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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2085 on: June 13, 2020, 09:08:18 AM »
My new icon of St. Michael has arrived.

Another excellent purchase.

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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2086 on: June 20, 2020, 07:18:13 PM »
Missel de Paris, Latin-Francois: Imprime par ordre de Monseigneur L'Archeveque, Quatrie'me Partie, A Paris, Chés Jean-Thomas Herissant, Libraire rue Saint Jacque, á Saint Hilaire, M. DCCC. XXX XXXIX avec  approbation wt privilége du Roi. This missal of 1739 seems as large as a modern missal, but has only just under 500 pages of fairly thick paper, compared with c. 1400 of a modern missal. It is also, as the title says, only the fourth part. Given the wear to the ordinary of the Mass, its owner might only have had that part.
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2087 on: July 18, 2020, 01:48:09 PM »
St Jerome Sunday Missal. Art of the time, with some plates of relevant Old Masters. The strange thing is that for a hand missal of 1966, there is not the slightest trace of V2. It has the Latin ordinary and translated propers, the same as a Regency / Georgian hand missal of 1806. Also St Gregory's Prayer Book, which is an Ordinariate prayer book with ordinary of the Ordinariate Rite Mass and various prayers and litanies.
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2088 on: July 25, 2020, 10:22:22 PM »
A weighted blanket, for ridiculously cheap. I’m hoping it will help my sleep and reduce anxiety.
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2089 on: July 25, 2020, 10:26:19 PM »
I got a free dishwasher today.

Left outside someone's house who was updating their kitchen.
 
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2090 on: July 26, 2020, 01:09:43 AM »
I got a free dishwasher today.

Left outside someone's house who was updating their kitchen.

What if one used paper plates and mugs instead of doing the dishes every time? What would be the difference in price?
 

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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2091 on: July 26, 2020, 02:44:25 PM »
Well my Siemens dishwasher cost me $130 and lasted 3.8 years.   The electricity and water is probably another $100 per year.  The detergent tabs are 7cents each so $100 per year.  Total cost $240 per year to run a dishwasher.

But I wash up more than just plates.  Plates are about 1/4 to 1/3 of the load.

https://www.cashfloat.co.uk/blog/money-borrowing/saving-money-disposable-plates/

Then there is the problem is enjoying your meal.  Have you ever tried eating a Sunday roast on paper plates and plastic knives and forks?

Who wants to drink tea or coffee from a paper cup?  Not me.  Not unless it is a very high quality paper cup and they are not cheap.  I wash up the McDonalds ones and save them for picnics.  I get McDonalds coffee for free.

 

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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2092 on: July 26, 2020, 02:49:30 PM »
I commissioned a guy in Arizona to build me an open-back banjo. The neck and rim is Cherry w/Morado tone ring. Headstock overlay, fretboard, and blackstrap are Ebony (non-stained). The bridge is Rock Maple with and Ebony saddle.

Based on his Standard Frailer model but mine has a few changes to the specs. He mentioned he was thinking of those changes, so I told him to carry on as he saw fit.

Now I have to learn how to play like this guy.


I have the voice to do it and the right style banjo. And an Arboretum 20 miles from home with many awesome spots I can enjoy playing and writing my own material.

Between there and my beautiful old Parish Church,
I'm never far from finding respite from the craziness of 2020.

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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2093 on: July 26, 2020, 04:21:52 PM »
Beautiful banjo! You'll have to upload some of your playing it.
 
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2094 on: July 26, 2020, 05:35:59 PM »
Yeah nice Acolyte.  Clifton Hicks has a good assortment of videos, including how to videos.  He makes it look easy.  A friend has been learning from his videos.  She is coming along good. 
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2095 on: July 27, 2020, 10:29:22 PM »
Beautiful banjo! You'll have to upload some of your playing it.
Thanks, I'll post a tune when I get a little better. It's a lot different than a guitar as far as the way it's tuned.
 

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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2096 on: July 27, 2020, 10:56:43 PM »
Yeah nice Acolyte.  Clifton Hicks has a good assortment of videos, including how to videos.  He makes it look easy.  A friend has been learning from his videos.  She is coming along good.

Clifton's website is great for sure.

Tell your friend Mike Iverson is a good one to learn from as well. His instructional videos are very good. Your friend may like this one if she hasn't already watched it..


 

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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2097 on: July 28, 2020, 12:21:37 AM »
Thanks.  I tell her about Mike Iverson.
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (PETITION)
https://lifepetitions.com/petition/consecrate-russia-to-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary-petition

"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete." Benedict XVI May 13, 2010

"Tell people that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God has entrusted it to Her." Saint Jacinta Marto

The real nature of hope is “despair, overcome.”
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Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Reply #2098 on: August 05, 2020, 02:07:30 PM »
Miraculous Medal facemask.  Because If I must wear one....

https://www.etsy.com/listing/800735575/blue-miraculous-medal-facemask?ref=yr_purchases
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