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26 October 2018 12:27
 
nonverbal - 25 October 2018 01:13 PM

For what it’s worth, Nhoj, I don’t have it in me to attend a modern concert, in the sense that I miss the old acoustics, amps, vintage Telecaster sounds, etc. Even orchestras these days are way too digitally amped up for my 20th-Century sensibility.

I can sympathize. I don’t have it in me to attend a modern grocery store. I miss the sonic style things used to have but only when it worked right. I don’t miss the screeching, howling and piercing, or the elephant farts and untamed cymbals or the days of ear-ringing that follow. These arena-amps have no place on the modern stage. Everything comes from the PA which is technically better than a blur of waveform arrival times from stage gear. Only the players need to hear the amps. Clubs and small halls make more sense for the old guys. This one is the most iconic of them all. Some would snatch it up just to say they got a piece of the 20th century.

 
 
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26 October 2018 16:00
 

It looks like a movie prop.  And I didn’t know Billy Connolly was even in THX 1138.

 
 
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16 November 2018 06:20
 

Here’s another fine mess I’ve gotten myself into.

I’m doing a little redecorating including a wall-treatment that might be cool or look ridiculous. At least, I’ll finally find out which.

Before I can do that, I should finally get around to opening the wall and getting at the tiled-over wall box for the bathroom outlet from behind so I can relace it and put in a GFI outlet on its own circuit. It’s da rules.

This old house originally had a single daisy-chained circuit that traveled the inner wall spaces like Mrs. Packman. I was soon committed to rewiring the whole front side of the house. A half-dozen openings in the wall are letting the now freezing air pour in from the soffet vents as I poured every spare minute into the project. This is Day 7 where all I’m going to do is let the joint compound dry. I’ll sand and paint tomorrow. Redecorating is not for pansies.

 
 
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16 November 2018 06:36
 
Nhoj Morley - 16 November 2018 06:20 AM

Here’s another fine mess I’ve gotten myself into.

I’m doing a little redecorating including a wall-treatment that might be cool or look ridiculous. At least, I’ll finally find out which.

Before I can do that, I should finally get around to opening the wall and getting at the tiled-over wall box for the bathroom outlet from behind so I can relace it and put in a GFI outlet on its own circuit. It’s da rules.

This old house originally had a single daisy-chained circuit that traveled the inner wall spaces like Mrs. Packman. I was soon committed to rewiring the whole front side of the house. A half-dozen openings in the wall are letting the now freezing air pour in from the soffet vents as I poured every spare minute into the project. This is Day 7 where all I’m going to do is let the joint compound dry. I’ll sand and paint tomorrow. Redecorating is not for pansies.

No it’s not, and props for doing it yourself. 

I went through similar trials when I re-did the walls in our family and sun room on moving into our current house.  Had to replace 1970’s dark paneling with dry wall, before learning the sponge method of smoothing the compound.  Lord what a mess.  Ruined one vacuum cleaner and suffered dust for weeks as I got the work done.  Lesson learned. 

Thankfully nothing electrical had to change, though I was puzzled why the circuit in that added-on room only went off when I tripped the auxiliary 100 Amp breaker for the furnace off the main panel.  Turns out that that room was wired to a second fuse box in the furnace room that prior to that I didn’t even know was there.  For a while I thought they wired it wrong when they added on the room, and that I was going to have to redo it—until I figured out it was done right, just on a second panel.  Whew.  Much relief.

[ Edited: 16 November 2018 06:39 by TheAnal_lyticPhilosopher]
 
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16 November 2018 08:03
 
TheAnal_lyticPhilosopher - 16 November 2018 06:36 AM

props for doing it yourself. 

What a coincidence. I put in a sub-panel in my boiler room for the gear. Don’t count on the sponge method when the walls are really cold. I was once a tradesman pulling miles of romex, CAT-5 and coax in the auto-industry mansions of Saint Clair Shores. The Union denied my application because, as stated, I didn’t bowl.

 
 
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16 November 2018 08:51
 
Nhoj Morley - 16 November 2018 06:20 AM

Here’s another fine mess I’ve gotten myself into.

I’m doing a little redecorating including a wall-treatment that might be cool or look ridiculous. At least, I’ll finally find out which.

Before I can do that, I should finally get around to opening the wall and getting at the tiled-over wall box for the bathroom outlet from behind so I can relace it and put in a GFI outlet on its own circuit. It’s da rules.

This old house originally had a single daisy-chained circuit that traveled the inner wall spaces like Mrs. Packman. I was soon committed to rewiring the whole front side of the house. A half-dozen openings in the wall are letting the now freezing air pour in from the soffet vents as I poured every spare minute into the project. This is Day 7 where all I’m going to do is let the joint compound dry. I’ll sand and paint tomorrow. Redecorating is not for pansies.

Sounds scary.  My husband and I aren’t handy and hire-out for such work.  It’s been worrisome when electricians have shaken their heads in puzzlement at work done to our house by previous owners.  Would likely have to tear the house down and start over to have everything up to today’s codes.  We comfort ourselves with lots of smoke detectors.

 
 
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17 November 2018 07:23
 

A gentle sponging is often more effective than vigorously sanding the shit out of everything, kicking up dust, spreading it around, til it’s the only thing anyone can see.

Also, Unions tend to frown on scabby bastards.

The More You Know.

 
 
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19 November 2018 05:43
 

Had a fishing trip planned.  Was supposed to leave first thing this morning.  It’s 6 hours away, so yesterday I hooked up all the electronics, ran the motor, and tested all on board systems.  The usual problems after a boat has sat for 6 months ensued; worked out all those; but still, the bilge pump only worked intermittently, and the bait/washdown pump not at all.  Then the bilge just stopped working altogether.  Checked the voltage across the fuses.  Fine.  Checked the voltage to the connectors for both pumps.  Fine.  Replaced the fuses to make sure the proper current was getting through. Still nothing.  So it has to be the pumps.  But what, I ask, are the chances both would go bad at the same time after just sitting?  But what else explains the data at hand but both being bad?  A lesson in probability and expectations, something I deal with at work all the time.  In any case, have ordered new pumps, had them 2-day delivered so I can install them Wednesday before vacation, this way I can move the trip that was for today up to next Monday; work is going to have to be damned.  Fishing has to come first this time of year, otherwise life is not worth living.

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25 November 2018 03:28
 

Hi all, just thought I’d check in with y’all and let you know what I’m up to(just in case anyone was wondering).

It’s been 9 months now since I set out on my own, new house and renewed views on what matters most to me.
Being on my own I’ve had to learn how to self sooth(many thanks to Doc for that tip) which was a challenge to begin with, but it is working for me now.
Also I turned 50 earlier this year and found it to be an opportunity to revive and revisit some people pastimes and places that had put smiles on my face in the past, how we all manage to lose track of these things is beyond my comprehension now after renewing old connections and enjoying time doing those things I know I enjoy, but we can all tend to abandon relationships and experiences and sometimes exchange them for the safe and mediocre, maybe taking that path of least resistance.
Don’t do it! Get yourself out there…

So lot’s of bike rides with the guys for me, jams with guitars and buskers nights with old musos, been to see a few bands and started listening and playing in my musical nook at home, road trips into Northumberland with family and friends which is teaching me how to breathe again.
Basically I decided to look after myself a bit better, recognise my needs and do my very best to meet those needs, because in the end people if you don’t do it then who will?

So I’m quite busy, but I do check the forum every day and you all seem to be doing alright here, I don’t get any messages these days, but I still reply if anyone fancies a chat, but other than that it’s all good it seems.

So… Be excellent.

 
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25 November 2018 08:29
 

Good day, sir.  Sounds Bon.  Always a pleasure to hear your pint and a pedal stories.

 
 
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25 November 2018 09:45
 

Thanks for the update; your presence was missed, but we have no obligation to participate.

 
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25 November 2018 12:44
 

Welcome back, Martin. It used to be common for a few old-timers (so to speak) to limit their posting to holiday periods, when they had a bit more time to spare. Maybe you could adopt that approach rather than distancing yourself too much.

Keep in mind, by the way, that Doc is a former doc. (Sorry, Doc!) I hope his advice fits you well though, and I’ll bet it does.

 
 
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29 November 2018 08:55
 

Like Mart, some of us are adjusting to new normals and milestones of age we thought we’d never see. Though fifty seems a bit late in life to be learning about self-soothing. Most only need an explanation.

I need to work out my new normal and how to include holidays. Like the recent Thanksgiving holiday where folks gather to share a cornucopia of festive food. I couldn’t find any ucopia so I just had corn.

This forum turns 14 years old next month. That’s 101 in human-years. Efforts to have us put down have so far been thwarted. Getting old isn’t quitting. There is always more to learn. I’m finally learning some geeky stuff about data and compression and sampling. There might be lessons there to apply to life’s adjustments.

I trust that the doc wore latex.

 
 
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30 November 2018 00:17
 

Ah… thanks for the responses you lot, very nice, some rattling bike stories will follow shortly, with some lovely pictures of cafes and public houses from across North East England and into the Borders.
Like Nhoj there is still a bit of working out to do on my part when it comes to those annual festivities we are pretty well required to participate in.
To tree, or not to tree, that is the question!?

Keep your eyes open in the new year for the upcoming publication of “Self Soothing and You” by Doc Byrne, it has the subtitle “There is always time for lube…”

 
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