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  • Ben Staad
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    I resisted. Hooray! A book came up for sale, which I had wanted, and I didn't buy it. Feeling a little weird about this moment of self control. LOL

    *I have spent roughly 1/3 of my yearly book buying budget this month. Trying to maintain a semblance of a budget although I know I will probably not even be close to it before this year is over.
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  • Ben Staad
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    I had a day with two hawks hunting my chickens. As hawks are protected I was unsure what to do. I settled on the water-hose which is non-lethal or harming and seemed to dissuade the hawks after a few direct hits.

    They did not manage to grab a hen or the rooster. I am assuming the chickens were to heavy to be snatched up as the hawks were about the same size. At one point, one of the hawks, did manage to pin the rooster to the ground. Luckily I had the hose ready to go and the hawk flew away without harming him.

    They have not returned.

    We did lose one hen to a racoon. It was really my fault. I forgot to close their door one night. I felt awful about that.



    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I had a niece who had chickens for a while. She finally had to only have them out of the coop when she was in the backyard. If she let them wander unsupervised the became food for other birds.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Very excited to have installed an automatic chicken coop door. So much more convenient. No more timing the evening around making sure the chickens are safe.
    I had a niece who had chickens for a while. She finally had to only have them out of the coop when she was in the backyard. If she let them wander unsupervised the became food for other birds.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Not familiar with the West Coast but that seems awful odd weather indeed. I would have assumed snow in November for you folks.


    Rarely get it in November, get a little in December but January is our normal time for snow.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Very excited to have installed an automatic chicken coop door. So much more convenient. No more timing the evening around making sure the chickens are safe.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Not familiar with the West Coast but that seems awful odd weather indeed. I would have assumed snow in November for you folks.

    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    And in a completely random thought. South West Washington has experienced an extremely mild winter. I think the number of days we dipped below freezing is in single digits with most of them having been in the last week. This afternoon when I went out to retrieve the mail I thought 'this is the first time I have been out when it felt like winter'. Two hours later and it is snowing like crazy. First snow of the season and it looks beautiful!

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  • Martin
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    And in a completely random thought. South West Washington has experienced an extremely mild winter. I think the number of days we dipped below freezing is in single digits with most of them having been in the last week. This afternoon when I went out to retrieve the mail I thought 'this is the first time I have been out when it felt like winter'. Two hours later and it is snowing like crazy. First snow of the season and it looks beautiful!

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Your entire setup is gorgeous. I have all of my books on shelves and they don't look nearly that nice. Of course, I have a mix of IKEA and Walmart bookshelves so that could be it. Heck, even the desk in the middle of the room looks nice.


    Thanks, appreciate that. I like the way it's set up now...this office/library has been through a few iterations, but this one works for me the best of all, it's a keeper.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Your entire setup is gorgeous. I have all of my books on shelves and they don't look nearly that nice. Of course, I have a mix of IKEA and Walmart bookshelves so that could be it. Heck, even the desk in the middle of the room looks nice.

    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Not at all, I’ve been known to do the same a time or two. Speaking of home libraries, I just featured pictures of mine on Twitter today, if you want to have a look:
    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...986778633?s=21

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post

    What's up with the glasses on top of the bookcase? Cap
    Some are souvenirs from various places, and some are just leftovers from my single days. More clutter to sort through and dispose of.

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  • Ben Staad
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    I have really shattered my budget(s) lately. Still haven't used a CC but damn I'm pushing my limits. Think I need to stay of the interwebs for awhile as my self control seems to have vanished. Plus I need to remember I have a few books yet to pay for with Camelot.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    Did anyone take advantage of today's offer? I snagged a copy when I returned from my trip today and put everything away. ~Cap
    I did not receive an offer today.

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  • c marvel
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    Did anyone take advantage of today's offer? I snagged a copy when I returned from my trip today and put everything away. ~Cap

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    I got all my bookshelves from my last job. I had just started there in 2002, when they announced that we would be moving to a new building that came with office furniture, so they were going to auction off most of the furniture in the current building. I bid on a desk (still using it 18+ years later) and as many bookshelves as I could, not thinking I'd get most of them.

    Apparently, very few people wanted bookshelves I ended up getting 28 of them at $5 each. When the day came to pick up your purchases, it was mostly people grabbing a nice chair and sticking it in their car. As the new guy, I got some funny looks when I drove up in a U-Haul truck and started loading up. I got the 28 bookshelves, two desks, and two chairs. One desk was just something I wanted as a workbench, and it's still in the basement.

    The bookshelves are scattered around the house (as many as my wife let me get away with), and the rest are lining the walls of the attic, mostly filled with older paperbacks. Once COVID is done, I have to sort through them and get rid of a lot. No way I'm moving these again.

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    What's up with the glasses on top of the bookcase? Cap

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Ok, I can't let this bookcase thing go LOL. A couple of partial shots. One is a four tier, the darker bookcase is a 5 with a drawer at the bottom. Yes, they need to be dusted HAHHA!!
    I like those barrister bookcases. At least most of the dust stays on the outside, unlike my shelves

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