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NutPopper

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2002 9:37:23 PM

Pull up a chair, snap your fingers, "double latte" and lets hear whats on your mind. Gripes, comments, compliments, complaints, ideas? Lets get them out in the open and see if we can relate, have some fun, come to conclusions maybe, who knows.
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Psycho Sid
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:04:34 PM

Evening all..

Where is go4 hiding out these days?
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:03:18 PM

Good Evening Folks !

"National Brandied Fruit Day" ... OK

A quiet corner to read please, Bunny.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:26:42 AM

Morning all!
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:24:30 AM

Good Morning,
Trip to the beach went well. Act at a nice restaurant, then she shopped at a couple of stores including a new art shop out there. I just sat on a bench and watched the scenery.

One more day before we see the allergist. Cannot get here soon enough.

Coffee on the patio. Breakfast tacos for everyone.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:10:54 AM

mornin all

lovin the weather

handi
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:30:34 AM

Good morning. Supposed to be a fabulous weather week!

mnjrfan - sounds like quite the project going on. Sorry to hear it's been so disruptive for so long.

soutxed - Mrs Splinter loves going to the beach to read and listen to the waves.
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 5:55:12 AM

Good morning all!

soutxed, yep, this project has been on going all summer since mid June. Started out with CenterPoint upgrading the entire gas main system around here. That was interesting watching how they bury pipe and all. Then came the landscape renovation to repair what CenterPoint did. Then the streets, driveways and sidewalks were dug up, trees within 5-10 feet of the street dropped, sewer system dug out,replaced and upgraded, curbs put in, class 5 put down, then the first layer of asphalt, and now the driveways are being formed and cement and asphalt being replaced. On and on and on and on.

The beepers on the back of every piece of motorized equipment out there is driving me whacky!! And all this goes on from approx 07:00 - 19:00, 6 days a week!

Yep, complete do-over!

Hope you get relief from the allergies today!

Have a great day all! Later
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:06:25 AM

Good Morning,

Headed to the beach today as the weather has turned warm. May or may not go into the water, but at least listen to the waves and soak some sun. Yes we have sunscreen. Hoping it will help the allergies.

Breakfast blend to go.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:30:42 AM

mornin all

another great day

have a goody

handi
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:06:09 AM

Morning all!
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 8:35:23 AM

mornin all

hope you all have a great day

handi
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 8:35:04 AM

mornin all

hope you all have a great day

handi
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 8:34:45 AM

mornin all

hope you all have a great day

handi
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 8:10:15 AM

Good early morning,

Could not sleep last night so up early.

Plan to mow the lawn again. Then take the wife (if she up to it) to the mall.
Plans to attend an out door concert tonight is off as the pollen and mold count is high today/

Mnjrfan, sounds like a complete do over for your street. I have never heard of those horseshoe drainage things. Well good luck. Inspectors were out yesterday digging small holes to see what the base is like. I see another paving job, more dust, more inconvenience.

Coffee to go.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:39:43 AM

Good early morning all!
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:35:28 AM

Just an update to my previous post.

Here's a link with an explanation of what the city calls 'Rain Gardens'. I called them drainage areas. I got curious to what they're design for again.

Rain Gardens
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:21:20 AM

Good morning!

soutxed, the first layer of asphalt is down. There appears to be several more to be put down before the streets are level to the curbs. Yesterday they dumped two semi loads of black dirt in front of my house. There's several feet or more behind the curbs that need landscaping work, and they're installing several of these (approx) 10x10 ft horseshoe looking street drainage areas intermittently up and down the block. Luckily, I don't get one! At each of these street drainage locations, the owner of the lot (I've heard) is required to maintain them. These drainage area's have different landscaping designs, but as one of the crew told me, they're mostly a pain and considered nothing more than garbage collectors. Maybe someone can explain the theory of these drainage spots, because they're not connected to the storm sewer system. I imagine they simply assist the main sewer system. Like I said, thankfully I didn't get one!

Glad to hear your wife's doing better!

CG, after all the yard work (and dust) yesterday, I let the girls out this morning and it looks like I did nada! Depressing, but so be it! Two young Maples are now bare. The three big boys and the Birch to go. Plus that Birch and other thing in the neighbors yard next to my fence! Part of the game!

Have a safe weekend everyBUDDY! Later
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:42:08 PM

golfer - 8.2 seconds per hole is a pretty fast round! :-)
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:12:25 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"Wear Something Gaudy Day" ... where is that bright shirt?
I may as well wear it when I go out for fish & chips for lunch.

Colors are at there peak in my neighborhood and for all the driving and looking we've done the best colors we've seen are within a few miles from home.

Coffee please, Bunny.
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:30:44 AM

Good Morning,

Mnjrfan, is your street done and done correctly? Hope so. No one should have to have a street done three times.

Wife had a better day yesterday, but took it easy.

Weather is warming up, so not fall here, yet. More rain expected next week.

Football Friday. Hopefully a good game tonight. Makes it go faster.

Coffee on the patio with eggs & sausage.
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:43:41 AM

Good morning Handi, mnjr, and everybuddy else coming in today. Had a great 2 lap ride with the eldest bro yesterday. Rode the tree, and rode a 4x4 skinny that I haven't ever made before. Truck wouldn't start, so the mrs picked me up. First time it wouldn't start when cold. I will stop off there today on my commute home, and if starts drive home. If not, call AAA for a tow home. Free 5 mile tow, and home is about 8 miles. Heading up north to eldest's cabin, with other bro, and removing his dock and boat list. Temps scheduled for a high of 45°. Gonna be chilly in the water, even with waders on. Then we are going riding at Cuyuna Off Road trails, and then back home. Glad I am not driving.

mn, thank goodness for clean paws! Well, so much for bagging for a long time.

sout, you are one day closer to Tuesday. Bummer about your street.

MrGG, our boss was out this week, and we forgot... Her boss was here, and I didn't notice any of her people's getting her anything...

wmsb, have fun at the show! Yes, Puka should recover. They worry about the divot getting infected. He was doing fine at his appt yesterday. But, in his notes it does say he is squirmy. He gets to go in on Tuesday for another look. He seems to be fine, and back to his wild, bouncy, playful, happy self.

Have a GREAT day and weekend everybuddy!
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:13:21 AM

mornin all

had a Grad meeting last night --information on Universities and money available, JOKE

have a great weekend

handi
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 4:52:02 AM

Good morning everyone!

Yesterday the leaves began their descent in earnest later in the afternoon. Overnight we've had a steady breeze of 5-6 mph, with gusts to 27 mph, which has stripped one of my backyard maples naked! The birch is hanging tough though. The front yard younger maple has been stripped naked also, but the two big boys (maples also) are still green and will prolong my agony.

It's not that bad. I use my lawn tractor and bag 'em pretty quick!

wmsbgolfer, I prefer getting them bagged asap. It's a lot of work, but so be it. I'll get help Saturday from my s-i-l. We're going to use his truck, not mine, to pull out all the stumps from around the house.

Bosses day yesterday? That explains why the girls were so demanding! HA!

Be safe!

Have a great day everyone! Later
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 12:16:47 AM

Heading to NJ in a few hours for a two day craft show on Saturday and Sunday.

Splinter, since we're almost always the first to tee off we average about 2:45 minutes a round.

CGRO, you riding this weekend? will Puka fully recover?

Handi, hoping you get better soon.

soutxed, hope the doctors visit goes well for your wife.

mnj, some of the trees are starting to turn but I feel we still have a ways to go.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*

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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:21:15 PM

Good Morning Folks !

"Boss's Day" ... how is yours, or are you the boss?

The pulled pork sandwich special please, Bunny.
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 9:12:11 AM

Good Morning

Another cool morning.

Wife had another attack last night while doing her therapy for the vertigo. She is scheduled to see an allergist Tuesday, which cannot come soon enough.

Mnjrfan, our street was finally done Tuesday afternoon, but an inspector with a special machine said it may not be packed down properly. A big truck came later and turned around leaving more divots. If we have to go through another tear up of the pavement and repaving, I may go to the next city council meeting and raise h***. If any government agency ever uses this contractor again, they should be impeached.

Off the soapbox and give me some coffee and donuts.
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 8:46:57 AM

Morning

The first layer of asphalt was finally put down yesterday! Now we can go for our morning walks without getting our paws all muddy or full of sand!

CG, the leaves around here appear to be dropping in super slow motion this year! I suspect I'll be bagging leaves for some time to come... Ugh!

Have a great day! Later
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 8:22:18 AM

Good morning Handi and everybuddy else coming in today. 37°F for the morning commute. Made it over the 3,000 miles for the year, on the bicycles, hump this am.

Handi, only one post this morning?

MrGG, yes it was. And today is to be even nicer!!

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 8:15:08 AM

mornin all

have a great day

handi
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 3:33:46 PM

Good Afternoon Folks !

A fine day for outdoor play for all dogs.

Fresh apples and peanut butter please, Bunny.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 9:52:42 AM

Oh, and today is National Pug Day!

Handi, glad the hydromorphine is helping.

sout, that doesn't sound fun. Hopefully your wife gets better soon.

Splinter, enjoy the day!!
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 9:48:17 AM

Handi - hope you are feeling better soon. You've been dealing with pains for so long. :-(

soutxed - so sorry about your wife's vertigo. I can't imagine what that must feel like. And not being able to lay down to sleep?! Ugh. Glad she is feeling a little bit better.

CG - Heavenly Hump Day indeed! I would take an entire winter of this weather!!! Tomorrow the forecast high is 70°F! Sorry about Puka's eye injury.

golfer - I played more golf when our twins were babies. I think part of the issue is that a round of golf takes so long (5+ hours). Some of my friends have gotten into tennis lately too.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:33:23 AM

mornin all

pain is a little better (hydromorphine does wonders), going for more X-rays this AM Physio is a waste of time, but it will get better (I hope)

weather is beautiful 15F degrees above normal, sposed to cool down on Friday

SIL and BIL coming down tomorrow, looking forward to the visit

hope you all have a great day

handi
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:28:24 AM

Good Morning,

Mrs feeling better, but still has to move slowly. On top of that, the street crew was out in full force and the noise of the machines really bothered her. Leaving was not an option. Just put it in the hands of God and we made it through.

Weather weather cooler as temps in the high 50's this morning.

Strong coffee this morning. Also biscuits and gravy.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:24:13 AM

Good morning mnjr, and everybuddy else coming in today. Heavenly Hump Day according to one local radio station, due to the weather. Almost 70°, sunny, and not much wind. Lawn mowed yesterday. fertilizer getting purchased tonite.

Puka found out yesterday he has an ulcer in his eye. We think that means an injury. You can see a divot on his eye. So, pain meds, an ointment to apply 3 times a day, and a return visit tomorrow. He is doing well, and was back to his normal self yesterday. He should have a cone on, but we can't find any of them in the house, and he doesn't seem to be touching it at all.

Handi, how are you today? Seemed kind of happy yesterday...

sout, good to hear you are feeling better, but so sorry to hear about your wife's situation.

mn, yesterday's wind didn't get many leaves off the trees?

Have a GREAT day everybuddy.
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:18:47 AM

Good morning all!

Today will be another day outside bagging leaves. Lot of green still hanging. Makes me think a lot of exercise is in store for me. I can use it.

CG, eye drops for Puka? Better spirits is a good thing!

Have a great day! Later
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:41:40 AM

Another warm night/day. Currently 72.

Splinter, sorry you haven't been able to play much. I've played about 25 fewer rounds this year compared to last year at this time.

CGRO, hope the vet visit goes well.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 2:41:31 PM

Good Afternoon Folks !

"National Dessert Day" ... eat dessert first, life is uncertain.

Handiman must be having a great day !

A fresh fruit smoothie please, Bunny.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 10:23:23 AM

Good Morning

Feeling better today. However, Mrs. South TX had her vertigo return with vengeance. She has to sit or stand with head up right for 24 hours so sleeping in a bed is out.

Coffee to go.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:22:23 AM

mornin all

another nice day on the way

have a great one

handi
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:22:06 AM

mornin all

another nice day on the way

have a great one

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:21:45 AM

mornin all

another nice day on the way

have a great one

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:21:26 AM

mornin all

another nice day on the way

have a great one

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:21:07 AM

mornin all

another nice day on the way

have a great one

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:20:49 AM

mornin all

another nice day on the way

have a great one

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 8:24:34 AM

Good morning everybuddy! 63°F expected for today. 49° for this mornings commute. Puka's eye was better last night. Red and still goopy, but he was in better spirits. As of last night, he was stil going to the vet to have it looked at.

sout, bummer about the cold.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 1:14:26 AM

golfer - sadly, you played as much golf this past weekend as I have all season. I don't have a good excuse either. Work travel has been reasonable. I had a pinched nerve in my back for 3 weeks so I didn't feel like playing for about 5 weeks total. However, this is the fewest rounds of golf I've played in a summer EVER.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:11:48 AM

69 degrees right now. Today supposed to be even warmer and muggy.

Not a good football weekend. All of out teams both college and pro lost.

Splinter, played both Saturday and Sunday. Shot 1 under and then 2 under. Hope you're able to get out soon.

Handi, Happy belated Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoyed the dinner.

CGRO, glad y'all had a great weekend riding.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:02:27 AM

Good Morning,

Cold is still here. Whoever gave it to me is welcomed to take it back.

Friday night game went well, blowout against the home team. But we were so out played. Next year as these kids grow up and if they stay with the program, this school will have a good team. The other school is doing better but suffered a narrow defeat on the road.

How about those Cowboys!. Defeating the world champs.

Celebratory hot tea.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 9:46:46 AM

Good morning all!

I don't believe it, but they're out there with their grader and roller getting ready for the asphalt? At least I see no other reason for this activity. Thought today would be quiet, but guess not!

CG, you're correct, no waves to speak of, just that slight, gentle roll get's me. I think it started the day when my daughter was 6 or 7 and we took her to the Fun Fair @ St Al's up in Brooklyn Center (wife and I got married there). I went on a ride with my daughter and thank the Good Lord for having a biffy close by for me afterwards. I've only been on an amusement ride once since! Did make 13 jumps when in the Army though, figure that!

Oh well, have a great day everyone! Later
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