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 Post subject: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 6:00 pm 
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Are you tired of blowing snow instead of mowing grass. I mowed my lawn yesterday. Are any of you-all coming to the SCARS auction on February 17? The weather forecast shows 76 degrees F and sunny for that day.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 10:09 pm 
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I mowed my lawn yesterday.

I watched the gardeners mow mine yesterday... :wink:

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None of the above.

Had a good time at the Orlando Hamcation swapfest yesterday in sunny 85° weather.

The really good news is that I was a good boy and limited my acquisitions to an Autek QF-1, though there were many tempting boatanchors and other goodies to be had.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 3:06 am 
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The gardeners mow ours every Wed.

Orlando Hamfest both Friday and Saturday. Bought a nice Tek Scope 2236 And a really great foot long hot dog and a beer. Plus yes a few parts. Both days were into the low 80's and sunny.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 3:25 am 
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FStephenMasek wrote:
I mowed my lawn yesterday.

I watched the gardeners mow mine yesterday... :wink:
Indeed. Isn't your lot 3 acres? Our 8,000 square foot lot is just a bit of good exercise. In our neighborhood, they charge $50 for just a mow and blow on our lot! At least we were smart enough to hire a contractor to repair the drywall and do the painting on the master bathroom renovation we have underway. I painted the downstairs bathroom, and that was drudgery, with all kinds of edges and so forth and no good place to put my legs.

Will you be attending the auction?

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 5:51 am 
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Naw, I'm a piker; just 86,000 sq ft, or a hair under two acres, with about 1-1/4 of it lawn. Gardener gets $185/mo (I wish my damn water bill was that cheap).

The only SCARS event I usually go to is the closest one, at Jimmy Fisher's lot in Burbank. They USED to have one in Van Nuys, but that was ages ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:17 am 
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fifties wrote:
Naw, I'm a piker; just 86,000 sq ft, or a hair under two acres, with about 1-1/4 of it lawn. Gardener gets $185/mo (I wish my damn water bill was that cheap).

The only SCARS event I usually go to is the closest one, at Jimmy Fisher's lot in Burbank. They USED to have one in Van Nuys, but that was ages ago.

My water bill was $35 this month.


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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
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There will be two at Jimmy's place this year. Southern CA is such a large region that finding events locations spread out within it is difficult.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 7:38 pm 
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There will be two at Jimmy's place this year. Southern CA is such a large region that finding events locations spread out within it is difficult.

Terrific. June 16th I think, and what is the other date?

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
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October 13. That parking lot in an industrial zone should not be as hot as it is in June.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 11:59 pm 
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Are you going to go to either one? I looked for you at the last two in June, but no Stephen.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Tue 13, 2018 1:52 am 
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You should haul your mug to the auction,it's a good time. You just might get to see my mug :wink:
Plus a free lunch with a bidding card purchase.... well I guess the lunch ain't free,5.00 for the bid card :lol: Otherwise I'll see you in June. Its a straight shot down the 5 frwy one left on to the 22.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Tue 13, 2018 3:04 am 
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The June event in Burbank conflicts with something else, so we rarely attend. We did do good selling excess radios a few years ago.

Yep, the auction site is easy to reach.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Fri 16, 2018 5:35 pm 
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To be honest, I would rather blow the snow down my 200 ft driveway a few times a year than mow the full 3 acres 3-4 times a month.

Although, I look forward to warmer weather, I am not looking forward to mowing grass.

Perhaps I should invest in a yard Roomba? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
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To be honest, I would rather blow the snow down my 200 ft driveway a few times a year than mow the full 3 acres 3-4 times a month.

Although, I look forward to warmer weather, I am not looking forward to mowing grass.

Perhaps I should invest in a yard Roomba? :wink:

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Goats Steve. Light duty fence and turn them loose they will handle the grass.
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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 10:55 pm 
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azenithnut wrote:
To be honest, I would rather blow the snow down my 200 ft driveway a few times a year than mow the full 3 acres 3-4 times a month.

Although, I look forward to warmer weather, I am not looking forward to mowing grass.

Perhaps I should invest in a yard Roomba? :wink:

-Steve


Agreed, I have just under 6 acres (over 261,000 sq ft) of property with an actual 1.5 acre lawn (over 65,000 sq ft) and a 2 acre horse pasture (over 87,000 sq ft) to mow! Do they really make a yard Roomba?

BTW, your driveway would take up over 1/3 of the total sq footage on one of those small 120 something foot x 60 something foot (6000 - 8000 sq ft) California standard lots. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 11:22 pm 
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radioterry wrote:
azenithnut wrote:
To be honest, I would rather blow the snow down my 200 ft driveway a few times a year than mow the full 3 acres 3-4 times a month.

Although, I look forward to warmer weather, I am not looking forward to mowing grass.

Perhaps I should invest in a yard Roomba? :wink:

-Steve


Agreed, I have just under 6 acres (over 261,000 sq ft) of property with an actual 1.5 acre lawn (over 65,000 sq ft) and a 2 acre horse pasture (over 87,000 sq ft) to mow! Do they really make a yard Roomba?

BTW, your driveway would take up over 1/3 of the total sq footage on one of those small 120 something foot x 160 something foot (6000 - 8000 sq ft) California standard lots. :lol:

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Terry


I used the "Roomba" name as a joke as they remind me of a Roomba.

https://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/r ... wn-mowers/

I've thought it would be nice to get the 1.25 acre model to take care of the back yard. This way all I would have to mow is the front and around the house/barn.
This way it isn't so obvious I have it to a passerby who would like to steal and/or vandalize it.

A goat or two would be fine, but then I will have to take care of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 11:29 pm 
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radioterry wrote:
azenithnut wrote:
To be honest, I would rather blow the snow down my 200 ft driveway a few times a year than mow the full 3 acres 3-4 times a month.

Although, I look forward to warmer weather, I am not looking forward to mowing grass.

Perhaps I should invest in a yard Roomba? :wink:

-Steve


Agreed, I have just under 6 acres (over 261,000 sq ft) of property with an actual 1.5 acre lawn (over 65,000 sq ft) and a 2 acre horse pasture (over 87,000 sq ft) to mow! Do they really make a yard Roomba?

BTW, your driveway would take up over 1/3 of the total sq footage on one of those small 120 something foot x 160 something foot (6000 - 8000 sq ft) California standard lots. :lol:

BR,

Terry


I used the "Roomba" name as a joke as they remind me of a Roomba.

https://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/r ... wn-mowers/

I've thought it would be nice to get the 1.25 acre model to take care of the back yard. This way all I would have to mow is the front and around the house/barn.
This way it isn't so obvious I have it to a passerby who would like to steal and/or vandalize it.

A goat or two would be fine, but then I will have to take care of them.

-Steve


I'll have to look into those!

BTW, I edited my previous post as most standard lots in California, that I am familiar with, are 60 something foot x 120 something foot (6,000 - 8,000 sq ft)...not 120 something foot x 160 something foot.


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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Sun 18, 2018 12:15 am 
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radioterry wrote:

BTW, I edited my previous post as most standard lots in California, that I am familiar with, are 60 something foot x 120 something foot (6,000 - 8,000 sq ft)...not 120 something foot x 160 something foot.

You gotta be jivin' me; I haven't seen a 120 foot deep lot since my dad bought a raw one to build our first house, in 1947.

Tract houses out here, built since the early '70's, generally seem to have very shallow back yards.

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 Post subject: Re: Mow vs Blow - SCARS Auction
PostPosted: Feb Sun 18, 2018 5:32 am 
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Yep, 8,000 square feet is a large lot. I understand that small lot subdivisions are also being built in other parts of the USA. Toll Brothers has a new subdivision nearby with big house with partial third stories which almost touch:
https://www.tollbrothers.com/luxury-hom ... a/Parkside

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