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Old 07-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #12421
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Yesterday was 25 years of wedded bliss with DW. All she wanted to do was go out to lunch at a nice restaurant. So we did.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:11 PM   #12422
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Yesterday was 25 years of wedded bliss with DW. All she wanted to do was go out to lunch at a nice restaurant. So we did.
Congratulations!! Nice, simple way to celebrate. I wish you many more years together.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #12423
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Went to Ravinia yesterday with DW for a pleasant afternoon picnic and evening concert. Great weather, better show.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #12424
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<SNIP> <SNIP> ...she wanted...So we did.
Hence, the 25 years AND the bliss. Just keep on doin' what you're doin'. You got this figured out.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #12425
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Hence, the 25 years AND the bliss. Just keep on doin' what you're doin'. You got this figured out.
When we got married an older relative gave me the secret to a happy marriage. "Just say 'Yes, dear.'" So far it works.

Scratch one item off the Honey-do list, yesterday was pressure washing the concrete front porch. It's on the north side of the house and never gets direct sunlight so mold/mildew and general crud builds up on it.
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As I had problem with sleeping last night, and in fact stayed up all night, I have been day sleeping today. Just woke up from a long nap, and still remember a vivid dream.

I was back to megacorp. I left my cubicle at quitting time, then realized that I forgot something. So, I went back and found two facility maintenance guys already hauling away my lateral file cabinet full of books. In lieu of that they put up some shelves, which were not enough for all my books. So they scratched their head on what to do.

I asked them why they switched my furniture like that. The reply was that the order from above was that old furniture had to be replaced, even though these were steel cabinets and lasted a lifetime. I told them not to throw away any of my books, and just piled them on the floor.

Next, I got lost in the parking lot and ended up in a Chinatown. I even thought to myself, I did not know it was within walking distance, and that I should do that the next time I wanted to go out for lunch from work. Then, I woke up.

All these crazy rules at megacorp were the reason I left to have my own business. No, they did not throw away furnitures, but made arbitrary rules like that all the time.

PS. My wife just called from the kitchen, saying dinner is ready. So, will see ya'll later.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:15 PM   #12428
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Awe, come on bbbamI, we know it was a bag of ice in your tub, we just want to know how the soak was....
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Went kayaking. It was partly sunny, about 72F flat calm water, not even a ripple. After an hour so scooted down, put my feet up on the deck, fell asleep. An hour or two later woke up.

During my snooze drifted a long way along the lake. About an hour of paddling got me back to the lauch site. Loaded up the kayak on top of the suburban. Drove to Windber near Johnstown, took the wrong exit. Found a Salvation Army store, wondered about for a while, bought two sweat pants for $4.-.

Dove off, next stop was $tarbuck$. Coffe and Oatmeal cookie leisurely consumed while ogling watching the the young lasses come and go. Drove home.
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That's hilarious! I also feel sleepy while kayaking, but at least I make it home before I fall asleep.
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Awe, come on bbbamI, we know it was a bag of ice in your tub, we just want to know how the soak was....
Heh...considering it was 104 degrees today, that doesn't sound too bad...


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Old 08-05-2013, 11:19 PM   #12433
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Started the day with 10 mi. bike ride at 6:15 AM. Puttered around yard awhile in morning while DW went into town to do some shopping and to visit her mother. After taking trash to the local dumpster, stopped in to visit some neighbors down the road in early afternoon for about an hour. Supper with DW after her return.

Overall, a pleasant day in ER!
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DW's nephew stopped by with the grandnieces and we went to the pool for about an hour. Weather was perfect - dry, 80F - and the kids had fun.
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A walk in the woods

Went for a walk in the woods along the creek behind the house with a camera, macro lens, and a few small strobe flashes (I knew it would be dark in there) figuring there has to be something in there interesting to photograph.

I came across some fungus (fungi?) growing out of a fallen tree trunk. Of course I have absolutely no idea what kind it is.

DW's reaction was "Eeewwww!"
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Looks like Chicken of the Woods. Edible, although don't take my word about it from pictures. I got curious about mushrooms once years ago, since everybody thinks they're all poisonous. Took a course in Mycology and learned that there are tons of edible fungi. But I'm still not comfortable enough to eat most of them just by sight, although there are some that I recognize pretty well.

Edit: I just looked it up, and read something I didn't know. There's a species of this mushroom that grows on conifers that can be poisonous. I doubt you were going to eat them given DWs reaction, but better safe than sorry.

In case you're feeling adventurous and the mushrooms are growing on a hardwood, here's a site with some information and a recipe. Eating the Chicken of the Woods | Cornell Mushroom Blog
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Went for a walk in the woods along the creek behind the house with a camera, macro lens, and a few small strobe flashes (I knew it would be dark in there) figuring there has to be something in there interesting to photograph.

I came across some fungus (fungi?) growing out of a fallen tree trunk. Of course I have absolutely no idea what kind it is.

DW's reaction was "Eeewwww!"
Even lowly fungi can become a work of art!

I shot the following picture this morning:


Taken from my high rise apartment, looking straight down 200 feet below into the bed of a pickup truck delivering fresh watermelons into the city. The punch of color caught my eye on this otherwise dreary San Francisco morning.
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Driving home earlier today I came upon the aftermath of a traffic accident. An empty cement truck was apparently going a little too fast when turning right at an intersection and flipped on its side - landing on top of a pickup stopped at the intersection to turn left. Thankfully the cement truck landed primarily on the bed of the pickup and didn't do a lot of damage from the cab forward.

That said, no way the pickup driver walked away without an urgent need of a change of underwear...
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Five years ago on 8/8 DH left work to join me in ER--and 35 years ago on the same day we closed on our first and only house. Double celebrating for us!
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