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    11 September

    Hello all...

    Firstly in memory of those who lost their lives in the twin towers bombings ...to the survivors, we hope you have found some sort of peace in life

    Hiya all how are we doing today?hope all is well. Went up to see the possible new van today, doing some measuring up etc.apart from that not done a lot. Watched the coffin of the Queen being taken from Balmoral to Holyrood where she will lie in state till the service in St Giles kirk. Very sombre, it's still hard to believe she has gone .that seems to echo throughout over here.

    Hiya lav.hows you then today,?I am sorry to hear about your neice, drugs are the same as booze issues..unless the person themselves admits they have a problem, it's a non starter. As you say,the overriding thing is to get drugs irrespective of feelings or consequences. I hope she sees the light before she screws her health and family up


    Ppqp how's you then today?hope all is well for you what are you up to this weekend whatever it is...enjoy

    Hiya teegee, hope all is good with you.

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    Re: 11 September

    MAE ALL…

    I did end up popping into work for a little while today. Just needed to be ready for the start of my programs tomorrow. Just as well I did as we discovered a heater had been left turn on and at full blast. I suspect it could be the little kids turning the knob when they go out that door.

    TG…next week has got to be easier than last week. LOL Hopefully everybody will actually show up for work. LOL Hope you’re getting some much deserved rest.

    Mick…so is the heatwave over? All the talk about the Queen and why it is affecting people so much is that everyone felt she was their grandmother. Even though it was expected I was sad when she pasted too. I’m glad you were feeling better yesterday, I bet you were weary, tired and generally exhausted. Sounds like the van you looked at on Saturday might be a fit for you. I’ve been watching all the coverage of the Queen today too. Other than popping into work for an hour or so I haven’t been up to much. The heat is back this weekend so it’s indoors for me again. I really hope we get a nice fall and don’t just go straight into winter.

    Lav…did you end up having a rain day? Sorry to hear about your niece and I know how hard it can be to keep your mouth shut. So you’ve said your peace, he’s probably heard it from others, and now you can just be there to support him and listen. I’m sure it’s weighing very heavy on your heart. Most of my weekend has been peaceful and I’ve enjoyed watching all the history stories about the Queen. I’ve been thinking of my twin a lot as she was a huge fan of the Queen. Hope you’re having a good day.

    Waves to Det, Sam and Pauly.

    BBQ steak and veggies on the menu tonight. We were going to have it yesterday but everybody seemed to eat late in the day so didn’t. Glad we didn’t because I’m really looking forward to it tonight.

    Have a good night all….PPQP

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    Re: 11 September

    Good evening friends,

    Yep, it rained all day & the high temp was only 72 degrees - nice
    Iíve been running back & forth between my workshop & the TV in the kitchen to watch the news about the queen. She definitely had a good & long life.
    My niece on the other hand is in the process of cutting hers short, I know she is. Being hospitalized this past week is a definite sign sheís way over the edge. Her parents have. Given her til Sept 30 to clear her belongings out of the house they provided for her. Sheís been out of work these past several years & not attempted to help pay the mortgage. My brother & his wife are using up their retirement funds to support this addict. Donít know where she will go but I guess it doesnít even matter at this point. Her 3 boys will be staying with my brother until at least February & hopefully be adopted. No one in our family can take these 3 young boys, weíre all too old. Such a shame. Iím trying not to let all this get to me but itís so sad.

    Mick, that van looks like a winner, I hope you can get it & travel in happiness

    PQ, itís true when someone dies I automatically start thinking about others who have passed like my mom. She was a big fan of the queen too.
    Good thing you got in to turn the heat down before the building melted, haha! I think that thermostat needs a wire cage placed over it so they canít get to it anymore.
    I defrosted a pork tenderloin, sliced it into medallions, seasoned it all with S&P, paprika, garlic powder & thyme. Cooked them 3 minutes in a cast iron skillet, flipped them for another 3 minutes until done. Made a pan sauce with chicken broth & a touch of non-dairy butter - pretty darn good & quick. Veggies were steamed in the microwave, easy

    Cyn, glad you are home safe & sound & hope you are adjusting to staying put for a bit.

    Hello to the rest of the crew & wishing everyone a nice night!!
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    Hiya all. How are we doing today?pouring with rain here today. Nipped to the shops earlier .there is a really strange atmosphere..I have never ever seen it like this. Sombre music being played through the shops,people going about their business but there is a quietness Bells in the churches tolling..
    Hopefully get the new van the end of this week .
    Just watching her majesty being taken to St Giles kirk.

    Hiya ppqp..how are you doing?hope all is well with youYes the heatwave is now history.
    Don't know why everyone is so upset about the Queens passing, from my own perspective, I feel a sadness. She was my boss, she was also Colonel in Chief of my regiment. I have met her formally and done a good few ceremonial parades.I think despite different attitudes towards the monarchy,she was a part of the majority of this nations life Every ex forces person swore an oath of loyalty to her,and fiercely proud of that .
    How is work doing?are things working out OK for you?take care and look after yourself.

    Hiya lav big hugs to you .I know you must be sad over your nice and what's happening. Unless she sees the hurt she has and is causing, it won't change.
    That sounds like a great recipe. What made me smile was the cast iron skillet...for some reason I thought of the Waltons..sorry!
    You take care.

    Hiya teegee how are you doing?hope all is good. Are you resting now?
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    Re: 11 September

    Good evening folks,

    Clouds, rain but cooling temps so it’s OK.
    Met with 3 old work friends for lunch, had a great catch up. It’s amazing that we’re all still functioning since we worked like dogs all those years haha!

    Mick, great news about the van! I know you will put it to good use
    The queen is still very much in the news here as well. Listening to NPR on the car radio today I heard people over there interviewed about the queen’s passing. Some are wishing William was chosen to be king in place of his father. That surprised me a bit but I think I understand their reasoning. I haven’t had any more news from my brother but that’s just as well. It takes time to process & accept this reality. I know drugs have been & will continue to destroy families. I wish I could shake them all & change their minds, really convince them they can live better lives without the substances.

    PQ, hope your Monday was OK.

    Cyn, hope you are well!

    Hello to all & wishing everyone a nice night!
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    Re: 11 September

    MAE ALL...

    Man, I didn't think my days could get any busier, I was wrong! Could have done without the software upgrade and then a 2 hour team meeting! Never did get the newsletter out so that will be the first thing I do tomorrow.

    Mick...I was so busy I never looked at my phone once today. When Lav said Great news about the van I had to stop and open Facebook. Wow, what an upgrade! I'm sure you'll enjoy your travels more knowing that it's not going to konk out on you. You definitely have room for me now. LOL It never really dawned on me that the Queen was your boss, but of course she was. I think it's nice that you were able to meet her formally. She sure left her mark on your nation.

    Lav...cooling temps are ok but around here you got to be careful what you wish for. There's already been snow in higher elevations. Great getting out for lunch with friends, keep it up. I don't know the terminology but there was a time when the Queen was to proclaim/announce who would be (name?) meaning they'd be next for the throne. (Maybe Mick can help me out with the words.) I was hoping it would be William but it wasn't. Maybe it was just a formality as Charles was always next in line. I'm sure your brother is going through a whole host of emotions at this time. It would have been hard to give the Sep 30th deadline but something that had to be done it sounds like.

    TG...so sorry to hear you had a fall. I've had my foot go to sleep like that but fortunately realized it before putting any weight on it. Hope you didn't do too much damage. Thanks for the calm vibes I can sure use everything to chill out. I am going to repost your Sunday post next so everyone sees it. Hope your day was brighter today.

    Since one of the new part time hires had a family emergency I have to head back to work tonight and open the building for one of my new long term renters. I will give her a set of keys and show her the procedure but then I can just head home. The boss on the other hand has to stay tomorrow night to let the another new long term renter in, who will not get keys, so he'll stay till 9pm. I got the better deal. It will soon sort itself out and the part time staff will deal with evening renters/programs.

    Shout out to the rest of the gang. Have a good night all....PPQP

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    Re: 11 September

    TG'S POST FROM YESTERDAY.....

    Quick Sunday night hello... I don’t have TV, so I have done a lot of reading of articles about the Queen, and the changing hands of power. While reading, I apparently had been sitting incorrectly on my left leg, so when I got up to walk to the kitchen, I fell flat... my left foot had gone completely to sleep... we’ll see how badly I turned it... crazy!

    Lav, such a sadness for your brother... AL and drugs are some of the most evil things on earth... causing people to lose touch with themselves... I’m sending your niece Light... maybe she can still walk away...

    Mick, well done on the Van exchange, that’s amazing! And good job on the tomatoes...
    I hope the rabbits are happy you are home.

    PPQ, so sorry for all the hubbub that you have to endure... I’m sending calm vibes for everything to chill out...

    I seem to still be quite tired from my trip... i did take a nice evening walk (before I turned my ankle)... hoping that tomorrow will be a bit brighter...

    Take care all - Sam, hoping things are well with you - hello to Pauly and Det and all dropping by...

    Take care,
    TG

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    Re: 11 September

    Thank you for moving my post, PPQ!!

    All about the same today for me... still dealing with a strange tiredness, but it lifted somewhat after a well-timed cup of coffee in the early afternoon. I actually got a lot done - itís so hard to catch up on all the mail, correspondence, bills... I was gone for 7 weeks... never again!

    Iím still wishing that I had TV so that I could see all the Queenís tributes, but Iím getting a lot off of the internet. Mick, I thought if you when I saw a pic of the 4 adult children of the Queen ďguardingĒ the casket (briefly) while in the Kirk... King Charles had on his kilt...

    PPQ, hoping this craziness slows down for you. Lav, thx for the menu ideas! So sorry about your niece... Sam, howís your health?

    Pauly and Det and all - wishing you well...!

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    Re: 11 September

    Hiya all how are things today then?hope all is well with all .today her majesty moves from her Bonnie Scotland down to London. Her journey is nearly done. Hats off to the pall bearers..that was no mean feat to do what they did. Nice and sunny here today.

    Hiya teegee how are you today?hope all is well with you. 7 weeks wow!!!no wonder you are tired. Yes the Queen leaves St Giles tonight and is flown south.The majority will be on tintoretto.you take care.

    Hiya ppqp, how are you today,hopefully not as busy as yesterday..a 2hr team meeting?that's a waste of time. The brain doesn't cope with that.
    Yes plenty of room in the van we can have a row now..nae problem ��...its called the succession. There is no choice for who is next in line..I think what you mean about choice is Charles..whose full name is Charles Arthur Philip George, has the choice of any of those names to be known as. You don't forget your me time with all this running around.

    Hiya lav.. how are you doing?fuel today is at its lowest price at Costco today ..£1.48 a litre..at its highest about 5 weeks ago it was £2.10..a lot of people initially wished it were William, but to be fair he has stepped into the breach very well.I think the issue is generational and photogenic .must be honest I fall into his category rather than Williams!!!!! Have a lovely day

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    Re: 11 September

    Good evening friends,

    I made the trip back to the hometown today with YB for his monthly fire co. Meeting. While he was at the meeting I just drove around & looked at all the changes. I don’t especially like the ‘new’ stuff I have to be honest. Even the new high school is ugly & cold looking, sad.

    PQ, it’s still plenty warm enough here, the nights are dropping down in the 50’s so that makes for better sleep. I really don’t mind the cold half as much Ido the heat, that’s just me.
    Sounds like work is keeping you all busy enough, certainly better than being bored I guess. Haven’t heard anymore from my brother but I’m sure I will at some point. I just hope my niece leaves the house as requested & leaves it in good condition. I’m still holding a bit of hope that she pulls her head out of her a$$ & makes some massive changes in her life.

    Cyn, I’m sorry to hear about your fall. Sounds like something I would do, honestly. I always keep ace wraps & an ice bag handy for these sort of incidents.
    Have you been in touch with a GP since you moved? Maybe now would be a good time to get some bloodwork done to see if anything is going on causing your fatigue. I’m still thinking it Could be long covid. In any case, please take good care of yourself!

    Mick, we stopped at Costco on the way home & gassed up my car but yB was driving so I didn’t notice the price of the gas. It’s come down steadily for the past 90 days.
    We’re all still watching the news about the queen over here, even if we don’t understand all of it. Our son stopped by an hour ago with his brand new Subaru SUV - big car but should be good on gas, we’ll see I guess.

    Hello to all & wishing everyone a nice night!
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