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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #465 on: December 08, 2018, 10:40:14 am »
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #466 on: December 08, 2018, 10:45:19 am »
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The inside of a car wheel is actually so annoying to clean. You have to lie down on your back, push yourself under the car and clean the rim. The thing is, only half the rim is accessible while the car is parked. So then you have to pull yourself out, get in the car, turn the engine on and try to judge a half turn of the wheels. Then you do it all again until you get it right. *sigh* my back is so dirty :-(

Would it be easier to take the wheel off and clean it?
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #467 on: December 08, 2018, 10:47:07 am »
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Would it be easier to take the wheel off and clean it?
alas, this not be mine own car, but that of my father, who does not own jack nor driver. We could but it’s be very difficult to not break the car haha (I take off the rims to clean them but this is a 3-tonne van. We’d have to put it in a professional garage to clean it like that)
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #468 on: December 09, 2018, 09:08:20 am »
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« Reply #469 on: December 09, 2018, 04:21:44 pm »
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #470 on: December 09, 2018, 04:37:20 pm »
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #471 on: December 10, 2018, 12:27:01 am »
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I've seen four echidnas in the wild in the last two weeks (Ferntree Gully, Healesville, and two at Port Nepean today).
Unlike most Australian animals, they really don't care who's about watching them (more than one came within a metre of me...)

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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #472 on: December 10, 2018, 07:20:05 am »
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I've seen four echidnas in the wild in the last two weeks (Ferntree Gully, Healesville, and two at Port Nepean today).
Unlike most Australian animals, they really don't care who's about watching them (more than one came within a metre of me...)

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When I see them near roads etc they seem to be less timid but when I've seen them in natural locations they have scared much more easily.

I wonder how long it takes for them to become desensitised (if that's what's occuring) &  the implications this has on their future survival

Seeing 4 in two weeks is pretty good :)
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #473 on: December 10, 2018, 12:17:40 pm »
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I've seen four echidnas in the wild in the last two weeks (Ferntree Gully, Healesville, and two at Port Nepean today).
Unlike most Australian animals, they really don't care who's about watching them (more than one came within a metre of me...)

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That's pretty amazing!

I saw one the other day when out mountain biking. It darted across the trail ahead of me so quickly, I had not the time to react (sonic the echidna ?). It must have been sitting beside the trail and been rather startled by a noisy bike.
I had never seen an echidna in the wild before, although I doubt I really 'saw' it. I seem to not have the same luck that you have in finding them, but perhaps it is just because I don't look hard enough (they do blend in a fair bit I would imagine)
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #474 on: December 11, 2018, 01:03:01 am »
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I thought I'd seen (almost) everything... Until the moment I saw people lining up to climb in through the Emergency window (the only one unbarred in the carriage) of the "Disabled only" carriage of a train. Hmm... I'm definitely not in Australia atm :P
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #475 on: December 11, 2018, 01:43:17 am »
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When I see them near roads etc they seem to be less timid but when I've seen them in natural locations they have scared much more easily.

I wonder how long it takes for them to become desensitised (if that's what's occuring) &  the implications this has on their future survival

I'm sure they used to be more timid for me as well. I suspect part of it is that I've got to reacting more sensitively as I see more of them. They can still startle and curl up in a ball if you make a noise or a sudden move, but if you don't they may go around you but don't tend to stop what they're doing to pay attention to you.  And even if you do accidentally startle them I find they emerge from the ball if you stay quiet long enough (generally no need to move further away).  After all, they are reasonably well protected...

I saw one the other day when out mountain biking. It darted across the trail ahead of me so quickly, I had not the time to react (sonic the echidna ?). It must have been sitting beside the trail and been rather startled by a noisy bike.
I had never seen an echidna in the wild before, although I doubt I really 'saw' it. I seem to not have the same luck that you have in finding them, but perhaps it is just because I don't look hard enough (they do blend in a fair bit I would imagine)

I suggest not looking for them but listening for them (hiking alone probably helps me).  Sometimes I've seen them first, particularly in open, grassy areas, but mostly heard them first then seen them.  Because that's another part of them not really caring - they don't seem to try and stay quiet at all, because they're just intent on their ant-hunting mission.

For comparison, the one in Healesville (well, Yarra Ranges near Healesville) was a trail down from Mt St Leonard through a relatively open grassy area on either side. I saw a wallaby a long way out, and despite approaching as quietly as I could it wouldn't let me within 25 metres of it. When two minutes later I heard something in the grass to my left I was pretty sure it wasn't another wallaby, and was probably an echidna.  Which it turned out to be.

Just around Melbourne I've heard (and seen) them in at least the Dandenong Ranges, Cardinia Reservoir Park, Lysterfield Lake Park, Sugarloaf Reservoir Park, Yarra Ranges, Phillip Island. So they're certainly about.
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #476 on: December 15, 2018, 08:49:19 pm »
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #477 on: December 17, 2018, 01:13:37 pm »
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This might sound really funny but today I realised that I am never sure how many  " o's " to attach with words like " to ".
Like when do we write "to" and not "too"
so what I do is add a couple of o's with my to's so they turn into  toooooo's( people think I am referring to something really important haha)
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #478 on: December 17, 2018, 01:29:28 pm »
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This might sound really funny but today I realised that I am never sure how many  " o's " to attach with words like " to ".
Like when do we write "to" and not "too"
so what I do is add a couple of o's with my to's so they turn into  toooooo's( people think I am referring to something really important haha)
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"To" is typically followed by some kind of a destination. It's an example of a preposition.
For example: I am going to a party.

"Too" is an example of an adverb, i.e. a word that describes an action word. It's typically used to put exaggeration into a verb.
For example: I was driving too fast.


The fact that one is a preposition and the other is an adverb should be enough to distinguish contexts, but I personally have never seen a bunch of extra o's appended to the word "to" for extra effect before. Don't think I ever needed it.

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« Reply #479 on: December 17, 2018, 01:50:36 pm »
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I am officially capable of using too and to now, thanks RuiAce 8)