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    How did I save money today?

    Ouch... yeah, I hear ya. Sometimes just "gettin' a burger" costs quite a lot more than we think it's gonna. Add the toppings, add the drinks, add the fries / onion rings, etc., and it doesn't take long to go from what initially seems like a $7 or $8 meal to a $20 or $25 meal. I know it's not...
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    How did I save money today?

    We do that one a couple times a year, usually when we're tired and hungry. Love a good burger. Five Guys has a rather mediocre, kinda non-descript burger to my tastes. Absence of "bad", but nothing to make it really "good" either. But it'll do when I'm hungry. They do well with the toppings...
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    KIDNEY STONES

    I wasn't gonna say it... but... "This, too, shall pass." It's a line I heard a while back and it seemed appropriate. ;)
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    KIDNEY STONES

    Glad to hear there is some improvement! All the best to you as you get through it.
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    KIDNEY STONES

    You would think that phosphoric acid, with it's dissolving characteristics, would remove the stones if we just wolfed down a few six-packs of our favorite soda. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. Haven't really been a soda drinker for several years now. We have the occasional Zevia but...
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    purifying water question

    We have a ZeroWater filter, one of the bigger ones that goes on the countertop and has a spigot on the bottom of it. We end up using that quite a lot. You can get the thing for maybe $30 or so, BUT, those filters don't last forever and they're not cheap either, I think typically around $20/ea...
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    Got your hummingbird feeders up yet?

    I generally try to give the feeders a little attention about twice a week. I make my own solution so it's not terribly expensive but I still don't like to waste it so I try to put enough in them for a few days but not too much that it'll just get thrown away. I kinda get a feel for it as the...
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    The great battery thread

    I used to hear good things about the Sam's Club deep cycle batteries. But that was like 10 years ago so kinda old info. Don't know if they still have a good bang for the buck on those or not.
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    The great battery thread

    Sounds like your batteries power an inverter. Kinda need to know what the input voltage of the inverter is. Output is 120-volts.
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    The great battery thread

    Way more qualified people will be along shortly... But in the meantime... ;) What is the voltage that you need to run what your battery bank is powering? Is it just 12 volt stuff? If so, then you'll need a battery or batteries that can be configured to output 12 volts, whether that's six...
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    Do you have a freeze dryer?

    I did not purchase one. I thunk and thunk and thunk on it and just couldn't rationalize the expense. Like you, we can afford it. But would we use it enough to make it worthwhile? I couldn't come to an honest "yes" to that question. I love the idea. Just didn't seem right to us. Kinda reminds...
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    Green peas... on a bit larger scale...

    They are soooo sweet right outta the pod. Almost like eating candy. :)
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    Green peas... on a bit larger scale...

    No grands around to call into service. But I like the idea. :D On a more serious note, I have been thinking about something I saw in a magazine somewhere that I thought might just work well. It was what looked like a mechanic's stool only it had rubber wheels on it (air filled, if I...
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    Green peas... on a bit larger scale...

    I always grow green peas. They're just something we love to eat so I grow 'em. And I think we could sell some of 'em if we had enough. I didn't plant enough this year to sell (had a few to give away to a few people, but not enough to sell, plus put a bunch in the freezer). I've grown short...
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    New riding mower questions

    My John Deere zero turn has a couple of places to put a drink. None of them will stay cold, though. I'd have to strap on a cooler of some kind if I wanted that. With branches of various kinds and wind gusts, it's kind of a crap shoot whether or not a water bottle would actually stay in either of...
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    Water pump for irrigation... any ideas?

    Don't be sorry. All interesting stuff. I haven't decided on anything in particular but am enjoying reading the different ideas here. Thanks for sharing. :)
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    Water pump for irrigation... any ideas?

    Somethin' like this?? Seems like it would be really easy to do, just have to put the output through a filter so as not to have gunk clogging up the drip tape, or so I would think. (?)...
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    Water pump for irrigation... any ideas?

    I could use some input. I'm thinking in terms of irrigation for several areas, none of which are easily hooked to a well or city water connection. Water storage isn't that difficult. And drip lines are really cheap and easy to deal with. But, I need something that can supply the water evenly...
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    Trash

    It's not something I've done yet, but occasionally, I'll see an ad from a local person that will be collecting metal of any kind, they'll pick up. Apparently, they can get a few pennies for it. I have had very little to no metal to get rid of so haven't gotten in touch but at times, someone...
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    Trash

    We do have a mailbox. But we were out in the garden working most days this week when the mailman came through, and we can see the mailbox from the garden. All but I think one day, he never stopped. (One day we weren't home.) I do wonder whether they dump a bunch of junk mail at the Post Office...
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