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  • My older boy just broke his other thumb.
    Deplorable Me
    Deplorable Me
    Duct tape and Popsicle sticks. He'll think twice before breaking anything else.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Both times it’s actually been the growth plate moving out of position. This time the plate chipped the bone above it. He just has to stop growing so darn fast. Barely 13 and over 5’ 8” so far.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Oh I can sympathize. I went through an incredible growth spurt around that age too. Painful, especially in my Achilles tendons which hadn't grown enough to keep up and were under a lot of strain.
    Getting ready to start my 23rd consecutive, 10+ hour work day. Life sucks. #I'dratherbeplumbing
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    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Sorry for what? I like my new job. I am home everyday and off on the weekends now. My work week is down to around 50 hours from 70.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Ah, ok. I thought you weren’t loving the new job, but then I’ve been so busy that I haven’t kept up. I did have Saturday off, but then spent it cleaning and manning the snack shack for football, so I should stop bitching, lol.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    I got a new job two weeks ago, paid hourly so delays earn me money instead of costing me money. Takes all the stress away as do the easy routes.
    But if anyone has a right to bitch it's you. Got a lot of stuff on your plate.
    Son #2 is down with a fever, and son #1 broke his thumb - two days after our insurance ended. F'in Murphy!!!
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Sorry to hear that, really sucks.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    The benefit of hubby being out of work for over a year is that at least we qualify for mooch status and free healthcare insurance (CHIP) for the kids. Problem is, he didn't sign us up because he doesn't want to be a mooch.
    libertysnake
    libertysnake
    It's not mooching if you paid your dues into the system and don't plan on staying on it. It's the people that have no sense of pride, and just want to take from it, that are the problem.
    Bagpipes are very loud.
    HEX
    HEX
    Why is it I'm always making women cry ? (kidding.. mostly)
    Seriously though, no I don't play (not bagpipes anyway) but I'd always sort of wished I did. I do recall I bought a cheapo set back when I was in high school but never really figured out how to.. make them go.
    HEX
    HEX
    Of course that was long before there was an internet and youtube.
    I'm fairly certain it would not bode well for my romantic life were I to dare try again now... she REALLY hates them.
    That said, your daughter giving it a go is totally badass ! (Of course you get lots of badass points too for what hellish cacophonies you'll have to endure to let her be the badass she wants to be in this case)
    Deplorable Me
    Deplorable Me
    Been to a few 2 day Scottish festivals over the years. Traditional bagpipes and bagpipe-rock bands. Love em. 0% Scottish blood as far as I know.
    Daughter's Venturing Crew invited to go shooting at RTSP in Union, NJ. Not just .22 rifles, but handguns. Good on Patriot's Path Council!
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Sounds like an absolutely perfect port from the storms ravaging both the Girl
    And Boy Scout organizations.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    It's still part of Boy Scouts, but no Eagle project and no merit badges. All the fun, with less than half the work.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    My Brother and both his boys are very involved with Scouting. I asked my brother about the troubles the organization is having. He tells me that his local chapter is fiscally and organizationally able to split off and do their own thing if necessary.
    An amazingly great winter camping trip this weekend with the girls Venture Crew. Boy Scout trip at same camp next weekend.
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    Deplorable Me
    Deplorable Me
    I loved outside winter camping w/my son during his scout years. We did 5 Klondikes. One at -5F and one at -15F. Cold is dry and better.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Only a dusting of snow overnight on Saturday. Light to no wind. Cold, but that meant the lake was frozen enough for the girls to horse around out there. Challenging hike, which I love.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Very good. A little south of you it was cold, slushy, icy and wet.
    Woke up this morning to my injured thumb twice the size of the other. Think it might be broken.
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    Deplorable Me
    Deplorable Me
    Just picked up a new, second router for production work. Time to upgrade the first aid kit.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    How is the thumb doing?
    It's odd timing, my mother sliced her finger quite badly last week.
    Not a good time to be a digit I guess.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Doing a lot better now. I can put pressure on the pad of the thumb without hurting it. Thanks.
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    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Y'all should look into it too, Texas, North Carolina, economies are booming in those states. The blue states are all dying.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    My BIL is in Texas. Sad thing is, he's one of those progressive transplants. Way too many of those in both Tx and PA.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Well I intend to even the balance out then.
    Credit card company wanted an update to occupation. 'Designer' wasn't on the list, nor was 'Seamstress'. So I put 'Senior Political Figure'.
    Eating a burger that's over 1/3 lb. It's what happens when you live alone and can only buy 1.25 lb packages at the store.
    Exonautic
    Exonautic
    people make burgers that are less than a 1/3rd a pound.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Was that supposed to have question mark? People make burgers that are less than 1/3 lb?! If not, yes mine are usually 1/4 lb. I had to use up the meat, though and didn't want to freeze it.
    Exonautic
    Exonautic
    Yes that should have had a question mark lol. 1/3 lb burgers are bog standard around my family.
    In Arizona. Gonna see a football game and hit the Grand Canyon. If we ever get off this plane.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Shit I wish I was in Arizona right now! Its in the teens here right now. I gotta get the hell outta Minnesota, as soon as Bullet Guy puts my rifle together and ships it out I will!
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Saw they're getting snow in Altoona. I'm glad I'm in Arizona, too. Do NOT like the cold!
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Altoona PA? Damnit! That's where my range is! I think the indoor range is rimfire only too. I got a new AR to shakedown damnit!
    Football in the pouring rain yesterday. Both boys teams won, though.
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    Cleck
    Cleck
    Ahh, good ole Minnesota. Would love to own land out there like the family did at one point.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Sounds like wonderful driving conditions for you. Not. Be safe!!
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Younger one is done. No play-offs because they're 3rd and 4th grade. Sixth grader's team has a play-off spot, so we're not done yet. Looking forward to having weekends back, plus the four hours of weekly practice.
    Headed to Sabattis Boy Scout Camp in Long Lake tonight. Here's to hoping I don't freeze. One of you should bring me a propane heater.
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    nortatoga
    nortatoga
    It's been fairly warm here in Saratoga County at night for this time of year. You're going about 80 miles north of me in the northern part of the County will be colder up there!
    Deplorable Me
    Deplorable Me
    Would you like propane too?
    swilliams
    swilliams
    I ended up getting a cot in the trek center. Good: it was warm. Bad: too many snoring people around me. And that drive SUCKS!
    Sitting at Dunkin' waiting for the laundromat washing machine. I hate it when things break, and there have been tons this year.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    You have had your share of mechanical foibles this year haven't you? Oh well, could be worse. You could be living in New Jers........... oh wait. Nevermind.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Haha. The things we have to do in life...
    Husband said he heard a van just ran over people in front of Penn Station. Not on any news yet, and maybe just rumor. If true, he's safe.
    Found a yellow jacket nest. The hard way. Just once I'd like to see the little fuckers before I feel them.
    Bushmaster
    Bushmaster
    If they are in a ground hole? place a screen over hole, then dump half gallon gas down hole. Screen keeps them in, DONE DEAD NON POLLINATING POS BEE WASP !!
    swilliams
    swilliams
    You know, I tried that once, and it didn't even kill them. Wasp spray did, though, last summer. Gotta go get some more.
    Deplorable Me
    Deplorable Me
    I attack after dark. Use bee dust if the long term application won't affect the dogs or kids. Vacuum cleaner is a nice weapon too.
    You know it'll be an unproductive day when you put sugar in the filter instead of coffee.
    My kid was invited to the school gifted program. He's not sure he wants to do it. Rather do something of his own choosing, the gifted brat.
    4excal
    4excal
    Oooh snap...round these parts..we folk call the "gifted class" nice way of saying the "retard class" :eek:




    ;)
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    That's really cool on both counts!
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Yeah, he's a funny one, and more independent than I'd like sometimes. He's the kid I used to call Little Terror.
    Cutting stone with an angle grinder works, but it sucks!
    Deplorable Me
    Deplorable Me
    Watch the dust.
    swilliams
    swilliams
    I have the double-sided alien-looking mask. With the safety glasses and hat, I'm very stylish!
    Deplorable Me
    Deplorable Me
    I finally upgraded my shop vac and use it as a point of production dust pickup when I'm sanding and grinding. In addition to my dust mask. It saves a lot on cleanup.
    1,170 bales of hay stacked.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Uh.... was the training montage music from Rock IV playing? Is your PA property a farm house?
    swilliams
    swilliams
    Nah. Helping out the neighbors. Their family has a farm. We're in the middle of the woods up in the hills. Hillbillies, we are.
    Podmonkey
    Podmonkey
    Hillbillies are good people!
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