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One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:05 am

One thing today is...

Cut poles (from laurel) for cargo cult style shower stall.. Four branches bent over the top With five foot canvas wall.

I seem to get more done if I set out to do just one thing......
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:58 am

Doing one thing at a time maintains focus and usially gets the job done quicker and more efficiantly. 8)
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:28 am

But what happens is something holds up the project (current example, I have to wait til this weekend to get engine parts from Portland for the Land Yacht repair I started last weekend) so in the mean time, I start on something else.
Now I have two projects going... something beyond my control delays work on the second project, so I work on a third...
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:42 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:But what happens is something holds up the project (current example, I have to wait til this weekend to get engine parts from Portland for the Land Yacht repair I started last weekend) so in the mean time, I start on something else.
Now I have two projects going... something beyond my control delays work on the second project, so I work on a third...


It will still be just one thing.. And stick with it..
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:45 pm

Stake out the green laurel poles.. Bend them into a shape of four corners up and X across the top.. Bout seven feet tall.. It's hot out for the next week or more.. That should dry enough to hold the shape.. Take picture with phone..
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:09 pm

unjonharley wrote:Stake out the green laurel poles.. Bend them into a shape of four corners up and X across the top.. Bout seven feet tall.. It's hot out for the next week or more.. That should dry enough to hold the shape.. Take picture with phone..


Bad design. Back to the drawing board.. Four laurel post to 6 foot high.. Then bent sapling over the top.. But that's the one thing to do tomorrow. Right now it 89 degrees and wet..
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby TomServo » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:17 pm

Shave face, clean up mohawk....done. going to bed
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:56 am

Put up shade so the cactus don't get sunburned.

This was a good deal.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11227200&KPID=9583931&cagpspn=pla&CAWELAID=843221135

It's only 50% shade, but it's finished size is 20'x20' with grommets every 12"s!

The whole thing weighs about 5 pounds.

The way the weave runs, if you stacked 2 and layed the top one so the weave crosses the bottom weave you would get about 80% shade for $70 vs $250 for aluminet! 8)


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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:20 am

That looks like truck cover?? If it is, I have one around here some place..

Used it on an the old style (1/2 inch conduit) carport frame..
Need to dig it out.
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:22 am

One thing (goal) for today.. The rest is gravy.. Like yard work and house work..

Break out camp kitchen & set up on the patio..
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:15 am

One thing (goal) to do today... Clean out the two Jerry Can.. Making sure there ia good fuel in then.. add gas storage treatment.
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby marcgorcey » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:39 am

To do:

Book entertainment for The Lost Penguin Cafe....

Is it just me, or there a lot of DJs out there ? As in, more DJs than non DJs ? As in, I would have a harder time finding non-DJs ? An embarrassment of riches...
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:35 am

marcgorcey wrote:To do:

Book entertainment for The Lost Penguin Cafe....

Is it just me, or there a lot of DJs out there ? As in, more DJs than non DJs ? As in, I would have a harder time finding non-DJs ? An embarrassment of riches...

Nail on the head. Well, maybe not the "embarrassment of riches" part. Apparently, a plethora of djs does not mean that there are enough good ones to go around.
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:47 pm

I'm going to nudge this thread over to the Q&A board. While the original post was about camping, the subsequent conversation has drifted delightfully to cover a whole range of tasks.

As for music, the reason there are so many is because almost everyone has a love of music, and most of us want to share that love and passsion for music with our friends and loved ones. We play songs and favorite records, we make mixtapes for ourselves and others. And then in the last decade and change, technology has significantly lowered the bar - anyone with an mp3 player or a cell phone can program a playlist and claim to be a DJ at some level. That doesn't bother me one bit, what does get me is when someone tosses around the moniker like it should entitle them special benefits or favor.

To respond to the thread's question though, I don't know if I can boil it down to one single thing. I'm usually juggling several things at once, and several are on the 'must happen today' heap. I do try to prioritize though, with the stuff on my drop dead list (even if it kills me, I'm getting this done) up top and then other things shifting and juggling as necessary. One of my main things today is already done, get to the farmer's market with the girlfriend. She needed to get more honey for her coffee, as well as tomatoes and other goodies she liked. And I wanted to get some breads and cheeses for our camp meeting tomorrow. Main thing number two happens in a few minutes, we've got to take one of our cats to the vet for another round of bloodwork. Then main thing number three is to finish up a couple things in prep for our camp meeting tomorrow.
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby winebuff » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:50 am

Made the call this morning to order a piece of aluminet for shade structure. Go to HD and get the pvc to build monkey hut and wood for evap pond for shower. Getting exciting!
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:21 am

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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:45 am

One thing (goal) to do today..

Post stuff on Craig's List.. To see if I can cover my Burning Man ass/$$

It's a rain day here..
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby Oldguy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:23 am

I saved the pdf file of the Survival Guide and synced the favorite site to my communicator (wireless device). [ For later repeated perusal.]
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby biblioclasm » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:38 pm

Today, I placed an order for a backpacking tent on REI.com.
http://www.rei.com/product/731378/rei-camp-dome-2-tent
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby illy dilly » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:54 pm

Concentrate on work and not check ePlaya...

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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:39 am

One thing (goal) today.. Cut some bamboo.. see how it works into the shelter.
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby tatonka » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:35 pm

Oldguy wrote:I saved the pdf file of the Survival Guide and synced the favorite site to my communicator (wireless device). [ For later repeated perusal.]



do they know ahead of time where the bathrooms will be on map?
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:54 pm

Same places every year.

On the spokes at C and H.

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Re: One thing to do today

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:55 pm

Yes. The bathrooms are usually between d- and e- streets on the half hours. There are others further out, and banks by the sound camps and banks on the inner playa near the man and the temple.
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby unjonharley » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:57 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Yes. The bathrooms are usually between d- and e- streets on the half hours. There are others further out, and banks by the sound camps and banks on the inner playa near the man and the temple.


I am not going to take a bath in any of those port-a-pot :roll:
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby tatonka » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:06 pm

thanks all :)
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby tatonka » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:40 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Put up shade so the cactus don't get sunburned.

This was a good deal.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11227200&KPID=9583931&cagpspn=pla&CAWELAID=843221135

It's only 50% shade, but it's finished size is 20'x20' with grommets every 12"s!

The whole thing weighs about 5 pounds.

The way the weave runs, if you stacked 2 and layed the top one so the weave crosses the bottom weave you would get about 80% shade for $70 vs $250 for aluminet! 8)


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couldnt find those tarps at that price :(
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:08 pm

Well, they were on the website for ACE hardwear, but had to be shipped to my store.

They do that for free, then you just pick them up at your local store.

I don't think they'll work well on the playa unless they're doubled.
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Re: One thing to do today

Postby Sic Pup » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:10 am

If you're traveling long distances and booking rooms do a periodic rate request on each stay particularly as the date nears. I have saved more money I can count over the years by canceling reservations and re-booking with all the particulars identical sans price. I have also on more than one occasion used the very facilities wi-fi to do it. Just make sure you book refundable reservations and be aware of the cut off for cancellations.

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Re: One thing to do today

Postby Said teh Bear » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:01 pm

continue reading eplaya
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