 28, 2017.
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a 10-inch and an 8-inch from the equipment manager of my local astronomy club. These are about 25 or 30 years old. The 8-inch has a bad board that cannot be fixed or replaced. I am taking that one to work to see if we can cobble a different encoder or something and drive it with that. The 10-inch works. My regular instruments are a 5-1/4 inch reflector and a 2-3/4 refractor. So, this will be a real treat for me. And I have plenty of time to read the manual because we have ten days of rain in the forecast.
Well... You get the idea .
You have very good taste in cologne. My personal favorite is Prada Carbon then Acqua Di Gio Armani. I used to use Polo Sport way back.
Board repair on a 25-30-year-old device? You have my attention!
I don't have good enough time-management skills to seriously volunteer help, but I do have lots of electronic troubleshooting gear, and a real bad attitude toward "no user-serviceable parts inside"...
Beautiful gun. And an excellent example to keep and admire.
Thanks. You have good ones too. The new Aqua Di Gio, Absolu Instinct is surprising REALLY good. I got a couple samples of it .
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Lately, at times, I've been going three days w/o showering I wonder what my "musk" smells like?
I have to use Unna Boots on my legs, so for economy's sake I take a full shower every three days, washing in the sink on the non-shower days. My insurance pays for only 30 applications per year. I never cared for the smell of Musk, though, I use Old Spice.
Do you Canoe in Timbuktu or St Louis?
figure #1574 $74 + 20 shipping
and now I have every single cat figurine Hoselton ever made (25 total).
This is a poly cat made on a 3D printer for $4
It has a very interesting shape of a cat and it was cheap and I do not have a poly cat.
Ali and Frazier matching gloves
And very rare Cassius Clay autograph
My latest (I might as well call it a hobby) is going to ZOOM meetings all day and frequently all night.
I’m often in my bathrobe because the first thing I do when I return home after making my rounds is to throw my clothes into the washing machine and scrub down in the shower. I’m also suffering from a bad case of quarantine hair.
I’m envious of your superb assortment of men’s cologne, @HAB Peace 28 2.0 ! I’ve stopped wearing cologne because it has a tendency to clash with the BENGAY that I’m using on my bruised ribs*.
*I had a fall on a flight of stairs a few weeks ago
I’m sorry to hear that. There’s nothing worse than a (uncontrollable) fall. I’ve had a few myself . Thank you for the compliment. I hope you fully recover soon.
Good gosh, @Deacon Ray ! Dude, please be careful.
That always concerns me. I have know 2 people who passed due to falling down stairs...
Thanks, @Alegandron ! I attribute the mishap to—standing up too fast after waking from a nap and rushing to answer my cellphone which was downstairs
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