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1 hour ago, Marcie Jensen said:

I get it about early rising. It's a habit I can't break.

I'm usually up early myself.  However in the winter my bedroom is unheated and I tend to have a reluctance to get out from under the feather comforter.  I'm awake but… nope.

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I believe that the forums censorship setting(IDK, maybe) thought that the sometimes shortened version of transmission was being used as a unkind word for being transgender.

 

@WillowOh, my son looked but nothing was coming up that seemed as nice as our 2000. The biggest reason we got the 1994 is the equipment that I has. I could never build one with as much stuff done for twice the price. 5 x33" tires are close to $1500, lift kit about $1000 then $1000 install. approx $3000 for the regear of the front and rear differentials, not including the swap to a 2nd generation rear axle and the lunch box locker and outer upgrades done on the front.

 

Then the conversion to manual transmission that looks factory, the shocks on it along are over $3000. Dual Optima batteries at about $700. Now it becomes clear why we got the 94. As the previous owner (the 2nd one)told my son, only thing still stock is the engine and exhaust.

 

Well my last day before 9 days off. We head to Mich on Thurs. leave around 11am then have a 6 hour layover in Denver. Major running around on Friday even before we get to my brother in laws house. Then the real fun begins. Then the drive back. Hoping the weather is good. That is why I took Wed and Thur next week for my days off in case of weather problems.

 

Had some acid reflux early this AM. coughing up stomach acid isn't fun at 1am.

 

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Kymmie

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5 hours ago, Willow said:

Happy St Valentine’s Day 

 

Commercially it is the favorite day of card printers, choclateers and florists.  Other businesses have tried to climb on the band wagon as well.  But is it the things we buy or the actions we show to our loved ones that really matters?

 

@Katie23

 

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Happy Valentine's for those who celebrate the Hallmark holiday.  At least it is a good excuse to eat something sweet.  And there's always lots of candy and chocolate on sale after it's over 😉

 

My GF came up with a tray of baklava this morning.  I was quite surprised.  Made with honey from our beehives and pecans from our trees.  

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6 hours ago, Marcie Jensen said:

@April Marie I get it about early rising. It's a habit I can't break. I love the early morning, too. Sitting on the patio with that first cup of coffee savoring the peace and stillness of this time of day is very special. I believe it was John Wayne (not someone I usually quote) who said that just after midnight was his favorite time of day, because it was not only a new day, but it was fresh, new and pure; filled with promise and hope.  It's an easy sentiment to appreciate.

I could not agree with your morning sentiments- and John Wayne's too. I'm in the northeast so it's still too cold to enjoy morning coffee on the back porch but even here in my den is right where I want to be on early winter mornings.

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1 hour ago, April Marie said:

I could not agree with your morning sentiments- and John Wayne's too. I'm in the northeast so it's still too cold to enjoy morning coffee on the back porch but even here in my den is right where I want to be on early winter mornings.

Sorry @Marcie Jensen!! I could not agree MORE with your sentiments. Am I missing the edit button to fix "oopses?"

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Hi @April Marie! I know how frustrating it can be when editing. No worries, it's all good. (I manage a number of "oopses" on a daily basis. Especially now that I'm wearing my fingernails longer. Love th4e look, but it makes it hard to type. LOL.

 

Sorry you've got to deal with the northeast winter. It can get pretty cold there from what I remember when I was stationed at FT Monmouth NJ decades ago. There's also something nice about being in your den with a fire in th4e fireplace, a warm throw blanket and that first cup of coffee that's hard to beat on a cold winter morning.

 

Hug.

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it happened today. I was demoted to a driver. I now work Tues-Fri 8:30-6 and Sat 7:30-4 Sat. No more putting up with the BS. I did lose $.50 an hour.

 

Well I was told by my youngest this evening that the Explorer is his and my wife's. So, I figure fine. I'll continue working on my Ranger.  The hell with them.

 

Kymmie

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Good morning everyone! The dogs have been walked and fed and I've had my first cup of coffee. I'm ready to start this beautiful day.

 

My wife has always enjoyed making Valentine's Day special for us. She loves to cook and plans a special dinner, normally something she's not made before. She loves tulips so I always get them for her - but she insists I buy them at the grocery story, not a florist, without a vase because she's collected many vases over the years. We exchange cards and a small gift before dessert - something typically less than $30 - and spend the evening together. 

 

This was our first Valentine's Day after my coming out to her New Year's morning. Our cards were strikingly similar focused on commitment to each other forever. We each shed some tears - mostly tears of joy - had lots of open conversation and agreed it was the very best one, yet.

 

I gave her a bouquet of 40 tulips and a small necklace. She gave me a pair of earrings. 😍  Earlier in the day, she gave me a pajama set that she got for us both on the big Talbot's clearance sale so we can "twin.".

 

I am feeling especially blessed and happy this morning. Be safe and enjoy the day!!!

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Good morning 

 

it was a nice day here yesterday and may be even nicer tomorrow.  February temperatures near 80 are always welcome.  But not the storms that could erupt.

 

@Katie23  I took everything said in good humor and meant my response to be likewise.  Good humor with some truth intermingled, but no disrespect taken nor given.

 

@KymmieL i sorry about the demotion. Anyway you could make a case for discrimination?  They can be hard to prove and are often dismissed with a termination.  But seems to me the I wasn’t late just forgot to clock in would be an easy one.  Doesn’t the store have a security system that had to be disarmed?  The record of when it was disarmed is proof of your arrival time.  
 

I suppose it just depends on how far you want to push back and the local job market.  
 

those costs you mentioned for the modifications to the 1st generation Explorer are why I won’t be modifying mine.  It needs some repairs but I bought it for its towing and comfort.  The only vehicle I’ve had recently that was more comfortable was a Ram SLT with cloth seats.  I drove it from Denver to Virginia alone when I bought it from my son and found it was very comfortable to drive.  The only reason I sold it was economy and it was too big for my wife.  She tried to take out a telephone pole with the side of the truck in a parking lot.  Claimed the pole moved. And a few similar things, always when backing up.  
 

time for breakfast and shower.  I have an appointment with my cardiologist at 11:30.  Then I’m done with doctors until next year except for the ones I see quarterly for specific issues.

 

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Willow

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Good morning, all.

 

Read a review of A Man Called Otto, a movie with Tom Hanks. It has a positive trans character in it. Gotta see that one.

 

Also, Happy Nirvana Day today.

 

More tea!

—Davie

 

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14 minutes ago, Davie said:

Good morning, all.

 

Read a review of A Man Called Otto, a movie with Tom Hanks. It has a positive trans character in it. Gotta see that one.

 

Also, Happy Nirvana Day today.

 

More tea!

—Davie

 

Definitely go see the movie! My wife and I saw it several weeks ago and absolutely loved it. It ranks up there for me with one of the best movies I've seen.

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 @Willow I am not too up set about the change. I was wanting it. So, I could have more time to work on projects. Either mine or a honeydo. I continue to see my work place as a hostile work environment. It would be hard to prove. My word against the buddy-buddies, pretty much rest of the store.

 

I guess life goes on.

 

Was tired (and still are) last night but couldn't sleep. got up about an hour after going to bed. My wife is stressed, causing me to be more stressed then I already am. It is because of this up coming trip. All my wife is saying clean out the house, clean out the house. We are not doing that. ( me and our youngest) we don't even know what is even in there. It has been over 10 yrs since I have been in that house. 

 

I just hope I am able to have coffee with Jackie when I am there. That is the only thing I am looking forward to. Other than seeing my oldest grandson and granddaughter on our drive home. yep, we are driving the rental back.

 

I hope I survive the trip. Ending it would be so nice, but I cannot do that to my sons and grandchildren. I will be taking my laptop and will stay in touch.

 

I need coffee.

 

Hugs,

 

Kymmie

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2 hours ago, April Marie said:

Definitely go see the movie! My wife and I saw it several weeks ago and absolutely loved it. It ranks up there for me with one of the best movies I've seen.

When it was on Amazon Prime I started watching the original film "A Man called Ove" but I stopped as it was too depressing for me.  I read later that it did have a good ending.  It is a Swedish film so seeing the old SAAB's was cool as I am a fan who has driven them for decades.  Generally speaking I do not enjoy dark films.

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2 minutes ago, Jani said:

When it was on Amazon Prime I started watching the original film "A Man called Ove" but I stopped as it was too depressing for me.  I read later that it did have a good ending.  It is a Swedish film so seeing the old SAAB's was cool as I am a fan who has driven them for decades.  Generally speaking I do not enjoy dark films.

There is definitely a dark aspect to it, especially early on, but it does become uplifting as it goes on. The human interaction as the film develops is superb, IMHO. 

 

I'm a former Saab owner - my last was a 900 turbo and we loved it. Of course, with the film set in the US they change from the Saab/Volvo rivalry, but it's still funny.

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11 hours ago, April Marie said:

Definitely go see the movie! My wife and I saw it several weeks ago and absolutely loved it. It ranks up there for me with one of the best movies I've seen.

Oh, thanks! Will do. Sounds great.  

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Good morning, everyone! 1st cup of coffee is finished and I'm ready to head to the machine for another. I walked the dogs, fed them and read the newspaper - my normal morning routine. Looking forward to the days when I can sit outside to drink my coffee. Already seeing songbirds that normally don't arrive until March/April, though. Which means we are surely going to get a late Spring snow dump.

 

Enjoy the day!!

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Good Thursday morning all

 

Today is supposedly going to be our warm day. 72 right at the coast with increasing temperatures as you go inland with a high of 80 in central SC.  We aren’t far from the coast so I suppose we will be in the 72 or so zone.  
 

I received a weather alert for possible flooding,  but that’s for a river that is south of us by a fair amount.  It’s also related to the next round of rain and storm coming across the south.  

I have noticed two things since my endocrinologist changed my dose and frequency for E. No migraines and not hot flashes.  The increases must have helped me.

 

We are trying out a new church congregation.  It is much closer to where we live and so far all the people have been warm and welcoming.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that several of our neighbors that we are friends with already go there.  Yesterday, we joined their lunch bunch.  Everyone greeted us openly.  So that was a good thing too.

 

we will just have to see how it goes from here, but I think we have a new church home.  Church is important to us and especially me.  
 

Busy day today, grocery shopping.

 

hugs

 

Willow

 

 

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Favorite Sport is women's soccer: and . . . they are allies.

Canada and US support trans and gender rights before She Believes Cup game.   Players from both teams wore purple tape on their wrists representing gender equality. They also wore white tape bearing the message “Defend Trans Joy”.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/feb/16/canada-and-us-support-trans-and-gender-right-before-shebelieves-cup-game

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Finally made it to Michigan. After over an hour delay getting out of Laramie. then the wait in Denver. then the fiasco getting the Rental car.

 

Beautiful weather here, freezing rain. Slide into the parking lot at the hotel. We are in our room. In the AM comes the fun. Even before we even get to my brother in laws house. We need to get, pay for his ashes, then to the sheriffs office to get his personal belongings. Then the lawyer. 

 

Have a good night. I am beat.

 

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Kymmie

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2 hours ago, KymmieL said:

Finally made it to Michigan. After over an hour delay getting out of Laramie. then the wait in Denver. then the fiasco getting the Rental car.

 

Beautiful weather here, freezing rain. Slide into the parking lot at the hotel. We are in our room. In the AM comes the fun. Even before we even get to my brother in laws house. We need to get, pay for his ashes, then to the sheriffs office to get his personal belongings. Then the lawyer. 

 

Have a good night. I am beat.

 

Hugs,

Kymmie

Sending good thoughts and hugs as you tackle the challenges today will bring. 

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Good morning, everyone! The dogs have been walked, fed and I've read the paper while downing my first cup of coffee. A bit breezy here this morning, but I get to enjoy the sound of the wind chimes on our back porch.

 

Happy Friday to those who still are out there in the workforce. Be safe and enjoy the day.

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Good morning

 

im enjoying my first cup of Joe as I type and read.

 

The Southern branch of the storms is due here later.  Could be rather nasty since we will have daytime warming before the cold front gets here with the foul weather.

 

@KymmieL you are a good woman going through all of this to help your family.  It’s never a right time to deal with these things.  
 

heading to the Y to an aqua fitness class and senior strength and stretch. I finally got some water shoes for the pool class so I don’t destroy my feet on the bottom of the pool.  Since both classes have the same instructor I think she’ll be surprised to see me in the aqua class.  I went once and hadn’t been back.  
 

enjoy your day and your coffee.

 

Willow

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