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Once I get them chickens I's talking about and have a steady supply of eggs going I can manage to live a little more off the grid maybe.


But probably not. I'm such a lousy cook.

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Today I'm celebrating my 15th (full) day of being married. My wedding was just over 2 weeks ago. That's a large part of why I've been so quiet lately - last minute preparations, followed by time spent

We said goodbye to Ella Cat  today.  She had been with us an amazing 20 years.    She and her siblings were found by a Nun  just after they were born under a parked car.  The household

Oh, I almost forgot to share my good news: my work got a grant so they can pay me for 100% of my pay while they’re closed! I don’t have to deal with unemployment!

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Well, I credit the apocalyptic winter we've had for my hibernation.  It's very difficult to go anywhere when everything is under 12 feet of snow and the town council is not especially diligent about clearing routes.  If it were up to me I'd have just abandoned the driveway until nature decided to let us have it back.  


edit:  All of the neighbours collectively abandoned the back road and back driveways.  Everyone came out after the storm, looked at it, and said "nope".  

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43 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:


We need an emergency for that?  Also I've been hoarding TP, lighters, and booze for years.  I figure if this goes on long enough, I've got even money on becoming a warlord.  

would you really want that? I mean it didn't end well for pancho villa and he was a really good warlord.

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Some Perry models I ordered a while ago came on Monday, assembled a few of them. Its really good to be getting back into the hobby, I've missed assembling models. Going this evening to buy a respirator for the airbrush so that I can hecking paint them. Sick of grey plastic hah.


A friend is leaving to Japan so going to buy a little gift for her this afternoon. Always sad when a close friend moves away. ::(:


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Started watching this Akame ga Kill! show here, and I finally can articulate my complaint with most the anime that comes my way these days: It's good enough to watch but not good enough to pay a lot of attention, so then I only half pay attention and it winds up not being worth watching. What a vicious cycle.

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We said goodbye to Ella Cat  today. 

She had been with us an amazing 20 years. 


She and her siblings were found by a Nun  just after they were born under a parked car.  The household of Nuns had five cats already and at least one of them refused to be out numbered by cats.  When she purred and attacked the toy at the same time and I decided she was the one for me.  She was. She stayed with us though 5 homes, 3 cites and 2 kids. 



Ella only figured out she was old about 3 years ago.  We switched her to medicated wet food and her last few years went well enough, only a little slower, and quieter once she went deaf.

Not sure what she was sick with, but going to the vet left her freaked out for a day and a half, so we just made her as comfortable as possible for her last weeks.

after 20 years, the final straw could have been anything. 

Saturday was the last time she made the trip up stairs to sleep on my hip at night. 


She will be missed.



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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

>steps out of the shadows<


Hi there!


I'm just dropping by to let you all know that I'm not dead. The move went fairly well. Unpacking is going fairly well, but a little slow; we're in a slightly smaller place so finding a place for everything is challenging. 


Getting cable/the internet hooked back up hasn't been a priority, but we should be doing that soon, so I'll be around a little more often.


>slides back into the shadows <

Thanks for the headsup.

I've been wondering if you fell into a wormhole.


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1 hour ago, Marvin said:

Taxes and pants, two of my least favorite things, all on one page here of a sudden. :angry:



I feel silly but think imma start the social distancing. I'm lucky in that my life is easily limitable: Church, D&D, and taking meals out and about are my only big points of contact with the public. Just kinda feel like I might as well go ahead and and learn to assert some willpower.


I am gonna go to the state park and sit in the car and read tho.


The only way I could get any more socially distanced is if I turned off my computer. Seriously I get up drive to the farm (or not) do a few things and come back to the house. Other than some necessary business appointments and groceries I haven't had much contact face to face for a couple months. That's just kind of how life is for me nowadays. Boys are going to school though so we till get nurgle's blessing from time to time.


1 hour ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

Well, I credit the apocalyptic winter we've had for my hibernation.  It's very difficult to go anywhere when everything is under 12 feet of snow and the town council is not especially diligent about clearing routes.  If it were up to me I'd have just abandoned the driveway until nature decided to let us have it back.  


edit:  All of the neighbours collectively abandoned the back road and back driveways.  Everyone came out after the storm, looked at it, and said "nope".  


We got about a foot of snow at the same time. Took a bit of digging to clean up. Looked at the news from down east and thought, "if that happens here my animals are dead." We've got equipment for snow but where do you put it when it's that deep?

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3 hours ago, Kuroneko said:


Oh, that means something quite different in the uk :lol:


I'm fluent in a number of foreign languages, including Aussie, British and Scottish... ::D:


I often have to explain to people just how confused you folks are over cookies, scones and biscuits, lol...



EDIT: Funny story time - junior year of high school we got a Scottish girl named Lorna in our school. During a test, the eraser on her pencil broke, so she raised her hand and said, "Sir, my rubber broke, can I borrow another?"  :bday:


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5 hours ago, OneBoot said:


I feel kind of bad about being one of those who downplayed the seriousness of the virus a few weeks ago. I mean, I still encouraged people to take proactive measures and also set up a few "worst case scenario" plans with MrBoot, but all the unchecked panic was seriously annoying me. 


I've appreciated articles like this one that dive into the raw numbers, because I simply don't have the training or experience to do so myself. It's...sobering, to say the least. 


MrBoot has been working from home the past week and a half, and we're both so glad he's able to do so. A few days ago his workplace went from encouraging people to work/hold meetings remotely to "if it's at all possible, do it." The leaders of my church have stated that large-scale gatherings in the most affected areas of the globe are to be canceled, and that the bi-annual gathering in Salt Lake will be closed to the public but still available to view via broadcast at home. 


I'm very grateful we live in a time where communication technology is making all of this possible (even though it also means panic spreads more quickly as well). I am frequently reminded of the curse "May you live in interesting times." -_-


--OneBoot :) 

It is not the lethality that is so frightening - it is the speed with which it spreads - so a moderate mortality rate can still become a staggering number very quickly.


And 3.4 percent is not all that moderate a mortality rate.


It ended up being a topic of conversation at the kids game tonight, this one has people scared.


The Auld Grump - which reminds me, I need to pick up toilet paper tomorrow.


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4 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:


We're supposed to get a "wintry mix" on Friday. I'm blaming you.





Just for you then.... 



It got worse.  200' visibility at 110kph and winds 40 gusting 60kph always make the drive home interesting.  So glad once I got back into the city it became 500' visibility! 

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