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  1. 20 points
    Longjohn

    Getting old is not for sissies

    Update on my wife and I. We had an appointment with her new medical oncologist yesterday. He’s going to start her on chemotherapy right away and order lots of bone, and body scans as soon as they can be set up. My surgery for my hernia is coming up in the middle of this and I won’t be allowed to drive for about five days. A week later I’m having a squamous cell carcinoma cut out of my face. My wife is doing much better. She is eating good now. She comes up with strange things she wants (she had a grilled Keilbasa sandwich for breakfast today). I’ll be glad when I can get back to cycling and kayaking. For the present time I’m needed at home so that’s where I am.
  2. 18 points
    Zackny

    TIG

    A new grandson. Aiden James. Mom and baby are doing great.
  3. 14 points
    sheep_herder

    A few from this morning

    My photographer is traveling, and it was too cloudy and windy for me to go south and take waterfowl photos. In the last photo, Duke's and Tag's attention were shifted due to antics of the lambs that come into the back yard to eat out of the sled.
  4. 14 points
    Wo46 and I along with our son are racing in Kershaw South Carolina this weekend. pit security is the responsibility of Mona
  5. 12 points
    I worked vary late the night before and only got 90 minutes of sleep. This made me feel loopy. I decided to go shopping on the way home from work. This made me feel productive. I looked at food for MomKirby and couldn't decide between some takeout salmon or beef stew, so I got her both of them. This made me feel a little wild. Then I went to the bakery section to get a dessert for lunch with MomKirby and my sisters. I went to point out the dessert I wanted, and another woman came up to the bakery. I let her go ahead of me and that made me feel generous. When she went to order, she put both her hands on the handle of my cart as if it were her own. Surprisingly (but with complete justification) this filled me with rage. The woman asked the bakery clerk if the cannolis were fresh, and she replied "yes". The woman told me smugly that she always asks if a cannoli is fresh because you can't be too careful with cream. I asked her if she really thought the clerk would tell her if they weren't fresh. This made her feel shocked and a little uneasy. This made me feel a little wicked and a little happy. When I went to check out, the clerk put all my purchases in lovely, strong plastic bags. This made me feel bittersweet because it was the last weekend for free plastic bags at the store. The clerk asked me if I wanted to double bag one of the bags and I said yes for old times sake. This made me surprisingly satisfied. When I left the store there were some girl scouts selling girl scout cookies. I bought a box of thin mints to bring into work and a box of Samoas for MomKirby. This reminded me of my selling girl scout cookies when I was younger and made me feel all nostalgic. The End.
  6. 12 points
    Zackny

    Tonight’s dinner date

  7. 11 points
    BR46

    We you are the only fan in town

    I don't have cable but I wanted to watch the motorcycle race so I went to the corner bar. Everybody in the main bar watching baseball and I have the whole back room to myself. I kinda like it this.
  8. 11 points
    Shu Fang

    Testing picture uploads.

    Shu Fang
  9. 11 points
    Airehead

    Some people are nice

    I had a trap lesson this morning because lately I haven’t been able to hit anything. I mentioned to my coach that Mr Aire had been harassed into shooting on his work skeet team. He has never shot skeet, well he did today but I am ahead of myself. He has only been shooting trap for a month or two. His gun is a Browning 100, hand me down from my dad. It is a single barrel. Not a skeet gun. But all of this is just fluff to the point. My coach brought the NY State Female skeet champ with him, not sure if it is this year or some year. She worked with Mr. Aire. She also lent him a good skeet gun for the next few weeks. At Easter my dad will give him one. So a person we had never met, lent a person she had never met, a lovely gun. Just because she is kind. Mr. Aire has now shot skeet once. Sounds ready for the league, right? It is always delightful to share the earth with kind people.
  10. 11 points
    I talked to Wok and she is allowing me to get back in the hobby of saltwater fish tanks.. to her surprise or demise (not sure yet) I pulled 4 large boxes out of the attic I had stated away she did not know about. I have everything except for a tank to get back up and running. She was a little worried at first because she saw that I was in the garage laying everything out and taking inventory. I even started a vinegar bath for my equipment so it will take and clean the coralline algae off of it since our move to Texas was a pack and go and I did not have the proper time to tear everything down and clean it properly before boxing it up. I even ran the TDS meter on the RODI system I have house in a plastic bag for three year.. I am surprised the filters were not cashed it still works like the day I put it away. On Saturday I am going out to some ladies house to look at a fish tank she does not want anymore.. If all is good and the acrylic is not scratched too bad I will be in business.. hopefully I can get it up and running by next week, and start the 1 month cycle process before thinking of a few new pets to add to the family. This tank I plan on keeping simple, a couple Ocellaris fish and a few (long and bubble tip) anemones. I want this to be a show tank and nothing way over the top like my last few gave been. Here are some pics from my last tank.. I never knew how much I missed this hobby.
  11. 11 points
    As I was checking out the cashier noted that the lady before me left a small bag of groceries. There were no other store employees close, so I offered to try and catch her in the parking lot. She was still busy loading groceries into her car, and was appreciative that I had brought the sack to her. When I returned, everyone was waiting patiently, and none seemed put out by the additional wait time.
  12. 11 points
    Shu Fang

    Stupid dog.

    BP9001
  13. 11 points
    Last night on FaceTime:
  14. 11 points
    Longjohn

    Nana’s snuggle bug

    Is getting big. She is only five years old and still loves to climb on nana’s lap and snuggle. I love how she can make nana smile even when she is not feeling good.
  15. 11 points
    jsharr

    They gave me a pretty cool hat

    I got a hat with my Chrysler 300
  16. 10 points
    dennis

    John D. Rockefeller jr. century

    The weather looked nice so I thought it would be a good chance to ride a century. Traffic is light in the park and the road is closed to cars from Taggert to Signal mtn. I made it to Flagg Ranch before the road was closed and I had to turn around. Signal mtn was open which is unusual this time of year. It was snow covered and icy near the top. I saw another rider go down trying to ride through one section. Yellowstone in the distance. I was able to get to within two miles of the south entrance.
  17. 10 points
    sheep_herder

    Two photos from this afternoon

    These were taken in a small lake across Main Street from the lake used for swimming.
  18. 10 points
    KrAzY

    Fish are now here

    I am drip acclimating the two new clown fish I just picked up. My pup will not leave their tub. She is watching them careful to make sure they are on. Every now and then she licks the container.
  19. 10 points
    Mr. Aire is such an engineer--- it was nuts. We had to buy a chainsaw. I didn't care so much about what we bought. We only have brush/limbs to clear and to cut up the two trees they cleared to put in the driveway. He of course, cared a lot and got a chainsaw appropriate for a family of 11 that heats with wood. Of course he wanted to use it which left me to brush clearing. I worked and lived at a landscaper/nursery during my last two years of college. Clearing brush and laying sod are the reason I stayed in college. In this home, we heated 100% with wood including a cook stove int he kitchen and a wood powered hot water heater. My next home also heated with wood using an external furnace. I know a thing or two about chainsaws and firewood. (Mr. Aire for the record, has never used wood to heat anything except the occasional camp fire.) Being the engineer he is--- he of course was an expert at tree and brush removal. He was cutting the logs way too long for most fireboxes and cutting them in half once again made them short and stubby. I tried to talk to him about it but he pretended he could not hear me due to his ear protection. I deserve a gold star for completing my portion of the work without hurting anyone. We have some really nice oak firewood at the road edge for anyone who needs it--- logs are either too long or too short but the quality of the wood is nice. I am going to take some vacation today and finish the job before he gets home--- well if it stops raining.
  20. 10 points
    My wife got her appetite back yesterday. She hasn’t eaten much for the last two weeks. Yesterday she asked me if I would made stuffed chicken breast and mashed potatoes. I baked a couple giant yams to go with it. She ate a whole plate of food.
  21. 10 points
    Old#7

    Official coffee

    My local shop has an espresso blend named for me:
  22. 10 points
    2Far

    I locked my keys in my car

    Call the Lock smith to get the wife & kids out before they panic.
  23. 10 points
    Parr8hed

    The story of my weekend

    Took off work Thursday and headed to the infamous Brown County for the weekend. This was going to be the first trip of the season in the camper. This made me excited. Arrived at the KOA in Nashville to find a nice, dope site complete with cool furniture and a concrete pad and built in faar pit. The other family we were camping with went with us and we went to Bigwood's Pizza house and micro brew. We met another family there. I had a really good pizza and an amazing peanut butter stout. This made me happy. We went back to the campsite and watched Purdue win around a faar. This made me jealous (for the Hoosiers). Friday we went to the IU/MSU softball game. Emmy's team got to take part in pre-game festivities, meet the coaches and players, and get VIP seating for the game. IU put up a 12 run 4th inning to take the win! This made me very happy. Emmy got to hang out with Tara (starting pitcher) after the game for a few min. Sat and Sun were a bit of a blur. Our softball tourney got cancelled due to some torrential rain. This later turned to sleet. This made me mad. For the first time ever I got a coax cable and hooked the camper to the cable TV input at the site. We stayed inside and watched basketball while the camper got covered in sleet and snow. This made me angry. Sunday I packed up the camper and headed home after a big breakfast and huge faar. Packing up everything in 28 degree snow made my fingers hurt. I was sad to see our adventure come to an end, but happy to be home. The end.
  24. 10 points
    maddmaxx

    A student driver

    This young man is a student at womaxx's high school. He finished 2nd in the local track championship in SK light modifieds. He just tested at Daytona in an ARCA stock car. He has cerebral palsy. He's quite the kid.
  25. 10 points
    dennis

    Southern Utah

    Trail riding. Snow Canyon
  26. 10 points
    dennis

    Southern Utah

    Zion NP. This place is so beautiful. It's so crowded they closed the road to cars and run shuttle buses. You can ride your bike, so we did that. My GF showed me all of the routes she has climbed there. Seven walls in all. One solo. We talked to a ranger and he said they have a pair of condors in the park. A first for Utah and Zion. I think we saw them. She climbed this. Prodigal son. She soloed this one. It took two days.
  27. 10 points
    Square Wheels

    Oops, we did it again

    Wife and I just went to the Tesla dealer. In and out in a couple of hours with a new car for her. Mine will still be weeks, I'm jealous. She's so happy. Not hers, just a random pic of the color / model she got. She went for the fully autonomous driving.
  28. 9 points
    A few taken early afternoon, but may try for more later today.
  29. 9 points
    AirwickWithCheese

    This is why I love RG

    And put up with all his insanity.
  30. 9 points
    wilbur

    Hard to put this down in words

    Oh...this is really sad. You have been such a steadily happy and enjoyable person on the forum and all while dealing with so much. Life is not fair but it is about living. Please enjoy your time with WoSrapr and make every minute you share count. It sounds as though you have been a close couple who have shared a special life together. I had a couple of close scrapes in my life and it taught me that death isn’t horrible for the affected. In fact, it can be a blessing. It is hard on the survivors. I will be thinking of you when that day comes. I am sure she will worry about what happens to those left behind. When the time is right, be sure to assure her that all will be ok. Your character is being tested and it shines. You’re a good man Scrapr. Warm Canadian hugs for WoScrapr.
  31. 9 points
    KrAzY

    Think we might have a problem

    DeeJay wants to know why the new saltwater tank does not have fish yet. She just does not understand that we are waiting for a quick cycle and get them this weekend. She did however discover not to drink the saltwater I was mixing. WoK has already picked out two clown fish for the tank.. the store is going to hold them for us until Saturday. I will have to wait another few weeks before I get them their first of three maybe four anemones. This is what she picked. They are lightning blue/maroon clown fish. They get the title blue because of the darker maroon colors.
  32. 9 points
    I have had a great uncle's leather club chair for about 20 years now. It is very solid but the leather was shot when I got it. It made me feel nostalgic. I started stripping the leather off which made me feel nervous. I have never been one to work on leather projects, you see. I then took the old cotton batten out and thought about the cotton workers who toiled to make a chair. This made me feel sorry for them. Then the horse hair was removed which made me feel like I could have had a nice pair of shoes made back then. I needed to repair the wood armrest frame but the wood was being difficult as it is a hardwood that is near petrified. This made me feel angry. I increased the size of the pilot hole and held everything in place while I used my electric screw driver. This made me feel thankful for the screwdriver and competent. Then the screw broke. This made me feel angry again. I then moved the pilot hole and decided to use a little more rpm on the drill with the screw. This made me feel aggressive. Damned if the screw didn't whistle through the wood and into my finger. This made me feel like an idiot. I pulled my finger off the screw and that made me feel linguistically liberal. Once I cleaned my finger, I put a bandage on it and carried on with the project. I thought about driving to see Parr8 about the injury but then thought he would remove the finger and give it to a fingerless bum. That made me feel distrustful of transplant types. The end.
  33. 9 points
    Zephyr

    How to thank an employee

    Just say you generally do not like people but enjoyed her working for you (everyone will laugh because they will know at least the first part is true) Also say how much you appreciated how much work she did and how it made your job easier, and give a small example(but only if it is true) Do not try to be funny..., it will come off as awkward.
  34. 9 points
    Razors Edge

    Let Me Introduce Rocket!

    ...who is my brother's new cat/kitten (9 months old):
  35. 9 points
    She just sent me some swag from the company she works for. She is Marketing manager for a photography accessory company in California.
  36. 9 points
    dennis

    Southern Utah

    I spent the week in Southern Utah. My girlfriend and I did a three day bikepacking trip in Grand Staircase Escalante. We visited Zion NP, and Snow Canyon State Park. Grand Staircase is amazing. It was the first bikepacking trip for my GF. The weather was perfect. She is a champ. I look forward to doing it again. Next time, I'd bring more wine and coffee. We ran out of both. Peanut M&Ms can get you through a lot. We climbed to the top of this mesa. Holy shit was it hard. Five miles and steep. We did some walking. The top. Million dollar view
  37. 9 points
  38. 9 points
    Longjohn

    Happy hump day

    It’s a beautiful start to the day. I about froze. Standing in the cornfield this morning in my jammies to get these photos.
  39. 8 points
    They did not know what to think about the little 2-legged visitors.
  40. 8 points
    Scrapr

    Hard to put this down in words

    I didn't mean to pour out a mess of words. It was just that we were in the middle of it. And had hope that the next thing was going to be the "cure". Now we are down to the last one. The Keytruda is a relatively new immunology drug. Instead of the chemo killing the cells it unlocks the immune system to kill the cancer cells. A friend of ours had her adrenal cancer "cured" with Keytruda when she got in a trial. So we have a tiny bit of hope. Tiny. But our pathways are closing. She has had 2 doses with one more today. The tumors seem to still be growing... WoScrapr had so much fun on our trip to the Volvo factory 2 years ago that she talked a lot about going to get hers. I promised her in the oncology ward she would get to go. In late January it looked like she was getting better. We put down a deposit on her trip. Which I had to cancel this week. I don't like to beg but if you hit your knees tonight say a fast one for WoScrapr.
  41. 8 points
    That's a pro move right there.
  42. 8 points
    KrAzY

    Ain't no wood worker professional

    But I did alright.. I just got finished last night building my new fish tank stand. I decided to go a different route with it then the traditional cannot style. I really hate trying to climb inside while working on pumps or taking apart the skimmer to empty it. Enjoy my horrible building skills through these lousy pictures. The new light and crushed coral substrate should be here in a couple days. Got a better deal online then at the over priced store.  I'm just going to sit back and watch the electrical people shit themselves over my Frankenstein electrical box.. so far that box ran two tanks for over 6 years non stop. I figured I will keep using it for this tank also... Yup.. no GFCI and it's near water..... The wall outlet is going to be a GFCI in the next couple days.
  43. 8 points
    Parr8hed

    My Kind Of People!

  44. 8 points
  45. 8 points
    Shu Fang

    A wonderful picture of Ylva.

    Isn't she lovely? Shu Fang
  46. 8 points
    Did you toss them before or after eating them?
  47. 8 points
    petitepedal

    TIG

    Tonight I got....53 channels..who needs cable tv.
  48. 8 points
    I've been pretty absorbed with my father's care lately and there's been little time for anything else outside of work. But yesterday, I did take off with a friend and his trailer and picked up a cord of cherry. With the unusual cold February and first half of March this year, it more or less depleted my seasoned firewood so this move was necessary. All I had time for was to dump it on the side of the house last night -- so it will have to be stacked whenever I can find time this upcoming week. I got that cord for $175. It will probably last me a full season when used in conjunction with my pellet stove. For those that don't know how good of deal that is, I probably could have taken that same load and turned around and sold it on Craig's List for $500. Tempting as that is, this cherry is like a microwave with the heat. It burns hot, real hot, smells good, comes in sizeable, working cuts, and it's dry, dry, dry. Best thing I've burned to date. That's it, man. That's my excitement -- and yes -- I'm really, really happy to have it. Going down to visit the old man today, sign papers, make payment, and prepare his new room to receive him tomorrow. It's been almost 4 weeks since his break and he's been in hospital beds and an assisted care facility. Tomorrow he moves to an an Adult Family Home in Tacoma -- which is almost about 2 hours from me. Honestly, it's been non-stop since it's all happened and a lot of worry trying to get him the care he needs while simultaneously trying to protect his assets. As his POA, it's an honor, a lot of worry, and pain all wrapped into one. But the goal is to get father healed again, and return him home when it is safe to do so. I've committed the best of my ability to do so. I'm not sure how long he's going to stay at his new home but I'd like to see him stay another month at least as he will receive far greater care there than when he returns home. Peace out.
  49. 8 points
    parodybot

    Lillian is very happy

    She is going to Doggie Wonderland for boarding until Dallas Street Dog Advocates can find a foster home or someone adopts her.
  50. 8 points
    BuffJim

    Kirby TriCycling

    I’m old enough to remember when it was called Thaddeus Kosciusko cycling forum. The good old days.
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