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Old 02-17-2020, 02:40 PM   #281
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I had a pleaser visit and lunch with my mum today. We were looking at photos and some videos of her great-grandchildren, she looked at me and said “they are so intelligent. Well, all my children are intelligent, even you”.
Our mothers are usually without illusion about us. After all, they have probably seen us at our worst.


My activity today was to donate blood for the 69th time, take the young wife to lunch and then shop at a large antique mall. We got a high stool/chair for her sewing room so that she can more easily quilt.
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:26 PM   #282
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Went for a walk in sunny 62 F weather. For mid February, I'll take it!

After much rummaging around, found my SS card for my driver's license renewal. And once again DW proves her indispensability by being the actual finder.
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Hit 80F today and the dog walks are working up a sweat, for both the little guy and me!

Tested the house A/C and in both cars, so getting ready for the "heat".
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Old 02-17-2020, 06:29 PM   #284
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Transplanted a Carolina Silverbell (Halesia Carolina) sapling from down by the river up onto the property. Tried to find a place that won't dry out too much in the summer. I am not sure how it will do on the rockier ridge.

Redirected some of the rain drainage paths (hopefully...) from straight down my driveway (crusher-run, not asphalt or concrete...) to the side of my driveway. We will see. 4 straight days of rain predicted starting tomorrow.
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Finished up my motorcycle projects. Rita (BMW R1200RT) now has added tail/flashing brake light to improve safety and a small 5 liter top case. Bonnie (Triumph Bonneville) has a new Corbin saddle.

We be ready to ride!
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RobbieB >> lets see a picture of that bad boy. Lol
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Today I'm listening to the first chapters in the nine hours of the audiobook for my latest—doing QC. Pretty tedious. I do a chapter, then take a break. The narrator is amazing, but everyone makes mistakes.



I'm going to have to get a copy of Netflix's Billions, since he's on it.
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I know this is mostly a happy thread. But had to put one of my dogs down today. So hurting pretty bad this evening.
Rescue shepherd mix, at least 11, had a cancerous tumor on his heart. Great yesterday and gone this afternoon. Been through this with other dogs in past, it doesn't get easier with practice.

Sorry for the downer post. But it helps me vent a little.
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I know this is mostly a happy thread. But had to put one of my dogs down today. So hurting pretty bad this evening.
Rescue shepherd mix, at least 11, had a cancerous tumor on his heart. Great yesterday and gone this afternoon. Been through this with other dogs in past, it doesn't get easier with practice.

Sorry for the downer post. But it helps me vent a little.
So sorry. I too have been through it a number of times and it was always heartbreaking.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. It's not easy to see a furry friend off. We are on our third generation of cats. Neither of the previous two were easy for me and I sure don't look forward to the next final trips to the vet. But, to me, the joy of having them was ultimately worth the pain of losing them. Take care.
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So sorry for your loss. It is not easy and I am sure you are hurting. Remember the good times with him.

We had to put a cat down in December and it is definitely not easy. We have a 16 and an 18 year old cat left and no we will have additional heartbreak.
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My condolences on the loss of your dog. Our pets are such big part of our lives.
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So sorry to learn of your dog's passing. I'm also familiar with the pain of losing one.

Today I had the state inspection done on my '03 GMC pickup truck, no issues, and renewed my driver's license.

WV gets dumped on for a lot of shortcomings (some of them deserved) but I have to say the DMV office I went to was top notch. I was in and out of there, including all the documentation for the federal style, in about 30 minutes. In MD where we previously lived, getting out of the MVA office for anything in less than 90 minutes was a near-miracle.

Granted, not everyone agrees like the noisy lady three rows down from the window where I was, but I suspect that she has issues with reading and following directions given that it was her "third trip to DMV this week".
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Sorry, 38Chevy. I had a my sweet cat put down last year. Thankfully, another sweet cat joined me, by chance. I love her.

Today, I redistributed the dirt carelessly dug up by a crew installing FIOS (which I never requested). But it gave me a chance to better grade the downspouting drainage. Also made a staple hamburger casserole from my grad student past.
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The microwave arrived at 8pm yesterday. It is a joy to have
Back to one dishwasher load per day.
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Mowed the lawn. As a Michigan boy, I never thought I'd be saying those words in February. But I've learned that in Portlandia, if you get a couple of dry days in a row, you dash out and mow.
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38Chevy454 So sorry to hear about your furry friend. We have gone through this too many times and know how heartbreaking it is. Our current 2 rug rats are 9 years old and indoor cats so we have quite a few wonderful years left.

Spent 45 minutes at the DMV getting my Real ID and I had an appt. Luckily I got a spot in the parking lot so got there a bit early. Had a splitting headache when I left . Edited to add: that's 45 minutes after I got called up to the window.
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Made roast rack of lamb;

I thought you once said you would not eat baby animals.

Or perhaps it was somebody else who wrote that.
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