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Old 03-29-23, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I tried to take personality out of it, and I note that my post is being ignored by the people it was aimed at, who went right back to "pig wrassling." Horse. Water. Drink.
Some time back I got into a minor argument over something stupid with that guy. Obstinate, pig headed, and had to have the last word, even when I gave up and said I was done. He had to come back with one more zinger to throw at me and then "now we're done". Since then I have avoided any confrontation with him but I am tempted to call out his bs again.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
fixed to reflect our reality.
It rained most of the night here and has been raining since I woke up. Other than missing a ride, it's nice, but there has been so much damage all over.
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All tensed up over flying.

Not over fear of crashing, before people start with that. Fear of forgetting things or security issues.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
At my eye exam Saturday I found out I have a cataract developing in one eye. That's the problem with blue eyes, the positive of having women chasing you because of their attractiveness is offset by the susceptibility to cataracts.
#CursedByDashingGoodLooks
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That is if I qualify.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
There's no egg in egg creams. Just milk, seltzer water, and chocolate syrup.
And there's no chocolate in chocolate syrup, of the Hersheys variety anyway.
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Originally Posted by badger1
I feel am old! My small home town had a neat catch-all shop with the then (late '50s/early '60s) common fountain counter. My mom worked there before she re-married, starting behind the counter then moving to sales generally (floor walker). Main floor sold china, books, magazines, general 'stuff.' Upstairs ... toys and puzzles and such. Almost everything in that shop was imported from the UK. Shop was in the centre of town, just down the street from the Eaton's dept. store -- two floors, would you believe it!

My mom would treat me and my sister to something at the fountain about once a week. We loved it. My grandmother (bless her snobbish heart) had much grander ideas as to what constituted a 'proper' outing -- tea at Eaton's -- for her grandson.
The town I grew up outside of had one of those, but only one storey. The town had only 1000 population, so there was that, the grocery store that later became an IGA, a hardware store with ladders on tracks at the top, and the barber shop. A butcher. And a lumber yard.
We kids went to the same school our dad went to, with some of the same teachers still there. A different world.

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Soda machine filled with ice water and the bottles hanging from a track?
Coke syrup mixed with soda water.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Raise your hands if you played pickleball in the last 12 months.

https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/sta...75770054393856
I'm not raising my hand. I am a smidgen over the average age.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
With the bike in a workstand, spin the wheel and hold a couple fingers on the fork near the hub. It should be smooth, not granular feeling. Worn or crappy bearings feel "gritty" when they spin.

Oh, and it should spin forever, and when it stops, spin backwards and forwards in decreasing arcs till it finally settles with the heavy spot down.
I thought we were talking about car wheel bearings.
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I have never played pickle ball.

In high school/college I really enjoyed playing tennis. Activity dropped to zero in the decade following that. Now, even if I had the opportunity to play, it wouldn't be great due to my joints. Sad.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
fixed to reflect our reality.
/Things you won't see a Georgia resident posting.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Nothing really matters. Anyone can see...
if I must.


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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
On Tuesday I have my last two preparatory appointments before going under the knife. Or laser.
That is if I qualify.
Best wishes for a positive outcome.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
/Things you won't see a Georgia resident posting.
15 inches of rain in less than 3 months. Plentiful supply of life giving water. Want some?
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A friend of mine was one of the Lead Engineers on the team that built both of the Mars robots. On the first one, he got a seat on the C130 that flew the robot from CA to FL, prior to launch. On the second one, he gave that honor to a younger team member. He knows a thing or two about mechanical engineering. He's also a high-quality human.
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Alternately...
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Originally Posted by big john
You'll be going home then? Will you need help around the house? A lift, as you had mentioned earlier?
Stair lift being installed tomorrow. I have an in for an aide that I will probably use for a couple of hours/day a dew days/
week for things like laundry and dishes. Insurance should cover PT and/or OT at home.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Stair lift being installed tomorrow. I have an in for an aide that I will probably use for a couple of hours/day a dew days/
week for things like laundry and dishes. Insurance should cover PT and/or OT at home.
I expect it will be very good for you to be home again.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Stair lift being installed tomorrow. I have an in for an aide that I will probably use for a couple of hours/day a dew days/
week for things like laundry and dishes. Insurance should cover PT and/or OT at home.
Sounds like progress. Hoping you will continue to get stronger and back to independence.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I expect it will be very good for you to be home again.
Hope so. It’s somewhat scary though.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Most pointless things don't have planes, a camera crew, and a production team.
Incorrect
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Originally Posted by Eric F
A friend of mine was one of the Lead Engineers on the team that built both of the Mars robots. On the first one, he got a seat on the C130 that flew the robot from CA to FL, prior to launch. On the second one, he gave that honor to a younger team member. He knows a thing or two about mechanical engineering. He's also a high-quality human.
Has he show you any behind-the-scenes stuff?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Hope so. It’s somewhat scary though.
Based on what you've been though, that's understandable.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The town I grew up outside of had one of those, but only one story. The town had only 1000 population, so there was that, the grocery store that later became an IGA, a hardware store with ladders on tracks at the top, and the barber shop. A butcher. And a lumber yard.
We kids went to the same school our dad went to, with some of the same teachers still there. A different world.
A different world indeed!
Our town was then around 5/6000, as I recall. It is quite a bit larger now, what with the entire area (southeastern Vancouver Island) undergoing massive population growth/development over the last 10-15 years. Back in the day, though, lumber/pulp-paper/agriculture/fishing were the things, so always 'money' around to support quite a few businesses even in what was a small town.
Still and yet ... I recall doing Grade One in a one-room schoolhouse that held Grades One to Six (one teacher); sole source of heat in winter was a wood-fired stove. The latter didn't matter much, as we didn't really have 'winter'!
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