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On 11/3/2022 at 7:45 PM, Willow said:

So here’s to a young adult that is making her own way in life, with no help.

That's great @Willow I know how proud you are, it's truly heart warming to know and meet these young people who aren't afraid of work. I've met so many young adults through the Fire & Police Academy classes I've taught in the past 24 years. I felt like I was the only one saying that our future is in good hands, because of these young adults were not only willing to work, they didn't let hard work scare them away.

 

Good morning everyone,:coffee:

 

It's a cool rainy day here in central Indiana. I placed and filled the bird feeders yesterday. This morning it's a cheerful chirping chorus, of bird songs as they announce the food is ready. I'm happy to see them, and the two cats are at the window ready to pounce.

 

I hope everyone is able to get through today, and believe in their tomorrow. 

 

Don't forget to set your clocks back tonight, if you live in an area of the world that participates in Daylight Savings Time.

 

👩‍🚒No mater where you live in the world, today is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detector. If you live in a building with hard wired smoke detectors.👩‍🚒 Purchase your own battery operated one, and place it in the hallway outside your bedroom doors.👩‍🚒

 

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Good morning 

 

no new coffee pictures today.  Really not much going on.  I made pizza dough yesterday.  Refrigerated half for another day.  I follow an Americas Test Kitchen recipe but it’s too big and I think it would be too yeasty if I halved it.  I guess I’ll see how the refrigerated dough holds up.

 

I got our bikes out yesterday.  I had some flats to fix but they are ready to inflate to full pressure and take a ride today.  Personally, I think I prefer our one generation older bikes.  These are “crank forward” design so the bicycle is longer but lower without sacrificing hip to pedal distance.  Easier to put your feet down when you stop.  My biggest issue with my wife’s is the seat is further from the handle bar so she has to reach for it.  Our other bikes are very different.  My wife’s is of a shorter hybrid design so she doesn’t reach for it but the compromise is it’s taller.  Either way she looses being 4’10”.  My older bike is a recumbent.  I bought it because I really liked it.  They also have issues in that you can’t use your upper body to push up a hill and of course you can’t stand up on the pedals. Here that doesn’t matter but being seen does.  My new one has a recumbent style seat and long handlebars so I don’t has to reach.  I also have attention grabbing lights high intensity flashers.  Safety first, eh @Mmindy.  
 

Speaking of safety, I needed to replace the batteries in my AED and discovered Phillips now longer makes the battery for my unit.  I find that disturbing as I know that there are a large number of this design that are no longer of any value.  FR-2s.  I also learned that SC requires a prescription to get my O2 tank refilled.  I shouldn’t have an issue there.  I actually have two.  One needs refilled and the other does not.  
 

We haven’t heard from our oldest granddaughter yet.  I am very proud of all three of my granddaughters.  The middle one is a sophomore.  She has always been the quiet one.  But as a sophomore she is captain of her high school color guard.  She had done hip hop, then ballet and now  this. She really enjoys it. She goes to a high school that is in a smaller size, but the band is so big it competes with big high schools at their meets.  150 band members.  It’s quite a difference to the next largest in her county.  The third is the one that died of cancer.  But before she died she had a Girl Scout sanctioned patch, had Girl Scouts from all over the world contacting her.  Was able to smile even though she knew she was dying.  In her short life she made a difference to thousands of people.

 

And I miss her every day.

 

Willow

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4 minutes ago, Willow said:

I needed to replace the batteries in my AED and discovered Phillips now longer makes the battery for my unit.  I find that disturbing as I know that there are a large number of this design that are no longer of any value.  FR-2s.

Just because Phillips doesn't make the battery you need, doesn't mean it's not available. Give Batteries+ a chance to match one up for you.

 

As for Safety... I've always said, when it comes to business. Safety is second, profit is first. If you want to be the safest company on the road? Park all your trucks. It's Risk vs Benefit.

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1 hour ago, Willow said:

Speaking of safety, I needed to replace the batteries in my AED and discovered Phillips now longer makes the battery for my unit.

As well as checking with Batteries+ you might Google "[your battery size] alternatives" to see what is available.  I had to do that recently for an old battery and I found what I needed. 

 

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Thanks for the battery suggestions I’ll check again but it is a custom battery nothing about it is over the counter.  But I agree that doesn’t mean someone didn’t take over production.  I only have it in case either my wife or I should need it one day.  Originally, I had it as safety equipment while I was teaching scuba diving.  Same with the O2 systems. Specifically for scuba diving emergencies.  The regulator on the tank allows for two masks on constant flow plus a third specifically for demand breathing ie some one who is breathing on their own.

 

Went for s short bicycle ride today.  First time in a long time.  Unfortunately, I had to replace two inner tubes and now I know I’ll have to replace a tire.  It’s was one that sat flat for a couple years and now the bead keeps popping out of the rim.

 

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@Willow, I have always had a fire ring in my backyard, and never understood why people only have campfires when they go camping. I burn more wood in the Summer and Fall outside, than I do in my wood stove during the Winter season. 

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Good morning everyone, 

 

I hope you enjoyed the extra hour of 🛌 💤 

 

Hugs,

 

Mindy🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

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5 minutes ago, Mmindy said:

Good morning everyone, 

 

I hope you enjoyed the extra hour of 🛌 💤 

 

Hugs,

 

Mindy🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

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😋 welcome back standard time (in the US)

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16 minutes ago, Mmindy said:

Good morning everyone, 

 

I hope you enjoyed the extra hour of 🛌 💤 

 

Hugs,

 

Mindy🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

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Here in Arizona, we don't do the daylight savings time thing, but, I really appreciate the sentiment. Some days, the bucket is not enough and I've been told I should take my coffee intravenously. Lol.

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Sunday morning a day to reflect!

 

yes I enjoyed a campfire.  I enjoyed a natural fireplace.  I can’t have either where I live now.  But that’s ok, I can always go to the state park if I need one that badly.

 

Today my eyes are leaking.  Too many things churning in my thoughts.  Our loss of Daphne still tops the list.  I’ll read a poem about loss of a loved one and it sets me off.  Others in my life who have gone before me have lingered in my thoughts but nothing like this.

 

I saw a Facebook post recently with elementary kids singing “We are the world”. There were thoughts written below the video.  Those kids singing and the thoughts someone added made me think of all the kids who are transgender and trying to live their lives in peace and harmony.  Because I help out with a teen group I hear their stories and see their perseverance.  Because the parents meet in the same place at the same time, but in a different room I often hear their struggles as well.

 

if we think this isn’t easy to retain our loved ones and be the person we are, just think of the struggles these kids are going through.  Often there are family members that are upset with them or don’t believe them.  There are definitely kids around them that tease and bully them.  A high percentage have to leave school and be home schooled or online schooled.  Many try to get into community college programs where they can be with others that don’t bother them to earn their high school diploma and get some college credit at the same time.  Life is especially difficult when one parents is trying to help and the other wants no part in it.  I see kids that have to hide from one or both parents.

 

So as you reflect on things in what ever manner you choose, please keep our young friends in your heart.  They are the ones who have the most to loose and the highest suicide rate.

 

hugs

 

Willow

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1 hour ago, Willow said:

So as you reflect on things in what ever manner you choose, please keep our young friends in your heart.  They are the ones who have the most to loose and the highest suicide rate.

Yes.

I don't worry so much for myself.  I'm already old and not likely to be here a whole lot longer.  But the kids have their whole lives ahead of them.  If they can transition early, it would help a lot.  

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As a morning person I never find Daylight Saving Time to be hard to adjust to when waking up, it's the staying awake in the evening part that gets me. Last night I was nodding off around 8 PM!

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I don't like the changing part of it.  Since I'm retired I can make the change over a few days.  

I wonder why businesses can't just adjust their hours to follow the seasons instead of pretending we can change time twice each year.

Keeping "time" is probably necessary, but still kinda arbitrary.

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I'm going to the courthouse in awhile to submit my name change petition.  I already posted my "intent" 10 business days ago.  

I'm worried something will still go wrong.  

Oh well, maybe it will go through.  That would be really nice.

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I'm firmly in the camp to stop changing like most of the world. I'm very sensitive to light when sleeping, get a bit less sleep for a while each time we change.

 

It is suggested Ben Franklin originally proposed the idea of time changing to conserve candles, not sure that is still an issue

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Good morning all,

I woke up early today with great intentions of productivity. Got the coffee made and jumped right into dilating while enjoying my first cup. Got all cleaned up and finished my second. It's now 90 minutes later and my current situation: still curled up under covers dreaming of more coffee. lol

Today's project is to write a thank you speech for my Vaginabration party in 12 days. The party is a celebration of the medical journey's end but also a giant thank you to all the people who helped me along the way these last 2.5 years.  There's going to be a lot of tears while writing and I suspect a lot when giving it.  

Also, I have to get back into work mode. lol

 

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Morning has broken, the birds have all sung.  Now it’s time to get active, before the days done!

 

or something like that.  Hi, Monday day’s wash day.  
 

I’ll never understand the point of daylight savings time.  No matter when you get up and start your work day, there is only so much daylight.  And that is dictated by the tilt of the Earth on its axis and it’s orbit around the sun.  What difference does it make whether is in the morning or the evening?  It’s certainly harder on our internal clocks to adjust to changing time than not.  Saving candles?  Saving electricity?  In our modern world, farmers don’t go by a clock and never have.  Factories work multiple shifts so it’s not saving much if any electricity.  Isn’t it time we stopped fooling ourselves into believing we are saving daylight by moving our clocks ahead and back?  What is time anyway?  It is simply a division of a period measured by speed and distance.  A man made measurement like so many others.  And while we are at it, why not time based on 10s? A metric day, hour minute, second?  Nothing says it has to be based on 24 and 60, does it?  Latitude and longitude lines can be redrawn, can’t they?  If we think we can change time for some advantage, then why not change time to be based on 10?  Doesn’t the world generally count by 10s?

 

Ok, philosophical rant over.

 

have a great day and don’t dwell on metric time, it will never happen.

 

LOL

 

Willow 

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1 hour ago, Ivy said:

I don't like the changing part of it.  Since I'm retired I can make the change over a few days.  

I wonder why businesses can't just adjust their hours to follow the seasons instead of pretending we can change time twice each year.

Keeping "time" is probably necessary, but still kinda arbitrary.

I think the whole daylight savings time thing goes back to WW2. (One of those weird facts you pick up in life and can't forget.) Back then, the Brits did a thing called "Double Summer Time," essentially Daylight savings time but two hours, to save fuel for the war effort. 

 

Honestly, Ivy, I agree with you about businesses adjusting their hours. Personally, I have trouble keeping track of the time differences with my east coast living daughter, because in AZ we don't have daylight savings time.

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2 hours ago, Willow said:

I’ll never understand the point of daylight savings time.  No matter when you get up and start your work day, there is only so much daylight.  And that is dictated by the tilt of the Earth on its axis and it’s orbit around the sun.  What difference does it make whether is in the morning or the evening?  It’s certainly harder on our internal clocks to adjust to changing time than not.  Saving candles?  Saving electricity?  In our modern world, farmers don’t go by a clock and never have.  Factories work multiple shifts so it’s not saving much if any electricity.  Isn’t it time we stopped fooling ourselves into believing we are saving daylight by moving our clocks ahead and back?

 

My understanding is there's a bipartisan bill to stop the time changes that's been making it's way through congress. I guess maybe that's been attempted before, but it seems to have better support this time. It wasn't able to work its way through quick enough to help us this year, but fingers crossed for next year...

 

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I wish it would be Daylight Saving Time permanently.  It is ridiculous to have evenings be so dark in the winter.  I've heard a bunch of excuses for it, naming either farmers or school kids as the reason.  School kids rarely walk to school anymore, unless they live really close by.  Full time farmers tend to be able to work when it is light, whatever the time.  Part-time farmers who work during the day need evening light to work, and at least in my part of the nation there's still some farm cleanup stuff to do in the fields in November.  

 

My husband gets irritated in the winter...he goes to work early and leaves home in the dark.  In the evening, he returns in the dark (or very near to it.)  Having an hour of light in the evening would be nice. 

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Afternoon @Heather Nicole and @awkward-yet-sweet yes I have heard the same that there is a bipartisan bill which has been passed by the senate if I recall correctly.  And I believe the bill keeps daylight savings time year round.

 

I don’t like it getting dark early either although it only lasts for 6 weeks maybe 8.  As someone who was involved in a lot of international business, I can tell you it gets very confusing when some countries change while others don’t or Southern Hemisphere countries switch opposite directions and there is a two hour change.  Honestly I think we should all just stick to the standard time system that became standard throughout the world.  What gives us the right to decide there are 6 time zones or longitudinal divisions between Greenwich England and the east cost instead of 5?  We would have to move the American continent 1/24 of the diameter of the earth further away from Europe.
 

Yes I’m in favor of getting rid of time changes biannually I just think it should be to stick to standard time, not daylight savings which doesn’t save anything.  There are still the same number of hours of daylight.

 

Let’s hope congress can actually agree on something for a change.

 

Willow

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Wow.  I'm exhausted but happy.   I have my court ordered name change!  It turned into a royal mess up, but is now a done deal.

There was a form that was never mentioned on the "official" website, that the clerk of court insisted I submit.  Everything else was in order.  And the info on this form was the same as the other ones.  It was actually the court order - which I kinda expected they had to do.

Took most of the day.  Had to fill out a "interview" online, that was a duplicate of the petition I was already filing.  This one had that form included.  So I only printed out that part.  Now it was fine.

The clerk did the paperwork while I waited.

I am now officially Ivy!

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