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    @10pizza- so sorry to hear about your dad.-I lost my dad and my step dad in my early twenties- so many things I wished I could have asked them when I was younger- I keep having those talks with my 20 yr old these days- - starts out- "one day when I am gone- you might want to know this"....blah blah.. hard to grab hold of a 20 year old's attention on certain things though- last week I was explaining checking certificate of insurance on any contractors doing work for us- I think he was listening- but if he is like me- he probably gave two shites - one day when I am gone- he may say- darn- wish dad was aroundso I could ask him.... thanks for all the comments guys- I still dont know right now- Friday the only bit of news came out that one of my peers (who literally just got his 30 years in (eligible for retirement benefits for those that dont understand the significance of 30 years) is now a sr project manager-he filled in an opening in another dept. so- if we were only to lose one headcount- he was it. But we dont know how many (they havent given us how many of us are at risk) and wont know until Monday- get this- they didnt want to do the announcement on Friday the 13th. Are you fooking kidding me? Wow. So- another weekend of feeling pukey. @westhemann- you have no idea of how fooking jealous I am of you. I would love to bail- but- a) I actually like my job. b)- financially I am just not able to bail- yet. If I can squeeze a few more years out of it- it would be ideal. healthcare is the big thing- that is the one "retirement" item that I will not be able to afford should I bail right now. The wife and I are in agreement that we will sell the house we are in now- and take the money we make off it and pay off the next house- ie- downsize and move to the sticks big time. Fortunately we have a good bit of equity in this place. No debt is the goal right now and I have been obsessed with it for the last few years. unfortunately the wife wants in a neighborhood- and I would love the 3-5 acres and homestead situation. i tried to sell her on- get this- if we have livestock- ie- a goat- we could qualify for "farm" status for taxes in certain counties. mrs natural didnt go for that too much.
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    The strings are on!!! My fretless playing is...entertaining , but it feels and plays ok. I want to lower the slots in the nut a bit more, as I can feel the tension close to the nut. Sounds nice acoustically! Not on the pics is quite some work in drilling and dremeling access routes that needed some tweaking, but so far everything fits nice and snug. I hope to be as lucky with the bulky preamp. I've made the jack plate out of black plexy, same as the pickguard, and will try to make a tr plug/cover today. The side is a bit curved in that spot, about 1mm difference, so I've ground off the rough profile and refined it on sandpaper, then polished dry on some jeans. If I get some rubber, I'll cut it a gasket. My little bridge adjuster with piezzo-in-a-sandwich works with no problems and has nice adjustability, so that experiment officialy worked fine!!! 147 by Goran P, on Flickr 148 by Goran P, on Flickr 149 by Goran P, on Flickr 150 by Goran P, on Flickr 151 by Goran P, on Flickr 152 by Goran P, on Flickr 153 by Goran P, on Flickr 154 by Goran P, on Flickr 155 by Goran P, on Flickr 156 by Goran P, on Flickr 157 by Goran P, on Flickr