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Old 09-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #241
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Then they would just have that humming and a symbol of a circle with other lines on it. Never new what that stood for. The humming made you want to turn off the TV!
That was a test pattern so broadcasters could check that the picture was correct. There were different versions. Here's one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian-head_test_pattern
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:58 PM   #242
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Am I the only one that just washes the sheets and puts them back on the bed?
Nope, you're not alone AB. I have several sets that either don't fit right, or I don't like the feel of them. One set is the favorite and I wish I could remember exactly where I found them so I could have more. They are high quality percale (remember percale?) the crisp full bodied no wrinkle kind that fit the bed tight with elastic only on the corners. More often than not, I'll wash them and put them right back on the bed.
The rest of the sets are inside pillow cases in the linen closet.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:56 AM   #243
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Why are there only nine steps when you're going down, but when you go up you swear there are 99 of those treads. My legs would be toned if they weren't so tired and sore...
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:41 AM   #244
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Why are there only nine steps when you're going down, but when you go up you swear there are 99 of those treads. My legs would be toned if they weren't so tired and sore...
Gravity sucks, it's tough on us.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:12 PM   #245
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I tend to wash the sheets and put them back on the bed too.
Also cleaned off my kitchen counter and rearranged it.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:18 PM   #246
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I heard a bird call that I wasn't familiar with. DH heard it too. We were perplexed.

Turns out it was the neighbor kids two doors down hitting rocks into the woods with an aluminum bat...
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:26 PM   #247
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The elusive aluminum bat bird strikes again!

I went out to the garage this morning to load up plastic bottles for recycling, and was startled by a roadrunner about 2 feet away. I don't know who was more startled - those things are huge.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:32 PM   #248
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Stray Thoughts 2.0

Indeed. Wooden bats don't sound like bird calls. There needs to be a law.

I've only seen one roadrunner, when we visited my dad in AZ. Zippy guy, and he was big!
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:45 PM   #249
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Yep. They have no problem with a live rattlesnake and having it for dinner.
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:53 PM   #250
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They may have my share...
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