binzerbunny My hike today was a banner day for reptiles. This foot-long California Whiptail lizard was very well-camouflaged... and super-speedy! Also saw Western Fence lizards, Blue-tailed Skinks, and Alligator lizards. 2d

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binzerbunny There were Wind Poppies in profusion along the Toyon Trail. 3d

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binzerbunny Western Gray Squirrel, seen on my hike today at Hidden Villa 3d

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binzerbunny First run with the Apple Watch. Need to wear both that and my Timex Ironman simultaneously, because no one has written an interval timer for the Apple Watch, as of yet. 1w

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binzerbunny Taters, Precious. #dukeofEdinburgh 2w
  •   pumpkinbean PO-TA-TOES. Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew. 2w

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binzerbunny Our bartender at The Duke has pretentions of baristahood. #boddingtonsontap #datenight 2w

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binzerbunny Refinishing the patio chairs-- it's going well! Easier than I anticipated. 2w

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binzerbunny Funny dancing carrot! 3w

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binzerbunny Because @kristinshields 's hot cross buns looked so good, I had to get this at the local bakery today. 4w

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binzerbunny Happy April! (I'm celebrating with a new pair of running shoes) 1mon
  •   kristinshields No way! Edinburgh? I love that city. When is it? 1mon
  •   starfishandcoffee44 Nice! Nothing better than a new pair of running shoes! 1mon
  •   binzerbunny @kristinshields May 30th. I'm only there for a couple days around the race, going on my own, without the family. I'm meeting up with runner friends from all over Europe, though! 1mon
  •   binzerbunny @starfishandcoffee44 These Saucony Grid Cohesions have been an excellent fit for me for several years. I dread the day they change the design! 1mon
  •   starfishandcoffee44 @binzerbunny I hear ya! I'm having a heck of a time finding a pair I like. 1mon
  •   kristinshields Exciting! Wishing you a fabulous time! 1mon
  •   magickal_molly Marathon! I'm so excited for you. 1mon
  •   binzerbunny @magickal_molly I'm not running the full 26.2 mi. marathon distance, but I'm going farther than I have before! I haz an excite. 1mon

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binzerbunny Beach day 1mon

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binzerbunny Sanding complete. Next step: applying seven coats of polyurethane. (Don't worry- it won't be another 10-post spamming of your IG feed. I just wanted one shot to commemorate the completion of sanding! ) 1mon

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binzerbunny Welcome to The Jungle. #howdiditgetkneedeepin1week 1mon

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binzerbunny Final Step: keep concrete moist while it cures, according to the package directions (varies between 4 & 48 hours, depending on type). 1mon

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binzerbunny After laying the concrete, sponge the surface to give it a non-slip texture. (This photo is merely a dramatization. Note the lack of gloves and the clean sponge!) 1mon

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binzerbunny This is the tub that I used to mix things up. There are no photos from the rest of the process, because 1) working as fast as possible, to finish before it sets up hard, and 2) gloved hands covered in concrete! 1mon

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binzerbunny Step... um, I don't know what step we are on anymore. But if it's a hot day, it's helpful to mix up your concrete using ice water. I carefully measured out 1/2 gallon of water, cooled to 48F, to add to my 60 lb. bag of faster-set concrete. 1mon

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binzerbunny To keep the wet concrete from adhering to the wood, apply some sort of oil. It doesn't need to be extra-virgin olive oil-- that's just what I had handy. 1mon

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binzerbunny Step 4: measure some scrap lumber to create an edge to your walkway. This handy piece came from a broken coffee table, discarded by a neighbor on Free Dump Weekend, last year. 1mon

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binzerbunny Be sure to wear all your safety gear: gloves, eye protection, and a high-quality respirator. Concrete dust in the lungs = BAD BAD BAD. 1mon

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