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@secuono It's amazing how many fry survive and they're not that easy to catch !
They spawned 7+ times in the new pond. I was like, "plz stop, omg..."

The fry are actually easy to scoop up. Once they're larger, they're more wary and faster. But for now, as they swarm to peck at the floating food, I creep the net under them and quickly sweep it up and to the side.
 
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I finished building a new, larger race track shelf for my diecasts. I built one last year but it didn't fit enough cars on it. This one can fit more than three times as many.

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And I also got a new diecast today for it. 1952 Hudson Hornet. This car was one of NASCAR's first-generation stock cars. I couldn't find any official paint scheme Hornets that I liked, so I grabbed a generic hot wheels one instead, but it doesn't look bad at all. I may end up painting the red on the wheels all black. Eventually, I want all 7 generations of NASCAR Cup cars (I have 4 at the moment), as well as every popular motorsport car (Sprint car, dirt Late Model, any IMSA sports car, F1 car, rally car, etc.)
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Spent the day putting up a heavy duty tarp on the binimi top. Slightly tented to allow snow. If any, slide off.

We had a 1 to 2 mph wind day, beautiful day. Need the low wind to get it up there and tied down. 150 feet of rope! Had to use the boat hook and ropes to get over the top above my reach!

Could pay 1000 to get it wrapped, but this works for $49.00 and some work.
 

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Spent the day putting up a heavy duty tarp on the binimi top. Slightly tented to allow snow. If any, slide off.

We had a 1 to 2 mph wind day, beautiful day. Need the low wind to get it up there and tied down. 150 feet of rope! Had to use the boat hook and ropes to get over the top above my reach!

Could pay 1000 to get it wrapped, but this works for $49.00 and some work.
1000 dollars sucks to have it wrapped but it is a cheap bill compared to medical boo boos.
I know I'm the last who should talk building stone walls. And navigating around my pond sure beats the need for one of bob barkers balancing toys he sells on TV.
 
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1000 dollars sucks to have it wrapped but it is a cheap bill compared to medical boo boos.
Lol I had both feet firmly on the boat the entire time. Not even climbing on and off. The top deck (driving area) is up high, canvas higher. But once the tarp was over the top partly anchored, all roping done from in the sky deck or walkway.

I was safe, and very cautious.
 

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Today, our rooftop solar installation (installed way back in June) finally got hooked up to the national grid! Mazal tov!

Just in time for the first rain of the year... Oh well, there will yet be sunny days!
 
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@addy does your boat remain docked over the winter? I remember Dad doing one of two things, it was in a boat house with bubblers in the water around it or it was taken out of the water and stored in a ware house. Of course, this was in Northern MI.
 

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@addy does your boat remain docked over the winter? I remember Dad doing one of two things, it was in a boat house with bubblers in the water around it or it was taken out of the water and stored in a ware house. Of course, this was in Northern MI.
We leave ours in water. The marina puts bubbles in. Water is off around mid Nov. we still come over for a week or so during the winter. Our winters can be mild or now and then cold.

We have divers clean the bottom every 6 weeks or so. Ow it would be loaded with all sorts or growth and critters. They do the last clean in Oct. Start back up in April.
 

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Well, finally replacing my very old laptop. Windows 7 is long gone, no updates. Turbotax just notified me that they are now no longer running on windows8. Had used hubbies laptop last 2 years but he doesn't use it much and there are issues with it.
Christmas will be early this year. HP 14" with touch screen running windows11. hopefully I will be able to figure it out. Heard 11 is much easier than 10.
 

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I have a HP with win 11, you should like it.. Easy to figure out and use.

Love the touch screen.
 
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Not a fan of touch screens if using the computer alot . I prefer the mouse with the thumb roller ball. the mouse never has to move, and very easy to use
 

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Bounce between a phone , tab, computer, automatically go to touch.
 

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I usually have 3 pups in lap. Laapy does not fit, and forget a mouse except the touch pad.

Since my hand surgeries, I can now use tab a lot easier, no more numbness.
 
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My doc had a appt for me within a week. He was fixing my broken wrist. After the cast was off I told him my broken wrist did not hurt but my hand kept me up all night. I would walk the house at night rubbing it.

One arm serious, one arm moderate, and both elbows have trapped nerves.

The numbness. Being woken up at night, pain is gone. Both hands weak but recovering. Should have done years ago, lol. I blamed it all on the osteo.
 

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Our roof is covered with panels. If we generate enough we get a electric co rebate.
 
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I have a feeling I'll be scooping leaves from the pond today. Without koi I'm not covering the pond and we had a badly needed rain last night.
 

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