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  • Birthday 05/19/1974

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  1. Zink

    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Baba Yaga's house. Have an idea for a Halloween diorama with it as the center piece. Having motivational issues so not sure I'll finish on time or not. Pics later if I get a chance.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    No real phobias but some things like extreme heights make me nervous. Almost broke that on a trip to Yellowstone a few years ago. We went over the Bear Tooth Pass. The road from Red Lodge, Montana follows the valley slowly climbing until there's nothing but a solid wall of vertical rock in front of you. I thought, "Where's the road?" and then realised it starts doing near vertical switchbacks with 1,000 foot drop off the road edge. Oh, bleep. The wife who is normally scared to ride with me on our big hills was all excited at the view. I was sweating heavily and trying to stay as close to the inside of the road as I could without being in the oncoming lane. Long drive to the top. The only other spot that bothered me was one "bridge" nailed to the side of the mountain with a huge drop under it. The wife likes to take thousands (literally) of pics while on vacation had me go back and forth over the damn thing several times to get photos from different spots. Since then I haven't been so nervous. Oddly enough flying doesn't bother me at all other than the standard discomforts of no leg room and air pressure changes. Other than that I don't like tight places but they're bearable as long as it isn't for a long time or I get stuck.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    I'm pretty hit and miss. Some people I can remember easily, others I can't ever it seems like. Recently called 2 different people I've known for 20+ years by their brothers' names.
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    Frostgrave: Perilous Dark

    I'll be buying it when it comes out. We like Frostgrave but like ROSD better partly because of the coop play.
  5. Well seeing as a lot of our weather comes from the direction of Alaska you could say we are just returning the present you gave us! The last 2 snow storms we had here actually came up from the southwest out of Montana. It's colder and whiter along the border than it is further north. Got a lot of things I want to be doing but have been wimping out. -5 C or less in the mornings so I wait until it warms up closer to 0 before doing my outside work. Supposed to start getting thawing temps soon.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Chemistry in high school. I also did well at the various maths and sciences. Oddly enough tanked at chemistry and physics in university. Too big of a jum in difficulty and other more interesting things going on. I love to read and love history. In school english literature and social studies were my least favourite classes. Didn't like their focus. All through high school we had the same social teacher. He could make the most interesting subject soooo boring and lots of time he was lazy and just said, "go read chapters x-y. He loved long essays on politics. I dislike writing essays and prefer keeping my politics as a background to the interesting facts.
  7. 2 inches or so of hard frozen snow overnight. Forecast high of -3 C/ 27 F for the next few days and then slightly above freezing after that. Nasty windy right now too. Yay, I love October! This sucks but I can't say that it's the first time. Global warming and all that.
  8. We were in Moose Jaw this afternoon for a doctor's appointment and it was snowing like crazy then. Had let up and melted by the time we left around 5:30. Was snowing pretty good here when we got home at 7. Was hoping to get a week or so of decent weather. The snow was mostly gone from last weeks storm and people were just starting to get moving again in the fields. I managed to get the last of the garden dug up and a few hours on the tractor in the couple days of nice weather. Don't have much grain and have no idea if when it'll finally get combined. It doesn't look very good and will most likely go as cow feed anyhow.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Farm work. I don't like October because it's always a miserable rush to get everything done before winter in ever worse weather. Wanted to say the garden but I finished with it this morning. Haven't managed to paint much lately but am starting to get a little time in once in awhile.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    In town not much. The odd fly or mosquito. The wife is ever vigilant and obsessed with keeping them out. At the farm I'm fighting a losing battle against mice and in the fall we have swarms of maple bugs that get everywhere. The mice I'm fighting with traps, poison and aromatherapy. The various bugs I mostly ignore because they aren't harmful to my stuff.
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    Happy Birthday Dr.Bedlam

    Happy birthday!
  12. We've had a Full Thrust game set up on the table for a couple months. Summer meant no time and energy to play and the last week I felt to sick to bother. Today we finally got around to playing. Each fleet was a dreadnought, battleship, 3 cruisers and 3 destroyers. #2 son was playing Swabian League which is slow, heavy and heavily armed. I was NAC which is lighter and faster with more long range torpedoes. Because we haven't played much I screwed up royally tactically. The kid got lucky with initiative rolls and had pretty decent rolls all along but the #1 thing was I got too close to him. If we keep using these stats I need to figure out how to keep my distance and pick away at him. The battle consisted of about 5 turns with one close range pass. I took out 3 destroyers and a cruiser, almost crippled 2 more cruisers and did a bit of damage to the big girls. He destroyed my entire fleet except 1 cruiser which almost got out of range with no damage. Then on the last turn it lost half it's hull points to very long range shots from the DN and BB. Need to figure out how to do hit and run tactics. Wanting to switch back to Rangers of Shadowdeep for a bit. #2 son was designing a mission with 3 battles back in the spring. He had the last battle almost planned out when we pause for summer. Need to poke him into finishing it and then play the latest book's mission.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    We skipped fall and went straight to winter. A foot or so of snow and a steady 0 C (32 F) day and night for the last week. Too early but like Pezler said this is Saskatchewan. Down in the lowlands where my home town is it's mostly melted and the grass is bright green. Lots of trees lost their branches because the leaves ave only just started changing/falling and the snow stuck to them. Hadn't been to the farm for nearly a week because of the weather and being sick. My cattle are turned out on a big area with lots of grass and shelter so I wasn't worried about them. Yesterday I took a tour and there's still 3-4 inches of snow on most of my land. It's about 600 feet higher elevation than town and it's always noticeable when there's snow. Could barely drive around with a 4x4 and there were drifts deep enough to get stuck in. The fields that weren't combined are flat on the ground and there's a lot of them. The wife wanted some carrots from the garden (we picked all of the above ground stuff before the storm). I had to hunt to find them, scrape off a couple inches of snow and then dig them out of the mud. Forecast is for it to warm up to normal (15 C) or higher over the next couple of days but right now it's +3 C and drizzly. So much for getting much done the next while.
  14. I almost had that happen on my Wrangler. My lug wrench is slightly twisted because of the force I had to use to break the lug nuts off after the dealership rotated my tires for me. They haven't touched a nut since because of that. Took all of my weight bouncing on one foot at the end of the wrench. That's not something I want to be doing in two feet of snow! A couple months ago had a flat on the pickup. One nut was stuck so hard I couldn't break it loose. In my trucks I carry a large cross shaped tire iron with different sizes. I had to brace one end of the cross on my jackall and then jump on it to get the nut loose. Now my tire iron is really crooked but it got me going. A week ago we were in the city when we noticed oil dripping and splattered in the front wheel well of the van. I checked all my fluids and that area as best I could but couldn't find a leak. A few days later the wife was nagging me to get into the shop for them to fix. I tried to explain to her I didn't think it was from our vehicle. So I took the tire off. Again one nut wouldn't break loose. Peeled the thin tin cap off it instead. Luckily the truck's tire iron had a smaller wrench size so I was able to use it to get the van's tire off. Looked and looked but couldn't find any sign of anything leaking. Most have ran over something on the street that splashed oil around my tire. Made the wife crawl around checking too so she believed me that it didn't need to go to the mechanic. My wife hates the estimated bills for our house power. We're pretty economical. 2 months are high which gets her upset and then the third is usually free or only a few dollars. Too bad they don't pay interest on the overcharge because lots of months I am.