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  1. Been with this company in various forms since 2009. Just got called in to discuss pay and other compensation. Walked out with the biggest single pay raise I have ever received in my life. Shocked to say the least. Completely unexpected and greatly appreciated.
    26 points
  2. Had another echo today. My ejection fraction is up to about 65%. I'm pretty excited about that. It was at 35-40%.
    20 points
  3. LMAO! Mr. Hip was out there doing fence work today. The Foreman was shocked at how much he got done today. He has also seen him work driving the backhoe, and other assorted construction things that was specified as owner responsibility. The Foreman said " WOW! You got all that barbed wire out already? If you ever want a job..." My husband just laughed and replied "Not bad for a nurse, eh?"
    20 points
  4. But at least I am in my own home with power and water. I am blessed to have some awesome friends, both real and imaginary. I thank you all for your well wishes and laughter inducing posts during what has been a crazy week. Tomorrow I will shower and go back to my office I hope. Letting the hot water heater play catch up tonight. That and I have a 7 pm Scout call, during which call my coffee mug may contain rum, but I will still pretend to blow on it like it was full of hot coffee.
    18 points
  5. Whee! We rode for 30 minutes on the river trail where there aren't any stoplights. He weighs about 230 pounds, which is quite a heft to keep balanced when the bike is barely moving. It was scary to get started, but then I told him that he would have to start pedaling so that the bike would move and then I'd be able to balance and pedal, too. He did great! I also told him to step down at the same time as I do so that we can stop without tipping over and then counted down "one, two, three, step." He seemed to like that he was very helpful in keeping us upright and moving steady. And we both pre
    18 points
  6. Towed the "new" toy home this weekend. WoUB said it had to fit in the garage or it ain't coming home. Had to do some rearranging, but it's in. Put U-joints and carb kit in last weekend. Runs like a dream. Just have a couple of electrical issues on the dash to work out, then run it through emissions and get the tags on it. This thing is a 1976 CJ7 with only 53,000 original miles. The engine runs like new and there's no slop in the drivetrain. I did the U-joints just because it's been sitting and I know all of the miles it's had have been off-road. U-joints are cheap and easy, so I did it for my
    15 points
  7. As Fred Durst once said. We have a signed contract. Closing is March 5th. We have inspections and appraisals to do by then. This is also the last week of school and I need to turn in my final assignment by then. No final exam so I can be done ahead of schedule.
    15 points
  8. My wife isn’t well, she sleeps a lot. My feral cat now my new house cat sleeps 20+ hours a day. He went somewhere last night before I went to bed. Didn’t see him again until noon. My wife always had the tv on up until about three weeks ago. Now she doesn’t even turn it on to sleep to it. She was in a good mood this morning when the murse and the aide were here. The murse had her smiling a lot. I like to see her smile. She has been sleeping ever since the murse left all except when I fed her lunch after I got back from getting shot and after bringing in firewood. I watched the sunset while I wa
    15 points
  9. Build finished today and went and got fit and then took it home. Build: Ritchey Swiss Cross Med Groupo: Shimano Ultegra Hydro, 46/36 cranks 11-34 cassette. Ultegra RX rear der. Wheels: Shimano GRX (take off old bike) Maxxis ReFuse tires tubeless. Cockpit: Ritchey Venturemax WCS bar, Ritchey 4 axis stem & carbon Giant Contact post.
    15 points
  10. Is always making me laugh with her posts. Today’s laugh: Today in class . . . Me: “How are you guys doing with everything? I feel badly that this virus is messing up your college experience.” Student X: “Yeah, not getting laid at all.” Me: “I was referring more to online learning, but thank you for sharing that.”
    15 points
  11. Mike worked on my song until 3 am them laid down the final keyboard part and got it to me this afternoon at 3 pm. Just got a chance to download and play it for WoW. She loved it!
    14 points
  12. Oreo says this feral cat stuff is bullshit. He wants to be an inside cat, at least tonight he does.
    14 points
  13. Got a murse that lives near by. Likes to show off how much money he has. Just remodeled his house, got a new RV to replace his old RV, bought his kid a lifted jeep, bought a truck just to pull his new RV and then he buys his wife a new car and to show off how they did not even need it, he sticks the thing on blocks a few days after buying it! What an asshole! And don't get me started on how he spoils those kids taking them to private pitching lessons and driving them all over God's green earth in the RV to play softball and ride carbon fiber bikes all over city parks, making mud pits and
    14 points
  14. Block will keep me numb for 2 or 3 days. No sign of arthritis..
    14 points
  15. Prayers and Vibes needed. My 77 year-old cousin Barbara who lives in Horseheads, NY (near Corning) was hospitalized with COVID yesterday AM and given oxygen. Her husband Bob was hospitalized later in the day and also tested pos. for COVID. Both are ICU patients. Barb is doing better this AM and talked to her daughter by phone. Bob is struggling. Their daughter Amy who lives in Maine is at their upstate NY home now and will be caring for them when they hopefully recover. They also have a son who works for Apple in Seattle. I spent a week to a month in some summers with Barb's famil
    14 points
  16. My son called last week. Got a new job. Less traveling, exciting work for him, a position he really wanted. It took a while, there were a lot of applicants for the job so he figured he missed out. His wife called today, got a big promotion. This should help their house hunting. They're finally ready to stop renting apartments
    13 points
  17. Stitches are out..block on the sling is gone..I drove to the appointment..I can rest/sit or watch TV without the sling..sleeping will continue to suck for awhile..PT starts in 2 weeks..I see the Doc on St.Patricks Day. Nap time...work tomorrow.
    13 points
  18. About 21 years ago I saw a very cute kitty out in the garden. This made me smile. He was feral and wouldn't let me near him, but he kept coming around. This made me intrigued. Eventually he started coming around on a regular basis. This made me happy. One day he came around and had a number of bad cuts. I took him to the vet who gave me medicine for him to take every day. So I kept him inside and took care of him. This made me relieved and made my other cat sort of not very happy. For the next 20 years my little kitty kept me laughing with his hijinks. This made me happy. He also w
    13 points
  19. But the little ones were more interested in papa’s beard and removable teeth.
    13 points
  20. I woke up and all the clocks were blinking. I went out to check on my wife. However long the power was out we both slept right through it. Her hospital bed goes flat pretty quick with the power out. It has one of those fancy air mattresses that constantly changes pressure on different parts of the bed. I checked the weather, it is supposed to start warming up now. According to the time on the blinking clocks the power was out for one hour. My wife would have been sleeping on the bed springs in that amount of time. I’m glad we didn’t wake up. I would have had to go drag the generator
    12 points
  21. Phone call from the "IRS" saying that my benefits will stop if I don't talk to them. So I pressed 1 to talk to the 'representative'. Kept him busy for about 5 minutes before I started discussing his parentage if you catch my drift. He said that he'd be by my house in 10 minutes to shoot me. I laughed a lot and told him to come on down. I have 24 years of military experience for his ass. Of course my experience is that of an aircraft mechanic, but I do have a couple of very large wrenches to smack him around some. It's been an hour now so I guess I can put away the wrenches.
    12 points
  22. The lamb is under the towel next to the cabinet. I took her sister out to mom, and in the meantime time the kid took its place. Been a busy night and morning with 3 sets of twin lambs and a single born so far.
    12 points
  23. We had between 6-9 inches of snow today that closed a lot of the city. I did not get a call from the Dr, but an email notification to MyChart. If I’m reading it correctly, both the head and neck are ok. I talked to my insurance agency on Friday because I had not heard anything from the other party. She helped me reach out and start a claim with the other company. Both the automotive claim adjuster and medical adjuster called me that afternoon. Neither had been able to reach their insured and they were requesting a copy of the police report, but both indicated they thought it looked pretty c
    12 points
  24. Don't worry though, my injuries were only super fish oil.
    11 points
  25. Or for some of ya.. back to your 20’s and 30’s.. just found these three scripts while cleaning out my aunts apartment. to help pay off some of her bills, we are looking at getting them appraised. The red book is the last screenplay script from the show, also has signatures inside from the writers and producer. we have two copies of the 250th episode with cast and crew signatures on each. One is personalized and the other is just their signature.
    11 points
  26. Smokey is covering her belly (7 months preggers now) but love this shot she sent me.
    11 points
  27. My favorite arrest story: I was supporting Vice as they were busting John’s thinking they were soliciting prostitutes but the hookers were actually female cops. So we take this really young looking fuy into custody who solicited an officer. He’s like 19 and the kid is scared shitless, crying as the arresting officer is talking to us. So she says, look at him he’s a kid... I cant do it it’ll ruin his life. So she walks up to him and says, you know what kid, it’s your lucky day, Unhook him. I stand the kid up & remove the handcuffs. In between sobs the kid says, you mean im
    11 points
  28. -4F with a -25F wind chill from a NE wind and headed for a high of 4F. Time now for a cup of tea, some almonds, and some Mandarin oranges with cottage cheese. Just winding down from letting the dogs run, checking sheep, and feeding bottle babies. Hope everyone has a Great Day and stays safe and healthy.
    11 points
  29. The Freestyle Libre continuous glucose sensor has led me to think much differently about what I eat. A year ago, if a major snowstorm was possible, my grocery store thoughts centered around which Marie Callender, Stouffer's, etc. frozen dinners to get along with boxes of processed side dishes. While I still do them occasionally, here's the major part of this morning's grocery haul in advance of a possible major storm on Sunday:
    11 points
  30. I had given considerable thought on how I wanted approach this build and came to the conclusion to go with a hybrid approach. Take off all of the recent upgrades to my old cross bike which was the wheels, tires, cassette, rear der (Ultegra RX), seat post (taken off my Anthem when I put the dropper on it) and saddle. That knocked about $600 off the build kit and I’ll restore the old crosser to original & flip it. Unfortunately the white & red frame is unavailable so I went with the black. The frame on display I was drooling on last weekend! GRX is currently out of stock as well
    11 points
  31. When my daughter & SIL come over for Sunday dinner Smokey is always pestering Jack who has zero tolerance for the boy. So last night we buried Jack and Smokey spent a good hour at our house never realizing Jack was in there! We did pull the blanket further down but left a opening so he could breath.
    11 points
  32. Over two acres to take care of. The commute has doubled. This should keep me in shape. 50 miles a week wih just regular work life. Our very own bike park. With enough land to really make something. A view. A view that inspires. Pro stove. What? and the fan ... Whadda ya think, two months? and we have some heavy items. <groan>
    10 points
  33. The Element has a rust problem that is going to be either a pain in the ass, or expensive, to fix. But I have decided to keep it. I like this car
    10 points
  34. I still don't know how it happened but somehow I got Allen's phone number. So out of the blue, I decided to give him a call. Really glad I did. He's as nice as he seems.
    10 points
  35. HoSmudge had been up there for a week waiting for the propane delivery. I went up today, and he was still there. (Delivery ended up being yesterday.) Fed the birds (though he was actually tossing some seeds for them during the week!). Set my heater back up. Decided it was time to take the Christmas lights off the two trees across the road. Threw my ladder on my shoulder and headed out. All was well until I found out the snow was knee deep. Whoops. Needless to say I had to stop a couple times to let the heart catch up. Was a very nice day. I was pretty tuckered out, but I
    10 points
  36. My coworkers stare out the window watching the snow fall. While the new guy takes a nap.
    10 points
  37. Our weekend included 4 dog sleds 14 dogs. 11 people 6 fat bikes 5 pair cross country skis 4 Alaska born kids got to ride on a dog sled for the first time. 2 of them got a chance on the runners driving dogs. Kids are hoping to see Bigfoot the next time out. I guess now I have to find a Bigfoot. They are very elusive and hard to catch. A good time was had by everyone. If weather cooperates we will be having a night fat bike group ride Thursday.
    10 points
  38. @JerrySTL...have you been in my kitchen?
    10 points
  39. There may be a dozen others but we placed a competitive bid. We will find out next week.
    10 points
  40. The difference between a disaster and an adventure is attitude.
    10 points
  41. when I bought an Oximeter to check my wife’s oxygen I got a great deal on this thermometer. She never runs a fever but I still check her temp every day. Tonight I made some really good beef stew. I worry when I feed my wife that I’ve let the food cool enough that I don’t burn her mouth. I don’t want to stick my finger in her food. Tonight I set the thermometer for objects instead of people and pointed it at her stew. 110°F. Perfect.
    10 points
  42. I told comcast to take a flying leap and canceled cable tv this morning price increase = goodby I kept their internet, so I'm tv receptionless. I'll get a pair of rabbit ears. There is a few programs that I'll miss, but this move save me aboot $85 / month...and that's real money.
    10 points
  43. I enjoy shooting trap. My dad is a competitive national trap shooter. Past his prime but still excellent. He taught me to shoot and I enjoyed being on the family trap team when I was younger. It is still one of the things we still do as a family. I love to beat my oldest brother if I can.
    10 points
  44. We got some. It made for a fun ride to work and back and an awesome night of skiing.
    10 points
  45. She is being extra snuggly the last few days
    10 points
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