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Old 10-11-2009, 12:46 AM   #861
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When it comes to decibel levels, none of those aircraft could hold a bloody eardrum to the old F-4.
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I used to caddy for my dad at a golf course near MCAS El Toro, and the F-4s pretty much took the fun out of golf. I don't know why we dropped any ordnance in Vietnam. If we'd just dedicated 3 weeks to flying F-4s around at 500 feet and 150 knots with the landing gear, slats, flaps, aux tanks, gun pods, a half dozen SNAKEYE, and maybe a RAT hanging out in the breeze, I'm pretty sure Uncle Ho and everyone else would have thrown in the towel from all the gawdawful screaming noise.
Of course, we wouldn't have been able to see 'em waving the white flags through all the smoke . . .
One of my shipmates is an F-4 RIO, for whom neither the billet nor the Vietnam War will ever end. I must've instinctively blocked out thinking about that airframe.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:26 PM   #862
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It's that time of year. I'm monitoring the radar to determine if I need to leave for w*rk early to avoid the highway with sn*w and freezing rain coming this afternoon and evening. I broke out the winter jacket, hat, and gloves.
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This weather is unbelievable. Rain again today and 60% chance most of the week. The last 6 weeks has been wet wet wet. Golf game going to hell.
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It's official...NWS radio just used the "S" word for Friday's extended forecast.
30% chance of Rain and S...Sn... Showers.
I can't even type it all out!
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Soppy wet here too and I wanted to be the 4th frown smilie.
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Soppy wet here too and I wanted to be the 4th frown smilie.
There!! I ruined the streak.

It is 85 and a little rainy here today. Could be a whole lot worse.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:37 AM   #867
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50 and cloudy/rainy the last few days. I froze my *ss off boating Sunday.
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Luckily the sn*w stayed about 100 miles north of me but I did just get done scrapping off the freezing rain that froze to my windshield while I was at w*rk.
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Geesssh last year i thought I would never see the color green again and after what seems like a month of rain I think I will take a day off and build an ark...
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:49 AM   #870
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It is 85 and a little rainy here today. Could be a whole lot worse.
Turned out it WAS a whole lot worse, just a couple of miles east of me where it rained 3+ inches in an hour yesterday and flooded low lying areas like underpasses, requiring police and others to rescue those who got trapped in the rising water. But, it never did rain that heavily at my house.

Today is a repeat of yesterday. Luckily I have no reason to leave home since I am off this week.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:25 AM   #871
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53 degrees ....it's rainin' like pourin' pee pee out of a boot! I think I'm gonna float away...
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... no reason to leave home since I am off this week.
fourteen days. tick tick tick tick. Married off your daughter, stayed home last week. Looks to me like someone is clearing the decks....
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:21 PM   #873
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fourteen days. tick tick tick tick. Married off your daughter, stayed home last week. Looks to me like someone is clearing the decks....
Now that my daughter has been a happily married lady for two whole days (!!!) I do feel like I am clearing the decks!

I needed the time off prior to that, to adjust mentally to the idea of her marriage since my daughter and I have been unusually close. Taking time off to wrap my mind around it worked. Now, I do truly feel that I gained a son, instead of losing my daughter. Now, I can relax and be happy for them, and turn my mind towards my impending retirement.

I will go back to work on Wednesday. It is our yearly "employee appreciation day", so I can go in late and just work 2-3 hours. Good planning, huh? I will work from then straight through to my ER day, a total of 7 more work days. Mostly I will be doing my exit clearance and saying my goodbyes.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #874
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If you really want bad weather..you should live in Wisconsin...the weather here sucks all the time..
that is why we lead the US in binge drinking and amount of breweries ...you have to stay blasted most of the time
just to live here....bottoms up
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Not too many weeks ago we were hitting 100 just about every day. Suddenly a cold front comes through and it's 38 when I woke up this morning...
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Same thing. 100 last week, projected to be 85 today and 40 tomorrow morning. However, since it is only 72, I doubt we will make it that high. Fire watch because of the high winds and 5% humidity.
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Well, fall's over.

It's only the third of November (when the weather typically turns rainy) and already we've had three Nov days when it rained for more than a hour. So far this morning has been nine hours of rain.

Last night at taekwondo, the dojang was actually a bit cool (until we started the class). I drove the car home afterward without turning on the air conditioner. Our solar water heater, which usually ends the day at 150 degrees, was barely above 130. When I got up this morning it was a bitter-cold 72 degrees.

Today I'll probably shift from tank tops to short-sleeve t-shirts. I'll also have to check my emergency supply of long-sleeve t-shirts (both of them), jeans (one pair), and socks (five-- maybe even six-- pair). Tomorrow we'll try to find the hot chocolate mix.

We'll spend the rest of the week winterizing the home: searching for all the open windows, marking their location on the house plans for quick reference, and making sure that we know how to close them...
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