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Old 12-09-2010, 06:47 PM   #6301
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Lately I've been applying that same function to a few "content-free" posters...
Uh oh, that means I'm on your ignore list. Man...you won't be able to read what I did today. That's a bummer!

So anyway, last night I put bait in the live animal trap to ummm, trap a possum. Kiwi and cat food...yummy.

This morning I had something in the trap...a cat. He was washing his face, undisturbed by the fact he was locked in a cage. I opened the latch; he walked out, looked at me and burped...then walked away.

Ahhhh well.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:14 PM   #6302
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Kiwi and cat food...yummy.

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Ahhhh well.
We coated the cat food with peanut butter and it worked .
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Uh oh, that means I'm on your ignore list. Man...you won't be able to read what I did today. That's a bummer!

So anyway, last night I put bait in the live animal trap to ummm, trap a possum. Kiwi and cat food...yummy.

This morning I had something in the trap...a cat. He was washing his face, undisturbed by the fact he was locked in a cage. I opened the latch; he walked out, looked at me and burped...then walked away.

Ahhhh well.
You did better than I did. I caught a smelly black critter with a white stripe.
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We coated the cat food with peanut butter and it worked .
Well...I put out moist food...that might be a little difficult to smear peanut butter on. Ahhh...guess I'll have to go to the grocery store again for some homemade possum chow ingredients.

Thanks for the tip!
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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...
Hi Nords, so what was the advice you gave her? And what's her major and does she know what she wants to do with it? Just curious (we have a 26 year old college son in college too who's interested in advertising, a subject which I know nothing about).
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Spent the last two days pricing DH's comic collection using an online source.

I've been threatening to throw out the boxes for YEARS because I'm tired of finding a place to store them every time we move.

Turns out he has some pretty valuable comics. His entire collection is worth about $3k retail....looks like I won't be throwing out those boxes after all!
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Listening to "Soundscapes" on digital cable radio channel. Soundscapes is a wonderful way to start the day - nice peaceful instrumental music versus the Christmas pop music clogging all of the local radio stations. I enjoy Christmas music but after a week of it nonstop....

Mr Boston is gone for coffee and errands, so I can quickly wrap his presents. Heeheehee

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My contractor has no fear of the cold, predicted to be a balmy 33F with 5-10 mph windspeed. I will have the coffee pot running at full tilt for the guys, maybe even some hot soup for when they are done. I treat my contractors right.
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Turns out he has some pretty valuable comics. His entire collection is worth about $3k retail....looks like I won't be throwing out those boxes after all!
You should get $3k one at a time. But if you want the whole lots sold, a dealer should give you $1.5k. I just sold my brothers collection last year.
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Spent the last two days pricing DH's comic collection using an online source.

I've been threatening to throw out the boxes for YEARS because I'm tired of finding a place to store them every time we move.

Turns out he has some pretty valuable comics. His entire collection is worth about $3k retail....looks like I won't be throwing out those boxes after all!


I sold Gary's collection on ebay last year . Depending on the comics I sold them separately or in groups of four . Take lots of pictures to document the condition and list any flaws carefully .
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We're going to pack them all back up and store them. The comic book market is really down right now and I've lived with them for 20 years, so why not a bit longer.

Almost all of his comics are 1984/1985. From the research I've done comics that are +30 years old go up further in value so back to the closet they go.
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Hi Nords, so what was the advice you gave her?
"Study your ass off hard, young padawan."

She's starting to clutch on chem exams, so we talked through all the alternatives. Understanding the "worst case" always helps her settle down, stop overthinking the question, and go for partial credit.

She worked hard to get there. NROTC and Rice will work hard to keep her there, even if it's with a C+ GPA. I think she'd rather have a 2.50 there than a 4.00 at Leeward Community College.

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Civil/environmental engineering, with which skills she's someday going to single-handedly overhaul Hawaii's infrastructure. But first she needs to make her decision about NROTC and her Navy choices. I've had some more thoughts on her surprising evolving thoughts here:
"Command at sea"

It's all her choice, and we've been through the decision process before with the USNA vs NROTC debate. We'll make sure she has full disclosure and then step back to see what she decides to do with it. That way when she realizes what a horrible mistake she's made, she'll understand that it's all her fault.

She's also noticed that she's signed up for 156 credit hours over the four-year program (which includes 24 credits of NROTC topics), and that a number of upperclass have already switched to majors like "philosophy" and "Asian studies". She is not amused.
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It's all her choice, and we've been through the decision process before with the USNA vs NROTC debate. We'll make sure she has full disclosure and then step back to see what she decides to do with it. That way when she realizes what a horrible mistake she's made, she'll understand that it's all her fault. ...
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Well this isn't "life after FIRE" (I wish)...but it is what I did today: resigned from one job (toxic co-worker environment) and agreed to another to start in January. Hopefully I'm not jumping from the fire-pan into the fire...but I just couldn't stay in the fire-pan any longer!
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but I just couldn't stay in the fire-pan any longer!
Sometimes a new frying pan does wonders for your outlook. Good luck!
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Well, that's the title of this forum. I know it doesn't make any difference. I was a bit tipsy after celebrating my resignation with DH last night, so who knows why I took note of that...LOL...I was SUI...surfing under the influence.
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I was a bit tipsy after celebrating my resignation with DH last night, so who knows why I took note of that...LOL...I was SUI...surfing under the influence.
I've got to remember that one.
I've made post a time or two that I had to go back and apologize for. Or at least I thought I might need to.
Not sure why that stuff makes me crazy.
My liver keeps asking me too.
But I guess that's why I pay good money for it.
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