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My neighbor live-trapped another feral cat tonight and asked me if I wanted it up here as a mouser. I sez OK, and proceeds to grab it out of the trap with my panther like, lighting fast hands
. So far so good. Cat doesn't seem too awful crazy and I've got a good hold on him but after about 5 minutes of trying to calm him down he manages to twist his head around on me and sinks his teeth into the 3rd & 4th knuckles of my left hand about 3 or 4 times. I finally decide it's time to let go but the damn cat can't get his teeth out of a bone or something for a couple seconds before he takes off and leaves me ableedin' there in the grass. Started swinging my arm around in circles to get it bleeding good and clean it out then off to the ER for a tetanus booster and some rather painful irrigating of a dozen + punctures. Kind of funny, the nurse would inject the irrigant into one hole and it would squirt out of 2 or 3 others
Anyway, my left hand is about the size of a softball, but doesn't hurt too bad yet (local hasn't worn completely off), and the damn cat is on the loose again. Doc says cat bites are about the worst as far as infection goes and I could possibly lose partial function of my left hand (or worse) if it gets into a bone..... I think said neighbor can go ahead and shoot this one if he traps it again!
It wasn't too bad a Memorial day til about 10:00pm..... And how was your day?
 

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Damn sight better than yours by the sound of it.....


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now aint that cool.....


I just answered your post 50 minutes before you posted it!!!!!!!


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Hmmm, ya got me to thinking about the time warp there and it's right if you give it a second look..... 12:12 am is 12 minutes after midnight (12 minutes into the day of the 29th, which is today) and 11:22 am is 38 minutes before noon today, also the 29th..... 12:12 pm is where the comfusion comes in!
 

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JEEZ Jbar, now I'm really stymied!

why cant you lot in the land of the free have clocks like mine,
from midnight to 1 am it only shows minutes, 0045hrs(just like milspec time)= quarter to one AM(people time)

with all the shift workers in the hotel it is much less confusing to run on 24hr clock.

Tell us a bit about your ultralight, Back home near the town of Bindoon there is an old airstrip that is used by all sorts of home built ultra's, always wanted to build a myself a gyro, but never had the time to do it.

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Ya, that am/pm stuff is kind of confusing ain't it?

Well lessee here, the ultralite..... it's a '78 Quicksilver MXII(used to be Eipper/Quicksilver), a dacron fabric covered aluminum tubing framed flying lawn chair powered by a Rotax 503 of about 50 horsepower and pushed by a Precision 3 blade plastic prop. Instrumentation consists of an altimeter, tach, cylinder head temp guage, exhaust temp guage, and a hokey Hall airspeed indicator. This thing has been about the funnest toy I've ever owned, nothing like cruising around at 1000 feet above ground level at 35 mph and having... nothing around you! (kind of scary the first few times)
I've always wanted to try a gyro too, or if I strike it rich, maybe a Robinson R-44 helo
There's a company out there (the name escapes me) that makes a true Part 103 ultralight helicopter that looks like it'd be a ball, but the price is nearly what you'd pay for a real kitbuilt helo such as the Revolution Mini 500.

The doc took the dressing off my hand tonight and it looks one whole helluva lot better than 2 days ago! Lotsa little holes in the back of my hand & knuckles and the skin is stretched tight & shiny from my hand being about half again its normal size, but it doesn't look like any infection setting in. He said the arm swinging thing was a damn good idea and probably did more than anything toward cleaning out the wound(s). X-rays show a couple holes in the bones, but no teeth broken off in there or anything. Everything looks good and I can even type with it some tonight. Reckon I'll go back to cleaning & painting my other house tomorrow and see how well it works.
 

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Sounds like you are lucky with the hand,
could have been a lot worse,

Those robinsons are a sweet little number, arent they!
There are quite a lot over here doing mustering!

Back many moons ago when I was doing my apprenticeship (1980) I went and bought a set of plans for a benson gyro, but made the mistake of looking at my bank balance, and that idea died a painful death.
Nothing like a bad case of common sense to spoil some fun!
Later when we had the shop in Bindoon(small town 1 hour north of Perth), there were always home built aircraft on trailers being taken to the airstrip just north of town, I used to go and have a decco at the aircraft being the curious type that I am,
Some of them were pretty rough- things like household door hinges used for flap/elevator/rudder pivots, tarted up VW or motorcycle engines and all sorts of inventions including bits of fencing wire in strategic places.
There were a few bensons, and a newer gyro made locally by "Challenge Gyro's"
chrome moly frame, moulded seat which was also the fuel tank, pre-rotator, extruded aluminium rotor blades that were bird strike proof, wide wheels with plastic rims, suspension, air horns, rotax engine with optional supercharger, even two seater version.
Lots were sold to the stations for cattle mustering(thats what the airhorns were for) but with the type of conditions that the mustering was done under, and the risks taken many were pranged and quickly got a bad name- which they didnt really deserve as virtually all crashes were pilot error or shonky maintenance.

It used to be a laugh seeing some of the ultra's trying to fly into the wind and going backwards- occaisionally one would have to land wherever they could as there was no way they would get back to the airstrip before the fuel ran out.

All the best,


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