Levelled up by achieving septuagenarian status today. On my way to the octogenarian level next if all goes well πŸ˜‚

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@perloid after work, I will be celebrating with 7 sips of Whisky. cheers!
@perloid My dog decided to celebrate by getting too close to the business end of a skunk! It's a stinky birthday miracle! :D

@jezra Ooh! Nasty!
Is that your dog's first encounter? Does being sprayed by a skunk deter dogs for good? In my experience some dogs are intelligent enough to learn such a lesson but instinct can still kick in and drive them to do the *wrong* thing!

@perloid this was the 3rd time, and it was a bit of an unavoidable encounter in the dark. Skunks really don't like being startled. :)

@jezra Ah! So "yes" (probably) to deterrence, but accidents still happen. Good luck with de-stinking the dog!

@perloid The process is fairly simple, but I lack the 2 necessary ingredients: vinegar and baking soda. Guess what is on my shopping list?

@jezra Yes, I'd been reading about removal of the spray. Most common suggestion seemed to be dilute hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish detergent. Trouble is H2O2 will bleach your dog (ref. "Peroxide Blondes" back in the day). I guess using vinegar avoids that issue!

@claudiom It's been a good one, thanks. A small family get-together this evening.

As a nerdy finale we dismantled an LED spotlight from my house that had exploded earlier. The transformer had gone bang for some reason. A future Arduino project perhaps, using the (still intact) COB light unit?

It's what passes for fun in these parts πŸ˜‰ 🀣

@perloid That sounds like an HPR episode to me. I'm sure @ken_fallon would agree. 😁😜

@claudiom Ken would agree for sure. I'm adding it to the list (database actually!) @ken_fallon

Congrats @Dave Morriss. Enjoyed your life and times part 3 this morning.

@elmussol Thanks on both counts! I've started on episode 4 and plan to release it with less delay than #3 πŸ˜‰

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