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First world problem - how to use $50?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Weazel, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. StevesBoogie

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    With winter coming, do an inventory of your home's smoke alarms and CO detectors. Our living room CO detector saved our lives, no joke! Back in 2014 we had a cold October and we had not scheduled our annual HVAC inspection. Well, each HVAC has a monitor that detects and controls the amount of CO exhaust. We had a very wet summer and the outdoor HVAC's monitor rusted off! Yet, it still fired up. All of that CO came into the house. The monitor went off, everybody went outside, the fire department showed up, and within 30 minutes they found the culprit. That CO detector purchased at Home Depot cost less than fifty bucks.
     
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    Just bought a Ray-o-vac charger with 4 AA rechargeable batteries (NiMH) the other day for $10.99, not a Panasonic but does the job for my camera batteries.
     
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  3. telemnemonics

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    826071A8-0EA9-4ADD-B6A2-B25EC0C88DF7.jpeg I did a quick test with my old mag goggles while also wearing reading glasses.
    Had to find some really tiny text to read, looked in the back of this old Swiss Omega watch and with the goggles I could not quite read the smallest text but with the readers on under the goggles it gave me a little stronger magnification.
    So if your glasses are readers they should work with the mag goggles.
    Mine just have the one lens but a new set of goggles must come with several strengths of lens.
    I have lots of lux items I could live without but this isn’t one of them!
     
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    With winter coming, do you have a good thermos?

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    Interesting in between option.
    I'm not sure I'd get better use out of those (at $15- $20) than $3 readers and expensive old timey Leo style flip up magnifiers.
    Flip ups I wear when I need to quickly go back and forth between mag and no mag, but maybe drilling metal on the drill press it would be handy to have magnified safety glasses. For that matter, drilling it might be nice to have those gimmicky illuminated mag glasses. Always end up with a shadow around the chuck, right where I need to see the X or pin punch dimple.

    As far as comfort, since a couple of punks broke my nose I find glasses that sit on my nose less comfy than visor types.
    But YMMV and all, good option I've never seen before!
     
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    So, you're one of those nuts that leaves your fallout shelter bunker full of AR15's and ammo boxes?
    Me too, scary stuff but I'm pretty tough!
     
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    I got some real buckskin Lederhosen for 50 bucks on e-bay. Buy lederhosen just for wearing to the beach. Oh, you'll also need some black socks and sandals.
     
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    Amp stand.
     
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    "Send it to my Patreon."

    BAD, Robert Tilton!

    BAD boy. Go to your ROOM!
     
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    Indeed and no.
     
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    ill look into it

    and i read where people do it as a living...i dont know...be cool if they could
     
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    2 words; toliet paper
     
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    @Weazel i say buy something that you don’t need but that you want to try.

    For instance I had some guitar center bucks that were expiring some I bought a whole bunch of different kinds of picks made out of different materials. I could see if I liked any and have enough of that kind not to worry a out losing one.

    You could try a couple of those double digit priced picked or the ones made out of different woods or metal.

    If, buy chance, you play mostly with your fingers the the weird picks make even more sense and spending the money on an experience you wouldn’t normally have.

    But those are just pick examples. If you paint get a different kind of brush, pallet knife or special paper. If you cook there is always something interesting to explore in spices and gadgets. Probably couldn’t do much in photography.

    Buy a used e-bow. Or an actual cheap violin bow and make some noise.

    Try flats if you’ve never have. I and others think they’re great — ymmv.

    Harmonicas are pretty great.

    Get a couple classes on TrueFire.

    $50 is ridiculously easy to spend.
     
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    First world spending... try out and buy a boutique pick! I am loving my Dragonsheart picks! Heck, have a custom engrave on it!
     
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