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Old 11-26-2015, 03:22 PM   #5661
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Happy Thanksgiving all. 15 degrees here this morning and 4 inches of snow yesterday.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:30 PM   #5662
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Not worried about rail.......worried about coffee pot! .....stay'n on while you move!
We just bungee cord it down and get an "Over width" permit and go on our way.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:03 PM   #5663
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Mounted the ham radio HF rig with pass thru for coax. Added shelf to area for cloths hamper, ran a new 115 volt line from surge protection with 15 amp breaker. Getting ready to head south and then west on I20 on Monday.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:25 PM   #5664
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Went to my Cousin's for Thanksgiving arrived at Timothy Lake South in PA Wednesday and leaving Saturday but very cold here at Night... Brrrr. Went thru one 20# bottle of Propane

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Old 11-27-2015, 01:47 AM   #5665
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Their fix is to feed a constant noise signal into the DSP, to stop the amp turning off at low volume, which works fine, apart from now the equalizer display constantly flickers, not displaying real levels (display only stops flickering if you turn volume to 0).

Interestingly enough, this one already shows lines at the bottom of the display that do not seem to correlate with what is playing.

In other news, firstly- I cooked our entire thanksgiving meal. My wife is generally our cook, but she said she wasn't feeling it. So, I offered to tackle it. Turned out to be me and my almost 12 year old that did 95% of it. That last 15-20 minutes, I needed my wife's hands and help. But, overall- I cooked dinner.

Crockpot ham:
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Filling (aka stuffing aka dressing) balls; first up- chopping onions. Daughter took that one:
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Here's what they look like going into the oven:
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That was the only real bit of cooking, everything else was basically just heating it up: microwave corn, microwave Brussels sprouts, brown and eat rolls, candied yams, boxed mashed potatoes, packet gravy.

But, it was a success. Brought a tear to my eye, my wife said I was her reason to be thankful this year.

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Otherwise, I also knocked off a handful of little tasks:

1. Added a flip-up cup holder beside of the sofa. We have come to realize that there is no place to put drinks.

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Started fixing a picture that broke after it fell a couple of times after we first hung it.

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To be continued...
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:00 AM   #5666
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Our bunkhouse slide switches are right outside of the door. Fortunately the kids don't touch them, but we have had guests try them for lights and they're just an eyesore. My wife got the idea to hide them with a canvas gallery wrapped print. This has a hollow center and would cover the switches.

First, I drilled into the wood to add a "notch" for a command hook to hang from.

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I've always felt ridiculous that I brought so many clamps. I must have 6-8 spring clamps, a couple of C clamps, and a couple of cheap bar clamps. Many got used today!

In the hole that I drilled above, I out a bit of caulk in it to give it some "grip" for the command hook. It worked out pretty well.

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Next up- I started changing a drawer to let me put my printer under the front of the dinette. My plan is to disassemble the drawer front from the box. This will become a flip-down door. I then cut a new drawer slide- same width, but more is usable (wider and deeper) because there are no longer sides.

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For now, I've just propped the front on. I have hinges that I'll attach at the bottom that should let the front flip down and the drawer to pull out if we need to scan. And, at some point- I'll have an electrician add an outlet inside of the dinette for it.

And my last little task was taking down our old toothbrush holder (my wife's tooth brush didn't fit) and soap dish (we use a bottle instead) and hung a cheap one inside of the medicine cabinet.

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And lastly, I cut a hole in my desk for a cable pass through. I found that my mouse and keyboard cables would get caught in the drawer hardware. The most fun to it was using a hole saw for the first time and figuring out how to get the cut-out out of the bit!

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You'd think it was easy and obvious to take the nut off of the bottom, but it took me a bit to figure that one out.
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:19 AM   #5667
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Our bunkhouse slide switches are right outside of the door. Fortunately the kids don't touch them, but we have had guests try them for lights and they're just an eyesore. My wife got the idea to hide them with a canvas gallery wrapped print. This has a hollow center and would cover the switches.

First, I drilled into the wood to add a "notch" for a command hook to hang from.

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I've always felt ridiculous that I brought so many clamps. I must have 6-8 spring clamps, a couple of C clamps, and a couple of cheap bar clamps. Many got used today!

In the hole that I drilled above, I out a bit of caulk in it to give it some "grip" for the command hook. It worked out pretty well.

Now you see them:
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Now you don't:
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Next up- I started changing a drawer to let me put my printer under the front of the dinette. My plan is to disassemble the drawer front from the box. This will become a flip-down door. I then cut a new drawer slide- same width, but more is usable (wider and deeper) because there are no longer sides.

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For now, I've just propped the front on. I have hinges that I'll attach at the bottom that should let the front flip down and the drawer to pull out if we need to scan. And, at some point- I'll have an electrician add an outlet inside of the dinette for it.

And my last little task was taking down our old toothbrush holder (my wife's tooth brush didn't fit) and soap dish (we use a bottle instead) and hung a cheap one inside of the medicine cabinet.

Attachment 95125

And lastly, I cut a hole in my desk for a cable pass through. I found that my mouse and keyboard cables would get caught in the drawer hardware. The most fun to it was using a hole saw for the first time and figuring out how to get the cut-out out of the bit!

Attachment 95126

You'd think it was easy and obvious to take the nut off of the bottom, but it took me a bit to figure that one out.
I thought you said you couldn't do anything? It looks like you did quite a bit. Your catching up to OCE in mods done....Like the sliding shelf for the printer. As far as your dinner go's looked pretty good. Not a bad Idea of using the crockpot for the ham...
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I thought you said you couldn't do anything? It looks like you did quite a bit. Your catching up to OCE in mods done....Like the sliding shelf for the printer. As far as your dinner go's looked pretty good. Not a bad Idea of using the crockpot for the ham...

My work is fraught with errors and mistakes. I do a crappy job and it's usually ugly, but get stuff accomplished.
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:26 AM   #5669
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OC, do you ever stop of thinking of ways to make new mods. Have you started to look for a permanent site trailer yet? Looks like a nice spot to winter over. It's cold here 27 degrees last night but warmed up during the day. Have less then a month before I get out of this Refrigerator they call Clarksville....Have Fun Old Man...
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My work is fraught with errors and mistakes. I do a crappy job and it's usually ugly, but get stuff accomplished.
By the way ependydad, WHAT are you doing up at this hour? Here it's 4:30 AM. But I get up early everyday. Can't sleep more then 6 hrs myself... By the way how do you like California? Traffic sucks but it is a pretty area...
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