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Old 03-25-20, 09:34 AM
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Guess who just got a push reel mower?

Mowing of the lawns is now a zone 2 activity.

In that heat? Oh HAIL no!
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Old 03-25-20, 09:36 AM
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I am kind of out in the sticks and don't spend much time in the city.

When my wife and I moved in together at our condo in Boone County, she remarked that she was literally moving out to "the boonies".

Eyes were rolled.
I live near Morton, IL which has to have one of the best street departments in the state. They’re known for a forward thinking department with ongoing repair and replacement of streets, sewers, etc. Things like street sweeping is routine.

My city, East Peoria, is the direct opposite.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I live near Morton, IL which has to have one of the best street departments in the state. They’re known for a forward thinking department with ongoing repair and replacement of streets, sewers, etc. Things like street sweeping is routine.

My city, East Peoria, is the direct opposite.
Subject/verb agreement, if you please: “Things like street sweeping is routine.”
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All questions, no matter how objective, expert, or obvious the answers, are now political.
The Universe holds that if a response to a situation is wrong, you may die sooner rather than later.
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Many times it's not worth battling windmills,
You might get windmill cancer.
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Old 03-25-20, 09:55 AM
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Leesburg has the cleanest streets and parking lots I've ever seen, because things like street sweeping is routine. Things like parking lot sweeping is routine too.
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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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Good news: Our passport renewals are supposed to be here Friday
Bad news; Nowhere to go
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On a cheerier note: when I walk the dogs, I walk right past a Christmas tree farm/lot. The guy who works there has a super soft spot for Puppy Love.

Today there was high excitement when Puppy Love spotted a rabbit, which bolted under the fence and into the Christmas tree lot, then under the hut they use as an office. Puppy Love squeezed between an opening in the gate, got to the end of her leash and was barking at the rabbit. Our friend came out of the office with some dog biscuits to say hi.

I recently learned the Christmas tree farm is owned by the same folks who own the landscape nursery that planted our birch tree for us. It’s where I was thinking I’d go to discuss which type of fruit tree to get for the front yard. Since I had the guy right there across the fence, I decided to pick his brain.

He thought definitely citrus because it grows so perfectly where we live. Blood orange was his top pick. He advised against limes, they’re a little fussy in our area.

He tells me he he has a beautiful large blood orange tree actually in the Christmas tree lot, and there’s some smaller ones at the retail lot. Amazingly they’re open because they’re farmers.

​​​seedsbelize I think I will go pick myself a nice Moro Blood Orange tree this week, and stimulate the local economy some.
That's the spirit. Puppy Love and a fruit tree.
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Got in my short ride, no rain. Also nabbed the piddly KOM that aimed at, only to find that the segment has been hidden in the last three days.

Also - road find!

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Old 03-25-20, 10:07 AM
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Saw my “cousin” for an evaluation. I have a tiny crack in a tooth adjacent to a filing. It’s not an emergency but sometime when COVID19 restrictions lifted he said I need to see my regular dentist to have old filling drilled out and new filling put n to include filling the crack. In the meantime no hard biting on that side. It only aches a little so I can deal with it for now.
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Got in my short ride, no rain. Also nabbed the piddly KOM that aimed at, only to find that the segment has been hidden in the last three days.

Also - road find!

Nice. I would have stopped for that too.
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hey MoAlpha

2yr old male neutered schnauzer mix with a 1 month history of nasal stertor followed by a several day history of vision loss with dilated pupils and decreased pupillary light reflexes

Sagittal T2 weighted image of the brain and nasal passages reveals a mass in the sphenoid sinus extending through the skull into the olfactory lobe region of the brain



What's your differential diagnoses?
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Also - road find!
Quality content right there.
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In that heat? Oh HAIL no!
Not hot yet!

But when it hits, mowing will have to be completed before 6am
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Got in my short ride, no rain. Also nabbed the piddly KOM that aimed at, only to find that the segment has been hidden in the last three days.

Also - road find!

Nice. Bars look good. Do you ever ride on the tops?
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hey MoAlpha

2yr old male neutered schnauzer mix with a 1 month history of nasal stertor followed by a several day history of vision loss with dilated pupils and decreased pupillary light reflexes

Sagittal T2 weighted image of the brain and nasal passages reveals a mass in the sphenoid sinus extending through the skull into the olfactory lobe region of the brain



What's your differential diagnoses?
Cool image! A neutered schnauzer, you say. Hmmm...

Inflammatory > neoplastic > other, but ya got me!
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Nice. Bars look good. Do you ever ride on the tops?
Yeah, every now and again when I sit up. The flat surface is a comfy palm rest and it's not slippery with the gloves on (though that probably because the gloves are great, though - supple leather palms that are slightly tacky). I don't tend to wrap the thumbs under, though - that back edge isn't very comfy in the thumb crotch - so light grip situations only.
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I respect the position of some folks here that we should not ride. A crash and the ripple effects for emergency personnel and health care are substantial when there isn't much to spare. I've chosen to continue to ride to work, weather permitting and on days I don't bring my kid to the office.

As I mentioned earlier, staying at home reading the internets has been tough on my wife. Limited outdoor opportunities and the feeling your kid is getting too much screen time at a time when the zombies are coming. If we're in this for a while, our house needs to break it up to keep everyone happy and sane. My son was in here yesterday setting up his office. Good time to have an extra office/classroom for when school starts next week. I set up the Atari in there this morning.
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Got in my short ride, no rain. Also nabbed the piddly KOM that aimed at, only to find that the segment has been hidden in the last three days.

Also - road find!

Knipex Road Kill! Now you need the whole set of Cobra Pliers.
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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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Nice. I would have stopped for that too.
I passed a rusty hammer on my last ride. I did not stop to pick it up.
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Knipex Road Kill! Now you need the whole set of Cobra Pliers.
Those babies were just made to round off bolt heads. Right tool for the right job.
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Cool image! A neutered schnauzer, you say. Hmmm...

Inflammatory > neoplastic > other, but ya got me!
Biopsy is still pending, I should get it today or tomorrow.

But serum cryptoccus latex agglutination titer is strongly positive at 1:1054, and the CRAG is about a sure thing as I get in a blood test

Fortunately I started fluconazole on this dog on Monday. Our radiologist put neoplasia as his first differential by a good margin.
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I passed a rusty hammer on my last ride. I did not stop to pick it up.
No more road hammers. I have two, I think.
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I passed a rusty hammer on my last ride. I did not stop to pick it up.
Too heavy.
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Biopsy is still pending, I should get it today or tomorrow.

But serum cryptoccus latex agglutination titer is strongly positive at 1:1054, and the CRAG is about a sure thing as I get in a blood test

Fortunately I started fluconazole on this dog on Monday. Our radiologist put neoplasia as his first differential by a good margin.
Very interesting. Are dog noses vulnerable because they get put so many interesting places? We see a lot of crypto in congenital and induced immunological deficits, but I don't recall an isolated sinus mass. Prof. Google says it happens to humans.
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