Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Sorry, But Ain't Got Nuttin'!

 Been in one of my periodic posting slumps. Doing yard work, configuring a drip system for SLW's new plants, sawing and stacking wood, and goofing off with TLG doing "Science Experiments" and whatnot.

Well Seasoned Fool invited the three of us to see some alpaca shearing at a relative's place in Pierce, CO. TLG was a bit overwhelmed with all the people, but looked at all the animals being sheared, and was interested in the peacocks they keep, but wouldn't get too close to them. He got a bit rattled with all the thunder and rain, and wanted to go home, so we left after an hour or so.

I learned that both alpacas and llamas are related to camels, of all things, which explains their spitting. Apparently if they get really agitated they can expel the entire contents of their stomachs, and hurl it up to 10~12 feet! YOW!

WSF has quite a collection of pix over at his place, and he explains things far better than I can.


We're supposed to have decent weather for the next week or so, and hopefully I'll be able to get the rest of the wood cut up and stacked so it'll be ready for the Winter.

And I'm getting back to work on the front bumper of the Supra. Have some sanding to do, another wipe ("skim coat") of the "Bumper Bite" followed by some sanding and priming, and then (ALL fingers and toes crossed) a coat of the special black flexible bumper paint.

Then I can put all the lamps and grille back in, and DRIVE it!

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  1. Saw the Alpacas, what a neat day out!

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    1. Yep, we had a great time. I would've rather driven the truck, but we don't have a child seat for it, and moving the one in the wife's car is a PITA!

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  2. Sisty and I enjoyed seeing all of you. TLG was overwhelmed, but what a trooper! "Santa", wife and granddaughter have been going through some trying times also so time with the alpacas was a tonic for all. I'm grateful my cousin encourages me to invite others.

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    1. Thank you for inviting us. SLW took him around the front so they could watch the animals, and not be surrounded by people. He also loved looking at all the little yard-art metal sculptures they have.

      I was going to mention this, but we got yakking about other stuff. You've lost weight! Definitely thinner than the last time we got together. Too bad Banner wasn't there, but I'm guessing he would have been unsettled around that many large animals...

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  3. Thank you for noticing the weight loss. I've gone from morbidly obese to merely obese. I've plateaued for the time being but hope after I get my medical problem fixed the weight loss will restart.

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    1. Keep at it, and don't get discouraged. I'm still fighting to get the "Quarantine Fifteen" off me! My Doctor said she wouldn't have believed it if she hadn't seen it, but 100% of her patients gained between 10 and 30 pounds.

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  4. That sounds like a fun outing.

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  5. Ha - you say you ain't got nuttin and then put up an interesting post. ;)

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    1. Yeah, well.....truth in advertising, I thought. I have this tendency to alternate between "Jim's Old Radios", and "Jim's Better House and Gardens"!

      I guess that's what happens when you retire to the countryside, and don't have a battleship to go crawling around on.....

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  6. I can imagine him being 'overwhelmed' young kids can have that happen, especially if they aren't used to large groups.

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    1. He was the only little one there. He gets shy, and tucks into grandma's arms, or hugs my leg, so he knows his comfort zone. He had a lot more fun walking around where the people *weren't*, and looking at the animals.

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