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    Re: Feb 14

    MAE ALL...

    Mick...glad your FIL is well enough to be home. Sounds like you've got a bit of running around to do now. Hope his health continues to improve. You and Julie take care of each other.

    Lav...did the storm hit last night? Sounds like parts of the US is getting hammered. Not to rub it in but we're sitting at 23F today, I actually put the block heater cord away.

    Been a busy morning, back to work (from home) and priorities have been set, that always helps. Waves to the rest of the gang....PPQP

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    Re: Feb 14

    Greetings Abbers,

    Oddly nice day here, it went up to 50F for a few minutes then started itís way right back down to freezing, so weird.
    So last nightís ice storm turned out to be about a half hour of rain, nothing more. I see the midwest & even the southern east coast got hit with big storms & even a few tornados. We lucked out. The next event is supposed to be Thursday, 3-6Ē of snow, possibly ending as rain, weíll see.

    Mick, you guys will have your hands full looking after Pop & all his needs. Iíll be thinking of you, take care

    PQ, glad to hear you got a bit of a weather break today as well. This winter is starting to feel a bit long, right?
    Working from home rocks provided you can keep your attention on work. I have had a few issues with that over the years but hey, Iím just human, haha!!

    Hello to Cyn,Pauly, Det, Sam & Pie. Hope everyone is OK

    Have a nice night all!
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    Hello - I wrote this last night, but didn't post it!? Anyway, here it is now...

    Mae all -

    Mick, I wondered what was up, was afraid it was the peskies... but never thought of Julie's dad... that was scary - 3 hours to stabilize him? Goodness! Yes, glad that you could be there for him, and glad he was looking well-ER than you. But now should we worry about you?

    Lav, hoping you are okay... are you knee-deep in making things for the craft show? I hope it is something good like that, and not anything untoward...

    Pauly, darn this site for bumping you off! The nerve, I want to hear from you! Thx for the message, glad to know you are hanging in...

    Det, glad that you enjoyed Park City. Yes, I think sometimes those ritzy places (or the people) are annoying, but I loved the image of the ski chairs coming down into the village. Good luck on the job front...

    PPQ, hmmmm. I live alone, but things seems to get up in the night and wander around! The funny postscript is that I loaded up,the car, got all the boxes I. (All but 2 completely labeled and ready to be scanned)... and the inner door to the counter was locked. Hmmm I thought, too early? No. Still Sunday? No. The Who,e,staff out sick? Some sort of a joke? I was getting pretty perturbed when some part of my brain remembered that it is President's Day. Hmph. Well, at least I like this President. For a self-employed person, there always seem to be no end to other people's holidays... ��

    Be well all, crazy weather here... last evening I stepped outside to deal with the bird feeders and went down on the front steps... jammed a rib into the step, and came down hard on my elbow... but seem to be okay today. I had salted the steps, but a fine mist was coming down and froze over all my prep. Today was a huge melt day, then going down to 15F tonight... I have an early morning drive for an oil change, driving on country roads , so will be extra-careful. Lesson learned! Now I scout it out before letting the dog out... with his mobility issues, no sense adding a fall to the list! Be well all...

    Stay warm!

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    Re: Feb 14

    hiya all how are we then today? hope all is well .things are ok (fingers crossed )with Julies dad today..it has been a lovely day outside today .Went to get some wood today from a timber yard ..I didnt know that there was a timber shortage ..and yet when Ilook at it I can understand that .Alot of the lumber yards have been shut ..I also think that the brexit issue is starting to bite despite the fact covid is getting the rap for it ..They are keeping the wood for big contracts etc ..so next to the wood yard was a warehouse .and lo and behold ...wooden pallets ..so I scrounged a pallet 6ft x4ft ..put in the car ...and split it down ..wood ready for making a big door for hutch.

    hiya teegee ...you take care ..as for things moving around ...we had and still get that every now and again ..I was the worlds biggest sceptic,but things happened that defy any logic or indeed peoples interference...Im fine ,though if I am honest the last couple of weeks have knocked the crap out of me...but again ..not once did the thought of booze come into the equation.....

    well done Lav,on missing out on the storm! Thank you for your info too.hope all is well with you....

    hiya ppqp..how are you then ?how are you getting on working from home?hope you are doing ok ....


    take care everyone

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    Re: Feb 14

    MAE ALL...

    Lav...managed to keep my attention on work and finished the required documentation. Hadn't realized how much it had been on my mind until I emailed it. Really felt like a load off. LOL We got a bit of snow overnight but no more extreme cold. I actually unhooked the extension cord cause I'm not plugging the block heater in again.

    TG...glad you didn't loose the post all together. LOL So you have little gremlins eh? My work place has those. LOL You made me laugh trying to mail off your parcels on Monday. "there always seem to be no end to other people's holidays"...Right! It's like kids in school these days, they have more time off than I ever did! That fall/slip is very scary, so glad you're ok. Hope your drive for the oil change was uneventful.

    Mick..fingers crossed here too. I think it's hilarious you found your good ole pallets! That's more your style. Getting used to this working from home. Boss is thinking come March we might do a rotational in office stint. Told him until we open the building I'm good where I am. LOL

    Shout out to Pauly, Sam, Pi and Det.

    Off to scrounge some lunch. Have a good day all...PPQP

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    Good evening all,

    25 degrees, a bit chilly waiting for another snow storm to arrive sometime overnight. We’ve had snow on the ground for 17 days the news just said. No wonder I’m getting sick of looking at it haha.
    Made a pot of mushroom soup today, my fav! The father of modern right wing radio Rush Limbaugh died today. I actually laughed when i heard the news. The world will be a better place without the racist, misogynist mouthpiece.

    Cyn, my teeth were clenching reading your post. So sorry about the fall, ouch. It happens so quickly even when you’re being so careful. 6-10” on the way overnight, watch out!!!!
    I walked out to the road to my mailbox looking for mail too, haha! I never had all these minor holidays off either.

    Mick, glad the old guy is OK. I just heard Prince Philip is in the hospital now at the age of 99, geez.
    There seems to be a shortage of a lot of things after this year long pandemic. I can’t even get my plant based calcium supplement from the online supplier I’ve been using for years.
    What can we do but hope & wait???

    PQ, good job getting your work done! This adult onset ADD is a real b*tch, haha!
    With the way the vaccinations are being delayed I wouldn’t be interested in going back to the office either. My daughter was signed up to volunteer at a large vaccination place tomorrow & she’s received word they’re cancelling because they didn’t get the vaccines. Pretty sad I think.

    Hello to Det & Pauly, hope you guys are OK.
    Hello to Sam & Pie.

    Have a safe night all!
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    Mae all-

    Mick, you really have been through the ringer these weeks, you always are so upbeat about it, it I'm sure you are worn down from it all. Plus that crack on you noggin isn't helping I bet. Maybe a little -wait for it - REST? Okay, too radical... but do take care...

    Lav, too bad about your daughter and the vaccines. It sounds like the weather here is messing up all the vaccinations across the country... hopefully spring will be a better conductor... Take care with this snow... right now I just want something to cover the puddles of frozen water everywhere... that melt was the worst thing to have freeze... yikes!

    Pauly, hope all is okay with you - you guys have some cold there, or are you okay?

    PPQ, sounds like you have a good routine for working at home, that's great - hope you can keep it that way for awhile.

    Det and Sam, hope all is well...

    Well, the "oil change" seemed to go on a long time... this is an excellent garage, so I figured he would have some news for me... sure enough, this fancy Audi that was my departed beloved's is a tricky machine, with lots of stuff that could go wrong relatively soon... if I neede a tow, it would have to be a flatbed, not a tow. The pistons will wreck havoc if I drive the car at high altitude. (Think Tahoe). I a,ready had a sense about the car... (I mean, who has to put oil every week into their car? Well, turns out these Quattros from 2011 had a defect...). I was uneasy about trying to go cross-country in this vehicle, so at least I know definitely where I stand... thankmgoodness I took it to a great mechanic and didn't just go to the corner for an oil,change... I would never have known all this. So (after $$$$ new tires) I'll get in touch with some trusted car folk and hopefully find another wagon... I don't know, seems like too much change, but I guess better this than sitting on a roadside in Wyoming waiting for a flatbed truck to come rescue me...

    Night all, see you tomorrow... and be kind to yourselves...

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    hiya all ...how are we today then? All good I hope ..the sun is out ,..ok Im lying its pouring with rain...even the rabbits arent interested i going out ..shall we sit at the radiator or go out in the rain and forage?no contest ..the sucker will bring us food .made a door for the hutch ..yep out of pallet wood ..and a load spare for another project .

    hiya teegee ...my brother had a Quattro ...you start shelling out for the name alone..the last thing you need are wheels that you arent comfortable with .Ive not done too much today ...taking it easi(er)

    hiya Lav how are you then?hope all is well ..yep Julies dad is a bit better today ..the hard acceptance is that it wont get better ..no word of my vaccine ..think theres a wee guy making mine out of cow dung behind the Taj Mahal in a little shop in between fixing tractors and cold calling !Jeeves has an excess of calcium ..that any good to you?..take care

    hiya ppqp ...hows things then? we are supposed to be getting arctic conditions for the next 72 hrs ..good for you ...stay at home ...

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    Re: Feb 14

    Good evening friends,

    Glad to be inside, safe from icy driveways & such, ugh. We had the predicted 6 or 7” of snow, my neighbor plowed when it stopped & now my driveway is pretty slick looking. I’m staying off, the chickens will see me tomorrow (they did get food & water today).

    Cyn, I check online for vaccine appts a few times/day but still no luck. Hurry up & wait it is!!
    Sorry your car repairs are so involved & expensive. I swear by my Chevy’s, they’ve never let me down. I’m still driving my Equinox I bought almost 4 years ago, plenty of cargo space too.
    Watch your step outside, it’s kinda scary.

    Mick, you sure do nice work, lucky bunnies
    Good to hear Julie’s dad is stable. It’s going to take some work & changes to keep him that way I’m afraid. Glad to hear you’re ‘taking it easy for a change’.

    Hello to PQ, hope your day was good! Same to you Det!

    Hello Sam, Pauly & Pie.

    Have a cozy night everyone!
    Lav

    PS: Today’s snowy day treat was sourdough banana nut muffins, yum
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    Re: Feb 14

    Goodness, what a quiet crew here tonight...

    Mick I gues I'll have to settle with easi(er) if you say so... sorry about the frigid temps coming your way... this whole vortex splitting is getting to be ridiculous! Glad the bunnies are okay, and wishing stability for FIL...

    Lav, I loved my Volkswagen Jetta wagon... that's what I drove cross-country now, twice. But it went to pasture for some well-earned rest with some friends of mine, and I ended up with the fancy-smancy Audi wagon, a car I wouldn't have purchased, ever. So it's okay to move it along, I have no emotions tied to it, though it was hubs' pride and joy... but he certainly wasn't a mechanic! I'll be right over for those sourdough muffins...

    I had a good day of getting some legal work off, and getting tax things ready to look at... As far as the car goes, I just am tired of change, and having to figure out new things... I have a lead on a reputable small dealer close by... I'll see what he's got... I'll get through it all... I just will have to stick to a lo-rise car for now because of the dog's mobility. It's all okay...

    Hello to Pauly, PPQ, Det and Sam.... and all others... hope everyone is well. No sun today, but even with the snow, it was bright...

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