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  1. #28961
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    We use window units for the 3 weeks out of the year when we need AC. This week is one of those weeks. Sort of. We might not need it tonight.

  2. #28962
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    The little black pieces are slow, slow going.

  3. #28963
    Quote Originally Posted by Bostondevil View Post
    We use window units for the 3 weeks out of the year when we need AC. This week is one of those weeks. Sort of. We might not need it tonight.
    We hit 106 today. I need to move.

  4. #28964
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Undisclosed
    Quote Originally Posted by Bostondevil View Post
    The little black pieces are slow, slow going.
    Da Vinci never really finished the painting, so no reason to really finish the puzzle.

    He started it around October, 1503, when a moderately prosperous silk merchant in Florence (Francesco del Giocondo) hired an unknown Leo to paint his third wife, Lisa. They were minor nobles, so Leo named the painting after her title — “My Lady Lisa” — Ma Donna Lisa in Italian, whose contraction was Mona Lisa.

    Unfortunately, Francesco did not pay Leo for the paining so Leonardo kept it. He worked on it, on and off, until his stroke in 1517-18 and death in 1519 while in the service of King Francis I in France. Francis came to possess it, and it remained in French royal/Republic hands until being displayed in the Louvre in 1797.

    So, finish or don’t. C’est la vie.
    Last edited by OldPhiKap; 07-13-2020 at 11:25 PM.

  5. #28965
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Da Vinci never really finished the painting, so no reason to really finish the puzzle.

    He started it around October, 1503, when a moderately prosperous silk merchant in Florence (Francesco del Giocondo) hired an unknown Leo to paint his third wife, Lisa. They were minor nobles, so Leo named the painting after her title — “My Lady Lisa” — Ma Donna Lisa in Italian, whose contraction was Mona Lisa.

    Unfortunately, Francesco did not pay Leo for the paining so Leonardo kept it. He worked on it, on and off, until his stroke in 1517-18 and death in 1519 while in the service of King Francis I in France. Francis came to possess it, and it remained in French royal/Republic hands until being displayed in the Louvre in 1797.

    So, finish or don’t. C’est la vie.
    Yeah, nice try. I ain't no quitter.

  6. #28966
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    We hit 106 today. I need to move.
    What, again?

  7. #28967
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Might I suggest a homemade bug repellent? I started making/using it last summer, and it works. Best thing, you can put it anywhere, even on your face, and you don't have to worry about washing it off before bedtime, like DEET products.

    I use 2 oz witch hazel (hard to find in stores right now b/c ignorant folks think it's like rubbing alcohol)
    12 drops of lemon-eucalyptus oil (this is the repellent part)
    9 drops of oil of clove (or anything else you want to add to make it smell nice)

    I've put it in a spray bottle and I've used cotton balls to apply it everywhere. Much safer than DEET!

  8. #28968
    1 minute left on my DBR timer in my phone. Wasn’t able to finish your post aimo.

  9. #28969
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    I long for a day when a car is no longer a necessity in my life.

  10. #28970
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    I long for a day when a car is no longer a necessity in my life.
    I have settled for it being an occasional necessity. I've filled up the tank once since March.

  11. #28971
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    But one way to bring your dream to reality - move to New York City.

  12. #28972
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    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by Bostondevil View Post
    But one way to bring your dream to reality - move to New York City.
    Very few things would make me want to move to NYC.

  13. #28973
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    How is everyone doing today?

  14. #28974
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    I long for a day when a car is no longer a necessity in my life.
    I wouldn't want to rely on public transport. Is that the option you are hoping for?

  15. #28975
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    I wouldn't want to rely on public transport. Is that the option you are hoping for?
    In an ideal world, yes. Bike, bus, train/light-rail.

    Of course a lot of that depends on living in an area that even allows for it.

  16. #28976
    Quote Originally Posted by mattman91 View Post
    How is everyone doing today?
    Not bad. Gonna be a steamer of a day.

  17. #28977
    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Not bad. Gonna be a steamer of a day.
    We will likely get a 3 degree reprieve from yesterday's highs and back to more normal temps for the weekend. It isn't a dry heat for certain. But certainly dryer here than in Houston.

  18. #28978
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Undisclosed
    hazy, HOT, humid.

  19. #28979
    I do not like working from home.

  20. #28980
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC area
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    I long for a day when a car is no longer a necessity in my life.
    Pre-covid, my wife walked two blocks to our commuter rail station, 20 minute train ride, then 3 blocks to her office.

    Now, on the rare days she's in the office (skeletal staffing - about 2 days a month), she drives.

    -jk

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