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In the garden, and RAIN!!!!

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Monday, December 24, 2018 1:17 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


And let me chime in as well - though I've been mostly absent, I wish for all my friends here A GOOD CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.

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Monday, December 24, 2018 2:29 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Massive wind storm blew through my corner of British Columbia. Damage done, a pier in a city called White Rock was destroyed. Someone was on that pier and had to be rescued by helicopter before he wound up in the drink.

Wow, THAT was dramatic!

We've had high waves here too, 15 ft and more, which is unusual for the So Cal coast. One of the piers at Zuma beach was damaged, since they're not built for waves higher than 15'.

*****

It's been foggy here too. We had three rainstorms come in a few weeks ago and a great start to the rainy season, but nothing much lately. Long term forecast says maybe rain nine or ten days from now. It'll be interesting to see if my long term guesstimate (near-normal rainfall for the season) turns out to be good... or not!

*****

Have been TRYING to clear out "stuff" accumulated over twenty-five years living here, and that's in order to repaint a bunch of rooms. It's been slow going as I've been managing our health insurance transitions when hubby retired, plus his required minimum distributions, and all of the usual household stuff. And for some strange reason have been aching in every joint for the past month ... it's like the "aging clock" went on fast-forward and I turned 90 in five weeks.

But so far have managed to pile up a number of things to give away ... hey, does anyone want wire metal shelving? ... plus a bunch of recycling and SOME stuff to throw out. I just keep chipping way at it as time permits. I hope that some day, after "chipping away" at the mess, I'll look up and think Holy shit! This place looks ...better!

So have been managing with all of the aches and pains ... got the tree up, hobble around with the dog in the morning and doing the best I can.



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Been following the deep discussions of heater systems ... I learned a lot, thanks guys!

*****

BRENDA, I hope you stay warm.

And to my friends here at FFF.net, I wish you a Merry Christmas. I think of you warmly, and wish all the best for you for the coming year.

Here is an image from my hometown to get us all in the Christmas spirit!



MAY YOU ALL BE HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND PROSPEROUS IN THE COMING NEW YEAR.



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .



Very dramatic for here Sig.

When that wind blew through it brought rain as well.

I'm working on the staying warm and keeping the depression at bay.

That picture of the houses reminds of Alberta.

Have a good Christmas Sig.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:28 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Merry Christmas everybody.

Hope you can knock that depression down Brenda. Got a few cold months ahead of us, but we've always got spring to look forward to. ;)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:32 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Merry Christmas everybody.

Hope you can knock that depression down Brenda. Got a few cold months ahead of us, but we've always got spring to look forward to. ;)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I'm working on it Jack. It's better when I am busy then I am not thinking so much.

Going out to Christmas dinner tonight but need to find something to take for desert. So out for a walk in a bit.

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Friday, December 28, 2018 5:42 PM

BRENDA


Rain and sleet here today.

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Friday, December 28, 2018 5:44 PM

BRENDA


Adventure for the end of the year. Went into Vancouver to meet friends for dinner yesterday(Thursday). They are on a layover before heading to the US for a family trip to Disneyland.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:58 AM

THG


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:

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Massive New Migrant Caravan To Leave Honduras; Overloaded El Paso Faces Imminent "Crisis"

A new, larger migrant caravan is set to leave Honduras on Jan. 15 according to Spanish-language media and migrant rights advocates.

"They say they are even bigger and stronger than the last caravan," according to Irma Garrido of migrant advocacy group Reactiva Tijuana Foundation.

News of the new caravan comes as thousands of Central American migrants from an October caravan remain stranded at various cities along the US-Mexico border as they face wait times of up to several months for the United States to process their asylum requests. What's more, if migrants cannot justify their asylum claims, they may be denied.

OMG! Denying unjustifiable claims!!!

Quote:

Garrido said this new, larger caravan will probably be joined by more people in El Salvador and in Guatemala, but she said they don’t plan on coming straight to the Tijuana-San Diego border, where resources are already stretched nearly to a breaking point. -LA Times

"They will stay in the south of Mexico in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Their aim is to request work there," said Garrido.


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-28/massive-new-migrant-caravan-
leave-honduras-overloaded-el-paso-faces-imminent-crisis


Huh. Well, let Manual Obrador figure out what to do with them!



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .



I think this zerohedge russian propaganda belongs here don't you think sig? We keep telling you not to post these sources of aggregated russian contextual analysis “russian cultural , political propaganda" news in our threads claiming it is true, yet you continue to do so.

So sig, stop trolling the rest of us with zerohedge. And I quote you...



Originally posted by SIGNYM:

THUGR, do you really think that I care about "who" ZH is? As I have posted many times in the past, you have to be careful of ZH: they tend to have an apocalyptic bent to their articles ... it's either the end of the dollar, or the end of the free market as we know it, or the end of SOMETHING!



Here you just admitted that a source of yours, a primary source of the information you post here, is as you described above. That's very telling, thats very sad. Your source is a corrupt blog that has a pro Russia havoc creating agenda. This was admitted to by one of the three creators of this blog so your opinion concerning that is mute.

Even you admit here the blog is a haven for conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories produce hypotheses that contradict the prevailing understanding of history and simple facts. Again, very telling, very sad. Evidence enough for the reader I should think that what you post is biased and not to be believed.

What I do is put a face on peoples agendas SIG. I've put a face on yours. Russian commie troll. I think you loose. I think you always loose.



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Saturday, December 29, 2018 6:51 PM

THG


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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Where is your link showing what you claim is true? Or showing it was reported by a reputable news outlet.
Hey THUGR, is this what you were looking for?

Since I didn't want to pre-digest the article, I just posted the whole thing ...

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Uranium One deal led to some exports to Europe, memos show

After the Obama administration approved the sale of a Canadian mining company with significant U.S. uranium reserves to a firm owned by Russia’s government, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission assured Congress and the public the new owners couldn’t export any raw nuclear fuel from America’s shores.

“No uranium produced at either facility may be exported,” the NRC declared in a November 2010 press release that announced that ARMZ, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned Rosatom, had been approved to take ownership of the Uranium One mining firm and its American assets.

A year later, the nuclear regulator repeated the assurance in a letter to Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican in whose state Uranium One operated mines.

“Neither Uranium One Inc. nor AMRZ holds a specific NRC export license. In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the exports of uranium for use in reactor fuel,” then-NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko wrote to Barrasso.

The NRC never issued an export license to the Russian firm, a fact so engrained in the narrative of the Uranium One controversy that it showed up in The Washington Post’s official fact-checker site this week. “We have noted repeatedly that extracted uranium could not be exported by Russia without a license, which Rosatom does not have,” the Post reported on Monday, linking to the 2011 Barrasso letter.

Yet NRC memos reviewed by The Hill show that it did approve the shipment of yellowcake uranium — the raw material used to make nuclear fuel and weapons — from the Russian-owned mines in the United States to Canada in 2012 through a third party. Later, the Obama administration approved some of that uranium going all the way to Europe, government documents show.

NRC officials said they could not disclose the total amount of uranium that Uranium One exported because the information is proprietary. They did, however, say that the shipments only lasted from 2012 to 2014 and that they are unaware of any exports since then.

NRC officials told The Hill that Uranium One exports flowed from Wyoming to Canada and on to Europe between 2012 and 2014, and the approval involved a process with multiple agencies.

Rather than give Rosatom a direct export license — which would have raised red flags inside a Congress already suspicious of the deal — the NRC in 2012 authorized an amendment to an existing export license for a Paducah, Ky.-based trucking firm called RSB Logistics Services Inc. to simply add Uranium One to the list of clients whose uranium it could move to Canada.

The license, reviewed by The Hill, is dated March 16, 2012, and it increased the amount of uranium ore concentrate that RSB Logistics could ship to the Cameco Corp. plant in Ontario from 7,500,000 kilograms to 12,000,000 kilograms and added Uranium One to the “other parties to Export.”

The move escaped notice in Congress.

Officials at RSB, Cameco and Rosatom did not return repeated phone calls or emails seeking comment.

Uranium One's American arm, however, emailed a statement to The Hill on Wednesday evening confirming it did export uranium to Canada through the trucking firm and that 25 percent of that nuclear fuel eventually made its way outside North America to Europe and Asia, stressing all the exports complied with federal law.

“None of the US U308 product produced to date has been sold to non-US customers except for approximately 25% which was sold via book transfer at the conversion facilities to customers from Western Europe and Asia," executive Donna Wickers said. “Any physical export of the product from conversion facilities to non-US destinations is under the control of such customers and subject to NRC regulation.”

The United States actually imports the majority of the uranium it uses as fuel. In 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 24 percent of the imports came from Kazakhstan and 14 percent came from Russia.

The sale of Uranium One to a Russian state-owned firm, however, has created political waves that have led to multiple congressional investigations. Republicans say they want to learn how the sale could have been approved and whether there was political interference.

“The more that surfaces about this deal, the more questions it raises," Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a statement released after this story was published. Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has launched an investigation into Uranium One.

"It now appears that despite pledges to the contrary, U.S. uranium made its way overseas as a part of the Uranium One deal," Grassley said in the statement. "What’s more disturbing, those transactions were apparently made possible by various Obama Administration agencies while the Democrat-controlled Congress turned a blind eye.

“Americans deserve assurances that political influence was not a factor in all this. I’m increasingly convinced that a special counsel — someone with no prior involvement in any of these deals — should shine a light on this ordeal and get answers for the American people.”

Government officials told The Hill that the NRC was able to amend the export license affecting Uranium One because of two other decisions previously made by the Obama administration as part of a Russian “reset” in President Obama’s first term.

First, Obama reinstated a U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear energy cooperation agreement. President George W. Bush had signed the agreement in 2008, but withdrew from it before it could take effect after Russia became involved in a military conflict with the former Soviet republic of Georgia, a U.S. ally, and after new concerns surfaced that Moscow was secretly aiding Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.

Obama re-submitted the agreement for approval by the Democrat-controlled Congress in May 2010, declaring Russia should be viewed as a friendly partner under Section 123 the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 after agreeing to a new nuclear weapons reduction deal and helping the U.S. with Iran.

“I have concluded: (1) that the situation in Georgia need no longer be considered an obstacle to proceeding with the proposed Agreement; and (2) that the level and scope of U.S.-Russia cooperation on Iran are sufficient to justify resubmitting the proposed agreement to the Congress,” Obama said in a statement sent to Congress.

Congress took no action, which allowed the deal to become effective 90 days later.

The other step that allowed uranium from the Russian-controlled mines in the United States to be exported came in 2011, when the Commerce Department removed Rosatom, Uranium One’s owner, from a list of restricted companies that could not export nuclear or other sensitive materials or technologies without special approval under the Export Administration Regulations.

“This final rule removes the Federal Atomic Power of Russia (Rusatom) now known as the Russian State Corporation of Atomic Energy (Rosatom),” the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security declared in a May 24, 2011, notice in the Federal Register that created few waves.

Rosatom had been on the list for a long time, so long in fact that it was still listed in the federal database under its old name, Rusatom. Officials said the effort to remove the Russian nuclear firm was a “policy decision” driven by the State Department, Energy Department, Commerce Department and other agencies with Russia portfolios designed to recognize that bilateral relations between Russia and the United States had improved slightly.

Nine months after Rosatom was removed from the export restrictions list, the NRC issued its license amendment to the trucking firm in March 2012 that cleared the way for Uranium One exports, making it effective for nearly five years, to the end of 2017. But the NRC also stipulated that Uranium One’s uranium should be returned to the United States.

“The uranium authorized for export is to be returned to the United States,” the NRC instructed in the export license amendment.

But that, too, didn’t happen. Officials told The Hill that the Energy Department subsequently gave approval for some of the American fuel to depart Canada and be exported to European enrichment centers, according to a 2015 letter the NRC sent to Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.).

The NRC explained to Visclosky that it had originally stipulated that after the American uranium was treated in Canada, it had to “then return the uranium to the U.S. for further processing.”

“That license stated that the Canadian Government needed to obtain prior approval before any of the U.S. material could be transferred to any country other than the U.S.,” the letter added. “Subsequently the U.S. Department of Energy granted approval for some re-transfers of U.S. uranium from the Canadian conversion facilities to European enrichment plants.”

The NRC added, however, it did not believe any of the American uranium made its way “directly” to Russia. And it added that the whole supply chain scenario was made possible by the resubmission of Obama’s Section 123 agreement in 2010.

“The transfer of the U.S.-supplied uranium from Canada to Europe noted above also was subject to applicable Section 123 agreements,” the NRC noted. Section 123 is the part of the Atomic Energy Act that allows for the U.S. to share civilian nuclear technology and goods with allies.

The Uranium One deal has been controversial since at least 2015, when The New York Times reported former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speech fee from a Russian bank and millions in donations to his charitable foundation from sources interested in the deal around the time the Uranium One sale was being reviewed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department and eight other federal agencies.

Hillary Clinton has said she delegated the approval decision to a deputy on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and did not apply any pressure. Bill Clinton has said the monies he received had no bearing on his wife’s policymaking decisions.

The 2015 Times article included a single reference to Uranium One officials saying they believed some of its American uranium made its way to Europe and Japan without any reference to how that occurred.

NRC officials said the multiple decisions documented in the memos, including the 2012 amendment of the third-party export license, provide the most complete description to date of how Russian-owned uranium ended up getting exported from the United States.

The entire Uranium One episode is getting a fresh look after The Hill disclosed late last month that the FBI had gathered extensive evidence in 2009 — before the mine sale was approved — that Rosatom’s main executive in the United States was engaged in a racketeering scheme that included bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering.

The probe was enabled by an undercover informant working for the FBI inside the Russian nuclear industry, court records show. But the Justice Department did not make that evidence public until 2014, long after Rosatom benefited from multiple favorable decisions from the Obama administration.

The Senate Judiciary, House Intelligence and House Oversight committees have all announced plans to investigate the new revelation, and the Justice Department has given approval for the undercover informant to testify for the first time about what he witnessed the Russians doing to influence Obama administration decisions favorable to Rosatom between 2009 and 2014.

Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have described the renewed focus on the Uranium One deal as simply a distraction from the current investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, in which Donald Trump became the 45th president. She also says that concerns about the Uranium One sale have long ago been “debunked.”

But it’s not just Republicans who have said that the revelation the FBI had evidence that Rosatom was engaged in criminality during the time it was receiving favorable decisions from the U.S. government deserves fresh scrutiny.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a member of both the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees, told The Hill she would like to learn more about what the FBI knew.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has criticized Republicans for investigating Clinton, but said on “Morning Joe” last month he has "no problem looking into" the Uranium One deal.

And Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Sunday on CNN that he believed it was appropriate for Congress to investigate the new information.

“One of the House committees has already begun an oversight committee hearing," King said. "I always think oversight hearings are appropriate. I’ve been trying to understand this deal."

King also repeated the oft-quoted narrative that the “company changed hands, but the uranium that is mined in the United States cannot leave the United States." The NRC license now shows now that Uranium One was, in fact, allowed to export American uranium.

A legal expert on the CFIUS process told The Hill that the new revelation that the FBI knew that a Rosatom official was engaged in illegality on U.S. soil before the sale was approved could very well have affected the decision if that evidence had been made public in real time.

“Criminal behavior would be something the committee would take into consideration when evaluating a transaction with a foreign company,” said Stewart Baker, a foreign commerce law expert at the Steptoe Johnson firm. “It is a consideration, but it is not something that would guarantee a particular outcome.”

He said the committee board would need “to consider how serious the criminal behavior is, in the context of this transaction, how likely is it that someone acting against U.S. security interest would take action,” he added.



http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/358339-uranium-one-deal-le
d-to-some-exports-to-europe-memos-show





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Nope, wasn't looking this, were you? If so, glad I could help out.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:24 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Apparently somebody feels they don't have enough other threads to act like a jerk in.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:42 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


SIX Yeah, no kidding! I didn't even read his posts, I figured he was just being his usual asshole self.

*****

It seems my prediction for near-normal rain so far hasn't worked out too well. It's been seasonably cold for southern CA, but no rain since the last of the last storms blew through three weeks ago. I even had to turn my sprinklers back on. MAYBE rain this coming weekend. I sure hope so!

Garden has been terribly neglected since I turned my attention to de-cluttering the house in preparation for painting. So far, donated or recycled about six boxes of books and have about five boxes of other stuff for donation. Still struggling thru aches and pains ... things are going very slow, and I'm falling behind in everything that I'm not paying attention to. All I can do is keep pecking away at stuff... progress in some areas: it's being made.

BRENDA: Nice that you took a trip into Vancouver! It's always good to get out of the rut once in a while; puts things in a whole different perspective. Which makes me think ... I gotta get out of MY rut. Hmmm... what to do???

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .

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Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:15 AM

THG


Sig you have been called out as a troll for a long time now. More pointedly, a russian troll. Why should you be allowed to enter others threads, troll them with lies, disgusting pictures, russian propaganda, and then retreat to here?

FU comrade, you will now find much of your long doctored posts, pictures and fake stories re-posted here. Remember, if you post the truth without trolling that will not find it's way here.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018 1:40 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


THUGR, This is a place where we just talk about every day stuff. You're welcome to stay and chat for a bit. Yanno, take a break from politics and tell us what's happening in your life. Care to join?

Well, back to de-cluttering! It's a good thing dear daughter is strong, she's been a willing helper moving the boxes of books and other stuff. I tell her many times a day how much I appreciate her help!

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .

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Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:06 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
SIX Yeah, no kidding! I didn't even read his posts, I figured he was just being his usual asshole self.

*****

It seems my prediction for near-normal rain so far hasn't worked out too well. It's been seasonably cold for southern CA, but no rain since the last of the last storms blew through three weeks ago. I even had to turn my sprinklers back on. MAYBE rain this coming weekend. I sure hope so!

Garden has been terribly neglected since I turned my attention to de-cluttering the house in preparation for painting. So far, donated or recycled about six boxes of books and have about five boxes of other stuff for donation. Still struggling thru aches and pains ... things are going very slow, and I'm falling behind in everything that I'm not paying attention to. All I can do is keep pecking away at stuff... progress in some areas: it's being made.

BRENDA: Nice that you took a trip into Vancouver! It's always good to get out of the rut once in a while; puts things in a whole different perspective. Which makes me think ... I gotta get out of MY rut. Hmmm... what to do???

-----------
Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .



Hey Sig.

It was a nice little trip in and a nice dinner with my friends. I'll see them too on their way home to Edmonton Alberta. They'll have another layover.

True but it also made me realize how much I miss them too.

As I said I rarely go into Vancouver simply because it is a very big city and I have idea where I am going. Luckily some other people I know got me great directions.

Maybe take a drive into another city and do some tooling around?

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Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
THUGR, This is a place where we just talk about every day stuff. You're welcome to stay and chat for a bit. Yanno, take a break from politics and tell us what's happening in your life. Care to join?

Well, back to de-cluttering! It's a good thing dear daughter is strong, she's been a willing helper moving the boxes of books and other stuff. I tell her many times a day how much I appreciate her help!

What makes you think Trolls can read words from normal peeps?

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Monday, December 31, 2018 11:00 PM

BRENDA


Ran into my landlady walking up the hill as I was going back out and down the hill. Said hi and asked if I was okay. Thinking in reference to the fall I had a couple of weekends ago. Said I was okay then we both wished each other Happy New Year and continued on our ways.

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Monday, December 31, 2018 11:01 PM

BRENDA


Right now I am cold. Heats come on but not enough to reach me.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:08 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Two years sober.

Well... I'm foggy about just exactly what day I finished drinking and woke up in 2017, but the last binge drinking session started on New Years Eve.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:26 PM

BRENDA


Oh goody. A New Year spider on the wall. Gotta squish it.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:30 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Two years sober.

Well... I'm foggy about just exactly what day I finished drinking and woke up in 2017, but the last binge drinking session started on New Years Eve.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Congratulations Jack. Keep up the good work.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:31 PM

BRENDA


Landlady's washing which means little hot water and no toilet flushing for me.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:31 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Thank you Brenda. :)

The bad news is 2019 is the year I turn 40. :(

I've got a teeth cleaning scheduled late in the month and then I'm going to start getting at least something done about dental work. At the very least, I'll likely get one more molar pulled out on the top, as well as the tooth next to the molar that fell out on the other side. I won't need a partial on the side with just the molar gone, but I'll be getting a small partial on the other side most likely. If it were up to me, I'd just have the entire top removed and replaced. I'm still going to push for that. As for the bottom, I'm going to have the remaining 3 teeth in the front removed and get a partial there. My step-brother-in-law doesn't think it's a good idea at all for me to have the entire bottom removed. I'm inclined to agree with him and intend to do whatever I can to keep the remaining teeth in for as long as possible.

It's a good time to do all of this because two more teeth are on their way out. Right now, it's not visible to anybody that I've lost two and (with a little practice) it doesn't effect my speech. I'm worried that I won't be as lucky if we were to wait for two more to fall out.



What I'm really worried about though is my first doctor's appointment in about 20 years next week. I'll likely be put on blood pressure meds even though I've largely gotten that under control with diet and exercise. It's a hereditary condition in my family, and there are still times that it gets higher than it should be. It's obvious as well that there are other long-lasting and even permanent damages I've caused my body over the years. I'm hoping whatever they are they can be treated with pills and further alterations to my diet. If I walk away after those blood tests and I don't have cancer, I'm going to be a happy man.








I hope that 2019 is the year that you can get into a better place.

At least it sounds like your landlady isn't being as bitchy as she has in the past?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:41 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Thank you Brenda. :)

The bad news is 2019 is the year I turn 40. :(


I hope that 2019 is the year that you can get into a better place.

At least it sounds like your landlady isn't being as bitchy as she has in the past?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Turning 40 is nothing Jack. When you hit your 50s then you will have something to talk about.

I hope so too.

Yeah, she isn't. As long as I am not turning anything on for heat or doing anything else she thinks I shouldn't be then I'm alright to her.

Still have a few choice words about her and they are not fit to post on this board.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:20 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Thank you Brenda. :)

The bad news is 2019 is the year I turn 40. :(

I've got a teeth cleaning scheduled late in the month and then I'm going to start getting at least something done about dental work. At the very least, I'll likely get one more molar pulled out on the top, as well as the tooth next to the molar that fell out on the other side. I won't need a partial on the side with just the molar gone, but I'll be getting a small partial on the other side most likely. If it were up to me, I'd just have the entire top removed and replaced. I'm still going to push for that. As for the bottom, I'm going to have the remaining 3 teeth in the front removed and get a partial there. My step-brother-in-law doesn't think it's a good idea at all for me to have the entire bottom removed. I'm inclined to agree with him and intend to do whatever I can to keep the remaining teeth in for as long as possible.

It's a good time to do all of this because two more teeth are on their way out. Right now, it's not visible to anybody that I've lost two and (with a little practice) it doesn't effect my speech. I'm worried that I won't be as lucky if we were to wait for two more to fall out.



What I'm really worried about though is my first doctor's appointment in about 20 years next week. I'll likely be put on blood pressure meds even though I've largely gotten that under control with diet and exercise. It's a hereditary condition in my family, and there are still times that it gets higher than it should be. It's obvious as well that there are other long-lasting and even permanent damages I've caused my body over the years. I'm hoping whatever they are they can be treated with pills and further alterations to my diet. If I walk away after those blood tests and I don't have cancer, I'm going to be a happy man.








I hope that 2019 is the year that you can get into a better place.

At least it sounds like your landlady isn't being as bitchy as she has in the past?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Taking care of your dental health is important and anything you can do to maintain the teeth you have is good.

Blood pressure meds can be good if you need them. Getting that bloodwork done is the first step. One thing at a time. I hope it turns up nothing as serious as that.

Doctors make me twitchy as well.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 8:02 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

Taking care of your dental health is important and anything you can do to maintain the teeth you have is good.

Blood pressure meds can be good if you need them. Getting that bloodwork done is the first step. One thing at a time. I hope it turns up nothing as serious as that.

Doctors make me twitchy as well.



Yeah. Me too. I didn't go to see one for 20 years twitchy.

Now I've got to figure out how to do the blood test stuff. My ignorant ass thought I was going to get that done while I was at the doctor. Two of the ladies at work told me that I better go to a place they told me about to get it done cheaply. One said that when her husband went to the hospital to have bloodwork and urine done after seeing the doctor their health insurance didn't cover it and it cost them $700!!!!!!

No way I'm paying more than a two week check from work to pay for that out of pocket.

If I can't even get simple bloodwork done while I'm at the doctor, it makes me wonder just what the hell it is that he does to get all that money.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:11 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Taking care of your dental health is important and anything you can do to maintain the teeth you have is good.

Blood pressure meds can be good if you need them. Getting that bloodwork done is the first step. One thing at a time. I hope it turns up nothing as serious as that.

Doctors make me twitchy as well.


Yeah. Me too. I didn't go to see one for 20 years twitchy.

Now I've got to figure out how to do the blood test stuff. My ignorant ass thought I was going to get that done while I was at the doctor. Two of the ladies at work told me that I better go to a place they told me about to get it done cheaply. One said that when her husband went to the hospital to have bloodwork and urine done after seeing the doctor their health insurance didn't cover it and it cost them $700!!!!!!

No way I'm paying more than a two week check from work to pay for that out of pocket.

If I can't even get simple bloodwork done while I'm at the doctor, it makes me wonder just what the hell it is that he does to get all that money.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

He can't spend more than a few minutes on you. Then, to prevent him from providing actual Medical Care to patients, the Doc is mandated by Obamacare to spend hours filling out and coding paperwork. And then Obamacare boosts the costs for their "administration" of your Health Care.

Ain't Obamacare great? Good thing you voted for it.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:38 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

Taking care of your dental health is important and anything you can do to maintain the teeth you have is good.

Blood pressure meds can be good if you need them. Getting that bloodwork done is the first step. One thing at a time. I hope it turns up nothing as serious as that.

Doctors make me twitchy as well.



Yeah. Me too. I didn't go to see one for 20 years twitchy.

Now I've got to figure out how to do the blood test stuff. My ignorant ass thought I was going to get that done while I was at the doctor. Two of the ladies at work told me that I better go to a place they told me about to get it done cheaply. One said that when her husband went to the hospital to have bloodwork and urine done after seeing the doctor their health insurance didn't cover it and it cost them $700!!!!!!

No way I'm paying more than a two week check from work to pay for that out of pocket.

If I can't even get simple bloodwork done while I'm at the doctor, it makes me wonder just what the hell it is that he does to get all that money.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Not even in Canada do Doctors do labwork. . In Canada you go to the doctor and he gives you a "lab paper" that tells the medical lab what the doctor wants looked at. Then you go to the lab where a nurse takes several vials of your blood to be examined by a technician. Then in a week you go back to your doctor who tells you what they found.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 8:03 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
He can't spend more than a few minutes on you. Then, to prevent him from providing actual Medical Care to patients, the Doc is mandated by Obamacare to spend hours filling out and coding paperwork. And then Obamacare boosts the costs for their "administration" of your Health Care.

Ain't Obamacare great? Good thing you voted for it.



When did I vote for it?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:08 PM

BRENDA


Rain, rain, rain.

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Friday, January 4, 2019 2:17 AM

BRENDA


Winds coming up again now at 11:15pm. Hope it doesn't do any damage.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 1:55 AM

BRENDA


Last days of January into the beginning of February marks a medium sized anniversary for me.

30years, I have been gifted with.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:39 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Last days of January into the beginning of February marks a medium sized anniversary for me.

30years, I have been gifted with.



I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to, Brenda, but 30 years of anything good is a long time indeed. Happy Anniversary :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:57 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


I don't think I remarked about it here and it was probably buried in one of the other threads, but about a month or two ago it was almost a sure thing that we were losing the overnight crew where I worked. I wouldn't be put out of a job, but I'd have to work something like 3:00AM to 11:00AM or 4:00AM to Noon. Not only would I have to spend the last half of my day dealing with customers instead of working, but I would basically lose my "section" of heavy stuff in the store, so I'd also be losing my great workout everynight as well.

I would have lost my 50 cent shift differential for overnights, but that's really just peanuts. It would have just gnawed at me that it would then take 3 full years of working there without any promotions to make more than what I started at.


Now it turns out that at least for our store it's just about 100% that it's not happening now or any time in the future. It seems that we've been blessed with one of the smallest docks in the region, meaning that we couldn't ever unload all of the trucks we get everyday during the daytime as opposed to overnights while the freight is being worked.

Logistics swoops in to save the day. :)


I'm proud of our new team lead. She's a 24 year old from the day shift that had asked me what I thought about taking the position when it was offered to her about 4 months back. I got to know her while she was working overnights with Number 2 on the remodel for a few months.

First I told her that she should make that money while she's young and then she can just do whatever she wants to do when she gets to be my age. :)

But for real, I told her that the overnight Team Lead was a LOT more responsibility than anything she's seen the day shift team leads do, and really she'd be more of an underpaid manager than anything else, but since several of the management team was pushing for her to do it that she should be up to the task.

They've kind of screwed her in the short-to-mid term right now since our overnight manager got "injured" at work. We have no idea if he's coming back or not and they can't hire a new one until that's all settled. (I think there is a lot of behind the scenes things going on with that which us peons are not privy to). She'll have two more weeks working overnights with a dayshift manager and then they're pulling another very young team lead from the day to help her out until that all gets settled.

I don't envy either of them, honestly. Especially since they'll be making half of what a true manager's salary is.

But I told her today not to back down like the last team lead did. She's actually lucked into a position where she could REALLY make a name for herself if she can keep it together and keep the ship afloat after the managers are gone. She just might be on the fast track to management if she does a good job.

I got her back. :)

Just last week when I came in she said she was so happy to see me. She doesn't have to worry about my entire area of the store like she does when "the boys" are doing it and I'm not there. Tonight was the last night we're working together until I go back since she got the weekend off. I told her she'll do fine and I'll have everything stocked to the max before she gets back.



Ya never know... Maybe she'll be my manger one day and I'll take the team lead position from her.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 1:53 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Last days of January into the beginning of February marks a medium sized anniversary for me.

30years, I have been gifted with.



I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to, Brenda, but 30 years of anything good is a long time indeed. Happy Anniversary :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



It's been 30years since I've been given a second lease on life. Meaning since I survived a brain tumour and the surgery to remove it.

Thanks.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:48 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Last days of January into the beginning of February marks a medium sized anniversary for me.

30years, I have been gifted with.

Happy anniversary, Brenda. May your next 30 years be full of happiness and health!

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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 3:55 PM

THG


Hey sig, since you keep threatening some of us with lawsuits and can't seem to deliver, I though I should post about that here OK comrade. Lets discuss this like the reasonable anonymous posters that we are.

So, when are we going to get a call from your lawyer? How would you like me to respond to that?

T



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Saturday, January 5, 2019 4:47 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
THUGR, This is a place where we just talk about every day stuff. You're welcome to stay and chat for a bit. Yanno, take a break from politics and tell us what's happening in your life. Care to join?

Well, back to de-cluttering! It's a good thing dear daughter is strong, she's been a willing helper moving the boxes of books and other stuff. I tell her many times a day how much I appreciate her help!

What makes you think Trolls can read words from normal peeps?

Further proof.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 4:51 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
He can't spend more than a few minutes on you. Then, to prevent him from providing actual Medical Care to patients, the Doc is mandated by Obamacare to spend hours filling out and coding paperwork. And then Obamacare boosts the costs for their "administration" of your Health Care.

Ain't Obamacare great? Good thing you voted for it.


When did I vote for it?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Did you vote for McCain and Romney?
Did you forget Voting in 2006 for Dems who would pass Obamacare?

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 4:59 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Last days of January into the beginning of February marks a medium sized anniversary for me.

30years, I have been gifted with.


I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to, Brenda, but 30 years of anything good is a long time indeed. Happy Anniversary :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)


It's been 30years since I've been given a second lease on life. Meaning since I survived a brain tumour and the surgery to remove it.

Thanks.

Happy Anniversary!

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:00 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I don't think I remarked about it here and it was probably buried in one of the other threads, but about a month or two ago it was almost a sure thing that we were losing the overnight crew where I worked. I wouldn't be put out of a job, but I'd have to work something like 3:00AM to 11:00AM or 4:00AM to Noon. Not only would I have to spend the last half of my day dealing with customers instead of working, but I would basically lose my "section" of heavy stuff in the store, so I'd also be losing my great workout everynight as well.

I would have lost my 50 cent shift differential for overnights, but that's really just peanuts. It would have just gnawed at me that it would then take 3 full years of working there without any promotions to make more than what I started at.


Now it turns out that at least for our store it's just about 100% that it's not happening now or any time in the future. It seems that we've been blessed with one of the smallest docks in the region, meaning that we couldn't ever unload all of the trucks we get everyday during the daytime as opposed to overnights while the freight is being worked.

Logistics swoops in to save the day. :)


I'm proud of our new team lead. She's a 24 year old from the day shift that had asked me what I thought about taking the position when it was offered to her about 4 months back. I got to know her while she was working overnights with Number 2 on the remodel for a few months.

First I told her that she should make that money while she's young and then she can just do whatever she wants to do when she gets to be my age. :)

But for real, I told her that the overnight Team Lead was a LOT more responsibility than anything she's seen the day shift team leads do, and really she'd be more of an underpaid manager than anything else, but since several of the management team was pushing for her to do it that she should be up to the task.

They've kind of screwed her in the short-to-mid term right now since our overnight manager got "injured" at work. We have no idea if he's coming back or not and they can't hire a new one until that's all settled. (I think there is a lot of behind the scenes things going on with that which us peons are not privy to). She'll have two more weeks working overnights with a dayshift manager and then they're pulling another very young team lead from the day to help her out until that all gets settled.

I don't envy either of them, honestly. Especially since they'll be making half of what a true manager's salary is.

But I told her today not to back down like the last team lead did. She's actually lucked into a position where she could REALLY make a name for herself if she can keep it together and keep the ship afloat after the managers are gone. She just might be on the fast track to management if she does a good job.

I got her back. :)

Just last week when I came in she said she was so happy to see me. She doesn't have to worry about my entire area of the store like she does when "the boys" are doing it and I'm not there. Tonight was the last night we're working together until I go back since she got the weekend off. I told her she'll do fine and I'll have everything stocked to the max before she gets back.



Ya never know... Maybe she'll be my manger one day and I'll take the team lead position from her.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

I think you posted that in an Election thread, or fallout from the Election.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:39 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Last days of January into the beginning of February marks a medium sized anniversary for me.

30years, I have been gifted with.

Happy anniversary, Brenda. May your next 30 years be full of happiness and health!

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .



Thanks Sig. I seem to have the health thing on track but I sure could use a dose of the happiness.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:40 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Last days of January into the beginning of February marks a medium sized anniversary for me.

30years, I have been gifted with.


I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to, Brenda, but 30 years of anything good is a long time indeed. Happy Anniversary :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)


It's been 30years since I've been given a second lease on life. Meaning since I survived a brain tumour and the surgery to remove it.

Thanks.

Happy Anniversary!



Thanks JSF

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:47 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Well, hubby and I spent a few hours over a couple of days cleaning out the gutters. What fun! (NOT)

I noticed last rainstorm the downspouts were suspiciously empty and the gutters were overflowing. Well, they haven't been cleaned in 5 years so I guess it's not surprising: Full of pine needles, tree leaves, and palm berries. Rotted. Yeesh.

Well, back to decluttering!

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:37 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Gutters cleaned, just in time for the rain!

So many of my posts have to do with rain, it seems.

Parade of storms for the west coast.

What about you BRENDA? Are these storms getting all the way up to BC?

http://weatherwest.com/archives/6590



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:22 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Gutters cleaned, just in time for the rain!

So many of my posts have to do with rain, it seems.

Parade of storms for the west coast.

What about you BRENDA? Are these storms getting all the way up to BC?

http://weatherwest.com/archives/6590



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

"The messy American environment, where most people don't agree, is perfect for people like me. I CAN DO AS I PLEASE." - SECOND

America is an oligarchy http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876 .



Hey Sig. Had rain over last week but it dried out today(Saturday). I would have to check out the weather site I go to see about next week's weather. We've had some more wind up here but nothing as drastic as the week around Christmas.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:26 PM

BRENDA


Interesting thing happened this morning and it had nothing to do with my laundry.

Grey squirrel was going up the back stairs that lead to my landlady's deck. Cheeky beggar stopped on one of the steps and looked right at me. I had a stare down going on with a squirrel for a good few seconds. Then it turned and hurried up the stairs to the balcony. Figure it was looking for food. My landlady and my neighbour both have a habit of tossing bread out. I guess it is for the crows but I think squirrels will eat it also.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:49 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Kinda late with this - but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BRENDA!!

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:14 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

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Kinda late with this - but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BRENDA!!



Thanks Kiki and don't worry. All I remember is I was in the hospital for 3 weeks and got out just a day or so before my mother's birthday which is February 27. So I know I went in around the end of January. So you are in plenty of time

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:34 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

[/i]


Wow. I didn't know that was 30 years ago, Brenda. I thought that was much more recent.

Seems you've got a guardian angel looking out for you. I don't think there's a very long list of people who can say they've done what you've done.

Happy Anniversary... whenever that is.



(I kinda know the feeling... I'm not exactly sure when my sobriety started either, but now that it's the 6th I can safely say that it's been over 2 years. )

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:10 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Wow. I didn't know that was 30 years ago, Brenda. I thought that was much more recent.

Seems you've got a guardian angel looking out for you. I don't think there's a very long list of people who can say they've done what you've done.

Happy Anniversary... whenever that is.



(I kinda know the feeling... I'm not exactly sure when my sobriety started either, but now that it's the 6th I can safely say that it's been over 2 years. )

Do Right, Be Right. :)



It surprises me too, Jack.

Like to think my guardian angel is my dad. I saw his ghost when I was in the hospital.

No, the neurosurgeon said to me after 6months passed the surgery that most of the brain tumours he removes are cancerous.

No worries Jack. My memories from right around when I went into the hospital are spotty at most. I can remember pieces of the three weeks and I know how close it was to my mom's birthday when I got out of the hospital...but other than that.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:38 PM

BRENDA


cold, cold, cold

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