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  1. She hasn’t wanted to eat for two weeks. I made some chicken noodle soup for her last week because it’s one of her favorites. I got her to eat three spoonfuls and she said she didn’t want anymore. I just threw out the rest of it today. One day I got her to eat four spoonfuls of oatmeal with blueberries and honey. Most days she won’t eat anything at all. Today I made some banana pudding and drizzled Hershey syrup on it. I got her to eat what I brought her, probably a dozen bites.
    17 points
  2. Actually taken from the street.
    17 points
  3. This morning resting comfortably. We were blessed to have him as Patriarch of the family. He was 85 and fought advanced Pulmonary Fibrosis for 4 years. Heading back to my mother’s tomorrow.
    17 points
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  6. I love you guys. All of you. Yes, I'm doing okay, this isn't some sort of "signing off" note. I just realized in all of the flurry and rush of things, I never truly expressed my thankfulness. All of you helped me pay off the medical bills. The amount that came in from the shirts was staggering; I got it close to the end of December and I was literally shocked. I get a lump in my throat thinking about how beautiful all of you are. Thank you.
    14 points
  7. There is a ton of levers and buttons on it. It’s a really old British made thing. I did some grading, scooping, and used it to deliver a railroad lumber tie to this spot where we are putting in a mechanical gate. Kinda fun to work with. Once my husband has his garage together he wants to work on it and make it nicer. It runs well.
    14 points
  8. when your boss starts asking you to work up figures on how much you make net and gross and what it would look like at XXX more. Looks like I am getting a pretty decent raise soon...
    12 points
  9. This one goes in the microwave to keep my shoulder happy... Thank you "SWC Friends"
    12 points
  10. Based on what he saw, he was not overly alarmed. Wants me to take Alleve for the muscle pains. If the head is not more clear tomorrow, he will schedule a CT scan for neck and head as a precaution. There was one disc in the neck that was sensitive. He did not believe it was fractured.
    11 points
  11. We went to Lincoln to have a birthday dinner with our son last night. We were on O Street which is the main artery of the city, about 4 blocks from turning on to our son’s street. We slowed for a car turning into the Popeyes parking lot when our car was struck from behind...HARD! It took a couple seconds to realize just what happened. It was dark, but I could see the mashed in front end on the car behind me. I took several anger reducing breaths while walking to the car. The air bag was deployed. I could see the woman moving but she was not acknowledging my presence. I knocked on the driver’s
    11 points
  12. OK, Fine. Laugh, and I will whip you. I was scared, concentrating and nervous. Also, my butt was frozen. The seat is soooo cold. It's metal and has no padding.
    11 points
  13. This, swollen knee won’t fit in jeans and I think a bit of a concussion. Feeling a bit better than yesterday.
    10 points
  14. Without too many details it was work related and involved an icy step and an emergency that needed an immediate intervention. I intervened for staff safety and during that part involved a hit just right to the glasses, face shield, eye. All calmed and I stepped backwards to give space. That is when I stepped on the edge of the icy step and went plop. Two freaky accidents in one but in the end all is ok. I also get to maintain my reputation of not asking staff to do anything that I would not do myself. that said, I may be getting to old for physical interventions with young adults
    10 points
  15. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not
    9 points
  16. I am on the East Coast. A scallop dragger sank on Dec 15 with 6 soles on board. I was flown out to help the team locate the site. Been out to sea for 12-14 hours a day and sleeping/fixing gear the rest of the time
    9 points
  17. If you have looked everywhere in your house for your coffee cup but it appears to have inexplicably and completely vanished from the face of the earth; and you are beginning to lose your mind, wondering if some dastardly coffee cup thief has broken into your house and run off with your cup, here is a bit of friendly advice:
    8 points
  18. For old time sake, just couldn’t resist. You never see it on the shelves...and there it was.
    8 points
  19. We just got back home. My Dad is still clinging to life. My brother is able to stay until the ‘time’ comes. Then I’ll spell him so he can get back home before the funeral. If my Dad still makes it to Friday, I’ll head up again for the weekend. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. We read him his favorite Irish story today, the picture is from last St Patrick’s day.
    8 points
  20. We went wild today. Skipped the waffles and made French toast for Einstein and the Airedales. All were satisfied.
    8 points
  21. Mentally and physically, I remember one century I just didn't want to finish. All was going well until mile 95. My butt was on fire, I just wanted to give up. I didn't and felt good about finishing. I've done 10 or so centuries and have finished all that I've started. By far the hardest thing I've done on a bike was ride up Mt. Washington. I didn't prepare enough for it, weighed too much... I remember looking down at my power reading and saying, that can't be right, I can't ride that hard. 2 hours of that finished off with a few hundred yards at 20+%... ugh. Again, I felt great th
    8 points
  22. I always enjoyed putzing around in the garage working on motorcycles and things but Wo46 has been hanging around in the garage more and more. She has been putting in hours of work on the sidecar and anything else that needs to be done. I don't mind having the help but my alone time is getting squeezed out......on the plus side the lath, drill press and the floor have never been cleaner.
    8 points
  23. My travel book is just about ready to publish. Just three more daytrips to gather material. Have 118 locations and around 300 photos. Expecting by the end of this month. The front cover...
    8 points
  24. RandomGuy can write a hell of a fiction short story.....at least I hope they are fiction....
    8 points
  25. I believe that we are uniquely prepared for our life’s work. The inverse is we get the work we are prepared for. Just yesterday I was helping a colleague new to bicycling understand why she needs to drop into low gear and spin. The conversation turned toward “the hills in life,” and I believe it is true that bicycling hills has uniquely prepared me for settling in and turning the pedals when the work gets steep.
    8 points
  26. I gotta say my hardest rides were races back in the day. Some of those crits were just on the rivet for an hour with a couple of prime sprints thrown in for fun. When I progressed to a point where I was placing and consistently top 10 (and one win!) I would finish so wasted I couldn’t stand up for several minutes. I remember sitting in the street just heaving trying not to throw up and seeing my quads throbbing. My hardest overall physical & mental efforts were not on a bike but during marathons and military training. Going all day long for miles & miles with 100 lbs of gear on y
    8 points
  27. Hardest... I've been riding a while so how to decide... The longest? That would be the Jersey Double. If anybody tells you New Jersey is flat, they're a liar. Worst crash? Then the century where I crashed at mile 93. Afterwards I couldn't swing one leg over the saddle, but could manage the other. Rode the last 7 miles, as I found out later, with a fractured pelvis and a fractured rib. Most nettlesome? Then the century where I flatted 5 times, including twice on the front wheel of all things. It seemed like I'd never get to the end of that ride. Loneliest? That's the lo
    8 points
  28. Normally I just use my cell phone for texting or making a few calls when I'm outside, but would use my work phone or computer for conference calls. This makes me feel efficient. But since I've been working from home, I've used my cell phone for a lot of work calls. This makes me feel slightly less professional, but still ok. Over the past months, I've updated my work area with a new chair, a small side desk, a new floor lamp and even a phone charging stand where I can have my phone stand upright so I can still see it while it recharges. This makes me feel good and bad because I don't reall
    7 points
  29. Things are looking really good, she just needs to quarantine for treatments.... I don't think I told you all the story of my step-dad going grocery shopping for the first time in about 30 years. The short version is that my mom gave him a list and he came back with about $500 worth of groceries for two people. He bought a lot of meat because it was on sale. He had to go back this weekend to pick up a few things. One thing my mom put on the list was a chocolate bar. My mom has treated herself with a Hershey bar after grocery shopping as far back as I can remember. All she wanted wa
    7 points
  30. Well, all the parts and pieces finally showed up and it's all together. Since I won't be able to sit down with the client and show him all the ins and outs of the things he should know, I will do a video instead. Should have that done in the next couple of days.
    7 points
  31. I think that you should set up a webcam for us. Kinda like @sheep_herder's Miles city cam. We could keep an eye on them. You could even give us the contractors cell number and we can text him when he is doing something wrong.
    7 points
  32. Moved the old TV and AV receiver into the basement. My old JVC amp was just not working that well anymore. A Carver receiver I got in a horse trade would drop out intermittently on one channel. I had read that was common for the amplifier portion as they age. Got the surround sound, TV, DVD and Roku all working fine. Downside is the Onkyo receiver doesn’t have a phono pre-amp, nor a tape loop for my CD recorder. My budget doesn’t have a pre-amp in it at the moment. But this is also the time of year to just sit in the basement listening to LPs. What to do. I suddenly remembered the Carver
    7 points
  33. Awww, that's sweet that he wanted to get her some nice treats, but sometimes you just want a plain chocolate bar. Next time he may want to consider shopping at the gas station. it does make things easier.
    7 points
  34. No kickstand or streamers but I added big mittens. This bike is a game changer. It rides like a mountain bike. It was so much fun to ride. I had zero knee pain. It's light and climbs really well. I'm glad I added the dropper post. It gave me some stability on the descents. Shimano is awesome. I love the ergonomics of the shifter. XT brakes are the bomb. The trails were pretty buff today so I flew around. I do plan to put a bigger tire up front. I think 4.8 Jumbo, Jumbo Jim. And @ChrisL was right. The seat was too low. Fixed.
    7 points
  35. Gives me "street creed"
    7 points
  36. It is truly exploding. A 2 bed 1 bath 988 sq ft, one car garage, boring looking home in a meh neighborhood just listed for 190K. Another 2 and 2, one car garage in an OK hood, outbuilding in the back like a larger shed, listed for 210K Both of these homes listed in the last 24 hours We have 1050 sq. ft, 2 and 2, HUGE detached garage, on a nice flat lot, in a very desirable neighborhood. People all love this neighborhood. Our list price just went up again.
    7 points
  37. Every time you spout off about being willing to change everything, I suggest you reconsider and read that book. I've suggested it at least five times to you. You never pay attention to what I say, I should be your girlfriend.
    7 points
  38. Trans-Iowa. 336 miles, it took 33 hours. 30 mph winds, thunderstorms all night. Temps dropped to the 30s overnight and I did not bring pants. One guy I rode with dropped at 6:00 am(26 hours and 270 miles into the race). He crawled into a ditch and slept. We had to leave him behind. An hour later the other guy I was riding with said go on without me. He didn't finish. I opened a can of coffee that I had been carrying all night and it exploded it my face. When I finally made the last turn and had a tailwind for the last 15 miles I knew I could finish before the time cut-off. Arrowhead 135.
    7 points
  39. I think it really depends on the husband or wife that catches you.
    7 points
  40. Mick would share with us. I am certain.
    6 points
  41. There is a ton of levers and buttons on it. It’s a really old Vulcan made thing. I did some towing, slinging, and used it to deliver a cargo pod to this spot where we are putting in a wormhole gate. Kinda fun to work with. Once Scotty has his dilithium crystals together he wants to work on it and make it nicer. It runs well. (With apologies to DH, and a bow of respect as I’ve never driven a working tractor…)
    6 points
  42. This will work with more than just wine.
    6 points
  43. I'm doing okay. Admittedly, my own mind probably shields me some (not as avoidance, probably just out of sympathetic protection) from those seven weeks. I have a great job with supportive people. One of my colleagues has become a friend beyond work; I sometimes have game night with him and his fiance' and another friend. We will probably have our bar trivia team again too once this Covid mess is over. I've also had them over for movie night. I had my first annual performance review in November, and I got a reasonable raise. The cats are good company. Yoshi makes sure to love me, th
    6 points
  44. A while back I was writing short essays about my companion/ dog Badge here's a sample Posted November 15, 2015 A friend at work had come into a boat, not sure how but he now owned a fourteen or fifteen foot runabout with an outboard motor. Milt invited a few of us from work to spend a Saturday at a local lake with him and his family. Badge, Linda and me; a couple guy's from work; Milt, his wife & two boys all gathered at the lake. There was a problem with the boat, don't remember what. So we had hamburgers and bee
    6 points
  45. My husband took pics. I look so scared. Maybe I will share if you don’t laugh
    6 points
  46. You are so fun. I always love your posts. I was a little spooked at first. I thought the thing could tip if I did something wrong. Hubby laughed and just told me to play around and practice. So I scooped, graded, and learned how to start it. Starting it is not like my truck. Choke, start position on the stick, gas pumping lever, start. It starts so well if you do the right switches. The key is funky.
    6 points
  47. Photo update, today, 1/16/2021. Wiping out at a high rate of speed on an unbanked 90 degree turn 9/10/2020 as couldn't brake hard enough and tires lost traction. After 4 months, the fractured clavicle healed but the hematoma remains. While initially ballooned out to size to size of grapefruit in the final couple of miles during the post accident ride home, appears to have maxed out this week as not get getting the stretching twinges - otherwise not painful. Hopefully will begin absorbing down over the next few months. Only thing I can think of is with the left being the road rash and fx c
    6 points
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