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Old 08-01-2018, 11:09 PM   #77309
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Well, to answer your question... two weekends ago went to Little Rock to make a sweet deal on a pick up, (see attached photo) This is a '42 Crosley Pickup one of three in the club registry. Then went camping at Carlyle lake IL, got back home to pack for a week stay to the great Northwest Washington. I'm doing honey do's for a 96YO mom. I'm so close, I can see our Vancouver Mutant home Island. After I get back it's off again camping to Branson. Busy, busy, busy!
Another Crosley! Is that a ragtop on there?! Such a deal!

Safe & enjoyable travels to you. You be on a roll!
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:04 AM   #77310
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Carl, what is your take on a Sony HX400 for an amature, 24-1200mm zoom.
Important for me is GPS capability.
Full review. Nikon has a 24-3000mm P900 (new, way more pricey).

It isn't so much the equipment as the person taking the pics. I think people can take great pics with a cell phone given the right lighting.

My attitude about a camera is does it have the things you want/need to do the kinds of picture taking you want to do? As long as it meets those needs, that should encourage one to use it a lot.

I used to take a lot of pics with 35mm film but it many was years since my older Pentax croaked and moving into the digital camera world. I chose what I chose because of my interests in photography overall. Needs lots of flexibility.

BTW, Sony makes Nikon sensors
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Hey, today was boko's Birthday... the bird, not the owner...LOL! I'll say it again, happy birthday Boko girl!
Yes it was! She's made it to 24 years old!!!
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Smooth move there! I heard your gasp all the way out in IL as the inevitable began to happen in ultra slomo. Wile E. Coyote comes to mind: all scrabbling, scrambling feet & legs reaching for a grasp.

Nice Queen Anne's Lace, btw.

Or is that our Arkie Queen Ann's Lace instead?
It was tragic as I did watch it go over. My foot caught the tripod leg and it was too late by the time I noticed to perform any kind of heroic save. A friend was over and watched it all happen as well. It's at the service repair now, hopefully the estimate will hold true and my lesson learned will stay reasonable for cost.
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Carl a great redneck fix to the topsy tripod would be to dangle a gallon jug of water under the middle of it. Looks silly but adds stability. I used what I had many years ago to steady the tripod for a time elapsed shot and a night shot of interstate car lights. Did the job!
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Nola thanks all of the RVMs for their loving concern!
The surgery had to happen this summer, as glaucoma was barking at the door. Next summer would have been too late!
We have been soooo looking forward to this GC. The weather has never allowed us to Mackinaw Island, and we have been foiled again!
And I have been gathering thoughts for an entirely new Grand Opening monologue. This, of course, means I will be REALLY prepared if we get there in time.
Doc says it may go into October.
If we canít get there, you know our hearts will be!
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Carl a great redneck fix to the topsy tripod would be to dangle a gallon jug of water under the middle of it. Looks silly but adds stability. I used what I had many years ago to steady the tripod for a time elapsed shot and a night shot of interstate car lights. Did the job!


A true Redneck would have Shine in that jug!
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Well, to answer your question... two weekends ago went to Little Rock to make a sweet deal on a pick up, (see attached photo) This is a '42 Crosley Pickup one of three in the club registry. Then went camping at Carlyle lake IL, got back home to pack for a week stay to the great Northwest Washington. I'm doing honey do's for a 96YO mom. I'm so close, I can see our Vancouver Mutant home Island. After I get back it's off again camping to Branson. Busy, busy, busy!


What an awesome find!
In MN our Lodge had a Crosley fire truck of similar vintage for parades!
Does it still have the 47HP motor?
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R U an RV Mutant too?

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Nonono! Tomatoes are the main course, of course. All else is side dish. Unless it's sweet corn.


And they WERE the main course, Sis!
Tonight, leftovers.
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A true Redneck would have Shine in that jug!
Now David, just what do you think was originally in that jug! Milk??


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Well, to answer your question... two weekends ago went to Little Rock to make a sweet deal on a pick up, (see attached photo) This is a '42 Crosley Pickup one of three in the club registry. Then went camping at Carlyle lake IL, got back home to pack for a week stay to the great Northwest Washington. I'm doing honey do's for a 96YO mom. I'm so close, I can see our Vancouver Mutant home Island. After I get back it's off again camping to Branson. Busy, busy, busy!

What? You came to Little Rock and didn't alert any mutants?

Us Arkies thrive on meals with mutants. Poor Richard might shrivel up and blow away, you might could have attended Di's last Arkie mini! Would have loved you have meet you.
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Yes it was! She's made it to 24 years old!!!
Just a kid yet!
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Carl a great redneck fix to the topsy tripod would be to dangle a gallon jug of water under the middle of it. Looks silly but adds stability. I used what I had many years ago to steady the tripod for a time elapsed shot and a night shot of interstate car lights. Did the job!
Hey Tim. How many jugs of water did you hang under your deer stand to stabilise it?
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Smooth move there! I heard your gasp all the way out in IL as the inevitable began to happen in ultra slomo. Wile E. Coyote comes to mind: all scrabbling, scrambling feet & legs reaching for a grasp.

Nice Queen Anne's Lace, btw.

Or is that our Arkie Queen Ann's Lace instead?


Arlie's lace don't show.
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Hey Dave!

I want to share some info with you and Nola about my cataract surgery 14 years ago. One of my careers was as a dispensing optician. I owned and ran an eyeglass store back in the late 70s/early 80s so I know a bit more about this subject than most people.

The lens implants they put into my eyes are bifocal That means I don’t need reading glasses unless the print is very, very tiny. I'm sure the technology has probably even improved since then.

At that time I was given a choice of 2 brands, one that was driving distance and reading a book distance. The other was driving distance and computer screen distance. I requested one of each since I had already been wearing 2 different contact lenses. This is termed monovision. One eye sees far away, the other sees to read a book. The brain easily switches eyes and I just enjoy clear vision without glasses or contacts.

Today after 14 years I'm still thrilled with my ability to see and almost never look for eyeglasses. The implants weren’t cheap back then, but I know I would have spent much more on glasses, especially since Sena is so fond of destroying them.

Here's some more info about bifocal lens implants -

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0011863/

This was the quickest and easiest of all my surgeries. It takes 15 minutes per eye and sedation isn’t necessary unless you freak out if something comes close to your eyes. I did it without. Tell Nola I'm sending HUGS! and ohms. Giant Ohmmms isn’t needed for this surgery.

Also, as for glaucoma - both my parents had it and my eye pressure was borderline (22-23). Then I had gastric bypass, lost 200# and my eye pressures returned to normal.

I'll probably miss the GC also, but I’m looking forward to hugging both of you in AZ next winter.
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