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Message 1553222 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 12:07:56 UTC

About 3 months ago, after having a tad too many beverages I decided to move the piece of paper with my safe combination on it to a place where I could find it but burgulars couldn't.
Consequencly I have searched high and low for that piece of paper and tried hundreds of times to remember the safe combination without success.
So yesterday I finally found it. It took me half an hour with a drill and a reciprocating saw to cut the bottom out of the safe and threre it was IN THE SAFE.
Derr...
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Message 1553225 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 12:14:53 UTC

ROFL :D

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Message 1553231 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 12:46:48 UTC

Must be an antipodean thing .....

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Message 1553234 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 13:15:01 UTC

Dont worry Jeff.
Happened to me a few times already.
For gods sake dont forget any numbers but i lost my key for my weapon safe a few times.
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Message 1553235 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 13:20:07 UTC

Has to be some sort of moral in here like don't drink and hide the combination or if you drink, don't bolt the safe to the floor. What do you think?
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Message 1553244 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 14:00:54 UTC - in response to Message 1553234.

Dont worry Jeff.
Happened to me a few times already.
For gods sake dont forget any numbers but i lost my key for my weapon safe a few times.

That would be annoying Mike.
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Message 1553246 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 14:08:22 UTC - in response to Message 1553235.

Has to be some sort of moral in here like don't drink and hide the combination or if you drink, don't bolt the safe to the floor. What do you think?

I think don't drink and do anything important. And rule number 1... Dont drink and post.
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Message 1553260 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 15:05:42 UTC - in response to Message 1553222.

About 3 months ago, after having a tad too many beverages I decided to move the piece of paper with my safe combination on it to a place where I could find it but burgulars couldn't.
Consequencly I have searched high and low for that piece of paper and tried hundreds of times to remember the safe combination without success.
So yesterday I finally found it. It took me half an hour with a drill and a reciprocating saw to cut the bottom out of the safe and threre it was IN THE SAFE.
Derr...

I feel for ya Monday, looks like the time is possibly the right 'time to buy a new safe'...
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Message 1553266 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 15:32:37 UTC - in response to Message 1553260.

About 3 months ago, after having a tad too many beverages I decided to move the piece of paper with my safe combination on it to a place where I could find it but burgulars couldn't.
Consequencly I have searched high and low for that piece of paper and tried hundreds of times to remember the safe combination without success.
So yesterday I finally found it. It took me half an hour with a drill and a reciprocating saw to cut the bottom out of the safe and threre it was IN THE SAFE.
Derr...

I feel for ya Monday, looks like the time is possibly the right 'time to buy a new safe'...

Not quite Vic, I have a Mig welder so I just need to weld a new bottom back on this one. Just need to get a piece of steel.
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Message 1553268 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 15:42:30 UTC

Lets see, what other dumb things have I done? Oh yes, I was scrubbing my Rolex in the shower with a toothbrush and soap and I dropped it from chest height onto the cast iron bath. Now it is gaining 7 seconds a day. It used to only gian 0.4 seconds a day. I shudder to think how much it will cost to get it fixed.
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Message 1553270 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 16:06:15 UTC

I had some nice small zucchini on a plant. I decided to let them go another day. Three days later, I need to make soup.

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Message 1553316 - Posted: 7 Aug 2014, 17:44:29 UTC - in response to Message 1553268.

I don't remember the details but, Rolex can be adjusted by leaving them sitting stem up or down over night for several nights to adjust up or down. I took a quick look and can not find this info now.

Twice I sent mine to factory for speeding up, maybe that's where I got the info. I cannot ware mechanical watches for they will not keep accurate time on my arm.
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Message 1553467 - Posted: 8 Aug 2014, 2:20:08 UTC - in response to Message 1553316.

I don't remember the details but, Rolex can be adjusted by leaving them sitting stem up or down over night for several nights to adjust up or down. I took a quick look and can not find this info now.

Twice I sent mine to factory for speeding up, maybe that's where I got the info. I cannot ware mechanical watches for they will not keep accurate time on my arm.

For the best accuracy I put my watch crown down at night. My watch has been damaged and will need regulating by Rolex.
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Message 1553470 - Posted: 8 Aug 2014, 2:26:13 UTC - in response to Message 1553270.

I had some nice small zucchini on a plant. I decided to let them go another day. Three days later, I need to make soup.

Be careful Angela "Attack of the killer zucchini." could become a reality.
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Message 1553497 - Posted: 8 Aug 2014, 3:45:39 UTC - in response to Message 1553270.

I had some nice small zucchini on a plant. I decided to let them go another day. Three days later, I need to make soup.

My father used to do that a lot. He would water the garden every day, but he couldn't bend down to look for fruit under the braod leaves. So every 3 days I got to check the garden, and at least once a week, we had a big one like that, so we had stuffed zucchini for dinner.
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Message 1553502 - Posted: 8 Aug 2014, 3:51:17 UTC

For Jeff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l0xpkk0yaQ
I am 5'9" the rest I can't vouch for :)
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Message 1553523 - Posted: 8 Aug 2014, 4:40:17 UTC - in response to Message 1553502.

For Jeff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l0xpkk0yaQ
I am 5'9" the rest I can't vouch for :)

I can.
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Message 1553607 - Posted: 8 Aug 2014, 11:46:10 UTC

My carport is just wide enough for me to get my car into with room to open the driver's side door and get into my power chair. There is a tall shrub on the far corner of the carport that has branches that grow into the carport. This year when I asked the gardener to trim it back I guess he didn't understand why I wanted it done so in an attempt to keep a balanced look he didn't trim enough away. Well, for most of the time I have lived here my right outside mirror has plowed through the branches with just a few scapes, until last week. I guess I was just a little too far toward the bush and as I was backing out I head a crunch and a pop and now my mirror is dangling down the side of my car and I hate to guess how much it will cost to fix. It is a power mirror controlled from the driver's side and used to automatically adjust itself when backing up.
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Message 1553655 - Posted: 8 Aug 2014, 13:44:07 UTC - in response to Message 1553502.

For Jeff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l0xpkk0yaQ
I am 5'9" the rest I can't vouch for :)

5'9" sounds like a whole lot of woman.
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Message 1553659 - Posted: 8 Aug 2014, 13:47:38 UTC - in response to Message 1553607.

My carport is just wide enough for me to get my car into with room to open the driver's side door and get into my power chair. There is a tall shrub on the far corner of the carport that has branches that grow into the carport. This year when I asked the gardener to trim it back I guess he didn't understand why I wanted it done so in an attempt to keep a balanced look he didn't trim enough away. Well, for most of the time I have lived here my right outside mirror has plowed through the branches with just a few scapes, until last week. I guess I was just a little too far toward the bush and as I was backing out I head a crunch and a pop and now my mirror is dangling down the side of my car and I hate to guess how much it will cost to fix. It is a power mirror controlled from the driver's side and used to automatically adjust itself when backing up.

Where I live the biggest risk to car mirrors is the garbage trucks.
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