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#1381 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:37 pm

Butternut squash has a nutty flavor to it. I used the 1¾ cups of sugar, almond extract instead of vanilla and cut back some on both the nutmeg and the cinnamon. a sweet potato and a butternut go to my sisters house and a butternut goes to my daughter.
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#1382 Unread post by ofblong » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:18 pm

My parents gave me their old 1998 F-150. Only thing I dont like is its 2 wheel drive which doesnt do well in winter but eh ill finger it out cause it was free other than I gotta put plates/tags etc etc on it. ill prob just put pl/pd on it for insurance. Of course I cant put plates/tags/insurance on it till monday cause the government and insurance agencies are shut down for turkey day thru sunday. So monday after work ill prob head over to insurance pay for that and then head to the SOS to get it plated etc. Then ill have a vehicle for winter driving and when I need a truck to "haul" something.
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#1383 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:08 am

I spent all day at a clinic that does independent functional cpacity evaluations. :shock: OMG....I was there for almost 9 hours and had only a half hour lunch break all day......
Exhausted, in pain and tears and then too late to go get my car to AirCare.....We have to get AirCare before we can insure out vehicles....I had a day permit on it for today so i could use it and get it there....now I had to purchase a 3 day permit to use it for the weekend and be able to get it to AirCare on Monday.

I made sure I let the examiner know that she made me late. They had told me it was only for 6-8 hours, which would have been 2, 3 or 4pm....

This sort of testing would be better done over 2 days instead of going through that in such a long stretch.
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#1384 Unread post by Johnj » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:32 am

B2C wrote:and then too late to go get my car to AirCare.....We have to get AirCare before we can insure out vehicles
AirCare? What is this? Explain please. :|
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#1385 Unread post by ceemes » Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:24 am

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B2C wrote:and then too late to go get my car to AirCare.....We have to get AirCare before we can insure out vehicles
AirCare? What is this? Explain please. :|
It's an automobile emissions test that all Lower Mainland and South Vancouver Island vehicles (motorcycles are exempt as are large commercial vehicles) must pass before they can be re-insured.

While many bit ch and moan about the programme, it has had one good effect, we rarely see "blue-burners" on the roads anymore and I for one am thankful for that.

However, the programme is due to be discontinued in the next year or so, so I fully expect to see the return of those morons who feel its okay to drive down the roads leaving a big blue cloud of burnt oil behind them.

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#1386 Unread post by ofblong » Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:26 am

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B2C wrote:and then too late to go get my car to AirCare.....We have to get AirCare before we can insure out vehicles
AirCare? What is this? Explain please. :|
It's an automobile emissions test that all Lower Mainland and South Vancouver Island vehicles (motorcycles are exempt as are large commercial vehicles) must pass before they can be re-insured.

While many bit ch and moan about the programme, it has had one good effect, we rarely see "blue-burners" on the roads anymore and I for one am thankful for that.

However, the programme is due to be discontinued in the next year or so, so I fully expect to see the return of those morons who feel its okay to drive down the roads leaving a big blue cloud of burnt oil behind them.

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some people do it because they cant afford anything else. however here if they are caught with a big cloud of smoke billowing out from behind them they actually get a ticket for it.
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#1387 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:44 am

ceemes wrote: (motorcycles are exempt as are large commercial vehicles)
Well, some may be exempt, but our whole fleet at Canada Post goes through Aircare every year or two depending on vehicle age...
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#1388 Unread post by BuzZz » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:42 pm

It's rare to see any vehicle burning enough oil to throw blue smoke around here anymore. I saw a new-ish Impala puking out a blue haze a couple of days ago, and it was the first oil-burner I've seen in a long, long time. So long that it took me aback to see it. And we don't have no pussified emissions testing here. :wink:

I think it has to do with the fact that newer vehicles are designed specifically to eliminate this, combined with the fact that they just don't survive long enough to wear out that much anymore. But that's just a guess.....
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#1389 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:59 pm

I went on a ride today! :mrgreen:
Went with my two buddies up to Wickenburg. About 50 mi each way.
Fair warning, kinda hard to keep up with a hot-rodded Softail and a GSXR1000 on a stock XR650 dual-sport on the streets... :laughing:
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#1390 Unread post by ofblong » Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:51 pm

I went to the junkyard and got a tailgate pin for my "used" truck. Put it on and reinstalled the tailgate. woohoo now I need to go get some sand bags to throw in the back and im all set :D. Either that or something else thats heavy.
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#1391 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:10 pm

ofblong wrote:I went to the junkyard and got a tailgate pin for my "used" truck. Put it on and reinstalled the tailgate. woohoo now I need to go get some sand bags to throw in the back and im all set :D. Either that or something else thats heavy.
Haha my first car was a 92 Isuzu pickup. When I put sandbags in during the winter (2 70 lb bags) that thing was so small it actually affected my gas mileage 2-3 mpg. Haha.

Glad you've got the new truck though! Let us know how the RWD doughnuts are! :laughing:
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#1392 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:40 pm

Ate more turkey and gravy and green bean casserole. One more turkey leg and serving of bean-beans and that stuff it gone! hehehehe

Oh..also worked on more holsters. I wasn't anticipating still working on gear this late in the year but I'm glad to get folks items they need.

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#1393 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:14 am

ofblong wrote:I went to the junkyard and got a tailgate pin for my "used" truck. Put it on and reinstalled the tailgate. woohoo now I need to go get some sand bags to throw in the back and im all set :D. Either that or something else thats heavy.
The secret to driving in the snow with a two wheel drive pick up is all in what you put in the box... Remember, what ever you put in, has to come back out eventually. So, with that in mind, what I always put in my truck, was something that would eventually remove it's self... The snow from my drive way, it's got the weight I needed to get around, and when it warmed up, it just seemed to disappear... :mrgreen: :laughing:
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#1394 Unread post by ofblong » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:37 pm

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ofblong wrote:I went to the junkyard and got a tailgate pin for my "used" truck. Put it on and reinstalled the tailgate. woohoo now I need to go get some sand bags to throw in the back and im all set :D. Either that or something else thats heavy.
The secret to driving in the snow with a two wheel drive pick up is all in what you put in the box... Remember, what ever you put in, has to come back out eventually. So, with that in mind, what I always put in my truck, was something that would eventually remove it's self... The snow from my drive way, it's got the weight I needed to get around, and when it warmed up, it just seemed to disappear... :mrgreen: :laughing:
that might work if the truck stayed outside bbbuuuttt my wife INSISTS I park the truck in the garage (which I would rather devote the whole one side of the garage to my bike). Well in the garage snow tends to melt....
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#1395 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:39 pm

WHA?!?!?! Trucks don't belong in garages! That's where motorcycles and tools go. When I had a ranger, I'd let the bed fill with snow and use that as weight. That and 2 - 5 5 gallon buckets of sand. Thing was a tank to drive fully weighted down. Poor truck didn't like it's life with me too well.
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#1396 Unread post by ofblong » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:48 pm

why cant people realize that its called BLACK FRIDAY because people tend to get trampled over and die ON THAT DAY. I had some dude tell me not to call it black friday cause someone died. WTF thats the reason it got called black friday in the first place. Idiot.....
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#1397 Unread post by ofblong » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:52 pm

Ninja Geoff wrote:WHA?!?!?! Trucks don't belong in garages! That's where motorcycles and tools go. When I had a ranger, I'd let the bed fill with snow and use that as weight. That and 2 - 5 5 gallon buckets of sand. Thing was a tank to drive fully weighted down. Poor truck didn't like it's life with me too well.
well I want to leave it outside. Its already got a ton of rust from sitting outside for its past 10 years of life. Wife doesnt want "anything" sitting in the driveway. If I wanted to worry about having to "scrape" snow/ice off the windshield I wouldnt drive it to work AND I would put a cover over the top of the cab that I could just pull off lol. Wife is ana about that stuff though. I do have all my tools in the garage and waiting for my motorcycle to get done in the shop so I can put it in the designated spot. Wifes gonna get mad when I put it up on the motorcycle jack to get the tires off the ground lol. Stealer wanted $250 to put a new dunlop 404 on the rear. I dont friggen think so.
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#1398 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:41 pm

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B2C wrote:and then too late to go get my car to AirCare.....We have to get AirCare before we can insure out vehicles
AirCare? What is this? Explain please. :|
well....ceemes already gave you the run down.....
Cars 1992 or newer only have to go every 2 years. Mine is a 1994.....it doesn't save any money because they just charge double the annual rate.

It has helped a bit to reduce emissions around here.

The mini buses where I work also have to go through AirCare.

I have kept my car well maintained so it has always passed AirCare as if it were new.

There are ways to beat the system though if your car is a bit questionable......
If you know you will need to get AirCare soon, fill up a couple of times with premium gas and then go get tested. The engine will be cleaner and will have less emissions....
Also, if you have a car that is tuned to run with high rpm's.......get it tuned to lower rpm's before testing...probably pass....then after tune it back up the way you like it.

If your car fails, you will have to get it fixed before you can get proper insurance.
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#1399 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:10 am

ofblong wrote:why cant people realize that its called BLACK FRIDAY because people tend to get trampled over and die ON THAT DAY. I had some dude tell me not to call it black friday cause someone died. WTF thats the reason it got called black friday in the first place. Idiot.....
Actually I hear it's called that because even with the sales the stores sell so much they go deep into the black (versus the red) on that day and make most of their yearly profits like that.
Either way, wait til the broadband slowdown on sites like Amazon on Cyber Monday. Ugh...
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#1400 Unread post by JC Viper » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:58 am

There's no good deals this time around. Plus something better comes out a short time later for the same price. Besides with the economy in poor shape I'm sure retailers will have some awesome deals coming up soon which makes Black Friday moot.

And $250 for a rear tire... I get charged that for installation of two tires, tubes, balancing and rim maintenance which comes out to $200 at most.

Now time to wait for the Canon Powershot G10 to go down in price even more.
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