Original Cecco Bonanotte, As In Vatican Papal Voting Urns, Bronze Sculpture FOR SALE In Switzerland.
.by Anura Guruge
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I got an e-mail from Switzerland a few weeks ago because I have written about Cecco Bonanotte’s urns for papal elections.
The statue is in Switzerland and, of course, it can be shipped anywhere in the world.
The gentleman who contacted me, asking whether I can give him a hand in trying to sell it in the U.S. (given my ‘connections’),
inherited it from his father, who owned an art gallery and did a Cecco Bonanotte show in the 1970s.
It is priced remarkably well! I was very surprised.
Very affordable for a statue from somebody as famous as this.
If I wasn’t so poor I would buy it at this price.
Moreover, Deanna likes it.
IF you have any interest, let me know and I will get you in touch with the seller.
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.by Anura Guruge
My lawn-mower has a 12V battery. Wasn’t sure of the amperage BUT I have bypassed the fuse many years ago — having got fed up replacing it. I am NOT recommending my behavior to others, BUT I really have no time or patience with lawn mowers. If they give me trouble starting I eventually end up taking them to the dump and giving it to somebody who is willing to spend time and money messing around, changing fuses, cleaning the air intake etc. I consider them as disposable.
I have had this green electric-start lawn mower for 5 years. I think Deanna changed the spark plug. But, it was getting to be on borrowed time. At five years I feel I have got my money’s worth from a $200 mower, $40/year.
I was having trouble starting it from its battery, despite how long I charged the damn thing. Over the years I have gained tons of experience jump starting cars and boats. I once jump started a boat from a jet-ski. So, jump starting things don’t phase me, and given that I do have a degree in computer technology I do know which way the electrons are flowing. IF you are not an expert at jump starting I would not recommend trying to jump start a lawn mower. You could blow up something. But, if you do know what you are doing and are in a bind, as I was, it works a treat.
I Googled it today, though I did the jump starting two weeks ago. I didn’t need to Google it. I knew that there were only two possibilities. It either started or I would blow up the mower.
I found this from ‘Click & Clack the tappet brothers‘ of NPR ‘Car Talk‘ fame. Basically say the same as I worked out. IF you know what you are doing you will never have to bother with charging your lawn mower battery.
.by Anura Guruge
These pictures are from my school buddy from Ceylon, 45 years ago, who now lives in London. He visited Dubai recently to see another of his childhood friends.
The last picture is of the EXIT sign, on the ground floor, when you return from the Burj Kalifa observation floor. There is Sinhalese text included testifying the large numbers of Sri Lankans who live in and visit Dubai.
Dr. James (Jim) Eakin, Laconia, Hands Down THE BEST Optometrist In Central New Hampshire, Maybe All Of New England!
.by Anura Guruge
I said this same thing a year ago but I feel I have to say it again because I had my eyes checked out by Dr. Eakin yesterday.
Just amazes me and I, as some of you who are regulars to this blog will know, am NOT easily amazed.
I was there for close to 2 hours. He dilates your eyes and you have to sit and wait for about 30 minutes for the drops he puts in to kick in.
He spend so much time, DILIGENTLY, checking out your eyes using all those scopes they have. That is why I go to him and have been for over a decade though, at his behest, I go to somebody else for my specialized contact lens needs. I pay about three times more for one of my contact lens checkups, NOT counting the cost of the lenses, than I am charged by Dr. Eakin and the I am, at best, at the contact lens place for 40 minutes.
As I detailed in that post a year ago, I am no stranger to eye doctors, around the world, because of the contact lens-treatable keratoconus in my right eye. Yes, I have had eye doctor visits, in the 1980s, when they were trying to stabilize that eye, that have lasted all day. Yes, 8 hours. But no eye doctor ever checks out my eyes like does Dr. Eakin.
With Dr. Eakin, who is now getting up there and has no plans of retiring, it is LABOR OF LOVE. He does not practice for the money! He, over the years and even now, does a ton of pro bono work on kids. He has all these awards for that work.
Yes, I count Dr. Eakin, who was a fellow Rotarian when I used to be one, as a friend. But, that is not why I sing his praises with so much conviction. It is because I, having gone through so much heck about my keratoconus really, really believe in good eye care. And for that there is, in my opinion, nobody around who is better than Dr. Eakin. It just a matter of the time he is willing to invest in each patient.
So, plain and simple, if you live in central NH and want to make sure that your eyes are healthy go see Dr. Eakin. When you walk out, after 2 hours, you will KNOW that your eyes have been given the full treatment.
Don’t tell him that I said any of this since he, one of the most modest men I have ever met (and very soft spoken), will be so embarrassed.