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When I was much younger than I am now, with no construction experience to speak of, I set out to move into a self built yurt to escape the trap of paying rent. Needless to say, I was told I couldn't do that. Questions like "where will you put it?" and "what about the winter?" were offered as if to be the end rather than the beginning of a conversation. To be honest they were right about the first question, at least at first. By that I mean I tried to set up on railroad land and experienced vandalism. Still I eventually succeeded years later after meeting a friend with an empty wooded lot and gaining some construction experience.

The most memorable doubts came from a sales representative I was trying to buy bamboo from. I wanted the yurt to be extra lightweight so I could carry it into that tucked away spot, and even though this person was supposed to be selling me something,  he said to me, "Don't you think if that we're possible, there would be no homeless people?" Which is a pretty great question to think about, really.
 
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I was told all my youth that you can not grow apples from seeds, then I find many apple from 1800 & 1900 are seedling & everyone know about Jonny Appleseed.
So I now know a high % of seeds will make apples, one only has to plant many seed to get a good apple, with out grafting, not that grafting is not good.
Grafting is a skill of value, but you can do with out it & still have fruit from seed.
 
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Trace Oswald wrote:

Eric Thomas wrote:You can't put your elbow in your ear.  Really, you can't do that.


It would be pretty hard to your elbow in someone else's ear...


I study Martial Arts which includes many different ways of putting your elbow in various places on someone else, not just their ear. Hitting a Bad Guy in the ear with your elbow is a Good Thing and makes them take a short nap if done right.

James Alun wrote: "I haven't cut my hair for over 10 years", "but, but..."


Eric Thomas wrote:My brother hasn't cut his in more than 30 years.  His is just past shoulder length also.


I've found that most people's hair tends to grow to a certain length and stay there if they let it. You *can* grow it further if you really work at it, but why bother?
I'm growing my hair out after having lost it to medical treatments. I'm pleased that it's little more than a cap right now, perfect for hot weather. I look forward to seeing how long I can get it now.
 
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