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Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
Wednesday 11 Sep 2013, 09:27
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Hard to believe it was only twelve years ago. Beautiful place for a sad reason. So many people, older with their wisdom, my generation, and those born after me. Some barley saw what life was about.

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NCRA
Thursday 25 Jul 2013, 09:30
Filed under: Humboldt, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, trails | Tags: , ,

Wow, what a lot of rage over nothing. Where was this rage when it was not done legally in the first place? Nope, nothing. Lets get things clear, NCRA directors had nothing to do with this, the Humboldt Mayors did. In order to correct this, there was a revote of the issue. More put in their voice as tends to happen in democracies, and they decided on a better person. I don’t see it as a knock against trails simply because Director Marks is on record wanting trails and trails has been approved long before either one of these two got on board. The two I can think of is Healdburg, the the other is Arcata to Bracutt. Oh yes, most of the A&MR RR to be converted long ago to a trail. Yet these articles and editorials attempt to sell you Stillman would of brought fresh new ideas. Not buying that one.

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Why Gun Owners Are Right to Fight Against Gun Control
Saturday 20 Jul 2013, 01:28
Filed under: Uncategorized

The anti-gun crowd doesn’t want “compromise.” They want confiscation and control

That a good read on why us gun rights advocates have given up on compromise. Hopefully this sends a local cartoonist in yo a tizzy.

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Speeder Crewcar Rides this Weekend in Loleta
Friday 12 Jul 2013, 02:03
Filed under: Humboldt, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, THA | Tags:

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Sorry about that, it is for the entire weekend. Lots of stuff going on during those days. Many good businesses in that area to enjoy!

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THA Speeder Ride Season starting this Saturday and illegal dump cleaned up
Friday 21 Jun 2013, 03:45
Filed under: Humboldt, Samoa, THA | Tags: , , , , ,

First the dump cleanup. Timber Heritage Association volunteers drove hundreds of miles to to pick up and drop off the dump truck from the active part of the railroad. They also drove that railroad capable dump truck back and forth on the railroad to get the trash out of the inaccessible area between Loleta and Fernbridge. So with much help NCRA, NWP, THA, Eel River Resource Recovery, SWAP, Humboldt County, Wendt Construction, CCC, High Rock Conservation Camp, and many volunteers the area was cleaned up. Besides the dump truck, two excavator were used. One was used to load the dump truck, and the other was used load the four large disposal bins that Eel River Resource Recovery donated. We should be proud how much Eel River Resource Recovery does to help cleanup our area.

Humboldt Beacon Article on Cleanup

Speeder Crewcar rides start up this Saturday! What a great way to get a different view of Humboldt Bay and to learn a bit of our history.

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Bad Bridges in Humboldt
Wednesday 19 Jun 2013, 07:19
Filed under: Humboldt

Interactive Map

You will have to poke a bit to get all of Humboldt.

The 101 bridges over Mad River is shown as deficient. So some data needs to be updated.

I am surprised to see the 101 bridge just south of Eureka as deficient. It was built in 1988.

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Dryer and roof problems
Sunday 9 Jun 2013, 07:00
Filed under: Uncategorized

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This is the current state of our dryer. I can’t complain. For buying both washer and dryer for $100 used, the old belt failing is not bad at all. I expected more dirt and lit inside. There is a plastic pulley like thing that went somewhere I cannot identify. The heater and motor work fine. The tensioner is a glider type on this one instead of a pulley. The drum wheels look good and seem to turn fine. There is not much to these things. Remove the top, then remove the front. Step by step instructions is a good one. I didn’t bother with looking until I had torn it apart. Now to see about a belt.

The roof started leaking, so I called around. One didn’t return calls, the other would be out next week. Bought two tubes of the sealer stuff, borrowed a ladder, and reluctantly got up. I do not like heights. Found out around some of the vents we not sealed properly. Sigh. Saves $75 deductible. The roofers can tell me how much longer the roof will last, and give quotes on a new one.

I find it enjoyable of sorts to fix things. I just wish for more time to do all the things I need to do. My advice is to get out of your comfort zone and fix what you can. You will save money in the long run.

Update: belt part plus 2nd day ship was just over $40. With help from my wife, the dryer is put back together, and seems to work fine. I would love to own a higher efficiency model though.

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