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Ironically enough, in Iowa, champion of ethanol and ethanol plants (I've wired a few), getting straight gasoline is easy. I would never run ethanol in any of my small engines by choice.

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Yes they are in a size 12W. I have never been "fitted", so I dont know my official size, but I seem to fall between 12/13, which is why I can fit into a 12W, although I have a couple of shoes that are

Had a nice outing today. Wore my black Calvin Klein pumps & started by stopping by The Shipping Store to return a DSL modem that I didn't need anymore. Store help was pleasant, got some interested

Got in a quick heel opportunity tonight after work as I needed to pick up a prescription at Walmart. Wore my nude Nine West pumps for the 1st time to see how I would handle them. They are the highest

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1 hour ago, mlroseplant said:

I would never run ethanol in any of my small engines by choice.

Same with me. I used to buy 5 gallons of racing fuel every year from a place that was on the way to my mothers house for my small engines. I dont go that way much anymore so I had to switch to trufuel, as its the only thing I can find that is close by. I refuse to run pump gas in anything other that my mower. It burns a full tank with each use, so it always has fresh gas in it.

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8 hours ago, chesterx said:

Same with me. I used to buy 5 gallons of racing fuel every year from a place that was on the way to my mothers house for my small engines. I dont go that way much anymore so I had to switch to trufuel, as its the only thing I can find that is close by. I refuse to run pump gas in anything other that my mower. It burns a full tank with each use, so it always has fresh gas in it.

Bringing 'er right back on point, do you mow the lawn in heels? I used to do that, I had a special pair of Doc Marten wedges specifically for stuff like that. They weren't very high, maybe 3 1/2" with some sort of small platform. Then one day I said to myself, "Self, you know you are not obligated to wear heels every possible moment you can." So I stopped mowing the lawn in heels. Those Doc Martens weren't really high enough to be all that thrilling, anyway. I have also stopped working on cars in heels, or doing other stuff like that.

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10 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

Bringing 'er right back on point, do you mow the lawn in heels? I used to do that, I had a special pair of Doc Marten wedges specifically for stuff like that. They weren't very high, maybe 3 1/2" with some sort of small platform. Then one day I said to myself, "Self, you know you are not obligated to wear heels every possible moment you can." So I stopped mowing the lawn in heels. Those Doc Martens weren't really high enough to be all that thrilling, anyway. I have also stopped working on cars in heels, or doing other stuff like that.

only on the 1st cut of the year, a pair of stilettos are quite effective at aerating a lawn...8)

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It is easily done wearing heels if using a riding lawn tractor.

Being mentally comfortable in your own mind is the key to wearing heels in public.

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On 2/27/2021 at 9:53 PM, chesterx said:

I refuse to run pump gas in anything other that my mower. It burns a full tank with each use, so it always has fresh gas in it.

Wow!  Is your lawn that big, or does your mower get really poor mileage?  I never had to fill my mower more than maybe every third of fourth mowing.

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7 hours ago, RonC said:

Wow!  Is your lawn that big, or does your mower get really poor mileage?  I never had to fill my mower more than maybe every third of fourth mowing.

I suppose I could have mentioned I don't fill it completely to the top. After 15 years I have a good feel how much it takes to do both the front & back yards so it doesn't sit with much left in it between cuts...

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Back to the generator topic, I bought a 7,000 watt Endress generator right after the Y2K fiasco. I figured someone would have them on sale and I found this one for $600 when they were typically going for close to two times that. I have a four prong outlet and a cord so I can back feed the breaker panel after shutting off the main breaker and power the whole house. I have had it for twenty years and used it a couple times. The worst was a summer storm that knocked down powerlines all over and we were without power for two days. I would run it in the morning for a couple hours, go to work and then power it back up in the evening for 3-4 hours. I was worried about losing power during  winter storms, but it hasn't happened.

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I got in a wattage meter today & started testing the appliances I expect I would use during an outage. My space heater is the biggest power hog, at 1385 watts. My 3 little heat traces pull way less than that combined, so 2200 watts should be enough to keep me going if this happens again. During the summer I would use a portable AC unit. I will test it when I pull it out of the closet in a few weeks, but they dont pull near as much as a heater does, so I should be set for summer uses as well. I might even be able to run my little Lincoln mig welder with it, make it a portable welder.

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Got some new platforms last week on Amazon, one of those fly by night Chinesium companies with a weird name that they don't even bother to stamp on the shoe anywhere. These ones were unique enough that I was moved to buy them. They were a little tighter than I care to see in a shoe, but I figured the mesh uppers would stretch a bit as I wore them, & they did, much to my relief. Gotta expect that from Chinese shoes, as they did invent foot binding after all. Wore  them after my visit to the nail salon to get my groceries at HEB. Got a few comps on them, as I expected, as they are somewhat flamboyant. Today I made 2 stops, as I needed a shower curtain, I had to visit Walmart in my Calvin Klein black pumps. I have found Walmart to be a sterile experience when it comes to heel wearing, & today was no different. Just walk right in, get your victuals, & walk out. Hardly any interactions at all. HEB's couldn't be more different. I stop there because they were selling boiled shrimp outside the entrance, so I stopped to buy a pound for dinner. I wasn't in line for 2 minutes when an old lady wheeling potatoes to the boiling pot grabbed my arm as she walked by & said she loved my heels. We then spent the entirety of my purchase talking about heels & how she couldn't wear them anymore because of some foot surgery. She also went on about how she no longer wore leather skirts, but she didn't explain why. I cant imagine what type of surgery would prevent you from wearing leather, but I didn't inquire about it, as my shrimp was ready & i wanted to get home. I really enjoy my trips to HEB, they have been quite pleasant on the whole...Here is a pic of the platforms. I wore them with some black Gloria Vanderbilt straight leg jeans I bought on sale. I am not a fan of straight, or bootcut for that matter, but I thought they looked good with these heels...

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On 3/3/2021 at 1:00 AM, chesterx said:

I got in a wattage meter today & started testing the appliances I expect I would use during an outage. My space heater is the biggest power hog, at 1385 watts. My 3 little heat traces pull way less than that combined, so 2200 watts should be enough to keep me going if this happens again. During the summer I would use a portable AC unit. I will test it when I pull it out of the closet in a few weeks, but they dont pull near as much as a heater does, so I should be set for summer uses as well. I might even be able to run my little Lincoln mig welder with it, make it a portable welder.

I used an amp meter and checked the lines coming into the house with a higher then average load. I ended up buying a 15000 watt generator the day hurricane Katrina went over Florida.

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8 hours ago, Rockpup said:

I used an amp meter and checked the lines coming into the house with a higher then average load. I ended up buying a 15000 watt generator the day hurricane Katrina went over Florida.

Yeah, my sister in Naples just got at 15000W Generac also...Hoping they will get it wired into the breaker panel as well...

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@chesterxwhile not a huge fan of platforms, I do loke your new heels.  I've always liked the see through nature of mesh uppers.  

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Nice heels chesterx. They show off your pedi very nicely. Thanks for the pic.

Happy Heeling,

bluejay

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9 hours ago, RonC said:

@chesterxwhile not a huge fan of platforms,

I generally agree, as I don't really have much by way of platforms in my collection, but these looked so classy on the models feet I could not resist, & took a chance on them. I am pleased with the look & will add them to my rotation...

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