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2 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Didn't work (for once) so played the Firebird VII and then took rode some motorcycles around.

Also discovered that one of my monitor lizards is now large enough where he can gulp down a hard boiled egg in one piece.  Went out later in the day and he was looking for another one, the pig.

When you're having nightmares about work several days in a row you know you need a mental health day.  75 hour work weeks for months will do that to you, I discovered.

Good grief, that is a long week.  I used to do double shifts all week for 49 hours total, and once in awhile I could get a Saturday in there for 56 hours. Those would bring home pretty good pay checks. On nights doing that I was ahead of everyone on the overtime list one year at BN.      Wow! A whole egg?  He must be pretty big now. 

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I've been doing those hours since early April, no wonder I"m dreaming about the job.  

Taking today off as well.  Cool and overcast but this one bike was running on 2 1/2 cylinders so we'll see if that Chevron Tektron and some new gas did the trick.  You can't let things things sit like I did this year.

He just ate a chicken wing after the egg yesterday, he's getting there.  Dumeril's Monitors top out at around 6' so they're one of the giant lizards.  You have to treat them with respect as they eat crabs in with wild and a bite from an adult can break your hand.  CRUNCH!

Don't want that.

This guy's probably 8 years old, I would expect him to go another 12-15 years so he's got some growing to do.  He will probably be able to wolf down a squirrel or a smaller rabbit when all is said and done, 

You really want to feed these guys with tongs and always have two doors available.

One of my coworkers died last week.  He had been unable to get out of bed, he dropped 35 pounds and the doctor gave him some sort of pill for his guts and he was up and about, same as ever, smoking his skinny little cigars and cursing up a storm and telling his endless stream of stories. 

About a month later he took a nosedive, went to the hospital on Friday, they said I dunno and on Tuesday he was dead from cancer of the everything.

That kind of got us all thinking a little differently.  The work we do is pretty important and it's a madhouse but we also have to take some time for ourselves before they shovel dirt on our faces.

Today is motorcycles, animals, guitars, finish a book.  Tomorrow it's back to work but not today.

Friday I (maybe) buy a really nice guitar as a reward for being so well behaved.  Be kind of a niche model but I think it'll be okay.

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14 hours ago, SteveFord said:

I've been doing those hours since early April, no wonder I"m dreaming about the job.  

Taking today off as well.  Cool and overcast but this one bike was running on 2 1/2 cylinders so we'll see if that Chevron Tektron and some new gas did the trick.  You can't let things things sit like I did this year.

He just ate a chicken wing after the egg yesterday, he's getting there.  Dumeril's Monitors top out at around 6' so they're one of the giant lizards.  You have to treat them with respect as they eat crabs in with wild and a bite from an adult can break your hand.  CRUNCH!

Don't want that.

This guy's probably 8 years old, I would expect him to go another 12-15 years so he's got some growing to do.  He will probably be able to wolf down a squirrel or a smaller rabbit when all is said and done, 

You really want to feed these guys with tongs and always have two doors available.

One of my coworkers died last week.  He had been unable to get out of bed, he dropped 35 pounds and the doctor gave him some sort of pill for his guts and he was up and about, same as ever, smoking his skinny little cigars and cursing up a storm and telling his endless stream of stories. 

About a month later he took a nosedive, went to the hospital on Friday, they said I dunno and on Tuesday he was dead from cancer of the everything.

That kind of got us all thinking a little differently.  The work we do is pretty important and it's a madhouse but we also have to take some time for ourselves before they shovel dirt on our faces.

Today is motorcycles, animals, guitars, finish a book.  Tomorrow it's back to work but not today.

Friday I (maybe) buy a really nice guitar as a reward for being so well behaved.  Be kind of a niche model but I think it'll be okay.

Yep, I agree. When I went through that cancer, I wasn't given good odds of surviving, and used as a Guinea pig.  That was in 1988 & still here. One thing I told myself,  From now on, I will stop and smell the Roses along the way each day.  Time is too short, Make sure you make time for you and your family. 

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Access to health care has taken a back seat to focusing on the China Flu for the past 10 months.  My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer a month before they closed hospital admissions for everything except 'emergencies'.   She was one of the last to get surgery and Radiation Therapy before they shut the doors to keep beds empty.   Now she's  in the 'medically fragile' group (had lung cancer 6 years ago which she also beat), so  she and I (and our 4 kids and their families) have not been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Fortunately, with the vaccine just around the corner - if the FDA gets off their axe and begins their review of Pfizer's application.   

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5 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Found out this morning that at least 3 people in this county have contracted COVID-19 twice - back in May and then in October which caused their surgeries to be pushed back.

I know this is a small data point but the whole you're immune thing may be not exactly.

Wow, I had to look it up. So far there has been 4 documented cases in the US of people getting the COVID 19 virus twice.  No wonder after getting it once & surviving, so many don't wear masks? They can still be carriers of it though.

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7 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Found out this morning that at least 3 people in this county have contracted COVID-19 twice - back in May and then in October which caused their surgeries to be pushed back.

I know this is a small data point but the whole you're immune thing may be not exactly.

Anything is medically possible said my neurologist. 

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19 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Found out this morning that at least 3 people in this county have contracted COVID-19 twice - back in May and then in October which caused their surgeries to be pushed back.

I know this is a small data point but the whole you're immune thing may be not exactly.

I stopped believing all the reported scare stories when after months of telling us to wipe down groceries with disinfectant - they said -  "Never Mind".    CDC this week changed guidance on re-using masks.  It's been 10 months - they just figured out 'best practices'  for masks !!!    I thought they were a billion dollar outfit charged with "CONTROLLING DISEASE".  They've made lots of changes and reversals in the past year and should have had this one piece of information nailed.  Experts like this are telling us they can measure the rise in the earths temperature by a couple of degrees over a couple of millennia.  And cows are a big part of the problem.    Pffft.

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Repaired the wiring on my Triumph Sprint GT so was able to ride that beauty around a bit.  With the encouraging news about the vaccines maybe I will get to see all 48 lower states on that bike after all.  Think I'll have to do strategically timed jaunts to dodge the aforementioned floods, fires, hurricanes, swarms of locusts, hordes of pitchfork weilding ornery locals, etc. and then

 drumroll please

I bought something ridiculously ICONIC!!!

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38 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

 drumroll please

I bought something ridiculously ICONIC!!!

 

Ahh....congrats yet again.....BUT I have to tell you........not you OR Sparquelito OR Mihcmac are buying guitars at the rate RevDavidLee did!!

You all have to up your game considerably. [wink]

Need more amps.

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5 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

I would have to up my salary considerably to match him.  I can't see that happening anytime soon.

It's a shame he stopped posting here, I always enjoyed his contributions.  No matter what it was, he was always so enthusiastic about it.

 

Could not agree more.

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1 hour ago, jdgm said:

 

Ahh....congrats yet again.....BUT I have to tell you........not you OR Sparquelito OR Mihcmac are buying guitars at the rate RevDavidLee did!!

You all have to up your game considerably. [wink]

Need more amps.

 

1 hour ago, SteveFord said:

I would have to up my salary considerably to match him.  I can't see that happening anytime soon.

It's a shame he stopped posting here, I always enjoyed his contributions.  No matter what it was, he was always so enthusiastic about it.

 

My recent acquisitions took me by surprise, the last 2 Epiphones blindsided me, as I wasn't expecting to find them. My 339 is proving punch way above its weight class like Karloff mentioned. The Wilshire is still unknown, but I have high hopes... Fortunately collecting Epiphones doesn't break the bank too badly and allows me to be a bit braver with things I don't get to touch before buying.

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On 11/25/2020 at 7:23 PM, SteveFord said:

I just heard back from a friend of mine who got it last April, it screwed his joints up really badly.

Here's his response:

Thanks for the heads up. I've been hearing of a few other people I know getting it a second time

Debbie has a friend that got it twice. 

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3 hours ago, jdgm said:

 

 I have to tell you........not you OR Sparquelito OR Mihcmac are buying guitars at the rate RevDavidLee did!!

You all have to up your game considerably. [wink]

When my wife's Uncle died, I was left with a small collection of antique firearms. I added to it over all the years.  The majority has never been fired.  Too darn bad that didn't start off as a guitar collection. I would have 85 guitars in the collection Lol. 

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13 hours ago, SteveFord said:

It looks like the second time isn't as bad as the first.

Just heard from a friend, both him and his wife have it at the moment.   His comment was "sux".

I'm on my second 14 day quarantine from work. I've been in close contact with 2 coworkers that got it. Just found out my wife's older brother just got it. He was planning on taking his whole family (wife and his 12 and 11 year old girls to Disney World after Xmas), so he would have gotten it anyway. Not sure if the trip is off or still on now. He wears the sweater of the current incumbent President who didn't win re-election, so I am thinking he still would / will. 

I'm working from home 🤑 till the 3rd of December. I need to call the clinic at NASA the day before I go back and talk to the staff Doctor and he is going to ask me "You got any symptoms" and that is it. If I say, Nope< I go back to work the next day. 

My co-worker that got it said for him the body aches were the worst and loosing smell and taste and eating with felt like just a chunk of some flavorless wad of stuff in your mouth.

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2 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Holy crap, in 2 days Pennsyltucky jumped 15,785 cases.

I just looked, Australia has under 28,000 cases for the whole country.

Is travel helping the numbers?  I looked up in the air today out doing raking and saw passenger jets flying over every which way.  Wasn't that a big way of spreading it in the beginning? 

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Swam a half mile. 

Picked up groceries. 

Came home. 
Took a nap. 

Led all three dogs on a long neighborhood walk. 

Hung two new guitar wall hangers in the music room. 
Set my two newest acquisitions onto them. 

Cooked supper for myself and the wife. Beef stir-fry. 

Having a cold beer. 
Typing in a minimalist fashion. 

Thinking that a haiku would be inappropriate. 
😗

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