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Grilling some food. As you can see, Barrett & Kimber are hoping I trip while carrying a plate full of chicken over to the table!
 

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Yesterday, when I went into the garage, I was pulling some wood blocks out from under a workbench when I noticed little tracks in the dust on the handle of my plasma cutter....I started looking around and found more tracks and then noticed a thermometer was knocked over on top of the mini-fridge. Immediately, I though...SQUIRREL! There were even tracks on the back seat of my motorcycle! Sometimes I open the side garage door early in the morning and blow (relatively) cool air into the garage. I thought...uh ohhh, I let that damned squirrel in. I put in a full day and didn't think much of it...figured it had explored and left.

This morning, I went out to grab a tool and noticed the thermometer was knocked down again. Oh crap! After looking around, I turned off all the lights and stood there very still....and within a couple of minutes, I heard a stirring....there was just enough light coming in through a vent and I could see a RAT!....and it was up on my rolling rack of car stuff. I set my squirrel trap and all the mouse traps I have and headed to the store to get rat traps.

When I got back home, I tore into a shelf that I thought might have a block of birdseed....I had bought it for my dad a few years ago and he never got to use it....luckily I had already gotten rid of it. When I moved an ice chest away from the wall, this rat goes tearing across the garage....I was armed with my trusty crossman bb pistol....but I wasn't fast enough to get off a shot. It disappeared under my mustang and I haven't seen it since. Both garage doors were open and I'm hoping it took off out one of them.

I have 2 rat traps set and a bucket trap (borrowed from a neighbor)...and 6 more rat traps coming tomorrow from amazon. Between the citrus trees and some of the neighbors having chickens, there seems to be a rat problem in my neighborhood.
 
I put a rack of BB’s and some country styles on the Traeger and had a 3/2/1 window to drive around Lake Geneva to sidewalk shop and avoid all the IL drivers driving lost and stopped into a nice little pop shop to meet some more of our kind of peeps.
 

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Yesterday, when I went into the garage, I was pulling some wood blocks out from under a workbench when I noticed little tracks in the dust on the handle of my plasma cutter....I started looking around and found more tracks and then noticed a thermometer was knocked over on top of the mini-fridge. Immediately, I though...SQUIRREL! There were even tracks on the back seat of my motorcycle! Sometimes I open the side garage door early in the morning and blow (relatively) cool air into the garage. I thought...uh ohhh, I let that damned squirrel in. I put in a full day and didn't think much of it...figured it had explored and left.

This morning, I went out to grab a tool and noticed the thermometer was knocked down again. Oh crap! After looking around, I turned off all the lights and stood there very still....and within a couple of minutes, I heard a stirring....there was just enough light coming in through a vent and I could see a RAT!....and it was up on my rolling rack of car stuff. I set my squirrel trap and all the mouse traps I have and headed to the store to get rat traps.

When I got back home, I tore into a shelf that I thought might have a block of birdseed....I had bought it for my dad a few years ago and he never got to use it....luckily I had already gotten rid of it. When I moved an ice chest away from the wall, this rat goes tearing across the garage....I was armed with my trusty crossman bb pistol....but I wasn't fast enough to get off a shot. It disappeared under my mustang and I haven't seen it since. Both garage doors were open and I'm hoping it took off out one of them.

I have 2 rat traps set and a bucket trap (borrowed from a neighbor)...and 6 more rat traps coming tomorrow from amazon. Between the citrus trees and some of the neighbors having chickens, there seems to be a rat problem in my neighborhood.
Right after I typed this up, I went back into the garage to work. I took a peek into the cubby I set up with traps and the little @$^&* was caught! I got lucky in that only his tail was caught. I've been checking and no more signs...now I'm trapping outside to prevent another occurrence.
 

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Trying to past my mental block. Doing a training class on multi cloud storage.

Got laid off in January after 27 years.

Favorable severance, but still having trouble finding my new groove.

Hopefully the dark chocolate espresso beans will help. :)
 
Went to a motorcycle rally (Thunder on the Strip) at Geneva on the Lake, OH it's a 4 day end of Summer affair.
 

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Went camping last weekend and notice that the rear of my camper has some delamination. Got checking things over and found out it worse than what I thought. I have spent the past 4 days taking off the trim and prepping things to get ready to pull the wall off and replace the lauan. It wouldn't be so bad if I work on it in a garage instead of outside. These things are like owning a house, always something needing fixing.
 
Spent a bunch of time over the last month working on the 71 Cougar. It was getting water inside and I knew the cowl had a small rot spot, Noticed the rear window gasket had a couple splits, just didn't realize the rear window channel was blown out as well. Completely stripped out the interior, repaired the cowl, rear window channel and a bunch of pinholes in the floors. Installed new speakers and wired up the stereo, put the AC coil back in the heater box with correct seals and all the vacuum motors the PO left out. Several coats of RustBullet on the repaired floors, seam sealer and sound deadening all around. PO had butchered holes in the package tray so I laser cut a set of grilles and glued them in place with a couple coats of the correct interior blue. Buttoned it all up yesterday and took it for a ride. The difference in the interior volume is amazing, not a sqeak or rattle at all. Not worrying about water intrusion is a big bonus. Still lots of other small projects to do, but

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