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Old 03-28-20, 08:10 PM
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abshipp Our tornado warning sirens are going off right now. A tornado has been spotted about 5-8 miles away, probably just skirt north of us, hopefully. We can hear crap banging around outside from the winds. We're hunkered down in the basement, of course.
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What kind?
Whatever kind Costco sells. Green box
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Whatever kind Costco sells. Green box
I don't think I've even been in a Costco.
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In the spirit of hoarding some friends who are Hello Freshers ordered more meals than they could use this week. When I texted them to say I had a loaf of freshly baked whole wheat sandwich bread with their names on it, they asked if we could take the extra Hello Fresh meal off their hands.

Cooked it for dinner: Chicken with creamy Parmesan sauce and roasted tomatoes. I have to say it was pretty slick: no waste and a tasty meal. Not exactly healthy. But tasty.

Looking into it, we could order 3 meals per week, with the total cost for meal being around $6 per person, or $35 per week for 3 meals for 2 people.
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I don't think I've even been in a Costco.
wut?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't think I've even been in a Costco.
Incredible.
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Nice day today.

Baked two loaves of bread, which I gave away.

Rode my bike outdoors. Apologies LAJ . I am conflicted about it, if that helps.

Delivered the goods. Got a bottle of wine in return.

Walked the girl dogs.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
In the spirit of hoarding some friends who are Hello Freshers ordered more meals than they could use this week. When I texted them to say I had a loaf of freshly baked whole wheat sandwich bread with their names on it, they asked if we could take the extra Hello Fresh meal off their hands.

Cooked it for dinner: Chicken with creamy Parmesan sauce and roasted tomatoes. I have to say it was pretty slick: no waste and a tasty meal. Not exactly healthy. But tasty.

Looking into it, we could order 3 meals per week, with the total cost for meal being around $6 per person, or $35 per week for 3 meals for 2 people.
Does that also allow for tasty bites for the two?
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Does that also allow for tasty bites for the two?
Yes we are reminded politely that sharing is expected should we forget.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Nice day today.

Baked two loaves of bread, which I gave away.

Rode my bike outdoors. Apologies LAJ . I am conflicted about it, if that helps.

Delivered the goods. Got a bottle of wine in return.

Walked the girl dogs.

Same. I went out today, in the wind and the cold-but the sun was out. It sucked, but I was still out, which was nice. Conflicted as well.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Yes we are reminded politely that sharing is expected should we forget.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Modeling of COVID-19 M&M timecourse and resource shortfalls, nationally and by state

COVID-19
This is both good and bad. I must assume it's much more reliable than all the different news channels.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Incredible.
I've bever been in a Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or Ikea.
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wut?
Sam's Club is much older and closer to where I live.
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abshipp Our tornado warning sirens are going off right now. A tornado has been spotted about 5-8 miles away, probably just skirt north of us, hopefully. We can hear crap banging around outside from the winds. We're hunkered down in the basement, of course.
I didn't get any mention notification

Should have blown through by now, everything ok?

Tornado warned storm to the SW of us right now, heading NE. Sirens going off in Rockford.

NWS Twitter had reported radar confirmed tornado but now no indication via radar.

Fun.

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abshipp Our tornado warning sirens are going off right now. A tornado has been spotted about 5-8 miles away, probably just skirt north of us, hopefully. We can hear crap banging around outside from the winds. We're hunkered down in the basement, of course.
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This is both good and bad. I must assume it's much more reliable than all the different news channels.
I'm thinking it's still rather crude. For example in states with no gathering restrictions it's not factoring in how cities may be adopting them (or later, removing them).
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I don't think I've even been in a Costco.
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I'm thinking it's still rather crude. For example in states with no gathering restrictions it's not factoring in how cities may be adopting them (or later, removing them).
MoAlpha knows more muckity-mucks than I do, and I don't think he would have shared something pulled from the Enquirer.
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Storm kind of fizzled out. No more warnings for the local area.

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I've bever been in a Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or Ikea.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
There used to be drive up ramps (set of two) at Wally world for 30ish bucks. Hard thick rubber, one for each wheel to drive up on. Those might fit the bill.

found it. https://www.walmart.com/ip/RhinoGear...gaAm0XEALw_wcB

harbor freight should have also similar ramps for less if I remember search results correctly.
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The drive on ramps below are perfect for what you're looking to do. A floor jack and jack stands are far more versatile, because there's no removing a wheel with the ramps, but heck, I've probably only used mine two or three times.
Excellent. Thanks.

If you were to buy a floor jack and jacks stands on the cheap for my purpose, what would you buy?
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abshipp Our tornado warning sirens are going off right now. A tornado has been spotted about 5-8 miles away, probably just skirt north of us, hopefully. We can hear crap banging around outside from the winds. We're hunkered down in the basement, of course.
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I received a group text this morning inviting me on a ride with two friends who are trying to put together a small group ride.
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I'm considering putting up some Christmas stuff tomorrow. Darth Vader, some lights. Why not?
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