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    I've decided to try to limit my cryingabout the clouds and make some good use of the time. A lot of people (I remember Sxinas particularly) saying that you should try sketching what you see in order to take in more detail. I thought it would help me a lot because I started feeling like Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation when the family got to the Grand Canyon and he nodded a few times towards the Canyon and was ready to leave.
    I have a red flashlight, but I needed a way to hold it while I was sketching and came up with this: It's my golf GPS mount that drilled out a little bit to accommodate the flashlight. I think it's going to work pretty good, can't wait to try it!
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    That's a really cool idea,you,have there!

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    Nice diy. Thanks for sharing.

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    I think your idea is worth my trying! Having a "lamp" would be cool!
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    I use a head lamp from an outdoors shop. Got it very cheap.
    Nice idea with the holder.
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    That is a neat idea; but I too use a head lamp bought from an outdoors store. My only problem is I can never remember which way to move the swicth for red and which way for white. The head lamp also comes in very handy when setting up a tent in the dark.
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