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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-27-20, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Updated seasonal breakdown:

"Summer" = 1 month
Autumn = 3 months
Winter = 5 months
Spring = 3 months
Looks good to me.
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Old 07-27-20, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
If it's any consolation, my Dad was 11 when the stock market crashed, and he mostly had fond memories of childhood during the Depression. Kids ARE resilient, and on the plus side, they're not working 12 hours a day in a mill!

My biggest issue now is what kind of country and world they're going to be living in as adults.
My thoughts too. Our first grandchild is due in late August. Fifty years hence? Beyond my capabilities to imagine.
My dad was six at the crash. His only scar, that I am aware of, was his refusal to eat cabbage ever again.

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Old 07-27-20, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I made a grim discovery at the church this evening. Since I mowed the lawn on Thursday, a bunch of dead leaves have fallen on the driveway.

Autumn is officially here. The season formerly known as summer lasted a scant four weeks.
It's high summer here - right now, it's about 58 degrees with 10-20 mph winds from the West and everything's getting crunchy underfoot, getting ready for fall, when it will be 90-100 and on fire.
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Old 07-27-20, 08:24 PM
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mods please delete it.
lol
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Looks good to me.
Except for that awful "summer" part.
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Old 07-27-20, 08:30 PM
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lol
Some of us have to stay on our best behavior around the mods. We don't have that built in 'stop' that so many if youse take for granted.
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Old 07-27-20, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
My thoughts too. Our first grandchild is due in late August. Fifty years hence? Beyond my capabilities to imagine.
My dad was six at the crash. His only scar, that I am aware of, was his refusal to eat cabbage ever again.
My dad loved cabbage in all kinds of dishes. My mother made it for him quite often. Stuffed cabbage rolls, cole slaw, and all manner of German dishes. I love it too. Mrs. John uses it in a stir fry and it's yummy.
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Old 07-27-20, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Yours don't? I thought everybody kept their bikes inside the house.
Me too
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Old 07-27-20, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I made a grim discovery at the church this evening. Since I mowed the lawn on Thursday, a bunch of dead leaves have fallen on the driveway.

Autumn is officially here. The season formerly known as summer lasted a scant four weeks.
Heat advisory and thunderstorms here today.

#YearWithoutSummer
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Old 07-27-20, 09:06 PM
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Must be time to service the winter commuter. Or at least pump up the tyres. It felt like trying to ride through treacle this morning.
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Old 07-27-20, 09:11 PM
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Most of the counties around us, including ours, full online at the very least to the end of first semester. They’re going to reevaluate for spring semester mid November.
Right now the plan here is to have regular school + online school for those who have already opted for it. Sounds like a mess in the making.
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Except for that awful "summer" part.
Your winter is our October, probably.
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Some of us have to stay on our best behavior around the mods. We don't have that built in 'stop' that so many if youse take for granted.
Telling them what to do will surely help.
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My dad loved cabbage in all kinds of dishes. My mother made it for him quite often. Stuffed cabbage rolls, cole slaw, and all manner of German dishes. I love it too. Mrs. John uses it in a stir fry and it's yummy.
My grandmother made stuffed cabbage rolls back in the day (Eastern European). I opened a new can of sauerkraut this evening. It was good.
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Old 07-27-20, 09:13 PM
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Must be time to service the winter commuter.
Almost.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Updated seasonal breakdown:

"Summer" = 1 month
Autumn = 3 months
Winter = 5 months
Spring = 3 months
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Right now the plan here is to have regular school + online school for those who have already opted for it. Sounds like a mess in the making.
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Interestingly, about 70% are going back to the classroom and 30% choose online.

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/ed...9-1a4c71c8d92f
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I haven't had sauerkraut in a while. Nor cabbage. I prefer Brussel Sprouts.
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Looks good to me.
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Old 07-27-20, 09:36 PM
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Your winter is our October, probably.
We don't really have winter. Sometimes it rains and a cold day here would be in the mid 50s. It's hot a lot of the year and sometimes it's beautiful. Where I live is about 25 miles from downtown LA over a small mountain range, so no coastal cooling influence like LA gets. It can be over 100 for weeks on end. A few years ago it was 115 and our a/c quit working. I've been on rides when it's been over 110.
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My grandmother used to make sauerkraut in a large crock in her basement.
The memory of which has rendered the canned stuff inedible, some of the jarred stuff is marginally "ok".
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Sounds like a mess in the making.
That's the one thing I'm sure we can count on; nothing will be properly planned. MLB is all over bar the shouting. NFL will get cancelled during training camp, probably the first week. Do I maintain hope that cycling can proceed?
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Got to be at the mechanic by 8 so I can possibly get a same-day inspection.
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House inspection this morning. Hopefully nothing major is wrong with it.
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Heat advisory and thunderstorms here today.

#YearWithoutSummer
It was 78 degrees when I woke up an hour ago. Where the hell am I, Texas?
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Old 07-28-20, 06:08 AM
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My grandmother used to make sauerkraut in a large crock in her basement.
The memory of which has rendered the canned stuff inedible, some of the jarred stuff is marginally "ok".
My wife’s been making sauerkraut lately. And kimchi. I’m not into either one. She and an organic farmer friend are preparing an instructional slide show for some upcoming event.
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House inspection this morning. Hopefully nothing major is wrong with it.
Good Luck!
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It was 78 degrees when I woke up an hour ago. Where the hell am I, Texas?
We’re at our house in MA today, it was 97 here yesterday and was 83 when I woke up.
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