Old Prospector

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    Retired, owner of Herbs Mint 4-U.
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    Natalia, Texas

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  1. Hi OP,

    I was just looking through the forum and see you popped in.

    Have you been well?

    What are you up to now days?

    I bought a new place about 18 months ago and at the moment and all things being equal this is where I plan to stay until I die. 

    Adjusting to very small back and front yards takes a bit of getting used to. but living close to everything and having all this fair city has to offer outweighs all of that by a long way.

    Just thought I'd say hi and take care.

    Cheers.

  2. Horse troughs make good fishtanks also
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  14. ASTM C 33, is a American Standard and is used by many countries, courtesy of the American Standards . BUT, AU doesn't use it, they have their own set of standards.
  15. Forecast for SA. TX, Wednesday, 28, Dec. High of 81°F/ Low tonight 58 °F Partly Cloudy. Last night had the heater on from 11PM-7AM, its now 68°F outside, inside its 78°F, and I've turned off the heater. About 11AM will be opening the windows to start cooling, but about 2PM will close the windows and start the AC till around 8-9PM. They predict a low of 58 °F tonight, will be turning the heater back on to get the inside to 78 °F. But I, can remember in March of 1969, spending a week on R&R in Sydney a perfect tempeture where I didn't need but short sleeves the whole week, I was there. But then again my blood alcohol levels were quite high all the time,