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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by MisaBlue » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:47 pm

Jax Dee wrote:I think I finally have a ride share to burning man! And it's even someone I know! Thank you to all of you who offered ideas or supportive thoughts. And thank you Savannah for your offer to help! I think I am set now, just need to repack my clothes. I am bringing too many...

Awesome!!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:49 pm

Jax Dee wrote:I think I finally have a ride share to burning man! And it's even someone I know! Thank you to all of you who offered ideas or supportive thoughts. And thank you Savannah for your offer to help! I think I am set now, just need to repack my clothes. I am bringing too many...
Congratulations!

I'd better tell the guy I alerted to your situation that you have got things sorted out. :lol: (Don't worry, he has a car too; just might've been willing/interested).

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Jax Dee » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:57 pm

Savannah wrote:
Jax Dee wrote:I think I finally have a ride share to burning man! And it's even someone I know! Thank you to all of you who offered ideas or supportive thoughts. And thank you Savannah for your offer to help! I think I am set now, just need to repack my clothes. I am bringing too many...
Congratulations!

I'd better tell the guy I alerted to your situation that you have got things sorted out. :lol: (Don't worry, he has a car too; just might've been willing/interested).
Yes I am pretty sure I am all squared away. Again, thank you so much!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by NellieX » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:37 pm

Jax Dee wrote:I think I finally have a ride share to burning man! And it's even someone I know! Thank you to all of you who offered ideas or supportive thoughts. And thank you Savannah for your offer to help! I think I am set now, just need to repack my clothes. I am bringing too many...

Yay!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Sic Pup » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:48 pm

>gal H2O 2 day + OJ in AM ....gotta run..cu
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Foxfur » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:15 pm

Damn! This thread won't let us post pics! Wanna see my new haircut? And them crazy hot pants...
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... 56#p714956

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by melodiousdirge » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:59 am

Finished dome canopy fasteners. Set up dome canopy. Held celebratory soiree in drawers.

Built 2' sides onto flat deck trailer I will be hauling all my crap on.

Committed to buying 75W solar panel to mount to the roof of my vehicle. (Let there be 12v driven luxuries!)

Bought a bunch of miscellaneous crap to ship to a broker in Sumas WA, for me to pick up on my way down. Man you guys have it made with free shipping!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tamarakay » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:40 am

since our generator doesn't power on the a/c of airstream we have "configured" a window unit and a way to block off part of the trailer so the little unit doesn't burn out. have made a cardboard template to square around the unit. Making back up cardboard pieces today. A guy at work may have a larger gen that we can use, he hasn't started it up in a year and a half or so he says. Will test it out this weekend. If it works, will have to build baffle box. Don't hit me too hard for wanting a/c. i have hot flashes still.

Catscan today to get the all clear to go from the docs!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:22 am

TK, let me know how it goes.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Drawingablank » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:54 am

Great day yesterday, starting when Sic Pup stopped by for a visit. Took me a sec to realize who he was - guess I was expecting someone in a suit with a broken link box for a head. Thanks for the water jugs and fresh corn, it is truly some of the most delicious corn on the cob I have ever had.

Later a run to Home Despot to use the last of my gift cards. Picked up 4 solar lights, 2 rolls of redneck chrome, 1 roll neon green duck tape, 2 rolls of frog tape, 100 ft of rope, bungees, 4 heavy duty ratcheting tie downs, padlock and hasp, carabiners, and all the pvc parts for our monkey hut.

The only thing they didn't have was the 2 foot rebar, so tonight I'm off to a different HD.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:58 am

Both HD and Lowes have a military discount of 10%, which is nice for us. I can turn my NFCU Visa points into Lowes gift cards, we're nearly there again. That's my on base commissary, co-pay, insurance and fees card, so I gain points every month on stuff I have to pay anyway.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Foxfur » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:48 am

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Dr Jet Sinister » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:33 am

tamarakay wrote:since our generator doesn't power on the a/c of airstream we have "configured" a window unit and a way to block off part of the trailer so the little unit doesn't burn out. have made a cardboard template to square around the unit. Making back up cardboard pieces today. A guy at work may have a larger gen that we can use, he hasn't started it up in a year and a half or so he says. Will test it out this weekend. If it works, will have to build baffle box. Don't hit me too hard for wanting a/c. i have hot flashes still.

Catscan today to get the all clear to go from the docs!
A/C doesn't work very well out there because of the low humidity. Consider a portable swamp cooler or use FIGJAM's how-to and build a small one. It can be run on batteries, basically, because it's only a fan and a tiny water pump. I used my portable swamp cooler in a canvas tent the first year and it was put-on-a-jacket cold in there in no time flat.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Clar-i-ty » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:29 pm

So I got bad news last week about the Burning Van...it is, as they say a lost cause. I knew it wasn't going to make this burn, but I had some fantasy that I could raise a few grand and get it to go through a few more burns. Not so. Alas.

So, today, I took off my jerry-rigged roof rack to see if I could make it work on the Beetle. Nothin' doin.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Drawingablank » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:53 am

Sorry to hear about your van Clar-i-ty.

Worked on the monkey hut last night. All the parts are cut and the ridge pole taping is done so far.

Still no luck with rebar, heading to a third HD today and bringing my cordless sawzall in case I need to buy big ones and cut them down.

Picked up earplugs and a long cable to lock the bikes to the bike rack.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by melodiousdirge » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:37 am

Got 75W solar panel... cuz I felt like I didn't have enough crap to hook up/install before I go.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by illy dilly » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:45 am

Savannah wrote:Nerf N-Force Sword - Shadow Fury Blue

So ya'll will not believe what two of our virgins happened to have in their trunk last night (well you might have guessed)

They had 2 Nerf Force Shadow Fury Swords!
O yeah- you bet!
And they are letting me cover one in shiny blue fabric to match my blue Ninja pants!!!!
And I found the most perfect blue fabric (well actually one of the virgins found it) to cover it in. It matches the pants so amazing!
Ya'll better watch out!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elorrum » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:43 am

small subwoofer, little amp parts, marine stereo cover, other parts. Don't know if I'll have the nerve to play the results loud, but what the hell. Might just go deep playa and crank it up. I'm putting a guitar amp in it too to play along (that's Goldilocks, busting in where she isn't welcome.)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by illy dilly » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:32 am

Elorrum, are you building your own stereo?
Why two amps?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Foxfur » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:59 am

illy dilly wrote:
Savannah wrote:Nerf N-Force Sword - Shadow Fury Blue

So ya'll will not believe what two of our virgins happened to have in their trunk last night (well you might have guessed)

They had 2 Nerf Force Shadow Fury Swords!
O yeah- you bet!
And they are letting me cover one in shiny blue fabric to match my blue Ninja pants!!!!
And I found the most perfect blue fabric (well actually one of the virgins found it) to cover it in. It matches the pants so amazing!
Ya'll better watch out!
Yay virgins!
(I can't wait to lose my virginity :shock: 8) )
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Post by Drawingablank » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:01 pm

Score - finally found a HD with 24" rebar. Picked up 2 extra pvc pipes for spares in case of emergency.

Off to do a test run on the monkey hut now.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elorrum » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:05 pm

illy dilly wrote:Elorrum, are you building your own stereo?
Why two amps?
little mono amp for the guitar/aux inst. with 5" woofer. 8w
maybe one for the DVC sub 15W t-amp
one for the mains L and R or plus passive sub 15W t-amp.... OR if I can manage the 24 power supply 100W t-amp
it looks like picasso's radio shack here right now
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by cullen » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:44 pm

My one thing a day/week for next years burn started Monday when i picked up a 7x16 trailer.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:58 pm

Train ticket purchased.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:02 pm

Ingredients for trailmix and the commissary staples shopping done. MyLarry handwashed my whites in UV block rinse for me (HE machine won't work for that).

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Drawingablank » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:13 pm

Monkey hut test a success, although I did have run out and buy 30 bungee balls. 4 of the 30 we had failed, so figured I better replace them all.
Savannah: I don't know what it is, but no thread here escapes alive. You'll get 1 or 2 real answers at minimum, occasionally 10 or 12, and then we flog it until it's unrecognizable and you can't get your deposit back.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Foxfur » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:14 pm

Changed the oil in the truck, replaced headlights, turn signal and brake lights, and fixed the A/C fan.
Got a quote on 4 new struts: $300. I'm saving $500 by doing it myself. That's half a Honda generator.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by jella » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:17 pm

Took the boy thrift shopping he found a few neat things sarongs, camo pant and bandanas and thennnnnnnnn I found a yummy evening gown mermaid cut and soooooo sparkly (think Michael Jacksons glove 8) )it just had to go to the prom ! A couple nips here and there and it will be a pefect fit. I decided my rights of passage was to finally go to a prom and what better place then Black Rock City !
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Sic Pup » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:46 pm

Dropped one project off to be shipped in the NYC container.

That's it, I'm taking a break from BM stuff trying to regroup after a setback in another project.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Oldguy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:07 pm

I got an oven thermometer to measure my dashboard temp for accuracy. One-ply and canned goods at the Food-Maxx.

I have yet to use my 5-gallon turd bucket, but I bring it every year in case of rainout or whiteouyt... :mrgreen:

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