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  1. Boots

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    Old thread was looking old so here's a fresh new one.

    What's up?
     
  2. Grifter

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    Our youngest got up at 530 this morning. Been up watching meat eater re runs on Netflix. Trying to find motivation to start the day!
     
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    Working. A bit. Getting things lined up for a (work) trip to Labrador end of the month.
     
  4. Bean

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    Work Work and more Work. Then home for a workout and supper. Hopefully followed by me vegetating on the couch binge watching some show or another.
     
  5. Boots

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    Been training my daughter to get up earlier and earlier the past few weeks in preparation for school returning.... I think I'm still going to be in trouble trying to get her up tomorrow morning :lol:
     
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    Been following the hurricane

    It is wild y'all
     
  7. Scott

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    same. Should be fun!
     
  8. HairyAss

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    Was raining ash from wildfires in Seattle yesterday - crazy to see!
     
  9. Boots

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    Any issues breathing in that situation?
     
  10. RoryTate

    Buffer the streaming media unto me.

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    I done mowed the lawn. Giggity.
     
  11. HairyAss

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    There are air quality warnings - both my kids' soccer practices have been cancelled. It's an issue for people with breathing conditions. In general, take it easy - I took a break from my runs so far this week. My eyes are itchy, but nothing major.
     
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    Changed the valve cover gasket and tube seals on my son's car, and de-malwared my wife's laptop.
     
  13. BlackFire

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    Had to take my Mom's cat in on Tuesday to be put to sleep. I loved that bullheaded stubborn cat. What upsets me the most is that she going on 86 and now all alone in her house. He was a great companion for her. He showed up on her doorstep at Christmas time 14 years ago and just decided to stay.
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    And today I started my first of many chemo treatments (every 2 weeks with an infuser bottle to take home to continue treatment for 46 hours) for the next 6 months.

    Up until this week, I had been managing to stay in good spirits but loosing Winston kicked me so hard in my heart. His health was failing but I was hoping Mom and him would have a little more time together. My brothers suck and are absolutely miserable to her. Winston was there for her when I couldn't be.
     
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    Chin up! You'll beat this.
     
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  16. hank

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    Rough go. Rooting for you
     
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  17. Boots

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    Fuck cancer.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear about the kitty. If you find she is too lonely, you could always adopt another cat. Just look for a cat that is a bit older. I know when we put my cat Princess down a few years ago, my mom swore she'd never get another cat, but she found her home to be too empty, so she got another cat that was older and loves her so much!
     
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    ^ This. So many shelter cats never get picked because they're not cute kittens, it's a great option as you get a trained cat. I can't think of a better way to put it - so please don't flame me, but you're also getting a cat that probably won't live as long.
     
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    Supposed to go camping at Rissers beach this weekend. Currently truck is getting new front pads, wheel bearing and ball joint. Last week needed a spring kit for the rear drums. Week before that was fuel pump. Don't mind reg maintenance, but everything at once kinda sucks.
     
  21. Boots

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    That's the cost of owning a 'real truck' :rofl:
     
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    It's a sin honestly. So many cats end up getting put down because the shelters are over loaded in cats. :happysad: It makes me want to get a farm and have 30. :lol:
     
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    No flame required. You are right on the mark.

    I am hoping that given a little time my Mom will be open to letting a new furry into her home. She had packed up all his food and dishes and anything our cats would use and sent them out to our house. I know this was knee jerk reaction and was getting rid of all reminders of Winston.

    I'm thinking about waiting a little while and bringing one of our cats (they are siblings but only tolerate each another so they won't miss one another) in for a visit to test the waters.

    At the time Winston showed up in our lives, I had been trying to convince her to get a dog (we had always been dog people) because when I moved out I took my dog, Maxie, and the dog's cat, Max, with me. As long as that dog lived, we dropped her off at my Mom's in the morning on the way to work and picked her up on our way home so Mom still had Maxie's company and could go for walks with confidence. Mom was most concerned about the dog being all alone at our new house for the length of time we were at work. Maxie was getting up in years and had never been alone for any length of time when I lived at home since Mom was home most of the time. Sometimes we would take the cat in too for a visit with Mom and his old stomping grounds. He was an older cat that was used to going outdoors and always knew to be back to Mom's by 5 for the trip back home,

    When Maxie passed (the cat had already passed before Winston showed up), I was so happy that Winston had really fully settled in and showed no desire to stray again. Winston had convinced her he should be her companion.
     
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  24. hank

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    24km run, Wizard of Oz at the Oxford, Seaport Market and Montreal Style Bagels trip. Off to agility class soon and a bbq after.

    Full Sunday!
     
  25. HairyAss

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    hankhank - training for anything specific?

    50k bike ride this morning, was fantastic. I've figured out a route from my house that is minimal road, mostly bike trail. I could easily extend it for an extra 25k... well, I could extend it indefinitely on Trail, but 75k would be my limit about now.

    My daughter scored 2 goals in a 12-1 rout for her first soccer game of the season. My son's team lost 7-1 the day before. Honestly, both games looked about the same, all came down to perceverence by a few kids.
     
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    HairyAssHairyAss next goal race is the Valley Harvest Half. Goal time of 1:35.

    Training over the winter for a spring full but haven't decided on a race yet
     
  27. HairyAss

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    Headed to Amsterdam tomorrow. I'll be working for most of it, but looking for suggestions on what to check out when I have free time.
     
  28. Boots

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    Clearly you have to stroll the red light district.
     
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    Check out Ij Hallen. Biggest flea market in Europe.


    Also, get baked and bang hookers, obv.
     
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    Red light for sure, very cool experience and not as seedy as one might expect lol. Anne Frank museum is an experience too, but line ups can be 2-4 hours to get in during busy season. The Rijksmuseum was decent, and is right behind the IAMsterdam sign, some cool garden park areas there as well. Oh and if you can squeeze a canal cruise in, do it. The Heineken brewery is there too and do tours, I haven't done it, but may be an option
     
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    Van Gogh museum was great, I would suggest doing one of the canal tours, it gives a great history of the city and you get to see a lot of it. Depending on how much time you have, rent a bicycle, it is quick way to get around. There are live sex shows, which are pretty crazy to see, lots of cafes, I think you can pre-buy a ticket for a set time at the Anne Frank museum, but I believe it is only for the mornings. Stay away from the blue lights in the red light district, unless that's your jam.
     
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    Definitely want to walk through the RLD, but going for work so need to figure out how to do that and not end up running into co-workers in awkward situations!
     
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    its only awkward if you make it
     
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    I mostly work with people who are awkward by definition. :lol:
     
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    In this profession?! no way
     
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