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  1. Those words do not belong together.
  2. As one of those "older" utilities folks, there's probably a bit more going on than you realize. Give it 15 years and you'll see. If I had the kind of time on my hands that I did even 10 years ago, yeah sure I could get everything done early.
  3. I finally had to replace the battery in my 2006 Aveo in 2018. I have no idea where AC Delco sourced that thing, but 12 years for a battery in Michigan was amazing!
  4. The brining helps the meat to hold moisture, so it doesn't dry out too much in the smoker (or oven.) I don't think it helps with tenderness. Are you talking about venison tenderloin (aka backstraps) or loins? I haven't cooked my venison tenderloins yet, but I plan to turn the loins into jerky. For the backstrap/tenderloin, a friend of mine gave me this recipe: https://amazingribs.com/tested-recipes/bacon-wrapped-venison-backstrap
  5. I only did 3/4 cup of salt per gallon (which is what my book on smoking meat called for) but I did read elsewhere you could increase the salt content and only soak for a couple hours. I'll definitely cut down on the brine time next time, but in the meantime I have three more salty tenderloins to eat! They did turn out plenty juicy, so at least the brining worked.
  6. Pork tenderloin is very lean, thus the brine. But I brined them for like 20 hours. So probably waaay too long?
  7. My wife likes to make black eyed peas on NYD too, but bleh. But she put some in the collards too, and that was tolerable. I smoked four pork tenderloins and they were tasty, but very salty from the brine. I'm thinking maybe I brined them too long?
  8. Now JayKay is on my blocked list, along with Master Slacker and texjennah
  9. So it's easier to make babies in a 4 door than in an LJ? Also, what's the point of having a Wrangler if it never goes off road? That's like having a boat that doesn't go in the water.
  10. And, https://www.truity.com/type-relationship-advisor/e/s/f/p/i/n/t/j
  11. My last work day of the year!
  12. I was thinking the same. Might be a felony regardless.
  13. Test Results: INTJ-ADegree field(s) : BS / MS EE/PowerPE exam(s): EE/PowerCurrent work type: EE/Power, Supervisor (based on MBTI types, apparently Leggo and I don't get along)
  14. I've been a protection engineer for about 17 years and haven't heard of anyone that offers a certification per se. To learn concepts we send our newer engineers to Schweitzer's 401 protection fundamentals class, or an equivalent (ABB, Georgia Tech, University of Wisconsin and others offer similar classes.) Michigan Tech offers a power certificate, which is essentially a two-semester mini-degree focusing in power. You could probably tailor that to protection, or better yet enroll in their online MSEE.
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