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  1. My son has taken on a ready made family, and we met the kids for the first time on Saturday when they came to visit, The boy is 7, the girl is 5. I took them to the neighborhood splash park for some fun, and I figured I may as well make the trip there and back fun too.
    24 points
  2. WoJSTL is Ok. One stent. Spending one more night in hospital. Great outcome.
    23 points
  3. Thankfully not a big one. She's been feeling bad for a few days and we thought it was allergies. Her eyelids and face have been puffy and itchy. She's even been to the doctor twice this week about it. Today her chest felt tight and she had me take her to the ER. Blood tests show what may be a heart attack. They will know more Monday when they do a cardiac cath. Considering that she cut the grass with a push mower yesterday and played with three grandsons today, we think that it's a 'minor' heart attack. Time will tell.
    21 points
  4. Starting feeling poorly last night. Temp 101 today. We came home as soon as he was ill. He is vaccinated so that is good. Doctor just sent him for a covid test.
    20 points
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  6. I really prefer to be in my office but today my co-worker and I are home. We have an Airedale puppy arriving this morning for a two week stay. It is going to be hard to get any real work done. Meanwhile my co-worker is checking his email.
    18 points
  7. Dan is one of my main competitors that I battle against. I'm at Dan's shop running the sidecar and doing some fine tuning. I spent 2 and a half hours on Dan's dyno. Dan helped me find more HP. I now have more HP. then Dan. Thanks Dan
    16 points
  8. Teal, the Golden Retriever, owned by my photographer and fishing friend was struck in the face by a rattle snake yesterday in Western Montana. They were 1 mile from the truck when this happened, but he made it back to the truck and to the vet that has taken care of him over the years. He was given anti-venom and placed on IVs. He made it through the night, but his head is badly swollen, and he is in great pain. They are trying to feed him soft foods. You won't find a sweeter dog than Teal . I am praying for Teal and Alan that he pulls through this terrible event. Yes, I believe in the power of prayer. An aside, Alan hunts grouse this time of year in the high country, as rattle snakes do not usually venture up that far. This was an exception.
    15 points
  9. From our pre-1840 reenactment this past weekend. Due to covid both reenactors and visitors were down some. Weather was perfect all 4 days. I was running a dye pot with walnut and copper. Made a deep very nice dark green that works well for early 1800 military uniforms. Dyed one bag for myself and bags, pants and shirts for others in the camp. Our camp. Our next event will be Mississinewa 1812 the largest War of 1812 reenactment. Other pictures. I did not take any of these pictures but got them from friends who visited us. It is so good to have kids involved and not all old retired geezers. 3 of our granddaughters were with us demonstrating woll carding, combing and were doing quilting.
    14 points
  10. My dads cousins husband called and talked to me for about an hour. He asked when the soonest I can come to Ohio and pick up the ‘60 Plymouth Valiant. I told him the soonest I can be up there is the end of September due to having to schedule off work. As we were talking about the new beast in my garage, he told me somethings I didn’t know about the Valiant.. first off. I never knew it was my Great Grandmother’s vehicle, she drove it a total of 35,000 miles or so. After he got the car he did some work and drove it around to the new total of 44,230 miles. By my calculations.. that engine is barely broken in yet after all these years. Looks like I need to make a little more room in the garage.
    14 points
  11. My two biopsies..
    14 points
  12. I’ve been working on this outdoor kitchen project for a few weeks. I made the concrete countertops last weekend. The forms came off today. Still some finish work to do but happy with how it’s turning out!
    14 points
  13. You people are all amazing!! 903 miles! Thanks to everyone who got out yesterday and put in some miles. I am so pleased that it got the turnout it did and maybe even got a few people out on their bikes that would not have rode otherwise. I did not get home until late yesterday so no miles for me, but JUST WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR!
    14 points
  14. I got home. He could not move to stand up. No ability to motor plan. Seems to have happened rapidly as he made a sandwich at lunch. I thought he might be stiff from sitting so I offered assistance. He slipped in slow motion to the floor. I called 911. No answer. Called multiple times and gave up. Then they called me back finally. I am really really pissed about that. Great local ambulance team took him. I could not go. I am very worried here at home.
    13 points
  15. I asked my cat what she thought about this. She said "what's a Randomguy?" Then she went back to sleep.
    13 points
  16. for the great cycle Challenge to fight children’s cancer. Because of my health I only challenged myself to ride 200 miles during the month of September. Some nice lady just called me from The Great Cycle Challenge to thank me for signing up and wanted to know if there was a particular reason I signed up. I told her I hate cancer and especially in children. I told her about my wife and my leukemia and my love of bikes. I probably should have waited because St. Jude’s Children’s hospital is also doing a cycling challenge in September. I have heard good things about St Jude’s, I know nothing about the people I signed up with. I guess I should do some research. At any rate I’m committed to riding 200 miles next month.
    13 points
  17. I sure don't. I was on a ride, heading home and about 2 miles from home I run over a piece of something so I stop and look. The rear tire has a piece of metal, a kin to a staple sticking oot of the tire about a 1/2 inch But no leak. I can't pull it oot, so I begin to ride with it in the tire. About 100 feet later it falls oot on its own. I stop and look, see no metal, and see no hole. Also still no leak I can't see a leak w/ soap water, but will compare pressure reading from now til morning. I can't see a leak w/ soap water either. Anywho, Gatorskins rocks.
    13 points
  18. I received in the mail my new registration and tabs for my vehicle. My birthday is next month. Anywho, I had the registration and sticker sitting on my kitchen table w/ some other pieces of mail & such. Over the weekend I decided to straighten up and throw some things oot. Couple days later I decide to place said sticker on my plate. Where is it After looking around I and came to the conclusion that I must of accidentally thrown it ootI then started looking on the Secretary of State website to see how to obtain another one, what a PITA. I was able to download a replacement registration, but ordering the sticker part of the site was jacked up and not working Then I realized it might still be in my dumpster💡 My condo has dumpsters. I just threw the trash oot in the morning before work so I was hoping that it was not emptied. When I got to the dumpster the trash was all there While standing on the side door, I sifted threw and found mineIt was bright day light, so if any one saw me they were probably like . I took it back inside, opened it up and there was my registration w/ sticker I then put it on the plate. Done.
    13 points
  19. It's a 1953 J.C. Higgins sold by Sears back in the day. An old guy on oxygen was selling it for $50. It isn't worth half that but he needed the money more than I did. We are going to use it as a flower stand. The burgundy color matches our house's trim. As you can see, I went all out with a spray can.
    12 points
  20. Not just the huge cars that are in short supply. The little ones are scarce too.
    12 points
  21. Yes and due to COVID, I can't visit her. You may have heard my little heart attack story from the year 2000. We are hoping that it's similar for WoJSTL. It isn't from a lack of exercise as she's ridden 2,000 miles with me on the tandem this year plus does a lot of walking and taking classes at the YMCA such as water aerobics. We just talked on the phone and she wants me to put the stationary bike near the TV. We usually do that in the winter. One good thing is that a cardiac nurse practitioner is one of my daughter's best friends plus she's been who I see annually. She's on duty this weekend and will see Patti tomorrow.
    12 points
  22. Need a connector to work with the new laptop, so processed with an old one.
    12 points
  23. I am God damned proud of everyone. No way did I think we'd get this much participation. This warms my heart beyond measure. Chapeau!
    12 points
  24. Stop with the politics. Stop arguing. Plenty of crappy sites out there for that garbage, don't make this another one.
    11 points
  25. FB just reminded me of this.
    11 points
  26. Seriously you are asking me
    11 points
  27. 22 miles into my ride and all I could think about was my lunch.
    11 points
  28. But the next one will be in a few weeks. Peach crumb pie. My dad’s favorite. I should mail him a slice.
    11 points
  29. As a follow-on and marketing for the book, I am wanting to start a YouTube channel. Began taking the first of 10 videos that I plan at launch, taking a more indepth look at sites included in the book, plus some I intentionally omitted. While cordial to people I met on the trail, my video rig (less the stand in the photo) was obviously a conversation piece. One lady was walking 2 large dogs and pushing a stroller, and joked with her that the dogs probably wished they were in there and she noted that the 16 y/o collie is good for about a mile then needs assistance. She asked about my video and I told her what I was doing. Her sister bought my book and that is where she learned of this trail, and the first time she was exploring it. Made her day when figured out I was the author. It was an interesting hike!
    11 points
  30. I invested in my sons, they needed parents and my wife and I took on the challenge. It was the best investment I ever made. It is such a blessing to see them all grown up and changing peoples lives for the better.
    11 points
  31. It even is a Garbage people jacket. Found it at this used place called treasures. $14.99
    11 points
  32. Puppies grow faster than grandkids.
    11 points
  33. This gift from you made my day and is just what I need! I guess someone paid attention to my neck muscle complaints! This arrived today and will get used beginning this weekend!
    11 points
  34. Slightly char some corn on the BBQ or in a pan, cut the corn off and mix it with lime juice, cilantro, green and red onion, and I added cayenne, smoked paprika, cumin, and some fresh cheese crumbled on top. The recipe called for a little mayo but I added a little yogurt in place of that. It came out very yummy. Recipe called for a jalapeno, but I didn't have one. It would be better with it. I made up for that loss with cayenne pepper powder.
    11 points
  35. Was negative. Wo7 was tested Saturday and received the news last night.
    11 points
  36. They must have heard I don't have any rabbits... My new bunny is getting to know the place, we'll have to see where he settles in Thank You sunshine people
    11 points
  37. Smiles not miles. Bur I'll play your game. I dug out a computer and my road bike. There you go. 62.90 mi DISTANCE
    11 points
  38. Only if the bike moves a bit across the floor. So, sure, a couple inches towards the 1,000 mile goal??? Every inch matters! But, for this event, I think we were pretty clear ALL types were acceptable. Hiking, walking, kayaking, whatever RG & RO ended up doing, etc.. And, as I had my family obligations yesterday, and my century today, please feel to add mine or not.
    11 points
  39. Assembling a sheet metal shed for my mother and father. 12x10x10 came in a pallet in about 4000 pieces. Was am erector set puzzle for engineers. Biggest issue was the heat! Heat index was 105 with no clouds or shade to be found. I was dying, hell I have 1st degree burns on my fingers from the first few hours until I had my big brain moment. I set a sprinkler and a hose to constantly shower the sheet steel and building. Much much better
    11 points
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