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I don't mind the squirrels so much. But they do savage my pecan crop. We're seeing chipmunks, too. We haven't seen them before this year. We're just trying to make sure everybody stays out of the attic. I found cutting the tree limbs back helps keep the socialists from getting on the roof. But the squirrels are better jumpers.

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We have been lucky here once we got final cousin of Rocky out of the attic last year and metal flashing around entire perimeter of roof.

Still have "roof walkers" though as they like to take a shortcut from one end of yard to the other Up on the Roof. We have neighbor's pine tree, their shed, our fence, my shed, my maple tree, our 70' long roof and then the Mighty Oak tree.

I guess with pine nuts on one end of the food trail and acorns on the other they don't go hungry during the long trip.

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I don't mind the squirrels so much. But they do savage my pecan crop. We're seeing chipmunks, too.
Chipmunks--my new motal enemy. Have a strawberry patch I've been nurturing for a few year or so. Check'em out and enough on friday for a short cake on sunday. Sunday morn and nothing but little geen berries. found out the next day why when I saw a CM enter the berry forest. Set a heart trap in on the path to the berries--forgot to put any bait in. Haven't caught anything yet

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I didn't mention those critters that migrated from TX--anteater aardvark type possum on the half shell things. I hate armadillos but not sure why--it;s kinda like a snake fear. The $#s& dig little wedge holes in my yard looking for japanese beetle larvae. OK thats good--but my dogs raise hell in the middle of the night. Those little armored @#$%#@ can swim

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Years ago I grew a giant cherry tomato tree. Chipmunks loved 'em. I would shoot the little guys from a second story window with 22 shorts. I learned 2 things. First they travel a clockwise loop over "home" territory during the day. This takes almost exactly 20 minutes. If you miss one, 20 minutes later the SAME one returns. Not being able to do this all day, I tried mouse traps. Not sturdy enough. Went to rat traps. That worked. Then, too late, I learned lesson #2. They reproduce to fill vacancy in numbers in relation to food supply. For example, shoot one, it's replaced by 2. Shoot 2, they are replaced by 4, and so on. They reproduce quickly in summer. After I eliminated more than 30, I couldn't believe I had at least twice as many as I had early on. What a mistake! If you have a cat, they will have fun ... for a while. Then even kitty gets board when the population keeps doubling! It's been 20 years since this happened. I have NEVER killed another Chipmunk. I gave up on cherry tomatos. Be VERY careful or you can be over-run with those little guys!
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Happy Father's Day, all you Alfisti dads out there!

I got cards, and new slacks! Sweet!

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Off to the annual Father's Day "Italian and French" car show.

In a park on the ocean in North Vancouver.

Taking the 67 Red Giulia Super I picked up on Thursday.



Cloudy and sunny day.

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Sunday about noon our Harbor Freight Tools in Huntsville caught fire and burned, causing customers to scatter and a brief decline in the value of the Chinese Yuan.

The sign on the door says Closed until further notice. I am suspending all my Alfa repair operations until this key supplier is back on line.

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Sunday about noon our Harbor Freight Tools in Huntsville caught fire and burned, causing customers to scatter and a brief decline in the value of the Chinese Yuan.

The sign on the door says Closed until further notice. I am suspending all my Alfa repair operations until this key supplier is back on line.
Don't ya just hate it when something like that happens?

My son twists my arm ever now and again to go there but I try to avoid things made in that place over there. However, he works at the port authority insuring/ensuring the cranes are working so longshoreman can stay employed unloading tools for HF.

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I got new slacks! Sweet!
You're such a slacker, Larry!!!

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You're such a slacker, Larry!!!
Well... it beats being tied up for fathers day.

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Ketchup Delivery System

As we all know, getting the ketchup out of the old-style bottle can be a problem.

If you don't shake it up you get the thin liquid on top--think it is the original "gloop".

Shake it up and it clogs the neck.

Tried the new squeeze bottle that sits upside down. In the gloop department, upside down is good. But the exit valve has a problem. No matter how gradually the pressure is applied, the valve lets loose suddenly with too much ketchup.

Early in the week, the plastic squeeze bottle of French's hot dog mustard ran out. And as it did a vision arrived

Cleaned it out and the narrow spout provides a nicely controlled flow.

The Weber of ketchup delivery.

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I too am a father (who sticks to threads). Here is a pic of my son and I taking our open-type canoe out on the ocean. I chose the wrong tool for the job but who cares. You can see from the grin on my son's face how much he enjoyed his dad getting dumped as we "surfed" on to the beach...A second later he wasn't laughing any more. What a FANTASTIC Winters day.

The top of the canoe is the color of ketchup, so I stayed with the thread on two counts.

(for English speakers: "The top of the canoe is the colour of tomato-sauce...") .
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