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Old 02-27-2012, 03:46 PM   #491
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I have the TV on only for the background music. Like you I can't see there and stare at a screen. I call it the Vidiot Box. I have to be doing something while it is on. If I need to be able to concentrate on a story, I will dust while I am watching it. Or sew.

The other one I get is, "I don't have the eyes for it anymore." Well, get new glasses. Go for an eye exam. "I can't see the eye of the needle anymore." Well, I have about 200 needle threaders. I will gladly give you some. "Oh, is that what those are for? I never knew that. I always throw them away." Come to think of it, I have yet to see anyone here who has gotten new glasses in the 3.5 years I have been here. I have never heard anyone say they are going for an eye exam. Oh well.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #492
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I have the TV on only for the background music. Like you I can't see there and stare at a screen. I call it the Vidiot Box. I have to be doing something while it is on. If I need to be able to concentrate on a story, I will dust while I am watching it. Or sew.

The other one I get is, "I don't have the eyes for it anymore." Well, get new glasses. Go for an eye exam. "I can't see the eye of the needle anymore." Well, I have about 200 needle threaders. I will gladly give you some. "Oh, is that what those are for? I never knew that. I always throw them away." Come to think of it, I have yet to see anyone here who has gotten new glasses in the 3.5 years I have been here. I have never heard anyone say they are going for an eye exam. Oh well.

Addie,

Your post made me smile!

Some folks do seem to spend all of their time putting up barriers while others spend time tearing them down or finding a way around them!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #493
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I framed the roll off roof of my observatory this week.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #494
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I framed the roll off roof of my observatory this week.
I love the hinges on the door.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:46 AM   #495
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Looking good, RF!
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #496
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Beautiful Roadfix!
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:29 AM   #497
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I wish you all would post pics of your other projects. No cameras? no Picasa? so easy to do (when you know how, heh).

My applique quilt is keeping me busy this cold winter...got this far to date: (machine embroidery is taking longtime...)


20 squares done, only 25 to go!

I also make handmade soap, the "good" kind, but haven't made a new batch in awhile, cuz sales are slow after Christmas until April. Taking a break from it. May ask for scent suggestions from y'all (in another thread).
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #498
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Thanks for the comments.
The whole idea behind having a backyard observatory is so that you will use the telescope more often as it is already set up, aligned, cooled to ambient temperature, and ready to observe. Before, it was such a drag to haul the heavy telescope components outside and go through the whole set up ritual and wait for the scope to cool every time I wanted to observe. And when you're done for the night, taking everything apart, and hauling everything back inside when you're practically half asleep.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #499
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Addie,

Your post made me smile!

Some folks do seem to spend all of their time putting up barriers while others spend time tearing them down or finding a way around them!


well i got new glasses just a year ago. already have trouble seeing with these ones. so guess surgery is in order. sometimes, we just have to face that we are getting older and that some things, just can't be done anymore.
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Just finished this for my niece. She wanted it to be partially unfinished. Extra fine tip Sharpie on thick card stock.



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