Froggy the Great

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So Charleston is spared Irma, but at the expense of the entire western Florida coast.

 

Nevertheless, I am grateful.  Does that make me a bad person?

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25 minutes ago, Froggy the Great said:

So Charleston is spared Irma, but at the expense of the entire western Florida coast.

 

Nevertheless, I am grateful.  Does that make me a bad person?

No, just human. 

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11 minutes ago, Argentee said:

No, just human. 

You mean Amphibian, right? :huh:

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Yesterday was my wife's and my 5th wedding anniversary.  My Mom came over to watch the kids and we were able to go out and see the Red Sox game at Fenway.  Really fun evening.  I really can't believe it's been 5 years already, seems like only yesterday.  She's such a wonderful woman, and I'm really lucky to be her husband.

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1 hour ago, Mad Jack said:

 It's not the first time electrical or magnetic devices have done wonky things in my presence on occasion. ::D:

 

This in no way surprises me. :lol:

 

11 minutes ago, LordJosh said:

I really can't believe it's been 5 years already, seems like only yesterday.  She's such a wonderful woman, and I'm really lucky to be her husband.

 

Happy 5th anniversary! May you both have many more! ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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13 hours ago, Froggy the Great said:

Seeing a lightning strike up reasonably close is a bucket-list item of mine.

It's...interesting. A little while ago, I was bucket feeding an orphan calf. Had to feed it, but there was one hell of a storm raging overhead. Like right overhead, where your eyes don't have time to adjust from the flash before the thunder shakes you to the core. It is not an experience I wish to repeat. Seeing lightning flashing out the window, of an airplane, also not somethng I ever want to see again.

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Good morning, hope y'all are well!

 

I think we've got everything packed aside from Husband's shaving kit. In 24 hours we'll be at the airport and (hopefully) through security. I don't want to run to the plane like the last time we flew to Disneyland. I'm a bundle of excitement and nerves. I also hope we left enough room for souvenirs. I think we've got everything ready though.

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10 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

Good morning, hope y'all are well!

 

I think we've got everything packed aside from Husband's shaving kit. In 24 hours we'll be at the airport and (hopefully) through security. I don't want to run to the plane like the last time we flew to Disneyland. I'm a bundle of excitement and nerves. I also hope we left enough room for souvenirs. I think we've got everything ready though.

 

Have fun. If you end up with too many souvenirs to pack in your suitcases, remember that UPS (etc.) ships from many places and your hotel can probably help you out with managing that. It's probably cheaper to ship a box than to add a bag on the airplane, and it's certainly easier to pick up a box from your porch than to schlep it through the airports.

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4 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Have fun. If you end up with too many souvenirs to pack in your suitcases, remember that UPS (etc.) ships from many places and your hotel can probably help you out with managing that. It's probably cheaper to ship a box than to add a bag on the airplane, and it's certainly easier to pick up a box from your porch than to schlep it through the airports.

 

Good idea, thanks! I never would have thought of that. This is our first vacation without family so tips like that are highly appreciated. 

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So, I went and checked equifax's site to see if I was effected, and guess what, both my husband and myself were. Yay :mellow:

 

What do we do about it? Well, equifax will give us a years worth of free monitoring. But the information that was stolen is basically good forever. 

 

And then hen all the articles on how to protect yourself are like "here's a bunch of online services that will protect you", but um, it was an online thing that got our information stolen. And it was supposed to be one of the most secure sites. <_<

 

Seriously.

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2 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

 

Good idea, thanks! I never would have thought of that. This is our first vacation without family so tips like that are highly appreciated. 

 

There's a reasonable argument for shipping your dirty clothes home rather than carrying them as well. Or shipping the dirty clothes and keeping the cool souvenirs with you to hug on the way home.

 

Whichever.

 

::P:

 

(This is an old convention-goer trick, btw.)

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Welp, the FEMA OT for Harvey is winding down. Just in time for the FEMA OT for Irma...

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36 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

Good morning, hope y'all are well!

 

I think we've got everything packed aside from Husband's shaving kit. In 24 hours we'll be at the airport and (hopefully) through security. I don't want to run to the plane like the last time we flew to Disneyland. I'm a bundle of excitement and nerves. I also hope we left enough room for souvenirs. I think we've got everything ready though.

My wife and kids are Lego fanatics. About 5 years ago we went to southern California on vacation. 3 days at Disneyland, 1 day at Legoland, 1 day Sea World, supper at Medieval Times and 1 day of driving around Hollywood and Beverly Hills. We have a few small souveniers from everywhere except Legoland. When they found out the price difference between here and there we ended up with an entire suitcase of Lego. We tend to travel fairly light so baggage limits wasn't a problem but we did need to buy some extra bags for our clothes.

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Work let me off early. Working on boarding up the back windows of our house.

 

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Finished prepping dinner for our gaming group tonight (so it can just be popped in the oven and the game can go smoothly):

 

Cornish hens wrapped in bacon

Cubed potatoes fried in butter and olive oil

Carrot and cabbage slaw with yogurt dressing

Steamed baby peas

Homemade sesame dinner rolls (baked by my husband)

 

and my husband made dessert:

Currant scone-shortcakes with whipped cream, raspberry compote and fresh summer fruits.

 

 

.... Aand our players just arrived. See ya. ^_^

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