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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-12-20, 08:37 AM
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Further from my previous post, I just contacted a guy in NYC about the project hoping to get some pictures from the previous prototype and everyone at that company has been asked to work from home for the rest of the week.
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Old 03-12-20, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
On a happier note, I did the first mowing of 2020 today.

Anyone else mow a lawn yet? Had the arid summer not decimated all his vegetation, I bet DougRNS would have had a lawn to mow.
I’ve mowed as early as the last couple days of March and as late as the middle of April. I’ve seen no signs of an early mowing season despite a moderate temperature winter.
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Old 03-12-20, 09:10 AM
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Just returned from my local Walmart and Aldis. Both had TP. Not skeered in Pekin, IL.
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I’ve mowed as early as the last couple days of March and as late as the middle of April. I’ve seen no signs of an early mowing season despite a moderate temperature winter.
I did a precautionary mow last week. This month i won’t be home much, and didn’t want to have to cut a jungle in april.
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Old 03-12-20, 09:43 AM
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Probably a few weeks before any mowing will be needed round cheer.
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We have wonderful clarity - the best clarity! HUGE clarity.
Perfect!
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My wife tried to get me to cancel our last Y hoops game tonight. I do plan on asking the parents at the game if they'd rather forfeit. The Y should probably cancel this game. If we get one local school case, the cards will fall and we'll end up with no school and no sports. Little league will end before it started.

The end is near, but not here yet. In other news, my wife got to Costco when it opened and says it's mayhem.
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Philadelphia Roller Derby has suspended operations due to virus fears.

Sad.
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Old 03-12-20, 10:43 AM
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Perfect!
It was perfect. The phone call was perfect. The speech was perfect.
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One big frustration for me is that we can't test anyone for COVID-19. We have been telling patients that, for now, any testing has to be done through the county health dept.

One of my colleagues said she spoke with the county health commissioner, and even THEY are not testing. They are telling patients to self-quarantine for 14 days if credible risk.

I am told we will be getting small numbers of test kits sometime next week.

Sigh.
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One of my friends now is the president of a big cycling club in the Palo Alto area. He says they have Saturday rides with 50 riders and lots of people who have traveled all over the world.

Their group rides are now cancelled.
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I’ve mowed as early as the last couple days of March and as late as the middle of April. I’ve seen no signs of an early mowing season despite a moderate temperature winter.
I mowed, (cut the weeds) last Friday. This happens twice per year. Mrs John watched and said I look like a scrawny old man, so there's that.
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I mowed, (cut the weeds) last Friday. This happens twice per year. Mrs John watched and said I look like a scrawny old man, so there's that.
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Old 03-12-20, 10:53 AM
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I drink buck-a-gallon bottled water because our tap water doesn't taste good. In 5 recent store visits I finally found water. All stores around here are out and i happened in while they were stocking shelves. They have a 5 gallon limit.
Parked my car by an older lady who had at least 50 rolls of toilet paper in her cart.
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Sigh.
Is anyone here surprised this has turned into a @W$^# show?

Velo Vol isn't.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Is anyone here surprised this has turned into a @W$^# show?

Velo Vol isn't.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Even a blind squirrel sometimes finds an acorn.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We get a little rain in "winter" and spring, then it's too dry for anything to grow most of the year.
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Is anyone here surprised this has turned into a @W$^# show?

Velo Vol isn't.
charlotte airport is actually peaceful at the current moment.
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Even a blind squirrel sometimes finds an acorn.
has this actually been proven? or is this like the ground hog seeing his shadow.
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I mowed, (cut the weeds) last Friday. This happens twice per year. Mrs John watched and said I look like a scrawny old man, so there's that.
kudos?
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kudos?
I guess. When I'm riding with the little people I feel fat, though.
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Is anyone here surprised this has turned into a @W$^# show?

Velo Vol isn't.
maybe that's what all the T.P. is for?
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charlotte airport is actually peaceful at the current moment.
It's going to get peacefuller in the coming days.
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The CEO of my co. Made a speech pertaining to this epidemic this morning. All the typical bullshirt.
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has this actually been proven? or is this like the ground hog seeing his shadow.
Maybe not. But the first one is true.

#Cliche
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