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Old 12-08-2010, 07:41 AM   #6281
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No. Old Honda works perfectly. It has "one more year" syndrome!
So does my old 92 Accord. I was going to sell it for whatever I could get for it, but we decided it would serve as a good winter rat and keep the mileage down on Mr Boston's car plus minimize rust on both of our vehicles from the mountains of salt they use on the roads around here.

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:03 AM   #6282
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If congratulations on the j*b change are in order, here they are.
I am guessing that it is too soon to tell?

But any change is probably celebrating.
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I slept in until 8 AM. Coffee was hand delivered, piping hot and perfectly "seasoned".

I checked my email at MSN and saw this picture. I've never seen the Canadian falls with the lights. WOW!
I'm not sure what the photo on the left is. Any guesses?

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I slept in until 8 AM. Coffee was hand delivered, piping hot and perfectly "seasoned".

I checked my email at MSN and saw this picture. I've never seen the Canadian falls with the lights. WOW!
I'm not sure what the photo on the left is. Any guesses?

Christmas lights along the Arc de Truimph (spelling) in Paris?
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Going to Central America today to be part of a medical mission there. Back in 10 days or so. Wish me good luck !
Stay safe and give us a report when you get back. Good luck!
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I used the ignore function to move what Nords aptly calls "one key pianos" out of my life. It really makes my life more enjoyable not to read their endless efforts to politicize every topic.
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Going to Central America today to be part of a medical mission there. Back in 10 days or so. Wish me good luck !
Good luck with your mission. I am envious of those with skills in the medical field who are able to do so much good when they volunteer. You must get a lot of personal satisfaction from your volunteering efforts.
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Actually I'm going to get a live cage from the animal shelter and try to trap it. Once caught, they will pick the possum up and relocate it. While I'm at the shelter, I'm going to donate a kitty condo and a pet carrier.
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.........Once caught, they will pick the possum up and relocate it. ..........
I'll watch for their truck.....
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Ok...that's one possum to Travelover, USA.
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Going to Central America today to be part of a medical mission there. Back in 10 days or so. Wish me good luck !
Good luck!

Where in Central America?
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Good luck on your mission obgyn65. You are a wonderful person to be doing this.
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I'll light the oven and start some sweet taters cookin'.
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Spent the morning in recertification for 1st responder & CPR, required for work, so at least they paid for the class and time. Hard to stay awake, been certified in one form or another since 1971.

Set a new record in spending at the grocery store since I hadn't been there for 3 weeks and we were out of almost everything. The most critical shortage, of course, was TP.
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I slept in until 8 AM. Coffee was hand delivered, piping hot and perfectly "seasoned".

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L'avenue des Champs Elysees, Paris, France, with L'Arc du Triomphe in the background.
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It so happened that I snapped a similar photo the last time we were there, near Xmas. My picture was later at night and was not as good.




Looking down Avenue des Champs-Élysées to the East, I snapped the following photo of Luxor Obelisk.


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Been a busy few days around here, but it's finally slowed down a little.

Spouse spent three consecutive days volunteering at the opening of the USS ARIZONA Memorial's new visitor's center and the remembrance ceremony. Everything went great until the very end, when someone left their Grandpa's medical oxygen bottles in a duffle bag in a dark corner of the brand-spankin'-new museum. Heavily-armed Navy Security & EOD showed up in a RHIB at the boat landing about five minutes after the bomb threat was called away, and they were not amused. Luckily the survivors were already at their lunch, most of the crowd had moved on to other activities, and ops returned to normal after a couple hours.

So far this week I've completed the black belt test qualifiers of 100 pushups in two minutes and 100 situps in two minutes. They were more exciting than I expected because we didn't get to them until the end of class after I'd run out of gas we'd already finished the "warmup", forms, kicking, and other activities. But I made it and they're done. Saturday morning I'm doing the two-mile run in under 22:30. After this year I'm literally off the charts, but I think I can continue to meet that pace. The actual black-belt test is in February.

Our daughter called this morning from college needing neither money nor paperwork-- just an hour of hearing our voices advice. She's been studying for finals for six straight days, the calculus final didn't go as well as she hoped, and she's contemplating the one-two punch of physics & chemistry early next week. She'll work it out. The NROTC lieutenants are all over her about the wonders of "command at sea" and "nuclear submarines". She'll also be home in just 6.5 days for some long-overdue surfing, so I'm looking forward to a number of interesting conversations...

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Going to Central America today to be part of a medical mission there. Back in 10 days or so. Wish me good luck !
My daughter in nursing school at UCLA is leaving tomorrow for the same thing in Honduras. Maybe you'll run into each other! Today is her last day of finals!
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